Stuart joined AgaMatrix in 2002 as a founding employee, helping to grow the company from a startup to one with 15+ FDA-cleared products, 130 employees, 2M glucose meters and 1B+ test strips placed in the market worldwide. AgaMatrix developed the world’s first hardware medical device that connects to an iPhone. Stuart directs the company’s commercial efforts worldwide, including AgaMatrix’s strategic partnerships. Stuart holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.
Mitch Bryant is the Enterprise Support manager for the Norton Healthcare Service Center in Louisville Ky. The not-for-profit system – the largest in Kentucky is rated one of the top 100 integrated health care delivery systems in the country. He is the manager of desktop support, Help Desk, Device and Asset Management, Enterprise Services, Account Provisioning as well as the Virtualization Desktop Environment for both Citrix and VMWare VDI. He is responsible for the strategic direction within these service lines as well as new services and devices for the organization. He is the author of two HDI Focus books. Mitch is also a certified HDI Instructor, ITIL Foundation certified, KCS Certified, along with HDI Analyst to Support Center Manager.
Zachary Bujnoch is a Research Analyst with the Frost & Sullivan North America Healthcare Practice. He focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies and market dynamics in the patient monitoring industry in North America. Since joining Frost & Sullivan in January 2007, Zachary specializes in ECG and heart monitoring services and products. Prior to this, Zachary worked as a Quality Engineer in Argon Medical, a medical device company. There he was responsible for wide array of corrective and preventative actions (CAPA) along with FDA/ISO compliance. As a student at Texas A&M, his research interests were Bio-imaging and Biomechanics. He brings with him considerable technical knowledge and skills having worked with a variety of medical devices and technologies.
Ben Chodor is the CEO of Happtique, a mobile health application store and app management solution that helps healthcare providers, physicians, and patients easily integrate mHealth into treatment. He hosts mHealth Zone, a weekly radio show that offers the latest on mHealth apps and technology, and is a mentor for Blueprint Health, a startup accelerator based in NYC. Ben is a pioneer in online communications, having spent his 25-year career merging the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and technology fields. Prior to Happtique, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Streaming & Virtual Events at InterCall. He also founded Stream57 in 2004 and sold the company to InterCall in January 2010.
Dr. Mike Clark is currently the chief science officer for Sharecare and the chief executive officer of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Dr. Clark is the creator of NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT) model which is used by health and fitness professionals with millions of clients worldwide. Dr. Clark was named the “Health and Fitness Visionary of the Year” by Men’s Health magazine. His evidence-based OPT approach is also the foundation behind the fitness programming provided to the Sharecare community. Clinically, Dr. Mike Clark is recognized as a top sports medicine professional, entering his 11th season as the team physical therapist for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. He has also served as a sports medicine professional for 2 Olympic games as well as numerous pro teams. His list of athlete-clients includes MVP’s, All-Stars and Champions from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and the Olympics.
Ideas, smart people, and new technology are a few of my favorite things. Working in online publishing gives me access to all three on a regular basis. I have conducted audience research, developed content strategy and managed teams for web sites for IT professionals, patients, and now health care entrepreneurs and investors. The best part of my job is interviewing scientists, doctors, and developers to find out how they are working to make health care more accessible, easier to understand, and more effective.
Henry has deep expertise in the practice of medicine, medical management, health informatics and how to use informatics to best influence personal and clinical decision-making. Prior to joining Audax Health, Henry held multiple leadership positions within the healthcare consulting, health insurance and healthcare information technology sectors, bringing that breadth of experience and knowledge to his role as President and Chief Operating Officer.
With an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Trinity College, Henry received his MD at Hahnemann University School of Medicine and performed his residency in Family and Community Medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware. Henry spent ten years in private practice doing the traditional work of doctoring before entering the business and technology sector of the healthcare industry.
Henry was Senior Medical Director at Independence Blue Cross of Pennsylvania, and Chief Medical Officer at MEDecision, Medem, and PDR Network. Most recently, Henry was the Head of Business Development, North America for McKinsey’s international Health Systems Institute.
