Today we’re talking to Abhimanyu Verma, CTO at SOPHiA GENETICS. We discuss how their innovative technology is making cancer less scary, the necessary considerations of data in healthcare, and how AI is playing a central role in paving these paths.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Abhi Verma

Abhimanyu (Abhi) Verma, M.Sc., M.B.A., is a healthcare technology leader experienced in developing capabilities and leading multifunctional organizations to create and accelerate solutions that impact patients and joined SOPHiA GENETICS in February 2022. He has more than 17 years of life sciences industry experience centered on harnessing the intersection of people, science, technology, data & AI serving multiple therapeutic areas and functions across the pharma value chain.

His leadership experience spans creating technology & information strategies; operating models; building teams and products; running operational platforms; and driving organizational and cultural transformation, with a relentless focus on outcomes and execution. Previously at Novartis, Abhi has proven to be a thought leader and execution champion at innovating and scaling data science and technology products, methodologies and approaches.

Passionate about cycling, comics, science fiction, and history, Abhi holds an M.B.A. from the Indian School of Business, a Master of Science in pharmaceutical medicine and is an engineer. He is also co-founder of the nonprofit Health Hacking Lab.


SOPHiA GENETICS is the creator of SOPHiA DDM™, a cloud-based platform capable of analyzing data and generating insights from complex multimodal data sets and different modalities.

The SOPHiA DDM™ Platform enables healthcare institutions to get quick, robust insights from their data. We apply our technology to areas such as cancer and inherited disorders, where combining genomic and phenotypic information is vital to support research and drug development efforts.

SOPHiA GENETICS’ data-sharing methodology also helps researchers and healthcare professionals work together as a community by sharing and leveraging patterns identified via artificial intelligence and machine learning. Our universal platform is designed to improve as we analyze more data over time.

The SOPHiA DDM™ Platform is one of the largest technology-agnostic networks of connected healthcare institutions worldwide and is currently used by more than 750 hospital, laboratory, and biopharma institutions globally.

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Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

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