Samsung, best known for consumer products such as smartphones and TVs, is increasingly engaging with the healthcare market. Samsung works with the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation to develop, implement, and adopt new digital health technologies.
Based in Silicon Valley, the Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center (SSIC) partners with and invests in early-stage companies to aid entrepreneurs and promote disruptive innovation. Tejash Shah, Director of Strategy and Business Development at SSIC, and Christopher Chu, Director of Investments, will share Samsung's partnership and investment strategies and discuss how technology might advance healthcare. QB3's Doug Crawford will moderate a fireside chat and open Q&A.
About the Speakers
Christopher Chu joined the Samsung Catalyst Fund as Investment Director in 2013. He currently covers Digital Health investments, but also looks at innovations in areas such as Smart Machines, Natural User Interface, and Machine Learning / Data Analytics. Previously, Chris worked in Corporate Development at AnyDATA, a wireless device solutions provider for Connected Health and Connected Home, where he worked on strategic partnerships, technology evaluation, business development, and intellectual property.
In addition, Chris worked in venture capital for over eleven years. He was a Partner at Pacific Venture Partners and involved with semiconductor and communications companies. Before that, Chris was a Principal at Crescendo Ventures, where he focused on telecom and wireless investments. He was also an Associate at Worldview Technology Partners as well as a Kauffman Fellow at CMEA Ventures. Some of Chris’s past investments and company involvement include Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, IC Media, Legend Silicon, and Silicon Spice. Chris has held engineering positions at VLSI Technology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and IBM Watson Research.
Chris holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology.