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Andrew Altorfer Andrew Altorfer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CirrusMD
Twitter ID: @CirrusMD

Andrew has led CirrusMD since its founding, helping to grow the business into the leading solution for barrier-free virtual care access. Andy guides the CirrusMD team in creating integrated product-provider solutions that go beyond ROI and convenience to engender a deep level of trust with patients, one that is lacking in our healthcare system as a whole. Along the way, CirrusMD has completed three successful funding rounds and expanded access to the platform to over 3 million people. Prior to co-founding CirrusMD, Andrew worked as an advisor and investment banker to early and growth-stage tech companies giving him the market knowledge and experience needed to lead the execution of our vision. Most recently, Andrew was a VP with Q Advisors, a boutique technology investment bank. Previously, Andrew was with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. He has a bachelor's in Finance with honors from the University of Illinois and also studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado.


Sarah Jones Sarah Jones, VP of Commercial Product, GreatCall, Inc.

Sarah Jones is vice president of commercial product at GreatCall, Inc., part of Best Buy Health. Sarah joined the company in 2016 as part of the Healthsense acquisition and leads the teams responsible for bringing valuable solutions to market and for assuring that clients realize the business and care goals they set out to achieve with GreatCall.
 
Sarah has a strong background in healthcare technology, working at Healthsense for nearly five years in marketing, product management, and customer success. Prior to that, she worked at Wolters Kluwer Health, marketing clinical software applications. Sarah holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN.


Anmol Madan Anmol Madan, Chief Data Scientist, Livongo Health

Anmol Madan is Chief Data Scientist at Livongo where he is responsible for machine learning and data science across all of Livongo’s products and services, to help people be the best versions of themselves.
 
Anmol previously co-founded Ginger.io, an AI-driven behavioral health system that provides access to 24/7 coaching, therapy and psychiatry, and served as its Chief Executive Officer for 7 years. Under his leadership, Ginger.io built an AI-driven member and clinical product, established a high-growth distribution model with employers, became broadly available as an in-network health-plan benefit, and raised $35 million in venture funding from top-tier Silicon Valley VCs.
 
Anmol received a Ph.D. in machine learning applied to human behavior from the MIT Media Lab, and has authored 20+ scientific publications (Science, AAAI, Ubicomp, NIPS), and over a dozen patents related to machine learning in healthcare. He has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Creative people, and as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.


Paul Sterling Paul Sterling, Vice President of Emerging Products, UnitedHealthcare
Twitter ID: @UHC

Paul Sterling is Vice President of Emerging Products at UnitedHealthcare. In this role, Paul is focused on the integration of new and emerging technologies (e.g. internet of things, artificial intelligence, and data analytics) with contemporary health benefit plan designs. Paul is dedicated to using technology to help solve the long-standing and important challenges facing the health care system. He brings more than 15 years of experience in health care and management consulting, holding various executive positions in product and business development at Optum, AccentCare, and Accenture. He has been quoted in dozens of media outlets and has spoken at numerous industry conferences, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Connected Health Conference. Paul holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a bachelor of sciences degree in Management Information Systems from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Speakers


Fran Ayalasomayajula Fran Ayalasomayajula, Head of Population Health, Worldwide, HP Inc.

For over 20 years, Fran Ayalasomayajula, executive healthcare strategist and technologist, has been dedicated to serving the interests of populations around the world, in an effort to improve the quality of healthcare, provision access to healthcare, and increase health literacy and patient engagement.
 
Currently the Head of Population Health, Worldwide for HP, Inc., Fran directs the organization in the development of strategies and innovations designed to advance and deliver improved clinical outcomes and better population health. Prior to HP, Fran worked for major healthcare institutions, including WHO, CDC, BMS, and UHG. Fran holds degrees in epidemiology, public health, information technology, and certifications in project and clinical trial management.
 
She is actively involved in community minded initiatives, such as rare disease patient advocacy, and the application of technology services for the promotion of aging with independence and community connectedness. In 2015, Fran was a contributing writer on the Fact Sheet submitted to the White House Conference on Aging, and in 2017 co-author of the LeadingAge whitepaper on Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care. Fran is the author of several publications on technology-enable population health management, including best practices for the successful adoption of virtual reality in the clinical setting.
 
