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Richard Culberson Richard Culberson, Executive Director, Cox Homelife Strategy & Operations, Cox Communications
Twitter ID: @rrculber

Richard Culberson is the Executive Director of Homelife Strategy & Operations at Cox Communications. Richard has 20+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is currently responsible for leading the strategy and end-to-end service delivery of the Cox Homelife suite of services.  As a steward of the company’s smart home line of business, he has shepherded the business strategy and associated operations from a startup organization in the company’s new business team to an integrated growth driver for the company.  His experience as a corporate strategist and operator at Cox has spanned product marketing, customer operations, customer experience, and new business development. Prior to Cox, Richard was a management consultant in Accenture’s Communications, Media, & Technology Strategy and Marketing Analytics practices where he developed and executed growth strategies for MSOs, Telecom providers, Retailers, and Media companies. Richard has an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.


Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Executive Director, Mind-Body Medicine, Blue Shield of California

Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi oversees the sales and marketing of clinically proven lifestyle medicine programs for Blue Shield of California’s members. Angie and her team work to drive both enrollment and engagement in the lifestyle medicine interventions under the Wellvolution brand. Angie strongly believes that lifestyle medicine can transform the current health care model by introducing clinically effective, cost effective and non-invasive lifestyle approaches into the care continuum. She, herself, has incorporated lifestyle medicine into her own life to prevent disease and live in optimal health. Angie is strategically working to forward Blue Shield of California’s philosophy that lifestyle is medicine.
 
Prior to joining Blue Shield in 2010, Angie worked as the Wellness Program Manager at Visa, Inc. where she created and implemented a new suite of global wellness programs for Visa employees. Part of her role at Visa was to incorporate Visa wellness programming with health plan offerings so that employees had a seamless experience. Prior to her time at Visa, Angie served as the Fitness Director at the Sports Club LA in San Francisco where she oversaw a staff of 60 trainers, nutritionists, and sports coordinators. In her role there, she also managed new member fitness programs, trainer education and direct private training sales. Angie has also worked in marketing, business planning and accounting.
 
Angie holds an MBA from Golden Gate University, a BS in Business from the University of California, Haas School of Business, Berkeley, and is a Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach.


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.


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Jennifer Kent Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @JenniferMKent
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

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

As Senior Director, 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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