The Next Wave: Breakthrough Innovation Impacting our Future Now
In this episode of "The Next Wave" Young Sohn talks with the CEO of Wellcome Leap, Dr Regina Dugan, about innovation, leadership, and making a lasting impact. Wellcome Leap is an organization devoted to creating more breakthroughs in human health.
Wellcome Leap is an organization devoted to creating more breakthroughs in human health. Wellcome Leap targets a host of complex human health challenges to achieve new scientific and technological solutions in the span of a decade. Wellcome Leap is powering global health innovations by taking on bold, unconventional programs and funding them at scale. One of Leap’s new programs is called the First 1000 Days. Its premise is that we need objective, scalable ways to assess a child’s cognitive health, the same way we routinely measure height and weight to determine a child’s physical health during their first 1000 days of life.
Dr Dugan has led diverse efforts that have ranged from key defence and industry projects as the first female director of DARPA - including her early involvement in the technologies behind the present-day mRNA Covid-19 vaccines, to a very personal level. Her battle with childhood cancer shaped her approach to life and leadership, including her decision to accept the role of the CEO of Wellcome Leap.
About The Next Wave:
The global crisis has exposed the world to new threats and vulnerabilities, but also many new opportunities. Are you ready for the next wave?
Join Young Sohn, Founding Managing Partner Walden Catalyst, Chairman of the Board of HARMAN International and former Corporate President and CSO of Samsung Electronics as he unpacks the brave new world of technology and business with some of the leading minds driving the next economy.