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Annette  Brüls Annette Brüls, President, Diabetes Service and Solutions, Medtronic

As President, of the Diabetes Service and Solutions business unit at Medtronic Diabetes, Annette Brüls leads the global business unit that manages consumables, data management, patient management, and financial services for the Diabetes Group.

Annette previously served as Vice President of Western Europe and Canada for Medtronic Diabetes and was responsible for creating and driving business growth plans in the region in alignment with Medtronic Global plans, where she exceeded plan for two consecutive years and drove double-digit top and bottom-line growth despite the economic downturn.

Annette previously served as Vice President of Marketing for the Cardiac Rhythm Device Management Division at Medtronic. During her extensive career in the medical device industry, Annette has worked in a number of positions at the European level, including clinical studies, sales, marketing and business leadership in the cardiology sector at Guidant and Abbott Vascular. Before joining Medtronic in 2007, she served as Vice President, Marketing, EMEA at Abbott Vascular.
Annette earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with honors from the University of Liege. She has also completed several executive marketing and management programs at INSEAD (Paris), IMD (Lausanne) and Wharton. She won Medtronic’s President’s Club Award in 2012.

Annette is Belgian and is fluent in German, English, French and Dutch.

Alex Hurd Alex Hurd, Senior Director, Product Development, Growth and Payer Innovation -- Health & Wellness, Walmart

Alex leads New Product Development and Payer Innovation for Walmart's U.S. Health & Wellness business. His team focuses on delivering payer solutions that drive down the cost of healthcare by leveraging Walmart's broad assortment of health & wellness products and services. Alex holds a BA in Global Business from the University of Florida and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management & Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a Fulbright Scholar and fluent in five languages.

David Rhew David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness, Samsung Electronics America

Dr. David Rhew is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Head of Healthcare and Fitness for Samsung Electronics of America. David received his Bachelors of Science degrees in computer science and cellular molecular biology from the University of Michigan. He received his MD degree from Northwestern University and completed internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed fellowships in health services research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and infectious diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Rhew has served as CMO and Vice-President for Global Healthcare at Samsung SDS; Senior Vice-President and CMO at Zynx Health Incorporated; clinician/researcher in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System; and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Rhew has served on the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Steering Committee for Pulmonary and Critical Care quality indicators and is currently on the NQF Consensus Standards and Approval Committee. He co-holds six U.S. technology patents that enable the authoring, mapping, and integration of clinical decision support into the electronic health record.

Dr. Rhew’s interests include measurably improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care and applying technology to engage patients and consumers in their health.  

Stuart Slutzky Stuart Slutzky, Chief of Product Innovation, HumanaVitality

Stuart Slutzky, Chief of Product Innovation for HumanaVitality, has been with Humana since early 2011. Stuart joined Humana as part of the company’s joint venture with Discovery. Prior to joining Humana, Stuart served as Senior Vice President of Product Development for Discovery’s US subsidiary - The Vitality Group and its predecessor Destiny Health.

Stuart joined Destiny Health in October of 1999, and as one of its first employees was a driving force behind the development and delivery of the company's unique comprehensive consumer-driven healthcare model in the United States. His leadership was instrumental in taking an internationally proven plan that changes the way members think about and use their health insurance benefit dollars, adapting it, and successfully implementing it in the United States. In addition to product development his responsibilities with The Vitality Group and Destiny Health included technical marketing, pricing, risk management, underwriting strategy, sales management, as well as broker and employer education.

Prior to joining Destiny Health, Stuart spent over three years as a senior actuarial associate at the Trustmark Insurance Company, a Lake Forest, IL-based insurance carrier. There, Stuart worked on risk management, pricing and product development of individual and small group health insurance.

Stuart received a Bachelor of Science degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


David Albert M.D. David Albert M.D., Founder & Chief Medical Officer, AliveCor

David E. Albert, MD, an Oklahoma native, is a physician, inventor and serial entrepreneur who has developed medical and other life-saving technologies and products over the last 30 years, turning a number of those innovations into tech startups. Today, he is a founder of three technology companies, InnovAlarm, Lifetone Technology and AliveCor. His previous startups include Corazonix Corp (sold to Arrhythmia Research Technology) and Data Critical (sold to GE). Dr. Albert left GE in 2004 as Chief Scientist of GE Cardiology to disrupt several new markets.

His latest invention, AliveCor Mobile ECG, became a global sensation via a four-minute YouTube Video in January 2011 around the Consumer Electronics Show and was featured on ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox News among many other media outlets. Dr. Albert has 32 issued US patents, a large number pending and several new “secret inventions” in development. He has authored or co-authored over 50 scientific abstracts and publications principally in the Cardiology literature. Dr. Albert has lectured at the Entrepreneurship programs at the MIT Sloan School and the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Albert graduated with Honors from Harvard College and from Duke University Medical School.

Andrew Altorfer Andrew Altorfer, CEO, CirrusMD

Andrew has led CirrusMD since its founding, helping to grow the business into the leading virtual care platform for value-based care. Along the way, CirrusMD has completed three successful funding rounds and expanded access to care to nearly one million people. Prior to co-founding CirrusMD, Andrew worked as an advisor and investment banker to early and growth-stage tech companies giving him the market knowledge and experience needed to lead the execution of our vision. Most recently, Andrew was a VP with Q Advisors, a boutique technology investment bank. Previously, Andrew was with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. He has a bachelor's in Finance with honors from the University of Illinois and also studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado.

Don Boerema Don Boerema, Chief Corporate Development Officer, ADT

Don Boerema is Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer for The ADT Corporation. He leads the Health Business Unit and is responsible for driving growth and enhancing customer experience for ADT’s health services. He also directs ADT’s corporate strategy, market and business development, and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Don was the Chief Marketing Officer, overseeing all marketing and corporate communications for the Residential and Commercial business segments. As CMO, Don played a major role in the launch of ADT Pulse, leading the product development and nationwide advertising campaign.

Don’s extensive cross-industry experience encompasses high and low tech, wireless and wired communications, beverages, and consumer goods. Before joining ADT he was President and Chief Operating Officer of FDN Communications, a telecommunications company, where he was responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing, network operations engineering and customer care. He has also held leadership roles at Pepsi, AT&T Wireless, and McCaw Cellular Communications.

Don holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance and an MBA from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. He is a board member of IDEAL LIFE, an industry leader in remote health management solutions. He is a board observer for iControl, a leading provider of home management software. 

Jeroen Brouwer Jeroen Brouwer, Director of Business Development and Sales, Philips

Jeroen leads business development for Philips Personal Health Solutions in the US. Personal Health Solutions offers lifestyle behavioral change programs and connected health devices. The products and services target consumers who are At Risk for chronic conditions. The product line includes wearables, apps, and coaching services.

