Interactive & Highly Collaborative Content

Schedule-at-a-glance is preliminary and will be updated as information becomes available.

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7:00 PM

Suggested Arrival Time

Arrive Saturday to participate in Sunday’s Networking Activities.

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Bring plenty of business cards, relax, meet-and-greet during this fun-filled day devoted to making new contacts and new friends.

9:00 AM

Brunch on the Bay: Sip and Sail

Join us as we sail around San Diego’s largest natural harbor on the 58 foot SUNCHASER American Catamaran. Network with fellow participants, while we sip on mimosas and gallivant around the bay taking in the stunning San Diego skyline. Meet in the Hotel Lobby.

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3:00 PM

Sponsor Workshop

4:30 PM

Sponsor Registration & Orientation Reception

5:30 PM

Speaker & Thought Leader Orientation

An essential meeting for speakers, facilitators, and confirmed thought leaders to preview the event, highlight your roles and network with fellow peers.

6:15 PM

Participant Meet ‘n’ Greet

This end-user/participant activity is your opportunity to identify right out of the gate- those peers who share challenges similar to your own. It’s a great way to find participants who have thought leadership you can benefit from and to facilitate later dialogues throughout the event.

7:00 PM

“A Night at the Oscars” Networking Reception and Event Kickoff

Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to relax, enjoy a little C&C, conversation & cocktails, and meet your fellow peers and colleagues as we get excited for the days ahead!

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8:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibition 

8:45 AM

Discharge with Dignity: Innovations Driving Care Transformation

Dr. Josh Luke, FACHE, Healthcare Futurist, Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Faculty, University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy

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9:45 AM


Tariq Dastagir, MD, Lead Medical Director, Transcend Insights


Greg Caressi , Senior Vice President, Transformational Health, Frost & Sullivan

Payers are the drivers of value based care structures; and are taking on a more collaborative role in working with providers to drive a successful transition to Value Based Care. Come hear from Dr. Tariq Dastagir and his take on how stakeholders can be successful in this industry transformation.

10:15 AM

Networking, Refreshment and Exhibition Break 

Choose Between Three Different Collaboration Zones

Customize your agenda! Stay the course with one zone or bounce around to others. All collaboration zones are Power-Point Free, participant-driven discussions featuring creative thinking and idea generation.

Zone 1. Executing for Excellence in Value Based Care

Zone 2. Driving ROI through Digital Excellence

Zone 3. Capitalizing on Consumer Centricity

10:45 AM

Concurrent Collaboration Zones – CASE HISTORIES

Case Histories explore a specific use case and include informal conversations that draw upon the experience and expertise of the featured executive and participants.

Choose one of the following concurrent sessions:

Zone 1. Forging Strategic Partnerships and Alliances as an Innovation Engine


Jeff R. Anderson, Ph.D., Project & Technology Development Manager, Mayo Clinic


Bill Betten, President, Betten Systems Solutions

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Zone 2. Creating and Proving Value in the World of Digital Health


Chris Thierfelder, Director of Research & Development, Halyard Health


Stuart Karten, Chief Executive Officer, Karten Design

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Zone 3. Designing for the Patients and a New Point of Care


Kate Sharadin, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder, eQuility


Scott Thielman, Chief Technology Officer, Product Creation Studio

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11:45 AM

Session to Session Travel Time

11:50 AM

Concurrent Sessions

Choose one of the following sessions:

INTERACTIVE – Solutions Wheel

Play the “wheel” to find out which of the industry’s products and services will help you solve your challenges. It is a series of rapid fire, one-on-one meetings with leading sponsors – both intense and fulfilling.

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATORS – Spotlight on Companies to Action

If you are looking for transformational growth strategy ideas this is the session where you may find some! We’ve invited companies who are amazing catalysts to detail the action they are looking to spark with you, whether investment, partnering, technology licensing, distribution or other creative ways to ignite innovation. Personalizing interactions with healthcare consumers using smart, simple and sassy products that strive to kindle interest and inspire them to come back for more.

Asad Zaidi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Epinex Diagnostics

Shifting the Diabetes testing paradigm: Once a  month test for diagnosis, screening, and monitoring diabetes using glycated albumin.

Akash Randhar, Chief Executive Officer, Medsolis

Personalizing interactions with healthcare consumers using smart, simple and sassy products that strive to kindle interest and inspire them to come back for more.

Mark Goettling, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, BodiMetrics

Capturing non-invasive vital signs and patented health index anytime, anywhere for remote patient monitoring to improve care while reducing readmissions and ER visits.

Danielle Forsgren, Director, AVACEN Medical

Creating wellness by warming people from the inside, head to toe, through the palm of the hand.

Roger Deutsch, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cell Science Systems, Corp.

Providing scientifically validated, lab based diagnostics to personalize eating.

Danielle Levitt, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Bioz

Advancing drug discovery and scientific research with objective evidence-based AI software.

Jennifer Fried, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ExplORer Surgical

Bringing the OR into the 21st century with the first real-time digital playbook for surgery

Julia Hu, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lark Technologies

Providing every patient struggling with chronic disease with a fully medically reimbursed personal 24/7 A.I. nurse

Scott Cote, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Grr-ithm

Generating your digital Twin will unify, amplify and mimic all of your life’s health events within one functional interactive system.

Frederic Chanay, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OMsignal

Managing, predicting and eventually preventing critical cardio pulmonary problems through biosensing clothing that capture medical grade biometrics and send them live to the Cloud”

12:50 PM

Food for Thought Networking Luncheon – Networking Roundtables Hosted by Industry Leaders Practitioners and solution providers host a menu of luncheon discussions on pertinent industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts. The list of discussion topics will be available on-site.

