Digital Health, Wearables

Interview with The Wearables Expert: Digital Health Influencer and Keynote Speaker

Onalytica interviews our CEO, João Bocas. In this interview you could understand better how he became a Wearables Expert and a digital health influencer.

joao bocasJoão is a CEO at Digital Salutem, Keynote Speaker & Top 100 Global Digital Health Influencer. João Bocas is an expert in wearable technology and is a globally recognized business thought leader, mentor, advisor, and entrepreneur. 

As a thought leader in wearable technologies, digital health, IoT and healthcare innovation, including AI (artificial intelligence), robotics and ML (machine learning), João explores the intersection of technology and business. He was a Finalist in the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards 2015, a Top 100 Global Digital Health Influencer, and is a global advisor and board member of several tech companies.

HOW DID YOU GET TO BECOME AN EXPERT IN YOUR KEY TOPICS?

I started in Tech as a Junior Salesman over 25 years ago. I always had an interest for sport, health and fitness. Therefore Healthcare come natural to me, I worked in healthcare and wellness for over 15 years now. But in the last 5 years, I become heavily involved with digital health and wearables. I am an Entrepreneur always interested in learning and bringing value to other people too.

WHAT TOPIC AREAS ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?

I am extremely passionate about collaborating with people. I see digital as the future and technology as a link to connect people and solve problems, however underneath all I do prefer human interaction. I am passionate about people and health.

WHICH INFLUENCERS INFLUENCE YOU WITHIN THOSE KEY TOPICS?

I like to follow people that are different than me, so I follow Eric Topol for his medical expertise for example.

OUTSIDE OF YOUR KEY TOPICS WHO ELSE INFLUENCES YOU ?

Professional sport, I can mentioned Ronaldo for his talent but dedication and humbleness to good causes. I am attracted to people that do go for the world…. As an human being I’d like to think of myself as an humanitarian. If I can I will always help people.

IF A BRAND WANTED TO WORK WITH YOU, WHAT OFFLINE / ONLINE ACTIVITIES WOULD YOU BE MOST INTERESTED IN?

I do prefer Video Interviews and Keynote speaking, but I am able to collaborate in any given format.

WHICH NON-PAID ACTIVITIES WOULD YOU BE KEEN TO TAKE PART IN IF THE OPPORTUNITY RAISED YOUR PROFILE OR DELIVERED VALUE TO YOUR AUDIENCE?

Share / create a social post or participate in a podcast or webinar.

WHAT BRANDS HAVE YOU WORKED WITH

HSBC, Novartis, IQVIA, Vodafone, London South Bank University, EIT Digital, Intersystems, Informa, Tecnòlogico de Monterrey and many, many more.

WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST WAY FOR A BRAND TO CONTACT YOU?

People can also always can get in touch with me through on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Check the complete interview made by Joe Fields – Senior Marketing Manager at Onalytica here.

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