Jeroen started his career in software development at Philips in the Imaging Systems group, where he implemented the first Dicom interface for Philips.

He holds an MSc and PD Eng degree in Computing Science from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Jeroen is an angel investor with the HealthTech Capital angel network since 2012. 

Sachin Chaudhry Sachin Chaudhry, Founder and CEO, TrustCircle

Sachin Chaudhry is the Founder and CEO of TrustCircle, a digital health startup that empowers peers, caregivers, and healthcare providers with mobile health solutions to improve communication, collaboration, and coordination of care.

Sachin is a social entrepreneur, a believer, and a caregiver who envisions improving healthcare with TrustCircle. On July 17th 2016, Sachin represented TrustCircle at The United Nations as an official delegate #novussummit - to support United Nations 17 goals for sustainable world #SGDs

Sachin's passion to make a difference stems from his personal adversity when his brilliant brother was misdiagnosed with Schizophrenia in 1994 and his family was left out and stigmatized, so he decided to change the status quo via TrustCircle. Sachin believes technology can simplify life of every caregiver and peer by providing them access to trustworthy community support and healthcare providers.

Sachin also serves as an Advisory Board Member at Society of Rehabilitation for Mentally Challenged in India. Sachin began his career as a software developer and rose to the ranks of IT leader in technology startups and Fortune 500-ranked organizations. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, India and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Ray Costantini MD Ray Costantini MD, Co-Founder & CEO, Bright.md

Dr. Ray Costantini is a pioneering healthcare business leader, innovative physician, and seasoned entrepreneur, passionate about disrupting the healthcare industry. He is Co-Founder & CEO of Bright.md, a Portland based healthcare IT company recognized nationally as a market leader that's transforming how health care gets delivered. Prior to founding Bright.md, Ray led the design, build, deployment, and operations of three 3 ground-breaking telehealth and digital health products at one of the largest health systems in the country. He has also previously founded three other successful companies, and is a national speaker on healthcare innovation, telehealth, and patient engagement.

Ash Damle Ash Damle, Founder and CEO, Lumiata
Twitter ID: @Lumiata

As the Founder and CEO of Lumiata, Ash Damle drives the company’s mission of leveraging medical AI to power more precise risk and care management. At Lumiata, Ash has pioneered a first-of-kind medical graph based on current scientific research and clinical practice. The Lumiata Medical Graph combines multi-sourced health data with medical knowledge, analyzes the complex relationships between them, and provides precise, clinically-relevant, auditable analytics in real-time. Ash is a technologist and data scientist deeply rooted in the application of big data to health and its intersection with design, and has worked with organizations in the United States, China, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, India and Japan. Over the last 15 years, he has researched, built and applied AI technologies with leading institutions and organizations, including the UCLA AI and Robotics Lab, MIT’s AI Lab, the MIT Media Lab, the US Navy and NASA. Ash graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in both Computer Science and Mathematics, has published numerous papers, and has received patents in real-time unstructured semantic analysis.

Casper de Clercq Casper de Clercq, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

With over 30 years of experience, Casper de Clercq is a veteran of the medical device and life sciences industry, having led marketing and commercialization efforts for companies that span the healthcare space. He brings extensive operating knowledge to Norwest Venture Partners, where he focuses on mid-to-late-stage investments in consumer and digital health, healthcare IT, medical devices and diagnostics, technology-enabled healthcare services, and specialty pharmaceuticals. He currently serves on the boards of iRhythm Technologies, Omada Health, Telcare, and Crossover Health. Casper was previously on the board of Basis (acquired by Intel) and Intersect ENT (Nasdaq: XENT) and was also responsible for Norwest’s investment in Misfit Wearables (acquired by Fossil).

Henry DePhillips MD, FAAFP Henry DePhillips MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Teladoc

Dr. Henry DePhillips has deep expertise in the practice of medicine, medical management, health informatics and how to use informatics to best influence personal and clinical decision-making. At Teladoc, Henry will be responsible for the overall delivery of high quality clinical care to Teladoc patients as well as the supervision and expansion of Teladoc’s physician network.

Early in his career, he received an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Trinity College and his MD at Hahnemann University School of Medicine; he performed his residency in Family and Community Medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware. Afterwards, Henry spent ten years in private practice and he continues to be Board Certified in Family and Community Medicine.

Prior to joining Teladoc, Henry held multiple leadership positions within the healthcare consulting, health insurance and health care information technology sectors. He was Senior Medical Director at Independence Blue Cross of Pennsylvania, and later held positions as Chief Medical Officer at MEDecision, a clinical care management software company; at Medem, a physician hosted website and PHR company; at PDR Network, an electronic patient safety communications company; and at Audax Health, a consumer engagement technology company. Henry was also the Head of Business Development, North America for McKinsey’s international Health Systems Institute.

Henry is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare with the help of technology and he believes that leveraging technology to allow patients to receive care when and where they want is a critical component to improving access to the medical system.

Kent Dicks Kent Dicks, CEO, Life365

Kent E. Dicks is a successful serial entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience providing dynamic and strategic leadership in new and emerging markets. Mr. Dicks has a broad range of experience across several business sectors, and is considered a thought leader in the Mobile and Digital Health space. As the founder of MedApps, Dicks led a dedicated team to improve legacy telehealth systems, and establish efficacy in using patient-centered mobile health solutions. MedApps addressed the needs of the chronic care population in order to keep them out of the hospital, allowed caregivers to intervene when necessary, and helped avoid expensive admissions and readmissions. Their new lighter and less costly solutions were disruptive to the large established players in the remote monitoring space, but proved effective in supplying near-real time biometric data to providers and EMRs, maximizing professional resources, keeping costs low and most importantly increasing patient engagement and adherence. Mr. Dicks now leads Life365, developing a new “Lite” Chronic Care Management (LCCM) platform that utilizes a scalable range of services, wearable technology and user engagement methods to reach and address the chronic care, senior and aging in place markets.

Sander Duncan Sander Duncan, Vice President of Business Development, Pager

Sander is Vice President of Business Development for Pager, responsible for developing enterprise strategy and building partnerships with payers and delivery networks. Sander also works with early stage healthtech companies and investment funds, and is an Adviser at Blueprint Health.

Previously, he was a founding member of Northwell Ventures, where he managed strategic investments and partnerships, developed business strategies for spin-off companies and identified novel non-clinical revenue streams for the largest integrated health system in New York State. He joined Northwell from Cleveland Clinic's corporate ventures arm where he managed strategic alliances with industry partners and evaluated early-stage investments across the healthcare spectrum. He holds a degree in Molecular Biology from Dartmouth College.

Michael Erben Michael Erben, Director of Sales, Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.

Michael is Director of Sales for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. with specific focus in their healthcare/medical device client vertical. He has helped a number of MultiTech's largest medical device clients navigate the complexities and continue to overcome the challenges involved in selecting appropriate edge hardware connectivity solutions to address a particular go to market strategy. Michael enjoys helping clients uncover the details and avoid the pitfalls of a connectivity approach as they apply at the edge, meaning where the customers asset connects out in the field. Michael joined MultiTech over four years ago, prior to which he spent 15+ years working in the enterprise software space supporting companies in the F1000 in the areas of telephony management and security. Michael lives in St. Paul, MN with his wife and two children. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with an Industrial Engineering emphasis from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology. Outside of the office Michael is an avid downhill skier and general fan of outdoor/physical activates that help him feel healthy and enable him to keep up with his kids and two yellow labs.

Bettina Experton MD, MPH Bettina Experton MD, MPH, President & CEO, Humetrix
Twitter ID: @BettinaExperton

Dr. Bettina Experton is driving Humetrix’s vision of revolutionizing the provider-patient relationship by putting patients’ health information in their own hands, with its multi award winning mobile health apps, which are been deployed worldwide. In addition to founding three healthcare IT companies, Dr. Experton has been a recognized health services researcher in the area of chronic and elderly care, and has been a health policy advisor in the US, Europe and China. She is a former State of California Public Health Officer, an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and a honorary faculty member at the School of Medicine in Paris.

Richard Fury MD Richard Fury MD, TPMG Tech Group

Richard Fury, MD, is the Medical Director of the Technology Group for Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan and health care provider. Dr. Fury joined The Permanente Medical Group in 1981. Recognizing the transformative potential of information technology, he dedicated his career to implementation of information technology that helps physicians and patients and improves quality care. His efforts have been recognized as vital components of Kaiser Permanente’s success. Dr. Fury pioneered patient portal technology and online patient self service. He has overseen development and implementation of preventive care, population health and revenue cycle applications for 12,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals serving 3.8 million patients. Recent achievements have been focused on physician patient communication, patient messaging and alerts, connectivity, and empowering patients as partners in health. Dr. Fury attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed residency training at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. He practices Family Medicine in Roseville, California.

Dan Galles Dan Galles, Partner, Providence Ventures

Dan is a partner at Providence Ventures in the San Francisco bay area, where he focuses on investments in the healthcare information technology, healthcare services, and medical device sectors. Dan currently is a Board member of Gauss Surgical. Dan has been investing in and partnering with management teams of early and growth stage companies in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining Providence, Dan was a Partner at HLM Venture Partners where he led or co-led investments in 14 companies including: Redbrick Health, ClearData, Confluent Surgical, Change Healthcare, and CBR Systems. Prior to HLM, Dan was an Associate at venture capital firm J.H. Whitney and Company and an Analyst in the healthcare investment banking group at Alex. Brown & Sons. Dan has a master’s in business administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Christian Garcia Christian Garcia, CEO, Ubilogix

With over fifteen years of experience in the fields of wireless sensor networks and embedded software development, along with a decade-long involvement in the ZigBee Alliance, Christian García has amassed vast technological expertise as well as a unique perspective on the Internet of Things and the industry rapidly emerging around it.

Upon acquiring a M. Sc. in Computer Science, Christian went on to found Ubilogix International, Inc. in 2006. As president and CEO, he leads an international team of hardware and software engineers on a mission to make computation truly ubiquitous. Ubilogix is a participating member of the ZigBee alliance since 2008 that offers engineering consultancy services, and its flagship product "Ubiqua Protocol Analyzer" is a fundamental tool for IoT developers all around the globe. During its ten years of operation, Ubilogix has developed multiple healthcare-related software and hardware products including sensors and monitors, placing a key emphasis on reliability and security. 

John Gardner John Gardner, Partner, Nokia Growth Partners

John has led and managed investments in companies across the information technology spectrum, including enterprise software, carrier software, systems and component companies. John comes to Nokia Growth Partners from BlueRun Ventures, where he was one of the founding partners. Prior to that, John held a senior business development role at Nokia and has over 20 years of experience advising and working with start-up and emerging businesses, including extensive transactional experience in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital investments. John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. John is based in Silicon Valley.

Dan Gebremedhin MD Dan Gebremedhin MD, Principal, Flare Capital Partners

Dan Gebremedhin is a Principal at Flare Capital Partners where he focuses on identifying early stage companies that harness technology to achieve the Healthcare “Triple Aim” Prior to joining Flare, Dan served as the Associate Medical Director at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, focusing on Population Health Analytics and Value Based Purchasing. Dan is a practicing Internal Medicine Physician on the Faculty of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and has an appointment as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Previously, Dan spent time as an entrepreneur and operator in the Health IT Industry, cofounding and managing two separate businesses in the Electronic Health Records and Online Medical Education industries. Dan’s other interests include Global Health and Healthcare Policy. He has worked to expand healthcare infrastructure in the developing world, serving as a consultant for the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Ethiopia. He has served as a Senior Health Policy Advisor for the Campaigns of Governor Charlie Baker and Congressman Joseph Kennedy III. Dan earned a B.S. with honors from the University of California, San Diego, an M.D. Summa Cum Laude from the Morehouse School of Medicine, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Dan completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

David Goldsmith David Goldsmith, Chief Strategy Officer, WEGO Health

David Goldsmith is chief strategy officer at WEGO Health, a social network that empowers over 100,000 patient influencers to help others and to drive health innovation. WEGO Health connects companies to millions of engaged health consumers through this trusted network of patient influencers for insights, recruiting, collaboration and activation. Prior to WEGO Health, David was vice president of corporate strategy and business development at Alliance Health, a digital health company named by Utah Business as the state's fastest growing private company in 2015. Goldsmith lead business development initiatives encompassing B2B and direct-to-consumer channels. Goldsmith is also mentor for HealthBox and has served as an advisor the Health Accelerator at SXSW.

Marcus Grindstaff Marcus Grindstaff, Chief Operating Officer, Care Innovations

Marcus Grindstaff is a business strategy and product technology leader with more than 20 years of experience in the high tech industry. Marcus is currently the Chief Operating Officer, and has responsibility for Care Innovations sales and operations. Prior to this role, Marcus held several roles at Care Innovations including Vice President, Sales and Market Development. Marcus joined Care Innovations at its formation in 2011, from the Intel Digital Health Group. A 17-year Intel veteran, Marcus held a variety of positions including leadership roles in both Intel Capital and Intel's core semiconductor business. Marcus also served as the Technology Director in Intel's Ultra-mobility Office of Big Ideas, where he was responsible for building the Low Power Chipset team, delivering Intel's first low power chipset for the Atom* microprocessor. Throughout his career, Marcus has focused on growing exceptional teams chartered with delivering strategy, technology, marketing and product execution throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. He is also a passionate spokesperson for reforming the healthcare delivery system, and serves on the board of the National Alliance for Caregiving.

