Lewis Smith

Country representing

United Kingdom

Languages

English

Education

  • Medical Microbiology BSc, University of Reading
  • Online Fundamentals, Rutgers University,New Jersey
  • Dr Challoners Grammar School

Current organisation

Johnson & Johnson

Current role

Customer Innovation Speciality

Skills and Expertise

Healthcare
Information technology
Social entrepreneurship
Social media

Areas of interest

Business
Leadership
Media

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

As a millennial in the digital age I am passionate about the use of technology to bring about positive change to the community. My experience of healthcare systems abroad and work with several of the Johnson & Johnson businesses over the last three years has sparked a passion for making a difference in healthcare. The overlap between my enthusiasm for technology and my academic career path is in providing as many patients access to the least traumatic treatment through the use of novel technologies.

Actions

In the summer during my university break I worked as a medical volunteer in Kumasi, Ghana. Whilst living with a Ghanaian family I was given basic training to work as a phlebotomist in the Suntreso HIV clinic where I witnessed HIV diagnoses and counselling over many weeks. I observed surgery in some of the most remote hospitals with very few resources and helped in every way possible through a community outreach program. This involved treating children’s infected cuts, fungal infections and ringworm at remote schools and orphanages. More recently I worked as a Care in the Home Volunteer for the British Red cross which involved assisting with the transportation and the general safety/wellbeing of vulnerable individuals who had recently returned from long stays in hospital. Within Johnson & Johnson I voluntarily led the European 12.12.12 TEDxJNJ event in our Pinewood office which harnessed the TED (Technology Entertainment Design) philosophy of ‘ideas worth spreading’ and brought them to the J&J workplace under the theme ‘Caring for our Future’. The event focused on the different motivators of the Millennial generation and how Generation-Y and the baby boomers can best work with them. Following this I took on the responsibility of the TEDxJNJ Global Council with responsibility for driving the wider initiative forward with a team of ten Global TEDxJNJ Ambassadors from around the world.