Ed Shaffer
Ed Shaffer

Ed Shaffer

Vice President
Technology Strategy and Innovation

Ed Shaffer

Mr. Shaffer is TGen’s Vice President, Technology Strategy and Innovation. In this role, Mr. Shaffer identifies and drives the adoption of academic discovery and industry partnerships that maintain and evolve TGen’s leadership and differentiation in genomics and healthcare research.

He works collaboratively with the Institute’s faculty and executive management to plan, expand and scale TGen’s value, capabilities and relevance within the provider, pharma, and payer sectors in alignment with TGen’s mission.

His network of industry thought leaders within the healthcare, life sciences, and technology ecosystems help facilitate broader and deeper collaborative opportunities, including the soon to be Dell Technologies Innovation Center at the Dell Children’s Medical Center North Campus.

Prior TGen, Mr. Shaffer held multiple leadership roles within the Global Alliances Healthcare & Life Sciences organization at Dell Technologies. As Dell’s Clinical Informatics Director, he served as a digital transformation evangelist for Precision Medicine, helping CIOs and CMIOs identify where to leverage high-performance computing, block chain, cloud, artificial intelligence, machine and deep Learning, data science, augmented and virtual reality, and edge computing, including Internet of things. An accomplished public speaker at industry events, conferences, and executive briefings, Mr. Shaffer is adept at solutioning the art of the possible by leveraging data and analytics to improve patient care and outcomes.

In his secondary role as Sr. Healthcare Field Director, Mr. Shaffer enabled Dell’s sales leadership’s understanding and positioning of the industry transformation portfolio to help customers identify, rationalize, and execute their strategic initiatives. His strong sales, marketing, research and consulting skills fostered innovative solutions that focused on turning data into assets across the continuum of care for providers, payers and select life science customers as a part of a $6B vertical business for Dell. Finally, Mr. Shaffer worked with the executive leadership team and key customers of Dell including City of Hope, Dell Children’s, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Toronto SickKids, and Northwell Health to identify collaboration opportunities that could impact healthcare delivery.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Shaffer held the position of Global Portfolio Manager for Big Data and Cloud at Dell EMC responsible for planning, development, and enablement across the Americas, EMEA, and APJ. Previous roles included Big Data Sr. Solution Principal for North America, and Senior Consultant in Global Services’ Enterprise Information Management practice responsible for delivering transformation engagements across several verticals including healthcare and life sciences.

Before joining EMC, Ed was a Business Solution Principal for IBM’s Global Services, VP of Sales at a BI Software Company Q4BIS, as well as a Founder/Partner in multiple start-up companies, including a healthcare technology company Wellbeingz.

Ed earned his BA in Law & Society from University of California, Santa Barbara.


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