Marie Ennis O'Connor is a digital communications strategist and internationally recognized keynote speaker on global trends in patient engagement and participatory medicine. She has facilitated successful digital marketing projects for companies in the health technology, pharmaceutical, and allied healthcare fields. In 2016, she was appointed to a panel of multi-sectoral experts in Path To Zero, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s research, policy, and advocacy initiative that aims to surface innovative strategies to support the elimination of the Hepatitis C virus. Marie also serves as an external advisory board member of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network and sits on the board of the Patient Empowerment Foundation, a network of people, foundations, organizations and medical institutions dedicated to empowering patients worldwide. Marie’s work is informed by her passion for embedding the patient voice at the heart of healthcare systems and values.