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Shawn Barry Shawn Barry, North American VP, Strategic Sales, Alarm.com

Shawn Barry is North American VP, Strategic Sales at Alarm.com headquartered in Vienna, VA.  Prior to joining Alarm.com, Shawn worked for a Private Family office in Newport Beach, California where he was responsible for private equity investments and advisory services.  He also worked at MicroStrategy, an enterprise business intelligence software company and former parent company of Alarm.com.  Shawn has his undergraduate degree in Finance from Virginia Tech.  He resides in the Vienna, VA area with his wife and children.


Deborah DiSanzo Deborah DiSanzo, General Manager, IBM Watson Health

Deborah DiSanzo is the global General Manager for IBM Watson Health, the business unit founded to achieve IBMs next 'moonshot': to advance health at a global scale. Deborah leads a global team of medical experts to health economists to data scientists, UX experts and developers. Under her leadership, Watson Health has secured relationships with top collaborators, partners and clients across healthcare and life sciences. Watson Health's ecosystem leads the industry in its breadth and depth, including work with J&J, Medtronic, Celgene Corporation, and Siemens Healthineers as well as leading academic and community providers around the globe such as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, and Mayo Clinic. In 2016, Deborah was honored by multiple organizations as a top health influencer, including Health Data Management (HDM). HDM named her one of the top 20 people to watch in healthcare IT in 2017 - the only tech industry leader to make the exclusive list. Deborah was also named to Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2017. Deborah has been recognized by Babson College for her impact in the world as one of the institutions leading entrepreneurial alumni leaders, and is a sought-after speaker on topics ranging from the future of healthcare to women in technology at venues including the Forbes Healthcare Summit and the Aspen Ideas Festival. A dedicated community leader, Deborah is currently focused on domestic and global programs with organizations including the World Economic Forum, Project Hope, and the American Heart Association. Deborah has a distinguished career working at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Prior to joining IBM, she was CEO of Philips Healthcare. Previously, she held management roles at Hewlett-Packard and Apollo Computer. Deborah earned an MBA from Babson College and a BS from Merrimack College. Short Bio Deborah DiSanzo is the global General Manager for IBM Watson Health, the business unit founded to achieve IBMs next 'moonshot': to advance health at a global scale. Deborah leads a global team of medical experts, health economists, data scientists, UX experts and developers. Under her leadership, Watson Health has secured relationships with top collaborators, partners and clients across healthcare and life sciences. Deborah is widely recognized by multiple organizations as a top health influencer, including publications Health Data Management and Modern Healthcare, and is a sought after speaker at healthcare and women in technology venues including the Forbes Healthcare Summit and Aspen Ideas Festival. Deborah has a distinguished career working at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Prior to joining IBM, she was CEO of Philips Healthcare. Previously, she held management roles at Hewlett-Packard and Apollo Computer. Deborah earned an MBA from Babson College and a BS from Merrimack College.


Sunita Mishra Sunita Mishra, Medical Director of Innovation, Physician Services, Providence St. Joseph Health


Rick Valencia Rick Valencia, President, Qualcomm Life

Rick has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial innovation and executive leadership experience in rapid-growth, technology-enabled businesses along with a proven track record in market disruption, strategy execution and value creation. As the founder and leader of Qualcomm’s health care subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, he directs all of Qualcomm’s commercial healthcare activities. Rick also has a hand in driving wireless health innovation outside the company through his involvement in the World Economic Forum as the co-chair of the Value in Health Initiative, his oversight of the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize competition and his oversight of both the $100 million Qualcomm Life Fund and the $100 million dRx Capital which make venture investments in digital health startups.

