Phacilitate Leaders World

Conference speakers

Cynthia Cai

Cynthia Cai

Senior Advisor, US Lead in Healthcare, Northern Light Venture Capital

Dr. Cai is a senior advisor for Northern Light Venture Capital, a leading venture capital firm for Healthcare, TMT, and Advanced Technologies. She is focused on early-stage investments in the US healthcare segment. Dr. Cai had over 20 years of experience in leadership positions with one of the world’s most respected biotech companies.

As senior director of marketing in the Mass Spec. Division for Agilent Technologies, she was responsible for global thought leader collaboration and solution development for its billion-dollar MS business. Before that, as business development manager and product marketing manager, Dr. Cai was involved in multiple acquisitions and divestitures and led a $500+ million-dollar flagship product development and its global commercialization.

Dr. Cai earned a B.A. and Master of Engineering from Tsinghua University, received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts and her MBA from The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cai served as Delaware governor economic advisor, a member of the Board of the Forum for Executive Women (FEW-DE). Dr. Cai has also been a mentor for Wharton EMBA, Tsinghua University Global MBA and Drexel LeBow School of Business for many years. She is a regular speaker at conferences such as Wharton China Business Forum, for topics related to cross-border commercialization and cross-culture career development.

  • Real thinking forward combining experts in the field from manufacturing, regulatory and value vision” – “great network with strong experience and sharing risks & opportunities
    Anne-Virginie Eggimann
    bluebird bio
  • Great program, great people, great venue.
    Klaus Kühlcke
  • Dynamic, interesting and highly interactive event that promotes exchange and networking in highly specialized field of gene therapy.
    Nathalie Clement
    Powell Gene Therapy Center, University of Florida
  • Phacilitate provides a unique forum, bringing together research, process development, and commercial leaders on the cutting edge of cell, gene, and immunotherapy. A great conference for anyone wanting a comprehensive view of the field.
    Dr James Trager
  • It was all business. I’ve never been to an event where over 80% of the conversations I had were constructive to my business objectives.
    Kurt Gielen
    Chemelot Campus B.V.
  • Great way to expand network with global experts in cell and gene therapy who are facing similar challenges.
    Steven Goodman