Colonel Ron Poropatich, MD is the Deputy Director of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), of the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) at Fort Detrick, MD which manages over $450 million/year in federally funded research in advanced medical technology. He also works towards wide-scale implementation of telehealth applications across the U. S. Army Medical Department in both stateside and overseas locations. COL Poropatich is a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and is the Chair of the NATO Telemedicine Expert Team. He is a former President and Board Member of the American Telemedicine Association and a practicing Pulmonary Medicine physician at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the “Telemedicine and e-Health Journal”.
Andrew Arroyo directs eCardio’s strategic technology planning for information systems and business applications. With more than 20 years of information technology experience, most recently Arroyo served as Chief of Innovations at LifeWatch Corporation. He has held senior executive level positions with Mobil Oil, Motorola, Lucent, The Feld Group and Centex.
Brian Bischoff is a leader in product development and application of measurement and control technology. He has developed products and processes for 24 years and has 12 patents to his name. Brian co-founded Healthsense in 2003. Under his leadership, Healthsense has grown into a market leader in the highly competitive aging services technology industry. The company recently announced a significant financial investment and unique access to world-class intellectual capital. Before Healthsense, Brian held key management positions with Emerson Process Management and Honeywell, where he was one of 33 global executives selected to participate in the Vision 2005+ project to define strategic trends that would shape the company and society. He also managed Honeywell’s global Control Products business unit, making significant operational improvements. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota
Liz serves Customer Experience professionals. Her research focuses on customer experience in regard to health plans, life sciences firms, and hospitals. Liz leads Forrester’s healthcare and life sciences research community, and her own research focuses on several topics within the area of healthcare customer experience. She works with national and regional health plans to improve Web site usability and decision support for members, employers, providers, and brokers. Her research and consulting helps health plans drive administrative efficiency and loyalty, as well as uncover emerging best practices around technology-mediated wellness and disease management. Liz also leads Forrester’s research on healthcare unbound — technologies in, on, and around the body that free care from formal institutions.
President and CEO Bruce Cryer brings more than 25 years of experience in business management, human performance and organizational change to HeartMath LLC. Along with guiding HeartMath into the global arena, in 2007 Bruce was named one of the Top 50 Thought Leaders in Personal Excellence by Leadership Excellence magazine. Mr. Cryer is a prolific author of both books and articles including co-authoring the book From Chaos to Coherence: The Power to Change Performance.
Brian Dolan is the co-founder and editor of MobiHealthNews, an online publication that covers how mobility and wireless technology are transforming healthcare. MobiHealthNews also produces online events and a growing library of paid research reports specifically created to address the pressing issues facing the mobile health industry.
Darrel Drinan is the Co-Founder and CEO of PhiloMetron, a medical technology accelerator located in San Diego that is developing novel therapeutic solutions for chronic disease and quality of life conditions. Philo creates spinouts at key valuation points of clinical development process to successfully commercialize the technology solution. Philo’s first spinout, Corventis , is commercializing novel solutions to address the costly recurring hospitalizations of congestive heart failure patients. PTMS is Philo’s next “Smart Band-Aid” monitoring spinout and will commercialize the highly novel weight management application. Prior to co-founding PhiloMetron, Mr. Drinan was the Director of New Program Management for Braun ThermoScan, a $2B subsidiary of the Gillette Company. He led the new consumer medical products development activities for Braun, including research in wireless, non-invasive, medical sensing applications markets. He led multi-disciplined development teams personnel located in several countries. Mr. Drinan holds a BS in Productions/Operations Management and an MS in Business.
Simon Dudley, Director Public Sector, is an industry veteran having been in the Video Communication industry since the early 90′s and with LifeSize Communications since it’s inception in early 2003. Simon has had a range of roles within LifeSize including Product design, Product Marketing, EMEA Sales Director, UK County Manager, and Emerging markets manager. Presently Simon manages LifeSize’s Public Sector business division, working closely with clients and the LifeSize engineering team to produce the next generation of Video Communication solutions. Simon resides in Southern California, having recently transferred from the UK where he managed the Emerging Markets division. A division which grew over 300% in the 3 years he managed it.
Dr. L. Miguel Encarnacão is Humana’s Director of Emerging Technology Innovation. His responsibilities include technical leadership for identifying, studying, developing, applying, and advocating emerging technologies throughout the business as well as creating corresponding academic and industry partnerships. Focusing on persuasive technology, personalized well-being, social intelligence, health robotics and visual analytics, he has been the architect and technical lead for the Innovation Center’s Games for Health and Home-centered Healthcare initiatives. Dr. Encarnacão started his career in applied R&D and innovation in human-computer interaction. He has been founder and co-founder in the US and Europe of start-up companies in digital security, telemedicine and eLearning as well as of a design & technology oriented school of higher education. Dr. Encarnacão is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, the Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications as well as the author and co-author of numerous contributions to peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
Kathy English brings over 25 years of healthcare, healthcare information technology and healthcare solution marketing leadership experience as Cisco’s Global Director – Healthcare Industry Solutions. In this role, Kathy is responsible for driving global market strategies and delivering scalable industry solutions for Healthcare. Integral to Cisco’s strategy for Healthcare is connecting the healthcare enterprise with reliable solutions that promote safe and quality patient care delivery, efficiencies in workflow, staff satisfaction and support of regulatory requirements. Kathy earned a degree in Nursing from George Mason University and has years of experience in patient care and nursing management in high acuity environments.
Dr. Michael (Mike) Foley is the Executive Director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). He is responsible for guiding the qualification and interoperability programs, promotion of the technology, the specification publications, and the long-term roadmap of Bluetooth wireless technology. Under Dr. Foley’s direction, Bluetooth technology has experienced phenomenal growth and consumer acceptance. Since his arrival at the helm, he has pushed through an ambitious roadmap, demanding substantial improvements in interoperability and security. In 2007, Dr. Foley was awarded the Telematics Leadership Award for achievements and innovation in the telematics market with Bluetooth wireless technology.
Dr. Qiang Gao is the founder and CEO of IVT. Dr. Gao graduated with a Ph. D. from the University of Montreal, Canada in 1996. Dr. Gao has driven IVT Corporation from 7 people to emerge as a global leading company in the Bluetooth and mHealth industry without external finance.
Entrepreneur Jill Gilbert has spent her multifaceted career – from product and e-commerce strategist to publisher to producer of breakthrough technology trade shows and popular Hollywood films – sharing people-focused stories, information, trends, and insights with a wide variety of audiences. She is co-producer of the Digital Health Summit, the annual adjunct to the Consumer Electronics Show that showcases new technologies that are revolutionizing the practice and business of medicine.
Previously, she was Vice President of E-Commerce at Caring.com, where she headed up the company’s e-commerce channel and was responsible for industry relations. Prior to Caring.com, Jill was a co-founder and CEO of Gilbert Guide, a company that paired practical, expert advice and information with the first comprehensive national directory covering the entire continuum of senior care. Before founding Gilbert Guide, Jill served as Vice President of Production and Development at Love Spell Entertainment and Columbia Pictures. as well as working on motion picture productions at Disney and MGM, including Mulholland Falls, Sister Act (I and II) and What’s Love Got to Do with It. Jill is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a BS in Business Administration.
Jason Goldberg, founder of Ideal Life, is a forward thinking entrepreneur who translates technologies into workable healthcare solutions. With training in anthropology and experience in technology and business, Jason has created a company attuned to the practical needs of today’s healthcare consumers, delivering truly affordable, easy-to-use, wireless remote health monitoring systems.
S. Vincent Grasso is a surgeon, software architect / medical informaticist, and business analyst with over 15 years of delivering professional services within the international healthcare marketplace. He is the Health Information Technology Senior Advisor to Panasonic North America’s Chief Technology Officer. Additionally, he is the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer with Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center and the Executive Vice President for the Global Health Care Practice of LGS Global, Ltd. Dr. Grasso received his medical degree from Des Moines University and completed his surgical residency from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Manhattan Program. His post doctorate experiences in advanced minimally invasive surgery at Yale University included hosting and training surgeons within the international community. While at Yale University, he also conducted original medical informatics research and development while a NASA Project Manager with the NASA Yale University Commercial Space Center for Medical Informatics and Technology Applications (CSCMITA). His academic efforts include authoring and instructing graduate level health information technology curriculum for Stevens Institute of Technology and Wiley Publishing. Additionally, he is active in numerous Meaningful Use related initiatives including his position as Treasurer for New Jersey’s Regional Extension Center, NJ-HITEC.
Harry Greenspun, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of Dell Services, providing strategic leadership with a clinical perspective. As a chairman of the Health Information Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Government Relations Roundtable, Dr. Greenspun has made recommendations to the Obama administration and Congress on the importance of health IT investment. He also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Health Advisory Board. Dr. Greenspun was named one of the Top 10 Healthcare IT Game Changers to Watch by ExecutiveBiz.com and one of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives by Modern Healthcare
David Haight is Vice President-Business Development with AT&T’s Emerging Devices Organization. In his role, David leads a team focused on proactively targeting, identifying and managing strategic partners in industries including personal computers, consumer electronic internet devices, in-car entertainment and navigation systems, cameras, healthcare monitoring, personal tracking, and machine-to-machine communications solutions. Previously, Haight was responsible for national distribution business development within AT&T Mobility and wired products. David’s business development team led the negotiations of AT&T’s biggest distribution agreements including the Apple iPhone. He also led negotiations for distribution deals with RadioShack, Costco Wholesale, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, Office Depot, Safeway and Brightpoint.David previously served as Vice President of Sales of AT&T Wireless, Los Angeles District, where he oversees business operations in Southern California including: Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties.
