Keynotes and

Invited Speakers

Thursday, 24 October 2019


Zikria Syed

Zikria Syed is the CEO and cofounder of PatientWing (, a company dedicated to enabling patients to participate in clinical trials.

Zikria, in his role as CEO, provides the company’s vision and strategy and works closely with its customers and partners. He is passionate about patient engagement and frequently writes and speaks on the topic.

He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and successfully grown and exited multiple life sciences solutions companies. Prior to VitalTrax, he founded and led NextDocs to become a global leader in document management solutions to life sciences companies.  He also founded and exited Broadpeak, a clinical trial collaboration technology company.

Earlier in his career, Zikria worked at Microsoft where he spent over 10 years consulting with Microsoft’s largest enterprise customers advising them on technology and solution development. He started his career at Siemens Medical Systems where he designed and developed a document imaging solution.

Zikria holds a B.Sc. in computer science from Lock Haven University and M.Sc. in computer science from Drexel University. He currently serves on Drexel University College of Engineering Advisory Board.

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