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Mrs Farhana NAKHOODA


Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences,
IBM Asia Pacific



• Speaker, Regional Health Systems Symposium, 22 Sep 2018


Mrs Farhana is the IBM Asia Pacific Healthcare and Life Sciences Director who assists healthcare and social services organisations to improve outcomes, access, efficiency and effectiveness. She is a strategic advisor to clients and has a strong focus on the applicability of cloud, analytics, AI, blockchain, mobile and security in the healthcare and life sciences sector. She is a strong advocate of digital transformation, patient centered healthcare systems and the move towards better patient engagement and population health management. She also has helped drive a number of cutting edge cognitive computing (IBM Watson) healthcare engagements across Asia Pacific.

She has more than 20 years of international experience in the healthcare, social services and life sciences industry as a subject matter expert. In May 2012, Mrs Farhana was inducted into IBM Industry Academy, an honor only given to a select number of leading industry experts in IBM. Mrs Farhana is a frequent keynote speaker and she represents IBM in a variety of forums, press interviews and industry events.

Mrs Farhana has a degree in Bachelor of Science (with Honors), in which she majored in Biology and Biochemistry, at the University of British Columbia. She completed her MBA at Monash Mt Eliza Business School in Melbourne, Australia, in December 2000.