Serial healthcare and technology entrepreneur, renowned innovator investor, Stanford adjunct professor, and modern leader, Ron Gutman continues to reinvent the healthcare industry one technology company at a time. Ron has built companies that have helped hundreds of millions of people worldwide. As an inventor with patents in healthcare technology and AI, he is dedicated to transforming the healthcare industry by optimizing technology to make it more accessible, personal, and delightful. He currently leads Intrivo, a global healthcare technology company. Previously, Ron was the CEO of HealthTap, the market-leading virtual healthcare provider in the US, and founder of Wellsphere, an online consumer health company that grew to become one of the largest health websites. Ron’s mission-driven philosophy is embodied in On/Go for Good, the charitable arm of Intrivo that allows further support for those most in need, particularly groups who may not be able to afford treatment or lack adequate health insurance.
Ron is a prolific speaker and author having written extensively on technology, innovation, and leadership in highly respected media outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune Magazine, and TechCrunch. He is the best selling author of Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act and his TED Talk , The Hidden Power of Smiling, has been viewed over 10 million times and translated into more than 50 languages. While teaching a class at Stanford University, Ron and his colleague, Aneel Chima created the foundation for a new leadership theory called Sapient Leadership which is designed to better equip leaders to navigate unprecedented kinds of change. Their findings were published in the Harvard Business Review (HBR). What It Takes to Lead Through Exponential Change.