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Former Cisco healthcare executive to drive execution in data insights, cloud and machine learning to address worker safety and wellness in the enterprise
“Jim has key experience in the health and technology fields, and he joins Kenzen at an exciting time as we accelerate development of our solutions for precision health applications to promote worker safety in the enterprise and build our data & analytics business,” said Dr. Sonia Sousa, CEO and co-founder of Kenzen. She added, “Jim’s critical experience in cloud-driven medical technology and predictive analytics will be of tremendous benefit to our customers.”
Jim McDonnell replied, “Kenzen has an accelerated vision for how wearables will impact worker safety and wellness by leveraging advanced bio sensors and data analytics through the cloud. Having great assets and a strong, visionary executive team, I am truly excited to have this opportunity and look forward to driving product innovation and company growth.”
Kenzen states at Cisco, McDonnell served as GM for data analytics for healthcare and integration PaaS. He created the Cisco Healthcare Data & Analytics business unit where he engineered a pioneering co-development partnership with the #1 ranked Academic Medical Center in the US – the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) addressing digital health technology. At European-based SolveDirect, Jim served as President for Americas and Chief Product Officer. SolveDirect was a 2012 Gartner Cloud Services Brokerage “Cool Vendor” and the leading business process network for multi-sourced IT Services.
Kenzen promotes worker health by utilizing sweat analysis, biosensors and custom algorithms to provide contextual and continuous insights about a person’s body when they are at work, even in extreme conditions. The Kenzen patch performs real time biomarker analysis from drops of sweat, monitoring a person’s activity and motion in a continuous fashion. Kenzen received seed funding in November 2016, was named the judge’s overall choice as a top start up, being named Judge’s Favorite, at Google Demo Day London in May 2017, and was recognized by Fast Company magazine for its health solutions for the 2017 World Changing Ideas awards.