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David Bardan David Bardan, Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Tyto Care
Twitter ID: @TytoCare

David has over 9 years of experience within the healthcare industry, securing and building partnerships among leading US healthcare systems. As VP of Provider Solutions, he focuses on establishing relationships with health systems, large provider groups and home healthcare services. Prior to joining TytoCare, David managed relationships with leading enterprise clients at Zocdoc and consulted for Deloitte's Healthcare IT group.


Paul Scialla Paul Scialla, CEO, Delos

After 18 years on Wall Street, including 10 at Goldman Sachs as a Partner, Paul Scialla’s interest in sustainability and altruistic capitalism led him to found Delos, which is merging the world’s largest asset class – real estate – with the world’s fastest growing industry – wellness. Since the company’s inception, Paul has become a leading voice in the wellness and sustainability movements, serving as a keynote speaker at prominent green building, real estate, and technology forums and conferences around the world.
 
Paul is also the Founder of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), which administers the WELL Building Standard® globally to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment, a member of the Board of Directors for the Chopra Foundation, and a founding board member of the JUST Capital Foundation. Paul graduated from New York University with a degree in finance, and he currently resides in New York City.


Gene Wang Gene Wang, CEO, People Power
Twitter ID: @PeoplePowerCo
Website: http://www.peoplepowerco.com

Gene Wang is Chairman and CEO of People Power Co., a senior care technology company focused on increasing quality of care while reducing costs for caregivers, alleviating loneliness and anxiety for seniors, and improving peace of mind for families. Gene was previously Chairman and CEO of Bitfone, the industry leader in Over-The-Air device management solutions for mobile phones, which he sold to HP in 2007. Gene was CEO and Chairman of Photo Access, where he sold its high performance PhotoChip division to Agilent Technologies in 2000. Gene was the CEO of Computer Motion, a leader in medical robotics, which he led through a successful IPO in 1997. At Symantec, Gene was Executive VP where he managed four divisions and helped triple sales. Gene was VP and general manager at Borland, where he drove sales of the C++ programming language to over one million copies. Gene earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. Gene leads the People Power Band and is happily married with three wonderful children and two bad dogs.


Speakers


Andy Atwell Andy Atwell, Exec. Director New Business Development, Global Innovation Incubation Team, Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Andy Atwell has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare and life science markets in both business innovation and research roles. As Exe. Dir. of New Business Development and Corporate Strategy for Omron Healthcare Inc., Andy engages early stage companies through open innovation partnerships to expand Omron's medical device business to include disease management. Andy is also an Executive in Residence for The Angels' Forum Venture Capital and Private Equity group advising on digital/mobile health investment opportunities. Prior to Omron, Andy spent nearly a decade at Samsung Electronics, the last 5 leading the digital health practice for Samsungâ's Global Innovation Center and as a Principal Investor in their corporate venture capital NEXT fund. The balance of his time at Samsung was spent driving strategic business development for Samsung's clinical and consumer healthcare initiatives. Andy is also a former board member of the Continua Health Alliance (now HIMSS Personal Connected Health Alliance) a membership-driven not-for-profit focused on developing an eco-system of interoperable personal health devices. Andy has also held business development roles at Cepheid, a FDA cleared diagnostic and medical device company, and Scientist positions at Agilent and Hewlett Packard Laboratories. He holds 2 patents from his work on diagnostic DNA micro-arrays while at HP Labs. Andy earned his bachelors in biological sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara and completed the venture capital executive program at the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business.


Andy Droney Andy Droney, Sr. Director ADT Health & Innovation Programs, ADT

Andrew (Andy) Droney is Senior Director, Health and Innovation Programs at ADT and is responsible for growth of ADT’s portfolio of Personal Emergency Response (PERS) products and related services.  He is also responsible for operational efficiencies related to the deployment, delivery, installation and service of the ADT Health product line.  Prior to joining ADT in 2007, Andy spent 11 years in operations management with Verizon focused on the deployment and infrastructure enhancements of Verizon’s FiOS network. Andy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and earned his MBA from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.


