masthead roy smythe cmo philips l

Sep 19, 2018

Philips Roy Smythe keynotes on main stage of AI Summit in San Francisco

Estimated reading time: 1-3 minutes

Compassion, Faith, Trust and AI in Medicine

With the fast growing demand for care and increasing administrative tasks, healthcare providers are challenged where it comes to the time they can actually spend interacting with their patients.  While technology has made great strides in healthcare, such as improving the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, some argue technology is also “dehumanizing” medicine. During The AI Summit, Dr. Roy Smythe, Chief Medical Officer for Philips’ Connected Care & Health Informatics businesses, will share his views on how artificial intelligence will place tools in every person’s hands to enable much of their own healthcare delivery, freeing clinicians from many activities, to allow them to interact with patients like never before.  Dr. Smythe is convinced that AI will enable the healthcare provider to fulfill the valuable roles of compassionate caregiver and trusted advisor.  As a result, medicine will become more, rather than less, humane.

Event information

Speaker information

  • Name speaker: Roy Smythe, M.D.
  • Role: Chief Medical Officer, Strategy and Partnerships, Philips
  • Speaker photo: Headshot of Roy shared under separate cover


Short introduction: Dr. Roy Smythe is part of the Global Medical Leadership team at Philips. As a physician, innovator, strategist and author, Roy has deep clinical knowledge and a wealth of experience in leading technological innovation programs supporting integrated health systems in their transition to value-based care.

Roy Smythe, CMO Philips

Share on social media

  • Link copied



Kathy O'Reilly

Kathy O'Reilly

Philips Global Press Office

Tel.: +1 978-221-8919

You are about to visit a Philips global content page

You are about to visit the Philips USA website.

You are about to visit a Philips global content page

You are about to visit the Philips USA website.

Our site can best be viewed with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox.