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CEO and Founder | Klaatch
SVP, Healthcare & Diabetes | WW
<p> Adam Kaufman, SVP, Healthcare & Diabetes, WW Dr. Adam Kaufman is Senior Vice President of Healthcare and Diabetes for WW. He joined the organization in February 2021. In his role, he leads WW Health Solutions - the company's business-to-business custom employee wellness program - in addition to the company's development of a dedicated offering specifically designed for people with diabetes. Dr. Kaufman has spent nearly two decades specializing in the fields of digital therapeutics, patient engagement and population health. Prior to joining WW, Dr. Kaufman served as the Head of DTxL - Boston Consulting Group's and Abundant Venture Partners' joint venture - where he led its launch to become a leader in digital therapeutics. Prior to DTxL, he spent five years overseeing the launch of Canary Health, offering mobile technology enabled healthcare services. Dr. Kaufman has also held several leadership roles at healthcare institutions including DPS Health and dLife. He completed his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Southern California, and taught Healthcare Industrial Organization and Applied Statistics at USC.</p>
President | Homeward
<p> Amar is passionate about developing products and technology that can shape the future of health and wellness, and improve lives. For over a decade, he has been responsible for bringing into focus the needs of stakeholders, patients, providers, manufacturers, and payers to drive the development and commercialization of a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic products. At Livongo Health, Amar coordinates the company’s product management and design activities. Prior to joining Livongo, Amar has held a variety of strategy, market development, product management, and marketing roles in high-growth companies. Most recently at MC10, he defined and validated opportunities for new stretchable, wearable electronics products and platforms, with diverse applications in consumer and healthcare markets ranging from sports impact indicators to neurological disease monitoring. Earlier in his career, Amar developed medical devices and pharmaceutical products with high-powered teams that included serial innovators Bob Langer, George Whitesides, and Al Chin. His work has spanned bioabsorbable cardiovascular stents, cardiac surgery tools for intrathoracic visualization, hemostatic drug delivery foams, and implantable devices to treat obesity and diabetes. Amar completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds 8 patents.</p>
Sr. Director ADT Health & Innovation Programs | ADT
<p> Andrew (Andy) Droney is Senior Director, Health and Innovation Programs at ADT and is responsible for the 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.</p>
VP Strategy | Intuition Robotics
<div> Assaf is heading the strategy and partnerships at Intuition Robotics. Assaf has vast experience to solve consumer needs by combining creative thinking, technology and commercial understanding in the real-world challenges. Through the use of compelling storytelling, Assaf connects the dots between</div> <div> technology and users, showing how user experience, innovative technologies, and consumer brands are all part of the same ecosystem and can rise to new heights when provided the means to draw on each other's strengths. Assaf has over 15 years of senior management experience in marketing, product</div> <div> management, business development and user experience, with a focus on consumer electronics and mobile.</div> <div> </div> <div> Prior to Intuition Robotics, Assaf led the marketing and strategic partnerships at Audioburst. In addition to his role at Audioburst, Assaf also serves as a mentor for early-stage companies at Techstars Barclays Accelerator in Tel-Aviv.</div> <div> </div> <div> In 2014 Assaf served as the VP Marketing of N-trig, which was acquired by Microsoft, heading the product management, marketing and business development activities of the company. Prior to N-trig, Assaf served as CMO at PointGrab Ltd., a leading provider of IoT smart sensors for the building automation industry.</div> <div> </div> <div> Assaf has also led product management and marketing teams at Powermat Technologies, modu Mobile, and Telmap Ltd. (acquired by Intel).</div> <div> Assaf holds a BSc. in Computer Science from The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.</div>
GM for Digital Health | LG Electronics
<p> Atul Singh is General Manager of Digital Health at LG NOVA, a new Silicon Valley based innovation center of LG Electronics, where he leads strategy, execution and delivery of digital health solutions in several healthcare verticals. Atul has been in the healthcare industry for 25 years focusing on developing technology-enabled products and services that improve patient health and create value. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri - Columbia and is a regular presenter at digital health events.</p>
Director, Medical Business | A&D Medical
For almost 20 years, Brad has been creating, developing and leading organizations in the medical device and remote monitoring industries. Brad is currently the Director of the Medical Business Unit for A&D Company in the Americas. His vast experience from large organization like GE Healthcare and Honeywell to startups like EarlySense give him a broad perspective of connected health markets. A&D is a worldwide leader in connected health and biometric measurement devices and services for consumer wellness and chronic condition management. A&D is dedicated to developing and manufacturing accurate biometric measurements by clinically validating our device to the highest standards.
Vice President of Sales | Kami Vision
<p> Brandon Neustadter is an accomplished expert on Internet of Things technology and AI, including smart buildings, computer vision and how to develop safe, welcoming environments that maximize energy efficiency and building automation. With 17 years of driving sales and adoption of enterprise and B2B technologies, he has helped over a dozen brands bring smart home products to market including fall detection, lighting, thermostats, electrical outlets and small appliances.</p> <p> At Kami Vision, Brandon played a critical role in the launch and scaling of KamiCare. He leads the team that brings the affordable vision AI solution to senior living communities to improve resident safety, enhance operational efficiencies and increase occupancy. Brandon is incredibly passionate about helping communities provide the best possible care with solutions that have the potential to save thousands of lives. He believes AI will become an ever-growing part of the way that we provide care and ensure the safety of seniors.</p> <p> Prior to Kami Vision Brandon worked with Tuya, an IoT platform company. There he helped companies bring to market their first “smart” products that are controlled by mobile apps and integrated with voice assistants like Google and Alexa.</p> <p> Outside of work, Brandon loves to spend time with his family including his three-year-old son. He enjoys gardening, cooking, being outdoors and anything involving good food and drinks. He also loves to scuba dive – he and his wife have done over 70 dives together in 4 different countries. </p>
President | Becklar Personal Health and Safety and Freeus
Brock is President of the Freeus, Becklar Workforce Safety and Becklar Connected Wellness businesses. He joined Becklar in 2015 to lead the newly acquired Freeus business. Since that time, Brock has had the privilege of assembling and leading a world class team that is responsible for the accelerated growth and award winning platform and services of his companies. Brock is known for his ability to drive accelerated growth through caring relationships with internal stakeholders and industry partners.
Vice President of Digital Health and Software | Omron Healthcare
Dan McCaffrey is the Vice President of Digital Health and Software at OMRON Healthcare, Inc., where he leads the digital health organization for the world’s number one blood pressure monitor brand. At OMRON, McCaffrey focuses on growing the business; innovation of the company’s digital health products and services such as the OMRON Connect app; adoption of VitalSight, OMRON’s first remote patient monitoring service. McCaffrey is a recognized digital health pioneer who was instrumental in helping fortune 500 companies build IoT technology infrastructure and in helping the FDA modernize its regulatory approach to digital health and medical devices. He has dedicated his academic and professional careers to the study of behavioral neuroscience, analyzing how technology and personalized data can empower people to make better health related decisions as Dan now focuses on discovering new ways to engage and motivate OMRON consumers to monitor their blood pressure regularly and manage their hypertension.
Chief Information Officer | RiverWoods Group
David is the CIO for Riverwoods Group, a leading not-for-profit CCRC provider in New Hampshire. His experience spans a variety of industries including Fortune 100 distribution, health care and manufacturing. Previously, David served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Stratum Health system, a not-for-profit post-acute healthcare provider in Southwest Florida, where he led Information Technology, Real Estate, and facilities management. He enjoys being active in the local community having served as a Board member for the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer for Tidewell Hospice's children's grief counseling program Blue Butterfly. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from DeVry University in Chicago and has studied Executive Education at MIT/Sloan School of Business, Harvard Medical School and Florida State University. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems and a certified Healthcare CIO.
Nurse Manager | UMass Memorial Health
<p> Nurse Manager for the Hospital at Home program at UMass Memorial. Instrumental in quickly growing the program to be one of the largest in the country. 25-year emergency department nurse by background, now oversees the training and management of more than 25 Hospital at Home nurses.</p>
Medical Director | Bright.md
<p> Dr. Christina Chen is a board-certified physician trained in family medicine. She began practicing medicine in 2007 and has vast experience delivering care both in-person and virtually. As Medical Director for leading asynchronous telehealth company Bright.md, she ensures the clinical content inside the Bright.md platform is of the highest quality and adheres to the strictest standards of evidence-based medicine. She oversees the development of new content and monitors the latest guidelines and recommendations to keep clinical modules up to date. Dr. Chen also provides insight to product teams and works with our customers to optimize the clinical experience for their providers.</p>
Medical Director, Hospital at Home | UMass Memorial Health
<p> Constantinos (Taki) Michaelidis, MD, MBA, MS is an internal medicine physician by clinical training and practices as a virtual home hospitalist in the UMass Memorial Health (UMMH) Hospital at Home program where he is medical director and faculty in the Program in Digital Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Prior to joining UMMH, he was senior medical director in the Atrius Health home hospital program. There, he supported local and national home hospital program development and developed and scaled new acute and post-acute home-based care models for a predominantly frail, medically complex and home-bound population in eastern Massachusetts.</p>
Chief Medical Officer | HealthTap
<div> Dr. Rutledge is a board certified Internist and Emergency Physician who practiced and taught medicine for more than 25 years. Geoff founded HealthTap to deliver the highest quality, most effective, most convenient, and least expensive healthcare to everyone on their mobile devices, from anywhere. He earned a PhD in medical computer science from Stanford, was an NIH-funded researcher, and served on faculty at Harvard, Stanford, and UCSD medical schools. After leaving academia, he created the first consumer health website and PHR at WebMD (Healtheon), was SVP of Clinical Transformation at First Consulting Group, CMIO at San Mateo Medical Center, and EVP, Product Development & Chief Medical Officer at Epocrates. Currently, he is responsible for HealthTap's doctor network and medical groups.</div> <div> </div> <div> Geoff is an avid pilot of hang gliders and experimental aircraft, SCUBA diver, and photographer. He also enjoys bicycling and electric unicycling.</div>
CEO | Movano Inc
