Cris De Luca



Cris De Luca

Cris De Luca

Digital Health Leader

Johnson and Johnson Innovation

Why I'm a JPAL

Love catching the first view of the hottest emerging digital health companies, evaluating their solution and thinking creatively around how a collaboration with J&J could improve human health at scale.


Cris De Luca is currently the Global Director of Digital Innovation for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds primary digital and data responsibilities, translating hi-tech external opportunities throughout J&J’s Innovation Centers, JLABS incubators and JJDC corporate ventures across the Pharma, Consumer and Medical Device businesses.

 De Luca formerly led emerging technology programs within research informatics at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. With entrepreneurial DNA, Cris is well recognized for his role in the innovation economy since Co-Founding  one of the largest startup venture pitch competitions in the U.S called Ultra Light Startups, accelerating hundreds of companies in Boston, New York City and Silicon Valley.

 Cris serves on the advisory boards of SXSW Health and VOICE Summit by Amazon Alexa. He was recognized as a 40 Under 40 awardee by the Boston Business Journal and Top 40 Healthcare Transformer by MM&M Magazine.


"Live in the future and then build what's missing...."

Fun fact:
You can speak to me fluently in English, Italian or Spanish, and slowly in French or Portuguese.