OWKIN was co-founded in 2016 by Thomas Clozel, MD, a clinical research doctor and former assistant professor in clinical hematology and Gilles Wainrib, PhD, a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence in biology. OWKIN passed the proof-of-concept phase and is now providing its innovative AI algorithms to several of the largest cancer centers and pharmaceutical companies in Europe and in the US. With offices in New York and Paris, we pride ourselves in building a company culture around transparency, collaboration, challenge, optimism and fun.
Our team is international, multidisciplinary with incredible talent in machine learning, medicine and business. Our data scientists are among the best in the world, with several Kaggle Masters (top global 100), a DREAM Challenge top performer, and publications in ICML, NIPS and other top scientific journals.
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Parker is responsible for commercial activities, partnerships, marketing and strategy at Owkin. Parker was a CIO in the NHS, including technology leadership roles at Great Ormond Street and Virgin Care. He worked at F-Prime and EightRoads, Fidelity-backed VC funds and led the investment in Owkin before joining the company. A recognized technology leader in healthcare, Parker also holds several non-executive roles, including membership on the technology advisory board for the Minister for Health in the UK, Co-Chair of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission and a member of a pediatric specialist services board of NHS hospitals. Parker holds a degree in Physics and Philosophy from Durham University.
Jean-Frédéric is an engineer by training, with a dual degree from Ecole polytechnique and Oxford. Prior to joining Owkin, Jean-Frédéric was an Innovation Manager at Roche, leveraging new technology to develop integrated solutions that would improve patient outcomes. He led Epidemium, an open science initiative to crowdsource cancer research, as well as open innovation projects with top healthtech startups to develop software medical device solutions, such as MSCopilot for MS patients.
Michèle graduated as a pharmacist at Paris Descartes University, and after leading the clinical research studies unit at the liver transplantation ward in Hospital Paul Brousse in France, she moved into clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry. Michèle then completed a Master from ESSEC and worked for Cegedim Strategic Data, Quintiles and Parexel in roles involving business development with pharmaceuticals and biotech companies.
Guillaume graduated from SKEMA Business School with a specialization in Human Resources Management. Prior to joining Owkin, he worked for nine years at Valeo, where he held several positions in HR in different environments (including R&D, Industrial and Sales & Marketing), in both operational and HQ levels, with local and international scopes in France and Germany.
Sonia graduated from HEC Paris with a specialization in Strategy and has worked in finance in Singapore, London and Paris. She has taken an active interest in entrepreneurship, having created her own business during her last year at HEC Paris. After her three-year experience as Operations Officer at Brand and Celebrities / Kolsquare, she joined Owkin as an Operations Manager.
A graduate of the University of Virginia and the NYU Stern School of Business, Radha brings deep knowledge of the healthcare industry. As an advertising executive at Area 23, she managed award-winning marketing campaigns for blockbuster medications. She then advised top-20 pharmaceutical companies on everything from asset commercialization to market access, as a Consultant at Acsel Health. She is now Senior Strategy Manager at Owkin.
After graduating from Polytech Clermont-Ferrand and the University of Oklahoma with degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Etienne began his career developing collaborative research partnerships between French research institutes and Bay Area biotech companies. He then joined the CALYM Institute in Lyon as Business Development Manager, accelerating collaborative research in lymphoma, before further pursuing his career in Geneva, Switzerland as a BD and Licensing Manager for Selexis. He is now a Partnership Manager at Owkin.
Amandine currently works as a Partnership Manager at Owkin. She holds a PharmD from Université Paris Sud and a MSc in Innovation Management from Ecole polytechnique. Passionate about health technology, she previously developed a patient-centric digital tool to address stress caused by chronic diseases at UCB Pharma. She also supported a New York based startup to assess market opportunities and optimize data management for other biotechs.
David joined Owkin from Institut Curie, where he worked as a generalist Legal Counsel with a focus on new technologies and acquisition of biomedical devices. Prior to Institut Curie, David spent four and a half years as an attorney at Institut Pasteur. He spent one and a half years focusing on research collaborations and implementation of clinical trials and then specialized in new technologies.
Prior to joining Owkin’s New York office, Charlotte was a lawyer admitted to the Paris Bar. After graduating from University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, CEIPI Strasbourg and HEDAC, she practiced commercial litigation and intellectual property law for 5 years, before moving to New York. She is now a Marketing Manager at Owkin.