<p> John has over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, bringing new, innovative products to the market. John spent the majority of his career with Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) and MiniMed, where he was instrumental in leading a series of firsts in the world of diabetes, including the ambulatory continuous glucose monitoring system and the sensor augmented insulin pump. During his tenure in Medtronic's Diabetes division, John held a number of positions, including CTO and Global VP of Clinical Research and Health Affairs. Before Movano, John was the COO of Orthosensor, Inc., which was acquired by Stryker (NYSE: SYK).</p>
Chief Strategy Officer | HeyRenee
<div> Dr. Dua is a visionary physician-entrepreneur who created HeyRenee based on her 15 years of experience as a practicing nephrologist, her service as Chief of Medicine at two of LA’s largest hospitals and her 7 years as Chief Medical Officer of Heal, during which time she oversaw the successful delivery of over 300,000 doctor house calls. She went from literally going home-to-home delivering house calls to patients in need to building a team of 200+ medical teams who saw over 2,000 patients per week across the United States. She won the CES Innovation Award and was instrumental in working with CMS to expand house calls to all seniors and in driving strategy for Heal’s clinical and patient facing products. Driven by the belief that great healthcare is a human right, Dr. Dua has always gone beyond the call of duty to give the greatest care to the neediest patients. </div> <div> </div> <div> She created HeyRenee in June 2021 and quickly raised $3.8MM in seed funding to be the indispensable “best friend” that helps underserved, chronic disease patients follow their doctor’s care plan towards living happier, healthier lives. </div> <div> </div> <div> Renee completed her BS in Biochemistry at UC San Diego, her MD at Rosalind Franklin University, her residency in internal medicine at UCLA, and her fellowship in nephrology at USC. Renee is an outspoken role model for women in STEM, frequently speaking at top universities, conferences and media outlets. </div> <div> </div> <div> Finally, she is the mother of three young children, who are her pride and joy. In her rare free time, she cooks and takes long drives in her EV with her best friend and husband, Nick Desai.</div>
Chief Medical Officer | Withings
<div> Shikha Anand, MD MPH is Chief Medical Officer of Withings, one of the globally renowned pioneers in connected health. Withings provides personal health data and insights to millions of people worldwide through an award-winning ecosystem of health tracking devices and is the producer of the top-selling connected scale in the US.</div> <div> </div> <div> Dr. Anand leads the health aspects of Withings strategy, including development of products, health metrics, go-to market and regulatory strategy, and solutions for medical professional audiences. Dr. Anand also leads the company’s consumer services division, which includes redesign of the Withings app and the addition of wellness and clinical services to the Withings ecosystem. As part of this work, it is her responsibility to ensure that Withings content is accessible and relevant to all audiences, regardless of social or health circumstances.</div> <div> </div> <div> Dr. Anand has 20 years of experience developing innovations and systems that improve health. Her leadership experience includes public health, research, consumer health technology, and clinical informatics. A practicing physician, Dr. Anand is board-certified in Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics. She has previously led health innovation, equity, quality, and informatics initiatives at Well (Chief Medical Officer), Aetna/ CVS (Chief Medical Officer, Consumer Health Products), Walmart (National Medical Director), and a series of nonprofits and federally qualified health centers. She brings a unique perspective on how data and technology can be used to empower and improve the health of diverse populations.</div>
President & Co-founder | Valencell
<div> Inventor of more than 100 granted patents in the field of wearable biomedical sensing, Dr. Steven LeBoeuf is one of the foundational innovators in wearable PPG sensors that are now embedded in millions of wearables on the market today.</div> <div> </div> <div> Before founding Valencell in 2006, Dr. LeBoeuf pioneered innovations in solid state materials, multiwavelength optoelectronic devices, high-power electronics, nanostructured materials and devices, and biochemical sensor systems while serving as a Senior Scientist and Biosensor Project Lead for General Electric.</div> <div> </div> <div> LeBoeuf has developed dozens of strategic partnerships with industry leading consumer technology brands, medical professionals, research institutions, medical device manufacturers, health and fitness companies, and start-ups. One of the most broadly quoted scientists and entrepreneurs in the field of wearable PPG sensing, LeBoeuf has served as a speaker in 50+ events around the world and is routinely interviewed by journalists, industry analysts, venture capitalists, and academic researchers.</div> <div> </div> <div> As a founding pioneer in modern wearables, LeBoeuf has managed Valencell’s foundational patent portfolio, which has been licensed to dozens of companies around the world and implemented in 40+ wearable devices, ranging from earbuds, hearing aids, wristbands, legbands, smartwatches, virtual reality systems, headbands and more.</div> <div> </div> <div> LeBoeuf holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, where he has been inducted into the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Hall of Fame, and BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at Louisiana Tech University.</div>
SVP of Business Development | VeeOne Health
<p> Ed Leer brings his vast experience in the health care business market and background with venture capital startups and Fortune 50 corporations to VeeOne Health as SVP of Business Development. Prior to VeeOne, Ed was one of four founding members of ONEX, Inc. (later acquired by Inrange Technologies), CIO of Acordia Inc. & Exec Dir IT of Anthem), president of WANDA, Inc. (a predictive modeling software company focused on remote monitoring sensor data), established joint business ventures with Dignity Health and Hackensack Meridian Health, president of Profficee, Inc., and has 12 years' experience with AT&T. Ed received his B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University where he also received a Computer Systems fellowship from MIT in a joint AT&T/MIT program. Mr. Leer was chair of the Indiana HIPAA Consortium. Mr. Leer was a panelist at the Fourth National HIPAA Summit in Washington DC and the Fifth National HIPAA Summit in Baltimore discussing the State's compliance activities. Ed served on the Board of Advisers for IU's School of Nursing, and held a board appointment on Purdue's school of Engineering and Technology at Indianapolis. He co-chaired the technology committee for the Central Indiana Coalition to Reinvent Healthcare, which evolved into Indiana's leading HIE, Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE).</p>
CEO | Sensorscall, Inc.
<p> Senosrscall Founder Creator of CareAlert's most advanced senior well-being monitor, 11 Startups, 1 IPO, 3 Exit. Graduate of Georgia Tech and University of London </p>
CEO and Chairman | VeeOne Health
<div> Ijaz started his career with Cisco Systems before joining San Francisco-based managed infrastructure startup Loudcloud and then Totality at the height of the dot-com bubble in 2000. Ijaz then joined AT&T where among other things, he designed and built large scale data centers networks and architectures. He rejoined Totality in 2002 and ended up in Verizon when Totality was acquired by Verizon.</div> <div> </div> <div> In 2016, he left to build something large and meaningful with Dr. Arshad Ali. Their mission was to make healthcare available and affordable for everyone by developing a comprehensive virtual healthcare platform for entire care continuum. They founded VeeOne Health (formerly VeeMed) in 2016 and today it a leading virtual healthcare platform for the US market, operating in 50+ hospitals, with 3000+ physicians in network.</div> <div> </div> <div> Ijaz is an alumni of University of Southern California and Duke University.</div>
Vice President, Telehealth Services | Northwell Health
<div> Iris has served as the VP, and leader of Telehealth Services, and has been instrumental in growing the program from design through inception and operation. In this role, she has worked with a variety of disciplines to expand the reach of Northwell’s Telehealth Services across the Organization and to the communities it serves.</div> <div> </div> <div> Iris has a long history of service and quality delivery for the Health System. She began her career in direct patient care in the critical care arena, and has held a variety of positions over her tenure including nursing education, process improvement, management, and supervisory roles prior to joining the Clinical Transformation Team. Iris was also a member of the first cohort of the High Potential Program and has served as a mentor for follow on classes.. </div> <div> </div> <div> Iris received her BSN from the University of Bridgeport and her Masters in Nursing Administration from Adelphi University where she was the recipient of the Gertrude Ujhely scholarship award. Throughout her career Iris has been involved in both community and professional organizations all focused on improving provision of care and education for at risk populations. She has been a public speaker for HIMSS, Philips, the American Heart Association as well as the Chair of the Long Island Nassau-Suffolk AHA Chapter of Nursing Education, Past President of the Nassau County Association of Critical Care Nurses, and served as the Acute Care and TeleICU special interest group Chair for the American Telemedicine Association from May of 2017 to May of 2019. Most recently Iris serves as an Advisory Board member for CTel and has been involved in Telehealth advocacy in both New York State and National/ Washington DC meetings.</div>
SVP of Product | Delos
Chief Commercial Officer | Ada Health
<p> As Chief Commercial Officer of Ada Health, Jeff leads Ada's business in the United States, including establishing enterprise partnerships with health systems, payers, employers, and other digital health platforms as well as strategic partnerships to strengthen Ada's globally available mobile consumer app. Jeff has over 25 years' experience in digital healthcare and media, including leading the US launch of TytoCare, the industry's first approved remote health examination platform, and building and leading Vitals, one of the US' top patient engagement and transparency platforms; Prior to Vitals, Jeff launched & led Answers.com & Office.com. At Ada, Jeff's goal is to "further our mission of democratizing access to healthcare“ by creating meaningful partnerships that align with our values and help deliver more personalized care to all.</p>
President, LiveHealth Online and Employer Solutions | American Well
<div> John Jesser is responsible for American Well’s Clinical Services and Online Care Group (OCG). He leads a team developing clinical programs, optimizing the American Well platform and ecosystem of client capabilities to drive better health outcomes for health plans and employers. He is responsible for supporting the company’s telehealth strategy to employers, its relationship with Anthem and the LiveHealth Online brand as it serves Anthem ‘s commercial and government business.</div> <div> </div> <div> Prior to joining American Well, Mr. Jesser served as the President of LiveHealth Online and Vice President of Provider Engagement Strategy for Anthem. In this capacity, Mr. Jesser lead the Anthem telehealth strategy. He also managed a company-wide process that looks at healthcare-related functions to improve affordability, the consumer experience and access to care. He served for 25 years in various management positions within the health plan space. He served as chairman of the board for Availity, LLC, a company that provides connectivity between healthcare payers and providers. He is also member of the board of Pursuant Health, a consumer health information and technology company. Mr. Jesser holds a BS in Mass Communications from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and an MBA from Cleveland State University. </div>
Senior Director Garmin Health | Garmin
<div> Joern Watzke lead Garmin Health BD worldwide since April 2014. Garmin Health serve solutions for corporate wellness and insurances for dynamic underwriting, disease risk assessment, patient monitoring and reward programs.</div> <div> </div> <div> Joern Watzke has 25 years of experience in the consumer electronic industry. After his master in information technology he started his career at Siemens. He worked there for eleven years in several leading positions.</div> <div> </div> <div> In addition to Joern’s good business development and engineering background he has strengths and good experiences in product strategy and definition.</div>
General Manager and Vice President of Virtual Care, UnitedHealthcare | UnitedHealthcare
<div> Karen Silgen is General Manager and Vice President of Virtual Care at UnitedHealthcare, where she focuses on developing the commercial strategy and virtual care programs for more than 25 million consumers and hundreds of thousands of large and small businesses. In her role, Karen helps simplify members' health care experience by helping people connect with a care provider via the click of a button while expanding access to quality care – no matter where individuals are. Prior to this role, Karen led the telehealth evolution for UnitedHealthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborating with care providers to implement best practices in telehealth billing, clinical scenarios, workflow management, technology procurement, digital security and more.</div> <div> </div> <div> Karen has also served as a Vice President at Optum, where she developed programs that helped consumers with complex health conditions such as end-stage renal disease, sickle cell disease and infertility. Karen joined UnitedHealth Group in 2015 and has served in a variety of leadership roles, building upon a career that spans more than 20 years overseeing product development/management, provider networks and marketing.</div> <div> </div> <div> Recognized for her leadership and forward thinking, Karen earned the UnitedHealth Group Innovation Leadership Shadow Award, which is given to select leaders who make innovation a priority while demonstrating the company’s values. Karen also attended UnitedHealth Group’s Executive Development Program at Stanford, in addition to garnering numerous other innovation awards.</div> <div> </div> <div> Karen earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of St. Thomas and is a certified executive coach through the Hudson Institute and the International Coaching Federation. Karen currently serves as a board member for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, mentors executives through Menttium, and advises students at her alma mater. She is based outside Minneapolis. </div>
Former Vice President Marketing, Food, Consumables and Health and Wellness | Walmart
<p> A Global Entertainment Executive who worked with Karissa on a go-to-market project applauded her ability to understand the key issues quickly and get things done, and this exemplifies her approach to the many business challenges she's tackled over her career.</p> <p> Karissa Price-Rico is a strategic leader with broad industry experience across consumer products and healthcare technology and services as well as a deep understanding on engaging people and creating user experiences that drive revenue growth for organizations large and small. Karissa has been a consultant for Fortune 100 companies, a co-founder of a healthcare startup, and lead product development, marketing, business development and strategy for a healthcare technology joint-venture between Intel and GE. Currently she leads the Emerging Business Division of Healthways, a pioneer in Population Health, and is responsible for the growth of the Blue Zones Project, Diabetes Solutions and Ornish Cardiac Rehabilitation business lines, as well as strategic partnerships with Gallup and Johns Hopkins Healthcare.</p>
Chief Marketing & Experience Officer | Equum Medical
<p> Karsten Russell-Wood is a healthcare marketing professional with over 20 years of global product development, marketing, and strategy experience. He currently serves as the Chief Marketing & Experience Officer for Equum Medical. Karsten is responsible for linking the innovation and service solutions of Equum to build the brand, create consumer awareness, dominate thought leadership, and drive customer preference through all channels, every day. His responsibility for experience spans customers as well as Equum colleagues, designing programs and communication to reinforce joy in care delivery and affirming a healthy culture for career growth.Prior to joining Equum Medical, Karsten has held global product management and marketing roles within Philips and 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 dissertation concentrates on adoption of online health and pharmacy into consumer populations and new marketing approaches in the healthcare solution market.</p>
Senior Product Manager | ecobee
CEO and Founder | b.well Connected Health
<p> Kristen Valdes, founder and CEO of b.well Connected Health, has dedicated her career to empowering consumers with the data and tools to take control of their health care journey. An award-winning leader and acknowledged visionary, Valdes has pioneered inventive solutions that are pushing the industry forward into the consumer-directed future of digital health. Prior to founding b.well in 2015, Valdes was an executive at UnitedHealthcare running Medicare Advantage plans across 12 states. Before that, she helped to build XLHealth, one of the pioneering Medicare Advantage plans for the chronically ill, which was acquired by UnitedHealthcare for $2.4 billion. Valdes is a board member of the CARIN Alliance a non-partisan multi-stakeholder collaborative helping to enable consumers to access their health information with less friction and serves as a mentor for women entrepreneurs as well as on several company boards as an Advisor.</p>
CEO MedExpress and Optum Everycare | Optum
