Meet BHH’s new Digital Transformation Officer!

Barcelona Health Hub is proud to announce that Antonella De Ceano-Vivas has joined the BHH Team as the brand new Digital Transformation Officer. Antonella will shed light on innovation and technology transfer within the health sector. Stay tuned for exciting updates from her soon!

Antonella, welcome to the Barcelona Health Hub team! It’s a pleasure to have you with us. Can you please introduce yourself and tell us about your background?

I’m an engineer by training and an innovator at heart. I have a background in industrial engineering specialized in mechanical & biomedical engineering and I have experience as an Engineer Lead at HP, clinical researcher at MIT, and as a founder of two startups in the digital space. I’ve also participated in several accelerators and fellowship programs such as Alchemist Accelerator, MassChallenge, and RockHealth.

What will you be doing at BHH?

As the Digital Transformation Officer, I will help pharma companies and other corporations to connect with digital health startups, hospitals and other institutions in the context of open innovation. I will also take the lead on the clinical validation program to help startups clinically validate their solutions in a timely manner connecting them with hospitals and corporate sponsors.

Why are you passionate about innovation?

I am passionate about innovation because it drives progress and allows us to find new and better solutions to any type of challenge. Innovation enables us to push the boundaries of what is possible and create transformative advancements that positively impact individuals and society as a whole. Embracing innovation in the context of digital health means embracing the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

What made you join Barcelona Health Hub?

I was drawn to Barcelona Health Hub because of its rich ecosystem that brings together digital health startups, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and other key institutions. This collaborative environment provides a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of healthcare innovation and make a real impact. The chance to be part of a vibrant community that shares a common goal of leveraging technology and innovation to drive positive change in the healthcare industry was a compelling reason for me to join BHH.

Have you had any prior experience in digital health?

The last startup I founded and led as CEO was an AI-powered communication platform in the digital health space. It applied AI to overcome communication barriers between patients and providers. We partnered with several hospitals and healthcare networks in the US.

If you are interested in meeting Antonella, contact her HERE.