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Garth Sutherland

Chairman

Garth is a highly experienced New Zealand based global entrepreneur, who founded and grew the digital therapeutics company Adherium to a +$100 million market capitalisation. Adherium is on a mission to decrease the chances that asthma in children or adults will cause negative outcomes. Garth has deep networks across the global health and innovation sectors - including Silicon Valley and Israel.

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Marie Johnson

CEO

Marie is a global commentator on digital disruption and AI, based on decades of major digital transformation delivery experience, including disability and health and human services. She is the co-creator of Nadia — the world’s first AI digital human for service delivery — and with the common themes of health illiteracy and stigma, sees application of this co-design innovation beyond disability including cardiac health applications.

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Al (Allan) Johnson

PATIENT ADVOCATE

Al is a global technologist, a former Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeronautical engineer with a research background in expert systems. Al is Digital Human Cardiac Coach “Patient #1” with 8 cardiac bypass grafts and 4 stents and is the driving inspiration of “digital human cardiac coach”.

Al is also a qualified Rehab Trainer and member of the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association. He has over 10 years’ experience as a volunteer cardiac rehab advocate and educator for The Canberra Hospital, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Heart Support Australia and the University of Canberra.

Tristan Holman

CTO

Tristan is a product strategist and UX architect of human-centered design solutions for Consumer Tech, FinTech, Connected Care, IoT and B2B software products. A seasoned technology professional with over 15 years experience in the UK working across many high profile brands and projects, Tristan brings significant functional experience across product design and development, strategy, brand development, and operations to 12080.ai.

Previously a member of the Senior Management Team at Adherium – a company that specialises in digital medication adherence solutions using connected devices, software and data analytics to improve the quality of care – and quality of life – for those with asthma, COPD and other chronic diseases. As Head of UX & Design at Adherium, Tristan helped guide the Hailie smart-inhaler digital and physical product design, roadmap, and development.

 

What is the meaning behind “12080.ai”?

120/80 is the gold standard for blood pressure. 120/80 is emphasised as part of cardiac rehabilitation and education programs.


Origins of the Digital Human Cardiac Coach

Allan Johnson is “patient #1”. In the late 1980’s, Allan — a Royal Australian Air Force aeronautical engineer - was doing research into expert systems, the forerunner of artificial intelligence. He went onto build a global career as a management consultant and ERP software specialist including in the health and hospital sectors in Australia and Asia. Some 30 years later as a heart patient, Allan’s  health would become increasingly dependent on AI. He has undergone multiple heart surgeries in the US and Australia – all up, 8 cardiac bypass grafts and 4 stents. Allan is a qualified personal trainer, cardiac health evangelist, mentor, speaker and the driving inspiration of “cardiac coach”.

Watch this video that Fitness First recorded when Allan was nominated for the New You Health Award to mark his recovery from his first heart surgery.

Marie Johnson is a global commentator on digital disruption and AI, based on decades of major digital transformation delivery experience, including health and human services. She is the co-creator of Nadia — the world’s first AI digital human for service delivery — and with the common themes of health illiteracy and stigma, sees application for this co-design innovation beyond disability including cardiac health and other health applications. Marie believes that digital innovation through universal co-design amplifies all human potential, empowering and liberating the disadvantaged, disabled and chronically ill.

Allan and Marie are fitness enthusiasts, and since Allan’s first heart surgery, have run marathons and half-marathons together under the guidance of his cardiologist and medical team. 

Their lived experience and professional expertise uniquely combined to create the “digital human cardiac coach”.