Brian Dolan, Chief Customer Solutions Officer, is a seasoned healthcare innovator with more than 25 years of healthcare and consulting experience. Over the course of his career he gained a comprehensive and balanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities present within today’s healthcare system from the perspective of all the primary stakeholders (consumers, providers, employers and insurers).
Prior to Audax Health, Brian was Chief Customer Solutions Officer for ActiveHealth Management, where he was a driver of innovative consumer health engagement and transparent measurement strategies. Earlier in his career Brian was Senior Vice President of Business Development for Uniprise, a UnitedHealth Group business. Before Uniprise, Brian held continuous leadership roles at Towers Perrin where he was Northeast Sales and Marketing Leader, Principal and Stamford Practice Leader. Earlier in his career, Brian was responsible for provider risk contracting and underwriting with Tufts Health Plan and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Brian earned an MBA from Clark University and a B.A. from Bowdoin College.
Joseph Flaherty leads the design team at AgaMatrix, a rapidly growing medical device company that invents, designs, and manufactures blood glucose meters and biosensors for people with diabetes. AgaMatrix products are sold worldwide by Sanofi, Medco, Walgreens, the Apple Store, Walmart, Kroger, Target, and are used by millions of patients across the globe. AgaMatrix recently released the first medical device capable of analyzing blood that works with the iPhone and is helping shape the future of mobile health.
Entrepreneur Jill Gilbert has spent her multifaceted career – from product and e-commerce strategist to publisher to producer of breakthrough technology trade shows and popular Hollywood films – sharing people-focused stories, information, trends, and insights with a wide variety of audiences. She is co-producer of the Digital Health Summit, the annual adjunct to the Consumer Electronics Show that showcases new technologies that are revolutionizing the practice and business of medicine.
Previously, she was Vice President of E-Commerce at Caring.com, where she headed up the company’s e-commerce channel and was responsible for industry relations. Prior to Caring.com, Jill was a co-founder and CEO of Gilbert Guide, a company that paired practical, expert advice and information with the first comprehensive national directory covering the entire continuum of senior care. Before founding Gilbert Guide, Jill served as Vice President of Production and Development at Love Spell Entertainment and Columbia Pictures.
Additionally, she worked on motion picture productions at Disney and MGM, including Mulholland Falls, Sister Act (I and II) and What’s Love Got to Do With It. Jill is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a BS in Business Administration.
Patrick Glynn is Senior Vice President Emerging Markets for ValueOptions®, the nation’s largest independent behavioral health care and wellness company. Under Pat’s leadership, ValueOptions evaluates, develops and implements high-impact, innovative products which tether improved health with clinically appropriate and cost-effective solutions. These solutions advocate and promote good behavioral health outcomes, as well as well as help proactively manage wellness and disease for the wide variety of populations that ValueOptions serves.
Alex Go is the CEO and Founder of LivWell Health, a consulting services company that assists healthcare and long-term-care operators while leveraging technology to extend their services into seniors’ homes. Prior to LivWell Health, Alex was the CEO and Co-Founder of Virtual Health, a service provider within the aging-in-place market, and led Intel Health’s market development efforts for the Mobile Clinical Assistant, the first purpose-built healthcare tablet, and Guide telehealth platforms. He brings over 20 years of experience working for Tyco Electronics and Intel Corp., in a variety of strategic planning, sales and market development positions.
Amanda Goltz joined the Pacific Business Group on Health as Senior Manager of New Initiatives in August 2010, with responsibility for developing and implementing health 2.0 strategies that are of benefit to PBGH’s large employers membership, with 3 million members in Califonia that represent $12 billion in annual spend. Her work includes several initiatives that focus on delivery system reform and payment redesign. These projects include a state-wide joint replacement registry, developed to provide standards and tools for evidence-based care for orthopedics; development and spread of consumer engagement tools that encourage patient involvement in selecting high-quality, cost-effective care; and transparency initiatives for health plans, providers, and employers.
Ron is HealthTap’s Founder and CEO. He is responsible for the company’s innovation, vision, and product. Prior to founding HealthTap, Ron was the founder and CEO of a leading online consumer health 2.0 company that developed the world’s largest community of independent health writers and became one of the largest health sites online, serving more than 100 million users to date (acquired in early 2009). At Stanford University, Ron led a multidisciplinary group researching personalized health and the design of ways to help people live healthier, happier lives, whose work resulted in BeWell@Stanford, one of the most acclaimed employee health and well-being programs in the nation. Ron is also an angel investor and advisor to health and technology companies, including Rock Health and Harvard Medical School’s SMArt Initiative. He regularly speaks at leading conferences and his articles on health technology appear in publications like Forbes and the Huffington Post.
Donald Jones serves as vice president, Global Strategy and Market Development at Qualcomm Life. He is responsible for Qualcomm Life’s development of wireless technologies and platforms in the health, fitness and life sciences markets, and is recognized as a leader in the field. In 2005, he founded and is Chairman of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), a 501c (6) trade organization, which works with both the wireless and health industries to enable new business models, new businesses healthcare services, healthcare IT, pharmaceutical and medical devices.
Jones is a Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Digital Health. He is on the boards of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, and the American Telemedicine Association. Jones was a founding board member of the West Wireless Health Institute, with Eric Topol, MD and Gary West, the worlds first and foremost institute focused on the clinical efficacy and economic efficiencies of wireless technologies in healthcare. In 2010, the San Diego Transcript named Jones one of ‘San Diego’s Top Influential’s’, and Fierce Health IT named Jones one of the 10 Disruptive Forces in Health IT. In early 2010, Jones was named to the Consumer Products Innovations Board at Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals.
Jones holds a bachelors’ degree in biology and bio-engineering from the University of California, San Diego, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. Jones holds multiple issued and pending patents in the use of cell phones in incentive reward programs and in asynchronous media communications.
Kirk Larson joined Children’s Hospital Central California in 2010 as vice president and chief information officer. Larson came to Children’s from Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, Calif., where he served as chief information officer. Larson has held a variety of leadership positions over the years, including senior managing consultant, healthcare consulting, and senior manager, service and support, for Cerner Corporation, a leader in the healthcare information systems industry and the largest healthcare consultancy in the world, in Kansas City, Mo. Previously, he was with Arthur Andersen, LLP, where he worked as a senior consultant, advanced technology group, in Chicago, Ill. Larson received dual degrees in master of health services administration (MHSA), and master of business administration (MBA), from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He earned his bachelor of science degree in mathematics magna cum laude from North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
Lora Lindsey joined DeSilva+Phillips as a Managing Director in 2011 to cover their Healthcare Information & Media practice. Since joining, Lora has been in conversation with over 60 industry participants, both Buyers and Sellers. Prior to joining d+p, Lora spent over 7 years on Wall Street (44 deals):
Lora holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BBA from the University of Washington and served as a Volunteer in the US Peace Corps.
As part of the UnitedHealth Group Innovation and R&D team, Mr. Martin has accountability for the strategy and delivery of UnitedHealth Group’s mobile solutions. In this role, he is expanding the use of mobile technologies to the many constituents in the health care sector including consumers, providers and employers. Prior to this, Mr. Martin spent nearly a decade developing solutions for UnitedHealth Group’s Medicare business, Ovations. As a key member of the Ovations team, he was accountable for advancing the book of business through traditional sales channels as well as portal based solutions and integral to the creation of one of the largest Medicare Part D providers. With 18 years of information technology consulting and engineering experience, Mr. Martin has been a key member in advancing the use of technology ranging from infrared cameras to web portals, to mobile solutions. Through this broad technical expertise, he has significantly impacted the adoption and use of technology in health care.
As executive vice president for UnitedHealth Group, Dr Migliori is responsible for ensuring clinical excellence and linking that excellence to practical clinical outcomes and robust business results for three business segments, OptumInsight, OptumHealth and OptumRx. Dr. Migliori also serves as chief healthcare officer of UnitedHealth Group Alliances, a division of UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement; Dr. Migliori is responsible for the Health Care Transformation on behalf of AARP.
