Michael Coffin is a technology executive, investor, inventor and entrepreneur based in California. Michael recently joined SGCS as a Partner following the sale of Informed® Publishing, a mobile medical content company he led that was acquired by Ascend Learning, a holding of Providence Equity Partners.
Widely recognized for his achievements in content-based technology platforms and systems, Michael has focused his career on the healthcare and public safety sectors, where his work in cognitive algorithms improves mobile products used by first responders and medical care providers.
From 2007 until its acquisition in 2012, he was CEO of Informed and recently completed a two-year contract where he served as senior vice president of product development and innovation for its acquirer, Ascend Learning. Prior to Informed, Coffin was CEO of Aerocast, a digital streaming media company backed by John Malone’s Liberty Media, that won 14 patents for content delivery technology, leading to its acquisition by Motorola in 2002.
Before Aerocast has was a senior executive for San Francisco energy giant PG&E, and earlier was CEO of a digital automation company focused on energy management.
He recently designed the first intelligent mobile test prep app for the education market (SynApps™), which was accomplished using neuromorphic chips in smartphones to track biological behaviors of users, and then processing this data in prescriptive and predictive ways.
He is currently developing exclusively for SGCS clients the first intelligent mobile incident reporting tool based on SGCS’s “Collaborative Just Culture™” ERM program. The SGCS Mobile Incident Reporter tool is scheduled for release in early 2015.As an SGCS collaborator, Michael consults to public and private companies on mobile platform development and applications for business processes; content development, storage and maintenance; data gathering systems, administration and maintenance; and legacy system modernization strategies and implementations that preserve data and avoid business process disruptions. Situations where technology decisions and implementations carry high degrees of organizational and human risk are focus areas for his consulting practice.
In addition to his work with SGCS clients, he is also a Council Member of New York-based think tank Gerson Lehrman Group, where he periodically advises private equity investors on technology sector investments across the globe.A philanthropist who supports children's causes, he serves on the board of Studios On The Park, a non-profit arts education organization that provides access to arts education for public school children.
Michael holds BS and MBA degrees from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College.
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