Top Digital Innovator, Strategist, Globalist and Futurist
This space will not be enough to cover the accomplishments of Dr Ingrid Vasiliu- Feltes. An exemplary achiever in all things Digital, Ingrid is literally the Master of all trades, and Jack of none.
While first and foremost she is one of the world’s top digital innovators, on the other, she’s also a globalist, ethics board advisor, angel investor, educator, and a thought leader and speaker.
Currently she serves as CEO at Softhread, Chief Innovation Officer for GBA Global, Senator and Secretary General for WBAF, Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at Pediatrix, and a Forbes Business Council member.
“My current business portfolio revolves around emerging technologies and involves several domains that are key drivers for our global business ecosystem: education, digital transformation, innovation, technology deployment for smart cities developments, digital ethics, and investments. All my corporate and not for profit endeavours aim to be purposeful and align with the attainment of UN SDGs,” says Ingrid, an international Digital Technology Ambassador.
Based in Miami, USA, Ingrid is the Founder & CEO of the Institute for Science, Entrepreneurship and Investments, as well as the Founder & CEO, RevExpo Consulting.
Speaking about the important work they are accomplishing at the ISEI, Ingrid says, “The institute aims to be the primary catalyst for scientific and digitally driven entrepreneurship and promote sustainable economic growth. Its mission is to produce a state of the art knowledge sharing and educational resources and be the premier data intelligence, data analytics, and data-driven decision support partner for all stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Throughout her career, Ingrid has held several leadership and executive board positions within the corporate, academic and non-profit healthcare arena, by driving all quality and innovation initiatives such as Telehealth, Blockchain, AI, Genomics, Precision Medicine, Population Health, Medical Simulation, and Value Based Care.
Our team is proud to be involved in global initiatives that are designed to bridge the digital, generational and gender divide as we focus on education, knowledge sharing, social impact and optimizing the global entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
She goes on to add, “We are currently engaged, completing or planning several global initiatives that revolve around digital ethics, deploying emerging technologies, increasing women empowerment and involvement in emerging technologies, and increasing ESG-awareness and monitoring, facilitating attainment of UN SDGs and deployment of smart cities globally. We are proud of the opportunity to collaborate with several international organizations that promote financial inclusion, social justice, and growing the digital economy such as WBAF, GBA and GCPIT. Additionally, it has been a privilege to share my expertise as an expert for the EU Blockchain Forum Observatory, Women in AI and Partners in Digital Health Institute.”
For someone who is a forerunner in the digital innovation space, it is hard to believe that Ingrid grew up without any technology at all (She saw her first computer at age 21). She became a Chief Innovation Officer and passionate Digital Advocate almost three decades later. One of the key drivers for her success has been her natural curiosity and a desire to understand the full 360 aspects for topics that she found interesting. Furthermore, she feels fortunate to have had great teachers, mentors and colleagues, which augmented and amplified her career choices and trajectory.
Ingrid received her medical degree in Europe from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. She graduated from New York’s Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, earning Board certifications in General and Child Psychiatry. Complementing her academic and clinical career, she earned an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami, with specialty certification in Health Sector Management and Policy.
“My experiential life journey can hopefully inspire many young adults who feel disenfranchised,” she says. Adding that there is no substitute for hard work, Ingrid shares, “I am a firm believer in the need for integrity, resilience and excellence in all our endeavours, as I believe them to be key ingredients for success. Maintaining our originality and choosing our own distinctive life and career journey is also essential while living and working in this highly digital and virtual ecosystem.”
Ask her about the passion that drives her, and she’s quick to respond, “Striving for Social Impact, embracing an abundance mindset and a moonshot thinking are definitely in my DNA.”
This explains why in addition to being a global healthcare futurist, she is also a Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School, Division of Entrepreneurship, and teaching the Executive MBA Business Technology Course at the UM Business School.
Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes holds executive certifications from several Universities: Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy, and Blockchain Technology and Business Innovation from MIT Sloan; Finance, Negotiation and Bioethics from Harvard; and Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford.
A brilliant speaker and thought leader, Ingrid has addressed and inspired hundreds of women across the globe. How does she define her sense of leadership? “I believe in authentic, purposeful leadership and aim to inspire or mentor others in their leadership journey,” she says.
For her continuous efforts and success in education, entrepreneurship, social impact and innovation, Ingrid has been honoured with innumerous awards, notable among them being –
- WBAF World Excellence Award-Social Entrepreneurship 2021
- Top 20 Global Leaders in Digital Twins Technologies
- Top 50 Global Leaders in Health Tech
- Top 50 Global Ecosystem Leaders
- Top 100 Visionary In Education Award 2021
- Top 100 Global Women in Leadership Award 2021
- Top 100 World Women Vision Award 2021-Innovation & Tech
- Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise 2021 (nominee)
- Nations of Women Change Makers Award (finalist)
- Top 100 Healthcare Leader 2020 Award
- Top 100 Finance Leader 2020 Award
- Top 100 Women in Crypto 2020
- Excellence In Education Award 2020
- Women Leader Award 2016
- Teaching Award 2010
- Excellence in Research Award 2001.
A confident woman like Ingrid inspires other women to and hope to do more and be more. Who inspired Ingrid to strive for more? “On a personal level, my grandmother instilled in me a strong work ethic, personal discipline, and desire to succeed against all odds. From a professional perspective, I have a few key role models that have served as inspiration for my career, from Marie Curie to Christine Laguarde or Jacinda Ardern, all of whom showcase a great balance of knowledge, passion and power,” sums up the admirable Dr Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes.