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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 behavior change programs. The product line includes wearables, connected devices, app, and coaching services. Jeroen is also an investor with HealthTech Capital angel network.

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.

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

As the Founder and CEO of Lumiata, Ash Damle drives the company’s vision of leveraging the best of data science and medical knowledge to power high value, predictive-first healthcare around the world. 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, and analyzes the complex, multi-dimensional relationships between them, allowing for the delivery of hyper-personalized business and clinical insights across the entire healthcare network.

Ash is a technologist and data scientist deeply rooted in the application of big data to health and its intersection with design. He 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. He is a global entrepreneur having worked with clients and partners in the United States, China, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, India, and Japan. 

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.

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, Medical Director, Technology Group, The Permanente Medical 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.

Kevin Garton Kevin Garton, Chief Marketing Officer, Zonoff

With a diverse background in marketing, product development, sales and operations in the technology, consumer products and financial services industries with some of the world’s most recognized brands, Kevin brings more than 28 years of expertise to Zonoff. Throughout his career Kevin has proven his ability to drive the growth of both large and entrepreneurial business-to-business and consumer brands by developing differentiating strategies and implementing creative go-to-market plans. At Zonoff, Kevin is responsible for corporate strategy, marketing and business development. Prior to Zonoff, Kevin served as Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer for Context Asset Management, where he led the start-up company in the alternative asset management industry from concept to business launch. Before that, Kevin was Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer for Neat, a Philadelphia-based software and services firm. During his extensive career Kevin has led marketing and sales teams at AOL, comScore, MicroStrategy, Levi Strauss, Corning and Procter & Gamble. Kevin has an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.

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.

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.

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.

Joe Liu Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek

Joe Liu currently leads strategy and operations at MivaTek, a smart home and healthcare service company. MivaTek changes the way people protect their loved ones, property, and possessions with solutions that integrate connected devices, cloud backup, and complete control from a single mobile app. The name MivaTek, shorthand for “Mobile Interactive Video Assurance Technology,” alludes to the mobile-enabled, video-integrated focus at the heart of MivaTek’s core product offerings.

Despite MivaTek’s status as a Silicon Valley startup, MivaTek products and solutions are the product of five years of R&D.

Prior to launching MivaTek in 2015, Liu co-founded and led California-based Oplink Communications, Inc., an optical network company. When Koch Industries/Molex acquired Oplink Communications in 2014, Liu led a team of investors and purchased the Oplink Connected portfolio back from Koch/Molex and used this technology to power MivaTek solutions.

Liu’s background includes engineering and serial entrepreneurship. After earning his Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering at California State University, Chico, he worked for companies including Mostek Semiconductor, Motorola Semiconductor, and National Semi.

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.

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.

Lance Myers Lance Myers, Chief Technology Officer, Sentrian

Dr. Myers is a pioneer and technology leader in body worn bio-sensors, remote patient monitoring and advanced analytics. He has been actively involved in physiological and biometric monitoring research and development for more than 15 years holding key technology leadership positions within the medical device and analytics industries. Prior to joining Sentrian he was a Founder and the Chief Science Officer of VivoSense., a leader in analytic software for body worn sensor systems. Prior to VivoSense he led the Physiological Systems and Interfaces Division of Archinoetics where he was responsible for the creation and commercialization of ambulatory physiological monitoring systems. At VivoMetrics he led the engineering team that pioneered the worlds first multi-channel, wearable ambulatory measurement system, the LifeShirt. During his career, Dr Myers was directly responsible for developing algorithms to provide researchers and clinicians with novel bio-markers to assess the efficacy of new treatments in clinical trials. Dr Myers was also co-founder of ID Metrix, a South African distributor of biometric monitoring solutions. Before leaving academia, Dr Myers held research positions at University College Dublin in Ireland and at the internationally acclaimed Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and has published more than 30 scientific publications, including 2 book chapters, on subjects that include physiological signal analysis, statistical machine learning, pattern recognition, and mathematical modeling. He is an invited editor for the prestigious DSP journal, a senior IEEE member and holds ten patents in the field of non-invasive physiological monitoring and predictive analytics.

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.

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.

	 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.

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. John provides overall leadership and strategic direction to the Commercial team responsible for the sales, implementation and customer support of the Wellness + Prevention 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. 

Patrick Wheelock Patrick Wheelock, SVP of Business Development, PokitDok

Patrick has nearly two decades of experience driving revenue growth through new and existing clients across multiple distribution channels for leading healthcare and technology companies. With an in-depth knowledge of wireless communications and the healthcare industry, he has established exceptional relationships with healthcare influencers and decision makers. Prior to PokitDok, Patrick held several sales positions in the mobile health space for Verizon.


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