Mary has more than 25 years’ experience at the intersections of healthcare, technology and innovation. In her role leading Nuance’s Dragon Medical franchise, Mary is responsible for overseeing and growing the market leader in cloud-based speech recognition for clinicians — the largest business area in the company’s Healthcare division. Prior to Nuance, Mary served as the global vice president of Life Science at IBM Watson Health, where she led a team of more than 200 people and managed a portfolio of SaaS solutions, real-world data assets and research consulting services focused on accelerating breakthroughs in drug development. Mary began her career as a pediatric nurse at John Hopkins Hospital. She then moved into consulting, working in healthcare advisory services for KPMG and then management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton. Ten years later, Mary joined Pfizer, where she served in a number of global strategy and innovation roles helping big pharma navigate significant changes in the healthcare landscape, including the broadscale adoption of health IT and health reform. Mary also served as general manager of athenahealth, where she tested and incubated new business lines for the pioneer in cloud-based electronic health records. Mary earned a B.S. in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Health in health policy and management from The Johns Hopkins University. She has also completed executive education coursework in designing and leading innovation at Harvard University.
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