Health Innovation Summit

August 21-22, 2014 • W Hotel, San Francisco

Join us at Health Innovation Summit!

This August marks our fourth annual Summit, the perfect opportunity to:

  • Connect with new strategic partners, investors, potential new hires, and up-and-coming entrepreneurs through interactive industry discussion and care provider feedback.
  • Launch your startup, or watch others as they demo new products and services that will change health as we know it today.
  • Visit the offices of the leading digital health companies. Confirmed 2014 tours include AliveCor, BBDO, Castlight Health, Cooper, Grand Rounds, IDEO, JawBone, MapMyFitness, Practice Fusion, Rock Health, and UCSF

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Sponsorships

Interested in sponsoring? Contact caitlyn@rockhealth.org to learn more.

 

Grant Verstandig Founder & CEO, Audax Health

Grant Verstandig Founder & CEO, Audax Health

Grant Verstandig is a Washington, D.C.- based entrepreneur who founded Audax Health, a digital health company that specializes in creating a more social and personalized health experience for every consumer that was recently acquired by Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, in February 2014.

 

As a result of an injury while playing lacrosse at Brown University that led to a long series of surgeries, Grant set out in search of a tool he could use to learn more about his prognosis and how others in similar situations were coping. Coming up empty, Grant set out to create his own digital health solution to help transform the healthcare experience.

 

Sara Creighton, DDS Cofounder & Dentist, Studio Dental

Sara Creighton, DDS Cofounder & Dentist, Studio Dental
Dr. Creighton founded Washington Square Park Dental, a thriving practice in the North Beach district of San Francisco and what Inc. Magazine described as the “Coolest Office in the World.” A  natural entrepreneur, Dr. Creighton decided to use her 5 years of experience in the dental industry to launch and grow a new practice that reorganizes the dental experience around you – the patient.
 

Maja Mataric Co-Director, Robotics Research Lab, USC

Maja Mataric Co-Director, Robotics Research Lab, USC

Maja Mataric´ is professor and Chan Soon-Shiong chair in the Computer Science Department, Neuroscience Program, and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California, founding director of USC’s interdisciplinary Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems (CRES) and co-director of the USC Robotics Research Lab. She joined USC in September 1997, after 2.5 years as assistant professor in the Computer Science Department and Volen Center for Complex Systems at Brandeis University, where she founded her Interaction Lab in 1995.

 

Ian Clark CEO, Genentech

Ian Clark CEO, Genentech

Ian Clark is chief executive officer, Genentech and head of North American Commercial Operations for Roche. He was appointed to this role in January of 2010. He also leads the Genentech Executive Committee and is a member of the Genentech Board of Directors.

 

Clark joined Genentech in 2003 as senior vice president and general manager, BioOncology and, in January 2006, he was named executive vice president, Commercial Operations and became a member of the Executive Committee. In this role, he was responsible for leading all of Genentech’s Commercial functions including Sales, Marketing, Managed Care, Customer Operations and Commercial Operations Support. He was named head of Global Product Strategy and chief marketing officer in April 2009.

 

 
 

Catherine Mohr, MD Director of Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical

Catherine Mohr, MD Director of Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical

Dr. Catherine Mohr is the Director of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, where she evaluates new technologies for incorporation into the next generation of surgical robots. In addition, she is a Consulting Assistant Professor in the department of Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine where she works in the development of simulation based curriculum for teaching clinical skills.

 

Dr. Mohr received her BS and MS in mechanical engineering from MIT, and her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. She has been involved with numerous startup companies in the areas of alternative energy transportation, computer aided design software, and medical devices.

 

Guy Hoffman Co-Director, IDC Media Innovation Lab

Guy Hoffman Co-Director, IDC Media Innovation Lab

Dr. Guy Hoffman is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at IDC Herzliya, and co-director of the IDC Media Innovation Lab. Before, he was a research fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology and at MIT. Hoffman holds a Ph.D from MIT in the field of human-robot interaction, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. He also studied animation at Parsons School of Design in NYC. His research deals with human-robot interaction and collaboration, embodied cognition for robots, anticipation and timing in HRI and multi-agent MDPs, nonverbal communication in HRI, entertainment, theater, and musical performance robotics, and non-humanoid robot design.

 

Adam Jackson Cofounder & CEO, Doctor On Demand

Adam Jackson Cofounder & CEO, Doctor On Demand

Adam started his career as a software engineer and started his first company while studying Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. Doctor On Demand is his third venture-backed company. His first was acquired by Intuit (INTU) in 2006 and second by Advance Auto Parts (AAP) in 2011. At Doctor On Demand he obsesses over creating the best possible user experience for both patients and doctors.

 

Sean Duffy Cofounder & CEO, Omada Health

Sean Duffy Cofounder & CEO, Omada Health

Sean’s passions live at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and design. In his current role as CEO and Co-Founder of Omada Health, he sets the vision for the company and helps inspire and empower a team of incredibly smart, driven clinicians, designers, and engineers. An in-demand speaker and thought leader, Sean has written enthusiastically about the future of healthcare in The Wall Street JournalForbes, MedGadget, and TechCrunch, among others, and was recently named one of the “Top 40 Under 40″ Medtech Innovators by MDDI. He received his BS from Columbia University and was an MD/MBA candidate at Harvard.

 
 
 

Can’t wait until August?

 

Check out previous Health Innovation Summits! Past speakers include Steve Blank, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Esther Dyson, Andy Grove, Vinod Khosla, Aaron Levie, Dave McClure, Dave Morin, Tim O’Reilly, John Sculley and more.

2013 Videos

2013 Photos

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Longtime attendee? Dive into photos from  2012 and 2011.