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Tobias Barker, MD Tobias Barker, MD, Vice President of Medical Operations, CVS/MinuteClinic, CVS Health

Tobias Barker, M.D. joined CVS MinuteClinic in August of 2011 as Vice President of Medical Operations. He provides clinical oversight for all MinuteClinic operations. This includes management of the more than 300 medical directors who collaborate with MinuteClinic’s 2800+ Nurse Practioners and Physician Assistants. Current strategic focus is the development of MinuteClinic’s innovative TeleHealth program and the creation of joint clinical programs with major health systems.

Dr. Barker has more than 15 years of experience in medicine. Prior to joining MinuteClinic, Dr. Barker was the Director of Global Programs for the consulting arm of Partners Healthcare and Harvard Medical School. He worked in Dubai for two years, overseeing the development of the Emirates premiere medical training facility. Before this, Dr. Barker worked as an attending physician in the department of emergency at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston where he served multiple leadership roles for the hospital including medical director for Gillette stadium and interim medical director for the Boston marathon.

Dr. Barker is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Yale University. He recently received a Masters in Health Care Management degree from Harvard. 


Steve Burger Steve Burger, AVP of Business Development & Connected Health, Internet of Things (IoT) Organization, AT&T

Steve Burger is Area Vice President of Business Development in the Internet of Things (IoT) Organization at AT&T, leading the Connected Health business development team. Prior to his role with the IoT organization, Burger led the business development efforts for new and emerging distribution opportunities for AT&T’s indirect national sales channels in the consumer market. Steve is a graduate of Purdue University.


Mike Heckman Mike Heckman, Vice President, Population Health Services, Cerner

Mike Heckman, vice president, Population Health Services, is responsible for Employee Health and Wellness products, Benefits Administration, and other services Cerner delivers in order to directly impact the health of populations.

Heckman joined Cerner in July 2005 and served as director of Global Benefits, where he was responsible for Cerner’s worldwide benefits and workforce mobility.

In 2011, Heckman assumed responsibility for Population Health Services. In this role, he provides a full suite of services and solutions to assist clients in managing the health of their populations and communities.

With a focus on health, Heckman’s organization works to systematically understand the risks and opportunities specific to a client. They then develop and execute strategies to impact health through programs, data and incentives to create optimal outcomes.

Prior to this role Heckman was with Cerner
ITWorks client operations, responsible for core general management and production operations for Cerner ITWorks. Cerner ITWorks provides a full suite of strategic and technology services to Cerner clients.

Before joining Cerner, Heckman worked in international business development with the defense arm of Boeing Co.

Heckman received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Truman State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
 


John Mattison John Mattison, Assistant Medical Director, CMIO, and Chief Health Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente

John has pursued a wide range of activities in health and wellness throughout his career. Initially he practiced primary care, preventive medicine, critical care, trauma and helicopter medicine, and was one of the founders of the hyperbaric medicine program at UCSD. He practiced for five years as an ICU Intensivist and was director of critical care, pharmacy and therapeutics, quality and utilization at various times during his tenure at Scripps, prior to continuing his clinical practice at Kaiser Permanente.

He has dedicated his recent career to transforming healthcare through Health Information Technology and health policy at both state and federal levels.

He designed and implemented his first EHR in 1984 and has designed or implemented six additional EHRs since that time. He chairs both regional and national IT investment portfolios for Kaiser Permanente, and is an active participant on multiple innovation boards, and mentors hundreds of startups in digital health.

His team led the first and largest deployment of KP HealthConnect, the largest private health record deployment in the nation. That program was completed 1 year ahead of schedule and $267million under budget. He continues to lead scores of innovation projects throughout Kaiser Permanente, ranging from mobile healthcare apps, social analytics and interventions, telemedicine, big data analytics, and the behavioral economics of change. He is currently launching a project to transform how complex data sets, including genomic, microbiomics, exposomics, socialomics and phenomics, and streaming wearable sensor data (and healthcare IOT) can be transformed through visualization into intuitive representations that support shared decision making and better activation of people with their own health journeys.

He has designed a topologic and heuristic strategy for managing the avalanche of data associated with pervasive sensing, the IOT, and Big Data in general.

His primary goal is to harvest the exponential growth of knowledge about health and use it to help individuals participate more directly in improving their own health and resilience and at the same time engage their communities in broader initiatives around health promotion for all members of the community. At the individual level, he is dedicated to helping restore the healing and caring aspects of how caregivers motivate and coordinate the care of every individual they treat. John also participates in the Framework For Humanity and other groups that are addressing the issues surrounding social equity in the digital era, both inside and outside of healthcare.

He summarizes his passion with two approaches “using modern technology to restore ancient wisdom” and creating a “Behavioral Symphony of Wellness” to motivate individuals along their personal journeys to health, wellness, happiness and resilience. 


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.


Speakers


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. 


John Bojanowski John Bojanowski, President, Honeywell Life Care Solutions
Twitter ID: @Honeywell_LCS

John Bojanowski is the President of Honeywell Life Care Solutions, a global leader in health management technologies and remote patient monitoring. Before joining Honeywell Life Care Solutions, Mr. Bojanowski served as the President and CEO of Motus Medical, Executive-in-Residence of MedPanel LLC, President of NiTi Surgical Solutions, and also provided senior management level consulting services for various medical device companies. Mr. Bojanowski earned his degree from Virginia Tech.


Chris Chan Chris Chan, Innovation Imagineer, Mercer Health Innovation LABS

Chris is an Innovation Imagineer at Mercer’s Health Innovation LABS, where he’s focused on building creative solutions that complement our clients’ health and welfare benefits programs. His leadership role at LABS has him focused on developing strategies and products through the use of technology, behavioral economics, game mechanics, mobile applications, social networking science and creating customer delight. Chris especially interested in emerging health care topics that focus on personalized medicine, neuroplasticity/brain science, changing market dynamics, multigenerational needs and global public health challenges. He splits his time between Mercer’s San Francisco and San Jose offices.

Prior to this role, Chris spent 14 years with another major consulting firm, where he launched several specialized teams, all with the spirit of building an innovative culture within the organization and with its clients.

Outside of work Chris is an artist, a blogger and a trendspotter and has personal interests in technology, graphic design, advertising and data visualization – which influence the innovative ideas that he develops in the health care space. He is also the co-founder of a charitable giving community that identifies, funds and advises amazing nonprofit organizations.

Chris graduated from the University of California with a degree in neurobiology.


Lena Cheng, MD Lena Cheng, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Doctor On Demand
Twitter ID: @lena_cheng

Lena is an internal medicine-trained physician and digital health expert with over fifteen years experience in clinical medicine and healthcare strategy. She is passionate about increasing access to high-quality, low-cost healthcare. Currently, Lena heads up Medical Affairs at Doctor On Demand, the country’s largest and fastest growing video telemedicine company.


David Cloud David Cloud, CEO, National Sleep Foundation
Twitter ID: @SleepFoundation

David Cloud is the CEO of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the leading voice for sleep health and safety. The National Sleep Foundation is well-known for its annual Sleep in America® poll, and its sleep education and advocacy work with the public, health professionals, healthcare facilities and leading consumer organizations. David joined the National Sleep Foundation in 2008 as CEO, and has been instrumental in cultivating private-sector educational campaigns with healthcare and consumer companies to deliver NSFs sleep health and safety message to the public. He also recently forged a relationship with the Consumer Electronics Association to establish standards in sleep technology. David’s career highlights include serving as president at a professional services firm, whose clients included distinguished international surgical and interventional medical specialty organizations, and 15 years of leadership at leading medical associations, including the American Medical Association (AMA). David received his MBA and undergraduate degrees from DePaul University.


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 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, Telcare, and Crossover Health. Casper was previously on the board of Basis (acquired by Intel) and Intersect ENT. Casper is also responsible for Norwest’s investment in Misfit Wearables.

Prior to Norwest, Casper was a Partner at U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) in Menlo Park, where he invested in therapeutic companies from clinical development through commercialization. At USVP, Casper served as a Board member for AtheroMed, Ilypsa (acquired by Amgen) and Valeritas. Over a six year period he was actively involved in making and managing investments in more than a dozen companies as a member of the healthcare team. Casper was also a private investor and board member with Innospine, an orthopedic diagnostic company acquired by Kyphon in 2005.


Jeannine English Jeannine English, President, AARP
Twitter ID: @aarp

Jeannine English, CPA, MBA, of Sacramento, Calif., assumed the office of AARP President in June, 2014. She has been a member of the AARP Board of Directors since 2010 and a National Officer of AARP since 2012. Previously, she chaired the AARP National Policy Council and served as president of AARP California. She was a founding partner of a government relations and legislative advocacy firm in California where she represented a broad spectrum of clients, including AARP. Prior she served as the executive director for the bipartisan Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy, commonly referred to as the Little Hoover Commission. She was the campaign committee president for the successful California Redistricting Commission Initiative and co-chair of the California Open Primary Initiative.


Keith Epstein Keith Epstein, Senior Strategic Advisor, AARP

Keith Epstein is an award-winning investigative editor and writer and strategic and business intelligence advisor with knowledge and networks across industries and in the nation’s capital, where he has worked for 25 years. He has investigated and provided qualitative analysis of major companies and CEOs for large institutional investors, advised leadership on emerging challenges and opportunities at AARP, written for major newspapers and magazines, and directed original investigative projects with national news organizations, scaling work and audience across multiple platforms for maximum impact.

As an independent investment researcher, he has investigated and provided qualitative analysis of private and publicly traded companies, management teams and CEOs for mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity firms, large institutional investors and VCs. Clients tend to understand the unique value in supplementing quantitative information to mitigate risk, identify opportunities, and obtain actionable nonpublic intelligence. Subjects have included CEOs of multinational corporations and their management teams, well-known entrepreneurs, and private equity targets in the U.S. and around the world.

As a Washington-based senior strategic advisor to leadership at AARP, he helps guide leaders of one of the nation’s most politically influential member organizations, which also provides products and services to Americans age 50 and older. In this role, he provides actionable, forward-looking competitive, business and political intelligence that identifies emerging challenges, opportunities and market conditions. This includes research to identify revenue-generating potential and risks involving new partnerships, products, technology, health and insurance services.

Before becoming a managing editor at the Center for Public Integrity, he was executive editor of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund. Both organizations — nonprofit investigative newsrooms — were at the forefront of shaping a new model for investigative reporting. In late 2010, Epstein engineered the merger of the two newsrooms to create the largest nonprofit devoted to investigative journalism, dwarfing Pro Publica and the CIR. The Center’s stories, videos and multimedia presentations reached unparalleled audiences in the millions — including readers of Newsweek, viewers of ABC and other national TV networks, listeners to NPR and public radio stations, and followers of the Huffington Post and the Daily Beast.


Ian Ferguson Ian Ferguson, VP of World Wide Marketing and Strategic Alliances, ARM
Twitter ID: @ARMCommunity

Ian Ferguson was appointed vice president of segment marketing in January 2013.

Ian joined ARM in 2007 as director of enterprise and embedded solutions. Within this role, Ian led a group chartered with driving ARM technology into embedded applications such as automotive, smart grid and networking applications. He was previously vice president of the server system and ecosystem and led ARM’s push into energy-efficient data centers.

Prior to ARM, Ian was vice president of marketing for Enigma Semiconductor and QuickLogic. He has also worked as European marketing manager for IDT and as technical marketing engineer for Motorola.

Ian has a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Loughborough University.


Pete Gerstberger Pete Gerstberger, Vice President and General Manager, Zonoff

After 12 years of experience managing a $500M P&L for technology categories at Staples and acting as the driving force behind Staples Connect, Pete joined Zonoff as Vice President & GM. His primary responsibilities are focused on curating new partnerships and designing/managing the implementation and scaled rollout of customized home automation offerings and consumer applications of the Internet of Things.

Prior to joining Zonoff Pete was the Senior Director of New Business Development at Staples, where he led a team of Merchants focused on reinventing the retail product pipeline for Staples. Previously, as a Senior Buyer, he lad all new technology initiatives for Staples’ new business development team and focused on driving product development, strategic growth initiatives, and partnerships with vendors and other companies.

Pete earned a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.


Maneesh Goyal Maneesh Goyal, SVP, Corporate Development, Welltok
Twitter ID: @welltok

Maneesh Goyal joined Welltok in early 2013 as Vice President of Corporate Development. His responsibilities include all partnership, alliances and M&A activity related to building out the company’s CaféWell Connect ecosystem. Prior to Welltok, Maneesh was a Managing Director with Miramar Venture Partners, a leading early stage investor focusing on the information technology space. With Miramar, Maneesh invested in health and consumer Internet companies and provided strategic guidance for companies moving from startup to growth stage. Before entering the venture world, Maneesh was a design engineer with Broadcom, leading product development and engineering efforts in the television, cable and satellite communication markets. Maneesh earned a bachelor’s of science degree in biomedical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a master’s of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.


Nancy Green Nancy Green, Global Practice Lead - Healthcare, Verizon
Twitter ID: @vz_nancymgreen

Nancy Green is the global healthcare lead for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. In this capacity, she leads the healthcare vertical practice thought leadership, strategy, and marketing organization. Nancy is focused on increasing global revenue and market share for Healthcare Cloud/Data Center, Intelligent Networking/Managed Services, Advanced Communications, Professional Services; Security, Mobility and M2M/IoT solutions. As well as driving thought leadership and strategic innovation partnerships with healthcare industry leaders and organizations.

A 21-year health care industry veteran, Green has extensive experience in the strategy, design, development, launch and sale of advanced mobility and communications solutions and applications for the health care sector. Helping thousands of health care organizations improve health care work flow operations, reduce costs, increase access to care, and drive operational efficiency through the use of technology and clinical informational flow.

Prior to joining Verizon in 2009, Green spent 15 years at Spok where she served as the vice president of its health care systems solutions division as well as Vice President of New Business Development and M&A. Before that, Green was the director of health care sales at ProNet Medical. She began her career at AT&T Wireless as a manager of national, government and healthcare business.

Green is active in several professional organizations, including the American Telemedicine Association, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Association of Women in Technology and Executives in Healthcare. She was named a “Woman to Watch in Healthcare in 2014” by Disruptive Women in Healthcare and is a member of the boards of the HIMSS PCHA (Personal Connected Health Alliance), the Connected Health Summit Board and the dHealth Summit.

Verizon creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With a platform-based portfolio of industry-leading mobility, cloud and IT, strategic networking and advanced communications offerings, along with specialized solutions for key industries and a full range of global wholesale offerings, Verizon Enterprise Solutions combines unparalleled expertise, innovation and technology to bring together applications, people and environments. Visit verizonenterprise.com/industry/healthcare to learn more. 


Syed Zaeem  Hosain Syed Zaeem Hosain, Chief Technical Officer and Founder, Aeris Communications

Mr. Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris Communications’ networks, development programs and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and a member of the founding executive team of Aeris.

He has over thirty-five years experience in the semiconductor, computer and telecommunications industries, including product development, architecture design and technical management. Prior to joining Aeris, he held senior engineering and management positions at Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, CAD National and ESS Technology. He has presented papers and participated on panel sessions at conferences on Machine to Machine (M2M) networks, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and cellular technologies for M2M / IoT.