<div> A digital health leader and clinician with over 25 years of experience designing, implementing, and optimizing the health care delivery system using digital health tools and technology.</div> <div> </div> <div> She is the CEO for MedExpress and the Optum Virtual Care Medical Group and SVP of Optum Everycare for Optum Health, where she is creating a first-of-its-kind connected health ecosystem using industry-leading digital health tools and telehealth.</div> <div> </div> <div> She most recently led clinical operations for Amazon Care, a healthcare initiative for Amazon employees and their families.</div> <div> </div> <div> Before joining Amazon, she designed and launched a national solutions center for patient access, virtual care, and care coordination for Ascension Health.</div> <div> She has a proven track record of delivering successful programs at scale that improve health and save money.</div> <div> </div> <div> Henderson thrives with complex challenges and consistently delivers results that exceed expectations.</div> <div> </div> <div> She is known for her ability to execute and sustain these models in advance of them becoming an industry standard as evidenced by her first launch of a telehealth program in 2003 which is recognized as one of only two of HRSA’s Centers of Excellence.</div> <div> </div> <div> She is resourceful, collaborative and known for her creative solutions that engage patients and empower clinicians.</div> <div> </div> <div> She has testified before multiple U.S. Senate committees and given numerous presentations across the country, including a TEDx, to advance telehealth policy and share innovative new models of care.</div> <div> </div> <div> She is an honorary Dean at the University of Washington School of Nursing and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Emergency Nurses Association. She is an adjunct faculty member in Population Health at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas-Austin.</div> <div> </div> <div> A few of her other leadership roles include service as executive board chair for the American Telemedicine Association; executive board member for the Association of American Medical Colleges Telehealth Committee, co-chair for Committee on Connected Health and National Quality Forum Telehealth Committee for the American Nurses Association.</div> <div> </div> <div> Henderson received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was recognized as the 2019 Distinguished Alumna from the School of Nursing. She maintains national certification as a family and acute care nurse practitioner.</div>
CEO | GrandCare Systems
<p> Laura has over 15 years of experience in aging, connected health technology, and remote monitoring for seniors. In 2005, she co-founded GrandCare Systems, a leading RPM, social engagement and telehealth platform for the aging & disability industry. She launched the first series of weekly aging and technology webinars in 2008, co-founded and co-chaired the Aging & Technology Alliance (AgeTek) with fellow industry leaders and competitors. In 2015, Laura started a business development and marketing consulting agency (LMCLLC.us) with a niche in healthcare, aging & technology. In 2019, she came back to GrandCare in the role of CEO. Laura has been featured in Forbes magazine, listed in <em>Dealerscope Magazine's</em> <strong>Top 40 under 40</strong>, awarded the 2014 Connected World women of M2M, was a 2011 recipient of the <strong>Mary Furlong's Silicon Valley Venture Summit Flame Award for Innovation and Leadership</strong>, was listed as a 2021 Top 5 Health Innovators in Wisconsin and is humbled to be a 2021 Leading Women in Consumer Technology Honoree. She recently relocated from her home state of Wisconsin to southern California with her husband, two boys and 3 dogs to open a west coast branch of GrandCare.</p>
Director, Brand Strategy | Aprilaire
<div> 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.</div> <div> </div> <div> 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. </div> <div> </div> <div> 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.</div>
Chief Digital Health Integration Officer | Electronic Caregiver
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.
CEO | EarlySense
<p> Mr. Johnson brings with him over 15 years of experience as a healthcare and healthtech executive and investor. Throughout his career, he has served in multiple senior management positions, including managing director of healthcare private equity investments at Sowell & Co., CEO of CareCycle Solutions and CEO of HealthBridge In-Home Care.</p>
Sr. Sales Manager - Builder & Strategic Accounts | Resideo
<p> Matt Adcock is the Sales Leader for Resideo Technologies' Builder and Strategic Account market segments. For more than 16 years, Matt has helped U.S. and Canadian HVAC, Plumbing and Security contractors adapt to the strategic changes their respective businesses demand. Coming up in the Trades, he has a keen appreciation for discerning ideas that may sound good in theory and turning them into realistic and meaningful action plans. Matt earned a master of business administration, with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship, from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.</p>
Co-Founder & President | RePure
Michael Don Ham is the Co-Founder and President of RePure, a leading supplier of best-in-class wellness technology solutions for residential applications available through professional installers. Ham has a degree majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition and has spent the past two decades in the field of health and wellness, serving in leadership roles within the non-profit, organic farming, custom integration and consumer packaged goods sectors. Michael is part of the International WELL Building Institute as an Accredited Professional and Faculty member as well as with Fitwel as an Ambassador to increase awareness of how the spaces where we live, work, study and play can impact our health and to share his passion for continuous improvement through people and planet-centric design and technology. He has a deep background in regenerative organic agriculture, indoor air quality, water quality and other important aspects of wellness technology for the home. Michael has been invited to speak about wellness and technology at IAQA, TecHome Builder Summits, Housing Innovation Alliance, GreenHome Institute, LivABLE Design Summit, CES 2021, CES 2022, CEDIA, Science in Design Summit and the World Tea Expo.
