Speaker profile

Rowan Gardner

Co Founder

Rowan has 30 years of experience working in innovative businesses applying computational methods to life science and patient data to understand disease and find new medicines and treatments.  She is an experienced entrepreneur and advisor to fast growing companies and is a founder of PrecisionLife a company that seeks to expand precision medicine into the field of chronic disease.

Rowan is recognised as an advocate for diversity in STEM entrepreneurship –she was included as 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2013 and she currently chairs the Cartier Women’s Initiative Science and Technology Pioneer Award Panel that seeks to support women impact entrepreneurs with grants and entrepreneurship development programme. She worked with pioneers of web and cloud computing based at CERN deliver PharmaGRID series for the PRISM Forum to catalyse thinking about how we use opens standards, in healthcare and pharmaceutical research.

She is an independent member of Digital Health & Care Wales, a new special health authority (SHA) tasked with the delivery of digital health to the people of Wales.