Fran is presently a Board Member of the NHA of San Diego; Advisory Board Member of the PCHAlliance; Advisory Council Member of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIMED); and the co-chair of the PCHAlliance Aging and Technology Taskforce. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Health and Fitness Technology Division of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), an active member of the Center on Aging Services and Technologies, LeadingAge, American Public Health Association, special interest participant in the NAHC, and founder of IBHealthy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit digital health and wellness organization, whose mission is to provide ease of access to the resources needed to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Brenda Cass Brenda Cass, Data Science Strategist , Validic
Twitter ID: @validic

Brenda Cass serves as the Data Science Strategist at Validic. In her role, she aims to generate unique value from personal health data that can only be gained through the application of data science techniques. She leads data science and machine learning initiatives with clients to help them derive new insights from their data. Brenda joined Validic in 2017 as a Software Engineer, where she worked to develop Validic Impact, the organization's remote patient monitoring platform. She then joined the Data Science team at Validic to develop and innovate Validic's data science strategies. Prior to her time at Validic, Brenda worked with General Electric in the Information Technology Leadership Program. Brenda has a Master's in Information Technology and Data Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she conducted focused research on evolutionary algorithms in music.


Amy Cook Amy Cook, Director, Business Development, Sleep Marketing, ResMed
Twitter ID: @amyacook45

Amy Cook serves as Director of Business Development, Sleep Marketing for ResMed, which has a world-leading 5 million cloud-connected devices for remote patient monitoring. Since joining ResMed in 2012, Amy has been integral in helping develop and roll out its suite of connected health solutions that have helped increase patient therapy adherence, improve healthcare efficiencies, and transform ResMed into a software-driven medical device leader. Amy has 15+ years' experience as a product leader in medical device and SaaS businesses, and is passionate about leveraging data-driven insights to deliver better health outcomes and care. She graduated with a BS in optics and an MBA in marketing from the University of Rochester.


Jeff Cutler Jeff Cutler, Chief Commercial Officer, Ada Health
Twitter ID: @adahealth

Jeff has over 25 years of experience in healthcare and digital media. At Ada, Jeff leads their US business, including sales and business development focused on establishing partnerships with health systems, payers, employers and other digital health platforms. Before Ada, Jeff's experience included leading the US launch of TytoCare “the first 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. In addition, Jeff has been a senior executive with SIIA, Inlumen / NewsAlert, Winstar (Office.com), N2K / Telebase, Thomson Financial & CompuServe.


John Gardner John Gardner, Venture Partner, NGP Capital
Twitter ID: @ngpcapital
Website: http://www.ngpcap.com

John has led and managed investments in companies across the information technology spectrum, including enterprise software, carrier software, systems and component companies. John comes to NGP Capital from BlueRun Ventures, where he was one of the founding partners. Prior to that, John held a senior business development role at Nokia and has over 20 years of experience advising and working with start-up and emerging businesses, including extensive transactional experience in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital investments. John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati's College of Law. John is based in Silicon Valley.


Geoff Gross Geoff Gross, Founder and CEO, Medical Guardian
Twitter ID: @MedicalGuardian

Geoff Gross is the founder and CEO of Medical Guardian, a leading provider of personal emergency response and connected care solutions. Geoff's passion for the connected care, healthcare tech, and IoT industries is the basis for the mission of Medical Guardian to empower customers to live a life without limits. With 14 years of experience in the personal emergency response systems industry, Geoff has positioned Medical Guardian to empower its customers through innovative products that offer protection at home and everywhere they go. Medical Guardian was named as one of the "Best Places to Work" by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2015 and 2018, included in the "Philly 100" and Philadelphia Business Journal's Soaring 76 fastest growing companies in Philadelphia, and listed in Inc. 5000's list of fastest growing companies in America for the sixth consecutive year in 2018. Geoff was named a Glassdoor Top CEO in 2018, ranking #38 out of 50 in the U.S. small-and-medium-sized business category. In 2016, Geoff was named to the "Most Admired CEO's" list by the Philadelphia Business Journal. He has also been named a five-time finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, a "40 under 40" by the Philadelphia Business Journal and Direct Marketing News, and Smart CEO Magazine's "Future 50." Geoff serves as Co-Chair of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's largest fundraiser event, Cheers for CHOP, as well as sits on the Board of Directors for the Medical Alert Monitoring Association, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the Delaware Valley, and The Please Touch Museum. He's also a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO).