Director, Health Care Strategy | Kajeet
Vice President, Healthcare Technology NA | Vayyar Imaging
Michael Skaff, Vice President (Healthcare Technology NA), Vayyar Imaging
Vice President, Virtual Care | Renown Health
<p> Mitchell Fong is the Vice President of Virtual Care at Renown Health, a multi-hospital system that is locally governed and locally owned. Renown is a not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California and was an adopter of telehealth in 2012. Renown's vision is to make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of people and communities that they serve. Mitchell has been in healthcare for over 10 years. As a public health professional, Mitchell has been able to develop population health and virtual care strategic plans for the community and is dedicated to his mission of improving the healthcare of the community, no matter the size or barriers.</p>
Vice President of Technology & Innovation | Rapid Response Monitoring
Morgan Hertel, with over 40 years of experience in the electronic security industry, is a well-respected leader who has served in many executive leadership roles for independent security integration companies and monitoring centers. Currently, as Vice President of Technology & Innovation for Rapid Response Monitoring, Morgan evaluates and harnesses the synergy between the latest technological advancements and the industry’s leading service providers to further advance the unmatched Dealer services of Rapid Response. Morgan serves as President of The Monitoring Association (TMA) and is actively involved in many local and national industry associations and initiatives, and he dedicates countless hours to the work of several forward-thinking committees throughout the industry, as well. Morgan holds the following certificates and licenses: NICET Level III Fire Alarm Technology, California Alarm Company Qualified Manager, Oregon Certified Trainer, Oregon Executive Manager, TMA Level I and II Central Station Operator, SIA Certified Operator and ESA Certified Alarm Installer.
President & CEO | Omron Healthcare
<p> Ranndy Kellogg is the president and CEO of Omron Healthcare, Inc., a world leader in personal heart health and wellness technology with a North American headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois. Prior to being named to his current position in April, 2016, Ranndy held positions in marketing and sales at the company and, as COO, led the initiative to transform Omron into a more digitally-focused company. Responsible for operations across the U.S., Canada and Latin America, Ranndy spearheads Omron's bold mission of Going for Zero, the effort to eliminate heart attack and stroke. The commitment to Going for Zero is reflected in Omron's focus on groundbreaking technologies that encourage and enable heart healthy behaviors and sharing of data to improve health outcomes. Omron collaborates with like-minded partners like AliveCor, Inc., a leader in cardiac care technology and intelligence, for which Ranndy serves as a member of the board of directors. Ranndy is also on the board of HealthCorps, a non-profit founded by Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz, which promotes health and wellness in our nation's youth. Ranndy also is a founding member of the Healthcare Council of Chicago, a collaboration designed to advance Chicagoâ€™s profile as a hub of innovation and transformation for America's rapidly changing health care system. </p>
CEO and Founder | Caregiver Smart Solutions
Ryan Herd, CEO and Founder, Caregiver Smart Solutions
CEO of PlushCare and General Manager of PlushCare at Accolade | PlushCare
<p> As Executive Vice President and General Manager of PlushCare at Accolade and CEO of PlushCare, Ryan oversees the PlushCare business unit, ensuring members continue to receive quality primary care and mental health services to live their healthiest lives. Ryan is a co-founder of PlushCare, a leading virtual health platform that offers primary care and mental health services to patients in all 50 U.S. states. Ryan founded PlushCare to focus on the patient experience by obsessing over patients and handholding them through their healthcare journey. Just recently, Ryan won Silver for the Best In Biz, <em>Executive of the Year</em> category.</p>
Head of Science | OURA
<p> Shyamal Patel, Ph.D., is the Head of Science at Oura, where he leads an interdisciplinary organization focused on research and development of algorithms that translate sensor data into accurate measures of health and wellbeing. He is passionate about building digital health solutions that enable the transformation of healthcare from a largely subjective, episodic, and reactive model to become more objective, continuous, and proactive. Before Oura, Shyamal has led data science teams in several startups as well as large companies. Most recently he was at Pfizer where his work was focused on development, validation, and deployment of new digital endpoints across multiple therapeutic areas in regulated clinical trials. Shyamal has a PhD in electrical engineering with a specialization in signal processing and applied machine learning from Northeastern University. He completed his post-doctoral research at Harvard University and lives in Boston.</p>
VP, Products | Alarm.com
Steve Chazin has nearly three decades experience designing, building, and selling innovative enterprise and consumer technology that changed the world. Steve reimagined collaboration in the cloud at Cisco, Salesforce, and Symantec, launched four successful startups, and created new solutions for video editing, file sharing, and web services long before each became commonplace. As Vice President of Products for Alarm.com, Steve defines next-generation offerings for protecting people at home, at work and beyond. Combining his extensive tech experience with keen insights of emerging consumer trends, Steve has a history of predicting the future, and is currently developing health and wellness solutions for a post Covid-19 world. Steve has been a recurring guest on major network news programs, appeared in the BBC television series “Business Nightmares” and took part in the CNBC documentary “Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippie”. Steve has written and published three books, is quoted by numerous online and printed publications, and is a highly sought-after speaker on topics like connected health and fitness, consumer technology and augmented reality. Steve was rehired by Steve Jobs to help reboot Apple in the late 1990s and was part of the team that returned Apple to profitability.
