Executive Vice President, Global Good and Research
Maurizio Vecchione is executive vice president of Global Good and Research at Intellectual Ventures (IV). In this role, he oversees Global Good, IV’s collaboration with Bill Gates to invent and deploy technology specifically focused on improving life in developing countries, as well as the research and operations of the IV Laboratory and Institute for Disease Modeling. Mr. Vecchione most recently served as CEO of Arrogene, which is commercializing a new nanotechnology platform for cancer-targeted therapeutics and diagnostics, and as CEO of telemedicine pioneer CompuMed.
Under Mr. Vecchione’s leadership, Global Good and IV Lab are engaged in cutting-edge research and invention for the benefit of humanity around global health and global development priorities. In global health, Global Good and IV Lab are involved in new diagnostic technologies for infectious diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis, enhanced vaccine delivery technologies, and maternal and child health, as well as the Institute for Disease Modeling efforts to shape infectious disease policy and programs with data-driven analysis. In global development, Global Good and IV Lab focus their work on malnutrition, agricultural productivity, and livestock and dairy value chain improvements for the developing world, with a particular emphasis on the needs of smallholder farmers.
Mr. Vecchione has nearly 30 years of experience in research and the technology sector. He has contributed to building nine start-ups and helped launch more than 50 commercial products, resulting in more than $1 billion in shareholder value. His work spans the software, internet, wireless and life sciences sectors, primarily in connection with translational sciences for science derived from government and academic research and development efforts.
Mr. Vecchione is also involved in a number of nonprofit initiatives, including as a co-founder and member of the board of ReefQuest. This global organization focuses on fostering marine environmental stewardship in children through citizen science.
An inventor himself, Mr. Vecchione is named on multiple U.S. patents and patent applications related to imaging, image processing, and nano-bio-polymer and telecommunications technologies. He was twice a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and received a DEMO God award from the prestigious DEMO organization. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is also a member of the IEEE Spectrum editorial advisory board.