Mr. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI-41 Standards Technology (IFAST), Chairman of the Global M2M Realization Forum (GM2MRF), and is on the Board of the Mobility Development Group (MDG). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.


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

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 inception in 2006, GreatCall has developed a complete portfolio of products and services that help enable independent aging, including: connectivity services, 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. GreatCall has also been helping senior living companies improve emergency management efficiency while improving the safety of residents. Under David’s leadership, GreatCall has grown from a startup in 2006 to over $250 million 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.


Noam Kedem Noam Kedem, Head of Business Development, Lumo BodyTech
Twitter ID: @lumobodytech

A seasoned tech business executive with an intimate familiarity of both B2C and B2B channels. Formerly VP Marketing of SanDisk Corporation, M-Systems and Leyden Energy. Graduate of the University of Tel Aviv Law School.


Steve Koenig Steve Koenig, Sr. Director of Research, CEA

Steve Koenig is the Senior Director of Market Research at Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) where he oversees all primary research activities; examining technology trends and their impact on consumer attitudes and behavior. He also contributes to CEA’s U.S. and global technology forecasts. Steve is a frequent conference speaker and contributing editor to many industry publications. Prior to CEA, Steve held analyst positions at Comscore, NPD Group and a senior editor post at CMP Media’s former Computer Retail Week. Koenig holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from University of North Texas. 


Yelena Kozlova Yelena Kozlova, Director of Product Marketing and PR, iHealth Labs

Yelena Kozlova is an accomplished marketing professional who combines her passion for health and wellness with a deep understanding of consumer technology.

Prior to joining iHealth as director of product marketing and PR, Kozlova was head of marketing at OMsignal where she led the successful launch of the company’s first Biometric Smartwear Collection. She also has held marketing positions at Ubisoft, HopeLab, and Viacom.

Early in her career, Kozlova established a deep understanding of consumer engagement in wearables and health technology by working in the video game industry with such companies as Lucas Arts and Nickelodeon Kids and Family. Today she brings cutting-edge health technologies to market at iHealth Labs.    


Aneesh Kumar Aneesh Kumar, Vice President, Enterprise Product Solutions, Cigna
Twitter ID: @AneeshKumarUSA

Aneesh Kumar has a successful 25-year track record in healthcare, information technology, and consulting.

Currently, he is Vice President, Enterprise Product Solutions at Cigna, where he drives product development and product management strategies across the company’s businesses through-out the world. Immediately before taking this role, he worked as a Managing Director in Aet-na’s Corporate Strategy team, leading enterprise-wide strategic initiatives related to delivery system transformation, ACOs, and new technology solutions. He also led $10 million+ core-business projects from start to finish at Accenture and Strategy&, serving Anthem, Aetna, and other large healthcare clients. He entered the healthcare industry by starting and running Az-ulCare, a successful multi-specialty clinic.

In the first half of his career, Mr. Kumar defined, launched, and shipped several products at prominent Silicon Valley technology companies such as Apple, Sun Microsystems, and Open-wave Systems.

Mr. Kumar is an industry thought leader of national stature for healthcare topics, especially for the industry’s transition to a retail, consumer-driven model. He frequently speaks at confer-ences (e.g., World Health Care Congress) and at events organized by AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans).


Patrick Leonard Patrick Leonard, CTO, iTriage
Twitter ID: @patrickjleonard

Patrick is responsible for the overall technology vision and strategy for Aetna Innovation and Digital Products. This includes architecture, innovation, security, operations, platform engineering and agile practice for iTriage and Aetna-branded digital products and Aetna’s enterprise digital strategy.

To this role, Patrick brings a broad range of software and technology leadership in software applications and infrastructure. His experience includes software design and development, architecture, product management, international markets, public policy, professional services and product marketing. He is a recognized expert in the areas of web & mobile application development, parallel programming, and SOA, and has written and spoken in publications and events for Sun, Intel, Microsoft and IEEE/ACM Supercomputing among others.

Patrick also co-invented a patented implementation of content-based message routing. Before joining iTriage, he headed the software engineering division at Axion Health, and before that Rogue Wave Software. Prior to that, Patrick created the Web and E-business product line for J.D. Edwards (now part of Oracle) and designed and built custom enterprise systems for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).

Patrick serves on the Public Policy Committee for the Colorado Technology Association (CTA) and advisory boards for Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network and 10.10.10 Health.


Joe Liu Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek / Home8

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.


Jeff Mahan Jeff Mahan, Executive Vice President of Sales, HealthSpot
Twitter ID: @health_spot

Jeff Mahan’s lengthy track record of success guiding sales efforts for multiple consumer electronics companies is in perfect step with the consumer-focused HealthSpot solution. Jeff’s advanced technical expertise and intimate understanding of the healthcare consumer are critical assets for healthcare systems seeking to improve not only outcome, but also the patient experience, and to do it more cost-effectively than ever before. Prior to joining HealthSpot, Jeff served as Director of Sales for Exceptional Innovation, and helped apply the company’s unique proposition in residential automation experiences to new markets such as hospitality, commercial and healthcare. He has also managed sales efforts for companies such as Legrand North America, Colorado Vnet and Ultimate Electronics.


Kevin Meagher Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development, ROC-Connect

Kevin Meagher is the SVP Business Development for ROC Connect, a technology company offering an enterprise grade cloud platform to support the IoT and the deployment of smart home products and services.

Meagher is the former VP and General Manager of Lowe’s Smart Home initiative. He led Lowe’s IoT program, including the development of deployment of connected products and services through stores. Kevin founded Intamac Systems, a UK company offering a Cloud platform delivering smart home solutions to the mass consumer market through telecommunications companies and utilities.

Meagher has been recognized as a global pioneer and thought leader in the smart home and IoT. He has lectured on business management and published papers at national and international conferences. Additionally, he is the recipient of numerous awards including Ruban d’Honneur as European Entrepreneur of the Year, and his company won the European Best Business Innovation Award. He has 3 patents. He has also served as a Group Captain in the Royal Air Force.

Meagher is a Chartered Engineer in Aeronautics and holds an MBA from the Open University.  


Chris Nicholson Chris Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer, mPulse Mobile
Twitter ID: @cnicholson2020

Chris Nicholson is the Chief Executive Officer of mPulse Mobile, a Mobile Experience Management (MXM) company focused on delivering cloud-based, HIPAA compliant communication solutions for the healthcare industry. Chris has over 20 years of healthcare and technology leadership experience from prominent companies such as Humana and Verizon.

Prior to joining mPulse, Chris spent over a decade in strategic leadership roles at Humana, a Fortune 100 healthcare company. Most recently, Chris served as the VP and COO of Wellness for Humana, a role in which he was responsible for managing a $200M+ P&L and integrating five acquired companies to build the second largest wellness company in the U.S. Previously, Chris led Humana’s Strategic Consultancy division, an enterprise shared services team that was created to accelerate collaboration across department silos to transform the business. As the leader of product development and innovation teams, Chris developed patented communication solutions that received industry-wide recognition and awards, and more importantly, improved the healthcare experiences of millions of consumers.

Chris has helped shape the future of the mobile healthcare technology both nationally and internationally as a frequent conference speaker and industry thought. Previous engagements include the CES Digital Health Summit, Mobile Health Expo, Harvard Medical Healthcare Communications Forum, and mHealth Summit, HP World Forum. He has contributed to numerous research studies and articles, including Forrester Research, eMarketer, MedHealth World and the Wall Street Journal. Chris also served as an advisor and board member to wellness companies, including Harris Rothenberg International, Hummingbird Coaching Systems, mobileStorm, LifeSynch and HumanaVitality.

Chris holds a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from the University of Louisville. He also completed the Harvard Executive Development Program for Healthcare Leaders.

In his free time, Chris looks after his own health and wellness by running in ToughMudder events and hiking with his family. His wife and three children are core to his motivation to transform how consumers interact with the healthcare system. Chris is a classic car collector and is currently restoring a 1963 Comet Convertible. 


Ronald J. Ozminkowski, Ph.D. Ronald J. Ozminkowski, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and SVP, OptumHealth Care Solutions, UnitedHealth Group

Ron Ozminkowski is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer in the Consumer Solutions Group at Optum, where he provides senior management consultation and subject matter expertise for healthcare analytics in support of Optum’s client relationships. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the evaluation of health and productivity management programs and has published widely on these and related issues.

Before his current role Ron was Vice President for Research and Development in the Advanced Analytics Group at Optum, where he built and led a research and reporting group serving employer and payer clients.

Before coming to Optum, Dr. Ozminkowski served as Director of Health & Productivity Research at The Medstat Group and as Associate Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at Cornell University. He also served as a Senior Economist at Abt Associates Inc. and as a Research Fellow at the National Center for Health Services Research and the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research. His teaching experience includes work as Visiting Instructor in Health Economics at Eastern Michigan University and at Mercy College of Detroit.

Ron holds a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, with an emphasis in Health Economics. He also holds Masters degrees in Applied Economics and Health Services Administration, from Michigan. Ron did his undergraduate work at the State University of New York, College at Brockport, dual majoring in community and school health education. 


Dana Park Dana Park, Ecosystem Lead, Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices, Walgreens Digital Health

Dana Park has an extensive background in the health industry working with health systems, payers, providers, employers and members with a focus on population health technology and services and its impact on consumer engagement. Dana’s understanding of payer operations, data analytics, revenue cycles and health care services provide unique insights.

Dana serves as Product Marketing Lead within Walgreens Digital Health Division. She is responsible for supporting knowledge transference regarding Walgreens Digital Health capabilities and operationalizing them within a client’s population health program. This includes Walgreens mobile health applications and APIs, Balance Rewards for healthy choices and other relationships within the Walgreens ecosystem that add value to Walgreens partners and clients.