Alexander Grunsfeld M.D. Alexander Grunsfeld M.D., Chief of Neurology, Sentara Healthcare

Dr. Grunsfeld earned his medical degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ) in New Brunswick, NJ, in 2002. He went on to complete his internal medicine internship (in 2003), his neurology residency (in 2006) and his neurological critical care fellowship (in 2008) at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Before joining Sentara Neurology Specialists as the Chief of Neurology, Dr. Grunsfeld served as the Director of Stroke and NeuroCritical Care at Martha Jefferson Hospital, part of the larger Sentara Healthcare system, in Charlottesville, VA.

Dr. Grunsfeld has a special interest in disorders of consciousness, neurointensive EEG monitoring, traumatic brain injury, stroke and exercise physiology. Throughout the years, he has participated in research and presentations on subjects such as status epilepticus, thyroid hormones, and cardiopulmonary complications of brain injury.

Dr. Grunsfeld is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both neurology and vascular neurology. He is certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in Neurocritical Care. Dr. Grunsfeld is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Neurocritical Care Society and the American Stroke Association.

David Inns David Inns, CEO, GreatCall
Twitter ID: @GreatCallCEO

David Inns is CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of GreatCall Inc., the leader in connected health solutions for active aging. Since its inception in 2006, GreatCall has developed a complete portfolio of products and services that help enable independent aging, including: telehealth services, medication adherence programs, emergency response, fall detection and activity monitoring. GreatCall’s commitment to simplicity and best-in-class service helps the older consumer adopt and enjoy connected health solutions while keeping caregivers up-to-date on their own smartphones with the GreatCall Link app. Under David’s leadership, GreatCall has grown from a startup in 2006 to a company with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue and over 1,000 employees. Before joining GreatCall, David was Vice President, Consumer Markets for Bell Mobility in Canada where he ran the $1.6 billion consumer market P&L. He was also Vice President, Consumer Marketing for Bell Canada where he ran the $4 billion wireline P&L. David was a Partner at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, which was bought by PWC in 2010 for $378 million.

Darryl Jones Darryl Jones, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Analytics, Zonoff

Currently Senior Director of one of the worlds leading Consumer IoT platform providers, Darryl Jones is an experienced marketing executive and a smart home data analytics pioneer, as well as a published author in Enterprise Information Systems.

Prior to Zonoff, Darryl worked at General Electric as part of the chairman’s ECLP program, as well as Northrop Grumman where he first served as an engineer developing cutting edge technology for the US Navy, and later led international marketing efforts for naval on board electronics.

Darryl holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Lehigh University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Villanova University. 

Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Senior Manager, Wellness Market Solutions, Blue Shield of California

Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi joined Blue Shield in 2010 to oversee Blue Shield’s external wellness offerings and to serve as a consultative resource for employer groups, brokers and internal account management. In her role, Angie has directed the planning and execution of wellness programs for several of Blue Shields groups such as CalPERS, UC and CAPE. Angie and her team now work with group customers as well as the individual lines of business to drive engagement in clinically proven lifestyle medicine interventions under the Wellvolution brand. Angie is strategically working to forward Blue Shield of California’s position as an industry leader by integrating lifestyle medicine offerings into product offerings. Prior to joining Blue Shield, Angie worked as the Wellness Program Manager at Visa, Inc. where she created and implemented a new suite of global wellness programs for Visa employees. Part of her role at Visa was to incorporate Visa wellness programming with health plan offerings so that employees had a seamless experience. Prior to her time at Visa, Angie served as the Fitness Director at the Sports Club LA in San Francisco where she oversaw a staff of 60 trainers, nutritionists, and sports coordinators. In her role there, she also managed new member fitness programs, trainer education and direct private training sales. Angie holds an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University, a B.S. in Business from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach.

John Kao John Kao, CEO and President, Alignment Healthcare

John Kao is CEO and president of Alignment Healthcare, a population health management company that partners with health systems and provider groups across the country to improve the health of seniors. An innovator and respected industry thought leader, Mr. Kao is a seasoned health care executive with decades of experience growing and developing health insurance plans, health care delivery systems and information technology groups across the country. He has enjoyed a long career committed to the health care industry, having served in executive roles at CareMore Medical Enterprises, The TriZetto Group, PacifiCare Health Systems, Secure Horizons USA and FHP International. Mr. Kao believes strongly in the tenets of servant leadership and serves on various boards of non-profit organizations. He received his bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and his MBA from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. A loving husband and father of two beautiful daughters, Mr. Kao was named one of the American Diabetes Association's Fathers of the Year in 2011.

Ranndy Kellogg Ranndy Kellogg, President & CEO, Omron Healthcare

Ranndy Kellogg is the newly appointed CEO of Omron Healthcare, responsible for operations across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. With almost 30 years of experience in health and wellness, Ranndy will lead Omron in its mission to free a generation from heart attack and stroke. To learn more about Project Zero, visit OmronHealthcare.com/zero

Asif Khan Asif Khan, Founder & CEO, Caremerge

With an eye on the aging baby boomer population, Asif Khan launched Caremerge in 2013 to make it easier for seniors in nursing homes, their families and their doctors to communicate and coordinate their care. The Chicago start-up is a graduate of 1871’s Incubator program and a member of Chicago health tech hub MATTER. Caremerge received the Social Innovator Award as part of the Chicago Innovation Awards in 2014. Previously Khan was a business development and technology advisor for Smart Health Sense and a global product manager and marketing manager for GE Healthcare. Khan has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida and a MBA from the University of Chicago.

Ravi Kuppuraj Ravi Kuppuraj, Chief Architect for Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, Philips

Ravi heads the Connected Sensing and Wearables venture at Philips. Ravi is a medical industry veteran, with over 20 years of experience in patient monitoring, and healthcare IT. Most recently, Ravi co-founded and served as the CTO at InfoBionic, where he led the development of MoMeTM - a cloud-based, universal patient monitoring solution with unprecedented analytics that allows physicians to quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients. Before InfoBionic, Ravi served as the Vice President of Research and Development at Draeger Medical, a global powerhouse in patient monitoring, anesthesia delivery, and respiration technology. Prior to that, Ravi headed R&D efforts at SpaceLabs Medical, in Seattle, where he was instrumental in driving the development of key technologies and products in patient monitoring solutions, and was the General Manager for their India operations. In addition, Ravi was involved with several successful med-tech startups, including CardioNet, where he served as Director, ECG Analysis, and was an integral team member that developed and launched CardioNet’s revolutionary Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) product. Ravi holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a PhD and MS in biomedical engineering from Louisiana Tech University and University of Miami respectively, and a BSEE from Bangalore University.

