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Cristina Bescos

Cristina Bescos is since 2021 the Director of Innovation at EIT Health, as well as the managing director of EIT Health Spain since 2019. She holds a PhD in telecommunication engineering with a biomedical specialism, has developed an extensive career in digital health and healthcare transformation, spanning both public research and the private sector.

Before joining EIT Health, Cristina worked for the European Space Agency, Hewlett Packard, Telefonica R+D and Philips, where she managed European programmes in telehealth and value-based healthcare. Passionate about transforming European health systems to better serve patients with chronic conditions, Cristina sees technology as both a disruptor and enabler for the wellbeing of citizens and healthcare professionals alike.

Throughout her 20 years of experience, Cristina has represented numerous industrial organisations, standardisation committees, expert forums, and innovation programmes at European level. Her work has been focused on driving change in eHealth, telemedicine, chronic condition management, and healthy ageing. In 2021, Cristina was elected as one of the 100 women leaders in Spain and HIMSS Future50 global leader in digital health.