Dr. Vin Gupta

Tech Innovation Leader; Health Policy Expert; Chief Medical Officer, Amazon Pharmacy
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  • Renowned tech executive at Amazon, healthcare leader and policy expert, and advisor to the world’s leading companies
  • Globally recognized health communicator at the leading edge of tech and healthcare innovation with unparalleled insights into the future of organizations and society
  • Invigorates groups to think big as they navigate the evolving business landscape and create their next breakthrough
  • Shares expert insights on leading through change and uncertainty, while adapting to trends the with potential to turn society on its head

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Described as America’s most widely recognized medical expert after Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Vin Gupta, MD, MPA is a tech visionary who operates at the heart of disruption to develop solutions to the most-complex challenges in commerce, communication, healthcare, and society — now, and in the future. Close to two decades of experience as a renowned health policy expert and clinician have led Dr. Gupta to his current role as chief medical officer of Amazon Pharmacy, where he spearheads cutting-edge programs that are leading us into the interdependent futures of healthcare and technology. A uniquely public-facing figure keeping the world in the know about what’s happening now and next, Dr. Gupta’s forward-looking insights inspire leaders and their organizations to embrace change, think outside the box to break new ground, and create new inroads to innovation and success.   

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Dr. Gupta leads a riveting session designed to spur audience members to think big and tap into their inner creativity and curiosity as their organizations navigate the changing business environment. He is especially skilled at drawing from, and connecting, his experiences in tech innovation, healthcare, and the military to share fascinating stories with valuable insights for adapting to the trends that will disrupt businesses, the future of leadership and change management, communicating for maximum impact, and preparing for what’s to come for your organization and in your industry

Upon joining Amazon as principal scientist, Dr. Gupta soon found himself in the unexpected role of leading the tech juggernaut’s pandemic response and served in various health tech-oriented roles before becoming chief medical officer. In addition to his work overseeing Amazon’s foray into healthcare delivery, Dr. Gupta is a practicing pulmonologist and affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, as well as a medical analyst for NBC News and a contributor to the New York Times. Concurrently, he is a commissioned officer (O-4 Major) in the United States Air Force Medical Reserve Corps, where he serves as the Officer-in-Charge of the Critical Care Air Transport Capability at Joint-Base Lewis McChord. 

In his distinguished career working at the forefront of health and tech, Dr. Gupta has advised some the world’s largest companies, including Apple, the National Football League, and Major League Baseball. In addition to sitting on several boards and being term member for the Council on Foreign Relations, he has held research roles at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Bank, the Center for Global Health Engagement, and Harvard Global Health Institute. He has been recognized with several awards and honors, including being named as one of the 40 Under 40 National Leaders in Minority Health by the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Gupta is a powerful voice in in technology and healthcare circles who is committed to sharing evidence-based perspectives across a broad range of critical issues to help organizations make purposeful decisions toward achieving their visions.

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Leading Through Change, Disruption, and Uncertainty. Even in favorable circumstances, leadership is the most challenging undertaking in business. Add in the responsibility of leading the transformation of your organization to meet the demands of today’s ever-evolving workplace on top of disruptive forces that change the rules just as soon as you’ve begun to figure them out and the difficulty increases tenfold. In this talk, tech, innovation, and healthcare leader Dr. Vin Gupta takes audiences into the future of leadership. Drawing from his own experiences heading Amazon’s pursuit of a new vision in healthcare while directing the company’s response to the global pandemic, Dr. Gupta presents sensible strategies for how leaders can pivot as new trends emerge, communicate effectively, unite their people around a shared purpose, and drive their organizations forward to success — even in the midst of an uncertain future.

The Keys to Innovation: Creating Your Organization’s Next Breakthrough. As chief medical officer of Amazon Pharmacy, Dr. Vin Gupta leads company initiatives to develop new products and services to reimagine and revolutionize the healthcare experience for all. Connecting close to two decades of healthcare expertise with firsthand insights into the worlds of media and policy, Dr. Gupta brings a unique lens to Amazon’s powerhouse teams as they set out to take on new challenges in new industries. In this talk, Dr. Gupta encourages the audience to think big, view problems from new perspectives, get creative, and draw from the collective energy within their organizations to create game-changing solutions that will set them apart from their competitors. In outlining actionable tactics for powering teams to become more innovative and develop a disruptive mindset, Dr. Gupta demonstrates how your organization’s next big breakthrough can be found in the most unlikely of places.

Recruiting and Retention Strategies for a New Era of Work. Every person has a role to play within their teams and the loss of even one employee can cause short- and long-term instability in an organization. How, then, can today’s leaders minimize turnover rates at a time when recruiting and retaining top talent has become more challenging than ever? Health tech executive and thought leader Dr. Vin Gupta leads a forthright conversation in which he illustrates the intricacies of today’s workplace while highlighting the ways in which employees’ needs have evolved over time and how we can address them today and in the future. As a leader of large-scale, complex teams in highly dynamic environments at the world’s largest tech giant and medical settings where the margin for error is virtually nonexistent, Dr. Gupta underscores the reasons why employees commit to their organizations for the long term, as well as why they make the decision to move on. Touching on themes of happiness; connection; purpose; and diversity, equity, and inclusion, he shares strategies for developing person-centric recruiting and retention plans that promote the best experience for employees and inspire them to buy into your organization’s mission and vision.

Communicating Through Crisis and Beyond. Dr. Vin Gupta’s first months as a tech executive at Amazon took an unexpected turn when the world fell into the global pandemic. As a practicing physician, professor, and authority on healthcare policy, Dr. Gupta was entrusted with leading Amazon’s response to the pandemic and nurturing the lines of communication with 1.3 million employees on matters related to their health and wellness. In this session, Dr. Gupta reflects on the communications tactics that have been most effective for the organizations he has led during times of crisis and beyond. His straightforward framework for delivering meaningful messages in the most impactful manner can be applied by anyone looking to level up communication within their organizations to ensure everyone receives important information as intended.

The Future of Healthcare: How Your Organization Will Be Impacted? Technology has accelerated the transformation of healthcare, resulting in innovative new treatments and previously unimagined capabilities for keeping on top of our health and wellness. Having spent close to two decades at the forefront of efforts to advance public health, Harvard-trained specialist and leading healthcare futurist Dr. Vin Gupta possesses unparalleled insights into current and future healthcare trends; how your organization might be impacted by new advancements, technologies, and policies; and what you need to know in order to adapt accordingly.  

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