Natalie Lawrence Natalie Lawrence, Director of Business Development, PokitDok

Jonathan Leviss Jonathan Leviss, Chief Medical Officer, AMC Health

Jonathan Leviss, MD FACP, is the Chief Medical Officer at AMC Health and leads the commercial healthcare strategy for the leading real-time virtual care company. Previously, Jonathan was CMO at the Rhode Island Quality Institute, leading development of Rhode Island’s HIE, Regional Extension Center, and Beacon Program. He focused on provider workflow and security as CMO at Sentillion, (acquired by Microsoft), and was the first CMIO at the NYC Health and Hospitals Corp. Jonathan is a physician at Thundermist Health Center and a Clinical Asst. Prof. of Health Services, Policy & Practice at the Brown University School of Public Health.

Simon Longbottom Simon Longbottom, VP of Preventive Health, Nokia

As Vice President of Preventative Health at Nokia Technologies, Simon is helping lead Nokia’s strategy in the digital health space and was instrumental in the acquisition of Withings, an award-winning connected health company. His passion for health is inspired by several close friends and family members who suffer from chronic diseases, and his belief that technology isn’t moving as fast as it could to prevent illnesses and improve people’s quality of life. Prior to Nokia, Simon worked as Vice President of Product for Quanttus, a startup that measures blood pressure through wearable devices, and served as an advisor to Empatica, which makes wearables for sufferers of epilepsy and seizures. Simon was also part of Microsoft’s Next Generation Devices team, focusing on product development for the Internet of Things (IoT). Before turning his attention to health technology, he spent seven years in senior product and marketing roles at Skype, including leading Skype’s near $1bn telecom business. Simon holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Loughborough University and an MBA from London Business School. He enjoys competing in triathlons, landscape photography and spending time with his wife and one-year-old son.

Kelly Macken-Marble Kelly Macken-Marble, VP, Ambulatory Care, North Memorial Hospital

Kelly Macken-Marble is currently the Vice President of Ambulatory Care at CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, MN, where she is responsible for Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, and Specialty Care including Dermatology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology as well as the System Laboratory Service. In this capacity, Kelly leads a team responsible for supporting population health initiatives that help the organization meet the Triple Aim-improving quality and the patient experience while reducing the total cost of care.

Prior to joining CentraCare Health, Kelly served as the President of Population Health & Ambulatory Services at North Memorial HealthCare in Minneapolis, MN, the Vice President of Ambulatory Services at HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, MN, and the Director of Clinic Operations at St Luke’s in Duluth, MN.

Kelly graduated from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, MI with a B.S. in Management of Health Services. She earned a M.A in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Kelly has a Lean Bronze Certification.

Kelly is a member of the state and national Medical Group Management Association’s and is a Mentor in the Women’s Healthcare Leadership Trust.    

Tom MacTavish Tom MacTavish, Assistant Professor, IIT Institute of Design

Tom MacTavish is an assistant professor at IIT Institute of Design (ID) and teaches courses related to interaction design history, theory, and practice. For nine years before coming to ID, he directed Motorola Labs’ Center for Human Interaction Research and previously he led the Human Interface Technology Center for NCR Corporation. His research is focused on Persuasive Interaction Design and understanding how to provide people with computer assisted support for achieving their behavior change goals, especially in healthcare contexts.

Jeff Makowka Jeff Makowka, Director, Market Innovation, AARP

Mr. Makowka has over fifteen years’ experience in strategic consulting and market research. For more than half of that time, he has been focused on the wants and needs of the 50+, both domestically and internationally. As a Director of Market Innovation in AARP’s Enterprise Strategy and Innovation group, Jeff helped to launch, and now co-manages, 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 program 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. A frequent public speaker and recognized expert on the needs and wants of the 50+, Jeff speaks regularly at industry events and conferences including Digital Health Summit, Healthbeat, Health 2.0, HXR Refactored, SilversSummit, Medcity Converge, What’s Next Boomer Business Summit. He has been quoted in publications such as Fast Company, Venturebeat.com, NPR.org, USA Today, Forbes.com and AARP the Magazine. Mr. Makowka earned a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and English Literature (double major) and received his Masters of Arts (Licentiate) in Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude). For Media inquiries or interview requests: please contact: Tara Dunion, Director, Media Relations, (202) 434-2667, tdunion@aarp.org

James Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S. James Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life

James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm Life as a result of their April 2013 acquisition of HealthyCircles, a Care Coordination and Remote Patient Monitoring Software Platform Company founded and led by Dr. Mault since 2009. Prior to starting HealthyCircles, Dr. Mault was the Director of New Products and Business Development for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. Dr. Mault has more than 30 years of experience in senior executive positions in the Health IT and Medical Device industry as well as clinical medicine. Dr. Mault has founded five Health IT and medical device companies, leading these companies to develop novel devices and software technologies, FDA approvals, and strategic partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 companies. He is the named inventor of over 80 issued and pending US Patents for a variety of novel health information and medical device innovations. He has been board-certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, having specialized in heart and lung transplantation, thoracic oncology and critical care. He has conducted academic medical research under numerous grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and others. He is the author of more than 60 scientific articles, chapters and books in the published medical literature. Dr. Mault holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Medical Degree from the University of Michigan, and conducted his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

Kristine Mullen Kristine Mullen, Vice President, Wellness Strategies & Solutions, Humana

Kristine Mullen, vice president of Humana’s Wellness Strategies & Solutions team, is focused on offering employers and members differentiated wellness solutions to improve health and increase productivity. Ranging from Health Coaching and Employee Assistance Programs, to Wellness Engagement Strategies and HumanaVitality® (an Incentives and Rewards program), Mullen’s Wellness team brings large portfolio of offerings to the marketplace that can be customized to meet the needs of employer groups large and small, as well as to individual members in pursuit of greater well-being.

Under her leadership, Humana offers well-being support to more than 24 million consumers in the US and abroad. Humana helps consumer achieve life-long well-being by leveraging a wellness ecosystem to make it easy for them to achieve their best health.

Kristine brings more than 10 years of Humana leadership experience to her role as vice president of the Wellness Strategies & Solutions team. With experience in commercial product development and product strategy, as well as innovation and business operations management, Kristine brings a unique and diverse perspective to the discussion on what makes Wellness such a critical part of the current and future landscape of health and healthcare.

