Geetha-RaoAdvisor: Research and Development

Geetha serves as an advisor for Bridging Bionics Foundation’s research and development initiatives. She is CEO of Springborne Life Sciences, and consultant to Bionik Labs, a Canadian exoskeleton start-up where she oversees engineering, quality & regulatory operations. Geetha is an experienced entrepreneur, executive, and strategic advisor to medical device, healthcare, and philanthropic organizations, addressing issues for high-risk technologies. She has a particular focus on operational excellence that meets best-in-class, international standards. She is an internationally recognized expert in risk management and served on several international policy making bodies. She has served on the faculty of FutureMed at Singularity University, Stanford University’s Biodesign Innovation Program, and on University of Chicago’s Innovation Network for the Physical Sciences Division. She was a contributor on the 2013 World Economic Forum research project on Sustainable Health Systems, a TEDMED scholar, and has addressed numerous industry forums and the press. Geetha holds a doctorate from MIT and a masters from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Geetha lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.