Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
October 10: Excited to join Alex Drane in a keynote fireside chat at the 6th annual Minneapolis Marriott City Center., taking place from Oct. 9-11, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. The program is organized by the (C-TAC) and will be held at the
October 17: Looking forward to moderating the session, “Crowdsourcing Clinical Studies” at the Connected Health Conference to be held in Boston at the Seaport World Trade Center October 16-18. This session is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 3:40-4:30PM.
October 29-30 at HLTH: Delighted to moderate two interesting events at the conference: 1) an invitation only panel on clinical AI and its potential to improve employee health featuring Lonny Reisman from HealthReveal, Shawn Leavitt from Comcast, and Accolade’s CPO Mike Hilton on Tuesday, Oct. 29; 2) an event for the Women in HLTH, starting at noon October 30th. Both are part of the HLTH Conference, being held at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
November 2 – I will be speaking about how innovations for space health can positively impact health innovation here on earth at the Space Health Innovation Conference, cohosted by the NASA-fund Translational Research Institute for Space Health and UCSF. It’s going to be super cool. Agenda HERE.
November 23 – I will be speaking on how and when technology will impact practice at the Council for Medical Specialty Societies Annual Meeting and Specialty Forum in Washington D.C. at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.
Past Speaking Engagements 2019:
January 6, 2019: I will participate on a panel about investing in digital health at the Digital Orthopedics conference to be held January 5-6 at the Intercontinental Hotel in SF. More detail to follow and available HERE.
January 7, 2019: I will moderate a session on what’s new in primary care at the 120 over 80 Data and Salad event during JP Morgan week! Invite only and info available HERE.
January 9, 2019: I will participate in a panel at the Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase; it will be held Wednesday, January 9 from noon-1 at the Parc55 hotel.
Feb 21, 2019: I will keynote the ANDHealth Digital Health Summit in Melbourne, Australia
March 8, 2019: Excited to moderate the Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition at SXSW, which seeks innovative solutions to healthcare challenges of children and includes many of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals. More info HERE.
March 9, 2019 – Looking forward to joining a panel called Hope vs. Hype – the Digital Disruptors, to be held at SXSW 2019. The panel will take place from 5-6 pm JW Marriott in Austin, Salon FG. More details HERE.
March 27, 2019 – I enjoyed participating in a plenary panel titled “Fixing Digital Health’s Diversity and Inclusion Problem” at the 2019 Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC, March 27-28, at the Washington Hilton.
March 28, 2019: Great to speek at the 2nd Annual VirtualMed Conference, focused on virtual reality and healthcare – held at Cedars Sinai Los Angeles; info HERE. I moderated a session that includes Oculus, HP Inc., Firsthand Technology, and Samsung; these leaders will talk about how they are innovating new approaches to using immersive tech in healthcare.
April 9, 2019: I will lead the panel on Organizational Paralysis: Getting Unstuck, at the Health Evolution Summit Confab of Women Changemakers. The panel will take place at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel at 2:15 pm and include Nancy Agee (CEO, Carilion Clinic), Deb Rice-Johnson (President, Highmark) and Tom Skelton (CEO, Surescripts.
April 24, 2019: Looking forward to the MedCity Invest Conference where I get to moderate this throw-down: Jain and Klasko Debate: The Consumerization Trend in Healthcare in Overhyped – should be fun. Held at the Chicago Ritz Carlton.
April 29, 2019: I will participate in two panels at the World Healthcare Congress. The first is called Change the Game: Bypass Barriers to Drive Transparency and Affordability at 4-5 pm. The second is Women Leaders Tell All: Candid Perspectives on What it Takes to Set Yourself Up for Success in a Male-Dominated Industry. The event takes place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC. More information HERE.
April 30, 2019: I will speak at the 2019 Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) Annual Boards of Directors Symposium. The session will take place on the morning of April 30, 2018 at the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C.
May 14: Delighted to be the featured speaker in Craig Garthwaite’s Perspectives on the Business of Healthcare Series, held at the Kellogg School of Management on May 14th at 5:15 pm at the Evanston, IL Campus.
June 5-7: Looking forward to joining the agenda in Alberta, Canada to speak on a panel about the Arrival of International Digital Health Innovation at the Inventures Conference – more details to follow.
June 26: Plug & Play is teaming up with First Republic Bank to host a mixer and VC panel discussion on Digital Health Trends. The event will occur 5pm-7:30pm in San Francisco at the Werqwise space (149 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105 – SOMA). I will join the panel as a participant. More news HERE.
July 25: Honored and excited to be featured in the book Women Who Venture; I will appear at the San Francisco book launch event and participate in a panel with some of the other women featured in the book. 5:30 pm at 33 Market Street, San Francisco. Anyone welcome. Details found HERE.
September 7, 2019: Really enjoyed my fireside chat with Jeremy Sohn, VP, Global Head of Digital Business Development & Licensing at Novartis – at the HealthXL Global Gathering in Dublin, Ireland
September 13: Delighted to join Archelle Georgiou and others at the CONVENE Conference for an Executive Spotlight session. The program will be all day on the 13th and my session will be 1:30-2:30 pm. The event is held at the Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis and is operated in conjunction with The Carlson School of Management’s Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI).
Past Speaking Engagements 2018:
January 9, 2018: I participated in DLA Piper’s Trends in Healthcare Investment panel during the JP Morgan conference in San Francisco.
January 10, 2018: I moderated the Investing & the Road to IPO panel at the Health 2.0 Wintertech conference, held at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco during JP Morgan week. More info HERE.
March 2, 2018: I participated in a Fireside Chat at the 2nd Annual LA Tech + Aging Conference — Aging Into the Future program at the LA Biltmore Hotel http://www.agingintothefuture.com
March 7, 2018: I will moderate the Investor Perspectives Panel at the HIMSS VentureConnect program in Las Vegas. More detail to follow.
