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.
Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal
Correspondent, The New York Times
Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal Correspondent, The New York Times
Elisabeth L. Rosenthal has been the international environment correspondent for The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune since 2004. Previously, Ms. Rosenthal had been a correspondent in The New York Times Beijing bureau since the fall of 1997. During her tenure in Beijing, she broke a number of landmark stories on health in China, including the spread of AIDS as a result of government-sponsored blood buying programs, the demise of the rural health care system, and the global spread of SARS, a new and deadly pneumonia that originated in China. Prior to that she was a metropolitan reporter covering health and hospitals. She was a regular contributor to Science Times for three years before joining The Times in July 1993.
Trained as a physician, Ms. Rosenthal was a contributing editor and columnist at Discover Magazine from 1987 to 1993 during her medical residency. She resumed this role working part time as an emergency room physician at Cornell University-New York Hospital, now part of New York Presbyterian. She was an associate editor, senior editor and contributing editor at Science Digest magazine from 1982 until 1986.
Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code
Kara Swisher Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code
Kara Swisher started covering digital issues for the Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column, “BoomTown,” originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also online at WSJ.com.
Previously, Kara covered breaking news about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues, as one of its first hires to cover the Web, and also wrote feature articles on technology for the newspaper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home gadget issues called “Home Economics.”
President, Clayton Christensen Institute
Ann Christensen President, Clayton Christensen Institute
Ann Christensen directs the overall strategic and operational development of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and oversees its rapidly growing research programs. She also works closely with the Board of Directors to enhance the Institute’s impact and strengthen its strategic partnerships and resources.
Prior to joining the Institute, she worked at Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a private equity firm focused on middle-market companies. She previously also worked at Deloitte Consulting in New York City, where she was instrumental in establishing the Growth & Innovation practice by drawing on the theories of disruptive innovation to help clients create new growth businesses. Ann led projects for clients in a number of industries, including: pharmaceutical, biotech, telecommunications, travel, professional services, and insurance. She has also spent time as a strategic analyst for Elan Pharmaceuticals, an Irish biotechnology company.
Ann earned a BA from Duke University, where she studied the political economies of developing nations, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Sara Creighton, DDS
Cofounder & Dentist, Studio Dental
Dr. 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.
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 Journal, Forbes, 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.
Christina Farr Reporter, Reuters
Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based correspondent for Reuters. She covers Apple, mobile and digital health. Christina’s byline can be found in the Telegraph, VentureBeat, SFGate, Bay Citizen, Washington Post, Stanford News, TheNextWeb, and Digital Trends, among others. She is also on the small screen too, as a featured expert on Fox Business, CNBC, and ABC News.
Co-Founder & CEO, ThriveOn
Alejandro Foung Co-Founder & CEO, ThriveOn
Alejandro Foung is co-founder and CEO of ThriveOn, an online and personalized service that allows anyone to strengthen their mental health with the care and support of a licensed professional. Using a $4M grant won in August 2013 from NIH, with their academic partners Washington University in St. Louis and Stanford, ThriveOn is now currently deployed at over 35 universities across the country. Having just launched their service to the public at large, ThriveOn is on a mission to expand access to high-quality, evidence-based mental health care at an affordable price. Prior to starting ThriveOn, Alejandro was an early employee at consumer technology companies like eBay, NexTag, Trulia, and Huddler. Alejandro has a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University.
Managing Director, Rock Health
Malay Gandhi Managing Director, Rock Health
Malay serves as Rock Health’s Managing Director, leading the organization and working closely with portfolio companies. He joined Rock Health in 2012 after nearly eight years with Deloitte Consulting’s healthcare practice. Malay earned a Masters concentrated in Health Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS from West Virginia University. His work in digital health has been cited in the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, CNBC, USA Today, Inc. and KQED.
Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Jenny Gold Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Jenny Gold covers the health care industry, overhaul and disparities for radio and print. Her stories for KHN have aired on NPR and been printed in USA Today, the Washington Post, McClatchy and MSNBC. She was previously a Kroc Fellow at NPR, where she covered health and business, and a broadcast associate at the CBS Evening News. She is a graduate of Brown University.
