Dr. Kian Beyzavi is a seasoned advisor and operator in the life sciences industry with over 20 years of experience. After several years at McKinsey & Company advising C-level executives, Kian worked as an investor at Rho Ventures, co-founded and led Cubit software, and held senior leadership positions at medical device and pharma companies such as Medtronic, Abbott, and Novartis. Her recent consulting work is mainly focused on identifying and operationalizing innovation in life sciences, leveraging technologies such as digital health, devices and diagnostics to improve patient outcomes. Her therapeutic area knowledge includes Oncology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular. Kian’s functional expertise spans strategy, new market entry, product development, commercialization, partnerships, and M&A. Kian’s commercial experience includes 14 successful drug/device launches including several blockbusters and many with digital wrap arounds. Her clients span large global biopharma as well as disruptive startups. Kian’s extensive international experience includes successful efforts in the UK, UAE, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and Singapore. Dr. Beyzavi holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering/applied physics from Princeton University and is a life member at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an active advisor and mentor at Springboard Enterprises and UCSF Rosenman Institute.