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Jim Harris
Disruptive Innovation Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker & Author
eViRa Health Global Influencer Network
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Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost management consultants, public speakers, authors and thinkers on change and leadership.

He has 20 years experience as a professional speaker and consultant, and speaks internationally at more than 40 conferences a year on topics including disruptive innovation, creativity, blockchain, eLearning, creating learning organizations, environmental leadership, strategic planning, and creating common organizational mission and vision. Jim Harris works with leading businesses and Fortune 500 companies. He recently finished a global consulting contract with IBM and a related white paper on how low carbon leadership drives profitability.

Jim's first book, Blindsided! is a #1 international bestseller, having hit the top spot on the Financial Times of London’s European Edition of Best Business Books. He is also the author of The Learning Paradox, which appeared on numerous bestseller lists, and co-author of national bestseller The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada.

He is also principal at Strategic Advantage. He previously held positions as partner at Cleantech Group and affiliate at Covey Leadership Centre. In addition to his speaking and consulting engagements and books, Jim Harris writes for a number of publications, including the Globe and Mail, Profit magazine and Backbone magazine.

Jim Harris is the disruptive innovation speaker with great insights on market flash points and what causes them to emerge. Working with companies – from the Fortune 500 to the fastest growing companies, Mr Harris has established a reputation as an international innovation speaker that brings results. His work helps corporate executives and management teams implement and refine their innovation processes to stay ahead of their industry, gain market share and raise profits. Industry expert and renowned speaker, Jim has been helping businesses around the world increase their revenues for more than 20 years.

Riyad Karim
Business Developer, Consultant
eViRa Health Business Development, UK and Europe
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Riyad Karim is an experienced business developer who has been working at the intersection of healthcare and technology for more than 15 years. He worked for/with pharma (AstraZeneca), medical device and health tech companies (Baxter Healthcare, Philips) in account management, market access, consulting and project management roles (Across Health NV, Health iQ). For over five years he served as a National Health Service (NHS) manager, adviser and a non-executive director.

Riyad's unique expertise and tenure working in pharma, payer, patient, and provider roles is underpinned by scientific credentials and enhanced by an array of professional memberships. Riyad is a specialist in understanding and navigating the payer landscapes of the UK and the EU. His payer, industry and consultancy perspectives help him to deeply understand client needs, challenges, objectives, and potential solutions. This in turn cultivates sustainable working relationships based on mutual trust, integrity and respect. He relishes opportunities to assist life science, pharma, and healthcare companies in understanding and fully realising their true value proposition, and harnessing the potential of technological innovation to improve patient well-being.


Riyad has an active research interest in the role of digital health, assistive technologies and telehealth to support and address the challenges of an increasingly ageing population in UK/EU.

Riyad was shortlisted finalist for the prestigious Pharmaceutical Marketing Society’s Digital Account Manager Award. He also project managed Across Health NV’s USA Healthcare Disruption Tour of innovative and disruptive healthtech, digital health hubs and VCs in SF and NYC including Fitbit, Zocdoc, Andreesen Horowitz, IndieBio, Mount Sinai Digital Health, IBM Watson, Omada Health (January 2017).

Riyad's professional memberships include: Royal Pharmaceutical Society (Pharmaceutical Scientist); British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA); Primary Care Pharmacists Association (PCPA); TechLondon Advocate; UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS; Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS); Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS); Primary Care Gastroenterology Society (PCGS); British Geriatric Society (BGS), Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) and Practice Management Network (PMN).