Executive Director, Institute for the Future
Marina Gorbis Executive Director, Institute for the Future
Marina Gorbis is a futurist and social scientist who serves as executive director to the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a Silicon Valley nonprofit research and consulting organization. In her 14 years with IFTF, Marina has brought a futures perspective to hundreds of organizations in business, education, government, and philanthropy to improve innovation capacity, develop strategies, and design new products and services.
Founder & CEO, MotionSavvy
Ryan Hait-Campbell Founder & CEO, MotionSavvy
Ryan Hait-Campbell has 10+ years of design under his belt and has close ties to the deaf industry for over 4 years. He previously worked at Nintendo, Microsoft, and ZVRS,
a telecommunication company that builds technology for the deaf. After growing up and seeing how difficult it is for deaf individuals to get jobs, he co-founded MotionSavvy with 3 other deaf individuals to give deaf people the ability to live the lifestyle they want to have with the very first mobile two way communication device in history.
Deputy Tech Editor, The New York Times
Quentin Hardy Deputy Tech Editor, The New York Times
Quentin writes about computing and society for the paper and the Bits blog. He speaks at numerous panels on technology and business, and teaches at the iSchool of the University of California, Berkeley.
Previously he was Executive Editor for Forbes Media, writing for Forbes magazine and the Forbes.com website. For over a decade he has appeared on “Forbes on Fox,” a weekly business news show seen by over 1 million viewers. Mr. Hardy spent eight years at The Wall Street Journal. At the Journal’s Tokyo bureau he reported on the Japanese banking crisis and market collapse. From 1994 until 1999, he covered the wireless industry and Silicon Valley culture from the paper’s San Francisco office. He also worked at AP/Dow Jones newswire in Tokyo from 1988 to 1991, covering Asian energy markets and natural resources.
Founder & CEO, Utilize Health
Jessica Harthcock Founder & CEO, Utilize Health
Utilize Health Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Harthcock, was paralyzed at age 17 and spent years traveling in search of highly specialized rehabilitation treatments that helped her learn to walk again. After experiencing the difficulties in her journey to recovery, Jessica vowed to create a tool that could help other patients circumvent the impediments to meaningful recovery. Thus, Utilize Health was born. Utilize Health is a web platform that connects patients with neurological disabilities to the therapies and facilities needed to maximize their potential for recovery. Think Open Table or Hotels.com, but for patients and facilities.
Jessica remains active in her community, currently sitting on the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Tennessee Chapter Board of Directors. Jessica received her B.A. from Louisiana State University and her M.Ed with a focus in Organizational Leadership from Vanderbilt University. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband Adam and service dog, Ozzie.
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.
Head of Operations, Pager
Meghan Jewitt Head of Operations, Pager
Meghan is Head of Operations at Pager, an NYC based health tech start-up looking to reinvent the traditional doctor house call through modern technology and operations. Previously, Meghan managed regional operations for One Medical Group through a period of rapid expansion. Before that, she worked at Booz Allen in strategy consulting in the health and consumer industries. She has a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Cory Kidd
Founder & CEO, Catalia Health
Dr. Cory Kidd Founder & CEO, Catalia Health
Dr. Cory Kidd is a health technology entrepreneur focused on building technologies to help people to live healthier, happier, and longer lives. Most recently he was the founder and CEO of Intuitive Automata, a company that developed an interactive robotic weight loss coach.
Dr. Kidd received his MS and PhD from the MIT Media Lab, where he combined psychology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and medicine to create a platform to engage patients in their healthcare for extended periods of time. He conducted an extensive study showing the efficacy of his weight loss coach in helping people to diet and did work in local nursing homes with robotic companions for elderly individuals. Prior to his work at MIT, Dr. Kidd received his BS in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. While there he was a part of the Aware Home Research Initiative, a focused research effort that was looking for ways to allow older people to live in their homes longer. He managed that research project and taught courses on related technologies.
Senior Science Editor, KQED
Andrea Kissack Senior Science Editor, KQED
Andrea Kissack was born in Los Angeles. She found radio news through her college radio station at UC Santa Barbara. With a love for telling stories, asking questions and challenging authority, she set off for her first job as a reporter for WUSF-FM in Tampa, Florida. After three years of news reporting and a brief stint miscast as an opera reporter, she returned to California to work as a reporter for KLON-FM in Long Beach, KNX-AM, the Los Angeles based CBS radio affiliate and the Orange County Television News Channel in Santa Ana. Andrea also served as producer and program director for KPFA radio in Berkeley.
Andrea has been at KQED Radio for more than ten years, working first as a producer for the daily call-in show, Forum, and then as the senior producer for The California Report. She is currently the Senior Radio Editor and Television Narrator of QUEST, a weekly science and environment program on KQED Public Radio, TV and kqed.org. Andrea earned a B.A. in Broadcasting and Political Science from CSU Long Beach and an M.A. in Telecommunications Management from Ohio University.
Daniel Kraft, MD
Executive Director, Exponential Medicine, Singularity University
Daniel Kraft, MD Executive Director, Exponential Medicine, Singularity University
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine Track for Singularity University since its inception, and founded and is Executive Director of FutureMed (now called Exponential Medicine), a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.
Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Daniel was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Boston Children’s Hospital, and fellowships in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford. He has multiple patents on medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Kraft recently founded Bioniq Health, focused on enabling connected, data driven, and integrated health & medicine. He is also the inventor of the MarrowMiner, an FDA approved device for the minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow, and founded RegenMed Systems, a company developing technologies to enable adult stem cell based regenerative therapies.
Dr. Cori Lathan
Co-Founder & CEO, AnthroTronix
Dr. Cori Lathan Co-Founder & CEO, AnthroTronix
Corinna Lathan is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AnthroTronix, an engineering product development company. Previously, she was an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The Catholic University of America and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Time, and the New Yorker magazines as well as led to such distinctions as Maryland’s ”Top Innovator of the Year,” MIT Technology Review Magazine’s “Top 100 World Innovators,” and one of Fast Company Magazines “Most Creative People in Business.” She was named a Technology Pioneer and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is currently Chair of the Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Robotics and AI.
Senior Strategic Advisor, AARP
Jeff Makowka Senior Strategic Advisor, AARP
Mr. Makowka has over a decade of experience in strategic analysis, management consulting and market research. For over 5 years, Jeff has been focused on the wants and needs of the 50+ both domestically and internationally.
As Senior Strategic Advisor in AARP’s newly formed Thought Leadership group, he supports The Innovation@50+ initiative which aims to spark entrepreneurial activity across public and private sectors. Anchored by the AARP social mission – to enhance the quality of life for all as we age – the initiative enlists the expertise of visionary thinkers, entrepreneurs, the investment community, industry and not-for-profits to spur innovation to meet the needs and wants of people over 50.
On the ground, the initiative catalyzes research and helps shape a marketplace ethos by promoting core, unifying principles such as “design for all.” It stimulates new business models that reflect the broad transformation in how the 50-plus life is being re-imagined. Lastly, the initiative prepares 50-plus people to communicate with, access, engage and thrive in a new “longevity economy.”
Dr. Catherine Mohr
Director of Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical
Dr. Catherine Mohr 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.
Co-Founder & CEO, Spire
Jonathan Palley Co-Founder & CEO, Spire
Jonathan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Spire, a next-generation wearable that creates value throughout your entire day–not only the roughly 16% of the day when you are moving, but also while commuting, working at the computer, or just lounging around. Spire is the first wearable activity + respiration monitor with consumer and medical applications.
