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  • Executive Director Research & Quality,  Kaiser Permanente

    Shadaab Kanwal is a recognized visionary strategist, business advisor and patient focused technology steward; serves as the Executive Director Research & Health Policy; Quality & Care Delivery Excellence and Community… Read more

    Co-Founder & CEO, RockHealth Halle Tecco is the Co-Founder & CEO of RockHealth, the first startup accelerator devoted exclusively to health companies. Tecco recognized the need and potential for startups in the digital health space while working at Apple’s App Store covering the health and medical vertical. Previously, she founded Yoga Bear… Read more
    Senior Advisor to the Secretary & CTO, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

    Peter L. Levin was appointed Senior Advisor to the Secretary and CTO in May 2009. His primary role is to lead Veteran health and benefit service innovations. He is the executive sponsor of the Blue Button… Read More

    Special Assistant, Innovations – The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC/HHS), Health IT

    Wil Yu leads nationwide healthcare innovation efforts for the U.S. through the Dept. of Health and Human Services.He leads several innovation grant programs and created the “Investing in Innovations” program, i2, which utilizes prizes … Read More

    Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente

    Dr. John Mattison is Chief Medical Information Office of Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente is a care delivery organization, which manages patients at many points of care. Dr. Mattison will discusses Kaiser Permanente’s journey though creating… Read More

    Healthcare Privacy & Security Lead Architect, Intel Corporation David Houlding is the healthcare privacy and security lead architect at Intel with 20 years of experience in healthcare, privacy and security, and architecture. As the former lead architect for the Intel… Read more


      President & CEO, Redspin, Inc. Daniel W. Berger is the President and CEO of Redspin, Inc., an IT security assessment company based in Santa Barbara, CA. Since joining Redspin, Mr. Berger has led triple-digit growth by focusing the company on the burgeoning need… Read More Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) David Saÿen (pronounced  “SIGN”)  is the Regional Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) San Francisco office. CMS Region IX includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Territories… Read More
      Kent Dicks is a successful entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience providing dynamic and strategic leadership in the demanding environments… Read More CMO, Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sam Shekar, MD, MPH is the Chief Medical Officer for Northrop Grumman Information Systems. In this role, Dr. Shekar provides strategic direction for Northrop Grumman’s health … Read More
      Chief Medical Officer, Orion Health Chris Hobson is Chief Medical Officer for Orion Health. As a former general practitioner certified in healthcare informatics, developing and implementing health information technology, Chris is well versed in… Read More Sr. Manager Strategic Business Development, Samsung Andrew (Andy) Atwell has over 18 years of experience in the healthcare and life science markets in both business development and molecular biology research roles. As Sr. Manager of Strategic Business Development for Samsung…. Read More
      Director, Deloitte Consulting, Life Sciences & Healthcare Anwer Khan is a  Healthcare Strategy and Technology executive with extensive experience in building and leading functional practice areas and corporate divisions, advising senior IT executives, designing and implementing str… Read More  Program Director, IBM Global Business Services Piyush Malik leads the Worldwide Big Data Services Center of Excellence within the IBM Global Business Analytics & Optimization consulting practice. He has over twenty years of international consulting, practice building, sales… Read more
      Partner, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Dr. Enoch Choi is a Board Certified family physician practicing full-time in the Urgent Care Department at Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF).  In addition to treating … Read more

    Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Ms. Molina is a manager in the Health Industries Advisory practice at PricewatershouseCoopers (PwC), and helps healthcare organizations achieve smooth technology and operations transitions… Read more

      Pediatrician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Kellen Glinder is a Pediatrician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Palo Alto, CA and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford.  In addition to full-time practice, he helps to configure Sutter Health’s electronic… Read more Robert founded PillJogger in early 2011, leaving the practice of medicine after nearly twenty-five years. Prior to becoming a full time entrepreneur, Robert was Chief of Radiology at Marin General Hospital in Marin County, California and subsequently Chief of Radiology at Northwest … Read more
      Co-Founder & VP Engineering, Practice Fusion Matthew Douglass leads Practice Fusion’s technology team as Vice President of Engineering. An early member of the company, Matthew was instrumental in developing the Practice Fusion’s Electronic Health Record system and personally coded the underlying technology… Read more

    Dan Riskin is the CEO of Health Fidelity. He has developed and commercialized products in healthcare information technology, obesity treatment, and wound closure. He also dedicates a portion of each month to academic medicine: caring for patients, teaching resident physicians… Read more

    Shahid N. Shah is an internationally recognized and influential healthcare IT thought leader. He is a consultant to various federal agenices on IT matters and winner of Federal Computer Week’s coveted “Fed 100″ award given to IT experts that have made a big impact in the government. Shahid has… Read more Associate Professor of
    Surgery, Van Auken Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery, UCSF
    Dr. Pierre Theodore received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in general surgery and a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also completed fellowships in transplant bi… Read more
    Director, Intel Corporation Ajay has over 13 years of experience in the technology industry with over 10 years of experience at Intel Corporation. Ajay has held a variety of IT, software and hardware engineering positions while at Intel and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Ajay has spoken at … Read More Executive Director Reasearch & Quality,  Kaiser Permanente 

    Shadaab Kanwal is a recognized visionary strategist, business advisor and patient focused technology steward; serves as the Executive Director Research & Health Policy; Quality & Care Delivery Excellence and… Read more

      Special Assistant to CTO, Office of Secretary at U.S. Department of HHS Arnaub Chatterjee is currently Special Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In his role, he works on health and healthcare initiatives at the intersection of technology and innovation and is helping to … Read more Co-Founder & General Partner, MergerTech Health Ventures

    Maneesh is a Co-founder and General Partner of MergerTech Health Ventures, an early and growth stage healthcare technology venture capital fund based in Southern California. Our areas of focus are consumer health, non-invasive devices, and data analytics for the health care …. Read more

      Sr. VP Healthcare & Life Sciences, Frost & Sullivan Mr. Caressi is Senior Vice President of the Healthcare & Life Sciences group at Frost & Sullivan, serving as the business unit leader for North American and Latin American operations. In this role, Mr. Caressi oversees research teams covering Healthcare & Life Sciences… Read more A visionary technologist, Khaled set up technical teams across multiple early-stage startups and managed them through rapid growth to deliver successful and innovative products. Khaled has proven experience in building and deploying scalable software that has been… Read more
      CEO, Zephyr Technology Limited Over the past two decades Mr. Russell has developed electronic products and taken them to market for Nokia Telecommunications (Cambridge, United Kingdom) and Analog Devices Inc (USA).  Mr. Russell received his Bachelor of Engineering at … Read more Venture Partner, Chrysalis Ventures Roy joined Chrysalis is a Venture Partner at Chrysalis Venture, focusing on investment opportunities and portfolio companies in the health care sector. He has 25 years of experience as a health care technology investor and consultant.At Health Evolution Partners, Roy… Read more
    Co-Founder & CEO, RockHealth Halle Tecco is the Co-Founder & CEO of RockHealth, the first startup accelerator devoted exclusively to health companies. Tecco recognized the need and potential for startups in the digital health space while working at Apple’s App Store covering the health and medical vertical. Previously, she founded Yoga Bear… Read more Speranza Avram has been a leader in the field of health information technology and health care management for over 20 years. As the founding Executive Director of the California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization (CalHIPSO), she directs one of the nation’s largest… Read more
    CTO, GE Healthcare IT & Performance Solutions Evren Eryurek is a Chief Technology Officer for GE Healthcare IT and Performance Solutions, a $1.4 billion segment of GE Healthcare. GE Healthcare IT is a global leader in delivering information technology solutions that support high-quality and cost-effective care through business, clinical, and imaging solutions covering… Read more Senior VP & Director, Optum Institute for Sustainable Health Carol J. Simon, PhD, is a senior vice president and director for the Optum Institute of Sustainable Health. She has more than 20 years experience in health care consulting and economic policy research. Simon is responsible for driving the Optum Institute’s research agenda, including surveys, white papers and i… Read more
    Healthcare Privacy & Security Lead Architect, Intel Corporation David Houlding is the healthcare privacy and security lead architect at Intel with 20 years of experience in healthcare, privacy and security, and architecture. As the former lead architect for the Intel Health Guide System, and prior to that the chief architect of Perot Systems Healthcare… Read more Founder & Chief Technologist, DevCool Sandeep is a highly qualified technology specialist focusing on architecture and execution management. His philosophy to simplify technology implementation is the cornerstone upon which he founded DevCool Inc. in 2006. There are times during any major IT undertaking when technology… Read more
    CEO, AirStrip Technologies When Alan Portela initially joined AirStrip Technologies™ as a senior advisor and member of the Board of Directors, he already had a vision for how AirStrip could assert its position in the ongoing healthcare industry effort to address meaningful use requirements, and complement… Read more Director, Global Healthcare Strategy, Intel Corporation Ben Wilson has over 20 years of healthcare experience in marketing, consulting, product management, and technology. As the Director, Global Healthcare Strategy, Mr. Wilson is one of the architects of Intel’s Healthcare IT Value Model and responsible for Intel’s integrated care delivery strategy worldwide… Read more
    Professor, University of Miami Sara Rushinek is a Professor of Computer Information Systems at the University of Miami.  She earned her Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin. Sara Rushinek’s research, teaching and consulting interests include health… Read More  Senior Director, Oracle Health Sciences Mr. Nam D. Vo is Senior Director of Healthcare Strategy at Oracle Health Sciences Global Business Unit. Mr. Vo has harnessed 20 years of information technology, strategy, M&A and business leadership experience. He is currently… Read More
    M.D. & Founder, Care Practice Clinic Dr. Blackledge is a leading innovator in the direct practice of medicine movement. He founded San Francisco’s Care Practice Clinic in late 2008 with zero patients, one doctor, and a single staff person. He took the innovative approach of crafting a neighborhood based transparent pricing… Read More Senior Business Strategist, VMWare Role at VMware: Senior Business Strategist focused on the healthcare sector. This entails partnering with clients’ leadership to develop an end-to-end strategy for leveraging cloud computing and virtualization in support of Meaningful Use and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)… Read More
    Co-Founder & CEO, Mobile Commons Jed co-founded and is the Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Commons. He is considered one of the foremost authorities on mobile communications strategy… Read More Co-Founder & CMIO, HealthTap

    Geoff is HealthTap’s co-founder and Chief Medical Information Officer. He is responsible for the architecture of HealthTap’s Medical Knowledge Base. Prior to joining HealthTap, Geoff served as the Chief… Read More

    Director Consumer Technology & Service Development, Meridian Health Sandra Elliott is the Corporate Director Consumer Technology and Service Development with Meridian Health. Her role is to develop new technology based service and business ventures targeting baby boomer and aging populations. While aggressively taking a new approach to… Read More Chief Medical Officer, SAS Institute Dr. Graham Hughes is the Chief Medical Officer within SAS Institute’s Center for Health Analytics & Insights. He is responsible for identifying and developing opportunities to create novel analytics solutions that help healthcare organizations improve care quality, clinical… Read More
    CISO, Heroku at Adam Ely is the CISO of the Heroku business unit at Salesforce. Previous to Salesforce, Adam led security operations, application security, and compliance for TiVo where he was responsible for all risk… Read More Head of Industry Health Services, Google As Head of Industry, Health Services, Lisa Duncan is responsible for developing and managing Google’s relationships with healthcare technology and medical supply advertisers. Her team works across the entire suite of Google products to provide… Read More
    Co-Founder & COO, AgeTak Inc. Pratik Verma founded AgeTak with his father Rakesh Verma to build high-quality modern IT solutions to privacy protect Big Data for healthcare. Healthcare data is spread out over many different healthcare organizations and there are concerns about… Read More Director Strategic Accounts, GlobalMed Jay works with GlobalMed’s strategic and channel partners in developing strategies, tools and methodologies to strengthen alliances, develop and maintain partnerships and establish new partner connections for the organization. He works hand-in-hand with… Read More
    VP Business Development, NextGate With more than 20 years of experience in high technology sales and business development, Jörg directs all partner related activities for NextGate. He brings international experience, a passion for technology and Information Systems science, and an excellent… Read More Professor & Director, UCLA School of Dentistry  My disciplines are in Geriatric, Restorative and Evidence-Based Dentistry. Currently, I am working on the Senior Wellness Center (SWC) at UCLA School of Dentistry, a patient-centered program that replaces traditional models of private practice, clinic, or institutional healthcare. SWC… Read More
    Strategy & Business Development, AT&T mHealth Platform Ryan McQuaid leads the product strategy and business development for AT&T’s mHealth Platform ( – a suite of tools and infrastructure that can help developers and enterprises rapidly build, launch, and scale health apps. Furthermore… Read More Founder & CEO, Choice Hospital Systems Alistair Crighton has been developing innovative software and hardware solutions since 1982, initially under the company name VSOP Computers Inc. From 1982 through 1994, Mr. Crighton designed and implemented casino management systems, including software that monitored in real-time, every aspect of play… Read More
    Chief of Health Information Services, CalHIPSO Dorian Seamster is the Chief of Health Information Services at CalHIPSO, the Regional Extension Center serving much of California. Dorian is responsible for organizing the delivery of services to CalHIPSO’s primary care … Read More