Collaboration. The Superpower of the 21st Century
Collaboration. The Superpower of the 21st Century
XPRIZE convenes the world’s brightest minds to help solve some of the most pressing challenges, and for this special Giving Tuesday episode, we’re taking a look back at 2020 with avid entrepreneur, philanthropist and XPRIZE Trustee Paresh Ghelani; physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and Chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Task Force Daniel Kraft; and Sonny Kohli, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at CloudDX, a co-winner of the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a Fast Company "World Changing Idea" finalist. Paresh, Daniel and Sonny look back at the year to share their personal stories, recounting how they collaborated their own work in unexpected ways, to fight one of the most pressing challenges of our time, COVID-19. With real world impact including $1M Next Gen Mask Challenge, XPRIZE Rapid COVID Testing, and more, we’ll explore the origin story of the Pandemic Alliance and provide highlights of what our partners and our ecosystem have accomplished and where we’re headed into 2021.
Paresh Ghelani is an avid entrepreneur and philanthropist who focuses on solving problems through innovation and entrepreneurship. He is currently active in building and investing in Moon Express, Viome Inc, DTV Motor Corporation, Ferrate Treatment Technologies, Casepoint, Radimmune Therapeutics. He believes in investing and mentoring companies and entrepreneurs who are taking moon shots and changing the world by building breakthrough technologies. One of Paresh’s passion project as a philanthropist is XPRIZE Foundation which leads the world in solving grand challenges through incentive prize. Paresh along with Ratan Tata and Naveen Jain also brought the XPRIZE foundation to India to solve India’s greatest challenges like health, sanitation, women’s safety, access to clean water, waste management, and other challenges. Truly living by his motto, “work hard in silence and let your success be the noise”, Paresh has successfully founded and built the 2020 Company LLC , from the ground up from 1 to 1000+ employees, providing the US government advance technology in education, defense, and healthcare space. The successful company was later acquired by a private equity firm. Prior to the 2020 Company LLC, Paresh had founded and successfully built two other companies in the technology field.
Through his body of work and achievements Paresh sets an example as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and also is an inspiration to young aspiring entrepreneur around the world who are on a mission to make a positive impact on humanity moving forward.
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator and is serving as the Chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Task Force. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University since its inception in 2008, and is founder and chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Daniel was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Boston Children's Hospital, and fellowships in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford.
He is often called upon to speak to the future of health, medicine and technology and has given 5 TED and TEDMED Talks.He has multiple scientific publications and medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California San Francisco. Daniel is a member of the Kaufman Fellows Society (Class 13) and member of the Inaugural (2015) class of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship. Daniel's academic research has focused on: stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, stem cell derived immunotherapies for cancer, bioengineering human T-cell differentiation, and humanized animal models. His research has been published in journals that include Nature and Science. His clinical work has focuses on: bone marrow / hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for malignant and non-malignant diseases in adults and children, medical devices to enable stem cell based regenerative medicine, including marrow derived stem cell harvesting, processing and delivery. He also implemented the first text-paging system at Stanford Hospital. He is heavily involved in digital health, founded Digital.Health, and is on the board of Healthy.io and advises several digital health related startups. Daniel recently founded IntelliMedicine, focused on personalized, data driven, precision medicine. He is also the inventor of the MarrowMiner, an FDA approved device for the minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow, and founded RegenMed Systems, a company developing technologies to enable adult stem cell based regenerative therapies. Daniel is an avid pilot and has served in the Massachusetts and California Air National Guard as an officer and flight surgeon with F-15 & F-16 fighter Squadrons. He has conducted research on aerospace medicine that was published with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection.
Sonny is an attending Physician in Intensive Care and Internal Medicine at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine at McMaster University. In 2008/09, Sonny was an Astronaut Candidate at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) where he was awarded a Scholarship to the Johnson Space Center.
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