Since founding InterSystems in 1978, Mr. Ragon has led the company to worldwide prominence in the database, interoperability, and healthcare application markets.
Prior to starting InterSystems, Mr. Ragon co-founded a healthcare software company that became a leader in the U.S. and is now part of GE Healthcare. He has served as a healthcare IT consultant to academic and government institutions and received a prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in healthcare information technology.
Mr. Ragon is a Trustee of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he also served as Honorary Co-Chair of the MGH Campaign. He is on the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows. He is also a member of the MIT Corporation, the governing body of MIT, and chairs the Visiting Committee that reviews the Physics Department.
In 2008, Mr. Ragon helped create the Ragon Institute, a joint research center of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. The vision of the Ragon Institute is to “harness the immune system through science to prevent and cure disease,” and its immediate objective is the creation of a vaccine for HIV.
The son of a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Mr. Ragon was born in Arizona. He grew up in a variety of states and graduated from high school in Bogota, Colombia. He obtained an S.B. (B.S) in physics from MIT.