Alain Bindels

Alain Bindels

Alain Bindels

Head of Innovation Facilitation, F. Hoffmann-La-Roche (CH)


Alain is a trained Agile coach (Design Thinking, Scrum) (Stanford University) with experience in human and patient centric design of healthcare and has been working more than 9 years at Roche in different roles.He has Innovation Management experience (setting up innovation lab, innovation programs, open innovation, crowdsourcing, knowledge management, change management, improving clinical trial management, patient recruitment, social media innovation, optimizing clinical data management, design thinking, mhealth)

In addition he is leading an innovation task force at Roche to support our business to innovate and use design thinking to solve business challenges
Alain is currently setting up an Innovation and agility program to up-skill the employees. This program focuses on Agile ways of working, prototyping, co-creation with customers. This program supports our company’s transformation to move the organization to more self-organized team structure.


Redefining the Future of Patient-Centric Clinical Trials
The trial of the future: How to apply disruptive technology to trial design to manage patient expectation, improve engagement and drive faster results

  • How can technology help futuristic trials design?
  • How can you as an organisation shape clinical trials?
  • How can new trials help make the patient an equal partner?
  • What technology should be applied to work with patients, manage their expectations and design a roadmap?