Hi, my name is Manoli Yiannakakis and I’m a Distinguished Engineer at Roche.
With a California surfer dude accent and a name like “Manoli”, the first question I often get asked is “Where are you from?” I always know a telemarketer is calling me when they say “Hey is Mr….. Ya…Yianna…Yiannananaan…there?” Heck, I couldn’t correctly spell my own last name until I was in 2nd grade! And to further complicate matters, “Manoli” is a nickname, the Greek form of my “government name”. If someone addresses me as Emmanuel, it takes me a moment to know they’re talking to me.
I joined Roche in 2018 as a Principal DevOps Engineeer, my journey has been very exciting so far. I have the chance to collaborate with global teams and work on questions that really have a great impact on our patients' journey. I feel especially lucky that I get to work on our Navify Identity and Access Management platform. We are the authoritative source of all things identity in our suite of applications. We run a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and JSON Web Token (JWT) systems that encode and protect users’ digital identities at different parts of their healthcare journey. This ensures rightful access to data at every stage of our system. We provide the user profile information that lets applications on our platform know your name, how you want to be addressed and your locale information. Essential information that empowers us to tailor a great web experience just for you. I really believe that this approach eases the use of Roche applications and resonates well with Roche’s ambitions toward personalized healthcare.