Walter De Brouwer

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Walter De Brouwer
Walter de Brouwer 2011-11-09.jpg
Born (1957-05-09) May 9, 1957 (age 64)
NationalityBelgian,
Alma materGhent University (BA Philology; MA Formal Linguistics; postgraduate Epistemology; Tilburg University (PhD Semiotics)
OccupationEntrepreneur located at Los Altos Hill, CA.
Known forPersonal Computer Magazine, Wave, Eunet (now CenturyLink), Jobscape (now Stepstone), Starlab, OLPC, Scanadu Inc, doc.ai Inc.
TitleSerial entrepreneur, CEO, founder, doc.ai Inc.
Spouse(s)Sam Lounis - De Brouwer
Children2 sons, 1 daughter
Websitedoc.ai, xy.ai:; hotg.ai

Walter De Brouwer ([də ˈbrʌuər]; born May 9, 1957) is a Belgian-born Internet and technology serial entrepreneur and semiotician. He is CEO of XY.ai and cofounder and former CEO[1] of doc.ai and of Scanadu in Mountain View, California.

Private life and studies[edit]

De Brouwer, born in Aalst, Belgium, is now an American citizen. He earned a Masters degree in linguistics from the University of Ghent and a PhD in Semiotics from Tilburg University.[2] He was a fellow of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge from 2004 until 2010.[3]

Teaching and board memberships[edit]

He was a lecturer at the University of Antwerp (UFSIA) and faculty professor at the University of Monaco. He is an adjunct professor at Stanford University Medical school (the Clinical Excellence Research Center).[4]

He was on the editorial advisory board of the Journal for Chinese Entrepreneurship.[5] De Brouwer is a member of the American Mathematical Society.

Former member of the Tau Zero Foundation (until 2013). He is now co-chairing the IEEE committee on Decentralized Clinical Trials.[6] and a member of the board of Linux Foundation Public Health together with IBM, CISCO, Tencent, VMWare[7]

Serial entrepreneur[edit]

Walter founded many enterprises in different fields: he was a publisher, an internet-guru, founded research labs, founded Scanadu and is now founding and managing companies in the field of mobile telecom and artificial intelligence (doc.ai, h and xy.ai).

Publisher[edit]

De Brouwer set up Riverland Publications in 1990 to publish personal computer magazines.[8] In 1994, he sold his titles to VNU. He then published the cyberpunk magazine Wave, edited by Michel Bauwens and designed by Niels Shoe Meulman. Wave was a cult Belgian avant garde magazine.[9] The only things he publish nowadays are blogposts and patents.

Internet[edit]

In 1996, De Brouwer was one of the founders of PING, EUnet.[10] In 1999, it was sold to Qwest Communications and is now part of CenturyLink. His employment site, Jobscape[11] In 2008, De Brouwer set up OLPC Europe, the European branch of One Laptop per Child.[12][13]

Research labs[edit]

In 1996, De Brouwer founded Starlab together with MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte[14][15][16] and coordinated its research activities under the acronym BANG (Bits, Atoms, Neurons and Genes), a system later adopted by MIT in 2002.

Scanadu[edit]

De Brouwer is co-founder and former CEO of Scanadu, a company located at the NASA Ames Research Park in California.[17] and Scanaflo, an at-home, full-panel urinalysis testing device designed to give consumers immediate information about their liver health, urinary tract infections, and other vitals.[18] Scanadu was taken over by healthy.io (in 2020)[19]

Doc.ai[edit]

De Brouwer stepped down from CEO of Scanadu in April 2016 and became the CEO and co-founder of doc.ai., a Silicon Valley-based company accelerating digital transformation in healthcare using edge computing and privacy-preserving infrastructure with the goal of unlocking the value of health data. The company licenses AI modules and creates products for a portfolio of clients, including payers, pharma, and providers.[20] He became the Chief Science Officer of Doc.ai and Sam Lounis, his spouse, became CEO. Doc.ai was featrues in Forbes when the company received a $100m contract from Anthem, the second-largest insurer in USA.[21];a Silicon Valley-based company accelerating digital transformation in healthcare using edge computing and privacy-preserving infrastructure with the goal of unlocking the value of health data. The company licenses AI modules and creates products for a portfolio of clients, including payers, pharma, and providers.In 2021 doc.ai was selected by Fierce Healthcare as one of the Fierce[22].

XY.ai[edit]

Walter is now the CEO of the Harvard-spinoff XY.ai which has built the global pandemic satellite system[23] [[[24]]] and is using machine intelligence to map health all over the planet.

Other activities[edit]

De Brouwer is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and served as President of RSA Europe from 2006 to 2008.[25] He is a member of [[TED (conference)|TED]. He was a distinguished lecturer at the National Science Foundation in 2013.

