Sam de Brouwer is co-founder at and COO of, a computing linguistic company building medical dialogue systems and intelligent conversational agents for next-generation personalized healthcare.
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  • Curator and organizer of TEDxSanFrancisco

  • Former co-founder and VP, Scanadu

  • Former advocacy director, One Laptop Per Child Europe


  • “Sam and Walter de Brouwer’s son was hospitalized for a year in 2011. The experience inspired the couple to learn everything they could about medical data, so they could eliminate that feeling of helplessness. Inspired by medical technology seen on Star Trek, the couple founded a company called Scanadu and invented a new device that could easily read a person’s vital health information and relay it in easy-to-understand terms.”

    Brian Rubin