Priscilla began her career as an office administrator for a design company, where she worked for ten years. There, she helped build the company’s health and wellness program, championing the employee experience. She joined the start-up world by working at an education tech company and enjoyed the fast-paced work environment. Priscilla is now the Office Manager of Owkin’s New York office.
Zanago graduated from Paris-Est University with a degree in management of tourism and local development. Prior to joining Owkin, she worked for tour operators and event organizers. She is now the Paris Office Manager.
Julia’s healthcare experience began at the World Health Organization in Geneva and continued in the public health sectors in Spain and Boston. After graduating from Boston University with a Masters in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, she worked in data analytics at Roche and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Julia moved to New York to be part of Owkin’s Business team as a Partnership Manager.
Matahi graduated from Ecole polytechnique and ENS before completing his PhD in Machine Learning for Computational Biology at Mines ParisTech / Curie Institute. He moved to New York as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research focusing on the genetics of leukemia before joining Owkin. He is now the Translational Research Group Lead.
Prior to joining Owkin, David co-founded and managed the AI & Machine Learning department of Wavestone, a global consulting firm, advising leading companies in their AI strategies. David started his career as a business and strategy consultant. He graduated from Télécom SudParis and specialized in AI at the University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong. He is now Owkin’s Head of Pharma R&D Projects.
Paul graduated from Ecole polytechnique and Mines ParisTech where he specialized in Applied Mathematics and Biotechnologies. He also graduated from ENS Cachan in Machine Learning and Computer Vision (MVA). He started his career as a Web Developer at Theodo and Data Scientist at Sicara. He joined Owkin’s Radiology team as a Data Scientist.
After graduating from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Félix completed his PhD at Université Paris Sorbonne and Inserm, working on statistics applied to type 1 diabetes epidemiology. He then joined Owkin’s Clinical Data team to focus on personalized medicine and genomics.
After completing his PhD in Brazil, Andre worked as a postdoc at three top research institutions in France – Ecole normale Supérieure, CEA and Inria – where he developed new machine learning algorithms using ideas from physics. At Owkin, he works on developing privacy-aware algorithms for federated learning.
A graduate of Ecole polytechnique and ENS Paris-Saclay, Mathieu completed his training with a PhD in Deep Learning and Signal Processing at ENS Paris. He joined Owkin Lab as a Senior Data Scientist to focus on federated learning.
Charles graduated from both Ecole polytechnique and Ecole Normale Supérieure. He previously worked at the Stanford Research Institute where he conducted research in the Artificial Intelligence Center. He now works as a Data Scientist on Owkin’s Histology and Molecular team.
Olivier graduated from ECE Paris. After doing research at Inserm on deep learning applied to neuroscience for education and electroencephalography signal processing, he joined the Owkin Lab team to focus on computer vision and machine learning infrastructure. He is now a Machine Learning Engineer at Owkin.
A graduate of Mines ParisTech, Rémy practiced machine learning in both the academic and private sector before joining Owkin. He gained experience in computer vision applied to biomedical images through his Master’s thesis at Curie Institute (Center for BioInformatics). Rémy then joined Owkin to apply his skills to radiology projects.
Charlie obtained a degree in Applied Mathematics at Université Paris Dauphine and graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure. He joined Owkin as a Data Scientist on the Histology and Molecular team.
After graduating from Ecole polytechnique, Benoît obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics at CEA and Université Paris 6. Afterwards, he worked for three years as a Data Scientist at Dreamquark. Strongly motivated by machine learning applications in medicine, he joined Owkin’s Histology and Molecular team as a Senior Data Scientist.
Jean graduated from Supélec, where he majored in Applied Mathematics (MATIS). He went on to apply and develop algorithms in a variety of environments, from the LHC particle accelerator in Geneva to a web analytics startup in California. Shortly after getting his degree, he started a PhD in Deep Learning for the defense sector, where he pioneered new automatic object detection techniques for Safran. He joined Owkin as a Machine Learning Engineer to help with the implementation of distributed deep learning solutions.
Fabien graduated from both Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and ISAE-Supaéro, where he focused on applied mathematics. He then joined Owkin as a Machine Learning Engineer.
Thaïs graduated from Supélec and Heriot Watt, where she majored in Artificial Intelligence. She then worked on creating neural networks with evolutionary algorithms at a startup in Berlin. She went on to develop and manage a web application for the National Center of Cinematography. Thaïs is now working at Owkin as a Machine Learning Project Manager.