Ralph Perfetto, PhD Ralph Perfetto, PhD, Chief Analytics Officer, Eliza Corporation
Twitter ID: @ElizaCorp

Dr. Ralph Perfetto brings over 20 years of experience creating innovative solutions for measuring the effectiveness of care, health plan performance, and patient outcomes. In his role as Chief Analytics Officer, Ralph is responsible for the strategic development and operationalization of Eliza’s consumer health data assets including our proprietary Behavioral Intelligence asset to ensure optimal engagement and impact. He also oversees the delivery of professional services in the areas of Strategic Analytics and Interaction Design. Ralph has extensive healthcare-specific knowledge in managed care, risk analysis, and product adoption, based on his previous leadership role at PatientInsights Division of Optum, where he served as Vice President of Product Development and Population Health. Prior, Ralph co-founded QualityMetric, a health survey company acquired by Optum, and was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Response Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of software and hardware solutions used to measure health risks, and provide immediate feedback reports to patients and employees engaged in wellness initiatives. Ralph helped to commercialize the world’s most widely used patient-based health outcomes measurement tools (SF-12/36). He also co-developed patented data-driven, psychometrically valid, computer-adaptive health outcome tools used for managing disease and measuring patients’ physical and emotional well-being during various treatment options. Ralph serves as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing for Worcester Polytechnic Institute and has published work in several peer-reviewed marketing journals. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters of Business Administration, and a PhD in Business Administration, all from the University of Rhode Island.


Karissa Price Karissa Price, Chief Marketing Officer, Care Innovations

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 Roxburgh Jim Roxburgh, Director, Dignity Health Telemedicine Network

Jim Roxburgh is the Director for the Dignity Health Telemedicine Network (DHTN). He is responsible for the leadership, development and coordination of the DHTN. In 3 years Jim advanced the DHTN from 4 Partner Site to more than 30 Partner Sites (Hospitals). The DHTN provides telehealth services in the acute, ambulatory and home setting. The DHTN provides more than 1,000 consults per month.

Jim’s undergraduate degree is in Exercise Physiology. He also has degrees in Respiratory Therapy, Nursing and a Master Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Practice Management. He is currently licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, Registered Nurse in California and Credentialed as an Exercise Technologist by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Jim has worked in a variety of management and clinical areas that include: Cardiopulmonary, Neurodiagnostics, Cardiac Cath Lab, Electrophysiology Lab, Managed Care, Case Management and Disease Management Programs.

Jim is a 5th Dan Tae Kwon Do Master and a Martial Art Instructor at Kang’s United Martial Art College in Sacramento, CA. 


Leigh Ann Ruggles Leigh Ann Ruggles, EVP, Business Development and Client Success, MDLIVE
Twitter ID: @labaltimore

Leigh Ann serves as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Client Success for MDLIVE. Her responsibilities include revenue growth from new and existing clients. Leigh Ann brings 20 years of experience in healthcare and technology across business development, account management, marketing and product strategy roles. With an in-depth knowledge of the mobile health and telemedicine market and experience working with clients across health plans, health systems and self-insured employers, Leigh Ann leads the sales and partner development teams at MDLIVE.

Prior to joining MDLIVE, Leigh Ann was Director of Strategy and Business Development for Verizon’s Mobile Health Division, where she led the sales, account management and marketing teams for Verizon’s mobile health products. In this role, she was responsible for sales of the Fortune 16 telecommunication company’s first healthcare products – from product launch to market strategy and execution. Her responsibilities spanned across the lifecycle of the product – from creating value proposition to market messaging and setting the distribution strategy for Verizon’s remote monitoring and telemedicine products.

Leigh Ann also served as Director of Business Development for Healthways, a population health management company. There she held several roles in Business Development, including new sales with employers, health plans and health systems. She was responsible for channel sales through key partners of Healthways, including Cigna, CareFirst, Wellmark, Harvard Pilgrim and others.

Leigh Ann is an active member of the community, having served for several years on the Board of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter, including 2 terms as President. In addition, she served as a founding Board member for ECAN, the Esophageal Cancer Action Network, and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Go Red for Women Initiative for the American Heart Association. She resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and 3 children.


Jason Russell Jason Russell, Director Investment Banking, Citi

Jason is a Director in the Investment Banking Division of Citi and has been at the firm since 2006. He specializes in M2M / Internet of Things technologies and services and has advised clients on many transactions in the connected health, home automation and telematics sectors. He also covers a number of large diversified technology and industrial clients and certain capital goods sectors.

Jason received his MBA with Distinction from University of Michigan and his BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University. 


Adam Sabloff Adam Sabloff, CEO, Virtual Health
Twitter ID: @MyVirtualHealth

Passionate about healthcare delivery, Virtual Health CEO Adam Sabloff conceptualized the first true population health management platform after serving as CMO of Midtown Equities, a 7 billion dollar Real Estate, Media, and Aviation conglomerate, where he also oversaw its technology subsidiary, Midtown Technologies. While spearheading the development of the first ever “The Ritz-Carlton Residences” in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore he recognized that seniors and the chronically ill residing in firm’s numerous developments across the country deserved better, proactive, patient centric healthcare and a holistic and collaborate care approach, envisioning the home as an extension of the healthcare continuum. After losing his mother to a late-stage diagnosis, Sabloff launched Virtual Health to pursue this belief. Sabloff defines the strategic direction and vision of Virtual Health and provides leadership with the goal of establishing the company as the premier provider of next generation healthcare technology solutions. Sabloff is one of the most influential and dynamic strategy and infrastructure executives of his generation. Having co-created the Ritz Residences and helping to pioneer IP based media delivery systems in hotels and hospitals, Sabloff established himself as a multifaceted pioneer in his field. In his day to day role, Sabloff oversaw the marketing, strategy, and business development for Midtown Equities assets and holdings including such trophy properties as The World Trade Center/Freedom Tower, HSBC Tower, Willis Tower, and such consumer brands as Atari and Core Group Marketing. In 2006, Sabloff was the youngest person to win the Baltimore Business Journal's "40 Under 40" award. He was also the recipient of the Daily Record's "Most Influential" award and Capitol Files' "Power Player" recognition.