Deputy Chief Technology Officer, The White House
Ryan Panchadsaram Deputy Chief Technology Officer, The White House
Ryan Panchadsaram currently serves as the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer. Ryan was part of the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, where he worked with the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT and the Department of Veterans Affairs on Blue Button. This initiative is designed to enable millions of Americans to easily and securely download their own health information. Prior to serving as a Fellow, he was the head of Customer & Product at Ginger.io, a spin-off from MIT Media Lab, using big data to transform health. He has been a Fellow at Rock Health, where his company Pipette was incubated and ultimately acquired by Ginger.io. He previously worked at Microsoft and Salesforce.com. While at Microsoft, Ryan was responsible for the user experience and design for Outlook for Mac. During his time there, he filed multiple patents for innovations in geolocation, user interfaces, and large datasets. Ryan sits on the board of SeventyK, a young adult cancer advocacy group. A designer and engineer at heart, Ryan won first place in The Guardian & Google’s International 2012 Data Visualization Challenge. He graduated from University of California-Berkeley with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
Dr. Babak Parviz
Vice President, Amazon.com
Dr. Babak Parviz Vice President, Amazon.com
Babak Parviz is a Vice President at Amazon. He is the creator of Google Glass, a pioneer of building contact lens microsystems for healthcare monitoring and computing applications and has been active in developing technologies that interface with biology and medicine for a number of years. He received his BA in Literature from University of Washington, BS in Electronics from Sharif University of Technology, MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from University of Michigan, PhD in Electrical
Engineering from Univ. of Michigan; and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard. His research and engineering interests span novel computing and communication paradigms, high-tech with social impact, bionanotechnology, bioengineering, MEMS, and photonics. His work has been put on display at the London Museum of Science and has received numerous recognitions and awards including NSF Career Award, MIT TR35, Time magazine’s best invention of the year (2008 and 2012), Your Health Top 10 Medical advance of the year, and About.com
top invention and has been reported on in thousands of articles worldwide. In 2012 he was selected by Ad Age as one of the 50 most creative people in the United States.
Chair, Mayo Clinic Ventures
James Rogers Chair, Mayo Clinic Ventures
As the Chair of Mayo Clinic Ventures, James leads Mayo Clinic’s technology transfer, start-up and economic development function. As part of this role, he is a member of the oversight committee for Mayo’s $100 Million Venture and Growth fund. Jim holds a joint appointment in Mayo’s legal department, overseeing Mayo’s patent portfolio. Jim is a member of the board of directors for Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC (Mayo’s reference laboratory), Resoundant, Inc. and Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Jim worked at Dorsey & Whitney LLP and 3M Company. He received his B.S. in Biology at the University of Iowa and his J.D., with High Distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Founder & CEO, Axial Exchange
Joanne Rohde Founder & CEO, Axial Exchange
Joanne Rohde, CEO of Axial Exchange, is on a mission to change healthcare by engaging the patient and their families on the path to health, and helping hospitals offer better care and better outcomes by applying modern business principles to healthcare. She has led Axial to national recognition, placing first in the HHS Transition of Care Contest, and attracting top-tier investors including Mayo Clinic. No stranger to driving change, as former COO and Director of Health IT Strategy at Red Hat, Rohde and her team created a customer first service model that propelled Red Hat from $100 to $500 million in revenue. As CIO of UBS Investment Banking IT, she oversaw a $1+ billion annual budget and 1,500 mission-critical systems.
Cofounder & CEO, Remedy
Noor Siddiqui Cofounder & CEO, Remedy
Noor is bent on introducing appropriate technologies to make people more productive. Through founding WorkShare, she designed an online curriculum that tripled incomes in 3 of 5 pilot sites in the developing world. Noor is a Thiel Fellow, a program spawned by Paypal founder, Peter Thiel, that grants 20 entrepreneurs under 20 $100,000 to build things that solve real problems.
Dr. Suzanne Sysko Clough
Founder & Chief Medical Officer, WellDoc
Dr. Suzanne Sysko Clough Founder & Chief Medical Officer, WellDoc
Suzanne Sysko Clough, MD, serves as the Chief Medical Officer of WellDoc. She oversees the clinical aspects used in the development of the company’s Web and mobile-based diabetes management platform.
Dr. Clough previously served in the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Division of Endocrinology: Diabetes and Nutrition and was the medical director of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness, each located in Baltimore. As part of her educational responsibilities, she developed a nutrition and wellness curriculum for fourth-year medical students.
As a physician at the Joslin Center for Diabetes at the University of Maryland, Dr. Clough utilized a multidisciplinary team to empower her patients to adopt healthier lifestyle behaviors.
