Florence Gaudry-Perkins founded Digital Health Partnerships, driven by her conviction that digital health can improve people’s lives by increasing access to healthcare services and health information, especially in environments where health infrastructure and access to health workers are scarce. Her passion built over 6 years while working as International Director for Government Affairs for Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia where she advocated for digital health with multiple public and private organizations, with a focus on overcoming challenges for scaling.
Her social-entrepreneurial side led her to help build a large scale mHealth initiative in Senegal and to develop an ambitious national project in Mexico using mobile technology to address diabetes, obesity and overweight with the government and multiple partners from private sector and civil society.
Her long-time experience in international development, government relations and building and managing complex partnerships is applied today to scaling digital health in developing and emerging countries. She believes that global corporations now hold a responsibility in bringing their core technologies, products, services and competencies to form alliances with NGOs, Social Entrepreneurs, Foundations, Governments and international organizations to help develop sustainable business models which can then be easier to scale and replicate across regions and market.
Marie Ollivier joined Digital Health Partnerships, convinced that new technologies have a huge role to play in allowing everyone to access basic services such as health, particularly in remote areas of developing and emerging countries.
Passionate about social innovation, she is a graduate from SciencesPo Paris School of International Affairs, with a focus on international development and African studies.
Her faith in the power of new hybrid economic models and multi-stakeholder partnerships for social change led her to work in various organizations, such as the UN Economic and Social council as well as Orange, on ICT development projects for health and education. She has also worked and volunteered for different social enterprises and NGOs and remains active in this arena.