Keynote Speaker and Digital Health Evangelist


John Nosta is one of the top thinkers in science, medicine and innovation worldwide. A sought-after speaker, John presents a vibrant and insightful perspective on the future of health innovation. His passion and intellect come together to engage, inspire and empower his audiences—from stadiums to Fortune 100 boardrooms. With a background in science, medicine and marketing, John is one of the few speakers that helps translate the digital health movement into practical suggestions to businesses that need to stay ahead of the innovation curve.

Unwilling to accept the status quo, John Nosta is a contrarian with a focus the future of health and wellness. A leading voice in the convergence of technology and health, he helps define, dissect and deliberate global trends in digital health. John is consistently ranked among the top names in digital health. Beyond simply an influencer, he is also defined as “most admired” to “top disruptor” in digital health, life sciences and the pharmaceutical industry. John is a member of the Google Health Advisory Board, pens HEALTH CRITICAL for Forbes–a top global blog on health & technology, and is on the faculty of Exponential Medicine of Singularity University.

John is an advocate for strategic thinking and creativity. He has built his career on the “science of advertising,” a process where strategy and creativity work together for superior marketing. He has also been recognized for his ability to translate difficult medical and scientific concepts into material that can be more easily communicated to consumers, clinicians and scientists. Additionally, John has distinguished himself as a scientific thinker. Earlier in his career, John was a research associate at Harvard Medical School and has co-authored several papers with global thought-leaders in the field of cardiovascular physiology with a focus on acute myocardial infarction, ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

John cut his teeth at the “big” agencies including Ogilvy CommonHealth, where he has held a series of positions including Chief Creative Officer, Chief Strategic Officer and unit President. He is the founder of NOSTALAB—a leading digital health think tank providing business and marketing insights to help the life science industry navigate the complex aspects of innovation in the context of exponential change.