He develops & commercializes AI-powered health solutions with a patients & caregivers-centric approach

Yan Beynon

Digital Health Entrepreneur & Investor, Basel, Switzerland

Why you should listen

As Digital Health Entrepreneur, Yan advices, coaches and leads healthcare companies and start-ups to develop digital health applications powered by artificial intelligence. His mission is to enable people to take better control of their condition and steer their journey towards a healthier life.

Yan specializes in transformation, transition and “true” digitalization whilst maintaining global P&L accountability. He has successfully driven innovation, revenue growth, and major transformations in both public and private sector organisations and across different industries such as Telecommunications, Government, Manufacturing & Logistics, Pharma and Medical devices.

Swiss born, he has led several large infrastructure projects for market leaders including BMW, ICI, AT&T. In 2000, he became CEO of Urbanet, the first European start-up offering high speed Internet over Cable TV, later on absorbed by the UPC Group. In the last 10 years, he was successively Chief Digital Officer for Roche Diabetes Care, where he drove from scratch the digital business and lead the acquisition of Mysgr, and President of Digital at Siemens Healthineers, setting up the new Digital strategy post IPO and launched several A.I. based solutions . Board member and advisor of several Digital health companies, Yan is also runing a Digital Health investment fund focusing on innovation and patient empowerment.

Hear Yan speak at the Worldwebforum 2020 as Digital Health Track Speaker.


Yan, 45yo Swiss born, has earned a Master in Telecommunications and graduated from IMD Business School. In the first stage of his career, he led several large infrastructures projects for market leaders such as: BMW, ICI, AT&T. In 2000, he became CEO of Urbanet, the first European start-up offering high speed Internet over Cable TV. After a successful company growth and integration within UPC Group (member of Liberty Global), Yan build and run UPC’S national B2B customer services organization (Pre-sales, engineering, support, PMO and Billing).

For the last 16 years, Yan specialized in transformational leadership roles with country, regional and global scope, has driven innovation, revenue growth and lead major transformations in various industries (Telecommunications, Government, Manufacturing & Logistics, Services, Pharma and Medical devices), such as:

Bringing citizens at the center by driving the Digitalisation of a Swiss government, – Drove the transformations of: global shared service centers (up to 500 People) and country based organizations, focusing on people development and quicker time-to-market for solutions, – Lead large M&A projects, from scouting to full integration, accelerating strategy implementation, – Reaching massive cost savings (170 Mio Euro yearly) by carving out large businesses ( up to 100+ countries with 6,000+ employees) and implementing new operating models. – Driving the transformation of a global medical device manufacturer by establishing new business models through innovation and digitalization, with a patients and care givers centric approach.

In his today’s role, Yan is heading Digital Services at Siemens Healtineers