St. Sulpice, 30th October 2017 – For the 20th consecutive year Ernst & Young in Switzerland presented the Entrepreneur of the Year awards in front of 400 guests from the business, political and cultural arenas from across the country were in attendance at the gala in the Kursaal, Interlaken. Dr. Jurgi Camblong, CEO of SOPHiA GENETICS, won the “Emerging Entrepreneur” category as a reflection of the contribution he and his company are making to the field of clinical genomics.
Dr. Camblong is an important player in the field of genomics, his company’s technology, SOPHiA AI, is used by over 360 hospitals across 55 countries and has already analyzed the genomic profiles of over 140K patients. Dr. Camblong also sits on the Swiss government’s digital transformation advisory board. “Dr. Jurgi Camblong and SOPHiA GENETICS bring together scientific excellence and commercial expertise – this impressed our jury and myself. The combination promises a huge step forward in the successful treatment of genetic diseases.” – Heinrich Christen, Partner at EY and Leader Regions.
Marcel Stalder, CEO of EY in Switzerland, was delighted for the winners: “For me, the commitment of the participating entrepreneurs is a demonstration of what makes Switzerland a strong location for innovation, even in times of digital disruption: first-class expertise and a great deal of passion. The Entrepreneur of the Year award stands for exactly these virtues and is our commitment to Swiss enterprise.”
“It is a great honor to be acknowledged by EY as the Emerging Entrepreneur of the year. It is not just a personal prize for me but the recognition of a combined team success” commented Jurgi Camblong after the ceremony.
The Entrepreneur of the Year award is one of the largest and most prestigious business awards in the world. The competition is held with the same criteria worldwide. It is staged across 150 EY locations, and has taken place in Switzerland for the 20th consecutive year. This year entrepreneur, patron and philanthropist, Hansjörg Wyss, was honoured with the “Master Entrepreneur” award.
Photos of the winners can be downloaded from 9.30 pm on Friday, 27 October 2017 at http://www.ey.com/ch/en/newsroom/news-releases
Photos of the event can be downloaded from 4.00 pm on Monday, 30 October 2017 at http://www.eoy-gallery.ch/en/2017/
About SOPHiA GENETICS
SOPHiA GENETICS: global leader in Data-Driven Medicine, SOPHiA GENETICS is a health tech company which has developed SOPHiA AI, the most advanced technology for clinical genomics, helping healthcare professionals better diagnose and treat patients. The global network of 360 institutions from 55 countries that use the SOPHiA DDM® analytical platform powered by SOPHiA form the world’s largest clinical genomics community. By enabling the rapid adoption of genomic testing worldwide, turning data into actionable clinical insights, and sharing knowledge through its community, SOPHiA GENETICS is democratizing Data-Driven Medicine to save lives. More info: http://www.sophiagenetics.com
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