• Howard Look

    Howard Look

    President, CEO and Founder

    Howard Look is President, CEO and Founder of Tidepool. Previously, Howard was on the founder’s team at TiVo where as VP of Software and User Experience he led the efforts that made TiVo as easy to use as it was disruptive. He was also VP of Software at Pixar, where he led the team developing Pixar’s proprietary film-making system, and at Amazon where he ran a secret software project to develop devices that leverage cloud services. At Linden Lab, he led the team that delivered the open-sourced Second Life Viewer 2.0 project. Howard has a BS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. His teenage daughter has T1D.

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    Steve McCanne, PhD

    Chief Technical Officer

    Steve was the founding developer and architect of GreenDot Diabetes, which evolved to become Tidepool. Steve serves part-time as CTO of Tidepool. He has a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, worked as a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Steve was the CTO at Inktomi and founder and CTO at Riverbed. He is currently founder and CEO of Jut. His teenage daughter has T1D.


    Saleh Adi, MD

    Lead Medical Advisor

    Dr. Saleh Adi is a pediatric endocrinologist, diabetes specialist and Director of the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF Children’s Hospital and the UCSF Diabetes Center. He is the recipient of a Clinical Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Adi was instrumental in the development of blip, our first application, and is the lead medical advisor for Tidepool.

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    Brandon Arbiter

    VP Product and Business Development

    Brandon Arbiter was a Vice President at FreshDirect where he built the company’s data management and analytics practices. He was diagnosed at age 27 with Type 1 Diabetes. He developed a new generation diabetes app, “nutshell,” that gives patients the information they need to make the right decisions about their dosing strategies. Brandon has become an outspoken member of the patient community, advocating greater access to data and the expanding role of software in health management. As VP of product and business development at Tidepool, Brandon is focused on making diabetes technology smarter and more accessible to patients everywhere.

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    Kent Quirk

    VP Engineering

    Kent leads Tidepool’s engineering team, building the software that is Tidepool’s primary offering. He holds a degree in Physics from Dartmouth College and has done graduate work at Harvard and Northeastern. Kent has founded or co-founded several companies during his 30-year career, and was a long-time member of the Boston high-tech community where he made educational and computer games.

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    Sara Krugman

    Interaction Designer

    Sara Krugman is a Copenhagen-based interaction designer and artist with an MA level degree from the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of five, Sara applies her design talents to communicate the realities of what it’s like to live with diabetes. She researches and develops the UI and UX design for Tidepool’s applications.

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    Ian Jørgensen


    Ian is full-stack developer with a passion for design working on the front-end components of Tidepool’s applications. Along with Sara, Ian is also a co-founder of Line, a health care design studio focused on empowering and educating patients with chronic conditions like diabetes. He has worked at Ge.tt, Optimov, Microsoft and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Ian was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2007.

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    Jamie Bate


    Jamie Bate is a New Zealand-based software engineer who holds a BSc from Otago University. He is working on Tidepool’s application framework—the glue that binds applications to Tidepool’s platform. Jamie has had Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 11.

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    Eric Tschetter


    Eric is creator and maintainer of the Druid open source project and most recently served as VP of Engineering and Lead Architect at Metamarkets. Prior to Metamarkets Eric was a developer at LinkedIn and Ning. Eric received his BA in Computer Science and Japanese from UT Austin and is fluent in Japanese. Eric was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2012.

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    Nicolas Hery


    Nicolas Hery is a Parisian-based full stack developer with a background in applied mathematics. Nicolas is putting his skills to use by creating the web applications that sit on top of the Tidepool Platform. His goal is to create software that makes a difference in people’s lives.

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    Jana Beck


    Before Jana Beck was using computer languages to engineer software, she was studying linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania — researching the verbal morphology of Hungarian as well as the syntax and semantics of Ancient Greek. Jana translates data into useful, actionable visualizations by coding Tidepool’s user interaction and data visualization tools. Jana was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 19. She gave a popular Quantified Self talk about her experience visualizing her blood glucose data.

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    Bryan Roberts, PhD

    Executive Board

    Bryan is a Fellow at Venrock, a venture capital firm, where he focuses on a broad range of healthcare investments. Bryan also has a son with Type 1 Diabetes.

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    Aaron Neinstein, MD

    Medical Advisory Board

    Dr. Aaron Neinstein is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Endocrinology and Assistant Director of Informatics at UCSF. He is a noted expert in the intersection between technological innovations and system improvement in healthcare. His goal is to make health information easier to access and understand. Dr. Neinstein oversees the integration efforts between Tidepool and UCSF’s existing EHR system.

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    Jenise Wong, MD PhD

    Medical Advisory Board

    Dr. Wong is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at UCSF, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes, and a scholar specializing in clinical research in childhood Type 1 Diabetes and diabetes technology. Along with Drs. McCanne, Adi, and Neinstein, she helped develop GreenDot Diabetes, now Tidepool. Dr. Wong is currently overseeing the design and implementation of clinical studies to evaluate the impact of Tidepool’s applications. She also advises on medical aspects of system development.

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    Yao Sun, MD

    Medical Advisory Board

    Dr. Sun is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at UCSF, the Director of Neonatal Clinical Programs at UCSF, and a scholar specializing in Clinical Informatics research.
    Dr. Sun is advising Tidepool on clinical applications and data analysis aspects of system development.