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Friday, March 13
 

12:30pm

How Is Big Pharma Interacting with Tech Startups?
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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Speakers
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... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Lopresto

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... Read More →
avatar for Mike Marett

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
avatar for Phyllis Whiteley

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... Read More →


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

3:30pm

F1 Data Analysis Shifts Gears to Healthcare
With the reputation as the most expensive sports in the world, a multi-car Formula 1 team’s average annual budget is nearly $500 million dollars. Formula 1 has not only birthed multinational corporations and a viewing audience of over 500 million people, but its innovation and technological advances are permeating a plethora of industries such as cycling, healthcare, and big data.
Formula 1 cars race at speeds over 185 mph and therefore requires the utmost safety features. A race car will have nearly 500 different sensors between the car and the driver in order to collect data to understand the condition of the car, the environment, and the driver. These sensors and data are being applied to healthcare in order to fight obesity, strokes, and arthritis, as well as creating products, such as high-performance bicycles, that have intelligence built into the materials.
The innovation in “Motorsport Valley” is accelerating at Formula 1 speeds; don’t get left behind.

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Speakers
avatar for Julian Jenkins

Julian Jenkins

VP, R&D, GSK
Julian Jenkins is Vice President, Project Planning and Management, and leader of the Digital Platform Performance Unit at GSK. The digital PPU team are focused on harnessing digital technologies and platforms to transform the way clinical trials are conducted in Pharma R&D. He has... Read More →
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Geoff McGrath

VP, McLaren Applied Technologies
Geoff McGrath trained as a mechanical engineer, initially working in aeronautical, civil, chemical, petroleum and mechanical engineering. Gaining experience, from conceptual engineering through to business development for start-up and blue-chip firms alike, he later switched focus... Read More →
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Dan Rutstein

Dir UK Trade & Investment, British Consulate General
Daniel Rutstein, UKTI Regional Director, West and Central Region, USA


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

Fighting Ebola With Technology, Data and Innovation
Anyone with a smartphone, wearable device or access to their physician via the Internet knows firsthand how technology and connectivity can improve health.
But how can these and other cutting-edge technologies be leveraged to fight the Ebola epidemic, save lives at birth or even alleviate hunger and malnutrition?
Hear how the U.S. Agency for International Development's U.S. Global Development Lab and Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact are harnessing technology, data and crowdsourcing to tackle some of the world’s toughest development challenges. See firsthand how innovations such as re-imagined protective gear that zips off like a wetsuit, long-lasting lotions that kill the virus on contact, and wearable sensors that allow for remote patient monitoring are all being deployed to support the global crisis response to Ebola.

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Speakers
avatar for Ann Mei Chang

Ann Mei Chang

Exec Dir US Global Dev Lab, USAID
Ann Mei Chang currently serves as the Executive Director of USAID’s Global Development Lab. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer at Mercy Corps, building highly scalable social ventures and leveraging mobile/internet to improve the lives of the poor. She served as the... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Taylor

Wendy Taylor

Dir Center for Accelerating Innovation & Impact, USAID
Wendy Taylor is Director of the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), a center of excellence applying innovative, business-minded approaches to accelerate the development, introduction and scale-up of priority global... Read More →
avatar for Steven VanRoekel

Steven VanRoekel

Chief Innovation Officer, USAID


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

4:00pm

The Quantified Us
What lies at the intersection of the Quantified Self (QS), with its emphasis on individual metrics, and Big Data, with its emphasis on aggregating data from large populations? In this session, research and healthcare design expert, Matthew Jordan will highlight a new opportunity for wearables and sensor data. Dubbing it as the opportunity of The Quantified Us, he will argue that merging QS insights with larger sets of relevant data could accelerate behavior change and better health outcomes. Jordan will distinguish among the three levels of meaning from QS data—from measurement to insights and action. He will discuss how overlaying QS data with system, environmental, or population data allows us to develop a richer understanding of what triggers certain conditions or behavior. Drawing from 20 years of experience, and his work on Dialog, a wearable platform for people with epilepsy, Matthew will talk about the role of wearables and data in managing and understanding chronic conditions.

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Matthew Jordan

Dir Research & Strategy, Artefact
Matthew Jordan is Director of Research and Strategy at Artefact, an award-winning technology design and innovation company. Matthew has been consulting in the healthcare industry for close to 20 years, focusing on balancing user needs and goals with business objectives to deliver... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 4:00pm - 4:15pm
ACC Ballroom B Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Radical Healthcare: What Do Consumers Want?
The statement "healthcare is broken" has become a cliche, but most attempts to fix the system focus on relatively incremental changes. However, there's a brave new world of exciting ideas that have the power to truly change things at a fundamental level.
In our panel we discuss how diverse sectors like gaming, ecommerce, and academia can inform better design for healthcare solutions. However, we will also focus on the tension that can exist when creating the "best" and most engaging product doesn't always lead to positive/measurable patient outcomes and vice versa.

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Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Chung

Jennifer Chung

Co-Founder/CEO, Kinsights
Jennifer Chung is the co-founder and CEO of Kinsights, an online advice-sharing and health records platform for parents of children with rare and complex conditions. Prior to joining Kinsights, she was the Chairman of the Board at the San Francisco SPCA, one of the country's largest... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Foung

Alejandro Foung

Co-Founder/CEO, Lantern
Alejandro Foung is co-founder and CEO of Lantern, an online and personalized service that allows anyone to strengthen their emotional well-bring with the care and support of a licensed professional. Lantern launched their service this past fall and has already served thousands individuals... Read More →
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Jason Oberfest

Co-Founder/CEO, Mango Health
Jason is the Co-founder and CEO of Mango Health. Prior to founding Mango Health Jason served as VP, Social Applications at ngmoco, one of the earliest iPhone and Android game companies (acquired in 2010). Jason previously worked as SVP of Business Development and GM of the developer... Read More →
avatar for Vinnie Ramesh

Vinnie Ramesh

Co-Founder/CTO, Wellframe
Vinnie is a co-founder/CTO of Wellframe. He is an MIT trained computer scientist with expertise in systems engineering, complex networks and machine learning. He was a researcher at MIT’s Media Lab, Energy Initiative and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. In 2008, Minor Planet... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St
 
Saturday, March 14
 

9:30am

Hacking the Brain: What's Next for Neuro-Health
Dr. Geoffrey Ling (Director, DARPA's Biological Technologies Office) and Dr. Murali Doraiswamy (Professor, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences) will discuss recent breakthroughs in neuromedicine and neurotechnology, and the promise they hold for maximizing our cognitive agility and mental well-being, detecting and treating brain disorders, and enhancing brain longevity.

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Speakers
avatar for Murali Doraiswamy

Murali Doraiswamy

Professor, Duke University
avatar for Geoffrey Ling

Geoffrey Ling

Dir (SES) BTO, DARPA


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

9:30am

Patient Power: A Data and Mobile Health Revolution
It has been estimated that as much as 90% of all data in the world has been generated in the past two years. While “big data” has dramatically changed the way we live our lives from shopping to social interactions, the big data revolution is just beginning to touch the most sacred aspect of our lives: our health. This panel will discuss the current state and future of the big data revolution in health and personal wellness, as well as the challenges to building a data-driven health system. The panel will discuss how mobile devices have the potential to allow patients to own and manage their personal health data, and how computing advances may enable big data analytics to promote health and wellness. The panel will also focus on how this fundamental shift in health data ownership – from providers to individuals – will empower us to understand our personal health like never before. Panelists include representatives from the healthcare, computing, mobile, and data analytics sectors.

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Speakers
avatar for Jay Boisseau

Jay Boisseau

CEO, Vizias
Jay Boisseau is the CEO and co-founder of Vizias, which designs and develops solutions that require advanced computing and data technologies. Vizias works with computing vendors to develop powerful capabilities for societal impact, especially in healthcare, urban planning, energy... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Cowperthwaite

Matthew Cowperthwaite

Dir of Research, NeuroTexas Institute Research Foundation
Matt is the Director of Research & Technology for NeuroTexas Institute at St. David's HealthCare. He leads their research programs in computational neuroscience and clinical informatics. Prior to joining NeuroTexas Institute, Dr. Cowperthwaite was a biomedical informaticist at the... Read More →
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Edmund Jackson

Chief Data Scientist, HCA
Edmund Jackson is the Chief Data Scientist for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), which is the largest hospital management company in the US. HCA’s is in the midst of creating the largest electronic health record (EHR) in the history of the nation. Dr. Jackson is responsible... Read More →
avatar for Maninder Kahlon

Maninder Kahlon

Exec Dir, Dell Medical School/University of Texas at Austin
Mini Kahlon is Vice Dean for Partnerships & Strategy at The University of Texas Dell Medical School. In this role, Mini is building the vision and ecosystem for how a new medical school with its transformative goals for improving health will drive innovation in Austin.


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

9:30am

SXSW Yoga
Yoga was developed thousands of years ago as a way to prepare the mind and body for enlightenment. What better way to prepare yourself for all the new ideas, insights, and people you will encounter at SXSW? This is an all-levels class with special attention to alignment and helping beginners get a good start in the practice. We’ll emphasize techniques that are easy to replicate at home and at work. No special equipment or clothing needed—just come as you are!

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Speakers
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Melodie Tao

Marketing Consultant/ Yoga Instructor, Marketing Melodie
Melodie Tao, also known as Marketing Melodie is a Marketing Consultant, Educator and Professional Speaker with a mission to inspire others to optimize their online presence through digital technology and social media to grow their business.


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
ACC Room 8A Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Digital Health and Consumerization of Healthcare
The explosion in technology over the past decade has transformed the world we live in, and nearly all successful businesses today leverage new technologies to their advantage. Yet due to its regulatory and competitive complexity, the healthcare industry has been a notorious laggard in incorporating the benefits of the digital revolution. Recent years, however, have seen numerous innovations on the digital health front and, finally, the move towards a consumerized healthcare system that gives patients more control over their care. These developments could have significant, lasting implications for the sector and completely change the way people think about health. Nathan Olivarez-Giles of the Wall Street Journal will moderate a panel to discuss these issues with Glen Tullman of Livongo Health, Mike Lee, founder and CEO of MyFitnessPal, and Ray Bradford, Founder and CEO of Spruce Health.

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Speakers
avatar for Ray Bradford

Ray Bradford

Founder & CEO, Spruce Health
With a passion to create more accessible, affordable and consumer-friendly health care experiences with the help of technology, Ray Bradford founded Spruce in September 2013 and serves as the company’s chief executive officer.
avatar for Mike Lee

Mike Lee

CEO & Founder, Studio Industries
Mike Lee is the founder and CEO of Studio Industries, a Food Design & Innovation agency, specializing in the application of design thinking to food products and experiences. Mike is also the founder of the Future Market, a conceptual grocery store that illustrates what the world... Read More →
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Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Technology Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
avatar for Beth Seidenberg

Beth Seidenberg

General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Dr. Beth Seidenberg focuses on life science investing in digital health and biotech and works with entrepreneurs to develop companies with breakthrough technology for treating patients and improving health. Since joining Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2005, Beth has incubated... Read More →
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Glen Tullman

Chairman and CEO, Livongo Health


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

11:00am

iDiet, iDid-it! Losing Weight With Wearables
The intersection of health and technology has received much attention due to the popularity of wearables like fitbit and dieting websites/apps such as myfitnesspal. But how do these high- tech tools work for the everyday person trying to lose weight and stay healthy? Based on my own personal journey, I describe how these technologies helped and sometimes hindered my 75 pound weight loss. Over the course of a year, I used fitbit, myfitnesspal, wifi scale, heart rate monitors, digital food scales, and various motivational apps to help me lose and maintain the weight loss. But it was not easy- I found that some tools created healthy sustainable habits, while some created almost unhealthy obsessions. Some products made the process easier, while others made dieting more complicated. In all the discussions about weight loss technology, it is important to have a real person's experience and perspective to help others best utilize these tools for their own health and fitness!

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Speakers
avatar for Joy Banner

Joy Banner

Asst Prof, Mktg, Huston-Tillotson University
Joy M. Banner is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Huston-Tillotson University. Although her primary research interests include social media marketing, and small business communications. She also focuses on the intersection of health and technology because of her own personal... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

Quantifying Well-Being: Big Brother, Big Mother
Well-being isn’t only about health or even the absence of sickness. Today, it’s about purpose, social support, community, financial security and physical health. But is it possible to quantify your own personal well-being? And if so, what does the data mean and what should you do with it? This session brings one of the world’s most well-known leaders in personal data to explore the convergence of forces that combine high tech personal health tracking devices with fundamental lifestyle changes to empower people to achieve their optimal well-being. Chris Dancy, named the “The Most Connected Man on Earth” by Mashable, Fox News and the BBC. This interactive session will feature a session demonstration of "Smart phone" palmistry" where we will look at how we are embedding our lives into our devices

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Speakers
avatar for Chris Dancy

Chris Dancy

SVP Chief Digital Officer, Healthways
Chris Dancy, featured on the cover of Businessweek "Global Tech", Fox News, NPR, BBC, TechCrunch, Mashable, Wired, Bloomberg TV, and TED as "The most connected human on Earth.” For 25 years, serving in many leadership roles within the IT industry. He currently is employed as Chief... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

Stopping Outbreaks with Genomics
Bacteria and viruses are passed between people with every touch and breath that we take. Some of those transmissible microbes can cause devastating disease and the healthcare industry is making great strides to prevent those illnesses. By applying the amazing technologies developed to sequence the human genome to bacteria and viruses, scientists can detect each jump that they make between human hosts with incredible accuracy and precision, radically transforming public health for the better.
This session will teach a novice audience about genomics and how it can reinvigorate our fight against infectious disease.

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Speakers
avatar for Samuel Minot

Samuel Minot

Bioinformatics Specialist, Signature Science LLC
Samuel Minot, PhD is a Bioinformatics Specialist at Signature Science, LLC. He completed his thesis in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Pennsylvania studying the human microbiome using high-throughput genome sequencing technologies. He has a longstanding interest in... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

Simulating Surgery Using the Language of the Web
Historically, surgical simulation training has not been a freely available teaching tool due to costly 3-D computers and software. Smile Train’s Virtual Surgery Simulator--a convergence of medicine, technology and philanthropy--represents a quantum leap in surgical training. This novel, WebGL-based system allows real-time interaction with a 3-D surgical simulation by using the BioDigital Human Visualization Platform. Access is free and no specialized software is needed. The animated graphics are groundbreaking: realistically detailed and interactive.
This multidisciplinary collaboration aims to transform cleft surgery for poor children around the world, providing open access to surgical teaching tools of unprecedented innovation and excellence. We will present a proof of concept and early stage of implementation study demonstrating how the Simulator’s training features allow surgeons to quickly grasp complex 3-D surgical concepts essential in cleft lip and palate procedures.

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Aaron Oliker

Chief Technology Officer, BioDigital Inc
Aaron Oliker is a partner and Chief Technology Officer at BioDigital. He is an entrepreneur, 3-D animator, programmer and academic, working in the field of medical visualization and simulation for 14 years. Aaron founded his first medical visualization company, CyberFiber Inc. in... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 3:45pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Promise and Pitfalls of Too Much Health Data
Every major tech company has a vision, product or POV for improving health and wellness. Digital health funding is at an all-time high. Consumers can track steps, sleep, blood glucose, weight, and even medication compliance. Health data is being generated at a furious rate.
Doctors are digitizing their practices and increasingly connecting with patients digitally.
But herein lies the challenge. Are consumers and physicians ready for the health data revolution? Is there such a thing as having too much data?
This session provides insight into both belief and behavior; the current state of consumer–physician readiness; and what’s being done to make data actionable enough to change human behavior.
Dr. Michael Smith, Chief Medical Editor at WebMD, sits down with a physician and biometric device user to shed light on the subject.

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Speakers
avatar for Shannon Dickson

Shannon Dickson

Healthcare Consumer & Editor, WebMD / The AFIB Report
avatar for Dr Robert Glatter

Dr Robert Glatter

Emergency Medicine Physician, Lenox Hill Hospital
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Michael Smith

Talent/Host/Reporter, ESPN
Michael Smith is a 21st century leader setting new standards in technology, innovation, and health care. As the CIO of Mylan, his work is focused on driving paradigm-shifts resulting in access to high quality medicine for the world's 7 billion people. Michael excels at building, leading... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

Tech & Purpose...With a Dung Beetle, Prof, & Rabbi
A dung beetle, public health professor, and rabbi walk into a bar… and start talking about technology and purpose in life. Join Vic Strecher (professor and graphic novelist!) and Laura Baum (a rabbi!) to talk about the apps and other tech they use to help people find a reason to live.
Modern life makes little room for meaning and purpose. Can we create our own purpose? Can we use modern technology to find and monitor our purpose? Can we use science to study the effects? People with a strong purpose in life are at lower risk of heart attack, stroke, Alzheimers Disease, depression, obesity, and sleepless nights. They do better in substance abuse recovery and have better sex!
Vic and Laura take us on a journey through philosophy, psychology, epidemiology, and even Egyptology, where you’ll be introduced to a six-legged superhero with a unique relationship to a ball of excrement.

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Speakers
avatar for Laura Baum

Laura Baum

Rabbi & COO, OurJewishCommunity.org
Laura Baum is an accomplished innovator, speaker, and writer. Nationally renowned for her use of social media in engaging an online community, Laura is invited to speak at conferences from Jerusalem to Las Vegas. As the chief creative force, chief strategic thinker, chief doer (and... Read More →
avatar for Vic Strecher

Vic Strecher

Professor, University of Michigan
Vic Strecher is Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. In 1995, he founded the University of Michigan’s Center for Health Communications Research, a collaborative research-focused organization of health... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

3:45pm

Never Grow Old, Never Die
Is mortality simply a technical problem which, thanks to the virtues of Moore's Law, we will solve? Absolutely, yes. I will show that if you can hold out for another 25 years, you will likely never, ever die. This talk explores what this means to us as a species, and fundamentally, where it takes us.
Carl Jung maintained that the fear of death underscores all human action. What will happen when death loses its sting?
You will live to see it. And contemplate then to it forever.

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Byron Reese

CEO, Knowingly
Byron has been building and running companies for 20 years. Of the 5 companies he either started or joined early, 2 went public, 2 were sold, and 1 resulted in a merger.


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:45pm - 4:00pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

4:00pm

Codesigning the Inter-Hospital Transfer Experience
Getting to know the people who are actually going to buy and use your product is becoming a common practice. Co-design is an opportunity for the designer and the consumer / user to deepen that relationship through inspiration from the user and tapping on their domain expertise throughout the design process. The healthcare industry is usually seen as being closed to doing things differently.
Co-design was used in the context of redesigning the inter-hospital hospital transfer experience (specifically Air Ambulance) for the medical flight crew. It clearly showed the deep relationship spurred by the methodology of co-design was able to overcome the closed mindset of the healthcare industry to produce a simple concept for the Air Ambulance interior that has won 2 international design awards.

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Speakers
avatar for Sean Jalleh

Sean Jalleh

User Experience Designer, IBM
Sean Jalleh is particularly interested in using design strategies surfaced from user insights to develop relevant, meaningful, and actionable solutions. He draws from his experience in a range of disciplines – engineering, education, people management, medtech and industrial design... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 4:15pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

4:15pm

How Cool Gadgets Can Save The World
Imagine at the doctor’s office, you use an app that securely transmits your health data to the doctor, instead of a paper form. He then uses Google Glass to bring up your records and streamline your visit. Currently, many health care providers already use mobile devices to streamline the delivery of their health care services. But existing strategies and solutions are rather limiting and are often in a silo. The data that can be used to create better user experience and lower costs isn’t being utilized across technologies in in-patient and out-patient settings.
This session will discuss how health providers can improve health care delivery and patient outcomes, as well as reduce costs, through a combination of emerging technologies, personalization and electronic health record systems. Using new technologies, such as Google Glass, iBeacon, NFC and Kinect, we can learn more about patients, communicate better in an outpatient environment and provide better health care services.

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Speakers
avatar for Melissa Tait

Melissa Tait

SVP of Technology & Project Mgmt, Primacy


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:15pm - 4:30pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Smart Yet Illiterate: Hacking Health Literacy
A savvy, MBA professional owns a vintage ’69 Dodge Charger. One day while driving, he hears a clunk. His clunk becomes a clank and he takes it to the shop. He has no idea what the mechanic is talking about upon diagnosis.
Well-educated, high income patients walk in to physician’s offices each day and have no idea what the doc is talking about upon diagnosis. Throw in that the majority of Americans are reading at a 7th grade level and, well, we have a problem. As patient-centric healthcare takes center stage in today’s post-ACA world, “health literacy” is fast becoming the next, hot buzzword. But what exactly does this mean? Who is health literate or illiterate? And ultimately, how can we use technology to drive change?
Using the iconic ‘69 Dodge Charger as a metaphor, this presentation will educate the audience on health literacy, show examples of technology helping health illiteracy and offer actionable ideas for improving health literacy through the digital sphere.

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Speakers
avatar for Christina Mullen

Christina Mullen

Dir, Strategy & Innovation, Cadient A Cognizant Co
As Director of Commercial Strategy & Innovation, Christina drives strategic best practices and leads the development of innovative “big ideas” across the digital, mobile, and social marketing environment. With more than 20 years of experience in traditional and digital marketing... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 5:15pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Story-Driven Health: Alaska’s Race to Wellness
A physician, a behavioral health consultant, an administrative support, and a dietitian are sitting in a circle sharing their story. Why would an organization want every employee to learn how to share and receive story?
Southcentral Foundation's Nuka System of Care is a health care system created, managed, and owned by Alaska Native people to achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. It is comprised of organizational strategies and processes, practices, and supporting infrastructure that work together - in relationship - to support wellness, resulting in increased health outcomes and decreased cost.
Southcentral Foundation's Nuka System of Care has earned the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and other national and international recognitions for performance excellence and innovation. We will guide and coach attendees to create processes that empower customers to become owners of the service in any consumer arena.

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Speakers
avatar for Douglas Eby

Douglas Eby

Vice President of Medical Services, Southcentral Foundation
Doug Eby is a physician executive who has done extensive work with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and other organizations around the Triple Aim, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Patient Centered Medical Homes, whole system transformation, workforce, cultural competency... Read More →
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Katherine Gottlieb

Pres/CEO, Southcentral Foundation
Dr. Katherine Gottlieb, MBA, Doctor of Public Service, is originally from the Kodiak Island village of Old Harbor. She is a tribal member of Old Harbor, a tribal member and an elected member of the tribal council for the Seldovia Village Tribe, and an honorary tribal member of the... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

5:00pm

SXSW Meditation
Like any powerful tool, the human brain needs a bit of a tune-up now and then. Take a break from the bustle of SXSW and give your mind and body a chance to assimilate all the new ideas and energy at the conference. This will be an all levels class, with special emphasis on presenting a variety of techniques to help beginners find a practice that works. Come get your OM on!

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Speakers
avatar for Bea Love

Bea Love

Founder, Bea Love Yoga
Bea Love serves as an international yoga teacher, writer and speaker on corporate health and wellness. Bea’s wisdom includes over 15 years practice on the mat and in-depth studies with international yoga masters. She founded Bea Love Yoga to share her yogic offerings to help individuals... Read More →
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Melodie Tao

Marketing Consultant/ Yoga Instructor, Marketing Melodie
Melodie Tao, also known as Marketing Melodie is a Marketing Consultant, Educator and Professional Speaker with a mission to inspire others to optimize their online presence through digital technology and social media to grow their business.


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 8A Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

University of Texas System Future Finders Part II
Part II - The University of Texas System will present a two part discussion/conversation and reception lead by moderator Cecilia Conrad, PhD - Vice President of the MacArthur Fellows program. Conrad will lead a conversation about innovation and the future of medicine with Robert Metcalfe, PhD, Professor of Innovation and Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise at the University of Texas at Austin and Mini Kahlon, PhD, Vice Dean for Partnership & Strategy at the University of Texas Dell Medical School.
Presented by the University of Texas System

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Speakers
avatar for Cecilia Conrad

Cecilia Conrad

VP, MacArthur Fellows Program
Before joining the foundation in January 2013, she had a distinguished career as both a professor & an administrator at Pomona College, Claremont, CA. She joined the economics faculty at Pomona College in 1995. She served as Associate Dean of the College (2004-2007), as Vice President... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ashbel Smith Hall Exterior Courtyard 201 W 7th St

5:00pm

Why HIPAA Won't Save You: Protecting Data Privacy
Every day, people are collecting, sharing and leveraging health information -- sometimes without even realizing it. From fitness tracking tools to info shared through social to online search and purchases made online, a wealth of health-related data is being generated about each of us that, if used wisely, could improve health outcomes. But while much has been said about the opportunities, few people give much thought to the digital footprint they leave behind -- a footprint that includes data and information not necessarily protected under existing regulatory guidance (HIPAA). By bringing together key stakeholders who can talk to the needs of patients, manufacturers and entrepreneurs, we aim to tackle both the promise -- and the risks -- of maximizing the wealth of health information generated online.

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Manny Hernandez

Founder, President Emeritus, Diabetes Hands Foundation
Manny @askmanny is an internationally recognized health advocate who has lived with diabetes since 2002. He brings passion and commitment into everything he does, whether it involves transforming a 50-person team making Pampers in Venezuela into one of the best performing production... Read More →
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Marc Monseau

Founder, Mint Collective LLC
Marc Monseau has spent almost 20 years devising new ways to reach, engage and influence people through digital channels. Marc’s varied career includes serving as an analyst for a London-based market research group, reporting for the International news organization, Bloomberg Business... Read More →
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Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Health Economist & Blogger, THINK-Health and Health Populi blog
I'm a health economist, advisor and trend-weaver working at the intersection of health, technology, and people. I work with organizations throughout the health ecosystem, from food and technology to providers, plans, pharma and public policy. I evangelize former Surgeon General Dr... Read More →
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Amanda Sheldon

Dir Digital Mktg & Communication, Medtronic Diabetes
Amanda Sheldon Director of Public Relations and Social Communication Amanda Sheldon has more than 15 years of experience as public relations and marketing communications strategist for healthcare and technology businesses. She was named Director of Public Relations and Social Communication... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

5:15pm

All Access: How Tech Is Redefining Health Care
Technology is fundamentally changing how we define and approach modern day health care. The advent of new technologies allows us to conceive of a world in which 7 billion people have access to high quality medicine. However, accomplishing this goal requires orchestration among several emerging technologies, including innovative medical devices, new global drug development and manufacturing capabilities, supply chain modernization, unconventional marketing channels that establish partnerships with patients, advanced analytics, and social platforms to break down cultural barriers to access.

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Michael Smith

Talent/Host/Reporter, ESPN
Michael Smith is a 21st century leader setting new standards in technology, innovation, and health care. As the CIO of Mylan, his work is focused on driving paradigm-shifts resulting in access to high quality medicine for the world's 7 billion people. Michael excels at building, leading... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:15pm - 5:30pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

5:30pm

Resilience Through Tech: Designing to Help People
We've all seen or even built mobile apps that track personal wellness, from physical activity to happiness to stress. But can we design tech that fosters resilience? Resilience, the ability to persevere through life’s challenges, is an innate human capacity. Mobile tech that builds personal resilience is the next frontier for consumer health technologies.
Fred Dillon, Director of Product Development at HopeLab gives an overview of research on the psychological and biological components of resilience, followed by the presentation of case studies and development strategies on how insights from science can be applied to building mobile apps and technologies that support human resilience and help us flourish.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 5:30pm - 5:45pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

5:45pm

Digital Health: Indispensable means Invisible
Digital Health: to be indispensable, it must be invisible
Here’s a great idea: medicines should be tailored to you – your lifestyle, your behavior, your support network, your genes. Proteus Digital Health has created Digital Medicines to connect each pill you take to the wealth of information available online. In this way, you can understand your daily health patterns, tailor a routine to your needs, and ensure that you get the most benefit possible from your medications.
And here’s a challenge: build a consumer-focused medical grade product that is approved by regulators and also invited into our every day lives. Product success is simultaneously determined by regulators, who focus on safety and risk, as well as consumers, who expect an engaging, intuitive and ever-evolving product.
This talk is for anyone who wants to take their digital health products from great to indispensable. Our medical products should be fun, intuitive, ever-evolving and, most importantly, all about you.

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avatar for David O'Reilly

David O'Reilly

Chief Product Officer, Proteus Digital Health
David O’Reilly is Chief Product Officer of Proteus Digital Health and leads the company's product development, business development and corporate strategy. He was formerly Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Proteus. Prior to joining Proteus, David was President of Catalyst... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:45pm - 6:00pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center
 
Sunday, March 15
 

9:30am

Badass Female Cyclists Meet Up
Enjoy a daily commute, joy ride with friends, #NewKitDay or year-round racing? Join fellow badass female cyclists and the men who support us. What has traditionally been known as a male-dominated sport is slowing seeing a rise in attendance and appreciation from women. It's about time. Led by SXSW Interactive Publicist and cyclist, Kelly Krause, this Meet Up is for those with a passion for bikes and getting more women on them.

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Kelly Krause

IA Publicist, SXSW STAFF


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Room 508 110 E 2nd St

9:30am

Biometrics and Identity: Beyond Wearable
From mobile devices to wearable gear, the increasingly ergonomic, small, lightweight, body conscious, attachable, controllable and comfortable devices we use are becoming physical extensions of ourselves. From phone to fitbit, as we become more dependent on these devices, our comfort level with the capture and use of our intimate personal data increases. However, will we become comfortable using our biometric and genomic data to digitally unlock our every day lives -- from car to communications, home security to banking, healthcare to services? We are moving beyond wearables, to an age where products like biyo, which connects physical payment to a scan of the unique veins in the human palm, are becoming present market realities. What are the implications of using personal biometric data as the virtual keys that unlock our very real lives? How should we feel about using such sensitive, personal data as a means of self-identification? Part of the IEEE Future Identity Series.

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Speakers
avatar for John C Havens

John C Havens

Founder, The H(app)athon Project
I'm the Founder of the H(app)athon Project, contributing writer for Mashable, Slate, The Guardian, and author of Hacking H(app)inss- Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World. I'm working on my next book, Happinomics (also from Tarcher/Penguin) and and... Read More →
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Leslie Saxon

Exec Dir/Founder, USC Center For Body Computing
Dr. Leslie Saxon is a Professor of Clinical Medicine (Clinical Scholar) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Saxon specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and preventing sudden cardiac death. She is also the Executive Director of the internationally-acclaimed... Read More →
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Heather Schlegel

Futurist/Social Scientist, The Purple Tornado
Heather Schlegel is a professional social scientist helping you understand the future. Her research focuses on positive visions of the future and solving humanity’s grand challenges.


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

9:30am

Health Impact of Screen Time for Babies and Toddlers
There is a thought-provoking disconnect happening within our society today. The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidance stating no screen time for infants and children under age 2, while parents proudly share their iPhones and gasp in awe of their brilliance. Studies show that screen time at an early age can lead to a multitude of difficulties later in the child's life. Why are adults ignoring this guidance? What will be the implications of this screen time on our children? A child's brain develops rapidly during the first years of life. Infants form trillions of synapses in the first years of their lives which lay the foundation for future cognitive, social, emotional, language and physical capacities - it is literally use it or lose it. Screen exposure does not provide the appropriate amount of stimulation to create these synapses. Could the health issues American children are challenged with start with too much screen time?

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avatar for Sarah Huisman

Sarah Huisman

Assoc Prof Dir of Early Childhood Program, Fontbonne University
Dr. Huisman holds a Ph.D. in the teaching and learning processes with an emphasis in early childhood. Dr. Huisman currently is an associate professor and director of the early childhood program at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her areas of interest are in media and... Read More →
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Mally McAuliffe

Account Supervisor, Ogilvy
Mally McAuliffe is an Account Supervisor at Social@Ogilvy, that sits within Ogilvy Public Relations in Chicago. She creates, manages and supports social media campaigns for a variety of clients including financial and educational. Additionally, she has experience in the CPG and healthcare... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

9:30am

Health Innovation Ecosystem Meet Up
Innovation is powering the creation of a vital, inclusive health ecosystem in Austin – one that can be a model for the world. Come meet with leaders of the new Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin to hear how they’re helping to lead this revolution, where you can plug into it, and what it could mean for your own city.

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Mini Kahlon

Vice Dean of Strategy & Partnerships, Dell Medical School/University of Texas at Austin


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Room 502-503 110 E 2nd St

9:30am

SXSW Yoga
Yoga was developed thousands of years ago as a way to prepare the mind and body for enlightenment. What better way to prepare yourself for all the new ideas, insights, and people you will encounter at SXSW? This is an all-levels class with special attention to alignment and helping beginners get a good start in the practice. We’ll emphasize techniques that are easy to replicate at home and at work. No special equipment or clothing needed—just come as you are!

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avatar for Bea Love

Bea Love

Founder, Bea Love Yoga
Bea Love serves as an international yoga teacher, writer and speaker on corporate health and wellness. Bea’s wisdom includes over 15 years practice on the mat and in-depth studies with international yoga masters. She founded Bea Love Yoga to share her yogic offerings to help individuals... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
ACC Room 8A Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness
What if you woke up with the alarming suspicion that you were being watched?
One day in 2003, a patient unlike any other that Dr. Joel Gold had seen before was admitted to his unit at Bellevue Hospital. This man claimed he was being filmed constantly and that his life was being broadcast around the world like The Truman Show—the 1998 film depicting a man who is unknowingly living out his life as the star of a popular soap opera. Over the next few years, Dr. Gold saw a number of patients suffering from what he and his brother, Dr. Ian Gold, began calling the “Truman Show delusion,” launching them on a quest to understand the nature of this particular phenomenon, of delusions more generally, and of madness itself.
The current view of delusions is that they are the result of biology gone awry, of neurons in the brain misfiring. In contrast, the Golds argue that delusions are the result of the interaction between the brain and the social world. By exploring the major categories of delusion through fascinating case studies and marshaling the latest research in schizophrenia, the brothers reveal the role of culture and the social world in the development of psychosis—delusions in particular. Suspicious Minds presents a groundbreaking new vision of just how dramatically our surroundings can influence our brains.

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Joel Gold MD

Psychiatrist, NYU School Of Medicine
JOEL GOLD, M.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 11:20am
ACC Ballroom G Austin Convention Center

11:00am

AI MD: VHAs and the Future of Patient Care
Virtual Health Assistants offer an unprecedented opportunity for patient care, one that will transform our approaches to healthcare and capabilities for prevention and treatment. VHAs have already proven to increase patient adherence, and provide real-time personalized feedback and tracking data that can save lives and adjust care to patients’ actual everyday circumstances.
Simply tracking health information is no longer enough for doctors or patients. Doctors are learning how to work and interpret VHA data to optimize their care and treatment, while patients are adjusting to interacting with and trusting VHA technology as a tool and partner in their healthcare. This presentation by Dr. Thomas Morrow looks at the current capabilities and deployments of VHAs across the industry, and what advancements in both the technology and our healthcare culture still need to be made as we move towards more integrated and personalized patient care.

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Thomas Morrow

Chief Medical Officer, Next IT
Dr. Morrow brings to Next IT over 30 years of experience across the healthcare industry, including time spent in clinical practice, as a managed care executive, a biopharmaceutical medical director and a healthcare writer. He comes to Next IT from Genentech, Inc., a biotech pioneer... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

11:00am

Extreme Bionics: The End of Disability
As the co-director of the Center for Extreme Bionics at MIT Media Lab, Hugh Herr is working to advance technology leading to the elimination of disability and the reinvention of society through electromechanical enhancements to our bodies. By understanding the electrical signals in our nerves and muscles, he is designing revolutionary prosthetics that not only allow people to walk, but to sense their environments, actually feeling the grass beneath their bare mechanical “feet.” Hugh’s work goes beyond just repairing damaged bodies and pushes the limits of body hacking. He is creating machines that will augment and enhance human capabilities in ways that exceed beyond the boundaries of nature and biology. Contributions like Herr’s will mean the next generation of robotic prosthetics may well eliminate the barriers between human limitation and human potential and extinguish the conceptual and social divide between man and machine. Part of the IEEE Future Identity Series.

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Hugh Herr

Co-Dir, Center For Extreme Bionics/MIT Media Lab
Hugh Herr, who heads the Biomechatronics research group at the MIT Media Lab, is creating bionic limbs that emulate the function of natural limbs. In 2011, TIME magazine coined Herr the “Leader of the Bionic Age” because of his revolutionary work in the emerging field of biomechatronics–technology... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
ACC Exhibit Hall 5 Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Gaming the Hospital for High-Quality Patient Care
Hospitals in the US are in crisis. Pressure and stress threaten to create disengaged hospital workers — an unsettling prospect that can be dangerous to patients. Meanwhile, the Affordable Care Act ushered in a shift to value-based purchasing, which ties payer dollars to quality of patient care. To ensure high-quality patient experiences, an outcome dependent on the dedication, skill and compassion of healthcare workers, interactive gaming may aid hospitals seeking to improve employee engagement.
In this panel we’ll discuss the opportunity for gamification to boost hospital staff engagement, which improves when employees believe their hospital truly values quality care and have clear, measurable goals allowing them to understand how their performance drives hospital success. Interactive platforms enabling real-time evaluation and game mechanics that engage employees with friendly competition can solve problems in the hospital workplace related to high stress and low sense of community.

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Speakers
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Clint Carlos

CEO, Founder, AMPT Health (Gear Five Studio)
Clint Carlos is CEO and Founder of AMPT Health, a leader in hospital management and analytics SaaS. AMPT is built on principles of behavioral economics and proven to improve employee behaviors and key outcomes in the health care setting. AMPT is looking to hire "genius rebel innovators... Read More →
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Graham Lowe

Pres, Graham Lowe Group
Graham Lowe is president of The Graham Lowe Group Inc., a workplace consulting and research firm based in British Columbia, Canada. He also is a professor emeritus at the University of Alberta. Graham has three decades of organizational, labor market, and employment policy consulting... Read More →
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Paula van de Nes

Director, Medical Strategy, LLNS
In her current job in healthcare communications, Paula is responsible for the development of medical strategy, bridging internal strategy with external medical insights. She partners with clients to develop these strategies, launch brands, and defend them against generics. Her experience... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

How to Craft Culturally Relevant Health Messages
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is best known to most audiences as the office that leads implementation of the Affordable Care Act. One of the impacts of ACA has been the elevation of the Office of Minority Health, which annually reaches millions of consumers, community-based organizations and laypeople through culturally and linguistically appropriate health messaging. This session would focus on how health professionals and journalists can create successful, viral and culturally relevant health messaging as the country becomes increasingly racially and ethnically diverse. For the first time this fall, for instance, U.S. public schools will enroll a minority-majority student body -- in the next twenty years, the majority of the workforce is expected to be comprised of racial and ethnic minorities. We will discuss the how OMH has carved out a niche within government agencies and externally, influencing health policy and strengthening community engagement.

