Robin Farmanfarmaian believes that technology can empower patients and make a positive impact in the health and medical field. This position drives her to provide education and resources to leaders, entrepreneurs, physicians, patients, healthcare professionals and innovators to positively impact medicine and healthcare.
Currently Robin is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Arc. She’s also the Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer for a Health Platform called WeFitt and Executive Director for the Organ Preservation Alliance.
Farmanfarmaian focuses on the future of integrated medicine, the changing role of patients in healthcare decision-making, and how technology will change the way we experience and interact with medical facilities and physicians. She is interested in big data, wearable technology, 3D printing, and access to and the usability of personal healthcare information.
She has spoken on technology and medicine at many conferences, including FutureMed, The Burrill Personalized Medicine Meeting, the LSA Innovator Summit 2013, Wharton, Boston Scientific and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, among others. She is also a contributing writer to LinkedIn’s Thought-Leader Platform, Forbes, MedGadget and has been published in a variety of online publications.
Her work experience includes being the Founding Executive Producer of the Exponential Medicine Conference. She also served as the Vice President of Strategic Relations for Singularity University, which trains executives and leaders to drive global change & to stay competitive through the use of the convergence of accelerating technology.
Other previous work focused on pharmaceuticals, health and data, genetic testing, and feedback loops. She served as the Director of Operations for IntelliMedicine, which uses data and technology to improve patient compliance, started HealthTap with the Founder, working with open-source health data and improving patient outcomes through easier access to physicians, worked at Medem with EMRs and patient-physician connectivity, and in 2006, was the nutrition and health advisor at CyGene Laboratories, the first consumer facing genetic testing company. In
In addition in 2013, she was an Innovation Host for AndaazTV (20 million viewership in 150 countries).
Farmanfarmaian is an avid philanthropist in her community. She was a Trustee and a member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Ballet, serving as President of SF Ballet ENCORE! for 3 years, the Opening Night Gala Chair for 2 years, and is in her 2nd term as Immediate Past President. She was a volunteer coordinator for San Francisco Opera’s BRAVO! Club and a member of the Advisory Council for four years. In addition, she has contributed time to many other charities, including the TEDxSilicon Valley, SPCA, New Scholars, Samasource, CCFA and more.
She serves on the Advisory Board of many early-stage start up tech companies and organizations such as SXSW V2Ventures, the Organ Preservation Alliance, the Hormone Project, WalkMore, and Alacrity. She also mentors high school and college-age women interested in entrepreneurship, technology, and healthcare, including mentoring women at the Kairos Society.