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Coworking with Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer

He’s co-founder and CEO of Signos.
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How would you describe your job to someone who doesn’t work in tech?

I started a company that helps people reach their health goals. My company, Signos, helps people access and manage their glucose so they can now get ahead of metabolic dysfunction, insulin resistance, and prediabetes (something that affects one in three American adults), to take control of their health before they get seriously ill. Ultimately, I’m working to empower people to make informed decisions when it comes to what and when to eat or work out.

What’s your favorite emerging tech project you’ve worked on?

Taking technology that’s been lifesaving for diabetics, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), and combining it with AI algorithms to help people better predict their glucose responses and help prevent the many millions of people who are on the path to diabetes reverse course.

What emerging tech are you most optimistic about? Least? And why?

The power of combining AI with the ability to quantify health impacts (wearables). Previously, just having a lot of data was considered a precursor to AI, and wearables often measured the wrong metrics or were so clunky to use that the metrics were irrelevant. Today, we’ve come a long way, and they can be combined to leverage a very personalized system to provide both insight and actions for every body.

I am least optimistic about the metaverse. According to every news article, we’ll be in the metaverse starting tomorrow. I think the technology to make this truly immersive is a very long way away.

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