Ron Gutman is Founder and CEO of HealthTap. HealthTap is pioneering the field of Interactive Health, by bringing interactive software to medicine. It uses expert knowledge from its network of hundreds of physicians, personal health data, and community insights to tailor information to users and transform the process of care.
Before founding HealthTap, Ron was Founder and CEO of Wellsphere, a leading online consumer health 2.0 company that developed the world's largest community of independent health writers and became one of the largest health sites on the Internet, serving more than 100 million users to date (acquired in 2009). Prior to creating Wellsphere, as a graduate student at Stanford University, Ron organized and led a multidisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students in personalized health to design ways to help people live healthier, happier lives.
Ron is also an angel investor and advisor to health and technology companies, Rock Health (The first Interactive Health Incubator), and Harvard Medical School's SMArt Initiative ("Substitutable Medical Apps, reusable technologies"). In health and technology, he's a frequent speaker (such as TED and Health 2.0), and published author (such as Forbes and the Huffington Post). Ron is Curator of TEDxSilicon Valley.