Swatee Surve

Swatee Surve

Founder & CEO

Roundtable Leader

Website: https://biz.litesprite.com/

Swatee Surve is the Founder & CEO of Litesprite, an award winning digital healthcare firm that has built a therapeutic gaming platform to deliver data insights and improve clinical outcomes. Litesprite is one of the first clinically-validated digital health solutions, first video game to win a U.S. Surgeon General Award, and the only one recommended by clinics and municipalities nationwide. The firm has also received financial awards from the U.S. Army, Bayer, AARP, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SXSW, Livestrong Foundation, NexCube, and Jumpstart Capital.

Prior to founding Litesprite, Swatee developed and launched disruptive technology-based healthcare industry businesses within Microsoft, Nike, T-Mobile, Premera Blue Cross and Eastman Kodak. These commercialization projects led to multiple patents, including Nike's first wearable technology patents. Swatee is one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Innovators of the Year and is recognized as an international healthcare leader by organizations such as the U.S. State Department. She has contributed her insights in industry roundtables focusing on the advancement of healthcare technologies with HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan, US Sen. Maria Cantwell, US Rep Susan DelBene, and FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel. She is an active participant of the Consumer Technology Association’s Mental Health Technology Solutions Workgroup, and her essay on ´┐ŻEmbracing the science of behavior change´┐Ż is cited in HIMSS’s Medical Informatics 4th ed. 

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