Lina Nilsson

2016 Speaker

LINA NILSSON is vice president of strategy and operations at Enlitic, the medical company founded to dramatically improve diagnostic outcomes for billions of people around the world using deep learning technologies. Most recently, Nilsson was at the University of California, Berkeley, where she helped design and implement a $25M initiative to more efficiently spin out new social-impact technologies from the University. In her role as the innovation director at one of UC Berkeley’s largest interdisciplinary centers, she supported a portfolio of over 90 technology projects in medicine, infrastructure and communications, across 40 countries. Before this, Nilsson worked on CellScope, a novel cellphone-based technology for automated disease diagnosis. She has been a member of the Global Health advisory board for Investors’ Circle and she is the founder of Tekla Labs, an open-science hardware collaborative. Nilsson has been recognized on MIT Technology Review’s “TR35” annual list of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35, and her writings have been published in the New York TimesWashington PostScience and Make Magazine. Nilsson is a biomedical engineer by training and earned a doctorate from ETH Zurich. @enlitic

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