Day 24 /// France
October 21, 2020
Biggest Interview of the Trip: Paris
We awoke in our tiny rooms excited for another walking day. We started at the Place de la Concorde, and then followed the park all the way along the Seine to the Louvre. During the day, we did see most people wearing masks, in keeping with local orders. The team checked in with Gwenaël Servant, who runs That’s Nice’s European office in Paris.
We had quite a few dynamic interviews planned for the day in the city. First up was David Guez, Executive Director of Servier WeHealth, who taught us about digital and connected e-health solutions and how they will transform patient care. Next up was Manuel Gea of BM Systems, with whom we discussed predictive integrative biology and how it will enhance our understanding of disease in the coming years. Alexis Paul told us about how Cenexi is evolving its vision to grow to meet the challenges of the future of healthcare.
Finally, we spent some time with Jacques Brom and Géraldine Gorgol of Sanofi AIS, exploring the long-term impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, including shifts in the global supply chain, the rising demand for domestic/ regional sourcing, and changes in outsourcing or partnership models, as well as the increasing importance of emerging markets.
THE TEAM MET WITH:
Dr. Gwenaël Servant, That’s Nice; David Guez, Servier WeHealth; Manuel Gea, BM Systems; Dr. Alexis Paul, Cenexi; Dr. Jacques Brom and Géraldine Gorgol, Sanofi AIS