Kerrie Holley Kerrie Holley, Technology Fellow , Optum
Twitter ID: @Optum

Kerrie Holley joined Optum as their first Technology Fellow focused on advancing United Health Group (UHG) in artificial Intelligence: machine learning, graph databases, deep learning and NLP.  
 
Kerrie spent the bulk of his career as an IBM Fellow, where he was a Master Inventor.  His last assignment with IBM Research focused on scalable services and cognitive computing.  He is fond of appearing on ABC News and a TED talk to discuss IBM’s Watson the day after its historic debut on Jeopardy! 
 
He holds several technology patents and is the author of two books: “Is Your Company Ready for Cloud” and “100 SOA Questions: Asked and Answered.”
 
Prior to Optum, Kerrie worked on maturing an analytics portfolio focused on machine learning and streaming analytics as a CTO with Cisco.
 
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from DePaul University in Chicago; a Juris Doctor Degree and an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters.


Alyssa Jaffee Alyssa Jaffee, Vice President, 7wire Ventures
Twitter ID: @7wireventures

Alyssa Jaffee serves as Vice President of 7wire Ventures where she focuses on investments in digital healthcare and technology-enabled services that empower consumers to be better stewards of their health in today’s changing healthcare ecosystem.
 
Alyssa's prior experience in venture capital includes her time as Senior Associate at Pritzker Group Venture Capital where she led investments in Bright.md and Tovala as well as worked closely with Apervita, SilverVue, Eved, and AiCure. Additionally, she worked at Hyde Park Angels (HPA), one of the Midwest's largest angel organizations and Healthbox, an early stage healthcare innovation firm, supporting their accelerator program called the Studio. Alyssa is also a Co-Founder of TransparentCareer, a 2016 NVC winning company focused on helping people make more data-driven career decisions. 
 
Prior to business school, Alyssa worked as the Senior Director of Performance Technologies for the Advisory Board Company. There, Alyssa was charged with expanding new business through the sales of technology platforms. With an extensive travel regimen, Alyssa met with hundreds of hospital executive teams to understand their strategic needs and recommend various solutions. She has copious amounts of experience in launching new products and thinking about go-to-market strategies. 
 
Alyssa holds a bachelor degree in Marketing and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.


John Jesser John Jesser, President, LiveHealth Online and Employer Solutions, American Well


Matt Johnson Matt Johnson, CEO, EarlySense
Twitter ID: @EarlySense_Ltd

Matt Johnson is the CEO of EarlySense. Matt joined EarlySense in 2019 to advance the company's goal to become the standard of care for contact-free, continuous monitoring solutions for the healthcare continuum. Matt has 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. Matt holds a BA in Economics from Southern Methodist University.


Travis Johnson Travis Johnson, Global Product Lead, Garmin Health , Garmin Health

Travis Johnson is the Global Product Lead for Garmin Health, responsible for the digital health product and services roadmap at Garmin and strategic partnerships across corporate wellness, population health, and patient monitoring markets.  Travis joined Garmin in 2007, leading product management for mobile navigation and carrier partnerships.  Travis is a graduate of Kansas State University and has a B.S. in Computer Science.


Mark Khachaturian PhD Mark Khachaturian PhD, CTO, Vital USA
Twitter ID: @VvvitalUsa

Dr. Khachaturian is the CTO of Vital USA Inc since Oct of 2016 where he leads the research and development of multiple connected non-contact and light-touch vital sign measurement technologies. These technologies aimed at improving the safety, reducing the cost, and increasing the accessibility of health monitoring in the hospital and at home. Dr. Khachaturian was previously the VP of R&D at ABT Molecular Imaging where he lead the development of a small compact automated radiopharmaceutical production system for F-18 and C-11 based radio-pharmaceuticals. He holds the position of Science and Technology Advisor the CEO at ABT to support R&D projects and field issues. Prior to ABT, Dr. Khachaturian was the PET/MR Lead System Designer II at GE Healthcare, where he lead of the design and manufacture of the Signa® PET/MRI system and lead the design of the Discovery MR750w Resonance Module. Dr. Khachaturian received his PhD in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a focus on medical imaging. He received his Bachelors of Science in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics with a focus on radiation detection and measurement from the University of Michigan.