Benjamin Sarda Benjamin Sarda, Director of Product Marketing, Orange Healthcare
Twitter ID: @OrangeHCare

Benjamin Sarda is Director of Product Marketing at Orange Healthcare where he is responsible for defining and leading the eHealth product development roadmap along with identifying market entry strategies across the healthcare ecosystem Orange Healthcare aims to develop e-health activities in France and internationally by leveraging the Orange group’s expertise in Information and Communication Technologies. Prior to Orange Healthcare, Benjamin led the creation of Orange Assistance, an Orange subsidiary providing home computer assistance services to Orange customers. Benjamin has held various director-level positions within Orange. Before joining the Orange group, Benjamin worked in the area of medical imaging at INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche mèdicale), a publicly funded medical research entity in France. Benjamin is frequently invited to speak on the transformational impact of new technologies on the healthcare ecosystem. He began his career as a system engineer at Eutelsat, a satellite telecommunications operator. Benjamin is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne and holds a MS in signal processing.


Dean Sawyer Dean Sawyer, Co-Founder and CEO, Sentrian

Dean Sawyer, MBA, is Co-Founder and CEO of Sentrian, the Remote Patient Intelligence™ company, aspiring to eliminate all preventable hospitalization. Dean is an experienced healthcare entrepreneur, consultant and advisor known for commercializing new innovative healthcare information technologies including electronic health records, personal health records and big data. Dean’s expertise includes integrating new technologies into existing clinical workflows, developing viable healthcare business models, building sales and marketing organizations and applying lean startup methodologies.

Before joining Sentrian, Dean was Chief Business Development Officer at Physicians Interactive (now a Merck company), where he developed a new product to deliver healthcare information, medication samples and mobile decision support tools to medical professionals inside their electronic health record. Before that, Dean was Senior Vice President of Business Development at Vital Data Technology, where he created a payor–based electronic health record connected to emergency departments; and Senior Vice President of the Information Services Division and Electronic Health Records Division at Allscripts.

Dean is a graduate of the inaugural FutureMed Executive Program at Silicon Valley-based Singularity University. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in Marketing from the University of the Pacific. 


Drew Schiller Drew Schiller, CTO & Co-Founder, Validic
Twitter ID: @validic

Drew Schiller has spearheaded the creation of several successful business ventures, including, most recently, a company leading the charge in mobile health interoperability. In 2010, Drew co- founded Validic, a healthcare IT company focused on delivering actionable data to health organizations in an effort to bridge the gap between mobile health technologies and the healthcare companies. Drew currently serves as Chief Technology Officer of Validic. He has helped lead the company through multiple customer development cycles, two fundraising rounds, and several pivots. Before cofounding Validic, Drew launched and ran an award- winning web development firm for eight years. In 2009, he started and later sold a niche dietary nutrition website.


Dave Schulte Dave Schulte, Managing Director, McKesson Ventures
Twitter ID: @davemschulte

Dave is a Managing Director at McKesson Ventures. He has more than 17 years of experience as an investor and investment banker, partnering with entrepreneurs to grow innovative health care and technology businesses. Prior to McKesson Ventures, he helped build Kaiser Permanente Ventures and grow the program from $20M to $400M of assets under management. Schulte led KP Ventures’ investment team, whose IT and Digital Health investments included: Ginger.io, Health Catalyst, Ingenious Med, KitCheck, MetricStream, Omada Health, Proteus Digital Health, Validic, and Rock Health’s seed fund. Prior to KP Ventures, Schulte was a software and health care investment banker at J.P. Morgan (Hambrecht & Quist), UBS, and Piper Jaffray. He is a graduate of St. John's University and earned a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University.


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

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

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

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


Raymond Solone Raymond Solone, Chief Marketing Officer, Sanitas
Twitter ID: @raysolone

Raymond Solone oversees global marketing initiatives that include segment opportunity analysis, market development, go-to-market strategies, product marketing, positioning, and messaging. He drives the company's business development, partner marketing, branding, and marketing communications to build awareness of and demand for the company's solutions.

As the executive director of marketing at Intel-GE Care Innovations, Mr. Solone led innovative marketing initiatives for healthcare payors and providers in the development and implementation of remote care management solutions for patients with chronic conditions. His team implemented omni-channel strategies for customer creation that included content marketing, media relations, demand generation and social media programs.

Solone has assumed several leadership roles in building marketing teams and programs that drive ROI-based sales acceleration. He was vice president of corporate marketing and communications for a leading enterprise data storage company, and chaired worldwide corporate marketing efforts for Numonyx, a flash memory technology spinoff from Intel and STMicroelectronics. As the healthcare vertical industry manager for Intel's Digital Health Group, he teamed with clinical software solutions providers and hardware suppliers to direct partner programs targeting healthcare IT transformation.

Mr. Solone holds a M.S. in Organizational Communication and a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing.