Dr. Migliori joined UnitedHealth Group in 1996. He brings to his current executive position over 20 years of experience in the health care sector, including time as CEO of four diverse companies. Under his leadership at UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Migliori spearheaded the design, organization and management of national health care delivery networks. He has previously served on the Harvard University / Kennedy School of Government Health Care Delivery Policy Committee, and is a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the Advisory Committee on Transplantation advising the Secretary of Health and Human Services on public policy for human organ transplantation. He has published more than 35 articles on topics ranging from continuous quality improvement methods in a clinical setting to surgical oncology and solid organ transplant.
Dr. Migliori holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Brown University and completed a National Health Research Fellowship in immunology, transplantation and oncology funded by the National Institutes of Health. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dayna Neumann works to discover, develop and deploy digital change management platforms for the healthcare industry. She works collaboratively with Fortune 50 health benefits providers, long term wellness and aging care facilities, and large hospital networks to create custom enterprise cloud platforms to manage regulated content. And the best part is that FetterGroup software platforms look amazing. Dayna pays close attention to user interface design and usability studies, which translates into higher user adoption rates and client satisfaction.
Dayna is passionate about helping clients operate in healthier ways, by discovering savings, improving revenue streams, and maintaining compliance across increasingly complicated networks. Dayna sees change as a positive opportunity and brings this perspective to the ever-changing healthcare industry.
Formally Chief of Radiology at Marin General Hospital in Marin County, California and at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, Robert founded PillJogger in early 2011. PillJogger is a mobile medication adherence solution consisting of a server-backed application and a proprietary unit-dose delivery device, Medwheel. PillJogger also serves as a merchandising and marketing platform for sponsors to hyper-target users’ specific interests based on prior behavior. Robert has designed multiple medical instruments including the Pakter Needle (Cook Medical, Inc.) for the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions. He has also authored numerous papers in peer reviewed medical journals. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, Robert received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was a fellow in Body Imaging at Hopkins and an NIH fellow in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology at Stanford.
In his role as Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer for Ximedica, Aidan drives innovation in their core markets of healthcare delivery solutions, medical device development, and consumer healthcare.
With a passion for applying a human-centered approach to system and device development, Aidan has committed himself to advising and leading expert teams of researchers, human factors engineers and designers in collaboration with a global client base to co-create, implement, and measure solutions that form the leading edge of the industry.
Aidan has multiple published articles on Design Leadership and Industrial Design in the medical industry. He has spoken on development process, human factors and the implications of changing demographics on the medical industry.
He is an adjunct faculty member to the Industrial Design program at Rhode Island School of Design, teaching Design Leadership, and sits on the Foundation Board of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Kian Saneii is CEO of Independa, Inc., which provides disruptive, next-generation technology solutions to help caregivers help their loved ones stay at home longer, safer and more comfortably. Prior to Independa, Saneii was GM of Websense Wireless from 2005-2008. From 2001-2005 Saneii held roles as VP Marketing and VP Business Development at Websense, responsible for all aspects of global marketing, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, OEM sales, and business development through new strategic channels. Before joining Websense, Saneii served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Business Development for IMA, Inc and IPNet Solutions, 1997-2001. From 1985 – 1997, Saneii served in management positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, DIS Research and FileNet Corporation (acquired by IBM). Saneii earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Honors, from New York University, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, NYU President’s Award; also a Master of Computer Science from Rutgers University.
Amy Sheng is Cofounder and COO of CellScope, a venture-backed startup creating optical attachments for smartphones to enable remote diagnoses. CellScope’s initial products are a home otoscope and dermascope for capturing diagnostic-quality images of ear, nose, throat and skin. Previously, she was a Project Manager in the Fletcher bioengineering lab at UC Berkeley where cell phone-microscopy was invented and applied to remote diagnosis of infectious diseases in developing countries. Amy’s experience managing projects in the medical device industry includes leading a team to develop an automated hematology analyzer that was approved by the FDA. She has a M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and is currently a part-time student in the Berkeley-Haas MBA program.
Dr. Aenor Sawyer, an Orthopaedic Surgeon at UCSF, has a decade of digital health experience beginning with implementation of an outpatient EMR in 2001. Since joining UCSF in 2008 Dr. Sawyer has been active in digital health innovation, serving on the UCSF Prop 1D Telemedicine Committee, the IT governance task forces for Telemedicine, Mobile technology, and Collaboration, as well as the Specialty Care Safety Net Telemedicine Program. As “Expedition Medic” for ocean rowers the past 5 years, Dr. Sawyer uses remote sensing to support what she calls “Satellite Medicine.” This led to collaboration with Archinoetics to develop a wearable body sensor network (WEAR HUB) to assess “real-life” physical demands on patients with amputations. She is also a member of the UCSF/UCSC Center for Assistive Technology. With Pierre Theodore she co-developed a HIPAA compliant, web-based collaboration technology for virtual Tumor Board and Multidisciplinary Management. Dr. Sawyer is currently the Associate Director of UCSF CTSI Digital Health Initiatives and mHealth grants program.
Lisa Suennen is co-founder and Managing Member of Psilos Group, a healthcare-focused investment firm founded in 1998. She focuses on the medical device, healthcare IT and healthcare services sectors and serves as a Director on the Boards of AngioScore, (chairman), PatientSafe Solutions, OmniGuide and VeraLight, Inc. (chairman).
Halle Tecco is the Co-Founder & CEO of RockHealth, the first startup accelerator devoted exclusively to health companies. Tecco recognized the need and potential for startups in the digital health space while working at Apple’s App Store covering the health and medical vertical. Previously, she founded Yoga Bear, a national nonprofit that provides yoga to the cancer community in hospitals and at over 200 partner studios. Tecco has been named as one of “12 Entrepreneurs Reinventing Healthcare” by CNN, one of “15 Women to Watch in Tech” by Inc. Magazine, and was a L’Oreal “Woman of Worth” Honoree. Tecco has written for Harvard Business School Publishing, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Glamour.com and ForbesWoman. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Dan Munro is a Contributing Editor at Forbes where he writes on the intersection of Healthcare IT and Innovation. Dan is also the Founder and CEO of iPatient – a cloud-based solution designed to transform the patient-provider dialog. He has successfully raised both angel and Venture Capital and has helped to accelerate the profitable exit of a number of healthcare startups including a payer solution that was acquired by WebMD in 2004. Another early stage venture, Sequoia Software, was acquired by Citrix in 2001. Sequoia’s XPS portal technology pioneered the use of XML in healthcare and among the first to use XPS was Baylor Health Care System in Dallas. That pilot project was featured by Bill Gates at the annual Microsoft Healthcare conference (MS-HUG). Dan graduated from the International School of Brussels before completing undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Communications/Journalism at the University of Redlands.
Dr. Charlotte Yeh is the Chief Medical Officer for AARP Services, Inc. (ASI), the wholly-owned subsidiary of AARP. ASI manages the carrier relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available to AARP’s almost 40 million members. Dr. Yeh has more than 30 years experience in healthcare. She is a board-certified emergency physician, trained in emergency medicine at UCLA. She practiced emergency medicine for thirteen years at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts where she also served as the chief of the department for seven years. Dr. Yeh also worked for eight years as Physician-in-Chief for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Yeh currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and the Center for Health Design. Dr. Yeh has received numerous awards and honors for her work. In April 2011, she was a recipient of the AHA Trustees Award. Dr. Yeh also received the 2010 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award and in 2009; she was awarded the Rx for Excellence Award by the Massachusetts Medical Law Review for promoting safety, quality and risk management in health care. Dr. Yeh received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. She completed her internship in General Surgery at the University of Washington and her residency in Emergency Medicine at UCLA.
Jack heads up the $100M Qualcomm Life Fund (QLF) at Qualcomm Ventures. His investment interest is focused on the emerging wireless and connected health space including wellness and fitness, chronic disease care, remote diagnosis and monitoring, healing and aging in place, health informatics, etc. Jack currently serves as a board observer at QLF portfolio companies including Airstrip, AliveCor and Telcare. In addition, he serves as a board observer at PixSense, Jana, uCIRRUS, Validity and Visage Mobile. Prior to Qualcomm Ventures, Jack was EVP and US Country Manager at ZTE Corp the world’s fifth-largest telecom equipment maker, where he helped establish the company’s US market presence. He was a sales and marketing executive at Nokia following the acquisition of silicon-valley based startup Amber Networks where he was founding AVP of marketing. Early in his career, he held marketing and business development positions at 3Com, GDC, and Nortel. Jack earned a MSEE from University of Calgary and a MBA from McGill University.
