Pratik Maroo

Pratik Maroo is Chief Digital Officer in the Life Sciences business unit at Cognizant. He leads Cognizant thinking in defining digital for life sciences value chains by combining the creative and design experience of a marketing agency with deep domain knowledge, patient centricity, commercial data analytics, data sciences capabilities and global delivery execution. Pratik has 15+ years of life sciences experience, covering start-ups and large pharma, M&A and divestitures, consulting and digital transformation, solution architect and delivery. He holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore and is passionate about leveraging innovative technology to deliver value. He can be reached at or

The Frontier Within (Part 3): Green Signals from the FDA for Human Digitization

This is the third in our blog series on “digitizing the human body.” (Also see Part 1 and Part 2.) Human digitization has moved closer to reality, with three recent FDA-related developments strongly suggesting that regulatory hurdles to cutting-edge life sciences technologies are less daunting than generally assumed:  #1: Approval of a Digital Pill The […]

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The Frontier Within (Part 2): AI Innovations in Healthcare

This is the second in our blog series on “Digitizing the Human Body.” (Also see Part 1 and Part 3.)  Artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced machine learning promise to reinvent healthcare, a sea change heralded by numerous AI-driven innovations, pilot projects, products and techniques. In fact, the use of AI in the life sciences sector […]

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The Frontier Within (Part 1): Digitizing the Human Body

This is the first in our blog series on “Digitizing the Human Body.” (Also see Part 2 and Part 3.)  Populating the human body with powerful technologies is no longer just a sci-fi fantasy. Existing and emerging technologies are rapidly ushering in an era of human augmentation, self-regulation, automated diagnosis and treatment, and even vast […]

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The Ever-Evolving Connected Health Ecosystem

Connected health – long just an ideal – is slowly moving toward reality. It’s likely that in the next three to five years, we’ll see the industry working more closely together, enabled by data sharing, collection and monetization for the common purpose of driving better patient outcomes. Key to the healthcare industry’s transformation, however, is […]

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