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Peter Adams

Chief Executive Officer

Ottawa, ON, CANADA

Strategy Business Development, International Semiconductor Systems, Healthcare Life Science Innovation Management



Peter brings 40 years International experience in high technology business development in executive and consulting capacities from startup to fortune 500 including Intel, Regis McKenna and MaRS Discover District.

Areas of Expertise

Neurological TechnologyHealthcare Efficiency and TechnologyLife SciencesHealthcare FundingInternational Market Development StrategyAlzheimer's DiseaseHealthcare InnovationHealthcare 2.0Mobile Health Technologies


Senior Health IT Business Advisor – MaRS Discovery District | professional

MaRS helps create successful global businesses from Canada’s science, technology and social innovation. MaRS provides resources — people, programs, physical facilities, funding and networks — to ensure that critical innovation happens. We stimulate, identify and harness great ideas, nurture their development and guide the transformation of those ideas into reality. We measure our success through the companies that emerge after receiving help from MaRS.



Central School of Speech and Drama, London

Acting Fundamentals, Text and Speech

Oxford University

HNC (B.Sc. Equiv.), Applied Physics

Selected Media Appearances

MaRS HIT Forum: Facing the elephants in the room with a fresh approach



I would like to give a short personal history of my experiences leading up to June 7, 2012, when the MaRS Health IT Innovation Forum will launch, because I believe they will help people understand the goals and significance of this event...

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The magic of convergence at MaRS



Advisors with the MaRS life sciences & healthcare practice meet so many talented entrepreneurs—some with brilliant technical skills, some with clinical skills and some with business skills. Rarely do we meet entrepreneurs with all three...

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Selected Event Appearances

Keynote Introduction

MaRS Health IT Innovation Forum  MaRS Discovery District, Toronto


The Effect of eHealth on the Aging Population

Canada 3.0 Conference  Stratford, Ontario


Sample Talks

The Effect of eHealth on the Aging Population

Healthcare systems around the world are struggling to improve healthcare delivery against a backdrop of legacy processes, technology, governance and procedural design. Our aging population will have the biggest impact on the healthcare system in the next 20 years. In this workshop, Peter will discuss the impacts that eHealth technologies need to have to manage the escalating costs in the system.