Sanjay Khurana Sanjay Khurana, Vice President, Caregiving Products and Services, AARP

As Vice President of Caregiving at AARP Services, Sanjay Khurana spearheads the strategic direction for the development and growth of the Caregiving Offering Ecosystem. Prior to Caregiving, Sanjay was part of the AARP Thought Leadership, leading the Health Innovation efforts in market outreach and eco-system development with entrepreneurs, investors and industry thought leaders, in addressing the needs of the 50-plus. Sanjay is a high-impact innovator with a balance of entrepreneurial energy and business know-how having taken the reins in venture-backed startups, rapid-growth enterprises, and global Fortune 500 companies. His passion for consumer products & innovation has taken his journey through Mobile Communications, Mobile Advertising, Digital Media and Marketing, Mobile Payments, Consumer Health, and now Caregiving. When he is not working, he is traveling around the world on wildlife photography expeditions. Sanjay is a co-founder in a successful Wildlife safari company, rated one of the Best Travel Adventure companies by National Geographic.


Thomas Kluz Thomas Kluz, Head of Global Healthcare Investing/General Partner, Qualcomm Ventures


Bill Maher Bill Maher, Director, US Medical Sales, A&D Medical

Bill Maher is the Director, US Medical Sales for A&D Medical. Bill joined A&D in 2013 and served in several leadership roles within the organization. With over 20 years of Healthcare Sales, Business Development and Marketing experience, Bill focuses on expanding and accelerating the adoption of connected health, remote monitoring and telemedicine. With a broad background in both acute and non-acute patient monitoring, his perspective spans the care continuum. Prior to A&D, Bill held management and executive positions at Rubbermaid Healthcare (now Capsa), Nihon Kohden America and Sage Products (now Stryker). Bill is based in the Bay Area.


Alton Martin Alton Martin, SVP Growth and Co-Founder, Trusource Labs LLC
Twitter ID: @altonmartin

For over 25 years, Alton Martin has been a globally-recognized expert in defining performance standards & metrics within service operations. In July 2013, he co-founded Trusource Labs (TSL), a contact center focused on supporting products and services that are complex, risky, or both. Since that time, TSL joined Everise, a family of complimentary companies with over 12,000 employees worldwide. TSL supports over 20 leading-edge Smart Home companies. Prior to founding Trusource Labs, he helped launch COPC Inc., a leading contact center consultancy and training organization. He led their international expansion initiatives, as well as the development of the COPC-2000 Vendor Management Organization Standard. He served as CEO until June 2009, when he started another consultancy firm focused on applying Vested Outsourcing techniques in outsourced service operations. He has worked with a number of leading organizations throughout his career, including Accenture, American Express, Apple, CapitalOne, Convergys, Dell, DirecTV, Microsoft and others in over 40 countries.


Deborah Merkin Deborah Merkin, CEO, GiftCard Partners, Inc.
Twitter ID: @GiftCardPartner

Deborah Merkin is CEO of GiftCard Partners, Inc., a provider of customized gift card solutions for merchants and retailers in the payments industry across B2B, Third Party, and consumer channels. GiftCardPartners works with leading retail brands, including CVS Pharmacy, The Cheesecake Factory, Boston Market, and The Home Depot. Deborah brings 25+ years of experience in B2B channel development, partner programs, and marketing management. Her global channel expertise in defining and marketing new products, creating strategic partnerships, and delivering solutions-driven programs for both channel partners and end customers contributes greatly to the success of GiftCard Partners' clients.


Spencer Moore Spencer Moore, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rapid Response Monitoring Services
Website: http://www.rrms.com

Spencer Moore is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Rapid Response Monitoring. In this capacity, Spencer harnesses his years of strong business experience including his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification to engage result-driven processes and translate brand promise into true power for the company and real value for customers. He has a known reputation for recruiting and developing world class sales teams and envisioning and executing the development of new services and new corporate directions. Spencer previously served for fifteen years as the Division Manager for Fastenal Company where he developed the division’s sales training program and led 100+ staff members. During his tenure, he contributed to the company growth from four million dollars in annual revenue to over thirty-four million dollars in annual revenue. Spencer holds a MBA and is passionate about developing great business relationships and supporting Rapid Response’s growth.


Lainie Muller Lainie Muller, Director, Health & Wellness, Strategic Sales, Alarm.com

Lainie Muller is a 15-year veteran of the technology industry and an emerging voice on Smart Solutions for Aging in Place and Connected Caregiving.

Lainie is Director of Wellness at Alarm.com, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: ALRM)and the nation’s leading cloud-based platform for the smart home. The Wellness solution leverages Smart Home technology to support Aging in Place and independent living for older adults and those living with disabilities. Wellness, an integrated element of Alarm.com’s comprehensive ecosystem of home management technology, is currently in use in residential homes, senior living communities, schools and in remote caregiving programs funded by Medicare and Medicaid.  The product has received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Kiplingers, CNN, NPR and TechCrunch.