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

Lance Myers Lance Myers, Chief Technology Officer, Sentrian

Dr. Myers is a pioneer, innovator and technology leader in mobile health, bio-signal analysis and machine learning for body worn bio-sensor applications.

Dr. Myers began working with mobile biosensors during an academic career at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He subsequently joined VivoMetrics where he led the effort to create the world’s first multi-channel, wearable monitoring system, the LifeShirt, eventually acquired by adidas.

He has been a principal investigator on multiple government contracts developing wrist worn sleep, activity and heart rate monitors. His algorithms for sleep and performance monitoring are FDA approved and commercialized by Fatigue Science, Inc.

He founded Vivonoetics, a successful early stage company providing advanced analytics for wearable sensors to enable remote-monitoring for pharmaceutical clinical trials.

He currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Sentrian. Their aim is to reduce unnecessary hospitalization using remote monitoring and advanced machine learning to detect patient deterioration before problems become acute.

Dr Myers has published over 50 scientific articles, book chapters and patents on algorithms, analytical methods and clinical and technical applications of mHealth and wearable sensors. 

Michel Nadeau Michel Nadeau, CEO, Tactio Health Group

2015: With 4M+ users of its Mobile Health Apps, Tactio enables the world's largest Health Care Organizations to engage and monitor patient remotely using mobile apps and connected health improving health at lower costs.

2009: Launched Tactio Health Group to change the world for millions of people with mobile health solutions making mass customization of health services a reality so healthcare system budgets can stay controlled and people can live a healthy lifestyle.

2008: As Senior Director, provide integration support to Tektronix focused primarily on the Cable MSO customers.

2006: Sold Minacom to Tektronix, providing Tektronix an Active Test System product line and a strong presence in the booming Cable MSO market.

2002: Invested further in Minacom buying it back from its shareholders and refocused VoIP probe development and initiated a new e-sales/e-marketing approach to get closer to customers, more intimate engineering relationships and business partnerships while reducing costs.

2001: Acquired Service Level Benchmarking company Qualiope in France to expand Minacom's footprint rapidly into west European market.

1996: Founded Minacom with the vision to build software-based test systems designed for network operators and focused on testing the service layers. Raised VC capital to finance development of Minacom's VoIP Test Systems and OSS products. Minacom's technology has been deployed worldwide at major cable operators introducing IP telephony services.

1994: Engineering Manager, participated in several International Telecom Union (ITU) and Commonwealth Telecom Organisation (CTO) network management telecom projects worldwide.

1990: Executive Engineer at Teleglobe, developped New Network Test Methodologies and Trained Hundreds of Technicians on how to troubleshoot global networks more efficiently.

Chris Nicholson Chris Nicholson, CEO, mPulse Mobile
Twitter ID: @cnicholson2020

As Chief Executive Officer of mPulse Mobile, Chris bring over 20 years of experience in healthcare and digital technology. His experience has ranged from leadership in fortune 100 companies to dynamic startups. Prior to mPulse Mobile, Chris spent over a decade in strategic leadership roles at Humana, including VP and COO of Wellness, and led Humana’s Strategic consultancy division. He holds a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from University of Louisville. He also completed the Harvard Executive Development Program for Healthcare Leaders.

Sanjay Patil Sanjay Patil, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, MDLIVE

Dr. Patil has more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice, hospital administration, physician/hospital joint venture development and quality management. He completed his cardiology fellowship at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and received his master’s in Clinical Research and Biostatistics. His published research and clinical trial interest focuses on machine learning to identify patients at risk for adverse clinical events and his work with hospital readmission reduction programs used predictive models, biometric monitoring, and EHR workflow/clinical decision support to significantly lower heart failure readmissions. He brings extensive EHR data model, workflow and implementation experience to the MDLIVE family.

Jon Pearce Jon Pearce, CEO and Co-founder, Zipnosis
Twitter ID: @zipnosisjon

CEO Jon Pearce co-founded Zipnosis in 2008 while working on his MBA at the Carlson School of Management. Prior to business school, Pearce was a product manager at ProVation Medical, a healthcare software startup that was acquired by Wolters Kluwer in 2006. He has a B.A. in Russian Language with a Computer Science concentration from St. Olaf College. You can find him running, biking, and swimming around the Twin Cities or wandering around St. Paul with his 5-year-old son. 

Karissa Price Karissa Price, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Healthways

A Global Entertainment Executive who worked with Karissa on a recent consulting project applauded her “ability to understand the key issues quickly and get things done”, and this really exemplifies her approach to the many projects she’s tackled over her career.

Her management expertise spans the full range of executive functions – Strategy, Marketing, Consumer Engagement, Product Development, and Business Development.  Add to this her marketing expertise with Boomers and seniors, and understanding of drivers in healthcare today and you will see that Karissa is a well-rounded business leader.   

Karissa Price-Rico is a strategic leader with broad industry experience as well as deep homecare experience and a passion for creating growth for organizations large and small.  Karissa has been a consultant for Fortune 100 companies, a co-founder of a healthcare startup, and lead product development, marketing, business development and strategy for the largest advertiser in the US Hispanic market. 

Today, Karissa is the Chief Marketing Officer at Intel-GE Care Innovations, the leading provider of remote patient management solutions.  Karissa played a leadership role in the development and launch of Care Innovation’s 4th generation platform, Health Harmony, which connects clinicians with patients at home and their family caregivers and facilitates improved health outcomes and reduced costs.

A graduate of Harvard University, Karissa holds a Doctorate degree in International Political Economy. Karissa is originally from Idaho and has lived in Indonesia, Venezuela, Spain and Mexico. She now calls Encino home where she lives with her husband and active son. She enjoys taking long walks in the surrounding area with her Dobermans and is an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation. 

Jim Pursley Jim Pursley, Chief Commercial Officer, Livongo

Jim Pursley is responsible for Livongo Health’s commercial efforts and go-to-market strategy, including sales and strategic partnerships. He played a similar role at EosHealth. Prior to joining EosHealth, Jim ran global sales and marketing for Care Innovations, an Intel-GE company where he also served as General Manager of the Independent Living business segment at Care Innovations overseeing the launch of three new products, including Care Innovations’ first direct-to-consumer offering in healthcare. He was also on the original team involved in the formation of Care Innovations in 2011, where he provided strategic leadership and market expertise to help launch the new company. In addition to his role at Care Innovations, Jim has served on the Board of Directors for the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre in Ireland and as a Commissioner for the Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST) in Washington, DC. Jim joined the executive team of Care Innovations having spent 10 years at GE most recently serving as General Manager of Sales and Marketing for GE Healthcare’s Aging Services business, a new venture created to address the challenges of global aging. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences and Information Systems from Penn State University and a Master in Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He is also Six Sigma Green and Black Belt trained.

