Women in Tech® 100 Top Speakers 2023

Florence Gaudry-Perkins

Florence Gaudry-Perkins

Founder of the Digital Health Partnership

Fields of Expertise:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Healthcare

Country of residence: France

Florence, founder of Digital Health Partnerships since 2016, is dedicated to utilizing digital health for better healthcare access. With a background as International Director for Government Affairs at Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia, she advocates for social-innovation strategy and digital health, overcoming scaling challenges.
As a social entrepreneur, Florence established a large-scale mobile-health initiative in Senegal and a national project in Mexico, addressing diabetes and obesity through mobile technology in collaboration with the government. She served as the focal point on the UN Broadband Commission, co-wrote influential reports on digital health, and initiated multi-stakeholder partnerships in Mexico and Senegal.
With extensive international development and government relations experience, Florence emphasizes shared value and global corporations forming alliances for sustainable healthcare models. Her contributions extend to supporting organizations like the Novartis Foundation and advising companies on digital strategies for the developing world. Florence led the development of Senegal’s National Digital Health Strategy and played a crucial role in international cooperations, public-private partnerships, and the strategy of H4D, an innovative digital health scale-up.

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