Our very own Dr. Aengus Tran sat down with Mason Yates from Wild Hearts to discuss starting a business with purpose and harrison.ai’s mission to help solve the issue of health capacity and health inequality around the world.
In this episode, Aengus talks about his experience immigrating from Vietnam to Australia and his father’s influence on his passion for computer science. The conversation also covers his first ever start-up, which was born from the inner workings of his university dorm room and inspired by his love of being around people and collaborating with others.
In fact, collaboration and partnering with leading healthcare companies is credited by Aengus as one of the key reasons behind harrison.ai’s rapid growth. That combined with the talented humans who make up the now 250-person strong company and the culture of determination which drives them to do meaningful work day in, day out.
Aengus talks about the power of teamwork as well as the power of keeping an open mind, particularly when it comes to the field of medicine. He cites the 20th century as being a period of zooming in and looking at the finer details, whereas he sees the 21st century as a time to zoom out and look at the healthcare system as a whole. He goes on to chat with Mason about the progress we’ve already made with our chest X-ray technology, which is currently being used by one in four clinicians in Australia. Aengus points out that a clear business mission reminds him and his brother Dimitry, and the broader harrison.ai team, why they do what they do – to benefit millions of lives each day.