Silvia  Piai
Silvia Piai
Research Director, Europe

Silvia Piai is Research Director for IDC Health Insights in Europe.  In her role she provides strategic advice to end users and vendors operating in Healthcare and Life Sciences. In particular, she helps Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations understanding how technologies are disrupting and transforming traditional business models, accelerating the transition toward the value-based paradigm.

Silvia Piai's research offers a comprehensive view on primary factors shaping the industry such as precision medicine, personalization of care, integration and collaboration. Within these themes, she provide an in-depth analysis of ongoing innovation and best practices in key technologies areas such as AI, Big Data and Analytics, and Cloud, as well as industry specific solutions.


Silvia Piai has a more than 10-year experience in health IT research. She started her career as public sector analyst, for then specializing in healthcare and life science, becoming the lead analyst for the European market for IDC Health Insights. Her main area of expertise includes

  • in healthcare:  patient experience, population health management, and next generation health information management and governance tool
  • in life sciences: patient engagement, RWE and clinical data transformation, next generation life science supply chain


Silvia Piai graduated with mention in political sciences and international relations with a specialization in international business and trade at the Università degli Study di Trieste (Italy) in 2005.

She is also Lecturer in Health Information Technology within the "Management of Health Institutions" master degree program for the IMC university of Applied Sciences in Krems ( Austria)

 Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at industry conferences as well as quoted analyst in media.