Bart de Witte is a leading and renowned expert on digital transformation in healthcare in Europe, but also one of the most progressive thought leaders in his field. He focuses on developing alternative strategies to create a more desirable future for all of us in a postmodern world. He is the initiator of the Berlin-based non-profit organization HIPPO AI Foundation. This non-profit organization aims to make artificial intelligence in medicine a community asset, creating a foundation for a sustainable and equitable society.
In 2020, Bart de Witte and his Hippo AI Foundation were selected as a finalist for the prestigious Falling Walls conference as Breakthrough of the Year in the Engineering and Technology category, and in 2021 he won Axel Springer's German AI Prize in the Startups category. His first project at HIPPO AI was selected by the International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO as one of 100 global projects solving problems related to the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals through the use of AI.
Bart de Witte's goal is to use technology for the common good by preventing future information asymmetries between private organizations and individuals, thus reducing future inequalities in healthcare. His interest in artificial intelligence became apparent when he wrote his baccalaureate thesis on the subject in 1989, and he reaffirmed his interest when he began working at IBM in 2010. He is an advisor to several companies and startups specializing in digital health and regularly lectures at various business universities in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and China. Bart de Witte is a Fellow at the Institute for Exponential Technologies and Desirable Futures, futur.io. He holds degrees from various universities in Belgium and has pursued several other post-university paths at national and international business schools, including Harvard Business School.