Star Cunningham’s extensive global business executive experience has taken her to every continent, with the exception of Antarctica, during her career in addition to living in South Africa, Vietnam and New Zealand. She is a recognized expert on “Smart” (M2M Learning) systems and wearable technology. Star is frequently asked by public and private companies and the media to contribute her expertise regarding innovative health management solutions, patient engagement tools and quantifiable health measures.
Star understands technology, understands data and enjoys solving problems. She has led system migration efforts, process re-engineering programs, high-speed Internet access product delivery and enhancement, big data collection and real-time analysis and improving the smartphone end user customer experience.
She also manages 3 chronic conditions. Even though she has been privileged to have access to the best medical care in the world, she has personally experienced the gaps in the system that have led to her experiencing longer hospital stays, medication mistakes and ER visits do to misinformation. She understands and empathizes with those who may not be as well educated, financially able and have access to the best medicine that money can buy. Her conditions have improved, stabilized and remained manageable because she uses a combination of western and eastern medicine.
In her opinion, no one has taken on the enormous task of putting all of the pieces together to understand why people are living longer albeit sicker lives. Through her global problem solving experience and by working with some of the most cutting edge technology in the world, she brings a unique view to the world of medicine. While most solutions are being built in the existing model of medical care, she has built a new solution built on a model that is quantitative, dynamic, agnostic and extremely flexible.
She is a Women in Bio Chicago Chapter Board Member, on the Board of Advisors for Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association, a member of Health XL - the leading global platform for digital health collaboration and a member of MATTER - a Chicago based community of healthcare innovators. Star was also recognized as an innovative trailblazer in the world of IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine Learning) being named a 2016 Woman of M2M. She is also listed in Chicago Crain’s Tech 50, 7 Wonder Women of Chicago, 20 Chicago Software Companies to Watch and Chicago’s Top Ten Startup Founders Over 40. She has been profiled in Forbes, Crain’s Chicago, Black Enterprise, Physician’s Money Digest and NBC News. She is a contributing writer to Entrepreneur.com and she participates in supplemental activities for underserved urban youth with Bridge Partnership at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. She is also actively involved with Girls Who Code and Black Girls Code.
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