Joris Van Dam
Strategic Projects Leader
Joris van Dam is Strategic Projects Leader at Novartis, where he has designed and executed a number of digital innovation projects in pharmaceutical research and development over the past 6,5 years. Among other, Joris led the launch of the Trials of the Future program at Novartis, the Patients-2-Trials Consortium (a pharma consortium project to facilitate clinical research navigation for patients), the Clinical Research Collaboration with Walgreens (running interventional clinical trials at local Walgreens Healthcare clinics), TriNetX (a platform for using electronic medical records for study planning and design), CentrosHealth (a platform for patient engagement Apps in clinical trials), and a mobile platform for bedside data collection for clinical trials in Africa. Since last year, his work focuses on digital therapeutics, i.e. the use of systems to treat medical disease. Prior to joining Novartis, Joris spent 7 years at Janssen, the pharmaceutical group of Johnson and Johnson, where a.o. he worked in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to launch a mobile health platform for improving treatment of HIV patients in various regions across India. Joris has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam, and spent 7 years in consulting before joining the pharmaceutical industry.