Jerry Koh

Jerry Koh is the Manager of Innovation, Foresight & Research for the MaRS Solutions Lab. The Lab is developing new solutions for complex societal challenges with citizens, governments, businesses and nonprofits for better lives and stronger society. He is a specialist in strategic foresight and systems strategies with in-depth experience in complex public sector challenges, including economic development, employment and training, healthcare administration and social services. He works with diverse stakeholders to understand complex systems, learn from trends and possible futures, and to identify high impact drivers and important levers.

Jerry leads the development and application of systems thinking, design thinking and foresight tools for the lab and its partners. He also leads Lab initiatives including: GovMaker, a series of programs to drive and support the open government movement with government, citizens, businesses and non-profits; and Myhealth, a platform that enables citizens to consent and share their personal health data (collected by the healthcare system) in a meaningful way with families and solution providers outside the healthcare system. Previously, Jerry was the strategic foresight lead for Ontario’s Cabinet Office and Ministry of Health and Long-term care.