Earlier in Rick’s career, as founder and CEO of ProfitLine, he cultivated his business savvy building the company from a one-man consulting firm into a 200 person, multi-million dollar enterprise that is now the West Coast arm of Tangoe Inc. (TNGO). As Rick built the company, ProfitLine was one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies in America three years in a row, on Deloitte & Touche’s Fast 50 companies four years in a row and he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Rick is a native San Diegan, committed to the community. He uses his business building know-how to help fellow entrepreneurs launch enduring technology companies as a mentor at the Founder Institute and a member of the Executive Committee of the San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum. He is a board member of Pedal the Cause, a cancer research fundraising organization, a former chairman and long-time board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County and actively supports Rady Children’s Hospital and the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center at UCSD.


Christopher Weber Christopher Weber, General Manager of Uber Health, Uber


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Bryan Adams Bryan Adams, Chief Commercial Officer, GreatCall Inc.
Twitter ID: @bpadams

Bryan Adams is the Chief Commercial Officer of GreatCall, Inc., the leader in connected health for active aging. Bryan joined the company in December of 2016 as a part of the Healthsense acquisition. Bryan leads a cross-functional team that addresses two related areas. The first is the company's broad data science initiative: leveraging the company's sizable data set to improve the experience for both internal and external customers. The second is the commercial product: ensuring that the GreatCall offering in the healthcare space both leverages the company's data science department and meets the broader needs of the market. Prior to GreatCall, Bryan was the CTO at Healthsense for almost five years, where he led the engineering, IT, product management, customer service, and clinical service teams. Prior to that, he was the CTO and founder of a startup in the mobile advertising space, and prior to that he was a Principal Investigator at iRobot, helping them start a healthcare group. He holds a BS, MEng, and PhD in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Martin Adler Martin Adler, Chief Strategy Officer, Reflexion Health

As the chief strategy officer at Reflexion Health, Martin Alder oversees product development, market innovation, and user experience. His passions include leveraging healthcare technology and academic research to empower people to lead longer and healthier lives.

Prior to joining Reflexion Health, Martin co-founded Healthrageous, an innovative digital wellness company that was later acquired by Humana. Healthrageous was a pioneer in combining wireless biometric sensors, real-time coaching, and social networking to help people take control of their health and wellness.

Martin also co-founded Trained Genius, a cognitive enhancement company that incorporated neurofeedback and virtual reality to improve patients’ concentration, memory, and mental acuity. He holds patents in automated coaching systems and educating in virtual environments.

Martin is a national speaker who specializes in innovative healthcare technology, behavior change, and financial reform. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Franklin & Marshall College.


Timo Aittokoski Timo Aittokoski, Chief Scientist, Emfit


Andrew Altorfer Andrew Altorfer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CirrusMD
Twitter ID: @altorfer

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 the platform to over 2 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.


Peter Antall Peter Antall, Chief Medical Officer, American Well


Christopher Baskin Christopher Baskin, CEO, American Two-Way ( ATW )

Christopher Baskin has over twenty years’ experience in the PERS, Telehealth and Security Industry. His company American Two-Way, was one of the first organizations to design, manufacture and monitor interactive PERS, Telehealth and Security Systems. Often called a visionary, his innovations have led to numerous patents and industry awards. Mr. Baskin has been featured in over 60 articles and is a sought after speaker on industry related topics. He is a Founding Board Member of the Medical Alert Monitoring Association as well as a member and/or participant of the CSAA, SIA, ESA .ESX , CAA, GLASAA, NFA and the ATA.


Daniel Behrendt Daniel Behrendt, Director, Honeywell Life Care Solutions

Daniel Behrendt is the Director of Business Development within Honeywell’s Connected Home organization, and since January 2018 has served as the interim-General Manager of Honeywell’s Life Care Solutions business.  In that role, Dan manages the day to day operations of the Life Care Solutions business - providing clinicians with daily visibility and insight into their patients’ health through Honeywell connected devices, data and software solutions so that they may provide virtual care in the home/point of need to improve patient outcomes.  

In his Business Development role, Dan drives and manages relationships across Insurance, Telco and MSO, real estate and other non-traditional channels to generate value for consumers and partners via Honeywell hardware and custom connected solutions in software, platforms and data.  

Prior to Honeywell, Dan held leadership roles in strategy, operations and corporate/business development in both the US and Asia, including Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea and Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.  Dan started his career as an attorney, with a legal practice in Corporate and International transactions.

Dan received his MBA from Insead and earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the UC Berkeley and UC Davis, respectively.


Amy Cook Amy Cook, Director of Product Marketing, Connected Devices for ResMed, ResMed
Twitter ID: @amyacook45

Amy Cook serves as Director of Connected Devices for ResMed, which has a world-leading 5 million cloud-connected devices for remote patient monitoring. Since joining ResMed in 2012, Amy has been integral in helping develop and roll out its suite of connected health solutions that have helped increase patient therapy adherence, improve healthcare efficiencies, and transform ResMed into a software-driven medical device leader. Amy has 15+ years' experience as a product leader in medical device and SaaS businesses, and is passionate about leveraging data-driven insights to deliver better health outcomes and care. She graduated with a BS in optics and an MBA in marketing from the University of Rochester.


Kent Dicks Kent Dicks, CEO and Founder, 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.


Robert Flippo Robert Flippo, CEO, MobileHelp
Twitter ID: @MobileHelpCEO

For the past 25 years, Mr. Flippo has worked in both start-up environments as well as fortune 50 companies, holding executive roles at high-tech companies including his current position with MobileHelp, as well as Motorola, Emergin Incorporated, and Boca Research.

In his current role, he has been responsible for growing MobileHelp from two to more than 200 employees, with a current customer base of nearly 250,000. In his tenure as CEO, he also successfully negotiated the sale of the company to ABRY Partners in 2017.

Prior to his role at MobileHelp, Mr. Flippo was the Vice President of Operations at Emergin, Inc. where he was responsible for all aspects of company operations, including the functions of CFO and COO. In 2007, he successfully negotiated the sale of Emergin to Philips Medical Systems. At Motorola’s Wireless Messaging Division, Mr. Flippo served as Director of Product & Business Development, and was responsible for managing Motorola's advanced messaging product lines, patent licenses, and contract negotiations.

Mr. Flippo holds an MBA from the University of Miami, a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida, and has completed executive studies in business management at Harvard Business School. He is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Medical Alert Monitoring Association. Mr. Flippo holds 8 US patents for communications systems.
 


Jennifer Fraser Jennifer Fraser, Director of User Experience, Macadamian
Twitter ID: @jlfraser

Jennifer Fraser is the Director of User Experience at Macadamian, a design and development consultancy based near Ottawa, Canada. With almost twenty years of experience as an Interaction Designer, she has had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients (from large institutions, to medium-sized companies in highly-technical domains, to small start-ups) in a variety of domains (including Healthcare, Aviation and Finance). Jennifer has also had the opportunity to work closely with technology partners to understand their business and product requirements, and has created designs to meet their needs, as well as the needs of their customers. She worked as an architect in her former life, which may, or may not, relate to her passion for designing and building cocktails.


John Gardner John Gardner, Partner, NGP Capital
Twitter ID: @JohngardnerVC
Website: http://www.ngpcap.com

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 NGP Capital 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.


Paul Geevarghese Paul Geevarghese, Vice President, Market Access North America, mySugr


Dedi Gilad Dedi Gilad, CEO and Co-Founder, Tyto Care
Twitter ID: @dedigilad

With over 18 years of leadership positions both in startups as well as global companies, Dedi brings extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in R&D, Marketing and Operations of multi-disciplinary products in the fields of Healthcare IT, Enterprise Systems, Internet and SaaS. Before founding Tyto Care, Dedi was the General Manager at MDG Medical, VP R&D at WorkplaceIQ (acquired by Siterra / Accruent) and VP R&D at Aman Group. Dedi earned an MBA and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Tel-Aviv University.


Mark Goettling Mark Goettling, CEO, BodiMetrics


Robert Havasy Robert Havasy, Director of Health Information Systems, Personal Connected Health Alliance


Chuck Hector Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.

Based in Chicago, IL, Chuck Hector has more than 25 years of experience in health care serving in multiple corporate development and executive leadership roles. Currently serving as Chief Revenue Officer of Sunrise, Florida-based MDLIVE, Chuck leads the organizations business strategy and revenue acquisition in the rapidly emerging telehealth segment.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois; and his Masters of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in health care administration.

He spent 10 years with science and medical publisher Reed Elsevier launching what is today the leading medical device OEM journal, Medical Design Technology™. In that role Chuck was distinguished as the solo producer achieving the highest revenue goal over target out of 1,480 contemporaries, an honor he accepted at the President's Club retreat in Venice, Italy. In 2003, Chuck was named Vice President of Global Sales at ComPsych™ Corporation, the largest EAP and managed behavioral health organization (MBHO) worldwide prior to their acquisition by Summit Partners.

Chuck became Senior Vice President of Sales at IncentOne™ in 2007, the leading provider of SaaS health incentive technology solutions to the health care industry, participating in diligence for institutional capital leading to a $50 million valuation from Camden Partners. In this role he managed the sales and service enterprise instrumental in building collaborative relationships with complex purchasing teams at 26 national managed care organizations. Most recently, he was the Chief Business Officer at CSI, Inc., the largest provider of self-service, health monitoring kiosks in the United States to large employers and health plans where his team revolutionized physician telehealth consultations using two-way video applications in the work place.

A Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) Chuck is an active member of 5 health management advisory panels and is board member to an early stage behavioral health care concern. He resides in suburban Chicago with his wife and 4 children.


Jody Holtzman Jody Holtzman, Senior Managing Partner, Longevity Venture Advisors LLC

Jody Holtzman has over twenty-five years of experience helping companies develop and implement competitive strategies and achieve their strategic market goals, Jody now leads the Market Innovation group for AARP, where he brings a non-traditional perspective to the field of aging shaped by a 20-year career in strategy, innovation, and organizational change.

At AARP, Jody is focused on ways to spark innovation in the market to benefit people over 50. In this role he envisioned and developed the concept of the $7.6 trillion Longevity Economy; co-founded and launched the Longevity Network, www.longevitynetwork.org, with United Healthcare; and, created the Innovation@50+ LivePitch franchise which has attracted over 1,000 applicants and seen 31 companies and five exits from 70 finalists who collectively raised over $180 million in venture investment.

Jody’s work has been published in Venture Capital Review, the Journal of Business Strategy, Competitive Intelligence Magazine, the Competitive Intelligence Anthology, and Making Cents Out of Knowledge Management. He has a graduate degree in international political economy from the University of Chicago, and is an avid guitar player. 


Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Director of Markets, Lifestyle Medicine, 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.


Harish Kilaru Harish Kilaru, Director of Business Development, Cardiogram


Andy Maloy Andy Maloy, VP of Connected Health and VP of Business Development, Integron

Andy Maloy serves as the Vice President of Business Development, Connected Health Solutions at Integron, an IoT Managed Service Company. Integron specializes in helping clients design, deploy, and support IoT solutions and has developed a specialization in the connected health, life science, transportation and energy fields.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Maloy served as the Senior Operations Manager for Ryder Transportation as well as the Manager of Supply Chain Solutions for Kuehne-Nagel. Mr. Maloy holds a bachelor degree in Organizational Management from John Brown University and is a proud veteran of the United States Navy.


Philip Marshall, MD, MPH Philip Marshall, MD, MPH, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Conversa Health
Twitter ID: @philmarshallmd

Philip Marshall, MD, MPH has focused throughout his career on enhancing how patients and physicians can more easily communicate and manage their health data. At WebMD, Dr. Marshall managed the creation and delivery of personalized health management, personal health record, and benefit, provider and treatment decision support services, which propelled WebMD’s employer and payer business. He contributed to the Markle Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information, and was in charge of product strategy and product management for Press Ganey, where he oversaw solutions that help providers meet the changing landscape of payment reform with performance measurement and reporting. Most recently, Dr. Marshall has founded Conversa, which helps physicians engage their patients between visits in order to improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction.


Dr. Robert Mittendorff Dr. Robert Mittendorff, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Based in Norwest's Palo Alto office, Robert focuses on investing capital in venture and growth opportunities in the healthcare sector, including digital health and healthcare IT, technology enabled healthcare services, medical devices, diagnostics, and specialty pharma. He currently serves on the boards of iCardiac, Qventus, Silk Road Medical, TigerConnect, and VisitPay, and is a board observer at Talkspace. He was a board member at Telcare and was a board observer at Crossover Health. Robert was involved with the initial investments in Misfit Wearables (acquired by Fossil) and Health Catalyst. He has also been involved in Norwest's follow-on investment in Basis (acquired by Intel). Robert was a previous board observer at Intersect ENT (Nasdaq: XENT), and iRhythm Technologies (Nasdaq: IRTC). Robert is co-chair of the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit and is a member of the Council of Leadership Fellows at Johns Hopkins.


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


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

Lainie Muller is a 15-year veteran of the technology industry and an emerging voice on Smart Solutions for Aging in Place and Connected Caregiving.

Lainie is Director of Wellness at Alarm.com, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: ALRM)and the nation’s leading cloud-based platform for the smart home. The Wellness solution leverages Smart Home technology to support Aging in Place and independent living for older adults and those living with disabilities. Wellness, an integrated element of Alarm.com’s comprehensive ecosystem of home management technology, is currently in use in residential homes, senior living communities, schools and in remote caregiving programs funded by Medicare and Medicaid.  The product has received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Kiplingers, CNN, NPR and TechCrunch.

In 2010, Lainie joined BeClose, a privately funded start-up company, as the Director of Partnership Sales. In 2015, BeClose was “spun-in” to Alarm.com, an early-stage strategic investor of the company. The BeClose product is now available as Alarm.com Wellness.

Prior to BeClose, Lainie served as National Sales Manager, Major Accounts Unit (MAU) at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, the online subsidiary of The Washington Post company, where she led a top revenue producing team driving Healthcare, Consumer Electronics and Retail sales.

Lainie has been an active Board Member for the National Capitol Area Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association since 2012. She holds a BS in Business and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. Lainie lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband and two teenage boys.


Daniel Nathrath Daniel Nathrath, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ada Health
Twitter ID: @adahealth

Daniel has nearly 10 years of experience leading the charge to bring transformational technology to new industries. During his career, he has founded and led several internet startups based in Denmark, Germany, the US and the UK. After studying law as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Houston, Daniel earned his MBA at the University of Chicago, then shifted his focus to consulting before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey.


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.


Michael Nova MD, PhD Michael Nova MD, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer and Founder, Pathway OME
Twitter ID: @BigDataNova

Michael Nova MD Dr. Nova is currently the Chief Innovation Officer of Pathway OME, and was founder of the company. He is the inventor of Machine Learning A.I. mobile application:OME; and the entire Wellness (Pathway FIT/Healthy Weight, SkinFIT), Cardiac and Mental Health line of genetic testing products for Pathway. Dr Nova has executed major corporate alliances with companies such as CVS, Sony, Medco/ESI, PepsiCo, DASA (Brazil), Biogenetika (Brazil), Achibadem (Turkey), IHH/Parkway (Singapore), IBM, Florida Hospital Group, Equinox Health, Salud Interactive (Carlos Slim) and many others. His scientific career began as a research associate at the Salk Institute in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Roger Guillemin, where he studied the genetics and proteomics of human growth factors and cancers. Michael was previously the founder and CEO of Discovery Partners Inc. (Nasdaq: DPII), which completed a successful $150M IPO and marketed wireless drug discovery technology and radiofrequency combinatorial chemistry to large pharmaceutical companies. Intellectual property developed by Dr. Nova at DPII included the original "barcode on bead" patents used by many diagnostic and DNA companies. He then founded the wireless sensory network company Graviton, where he was responsible for raising $60 million in capital from venture groups such as Kleiner Perkins, InQtel and large corporations such as Motorola and Qualcomm. Dr. Nova is also the 2005 World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneer Award Winner; and the physician of record on the first person ever to have their entire genome sequenced by Illumina (2009). He is a member of the IBM Watson Advisory Board, the Metagenics Scientific Advisory Board, the Salk Institute NeuroAI group, and the Longevity Org Advisory Board. Michael has given 100's of seminars, talks, and interviews at venues around the world on subjects including genetics, machine learning, and mobile big data. Dr. Nova has over 30 issued, and 45 pending patents; and he has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. With degree's in Biochemistry, Computer Science, and Medicine, Dr. Nova is a Board-certified Dermatopathologist licensed in California. In his minimal spare time, Michael likes to surf big waves in Indonesia and Mexico, and he also helped build a WHO-sanctioned basic care clinic in the Fijian town of Nabila.


Stuart Patterson Stuart Patterson, CEO, LifePod

Stuart Patterson is the cofounder and CEO of LifePod Solutions. Stu is an experienced business leader who has led early and mid-stage ventures in a variety of markets including: voice or virtual assistants, mobile/online apps and services, video content, speech recognition/synthesis, identity management, telephony services, and clean-tech solutions. As CEO, COO, Director and executive coach, Stu has managed and supported the growth, IPO or sale of: Sidekicks, Ramp (acquired by Cxense), Xtone, Gemvara, Nexamp, eQuilibrium (acquired by EnerNOC), AgION (now Sciessent), Courion, Scansoft (now Nuance), SpeechWorks (IPO), Voxware (IPO) and Vicorp Interactive Systems (acquired by Precision Systems). He holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA/MPPM from the Yale School of Management.  


Karissa Price Ph.D. Karissa Price Ph.D., Principal, GTM Strategies
Twitter ID: @KarissaPrice1

A Global Entertainment Executive who worked with Karissa on a go-to-market project applauded her “ability to understand the key issues quickly and get things done, and this exemplifies her approach to the many business challenges she's tackled over her career. Karissa Price-Rico is a strategic leader with broad industry experience across consumer products and healthcare technology and services as well as a deep understanding on engaging people and creating user experiences that drive revenue 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 a healthcare technology joint-venture between Intel and GE. Currently she leads the Emerging Business Division of Healthways, a pioneer in Population Health, and is responsible for the growth of the Blue Zones Project, Diabetes Solutions and Ornish Cardiac Rehabilitation business lines, as well as strategic partnerships with Gallup and Johns Hopkins Healthcare.


Kyle Ransford Kyle Ransford, CEO, Chef'd


Roy Raymann PhD Roy Raymann PhD, Vice President Sleep Science & Scientific Affairs, SleepScore Labs

Roy Raymann, PhD is Vice President, Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs at SleepScore Labs. As a leading researcher in the field of sleep science, Dr. Raymann spent more than a decade in academia studying sleep at the Netherlands Institute for Neurosciences, before joining the private sector. He was most recently at Apple where he was responsible for the company’s efforts in health-related initiatives, which included features such as Night Shift, Bedtime and the Sleep part of Apple Health. Prior to Apple, he was the Sleep Thought Leader at Philips Research focusing on the consumer sleep division where he founded the Sleep Experience Lab.

Dr. Raymann holds a PhD in Life Sciences from Vrije University Amsterdam and was recognized in the Netherlands with an award of Best PhD Thesis in Sleep Medicine. His research and post-doctoral work spans more than 25 years and encompasses multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, speaking events and patents. In addition, Dr. Raymann serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several sleep journals, including SLEEP and Journal of Sleep Research and was editor of the Dutch Sleep Annuals. At SleepScore Labs he is heading the collaborations with industry, academia and clinics, and oversees of the scientific rigor of the SleepScore ecosystem.


Tad Reynes Tad Reynes, Regional Vice President - Healthcare Solutions, AT&T


Kian Saneii Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO , Independa

Kian Saneii is a computer scientist and software executive, passionate about bringing innovative technologies to market that transform organizations, lives and entire markets.  Saneii founded Independa in 2009, and is the CEO and Chairman of the company. Independa integrates across the TV and other everyday devices, including sensors and health devices, to provide a true person-centric view of remote engagement and care. As a result, Independa is transforming the healthcare cost curve, along with the lives of its end users and their families, by allowing people stay at their residence of choice longer, safer and more comfortably, to delay or even eliminate the next episode or stage care. This, while also increasing organizational effectiveness and operational efficiencies in home care, independent living, assisted living, memory care, short term rehab communities, and hospitals – literally, across the continuum of care.

Independa has raised more than $11 million in funding, including from strategic investor LG Electronics, and has received numerous awards and recognitions, including CES “Technology for a Better World” and “100 Brilliant Companies” by Entrepreneur.

Prior to Independa, Saneii was General Manager at Websense, a successful (IPO, PE sale) Web security protection company. Earlier in his career, Saneii served in management positions at IMA Inc., AT&T Bell Laboratories, and FileNet Corporation (acquired by IBM). Saneii earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from NYU and his Master of Computer Science from Rutgers University. When he's not working, Kian enjoys outdoor sports like tennis and bicycling, serving a number of charities such as the United Way of San Diego where he sits on the board, and spending time with his family in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.


Rob Schneider Rob Schneider, VP of Sales and Marketing, Omron Healthcare, Inc.


Jim Seles Jim Seles, Director, Data and Digital Innovations, Medtronic Diabetes

Jim Seles has been with Medtronic Diabetes since 2016, leading commercialization and brand development for the diabetes solutions business.  An accomplished sales and marketing executive, Jim most recently served as Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing at Circadiance, as well as Vice President of Sales and Customer Solutions at BodyMedia, which achieved a successful strategic exit when the company was purchased by Jawbone in 2013.

Throughout his progressive 29-year career, Jim has led profitable top line revenue growth in multinational organizations, winning several prestigious sales, marketing and human resources awards along the way.  Jim successfully served as a North American General Manager for the health risk management division of Nestlé Health Science.

Prior to his work at Nestlé, Jim held numerous cross-functional leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry with Novartis and Eli Lilly & Company.  Jim has worked closely with national accounts and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) to create shared value, leading to the development and ratification of a number of national agreements.  Jim’s experience cuts across a wide array of sales channels, including the clinical, retail and corporate wellness markets. 

Jim holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh.


Himanshu Shah Himanshu Shah, Chief Information Officer, Care Innovations, an Intel company

Himanshu Shah serves as Care Innovations' Chief Information Officer. He is a member of the executive leadership team. In his role, Himanshu leads the company's information technology team, who is responsible for setting product technology plans and delivering all technology services. Those services include product development, integration, mobile development, analytics, quality assurance, support and maintenance, as well as infrastructure and security management. 
 
Prior, Himanshu served as Technology leader at Humana, managing Pharmacy Technology and Clinical applications. He was very instrumental in growing the Humana Pharmacy business to $3.2B. Through his leadership skills he enabled business to grow into new lines of business and penetrate deeper into existing markets.
 
Himanshu has been awarded and recognized in different organizations for his management skills, team work, perfect service attitude, and for his ability to execute and deliver.  Himanshu holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Software Technology and a Bachelors in Electronics Engineering. 
 