Syama Sundar Syama Sundar, Head of Healthcare ISU, TCS

Syama Sundar is the global head of healthcare business for TCS’s Insurance and Healthcare group. Mr. Sundar has over twenty years’ experience in managing strategic global relationships, establishing and executing business and IT strategy, and implementing operational efficiency improvements for transforming healthcare and insurance organizations. In his current role, he is responsible for client relationships, revenue growth and service delivery globally for healthcare clients.

Mr. Sundar has spent over two decades at TCS and has served in variety of leadership roles including consulting, application development, project management, relationship management and sales. During his tenure as global client director for all insurance clients in the US East Coast region, he was responsible for managing and expanding TCS’ relationship with strategic customers.

Mr. Sundar earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Madras and his Master of Technology in computer science from the University of Hyderabad. He is based in Hartford, Connecticut. 


Euan Thomson Euan Thomson, Operating Partner, Khosla Ventures

Euan is an operating partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on healthcare. During his tenure at the firm, he has worked with Quanttus, CellScope, Zyomed, EyeNetra, Ginger.io, and Lumiata among many others. Euan currently serves as the interim CEO of Alivecor, which has developed a device that can turn any smartphone into a clinical-quality mobile heart monitor. Prior to joining Khosla Ventures, Euan had more than 14 years of experience as a CEO, managing both public and private companies.


Glen Tullman Glen Tullman, CEO, Livongo Health
Twitter ID: @livongo

Glen Tullman is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Livongo Health. He is also a successful entrepreneur and co-founder and Managing Partner of 7wire Ventures, a Chicago-based investment firm focused on healthcare and education. Tullman most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, the leading global provider of Electronic Health Records, Practice Management and Electronic Prescribing systems. He led Allscripts’ IPO and secondary offerings. Under his leadership, revenues grew from $30 million in 1997 to more than $1.4 billion in 2012. Tullman stepped down in December 2012. Prior to joining Allscripts, Tullman was CEO of Enterprise Systems, a leading healthcare-information services company providing resource-management solutions to large, integrated healthcare networks. Tullman led its IPO and secondary offerings. Enterprise was sold to McKesson HBOC. Tullman has founded or co-founded a number of ventures including one of the country’s leading solar energy companies, SoCore Energy, recently sold to Edison Ventures, and a digital education company, digedu, and holds investments in several ventures focused on mobile and cloud-based health solutions. A strong proponent of philanthropy, he serves as a Chancellor to the International Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).


Dennis Upah Dennis Upah, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Markets, Remedy Health Media
Twitter ID: @upah

In his current role as Executive Vice President, Enterprise Markets at Remedy Health Media, Dennis Upah is the strategist and sales team leader responsible for Remedy’s wide array of non-pharma partnerships with healthcare enterprises.

As a pioneer and industry leader in eHealth and convergence media, previously Dennis was the President & CEO of VisionWeb, the leading eMarketplace for the visioncare industry. Then prior to VisionWeb, he was the COO of drkoop.com, one of the first eHealth portals, where he co-led the company's successful $97 Million IPO. He was named one of the Internet's Top 25 Marketing Executives by Advertising Age magazine in 1999.

Prior to that, Dennis had 17 years of success in running stations and Web strategies in the television industry, holding leadership positions including the youngest affiliate President in the history of NBC-TV, and Technology Chairman of the CBS Affiliates Board of Directors.


John Vander Meulen John Vander Meulen, General Manager, 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.


Mark Walters Mark Walters, VP of Strategic Development, ZigBee Alliance

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of electronic product solutions, including a background in product design and development having served as V.P. of Engineering for products as diverse as high-end sound reinforcement, vehicular sensing and controls, premise wiring solutions and automated building controls. Currently, Mark serves as the V.P. of Strategic Development for the ZigBee Alliance a consortium of over 400 global companies working in the wireless IoT markets and previously as Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. Mark holds bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a MBA from City University, Seattle


Conrad Wang, MD Conrad Wang, MD, Senior Director, Corporate Development, Medtronic

Conrad Wang, MD is Senior Director of Corporate Development for Medtronic, plc. Conrad works in partnership with executive and business unit management in evaluating and executing mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, minority investments, technology licenses, divestitures and other strategic transactions.

Prior to joining Medtronic, Conrad was an investor at Three Arch Partners, a healthcare venture capital firm. He also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Conrad has a BS from MIT, and an MD and MBA from Harvard. 


Patrick Wheelock Patrick Wheelock, Vice President of Business Development, PokitDok, Inc.

Patrick Wheelock has 17+ years of experience driving revenue growth through new and existing clients across multiple distribution channels for leading healthcare and technology companies. As VP of Business Development at PokitDok, Patrick has secured partnerships with healthcare innovators such as Doctor On Demand, HealthiestYou, and several large health systems. At PokitDok, Patrick is responsible for revenue generation and strategic partnership development and management. Prior to PokitDok, he was the Strategy and Business Development Manager for key payer, provider, and self-insured employer accounts for Verizon Mobile Health Solutions, and was responsible for growing new business channels through mobile health platforms such as Verizon Virtual Visits. With an in-depth knowledge of connected health and the healthcare industry, Patrick has established exceptional relationships with healthcare industry influencers and decision makers.


Moderators


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


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