About us

We are a complete skillset team, with expertise in clinical research, machine learning and speech analysis, including 3 PhDs and 1 MD,  in addition to software  & web development, agile product management,  GDPR, accounting, sales & marketing.

Our core team

Arianna Arienzo, Chief Executive Officer

Arianna is a second-time founder with expertise in business development, innovation and operations. She has been working and studying internationally including her recent experience in Silicon Valley, where she got exposed to the world's most innovative startup ecosystem. She brings together corporate and startup experience with high passion for the Healthcare sector. Arianna has the ability to build strong relationships, with realistic optimism and impressive listening and understanding skills.

Dr. Ayana de Brito Martins, Chief Scientific Officer

Ayana is a self-starter and analytical thinker with strong communication skills. Her experience of 8 years as a research scientist in computational biology and her PhD, she developed skills in scientific practices, grant writing, scientific writing, project management, strategic planning, data analysis, statistics, data visualisation and programming (R/RStudio, Python, C++, Git).

Cedric Tamavond, Chief Product Officer

Cedric has 10+ years of experience in building products (Software/Web/Mobile) in various industries and different countries (Europe, Asia, South America). Cedric has 5+ years xp - Agile coach (Helping organization to lower their time to market, structure their teams, portfolio management, people centric vs people as a resource). Cedric has previous experiences as start-up founder, and in product/tech, fundraising, partnership, client facing/management.

And others

Additionally, VoiceMed counts with 15 members and advisors in software & web development, agile product management, GDPR, accounting, sales & marketing.

These collaborators have been contributing skills and time pro bono in the early stages of VoiceMed.

From this team, we would like to highlight:

Dr Thayabaran Kathiresan, speech scientist, Thayabaran is an engineer and researcher from the University of Zurich with PhD in phonetics and speech sciences and +4 years of experience in applying state-of-the-art machine learning methods to speech and voice analysis.

Deepa Krishnamurthy, Machine learning Scientist. Deepa is an engineer with +6 years of experience in machine learning and artificial intelligence. She has co-developed a first-of-its-kind optometric medical device as part of her master thesis in a partnership between the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Carl Zeiss Meditec company in Germany. 

Sapna Sinha, Machine Learning Scientist, Sapna holds a Master degree in Computer Science with specialization in Intelligent systems in Technical University Of Kaiserslautern.

Jonė Pukėnaitė, Medical Affairs Manager, Dr Jonė is a medical doctor with +5 years of experience in clinical settings and +3 years of experience in medical management. She is overseeing VoiceMed’s first pilot study in partnership with the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics, the largest and the most advanced medical institution in Lithuania and Baltic States.

Dr Anvesh Jallapally, clinical data and medical scientist, Anvesh is a pharmacist with PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Antwerp. He has +7 years of experience in clinical trials and experience in both machine learning and medical research.

Dr Munawar P. Vayalil, Medical Scientist, Munawar is pharmacist with PhD in Medical Sciences from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. He is a managing Partner at Bahrain Hub Technologies.

Our growth and successes

In our first stage, VoiceMed has been characterized by fast growth and excellent visibility following our success in multiple hackathons (listed below). We have established partnerships for pilot studies in the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics, Hospital of University of Nairobi in Kenya, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

Our web app has been integrated into the Lithuania national chatbot (viltebot.com) as well as contact tracing app GeoHealth App in German. Partnerships with hospitals enable us to get clinically validated data from COVID-19 patients as well as doctors advice and support for starting the clinical trial once the MVP is ready. Integration with current contact tracing apps allows us to gather more real-world data and get more visibility, as well as gather users' feedback.

We have been increasing visibility thanks to different awards, such as:
1st place Hack For Italy, "Save Lives" category
1st place Hack for Sweden, "Save Lives" digital category
1st place Jump for Italy,
Top Finalists Global Hack
Top Finalists EUvsVirus Hackathon
Top Finalists Hack for Norway