At S3 Connected Health we create digital health solutions and connected medical devices that improve the lives of people with acute and chronic conditions.
Our 200-strong team throughout Europe and the US have delivered award-winning solutions for our customers in pharma and medtech for over 18 years. This combination of experience and innovation allows us to provide impactful digital health solutions that truly transform healthcare.
Below are some of our medical professionals, behavioral scientists, solution architects, user experience (UX) specialists, quality and regulatory experts, data scientists, engineers, and business analysts that make this possible.
John is currently Executive Chairman and CEO of S3 Connected Health, an active member of the Irish Software CEO Forum, Vice-Chair of Irish Medtech and a board member of Technology Ireland.
He began his career in the semiconductor industry and held various positions in technology, marketing and engineering before becoming CEO of S3 Group in 2001.
John has an engineering degree from the University of Limerick, an MBA from University College Dublin and has completed the Enterprise Ireland Leadership for Growth program at Stanford University.
Jim is the leader of S3 Connected Health and is responsible for strategy and business execution.
James is Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development in S3 Connected Health. James oversees quality, regulatory, legal, compliance, data protection, government relationships, grants, intellectual property, information technology, and corporate development.
Throughout his 30-year career in the technology industry, James has worked across multiple areas and has made significant contributions through roles on industry association boards, research centres, and contributions to government bodies.
James holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electronic engineering from University College Dublin and a master’s degree in law from the University of Strasbourg.
Szymon is responsible for delivering bespoke customer solutions. He has more than 20 years’ experience delivering innovative telehealth and telecare projects.
Szymon oversees operations and programme management, driving the technical direction of the business line, generating and managing intellectual property and representing S3 Connected Health in industry bodies globally. He leads a multidisciplinary, world-class team that have delivered award winning, connected-health solutions for our clients across the globe.
In May 2007 Szymon received a Key Contributor Award from Continua Alliance for his work on defining standards for Telehealth interoperability. Szymon holds an MSc. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland.
Matt leads the Client Engagement and Marketing team at S3 Connected Health.
Matt has over 20 years' experience developing and launching transformative patient and consumer products internationally.
Cathal has been our Chief Financial Officer since 1999; he is a key member of our Boards of Directors and also serves as Company Secretary. We’ve benefitted from Cathal’s expertise in all aspects of finance, management, accounting, and reporting since 1989, when we were trading as Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. and he was Group Financial Controller.
Sitting at the helm of our company finances, Cathal drives the company’s global strategic financial direction and helps guide our merger and acquisition activities. Most notably, he played pivotal roles in a number of large-scale merger and acquisition transactions, including the S3 Group management buyout from Royal Philips Electronics, the recapitalization of the company with various funding injections of ~$50 million, and divesting two of S3 Group’s highly valuable business units – Semiconductors and TV Technology and other assets for ~$175m – after which we decided to focus entirely on digital and connected health.
Driven by the desire to see our digital health and connected medical devices truly improve lives and help transform healthcare, Cathal strives to accelerate the successful development of S3 Connected Health’s highly valuable technology into its worldwide target markets.
Cathal is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) from University College Dublin. He participated in the Enterprise Ireland ‘Strategic Leadership for CFO’s’ program at Stanford University. This program lasted for one year and was aimed at developing CFO leadership and strategic skills to drive both strategy execution and company performance to deliver international growth and create shareholder value. Cathal was one of only 25 accomplished and experienced CFO’s who were selected to join the program.
He currently lives in Roundwood, County Wicklow, Ireland with his wife Mary of 32 years. He is active in his local community and, in his personal time, enjoys playing golf and hiking with his wife and friends.
John heads up Product Management in S3 Connected Health where he spends his days understanding customer and market needs and distilling them into compelling product offerings.
John has over 20 years experience and has run successful product teams across a variety of industries. He has delivered complex enterprise solutions to customers like AT&T, Danone, JP Morgan, DHL, Vodafone and BSkyB amongst others.
When the opportunity came to work in the healthcare industry he jumped at it because he predicts ‘win-win-win-win’ solutions emerging where patients, healthcare providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies all succeed in achieving better commercial and clinical outcomes through the application of new technologies.
With a keen focus on success, Derek is responsible for all aspects of engagement with our clients. He and his teams ensure client-needs are understood, challenges are overcome, and successful outcomes are delivered.
With 25 years’ experience delivering technology in the digital health and digital broadcast spaces, Derek understands the challenges of complex program delivery at scale. He began his career as a software engineer and has since managed technology, engineering, product development, manufacturing, and deployment teams.
Derek was responsible for running the global operations of the S3 Group digital broadcast business, which is now part of Accenture. In this role, he led the digital broadcast team to global success, winning the Irish Software Association Digital Technology Company of the Year, Services Project of the Year, and Irish Exporters’ Association Software Exporter of the Year.
Derek holds a First-Class Honor’s degree in computer Engineering (B.Eng.) from the University of Limerick.
Brian and his team work with clients to understand the challenges within a therapeutic area and design optimum solutions and services to address them at scale.
Brian operates at the interface of healthcare delivery, technology advances, and business model development. He is driven by opportunities to improve the way healthcare is consumed.
Having spent many years in commercial and research roles where he worked with life science companies, healthcare systems, patients, and payors across Europe, the US, and APAC, Brian has gained extensive experience in digital health and its implementation within different healthcare systems.
