Health Innovation Summit Past Speakers
Linda co-founded personal genetics company 23andMe, named TIME magazine’s Invention of the Year and the World Economic Forum’s Tech Pioneer in 2008. Her career, spanning 25+ years in the biotech/pharma industry, highlighted the need for dramatically innovative strategies in disease research and prevention.
Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D. is Chief of the Division of Systems Medicine and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Computer Science at Stanford and Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital. Dr. Butte worked as a software engineer at Apple and Microsoft. The Butte Laboratory builds and applies tools that convert more than 300 billion points of molecular, clinical, and epidemiological data — measured by researchers and clinicians over the past decade.
Co-lead, Health Systems IDEO
Abbe is a senior project lead at Ideo with a passion for storytelling, tackling complex systems and process issues, and using design to address today’s health-care issues. She uses her expertise in design research, interaction and software design, and visual communication to help a diverse array of clients, including most recently Nokia, Visa, Novartis, and Concerro.
Author & Thought-Leader
David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of 7 books including Experimental Man; he is a journalist and a television, radio and film producer and correspondent. He is a Correspondent for the Atlantic.com, and the Chief Correspondent of Biotech Nation, heard on NPR. David writes for the New York Times, Fortune, Wired, National Geographic, Discover, & Atlantic Monthly.
Esther Dyson is chairman of EDventure Holdings, where she primarily invests in and nurtures start-ups, with a recent focus on health care. She is a board member for a variety of startups, including 23andMe, Airship Ventures, Boxbe, Eventful, Evernote, IBS Group, Meetup, NewspaperDirect, Voxiva, and more. Her past investments have included Medstory, Flickr and del.icio.us, and Brightmail.
Executive Editor, Wired Magazine
As Executive Editor, Thomas Goetz oversees all aspects of Wired magazine, from story conception to cover packages. In addition to guiding editorial content, Goetz writes frequently for the magazine on health and technology. Recent cover stories include “Your DNA, Decoded,” about the nascent personal genomics industry, “The Truth About Cancer,” about the riddles of early detection, and “The Thin Pill,” about the pharmaceutical industry’s evangelism of metabolic syndrome.
Senior Advisor, Former Chairman, Intel
Andy Grove is a legendary businessman, engineer, and author. As the Co-founder, CEO, former chairman and now Advisor to Intel Corporation, Andy transformed the company into the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductors. Among many awards, Grove was named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year and awarded IEEE Medal of Honor.
Jeff is the co-founder of Cloudera, director at Sage BioNetworks, and visiting professor of Data Science at UC Berkeley. Previously, he conceived, built, and led the Data Team at Facebook and was responsible for driving many of the applications of statistics & machine learning at Facebook. Before Facebook, Jeff was a quantitative analyst on Wall Street.
Dr. Sam Ho
Dr. Sam Ho is currently Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare’s Pacific and Southwest regions, and is responsible for the clinical advancement of members in the western U.S. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President and CMO for PacifiCare Health Systems, and was responsible for improving the quality, costs and access for both commercial and Medicare beneficiaries.
Sridhar Iyengar, PhD
Co-Founder and CTO, AgaMatrix
Sridhar Iyengar is the co-founder and CTO of 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, Walmart, 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.
Partner, Khosla Ventures
Vinod Khosla is the Founder of Khosla Ventures, which focuses on traditional venture capital technology investments, clean technology ventures and social ventures, such as affordable housing and microfinance. He was a co-founder of Daisy Systems, which created the first computer-aided design system for electrical engineers, and went on to become the founding CEO of Sun Microsystems, where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. In 1986, Khosla joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), which had funded Sun.
Tom Lee, MD, MBA
Founder & CEO, One Medical Group
Tom is the CEO and visionary behind One Medical Group. Prior to One Medical, Tom was CMO, Editor-in-Chief and VP of Product Design of Epocrates. In addition, he served as Senior Program Officer at the CHCF, helping lead the evaluation of pioneer information exchange models and iHealthBeat.
John Mattison, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente
John Mattison oversees all information systems deployment in the Southern California region of Kaiser Permanente, which includes 140 clinics, and 13 hospitals. He chairs the KP national IT Infrastructure governance group and he led the KP HealthConnect project in Southern California, which has been fully implemented in every clinic and hospital, and represents the single largest deployment of a completely integrated electronic health record.
Angel Investor, founder of 500Startups
Dave is a VC & founding partner at 500 Startups, an internet startup seed fund and incubator program. He likes to hang out with entrepreneurs, and occasionally invest in startups foolish enough to let him. He has invested in 250 companies including Mint.com, Twilio, Wildfire Interactive, SendGrid, TaskRabbit, SlideShare, Mashery, CreditKarma, KISSmetrics, and MakerBot, among others.
Jane McGonigal, PhD
CCO, SuperBetter Labs
McGonigal is the Director of Game Research and Development at the Institute for the Future. She is the author of Reality is Broken. Her work has been featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times; and on MTV, CNN, BBC, and NPR. BusinessWeek called her one of the 10 most important innovators to watch, and Fast Company hailed her as one of the 100 most creative people in business.
Founder & CEO, O’Reilly Media
Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media Inc. O’Reilly Media also hosts conferences, including the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, the Web 2.0 Summit, Strata: The Business of Data, and many others. The O’Reilly Radar determines emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy in the technical community. Tim is also a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.
Founder & Executive Director, Code for America
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. Government Technology named her one of 2011’s Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in Public Sector Innovation and the Huffington Post named her the top Game Changer in Business and Technology the same year. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government.
Carmen Puliafito, MD, MBA
Carmen A. Puliafito is Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Throughout his career, Dr. Puliafito has been in an innovator, most recently participating in the introduction of Avastin for the treatment of retinal disorders. He is the co-inventor of optical coherence tomography (OCT), which has revolutionized retinal practice for both patients and physicians.
Aenor Sawyer, MD
Dr. Sawyer is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at UCSF and Associate Director of Digital Health in Biomedical Informatics at the UCSF Clinical & Translational Science Institute where she co-directs the UCSF T1 Catalyst Digital Health Grants program. Her career began with UI design and implementation of an EMR in 2001 and has expanded into mHealth. Dr. Sawyer is also co-Founder of Trinity, a secure, web-based collaboration technology for Virtual Tumor Board and Multidisciplinary Management of complex patients.
Leslie Saxon, MD
Executive Director, USC Center for Body Computing
Dr. Saxon, an interventional cardiologist, has authored more than 80 scientific papers, and she has appeared in various media outlets, including CNN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, FastCompany Magazine, and the BBC. Dr. Saxon is the Executive Director of the USC’s Center for Body Computing, a wireless health and wellness innovation center.
Jordan Shlain, MD
Dr. Jordan Shlain founded Current Health in 1997 because he wanted to run a medical practice that puts priority on the doctor-patient relationship and provides convenient, same-day home medical visits. He is an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF Medical Center and a medical economics lecturer at UC Berkeley. Dr. Shlain also serves on the board of directors for the San Francisco Medical Society.
David Shaywitz, MD, PhD
For the last 15 years, Dr. Shaywitz has contributed commentaries about medicine, science, innovation, and business to popular publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The WSJ, and The Financial Times. He currently is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and TheAtlantic.com.