Senior Director of Digital Platforms | Abbott
As senior director of digital platforms at Abbott, Joel Goldsmith heads up a team that identifies, evaluates, and advances new products from conception through design and development, with the goal of helping improve the lives of people with diabetes. A self-described “product purist” with expertise in user experience (UX) research and user-centered design, Joel focuses on leveraging the power of new technologies to create products and services that improve lives. Joel is applying his expertise at Abbott to advance the use of sensing technologies for people with diabetes. Goldsmith was instrumental in bringing the revolutionary FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology to people with diabetes in the U.S. – the first CGM to remove fingersticks from diabetes management. Joel earned a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a Biodesign Innovation Fellow at Stanford.