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 Executive Chairman and CEO of S3 Connected Health, a member and former Chair of Irish Medtech, a former board member of Technology Ireland, and a member of the Irish Software CEO Forum.
John began his career in the semiconductor industry and held various positions in technology, marketing, and engineering before becoming CEO of what was S3 Group in 2001.
In 2006 he led a management buyout of S3 Group from Philips. The buyout was financed by ACT Venture Capital. This funding was used to accelerate and develop S3 Group’s activities in digital health, semiconductors, and digital TV.
In 2015 the S3 TV Technology business was acquired by Accenture and in 2018 the S3 Semiconductors business was acquired by Adesto Technologies.
John holds 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.
He spends most of his spare time trying to keep an old Land Rover on the road.
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.
In his free time, Szymon likes to scuba dive with friends. He enjoys the exciting, new, and unexpected discoveries that lies beneath, while remining conscious and protective of our underwater habitats.
Matt leads the marketing, commercial development, and client engagement teams here at S3 Connected Health. He supports our new pharma and medtech clients to scope their initial projects and achieve their strategic objectives with digital health products by combining a rigorous scientific approach with novel technologies.
Matt began his career in consumer marketing. While working at Procter & Gamble and GSK, he developed product concepts from proposition through global positioning, branding, and launch. Over a decade ago, he moved into digital health and has since gained experience across companies ranging from start-ups to global leaders in the space.
He has led the product development and commercial launch of multiple cloud-based, connected health solutions. Projects have included a sleep therapy solution that was integrated with the Apple Health Kit and featured both mobile and smartwatch applications, along with customer support services, and a clinical support solution for the assessment, monitoring, and tracking of disease progression.
Matt likes to travel, explore different cultures, and try new foods when time allows. He takes any chance he gets to switch off and go camping and hiking with family and friends.
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.
Elzbieta leads the Human Resources Team and is responsible for HR strategy, performance and talent management and sourcing, learning and development, and employee engagement.
The HR team works under Elzbieta’s guidance to ensure that S3 Connected Health’s company culture and values inspire all employees to achieve their full potential and reach our business goals, so we can truly make a difference in healthcare.
With a strong background supporting large, diverse workforces in multiple locations and industries, Elzbieta has almost 20 years of international HR experience, including more than 15 years within the IT industry.
Outside of work, she is passionate about fast cars, furry animals, and smart people.
John leads product and platform management at S3 Connected Health. He and his team create services and solutions that improve patient outcomes and support healthcare professionals, and ensure they’re sustainable by delivering a return on investment to pharma, medtech, and healthcare providers.
In his early career at S3 Connected Health, John led the telehealth team that developed connected medical devices and services. He then moved on to become Global Head of eHealth and Patient Care at Merck KGaA, where he was responsible for the global platform and product marketing of Merck’s connected health solutions. John then founded his own digital health strategy consultancy, HealthGenuity. We’re delighted to have John, and his 15 years’ experience in digital health, back.
John is a lifelong learner; he has an MBA from Imperial College London, a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Limerick, and he is currently completing an MIT certificate in Strategy and Innovation.
Outside of work John enjoys team sports, and practices Zen meditation
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.
In his current role at S3 Connected Health, Piotr helps medtech companies take full advantage of the opportunities connected medical devices and digital health services bring.
His focus is on turning healthcare solutions (like medical devices or drugs) into connected care ecosystems that improve outcomes for all stakeholders, from patients through providers, to payers.
Piotr has over two decades’ experience in the medical technology and telecoms space. With an engineering background, he has managed teams designing and delivering connected medical devices and services for leading life sciences companies.
Outside of work, Piotr is often found climbing mountains, hiking, trail running, joining orienteering games, and doing other outdoor activities. When indoors, he does life and executive coaching as well as masters mental models from various disciplines to improve quality of thinking and decision making.
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, payors, 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.
He holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ, USA), an MBA from the College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA, USA), and an M.D. from UCC (Bayamon, PR, USA).
When weather allows, Kevin can be found hiking the hills surrounding his home, or in bad weather he enjoys a virtual workout on his Peloton bike or treadmill.
Padraig manages the Quality and Regulatory Affairs team at S3 Connected Health.
His team is responsible for S3 Connected Health’s quality management system and compliance with ISO 13485 and applicable regulatory requirements.
A key aspect of Padraig’s role is providing regulatory analysis and insight pertaining to the development and deployment of medical device solutions for our medtech and pharma customers.
Padraig has broad experience across the industry, having worked with a number of multinational companies in a variety of engineering and management roles.
Raymond works closely with our pharma and medtech clients to understand the challenges they face and help achieve their connected device and digital health ambitions.
Coming from a scientific background, Raymond has gained over 20 years’ experience in life sciences, clinical research, medical device manufacturing, and product development. He has held commercial and project management roles across multiple sectors where he delivered complex user-centric products and programs.
Outside of work, Raymond enjoys living the country life with his wonderful wife and three boys. He has a passion for old houses, fast horses, loud music, and contact sports.
Przemyslaw manages a multidisciplinary team of over 100 world-class specialists working across enterprise, embedded software, and hardware development.
He previously led departments responsible for product development and delivery in the enterprise resource planning area.
Przemyslaw holds an MSc. in computer science from the Wroclaw Technical University and an Executive MBA from Kozminski University.
A happy husband and father of three wonderful kids, Przemyslaw enjoys technical diving and dynamic shooting sports in his free time.
William is the Marketing Director at S3 Connected Health. He leads the marketing team and ensures the company helps to drive the industry narrative on the transformative impact digital health has on healthcare delivery and patient care.
