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Interview with Robin Farmanfarmaian

by | Mar 16, 2021 | Interviews,

Robin Farmanfarmaian

Robin Farmanfarmaian

Co-Founder at Touch Face Aware

Key Topics:Healthcare, Technology, Patient Empowerment, Thought Leadership
Location:United States
Robin Farmanfarmaian is a professional speaker and entrepreneur working in tech poised to impact 100M people or more. Farmanfarmaian is the co-founder of Face Touch Aware, an Apple Watch App to help break the habit of touching your face (covid-related). She is also an advisor to the founder of MindMaze, VR for 9 neuro conditions, including stroke and brain injury. With over 160 speaking engagements in 15 countries, she educates audiences on technology, the future of healthcare & building thought leadership. She has 3 published books: “The Patient as CEO"; “The Thought Leader Formula”; and “Facilitating Virtual Events”.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

I spent years working in technology, science and healthcare conferences. In addition, I spend 1-2 hours a day reading technology and healthcare news.

What topic areas are you most passionate about?

Healthcare – the shift in healthcare delivery, Pharma Sensors, Artificial intelligence, VR, Longevity.

Which influencers influence you within those key topics?

Ray Kurzweil.

How would you describe your offline influence?

I am a professional speaker, and in non-pandemic years, typically speak at 20-40 conferences a year. I’ve written 3 books and over 50 articles. Currently I’m posting a long series in AI in healthcare. I also coach and consult with entrepreneurs and corporates

What’s your best source of information for getting ahead of a story? What resource do you use to stay ahead of the trend?

Social media – on Twitter I follow mostly healthcare people I research daily and get ~10 newsletters, including MIT, CB Insights, Stat, Frost and Sullivan.

If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?

Speaking, video interviews, coaching, webinars, articles.

What brands have you worked with?

Speaking at internal or external conferences: (not a full list) UnitedHealthcare, Boston Scientific, Abbott Vascular, Otsuka Pharma, Genentech, MGMA (medical group association), ANA – nurses, AAD – dermatologists.

Which non-paid activities would you be keen to take part in if the opportunity raised your profile or delivered value to your audience?

I would be keen to provide a quote for content or news article, create a social post, product review,  long-form or video content, speak at an event, podcast or a webinar.

What are your passions outside of work?

Health – exercise, eating, stress reduction. Cooking. Starting companies! Including non-profits.

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?