Johanna Skilling

Head of Planning
Ogilvy Health

First time visitor and speaker at SXSW! A few things about me…

Before anything else, I should let you know that I'm speaking in the IGNITE series. The question I want to offer for debate is whether we are outsourcing compassion to the cloud - and whether that's a good thing (or not). The talk is called "Engineering Empathy" - come join. me!

Professionally, I consider myself a business, marketing and communications strategist. I’ve worked for agencies you’ve heard of, on behalf of clients you’ve also heard of – and probably even bought some products from.

My current sweet spot is healthcare, helping clients achieve their goals at every stage of the product lifecycle. My role, as you'd expect, is understanding people, culture, tech, Pharma specifically and business in general, and inspiring some meaningful actions for brand and business growth.

I’ve had a crazy couple of years for awards: honored by PharmaVoice as one its 2017 100 Most Inspiring, MM&M as one of the 2018 Hall of Femme, PM360 as one of its 2018 Elite Strategists, and DTC Perspectives as a 2018 Vanguard Award winner. One more I’m simply humbled by - a 2016 Leadership Award from the United Nations for my volunteer work on helping to achieve the 2030 SDGs.

A couple of other fun facts (professional edition): I’ve been an Adjunct Professor at NYU's SPS for most of the current century, listed in "50 Business Profs to follow on Twitter" & "Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter" (SMM Magazine). And I like to write – in this case mostly things you have not heard of (!) – but have a couple of books, a now-cancelled TV series, and a bunch of articles that prove I can spell.

For more about me (and a little less about work), I like this interview from MM&M: https://www.mmm-online.com/home/events/mmm-hall-of-femme/johanna-skilling-ogilvy-commonhealth-worldwide/

Mainly, I’m so delighted to join you & all of the cool participants of every kind at SXSW… looking forward to seeing you there!

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