Becky Fox Becky Fox, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Atrium Health; Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Clinical Advisor, Vital Circle, Atrium Health / Vital Circle

Becky Fox, MSN, RN-BC, has a passion to change healthcare for the better. Becky currently serves as the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Atrium Health, based in Charlotte, NC, where she sets strategy and vision of improving the experience of clinicians, consumers, and communities. Her clinical experience has spanned across multiple venues (Emergency Medicine, Acute, Ambulatory, Higher Education), which has helped Becky build a comprehensive perspective of the healthcare ecosystem. She also brings more than 20 years of informatics experience, including time at Cerner Corporation, a large health information and technology company, where she was privileged to work with more than 300+ hospitals/health systems from around the world on the Health IT journey. Becky's passion for how to leverage technology is matched with her love of UI/UX and continuously improving medical, administrative and user experiences. As a Founder and Advisor, she is excited about the possibilities that Vital Circle brings - using data, analytics, and modern technology to empower people and communities.


Mark Francis Mark Francis, Chief Digital Health Integration Officer, Electronic Caregiver
Twitter ID: @ElectronicCare

Mark Francis is Chief Digital Health Integration Officer for Electronic Caregiver, an innovative digital health company. Mark has 20+ years of experience as a product innovator for companies such as Amazon, Intel, Age Wave, and Health Hero Network. Mark is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Pittsburgh. He has been awarded 17 patents.


Thomas Kamber PhD Thomas Kamber PhD, Founder and Executive Director, OATS - Older Adults Technology Services

Tom Kamber is the founder and executive director of?Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) and Senior Planet.?He is a leading expert on?aging and technology and is regularly featured in national media.?Under his leadership, OATS and Senior Planet have?developed?award-winning programs for older adults across America and?are now charitable affiliates of AARP.?Tom?has taught courses on technology, urban studies, and philanthropy at Columbia University, is widely published in professional and academic journals, and has presented his work on five continents.?He is?also?a co-founder of the?Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance (which has won multiple Grammy awards) and serves on several nonprofit boards of directors and public commissions.


Greg Lillegard Greg Lillegard, Chief Operating Officer, A&D Medical

Greg has driven world class medical device product innovation and development for over 25 years.  Having worked in both the US and Japan, he is an experienced and skillful facilitator of diverse global teams working through challenging multi-functional issues to bring products to market.  
 
Greg Lillegard began his career in the healthcare industry as an ultrasound design engineer at GE Medical, and he holds four patents related to ultrasound. For sixteen years at GE Medical, he continued in product development and marketing positions of greater responsibility for GE’s magnetic resonance, patient monitoring, cardiology and healthcare IT businesses.  He subsequently joined the executive staff at Honeywell’s remote patient monitoring business (HomMed) in 2007 leading the engineering, product marketing, and regulatory teams. Greg joined A&D in 2016 and became the Chief Operating Officer in 2020.
 
Greg hold a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University.


Josh Locke Josh Locke, VP Sales, Essence USA
Twitter ID: @Essence_grp

Josh’s professional career has been dedicated to keeping older adults independent with the dignity and respect they deserve.  He was a Certified Senior Advisor, CSA, for over 8 years and has been in the Personal Emergency Response Systems, or PERS, space since 2004.  His experience in this industry is expansive.
 
He started a PERS dealer/reseller program of his own at a Metro Detroit based Medicare/Medicaid home healthcare agency in 2004.  
In 2006 he gained the attention of a startup company Critical Signal Technologies, a full-service monitoring service provider, where he spent 7 years as a key member of the business development and ultimately executive management team.  He contributed greatly to CST becoming one of the largest and most innovative PERS companies in the nation that was most recently acquired by Best Buy Health/GreatCall.
 
In 2013 he made the transition to manufacturing by joining another startup company Numera, based in Seattle.  He successfully launched the Libris mobile PERS (mPERS) product to the industry.  After gaining significant market share and solidifying mPERS as an industry standard, Numera was acquired by Nortek Security & Control in 2015.
 
Josh joined Essence at the beginning of 2016 as an answer to increased demand in adding innovation and quality to in-home PERS products.  Headquartered in Israel, Essence has been developing iOT solutions for over 25 years.  Entering the US market in 2014 with a focus on the healthcare business segment, Essence quickly gain the attention of the large volume providers. 
 
Today, Essence is a custom manufacturer of PERS products for many of the top 10 medical alert companies in the space.  Innovation often begins with new technology from manufacturers.  Essence’s “Care@Home” is an expandable next-generation PERS platform that is not only cost competitive but has also brought many firsts to the industry.  Such as; voice activation, activity monitoring, caregiver engagement, and detecting falls using radar. 
 
He is an active member of the Medical Alert Monitoring Association and is well respected by his peers.  Josh is a graduate of Michigan State University, GO GREEN!, he enjoys the outdoors with his children, and currently resides in Michigan. 


Cassie Morris Cassie Morris, Sr. Director of Innovation and Strategy, Sleep Number Corporation

Cassie Morris serves as Sleep Number’s Senior Director of Innovation and Strategy (NYSE: SNBR).  She joined the company in 2020 to help accelerate Sleep Number’s evolution into a connected health player and leader in sleep innovation.  With 15+ years of medical device industry experience and a proven track record of driving results in emerging environments, Cassie is defining the future of connected sleep health and driving innovation to deliver meaningful solutions that result in higher quality sleep, health, and wellbeing. 


Chris Otto Chris Otto, Senior Vice President, Clear Arch Health
Twitter ID: @chrisaotto

Chris A. Otto is a healthcare executive with over 20 years of technology management and new business development experience, with a career focus on remote health monitoring. Chris is a technology entrepreneur and has spent the majority of his career in and around aging-in-place technology companies. He co-founded Halo Monitoring in 2008, where he and the company launched the first automatic fall detection solution in the marketplace. In 2012, MobileHelp acquired Halo Monitoring including the fall detection technology and he joined the MobileHelp team at that time as part of the acquisition. Chris holds twelve U.S. patents, with others pending. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s in computer engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.


Dr. Raj Padwal Dr. Raj Padwal, CEO, mmHg


Lisa Reihl Lisa Reihl, Director, Marketing Strategy, Aprilaire

Lisa Reihl has over 25 years of marketing experience building consumer-driven brands at Fortune 50 global consumer products companies including Dow, P&G, and several mid-size entrepreneurial businesses.  Her responsibilities have included brand development, product innovation, marketing communications, business development, and e-commerce.  Lisa holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Indiana and an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlton School of Management.
 
Since joining Aprilaire in 2016, Lisa has focused on evolving the position of the Aprilaire brand to reflect its purpose of enhancing people’s health by improving the air in their homes.  One of her favorite things about working at Aprilaire is the company’s demonstrated commitment to making a healthy air difference in the lives of its customers, communities, employees and their families.  
 
Lisa and the team at Aprilaire are actively developing marketing, data, technology, and product partnerships to deliver smarter, better connected, healthier homes to consumers, and strengthening Aprilaire’s leadership position as the source for healthy air in the home.


Karsten Russell-Wood Karsten Russell-Wood, Portfolio Leader, Post Acute & Home, Philips

Karsten Russell-Wood, MBA, MPH, is a healthcare marketing professional with over 20 years of global product development and strategy experience. He currently serves as the Global Portfolio Marketing Leader for the Connected Care Cluster of Philips Healthcare. He is responsible for linking the innovations of Philip’s product teams to the prospect and customer-focused commercial operations of the business unit to build the Philips global brand, create consumer awareness, dominate thought leadership, and drive customer preference for the solutions through all channels, every day. Prior to joining Philips, Karsten held global product management roles within GE’s healthcare businesses with an orientation to targeted patient populations and continues to be active in venture capital and start-up phase HealthTech businesses.
 
Karsten received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Johns Hopkins University, and holds an MPH from University of Massachusetts. Karsten presently is pursuing doctoral work at the LeBow College of Business, Drexel University where his thesis studies concentrate on value based pricing and new marketing approaches in the healthcare solution market.


Emmanuel Sambuis Emmanuel Sambuis, Senior Director Consumer and Healthcare, Silicon Labs

Emmanuel Sambuis is a Senior Marketing Director at Silicon Labs, focusing on Consumer and Healthcare solutions for the IoT market. He has a deep technical background in Bluetooth connectivity, digital and analog hardware, embedded software development and has spent much of his career in various sales, business development and marketing positions in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Silicon Labs in 2019, he was Vice President of Microcontrollers and Wireless Connectivity Products at NXP, a Product Line Manager and Executive Director of wireless connectivity products at Freescale, and a General Manager of microcontroller and metering products at Texas Instruments. Emmanuel holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (Signal Processing and Microelectronics) from ESIEE Paris.


Rob Schneider Rob Schneider, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, OMRON Healthcare
Twitter ID: @OmronHealthUS

Rob Schneider is the Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Omron Healthcare. With over 15 years of experience working for Omron, Schneider provides leadership, strategy, and results in the areas of sales, marketing, product strategy, and operations; all of which are vital in advancing Omron's mission of Going for Zero the elimination of heart attack and stroke. Schneider also has previous experience in key support functions of supply chain management, customer service, consumer services, and finance; both at Omron as well as Baxter Healthcare.


Dr. Sabrina Taldone Dr. Sabrina Taldone, Medical Director of the Televigilance Program, University of Miami Health System


Moderators


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

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Consumer electronics, mobility services and devices, connected health and wellness

Kristen Hanich heads Parks Associates' consumer electronics and mobility research, with expertise in other verticals including connected cars, mobile networking, healthcare, wellness, and independent living. She leads a mix of custom and syndicated research projects throughout the year, with a focus on major players and emerging trends. Kristen specializes in bridging the gap between data-driven and narrative approaches to understanding the consumer markets via a mix of qualitative and quantitative research approaches.

Kristen has dual master's degrees in applied anthropology and public health from the Universities of North Texas in Denton and Fort Worth. She earned her BSc in health at the University of Texas at San Antonio and has a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

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Keshav Jaiswal Keshav Jaiswal, Consumer Insights Analyst II, Parks Associates
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

Keshav studies market trends and consumer behaviors related to the use of smart home and entertainment technologies. Keshav’s work with the Consumer Analytics team includes primary and secondary research, where he focuses on finding data-driven solutions from syndicated and custom survey data.

Keshav Jaiswal graduated from University of Texas at Dallas with a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics specializing in Marketing and Research. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering.


Jennifer Kent Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @JenniferMKent
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Connected Health, Connected Home Technologies and Services, Connected Entertainment Products and Services

Jennifer manages the research department and Parks Associates' process for producing high-quality, relevant, and meaningful research. Jennifer also leads and advises on syndicated and custom research projects across all connected consumer verticals and guides questionnaire development for Parks Associates’ extensive consumer analytics survey program. Jennifer is a certified focus group moderator, with training from the Burke Institute.

Jennifer earned her PhD in religion, politics, and society and an MA in church-state studies from Baylor University. She earned her BA in politics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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Elizabeth Parks Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @elizparks
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

Elizabeth leads the marketing team and supports the research and operations teams. Elizabeth manages and directs the integrated strategic communications plan for Parks Associates, including advertising, public relations, and marketing campaigns for research and events hosted by Parks Associates. Elizabeth is the key organizer for all of Parks Associates' events, including CONNECTIONS™. She also supports Parks Associates' Business Development Team with prospective client searches, overall support, and maintenance of Parks Associates' databases.

Elizabeth joined Parks Associates on a full-time basis in 1998 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in psychology.


Patrice Samuels Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @PatriceatParks
Website: http://www.ParksAssociates.com

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Television Services, Broadband Services, Technical Support Services, International Markets, Digital Music

Patrice Samuels studies digital home technical support services across global markets, with a focus on market trends, business models, and provider strategies. In addition to exploring events and disruptions in the technical support space, she examines pay-TV and broadband services in North America and Europe, digital media, and digital music services.

Patrice earned her MBA from Texas A&M University at College Station and BSc. in Psychology from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.

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