Mobile Health Expo is bringing together all channels in Mobile Health, such as mhealth, wireless health, connected health, fixed wire and telemedicine. The distinguished list of speakers represents the ecosystem as a whole, versus specific channels. Mobile Health Expo is the only conference where you can meet, network, discuss and view technologies from all industry players together, in one location.
See the distinguished speaker bios below…
Business Development at Freescale
Chair of Technical Working Group of Continua Health Alliance
Bio: Jon Adams is chair of the Technical Working Group of the Continua Health Alliance; he also runs business development for short-range wireless at Freescale. He is involved in 2/3/4G cellular, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC/RFID, and is experienced in systems engineering, implementation, policy, and market strategy in the handheld, mobile, industrial, and residential markets. Jon has BSE and MSEE degrees from UCLA and has received medals and awards from NASA, JPL, Motorola and Freescale for technical and programmatic leadership. He is a member of the American Telemedicine Association and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and a senior member of the IEEE.Back to Top
Director of Sales, CSI Custom Solutions Group
Bio: Mike Altman is the Director of Sales in the Western Region within CSI's Custom Solutions Group. He has been working within the in-building segment of the wireless industry for eight years. Prior to joining CSI, Mr. Altman was the Southwest In-building Solutions Manager for AT&T Wireless. Mr. Altman has facilitated the installation of coax and fiber in-building antenna systems at facilities up to 5 million square feet in size. Arizona projects include Cardinals Stadium, Scottsdale Healthcare Hospitals, Coyotes Arena, Charles Schwab, Arizona State University and American Express. Mike completed his MBA at Arizona State University. CSI is the leader in the design and implementation of in-building wireless solutions. The company has installed thousands of turnkey solutions successfully in a variety of industries. CSI is the only in-building wireless service organization approved by all of the major wireless service providers. With more than a decade of experience, CSI has become the standard in the industry for in-building coverage solutions.Back to Top
Dale C. Alverson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Regents' Professor at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
Director of the Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research at the University of New Mexico
Bio: Dr. Alverson is a Professor of Pediatrics and Regents' Professor on faculty at the University of New Mexico (UNM), School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research at UNM. In that role, he has been involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico.
He is on the Board of the New Mexico Telehealth Alliance, having served as a prior chairman. He is also on the Board of LCF Research in New Mexico addressing the advancement and meaningful use of health information exchange, adoption of electronic health records, and integration with telemedicine.
He is the principle investigator and project coordinator for the FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Program in the region, the Southwest Telehealth Access Grid, a $15.5 million effort designed to form a telehealth network of networks in the region.
Nationally, Dr. Alverson is the President of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and has been on the Boards of ATA, the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law, and Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation. The UNM Center for Telehealth was given the ATA President's Institutional Award for its efforts in advancing telehealth locally, nationally, and internationally. He is involved in international Telehealth projects, particularly with Latin America, as well as ongoing initiatives for the development of collaborations with telehealth programs in Africa, India, Nepal, Iraq, Afghanistan, and several other countries.
Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Aerotel Medical Systems
Bio: Ofer Atzmon is the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at
Aerotel Medical Systems, a world leading provider of cost-effective,
high-quality and user-friendly telehealth and telecare solutions. He is responsible for developing and expanding the company's global telemedicine business which extends over 50+ countries around the world, helping service provider improve healthcare efficiency, enhance end-users' quality of life and save costs.
Ofer has more than 20 years of experience in global strategy, marketing and business development in the telecom and medical equipment industries. With vast experience in the telemedicine sector, he has been involved with multi-national mobile-health projects and initiatives since 1999.
Prior to joining Aerotel, he was Business Development and Marketing Manager of Tadiran LifeCare wireless telemedicine business (2003-2006) which was acquired by Aerotel; Managing Director of Conspect Ltd., an international marketing and business development consultancy (1992-2003); Project Leader at Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) (1990-1992), and a Major in the Israeli Air Force headquarters (1982-1990).
Ofer holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering (Tel Aviv University) and studied towards an MBA degree (Tel Aviv University).
President of Concord Healthcare Strategies
Bio: Dr. David Barash is an Emergency Physician who has been involved in the commercialization of medical technology for more than 15 years. David is the President of Concord Healthcare Strategies, a consultancy he founded to introduce new technologies to market for emergency and critical care, resuscitation, and connected and mobile health. He has introduced several mobile resuscitation technologies to market, including AEDs, CPR feedback devices and a smartphone application. He has worked with a global IT management firm to help develop their connected health strategy, and identified technologies to help link clinicians to their patients real-time. With a physician's focus on the clinical applicability of new technology, David has published several abstracts and manuscripts, has spoken internationally in his areas of expertise, and has been an inventor on a number of patents in medical technology.Back to Top
CysticFibrosis.com / Medrise
Bio: Jeanne Barnett is the creator of a large and vibrant online community for people affected by cystic fibrosis. Since its beginnings in 1996, CysticFibrosis.com has grown to over 11,000 members with a database of more than two million messages. Jeanne has developed a deep understanding of e-patients, their subgroups, needs and means of communication. As a visionary and pioneer in Internet health, Jeanne has grown this social health community and helped bring the e-patient—the electronic or empowered patient--into conversation with Industry. Jeanne is a graduate of Fordham University. She taught high school mathematics and computer science before starting Medrise.com, which owns over 100 niche medical domains. Jeanne is passionate about bringing Mobile Health to this community.Back to Top
Founder & Managing Director, GlobalMedia
Bio: As founder and Managing Director of GlobalMedia Group, LLC., Joel E. Barthelemy is dedicated to improving the quality of worldwide health care by developing innovative tools and technology that set the standard for excellence in telemedicine and life sciences. He has over 20 years in the high-tech industry and more than 10 years of experience in the visual communications, imaging and telemedicine industries.
Mr. Barthelemy founded his first company, Learning Performance Corporation, an educational technology company, in Minnesota in 1989. He relocated to Arizona in the early 90's and formed PAR Technologies, Inc., a successful semiconductor sales, services and manufacturing company. In the mid 90's he formed PAR Development, LLC., a commercial real-estate holding company with office and hanger space at the Scottsdale airport. In early 2000 Mr. Barthelemy founded a management and investment company WIYN, LLC. His most recent endeavor, GlobalMedia Group, LLC was formed early 2002 and continues to design, develop and deliver proven solutions to highly respected institutions including; Stanford, Harvard, and Columbia Schools of Medicine, Barrow Neurological Institute, HCA Healthcare and many others. GlobalMedia has also provided tens of thousands of cameras and audio devices to the world's leading global conferencing companies.
Today, Mr. Barthelemy participates as the Presidents Circle Membership Chair for the American Telemedicine Association and serves as the 2010 Chair-Elect for the ATA Industry Council, as an active Board Member of the Greater Arizona E-Learning Association, and as a Board Advisor to VidSoft, Inc. Mr. Barthelemy formerly was an active member of the Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill Industries Board of Directors. He attended both St. Cloud State and the University of Minnesota and received an honorable discharge as a non-commissioned officer from the United States Marine Corp in 1987.
President of Razoron Health Innovations
Bio: Bob Blonchek is president of Razoron Health Innovations, a company founded in 2009 and focused on creating products for the connected healthcare market. Bob has founded or co-founded several technology companies, and is a creative and entrepreneurial executive with deep experience developing and executing new product and service strategies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council and is active in the Baltimore Angels investment group. Bob received Masters and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University, and The Ohio State University, respectively. He is the author of Act Like an Owner: Building an Ownership Culture, published by John Wiley & Sons, and is a regular speaker and writer on technology, leadership, and entrepreneurial topics.Back to Top
VP Business Development, Healthcare Division, Damaka Inc.
Bio: Shri Boppana has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and information technology industry. He joined Damaka as an executive to drive company’s vision in bringing unified communication and collaboration solutions to the healthcare market. Prior to joining Damaka, he was instrumental in building a successful private healthcare practice. During his tenure at the practice, he brought in paperless office system, and introduced virtual consultation concept. Shri is actively involved in venture investments in clean energy, healthcare and communication startups. Shri earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from India and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Michigan.Back to Top
President and Chief Executive Officer for PatientKeeper Inc.
Bio: Mr. Brient brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology including physician workflow automation, physician practice automation, payor-based medical management, pharmaceutical-based disease management and medical devices.
Prior to joining PatientKeeper in 2002, Brient held senior executive-level positions at leading healthcare and consulting firms including McKesson Corporation, HPR, and The Boston Consulting Group. Brient began his healthcare IT career as the founder and president of BCS, an early physician office management software company.
Brient earned his masters degree in business administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration with High Distinction (Baker Scholar). He also holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and computer science summa cum laude from Princeton University.
President and Founder, Chicken Scratch Solutions
Bio: Tim has led the product definition and development of Chicken Scratch's first product, MD Scratch. He has a wealth of experience in technical management, working with companies throughout the world. Most of Tim's previous work has been in the semiconductor industry, where he has lead microprocessor development teams and helped enable many company's most recent advances in the baseband chips which power today's most advanced cellular phones. Tim holds a Master's in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.Back to Top
Counsel for Vinson & Elkins, LLP
Bio: Beto focuses his practice on legislative matters at a state and federal level. His public policy efforts consist of serving as counsel to business interests affected by America's immigration laws and corporate and academic clientele seeking resolution on statutory and regulatory issues.
During the 109th and 110th Congress, Beto served as general counsel to the senior United States Senator from Texas, the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, advising her on judicial appointments, legal affairs, and legislative matters. Prior to joining Senator Hutchison's senior staff, Beto was employed by the Texas Tech University System as the Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Director of Federal Relations. In his capacity with Texas Tech, Beto coordinated federal research initiatives and served as a liaison with members of Congress, executive agencies, respective campus administrators, and the System's Board of Regents.
As a result of his work, Beto has been recognized as one of Five Outstanding Young Texans in 2010, one of Five Outstanding Young Houstonians in 2009, and by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the Top 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.
President of Cellular Specialties Inc.'s Custom Solutions Group
Bio: As the president of CSI's Custom Solutions Group, Kelley Carr has more than 15 years of experience in the wireless industry. Under Carr's guidance, CSI has become a recognized leader for in-building wireless solutions, realizing an annual growth rate of over 40% with 8,500 turnkey solutions currently deployed. As a respected expert in the industry, Kelley is often invited to host and speak before audiences at healthcare events. Carr has presented at venues including: TEPR, HIMSS, RealComm, ACUTA, HITEC, DAS and Interop. Previously Carr held executive positions with Nextel and Wavelink Communications. Carr is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and holds a BA in Political Science.Back to Top
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Tx.
Bio: The Honorable S. Ward Casscells, MD is the John E. Tyson Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Vice President for External Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Senior Scholar at the Texas Heart Institute. His team contributes original data (including the regular Zogby/Casscells surveys) and insights on healthcare reform, pandemic readiness, and health diplomacy. From April 2007 through April 2009 he served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) where he was credited with turning around a struggling $45bn health and education system with 137,000 employees, 10 million patients in 900 clinics and hospitals in 100 countries. The system is now #1 in most surveys of patient satisfaction.For this work, and for strengthening ties to HHS, CDC, FDA, NIH, AHRQ, AHIC, DHS, WHO, IOs and NGOs, Dr Casscells received in 2009 the DoD's highest civilian award, the Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Surgeon General's Medallion from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Army's Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service, the Army's Order of Military Medical Merit, and the Dr. Casscells graduated Yale College and Harvard Medical School (magna cum laude). He trained in medicine and cardiology at Beth Israel, Brigham and Women's, and Massachusetts General Hospitals, the Harvard School of Public Health, National Institutes of Health, and Scripps. Department of Veterans' Affairs Commendation. Government Executive magazine said of him, "Many Defense leaders say they pay attention to the troops and don't. Casscells does...he is a leader who walks the walk...making rounds at military hospitals…[continuing his policy] would serve the troops well."His publications have been in the areas of prevention of heart attack and stroke, information technology, medical ethics, influenza, disaster preparedness, health diplomacy, nanotechnology, and healthcare management. He also speaks publicly about living with cancer. An inventor, and founder of several companies, including Volcano Corporation, he has served on numerous civic, corporate, and professional boards. He has been elected to a number of honorary societies. His work in mobile telemedicine and disaster response earned him the General Maxwell Thurman Award, HHS' Best Public Health Practice Award, and Memorial Hermann Health System's Hero Award. His recent book, "When It Mattered Most", a tribute to medics killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, was termed by Newsweek's Evan Thomas, "a noble work". A colonel in the Army Reserve, Dr Casscells served in Iraq in 2006, earning the Joint Commendation Medal and honorary membership in the Iraqi Medical Regiment. He and his wife and three children are Texans, living in exile in Washington, DC.Back to Top
CEO & Co-founder, Mobisante
Bio: Sailesh Chutani is the CEO and a co-founder of Mobisante, Inc., a mHealth company building cell phone based affordable and easy to use Ultrasound systems. He was until recently a senior director at Microsoft in Windows Mobile. Prior to that he managed $100m worth of exploratory research and development in Microsoft Research in emerging technologies to identify and seed new businesses. The results included the formation of multiple new product and business units within Microsoft such as robotics, technology for emerging markets, education products, and many others, including a startup spin-off, Zumobi. He also led the turnaround of WebTV acquisition into a profitable business launching multiple new product and services, with 62% gross margin and revenues that peaked at $220m.
Sailesh pioneered Microsoft's engagement in personalized medicine, bioinformatics, and systems biology. He was an early visionary who championed cellphone technologies in healthcare, especially to meet the needs of the under-served segments of society. The research that he initiated starting in 2005 is now bearing fruit and migrating out of research labs into commercial products and attracting extensive interest from foundations and investors. He has co-authored a book "Technology at the Margins" that will be published by Wiley and available in December, that takes a global view of the impact of mobile technologies on health care, education, micro-finance, and resource management.
Sailesh's passion lies in commercializing advanced technologies to serve critical market needs. He was a key player in creating and building a successful startup, Transarc Corp., which was spun off from a research project at Carnegie Mellon University and sold to IBM. Two of the technologies developed at Transarc became billion-dollar businesses for IBM and Microsoft. He has had business and technical leadership roles in companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and Microsoft. He has also managed multiple P&Ls and executed successful turnarounds. He has advised several Silicon Valley startups on their business and product strategy, and governmental and non-governmental agencies on their innovation and intellectual property strategy. He has served on the advisory boards of the American Society for Engineering Education and the University of Michigan. Sailesh has a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland; an MS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, India.
Bio: Gregory Clary, PhD, is the CEO of Mi-Co, the 'point-of-contact' data collection company. Clary was with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center for five years working on handwriting recognition and pen input systems. Clary holds seven U.S. patents related to electronic pen-on-paper data capture. He previously served as President of Epiteleo, Inc., a North Carolina developer of handwriting-based electronic personal information management software and handwriting-based electronic messaging software. Clary holds the B.S.E. and the M.S.E.E. degrees from Duke University and the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Back to Top
Managing Director of the Corrao Group, LLC
Bio: Jack Corrao has held numerous Sales, Operations, and C-level Executive Management positions in the technology and data storage industries over the past 28 years with public and private firms such as Burroughs, Scientific Computer Systems (an early Super Computer manufacturer), Artecon/Dot Hill Systems, and ANDATACO/Nstor, where Mr. Corrao was also responsible for key management of OEM sales relationships with Data General, Micron Electronics, Hewlett Packard, VA Linux and many others. In January 2000, Mr. Corrao joined start-up BakBone Software as President and COO, where he successfully oversaw the corporate acquisition and integration of two separate software development organizations as well as building the core executive team and staff, formulation and execution of worldwide sales and marketing strategies, and managing day-to-day operations. In 2002, he founded Corrao Enterprises to bring a team of skilled Sales, Marketing, and Operations experts to the technology industry, leveraging his broad experience working with companies requiring additional focus on product definition and strategies related to sales and marketing while streamlining operations. His clients included Seagate Technology/Certance, PivotStor, SealShield, and numerous other technology organizations.
He is currently the Managing Director of the Corrao Group LLC. The formation of Corrao Group is an outgrowth of his experience with Corrao Enterprises, with the recognition of the Business Lifecycle Management (BLM) with Variable Cost model as crucial to the future success of startup and small to midsize technology companies. Gathering together an unexcelled team of trusted experts in a variety of business disciplines, the Corrao Group's BLM method provides a means for organizations to add specialized knowledge, skill sets, and resources on an "as-needed" basis, significantly reducing overhead and time-to-results for startup firms and new business initiatives for mature organizations.
President, Hiliary Critchley Consulting, LLC
Bio: Hiliary Critchley currently serves as a Senior Consultant for Strategy and Policy for Dr. S. Ward Casscells, Vice President for External Relations and Public Policy at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Health. She is currently engaged in:
- Writing academic articles on topics including influenza/H1N1, pandemic preparedness, and health care reform
- Designing/interpreting polls in partnership with Zogby International
- Utilizing wireless communications for health response in Haiti
- Planning and implementing symposiums on mHealth, smart power, among others
- Strategy development and decision process design
- Portfolio management and R&D investment prioritization
- Acquisition, alliance, and partnershiping advising
- Market landscape research and competitive analysis research and
- Financial model building
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IT Director of American Hospice
Bio: Fred Cruz will say he is no expert at any one thing but has quite a bit of experience in a wide range of things when it comes to Information Technology (IT). He started in the industry back before IT was cool. He is not worried about fancy titles or certifications because to him, it's about how you can perform in a real life situation. When Fred started his career, there was no schooling in the industry, you either were a programmer or you were a programmer's manager. Both had the task of managing the equipment. All of Fred's education and experience has derived from on-the-job experience and great mentoring. Fred likes to drive fast sports bikes and is in an alternative rock cover band. He is definitely not your "average geek".Back to Top
MHealth Champion and Council Member, Gerson Lehrman Group
Bio: Dr. Ruchi Dass has been involved in specific Healthcare IT, e-learning and ICT projects for the public/private sector in India. During this period, she has managed several projects and programs and has in particular worked, as an author, market researcher and Business strategist on a large variety of projects and reports related to the deployment of ICT systems in India, including evaluation of business plans, conceptual and strategic analysis, project specifications, functional pre-standards, impact analysis, fund raising and best practices reports on business issues. Dr. Dass is a Dentist with medical technology applied expertise. Today, Dr. Dass serves on selected Advisory Boards of leading companies. Recently, Dr. Dass spearheaded the company called Lifetime Wellness Rx International, an Apollo Group of Hospitals Initiative, which is the largest in Asia and third largest in the world. Lifetime Wellness Rx deals with Wellness, Prevention and Disease management and thereby serving consumers, business and social causes in India. She provides consultation on new innovations and ideas in Healthcare security, mobility and quality of services which will allow tremendous opportunities in establishing a Health International network.Back to Top
President of NoMoreClipboard
Bio: As president of NoMoreClipboard, Jeff is responsible for operations, strategy development, business development, product management, marketing and customer service at NoMoreClipboard.
Jeff has helped NoMoreClipboard gain recognition as one of the top personal health records on the market and helps the company's leadership team leverage its extensive clinical health and technology experience to continually enhance a PHR application that is consumer-friendly, interactive, secure, mobile and interoperable.
A visible member of Indiana's health IT community, Jeff serves as a Board Member for the Indiana HIMSS chapter. He has also helped to raise awareness of health IT adoption nationally via public speaking sessions across the nation. He is a sought-after media expert on the topic of health IT relating to personal health and patient empowerment issues and has been featured in BusinessWeek, Healthcare IT News, Modern Healthcare, Health Data Management and more.
Jeff has more than 20 years of management consulting, marketing communications, business development and advertising experience, including a stint as a principal at one of the top business-to-business marketing firms in the U.S. He has also taught advertising at the University of Indianapolis and lectured on business-to-business marketing at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. For more information about Jeff and NoMoreClipboard, please visit http://www.nomoreclipboard.com.
Business Development Manager of Telemedicine for T-Mobile
Bio: Scott Ellis has been at T-Mobile for over eight years during which time he has developed and managed Indirect Distribution for the California launch – the largest launch in wireless history. He then became a Regional Sales Manager for the VAR channel and helped to build it into a successful third party channel at T-Mobile. During the last five years Scott has held various roles with the T-Mobile M2M channel. He has served as a Regional Sales Manager and Sr. Manager of Operations, he is currently the Business Development Manager for Telemedicine. Scott recently completed an assignment in Germany where he worked with T-Mobile's European partners on cross Atlantic M2M initiatives.
Previous to T-Mobile Scott has served as a Manger of other telecom companies for over 7 years. He has managed indirect distribution models in both the business and consumer channels. Scott earned a degree from the University of South Carolina's Wall School of Business.
CEO of MacroView Labs
Bio: Aron Ezra serves as CEO of MacroView Labs, an innovative software company that helps organizations and individuals interact with each other in the mobile world. Past career highlights include serving as Senior Vice President of Healthcare at the global PR firm Hill & Knowlton, and as Director at the healthcare consulting firm the Advisory Board Company. Past clients include: Mayo Clinic, IBM, Merck, Johns Hopkins, McKesson, Amgen, Texas Health Resources, Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealth, Cigna, Adventist Health, Baptist Health, and many others. He did his graduate work at Yale and received his bachelors degree with honors from Princeton, and has been invited to speak at more than 400 conferences across the country.Back to Top
CEO, Global Technologies Corp.
Bio:Bill founded Global Technologies Corporation in 1981, an intellectual property and software product development firm which he manages to this day. Bill has also worked as Chief Innovation Officer for Starbase Corporation (now Borland), where he co-headed a forward-looking research project focused on the information tsunami that is plaguing businesses of all sizes and specifically how topic map (XTM) technology might be brought to bear on the issues of information findability and knowledge management. Bill left Starbase in 2002 to form MyST Technology Partners with a vision of building a standards-based XML web services environment that serves as the foundation for MyST Dimensions™, an agile media and syndication platform which is used by large and small businesses including Intel Corporation. Bill is a technology innovator and entrepreneur with over twenty-five years experience in the software industry. His creations include dozens of commercial software applications, including the highly successful and award-winning LapLink™ communications tool for consumers, and the ground-breaking Internet publishing application QuickSite®. Bill is Senior Editor of iPhoneCTO.com, a contributing writer for iPhoneLife and founder of iPadCTO.com providing mobile advisory services to C-level executives.Back to Top
President of Summ-IT Healthcare
Bio: Carlos Garcia, President of Summ-IT Healthcare, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of business management. He is also a partner of Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Solutions PartnerSelect Program, member of the National Association of Entrepreneurs-Apopka, and participant of many other technical groups. Over twenty-five years experience in healthcare with eighteen of those years directly involved in information technology. He has been involved in all phases of software development, analysis, design, implementation, application upgrades & system maintenance at several healthcare facilities throughout the USA & Canada. Mr. Garcia poses hospital, vendor and consulting experiences that greatly benefit his customers.Back to Top
National Director of Healthcare for Sprint
Bio: Dan Gillison is the National Director of Public Sector Sales Programs for Sprint. In this role, he is responsible for leading a national sales team to develop industry-focused solutions and programs within the state, local and public safety sectors. In addition, Dan supports the development of new and innovative technology directed towards this community.
Dan has been with Sprint for more than five years including 4 years at Nextel Communications. He has more than 23 years of experience in Information Technology, including 15 years of extensive experience within sales, sales management, executive leadership development and sales operations.
Previously, he has worked at the Xerox Corporation and XO Communications, Inc.
In addition to his sales leadership experience, Dan has had roles in developing sales management training as well as working in federal government operations for Xerox. Dan holds a bachelor degree in Liberal Arts and Communications from Southern University.