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Brian is CEO and Co-founder of Cognitive Health Innovations, Inc. Previously, Brian has been a senior manager for health-focused web sites as the executive director of “The Internet Mental Health Initiative.” Prior to that, Brian was Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Vpacket Communications, Inc. He was instrumental in developing the business strategy and product plan for the company, which received $60 million in venture capital funding and ultimate sale two years later.
Before Vpacket he was President of Chiko Consulting, a management consulting firm focused on assisting venture-financed startup companies in new product planning, business development, marketing and sales. Brian has a B.S. in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.
Nick Crocker is the founder of Sessions, the personal health coaching program, that helps you lead more active life. He is currently a Rock Health fellow for 2012. Previously, Nick was Product Manager at Boxee in New York from 2010-11 and co-founded Native Digital in 2008 and We Are Hunted in 2009. Nick holds Political Science and Law degrees from the University of Queensland and while studying, worked as a journalist with News Ltd.
Antony Evans is the cofounder and CEO of Senstore. Senstore’s application turns your smartphone into a virtual nurse who helps you answer the question ‘Do I need to visit the doctor?’ Senstore is preparing for a world in which exponential improvements in sensors, wireless connectivity and artificial intelligence come together to allow anyone, anywhere, access to an affordable medical diagnosis.
Antony has an MA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, an MBA from INSEAD, and six years strategic consulting experience with Bain & Company and Oliver Wyman. He previously co-founded a mobile bank in the Philippines.
Lily Ho is the Business Development Director and Co-Founder of Nephosity. Previously, she worked in business development at Kiva, PR at Outcast Agency, and public policy at the New America Foundation. She is passionate about bringing innovative technology solutions to complex policy problems.
Derek leads Docphin‘s technology and web development. He has over 10 years of experience in web design, starting when he founded a web design firm while in college. He also previously worked as a consultant for CGI. His internship and residency in internal medicine were completed at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center. He is currently a staff physician at the Department of Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego.
Derek has degrees in biomedical engineering and electrical engineering from Duke University. He received his MD from the University of Michigan. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Christine Lemke is the Co-founder of AchieveMint, a new marketplace for healthy actions. She is a Co-founder and former Chief Operating Officer of Sense Networks, provider of advanced analytics technology developed by leading computer science professors at MIT and Columbia University. Christine has also held roles at 3iGroup in Paris, France and Microsoft XBOX. She began her career as the first employee of a venture-backed startup and went on to invest and co-found Channel Velocity/Channel IQ, currently based in Chicago, IL.
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Zack is the co-founder and CEO of HealthRally, a crowdfunding platform for wellness motivation. He has a passion for using the brain science of motivation to help people achieve amazing goals. In 2011, he published the best selling book, The Neuro Revolution: How Brain Science Is Changing Our World in the U.S., Japan, Korea, Brazil and China. He is the founder and Chairman of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization, a major trade association representing over 100 neurotech companies, brain research institutes and patient advocacy groups. He also founded NeuroInsights, a neuroscience-focused market research firm, where he created the NASDAQ NeuroInsights Neurotech Index (NERV), a stock tracking index of public neurotech companies. He sits on the advisory boards of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies and the Penn Center for Neuroscience and Society.
Sachin, a seasoned healthcare industry professional, leads Docphin’s business and market strategy. Prior to founding Docphin, he worked as a management consultant at IMS Consulting Group, specializing in global commercial strategies for pharmaceutical clients. Before IMS, Sachin worked in marketing and sales roles at Novartis Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline.
Abbas is the co-founder and CEO of a Silicon Valley based startup, Medmonk. Medmonk was part of Rock Health and YCombinator’s W12 batch. Abbas’ background is in software development and product management, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Meghan Muntean is an entrepreneur with a background working on Wall Street in Investment Management. She is the Co-Founder of ChickRx, a personalized, community driven health/wellness platform for women. ChickRx is an award-winning and angel-backed startup.
