Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. JOSH LUKE, FACHE

Dr. JOSH LUKE, FACHE

Healthcare Futurist, Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Faculty, University of Southern California Sol Price of Public Policy

Josh Luke is a leading healthcare futurist, former hospital Chief Executive Officer, Amazon best-selling author and Adjunct Faculty for the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. He serves as Chief Strategy Officer/Senior Health Policy Analyst for Nelson Hardiman Law.

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JENNIFER TURGISS Dr PH

JENNIFER TURGISS Dr PH

Vice President, Behavior Science & Advanced Analytics, Johnson & Johnson

As an applied scientist and practitioner in population health management, Jennifer Turgiss spent a decade creating, measuring and optimizing wearable technologies and digital solutions to improve health and wellbeing in the employer market.

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Mir Imran

Mir Imran

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, InCube Labs, Inc.

Mir Imran is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InCube Labs, a life sciences R&D lab focused on developing and commercializing breakthrough medical innovations.  Mir has spent more than 35 years creating novel technologies that have the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of patients.

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Speakers

Martin Adler

Martin Adler

Chief Strategy Officer, Reflexion Health

As the chief strategy officer at Reflexion Health, Martin Adler oversees product development, market innovation, and user experience. His passions include leveraging healthcare technology and academic research to empower people to lead longer and healthier lives.

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Jeff R. Anderson, Ph.D.

Jeff R. Anderson, Ph.D.

Project & Technology Development Manager, Mayo Clinic

Bio is forthcoming.

Waqaas Al-Siddiq

Waqaas Al-Siddiq

Chief Executive Officer, Biotricity

Waqaas Al-Siddiq, the CEO and founder of Biotricity, is a serial entrepreneur, a former investment advisor, and an expert in wireless communication technology. Academically, he was distinguished for his various innovative designs in digital, analog, embedded, and micro-electro-mechanical products.

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Jonathan Behnke

Jonathan Behnke

Chief Information Officer, City of San Diego

Jonathan Behnke is the Chief Information Officer for the City of San Diego. He has over 20 years of IT experience managing and implementing technology for a broad range of industries including public sector, contract services, oil, construction, automotive, distribution, consulting, and manufacturing.

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Elizabeth Boudreau

Elizabeth Boudreau

Executive Advisor, Amazon Web Services

Elizabeth Boudreau is an Executive Advisor at Amazon Web Services (AWS) with over a decade of Healthcare IT experience. She works with customer executive teams globally to understand their mission and business drivers in order to assist them in developing appropriate strategies for sustainable cloud adoption. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of ITAC Health.

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Greg Caressi

Greg Caressi

Senior Vice President, Transformational Health, Frost & Sullivan

Greg Caressi is the Americas business unit leader for the Transformational Health practice at Frost & Sullivan, leading the Life Sciences, Advanced Medical Technology and Connected Health teams.

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Frederic Chanay

Frederic Chanay

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OMsignal

Frederic is the cofounder and CEO of OMsignal, an innovative startup developing bio-sensing garments. A serial entrepreneur, Frederic was previously a cofounder of Healthrageous, a Boston based mHeath startup. Driven by passion to use technology to help people, Frederic has an extensive track record in developing ground-breaking mHealth and Mobile products.

What inspires you? (Personally, professionally… )
Using technology to create products that make the world a better place

Scott Cote

Scott Cote

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Grr-ithm

Scott Cote, CEO/Founder of Grr-ithm, Inc., System Designer of the Neuro-Structure and the Cascade Effects System. Scott leads Grr-ithm’s vision and guides the development teams understanding and application of the Neuro-Structure.

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Todd Czartoski, MD

Todd Czartoski, MD

Chief Executive, Telehealth and Chief Medical Technology Officer, Providence St Joseph Health

Todd Czartoski is Chief Executive, Telehealth and Chief Medical Technology Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health. He oversees enterprise level telemedicine services and integration of technology into the clinical space across the organization.

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Tariq Dastagir, MD

Tariq Dastagir, MD

Lead Medical Director, Transcend Insights, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana, Inc.

Dr. Tariq Dastagir, lead medical director with Transcend Insights®, is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and clinical informatics. In addition to leading medical informatics work at Transcend Insights, he actively practices as a hospitalist. Prior to joining Transcend Insights, Dr. Dastagir was a medical informatics fellow at Kaiser Permanente. During his fellowship, his published work included the optimization of electronic health records (EHRs) for clinicians and the study of their interactions with health information technology.

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Roger Deutsch

Roger Deutsch

President & Chief Executive Officer, Cell Science Systems, Corp

Roger Deutsch entered the clinical diagnostic field in 1986 and since then has led the teams that have developed the Alcat test into the only validated lab diagnostic for the identification of food sensitivities.   He has driven the marketing of the Alcat test through CSS’s subsidiaries and distributors on all continents. His responsibilities also include every facet of operation of a CLIA licensed lab and FDA registered medical device establishment.

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Danielle Forsgren

Danielle Forsgren

Director, AVACEN Medical

Danielle Forsgren has been in the Wellness industry for over 20 years. Vice President for Vivianne Woodard Cosmetics, President of Suisse Botanicus, as well as a branding expert for Belloccio, Purple Cows Crafts, and creating many others. She is also an author and spokesperson. Danielle has been with AVACEN Medical from the start of the company’s launch in 2009.

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Luca Foschini

Luca Foschini

Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist, Evidation Health

Luca is the Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist at Evidation Health, responsible for data analytics and research and development. At Evidation he has driven research collaborations resulting in numerous publications in the fields of machine learning, behavioral economics, and medical informatics. Previously, Luca held research positions in industry and academic institutions, including Ask.com, Google, ETH Zurich, and UC Santa Barbara. He has co-authored several papers and patents on efficient algorithms for partitioning and detecting anomalies in massive networks. Luca holds MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara, and ME and BE degrees from the Sant’Anna School of Pisa, Italy.

Jennifer Fried

Jennifer Fried

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ExplORer Surgical

Jennifer Fried is the CEO and Co-Founder of ExplORer Surgical. Jennifer founded the company with Dr. Alex Langerman as an MBA student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she received her degree with honors in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

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Mark Goettling

Mark Goettling

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, BodiMetrics

Mr. Goettling is a creative problem solver combining financial, operational and technological solutions to address real world consumer health issues and business challenges for mid to large enterprise, ACO’s, Providers, Insurers and Governmental Entities with the goal to save a million lives within 10 years. Leveraging 35 years of experience across multiple industries Mr. Goettling brings to the health and wellness industry fresh and novel approaches to improving the delivery of care and helping individuals take greater control of their health and wellness.

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Meredith Harper

Meredith Harper

Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer, Henry Ford Health System

Meredith joined Henry Ford Health System in 2003 as their first Chief Privacy Officer. Over her 24-year career, she has emerged as a strategic leader who is not just interested in processes, goals and objectives but most of all she is passionate about her greatest assets…her human capital. Her success has been attributed to her ability to manage large-scale complex projects that cross-functional areas within integrated delivery systems and health plans while advancing the skill sets of her team members.

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Julia Hu

Julia Hu

Chief Executive Officer, Lark Technologies

Julia Hu founded Lark Technologies to make healthcare more personal and compassionate through A.I.

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Matthew Jenusaitis

Matthew Jenusaitis

Chief of Staff/ Chief of Innovation and Transformation, University of California San Diego Health System

Matthew Jenusaitis is Chief of Staff and Chief of Innovation and Transformation at the University of California San Diego Health System. Matthew oversees business development, new technology acquisition and implantation, regional hospital affiliations, and organizational efficiency improvements at the six UC San Diego Hospitals and four regional affiliates.

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Daniel Levitt

Daniel Levitt

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Bioz

Daniel Levitt is the CEO and co-founder of Bioz, the world’s first AI-based search engine for life science experimentation. Bioz software combines the work of life scientists with advanced Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML) technology to help researchers in academia and biopharma make faster and smarter experimentation decisions, ultimately speeding up drug discovery and increasing the rate of success in finding cures for diseases.

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Michelle Mosolgo

Michelle Mosolgo

Chief Technology Officer, Merck Healthcare Solutions & Services

Michelle Mosolgo is the CTO for the Merck’s Healthcare Service and Solution LLC (HSS). HSS is an independent entity focused on improving the value of care delivered to patients worldwide through evidence-based series and solutions. In this role she is responsible for the strategy and implementation of technologies to support HSS globally.

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Bakul Patel

Bakul Patel

Associate Director of Digital Health, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Session: FDA Today – MedTech and Healthcare IT Update

Bakul Patel is Associate Director for Digital Health, at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mr. Patel leads regulatory policy and scientific efforts at the Center in areas related to emerging and converging areas of medical devices, wireless and information technology. This includes responsibilities for mobile health, health information technology, cyber security, medical device interoperability, and medical device software.

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Akash Randhar

Akash Randhar

Chief Executive Officer, Medsolis

Akash has 25 years of strategy and operational experience in healthcare, hi-tech and consulting industries. He is a passionate advocate of need for innovation and consumer centricity to improve cost and quality of healthcare. He has spent more than a decade in various leadership roles in the healthcare industry. During this time, his focus has been process and technology enabled innovation to improve efficiency and efficacy of healthcare across the spectrum of need and ability to pay. He enthusiastically supports exploration of Alternate Payment Models and novel healthcare delivery structures but also cautions that a successful transformation to value based care requires a more deliberate approach than has been adopted so far. His focus has been to unlock some of those pieces of the puzzle.

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Dennis S. Robbins, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dennis S. Robbins, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Tech and Innovation Board, American Heart Association

Dennis Robbins (M.P.H. Harvard, Ph.D., Boston College) is a prominent innovator, thought leader, speaker, and healthy living activist. His distinguished career spans multiple sectors of health, wellness, health care, industry, medical and surgical devices and technology, disruptive innovation, ethics and policy.  His initial work on patient-centric engagement and now person-centricity ™ has stimulated a major paradigmatic shift in how we think about the culture of health, healthcare, and next generation empowerment across diverse ecosystems.

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Mahek A. Shah MD

Mahek A. Shah MD

Senior Researcher & Senior Project Director, Harvard Business School

Mahek A. Shah, MD is a Senior Project Leader and Senior Researcher at Harvard Business School. Working with Professors Bob Kaplan and Michael Porter, he designs and advises the implementation of the new framework for restructuring health care systems around the world, Value-Based Health Care, with the overarching goal of delivering more value for the patient: better outcomes at lower costs.

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Kate Sharadin

Kate Sharadin

Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder, eQuility

Kate Sharadin has led the biomedical startup practice for the Invention Science Funds (ISF) at Intellectual Ventures. Leading the Commercialization team’s in-house incubator efforts from invention as inventor as well as leading new company formations in medtech and digital health. She is the co-founder of eQuility a new startup,
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Arvind Thiagarajan

Arvind Thiagarajan

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, HD Medical Group

Arvind Thiagarajan is the Founder & CEO of HD Medical Inc. He is an inventor and entrepreneur with a history of founding, advising, and building technology companies. Arvind was given a special award from Member of Parliament for Science and Technology from the Government of India for his contributions to research and science and his work as part of HD Medical won the Socially Relevant Product (SRP) award in IIT Madras.

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Chris Thierfelder

Chris Thierfelder

Director of Research & Development, Halyard Health

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Asad Zaidi

Asad Zaidi

President and Chief Executive Officer, Epinex Diagnostics

Asad R. Zaidi: Founder, President & CEO of Epinex is a biochemist, and biomedical engineer graduated with honors from University of California, Irvine. He is an expert in the development of heart valves, artificial coronary arteries, artificial lungs, artificial kidneys and various in-vitro-diagnostic and biomedical devices.

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