Karthik Ranjan Karthik Ranjan, Director Healthcare Technology, ARM

Karthik Ranjan was appointed director of healthcare and emerging technologies in October 2015.

Based in Seattle, Karthik is responsible for driving ARMs strategy in healthcare vertical. His remit is helping the healthcare industry to utilize ARMs low-power, high efficiency technology in developing new services and increasing operational efficiencies. Karthik was recently named in list the Top 100 influencers leaders in Health Tech by Hotwire. Prior to this Karthik led ARM’s global carrier relationship team.

Karthik has more than 16 years’ experience working in the consumer electronics industry with companies such as Intel, Microsoft, and Amino. Throughout his career he has been instrumental in driving standardization efforts around emerging broadband technologies including g.lite & DOCSIS and major IPTV deployments. 

Eric Rock Eric Rock, CEO, Vivify Health
Twitter ID: @vivifyhealth

Eric Rock has demonstrated repeat successes as an innovator and entrepreneur, having founded three highly successful software companies. In 2009, Rock launched Vivify Health, delivering the first cloud-based Remote Care Management platform connecting providers with their patients via wireless mobile devices. Vivify has experienced rapid growth, now utilized by large healthcare organizations representing over 600 hospitals and health plans. Prior to Vivify Health, Rock founded MEDHOST, the leading Emergency Department solution serving over 500 hospitals and 10 million patients annually. MEDHOST was the first touchscreen EMR, including other innovations such as geographic bed/facility views, patient self-service kiosks, multi-touch data visualization and an enterprise operational visibility engine. Prior to MEDHOST, Rock founded ProHost, the first restaurant table management and reservations system, ultimately acquired by OpenTable.com. Rock continues to focus on emerging technologies and business strategies for healthcare. He is a frequent speaker at events such as HIMSS, ATA, Connected Health Summit, Health Evolution Summit, Piper Jaffray and TED.

Kian Saneii Kian Saneii, CEO , Independa

Kian Saneii brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to Independa as the CEO. Prior to Independa, Saneii was GM of Websense Wireless from 2005-2008. Before joining Websense, Saneii served as Senior Vice President for IMA, Inc and IPNet Solutions during 1997-2001. From 1985-1997, Saneii served in management positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, DIS Research and FileNet Corporation (acquired by IBM). Before earning his Masters in Computer Science from Rutgers University, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Honors, from New York University, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and the NYU President’s Award. Kian experienced firsthand the difficulties and related anguish of providing care to an elderly loved one, and set out to create an offering that would allow caregivers to “be there” regardless of their physical distance. Since founding Independa in 2009, now senior care communities and individual family caregivers can improve the lives of those in their care.

	 Bill Scheffler Bill Scheffler, Director of NA Sales and Business Development, Sigma Designs/Z-Wave

Bill Scheffler serves as Director of North America Sales, for Z-Wave™ at Sigma Designs and has over 25 years of experience in the home automation business. He has presented at multiple smart energy conferences on behalf of the Z-Wave Alliance to both US and European audiences. He joined Zensys in May 2001 after a 16-year career with X-10. Sigma Designs acquired Zensys in December 2008. While at X-10, Scheffler held several leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of OEM Sales and Marketing. Additionally, Scheffler was one of the original founders and a former president of the Home Automation Association. Scheffler holds an Undergraduate and Graduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Levi Shapiro Levi Shapiro, Founder, mHealth Israel

Levi Shapiro is the Founder of mHealth Israel, a non-profit supporting Israel’s digital health startup community, with more than 2800 members and the largest digital health conference in the Middle East.

During a 20 year career, including 7 in Tokyo and Beijing, Levi launched new business units (IBM), new products (Toyota) and several startups. He is an investor and Board Member in several Israeli digital health startups. He also leads corporate development for HeraMED.

Mr. Shapiro is an Adjunct Professor at IDC Herzliya, teaching Entrepreneurial Marketing and the Healthcare Business Module in the Adelson School of Entrepreneurship. He has degrees from Tulane (BA), Cornell (Asian Studies) and MIT (MBA).  

Khan Siddiqui Khan Siddiqui, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Technology Officer, Higi

Dr. Khan Siddiqui is a serial entrepreneur and currently CTO and CMO of higi SH llc. Dr. Siddiqui is responsible for strategic direction of the company and leads the development of higi’s products and technologies. higi (www.higi.com), a consumer centric health engagement company, uses a combination of interactive and social tools to help consumers to take small but meaningful engagement steps in their health and wellness to create lasting habits. Higi has built the largest self-service health kiosk network in the US.

Prior to higi, he was a Physician Executive and Principal Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for platform engineering for the health solutions group. He was responsible for engineering execution on various enterprise and cloud health products as well as personal health record for consumers. One of his key achievements at Microsoft was stimulating computer vision research that led to the development of classification forest algorithm, which is the foundation technology in Xbox Kinect. Dr. Siddiqui is on the board of directors of various startups in the US as well as a technology advisor for multiple national healthcare organizations.

Dr. Siddiqui is also a visiting Associate Professor of Radiology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at New York University followed by diagnostic radiology residency and body imaging fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA as well as imaging informatics fellowship at University of Maryland.

Agnis Stibe Agnis Stibe, Social Engineer, MIT Media Lab

Dr. Agnis Stibe is a Social Engineer at the MIT Media Lab. In his recent TEDx talk and TEDx interview, Agnis envisions future Persuasive Cities that are encouraging healthy and sustainable routines. His research and its practical applications are built upon socio-psychological theories to design Socially Influencing Systems (SIS) for health behavior change at scale. Agnis is an active member of Persuasive Technology community, frequently speaking at annual conferences and effectively collaborating with industry. Over more than 20 years, Dr. Stibe has gained professional experience in sales and marketing of IT services and products, development of interactive web solutions, and customer relationship management. He has worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and First Data International. In the course of his career, Dr. Stibe has twice been awarded a recognition from the Minister of Education and Science of Latvia for his long-term creative work. He has also received awards from the Dr. Theo and Friedl Schöller Research Center for Business and Society, the Nokia Foundation, and the Latvian Fund for Education. Dr. Stibe holds a master’s degree in computer science from University of Latvia, an MBA from Riga Business School (in partnership with University of Ottawa and The State University of New York at Buffalo), and a PhD on Socially Influencing Systems from University of Oulu, Finland.