Brian had a rich research background. He completed a PhD at the University of Reading, UK, where he focused on the development of biomarker assays to support clinical decision making in oncology. He also holds post-graduate business qualifications from Dublin Institute of Technology and UCD Smurfit School of Business.
Outside of work Brian enjoys outdoor life, keeping fit, and travelling – he has even been known to run a marathon now and then.
Piotr is responsible for shaping the services part of S3 Connected Health.
Piotr is heavily involved in market interactions and business development, especially for pharma. Piotr has 17 years’ experience in development and engineering management and has managed multiple programs, which have delivered award-winning products in the telecom and healthcare space.
His current focus is on how S3 Connected Health can help customers to turn their point healthcare solutions (like drugs or medical devices) into connected health systems that increase and demonstrate value at all stages.
Dr. Hanley MD, MBA, BSEE provides clinical leadership for the latest innovations in healthcare delivery for chronic disease management in both the US and Europe.
Having lead the design of improved healthcare delivery solutions, Dr. Hanley focuses on addressing gaps in care between patients, primary care physicians, specialists, payers, assisted living and healthcare providers.
Dr. Hanley has worked with the leading clinical providers in Europe and the United States, and has over 15 years’ experience working with the leading healthcare, IT and telecommunication companies in the sector. Dr. Hanley holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ, USA), MBA from the College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA, USA) and an M.D. from UCC (Bayamon, PR, USA).
Vitaliy and his team work to develop next generation connected medical devices and deliver digital health solutions for medtech companies that meet the latest market trends. They work across wearable, implantable, and in-hospital devices, and are always focused on improving the end-user experience.
Beginning his career as an embedded software engineer, Vitaliy has since managed various engineering groups. This has allowed him to develop a strong focus for dealing with technical issues and deep technical experience across multiple industries.
Vitaliy holds a master’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. When not in the office, he leads an active, outdoor life and enjoys playing soccer, cycling, and skiing.
As our Director of Solutions for Medtech, Bill primarily helps medical device companies in the US make the transition into digital health; translating their visions into reality by working with the technical team to define and craft a system that meets client and patient needs.
Bill brings decades of experience in the medical and life science industries and has served in development and executive management roles at several medical device and Fortune 100 companies. He has been directly involved in the creation of various medical products including hearing aids, perfusion systems, PACS, medical imaging equipment, networking and storage solutions, telemedicine, vital signs monitoring systems, and mobile health.
Residing in Minnesota, Bill is an active participant in the medtech community, a regular writer and contributor to leading medtech publications, and a lecturer on innovation and product development, including medical devices. Bill holds a BS in Physics, BSEE, and MSEE degrees.
Bill is incredibly passionate about using tech to improve healthcare, guiding the next generation, and helping his local community. He serves on advisory boards for four different Universities, he mentors students and start-ups, and he has given 25 years’ service to his home community, sitting on his city council and several planning and advisory commissions.
Sinead is a chartered health psychologist and leads our behavioral science and health psychology work.
She is passionate about supporting patients living with chronic illness and has significant experience building rapport with patients through qualitative interviews to elicit their lived experiences of chronic illness.
Since 2012 she has successfully led the psychological design and delivery of many global, regional and local patient-support programs and solutions across a broad range of conditions.
Sinead is a former research psychologist and university lecturer and completed a BA in psychology at University College Dublin, an MSc in health psychology at University College London and a PhD in psychology at Dublin City University.
Kathleen is one of our behavioural scientists. She works with our clients in life sciences to design and conduct research to better understand the needs, values, behaviors, and motivations of patients and health care professionals who use our solutions.
Her research produces evidence-based insights which feed into the design of user-centered health technologies that promote optimal health outcomes. She firmly believes that this mix of person-centered philosophy and evidence-based innovation can help solve key problems in healthcare.
With a background in academic health research, Kathleen is an award-winning researcher and science-communicator, has published a selection of peer-reviewed papers on digital and public health, attracted multiple research grants, and worked on several public health research projects across Europe and Australia.
Kathleen continues to lecture part-time in University College Cork on digital health and believes that continuing her academic research ensures that her work is rooted in the latest academic advances.
She holds a PhD in the area of digital health and person-centered design (UCC, Ireland), an MSc in Health Psychology (NUI Galway, Ireland), and a BA in Applied Psychology (UCC, Ireland).
In her spare time Kathleen spends as much time as possible outdoors. She is a keen surfer, yoga teacher, and triathlete.
Juliette is one of our senior health consultants and works with our global life science partners to devise and develop digital health strategies.
Juliette has extensive experience in type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, NAFLD/NASH, general internal medicine, and population health strategy.
She is driven to develop innovative, person-centered care-delivery strategies through collaborative partnerships.
Juliette enjoys spending time outdoors with friends, family, and her two dogs, Cole and Alfie. She loves travelling around Ireland, with the dogs in tow, but also likes to venture further abroad to experience different cultures, food, and warmer climates than those found in Dublin!
Tomasz and his team manage and operate products and services for S3 Connected Health’s customers in pharma, medtech, and healthcare provision; they’re responsible for security, maintenance, and support.
Since gaining his MSc in computer science from the Technical University of Wrocław, Tomasz has gained over 20 years’ experience as software developer and project manager.
He was actively involved in the creation of our quality systems, implementing both ISO13485 for developing medical devices and ISO27001 for assuring security of products and services, and his expertise in bridging the worlds of software development and maintenance is invaluable.
Tomasz leads an active life and enjoys running, swimming, cycling, and hiking through Poland’s scenic mountains.