The leadership team at Volv

The leadership team at Volv

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Christopher Rudolf, CEOChristopher is the CEO and chairman at Volv Global, an applied data science company focused on positive patient outcomes.

Christopher has over 20 years of experience as a technology entrepreneur and business advisor, having worked for many Blue-Chip organisations helping solve their critical global scale data problems.

Highlights of his career:

  • A client was awarded Innovative Business of the Year based on his innovative technology to manage a very large multi-lingual outsource for British Airways.
  • Christopher developed what became best-in-class global forecasting models for Nokia for several years running. It was quoted as being “second to none” according to the Financial Times Lex column at the time.
  • He developed a new target operating model for a large Uk Pharma helping to decrease overall inventory by $750m.
  • He set up drug pipeline budget management capability for a large European Vaccines company with a budget of over €500m.
  • Master data and data governance monitoring and management system was specified designed and implemented by him for a large pharmaceutical client.
  • As Head of EMEA Life Sciences for CSC he was awarded CSC Ingenious Mind with Dr Robert Wah.
  • Christopher is a visiting professor at 2 leading universities in Switzerland, EPFL and UNIL, teaching executive management on the current cutting-edge approaches to create value from data and dealing with current issues in data management.

Data Science, AI and data are the lifeblood of Volv and Christopher is excited to be bringing their cutting-edge offerings to market.

Volv’s mission is to speed science, reduce the cost of healthcare and so enhance the economic output and well-being for all.

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Rich Colbaugh, Head of data science at VolvRich Colbaugh works with Volv Global developing knowledge discovery and prediction systems for human health applications.

Previously Rich was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Professor of both Management and Mechanical Engineering at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and co-founder and Chief Scientist of the ICASA Institute at New Mexico Tech.

His scientific work has been recognized through research and best paper awards from NASA, DoD, DOE, IEEE, ACM, SIAM, AACC, ASME, and SCI, and has been successfully deployed in numerous high-consequence settings.

He has received teaching awards from ASME and ASEE, and taught short courses on data science at the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Immediately after the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 he was asked by senior leadership within the US DoD to head an interdisciplinary team in the development of computational techniques for discovering and assessingterrorist-related threats.

Rich received BS (honors) and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Robotics at the California Institute of Technology.

He is an avid runner, and divides his time between Santa Fe, USA and Sithonia, Greece.

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Kristin Glass, Head of Computational Science at VolvKristin Glass works with Volv Global developing knowledge discovery and prediction systems for human health applications.

Previously Kristin was a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Professor of Computer Science at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Principal Investigator at the National Center for Genome Resources, and co-founder and Senior Scientist of the Institute for Complex Adaptive Systems Analysis at New Mexico Tech.

Her scientific work has been recognized through research and best paper awards from NASA, DoD, DOE, IEEE, ACM, and SIAM. She has served as an Editor for the International Journal of Robotics and Automation and the Proceedings of Complex 2012, and as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation.

She has taught short courses on analytics for discovery and prediction at the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Kristin received BS degrees in Quantitative Business Analysis and Computer Science from The Pennsylvania State University, MS and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Robotics at the California Institute of Technology.

She divides her time between Santa Fe, USA and Sithonia, Greece, and in her off time enjoys swimming, hiking, and reading.

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Mike Musson, Commercial Director at VolvMike Musson is a commercially focussed team member who develops the unique go to market proposition of Volv.

Mike is a chemistry graduate and qualified accountant, with 25 years of enterprise sales and sales management experience. He brings immense capabilities to Volv to help shape solutions that deliver value and make robust commercial sense, for our partners and customers.

"I joined Volv for two reasons: the excellence of the team and the compelling business proposition. I am looking forward to being part of a winning team driving a revolution in Life Sciences and other industry sectors."