Himanshu also servers as:
• Advisory Board member for Connected Health Summit for 2018
• Invited to be part of Kentucky State Cabinet Health Committee consultant to help with State HIE and other health care initiatives.
• Heavily involved in Innovation idea evaluation for several start-up companies including AARP caregiver innovations projects - 2017.
• Board member for Medical Device and Artificial Intelligence start-up company.
• Published articles for telehealth industry to help improve rollout of IoT devices.
• IT Louisville Symposium Advisor since 2016


Prentiss Taylor M.D. Prentiss Taylor M.D., VP of Medical Affairs, Doctor On Demand
Twitter ID: @drondemand

Prentiss Taylor M.D. is VP of Medical Affairs at Doctor On Demand. He is board-certified in Preventive Medicine as well as in Internal Medicine. Prentiss is an honors graduate of Harvard College and of Harvard Medical School. He trained at the University of Chicago Hospitals and at Rush University Medical Center for his postgraduate years. After working for Advocate in the 1990s, Prentiss was recruited to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, where he worked for over 6 years. He was promoted to Medical Director for Care Management, responsible for 1.2 million people in the Blue Cross PPO programs.


Nathan Treloar Nathan Treloar, President & COO, Orbita, Inc.
Twitter ID: @ntreloar

Nathan Treloar is President and Co-founder of Orbita, a provider of digital solutions for healthcare that leverage next-generation voice assistant and AI technologies to vastly improve remote patient monitoring, clinical education, care coordination, and research. Orbita's software-as-a-service products are used by developers to create?digital and conversational healthcare solutions that improve outcomes, reduce costs, and minimize risks for patients with chronic or post-acute healthcare needs. Previously, Nathan held key executive positions at FAST Search, Microsoft, RAMP, and, Ektron. He is a respected expert and speaker on consumer and business trends in voice and conversational user experiences for healthcare, as well as search, text and data mining, content management, and knowledge management solutions and has advised hundreds of the world's largest companies and government agencies on their applications. 


John Valiton John Valiton, CEO, Reemo Health
Twitter ID: @Playtabase

John Valiton is CEO of Reemo Health, a senior health technology solution designed to empower caregivers with actionable insights to improve the aging experience. As a 20-year business development veteran and entrepreneur, Valiton has developed partnerships with many national and international companies. He has been an avid technology enthusiast since an early age, and applied his interest in all things tech at the intersection of IoT, wearable technology, healthcare and data science through his position as a strategic advisor, chief revenue officer and now chief executive officer for Reemo.


Doug Wolfgram Doug Wolfgram, Chief Technology Officer, CareSpan International
Twitter ID: @dougwolfgram

Mr. Wolfgram is Chief Technology Officer of CareSpan International, Inc. He has over 25 years of experience architecting and building interactive healthcare products and systems. He has extensive experience in scalable databases, HIPAA-secure systems and real-time communications. He pioneered the interactive communications industry with the development of the world’s first multimedia systems, PCPaint and GRASP. He created some of the healthcare industry’s first in-hospital training and EPSS systems for Beckman-Coulter and Toshiba Medical. More recently, he headed up the HealthTree project for LendingTree specializing in health-related content and clinical trials qualification. Mr. Wolfgram holds degrees in Engineering-physics and Mathematics from Oregon State University and in his spare time mentors start-ups on technology architectures. He has been on several technology advisory boards and was a founding board member of the Telluride Technology Festival.


Michael Wu Michael Wu, Vice President and General Manager of SleepIQ LABS, SleepNumber


Moderators


Dina Abdelrazik Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @DinaAtParks
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

Dina Abdelrazik joined Parks Associates in 2016 as a part of the Consumer Analytics research team. She currently studies market trends and consumer behavior, focused in emerging technology products and services.

Dina earned her MS in Marketing, with a concentration in Marketing Analytics, from the University of Texas at Dallas and a BA in Advertising from Southern Methodist University.

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Kristen Hanich Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @KristenAtParks
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

Kristen Hanich studies digital and connected health and mobile trends across the globe. Kristen is a trained anthropologist with skills in ethnography, development/programming, and geoanalytics. She has a background in the areas of health behavior and epidemiology.

Kristen is completing her Master's thesis for a duel anthropology and public health degree between the Universities of North Texas in Denton and Fort Worth. She earned her B.Sc. in health at the University of Texas at San Antonio and has a graduate certificate in GIS.


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

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Brad Russell Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, 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.

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