Executive Vice President, Philips
Responsibilities: Chief Innovation and Strategy officer. Innovation, Strategy & Alliances, Design, Sustainability, Medical Affairs, Innovation-to-Market Excellence, Platforms, Emerging Businesses
Jeroen Tas has over 30 years of global experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the healthcare, information technology and financial services industries. He was appointed to the role of Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer in February 2017, driving innovations in smart systems, software and services to improve people’s health, embedding artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.
He previously led the company’s Connected Care and Informatics businesses, demonstrating a passion to create new models of people-centric healthcare, based on the power of information technology. Prior to that, he was CEO of Philips Healthcare, Informatics Solutions & Services, overseeing digital health and clinical informatics and was the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO), leading IT worldwide.
Jeroen has long been a highly respected thought leader. He was responsible for turning around our healthcare IT business and has been instrumental in establishing HealthSuite as the new open industry standard for the ‘Healthcare Internet of Things’ Cloud platform. He clearly sees the tremendous value that information technology and data can add to managing health and care.
He co-founded and served as President, COO and vice-chairman of the board for MphasiS, an IT and Business Process Outsourcing company, which was acquired by HP in 2006. From 2007-8, he was Vice President and General Manager at EDS, responsible for the global competency centers. Prior to MphasiS, Jeroen was the head of Transaction Technology, Inc., Citigroup's tech lab, responsible for the innovation and development of the bank’s customer-facing systems, including Internet banking and self-service devices.
Jeroen is the 2004 winner of the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Information technology category for the New York region. He also won the Dutch CIO of the year 2013 Award, NASSCOM Global CIO Award 2014, the World Innovation Congress 2014 CIO Leadership Award, CIO Net European CIO of 2014 Award, the IT Executive 2014 Award and the Accenture 2015 Innovator of the Year award. He holds a Master’s Degree in computer science and business administration from the VU University, Amsterdam.
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