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Elizabeth Perez

Public Health Advisor & Health Communication Specialist, Office of Minority Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services
Elizabeth Perez is a Public Health Advisor and Communications Specialist at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). At SAMHSA, Elizabeth manages their Public Engagement Platform, which manages various agency communication efforts with the public, including... Read More →
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Richard Washington

Digital Media Specialist, Office Of Minority Health Resource Center
Richard Washington is the Digital Media Specialist at the Office of Minority Health Resource Center. He has experience working with organizations from the private and public sectors. With a background in Marketing, Richard specializes growing brand awareness via new media.


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

Your Health Startup Is Cute: Gotta Play at Scale
They're doing it wrong! Health care is broken! Disrupt all the things! It's fun to pontificate, but at a certain point, you've got to play at scale.
Some of the best innovation happens outside the traditional health care system. But many investors and advisers argue that to get paid, reach scale, or show efficacy, you need to learn to work within the system. If health care is becoming consumerized, does this still hold true? How do you innovate on the edges & then still find ways to claim value from the traditional system? What are the ways to work with the existing system without getting caught up in an outdated approach?
This panel is best for entrepreneurs & behavior change designers. Hear about successful tactics and frank discussions of expensive failures. Learn from a diverse set of panelists with experience in early-stage startups, the White House, healthcare.gov, a major insurance company, health tech investing and a company with a behavior change solution at scale.

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Elliot Cohen

Co-Founder, PillPack
Elliot's experience spans the breadth of consumer health technology. Trained as a computer scientist at UC Berkley, Elliot worked in program management at Microsoft before starting Corengi, a company (part of Healthbox, 2012) which helps connect patients to clinical trials. He was... Read More →
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Ryan Panchadsaram

US Deputy Chief Technology Officer, The White House
Ryan Panchadsaram currently serves as the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer. He was featured on the cover of Time Magazine for his work on healthcare.gov. Ryan was part of the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, where he worked with the Office of the National... Read More →
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Corbin Petro

President, ElevateHealth
Corbin Petro is President of ElevateHealth Solutions, a health insurer/hospital system joint venture among Harvard Pilgrim, Dartmouth Hitchcock, and Elliot Health System advancing value-based care and payment innovation. The partnership was launched in September, 2013, with the introduction... Read More →
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Andrew Rosenthal

Group Mgr, Jawbone
Andrew J. Rosenthal leads business development for the UP health and wellness product from Jawbone. He previously was Chief Strategy Officer at Massive Health (acquired by Jawbone, 2012). Rosenthal graduated from Harvard Business School, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

Cannabis: Past, Present and Exciting Future
The past decade has seen significant advances in cannabis research, legislation and its use in medicine and recreation. The plant produces over 60 different cannabinoids, and their biological effects are diverse. Cannabinoids are becoming a powerful technology; simultaneously ancient and cutting-edge.
Hyasynth Bio (www.hyasynth.bio) is overclocking cannabinoid production by using microorganisms instead of the plant to supply new therapeutics. In Canada, the legal climate has enabled Tilray (www.tilray.ca) to significantly advance the scientific understanding of the plant and its therapeutic potential. California-based Constance Pure Botanical Extracts (www.cbdfarm.org) is the subject of research after oncology-followed, stage-four cancer patients unexpectedly test cancer-free after using her cannabis extracts.
We’ll be discussing the present and biosynthetic future of cannabinoids, and show how startup companies and communities harness the plant's potential from benchtop to bedside.

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avatar for Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen

COO & Co-Founder, Hyasynth Bio
Biochemist/entrepreneur by day and biohacker by night. My passion is for biotech and all things science. I'm here to learn, share, inspire and innovate. Enthusiast for hacking/making.
avatar for Joshua Eades

Joshua Eades

Chief Science Officer, Tilray
Dr. Joshua Eades is Chief Science Officer at Tilray, a federally licensed medical cannabis production facility in Nanaimo, Canada. Dr. Eades received his PhD in Biology from The University of Victoria, specializing in plant genetics and chemistry, has been published in several international... Read More →
avatar for Constance Finley

Constance Finley

CEO & Founder, Constance Pure Botanical Extracts
Constance Finley is the founder and CEO of Constance Pure Botanical Extracts - a medicinal cannabis collective that manufactures and distributes what is broadly recognized as the highest quality cannabis extracts made today. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she taught Jungian Psychology... Read More →
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Philippe Lucas

VP Patient Research & Svcs, Tilray
Philippe Lucas is a PhD student in the University of Victoria’s Social Dimensions of Health program and a Graduate Researcher with the Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia. His scientific research projects and publications include the therapeutic use of cannabis, and... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

Your Life in Big Data: Drugs and the Environment
Our exposome, like our genome, plays an instrumental role in our livelihood. The exposome is defined as the collection of all environmental exposures humans encounter from birth to death, including dietary nutrients, drugs, pollutants, bacteria, and viruses. These factors can alter our genetic predisposition for disease. Unlike our genomes, however, our exposomes are not predetermined. Our disease risk can be changed by modifying our exposome. Additionally, the exposome itself is made up of interactions, such as the way drugs interact to produce unwanted side effects or additional benefits.
In this two and a half hour long workshop, we begin to answer this question by introducing the concept of a “Personal Exposome Project”. We shall provide answers to what environmental exposures are and what the exposome concept is. We will show how how scientists – and now individuals – can search for exposures associated with disease. We will try to answer how the genome and exposome interact.

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Chirag Patel

Asst Prof, Harvard University
Chirag Patel, PhD is a data scientist and assistant professor at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. His research goal is to address problems in human health and disease by developing computational methods to reason over large-scale environmental exposure... Read More →
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Nicholas Tatonetti

Asst Prof, Columbia University
Dr. Nicholas Tatonetti is assistant professor of biomedical informatics in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Systems Biology, and Medicine and is Director of Clinical Informatics at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University. He received his PhD... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

5:00pm

Finding a Breast Cancer Cure: What Needs to Change
Breast Cancer is the second largest cause of cancer death among women in the U.S., invading the lives of millions of women and their caregivers. How can the breast cancer community – from consumers and physicians to researchers, health plans and tech companies – create change? What do we need to do to help find a cure? In this session, breast cancer survivor, advocate and blogger Ann Silberman, along with digital health media expert David Kopp will lead an interactive discussion exploring what needs to change in breast cancer care and treatment today, the emerging role digital innovation will play in helping find a cure, and how we can all help.

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David Kopp

Exec VP & GM Media Group, Healthline
David Kopp Executive Vice President & General Manager, Media Group, Healthline
avatar for Ann Silberman

Ann Silberman

Patient Advocate & Blogger, ButDoctorIHatePink.com
I am a patient advocate who focuses on breast cancer. I encourage women to become empowered in understanding their disease as well as teaching them to partner with their healthcare team to enable the best outcome. As an activist, I hope to be a stimulant for change in the face of... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

5:00pm

Is Big Data the Next Wonder Drug?
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
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

5:00pm

SXSW Meditation
Like any powerful tool, the human brain needs a bit of a tune-up now and then. Take a break from the bustle of SXSW and give your mind and body a chance to assimilate all the new ideas and energy at the conference. This will be an all levels class, with special emphasis on presenting a variety of techniques to help beginners find a practice that works. Come get your OM on!

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avatar for Bea Love

Bea Love

Founder, Bea Love Yoga
Bea Love serves as an international yoga teacher, writer and speaker on corporate health and wellness. Bea’s wisdom includes over 15 years practice on the mat and in-depth studies with international yoga masters. She founded Bea Love Yoga to share her yogic offerings to help individuals... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 8A Austin Convention Center
 
Monday, March 16
 

9:30am

Decoding Our Bodies: A New Era of Citizen Health
Health is no longer a spectator sport. In the new world of health and medicine, you are the prime player in decoding, understanding and accessing your health and wellness. Open access to data will change the way we monitor and impact our personal health and the health of those around us. Sam De Brouwer, co-founder of Scanadu, a NASA Ames Research Center based company; Linda Avey, co-founder of 23andme and co-founder & CEO of Curious, Inc.; and Jessica Richman, co-founder and CEO of uBiome, will share their unique perspectives on democratizing health care and learning how to decode our bodies and potentially alter the future of our personal health. From understanding our genetic code to discovering what’s happening in our microbiome to having unparalleled access to our vitals, learn how the future of health is literally in our hands.

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Speakers
avatar for Linda Avey

Linda Avey

CEO, We Are Curious Inc
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Sam De Brouwer

Co-Founder, Scanadu
Sam de Brouwer is a technology entrepreneur, advocate and co-founder 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.
avatar for Alan Greene

Alan Greene

@DrGreene, Scanadu
Dr. Alan Greene is a physician, author, medical expert and entrepreneur.
avatar for Jessica Richman

Jessica Richman

Founder, uBiome
Jessica Richman is the co-founder and CEO of uBiome, a startup that uses big data and citizen science to understand the human microbiome.


Monday March 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

9:30am

Superbugs, Magnets & More: Medicine’s Comeback Kids
We think of medicine and technology ever moving forward in a march of progress, moving from one success to the next. But the history of science is far from simple, and it often repeats itself. Infectious diseases were declared a thing of the past in the 1960s, but now they’ve returned with a vengeance and threaten to overwhelm our more sophisticated medicines. Medical treatments once dismissed as backward—such as applying magnets to the brain or unleashing viruses on pathogenic bacteria--have gained new luster and are being taken up by major research organizations and pharmaceutical companies. In this session, join us to explore the forces that are making what was old new again—from the shortcomings of modern healthcare to the incentives for resurrecting lost ideas.

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Speakers
avatar for Bennett Shapiro

Bennett Shapiro

Chairman & Sr Partner, PureTech
Ben Shapiro is a physician-scientist, former Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Washington, then EVP of Worldwide Basic Research at Merck, where he was responsible for the basic and preclinical research activities within Merck as well as all collaborations with the academic... Read More →
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Carl Zimmer

Writer/Lecturer, The New York Times
Carl Zimmer is a columnist for the New York Times, where he writes each week about new advances in science. He is the author of a dozen books about science, including Parasite Rex, Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea, and Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. Zimmer is a frequent... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

9:30am

SXSW Yoga
Yoga was developed thousands of years ago as a way to prepare the mind and body for enlightenment. What better way to prepare yourself for all the new ideas, insights, and people you will encounter at SXSW? This is an all-levels class with special attention to alignment and helping beginners get a good start in the practice. We’ll emphasize techniques that are easy to replicate at home and at work. No special equipment or clothing needed—just come as you are!

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Speakers
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Neal Pollack

Prime Minister, Neal Pollack Invasion


Monday March 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
ACC Room 8A Austin Convention Center

11:00am

A Conspiracy Theorist’s Guide to Health Tech
What if buying junk food and not hitting your daily activity goal raised your insurance? What if your watch alerted big pharma that you’re blood pressure is too high? Would you be surprised to learn the government is spying on you from the inside? You may not know it, but you could be opting into the largest conspiracy ever imagined.
Buzzwords like the Internet of Things, quantified self and the cloud get people excited, buying products and signing up for services, all while masking the underlying dark side. Web, social and location tracking is child’s play. Think about all the biometrics from wearables, implantables & smart pills. Besides you and your doctor, who else could benefit from that data? What could they do with it? How could it affect you?
It’s the convergence of technology, government and healthcare and it may have consumers sacrificing privacy and control for the benefits of technology. Let’s explore this vast conspiracy and the role you play in it.

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Jason Levy

SVP/Experience Strategy & Innovation, Saatchi and Saatchi Wellness
Jason has a long history of helping healthcare companies traverse the digital waters of communication, often blazing trails into new and emerging channels.


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:15am
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Bionic Pancreas: Getting Closer
Insulin-dependent diabetics live daily with a pancreas that is not functioning properly. A healthy pancreas secretes both insulin to counter high blood sugar and glucagon to counter low blood sugar. In people with type 1 diabetes, this natural control system is broken. The standard of care to date has been the injection of insulin to manage high blood sugar and the ingestion of carbohydrates to manage low blood sugar. This is akin to managing the temperature in your house with a space heater to add heat and opening the windows to cool things off. It works, but not very well. This session will discuss the industry and academic partnerships underway to create a bionic pancreas which combines novel medical devices and formulations of insulin and glucagon to mimic the function of the pancreas outside the body. Recent studies have demonstrated the power of automated glucose control and the peace of mind it can create for those who live with the daily burden of diabetes.

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Speakers
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Edward Damiano

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Dr. Edward Damiano is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. His lab is engaged in basic scientific research that combines mathematical modeling, computational analysis, and experimental investigations across length scales ranging from macromolecular... Read More →
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Steven Russell

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Yash Sabharwal

Chief Operating Officer, Xeris Pharmaceuticals Inc
Yash Sabharwal has over 15 years of experience in the operation and financing of early-stage technology companies. After graduating with his Ph.D., he co-founded Optical Insights, LLC, a company which developed and commercialized imaging platforms for fluorescence microscopy, high-throughput... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

11:00am

Engineering Ourselves and Our Environments
Reading and writing our own DNA has improved a million-fold. We can now find and fix a single problematic needle in a haystack of 6 billion A,C,G,T bases. New "gene drive" technology can spread desirable traits through wild populations (ex: making mosquitoes resistant to malaria.) George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, shares the latest in genome sequencing innovation.

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Speakers
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George Church

Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
George Church is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of PersonalGenomes.org, which provides the world's only open-access information on human Genomic, Environmental & Trait data (GET). His 1984 Harvard PhD included the first methods for direct genome sequencing... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Salon 5-6 110 E 2nd St

11:00am

Health IT Developer Meet Up
This is a meetup for Health IT developers, investors, beginners and mere enthusiasts hosted by Health IT rockstar Fred Trotter (heard of DocGraph?)
Are you interested in meeting with other Health IT experts? Join this meetup and find like minded souls at SXSW.
If you are intrigued by quantified self, medical devices, electronic health records, health information exchange, consumer health apps, google glasses for surgeons, meaningful use or any other health It buzz word this meetup is for you.
Please bring a "twitter introduction" of yourself so we can meet you quickly. Expect to leave with a map of all of the top talks at SXSW on health, healthcare, or health technology. If you want to connect with the strong Health IT community at SXSW, this session is for you!!!

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Speakers
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Fred Trotter

Founder, CareSet Systems
Fred Trotter is a healthcare data journalist and author. He is a founder of CareSet Systems and The DocGraph Journal, a technical blogger for O’Reilly Radar, and co-author of the first Health IT O’Reilly book Hacking Healthcare.


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 504 110 E 2nd St

11:00am

The Era of the Microbiome
We live in a microbial world. You are covered in a cloud of about 100 trillion microorganisms, collectively known as your microbiome. Your home, and every environment you interact with, all host complex microbial ecosystems. We are just beginning to realize the potential that understanding these microbial communities holds for human health. What if in the near future, instead of relying on pills of chemically synthesized drugs, medicines relied on the trillions of beneficial microbes that naturally colonize our bodies? What if we could fine-tune the makeup of our microbiome to prevent and treat infectious, autoimmune, metabolic, or psychiatric diseases? Or are we overpromising? Given the tremendous potential of the field to impact human health, how should scientists and companies manage public expectations?

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Speakers
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Jonathan Eisen

Professor, UC Davis
Jonathan Eisen is a Full Professor at the University of California, Davis with appointments in the School of Medicine and the College of Biological Sciences. Dr. Eisen’s research focuses on communities of microbes and how they provide new functions – to each other or to a host... Read More →
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Robert Langer

University Professor, PureTech Ventures Sr Partner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/PureTech Ventures
Robert Langer is an Institute Professor at MIT (there are 11 Institute Professors at MIT; being an Institute Professor is the highest honor that can be awarded to a faculty member). His h-index of 205 is the highest of any engineer in history and he has 1,080 issued and pending patents... Read More →
avatar for Bernat Olle

Bernat Olle

Principal, PureTech Ventures
Dr. Bernat Olle is a Principal at PureTech. In 2013 Dr. Olle was named "Innovator of the Year" in MIT Technology Review Spain's "Innovators under 35" awards. He has been a member of the founding teams of Follica, Inc, Vedanta Biosciences, and Enlight Biosciences. He serves as the... Read More →
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Carl Zimmer

Writer/Lecturer, The New York Times
Carl Zimmer is a columnist for the New York Times, where he writes each week about new advances in science. He is the author of a dozen books about science, including Parasite Rex, Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea, and Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. Zimmer is a frequent... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

11:15am

Why And How to Be Bolder In Healthcare IT
How do we go from independent buzz-words and concepts to patient centered, achievable, change which improves health outcomes?
How can wearables, mobile devices, big data, EMR's, genomics and personalized medicine all come together to make a different in people's lives?
Solving healthcare spending and improving outcomes will not be a single entities' actions nor single technological solution. But it will start with the most critical participant - each of us - and then the technology we use as individuals will morph with corporate tools creating new possibilities.
Starting with consumer behavior this session will discuss how incremental technological steps can begin linking the technological 'buzz words' into sustainable, realistic, change across the healthcare ecosystem resulting in better outcomes at better prices.

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Speakers
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Chris Moose

Partner, IBM


Monday March 16, 2015 11:15am - 11:30am
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

11:15am

Optimizing the Ecosystem for MedTech
Focused on making Austin a model healthy city, the new Dell Medical School at UT Austin is prioritizing MedTech innovations and collaborations to improve health and care delivery while lowering costs. Dean Clay Johnston will describe work to create an ecosystem that connects innovative ideas and technologies with providers and patients and introduces schemes to reward better health at lower cost.

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Speakers
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Clay Johnston

Dean, Dell Medical School/University of Texas at Austin


Monday March 16, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St

11:30am

Wearables, Data, and What We Can Do With It
Technology has given us more information and opportunity than ever before. It’s changing what healthcare means to businesses and people. The amount of human data collected by new technologies in the world today is incredible. If only we had a way to put it to good use.
Imagine using advance analytics to model how human behavior leads to disease and finding insights that predict upcoming health changes. What if we could organize data to make better choices about health? To predict how health might look and see ahead of the curve? This could enable pharmaceutical and life science companies to run faster and less expensive clinical trials with predictable results, health systems or policy makers to analyze population data to project potential impacts down the road, consumer applications to give simple behavior nudges for healthier choices, or even elite athletes to optimize their performance.

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Speakers
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Paul D'Alessandro

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Paul D'Alessandro is Principal at PwC. Paul is the Global Leader of PwC's Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience practice and you'd be hard pressed to find someone who brings a more unique background. He has an MBA from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Computer Science... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:30am - 11:45am
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

12:15pm

MedTech Investing: Community Innovation Ecosystem
Healthcare startup funding is often an interplay between public and private funding and entrepreneurial operation. A panel of community leaders representing private and public institutions will discuss how they are contributing to a robust life sciences ecosystem and transitioning the focus on implementation.

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Speakers
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Christine Brennan

Columnist, USA TODAY
Christine Brennan joined the Novartis Venture Fund in November 2013. Prior to joining Novartis Venture Fund, she spent 3 years at Vitae Pharmaceuticals as Chief Business Officer responsible for strategy & business development. Prior to Vitae, she spent 5 years at Novartis Institutes... Read More →
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Ashley Dombkowski

Managing Director, Bay City Capital
Ashley Dombkowski, PhD is a Managing Director with Bay City Capital and has been with the firm since 2013. She has nearly 20 years of experience as an investor, operating executive, and entrepreneur in the healthcare field. Prior to joining Bay City, she served as Chief Business Officer... Read More →
avatar for William Rice

William Rice

SVP Clinical Innovation, St David's Healthcare
Current: -SVP Clinical Innovation, St. David's Healthcare, Central and West Texas Division of HCA; focused on innovation, informatics, clinical variation, care system optimization. -Chair, Oversight Committee, CPRIT, 2nd largest cancer research funding agency in the US (behind the... Read More →
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Henry Skinner

Managing Director, Novartis Venture Fund
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Cindy WalkerPeach

Director, Biosciences, Austin Technology Incubator
Cindy R. WalkerPeach, PhD Director, Biosciences, Austin Technology Incubator in the IC2 Institute University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA Dr. WalkerPeach joined the Austin Technology Incubator in 2010 as lead advisor for healthcare-focused life sciences startups. She is responsible... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

What's In Your Gut? Lessons From the Microbiome
What's in your gut? This presentation will share insights from the uBiome dataset – the largest human microbiome dataset in the world. How are paleo dieters different than vegans? What exactly happens after you take antibiotics? We will help you learn about the microbiome – the trillions of bacteria in our bodies – and how you can be a part of citizen science.

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Speakers
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Zachary Apte

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, uBiome
Trained in both theoretical high-energy physics and cell biology, Dr. Apte earned his PhD in biophysics from the University of California, San Francisco. Before uBiome, he founded a synthetic biology company based on his invention of a novel microfluidics device and funded by the... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 12:45pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

3D Bioprinting: The Next Revolution in Healthcare
3D Bioprinting creates the opportunity to customize treatments for patients in ways never before possible. The conceivable applications are virtually limitless. However, the technology is new and we have a long way to go before we start printing hearts, kidneys, or maybe even brains. Dr. Scott Collins, serial entrepreneur and technology guru at Austin startup TeVido Biodevices, will talk about bioprinting, what has actually been done using this technology, and what some of the opportunities for innovation are in the field. Next, Scott and Laura Bosworth, co-founder of TeVido Biodevices, will discuss how they are modifying entrepreneurial and lean startup methodologies with a goal of getting the first customized bioprinted tissue to the clinic to solve unmet needs in reconstruction surgery after breast cancer.

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Laura Bosworth

CEO & Co-Founder, Tevido Biodevices
Laura Bosworth is CEO and co-founder of TeVido BioDevices. Ms. Bosworth is a dynamic former Fortune 50 executive with over 25 years of cross-functional industry experience. With over 18 years in product, process and service development at both the engineering and marketing level... Read More →
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Scott Collins

CTO, Tevido Biodevices
Dr. Scott Collins is an accomplished innovator, entrepreneur and leader with 24 years expertise spanning engineering, the life sciences, biodevices, startups and corporate strategy. His biomedical research focused on growing blood vessels out of the body and utilizing adult stem cells... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

How to Democratize Medicine
We’re now entering a new, unprecedented era of healthcare: patients generating their own medical data on their mobile devices. The medical “Google map” for each individual includes continuous, real-time streaming via sensors (such as vital signs), labs, imaging, DNA sequencing, and environment tracking. Once the contextual computing and machine learning software catches up, democratized and individualized medicine will take hold—for consumers who want it.

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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 →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Salon 5-6 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

Personalized Medicine: From a Vision Into a Plan
Every industry personalizes their services and products. Just look at Google and how they use data to help us find what we want with 'suggested searches'. Healthcare is no different, and providers across the world are under increasing pressure to personalize their services. But, is this really feasible with our current knowledge and healthcare systems?
With a global input, this panel aims to present the initiatives that are underway around the world in the field, highlight specific examples of personalized medicine that are currently in use and tackle the areas which still need addressing to make it a reality.
How long will it take for the vision of personalized medicine to become a reality? One month, one year, one decade, or even longer?

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Speakers
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Kristine Ashcraft

COO, YouScript
Kristine Ashcraft, BS, MBA, is Chief Operating Officer of Genelex, a recognized leader in pharmacogenetic testing and personalized medication management. Kristine joined Genelex in 2000 as Director of Sales and Marketing. A molecular biologist by training, she has more than 15 years... Read More →
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Mark Bartlett

Director & Founder, Geneix
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Jack Bowman

CEO, Handle my Health
Jack founded Handle My Health with the vision of developing user centred health technologies that have the potential to save lives and personalise medicine. His passion for digital health has been built through years of experience in successfully setting-up two healthcare start-ups... Read More →
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Lynn Dowling

Principal, Dowling Associates
Lynn Dowling is committed to a new collaboration between consumers and their doctors, ensuring personalized medicine replaces the paradigm of "one size fits all" medicine.


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

Quantified Selfie: Our Digital Well Being Meet Up
The quest for personal well being has been transformed by technological advances and global interconnectedness of the Web to create a new state of tracking, measuring and sharing our personal data like never before. Using your smartphone augmented with apps to track your eating, exercise, sleep and even your mood connected to wearable sensors in the latest accessory can give you all the personal data to monitor, evaluate, validate or change behavior.
Add in a dose of camaraderie and accountability through social sharing and belonging to communities of like-minded people to empower change and a sense of belonging to a cause greater than your own. Know thyself in the Information Age.
Am I describing you? Join us for an IRL Meetup to discuss which technologies and apps really work and which are fads. Let's talk about what communities, social networks, online fitness and diet plans are out there to individualize support for your personal goals for self improvement and longevity.

