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Amik Ahmad

Amik Ahmad
Founder, The Sunday Paper Company, M.P.S., NYU ITP

Website | @amikahmad

Amik’s first business failed. Unable to part with his Amazing Spider-Man collection, the comic book store he started in his mother’s basement shut down. But the start-up bug had taken hold, and he started one business after another for the next 17 years.
While earning his undergraduate degree, he developed an e-commerce sales platform and moved nutraceutical products across three continents. Post degree, he helped establish Medistem Laboratories, Inc. He expanded the company from research facility to fully functioning clinic, leading up to an IPO in 2005.
But at heart, Amik is a data nerd and design geek. He was recognized as the 2012 Visualized Data Communications Fellow for his data science and visualizations that made NYPD Stop and Frisk data more accessible and transparent. As a designer, his philosophies emphasize minimalism: but from an artistic perspective, he explores the relationship between beauty and chaos. Professionally, he has also worked on augmented reality projects for Mercedes-Benz and the launch of as a former designer at Razorfish.
Today, Amik is focused on a startup that is designing new interactions between doctors and patients with mobile and web based technologies. He is the founder, primary research/data scientist, and guides the UX and interaction design for the company.
Amik holds two separate B.A. degrees from the University of Kansas; in English and Japanese Language and Literature. He earned his master degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University where his focus was on data, design, and complex systems.


Deal-Flow, Patient Engagement, Platforms Salon H-K
Workshop Please note: to attend, your registration must include Workshops on Wednesday.
Amik Ahmad (M.P.S., NYU ITP)
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In health care data driven results are all the rage. The most innovative companies today use data to effect outcomes and simplify systems. But patient focus has largely been left out of the equation. This is about emotional design and how to create patient focused healthcare platforms where data is not the driver of decision, but a validator of emotional decisions that have already been made. Read more.

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