William has worked in the digital health and connected medical device sectors for over 12 years, from early developments in assisted living and telehealth, to wearable medical devices and the emergence of digital medicine and digital therapeutics.
He holds an MA in International Business, a BSc in Management and Marketing, and was a participant of the inaugural Johnson and Johnson Digital Health Masterclass.
William has been a frequent and extensive traveler in the past. He currently spends his free time pursing outdoor activities closer to home.
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.
Katarzyna manages our team of system analysts and UX and UI designers here at S3 Connected Health.
Katarzyna and her group work with our clients on product requirements and supports development teams to provide solutions that address user needs and meet the highest quality standards.
She studied computer science and biomedical engineering at Wroclaw University of Technology before starting her career in the analysis of IT systems
Outside of work, Katarzyna leads an active life. When not travelling with family and friends she enjoys a host of different sports.
Maciej leads the Enterprise and Cloud Solutions Team; a team of dedicated developers who work with our pharma and medtech clients to create digital health and SaMD solutions needed to address their specific needs, and the needs of patients and clinicians.
Maciej is a graduate of the Wroclaw University of Technology and has since gained over 20 years’ experience at every level of the software development and project management ladder, which he uses to deliver products that meet the rigors of healthcare standards.
Outside of work Maciej enjoys snow and water sports, travelling, and e-gaming (in the right proportions).
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.
Meghan works with clients from initial engagement right through the solution development lifecycle, to ensure their goals and objectives are met at every step along the way.
Meghan has operated and driven engagement for multi-stakeholder, multichannel patient access platforms for several pharmaceutical companies in North America, and worked for several years in Washington, D.C managing and operating large technology builds.
She founded her own biotechnology start-up out of Johns Hopkins University, which focused on tackling antibiotic resistance in clinical settings. Meghan subsequently returned to Ireland to work with wearable sensors for use in clinical trials, specifically in areas such as Parkinson’s disease and fall prevention in the elderly.
In her free time, she enjoys trail running with her Rottweiler and trying out new recipes.
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.
Outside of work, Sinead enjoys spending time with her young children, and wider family circle. When all the plates stop spinning, she sneaks off for a swim to relax and unwind.
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.
Darren is passionate about delivering innovative solutions to improve patient experience. He enjoys applying evidenced-based approaches to address customer business needs and problems faced in healthcare.
Working previously in boutique strategic consultancies focusing on value, pricing, access, and policy strategy development, Darren gained a deep understanding of healthcare markets across Europe and amassed extensive experience with multi-stakeholder collaborations driving positive, sustainable, and innovative improvements to healthcare.
Darren has a BSc in physiology and an MSc in biotechnology and business management from The University of Warwick. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and coaching basketball and hurling.
Dan manages engagements with our clients in medical device development and connectivity.
Dan has led cross functional teams on multi-site development projects with customers based across EMEA and the US. With over over 30 years’ experience developing and delivering technology in digital health, computer design, storage, data comms, and security, he has managed numerous projects from early stages through to manufacturing.
Dan gained a First-Class Honor’s Master’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Limerick before starting his career as a software engineer and branching into hardware design. He has since managed development teams and R&D organizations in Philips, Stratus, and was operations director in Ircona before joining S3 Connected Health.
Outside work, Dan enjoys hill walking and is a keen supporter of Irish and Munster rugby.
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.
John and his team apply new technologies in IoMT, data analytics, and user experience to deliver the best digital health solutions and devices for our medtech and pharma customers.
With a strong background in software development, John has worked for Microsoft, Symantec, and multiple medtech companies over the years. Recently, his focus has been on technologies that will drive improvements in patient care. He runs active projects in machine Vision, augmented reality, data connectivity, security for medical devices, and machine learning.
John is on the central steering committee for CeADAR, a technology center for innovation and the application of big data analytics and visualization. In his free time, John is an avid cyclist and movie buff.
Robert and his team are responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing of QA activities throughout the medical device project life cycle, as well as documenting and executing verification activities, including the test case review.
Working in software testing for over thirteen years across the finance, banking, airline, retail, mobile, and healthcare industries, Robert has served as a quality engineer, test coordinator, verification project manager, team leader, test manager, and head of testing.
Robert believes in the importance of building trust and promoting a quality culture within organizations to deliver high-quality products, define effective test processes, and always look for improvements.
Outside of work Robert enjoys traveling, squash, and skiing.
Marzena manages the company’s quality system and works with customers, project teams, and external auditors to ensure all requirements are always met.
Marzena studied biotechnology and quality management at the Technical University of Wroclaw. She has since gained over 16 years’ experience in quality management, mainly in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
Her computer science experience is directly related to the introduction of multi-systems for improving quality, design, and production aspects. She is a champion of automation, and always believes we can improve upon slower manual practices.
Marzena loves to spend time by the sea, swimming in cold water, and mountain trekking. When not ranging in the outdoors, she enjoys live music and seeks out unusual theatre performances with spectator involvement.
Paweł establishes architecture, design, and technology principles and guidelines for the digital health solutions we create, leveraging the full potential of new technologies to exceed our customer’s expectations.
For over 20 years, Paweł has provided architecture for global customers across the medtech, telehealth, pharma, financial, and telecommunications sectors.
He holds an MSc. in computer science from the Wrocław Technical University and is passionate about combining software and systems design with deep, practical knowledge of business and functional analysis.
Outside of work, Pawel faces the challenge of competing with his daughters in board games, chess, and volleyball. When he loses to them, which happens more and more often, he accepts defeat with pride and a smile.