March 14, 2018: I moderated the panel at Women Who Lead’s event focused on Women’s Leadership: Advancing Diversity in Healthcare. The event will be held from 6-8 pm at 555 California Street, Suite 4400, San Francisco (offices of Bernstein). More info to register HERE.
March 28, 2018 (San Diego) I participated in the plenary session called Innovation Lab: Real-Time Experience With Emerging Innovators at the Capturing Value in a Dynamic Market Conference for employers, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson and produced by The Conference Board. Now in its 18th year, this event is recognized as the premier annual conference on employer-sponsored health care in the U.S.
April 13, 2018: I participated as a panelist at the SF Business Times Future of Healthcare event as a panelist alongside some pretty great people from the world of healthcare delivery. More info to be found HERE.
April 27, 2018: I participated on an investor panel discussing Digital Health at Health Datapalooza, held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.
May 16, 2018: I participated in a fireside chat about healthcare investing at a meeting hosted by IGNITE Healthcare Network and The Roundtable at the Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston. Information can be found HERE.
May 24, 2018: I participated as a speaker at the Big Data in Precision Health conference, which took place May 23-24, 2018 on the Stanford University campus.
June 21, 2018: I will participate in the SplashX Invent Health investor panel event focused on behavioral health. The event will be held 5:30-8:30 pm at Hewlett Packard’s office at Building 4, 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA. Information and registration can be found HERE.
June 26, 2018: I will participate on a panel entitled “How do we overcome the disconnect between patients, clinicians, insurers and educators?” at the Harvard 2018 Precision Medicine Conference, which will be held on from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM at Harvard Medical School in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur, Boston. Panel time is 10:45-12.
July 18, 2018: I had an encore spot on the Accenture Digital health Tech Vision webcast, reprising the great experience of last year with co-participants Kaveh Safavi and Jane Sarasohn-Kahn. The webcast occurred at 7:30 am Pacific time/9:30 Central time, beamed live from the Accenture Chicago broadcast studio. You can find the video tape HERE.
July 26, 2018: I moderated the joint Slone Partners/BioCom event entitled “Culture as Cornerstone: Bay Area Perspective – Activating Senior Executives To Build Thriving Cultural Environment” with a focus on workplace culture. More info can be found HERE.
September 11, 2018: I will moderate the session entitled, “AI/Machine Learning/Big Data: Technology’s increasingly vital role in health care, the benefits and unintended consequences” at the MedTech Vision Conference; the panel will be 10-11 am at the Rosewood Hotel in Menlo Park, CA. More info HERE.
September 12, 2018: Honored to address the Board of Directors of St. Jude Hospital in Memphis (Private Event).
September 13, 2018: Delighted to moderate a session on “Digital Therapeutics and the Future of Medicine” for JLABS featuring executives from Pear Therapeutics and Cognivive. The event occured at the JLABS South San Francisco office. More info HERE.
October 3, 2018: I led a panel about investing in primary and home based care and serving vulnerable populations at the Manatt Health Retreat (private event).
October 4, 2018: Bob Kocher and I chatted about Digital Therapeutics and the path to adoption and reimbursement at the HealthXL Global Gathering, held October 4 at the GE Ventures office at 2882 Sand Hill Road. Details can be found HERE.
October 9: I gave a keynote about how digital is changing the healthcare environment at the MedImmune Translational Science Forum, to be held at UCSF Mission Hall . More info HERE.
October 22, 2018: I was honored to be a featured speaker at Quality Talks: Inspiring the Future of American Health Care on Monday, October 22, 2018, in Washington, DC. Organized by NCQA, the event was held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
October 24, 2018: At the Milken Institute Future of Health Summit, I was delighted to lead a panel entitled, “Regulating Innovation in the Digital Age” alongside Aneesh Chopra (Care Journey), Jeffrey Shuren (FDA) and Sohini Chowdhury (Michael J. Fox Foundation).
November 10, 2018: I emceed the Health Tech Innovation Competition held at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago.
November 15, 2018: I participated in the investor panel at the Aging 2.0 Optimize conference, held at the Herbst Theater in the War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco.
December 6, 2018: I will participate in 12th Annual Irish Medical Technology CEO Forum and Awards, Medtech Rising in Cork, Ireland. More details HERE.
December 11, 2018: Claudia Williams (Manifest Medex), Paul Markovich (Blue Shield CA) and I will have a fireside chat to discuss the frontiers of health system innovation. Invitation only event.
Past Speaking Engagements, 2017:
January 6-7, 2017: I moderated two sessions at the CES Digital Health Summit in Las Vegas. The first was “Tech Combats The Terrible Trio: Obesity, Diabetes and Hearth Disease” and included Jessica Mega, CMO of Verily; Marco Peluso. CEO of Qardio; Osama Hamdy, Founder of HealthyMation; and Deneen Vojta, EVP of Research & Development at UnitedHealthGroup. The other was a fireside chat with Jason Gorevic, CEO of Teladoc, entitled “How Teladoc Defied the Odds: From Startup to IPO”
January 9, 2017: I joined Sean Hogan (IBM) , Jodi Daniel, (Partner, Crowell & Moring; Former Director Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, USHHS), Glenn Tullman (CEO Livongo) and Rajeev Singh, (CEO at Accolade) on a panel called “Trumpcare: Boom or Bust for Digital Health Innovation?” at the W2O Group’s 3rd Annual Digital Health VIP Luncheon.
January 10, 2017: I participated in a DLA Piper-sponsored program called “Exits: Who’s Buying in Healthcare, Why and What?” Josh Kaye, DLA Piper’s Healthcare Sector Chair, moderated and other panelists include Max Eisenberg of Polaris Partners and Rick Boxer, former Chief Medical Officer of Teledoc (also formerly of the NIH). Held in San Francisco alongside the JP Morgan conference.