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Speakers
avatar for Kat Mandelstein

Kat Mandelstein

Sr Mgr, PwC Digital
Kat Mandelstein recently went on international assignment to the PwC UK firm to help develop their Digital Consulting business. She was previously the Director of Social Business Strategy for Ant's Eye View, a consulting firm that was acquired by PwC on Sept 21, 2012 into their Customer... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 504 110 E 2nd St

12:45pm

Want to Lose Weight? Hang Out with Your Avatar
We all look up to our role models for inspiration and motivation to improve our lives. But what if we could be our own role models?
Virtual reality and augmented reality will allow us to do more than secretly watch cat videos during a boring work meeting: they can empower us to positively change our behavior and life habits. Recent virtual reality research suggests that watching a virtual avatar of yourself can change the way you think and act in the real world.
This talk will cover how virtual reality and avatars are being used as tools to understand human behavior and thought. It will then explore how our experiences in virtual reality can shape our real-world behavior, from motivating us to save more money to encouraging us to exercise more.

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Felix Chang

UX Designer & Researcher, IBM
Felix is a UX Researcher and Designer at IBM’s new design division in Austin.


Monday March 16, 2015 12:45pm - 1:00pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

1:00pm

Hypo or Hacked?
In the last two years there has been a surge in connected healthcare technology. It seems like practically every device, from an insulin pump to contact lenses, will soon be able to share personal information with you, your primary care giver, or your loved ones.
How does that play out in the real world?
Jay Radcliffe is a Type I Diabetic security researcher whose dedication to the field of medical security extends to hacking his own insulin pump – an act which made him famous and jump-started a broader discussion about medical device safety.
Drawing from his years of research, Jay will share entertaining (and educational) stories of personal information gleaned from medical devices. He will also discuss his personal views when faced with the risks of bringing this technology into his own life – a reality that brought him to the brink of hospitalization and caused him to forego the convenience of a wireless-enabled insulin pump in favor of self injection.

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Jay Radcliffe

Healthcare Security Researcher, Rapid7
In his fifteen years spent in the field of computer security, Jay Radcliffe has used just about every security device made within the last decade. He gained notoriety in 2011 for presenting groundbreaking research on security vulnerabilities in medical devices at a world-renowned... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:15pm
ACC Ballroom C Austin Convention Center

1:15pm

Keeping Astronauts Healthy in Space
NASA/Johnson Space Center Director and astronaut Ellen Ochoa will be announcing an event for health innovators, Also hear from the NASA funded National Space Biomedical Research Institute how your health startup can qualify for seed funding, and may end up in space. Join key leaders at NASA's Johnson Space Center for an opportunity to innovate in medicine together! Yesterday - Innovations in space that have revolutionized healthcare on Earth. Today - NASA’s continuous pursuit of health innovations for space explorers also benefits terrestrial health. Tomorrow- Join us as we announce a new opportunity to work with NASA on the next frontier of health innovation!
Produced by http://energizinghealth.org

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Speakers
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Dorit Donoviel

Dir of Biomedical Innovations Laboratory, National Space Biomedical Research Institute
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Steven Gonzalez

Founder CEO, The Survivor Games
Steven Gonzalez, founder of The Survivor Games, was diagnosed with AML Leukemia at 12 years old and given a 2% chance of survival. Though he had the best medical care (and most supportive family) in the world, video games were the only thing that helped him bridge the social isolation... Read More →
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Wayne Keathley

Pres, Chi St. Luke’s Health//Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
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Ellen Ochoa

Center Dir Johnson Space Center, NASA
Dr. Ochoa is the Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. She became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery in 1993. She has flown in space four times, logging nearly 1,000 hours. Prior to her astronaut... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St

3:15pm

The Digital Health Communications Revolution
Digital health is transforming the creation and application of health information and data. Technological innovations make personalized, real-time health information far more accessible to patients, providers, populations and policy makers. This panel explores the digital health communication revolution from the perspective of university research, government practice, and corporate innovation.

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Speakers
avatar for Jay Bernhardt

Jay Bernhardt

Professor & Founding Dir, Center for Health Communication, The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Jay Bernhardt (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999; M.P.H., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1994) is Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Health Communication and the Everett D. Collier Centennial Chair in Communication in the Moody... Read More →
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Sarah Buhr

Reporter, TechCrunch
avatar for Greg Cash

Greg Cash

Dir/Communications, The ALS Association
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Bob Cooper

Senior Director of Sales and Operations, Cisco Systems Inc
As Senior Director of Sales and Operations at Cisco, Bob is responsible for business strategy and operations across nine states in Cisco’s Central States Public Sector market. Bob has held a broad range of management positions at Cisco and has been instrumental in creating industry... Read More →
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Wim Elfrink

Executive Vice Pres Industry Solutions & Chief Globalisation Officer, Cisco Systems Inc
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Maurice Kent

Agency Lead: Prizes, USAID
I'm the lead for Prize and Challenge design at the U.S. Agency for International Development in the Global Development Lab. I work with internal and external partners to help create open innovation and incentive prize programs to support our Agency's mission to end extreme povert... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

Crossing Over: The New Guard of Healthcare
This panel will provide a robust discussion around the experience/journey of entrepreneurs from non-healthcare backgrounds into the highly regulated healthcare industry. We will focus on why they made the leap and explore the benefits and challenges of crossing over to healthcare, while establishing best practices and setting targeted expectations for first-time founders in the digital health space. The goal is to extract insights from entrepreneurs who have extensive experience in health care innovation and to share those learnings with new and growing cohorts of developers and professionals who are joining the digital health movement.

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Speakers
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Chase Hensel

CEO, Welkin Health
Chase graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University with a B.S. in computer science, and was a Rhodes Scholar finalist. Early in his studies, he was drawn to bioinformatics, an interdisciplinary field that develops methods for analyzing biological data. He worked in a Cardiac... Read More →
avatar for Christine Lemke

Christine Lemke

Co-founder/Pres, The Activity Exchange
Christine Lemke co-founder and CEO of The Activity Exchange, is a serial entrepreneur in the data analytics space. She leads product and operations at AchieveMint. Christine was previously the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Sense Networks, developers of the first machine... Read More →
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Mitchell Mom

Venture Assoc, Rock Health
Mitchell Mom is the Venture Associate for Rock Health, a full-service seed fund for digital health startups. Rock Health is powering the future of the digital health ecosystem, bringing together the brightest minds across disciplines to transform healthcare by providing entrepreneurs... Read More →
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Ashwin Pushpala

CEO, Sano
Ashwin Pushpala is CEO and co-founder of Sano, a digital health company building a wearable sensor platform for the continuous detection and wireless transmission of metabolic data. Sano plans to liberate this data to a third-party development platform called the 'API for the bloodstream... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

Hacking America’s Unhealthy Habits
Bad habits have become America's worst enemy. An estimated 3 out of every 4 people in the U.S. are now on track to die from a chronic disease brought on by an unhealthy lifestyle. Our self-sabotaging behaviors are so deeply ingrained, most of us can’t kick them on our own. We need intensive interventions like the Diabetes Prevention Program, which had a remarkable success rate of 58% reduction in incidence of type 2 diabetes. But there is simply no way to get (or pay for) three quarters of the country to attend the weekly, in-person sessions essential to positive outcomes.
Enter digital therapeutics, a new class of medicine that delivers behavioral therapy over an internet connection. Not just the online version of face-to-face treatment, digital therapeutics deploy an army of change agents including personal coaches, an interactive curriculum, supportive social networks, connected devices, and persuasive design to inspire people to achieve and maintain better health.

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Speakers
avatar for Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Co-Founder & CEO, Omada Health
Sean Duffy is Co-Founder and CEO of Omada Health (omadahealth.com), a provider of innovative, scalable, and cost-effective online behavior change programs that address the growing epidemic of chronic disease. He started the company as a MD/MBA candidate at Harvard working in IDEO’s... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

4:15pm

Service Design in Healthcare and Health Insurance
One of the remarkable changes that the internet has brought is the design of services that are essentially massive, ongoing experiments.  Every online site changes constantly, measures the outcomes, and adjusts accordingly.  This is in stark contrast to industrial age processes that have more in common with bridge building than with internet service design.  It was the failure to understand this paradigm shift that hobbled the design and execution of healthcare.gov, and that is increasingly important for both policy makers and business leaders to understand.  And the change is far from over.  The internet of things means that we can increasingly measure and respond to real world events, not just to online ones.  And that is leading to a business model revolution that will deeply transform healthcare.

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Speakers
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Tim O'Reilly

Founder/ CEO, O'Reilly Media
Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan was simply "interesting work for interesting people," and that's worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 4:15pm - 5:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St

5:00pm

Future of Health Tech: Going Beyond Tracking
There is no question that health tech is on the rise with new wearables and at-home health monitors readily available to track everything from steps and sleep to blood pressure and blood oxygen levels. These devices have certainly become “smarter” and more user friendly over the last year, allowing not just health addicts and tech geeks to use them, but also the average user. Over the last year, Withings has launched devices including the Activité watch, Aura sleep system and Pulse O2. These products not only track health, but through their sleek design, simple setup and ability to connect to other devices with hundreds of apps – are also easy to use daily. So what’s next for Withings and other health tech companies? Join Withings VP Mark Prince as he discusses how devices will move from just tracking to learning users’ habits and providing insights, ultimately guiding them to live a healthier lifestyle.

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Speakers
avatar for Cédric Hutchings

Cédric Hutchings

Chief Exec Officer, Withings
Cédric’s passion for innovation and understanding of consumers' needs fuels Withings’ fast growth. Armed with an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale and a Masters from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cédric first worked as a product manager at Inventel, overseeing... Read More →
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Mark Prince

VP, Consumer Business, Withings
Mark Prince is the VP of Consumer Business at Withings, the company that leads the connected health revolution. Withings' partners include Apple, Best Buy, and over 60 app partners. Prince previously held a director role at PDP, where he helped to launch Disney Infinity. Prior to... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

5:00pm

SXSW Meditation
Like any powerful tool, the human brain needs a bit of a tune-up now and then. Take a break from the bustle of SXSW and give your mind and body a chance to assimilate all the new ideas and energy at the conference. This will be an all levels class, with special emphasis on presenting a variety of techniques to help beginners find a practice that works. Come get your OM on!

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Speakers
avatar for Jenni Bevill

Jenni Bevill

Teacher, Life Coach & Writer, Jennibevill.com
Jenni Bevill is a life coach, a writer and an ambassador of Om whose soul purpose is to empower and guide others toward the radical self-love and acceptance that can be found through a regular yoga and meditation practice. When not coaching, writing or teaching, Jenni can be found... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 8A Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Uncertainty: Predictive Analytics in Health Care
Following an era where many believed that personalized medicine would be our future, it has become clear that our health is not so deterministic. Taking advantage of growing sets of healthcare data, new entrants are building predictive models in an attempt to influence the behavior of not only patients, but also to change how physicians make diagnosis and treatment decisions. Capitalizing on this trend, venture funding for digital health companies using predictive analytics has grown at more than 50% per year for the last four years, totaling over $2B. KQED digital health editor Christina Farr will moderate a discussion examining the potential of predictive analytics in healthcare with Nick Crocker of MyFitnessPal, Priyanka Agarwal of UCSF, and Malay Gandhi of Rock Health.

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Speakers
avatar for Priyanka Agarwal

Priyanka Agarwal

Asst Clinical Professor, UCSF
Priyanka Agarwal, MD, MBA is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California, at San Francisco (UCSF). She also has an appointment at UCSF's Center for Digital Health Innovation, where she leads partnerships with startups... Read More →
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Nick Crocker

Prod Lead, MyFitnessPal
Nick Crocker is the founder of Sessions, a technology platform empowering people to lead healthier lives. In 2013, Sessions was acquired by MyFitnessPal. He was a 2012 Rock Health fellow in San Francisco. He runs, he writes, he’s a mentor at Startmate and he believes in creating... Read More →
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Christina Farr

Digital Health Editor, KQED
Christina Farr is a reporter with Reuters covering Apple and health technology. Prior to Reuters, she worked at VentureBeat, a tech news site, and contributed feature work to the Bay Citizen, the Telegraph, the San Francisco Chronicle and more. She is a graduate of the Stanford Journalism... Read More →
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Malay Gandhi

Managing Dir, Rock Health
Malay serves as Rock Health’s Managing Director, leading the organization and working closely with portfolio companies. He joined Rock Health in 2012 after nearly eight years with Deloitte Consulting’s healthcare practice. Malay earned a Masters concentrated in Health Policy and... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

5:15pm

Women Leading Changes in Digital Health
With women traditionally seen as the nurturing caretakers of the healthcare industry, it is not surprising that female entrepreneurs are incorporating innovative technologies to transform healthcare. This transformation goes beyond wearables, IT systems, and medical devices as technology is also being used to engage patients, their families and communicate patient needs and wishes for their care.

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Speakers
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Amy Cueva

Founder & Chief Experience Officer, MadPow
Amy believes that design can help improve the human condition. It was with that mission and vision that she founded Mad*Pow in 2000 with Will Powley, and together they’ve created an award-winning agency serving Fortune 500 companies and startups across industries from health to... Read More →
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Wen Dombrowski

Aging, Healthcare & Tech Advisor, Resonate Health
@HealthcareWen Physician executive intersecting Tech + Business + Policy + Healthcare + Social Innovation
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Amy Li

Founder & CEO, Dance4healing
Amy Li is Founder of Dance4Healing, an integrative health startup inspired by her own fight against stage IV cancer, a partner for Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program. Rooted in neuroscience, Dance4Healing is a social platform connecting dance teachers to patients, using artificial... Read More →
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Sonya Satveit

CEO & Founder, Open Source Health
Sonya Satveit is the Founder and CEO of Open Source Health (OSH), a company that is leading the digital transformation of integrative medicine with its cloud-based healthcare platform. OSH provides women the AI-based interactive tools they need to Educate, Advocate, Collaborate and... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 5:15pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

9:30am

Connected Health: Being Social Helps Your Heart
The mobile technology world is evolving daily, creating unprecedented opportunities to transform the healthcare industry through hyper-connected, highly-personalized care, when and where people need it most. It has disrupted traditional healthcare in a number of ways, including online search (access to health information), health tracking (apps and wearables) and treatment (technologies that allow doctors to diagnose ailments remotely and support self-care). One of the areas where mobile health is having the most impact is in developing countries where infrastructure, resources and medical knowledge can vary greatly by country and region. By 2016, there will be a projected 10 billion mobile devices in use worldwide. The opportunities for dramatic breakthroughs in mobile health technology are great, but the road to get there is not without challenges. Nancy Brown will discuss these barriers and how, once overcome, better health can be achieved through going mobile.

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Nancy Brown

CEO, American Heart Association


Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

9:30am

SXSW Yoga
Yoga was developed thousands of years ago as a way to prepare the mind and body for enlightenment. What better way to prepare yourself for all the new ideas, insights, and people you will encounter at SXSW? This is an all-levels class with special attention to alignment and helping beginners get a good start in the practice. We’ll emphasize techniques that are easy to replicate at home and at work. No special equipment or clothing needed—just come as you are!

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Speakers
avatar for Jennilyn Carson

Jennilyn Carson

Founder, YogaDork
Jennilyn H. Carson is a creative professional living and thriving in East Harlem, NYC. She is Founder and Editor in Chief of YogaDork, a yoga culture and news website with a sense of humor. She is co-founder of Salted Scarletry, a women-positive website celebrating all things feminine... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
ACC Room 8A Austin Convention Center

9:30am

Web-Side Manner: How the Internet Saved My Life
Is bedside manner dead? Has digital health made doctors’ patient care quite frankly, less relevant? In a world where healthcare professionals have less time to spend with their patients, social media has become the bedside resource patients are so hungry for. And can we blame them? It’s no longer an exaggeration: the internet is saving lives. But what does that mean for a patient’s journey through sickness when they can now take their health into their own hands thanks to Dr. Google and social media? Join a leading online cancer advocate, a three-time cancer caregiver and a social media rock star in a no-holds-barred conversation about how the Internet could be saving lives…and a provocative discussion about whether that’s actually a good thing. See inside their social interactions, get a first-hand glimpse of the impact that social is having on the lives of millions, and help answer today’s burning question: how do we take this phenomenon and use it to make people’s lives better?

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Speakers
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Stacey Bernstein

SVP, Dir of US Digital Health, Weber Shandwick
Stacey Bernstein is Senior Vice President and Director of Weber Shandwick’s US Digital Healthcare practice, based out of Weber’s Boston office. She specializes in building digital engagement platforms for pharmaceutical companies and healthcare stakeholders across the globe.
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Megan Brown

Producer & Dir of Booking, Fox News Channel
Megan Brown is a producer and the Director of Booking for FOX News Channel (FNC) Brown oversees all guest booking for daytime programming while managing booking units in New York and Washington D.C. In addition to managing all daytime guest appearances and bookings for the Network... Read More →
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Alicia Quarles

Ent Producer, E! News
It’s easy to see why some of the biggest stars in the world – from Will Smith to Madonna to George Clooney - readily open up to Alicia Quarles. She has the keen ability to extract the real story and break news, all while putting celebs at ease. Her work stands out because it delivers... Read More →
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Alicia Staley

CEO, The Staley Foundation
Alicia Staley is a three-time cancer survivor committed to making a difference in the health care community. She started the Staley Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Boston, MA, in October 2007. The Foundation serves as a way to provide education, advocacy, and assistance... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

11:00am

First Date to I Do: 4 Keys to mHealth Engagement
Single and ready to mingle? First things first — make yourself look good. Creating a successful mobile app? Same deal. But much like dating, once you’ve hooked your users with a striking app icon and gorgeous home screen, you’ve got to put in work to build and maintain a healthy, everlasting relationship. Long-term engagement takes more than a pretty interface.
Get your users to say “I do.” John de Souza, the president of consumer business at Physicians Interactive, will discuss how to create the app experience of your users’ dreams through the four pillars of mHealth engagement:
Emotion: Get your users to fall in lust with relevant, eye-catching photos and content that provides an emotional connection.
Immersive: Show your depth with rich, informative content.
Customer: Make them feel heard by talking to them often. Listen to and act upon their feedback.
Peer: Support and inspire them by providing highly active user communities where they can get answers and advice.

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Speakers
avatar for John de Souza

John de Souza

President of Consumer Business, MedHelp
A serial entrepreneur, John has founded and held senior management positions in several startup companies. For eight years, John was the president and CEO of MedHelp, the world's largest health community, which was recently acquired by Physicians Interactive. John co-founded Flash... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 11:15am
ACC Ballroom B Austin Convention Center

11:00am

How Video Games Are Disrupting Medicine & Education
Society can be a tough judge and when we get an idea in our heads that something is “bad,” it is hard to change that perception. But what if vices which society frowns upon are actually good for your health? This expert duo will take you on a journey exploring the scientific promise of a particularly relevant and controversial example: video games for healthcare and education. There are multiple existing preconceptions about video games, but some of the newest cutting edge research indicates that if the right science is applied to game development, sensitive neural assessments and robust improvements in brain function can become a reality. We’ll specifically discuss how this technology usage may also have the potential to be therapeutic in various settings, and highlight examples of new-age gaming products being integrated into healthcare and the educational system.

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Speakers
avatar for Daphne Bavelier

Daphne Bavelier

Professor, University Of Geneva
Daphne Bavelier is a Professor in the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, NY, USA. She is a biology graduate from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris, France, received... Read More →
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Adam Gazzaley

Dir & Prof of Neurology, Physiology & Psychology, Neuroscience Imaging Center UCSF
Dr. Adam Gazzaley obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, completed clinical residency in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, and postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He is the founding director... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

11:00am

Turning Big Healthcare into Hubs of Innovation
Patients and providers face challenges at our healthcare institutions on a daily basis. These organizations are ripe with real problems, real providers, and real patients. This makes them the perfect test environment and partner for entrepreneurs with new ideas and novel approaches to achieve impact. By creating meaningful connections between entrepreneurs, providers, and patients innovation can happen, the spread of new ideas can be accelerated, and we can begin to fix our broken system.
In this panel, we will describe our collective experience as clinicians providing front line care, institutions incubating teams from within, and institutions partnering with outside entrepreneurs to pilot, test, and validate results. We will explore processes we are using to advance ideas, establish clinical effectiveness, and allow for rapid implementation, adoption, and dissemination of the ideas that can transform healthcare.

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Speakers
avatar for Onil Bhattacharyya

Onil Bhattacharyya

AssocProfessor, Frigon Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research, University of Toronto
Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya is the Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research at Women’s College Hospital. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. He... Read More →
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Molly Coye

Chief Innovation Officer, Institute for Innovation in Health/UCLA Health
Dr. Molly Joel Coye is the Chief Innovation Officer of UCLA Health and director of the Institute for Innovation in Health at UCLA, where she leads the health system in identifying new strategies, technologies, products and services to support the large-scale transformation of healthcare... Read More →
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Erika Pabo

Chief Medical Officer, Twine Health
Erika A. Pabo, MD, MBA is a physician, strategist and social entrepreneur deeply committed to transforming the health care system into one better able meet the needs of individual patients and populations at a cost that is sustainable to society over time. Pabo loves working with... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Wood

Douglas Wood

Medical Dir Center for Innovation, Mayo Clinic
Douglas L. Wood, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

11:15am

Healthcare Magic: A Marauder's Map for Better Care
You will be a patient one day. When that day comes, you will want the best care possible. You're also going to want a high-touch, high-service experience, with quick attention from a nursing team that is spending lots of time caring for YOU.
But healthcare doesn't really look like that right now. While nurses would love to spend all of their time caring for patients, they are actually spending their valuable time on manual data entry tasks, like typing in your vital signs into your electronic health record.
And when they aren't typing at a keyboard, they are walking around the hospital, looking for an available IV pump or wheelchair for you. And you are left wanting and waiting.
Leading healthcare systems, like HCA and the VA, are changing this with real-time location systems, RFID technologies, and the Internet of Things. Real-time operational intelligence is turning Harry Potter's Marauder's Map into reality, providing a clear path to better care and happier patients.

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Speakers
avatar for Marcus Ruark

Marcus Ruark

VP of Products & Strategy, Intelligent Insites Inc
Marcus runs the Products and Strategy team at Intelligent InSites, an enterprise software company providing operational intelligence for healthcare. Prior to Intelligent InSites, Marcus co-founded a robotics firm in San Francisco that was acquired by Brooks, co-founded and served... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:15am - 11:30am
ACC Ballroom B Austin Convention Center

11:15am

#WeAreNotWaiting
From one to thousands, the Nightscout project is improving lives of people with Type 1 diabetes and their loved ones.  Real-time remote monitoring of continuous blood glucose data has transformed lives, enabling freedoms once thought lost to Type 1’s. Given freely to the community, people are continually “paying it forward” and contributing their time & talents to help improve the lives of many.

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Speakers
avatar for Jason Adams

Jason Adams

Founder CGM in the Cloud, Superior Health Plan
Jason Adams is a molecular biologist by training and business development executive for Roche Diagnostics. After setting up Nightscout for his T1D daughter, Jason founded the CGM in the Cloud Facebook group for members to share their experiences with open source solutions to send... Read More →
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John Costik

Systems & Software Engineer D-Dad, Nightscout
DC

Daniel Crowe

Sr Medical Dir, Superior Health Plan
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Weston Nordgren II

Project Advocate, Nightscout/CGM In The Cloud
Father of 5, Grandfather of 2, Weston has teamed up with his wife of 30 years to advocate for the Nightscout Project and Open Source solutions that help alleviate the suffering of those struggling with Type-1 Diabetes. With the T1D diagnosis of their son 7 years ago at 12 months of... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St

11:30am

The Newest Mega-Trend In Healthcare
Big data now enables performance transparency in healthcare at a scale that has never been seen before and this stands to disrupt the entire healthcare system. Previous efforts to provide cost transparency have made small improvements, but we now stand at the edge of a mega-trend that is beginning to drive significant change in healthcare – performance transparency. With true transparency comes the opportunity to optimize the performance of large physician networks, with huge potential gains in efficiency, cost, and outcomes.

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avatar for David Norris

David Norris

CEO, MD Insider Inc
Mr. Norris is the co-founder and CEO of MD Insider, an innovative and disruptive healthcare technology company that uses big data to lower healthcare costs by providing performance transparency about physicians.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:30am - 11:45am
ACC Ballroom B Austin Convention Center

11:45am

Welcome to Your New Brain: Lessons From Concussion
Anne Forrest has a Ph.D. in Economics and worked on sustainability policy at a Washington DC think tank. Then a minor auto accident rattled her brain around inside her skull and left her with a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). During her journey of recovery from brain injury, she learned how her brain works and her brain’s ability to change. The lessons she learned and the tools she used are useful even for those without an injury. Join Anne as she discusses 10 lessons from her concussion and shares the knowledge and tools she wishes she had before her injury.

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Anne Forrest

Speaker/Blogger/Advocate, A Plastic Brain
Anne Forrest, Ph.D., is an international speaker and advocate for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury. Anne worked as a Sr. Economist at the Environmental Law Institute, a Washington DC think tank, until sustaining a concussion in a car accident. Anne has helped other brain injury... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:45am - 12:00pm
ACC Ballroom B Austin Convention Center

12:15pm

Open Health Data as an Open Challenge
Weather and geo-location data are small potatoes compared to open health data where the government is rocking and tech companies struggle to keep up. The government is moving in the right direction with new incentives for payment and care delivery, but liberating the data is the magic that makes it meaningful. Think you've got the stuff to create market value and social good?