In 2010, Lainie joined BeClose, a privately funded start-up company, as the Director of Partnership Sales. In 2015, BeClose was “spun-in” to Alarm.com, an early-stage strategic investor of the company. The BeClose product is now available as Alarm.com Wellness.

Prior to BeClose, Lainie served as National Sales Manager, Major Accounts Unit (MAU) at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, the online subsidiary of The Washington Post company, where she led a top revenue producing team driving Healthcare, Consumer Electronics and Retail sales.

Lainie has been an active Board Member for the National Capitol Area Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association since 2012. She holds a BS in Business and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. Lainie lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband and two teenage boys.


Steven Parker Steven Parker, SVP, Business Development, Virgin Pulse


Cyril Philip Cyril Philip, Principal, Providence Ventures
Twitter ID: @ProvVentures

Cyril is a Principal at Providence Ventures. He is responsible for deal sourcing, deal execution, portfolio company management, and fund management. Cyril currently serves as a Board Observer at Binary Fountain. Cyril previously served on the Board of Directors of precision medicine company N-of-One prior to its exit. Cyril joined Providence in 2015 as a senior associate and was one of the first hires of the Providence Ventures team. Prior to joining Providence, Cyril was at Halyard Capital, where he focused on private equity investments in mid-stage companies in the technology, business services and healthcare sectors. Prior to Halyard, Cyril spent five years at UBS Investment Bank in the Global Healthcare group, where he worked on over 30 transactions across healthcare services/technology, life sciences and medical technology. Cyril graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor’s of science in business administration.


Roy Raymann PhD Roy Raymann PhD, Vice President Sleep Science & Scientific Affairs, SleepScore Labs

Roy Raymann, PhD is Vice President, Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs at SleepScore Labs. As a leading researcher in the field of sleep science, Dr. Raymann spent more than a decade in academia studying sleep at the Netherlands Institute for Neurosciences, before joining the private sector. He was most recently at Apple where he was responsible for the company’s efforts in health-related initiatives, which included features such as Night Shift, Bedtime and the Sleep part of Apple Health. Prior to Apple, he was the Sleep Thought Leader at Philips Research focusing on the consumer sleep division where he founded the Sleep Experience Lab.

Dr. Raymann holds a PhD in Life Sciences from Vrije University Amsterdam and was recognized in the Netherlands with an award of Best PhD Thesis in Sleep Medicine. His research and post-doctoral work spans more than 25 years and encompasses multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, speaking events and patents. In addition, Dr. Raymann serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several sleep journals, including SLEEP and Journal of Sleep Research and was editor of the Dutch Sleep Annuals. At SleepScore Labs he is heading the collaborations with industry, academia and clinics, and oversees of the scientific rigor of the SleepScore ecosystem.


Tad Reynes Tad Reynes, Regional Vice President - Healthcare Solutions, AT&T

Tad brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, sales management, alternate channels, equipment and maintenance solutions, technical support, and product management.
 
Tad presently serves as a Regional Vice President in the Internet of Things organization within AT&T.  He is responsible for coordinating business development efforts with medical device manufacturers, and developing best-in-class solutions for AT&T’s healthcare customers and partners. His team also works with customers to develop innovative medical solutions utilizing AT&T’s Healthcare Foundry and associated engineering assets.
 
Tad’s experience has focused on development and delivery of solutions within Fortune 500 Companies, large Healthcare Entities and Government and Education Institutions. 
 
Tad has an extensive background in enterprise sales management, technical and overlay sales support and product management. Prior to working in product management for AT&T, Tad led AT&T’s equipment and solutions organization in the Government, Education and Medical division. Tad has held several additional positions within AT&T, including Director of Alternate Channels, Director of the State of IL and Associated Accounts, Director of Field Marketing and Director of Sales and Channel Support. 
 
Tad has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Kenyon College. Tad, his wife, and two children live in Chicago, IL.


