Chris has over 20 years of experience in advancing cutting-edge biomedical information technology. He is Founder, President & CEO of Systems Imagination, Inc., which offers advanced cognitive computing technology and artificial intelligence methodologies to translate big data into valuable insights. Chris was instrumental at IBM as Head of Strategy and Planning in the Information Based Medicine group, where he developed initiatives to target the growing field of personalized medicine as new molecular therapeutics were first being used to treat cancer. He has also held leadership positions at healthcare and technology companies including Systems Oncology, Cisco, Oracle, and Applied Biosystems.
As a serial entrepreneur, Chris has created value in new companies that accelerate the adoption of personalized medicine through genomics and cognitive computing. He has founded and successfully engineered the exit of startups including MedTrust Online, LLC, the world’s first largest online community of cancer doctors treating difficult cases with molecular medicine. He continues to create new value in innovative ventures at the intersection of Healthcare & Life Sciences and Information Technology.
Dr. Yoo is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Department of Biomedical Informatics of Arizona State University. He is a recipient of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Cancer Research Award for his postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley, and he received his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Yale University.