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Speakers
avatar for Zac Jiwa

Zac Jiwa

Vice President & EiR, Leverage Health
Zac is responsible for the strategy and delivery of the healthcare provider portfolio at Leverage Health where he focuses on growth for innovative, early stage healthcare technology companies. Zac is a prolific public speaker and respected thought leader in the healthcare technology... Read More →
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Joshua Rosenthal

Co-Founder & CSO, Rowdmap Inc
Joshua Rosenthal, PhD
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Bryan Sivak

Chief Technology Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services
Bryan Sivak joined HHS as the Chief Technology Officer in July 2012. In this role, he is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. Previously, Bryan served as the Chief Innovation Officer... Read More →
avatar for Fred Trotter

Fred Trotter

Founder, CareSet Systems
Fred Trotter is a healthcare data journalist and author. He is a founder of CareSet Systems and The DocGraph Journal, a technical blogger for O’Reilly Radar, and co-author of the first Health IT O’Reilly book Hacking Healthcare.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

Teenage Kicks: How Can We Reduce Teen Risk Taking
Governments and charities have spent millions trying to convince teens to play it safe around drugs, sex and alcohol for decades, with little impact. The outcomes of these types of behaviour have far reaching implications. In the immediate, poor decisions can result in unsafe scenarios and addictions. And in the long term, the poor health of nations costs governments billions in healthcare bills.
This Future15 will explore how examples of innovation in technology and social media could make a significant impact on the decisions young people make at an early age about their lifestyle choices, which will ultimately set them up for healthier lives in the long term. We'll actually ask teens what they think and what they want. We'll set up how governments, charities and brands across the world could set young people up for better decision making, leading to longer, healthier lives which don't drain state healthcare budgets.

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avatar for Alexandra Goat

Alexandra Goat

Dir, Livity
As a Director of youth marketing agency Livity, Alex spearheads the design of youth-centred campaigns and consultancy across the private, public and third sectors including Google, Tesco, Barclays, Public Health England, NPSCC, The Big Lottery Fund and many others – working directly... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 12:45pm
ACC Ballroom B Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Know Thyself: Introspective Personal Data Mining
The leading edge breed of high-tech, wearable health technology is changing how we monitor personal data. We can quantify everything from heart rate and sleep patterns to body temperature and sex life. But, what is the average person to do with the massive amounts of data being collected? Statistician Talithia Williams makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day and will help you begin to analyze and understand your body’s data. Surprisingly, your own data can reveal much more than even your doctors may know.

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avatar for Talithia Williams

Talithia Williams

Assoc Professor & Assoc Chair, Harvey Mudd College
Dr. Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Her professional experiences include research appointments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the National Security Agency (NSA), and NASA. Dr. Williams develops statistical models that emphasize... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Salon 5-6 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

Raise the Bar: Remaking Health for the Underserved
Technology is sweeping into all corners of the healthcare system, revolutionizing the ways we communicate with doctors, diagnose disease and manage chronic conditions. But too few new innovations take on the tremendous barriers preventing people in underserved communities from accessing quality care. Join us and hear from entrepreneurs, public health experts and other innovators using technology to raise the bar in healthcare for everyone. They'll share best practices, success stories and their take on the opportunities for startups targeting the health needs of vulnerable populations.

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avatar for Stan Berkow

Stan Berkow

CEO, Co-Founder, Sense Health
Stan Berkow is co-founder and CEO of Sense Health. He has spent the past seven years focused on health and behavior, working with patients in the emergency room, studying animal behavior in the Neuroscience Department at Bowdoin College, studying human behavior and coordinating clinical... Read More →
avatar for Andrey Ostrovsksy MD

Andrey Ostrovsksy MD

CEO/Co-Founder, Care at Hand
Physician and social entrepreneur. Creating disruptive technology to better health for vulnerable populations. Specialize in applying lean methodology to discovering social and commercial value of innovations in healthcare.
avatar for Andrey Ostrovsky MD

Andrey Ostrovsky MD

CEO/Co-Founder, Care at Hand
Physician and social entrepreneur. Creating disruptive technology to better health for vulnerable populations. Specialize in applying lean methodology to discovering social and commercial value of innovations in healthcare.
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Lori Melichar

Dir/Pioneer Portfolio, RWJF
Lori Melichar, a labor economist, is a senior program officer and team director at the Foundation, where she focuses on discovering, exploring and learning from cutting edge ideas with the potential to help create a culture of health. She is also the host of the Foundation’s Pioneering... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

12:30pm

Turning a Pilot into Success
Health technology startup companies face the burden of breaking into an established health care system before their solution can gain traction. Customers of these startups, including hospital networks, health plans, and consumers/patients, expect to see a product or service that has been validated. They want to mitigate risk by purchasing a solution that has shown evidence of the benefits they claim to deliver.
Indu Subaiya, CEO and co-founder of Health 2.0 will show companies how to design pilots that simulate how a product will operate in a health care setting while collecting data that will validate the solution. The session will also highlight how to transform pilot data into investments, customers and exit events.
Health 2.0 has run multiple successful pilot programs including Pilot Health Tech NYC. The 10 winning companies from the 2013 program have gone on to raise $150 M in venture capital investments. These companies include AdhereTech, SenseHealth and StarlingHealth.

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avatar for Indu Subaiya

Indu Subaiya

CEO & Co-Founder, Health 2.0
Indu Subaiya, MD, MBA is Co-Chairman and CEO of Health 2.0, a company that promotes, showcases and catalyzes new technologies in healthcare through a worldwide series of conferences, code-a-thons, prize challenges, and more. Prior to Co-Founding Health 2.0, she was Entrepreneur-in-Residence... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

12:45pm

Connectivity: The NextGen Healthcare Doctrine
Healthcare is transforming before our eyes. The world’s increased urbanization, proliferation of smart devices and high-tech capabilities are shifting our approach to health. With an array of health apps, cloud-based data and interoperability challenges– determining how we turn this “Wild West” of healthcare innovation into meaningful change is unclear.
Connectivity is the NextGen solution. Putting cloud-based data to work for real people can ignite meaningful change in delivering innovative, connected solutions to both patients and clinicians – supporting healthy living, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
From a crockpot that helps patients manage the nutritional value of a meal, to a motion-sensing lamp that blinks red when someone needs to take their red pills and green for their green pills – the next generation of healthcare will be one where patients and caregivers stay connected to each other not just in the hospital, but in every dimension of their lives.

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avatar for Jeroen Tas

Jeroen Tas

CEO, Philips
Jeroen Tas has more than 30 years of global experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the financial services, healthcare and information technology industries. Currently, he is the CEO of Philips Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services Business Group. Previously... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:45pm - 1:00pm
ACC Ballroom B Austin Convention Center

1:15pm

Accelerating Impacts of MedTech: The Austin Model
MedTech promises better health at lower cost, but a broken health care system slows progress. Mini Kahlon, Vice Dean of the new Dell Medical School at UT Austin, will detail efforts to spur MedTech innovation in Austin—building region-wide collaborative platforms, tapping into Austin’s comprehensive engineering expertise, and redesigning care to benefit from and inform the future of MedTech.

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Mini Kahlon

Vice Dean of Strategy & Partnerships, Dell Medical School/University of Texas at Austin


Tuesday March 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St

3:15pm

HIPAA: What It Is And Why You Should Care
HIPAA can be confusing to many entrepreneurs, with many companies mistakenly thinking that HIPAA doesn’t even apply to them. Panelists, representing a diverse cross-section of experts, including policy makers, product providers, and consumers, provide insights into what is and isn't covered by HIPAA as a way to help entrepreneurs understand what they do and don't have to do to be compliant.

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Speakers
avatar for Missy Atwood

Missy Atwood

Partner, Germer, Beaman & Brown, PLLC
Missy Atwood, JD, is a Principal in the law firm of Germer, PLLC and Managing Partner of the firm's Austin office. Ms. Atwood represents health care providers, including several of the largest health care systems in the State of Texas. She advises clients regarding regulatory and... Read More →
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Nora Belcher

Exec Dir, Texas e-Health Alliance
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George Gooch

Dir of Policy & Planning, Texas Health Services Authority
George Gooch is the Director of Policy & Planning for the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA). Prior to joining the THSA, George worked as a health care fraud and abuse attorney in Houston. During the 82nd legislative session in 2011, George worked as a health policy analyst for... Read More →
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Travis Good

Contributing Author, Maker Media
Currently I'm focusing on the transformative potential of the maker movement in libraries, science museums, schools, and civic government. In his quest to understand trends, he has visited 28 incubators, 65 makerspaces, and three fab labs while also chairing a start-up incubator and... Read More →
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Lygeia Ricciardi

Digital Health & Consumer Engagement Expert, Clear Voice Consulting, LLC
Lygeia Ricciardi is an expert and thought leader in consumer engagement and digital health. Her consulting practice focuses on helping companies from large multinationals to start ups position themselves strategically in the growing consumer digital health marketplace.


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

collaboration
A distinguished panel of life science entrepreneurs, researchers, and legal experts will discuss how collaborative partnerships between life scientists and lawyers are advancing innovations in modern health care in both the developed and developing world. The conversation will include basic and applied scientific breakthroughs, such as next-generation genomic sequencing and biomechatronics.

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Speakers
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Mark Messenbaugh

Exec Dir, Corporate Strategy and Dev, Somalogic Inc
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James Oury

LLB FCA Prin, Oury Clark
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David Moinina Sengeh

Pres, Global Minimum Inc
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Brian Warrington

PhD CChem FRSC, Former Head, BB Consultants Ltd
Dr Brian Warrington PhD CChem FRSC pursued career in drug discovery, primarily as a medicinal chemist with a strong interest in biology for over 40 years, making some key contributions to several significant drugs. Following retirement in November 2005 from his final industrial position... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 203-204 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

DIY Health: Saving Time and Money
New technology empowers people to self-diagnose, seek help and make important health purchases online. They can use apps to screen hearing loss, virtually speak to doctors, and order eyeglasses or hearing aids at lower costs. Increasingly, online health companies strive to provide transparency as existing medical business models have become outdated and associated with questionable fees and markups.

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Speakers
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Patrick Freuler

Audicus
Patrick Freuler is the founder/CEO of Audicus, a tech startup that offers hi-tech, affordable hearing aids online to the 48 million Americans with hearing loss. Audicus has saved consumers more than $10 million on hearing aids since June 2012. Prior to Audicus, Patrick spent several... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

4:15pm

Coffee with Your Doctor #MedTech Done Right
In our super-connected world, healthcare delivery has been slow to adopt the digital experience for us as patients. We need to start by designing digital health for the patient, and building sustainable business models around using technology effectively to make and keep ourselves healthy. Thus creating a new conversation between a patient and their doctor, like having coffee with a friend.

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Speakers
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Ayesha Khalid

Surgeon, Harvard Medical School; CMO, Collective Healthtech, Harvard Medical School
Ayesha is a surgeon at Harvard Medical School and recent MBA from the MIT Sloan Fellows Program. At the intersection of disruptive innovation in healthcare and the digital health experience, Ayes recently gave a TedXBeacon Street talk with link below on systems thinking in healthcare... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:15pm - 5:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St

5:00pm

SXSW Meditation
Like any powerful tool, the human brain needs a bit of a tune-up now and then. Take a break from the bustle of SXSW and give your mind and body a chance to assimilate all the new ideas and energy at the conference. This will be an all levels class, with special emphasis on presenting a variety of techniques to help beginners find a practice that works. Come get your OM on!

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Speakers
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Ari Stiles

Conference Organizer, Environments for Humans/Heat Vision
Ari Stiles is a Conference Organizer. Before that she was a SXSW Staffer, a University Webmaster, an Art Director, a Newspaper Production Manager, a Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Photographer, Variety Show Writer, Documentary Production Assistant, Live News Director, Reporter, Experimental... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 8A Austin Convention Center

5:15pm

Personalized, Predictive Outcomes Empower Patients
A discussion of next generation outcomes reporting and analysis leveraging phenomic, genomic and patient reported outcomes data to support personalized predictive outcomes solutions. High tech and high touch approaches to empower clinicians and patients with the ability to explore the outcomes of similar patients to support more informed treatment decisions.

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Speakers
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Preethi Gunaratne

Assoc Professor, University of Houston
Dr. Preethi Gunaratne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry at the University of Houston holding dual appointments in the Department of Pathology, Human Genome Sequencing Center and Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gunaratne... Read More →
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Robert Palmer

Pres & CEO, PotentiaMED
Robert has over 20-years of CEO experience with startup, growth stage, and established companies. Robert conceived and led the development of the firms PotentiaMED analytics products including comparative effectiveness analysis and predictive analytics for clinical and economic outcomes... Read More →
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Jay Piccirillo

Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Director, Clinical Outcomes Research Office, Washington University School Of Medicine
Dr. Piccirillo joined the faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine after completing a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Fellowship at Yale University with Drs. Alvan R. Feinstein and Ralph Horowitz focusing... Read More →
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Claudia Williams

Digital Expert, E-patient and Senior Advisor, Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House, Office Of Science And Technology Policy, The White House
Claudia Williams is Senior Advisor for Health Technology and Innovation at the White House, in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role she galvanizes the blue button movement which now gives more than 150 million Americans access to their own digital health data... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 5:15pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott MedTech Stage 110 E 2nd St