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1:50 PM

Session to Session Travel Time

1:55 PM

ASK THE EXPERTS! Panel Discussion
Leveraging AI, VR and Digital Assistants to Enhance Value


Elizabeth Boudreau, Executive Advisor, Amazon Web Services


Martin Adler, Chief Strategy Officer, Reflexion Health
Waqaas Al-Siddiq, Chief Executive Officer, Biotricity
Tariq Dastagir, MD, Lead Medical Director, Transcend Insights
Luca Foschini, Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist, Evidation Health
Arvind Thiagarajan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HD Medical Group

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2:40 PM


ThinkTank sessions employ interactive team exercises in a “roll up your sleeves” learning environment.

Choose one of the following concurrent sessions:

Zone 1. How to Survive in a Value Based Care World, When Everyone Wants to Pay Less for your Product


David Berkowitz, Vice President, Healthcare Insights and Analytics, The ECRI Institute

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Zone 2. From Mind to Matter: A Hands-On approach to Achieving World Class Solutions Through a User Centered Innovation Process


Joe Gordon, Vice President of Innovation, Ximedica

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Zone 3. Keep Pace with Consumer Disruption: Upending Traditional Healthcare Delivery Models


Jayme Coates, Partner, iO life science

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3:55 PM

Session to Session Travel Time

4:00 PM

Networking, Refreshment and Exhibition Break

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4:30 PM


B2B is no Longer: Why You Must Now Succeed in a New B2C Dynamic

Greg Caressi, Senior Vice President, Transformational Health, Frost & Sullivan

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5:00 PM

Changing Healthcare Delivery through Human Centered Design

Michelle Mosolgo, Chief Technology Officer, Merck Healthcare Solutions & Services

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5:30 PM

Executive Insight Concludes

5:45 PM

Medical Technologies Casino Night Networking Reception You don’t have to travel to Vegas to test your luck. Bring your poker face as we enjoy a night of networking, cocktails & gambling. Get ready to party and don’t forget to bring your good luck charm!

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6:30 AM

Early Risers Run/Walk

Calling all walkers, joggers and runners! Lace up your sneakers and get your endorphins flowing with a little exercise. It’s the perfect start to a great day of content and networking!

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast and Exhibition

8:45 AM


The Rise of Behavioral Healthcare in Treating Chronic Disease
Jennifer Turgiss, Dr Ph, Vice President, Behavior Science & Advanced Analytics, Johnson & Johnson 

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9:35 AM

Provider Perspective:
Strategies for Success in a World of Value Based Reimbursement
Matthew Jenusaitis, Chief of Staff/ Chief of Innovation and Transformation, University of California San Diego Health System

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10:05 AM

Briefing Sessions, Networking, Refreshment and Exhibition Break

11:05 AM


Choose one of the following zones:

Zone 1. Aligning New Value Propositions with Consumers

Jeff Champagne, Director of Business Development Vice President Product Development, MPR Product Development Group

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Zone 2. Smart Health Analytics for Improved Outcomes

Lorraine Chapman, Senior Director of Healthcare, Macadamian

Timon LeDain, Director IoT, Macadamian

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Zone 3. Designing the Patient Experience in the New Healthcare Landscape

Mike Dunkley, Senior Vice President, Medical, Continuum

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12:15 PM


Practitioners and solution providers host a menu of luncheon discussions on pertinent industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts. The list of discussion topics will be available on-site.

1:15 PM

Session to Session Travel Time

1:20 PM

Mission Possible: A CISO Journey to Build a Culture of Confidentiality
Meredith Harper, Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer, Henry Ford Health System

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1:50 PM

Executive INSIGHT
Smart Hospitals, Smart Med Tech Devices

Todd Czartoski, MD, Chief Executive Telehealth, Chief Medical Technology Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health

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2:25 PM

LIGHTNING ROUNDS – Join us for a burst of expert insight on:

Understanding the Emerging Opportunities as Cities Become Smart

Jonathan Behnke, Chief Information Officer, City of San Diego
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FDA Today – MedTech and Healthcare IT Update

Bakul Patel, Associate Director of Digital Health, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
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Adding Years to Our Life and Life to Our Years
Dennis Robbins, Ph.D M.P.H., Tech and Innovation Board, American Heart Association
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3:25 PM

Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break

3:55 PM

Political Landscape
The Social Transformation of American Medicine
Mahek A. Shah, MD, Senior Researcher & Senior Project Director, Harvard Business School

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4:30 PM

Capstone Keynote And Innovation Award – The Story of the Pacemaker and Beyond

Mir Imran, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, InCube Labs, Inc
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5:00 PM

23rd Annual Medical Technologies: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange Concludes

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Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. We value great ideas and are passionate about removing “obstacles to success” to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS’ no-strings- attached model means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while retaining their intellectual property. JLABS is open to entrepreneurs across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health sectors. The JLABS flagship opened in 2012 in San Diego at Janssen’s West Coast Research Center, and since then has grown to eight locations including the Bay Area, Boston & Lowell, MA, Houston, Toronto and a ninth location, New York City, launching in 2018.

10:15 AM


10:30 AM

Executive Roundtable on Aligning Growth Vision and Innovation Strategy

11:30 AM

Networking Brunch

12:30 PM

Depart Hotel for Johnson & Johnson Innovation: JLABS San Diego Innovation Lab

1:00 PM

Check-In and Welcome

1:15 PM

Innovation Center Immersion

1:45 PM

Spotlight on Johnson and Johnson Innovation Strategy: A Conversation with Kara Bortone, Head of JLABS San Diego

2:30 PM

Beverages and Hors d’oeuvres

3:00 PM

Shuttle Returns to the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa