As the healthtech market continues to grow in Southeast Asia, Eddy Lee explains why the sector can make a much larger impact.

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As global aging populations grow, healthcare will be a major concern in our immediate future and beyond. Integrating and improving our healthcare systems with technology is the goal for Dr. Eddy Lee, Founder and Managing Partner of Coffee Ventures, who will be joining us as part of a fireside on the Future stage at Echelon Asia Summit 2016 this coming June.

Titled “Digital Health: Opportunities for Emerging Markets”, Dr Lee will discuss what the growing size of the healthcare market means for emerging markets especially in the Asian region, and how can technology create opportunities and fulfil needs in this critical sector of society for startups, investors and consumers alike.

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Dr. Eddy Lee, PhD has invested in and supported more than 50 startups predominantly in the US, Singapore and Indonesia. Interest areas include mobile health, big data, IoT and marketplaces. He has recently relocated from the Silicon Valley to Southeast Asia to tackle unmet needs in emerging markets. He works with entrepreneurs in product development, enterprise partnership, M&A exit, and entering international markets such as the US, Japan, Singapore and Indonesia.

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At Stanford University, Eddy concurrently serves as a Consulting Professor at the School of Medicine, where he connects academic projects with commercial opportunities. He is also a mentor at Stanford’s StartX incubator where he provides startups with cross border knowhow.

During his career at Stanford, Singapore and Australia, he has devised medical imaging technology for visualizing stem cell migration and therapy. He used to design semiconductor chips at Marvell, a NASDAQ-listed Southeast Asia success story which he hopes his portfolio startups could one day emulate.

Echelon Asia Summit 2016 held this June 15-16 is a two-day summit that attracts over 5,000 top-tier digital professionals and entrepreneurs set to create and amplify opportunities in the fields of technology, business and investments across Asia. Join us at the nexus point where technology and business leaders connect with next-gen entrepreneurs developing new technologies to impact the world of business and society.