Bitscopic was founded in 2012 by two tech industry veterans who were inspired by the opportunity to use advanced software technology to initially mitigate the spread of infectious diseases. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has development offices in Seattle, WA.
Our team is a collection of talented scientists and engineers with a unique mix of backgrounds from tech giants such as Microsoft, top university research centers, government public health agencies, and the healthcare industry. Our team members are passionate about developing applications that have a great impact on human life and well-being and are gifted in their ability to apply advanced software technologies to solve the real-world challenges such as public health informatics and biosurveillance, infection prevention, and clinical surveillance, to name a few.
Payam Etminani, CEO and Co-Founder
Payam has managed groundbreaking IT projects with US government agencies and was instrumental in the successful rollout of a new biosurveillance software platform for the VA’s Healthcare Associated Infection and Influenza Surveillance System (HAIISS) program. He is an accomplished systems engineer with well-rounded tech industry experience. Payam received his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (B.Eng.) from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
Farshid Sedghi, CTO and Co-Founder
Farshid oversaw the creation of several of Microsoft’s Bing search engine’s services and has designed and delivered mission-critical enterprise infrastructure for companies throughout the world. He worked at Microsoft for six years in various roles. Farshid has deep expertise in large scale distributed computing and analytics as well intuitive user experience. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Uppsala University in Sweden.
Dr. Russell Ryono, Clinical Application Director
Dr. Ryono provided over 30 years of service within the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he held different positions as an inpatient clinical pharmacist and supervisor as well as Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacy Specialist. His responsibilities included managing the antimicrobial stewardship program and teaching pharmacy residents, medical house staff, and ID fellows. He later transitioned on to Infection Prevention and Control and finally Public Health Surveillance and Research before joining Bitscopic.