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Sunday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Is Big Data the Next Wonder Drug?

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In a world where we track our sleep, steps, sex, vitals, DNA, and almost everything imaginable - is data the panacea we hope it'll be for our health? Or is it another fad, a placebo, a sugar pill that makes us feel psychologically, but not measurably, better? Now that we’ve begun collecting data on ourselves, how do we use it to improve our future health? And what happens when data is extended from the individual to the collective body? What are the societal implications?
Find out what comes after the quantified self in a panel with Walter de Brouwer, founder and CEO of Scanadu, a NASA Ames Research Center-based company aimed at making this the last generation to know so little about our health; and Eric Topol, M.D., director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, who is using digital and genomic technologies to reboot the future of medicine. They’ll discuss how innovation is making our data computable and actionable so we can change our future health in real time.

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Walter De Brouwer

CEO & Co-Founder, Scanadu
Walter de Brouwer is a Belgian-born Internet and technology entrepreneur and semiotician. He is the founder and CEO of Scanadu, a NASA Ames Research Center based company with the mission of making this the last generation to know so little about our health.
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John Nosta

Digital Health Innovationist & Strategic Thinker, NostaLab
John is a THINKER entrenched in the world of SCIENCE, MEDICINE and INNOVATION. He is regarded as one of the top global STRATEGISTS and CREATIVE minds in the life science industry. He is also the founder of NOSTALAB--a think tank dedicated to the advancement of DIGITAL HEALTH and the... Read More →
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Eric Topol

Dir, Scripps Translational Science Institute
Voted the #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States in 2012 in a national poll conducted by Modern Healthcare, Eric J. Topol, M.D. works on genomic and wireless digital innovative technologies to reshape the future of medicine. He is a practicing cardiologist at... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 203-204

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