Ron Gutman is the Founder/CEO of HealthTap. He is an inventor and a serial accomplished technology and healthcare entrepreneur and investor.
Ron has built and invested in mobile and online health companies that have served hundreds of millions of people and saved tens of thousands of lives worldwide. Ron is an inventor of health technology innovations, a world Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and the holder of a series of patents pending.
Ron responsible for the HealthTap’s product, innovation, and growth and is a widely recognized as a thought leader in digital health and innovation. Ron frequently presents at health and technology conferences, including the World Economic Forum, TED, Health 2.0, and Fortune Tech Brainstorm (among many others). His articles on the future of mobile and digital health have been published in respected media outlets such as Forbes, Fortune Magazine, CNN, and TechCrunch. He also wrote the TED Book SMILE: The Astonishing Power of a Simple Act, and Gave a TED talk about smiling that was translated to 51 languages and viewed millions of times everywhere. Additionally, he was the first Curator of TEDx Silicon Valley.
As a graduate student at Stanford University, Ron organized and led a multidisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students conducting research in personalized health and in the design of ways to help people live healthier, happier lives. The group’s work resulted in the implementation of one of the most acclaimed population health and well being engagement programs in the nation, BeWell@Stanford.
Ron has also been featured in the national press about HealthTap and the future of health in the U.S. and globally, including on CNBC (“The Disrupters”), CBS, The Washington Post (“Innovations”), The New York Times, WIRED Magazine , and many others.
Finally, Ron is an angel investor and advisor to health and technology companies, Rock Health, Stanford’s Medicine X, and Harvard Medical School’s SMArt Initiative (“Substitutable Medical Apps, reusable technologies”).