‘From a Kibbutz to Johnson & Johnson’
On September 6, we’re thrilled to host our next Talks at the Square event at BioInnovation Institute (BII). This time we are pleased to welcome Uri Yaron, well-renowned Health Tech and Life Sciences Investment Executive and former Worldwide President for Biosense Webster at Johnson & Johnson. Uri will share his journey from being a son of the founders of a kibbutz in Upper Galilee in Israel to become a high-ranked executive in the world’s largest healthcare company, Johnson and Johnson. A journey intertwined with the story of Israel from a socialist state to a start-up nation that embodies innovation & entrepreneurship.
As an educated physicist, Uri has vast experience translating academic research into practical applications that can benefit both people and society. He will provide examples of how complex science can lead to world-changing innovation during his talk.
Program of the day
15.30 Doors open
16.00 Introduction to BII and the subject of the day: Jens Nielsen, CEO at BII
16.10 Keynote speaker: Uri Yaron ‘From a Kibbutz to Johnson & Johnson’
16.40 Fireside chat with Jens Nielsen and questions
17.00 Informal networking and closing reception
Please note that the event has free admittance with 70 tickets available. Please sign up quickly to secure your seat.
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About Uri Yaron:
Uri is a HealthTech and Life Sciences investment executive who serves on multiple Boards and is the Chairman of the Open University of Israel. In his previous role, he served as the WW President of Biosense Webster (BWI), a Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies member. Uri joined BWI in 1996, a year before its acquisition by J&J. BWI is the fastest growing Company in the Medtech Sector of J&J, driving more than 2/3 of the Sector’s growth for the last few years and consistently taking share from competition for over a decade. During Uri’s tenure as WW President, the BWI business has grown from $2B in 2017 to over $3.6B in 2021.
Uri holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, summa cum laude. Before joining BWI, Uri was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Micro-Physics Research Lab of AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is a co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed papers, including papers in Nature and Physical Review Letters, and the co-inventor of over 10 US patents.