Des Tan is STEMA’s co-founder and Chief Technology officer. He studied mathematical biology at Oxford where he worked on population modelling and infectious-disease modelling of malaria, bubonic plague and other zoonoses. Des was an advisor and tech lead for the Prime Minister's Strategy Division in Australia, where they analysed census and other population data to build strategic frameworks, economic models and decision-support tools. Des’s current work involves building data models, analytics platforms and web-based tools for government, the UN, FTSE 100 companies and digital health services. His main interest is in healthcare and health technology and, in general, genuine human needs that are overlooked and underserved by current business and technology.