Dr. John Rogers

Executive Director of Medical & Scientific Affairs

 

 

Why did you join Neogia ?

I am a doctor who spent 15 years working in hospitals and the clinic before applying myself to international healthcare and the business world. What attracted me to NEOGIA is that I quickly understood I would have the chance to participate in the imminent evolution and revolution of medicine due to the confluence of advances in IT, machine learning and Big Data.From my first introduction to Neogia, the spirit of innovation and creative disruption was palpable and I sensed this is a company wanting to make a difference and is smart enough to succeed.

 

 

What is your comprehension of Computer Vision ? 

One of the most technically difficult tasks we face as humans is working efficiently and accurately with visual data to the higher level of analysis and interpretation. As we grow up and experience the world we, as humans, learn the skill of providing descriptive details and an interpretation of an image– giving meaning and context. The research work behind what computers can do today with video, 2D and 3D images dates to the 1970s. Computer vision relates to the capability of computer to extract high-level understanding from images and video. Thus it is not just about storing high resolution images intact in a big database but about enabling this data to have value in the form of a being able to be processed and analyzed and used for any purpose, not just the one when the image was first placed in the database. Images need to be broken down into component parts and ‘understood’. This is done by modeling, and by representation of objects as interconnections of smaller structures. Computer vision requires the use of algorithms and models constructed with the aid of geometry, physics, statistics, and learning theory. With this high- level of understanding by the computer, visual data becomes extremely useful and valuable to users. In order for this understanding to happen the images must be acquired, processed and translated into a language that allows it to interface with other types of data. As with the human brain we must be able to translate the images into descriptions of the world that can interface with other data- whether it be factual information such as diagnostic criteria for a disease, laboratory data, or genetic markers) to enable or elicit correlations, decisions or actions. At Neogia we seek to automate complex tasks that the human brain cannot do easily or efficiently to benefit researchers and scientists working in Healthcare.

 

Background

Dr. Rogers is a board-certified neurologist who brings exceptional international healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device experience to NEOGIA. He joins the company from Galderma and Nestlé Skin Health, where he worked as the Global Head of Medical Affairs. Regarded by his peers as an accomplished physician, educator, and innovative pharmaceutical leader, Dr Rogers joined Allergan in 2001 to establish and lead their Asia-Pacific Medical Affairs team. In 2014 he moved to Europe and joined Galderma Nestlé Skin Health to lead the Aesthetics Global Medical Affairs team.  Earlier in his career, he held positions at both Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr Rogers earned an MD degree and Master in Public Health degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, USA and completed his medical training at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and Columbia University in New York, USA.