Dave Swartz Dave Swartz, Co-Founder / President, Medl Mobile

Dave Swartz, President and CCO, MEDL Mobile: Dave has served as MEDL's creative director since its inception. While at MEDL, Dave has overseen the development and design of hundreds of mobile applications for names as diverse as About.com, Encyclopedia Britannica, Medtronic, Taco Bell and Universal Pictures' Ted. Prior to MEDL, Dave served as the Creative Director of DGWB Advertising, named by Creativity Magazine as one of the top 20 Creative Agencies in the U.S. Dave has led strategic and creative marketing efforts for regional and national advertising accounts in a variety of industries such as publishing, banking, multi-unit retail, fast food, healthcare and technology. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Boston University.

John Vander Meulen John Vander Meulen, General Manager, Commercial Markets, Johnson & Johnsons, Health and Wellness Solutions

John is the General Manager of Commercial Markets for Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions (JJHWS). John provides overall leadership and strategic direction to the Commercial team responsible for the sales, implementation and customer support of the JJHWS solutions to our customers and partners. He has over 25 years of sales, sales management, consulting services and operations management experience in the area of software applications and solutions. Prior to Health and Wellness Solutions, John served in executive leadership positions in privately held companies as well as larger organizations including EDS, Chrysler and Compuware Corporation. He held an array of positions across these companies including sales, marketing, software development, implementation services, client services, operations and strategy development.

Davide Vigano Davide Vigano, CEO and Co-Founder, Sensoria, Inc
Twitter ID: @healthpilot

Davide Vigano is cofounder and CEO of Sensoria Inc. Sensoria designs, develops and produces bio-sensing wearable garments. The vision of the company is that the Garment itself will become the next ultra-personal, mobile computer. Davide is a former Microsoft partner level executive with over 25 years of sales, marketing and extensive product management experience. As an intern he started the international localization group for MacWorks and MacOffice in 1987. More recently, he served as General Manager of the Health Solutions Group where he was in charge of marketing and product strategy for both HealthVault and the Amalga product line. He acted as Vice President of the Worldwide SMSP Medium Business division which he grew 18% YOY to over $14B. Davide also managed the Italian Marketing, Business and Enterprise operations for five years and brought it to number one in the world for contribution margin, 6th largest Microsoft subsidiary in the world by revenues.

Anne Weiler Anne Weiler, Co-founder and CEO, Wellpepper

Anne Weiler, is CEO and co-founder of Wellpepper, a clinically-validated and award-winning platform for digital patient treatment plans. She cofounded Wellpepper in late 2012 with Mike Van Snellenberg to address issues in communication and continuity of care after a personal experience when her mother was released from 6 months in the hospital with no instructions and a month for a follow up visit. Anne's expertise spans concept to go-to-market for technology startups and established businesses. Prior to Wellpepper, Anne was Director of Product Management at Microsoft Corporation. She joined Microsoft in 2001 with the acquisition of Canadian web content management company Ncompass Labs. 

Mimi Winsberg MD Mimi Winsberg MD, Medical Director, Psychiatry Lead, Ginger.io

Dr. Mimi Winsberg leads Psychiatry at Ginger.io, a venture backed behavioral health company that offers fully integrated services, including coaching with proactive outreach, self-care tools, and tele-mental health. Her team focuses on population health strategies to manage behavioral health conditions, and increasing access to care by delivering cost effective, outcome driven services. Mimi holds a BA in Neurobiology from Harvard, and is a Stanford trained psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience. With a background in neuroimaging research and mood disorders, as well as coaching and performance, she has worked with digital health start-ups on technologies that impact behavior and optimize engagement and outcome in patients. Prior to joining GInger.io, she served as medical director at Lyra Health. Mimi's passions include excellence in patient care, and leveraging digital therapeutics and coaching to drive outcomes in behavioral health. Mimi is also a world-ranked, All-American triathlete, and fluent in French.


Jennifer Kent Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @JenniferMKent
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

As Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Jennifer manages Parks Associates' process for producing high-quality, relevant, and meaningful research. She acts as an internal advocate for Parks Associates clients and leads the company’s efforts at conceptualizing and implementing digestible, relevant research presented in an optimal manner. Jennifer is always looking at the most effective ways to provide research to Parks Associates clients.

Since joining Parks Associates in 2009, Jennifer has worked on the mobile and health research team, specializing in the connected health, mobile payment, and connected car markets, as well as the consumer research team, analyzing consumer data related to the connected home and consumer electronics markets.

Jennifer earned her Ph.D. in religion, politics, and society and an M.A. in church-state studies from Baylor University. She earned her B.A. in politics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Industry Expertise: Digital Health Products and Services, Portable and Mobile Access Platforms and Applications

Brad Russell Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @bradrusselltech
Website: http://www.ParksAssociates.com

Brad Russell explores leading-edge issues in connected consumer electronics, robotics, IoT data privacy and security, and machine vision applications. He has a background in marketing communications, technology startups, and online media. Brad balances the art and science of marketing research to generate insights that lead to more astute business decision making and value-generating practices.

Brad received his BS degree in advertising and marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned MDiv and DMin degrees from two leading seminaries with concentrations in ethics and cross-cultural leadership.

Stuart Sikes Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @stuartsikes
Website: http://www.ParksAssociates.com

Stuart Sikes is the president of Parks Associates, a market research firm specializing in consumer adoption of technology products and services. Stuart and team assist clients around the world by predicting trends in consumer technologies and identifying evolving business models. The Parks Associates team serves the world’s leading semiconductor, software, consumer electronics, telecom equipment, and entertainment companies, providing them with industry analysis, consumer research, and go-to-market recommendations. Stuart’s recent industry presentations include the outlook for residential energy management, new business models for the connected home, and the evolution of new video services.

Stuart has served technology companies for over twenty years, designing technical service, software, and hardware solutions for companies ranging from global semiconductor manufacturers to one of the nation’s largest airlines. In his positions with companies including AT&T, NCR, OpenConnect Systems, and Intelligraphics, Stuart’s roles have included sales, product marketing, marketing communications, and executive management.

Stuart holds an MBA from SMU and a BA in economics from Vanderbilt University.

Harry Wang Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @HarryatParks
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

Harry Wang studies the consumer electronics and entertainment service industries with a focus on portable CE hardware, software, and associated applications and services. He is also the lead analyst for Parks Associates’ digital health research program. Harry has presented his research in numerous industry events including CES, Digital Hollywood, Photo Marketing Association Annual Show, American Telemedicine Association Annual Show, World Health Congress, and Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™ conferences.

Harry earned his MS degree in marketing research from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also holds an MBA degree in finance from Texas Christian University and a BA degree in international business from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, P.R. China.

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Digital Health Products and Services, Portable and Mobile Access Platforms and Applications, Digital Imaging Products and Services