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19 November, 2018 - 12:08 By Kate Sweeney

Healthcare AI firm brings co-founder into the fray full time

OKRA Technologies has made a new C-suite hire in Jeroen Prins, who joins as chief operating officer in the Cambridge office. 

Prins helped found OKRA alongside CEO Dr Loubna Bouarfa and has now joined the business full time. He joins from PwC, where he was leading technology services for startup financial institutions and working on adopting emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Prins said: “I’m excited to join such a fast-growing company and to be part of empowering human decision-making through artificial intelligence. OKRA has a powerful mission, a great team, and is already in the delivery phase. I look forward to being part of scaling up.”

Jeroen’s educational background is in The Netherlands with an MSc in Media and Knowledge Engineering from Delft University of Technology, mirroring OKRA’s UK-Dutch identity.

OKRA has grown significantly in the last year, starting with a £3 million Series A investment round in March, followed by a new office and several new clients and hires. OKRA’s revenue this year is projected at 8x the 2018 forecast.

OKRA Technologies is on a mission to become the world’s most trustworthy AI analytics engine for healthcare. Its technology allows users to ‘speak’ directly to their data, asking natural language questions and generating instant answers. 

Using deep AI algorithms, it also allows engagers to predict future evidence-based outcomes – anticipating outcomes ahead of time. The OKRA platform is live and has already generated over a million answers and predictions.

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