About This Talk
Over the last 20 years, we've made enormous clinical, scientific, and technological progress in genomics. But 2020 will be remembered as one of the most transformative years for medicine, genomics, and humanity. Using the power of next-generation sequencing, scientists were able to create lifesaving diagnostics, vaccines and therapies in record time. The collaborative effort across industries and borders during the pandemic has changed science - and medicine - forever. We're at the center of the genomics revolution, not just for infectious disease but for cancer, rare genetic disease, and so much more.
Previously, deSouza served as President of Products and Services at Symantec Corporation, where he was responsible for driving the vision for the company's market-leading portfolio and served in a variety of executive roles. He joined Symantec through the acquisition of IMlogic, where he was co-founder and CEO.
Prior to joining IMlogic, deSouza was co-founder and CEO of Flash Communications, a provider of corporate instant messaging that was acquired by Microsoft. Following the acquisition, he joined Microsoft and led the team responsible for the development of the company's enterprise real-time collaboration offerings. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors for The Walt Disney Company.
Francis deSouza received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.