Dr. Gurel serves as Chief Scientific Officer for FRT – Field Robot Technology and holds an academic appointment as Visiting Professor at DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology), with previous positions at DGIST as Vice-Chair & Distinguished Invited Professor (Management of Innovation). In the startup world, he serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Eidware / SoundMind (Seoul), with previous roles at NovumWaves (Seoul), Nessa Hearing (Singapore), Posture360 (Seoul), and Frasen (Seoul). Dr. Gurel also works closely with many digital healthcare startups in Korea, Singapore and worldwide. Previously, he was Chief Innovation Officer at Campus D, a Seoul-based startup incubator/Fab Lab and served over four years as a Director in the CTO office (MOT & Open Innovation groups) at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT). Dr. Gurel’s over 35 years experience in healthcare spans multiple sectors: biomedical science, clinical medicine, strategy consulting, business development, executive management, marketing, and R&D, with direct expertise in medical devices, mobile health, healthcare IT, and medical imaging. Prior to surgical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he obtained an M.D. Alpha Omega Alpha from Columbia University, also doing graduate work in structural biology and earned a Bachelor’s in Biochemical Sciences cum laude from Harvard College. Authoring over 15 academic papers and conference proceedings and co-inventor on three patents, Dr. Gurel has given keynote addresses and other speeches on the future of healthcare as well as innovation and strategy more generally, at business and scientific conferences and seminars worldwide. Over the past seven years he has also been presenting a unique Mini-MD program worldwide.