Research Scientist, Genetics | Stanford School of Medicine
CEO | Kalogon, Inc.
<p> Tim Balz is an award-winning engineer who is passionate about designing mobility technologies for people with disabilities. After working on high profile projects for SpaceX, Balz founded Kalogon in an effort to develop solutions that would radically transform the way the world sits and, most importantly, give wheelchair users their independence back. In 2014, Balz invented the first smart wheelchair, which won Intel's IOT Device of the Year Award and was endorsed by Stephen Hawking. He is a named inventor on an all terrain wheelchair patent and designed a wheelchair suspension system for one of the world's largest wheelchair companies, Permobil. When he's not inventing high tech solutions, Balz is giving underserved communities access to modern wheelchair technologies for free as part of his nonprofit, Freedom Chairs. </p>
Dr. Waqaas Al-Siddiq, CEO and founder of Biotricity, is a serial entrepreneur, a former investment advisor, an expert in corporate strategy, and an innovative technologist. Academically, he has been distinguished for his various innovative designs in digital, analog, embedded, and micro-electro-mechanical products. Waqaas has held several high-level design positions at IBM, AMD, and Intel. He has vast experience leading various groups through his board experience and executive roles within start-ups, mid-sized companies, and non-profits. Waqaas sits on the Boards of several innovative start-ups and late-stage companies in the medical device, healthcare technology, and AI industries. He is a thought leader in healthcare and innovation, recognized nationally and internationally. He regularly speaks and publishes on the future of healthcare and entrepreneurship and is often a guest or keynote at major conferences, podcasts, and media outlets including Fox News, Bloomberg, and others. Waqaas has raised over a $150M as an entrepreneur and built companies that have been recognized as leaders in their space. In his off time, Waqaas is and avid polo player, playing and competing professionally. The team he plays with has won some of the most important tournaments in the USA. In his current role as CEO of Biotricity, a medical diagnostic and consumer healthcare technology company, Waqaas guides and continues to lead the company through every stage of bringing its biometric remote monitoring solutions to market. The company is considered one of the leading digital health companies and has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company and the most Innovative Medical Device Company. As an industry enthusiast, Waqaas has published extensively on the future of healthcare. Waqaas’ publication experience spans back to his academic work, which is published in textbooks and recognized at various conferences such as IEEE and the National Communication Council. Since founding Biotricity Waqaas has become deeply vested in the potential that IoT connected technology, enhanced with artificial intelligence, could bring to healthcare. He frequently publishes on thought-provoking topics such as artificial intelligence, implementation of new technologies into the healthcare sphere, and the development of medical devices for underserved and remote communities.1 Waqaas is a recognized contributor for MedCity, Beckers, Forbes and other industry publications that are sources for research and insights on emerging technology. Waqaas has a dual bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and Economics, a Master’s in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Master’s in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Henley Business School, specialized in Transformative Innovations and Billion Dollar Markets.
CEO | Kami Vision
<p> Yamin Durrani is a passionate and resilient leader who has been driving adoption of innovative technologies like AI and semiconductors for nearly two decades. Yamin has held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Kami Vision since 2019. Prior to CEO, he held the position of VP of Sales and Marketing for YI Technology, the parent company of Kami Vision, joining the company in 2018. Prior to joining Kami Vision, Yamin was Senior Director of Cyient where he grew the sales revenue by 150% in one year. From 2012 to 2017, Yamin increased sales to $110M from $25M at Fairchild Semiconductor, with a specific focus on Apple. Yamin holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, a Master of Science from Texas A&M University and he graduated at the top of his BS class in Electrical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur, India, where he also received The President's Medal of Academic Excellence. He believes AI technology will elevate human capital to the next level and help save lives when applied to applications like elder care, medicine discovery, predictive epidemiology and increased safety in public spaces. His dream is for Kami Vision to be the computer vision AI technology that benefits millions of people to help them lead better, safer and healthier lives.</p>