TED@UPS Video Intro: Jan Denecker

What lessons does the developing world hold about building healthcare that is simpler and longer-lasting?

I grew up in Belgium and I now live close to Brussels, Belgium, together with my wonderful wife and two great teenage kids.

I am passionate about sports – in particular, football, which some of you may prefer to call soccer.

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The healthcare industry continues to innovate at all levels to make our lives better and longer.

I’m also passionate about healthcare. I started in the healthcare industry about 15 years ago. At the time, it was more by coincidence, but immediately felt like the right place for me to be in.

Healthcare in today’s developed world is great. The progress that we’ve made over the last 100 to 150 years is amazing. The industry continues to innovate at all levels to make our lives better and longer.

My TED Talk will be about how the developed world can learn from countries like India and how they approach innovation in doing more with less.

That will not only help to make healthcare more accessible in developing countries, but it will also help to keep healthcare affordable for future generations in the developed world.

I hope you will find my talk insightful and most of all, that it will make you think differently about healthcare, how we can do more with less.

Jan Denecker, Director of Healthcare Marketing and Strategy, Healthcare Strategist

Jan Denecker (UPS) Copyright Yorick Jansens

Jan Denecker (UPS)
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As the director of healthcare marketing and strategy for UPS, Jan Denecker executes the company’s healthcare strategy in Europe. This means that he constantly finds new ways to help healthcare companies cope with the medical industry’s growing need for agile and flexible supply chains.

Prior to joining UPS in 2011, Jan worked in the healthcare industry for more than 10 years, where he focused on marketing and global supply chains.

Jan holds a master’s in law from the University of Louvain and an MBA from the Vlerick School of Management, both in Belgium.

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