Kristin is a strategic and innovative thinker, who has held leadership roles in strategy/planning, client engagement and consulting at Publicis Healthware, Razorfish, McCann and other agencies over the past 15+ years servicing pharmaceutical and technology clients. After rising through the ranks on the agency side, Kristin jumped to the client side and joined the newly formed unit at Novartis called Digital Medicines, earlier this year. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for doing things that have never been done before make her well suited for the role of Strategic Partnerships Head, Digital Acceleration Lab. In this role, Kristin looks to make connections from other industries, finding diverse and non-traditional partners from all corners of the healthcare ecosystem and beyond. Recognizing that innovation happens at the intersection of the most unlikely pairs, she constantly scouts for potential partners that range from start-ups, accelerators, academia, technology firms, non-profits, governmental groups and assorted other areas. When she’s not dreaming of a healthier digital future, she can usually be found either running in Central Park or sweating it out in a hot yoga session in her hometown of NYC.