Managing Director, Rock Health
Halle Tecco Managing Director, Rock Health
Halle is a Founder at Rock Health and currently serves as Managing Director in NYC, strengthening Rock Health’s national presence. She previously worked in finance and BD roles for Intel and Apple. She earned a BS at Case Western Reserve University and an MBA at Harvard Business School. Halle was named one of CNN’s “12 Entrepreneurs Reinventing Healthcare” and Forbes “30 under 30.″
Director, PwC Health Research Institute
Trine Tsouderos Director, PwC Health Research Institute
Trine Tsouderos is a director in PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI), where she develops national thought leadership such as PwC’s report, Healthcare’s new entrants: Who will be the industry’s Amazon.com? HRI is a dedicated research group that provides new intelligence, perspective and analysis on major health-related business issues.
A former journalist, Trine has 17 years of newsroom experience. Most recently, she was medical reporter at the Chicago Tribune, winning state and national awards for her work. Her work has been cited in books and scientific papers. Trine is also a seasoned panel moderator and speaker, and has given presentations at organizations such as The New York Academy of Sciences, the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.
Trine also has worked in health communications. As director of healthcare media at GolinHarris, she helped shape and execute domestic and global media strategies for large insurers and major pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products companies.
Fellow, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University
Vivek Wadhwa Fellow, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University
Vivek Wadhwa is a Fellow at Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University. He is author of “The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent”–which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012. He was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as Top 100 Global Thinker in 2012. In 2013, TIME Magazine listed him as one of The 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech.
Wadhwa oversees research at Singularity University, which educates a select group of leaders about the exponentially growing technologies that are soon going to change our world. These advances—in fields such as robotics, A.I., computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, and nanomaterials—are making it possible for small teams to do what was once possible only for governments and large corporations to do: solve the grand challenges in education, water, food, shelter, health, and security.
Strategy Manager, Rock Health
Teresa Wang Strategy Manager, Rock Health
Teresa supports the Rock Health portfolio companies across a wide range of strategic capabilities and contributes to all research efforts. Prior to joining Rock Health, she worked at Goldman Sachs as an Investment Banking Analyst covering not-for-profit healthcare systems. Teresa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in the Vagelos Life Science and Management program with a B.A. in Biology and B.S. in Economics, with a concentration in Health Care Management and Policy.
Dr. Paul Yock
Founding Co-Chair of Stanford's Department of Bioengineering
Dr. Paul Yock Founding Co-Chair of Stanford's Department of Bioengineering
Paul Yock is the Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine and Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy) and Founding Co-Chair of Stanford’s Department of Bioengineering.
Dr. Yock is internationally known for his work in inventing, developing and testing new devices, including the Rapid Exchange ™ balloon angioplasty system, which is now the primary system in use worldwide. He also invented a Doppler-guided access system known as the Smart Needle™ and PD-Access™. The main focus of Dr. Yock’s research program has been in the field of intravascular ultrasound. He authored the fundamental patents for mechanical intravascular ultrasound imaging and helped conduct the initial clinical trials. In 1986 he founded Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, which was acquired by Boston Scientific in 1994. Dr. Yock has cofounded several other medical technology companies.
Director, Qualcomm Life Fund
Jack Young Director, Qualcomm Life Fund
Jack heads up the $100M Qualcomm Life Fund (QLF) at Qualcomm Ventures, which was recently ranked as one of the most prolific venture investors in the digital health sector. His investment interests are focused in the areas of intersection of healthcare products and services and digital/wireless technologies including: consumer-driven wellness and fitness, chronic disease management, aging in place, transitional care, clinical trials and telehealth/telemedicine. Jack’s QLF digital health investments include: Airstrip, AliveCor, ClearCare, Fitbit, goBalto and Telcare. In addition, he also manages QCV’s mobile technology investments at Jana, Modern Video, Argyle Data (fka uCIRRUS), and Visage Mobile. Prior investments include: Validity (acquired by Synaptics).
Prior to Qualcomm Ventures, Jack was EVP and US Country Manager at ZTE who helped establish the company’s US market presence. He was a sales and marketing executive at Nokia following the acquisition of 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.