January 11, 2017: I moderated the investor panel at WinterTech, which focused on trends in healthcare IT investing in 2017 and beyond.
February 8, 2017: I gave a keynote on “How to prepare your venture for scaling up to a successful B-round: the US VC perspective,” at the 2017 Global Investor Forum which will be held on 8 – 9 February in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
March 12, 2017: I participated in the SXSW program called Connect to End Cancer, held at 11:00 pm at the Austin Convention Center, Room 8ABC.
March 24, 2017: I participated as a judge in the grand finale of the Startup World Cup. The Grand Finale Event took place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco. More information found HERE.
March 25, 2017: I conducted a fireside chat with Euan Thomson, Head of R&D for DePuy Synthes (former Head of Digital Health at Samsung), at HardwareCon in San Leandro. The primary topic was “The Digital Health Dilemma: Can Startups and Multinational Corporations Move the Ball Forward Together?” For details see the website at http://www.hardwarecon.com/home
April 18, 2017: I participated in Rock Health’s event called Beyond the Health Tech Hype: Investing in Value. Several investors spoke about the need for Real World Evidence in health tech.
April 22, 2017: I enjoyed keynoting at the Health 2.0 Project Zygote accelerator program. Private event in SF.
May 5, 2017: Excited to participate in the healthcare panel at the 4th Annual Omaha Investment Forum, a part of Berkshire Hathaway weekend. Other participants included Unity Stoakes from Startup Health and Yumin Choi from Bain Capital.
May 25, 2017: Delighted to participate in a panel at the program produced by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association: Transforming the C-Suite & Boardroom: Approaches to Advancing Women Leaders in Healthcare. The event was held at the PwC office at 3 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. More information HERE.
June 8, 2017: I’ll be speaking about healthcare investing trends at Capital W: The Boston Women’s Capital Summit at 3:30. The event is at District Hall, 75 Pier Four Blvd, Boston. Hope to see you there.
June 13, 2017: I will participate in a MedTech Women event entitled Career Development: Navigating Your Career Strategically, to be held 6:15pm – 9pm at the Pullman in Redwood Shores (formerly the Sofitel).
June 21, 2017: I participated on a panel entitled VCs Investing for FutureHealth at the Cowen & Company Future Health Conference, held at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco.
June 21, 2017: I moderated a panel entitled “Game of Thrones: Strategic Acquisition in MedTech” at the 4th Annual Rosenman Institute Symposium, featuring senior M&A and Development executives from Medtronic, J&J and Stryker.
July 19, 2017: I participate din a panel called Fueling Innovation: Perspectives on Driving a Start-up from Funding to Acquisition, at an event jointly organized by Stanford Biodesign and MedTech Women on this evening. Details available HERE.
July 20, 2017: I participated in the Boomer Summit on a panel about Growth Investing Strategices in this sector – held at the Claremont Hotel in Oakland.
July 25, 2017: I joined Jane Sarasohn Kahn (Health Populi) and Kaveh Safavi and Michael Redding (Accenture) in a webcast on the Top Trends in Digital Healthcare. Information HERE.
August 14, 2017: I participated in Rock Health’s Walk the Talk event, co-produced with CSweetener.org. The event takes place 5:30-7:30 and I will be on a panel with Evolent’s Frank Williams, Evidation’s Christine Lemke and Omada’s Sean Duffy talking about the importance of Diversity. You can register HERE. Event is at Rock’s Health’s office in San Francisco.
August 18, 2017: I gave the keynote talk at the Grand Rounds held in coordination with the Oliver Beahrs Innovation Summit: Destination Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. (private event)
August 25, 2017: I participated in the Health Further Investor Forum, a part of the Health Further conference to be held in Nashville. TN August 22-25
September 15, 2017: I participated two fireside chats at the HealthXL Global Gathering in Dublin, Ireland. In the first, HealthXL CEO Martin Kelly interviewed me. In the second, I interviewed Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health System. Held at Twitter HQ in Dublin.
September 26, 2017: I participated in a discussion about the rising role of voice as user interface in healthcare at the Healthcare Goes Voice First event, part of the Alexa Diabetes Challenge and organized by Luminary Labs. The event took place at Luminary Labs headquarters in New York City. Info found HERE.
September 27, 2017: I participated on The Future of Leadership in MedTech: Trends of Disruption and Consolidation panel at AdvaMed’s annual meeting, held at the San Jose Convention Center. Great co-panelists included Tamara Syrek-Jensen (CMS) and Deb DiSanzo (IBM Watson). Erica Rogers (Silk Road Medical).
October 2, 2017: I moderated the panel entitled Provider-based Innovation: How Cedars-Sinai and Techstars Help Startups Thrive at the annual Health 2.0 conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
October 3, 2017: I moderated the panel called Investing in Health 2.0 Technologies at the Health 2.0 conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center at 4:25 pm; I also gave a brief talk about CSweetener and the importance of gender diversity in healthcare companies.
October 12, 2017: I participated as a discussant in a webinar sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund focused on their digital health strategy and their IT-enabled consumer initiative – created in conjunction with Manatt Phelps Philips. For information, go HERE.
November 6, 2017: I moderated a discussion about the good, the bad and the ugly of healthcare innovation at the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit, to be held at the Fairmont Dallas. Debate partners include Krishna Yeshwant of Google Ventures and Thomas Goetz of Iodine.
November 13, 2017: I will participate in a panel entitled “Digital Health Industry: Hype or Real?” to be held at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions on Monday, November 13, 2017, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the Anaheim Convention Center. More info available HERE. I will also emcee the innovation competition held earlier that day at 1 pm.
November 14, 2017: I will participate as a speaker in the Partnering for Cures Conference, sponsored by FasterCures and to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco. Panel detail forthcoming.
November 30, 2017: I did a fireside chat with Deborah DiSanzo, CEO of Watson Health, at the Digital Health Summit Innovation Summit to be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston, MA. This chat will occur at 11 am EST.
November 30, 2017: I was the featured lecturer at the Harvard Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon at Harvard Medical School, 4:30-6:30 pm. What fun!
Past Speaking Engagements, 2016:
January 11, 2016: Delighted to be moderating the panel on digital health at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, to be held January 11 at 5 pm at the St. Francis Hotel in the Colonial Room. Must be attendee at JP Morgan conference to attend.
January 13, 2016: At WinterTech/Health 2.0, I’ll be moderating the session on Investment and Equity Analyst View of Digital Health, to be held at 11:00-11:50 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.
January 14, 2016: I will be a panelist at the UCSF Informed Health 2016 Conference to be held in San Francisco. The panel, called Informed Health IS the Business Model, will also include Lonny Reisman, CEO of Health Reveal, and will be held at 11:30 at 1675 Owens Street (UCSF Mission Bay Campus).
February 10, 2016: Had a great panel discussing how to join, lead and succeed on Boards of Directors at a program brought to you by MedTech Women. 6pm Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City.
March 1, 2016: Delighted to join a group of female leaders on the program entitled Savvy Business Women at the Intersection of Health & Tech, which took place at HIMSS in Las Vegas from 2:30-3:45 pm.
March 4, 2016: I participated as a speaker at Accenture’s International Women’s Day San Francisco event. I was on a panel called Being Greater Than with some very lofty folk. Westin St. Francis Hotel, Alexandra’s Room, 32nd Floor, 1:15 pm.
April 8, 2016: I will be participating as a speaker and moderator at the San Francisco Business Times’ Future of Healthcare: CEO Forum, to be held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco 7:30 – 10 a.m.
April 12, 2016: Delighted to be emcee and speaker at HealthXL’s San Francisco event featuring panels on sleep, analytics and other topics of interest to HealthXL’s community. Private event.
April 27, 2016: Enjoyed emceeing the 5th annual AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Event, held from 8:00 am-5:30 pm at Plug and Play in Sunnyvale. Agenda for the day can be found HERE. My 5th time doing this great event and great co-emceeing with Alexandra Drane.
May 3, 2016: Delighted to return as a speaker at the Milken Institute Global Conference to be held May 1-4 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, CA. I will participate on a panel called “Medical Research Meets Silicon Valley”, which is set for 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM.
May 8, 2016: So thrilled to be included in the agenda for Health Datapalooza, the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice, and generate market value. I’ll be participating in an investor’s panel co-sponsored by the HHS IDEA Lab and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) from 2-5 pm at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.
August 12, 2016: I spoke at the Precision Medicine Leaders Summit and lead a panel entitled The Changing of the Guard – a revolution in Digital Healthcare; held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.
September 14, 2016: I keynoted at the Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) first Meet the Money by the Bay event. The event took place 8:30-11 in San Francisco at San Francisco Health Services System at 1145 Market St.
September 23, 2016: I participated on the panel on Patient Engagement and Technology at the American Heart Association’s Health Tech and Innovation Forum, held at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco at 10:20 am.
September 26, 2016: Delighted to have participated in a healthcare technology investor panel at the Health 2.0 Traction event during the Health 2.0 Fall Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
September 29, 2016: Enjoyed moderating this program on Hardware for Health, sponsored by J&J Innovation and JLabs. The event is free and held at JLabs South San Francisco site at 3:30-6:30 pm.
October 18, 2016: I moderated a fireside chat entitled “What can Amazon Echo Do for Healthcare?” at MedCity Engage; the focus was on healthcare cyber assistants. The conference was held at in San Diego Marriott La Jolla.
December 7, 2016: I participated as a panelist at The Economist’s conference on the longevity economy entitled The Business of Longevity: Innovation for an Aging World. The panel was titled “Culture clash: Is Silicon Valley-style innovation compatible with healthcare?” and took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco.
December 13, 2016: I will give the keynote presentation at the Health 2.0 San Francisco Chapter meeting. The event will take place from 6pm – 8:30pm and be held at AthenaHealth, 50 Hawthorne St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. If you want to come, register HERE.
2015 Speaking Engagements:
January 7, 2015: Happy to be included as a judge in the Everyday Health Awards program, to be announced at the Digital Health Summit at International CES on January 7th in Las Vegas.
January 15, 2015: I’m looking forward to moderating a panel on investments in consumer health tech at the new Health 2.0 event, WinterTech. Time tbd, but location will be in San Francisco’s financial district (location coming soon).
March 3, 2015: Really enjoyed moderating a panel at Cal Bio 2015 entitled “Through the Broken Glass – Reflecting on Women in Life Sciences.” The panel included Wende Hutton, Managing Partner of Canaan Partners, Julie Smith, CEO of Raptor Pharma and Magda Marquet, Founder and Co-CEO of of ALMA Life Sciences.
March 6-8, 2-15: Excited to judge and mentor at Philips HealthSuite Hackathon, to be held in San Francisco at the Park Central Hotel, 50 Third Street. For more information and to see what happened, go to THIS LINK.
March 10/11, 2015: I moderated a discussion entitled “Investor Case Study: Litmus Test on Healthcare Accelerators” at the Mid-America Venture Healthcare Forum produced by MedCity News and held at the Fairmont in Chicago, IL.
April 14, 2015: I moderated a panel called “Direct Investment in Technology – What are the Trends, How to Pick the Winners” at the HX360 Inaugural Event at HIMSS 2015. Panelists included Matt Hermann of Ascension Ventures, Brant Heise of Summation Partners, Dave Schulte of Kaiser Ventures and Bob Schulz at Health Enterprise Partners. The panel focused on how health systems are realizing value through venture investing.
April 14, 2015: I hosted and emceed the HX360 Innovation Challenge, a business competition for digital health, health IT and health services companies focused in improving patient experience at hospitals and health systems. The event kicked off February 4, 2015 and the final live event, which featured the four finalists and a panel of high profile health system judges, took place at HIMSS on April 14, 2015 at McCormick Place. Winners were Ginger.io and WiserCare.
April 25, 2015: I participated on a panel called “How venture capitalists and angel investors see health care startups at the Association of Health Care Journalists annual conference, theld April 23-26 in Silicon Valley (Hyatt Regency Santa Clara).
April 28, 2015: Excited to participate as a panelist at the Milken Global Conference on a panel called “Silver Strategies – Capitalizing on the Longevity Economy.” The conference is held April 26-29 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and the panel is at 3:45 pm on April 28th; Co-panelists include Gretchen Addi, Associate Partner and Co-Lead of San Francisco office, IDEO; Henry Cisneros, Chairman, CityView and Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Former Mayor, San Antonio Joseph Coughlin, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab; and Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP.
May 1, 2015: I’m looking forward to moderating a panel called “Corporate Venture Takes Hold of Healthcare” at the Health Evolution Summit, to be held at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel. The session is expected to be at 9:00 am.
May 14, 2015: Could not be more thrilled to have returned as the Emcee for the 4th Annual AARP Health Innovation@50+ Live Pitch event, held at the Miami Convention Center in Miami, Florida. This is the is the premier showcase featuring the most exciting start-up companies in the “50 and over” health technology and innovation sector. For details, click HERE.
May 26, 2015: I will be moderating the opening session at the 10th Annual WLSA Convergence Summit scheduled May 26-28, 2015 at the Omni Hotel located at 675 L St., San Diego, CA 92101. In this session I will be speaking with Dr. Eric Topol, MD, Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI); Brian Otis, PhD, Google Smart Lens Project; and Euan Thompson, Khosla Ventures, Acting CEO, Alivecor. The program starts at 8:30 am.
June 16, 2015: I will be giving a keynote address at 9:00 am at the National Healthcare Innovation Summit, followed by a fireside chat with Dr. Ben Chu; the event will be held June 15-17 at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago.
June 18, 2015: I will be moderating a session called “A Doctor, A Patient and an Entrepreneur Walk Into a Bar” at the Digital Health Summer Summit. My Barmates will be Jeff Arnold, Sharecare; Dr. Pierre Theodore, Surgeon, UCSF; David Schulte, Kaiser Ventures; Erica Chain, Genentech; and Dr Ray Dorsey of Johns Hopkins. The session will be held at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco with tentative session time of 7 pm.
June 23, 2015: Thrilled to co-host and speak at the 4th Annual Healthcare Technology Conference focused on Restructuring Healthcare Delivery: Value-Based Care in Action. The conference will be held 8:30am-2:30pm on June 23rd in midtown Manhattan and my glorious co-hosts are Milena Adamian, MD, Managing Partner of Azimuth Ventures and Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH,Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation. For more information on location and agenda, click HERE.
June 26, 2015: I will be moderating a panel about payer/provider/medical device company collaboration to find mutual value at the Wilson Sonsini Medical Device Conference, to be held at 10:50-11:50 am at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The panel will include Alan Russell, Chief Innovation Officer of Allegheny Health, David Hall, SVP Enterprise Strategy at Highmark, Debra Reisenthel, CEO of Palo Alto Health Sciences and Sara Davis, VP Reimbursement at Torax Medical.
September 9, 2015: I will moderate the panel surrounding “The Gender-Specific Practice of Medicine” at the MedtechVision conference to be held on Wednesday September 9th at the Four Seasons Palo Alto. More detail forthcoming.
September 18, 2015: Looking forward to keynoting at the graduation of The Startup School in San Francisco, CA.
October 6, 2015: I will also be moderating the venture capital panel at Health 2.0, focused on digital health investing. 11 am in room 209-10 of the Santa Clara Convention Center.
October 13, 2015: Looking forward to participating as a speaker at the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit in Chicago at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel.
October 15, 2015: Delighted to be a speaker at The Conference Board’s 2nd Annual Exchange Conference, to be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront on October 15-16.
October 27, 2015: Looking forward to participating on a panel entitled “How the Industrialization of Healthcare is Accelerating Capital Formation, Growth and New Business Models in the Provider/Payer Community – a Look at 2016 and Beyond” at the Cavendish Global Health Impact Conference to be held at the Cleveland Clinic Conference Center, 10:45 am-12 noon.
October 28, 2015: I will be participating in a panel called “Investing in Healthcare’s Future” at the Cleveland Clinic’s 2015 Medical Innovation Summit in Cleveland, OH, always a great event.
Speaking Engagements, Past 2014:
January 7, 2014: I moderated a panel entitled Home Sweet Radical Home at the Consumer Electronics Show Silvers Summit held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The panel focused on how the home us becoming the center of personal, adaptable and connected technology for people as they age. Panelists included Don Jones of Qualcomm, Iggy Fanlo of Lively and Fred Maxik of Lighting Science Group.
February 11, 2014: I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Naomi Fried, Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, onstage at the Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA.
March 8-9, 2014: I participated as a judge for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Accelerator event (healthcare technology section) at SXSW in Austin, TX at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Austin.
April 16, 2014: I enjoyed addressing the Wharton Club Northern California and the Wharton Health Care Alumni Association about the Digital Health Landscape: Venture Capital and Human Capital Perspectives. More info HERE.
April 29, 2014: David Shaywitz and I participated in conversation with Rick Valencia, CEO of Qualcomm Life, talking about Tech Tonics, our book, as well as the digital health field in general. The event was graciously co-sponsored by J&J/Janssen and TiE and held in San Diego Click HERE for a link to more info.
May 2, 2014: I greatly enjoyed moderating a fireside chat between Stanford Hospital & Clinic CEO Amir Dan Rubin and Box CEO Aaron Levie at the Health Evolution Partners Leadership Summit at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, CA. The theme was “New-Age Partnerships: Unlikely Bedfellows”.
May 7, 2014: Continuing the book tour, David Shaywitz and I were very excited to participate in a book event featuring Tech Tonics. David and I were interviewed by Bunny Ellerin, Executive Director of the New York Health Business Leaders organization. The event was held at Lenox Hill Hospital Click HERE for a link to more info.
May 9, 2014: I had the pleasure of returning to emcee the AARP Health Innovation@50+ Live Pitch event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This is the premier showcase featuring start-up companies in the “50 and over” health technology and innovation sector. The pitch event offers the venture capital and angel investor community as well as the media, and consumers, the opportunity to connect with outstanding start-ups.
May 14, 2014: I greatly enjoyed addressing entrepreneurs at the UCSF Catalyst program entitled Digital Health Innovation: Project to Product. The program was held at the Robert W. Mahley Auditorium Gladstone Institute, UCSF Mission Bay Campus 1650 Owens St., San Francisco.
May 30, 2014: I had such a great time speaking at the HealthXL Global Gathering 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. HealthXL is a collaboration between IBM, Cleveland Clinic, GSK, Novartis, Silicon Valley Bank and others to create the first truly global network in digital health. The invitation-only event was meant to celebrate the most innovative entrepreneurs, investors and strategic corporate players in digital health worldwide.
June 3, 2014: I participated in a panel on technology for aging populations at the Xconomy Napa Summit, to be held at the Villagio Inn & Spa at 6481 Washington Street, Yountville, CA.
June 12, 2014: I moderated a lively panel on payers’ view of and advice about medtech reimbursement, what they are willing to pay for and why. The panel took place at the 2014 Wilson Sonsini Medical Device Conference.
June 19, 2014: I moderated and participated in a panel at the Digital Health Summer Summit entitled, “Sometimes You’re the Windshield, Sometimes You’re the Bug: Lessons Learned From Broken Businesses.” It was great to hear some honest commentary from great CEOs who had one get away from them. The event was held at the Terra Gallery, San Francisco.
July 16, 2014: I was delighted to participate as a judge in the SXSW V2Venture event, a no-holds-barred, Vegas-style pitch competition, with a live audience, which features various sectors of emerging technology including digital health. The event was held at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.
September 9, 2014: It was great moderating a panel called “Transforming & Expanding the Setting of Health Care – How Does Medtech Ensure a Seat at the Table?” at the Medtech Women’s Medtech Vision Conference, held at the Rosewood Hotel in Menlo Park.
September 16, 2014: I was thrilled to co-chair, along with Dr. Milena Adamian, a conference entitled, “Enter the Consumer: How Healthcare Is Serving its Real Customer.” The event was held in New York City’s midtown and attracted a huge crowd; info HERE.
September 19, 2014 Near and dear to my heart, had a blast at the HealthXL annual September meeting here at the Stanford Design School. I moderated a panel on Consumer Behavior Change and enjoyed the collaboration and interplay between 11 of the world’s largest healthcare companies and a plethora of interesting digital health start-ups from around the world. More info HERE.
September 22, 2014: I enjoyed moderating a panel on The Corporate Investor Perspective at an event called, “Traction: Health 2.0’s Startup Championship.” Traction is a pitch competition held at Health 2.0
September 23, 2014: Also, at Health 2.0, I moderated two panels: The New Rules for the Business of Health, sponsored by Pokitdok;and another called Pre, Post, M&A, IPO: The Health 2.0 World of Money, featuring Glen Tullman, Milena Adamian, John DeSouza and Frank Williams.
October 8, 2014: I moderated a panel at a UC Berkeley conference entitled Check Up for ObamaCare: Implementation & Prognosis held 1pm-6pm at 109 Moses Hall, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm. The conference featured business leaders and policy makers from around the country and my panel, called View From the Trenches, included senior representatives from Blue Shield CA, Dignity Health and Douglas Parking (an employer).
October 10, 2014: I enjoyed emceeing the Energizing Houston healthcare event, a Kauffman Foundation-sponsored event where the nation’s brightest digital health entrepreneurs presented to the leading healthcare organizations of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world.
October 15, 2014: I moderated a fireside chat about the growing health insurance exchange marketplace, both public and private, at the HealthTech Capital 2014 Conference, held at the San Mateo County Expo Center.
October 27, 2014: I moderated a panel about new school and old school issues in medtech and digital health, how these sectors come together and where they do not, at VentureBeat’s HealthBeat conference, October 27-28 at the Grand Hyatt Union Square, San Francisco.
November 7, 2014: Enjoyed moderating a panel called “MedTech in Digital Health: Partnering and Acquiring to Navigate Their Way into a Newly Digitized Healthcare World” at 8:30 am at the IN3 Medical Device conference at the Westin San Francisco on Market Street.
November 12, 2014: Enjoyed participating in Emerging Medical Technologies Conference to be held at the Redwood City Sofitel Hotel. My panel, “Medtech Meets Healthcare: How the Evolving Healthcare Delivery System is Changing Medtech’s Mindset, ” focused on the role of ACOs in selecting and vetting medical technology. 11:45-12:45 at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City.
November 17, 2014: I spoke about my recent report on healthcare accelerators, published by CHCF at BluePrint Innovation Exchange’s (BIX) Fourth Innovation Center Summit Workshop held in Newport Beach, CA. 4pm
8:30-10:00 a.m. May 14, 2014
Robert W. Mahley Auditorium Gladstone Institute, UCSF Mission Bay Campus 1650 Owens St., San Francisco
– See more at: http://ctsi.ucsf.edu/calendar/about-ctsi/digital-health-innovation-project-product#sthash.F5qNwe0u.dpuf
8:30-10:00 a.m. May 14, 2014
Robert W. Mahley Auditorium Gladstone Institute, UCSF Mission Bay Campus 1650 Owens St., San Francisco
– See more at: http://ctsi.ucsf.edu/calendar/about-ctsi/digital-health-innovation-project-product#sthash.F5qNwe0u.dpuf
Speaking Engagements, Past 2013:
February 12, 2013: I participated in a panel called Venture Capital: Point/Counterpoint at the 15th Annual IBF Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference, held February 11-13 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA.
March 11, 2013: I served as a judge in the SXSW Healthcare Competition in the SXSW Accelerator at the StartUp Village of South by Southwest. The event was March 11 at the Hilton Austin Downtown and focused on companies with patient-centric health applications and technologies that connect patients, families, physicians, pharmacists, care providers (hospitals, clinics) and benefit providers – aka the care team – to share timely, relevant health data and drive better outcomes at affordable and sustainable cost levels.
April 11, 2013: I was the keynote speaker at the SoCalBio Women, Work & Wisdom (W3) Group Mixer: The Changing Bioscience Venture Investing Landscape. The event is organized by the Southern California Biomedical Council and will be held at The Saban Research Institute in Los Angeles from 4pm-7pm..
April 12, 2013: I participated on a panel on digital health, going mano a mano with Qualcomm Life’s Rick Valencia at the Rock Stars of Innovation Summit on April 11-12 at the San Diego Hard Rock Hotel.
April 18, 2013: I participated in a panel on healthcare IT investing led by Don Ross of HealthTech Capital at the Angel Capital Association Summit, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco.
May 8, 2013: I moderated the IBF MedTech Investing Conference panel entitled “Coverage Decisions for Innovative Technologies from Private Payors and Healthcare Systems” in which panelists will discuss what they are willing to pay for and why. The conference took place at the Graves Hotel in Minneapolis.
May 21, 2013: I moderated a panel entitled “Consumers & Data Access ” at the California Health Care Foundation’s Healthy Communities Data Summit at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus in San Francisco.
May 31, 2013: I returned to emcee the 2nd Annual AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Event held May 31, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
June 4, 2013: I participated as a panelist at the Xconomy Napa Summit, held at the Villagio Inn and Spa in Napa in Yountville, CA.
June 11, 2013 I chaired and participated as a speaker at the IBF Consumer Health & Wellness Summit held at the San Francisco Four Seasons Hotel.
June 19, 2013, I participated on a panel about Digital Health at the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (WSGR) Medical Device Conference at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco.
September 10, 2013: I participated in a panel entitled Key Stakeholders Debate: Whose Value Is it Anyway? at the MedtechVision 2013 Conference held at the Rosewood Hotel in Menlo Park, CA. The conference was produced by MedtechWomen.
September 12, 2013: I participated in an event called “HEALTH, BEHAVIOR and ECONOMICS”, an invitation-only event hosted by Life Sciences Angel Network (LSAN) featuring to Dan Ariely, PhD, a renowned Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University, the author of New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality, and, most recently, the author of The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. The event was held September 12, 2013 in New York City.
September 18, 2013: I was interviewed live for 30 minutes on This Week in Health Innovation, a weekly radio show on the BlogTalk Radio Network sponsored by Health Innovation TV, with co-hosts Dr. Pat Salber (@docweighsin) and Gregg Masters (@2healthguru). To listen to the replay of this interview, which focused largely on consumer engagement in healthcare and where the next best health IT investments will be, click HERE.
September 26, 2013: I spoke about “Leveraging Silicon Valley” at IBM’s Health XL Summit, an invitation only event to be held at Stanford University. Health XL is a global digital health mentor network that brings together leaders from the industry together with entrepreneurs to advance digital health.
September 30, 2013: I participated as a judge and team captain at the 2013 DC to VC event, sponsored by Health 2.0 and Morgenthaler Ventures. The event was held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in conjunction with the Health 2.0 Conference.
October 2, 2013: I participated as a member of the M&A and Capital Raising panel at the Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center September 30-October 2. See HERE for conference info.
October 10, 2013: I participated in a healthcare innovation panel at Bloomberg’s Conference on the Longevity Economy, held at the Crosby Street Hotel in Soho. The panel was televised and the link to view it is HERE.
October 17, 2013: I moderated a panel entitled, “Medical Devices: What Those Paying are Saying” at the Elsevier IN3 Medical Device 360 Summit October 16-18 at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco. The panel included fantastic commentary from Ken Paulus, President & CEO, Allina Health System; Andrew Oliveira, MD, Senior Medical Director, Aetna; and, Csaba Mera, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, CAMBIA Health Solutions.
October 18, 2013: I spoke on “How to Give a Great Pitch” at the UC Berkeley Hacking Health Meeting held October 18-20 at the UC Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator. Go Bears!
October 30, 2013: I participated as a judge in the quest to name the most promising 2013 HealthTech company at the HealthTech Conference entitled Building a Business in the New HealthTech Ecosystem, held at the Computer Museum in Mountain View, CA.
December 4, 2013: Very excited to discuss Tech Tonics, the book by me and David Shaywitz, at a private book event sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank.
December 8, 2013: I was interviewed by Dr. Pat Salber at the HIMSS+Venture Forum, a portion of the HIMSS mHealth Summit, on the topic of “The New Golden Age of Innovation and Investment – Opportunities and Challenges of an Evolving Healthcare Landscape,” at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, DC.
December 11, 2013: I spoke about Trends in Information Technology at the Clinic Leadership Institute for Emerging Leaders, a program run by the Center for the Health Professions at UCSF. This is a private event at the Newport Beach Fairmont.
Speaking Engagements, Past 2012:
January 23, 2012: I spoke about how personalized medicine intersects with healthcare IT and healthcare services at the Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC), Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum in San Jose, CA January 31, 2011: I joined the panel discussion Balancing the Funding Crisis and Securing Investment for your Next Innovation at the EE Times Medical Electronics Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
February 9, 2012: IBF Health & Wellness Innovation Summit; I chaired the conference and interviewed Dr. Richard Migliori, Executive Vice President, Health Services UnitedHealth Group, Chief Healthcare Officer, UnitedHealth Group Alliances, about how payers are adopting and adapting to the consumer health movement. (Co-Located with IBF’s Corporate Venturing and Innovation Partnering Conference, February 6-8); The Island Hotel, Newport Beach, CA
February 24, 2012: I participated in a panel entitled “Venture Capital: Positioning Healthcare Startups for Success” at the Business of Healthcare Conference sponsored by the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
February 28/March 1: I keynoted the user meetings of HealthEdge and Click4Care, two of our excellent portfolio companies, at the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas.
May 9, 2012: I participated on a panel entitled “Where are Medtech VC’s Investing?” at the IBF Medtech Investing Conference at the Graves Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
May 15, 2012: I participated on the panel entitled Trailblazing Women Driving Innovation at the Professional Business Women of California Annual Conference in San Francisco.
June 1, 2012: I participated as a speaker about investing in healthcare IT at the Fenwick & West Investor Summit held at Silicon Valley Center – 801 California Street – Mountain View
June 15, 2012: I participated in a fireside chat style interview with Don Jones, Vice President, Global Strategy and Market Development Qualcomm Life at the Digital Health Summer Summit in San Diego, CA held at the Omni Hotel San Diego
July 20, 2012: I participated on an investor panel at the 10th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference in San Francisco. The panel covered investor views on connected health, mhealth, social media and remote monitoring. Panelists included Jay Srini, SCS Ventures; Missy Krasner, Morgenthaler Ventures, among others.
September 21, 2012: I was emcee at the AARP Health Innovaction@50+ Live Pitch event at the AARP Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Held at the New Orleans Convention Center, this premier showcase featur exciting companies in the health technology and innovation sector that serve the needs and wants of Americans 50 and older, as well as numerous investors in this sector. In addition to me, the judging panel included Andy Donner of Physic Ventures, Brandon Hull of Cardinal Partners and Clayton Lewis of Maveron. See a wrap-up article HERE.
October 10, 2012: I participated as an investor judge in the Health IT Startup Showcase at the DC-to-VC Event held Oct 10th in San Francisco, the last day of the Health 2.0 conference, at the SF Hilton in Union Square. The Health IT Startup Showcase is a nationwide contest to find the best venture backable startup ideas in health IT. Applications and other information can be found at HERE.
October 11, 2012, I moderated the Pacific Business Group on Health’s Innovation Day panel on cardiac innovations. The panel included an employer perspective from WalMart and then a back and forth discussion between the employer position on what should be covered and presentations from companies CardioDx, Azumio, HeartFlow, and AliveCor. The event was held at the Four Seasons San Francisco.
October 17, 2012, I was a panelist at the IN3 Medical Device 360 Summit meeting on a panel entitled Raising Venture Capital: The Best of Times or the Worst of Times. Co-panelists included David Cassak and Tom Salemi of In Vivo, Startup, Medtech Insight and The Gray Sheet as well as a number of medtech VCs. The IN3 Medical Device 360 Summit was held October 15-17 at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins in San Francisco.
December 5, 2012: I participated in a panel entitled “Funding and resources for medical device innovation” at the BIOMed Device Conference held at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
December 13, 2012, I was honored to participate in Health and Technology 2012: Opportunities in Transformation in Moscow, Russia. This comprehensive conference was sponsored by Skolkovo Foundation (Moscow, Russia), Life Sciences Angel Network (NYC) and Viamedix (Moscow, Russia) and Health 2.0 Conference.
Speaking Engagements, Past 2011:
February 17, 2011: I participated in the panel discussion Innovation Collaboration in Healthcare at the IBF Corporate Venturing and Innovation Partnering at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, CA.
March 5, 2011: I moderated the panel Navigating the VC Process: Key Strategies to Funding your Venture at the 2011 Haas School of Business Women in Leadership Conference in Berkeley, CA.
March 22, 2011: I was a participant in the panel discussion Investment Trends & Analysis at the Health Tech Investment Forum in San Francisco, CA.
May 11, 2011: I was a featured participant in a Round Table event for public and private sector entrepreneurs hosted by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Innovations Exchange in Rockville, MD.
May 18, 2011: I was a speaker panelist discussing Chronic Disease Technology Transformation at the Healthcare IT Symposium in Palo Alto, CA.
June 8, 2011: I spoke at IBF’s 22nd Annual Venture Capital Investing Conference in Redwood City, CA.
June 17, 2011: I was a panelist at the 2011 LifeScienceFest at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA.
September 15, 2011: I moderated a panel entitled Healthcare Costs and their Connection to Innovation at the inaugural 2011 Medtech Vision conference at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Palo Alto, CA.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011: I was “the bachelorette” at The San Diego Venture Group’s program, The Dating Game: Who Can Best Transform Healthcare, Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 7:00am-9:00am