Lilli: Sameer Vartak and Dr Rachel Melson

Sameer Vartak

Lilli, which provides technology and services to enable people with health problems to live at home, has appointed Sameer Vartak as chief technology officer and Dr Rachel Melson as the company’s first chief medical officer.

Reporting to Lilli’s chief executive Gren Paull, Vartak has more than 20 years’ experience as a software engineer across fintech, energy, payments, risk and compliance. His career has taken him from India to London and includes spells with Printsum, WorldRemit, Pockit and most recently, Limejump, where as chief technology officer he led a team of 45 engineers.

Vartak said: “Lilli is an amazing company that uses innovation to address a fascinating challenge for the whole of society – care for the elderly and vulnerable that enables independent living at a time of stretched resources. Lilli is going to be a data-driven innovation engine in remote care. We have only just started on what is possible in this field.”

Melson became a medical doctor in her late thirties after completing a degree in genetics and pursuing a career in finance and media. After qualifying as a doctor, she concentrated on palliative and elderly care, and is currently a medical practitioner at Worthing Hospital.

Dr Rachel Melson

Melson said: “Lilli already has wonderful tech abilities and a great platform. What I bring is the mapping of the technology against the requirements and needs of older people and care professionals, based on what I see in my everyday experiences with my wonderful patients. I’m excited to be joining the team because technology really is a fantastic bridge, enabling human beings to deliver for other human beings at maximum capacity and opportunity. We need to harness technology to make better and more cost-effective decisions about care and help people remain independent as long as possible.”

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