Philippe Marchand, Ph.D.
Dr. Marchand is an operations executive and an entrepreneur. Previously, Dr. Marchand was the CIO of Genoptix (a subsidiary of Novartis) and assumed responsibilities for global IT operations with Novartis Oncology. At Genoptix, he initially led the engineering development and operations and subsequently, as CIO, oversaw the creation of the Diagnostics Laboratory, the subsequent IPO, and the acquisition of Genoptix by Novartis. Earlier in his career, Dr. Marchand founded two San Diego-based technology companies, Celula and Parallel Solutions, where he also assumed roles of CTO and President, respectively. Dr. Marchand received a M.S. (Hons.), a Ph.D., and the Research Habilitation in Electrical Engineering from the Université de Haute Alsace, France and was a Lavoisier post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego.