Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie is the CEO and co-founder of Box, which he originally created as a college business project with the goal of helping people easily access their information from any location. Box was launched from Aaron’s dorm room in 2005 with the help of CFO Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which is focused on incorporating the best of traditional content management with the most effective elements of social business software. He has spoken about content and collaboration tools at events such as Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Web 2.0, Dreamforce, Accenture Global Summit, South by Southwest, and Svase.

Aaron studied business at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California before taking a leave of absence.

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Yohan Vetteth
VP Data & Analytics
Stanford Hospital

Yohan Vetteth is the Executive Director of Innovation and Business Intelligence at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. On the Innovation front, Yohan is responsible the technology innovation program in partnership with Stanford Hospital and Clinic’s Corporate Partners and other leading Silicon Valley technology companies. This program identifies and pilots emerging technologies in the healthcare space that are potentially applicable to the design and rollout of the new Stanford Hospital (to open in 2018). On the business intelligence front, Yohan leads the cross functional team that is responsible for the enterprise wide clinical, business, and financial information foundation to enable data driven clinical and process improvements for Stanford Hospital and Clinic’s patients and care providers.

Yohan joined Stanford Hospital and Clinics from Accenture, where he was a Partner and the Healthcare lead for the IT Strategy and Transformation Group. Prior to Accenture Yohan held leadership positions at multiple entrepreneurial ventures that included Jamcracker and vCIO and was also a key member of Arthur D. Little’s west coast high tech consulting practice.

Yohan holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of San Francisco where he was a McLaren Fellow. He also has earned a Master’s in Computer Systems and Finance Management from Xavier Institute, and a Bachelor of Science, Physics from Loyola College in India.


Faye Karnavy Sahai
VP, Innov. & Adv. Tech
Kaiser Permanente

Faye Karnavy Sahai is vice president, Innovation & Advanced Technology, Kaiser Permanente where she leads the charge to identify and assess new and emerging technology and trends in the delivery of health care. Faye has 20+ years of experience in leading large-scale change across multiple companies such as Blue Shield, Charles Schwab, Disney, Deloitte, HP, Kaiser Permanente and Toyota. Faye also serves as the President of Kaiser Permanente’s Women in Technology, Steering Committee for Kaiser Permanente Women Embracing Life and Leadership, and is on the Board of Directors for Berger Research Institute.


Jeff Tangney

Jeff Tangney is the Founder and CEO of Doximity, and former Co-Founder, President, and COO at Epocrates (IPO’ed in 2009). Jeff’s 15-yr career has focused on mobile software tools for physicians. The Epocrates drug guide is used by over 50% of U.S. physicians and helps avoid over 2 million adverse drug events per year. Founded in 2010, Doximity is simplifying the way physicians collaborate and already counts 1 in 5 U.S. physicians as active members. Before founding Epocrates, Jeff did stints as a healthcare consultant/banker at Goldman Sachs and ZS Associates. Jeff holds an M.B.A. from Stanford and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin.


David Levin, MD
Cleveland Clinic Health System

David Levin, M.D. is Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the Cleveland Clinic Health System. His current focus includes information systems, knowledge management and strategic planning for long-term healthcare transformation.

He has over 25 years of experience in diverse areas including quality improvement, patient safety, hospital and group practice operations, credentialing, and population management. He also brings to bear over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and has worked with a wide variety of clients in the development of clinical and educational IT applications.

Dr. Levin also serves on multiple industry and venture capital advisory boards and has served on multiple non-Profit Boards of Directors

Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard
CEO & Founder
Practice Fusion

In 2005, Ryan Howard founded Practice Fusion to help solve the serious issues he saw in health IT. Leaving behind a successful career in technology, he used his background in Software-as-a-Service and health IT integration to create an Electronic Health Record (EHR) that would go on to revolutionize US healthcare, with the help of a team of experts who understood his vision.

Since Practice Fusion’s early days in a Starbucks in San Francisco, when Ryan had to sell his house and his BMW to support the company, it has become the fastest growing EHR community in the country. Its free, web-based platform appeals to doctors who can’t afford $50,000+ legacy systems, and has attracted the backing of prominent such as Founders Fund and Artis Capital Management.

Ryan Howard continues to lead Practice Fusion as CEO and Chairman, exemplifying a new breed of health IT leaders revolutionizing healthcare from the doctor’s office up. He has been recognized as a thought leader in the health IT space by Forbes Magazine and an innovative business leader in San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 awards.

Susan Dentzer

Susan Dentzer
Senior Policy Advisor
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Susan Dentzer is the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, the nation’s leading journal of health policy, and is an on-air analyst on health issues with the PBS NewsHour. She previously led the NewsHour’s health unit, reporting extensively on-air about health care reform debates. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations; a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance; a fellow of the Hastings Center; and a member of Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Ms. Dentzer graduated from Dartmouth, is a trustee emerita of the college, and chaired the Dartmouth Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2004. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth Medical School and is an Overseer of the International Rescue Committee, a leading humanitarian organization. She is also on the board of directors of Research!America, an alliance working to make research to improve health a higher priority, and is a public member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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Albert Santalo

Albert Santalo is President and CEO of CareCloud Corporation. An experienced entrepreneur, he founded the Company in 2009 with the vision of becoming a healthcare information technology leader focused on eliminating the waste and inefficiency in the healthcare industry today. Previously, Mr. Santalo was Founder and Chairman of Avisena, a software-enabled revenue cycle management company in the healthcare industry. He led the growth of the firm from $0 to $16 million, increasing revenue an average of 55% per year between 2004 and 2008. He is also the lead inventor and received a U.S. patent for Avisena’s Accounts Receivable Management Methodology.

Mr. Santalo holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Florida International University and is a member of various industry associations. He is the recipient of the FIU 2004 Charles E. Perry Visionary Award for outstanding alumni and was inducted to the FIU Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2006. Mr. Santalo was also recognized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as a Best Up and Coming Technology Innovator and named to the Top 50 Entrepreneurs by South Florida Business Leader in 2010.


Paul Tang
VP, Chief Innovation & Tech. Officer

Paul Tang, M.D., M.S., is an Internist and Vice President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and is Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Tang directs the David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation and also oversees PAMF’s electronic health record (EHR) system and its integrated personal health record (PHR) system, MyHealthOnline. Today, nearly 3/4 of PAMF’s adult primary care patients are actively using MyHealthOnline.

Dr. Tang is Vice Chair of the federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee, and Chair of its Meaningful Use workgroup. He is a Past-Chair of the Board of the American Medical Informatics Association. In 2009, he received the AMIA Don E. Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics. He was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare in 2009 and 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare in 2011.

Dr. Tang received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University and is a Board-certified practicing Internist.


Ben Rattray

Ben is the founder and CEO of Change.org, the world’s largest petition platform, and leads the company’s strategic vision. A graduate of Stanford University and the London School of Economics, Ben is a frequent public speaker about the intersection of technology, innovation, and social change at events like Google Zeitgeist and SXSW and on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2012, Ben was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and one of FORTUNE’s 40 Under 40 rising young business leaders.

Since its founding in 2007, Change.org has achieved international prominence, attracting 30 million users from every country, hundreds of thousands of user-generated petitions, and coverage in major media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Time Magazine writes: “Rattray’s site has quietly enabled tens of thousands of people, many with little exposure to social activism, to launch homegrown crusades on issues ranging from corporate malpractice to immigration reform without ever gathering in a park or square. By marrying one of the world’s oldest organizing tools, the petition, to one of its newest, the social-media loop, Change.org is putting companies and governments under tremendous pressure to change their policies, sometimes in a matter of a few weeks or less, and it has invited everyone around the globe to participate.”


Jody Holtzman
SVP, Thought Leadership

Jody Holtzman has more than two decades of experience helping companies develop and implement competitive strategies and achieve their strategic market goals. At AARP, he leads the Thought Leadership group, where his focus is to find ways for AARP to stimulate innovation in the market that benefits people over 50. This involves areas such as the future of technology and the 50+, technology design for all, and 50+ entrepreneurship. It also involves developing partnerships with non-traditional players for AARP, such as the venture capital community, and the consumer electronics and technology industries. Previously, Jody led AARP’s Research and Strategic Analysis group.

Before joining AARP, Jody was in senior leadership roles in several strategy consulting firms. He was a Director of Global Strategy and Planning, and led the Market Intelligence Network of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Before that, he was Vice President of Consulting for FutureBrand, where he helped clients develop and implement competitive brand strategies.

Jody is a frequent speaker on the opportunities and challenges presented by the demographic wave. He has led numerous workshops on competitive strategy and organizational performance, and his work has been published in the Journal of Business Strategy, Competitive Intelligence Magazine, The Competitive Intelligence Anthology, and Making Cents Out of Knowledge Management. He has a graduate degree in international political economy from the University of Chicago.


Chanin Wendling
Dir. of eHealth
Geisinger Health System

Chanin Wendling is Director of the eHealth Department within the Division of Clinical Innovation at Geisinger Health System. Ms. Wendling is responsible for employing Internet and related technology to address digital patient engagement and community provider support.

She has developed key strategies for digital patient engagement using the patient portal, patient-reported data and text messaging. She is in the process of developing a mobile app strategy. Her strategies employee technologies such as web portals, the Epic electronic medical record, questionnaire tools, smartphones, touch screens and iPads. Her projects have included expanding test results and offering provider notes in the patient portal, delivering medication reconciliation and asthma monitoring online, depression and pediatric obesity screening using iPads, and text messaging for appointments, medication adherence and weight management.

Her community provider support includes web portal technology to provide electronic medical record access and make referrals. Current work is looking at how to remove patient access barriers and options for transmitting information directly between provider electronic medical records.

She joined Geisinger in 2010 from IBM Global Services, where she spent 14 years as a consultant, sales professional and sales manager. Her work at IBM focused on process improvement and IT infrastructure to enable business services.

Ms. Wendling has a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University, Master of Arts from Yale University and Bachelor of Arts from Baldwin-Wallace College.

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Joshua Newman, M.D.
Director of Product & Health Strategy

Dr. Joshua Newman is a Director of Product Management at Salesforce.com where he works on building and promoting clinical health applications, developing partner presence on the Force.com platform, and enabling health applications for non-profit organizations through the Salesforce foundation. Immediately prior to his work at Salesforce, he was a practicing physician and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA with a research focus on the application and use of health information technology.

Dr. Newman has a 15-year history in Health IT and has designed, built, and managed numerous web applications including those for medical residency administration, billing, and clinical care; to promote collaboration between physicians; and to enable the adoption of electronic medical records systems.

In 2005, Dr. Newman designed and helped build chicagohealthinfo.com, a prototype website to assist vulnerable populations in finding health care services in Chicago, funded in part by the Chest Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians. He also designed and launched Wellgram.com: a site to write, rate and send electronic messages for health and well-being. In the course of a RWJ Clinical Scholars Fellowship, he helped design and implement a patient, encounter, and tuberculosis registry for tracking homeless patients. The project, called OpenMRS, is in Los Angeles.

Dr. Newman received his MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Advocate Illinois Masonic/UIC program. He completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, a postgraduate fellowship at UCLA, and received an MSHS degree in Health Services. He is Board-certified in Family Medicine and is a member of a number of professional organizations for medicine and technology.

Darin Brannan

Darin Brannan
President & CEO

Mr. Brannan has 18 years combined experience as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, public company executive, and board member. He was involved in over 20 early through later stage VC investments, a founder and executive of two technology companies which both achieved successful IPO’s, and executed over 34 M&A transactions. Most recently he founded and was a senior executive at Website Pros (Web.com), the largest online marketing and website SaaS service company to the SMB market. He wrote the business plan, raised over $65M from leading venture firms, attracted the senior management team and board, helped grow the company to 700+ employees and achieved a successful IPO ($300M market cap). Previously he founded Verio, Inc., the largest hosting company, where he wrote the original business plan, raised over $1B in equity and debt, attracted the senior management team and board, and helped grow the company to over 2,500 employees, and achieved a successful IPO ($1.2B market cap); it sold shortly after to NTT for $6.1B cash (the largest U.S. technology acquisition by a foreign company). While at Verio, Mr. Brannan also wrote the original business plan and helped launch VIANet, an international version of Verio, which achieved a successful IPO. Prior to his start-up and executive experience, Mr. Brannan worked at two leading Venture Capital Firms, Norwest Venture Partners and Burr, Egan, Deleage & Company, where he helped form companies and played an active role in evaluating and guiding investments in over a dozen private companies that achieved successful IPO’s.


Don Jones
VP, Global Strategy & Market Development
Qualcomm Life

Don serves as Vice President of Global Strategy and Market Development for Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. He is responsible for Qualcomm’s development of wireless technologies and platforms in the health, fitness and life sciences markets, and is recognized as a leader in the field.

In 2005, he founded and is Chairman of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), a 501c(6) trade organization (www.wirelesslifesciences.org), which works with both the wireless and health industries to enable new business models, new businesses and clinical process improvements in all sectors, including consumer health, fitness, healthcare services, healthcare IT, pharmaceutical and medical devices. Don is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Digital Health. He is on the boards of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation (www.alliancehf.org) and the American Telemedicine Association (www.atmeda.org) and was a founding Board Member of the West Wireless Health Institute (www.westwirelesshealth.org). In early 2010, Jones was named to the Consumer Products Innovations Board at Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals.

Don has over 20 years background in health services, including Chief Operating Officer of Medtrans (now EMSC), the largest provider of emergency medical services and emergency physician services in the world, and was founder and Chairman of EMME, the largest subscriber based consumer health services company in North America.

Don holds a bachelors’ degree in biology and bio-engineering from the University of California, San Diego, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. He holds multiple issued and pending patents in the use of cell phones in incentive reward programs and in asynchronous media communications.


Chini Krishnan

With over 20 years of experience in the high technology industry, Chini Krishnan is Founder and CEO of GetInsured.com. Prior to Vimo, Chini most recently founded and served as Chairman and Chief Technology Officer at Valicert Inc., a leader in public-key infrastructure (PKI) validation. At Valicert, Chini served in multiple roles including running the technology and services arms and also helped to complete several acquisitions. Valicert went public in 2000 and ultimately merged with Tumbleweed Communications (NASDAQ: TMWD) in 2003.

Prior to founding Valicert, Chini was Product Marketing Manager at Enterprise Integration Technologies (EIT), where he was seminally involved in releasing the world’s first secure browser. Chini holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Duke University and a B.S. also in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology.

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Dr. Alan Greene
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Alan Greene is a physician, author, medical expert and entrepreneur.

He has been named the Children’s Health Hero of the Internet by Intel and recognized as one of the Top Influencers in Healthcare IT by Advance for Health Information Executives.

In 1995, he launched DrGreene.com, cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site” on the Internet. He is the Founding President of the Board of the Society for Participatory Medicine and sits on the Board of Directors for Healthy Child Healthy World, The Lunchbox Project, and the Center for Information Therapy, and is a founding member of the e-Patient Scholars Working Group.

The author of several popular parenting books, he has served as a pediatric expert and columnist for numerous media outlets including the TODAY Show, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Parenting and Better Home’s & Gardens.

Dr. Greene is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California at San Francisco and completed his pediatric residency program at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Northern California where he served as Chief Resident.


Kristin Baker Spohn
Dir. Business Dev
Castlight Health

Kristin currently leads strategic partnerships with health insurance companies in her role as Director of Business Development for Castlight Health. Founded in 2008 by Dr. Giovanni Colella and Todd Park, Castlight Health works with self-insured employers and health plans to empower consumers to take control of health care costs and improve care. Prior to Castlight, Kristin was with Goldman Sachs, & Co. in the Healthcare Investment Banking Division, working with clients across various areas of the healthcare ecosystem—biotech, medical device, life sciences, and HCIT—on M&A and financing transactions. Kristin received her BA from Middlebury College and MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business where she was the President of the Healthcare Club and led deal management and due diligence processes for Life Science Angels investments. She lives in San Francisco, CA with her husband.


Tomer Shoval
CEO & Founder

Tomer brings over 12 years of experience as a business leader in e-commerce. As the managing director of Shopping.com North America (an eBay company), Tomer was able to significantly accelerate the growth of his business unit by establishing distribution deals with key content and commerce publishers.
Prior to that, Tomer led the sales organization for Shopping.com, where he revolutionized Shopping’s business model to create competitive advantage of online merchants and inventory. Prior to that, Tomer led a global content operation unit, with over 150 content specialists in various locations. The group was responsible for creation of the largest e-commerce catalog at the time. Tomer holds a BA in Psychology & Sociology from Tel Aviv College, Israel.

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Mary R. Grealy
Pres. & CEO
Healthcare Leadership Council

Mary R. Grealy is president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of chief executives of the nation’s leading health care companies and organizations. The HLC advocates consumer-centered health care reform, emphasizing the value of private sector innovation. It is the only health policy advocacy group that represents all sectors of the health care industry. She was appointed to the position in August 1999.

Ms. Grealy has an extensive background in health care policy. She has led important initiatives on the uninsured, Medicare reform, improving patient safety and quality, protecting the privacy of patient medical information and reforming the medical liability laws. She testifies frequently before Congress and federal regulatory agencies.

From 1995 until she began her tenure at HLC, she served as Chief Washington Counsel for the American Hospital Association, a national organization representing all types of hospitals, health systems and health care networks. In her position, she was responsible for the organization’s legal advocacy before Congress, as well as executive and judicial branches of government. From 1979 to 1995, Ms. Grealy was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Counsel for the Federation of American Hospitals, a trade association representing 1,700 investor-owned and managed hospitals and health systems. She coordinated legislative and regulatory policies as well as lobbying activities for the Federation.

Ms. Grealy has a bachelor degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from Duquesne University. She is a frequent public speaker on health issues and has been ranked many times by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare and has been named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2009.


Josh Stevens

As CEO of Keas, Josh is responsible for driving customer demand, product engagement, and B2C and B2B monetization of the company’s offerings. With 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, Josh is a recognized leader in driving topline and valuation growth for public and private companies.

Prior to joining Keas, Josh was responsible for driving top line growth at YouSendIt, the market leader in B2B cloud collaboration. While at YouSendIt, Josh was responsible for building the team responsible for driving and accelerating growth above and beyond organic viral growth of the core file sharing business.

Josh is an advisor to several Silicon Valley start-ups who seek to accelerate top-line growth and develop scalable sales and marketing capabilities, including GigaOM (www.gigaom.com) the largest technology content and community site for technology professionals.

Josh earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Wesleyan University, in Middletown Connecticut.


Kapil Parakh, MD, PhD
White House Fellow
Department of Veterans Affairs


Aimee Jungman
Investor & a Cancer Survivor
HealthTech Capital

Aimee currently serves as an investor for HealthTech Capital providing seed funding and mentor capital to promising health technology start-ups, and is an angel advisor to the Astia Angel Network funding high-growth start-ups led by women in the areas of entertainment, retail and consumer products. Prior to this, Aimee served as Global Vice President for frogdesign leading the Business Strategy Group initially and then launching their Health & Wellness Practice. Her areas of focus are around mobile and connected technologies, consumer engagement and behavior change, as well as sustainable (profitable) innovation.  She specializes in strategy for bringing innovation to market and operates at the nexus of design, technology and business.  She is a founding member of the Wharton Design Roundtable incorporating design thinking and human-centered approaches into the traditional MBA curriculum.

Aimee began her career at Accenture as a Senior Director in both Consumer Products and Healthcare. After receiving an MBA at Stanford, Aimee led the venture-funded (eMarkets) segment at Scient serving as one of the leadership team responsible for taking the company public. She then led the Strategic Innovations Group at Pfizer as part of their Corporate Business Development and Strategy Practice where she acquired and launched new businesses leveraging technology. She has over 20 years’ experience leading start-ups, spin-outs and spin-ins including Scient, Revolution Health, and RediClinic which have either gone public or been (re) acquired by Fortune 500 companies.

Aimee is a proud ovarian cancer survivor and serves as a board member at several genetics-based companies and foundations, including Clearity Foundation where she also leads technology and patient advocacy for the organization. Aimee obtained her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she completed a Fellowship with Stanford’s Healthcare Economic Team and Governor Pete Wilson to leverage technology to improve health outcomes and reduce costs in the state of California.

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Bryan Roberts, Ph.D.

Bryan joined Venrock as a Kauffman Fellow in 1997. He is based in Venrock’s Palo Alto office and focuses on a broad range of healthcare investments. Bryan is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Achaogen, Castlight Health, and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IRWD), in addition to serving on the Board of several other private companies. Past investments include athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN), Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) and Sirna Therapeutics (acquired by Merck). Bryan was named a Henry Crown Fellow by the Aspen Institute in 2006 and has been the highest-ranking healthcare investor on Forbes’ Midas List since 2008.

Immediately prior to joining Venrock, Bryan received his Ph.D. in Chemistry & Chemical Biology from Harvard University. He previously held positions in corporate finance at Kidder, Peabody & Co and received his B.A. from Dartmouth College.

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Bryan Sivak
Chief Technology Officer & EIR

Bryan Sivak joined HHS as the Chief Technology Officer in July 2011. 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 to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, where he has led Maryland’s efforts to embed concepts of innovation into the DNA of state government. He has distinguished himself in this role as someone who can work creatively across a large government organization to identify and implement the best opportunities for improving the way the government works.

Prior to his time with Governor O’Malley, Bryan served as Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia, where he created a technology infrastructure that enhanced communication between the District’s residents and their government, and implemented organizational reforms that improved efficiency, program controls, and customer service. Bryan previously worked in the private sector, co-founding InQuira, Inc., a multi-national software company, in 2002, and Electric Knowledge LLC, which provided one of the world’s first Natural Language Search engines available on the web in 1998.

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Gunnar Trommer
VP, Marketing
Sotera Wireless

Dr. Gunnar Trommer joined Sotera Wireless in October 2008. Previously, he held management positions with Draeger Medical, a Draeger and Siemens company, including Vice President, Marketing/Product Management for Draeger’s global patient monitoring and information technology applications business. Prior to that, Dr. Trommer advised various high tech and medical device companies as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group.

Dr. Trommer’s educational background is in engineering. He earned a Ph.D. with high honors at the renowned Technical University Aachen, Germany.


Dr. Dipanjan Banerjee, MD MS
Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation
Stanford University School of Medicine

As one of the inaugural diplomates in Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology, Dr. Banerjee cares for patients across the entire spectrum of heart failure. He plays a primary role in the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) program at Stanford, and also heads the heart failure quality improvement program.

Since graduating from college on the east coast, where he earned an AB in English, magna cum laude, at Harvard University, Dr. Banerjee has been moving steadily westward. He earned his MD, summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and proceeded to Stanford for residency and fellowship training. During his fellowship, he obtained a masters degree in epidemiology, served as chief fellow, and pursued advanced training in heart failure/transplant, echocardiography, and preventive cardiology.

Dr. Banerjee’s current research interests include investigating the relationship between insulin resistance and heart failure, exploring racial/ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease, and implementing protocols to improve heart failure outcomes.


Bob Kocher

Bob Kocher is a Partner at Venrock and focuses on healthcare IT and services investments. He currently serves on the Board of Castlight Health and the Advisory Boards of Harvard Medical School Health Care Policy Department, USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics where he is also a Senior Fellow, National Institute of Healthcare Management, and ChildObesity180. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Engleberg Center for Health Reform and Co-Chair of the Health Data initiative, a joint effort of HHS and the Institute of Medicine, to release healthcare data to spur private sector innovation to improve healthcare cost and quality.

Prior to Venrock, Bob served in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy on the National Economic Council. In the Obama Administration, Bob was one of the shapers of the healthcare reform legislation focusing on cost, quality, and delivery system reform and health IT meaningful use policy. He was one of the leaders of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” childhood obesity initiative, led the formation of the Partnership for a Healthier America, and served on the Federal Advisory Panel charged with developing a national obesity strategy. Prior to the White House, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company where he led McKinsey Global Institute’s healthcare economics work and Center for U.S. Health Reform as well as worked with the various constituencies across the healthcare system to improve health policy, productivity, clinical outcomes, and patient experience.

Bob received undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington and a medical degree from George Washington University. He completed a research fellowship with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health, and went on to complete his internal medicine residency training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard Medical School. He is also a member of the Health Affairs Editorial Board and the not-for-profit Hope Street Group Board.

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Chris Hogg
Associate VP of Data Science
Practice Fusion

Chris Hogg is a Health 2.0 advocate, tech enthusiast, researcher and analyst of all things healthcare. He is interested in how technology is changing the healthcare landscape, specifically the impact it has on behavior change. Chris is passionate about the value and utility of new forms of health data, and the changing relationship between physician and patient.

In October 2011, Chris co-founded 100Plus, a personalized health prediction startup using data analytics and game mechanics to show how small changes in behavior can lead to an overall healthier and longer life, with funding from Founders Fund, Greylock Partners and Felicis Ventures. In February 2013, 100Plus was acquired by Practice Fusion, the nation’s largest physician-patient community. Chris is now the Associate Vice President of Data Science at Practice Fusion where he is developing new ways to use de-identified clinical data as the foundation for consumer and physician facing products.

Chris has been a guest lecturer at Stanford University and a speaker at TEDx Silicon Valley on the topics of user-generated health and the future of health data. Chris holds a Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from Brown University and an MBA from The University of Chicago.

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Dana Mead
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Dana Mead joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a partner in May 2005 to work in the firm’s life sciences practice. He leverages experience accrued from his venture-funded, startup management roles and board participation to support entrepreneurs and innovators dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of millions suffering from life-limiting diseases. Dana serves on the boards of Apnicure, Awarepoint, Corventis, Inspire Medical Systems, Intersect ENT, Invuity, Pulmonx, Spiracur, Spinal Modulation, Teladoc and Voyage Medical.

For the past 30 years, Dana’s career has focused on identifying new medical technologies, developing new markets and therapies, and building world-class management teams. He has worked with physician thought leaders around the world representing 12 medical specialties. Before joining KPCB, Dana was president of Guidant Vascular Intervention, a fully integrated billion-dollar division with more than 4,500 employees. He joined Guidant in 1992 and held positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure, including vice president and general manager, Cardiac & Vascular Surgery; vice president and general manager, Stents, Vascular Intervention Group; president, Japan and A/P Operations based in Tokyo; and vice president, Corporate Relations and Policy, with responsibility for investor relations, corporate communications, corporate marketing and public policy initiatives. Earlier in his career, Dana worked in various sales and marketing roles at Allergan, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson.

Dana formerly served as a director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Aesthera (acquired by Solta [Nasdaq: SLTM]), Navigenics (acquired by Life Technologies Corp. [Nasdaq: LIFE]) and OtisMed (acquired by Stryker [Nasdaq: SYK]). He currently serves on the boards of the California Healthcare Institute and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, and he is the former chair of the Lafayette College West Coast Advisory Council. A native of Connecticut, Dana received his B.A. degree from Lafayette College and holds an M.B.A from the University of Southern California.

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Dan Burton
Health Catalyst

Mr. Burton became involved as an investor and as the business leader of Health Catalyst (formerly Healthcare Quality Catalyst), the leader in healthcare data warehousing and analytics, when it was a 3-person startup. During his tenure Health Catalyst has realized triple-digit annualized revenue growth, expanded its platform reach to 79 hospitals impacting over 20 Million patients, grown its employee base to over 60 and expanded its product line to over 40 software solutions. Mr. Burton has held positions such as CEO, President, Board Member and Chief Marketing Officer with a number of other companies, helping to enable these organizations to realize substantial growth and success. He is also the co-founder of HB Ventures, the original investor in Health Catalyst. Prior to Health Catalyst and HB Ventures, Mr. Burton led the Corporate Strategy Group at Micron Technology. He also spent eight years with Hewlett-Packard in Strategy and Management roles, including building and managing a technology infrastructure business. Before joining HP he was an Associate Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised healthcare systems and technology companies. Mr. Burton holds an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard University, where he was elected a George F. Baker Scholar, and a BS in economics, magna cum laude, from BYU.

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Darren Dworkin
SVP of Enterprise Information & Health System CIO
Cedars-­Sinai Health System

Darren Dworkin is Senior Vice President of Enterprise Information Systems and Chief Information Officer of the Cedars-­‐Sinai Health System in Los Angeles, California. A native of Montreal, Canada, Mr. Dworkin has spent over 20 years in information technology and over 12 in healthcare. At Cedars-­‐Sinai he has led the implementation of a comprehensive electronic medical record to help transform care through the use of advanced technology. Day to day Mr. Dworkin leads the strategy and technology operations of both the information and clinical technology teams. Prior to joining Cedars-­‐Sinai, Mr. Dworkin held the position of Chief Technology Officer at Boston University Medical Center in Boston, MA. Were he led the development and deployment of the infrastructure and application framework to bring technology to the point of care.

Mr. Dworkin has been a leader helping major information technology vendors bring solutions to the healthcare vertical enabling improvements in workflow, quality and value.


David Chao
Product Manager, Healthcare

David is a product manager at MuleSoft where he leads MuleSoft’s healthcare business. In this role, he works with providers, payers and government bodies to improve patient outcomes and lower costs by solving the challenge of interoperability across healthcare systems.

MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise. Founded on the idea that connecting applications should not be hard, MuleSoft helps organizations harness the power of their applications through integration. MuleSoft’s Anypoint™ Platform eliminates costly, time-intensive point-to-point integration and creates business agility. Delivered as a packaged integration experience, MuleSoft’s products are built on proven open source technology for the fastest, most reliable integration without vendor lock-in. Supporting billions of transactions per day, MuleSoft is used in production by thousands of enterprises, including Walmart, MasterCard, Nokia, Nestlé and Honeywell, and powers integrations with leading SaaS vendors such as salesforce.com, NetSuite, Workday, Intuit and Box.

Prior to MuleSoft, David worked in product management and marketing roles at startups in consumer health and insurance and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co.

David holds a dual MBA/MA International Studies from the Wharton School and the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.

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Bruce Brandes
Executive Vice President

After more than two decades as a leader in the healthcare information technology and services marketplace, Bruce Brandes is focused on identifying and leading the strategic initiatives that will drive the growth and expansion of AirStrip.

Prior to joining AirStrip, Bruce built an extensive record of success in developing and growing sales and marketing organizations that listen to and understand clients’ needs while collaboratively solving challenges and improving outcomes. Bruce’s teams consistently overachieved objectives at healthcare information technology companies, including HealthStream, Inc., Eclipsys Corporation, McKesson/HBOC and IBM.

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David Yakimischak
SVP & General Manager
Surescripts, E-Prescribing

David Yakimischak is Senior Vice President and General Manager, E-Prescribing. In this capacity, Mr. Yakimischak is responsible for the business strategy and P&L of the core e-prescribing businesses: routing, benefit, and history. He also has responsibility for additional pharmacy and PBM services such as prescription drug monitoring programs, electronic prior authorization and adherence messaging.

From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Yakimischak led the Quality Office at Surescripts. In that role, he ensured the quality of the end-to-end e-prescribing process – from the time a prescription is first considered by a prescriber to the time the medication is dispensed to the patient and all intermediate points.

Yakimischak has 25 years of experience in technology management and product development in the healthcare, financial, and publishing industries. He was the Chief Technology of JSTOR, an online academic journal archive serving virtually every academic research library in the United States and around the world. From 1999 to 2002, Yakimischak was the CTO at MedicaLogic/Medscape, a leading provider of electronic medical record software and developer of the leading clinical reference Web site for physicians and medical professionals. He played an important role in taking the company from early start-up through an IPO, a merger with two other healthcare companies and, finally, through its acquisition by WebMD and GE Medical Systems (now GE Healthcare).

Prior to his work with MedicaLogic/Medscape, Yakimischak served as the director of product development at Dow Jones Interactive where he worked to transform the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones News Retrieval into leading suppliers of news and information via the Web. Mr. Yakimischak started his career at Merrill Lynch Canada, where he was responsible for telecommunications and datacenter operations.

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Chris Rivest
COO & VP of Business Development
Silicon Valley Biosystems

Mr. Rivest is in charge of both operations at SV Bio as well as Business Development. He is a serial entrepreneur and has founded or co-founded several companies, including SunPrint (later Alion), a Sequoia Capital backed company that developed an innovative printing technology to inexpensively fabricate solar cells. Mr. Rivest has raised over $50m in venture capital and strategic investments for the companies he has founded, and is a board member and advisor to several startups in bio-informatics and data visualization.

In 2010 he was recognized as a “young innovator” in the MIT Technology Review’s TR35 list, and in 2011 he was recognized by Forbes magazine as among the “30 under 30″ entrepreneurs to watch. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Dirk Lammerts
Managing Director, Digital Health
Burrill & Company

Dr. Lammerts joined Burrill & Company in 2011 to lead the firm’s digital health investments. Throughout his career, Dr. Lammerts has been driving technology convergence through innovative use of computer technologies and online, mobile, and interactive media in medicine, based on the premise that these technologies are providing a platform to fundamentally improve access to and quality of healthcare worldwide. Dr. Lammerts serves on the boards of AliveCor and BetterDoctor.

Dr. Lammerts has more than 20 years of professional experience in healthcare, life sciences, and high-tech industries. He has a combined medical and computer science background. He holds an M.D. from Duesseldorf University Medical School and trained in Neurology at the University of Cologne Medical Center. He also received Board certification in Medical Computer Science by the German Medical Association. Early in his career, Dr. Lammerts developed computer-based training programs for neurological patients suffering from memory and cognitive deficits. 
He worked as a senior engagement manager for McKinsey & Company advising clients across a broad spectrum of industries in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific. He has also held positions as Vice President Molecular Diagnostics at Affymetrix and as Vice President Marketing and Corporate Development at XDx, building businesses in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine.


Eric Peacock
Co-Founder & CEO

Eric Peacock is the co-founder and CEO of MyHealthTeams. MyHealthTeams believes that if you are diagnosed with a chronic condition or disease, it should be easy to find the best people around to help you. To that end, they create social networks for chronic conditions (think Facebook + Yelp for a specific condition) that have really taken off. MyAutismTeam, a social network for parents of kids with autism, grew from 30 registered parents at launch to 40,000 parents all across North America in 18 months. MyBCTeam launched 6 months ago and is growing rapidly. Both sites have very high user engagement.

Eric is a graduate of Stanford Business School and Harvard College and an alumni of Perlegen Sciences, ETRADE, and IAC where he ran Insider Pages. He lives in San Carlos, CA with his wife and two children, and is a hopeless Red Sox fan. You can reach Eric at eric@myhealthteams.com.


Farzad Mostashari
Visiting Fellow
Brookings Institute

Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM serves as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Farzad joined ONC in July 2009.

Previously, he served at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as Assistant Commissioner for the Primary Care Information Project, where he facilitated the adoption of prevention-oriented health information technology by over 1,500 providers in underserved communities. Dr. Mostashari also led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded NYC Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics and an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded project focused on quality measurement at the point of care. Prior to this he established the Bureau of Epidemiology Services at the NYC Department of Health, charged with providing epidemiologic and statistical expertise and data for decision making to the health department.

He did his graduate training at the Harvard School of Public Health and Yale Medical School, internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. He was one of the lead investigators in the outbreaks of West Nile Virus and anthrax in New York City, and among the first developers of real-time electronic disease surveillance systems nationwide.


Dr. Ivor Horn
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Children's National Medical Center

Dr. Ivor Braden Horn is a board-certified pediatrician and leading thinker on how social media and mobile health (mHealth) technology can be used to impact improve health outcomes in underserved populations. As an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) and George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, Dr. Horn is an NIH funded investigator whose research interests focus on health care communications and child health disparities..

Based in Washington, DC, Horn has been a contributor to Parenting Magazine, iParenting.com and the Discovery Channel. She has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and Good Morning America Health and local news segments related to parenting and childhood development. Dr. Horn is also a contributing author on MyBrownBaby.com and tweets @drivorhorn.

Dr. Horn is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association, serving in leadership positions regionally as well as nationally. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Greg Biggers

Council Member & EIR
Genetic Alliance

Greg Biggers is a patient, caregiver, innovator, and a champion for the consumer voice across all of health care and research.

He serves as Council Member and Entrepreneur-In-Residence at a leading health advocacy network helping people reclaim their health and become full participants in the translational research experience. He is also Chief Instigator and CEO at Genomera, a community operating crowdsourced and participant-driven clinical trials.

Mr. Biggers also serves on the board of an elementary school, a community development organization, and advises startups. With over 20 years experience in executive, investor, and founder roles, he has spent most of his career focused on growing human collaboration and engagement.

When not working on the future of health, he can often be found sailing a Santana 22 on San Francisco Bay.


Leah Sparks
Co-Founder and CEO
Wildflower Health

Leah has more than a decade of experience in the healthcare industry, with a focus on creating new strategies and business models. At McKesson Corporation she started several new service lines, and then at DNA Direct she sourced and structured the company’s first contracts with healthcare payors, negotiated a successful acquisition by Medco, and then developed and executed new strategies to help scale the personalized medicine offering to Medco members.

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Jack Young
Qualcomm Life

Jack heads up the $100M Qualcomm Life Fund (QLF) at Qualcomm Ventures, which was recently ranked as one of the most prolific venture investors in the digital health sector. His investment interests are focused in the areas of digital technologies and wireless health services and applications including: wellness and fitness, chronic disease management, aging in place, transitional care, clinical trials and telehealth/telemedicine. Jack currently serves as a board observer at QLF portfolio companies including Airstrip, AliveCor, ClearCare, goBalto and Telcare. In addition, he serves as a board observer at Jana, Modern Video, uCIRRUS, Validity and Visage Mobile.

Prior to Qualcomm Ventures, Jack was EVP and US Country Manager at ZTE who helped establish the company’s US market presence. He was a sales and marketing executive at Nokia following the acquisition of Amber Networks where he was founding AVP of marketing. Early in his career, he held marketing and business development positions at 3Com, GDC, and Nortel. Jack earned a MSEE from University of Calgary and a MBA from McGill University.

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Jeffrey Makowka
Senior Strategic Advisor, Thought Leadership

Mr. Makowka has close to fifteen year’s of experience in strategic consulting and market research. For more than half of that time, he has been focused on the wants and needs of the 50+, both domestically and internationally. As Senior Strategic Advisor in AARP’s Thought Leadership group, Jeff helped to launch, and now co-manages, the Innovation@50+ initiative, which aims to spark entrepreneurial activity across public and private sectors. Anchored by the AARP social mission – to enhance the quality of life for
all as we age – the program enlists the expertise of visionary thinkers, entrepreneurs, the investment community, industry, and not-for-profits to spur innovation to meet the needs and wants of people over 50.

Prior to this role, Jeff held the position of Senior Manager, Global Member Value in AARP’s Membership Development group. Before his work at AARP, Jeff worked in the Monetizing Knowledge Practice at Edgewater Strategy Services as a Project Manager and Senior Business Analyst. He has also held positions as a Research Associate and Web Business Analyst with Jupiter Media Metrix.

Mr. Makowka earned a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and English Literature (double major) and received his Masters of Arts (Licentiate) in Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude).

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Joe Betts-Lacroix
Biophysicist & Executive Director
Health Extension

Joe Betts-LaCroix worked in biophysics at Harvard and at Caltech did research on electron tunneling in redox proteins such as cytochrome and hemoglobin, which has received over 500 citations in Science. He also studied ocean chemistry at MIT. He then founded OQO, a startup that employed 110 people and was in Guinness World Records for smallest PC. More recently Joe spent two years working with Halcyon Molecular to develop better gene-sequencing methods, using DNA threading and electron microscopy. A prolific inventor, he holds scores of patents, and enjoys buying and selling them in his spare time. Presently Joe is Executive Director of Health Extension. Most of the money spent on healthcare is to treat age-related diseases after they manifest. Aging is the single biggest risk factor for all such diseases, yet funding to understand its biochemical processes is <0.01% of healthcare spending. The mission of Health Extension is to increase such funding, and especially translational efforts for therapies that control such processes.

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John Cooper
Archpoint Partners

John has a long and successful track record in developing the strategy and creating the environment to achieve an optimal outcome for his clients. Prior to founding ArchPoint, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Technology banking group at Montgomery & Co., where he led the firm’s efforts in advising growth companies in software and related sectors. Prior to joining Montgomery & Co. in January 2003, John was the senior managing director in Microsoft’s Corporate Development and Strategy group. While there, he developed and led a senior team responsible for a number of key investments and acquisitions and effected more than 30 transactions. Among those transactions, John led the acquisition of Great Plains, Inc., kicking off the company’s move into the enterprise application sector.

Immediately following his tenure at Microsoft, John served as president of the California-based venture capital group ThinkTank LLC, an affiliate of SoftBank. While at ThinkTank, he managed and refined the company’s technology investment portfolio, as well as oversaw the privatization of Buy.com. He has also held senior corporate development and strategy positions with American Express Corporation, First Data Corporation, and HBO & Company (now part of McKesson).

To date, John has managed over 100 strategic investment and acquisition processes. He also has an operating background having himself founded and successfully sold two venture capital-financed technology and services companies. He has been an active board member for both public and private companies in the technology sector.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Finance from the University of Minnesota, and has completed post-graduate studies in computer science, management, and marketing, including an executive management program at MIT in advanced technologies in business.

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Eric Bailey
Chief Experience Officer

Eric Bailey is an innovation leader with expertise in creating transformative user experiences. He believes that design achieves its highest value when it helps us achieve our fullest potential, and his intention is to make us healthier, happier and wiser through solutions for consumer health, wellness, fitness, disease management and clinical practice. Eric applies persuasive technology, learning theory and communication principles to influence the beliefs and behavior of consumers to promote positive outcomes.

Eric serves as Experience Lead at PokitDok, a health marketplace. PokitDok empowers consumers by offering price quotes for health services directly from providers. Eric contributes to the company’s strategic vision, and defines PokitDok’s core value across web, mobile and API platforms. He also defines the brand and corporate identity.

Previously, Eric spent eight years at Frog Design, a global innovation firm serving Fortune 50 and startups across all industries. As a Creative Director he led user experience- conducting design research, ideation, interaction and visual/brand design for major engagements with AT&T, Disney, JP Morgan Chase, Ethicon, Welch Allyn, LifeScan and StarTrac. Some notable contributions include multiple design language systems for medical devices and software, patented designs for high acuity vitals devices, clinician and consumer-facing bariatric management systems, patented diabetes management devices, interactive fitness experiences and service ecosystems for in-park entertainment.

During the dotcom boom, Eric spent nearly seven years with GiantStep (now Arc Worldwide), the interactive arm of Leo Burnett. There he established the online presence for Fortune 500 brands through planning, interaction design and visual design. Solutions included e-commerce, administrative applications and online media. Client partners included United Airlines, Allstate, Toyota, General Motors, Maytag, Ralston Purina, Energizer, Procter & Gamble and Kellogg’s.

Eric completed his graduate work at Stanford University’s Learning, Design and Technology program. There he researched and developed user-centered technologies, environments and experiences for the purposes of learning. His particular interest lay in Media Literacy education for both classroom and non-traditional learning environments. In 1995, Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Design from the University of Cincinnati.


Julie Vilardi RN, MS
Exec Director, Strategic Projects & Clinical Informatic
Kaiser Permanente

As Executive Director for Strategic Projects and Clinical Informatics in the Care Delivery Business Information Office, Julie Vilardi is responsible for partnering strategy and oversight of key clinical IT initiatives and Clinical Informatics efforts within the Care Delivery area of IT. In this role she is also responsible for leading the IT portions of Meaningful Use and other innovative and complex projects that cross the IT and clinical areas of Kaiser Permanente. She also leads the Enterprise Terminology efforts within Kaiser Permanente.

Prior to her current role, Julie was involved in the organizational change management efforts that preceded the implementation Kaiser Permanente’s EMR, KP HealthConnect. Before joining KPIT, Julie’s varied career includes employment in positions that range from health care IT consulting with IBM Business Consulting Services and HealthLink to clinical operations and project management for multiple health care projects, both within and outside Kaiser Permanente. Julie has also worked as an inpatient nurse practitioner, project director and inpatient department leader at the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center.

Julie holds a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco and a BSN from the University of San Francisco.

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Kim Tyrrell-Knott
Epstein Becker & Green

Kim Tyrrell-Knott is a Partner at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s San Diego office. She has nearly 15 years experience in health care and technology and regularly advises companies on regulatory and commercialization matters with novel technologies. She also has significant experience in developing and implementing comprehensive compliance programs addressing on a broad range of health care regulatory issues. Ms. Tyrrell-Knott also serves a general counsel to the mHealth Regulatory Coalition and the Clinical Decision Support Coalitions. Ms. Tyrrell-Knott has extensive experience negotiating clinical research agreements, managing privacy and regulatory product reviews, and advising on advertising and promotional activities. Ms. Tyrrell-Knott was formerly Associate General Counsel of GE Healthcare IT, where she served as strategic legal partner to the executive management team of software and technology based businesses, including its ambulatory electronic medical records, practice management solutions and various medical device platforms. She oversaw the commercialization of health IT products globally, including mobile applications and cloud-based offerings. Prior to joining GE Healthcare, Ms. Tyrrell-Knott worked in the technology and services industry, advising on novel regulatory issues associated with emerging technologies and the development of a global cloud computing platform.

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Owen Tripp
Co-Founder and CEO

Owen Tripp is the Co-Founder and CEO of ConsultingMD. He was previously the Co-Founder and COO of Reputation.com, which he started while pursuing his MBA at Stanford. In 2011 he and Reputation.com were named Global Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum . Prior to Reputation.com, Owen Tripp ran a big data and search analytics team at eBay and was a Health and Life Sciences consultant at Accenture.


Matt Marshall
Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Matt is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VentureBeat. In the fall of 2009 he also took on the role of Executive Producer of DEMO, the premiere launchpad event for emerging technologies. Prior to starting VentureBeat, Matt covered the venture capital beat for the San Jose Mercury News from 2001 to 2006. He significantly expanded the newspaper’s coverage of venture capital during that time, in daily articles and a weekly column called the VC Insider, and then online with his blog SiliconBeat. Matt was awarded Journalist of the Year by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists in 2002, and the James Madison Freedom of Information award in 2003. These awards were for a series of articles he wrote in conjunction with two successful Mercury News lawsuits, in part instigated by Matt, against California’s public pension fund (CalPERS) and the University of California. As a result of these laws suits, public employees now have full access to information on the performance of their retirement investments. Matt was a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Bonn, Germany from 1995 through 1998. In 1999 he wrote a book while in Germany, “The Bank: the Birth of Europe’s Central Bank and the Rebirth of European Power” (Random House, 1999). He has also written for the Washington Post and several other publications. Matt holds a PhD in Government and an MA in German and European Studies from Georgetown University.


Marco Della Torre
Biomedical Engineer & Business Development

Marco Della Torre is a consumer product entrepreneur, currently overseeing Science and Business Development for Basis. Basis has development the world’s most powerful platform for lasting health, based on a 5-sensor device and a web dashboard focused on healthy behavior change. A biomedical engineer by background, Marco is an inventor on everything from real time emotion sensing to thought-controlled interactivity, and has launched consumer products globally that bringing together biosensors, health and entertainment.

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Martha Wofford
VP, Head of CarePass Platform

Martha Wofford leads Aetna’s CarePass platform, delivering simple solutions to help consumers navigate the healthcare system. The program reports into the Office of the Chairman and will deliver
an ecosystem of apps powered by an open, digital platform, enabling consumers & Aetna members to manage their whole health. It will also support a developer community, to unleash their creativity in creating consumer solutions.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Wofford served as Head of Product and Strategy for Aetna’s Local Employers & Consumers Segment. Immediately prior, Ms. Wofford served as the General Manager for the Northeast Region for Aetna’s Consumer Segment. In that role, she was presented the top General Manager award for her performance. From 2005 to 2009, she also had accountability for Aetna’s Direct To Consumer sales capability. Ms. Wofford joined Aetna in 2005 as Head of Business Development for Medicare.

Prior to joining Aetna, Ms. Wofford was a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton from 2000 to 2005, focusing on growth strategies in the healthcare and media industries. She served in the Clinton
Administration for six years in positions in The White House, USAID and USEPA. Ms. Wofford received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where she focused on
Strategy and Managerial Economics, and a B.A. in History from Swarthmore College.

She resides in Hatfield, MA with her husband and daughter, and is a health enthusiast.


Mark Gehring
Co-Founder & President

Mark Gehring is co-founder and President of Asthmapolis, a company dedicated to improving asthma control and reducing cost using medication sensors and mobile apps. He has previously served as CEO of three companies: Geometrics, developer of the first commercial 3D radiation treatment planning system, now marketed by Philips and used to plan 25% of the radiation treatments worldwide since the mid-90’s, UltraVisual, a medical imaging (PACS) startup that merged with another startup, Emageon, reached $100M in sales, and went public in 2005, and Sharendipity, a software development environment for non-programmers.

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Mary Kate Foley
VP ofUser Experience (UX)
Athena Health

Mary Kate Foley, VP ofUser Experience (UX) at athenahealth, is an award-winning design leader with 25 years of experience in the design and usability field. In her role as head of UX at athenahealth, Mary Kate is leading the charge on the Company’s “Beautiful” initiative which seeks to transform the look and feel of athenahealth’s Best in KLAS cloud-based services, with an emphasis on mobile.

Mary Kate joined athenahealth in 2008 to establish it as center of excellence in health care IT user experience, including user-centered design, information architecture, copywriting, and usability research and assessment. Prior to athenahealth, Mary Kate successfully pioneered and/or revived design and usability initiatives at a number of companies, including IBM/Lotus, Time0 (a division of Perot Systems, Inc) and Monster Worldwide. She has a proven track record of success across enterprise, e-commerce and consumer products in a variety of industries: healthcare IT for EHRs and medical procurement systems; online career marketplaces; B2B transportation; manufactured-goods supply;  maintenance, repair and operations (MRO); curriculum creation and Learning Management Systems (LMS); and financial services. Mary Kate is also a well-known advocate, and highly sought speaker, for applying human-centered design principles to health care IT.


Michael Yang
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Office
Comcast Ventures

An operating executive turned venture capitalist, Michael joined Comcast Ventures in 2009. He focuses on consumer Internet applications and services. “I’m particularly interested in start-ups and business models that disrupt how offline industries historically have functioned.”

Before Comcast Ventures
Previously, Michael was a Vice President/General Manager at Yahoo! in the Media Group as well as the Local Markets & Commerce Division. During his tenure at Yahoo!, he managed Yahoo! Autos, Yahoo! Real Estate and Yahoo! Health; co-led Yahoo! Shopping; and was part of the team that formed Yahoo!’s strategic alliance with the Newspaper Consortium. He’s also worked at Atlas Venture, Zaplet, and was a member of AOL’s Business Affairs team.

Michael graduated from Harvard University with an M.B.A. and the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School.

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Missy Krasner
Executive in Residence
Morgenthaler Ventures

Missy joins Morgenthaler Ventures’ Menlo Park office with more than twenty years of product development and marketing, business development, and policy experience in healthcare and health information technology. Her experience ranges from coordinating high-level policy briefings at senior levels of federal government to launching technology products at Google.

Missy worked at Google for 5 years in health and consumer marketing. She was one of the founding members of Google Health, an online medical records and wellness platform and spearheaded the Google Health Advisory Council. In her later years at Google, she managed and led the search launches marketing team. Prior to her role at Google, Missy worked for the Bush Administration in the Secretary’s Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She was Senior Advisor to Dr. David Brailer, M.D., Ph.D., the first National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Before coming to HHS, she worked as Product Marketing Director for CareScience, a healthcare information technology company that developed the first Health Information Exchange (HIE). Prior to her role at CareScience, Missy led the Communications and Research at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-partisan, national, healthcare policy think tank. She also worked at Aetna where she spearheaded provider networking and communications during two corporate mergers to help the company enter the managed care space.

She is also a mentor at 500 Startups, a tech incubator and accelerator in the Silicon Valley and a mentor at Health Box, a new healthcare accelerator out of Chicago, IL. She also advises several health 2.0 startup companies in the Silicon Valley. She has published a series of articles and blogs and is a member of HIMSS, served on the CCHIT Task Force on PHRs, the Lance Armstrong International Advisory Council, and the Planned Parenthood International Marketing Advisory Council.


Mohit Kaushal
Aberdare Ventures

Mohit Kaushal is the newest member of the Aberdare team, joining as a partner in 2013.

Mohit has had an extensive career within clinical medicine, venture capital and health policy. He was most recently the inaugural Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development at West Health a unique set of entities focused on lowering health care costs through medical research, healthcare policy and investment. He developed the West Health Investment Fund strategy, sourced and led investments in Humedica (acquired by Optum Health), Change Healthcare, RxAnte and goBalto.

Previously, Mohit was the Director of Connected Health with the Federal Communications Commission, where he established the agency’s first dedicated health care team. During his time in the Obama administration, he was also a member of the White House Health IT task force, a cross agency team focusing on implementing the technology aspects of Health Reform. Prior to this position, Kaushal was an investment professional at Polaris Venture Partners, and worked for Merrill Lynch’s Health Care Investment Banking Group and the World Health Organization. Kaushal holds an MBA from Stanford and an MD with distinction from Imperial College, London.

In addition to his role at Aberdare Ventures, Mohit is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University and serves on the curation team at TEDMED. He has been appointed to the Consumer Technology Workgroup of the Health IT Standards Committee and to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics advising HHS on Data Access and Use.

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Amy Sheng

Amy Sheng is Cofounder of CellScope, a venture-backed mobile health startup creating a suite of optical attachments for smartphones to enable remote diagnoses. Our first product is the CellScope Oto, a smartphone otoscope for capturing diagnostic quality ear images and videos to diagnose ear infections. CellScope spun out of a bioengineering lab at UC Berkeley where we developed mobile microscopes for disease diagnosis in the developing world. Amy previously led a team to develop an automated hematology analyzer with automated classification of white blood cells that was cleared by the FDA. She has an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Berkeley-Haas.


Nancy Green
Managing Principal of Connected Health Care Solutions
Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Nancy Green is a health care managing principal with Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, the health care practice group within Verizon Enterprise Solutions. In this capacity, she focuses on strategic business development as well as the development of solutions and initiatives to address telehealth, m-health, home health and converged mobility.

An 18-year health care industry veteran, Green has extensive experience in the strategy, design, development, launch and sale of advanced mobility and communications solutions and applications for the health care sector, helping thousands of health care organizations improve health care work flow operations, reduce costs, and drive operational efficiency through the use of technology and clinical informational flow.

Prior to joining Verizon in 2009, Green spent 12 years at USA Mobility where she served as the vice president of its health care systems solutions division as well as Vice President of M&A. Before that, Green was the director of health care sales at ProNet Medical. She began her career at AT&T Wireless as a manager of national accounts.

Green is active is several professional organizations, including the American Telemedicine Association, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Association of Women in Technology and Executives in Healthcare and is on the mHIMSS Advisory Board.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With a platform-based portfolio of industry-leading mobility, cloud and IT, strategic networking and advanced communications offerings, along with specialized solutions for key industries and a full range of global wholesale offerings, Verizon Enterprise Solutions combines unparalleled expertise, innovation and technology to bring together applications, people and environments. Visit verizonbusiness.com to learn more.


Nikolai Kirienko
Patient Advocate
University of California, Berkeley

Nikolai Kirienko is a patient advocate dedicated to advancing patient safety and participation in healthcare via connected technologies at the point of care.

His pioneering patient-initiated research at UCSF was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where he most recently served as the Project Director of Crohnology.MD, an iPad based participatory health record pilot for patients with Crohn’s disease.

As a patient advocate, he had the honor of introducing the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Hon. Kathleen Sebelius at the ONC’s first-ever Engaging Consumers in Health IT Summit. Nikolai has testified before the Federal HIT Policy Committee, and was invited to attend the White House Summit on Patient Access to Data, in 2012.

Kirienko’s journey through ten thousand hours as a hospital in-patient has been chronicled in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and USA Today. Nikolai is currently on medial leave from the University of California, Berkeley.


Promod Haque
Senior Managing Partner
Norwest Venture Partners (NVP)

Promod has more than 20 years of experience in the venture capital industry and currently serves as senior managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). Promod joined NVP in 1990, and has invested in more than 60 companies since he began his venture career, producing nearly $30B in exit values to date. More than 20 of his portfolio companies have gone public and nearly 35 have been acquired (or have gone public and been acquired). Promod was ranked as a top investor on the annual Forbes Midas List for nine years, and in 2004, Forbes named him as the #1 venture capitalist based on performance over the previous decade. In 2006, Promod was presented with a Global Leadership award from NASSCOM, and he was honored with the 2011 SV Forum Visionary Award based on his outstanding achievements and contributions to the technology industry.

Promod focuses on investments across a wide variety of sectors including healthcare IT, systems and IT infrastructure, software and services. His current investments include Apigee, Appnomic Systems, Brite Semiconductor, CareCloud, Cyan, FireEye, Health Catalyst, InsightsOne, PCH International, Skybox Imaging, Sulekha, Veveo, Virtela and Yatra.

He was an early investor and a board member of Cerent (acquired by Cisco), Cast Iron Systems (acquired by IBM), Siara Systems (acquired by Redback Networks), OnDisplay (acquired by Vignette), Winphoria Networks (acquired by Motorola) and Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR). Other notable investments and previous board seats include Tivoli Systems (acquired by IBM), Forte Software (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), Information Advantage (acquired by Sterling Software), Arbortext (acquired by PTC), Open-Silicon (acquired by Unicorn Investment Bank), Resonext Communications (acquired by RF Micro Devices), Showcase (acquired by SPSS), Yipes (acquired by Reliance/Flag Telecom), Amberpoint (acquired by Oracle) and ZettaCom (acquired by IDT).

Prior to Norwest Venture Partners, Promod spent 18 years in various operational roles ranging from product development, marketing, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer at various public and private companies including Siemens International, Thorn EMI, Emergent Technologies and Dimensional Medicine, Inc.
He received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delhi, India. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he serves on the advisory board.


Rebecca Lynn
Morgenthaler Ventures

Rebecca joined Morgenthaler’s Menlo Park office in 2007, and she focuses on early-stage investments in mobile, health 2.0, Internet services and financial services. She led the investment in Practice Fusion, and serves on the boards of Doximity, Lending Club, Pageonce and Socrata. She is second on the board of Adara Media.

Rebecca began her career at Procter and Gamble’s corporate headquarters where she worked in international new product market entry. She spent time in both Cincinnati and Mexico City developing new products for the market and launching a new category in Latin America. She then joined NextCard as an early employee and spent four years at the company. At NextCard, she led product development efforts and later served as the Vice President of Marketing where she managed one of the top five largest online marketing efforts. NextCard was the first online credit card company, and it went public in 2000 with a $1.3B market cap. After NextCard, she ran her own consulting business focusing on online marketing for financial services and affiliate marketing.

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Rebecca Mitchell Coelius
Medical Officer for Innovation

Rebecca Mitchell Coelius, MD currently serves across the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the HHS Office of the CTO as the Medical Officer for Innovation. In her role she develops and executes the ONC Innovation Strategy, and is a core team member of the Blue Button Initiative. She has worked extensively as an advisor and consultant to digital health startups, mentors physicians considering the leap to entrepreneurship, researches patient preferences within novel delivery models enabled by IT, and previously Founded and served as President of the international not for profit SpanAfrica. Rebecca completed her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco.


Ana Manzur-Allan
Executive Direcor
XX in Health

Ana is the Executive Director of Rock Health’s women in health initiative, XX in Health. Prior to joining the Rock Health team to lead XX in Health, she was the Director of Business Development at Embrace, a social enterprise that aims to help the millions of vulnerable babies born every year in developing countries through a low cost infant incubator.

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Rich Roth
VP, Strategic Innovation
Dignity Health

Mr. Roth leads Dignity Health’s innovation efforts, which seek to create and test novel services, programs, partnerships, and/or technologies – from within and outside of healthcare- that challenge the status quo and have the potential to reduce the cost of care, improve quality, and/or increase access to services.

Working in concert with Dignity Health employees and physicians, Mr. Roth works to anticipate emerging trends and technologies with the goal of incubating, studying, and scaling efforts to improve care.

Most recently, Mr. Roth led Dignity Health’s efforts in forming SharedClarity, a novel joint venture focused on creating transparency into medical device performance in an effort to improve patient outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Mr. Roth holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelors degree in Public Health from West Chester University.

Mr. Roth is regularly advices venture capital organization and is on Board of Ascension Health Ventures and the Clinical Innovation Advisory Board of the West Health Institute. In 2012, he was recognized by CHAUSA as one of the most promising leaders under 40 in healthcare.

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Robert Abbott
General Partner
Norwest Venture Partners

Robert Abbott joined NVP in 1998 and is focused on a wide variety of investment categories including mobile, cloud, infrastructure and systems. His current investments and board seats include Act-On Software, ClariPhy, ClearDATA, Elemental, mBlox, Mozes and Zenverge.

Robert has nine years of operational experience in various roles, from engineering to marketing and product management. Before joining NVP, he was at Silicon Graphics. Prior to Silicon Graphics, Robert worked at IBM-ROLM Systems.

He holds a bachelor of science and a master of science in electrical engineering and an MBA, all from Stanford University.


Robin Strongin
President & CEO
Amplify Public Affairs

Robin Strongin, President & CEO of Amplify Public Affairs, and the Creator and Founder of the Disruptive Women in Health Care blog, is an accomplished public affairs expert with 30 years of experience working in Washington, DC. Robin has worked with and for Federal and state governments, regulatory agencies, Congress, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, corporations, start- ups, coalitions and trade associations including the National Health Policy Forum at George Washington University, the Health Care Technology Institute, the National Leadership Coalition on Health Care and the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (now the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission). Robin was selected as a Presidential Management Intern and worked in the Office of Legislation and Policy of the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid), in addition to serving in the Office of Congressman James J. Florio (D-NJ). Robin is a member of the Women Business Leaders of the US Health Care Industry Foundation and serves on the following boards: Kaiser Permanente’s Institute for Health Policy; The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function; The Older Women’s League (OWL); Physician-Parent Caregivers; Consumer Action’s Corporate Advisory Board and The Hill Newspaper Publisher’s Advisory Board. Robin was named as one of Rock Health’s Women Rocking Health


Ryan Minarovich
Co-Founder & CEO
The Tenzing Group

Ryan Minarovich is CEO and Co-Founder of The Tenzing Group, a company specializing in educating mobile medical application developers and start-ups on FDA regulatory procedure and requirements, best business practices, and anticipated regulatory costs. Prior to The Tenzing Group, Ryan worked for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and access, through the best use of information technology and management systems. While at HIMSS he analyzed the industry-wide effects of healthcare legislation and, more recently, authored a white paper on the legalities of FDA regulation of mobile medical applications.

Throughout his eight year educational career, Ryan has focused on health information technology with an emphasis on federal regulation, legal and policy rationales behind health information exchanges, and privacy concerns. Ryan graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2009 with degrees in both Economics and Politics and is a part of the 2013 graduating class from Santa Clara University School of Law. While in law school, he wrote extensively on FDA regulation and the legal rationales for differing health information network architectures. In 2012, Ryan was the recipient of two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for his work in health law and legislative analysis.

At the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference, Ryan was honored for receiving the HIMSS Northern California Chapter Scholarship which is awarded to one student annually who showcases a combination of academic excellence and future leadership potential in the health information technology industry. As a regular contributor for commentary on FDA regulations facing mobile medical device companies, Ryan recently authored an article articulating the negative effects a start-up mobile medical application developer is likely to encounter if they discount the future costs of FDA regulation in favor of more immediate capital generating business practices. Ryan currently sits on the HIMSS Legal Task Force and the mHIMSS Legal and Policy Task Force.

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Sean Cassidy
VP and GM, Premier Data Alliance
Premier, Inc.

Sean Cassidy is vice president and general manager of Premier’s provider analytics platform business. He is responsible for the company’s platform development strategy and for helping Premier’s members develop their enterprise data warehousing and advanced analytics capabilities. Sean came to Premier from IBM, where he was responsible for healthcare product strategy and management for the Information Management division of IBM Software Group. Sean previously served as senior vice president and general manager, healthcare, for Initiate Systems, which was acquired by IBM in March of 2010. At Initiate, he was responsible for leading the company’s healthcare business globally and driving its growth. Prior to joining Initiate, Sean held executive positions at a number of enterprise software and e-commerce companies. He began his career as a technology and management consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

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Scott Iyama
Partner, Emerging Companies
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Scott Iyama focuses on the representation of high growth technology and life science companies, their founders and investors. His practice includes corporate counsel of emerging companies in their formation, financing and strategic transactions. He has completed hundreds of private financings and numerous mergers, acquisitions and licensing transactions.

Prior to receiving his J.D. from Stanford Law School, Mr. Iyama performed extensive biochemical research at the University of California, San Diego, and Genentech, Inc., and was a research assistant at the NASA Ames Research Center.

Mr. Iyama frequently lectures on topics related to emerging growth companies at forums such as National Cancer Institute Investor Forum, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Law School and the San Jose BioCenter.


Sterling Lanier
Tonic Health

Prior to co-founding Tonic, Sterling founded and ran Chatter, one of the leading market research firms in the country – and where he helped perfect many of the data collection practices in use today. Sterling has particular expertise in healthcare, having worked extensively with organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, LifeCell, KCI, and the University of California Medical System. He is a frequent speaker on research innovation and patient experience design. Prior to founding Chatter, Sterling was a senior consultant at management consultancies Prophet and Tattoo. Sterling holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

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Steve Kraus
Bessemer Venture Partners

Stephen Kraus, a partner in the Cambridge, Mass. office, has worked with Bessemer since 2004 and focuses on the healthcare sector.

Steve has been actively involved in Bessemer’s investments in Sirtris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SIRT, acquired by GlaxoSmithKline); Affymax(NASDAQ:AFFY); Aveo (NASDAQ: AVEO); Alnara, acquired by Eli Lilly; Transave (NASDAQ: INSM);Stromedix, acquired by Biogen Idec, Verastem(NASDAQ: VSTM), and Restore Medical (NASDAQ: REST), acquired by Medtronic. He currently sits on the boards of Verastem, Allena Pharmaceuticals,Alcresta, Ovascience, Liazon and Health Essentials and is actively involved in BVP’s investments in Acceleron and Proteon.

Prior to joining Bessemer, Steve was a director at the Ironwood Equity Fund, a growth-stage, private-equity firm, and a management consultant at Bain & Co. In 2002, he served as speechwriter and operations director for the Democratic nominee for governor of Massachusetts.

Steve graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Yale University and earned his MBA from Harvard, where he was a Baker Scholar. He serves on the boards of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA), the Achievement Network, and Interise.

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Tim Kwan
Senior Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton

US healthcare is frequently known for its high cost and poor quality outcomes. For the last 15 years, Tim Kwan helped healthcare organizations solve those problems by using health IT to identify and realize actionable opportunities.

From implementing electronic health records (EHR) to applying cloud analytics to identify clinical improvement opportunities, he specializes in designing and deploying technology strategies and solutions that measurably improve clinical or business performance. For example, Tim worked with several provider health systems to assess their existing IT assets and break down the information silos that resulted from their multiple and disparate electronic health records and ancillary systems. Then, he helped them chart a successful path towards achieving meaningful use of their systems that resulted in both improved revenues through EHR incentive payments and a scalable technology platform. This platform enabled them to deliver on their strategic care coordination and patient-centered medical home activities. Today, these award winning health systems are recognized industry wide for their innovation in their use of health IT and cited as industry role models.

Most recently, as part of Booz Allen’s Strategic Innovation Group, Tim is focused on helping organizations manage the massive volume of electronic data that is flowing as a result of the growth in electronic health record and interoperability platform deployments. Analyzing data on a massive scale is essential to leveraging existing IT investments and developing deeper insights to guide strategy and operations.


Trey Lauderdale
Founder & President

Trey is the Founder and President of Voalte. Prior to his current role, Trey successfully led the Voalte sales organization. His healthcare knowledge stems from experience with leading companies such as Siemens and Emergin. Trey graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering and Minors in Engineering Sales and Electrical Engineering. He earned his Master’s in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business.


Warren Hogarth
Sequoia Capital

Warren Hogarth works shoulder to shoulder with the founders of companies that tackle meaningful problems. His areas of interest include bioinformatics, synthetic biology, energy, data analytics and consumer finance. He is a Director of Silicon Valley Biosystems and FutureAdvisor and led Sequoia’s investments in AssureRx, C12 Energy, Gigagen, and SunRun. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2008, Warren completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland in Australia, during which time he was a Fulbright Scholar at Princeton University and a Guest Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. In addition to his Ph.D., Warren has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.E. and B.Comm. from the University of Queensland.


Jan Bruce
CEO & Co-Founder

Jan Bruce is a seasoned media entrepreneur with a proven track record in high-growth, emerging businesses and turnarounds.  She has consistently anticipated consumer wellness and health trends and has built cutting edge products to satisfy these demands in fitness, alternative medicine, holistic health, personal growth and balanced living.  She has a passion for building consumer-facing products that help people make measurable improvements in health, wellness and healthy lifestyle.

Ms. Bruce is CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, the new digital coaching system for stress, which helps both individuals and corporations achieve measurable results in stress management and wellness.  Ms. Bruce has identified “stress as the new fat” and notes that it is even trickier than obesity because it “operates more like a ‘silent killer,’ creeping up until it is too late to dial back.”

Prior to founding meQuilibrium, Ms. Bruce was Managing Director and Publisher at Martha Stewart Living’s Whole Living.com/ body+soul magazine, the category leader in wellness and sustainability. Bruce rebranded and launched Whole Living/body+soul in 2002 and then sold in 2004 to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. At MSLO, she successfully managed the high growth business unit and grew the readership from 200,000 to over 650,000 in four years. Ms. Bruce developed the award-winning content strategy for the brand, which extends across print, digital, satellite radio and VOD.

From 2008-2009, Ms. Bruce also directed the wellness franchise at MSLO, with responsibility for strategy, revenue and business development.  She built MSLO’s first free-standing, branded portal, WholeLiving.com, a destination site leveraging Mind, Body, Spirit, Wellness and “Green” subject-matter interest among women users and brands/advertisers.

Ms. Bruce is a recognized authority on women’s attitudes towards balanced healthy lifestyle and sustainable living.  She is a frequent speaker on media turn-arounds and has been a featured presenter at Advertising Week, The American Magazine Conference, and The Deutsche Bank Women on Wall Street conference, Harvard Business School, the LOHAS conference and the Green Business Conference.

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