COO at Healthagen
Bio: Jim Greiner has more than 15 years of strategy, operations, and execution experience in the Internet and Mobile applications industries. Greiner's previous roles include CEO of Rocketalk, an international consumer mobile social networking start-up, and Senior Vice-President and General Manager of MapQuest, Inc. Prior to heading up MapQuest, he also led the company's marketing, business development, and product management functions. In addition to his work at Healthagen, Greiner currently serves as business advisor to several other Internet and mobile start-ups. Greiner received his MBA with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University.Back to Top
Senior Director of Product Marketing for Shoretel
Bio: Bernard Gutnick, ShoreTel's Senior Director of Product Marketing is a frequent representative for ShoreTel in public speaking events and education forums, and is well known for his case study presentations. Bernard has over 20 years of experience in the communications industry. Prior to joining ShoreTel, he was vice president - product marketing for Sylantro Systems and has held senior positions in marketing and sales at TerreStar Networks, Aspect Communications, Octel Communications, Nortel Networks and the Manitoba Telephone System. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.Back to Top
Executive Vice President of NCP Engineering
Bio: Martin Hack is the executive vice president of remote access solution provider NCP engineering. With nearly two decades of experience in developing game-changing information security products and services, he has been a trusted advisor to many organizations around the world. Prior to joining NCP, he held several executive marketing and product management positions at information security and high-tech companies, including GreenBorder (acquired by Google) and Sun Microsystems. As one of the leading experts on high assurance computing and multi-level security, he served as an executive advisor to several healthcare organizations, including Kaiser Permanente.Back to Top
Vice President of subscriber business at Epocrates
Bio: Sean Handel is vice president of the subscriber business at Epocrates. Handel is responsible for product strategy, sales and marketing for its mobile (smartphone) and online point-of-care products. These products are used by more than 1 million healthcare professionals to help improve practice efficiencies and patient safety. Prior to joining Epocrates, Handel led product development efforts at a variety of Silicon Valley software companies specializing in mobile and online commerce, including Rearden Commerce and GetThere. He began his career with Anderson Consulting, where he led consulting and research projects as part of the Center for Strategic Technology. Handel holds a B.A. and M.C.S. from Northwestern University, and was a corporate fellow at the institute for the Learning Sciences.Back to Top
Epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins
Bio: Steven Hansch, MPH, is an epidemiologist who has worked in and taught international aid for 35 years, including work with a range of nongovernmental organizations such as CARE, the International Rescue Committee, Relief International, World Vision, the Refugee Policy Group, Unicef, the World Health Organization and the red cross. He has been involved in convening interagency working groups to evaluate lessons of field experience in numerous sectors related to health, nutrition, early warning, local capacity-building and microfinance. He is currently adjunct faculty at George Washington University's School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and is a fellow at the Georgetown University Institute for the Study of International Migration.Back to Top
CEO and Founder, Wicentric
Bio: Jason Hillyard is the founder and CEO of Wicentric, a leading provider of Bluetooth low energy software solutions. Jason has 16 years of experience in the wireless industry and began working in Bluetooth over ten years ago. Prior to Wicentric, Jason led the Bluetooth development effort at Staccato Communications where he designed Staccato's Bluetooth firmware architecture and contributed to the Bluetooth 3.0 specification in the Bluetooth SIG. Prior to Staccato, Jason led the 802.15.4 MAC firmware project at Figure 8 Wireless and Texas Instruments. Earlier, Jason led the development of an embedded Bluetooth solution for mobile phones at Widcomm and Broadcom. Jason has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.Back to Top
CEO & Vice Chairman of Telcare, Inc.
Bio: He is a physician with a background in information technology, health economics, and public health. He has been a founder of health information technology companies that have become part of Siemens, Inc., United Health Group, Inc., and Aetna, Inc. Dr. Javitt has served as a senior medical advisor to several Presidential administrations. He served as assistant to the Chairman of the Health Professionals Review Group of the White House Health Reform Task Force and a Special Government Employee in the Executive Office of the President under President Clinton. He was appointed by President Bush in 2003 to the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), where he chaired the Health Subcommittee and also served as a Special Employee of the Undersecretary of Defense (ATL). PITAC's report, Revolutionizing Health Care through Information Technology, has served as a blueprint for concerted Executive and Legislative Branch focus on computerizing the nation's healthcare infrastructure and has largely been implemented in the recent stimulus package.
Dr. Javitt graduated in 1978 with honors in Biochemistry from Princeton University and earned his M.D. at Cornell University Medical College. He was awarded a Kellogg Foundation Fellowship to attend the Harvard School of Public Health, from which he graduated with an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management. Dr. Javitt joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 1988 as the first ophthalmologist to be granted a Physician Scientist Award by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He continues to serve as an adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins. He joined the faculty of Georgetown University in 1990, where he directed and participated in more than $20 million of federally-funded research focused on outcomes of, and delivery of, health care including diseases of the eye, diabetes, and breast cancer. He is the author of more than 200 publications related to health care delivery and holds two U.S. patents. He authored the first book on computers in medicine in 1984 and has published more than 200 scientific works in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and numerous other peer-reviewed publications.
Owner, The Jones Firm and recently served as General Counsel to the Office of The Governor of the State of Texas for Governor Rick Perry.
Bio: Practiced law in Houston for fifteen (15) years in a litigation practice first with Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, L.L.P. (now known as Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP) for six (6) years, then nine (9) years with Cash Jones, L.L.P., formerly known as Cash, Jones & Springhetti, L.L.P., including trial and appellate work in state and federal courts of all levels involving complex business, contract, banking, oil and gas, construction, real property, products liability, personal injury, insurance policy, and lender liability litigation. Recently served as General Counsel to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas for Governor Rick Perry from December 2000 to November 2003. From November 2003 to December 2005, a partner with Locke Liddell & Sapp, LLP practicing in government relations and commercial litigation. From January 2006 to February 2010, a partner with Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. practicing in public law. Currently owns The Jones Firm.Back to Top
VP Sales, Mobile Division, for Physicians Interactive
Bio: Robert Kadar is the VP Sales, Mobile division for Physicians Interactive, which provides digital sales and marketing programs for life sciences companies targeting health care professionals via their mobile and Internet-connected devices and at the point of care. Prior to joining Physicians Interactive, Robert founded and ran Good Health Advertising, a health and wellness advertising network and publisher reaching patients, health-focused consumers and health care professionals.Back to Top
Director of M2M Business Development for AT&T
Bio: As Director of M2M Business Development at AT&T, David directs a team of business development managers within the AT&T's Machine to Machine (M2M) Center of Excellence (COE). The M2M COE is focused on working with customers to deploy solutions in the emerging M2M marketplace. Solution areas of focus include a number of vertical industries including health care. David is a 30+ year IT veteran. David began his career working as a management consultant for Ernst & Young specializing in hospital information systems and as a software developer in the health care and insurance industries. David has spent the last 25 years in sales and consulting. During his 7 years at AT&T, David has been focused on helping customers adopt wireless technology. Prior to joining AT&T, David worked for industry technology leaders Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Netscape. David held various roles in sales, consulting, enterprise architecture, and business development. David's career has primarily focused on assisting customers with the adoption of numerous forms of new technology including: wireless, hardware, operating systems, networking, databases, development tools, and ERP applications.Back to Top
Founder and CIO of Dansk Telemedicin
Bio: Kristoffer Karlsen, M.Sc. is founder and CIO of Dansk Telemedicin A/S. Over the last 10 years he has been involved in more than 30 telemedicine programs and has given numerous presentations on the subject of telemedicine and eHealth.Back to Top
CEO of Synap Innovation Inc.
Bio: Michael Keefe has extensive international experience in ICT, mobile and online sectors. He has led the strategic planning, commercialization and implementation of several global mobile and online technologies for healthcare, financial services and many other sectors.
Michael has managed government funding programs, technology transfers and licensing for the Canadian governmentâ€™s Department of Communications and National Research Council labs. Since 2002, Michael has focused on mobile healthcare marketing and commercialization, launching numerous products globally. Michael has also led the development of standards for secure mobile banking, insurance and commerce payment systems.
Michael has led planning for development of virtual world learning systems for Johns Hopkins cardiac nurse training programs and a virtual peer-support environment for US Army amputees for TATRC.
Michael is currently the CEO of Synap Innovation Inc., global license-holder of SpectraPoint, a next-generation diagnostic systems for HIV, TB, Malaria and Cancer treatment.
He is also Partner in The Mobile Institute, and producer/curator of the MobileThinkTank mHealth Series 2010.
Director, Remote Medical Programs, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates
Bio: Kyle Keenan, RN, BSN serves as the Director of Remote Medical Programs at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. Keenan oversees all aspects of Maritime Medical Access (MMA) while building the Department of Emergency Medicine’s worldwide telemedicine service. Keenan came to the Medical Faculty Associates from Adventist HealthCare where he was a charge nurse in the Emergency Department. Prior to Adventist he served as a nurse corps officer for the United States Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Keenan holds a BSN degree in nursing from the University of North Florida and is currently enrolled in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland College Park. He has consulted extensively on military and operational medicine at the national and global level.Back to Top
Founder and CEO of Ora Interactive
Bio: Mike Kelly is the Founder & CEO of Ora Interactive, a mobile design and development company headquartered in Chicago, IL. Mike has extensive knowledge and experience in the complete design and development of iPhone Applications. Appearing in CNBC's "Planet of the Apps," pioneering iPhone Apps in the Chicago bar & restaurant industry, and sculpting iPhone App strategies for fortune 500 companies, Mike excels in bringing business solutions to the mobile platform.Back to Top
Associate Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine at Tbilisi State Medical University in the Republic of Georgia
Bio: Graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) in 1982 with Diploma Cum Laude. Residency in Internal Medicine (TSMU), Postgraduate Research Fellowship (Moscow Institute of Rheumatology). Multiple research trainings at the Malmö University Hospital (Sweden).
Since 1987 works at TSMU, currently – Assoc. Prof at Dept of Internal Medicine. 2006-2008 passed Healthcare Management training courses by Georgia State University (GA) and Scranton University (PA) and became adjunct faculty for MHA course to Caucasus University (Tbilisi).
Since 1996 Director of National Information Learning Centre – the modern medical informatics center and think-tank in e-Health, established by USAID funding and by US partners from Emory University (Atlanta, GA). In 2002 elected as a Board Chairman of the Partners for Health NGO (formerly – Atlanta-Tbilisi Health Partnership). Has passed several trainings in medical informatics and information technologies, Telemedicine/e-Health in USA (Emory University, University of Maryland) and Europe (Tromsø University).
Expert of the Council of Europe and EU (IT/Internet applications in Healthcare, e-Health, Economics of Telecommunication). Has over 60 published papers and presentations.
Mobile Executive Business Lead for Humana
Bio: Julie has operated in a variety of healthcare settings throughout her career, including integrated health systems, disease management organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, health plans, health plan associations, and government agencies. Julie Kling brings more than 22 years experience to Humana as a seasoned health care professional, ranging from diabetes educator and researcher to vice president of product management. Capitalizing on her extensive background, Julie’s current responsibilities as the Mobile Executive Business Lead, includes leading the development and implementation of Humana’s newest communication channel, Mobile Health.Back to Top
Principal and founder of Better Health Technologies, LLC
Bio: Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA is Principal and founder of Better Health Technologies, LLC (http://e-CareManagement.com). BHT consults to companies in developing strategy, partnerships and business models for clinical care and care management platforms/applications delivered in homes, workplaces, and communities.
BHT's clients -- both established organizations and early-stage companies -- include: Intel Digital Health Group, Philips Electronics, Amedisys, Joslin Diabetes Center, Ascension Health System, Samsung Electronics, Siemens Medical Solutions, Medtronic, Varian Medical Systems, Disease Management Association of America, and many others.
Vince brings 25 years health care experience in multiple roles: President, VP Corporate Development, VP operations, management consultant, and marketing executive. His consulting and work projects span 100+ different health care organizations, including hospitals, physician groups, medical devices, pharma, health plans, disease management, e-Health, IT, and others.
Vince speaks frequently at industry conferences and corporate events. He has been the opening keynote speaker at the Healthcare Unbound conferences between 2004 and 2009 and has spoken at about 35 conferences in the past 3 years. He has experience leading strategic planning retreats for Boards and physicians.
Vince's experience includes: Principal, Better Health Technologies; President, Health Choice (medical call center), VP Corporate Development and VP Specialty Operations, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center; Regional Director of Marketing, National Medical Enterprises (hospital chain with 100 facilities); Senior Consultant, Amherst Associates, national health care management consulting company.
His education includes MBA and JD degrees from UCLA, and a BS degree in business administration from USC.
Vince is on the editorial advisory boards of Disease Management & Health Outcomes Journal, Population Health Insider, Medical Home News, and the International Disease Management Alliance. He is a Board member of the Clinical Groupware Collaborative. He serves on the ASTM International E31 Technical Committee on Healthcare Informatics (CCR). Vince is a member of the California State Bar (inactive). He also is on advisory boards for several early stage companies.
Epidemiologist, University of Pittsburgh
Bio: I am a Cognitive Psychologist turned epidemiologist. My primary interest is the application of Internet Technology to the prevention of disease. The concept is simple, since 1950 there has been 25 year world wide improvement of life expectancy. At least 20 of the year increase has been due to prevention. Most of prevention is merely the sharing of knowledge, prevention education. We are harnessing the Internet to improve knowledge sharing and prevention. We have created the Supercourse which has over 65,000 faculty world wide. We are sharing our knowledge by collecting the best PowerPoint lectures of prevention and science, and making these available through an open source lecture library (www.pitt.edu/~super1) I have published over 505 papers, and am Director for Disease Monitoring and Telecommunications at our WHO Collaborating center.Back to Top
CEO of Scribe-Well
Bio: Rewa Lazatin, an international entrepreneur and CEO of PractiSmart, is a respected expert in the medical services industry. CEOs and key decision-makers in the medical industry rely on her proven expertise to help them enhance patient care, improve efficiencies and increase their ROI. Rewa is also a principal in a number of medical industry service provider companies, including ScribeWell and AnswerWell. She divides her time between her operations in Manila, Las Vegas and San Diego. Rewa also travels extensively throughout the United States to consult with medical clients.Back to Top
President of Rip Road
Bio: Eric Leven is the President of Rip Road, a mobile technology and marketing company formed in 2005. Eric is responsible for the company's overall operations and strategic direction. Rip Road works with major health companies and government agencies, including the CDC, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the New York Department of Health, the Illinois Department of Health, HCSC, Mt Sinai Hospital, Merck / Schering Plough, and many more. Previously, Eric was a Director in the data services group at AT&T Wireless, where he launched hundreds of wireless products and programs with major media companies. Eric established the first Hispanic mobile content portal in the US, led all news and information products and championed location services. He was responsible for co-setting up the U.S. industry SMS Common Short Code initiative in 2003. Eric has a BA degree from Dartmouth College, a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a MBA from Columbia University.Back to Top
President & CEO of CareSpeak
Bio: Srdjan "Serge" Loncar is the founding President & CEO of CareSpeak Communications. Prior to starting CareSpeak Serge was at two venture capital backed start-ups; President of Songbird Hearing a medical device company, and Senior Director of Business Development at cdnow.com an on-line music retailer. Serge spent the first part of his career days in various sales, marketing and product development functions at Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo both domestically and internationally. He holds a MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.Back to Top
President of Integron
Bio: Bryan A. Lubel is President of Integron, a M2M deployment and supply chain services company. He was appointed to this position in January 2008. Mr. Lubel has over 24 years of general management, sales, marketing; product and services marketing channel marketing, operations and systems design experience. Integron specializes in technical logistics services for complex products and processes. Integron has developed practice specialization in M2M (Machine-to-Machine) remote communications deployments, reverse logistics, configuration-to-order (CTO) and critical spares parts logistics. Prior to his current assignment, , Mr. Lubel served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Gyricon LLC – a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corp. Gyricon LLC was a technology spin-out company of Xerox's famed Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), which focused on commercialization efforts around Xerox's electronic paper (SmartPaper) technology. The technology offering is now part of Xerox's intellectual property catalogue available for license. Mr. Lubel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the State University of New York. In addition, Mr. Lubel has completed management, technology and foreign language programs at The Ohio State University and Laval University, Quebec, Canada.Back to Top
Director of Business Development, Usablenet
Bio: Paul Maass is the Director of Business Development at Usablenet, a mobile Web service that optimizes mobile sites for leading companies in all industries, including healthcare. He has overseen the creation of mobile websites from healthcare leaders like Aetna, Walgreens, Mass Mutual, CVS, and many others.Back to Top
VP Supply Chain Solutions, Integron
Bio: Andy Maloy serves as Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions for Integron, a M2M deployment and supply chain company. Mr. Maloy's experience in the supply chain includes senior operations and sales roles with UPS, Ryder Transportation and Kuehne-Nagel. Integron specializes in technical logistics services for complex products and processes. Integron has developed practice specialization in M2M (Machine-to-Machine) remote communications deployments, reverse logistics, configuration-to-order (CTO) and critical spares parts logistics. Mr. Maloy holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from John Brown University in Arkansas as well as two minor degrees in Education from Garland College in Hot Springs, Arkansas.Back to Top
Managing Partner of SNR Denton
Bio: Frederick D. McClure is Managing Partner of the Washington, DC, office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. He has served as Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President George H.W. Bush and as Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President Ronald Reagan. His previous US government service also includes Legislative Director to US Senator John Tower, Associate Deputy US Attorney General, Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy, and a member of the National Civil Aviation Review Commission and the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board. In 1995, Governor George W. Bush appointed McClure to a six-year term on the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System, where he served two years as vice chairman.
McClure is a member of the Board of Directors of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, and Alex Lee, Inc., a North Carolina-based food retailer and distributor. He also serves as Vice President of The University Club of Washington, DC. Having completed a four-year term as Chairman in February 2002, McClure is a Board member of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association.
A former Managing Shareholder of Winstead Sechrest & Minick, McClure previously served as Managing Director of Public Strategies Incorporated, and as Government Affairs Staff Vice President of Texas Air Corporation.
Mr. McClure attended Texas A&M University where he graduated in 1976 with a degree in agricultural economics, earned Summa Cum Laude honors, was chosen Phi Kappa Phi, elected student body president and received the Brown-Rudder Outstanding Student Award. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University in 1981.
In 1991 McClure was named the 115th Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University and an Outstanding Young Alumnus of Baylor University. He has served as Vice President of the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students and as a member of the Board of Directors of the 12th Man Foundation. In 1994, Time magazine named McClure as one of America's 50 most promising leaders age 40 and under. Mr. McClure is a member of the American Council on Germany and the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.
