Jeroen Tas is responsible for Strategic Business Development at Philips and former Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer at Philips. He has more than 35 years of global experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the healthcare, information technology and financial services industries.
Jeroen is closely involved with the company’s strategy, platforms, ventures and emerging businesses. In his current position in Strategic Business Development, he plays a central role in coaching digital business ventures and leadership and is involved in strategic projects to create new models of people-centric healthcare. He leverages emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and the Internet of Things to reinforce the company’s health propositions aimed at supporting consumers, care professionals and health systems with personalized, connected health solutions.
Jeroen’s stance is echoed in Philips’ commitment to touch the lives of billions and improve better health outcomes at lower cost: from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care.
A respected thought leader, Jeroen was responsible for turning around Philips’ healthcare IT business and has been instrumental in establishing HealthSuite as the new open industry standard for the ‘Healthcare Internet of Things’ Cloud platform.
Jeroen joined Philips in 2011, leading IT worldwide as Group Chief Information Officer (CIO). In 2014 he became CEO of Philips Healthcare, Informatics Solutions & Services, overseeing digital health and clinical informatics. From 2016, Jeroen led the company’s Connected Care and Informatics businesses, demonstrating a passion to create new models of people-centric healthcare, based on the power of information technology.
Before joining Philips, Jeroen co-founded and served as President, COO and Vice-Chairman of the board for MphasiS, an IT and Business Process Outsourcing company, which was acquired by HP in 2006. Prior to MphasiS, he was the head of Transaction Technology, Inc., Citigroup's tech lab, responsible for the innovation and development of the bank’s customer-facing systems, including Internet banking and self-service devices. From 2007-8, he was Vice President and General Manager at EDS, responsible for the company’s global competency centers.
Jeroen is the 2004 winner of the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Information Technology category for the New York region. He also won the Dutch CIO of the year 2013 Award, NASSCOM Global CIO Award 2014, the World Innovation Congress 2014 CIO Leadership Award, CIO Net European CIO of 2014 Award, the IT Executive 2014 Award and the Accenture 2015 Innovator of the Year award. He holds a Master’s Degree in computer science and business administration from VU University, Amsterdam.