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June 19, 2019

Parks Associates announces speaker lineup featuring AARP, HP, GiftCard Partners, Uber, Alarm.com, and more for sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness

22% of consumers indicate unfamiliarity as a reason for not using telehealth services 

Parks Associates today announced the speaker lineup for the sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness, August 27-29 at the Pendry San Diego in San Diego, California. The firm’s digital healthresearch finds that only 15% of US broadband households have used remote services to consult with a doctor or health provider, even though availability of telehealth services is on the rise. Of those who have not used telehealth services, 22% indicate they are unaware or unfamiliar with these solutions.

“The American Hospital Association notes 76% of US hospitals can connect patients and consulting practitioners through remote technologies, but consumers are often frustrated when navigating the complexity in telehealth policies,” said Dina Abdelrazik, Sr. Analyst, Parks Associates. “That complexity paired with the high value consumers place on in-person visits represents a key barrier to mass adoption. We look forward to hearing from leading providers and IoT innovators at Connected Health Summit about the benefits of remote healthcare and strategies to increase consumer awareness and participation.”

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Early Sponsors include HP, Independa, Alarm.com, Rapid Response Monitoring, MDLIVE, b.well, Freeus, Trusource Labs, GreatCall, GiftCard Partners, and Vital USA. Connected Health Summit provides industry players with in-depth analysis on the growth of the connected health device and solutions markets, with insights and implications for consumers, health providers, and payors.

2019 Speakers


Gil Adato - Philips keynote - Connected Health Summit

Gil Adato

Vice President, Digital Health/IoT


Andrew Altorfer, CirrusMD Connected Health Summit keynote

Andrew Altorfer

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer


Great Call Keynote - Connected Health Summit keynote Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

VP of Commercial Product


Anmol Madan - Livongo keynote Connected Health Summit

Anmol Madan

Chief Data Scientist

Livongo Health

Matt Smith -UnitedHealthcare - Connected Health Summit keynote

Mark Smith

Senior Vice President of Emerging Products




Tori Ames, Program Manager, Telehealth, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Ardy Arianpour, CEO & Co-Founder, Seqster

Fran Ayalasomayajula, Head of Population Health, Worldwide, HP, Inc.

Fahad Aziz, Co-Founder & CTO, Caremerge

Ori Balaban, VP Business Development, EarlySense

Edmond Banayan, Chairman, LAVA Healthcare, Los Angeles Venture Association

David Bardan, VP of Provider Solutions, TytoCare

Steve Cashman, Chief Commercial Officer, InTouch Health

Brenda Cass, Data Science Strategist, Validic

Amy Cook, Director, Business Development, Sleep Marketing, ResMed

Jeff Cutler, Chief Commercial Officer, Ada Health

James Dold, VP Strategy East, Lumeris

Dr. Renee Dua, Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Heal

Carina Edwards, CEO, Quil Health

Michael Farrell, SVP & GM Hospitals and Health Systems, MDLIVE

Alexandra Frith, Lifestyle Medicine Consumer Marketing, Blue Shield of California

Jennifer Fraser, Director of User Experience, Macadamian

John Gardner, Venture Partner, NGP Capital 

Melissa Gonzales, EVP, Americas, Medela

Kerrie Holley, Technology Fellow, Optum

Jim Hunter, CTO, Delos

Alyssa Jaffee, Vice President, 7wire Ventures

John Jesser, President, LiveHealth Online and Employer Solutions, American Well

Travis Johnson, Global Product Lead, Garmin Health, Garmin Health

Mark Khachaturian PhD, CTO, Vital USA

Sanjay Khurana, VP Caregiving, AARP

Thomas Kluz, Head of Global Healthcare Investing, Qualcomm Ventures

Kevin Kraus, Director Technology, ASSA ABLOY/Yale/August Locks

Brendan Levy, Chief Medical Officer, HeyDoctor

Bijou Lulla, CEO, Smaart House

Laura Mackay, Chief Product & Growth Officer, higi

Bill Maher, Director, US Medical Sales, A&D Medical

Mike Maniscalco, CEO, Better Living Technologies

Phil Marshall, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Conversa Health

Alton Martin, SVP Growth and Co-Founder, Trusource Labs LLC

Deborah Merkin, CEO, GiftCard Partners, Inc.

Laura Mitchell, CEO, GrandCare Systems

Matthew Montelongo, Global Business Development – Healthcare, Orbita Health

Spencer Moore, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rapid Response Monitoring Services

Kristin Torres Mowat, Senior VP of Corporate Development, Castlight Health

Lainie Muller, Director, Health & Wellness, Alarm.com

Sumit Nagpal, SVP, Global GM, Health Innovation, Comcast NBCUniversal

Chris Nicholson, CEO, mPulse Mobile

Lisa O’Connor, MBA, Senior Manager, Marketing Strategy, Aprilaire

Andrew Parker, Founder and CEO, Papa

Steven Parker, SVP, Business Development, Virgin Pulse

Stuart Patterson, CEO & Co-Founder, LifePod Solutions

Cyril Philip, Principal, Providence Ventures

Dale Philippi, President, Aprilaire

Roy Raymann, PhD, VP, Sleep Science & Scientific Affairs, SleepScore Labs

Tad Reynes, Global Director, IoT Healthcare Solutions, AT&T

Kian Saneii, CEO, Independa

Rob Schneider, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Omron Healthcare

Joe Smith, MD, PhD, CEO, Reflexion Health

Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health, Uber

Kristen Valdes, CEO and Founder, b.well Connected Health

John Valiton, CEO, Reemo Health

George Valentine, Executive Director, New Growth and Development, Cox Communications, Inc.

Lizette Espinosa Veneziano, President, InfantTech

Davide Vigano, CEO and Co-Founder, Sensoria Health, Inc.

Anne Weiler, CEO, Wellpepper

Connected Health Summit explores new strategies and innovations that will expand and improve independent living solutions for consumers and caretakers, including innovative monitoring and smart home solutions. The conference examines consumer adoption and usage of connected health technologies and key adjacencies between smart home, healthcare, and independent living ecosystems.

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific data, contact Sherrelle Lewis, sherrelle.lewis@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.

About Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation

Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home.

Connected Health Summit provides insights on consumer behaviors and changing demands driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and new business models, IoT technologies, and deployments emerging to target these new needs. The conference addresses opportunities for new solutions, including smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables, to empower consumers, caregivers, and providers with new insight into patient health and to meet the growing demand for services in independent living, chronic care management, remote access to care, and wellness and fitness.

The ninth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness will feature an in-person conference in September 2022 and virtual sessions on January 20: Health and Home: State of the Market; March 24: Telehealth and Remote Monitoring: Health to Home; June 16: Smart Home and Health: Modern Living; and October 6: Seniors and Caretakers: Living Independently.www.connectedhealthsummit.com

Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt.