Shwen was most recently Chief Digital Officer at Chandler Chicco Companies and, before that, was VP of Digital Health at Edelman (NYC).
Shwen’s experience was forged on the “client-side” of pharma marketing, including leading Digital Strategy and Social Media for Vertex Pharmaceuticals during it’s commercialization. During his pharma tenure, he contributed to the launch of over 3 Rx brands.
Shwen is heavily involved in healthcare and social media. He founded the Social Health Summit (SXSH), which led to the adoption of a health track at South by Southwest (SXSW) and has run the Social Health Startup Bootcamp since 2012. He also founded PharmaFresh.TV, Med 2.0 Blog, Social Pharmer Network, and is a prolific Twitterer.
He also speaks regularly at industry events and has co/chaired Digital Pharma East since 2009. He sits on advisory boards for: Google (Healthcare), SXSW Health Track, Smart Patients, BlogHer (Healthminder Day), Digital Health Coalition, and Medical, Marketing and Media.
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