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Paul Sonnier is a globally-recognized author, keynote speaker, technologist, and social entrepreneur. He is the author of ‘The Fourth Wave: Digital Health — A New Era of Human Progress‘, and is the founder of the 55,000+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn. He defined, promulgated, and popularized the modern definition of ‘Digital Health‘, which now includes genomics. 

In 2017, Paul 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.

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 in the United States Navy and subsequently earned 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).

List of media coverage and conference keynotes.