Cris De Luca



Cris De Luca

Cris De Luca

Digital Health Lead

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  40 under 40 Healthcare Innovator by the Boston Business Journal and Medtech Boston;  De Luca is currently the Global Head of Digital Innovation for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is responsible for identifying and fostering transformational high-tech external innovation solutions across J&J’s Innovation Centers, JLABS incubators, and JJDC corp ventures supporting the Pharma, Consumer and Medical Device businesses. With entrepreneurial DNA, Cris is most notably known for his role in the innovation economy since Co-Founding Ultra Light Startups, the oldest and largest startup-investor pitch accelerator in Boston and New York City with additional chapters in Silicon Valley and London. He obtained his Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University and currently serves on the advisory boards of South by South West Health, AARP's Health Innovation Council and the Amazon Alexa VOICE Summit.


"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.