Roberto Ascione

Roberto Ascione


Digital technology & innovation are the driving forces behind the transformation in healthcare, leading to a world of increasingly relevant, human-sized, solutions to health challenges.


Roberto is a pioneer in digital health and a recognized thought leader, people-inspiring founder, serial entrepreneur and global manager.

Trained as a medical doctor and in marketing communications, his passion for medicine, computer science and human-technology interactions have led to his lifelong commitment and dedication to the advancement and spreading of digital healthcare, he holds a strong belief that digital innovations and technology will be the most impactful drivers of change in healthcare.

Roberto is currently CEO at Healthware International the largest, independent, healthcare consultancy (more than 700 people in Europe and USA through the Intouch Solutions joint venture) helping life sciences companies, healthcare stakeholders and start-ups navigate the transformation in healthcare, from strategy to technology.

Roberto is also very active in the digital health ecosystem in various advisor capacities both in Europe and in USA to companies, start-ups and investors; among others he has been recognized Best Industry Leader by The Health 2.0 - 10 Year Global Retrospective Awards in 2016, nominated Transformational Leader at The 2017 PM360 ELITE Awards and named among the 100 Most Inspiring People by PharmaVOICE in 2017.

He is a regular keynoter at numerous conferences, has been President of the HealthTech Summit and is chairman at Frontiers Health, which emerged as one of the leading digital health conferences globally.

In the past 20 years Roberto has been focusing on marketing and communications, business transformation and innovation in health and wellness: between 1997 and 2006 founded multiple companies at the intersection of healthcare and technology with main exit to Publicis Groupe in 2007; held multiple roles at Publicis Healthcare up to 2013 as Global President at Razorfish Healthware leading a Team of 300+ in 9 countries.

When not in New York City, London or Milan, then most likely, you will find him in Salerno along the Amalfi Coast, Italy.


Roberto's blogposts

27/11/2018 blog / BlogPost

The European health innovation scene

To drive health innovation, connectivity and networking must be fostered between all stakeholders, from global life sciences companies to emerging start-ups

24/10/2018 blog / BlogPost

Digital Health’s Next Frontier Is In Berlin

Berlin hosts this year’s Frontiers Health at Funkhaus

4/08/2017 blog / BlogPost

For great ehealth ideas to reach the market we need to change our mindset

Today’s Healthcare sector is going through a fundamental transformation around the world and Europe is not an exception.

19/07/2017 blog / BlogPost

The convergence of healthcare: when digital and medical collide

We are finally reaching the point of ‘healthcare convergence’, where digital technology and traditional medicine combine in a way that will forever change the way we manage health.

Meet Roberto at this appointments



San Francisco  Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco

Roberto Ascione, our CEO and Founder, will be participating as panelist at DOCSF


Milan - Italy  Road to #SIOS18 - StartupItalia! Open Summit

We are proud to partner with StartupItalia! for the second edition of the Open Summit taking place in Milan (Italy) on December 17, 2018.