Mr. McClure and his wife, Harriet, have two children and live in Falls Church, Virginia.
Healthcare Section Leader at Looper Reed & McGraw
Bio: Andrew N. Meyercord is a Shareholder and the Healthcare Section Leader at Looper Reed & McGraw in Dallas, Texas. Andy is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For over 25 years, he has advised physician groups, hospitals, and other health care providers in all areas impacted by the health laws. In addition to providing ongoing representation to some of the largest physician organizations in Texas, he has devoted a substantial portion of his time advising clients on a broad range of legal issues relating to the structuring, organization, licensing and operation of ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals. He is the Chair of Presbyterian Communities & Services and he served as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Dallas MBA program in Health Services Management. Andy graduated with a B.A. from Dartmouth College and with a J.D. from Southern Methodist University. He has been honored as one of The Best Lawyers in America, a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics, and was presented the Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Board Leadership Award.Back to Top
Senior Program manager, Kaiser Family Foundation
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Medical Director, Founder, CEO of IatroCom
Bio: Dr. Mlawsky served as Medical Director at the EDS Medi-Cal fiscal intermediary account. For over a decade, Steve professionally consulted for EDS and DHS. Dr. Mlawsky is an experienced Primary Care and Emergency Room doctor with over twenty years of clinical practice during his medical career. A Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, he has also been an active member of the California Medical Association, and served on that organization's Health Reform Sub-Committee and their Council on Legislation. Steve is a boarded physician Diplomat, licensed in California. He has also acquired Certification from Carnegie-Mellon University, H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management while pursuing their Masters of Medical Management degree program. Dr. Mlawsky was a member of the American College of Physician Executives.Back to Top
Director, Strategic Communications at Humana
Bio: Christopher J. Nicholson is Director of Strategic Communications for Humana, one of the largest health plans in the US. His background in telecommunications, retail and healthcare has positioned him well for integrating technology and marketing strategies.
Communications initiatives developed by his team have been recognized in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.com. In addition, Nicholson's won several awards for the SmartSummary and SmartSummary Rx – health finance statements for Medicare and Commercial members. These Awards include the American Business Award, "The Stevie." Most recently the team was recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award at Consumer Health World.
Earlier this year, Nicholson was featured in Insurance and Technology Magazine for his work in creating best-in-class personalized communications for the insurance industry.
He has developed a model within the business to leverage the vast data and informational assets about Humana's membership to drive complexity out of member communications. His team has spent a significant amount of time interviewing and surveying members to learn about how they manage their health and health finances.
The result was understandable and actionable communications that are specific to the member. Most importantly the goal of this increased personalization is to improve the consumer experience with a goal of having emotionally engaged consumers.
The net result is a new communications strategy for the insurance industry that effectively capitalizes on the getting the right message to the right members at the right time. This strategy allows Humana to drive behavior change and consolidate unnecessary communications to positively grow member knowledge and understanding while at the same time helping retain and grow membership.
He has been a proponent for information sharing throughout the industry, understanding consumer needs to, "give our members the tools and information they need so that they can make intelligent decisions about the health."
He has an MBA from the University of Louisville's top rated Entrepreneurial MBA program and currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky.
Johns Hopkins Hospital & School of Medicine
Bio: Physician, scientist, legendary teacher and humanitarian visionary. Dr Eric K. Noji was elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science for pioneering work in the use of social media and global communications networks for disaster relief, humanitarian aid and other public health crises. On the evening of 24 September 2006, his webcast on disaster management was seen by over 1.5 million viewers, still the largest audience in history for a single academic lecture. An award named in Dr. Noji's honor is presented annually by the DoD's Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance to recognize individuals whose careers have been characterized by exceptional teaching, ground-breaking research and leadership in emergency health management, conflict stabilization and peace-keeping operations, medical diplomacy and civil-military cooperation. Dr Noji has nearly 25 years of experience working with government agencies, NGOs, and international organizations such as WHO, USAID, MSF, the World Bank, UNICEF, UNHCR and others that provide disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, and support for reconstruction, emergency preparedness and crisis monitoring. From 1988 to 2007, Dr Noji was the Director of the International Emergency and Refugee Health Program, Office of Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is currently Chairman and CEO of Noji Global Health & Security, an organization he established in 2007 that specializes in humanitarian resource mobilization and management, particularly during major crisis situations such as the tsunami disaster in 2004, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the recent catastrophic earthquakes in Haiti and China in 2010. Dr Noji has unparalleled experience, expertise and success in crisis fund-raising, facilitating fast-track procurement and acquisition during emergencies, innovative technology brokering and rapidly assembling the best talent. An undergraduate at Stanford, he completed his medical studies, graduate work and residency training at the University of Rochester, the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins before joining the full-time faculty and attending staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital & School of Medicine.Back to Top
Manager, Marketing and Business Development, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates
Bio: Katie Norbury, MBA works closely with the Medical Directors of the Department of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University to promote, market and create new business lines in the fields of global telemedicine and mobile health. Norbury came to the Medical Faculty Associates from the market research and consulting firm, Penn Schoen Berland. Prior to Penn Schoen, she served as a strategic research analyst for the Corporate Executive Board in Washington, DC. Norbury holds an A.B. degree from Princeton University and an MBA from George Washington University. She consults extensively on marketing and brand strategy, most recently in the telemedicine arena.Back to Top
Leader & Author for CSMG
Bio: With a background in telecommunications market research and analysis, Aaron Nutt has led several engagements at CSMG in thought leadership, general strategy, grant development, business case development, negotiation support, due diligence, and sales/marketing/product strategy. He is a lead author in several published works including CSMG's mHealth: Taking the Pulse and Changing Channels: Content Delivery at the Intersection of Telecom and Media. Aaron has also conducted research in wireless enterprise healthcare vertical product strategy, including mHealth-specific market development and opportunities, technology implications and drivers on the market.
From analyzing 3G network cost structures to providing comprehensive order-to-cash and switch-to-bill operations assessments, Aaron possesses in-depth experience in the telecommunications, media and entertainment industries. Prior to joining CSMG, Aaron worked as an Analyst for Atlantic-ACM, a market research and consulting firm specializing in the telecommunications industry, located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Aaron received a Bachelor of Arts in Government with a minor in Psychology, cum laude, from Dartmouth College.
TUV Rheinland of North America
Bio: William O'Brien is a 20-year veteran of the product testing and regulatory affairs industry. Bill entered the business with a Boston-based division of the Intertek Group, and initially focused on global regulatory services to the telecom and medical devices markets. Bill progressed through several management positions with Intertek, including US Director of their Quality Systems division. After leaving Intertek in 2000, Bill joined a dot.com start-up called Tonbu, a San Jose- and Taipei-based virtual contract manufacturer and early entrant in the Collaborative Product Commerce (CPC) business area. Moving on to several years with CapGemini in its Supply Chain and Medical Devices practice, Bill worked with several of the largest medical device OEMs in bringing new technologies and efficiencies to their product development, regulatory and marketing programs. Most recently, Bill joined TUV Rheinland in the US as Director of Business Development, specifically focused on developing the new Global Market Access service line. Bill is a mamber of the International World Trade Center, the Massachusetts Biotech Council, the Society for Information Management, and the American Society for Quality, and holds a BA from the State University of New York at Albany.Back to Top
Co-founder & COO of PointAbout
Bio: Daniel R. Odio is a co-founder and COO of PointAbout, a company that is focused on unlocking innovation in the mobile space.
Daniel is a speaker & panelist on ways social media & mobile phone innovations are changing our lives. Previously Daniel started DROdio Real Estate, Inc., AcceleratedServers.com, and worked for GE in Latin America.
Daniel has been featured on CNN, CNBC, TLC, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications for his innovative use of technology in industries ranging from real estate to computer server
Daniel graduated from U.Va's McIntire School of Commerce and TJHSS&T.
