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Ritesh Patel
Ritesh Patel
Senior Partner - Global Digital Health, FINN Partners
Ritesh‘s professional bio / interests
I am a digital and social evangelist and have been evangelizing digital since the early days of the dot com boom in the late 1990s. Early in my career, I joined and quickly began to consult with major fortune 500 companies to evangelize the merits of the World Wide Web. Along the way, I've worked for the likes of Havas, Cushman & Wakefield and began a deep dive into the healthcare arena in 2009 when I joined Inventiv Health as Head of Digital & Innovation. There, I was a pioneer in the use of the emerging social media platforms, winning a CLIO award in 2010 for the Novartis Tobi Facebook page under the category of “Best Use of Social Media in 2010” for that work. I joined Ogilvy in 2014 as the Chief Digital Officer for Ogilvy CommonHealth (OCHWW), the specialist healthcare agency within the Ogilvy Group. One of my proudest achievements was the creation of the Ogilvy Health Innovation Lab. The Lab at Ogilvy Health has been responsible for showcasing “the art of the possible.” Voice-activated systems like Alexa and Google Home, connected homes, wearables, chatbots, and AI are the subjects the Lab is focused on to showcase how these tools and technologies have and will continue to impact healthcare in the not-too-distant future. In 2017, I moved to Ogilvy Consulting, where I worked with major clients on digital transformation and innovation in the areas of innovation, marketing, and customer experience. In 2021 I joined the great resignation and left Ogilvy. The plan was to spend some time at home, but the folks from FINN Partners came calling. So, I recently joined FINN Partners as a Senior Partner for Global Digital health Practice. I am an outspoken digital evangelist and am passionate about educating my peers and my clients about what the future of digital looks like for healthcare.
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I have 2 weekly radio shows where I present Jazz, Funk and Soul from the 1970's to 2000s on
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Working at during the web 1.0 dot com boom days int he 90's/2000's
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