Mr Dirk Schapeler, Vice President Digital Health US
Dr John Serri, CTO & Co-founder
Speaker Biography (Dirk Schapeler)
Dirk Schapeler is Vice President Digital Health US at Bayer. He previously served as Head of Bayer's LifeScience iHUB innovation center that he founded in Silicon Valley in 2015. An engineer in electronics and mechanics he studied in Karlsruhe Germany. Dirk previously served as the CEO of Bayer's ViviTouch subsidiary Artificial Muscle Inc. in Sunnyvale. He is a co-inventor of electro active polymers and owns more than 13 patents. He has been working in Automotive, Material Science and Healthcare for almost 2 decades in the US, Germany, France and Mexico. In his current role he focuses on the digitalization of the pharma, consumer care and crop science industry.
Speaker Biography (John Serri)
John is the co-founder and CTO of EyeQue and he holds a bachelors of science in mathematics and physics from SUNY and a PhD in physics from MIT. Over his career, he has lead technical teams at companies such as, AT&T, Lucent, Loral, Globalstar and Trimble. John strongly believes that the environment and competition of Silicon Valley in the late 1990's helped his role as a technologist and entrepreneur flourish, giving his perception of technology's evolution an edge.
Company Profile (Bayer)
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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2017, the Group employed around 99,800 people and had sales of EUR 35.0 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.4 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.5 billion. For more information, go to www.bayer.com
Company Profile (EyeQue)
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EyeQue is the leader of at-home vision testing, bringing affordable eye care to everyone. The Company is dedicated to putting accurate vision tests directly into the hands of people around the world. Based on patented technologies, EyeQue's intelligent vision solutions allow people anywhere to self-administer vision tests using an optical smartphone attachment, mobile application, and a secure cloud-based processing and service center. The Company innovates from its Silicon Valley headquarters.