Kian Saneii Kian Saneii, CEO , Independa

Kian Saneii is a computer scientist and software executive, passionate about bringing transformational technologies to market. Saneii founded Independa in 2009 to deliver technology-enabled independent living solutions to professional organizations and family caregivers supporting elderly care recipients wishing to live independently longer, safer and more comfortably. Award winning Independa Integrated CloudCare solutions are being recognized as best of breed and transformational in the marketplace. Saneii has created strategic relationships with LG Electronics, Samsung, Verizon Wireless, and other national and global partners while gaining recognition for Independa through awards and recognition from Frost & Sullivan (Tele-health Product Line Strategy), Gartner Group (Cool Vendor), CONNECT (Most Innovative Product), and the San Diego Business Journal (Innovation Award), amongst others.

From 2005-2008, Saneii was GM of Websense Wireless, responsible for launching and growing the Wireless division of Websense from the ground up, including developing new carrier-centric product lines and establishing new global distribution partners. Previously, as VP Marketing and VP Business Development at Websense, Inc., Saneii saw the opportunity to redefine the company’s market positioning and helped lead Websense to a dominant global leadership position. In addition to his responsibility for all aspects of global marketing, Saneii was responsible for strategy, M&A, global OEM sales, and business development at Websense. As the founding GM of Websense Wireless, Saneii expanded the company’s vision to encompass the wireless revolution and established Websense Wireless as a carrier-grade supplier of transformational technologies to the Telco ecosystem worldwide.

Prior to Websense, Saneii served as SVP, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development at IPNet Solutions, where he helped transform B2B supply chain businesses from using EDI, to using secure supply chain collaboration and communication systems—introducing real time information flow and eliminating huge supply chain inefficiencies. Saneii was responsible for executing a strategic “posterchild” partnership with Hewlett Packard, where IPNet Solutions was selected amongst thousands of potential partners as one of three global partnerships to showcase the “New HP”. Before IMA, Saneii served as SVP, Worldwide Marketing & Business Development for IMA, Inc., responsible for global marketing and business development efforts. Saneii transformed IMA’s call center solutions into customer interaction centers, by integrating all customer interactions and data, redefining the entire market sector in the process. Directly due to Saneii’s efforts, IMA was recognized by Gartner Group as one of only two companies worldwide in the Gartner “Magic Quadrant” for CRM (Customer Relationship Management).

Earlier in his career, Saneii served in management positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, DIS Research and FileNet Corporation (acquired by IBM). Saneii earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Honors from New York University, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was the recipient of the NYU President’s Award. He earned his Master of Computer Science from Rutgers University. Saneii played NCAA Division 1 Soccer, was Chief Driving Instructor for BMW Car Club of America’s NY Chapter, and has a Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do. Recreationally, Saneii enjoys tennis and bicycling. He lives in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, with his wife and two sons, and is involved with a number of charities, including serving on the Board of the United Way of San Diego.


Rob Schneider Rob Schneider, VP of Sales and Marketing, Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Twitter ID: @OmronHealthUS

Rob Schneider is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Omron Healthcare. A well-seasoned sales and marketing professional, Schneider brings his extensive experience in the consumer health and professional medical device industry to drive Omron's mission of Going for Zero - a mission to eliminate heart attacks and strokes.


Dr. Joseph Smith PhD Dr. Joseph Smith PhD, CEO, Reflexion Health
Twitter ID: @joesmithmd

In his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Reflexion Health, a Digital Health Corp company, Dr. Joseph (“Joe”) Smith leverages decades of strategic, engineering and clinical expertise in the Health IT field to lead the company's efforts to bring personalized healthcare into the homes of patients across the United States. Dr. Smith's extensive leadership background in technology, policy, clinical practice and medical industries serves as the ideal foundation for Reflexion Health. Prior to joining the company, he served as the founding Chief Medical and Science Officer at the West Health Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan medical research organization that provides funding for Digital Health Corp.


Dan Trigub Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health, Uber
Twitter ID: @uber

Dan Trigub leads Uber Health. Before Uber, Dan spent 2.5 years at Lyft as Regional VP of Strategic Partnerships with a focus in healthcare. He previously spent time working in Business Development at eBay and founded several companies including OpenPlacement, a care coordination platform allowing hospital professionals to connect with post-acute care providers for their patients at the moment of discharge. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Dan worked in consulting and was an Associate at GCA Savvian Advisors, an M&A and Capital Advisory Investment Bank in San Francisco, where he represented emerging technology, digital health, and healthcare providers. Dan holds a degree in economics from Vassar College.