De Brouwer's articles have been published by VentureBeat,[26] The Huffington Post,[27] Techonomy,[28] and others. His article, “How the People Are Taking Over the World,” was among Techonomy's Most-Read Articles of 2014 and was cited by its editors as “perhaps the most philosophical of Techonomy’s top articles” that year.[29] De Brouwer held 13 European utility patents and 11 design patents that were sold to Philips in 2001 and are now expired. He was awarded 7 active patents and submitted another 22 provisional patents in the USA and 2 in China and Japan.

Bibliography[edit]

  • De Brouwer, Walter. Notes & Queries: Mary Imlay, Analytical Review (Oxford, 1982), 29:204-206.
  • De Brouwer, Walter. Notes & Queries: Joshua Toulmin, Analytical Review (Oxford, 1983), 30:209-212.
  • De Brouwer, Walter; Ayris, Stephen (1985). Computer Buzz words : Teacher's guide. Wolters Leuven, ISBN 90-309-0815-7
  • De Brouwer, Walter (1985). Cybercrud : computer terminology for advanced students of informatics and industrial engineering. Wolters Leuven, ISBN 90-309-0819-X
  • Vanneste, Alex; Geens D, De Brouwer, Walter (1987). Het Nieuwe Landschap, Wolters Leuven, ISBN 90-309-0825-4
  • De Brouwer, Walter (2004). Echelon: Three can keep a Secret, if Two of them are Dead. Delaware, ASIN B004J3UHGG
  • De Brouwer, Walter (2004). The biology of language: the post-modern deconstruction and denarration of modern and pre-modern grand narratives. Universiteit van Tilburg, ISBN 978-90-810022-1-9

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.zdnet.com/article/doc-ai/
  2. ^ De Brouwer, Walter (2004). The biology of language: the post-modern deconstruction and denarration of modern and pre-modern grand narratives. Universiteit van Tilburg, ISBN 978-90-810022-1-9
  3. ^ He was until he left in 2011 for the USA, an entrepreneur in Residence Walter De Brouwer via the Judge Business School; nowadays called the University of Cambridge Business School,
  4. ^ https://profiles.stanford.edu/walter-de-brouwer
  5. ^ Journal for Chinese Entrepreneurship
  6. ^ https://standards.ieee.org/industry-connections/rct.html
  7. ^ https://www.lfph.io/join/members/
  8. ^ BELGIUM Major Manufacturers Directory. Business Information Agency, ISBN 978-1-4187-8348-8
  9. ^ Wave, the Belgian cyberpunk mag at the Wayback Machine (archived March 28, 2012)
  10. ^ Schroller, Alex; King, Tim (January 4, 2010). Smart ways to improve innovation. European Voice
  11. ^ Schroller, Alex; King, Tim (January 4, 2010)to Stepstone and went IP0 in 1997. Smart ways to improve innovation. European Voice
  12. ^ Fildes, Jonathan (December 23, 2009). OLPC Unveils slimline tablet PC. BBC News
  13. ^ Hartley, Adam (May 1, 2010). How OLPC plans to give 30 million kids in Africa a laptop by 2015. TechRadar
  14. ^ Kalia, Kirin (August 9, 2000). Belgium: Europe's Overlooked Diamond-in-the-Rough (Part II). Silicon Alley Daily
  15. ^ Lane, Frederick S. (2003) The naked employee: how technology is compromising workplace privacy, p. 54. AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, ISBN 978-0-8144-7149-4
  16. ^ Bilefsky, Dan (April 2, 2001). Where the deep future is familiar territory The Financial Times
  17. ^ Gorman, Michael (22 May 2013). "Scanadu finalizes Scout tricorder design, wants user feedback to help it get FDA approval". Engadget. Retrieved 31 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ Hein, Buster (6 January 2015). "Scanaflo brings hospital-quality urinalysis to your home". Cult of Mac. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  19. ^ https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/26/israels-healthyio-to-buy-inui-health-its-largest-us-competitor.html
  20. ^ Tas Bindi (August 24, 2017). "Doc.ai launches blockchain-based conversational AI platform for health consumers".
  21. ^ https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiejennings/2020/09/29/startup-docai-inks-deal-with-health-insurer-anthem-names-female-cofounder-ceo/#7c9a3cec5a86
  22. ^ https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/special-report/fiercehealthcare-s-fierce-15-2021
  23. ^ https://www.xy.ai/process/nature-genetics-paper-published-by-xy-scientists
  24. ^ |https://www.xy.ai/#visionthumb
  25. ^ Chairman of RSA Europe Fellowship
  26. ^ De Brouwer, Walter (3 February 2019). "Millennials may be the last generation to know so little about their health". VentureBeat.
  27. ^ De Brouwer, Walter (9 March 2014). "I. Am. The Greatest". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  28. ^ De Brouwer, Walter (8 November 2014). "How the People Are Taking Over the World". Techonomy. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  29. ^ "Techonomy's Most-Read Articles of 2014". Techonomy. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2015.

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