Our Future Health creates new role of Chief Technology Officer

News – 22 October 2021
Marko Balabanovic is appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Our Future Health.

Marko joined Our Future Health in October 2020 as our director of technology. Over the last 12 months, he has made a significant contribution to launching pilot systems with partners at NIHR BioResource and NHS Blood and Transport (NHSBT) to successfully sign up the first volunteers for the programme.

He has over 25 years of experience leading technology teams and developing innovations in academia, corporations, and start-ups, in both the UK and US. He is also a non-executive director on the board of NHS Digital. He studied computer science at Cambridge University and has a PhD in computer science (artificial intelligence) from Stanford.

Andy Roddam, Our Future Health CEO said:
‘‘It has become more and more evident as we establish ourselves that technology is a critical enabler of everything that we do. Expanding Marko’s role and responsibilities ensures a focus on the technology solutions we need to deliver on our mission’’.

Marlo Balabanovic Chief Technology Officer at Our Future Health said:
‘’Building the technology platforms for what will be one of the world’s biggest health research programmes involving millions of people around the UK is the most incredible challenge, and it is an honour to be asked to build the team to make this happen.’’