Anand K. Iyer, Ph.D.
Anand K. Iyer, Ph.D., serves as president and chief operating officer of WellDoc, Inc., where he oversees the deployment of the company’s cell phone- and web- based diabetes management platform, and leads efforts to integrate WellDoc’s solution internationally into mainstream chronic disease management programs.
Iyer has more than 20 years of consulting experience. Previously, he served as a director (partner) at PRTM Management Consultants in the firm’s communications industry group and led its wireless solutions practice. During his 14-year tenure with PRTM, Iyer helped companies in commercial and government sectors capitalize on the convergence of three trends – internet ubiquity, emerging wireless technologies and innovation business models – to unlock new business and customer value.
Iyer is also the founder and president of the In-Building Wireless Alliance, a global, cross- industry, not-for-profit focused on accelerating the adoption of in-building wireless technologies to improve public safety response, energy consumption and real estate value for buildings.
Prior to PRTM, Iyer was a member of the scientific staff at Bell Northern Research, which is now part of Nortel Networks, based in Ottawa.
Iyer received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa. He earned a master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical and computer engineering, as well as a master of business administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Iyer is a frequent speaker on wireless technology and its ongoing integration into the healthcare industry. Most recently, he was a keynote speaker at the Fifth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference 2008 discussing “Leveraging Emerging Wireless Technologies in Healthcare”. In addition, he will be a keynote speaker at the 2008 Institute for Defense and Business on the topic, “Wireless Disruptions in the Military Health Care Supply Chain.”
Iyer is a member of IEEE, Society for Photo-Optic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) and Sigma Xi. In 2007, he was voted by Jim Young, CEO of Realcomm, as one of the “Top 35” to watch in the realm of wireless technology.