Endowed Phillips Chair of Management and Professor of MIS at the School of Business at Madonna University
Chair of Research for the New Economic Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Council
Bio: Dr. Phillip Olla is a mobile telecom advisor with over 15 years experience working at the leading edge of mobile innovation. Dr. Olla is a Chartered Engineer with a Ph. D. in Mobile Telecommunications from Brunel University in the UK. He is also an accredited UK Press member. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals, and authored 3 industry reports along with 7 book chapters and 3 books. Dr. Phillip Olla is the endowed Phillips Chair of Management and Professor of MIS at the School of Business at Madonna University in Michigan USA. Dr. Olla is a member of the W3 Mobiles for social development group MW4D and the chair of research for the New Economic Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Council. Dr. Olla serves on the advisory board for IGI Publishing and is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Information Technology Research. Dr. Olla is a worldwide speaker on mobile technology innovation and a member of MOCOM 2020 a non-profit open mobile media think tank.Back to Top
Executive Director of Continua Health Alliance
Bio: Chuck Parker has served as Executive Director of Continua Health Alliance since January 2009. As such, Parker oversees the non-profit, open industry alliance of nearly 240 leading healthcare and technology organizations dedicated to enabling an ecosystem of interoperable personal connected healthcare solutions. He collaborates with the Board of Directors and other alliance stakeholders to plan strategy and oversee the direction of the organization and is one of the group’s key spokespeople, acting as the voice of the Continua members. Parker is also involved in several of the organization’s various working groups to ensure each adheres to the Continua mission and vision and is represented by the organization as a whole.Back to Top
Senior Vice President, GenerationOne
Bio: Mr. Pendleton has over 15 years experience in the health care and insurance industries, and is a frequent industry speaker. Prior to GenerationOne, he held key management positions at Definity Health as well as Lumenos, the two organizations that co-developed Consumer Driven Healthcare (CDH). Mr. Pendleton also served as Vice President of Sales within multiple UnitedHealth Group divisions, including United Healthcare/Definity Health and Ingenix, and Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Payer Market at OptumHealth. He still holds several insurance and financial licenses and is an approved continuing education instructor for health insurance in the State of Florida. Mr. Pendleton received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of South Florida.Back to Top
CTO for Awarepoint
Bio: Matt Perkins serves as CTO for Awarepoint. Prior, he spent 10 years at Motorola as Technical Director of the Things-to-Things Research Center, where he was responsible for aligning business partnerships with technology roadmaps, directing strategic joint research related to distributed sensor networks and leading the development of Motorola’s Asset Tracking and Smart Energy technologies. Matt was an individual contributor in the design and simulation of low-power, low-rate wireless sensor network protocols and the development of social networking algorithms and proof-of-concept vehicles. He led research on radio-location technologies and wireless sensor network protocol development, contributed to the IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.15.3 standards and remains an active participant in the ZigBee Alliance. He has authored over 12 U.S. issued patents plus numerous journal and conference publications. Matt holds both Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Florida.Back to Top
Director for Pricewaterhouse Coopers' Health Industries Advisory Practice
Bio: Preetham Peter is a director in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Industries Advisory Practice. His area of expertise has been assisting healthcare companies with digital transformation, revenue cycle, compliance, and information security. He currently advises a number of the firm's clients on how to take advantage of emerging consumer and industry attitudes towards technology in healthcare as well as technology advances.
Preetham's major engagements have included assisting a pharmaceutical company in the development of a business case, strategy, and execution plan for making use of advances in social media and other Web 2.0 technologies; providing improvement recommendations for a healthcare provider's strategy for member engagement via mobile technology; assisting a national healthcare organization with determining the appropriate levels of investment in, and supporting execution of, their digital transformation efforts relative to patient/member engagement; and developing a plan to mitigate information security and privacy risks associated with a large healthcare provider's efforts to implement an electronic medical record solution.
Preetham was a contributor to the firm's recently published Healthcare Unwired report, which studied U.S. consumers' and physicians' use and preferences for remote and mobile health services and devices.
Preetham holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Chairman & CEO of Systematec
Bio: Chairman and CEO, Daniel Pirestani founded Systematech, Inc. in 2007 and built it into the first com- mercially successful Internet-based video language interpreting company, serving the healthcare indus- try. As a pioneer in Web-based remote language interpreting services, Daniel has assembled a first class team of interpreters, developed a powerful and proprietary software platform, and forged a unique business model that has made Systematech the market leader in this fast growing market segment. Daniel has established a proven track record as a leader, innovator and entrepreneur at major technol- ogy companies, including Microsoft, Best Buy, AT&T, NTI and others.Back to Top
President, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Partner/Director, Global Regulatory Policy & Health Policy for Porter Novelli
Bio: Peter Pitts is President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and Partner/Director of Global Regulatory Policy & Health Initiatives at Porter Novelli and. From 2002-2004 Peter was FDA's Associate Commissioner for External Relations, serving as senior communications and policy adviser to the Commissioner. He supervised FDA's Office of Public Affairs, Office of the Ombudsman, Office of Special Health Issues, Office of Executive Secretariat, and Advisory Committee Oversight and Management. He served on the agency's obesity working group and counterfeit drug taskforce and is a Special Government Employee (SGE) consultant to the FDA's Risk Communications Advisory Committee.
His comments and commentaries on health care policy issues regularly appear in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Health Affairs, The Boston Globe, The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, The San Francisco Examiner, Investor's Business Daily, The Baltimore Sun, The Economist, Nature Biotechnology, The Journal of Life Sciences the BBC World Service, Fox News, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, among others.
His book, Become Strategic or Die, is widely recognized as a cutting edge study of how leadership, in order to be successful over the long term, must be combined with strategic vision and ethical practice. He is the editor of Coincidence or Crisis, a discussion of global prescription medicine counterfeiting and Physician Disempowerment: A Transatlantic Malaise.
He has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Butler University. A graduate of McGill University, he is married to Jane Mogel, and has two sons.
Director, Consumer Innovation for Humana
Bio: Mr. Paul Puopolo joined Humana Inc. in 2001 where his responsibilities include development of new programs, services, and products to improve consumer health and to create new consumer experiences. He is currently leading the Innovation Center's Health Entertainment initiative and mobile health interests. Over the last year, his team has produced an award winning website and Humana's first online, activity based games FamScape, The Horsepower Challenge, Operation Planet Savers and iPhone games Goldwalker and ColorFall. He has led projects and built teams to improve the experience for Humana's 11 million members. These projects have included those impacting consumer communications, e-business, consumer web site design, data analysis, and new partnerships. He began his career at Humana in the Service Operations and IT Strategic Consultancy department where he led process improvement and e-business initiatives.
Mr. Puopolo came to Humana after 12 and one half years of service in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator. During his naval career, he held a variety of assignments that included: Assistant Professor of Naval Science, Penn State University, Assistant to Chief Strategic Requirements Branch, U.S Atlantic Command, Squadron Weapons and Tactics Officer, and Aviation Safety Officer. His tactical aviation and battle group experience included Maritime Interdiction Operations in the Arabian Gulf and multiple counter-drug operations in the Caribbean region. He is currently a Commander in the Navy Reserve.
Mr. Puopolo received his Bachelor of Science degree in Comprehensive Sciences from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He has received his Masters of Arts in National Security Affairs (East Asia specialty) from the Naval Post Graduate School, in Monterey California.
VP of Vertical Applications, Vidyo
Bio: Prior to joining Vidyo, Inc, Michal spent 13 years at RADVISION where she was responsible for the development of the IP video conferencing H.323 gateway and 3G gateway technology. As part of her tenure at RADVISION, Michal served as assistant vice president of business development responsible for strategic OEM relationships. Michal has over fourteen years of experience in the video communication space. Now leading with Vidyo disruptive technology focused at developing vertical markets.Back to Top
Executive Director, Intelligent InSites
Bio: Mark Rheault provides strategic vision and executive directions for Intelligent InSites – the market and technology leader in providing enterprise visibility solutions for healthcare. In the past, he operated an executive consulting practice addressing the technology needs of healthcare organizations, and provided product designs for a web-based home automation solution. Rheault also spent five years as the leader of the web application development group at MeritCare Health System, one of the largest integrated delivery networks in the U.S. Rheault holds an MBA from North Dakota State University and a BS in Business from Southern Illinois University. He is the founder of the RFID Consortium for Healthcare and a member of the Advisory Committee for the NDSU Center of Technology Enterprise.Back to Top
Analyst at Onyx Government Services
Bio: Eric Richey has a broad technical background in the application of
mobile technology in conflict areas as an experienced national
security professional. He currently researches, maps, and analyzes
wireless communications infrastructure in developing nations in order
to assess the link between political progress and wireless penetration
in emerging and developing markets. In conjunction with geospatial
information systems integration, his work allows data driven responses
and an intuitive visual understanding of the wireless environment.
While working for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat Organization, he managed telecommunications-related programs worth over $250 million dollars and helped drive private sector innovation and academic research focused on deactivating the malicious IED network. In addition, he played an important role in helping Northrup Grumman develop a strategy on creating an integrated sensor network to track wireless infrastructure changes on the ground and deliver this large quantity of data efficiently to decision makers.
Mr. Richey received his bachelors degree from Washington and Lee University and lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
CEO and President at Intelligent InSites
Bio: Mr. Rosen is long time veteran in the wireless industry – extending back to the mid 1980's when he led the advertising account team that introduced Southwestern Bell's cellular service to the market.
He is an expert in the emerging field of wireless Machine to Machine communications – with a focus on Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring. At Numerex he is involved in various M2M business development and product management efforts focused on bringing integrated solutions to market. He is actively involved with Telehealth clients at Numerex who provide both chronic disease and post-acute care management, such as CHF, Diabetes, Implantable Cardiac Devices, MCOT (Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry), and Vital signs monitoring.
Before Numerex, Mr. Rosen was part of the founding team at Ublip, which created and sold GPS tracking solutions. Ublip was acquired by Numerex in 2008. Previously, at SensorLogic, Mr. Rosen spearheaded the company's focus on Remote Monitoring capabilities in the healthcare, agricultural, energy and industrial automation industries. In addition he helped Fortune 500 companies use wireless sensor network technologies for solutions such as Predictive Maintenance, Remote Monitoring & Control, and Energy Management.
Prior to SensorLogic, Mr. Rosen's consulting firm, Cogito Consultants, helped implement mobile technology solutions for blue chip clients, including Procter & Gamble, the U.S. Air Force, and New York City. He has also provided consultation to several emerging companies, including Quickoffice (www.quickoffice.com), makers of numerous products which extend the desktop to mobile workers.
Mr. Rosen is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Duke University, with Distinction in Economics. He has spoken before many industry groups, from San Diego to Singapore to New York to Nice – and published several articles in trade journals. Mr. Rosen is married and has three children.
CEO of Globaltel Media
Bio: Mr. Sanchez has over 25 years of experience in wireless and telecom. He began his engineering career at wireless innovator Qualcomm. After leaving Qualcomm in 1999, he co-founded inCode Wireless, a consulting company to the major wireless telecommunication companies. Following the sale of inCode Wireless to Verisign, he joined Globaltel Media as the president and CEO. Mr. Sanchez holds an MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BA in math from the University of California at San Diego. He was recently appointed a Trustee for the Rady Children's Hospital IT Task Force in San Diego. Mr. Sanchez also sits on several company boards and is a senior member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers. He has spoken at numerous industry events including: the National Wireless Engineering Conference, Education Research Group Conference, Supercomm, 3G World Congress and CDMA.Back to Top
Sales and New Healthcare Consultant for Unitech
Bio: Jamie Shipley is a healthcare focused sales account manager, focused on building relationships with resellers and users of Automatic Data Collection hardware. He has focused on healthcare data collection issues for over a year and been in I.T. related fields for ten years: first as a database developer for KPMG, then in sales at Unitech. He lives in Nashville TN and he and his wife have four daughters. He volunteers as a Cub Scout, Cub Master.Back to Top
Emergency Medicine Physician & Director of the Section of Innovative Practice at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates
Bio: Dr. Sikka is a Board Certified Emergency Physician at The George Washington University Hospital and Director of the Innovative Practice Section at the GW Medical Faculty Associates. Dr. Sikka has been a faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine since 2003, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member of the American Telemedicine Association. He is currently working on applying telemedicine and mobile solutions to remote medical needs in the arena of acute emergency care. Specifically, he is researching how emergency triage can be better delivered through mobile technology. Other applications include telemedicine advice to ships at sea, remote clinics and teams, as well as correctional facilities.Back to Top
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President, Health 2.0 Advisors
Bio: Marco Smit has a long track record of working with leading companies in healthcare IT, therapeutics, and Health 2.0 on strategy, business development, and M&A matters. At Health 2.0 Advisors, the current client base consists of large and smaller traditional healthcare IT vendors (selling to hospitals, practice management), as well as mobile health companies, vertical search companies, and general tech companies aiming to grow their presence in different pockets of the healthcare industry.
Areas of particular expertise include semantic search, mobile health, pharma-physician interaction (using Health 2.0 tools and communities), patient-engagement, new business models, and new market entry strategies (e.g. for high-tech companies wanting to penetrate different Health 2.0 'verticals') and more.
Prior to co-founding Health 2.0 Advisors, Mr. Smit worked for leading management consulting firms including Monitor Company (founded by Michael Porter) and A.T. Kearney, focusing on the areas of market analysis, M&A, and competitive analysis in healthcare, pharma, and high-tech. In addition, he held executive positions at Affymetrix and at aCGH pioneer, Spectral Genomics (acquired by PerkinElmer) where he was VP of business development.
Mr. Smit earned his M.Sc. in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL), and attended ESSEC in Paris. He has co-authored and contributed to publications on accelerating adoption of new (clinical) innovations for more than a decade, including the most recent publication "Health 2.0: Past and Future."
Director of Corporate Development for Foresight Imaging
Bio: Jim Smurro currently serves as Director of Corporate Development for Foresight Imaging, where he is responsible for creating and executing strategic business initiatives, including new ventures, marketing alliances and technology partnerships. He holds undergraduate (A.B., magna cum laude) and graduate (S.M.) degrees in Engineering and Applied Physics from Harvard University. Jim earned his MBA in Management of Technology from Harvard Business School, where he also completed doctoral (DBA) studies in disruptive technology innovation.Back to Top
Professor of Health Informatics at McMaster University, Canada
Bio: Dr. Joseph Tan is Wayne C Fox Chair in eBusiness Innovation and Professor of Health Informatics, DeGroote Business School, McMaster University, Canada. He is the Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Health Information Systems & Informatics and sits on many scientific journal advisory and editorial boards as well as conference organizing committees. Professor Tan's educational background and professional career paths span a broad spectrum of disciplines, including industrial engineering, cognitive science, business, health services research, healthcare informatics, and ehealth. He currently has over 100 publications, including encyclopedia, peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, special invited papers and book chapters, books and book reviews, conference papers and abstracts.Back to Top
Chief Marketing Officer for IronKey
Bio: David Tripier is responsible for all areas of marketing, including product and go-to-market strategy, channel enablement, and analyst relations. With more than eighteen years of technology marketing experience, Mr. Tripier brings a diversified range of experience in leading product management, product marketing and engineering in both early stage start-up companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to joining IronKey, Mr. Tripier served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at SurfControl (acquired by Websense), responsible for product strategy and go-to-market direction in email and Web security markets. Mr. Tripier earned his BS in Engineering from Drexel University, and graduate work in LeBow College of Business and executive education from the Harvard Business School.Back to Top
Director of Fortech International
Bio: Lawrence Wasserman, Director Fortech International, served the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Regional Office serving as Technical Officer responsible for managing Health Services Research (HSR)program.
As Public Health Adviser at the U.S. Public Health Service was responsible for the design of programs in prevention research and worked on the Department's annual health plan of action. Focused as grant and contract evaluation reviewer with emphasis on prevention and health promotion programs.
Health care consultant for development programs supported by international aid agencies as well the participant in setting up HSR program at the Veterans Administration.
Presently working on IT health related projects; smartphone health applications, remote access patient health care monitoring via medical devices, EHR/PHR software, text messaging and partner for various health care services. Active participant at several LinkedIn health mobile and wireless groups.
President of Blue Whale Web Solutions, Inc.
Bio: Gregg Weiss is a successful entrepreneur with a passion for mobile applications. He is currently the CEO of Blue Whale Web Solutions, Inc a mobile app development firm with offices in South Florida, New York City and Chicago. Gregg previously founded the site iPhoneAppQuotes.com, a service that connects businesses with experienced iPhone app developers. He has spoken with literally thousands of businesses about the mobile app development process and the opportunity that apps present in today's marketplace.Back to Top
CEO at Ringful Health
Bio: Dr. Yuan is a well-known technologist in the area of enterprise computing and consumer mobile technologies. He is the author of 5 books on software engineering, and has published over 40 articles on both peer reviewed and industry journals. Dr. Yuan is pioneer in the emerging field of consumer-driven healthcare. His work at Ringful Health has been widely covered and recognized in national media such the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Los Angles Times.Back to Top
CFO at Sproxil
Bio: Alden Zecha is CFO and Strategist at Sproxil where he is responsible for the overall strategy, finance and administration. Prior to joining Sproxil he was co-founder and CFO of ultra-luxury travel company PrivatSea and CFO of Rethos, a sustainability and corporate social-responsibility, social-media website. He also co-founded an OTC drug distribution company and worked with the Japanese MHW (FDA equivalent) on regulatory compliance issues. He currently serves as director for companies in the US, UK and Hong Kong. Alden received his MSE and BSE with honors in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University where he was a United Technologies Scholar and has a certificate in finance from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.Back to Top