CEO, Vecna Technologies
Deborah Theobald has spent 15 years developing and deploying automation solutions to the global health care sector. As the co-founder of Vecna, a leader in health care information technology and robotics, Deborah has positively impacted millions of peoples' lives through innovative new technologies that improve access to and quality of care. Deborah has brought to market QC PathFinder for electronic outbreak surveillance of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) and Patient Self Service Tablet/Kiosk, Portal and Mobile solutions. In addition, Vecna’s VGo Telepresence Robot is among a number of tools and products fulfilling Vecna’s goal of better technology for a better world. In 2009, Deborah established the Vecna Cares Charitable Trust to extend Vecna resources in IP, engineering capacity and programmatic expertise to developing countries and under-served areas. She is the co-chair of MassTLC (Massachusetts Tech Leadership Council) and serves on the board of GRIT (Global Research or Innovation and Technology). Deborah holds a bachelor of science in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and master’s with an emphasis in space robotics from University of Maryland's Space Systems Lab. Deborah is a certified SCUBA Diver Instructor and the proud mother of five very active children.