Kristen Valdes Kristen Valdes, CEO and Founder, b.well Connected Health
Twitter ID: @icanbwell

Kristen is a transformative force in today’s healthcare marketplace, spearheading the conversation on how empowering consumers can transform healthcare delivery, inspire loyalty and reduce avoidable disease. She is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 20 years in the industry, most recently as VP at United Healthcare, and has dedicated her life to pioneering inventive solutions that challenge the status quo. This quest, largely driven by her powerful story as the mother of a child suffering from an autoimmune disorder, inspired her to create b.well Connected Health. Ms. Valdes serves on various boards and is a featured speaker at healthcare conferences.


John Valiton John Valiton, CEO, Reemo Health
Twitter ID: @reemohealth

As a 20-year business development veteran and serial entrepreneur, John has developed partnerships with many national and international companies such as Samsung, Cargill, Verizon, and FedEx to name just a few. An avid technology enthusiast since an early age, John always has an eye towards the future. John has spent the last five years working at the intersection of IOT, Wearable technology, Healthcare and Data Science. All the bells and whistles don't matter for a product or platform if you don't engage the end user and give them a meaningful reason that actually solves a problem for them.


Anne Weiler Anne Weiler, CEO, Wellpepper
Twitter ID: @wellpepper

Anne Weiler is CEO and co-founder of Wellpepper, a clinically-validated and award-winning platform for interactive treatment plans used by leading health systems to lower costs and improve patient outcomes. She previously held global product management roles at Microsoft, in new product development and emerging markets.


Moderators


Dina Abdelrazik Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @DinaAtParks
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Residential Security, Smart Home Products and Services, Smart Home Strategies, Voice Technology Devices and Platforms

Dina leads Parks Associates residential security research and is a member of the connected home team. She has authored numerous reports covering topics such as home security market trends and competitive landscape, voice assistant technologies, smart home strategies, and technology solutions for seniors. She leads custom research projects on connected home topics and is a certified focus group moderator, with training from the Burke Institute.

Dina earned her MS in Marketing, with a concentration in Marketing Analytics, from the University of Texas at Dallas and a BA in Advertising from Southern Methodist University.

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Denise Ernst Denise Ernst, Vice President, Parks Associates
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Market Segmentation, Competitive Analysis, Channel/Go-to-Market Strategy, Forecasting, Voice of Customer, Product Roadmap Planning, Sales Training

As Vice President, Denise leads Parks Associates research operations and business strategy. She leverages her substantial leadership experience working for both manufacturers and service providers, where she has led new product development, marketing, and sales. Her expertise in launching products from design to sales execution and channel management brings a unique perspective. Her motto is “look at the data, it will tell you what direction to take.”

Denise earned her MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School and her BS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University.

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Lindsay Gafford Lindsay Gafford, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @LindsayAtParks
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

Lindsay Gafford joined Parks Associates in early 2019 as a research analyst. She currently participates in and supports all areas of research at Parks Associates. Prior to joining Parks Associates, Lindsay had a diverse professional background with experience in the federal, non-profit, and private sectors. Her expertise falls in multisource data collection and analysis, operations and development of new programs, as well as increasing efficiency in already established programs.

Lindsay earned her M.A. in Church-State Studies and her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Baylor University in Waco, TX.


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

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

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

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

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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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Steve Nason Steve Nason, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @SteveAtParks
Website: http://parksassociates.com

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Entertainment content and services, consumer behavior on emerging technology markets

Steve is a senior analyst at Parks Associates, specializing in entertainment content and services. He brings over fifteen years experiencei n a variety of market research and marketing strategy roles including several in the emerging technology and media space.

Steve earned both his BS in Telecommunication with a concentration in Business and his MA in Mass Communications from the University of Florida.


Brad Russell Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @bradrusselltech
Website: http://www.ParksAssociates.com

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Connected home technologies and services, IoT data privacy and security, home networking, insurtech, connected health, housing innovation, home energy management

Brad leads Parks Associates’ connected home team, exploring leading-edge issues converging in the connected home—smart home devices and services, home networking, IoT data privacy and security, data-driven applications, and platform services. Brad’s custom research work includes market sizing and forecasts, ecosystem and competitive landscapes, channel analyses, and go-to-market strategies.. Brad balances the art and science of market research to generate insights that lead to more astute business strategy and value-generating practices. He has a background in marketing communications, technology startups, and online media.

Brad received his Bachelor of Science degree in advertising and marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned a M.Div. and a D.Min. with concentrations in ethics and cross-cultural collaboration.

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