Alberto Prado

Vice President, Head of Philips HealthWorks, Royal Philips
Alberto is the Head of Philips HealthWorks at Royal Philips. HealthWorks mission is to boost breakthrough innovation and to fuel a culture of entrepreneurship within Philips. In order to achieve this, HealthWorks partners cross-functionally with internal teams to define, test and validate next generation healthcare solutions and business models. HealthWorks also incubates a number of internal business ventures, as well as engaging with external startups to drive collaborative innovation. Previously, he created and led the Digital Innovation Program in Philips Consumer Lifestyle division, initiating a fundamental transformation in traditional innovation practices that delivered the first wave of Philips connected products. Alberto started his professional career as a management consultant with mobile operator start-ups across Europe and Asia. He then joined NEC Europe, driving Strategy and Product Planning of their mobile handset division. Later he joined Symbian Software as Vice President of Global Product Management, responsible for the product strategy, investment allocation and roadmap of the market-leading mobile Operating System of the time. After the acquisition of Symbian by Nokia, Alberto was involved in setting up the Symbian Foundation which became the vehicle to open source the Symbian code. He subsequently joined Nokia as Head of R&D strategy where he led the development of a new software platform and solutions strategy. Alberto graduated in Engineering and Economics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) and holds an MBA from INSEAD (France). He is a regular speaker at industry events and media.