Elodie graduated from Université Denis Diderot (Paris 7) with a European Magister in Genetics, before completing her PhD in Oncology and Hematology at Institut Gustave Roussy, where she focused on epigenetic mutations involved in leukemia development. She moved to New York as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research in Ross Levine’s laboratory, where she co-led several projects on the genetics of leukemia. She is now a Scientist on Owkin’s Translational Research team.
Paul graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure with a Master’s Degree in Machine Learning and Computer Vision (MVA). After graduating, he worked at MILA, the Québec Artificial Intelligence Institute in Montreal, working on natural language processing. He then joined Owkin’s Clinical Data team as a Data Scientist.
Paul is a Nuclear Medicine Physician, who studied applications of deep learning for detection tasks and for attenuation estimation from MRI for his medical thesis. In parallel to his medical school, he completed an MSc in Medical Physics at Paris-Sud University and a joint-program at ESSEC Grande-Ecole with majors in Health Economics and Big Data. Prior to joining Owkin’s Radiology team, Paul worked as a Resident at APHP, as well as for a private equity fund specialized in healthcare (Yam Invest – Helse) and in the economic affairs department of Roche.
Prior to joining Owkin, Michaël served as Chief Information Officer of the Pasteur Institute for seven years. He led the Information Systems Department, managing sensitive data and infrastructure for 130 research units including 1600 scientists. He also was tasked with leading the design and implementation of the bioinformatics center and community for the Parisian campus and Pasteur Institute’s international network.
Ali graduated from Esme Sudria with a degree in Software Engineering. Prior to joining Owkin, he held several positions in startups and fintech companies, including Murex, Mphasis-Wyde and Accuity-Fircosoft as a Developer, a Tech Lead and DevOps, respectively. He joined Owkin as Lead DevOps to develop and improve build factory and application deployments as well as to maintain Owkin’s software and systems infrastructure.
Kelvin is a computer science enthusiast and an alumnus of Télécom SudParis. Before joining Owkin as a Back-End Developer, he worked at Netatmo on the use of computer vision and deep learning algorithms for smart cameras and at Prevision.io on machine learning algorithms for the AutoML platform. He is now focused on the Owkin Substra platform, integrating private blockchain technology for machine learning traceability.
Ludovic graduated from IUT Orléans. He started his career as a Full-Stack Developer at Sculpteo before joining Owkin’s Product team.
Jérémy graduated from Centrale Nantes and Politecnico di Milano. After a few years working abroad, he settled back in France as a Software Engineer specialized in Front-End Development. He is now part of the Owkin Substra platform development team.
Jean-Baptiste graduated from EPITA, and taught himself how to code by creating bots and scripts for video games. He began his career at Winamax in a DevOps role. During his free time, Jean-Baptiste gives IT lessons at ESILV and is also an analyst for a team in e-sport. He joined Owkin as a Security and Site Reliability Engineer to help protect, provide for and progress the software and systems behind all of Owkin.
Christophe graduated from Epitech. He worked for a few years Société Générale, first on hold the DevOps and Data Science teams and then as a Developer on the Cloud team. He joined Owkin as a Back-End Developer.
Passionate about entrepreneurship and graphic interfaces, Hamdy started to learn web development at engineering school, where he specialized in Biotechnology. He is a self-taught coder, who implemented projects with and for friends and did an internship for a local trader in Spain before expanding his knowledge online doing personal projects.
Clément graduated from Institut Universitaire de Technologie of Le Havre in France. He started his career as a Full-Stack Developer in Paris and joined SensioLabs, an open-source framework editor. As a software architect and consultant, he worked on various projects for media companies like e-TF1 and French television. He is now a DevOps Engineer on the Substra development team.
A problem solving enthusiast, Thibault came from fundamental physics to software development looking for dynamic and ever-evolving projects. During his last role as a Back-End Developer in a well-known classified ads website in France, he learned to enjoy both developing technical solutions and rising to the associated human challenges. He has now part of Owkin’s Substra team in Nantes as a Back-End Developer.
A graduate of INSA of Rouen, Samuel has ten years of experience as a Back-End Software Engineer in Paris and London. He previously worked on building a cloud-computing platform for agent-based models at Sandtable. He is now part of Owkin’s Substra team in Nantes as a Back-End Developer.
Romain graduated from EPF Sceaux. Prior to Owkin, he worked as a Full-Stack Developer at Nexworld. He joined Owkin as a Front-End Developer on the Socrates team.
Olivier holds a computer engineering degree. He started his career at Owkin as a DevOps Developer to improve the Socrates software development infrastructure.