Paul Sonnier is a globally-recognized keynote speaker, business strategist, and social entrepreneur. His achievements include founding and curating the 55,000+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn and defining, promulgating, and popularizing the modern definition of ‘Digital Health‘, which now includes genomics. Organization and business leaders seek his guidance and insights on the convergence of the digital and genomic revolutions with health, healthcare, living, and society.
Mr. Sonnier’s efforts with the Digital Health group on LinkedIn and on other social media platforms—including Twitter @Paul_Sonnier—have resulted in his becoming the #1 influencer in digital health, globally. His Story of Digital Health website is a free resource providing critical information to the global digital health ecosystem of professionals, media, startups, corporations, nonprofits, government, and all other stakeholders who are catalyzing digital health around the world. His weekly Digital Health group announcements and Constant Contact newsletter have tens of thousands of subscribers.
In 2017, Mr. Sonnier assumed the role of contributing editor at Innovation & Tech Today, a national print and digital magazine showcasing the latest cutting edge, innovative technologies, and those individuals driving the industry forward.
Mr. Sonnier previously served as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Digital Health for the 2013-2014 term and a judge in the XPRIZE Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a $2.25 million global competition that accelerated the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology that individuals use to access, understand, and improve their health and well-being (2012-4).
From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Sonnier served as a mentor at Blueprint Health, a New York City-based accelerator that puts digital health startups through an intensive three-month program to help them fine-tune their products and connect with potential customers and financiers.
Mr. Sonnier has served on the Strategic Advisory Board for Pathway Genomics Corporation (2015-6) and worked as Vice President of Partner Development for the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), a global trade organization bringing together CEOs from the most innovative companies with other business leaders and researchers in healthcare and technology. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Sonnier served as co-chair of the Healthcare Communications SIG at CommNexus San Diego, a telecommunications industry group that accelerates the formation, growth, and success of communications technology and service companies in the San Diego region.
In prior professional roles, Mr. Sonnier has garnered extensive experience in large scale systems integration and program management in size up to billions of dollars with thousands of supplier teams (Boeing). His diverse roles included senior operations, program, and customer relationship management positions in medical devices (Calypso Medical Technologies – acquired by Varian Medical Systems), consumer mobile/cellular devices (Motorola), and commercial aerospace (Boeing).
Mr. Sonnier is a military veteran, having served four years in the US Navy and subsequently earning a BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Western Washington University and an MBA from Seattle University. He has also held a certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).