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Ron Gutman at Vivendi Universal

Ron Gutman is an inventor, an investor, a serial technology and healthcare entrepreneur, a public speaker, and the founder of The Global Innovation Fund. He is also a co-founder of the medical device company Proteus Digital Health. In 2011, he was named to Foreign Policy Magazine’s list of Top 100 Global Thinkers, and in 2012, he was given the TED Prize for his work on “an implantable button to control schizophrenia.


  1. Personal Life


He has an oustanding academic background. The healthcare expert was born in New York City, where his father was a tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. Ron Gutman attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he participated in several extracurricular activities, such as writing for The Daily Pennsylvanian and acting on stage. 


After receiving a B.A. in history with honors in 1992, healthcare and business expert Ron Gutman began work on a Ph.D. in history at Columbia University, which he completed in 1996 (Cbinsights). 


  1. Career


American Express hired Gutman as a strategic planner. In 1997, he took a position with Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was named head of the company’s Global Media and Entertainment Group in 1999. In 2000, he joined Vivendi Universal as senior vice president of Strategic Planning and Development. This, before Ron Gutman worked for The Walt Disney Company as Senior VP of Strategic Planning and Business Development in 2003. 


Ron Gutman is a successful businessman and inventor but also a brilliant man. He got into the electronic chip business because he saw a need for an electronic chip that could not be copied and would not break down over time. On May 27th, 2020, Ron and his team held the first FestiHealth virtual meeting that involved health experts.