Meghan is passionate about entrepreneurship, social impact ventures, and supporting women’s issues. She’s originally from Los Angeles, California and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University.
Dr. Ostrovsky is a physician and social entrepreneur. His passion is developing sustainable solutions for problems facing vulnerable populations. He is a strong advocate of applying lean startup methods in low resource settings. He specializes in the regulatory and implementation aspects of health information technology. Dr. Ostrovsky is a practicing pediatrician at the Harvard-affiliated Children’s Hospital Boston.
Ming-Zher Poh is the co-founder and CEO of Cardiio, a startup that provides software solutions for frictionless bio-sensing on mobile devices. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Media Lab. He loves to integrate technology into everyday objects to create unobtrusive and more natural ways of obtaining health information. One of Ming’s inventions, a contact-free method of measuring vital signs, won the Popular Science Top 10 Invention Award and was covered by CNN, BBC, The New York Times and others. Ming earned his PhD in medical and electrical engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He also holds an SM degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and a BS degree in the same field from Cornell.
Yukkee Poh, PhD is the co-founder of Cardiio, an MIT spinoff providing software solutions for bio-sensing. She is trained as a biomedical engineer with a strong passion to advance healthcare and medicine through building novel systems and devices for diagnostics and health tracking. She earned her PhD in biomedical engineering at Columbia University, where she created various portable devices for point-of-care diagnostic applications. She later joined Harvard Medical School as a postdoctoral fellow, building experimental platforms for tracking cell behaviors in vivo. Yukkee also earned an MS degree in biomedical engineering and a BS degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
Ashwin Pushpala is a Co-Founder at Sano Intelligence, a medical device company developing a powerful mobile health monitoring product that will reveal new insights about stage zero care. Prior to Sano, Ashwin was a member of the founding team at SinuSys, a medical device company producing a minimally-invasive therapy for chronic sinusitis. Previously, Ashwin was at Bain Capital, focusing on fixed income investments in the technology, media, and telecom industries.
Ashwin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, receiving BSE and MSE degrees in Bioengineering and a BA degree in Economics. His research focused on biomaterials, tissue engineering, and molecular therapeutics.
Michael Pan is the Founder and CEO of nephosity. He has over 10 years experience in the development and deployment of distributed, grid, and cloud computing paradigms in enterprise settings. Previously Michael worked at DreamWorks Animation, where he was the lead for the studio renderfarm workflow system. That work was nominated for a 2010 Academy SciTech Award. He is credited on films such as Shrek the Third, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After, and MegaMind. Michael has led the workflow computing group at the Laboratory for NeuroImaging (an NIH Center of Computational Biology), and worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and HP Labs on other distributed and webscale computing projects. Michael has a M.S. in computer science from UCLA and a B.A.S. in digital media from the University of Pennsylvania.
Borna is co-founder and CEO of Agile Diagnosis, and is passionate about using software to help clinicians make decisions and provide the best possible care for their patients. He has an MBA from Chicago Booth, and an undergraduate and graduate degree in computer science rom Georgia Tech.
John is an epidemiologist and developer. He worked for the largest HIV clinic in Minnesota, implemented the patient safety and experience systems for the largest hospital system in Minnesota, and currently chairs the Public Health Advisory Committee for the City of Minneapolis. He co-founded Epi.md, a health informatics company that produces actionable insights for patients and physicians to improve health and reduce costs.
Josh Susser is the CTO of Cognitive Health Innovations (CHI) and an accomplished software developer and community leader. Prior to CHI, Josh was a senior software engineer at Pivotal Labs where he helped develop consumer web applications for clients. In 2009 Josh founded the Golden Gate Ruby Conference, which quickly became one of the top conferences for developers using Ruby and Ruby on Rails. He has made significant contributions to the Ruby on Rails framework and is a popular conference speaker, podcaster, and blogger. Previously Josh has worked at several startups and larger companies including Xerox and Apple.
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