Shez is an experienced clinical professor, neuroradiologist, global executive and entrepreneur with a track record of leading large health systems, cloud transformation and artificial intelligence and machine learning in the healthcare, life sciences and genomics industry. He brings deep healthcare and informatics experience to Philips, which will be highly relevant as Philips accelerates the transition to becoming a solutions leader, leveraging deep clinical insights and big data analytics.
Shez leads the company’s global Innovation & Strategy organization, including the Chief Technology Office, Research, HealthSuite Platforms, the Chief Medical Office, Product Engineering, Experience Design, and Strategy. Innovation & Strategy, in collaboration with the operating businesses and the markets, is responsible for directing the company strategy to delight our customers and advance our growth and profitability ambitions. Under Shez’s leadership, Innovation & Strategy will innovate based on the voice of the customer and move ideas to market while actively participating in Open Innovation through relationships with academic, clinical, industrial partners and start-ups, as well as via public-private partnerships.
Creating a pipeline of innovative customer-centric propositions, Shez will leverage high-impact technologies such as artificial intelligence, sensing technologies and the Internet of Things to reinforce the company’s health propositions aimed at supporting consumers, care professionals and health systems with personalized connected health solutions. Every proposition he and his teams across the globe develop is with the goal to deliver on the Quadruple Aim: better health outcomes, improved patient experience, improved staff experience and lower cost of care.
Shez joined Philips from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he served as Worldwide Head of Business Development for Healthcare, Life Sciences and Medical Devices. In that role, he was responsible for the global AWS go-to-market strategy, charting the path for customer cloud transformation, and the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Prior to joining AWS in 2018, Shez spent 20 years at Dignity Health, the fifth largest health system in the U.S. He started his career in 1998 as a neuroradiologist at the Barrow Neurological Institute and was in clinical practice until 2013. In addition to his medical training at McGill University in Montreal, he has post-graduate qualifications in computer science. Shez has a passion for learning and teaching. He helped launch the Biomedical Informatics Department at Arizona State University and taught there as a clinical professor for three years.