Ron Gutman is the founder and CEO of HealthTap, free mobile and online apps for health info. He's also the organizer of TEDxSiliconValley.

Why you should listen

Ron Gutman is the founder and CEO of HealthTap -- free mobile and online apps for immediate access to relevant, reliable and trusted health answers and tips from a network of over 38,000 U.S.-licensed doctors. He's responsible for the company's innovation, vision and product. Before this, he foundes and led an online consumer health company that developed the world's largest community of independent health writers; it was acquired in early 2009.

As a graduate student at Stanford, Gutman organized and led a multidisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students from the schools of Engineering, Medicine, Business, Psychology and Law to conduct research in personalized health and to design ways to help people live healthier, happier lives. He is an angel investor and advisor to health and technology companies such as Rock Health (the first Interactive Health Incubator) and Harvard Medical School's SMArt Initiative ("Substitutable Medical Apps, reusable technologies"). He's the organizer of TEDxSiliconValley.

Find links to all the studies that Gutman references in his talk right here >>

Ron Gutman’s TED talks

Quotes from Ron Gutman

When you smile you don’t only appear to be more likable and courteous, you appear to be more competent.
Ron Gutman
TED2011 • 3.2M views May 2011
Inspiring, Informative