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Friday, March 13 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
How Is Big Pharma Interacting with Tech Startups?

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With declining revenues and regulatory hurdles, large pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations are beginning to look for ways to increase sales of existing drugs and add new sources of revenue. Health IT startups have the potential to solve many of these hurdles, yet on the whole, big pharma has been slow to adopt new innovative technology. This session will look at pharma activity in the the health IT space to date, where it's headed, and what health IT entrepreneurs can do to better appeal to large pharma and biotech.

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avatar for Jennifer Lannon

Jennifer Lannon

Life Science Program Mrg, Springboard Enterprises
As Life Science Program Manager for Springboard Enterprises, Jennifer Lannon works closely with the Springboard network and entrepreneurs to run the Life Science Accelerator and Dolphin Tank pitch events. In the past, Jennifer has worked as a consultant with the Entrepreneur-in-Residence to the NIH through BioHealth Innovation, a non-profit that accelerates the commercialization of market-relevant life science research in central Maryland. She... Read More →
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Meghan Lopresto

Dir, Digital Promotion and Multichannel Strategy, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Meghan has over 14 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in leadership roles focusing on Multichannel Marketing, Digital Innovation, Business Development, Account Leadership, and Sales Operations and Platforms. Meghan has worked with Omnicare, Forest Laboratories, Sepracor/Sunovion, Publicis Strategic Solutions Group, The CementBloc, and, most recently, Boehringer Ingelheim. Well known as an industry expert in engagement strategy... Read More →
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Mike Marett

CCO, CoheroHealth
Mike is a seasoned business development & marketing executive with extensive digital strategy, global product management, sales and corporate development experience. A healthcare industry veteran, MIke is an entrepreneur who has successfully launched multiple new ventures and spearheaded the commercialization of award-winning digital products and platforms within health.tech and beyond.
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Shweta Singh

Sr Mgr, Business Development - Commercial Partnering, Genentech
At Genentech, Shweta engages with strategic health technology partners, while continuing to support internal business partners needs through enabling strategic health technology innovation pilots. Shweta comes to Genentech from Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio where she was the Director for The Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics (CMIT). At Summa she was responsible for fostering internal and external partnerships for commercial... Read More →
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Phyllis Whiteley

Venture Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Phyllis Whiteley is a Venture Partner with Mohr Davidow Ventures. Dr. Whiteley has built a career founded on her passion for personalized medicine, global healthcare, and transformative life science innovations. Dr. Whiteley brings more than 25 years of international experience across academia, Biotech, and Pharma in R&D, business, and portfolio management and has held numerous executive positions including CEO and Board of Directors. At Mohr... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

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