• Digital-Health-Conference-2020

Invited SpeakersProfile Details

Dr. Babar Khan
Dr. Babar Khan With over 10 years of experience across both academia and industry, Babar started his career as a scientist with a passion for business.

Biography

With over 10 years of experience across both academia and industry, Babar started his career as a scientist with a passion for business. During his Ph.D., he successfully developed a system to measure microbial activity in water purification systems using a chemical-based sensor. This technology is being commercialized in collaboration with leading industrial partners to reduce the cost of drinking water production through desalination.

Currently, Babar is engaged with NEOM, Saudi Arabia’s Giga-project, formulating the strategy for the Future of Food while focusing on technology assessment and investments within the Biotech and Life Sciences space.

Along with being co-inventor on multiple patents, Babar holds a BS in Environmental Biology, an MS in Clinical Biology, a certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management and a Ph.D. in Bioscience. Babar was recently awarded the Innovators under 35 MENA by the MIT Technology Review Arabia. He is passionate about using his experiences to increase environmental sustainability so his children and future generations can continue to enjoy our planet. 

All sessions by Dr. Babar Khan

  • Day 2Tuesday, January 21st
Session 3 : Digital Health & Food and Environment (Chair Prof. Xiangliang Zhang)
10:05 am

Leveraging digital platforms to improve healthy diets and increase environmental awareness

The NEOM team is building a city of the future, focused on integrated the latest technological advances in digital and biotech platforms across all sectors. Today, the Food sector is being challenged and changed drastically as technology advances from digital and medical sciences improve crop productivity, decrease reliance on labor and bring about environmental awareness.

Digital technologies will be the heart of the Future of Food. Two major ways in which we foresee the impact are through:

1. Sustainable Sourcing platforms built using collections of digital touchpoints throughout the food system journey.
2. Nutritional labeling and nudges based on the desired lifestyle.

Both of these advances are predicated on technologies but have impacts on human and environmental health

Building 19, Hall 1 10:05 - 10:30 Details