Stephanie Bova
Global Head Digital Alliances & Ventures
Takeda

Stephanie Bova’s career has been driven by two words, “what if”. Inspired by the vast possibilities of technology, Stephanie has dedicated her career to revolutionary advancements in pharmaceuticals.

With more than two decades of experience with a focus in marketing strategy and operations for healthcare, Stephanie is currently the Head of Europe and Canada for Takeda’s Digital Accelerator in Switzerland and also serves as the Head of Global Operations for the group.

Stephanie has played a major role in cutting-edge projects including but not limited to using big data to identify ways to get better health outcomes for patients and using 3D filming to understand stroke or heart attack experiences from a “first person” perspective. Stephanie’s most recent design (her first eHealth start up exit) is a learning algorithm with a chat bot support using big data to get infants to sleep through the night.

Having recently earned recognition as Pharmaceutical Executive magazine’s “Top 40 under 40” and Medical, Marketing, and Media’s (MMM) Top Healthcare Transformer for 2015, Stephanie also serves on the board for the Healthcare Business Women’s Association, BrainBoost, is a mentor for start ups in healthcare tech with MassChallenge and is a guest lecturer at Tel Aviv University’s graduate school of neuroscience as well as INSEAD in Paris. Stephanie’s mission to utilize data to help people have better health is what makes her a true trailblazer in her field.