Health Innovation Summit

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

Join us at Health Innovation Summit!

 

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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, Doctor on Demand, Grand Rounds, IDEO, JawBone, MyFitnessPal, Practice Fusion, Rock Health, UCSF, and Vocera.

 

Past Health Innovation Summits

Doug Ulman President & CEO, The Livestrong Foundation

Doug Ulman President & CEO, The Livestrong Foundation

Doug Ulman oversees the strategic vision and direction of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Doug is a three-time cancer survivor and globally recognized cancer advocate. He and his family founded the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, where he served as executive director of the organization for four years before joining the LIVESTRONG Foundation in 2001 as director of survivorship.

 

During his time at the Foundation, Doug has helped transform the non-profit into an internationally-known brand and leader in the global movement for people affected by cancer. He speaks frequently at some of the nation’s most acclaimed festivals and conferences and his outstanding leadership has garnered him both local and national accolades. In addition, Doug currently holds numerous civic and charitable board positions including for the Union for International Cancer Control, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. He is also on the advisory board for Provectus Pharmaceuticals and is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Doug also served for four years as the Chairman of the National Cancer Institute Director’s Consumer Liaison Group.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Chris Dancy Data Exhaust Cartographer, "Most connected human on earth"

Chris Dancy Data Exhaust Cartographer, "Most connected human on earth"

Chris Dancy has been engaging information systems for over 25 years, wearing as many hats as there are heads in the IT industry. He currently works as an ambassador to the future, serving the role of Data Exhaust Cartographer–he utilizes 300-700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize as many areas of his existence as he can think of.  This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life.

 

Currently Chris is on a sabbatical to focus helping organizations, individuals and conferences focus on wearable technology, wellness and wellbeing. Chris’s name and avatar are synonymous with the future of work, edutainment, technically-enabled external evolution, and his quantified life existence. He travels extensively and speaks on these topics and more, and has been featured in TechCrunch, Wired Magazine, Bloomberg TV, NPR Radio, Mashable, The Guardian, BBC and Fox News. Chris has been called “Most connected human on Earth.”

 
 

Marina Gorbis 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.

 

Quentin Hardy 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.

 

Meghan Jewitt 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.

 

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.

 

Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD Correspondent, The New York Times

Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD 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.

 

Kara Swisher 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.”

 

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.

 
 

Noor Siddiqui 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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 
 
 

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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.

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