C. Martin Harris, is the Chief Information Officer of Cleveland Clinic, and is also responsible for strategic business planning. Dr. Harris’ interest and expertise in the improving the practice of medicine through the innovative application of information technology is reflected in his serving on numerous organizations, including Chairman of the Board, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Information Technology Standards Committee, and Presidential appointee to the Congressional Commission on Systemic Interoperability. Dr. Harris received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar fellowship at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and holds a Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
David is currently President and CEO of GreatCall Inc., the creator of the Jitterbug wireless service. David also serves on the GreatCall Board of Directors. He designed the service and launch plan for Jitterbug, which began selling in November 2006 and has now become a national brand name associated with an end-to-end experience designed specifically for simplicity seekers. GreatCall is also a first mover in offering fully-integrated mobile health and wellness services adapted specifically for the company’s target customer. David has over 20 years of telecom management experience. Before joining GreatCall, David was Vice President, Consumer Markets for Bell Mobility in Canada and Vice President, Consumer Marketing for Bell Canada.
Arna Ionescu is the Director of Product Development, User Experience at Proteus Biomedical, where she works to ensure that Proteus’ automated, in-body therapy management system seamlessly integrates into consumers’ lives. Prior, Ms. Ionescu spent seven years at global design and innovation firm IDEO. With her background in interaction design and strategic human factors she built IDEO’s Connected Health domain, working with clients to create products and services that leverage technology to facilitate healthcare delivery. Along with publishing and speaking regularly on design for health care, Ms. Ionescu teaches design at Stanford University and California College of Art. She holds a master’s in computer science/human computer interaction from Stanford and a bachelor’s in computer science, with a minor in modern dance, from Princeton University.
Anand Iyer serves as president and chief operating officer of Well Doc, where he oversees the deployment of the company’s cell phone- and web- based diabetes management platform, and leads efforts to integrate Well Doc’s solution internationally into mainstream chronic disease management programs. Iyer has more than 20 years of consulting experience. Previously, he served as a director (partner) at PRTM Management Consultants in the firm’s communications industry group and led its wireless solutions practice. Iyer is also the founder and president of the In-Building Wireless Alliance, a global, cross-industry, not-for-profit focused on accelerating the adoption of in-building wireless technologies to improve public safety response, energy consumption and real estate value for buildings. Prior to PRTM, Iyer was a member of the scientific staff at Bell Northern Research, which is now part of Nortel Networks, based in Ottawa. Iyer received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa. He earned a master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical and computer engineering, as well as a master of business administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Robert Jarrin is a Director of Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated and represents the company on domestic policy, regulatory and legislative matters relating to wireless health and life sciences. Jarrin’s areas of responsibility include health policy, FDA regulatory oversight, healthcare legislative affairs, CMS reimbursement and policies pertaining to health information technology. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Jarrin worked as a Manager of Strategic Partnerships for Ericsson Wireless Communications, served as a Law Clerk in the White House Office of Counsel to President Clinton and served as a Law Clerk and subsequent Consultant in the US Department of Justice to Attorney General Janet Reno. Jarrin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law.
Jonathan Javitt, CEO of Telcare, Inc., is a physician and information technologist who has devoted much of his life to improving health care through the use of IT, beginning with electronic medical records and now focusing on mHealth solutions. Jonathan is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and previously served in both the Clinton and Bush White House’s on areas related to health technology. Telcare connects the last mile between patient and caregiver using wireless technology in order to improve the outcomes and care of chronic illnesses that consume 70% of healthcare dollars. Telcare’s first product, which is awaiting FDA clearance, is a cellular-embedded glucose meter, for the 28 million Americans who suffer from diabetes. With each glucose measurement, the meter automatically transmits to the medical record, and also to the parent of a diabetic child, while simultaneously returning feedback and coaching right on the screen of the meter.
Jones serves as vice president of business development for health & life sciences at Qualcomm. He is responsible for Qualcomm’s enablement of wireless technologies in the health and life sciences markets, a recognized leader in the field. In 2005, he founded the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance, a 501c(6) trade organization. He is on the boards of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation and the American Telemedicine Association. Jones was a founding board member of the West Wireless Health Institute, with Eric Topol, MD and Gary and Mary West. In 2010, the San Diego Transcript named Jones one of ‘San Diego’s Top Influential’s’. Jones was recently named to the Consumer Products Innovations Board at Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals. Jones 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 MBA from the University of California, Irvine. Jones holds multiple patents in the use of cell phones in incentive reward programs.
Sakari Lang is a director at Compatibility & Industry Collaboration (CIC) Unit, Corporate Development, Nokia Corporation. CIC leads Nokia’s compatibility and industry collaboration towards industry standards, technical regulation, and Nokia product security. CIC is also closely engaged with Nokia’s Wellness & Health Program which is coordinated by Corporate Alliances and Business Development. Sakari has a strong scientific background in radiation biology, bioelectromagnetics and biophysics, and obtained his PhD at Kuopio University (KU), Finland, in 1994. Years 1995-96 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University. Before joining Nokia 1998, he was an Assistant Professor in radiation biology at KU. Sakari is on the Board of Directors and has been a chairman of Mobile Manufacturers Forum , is chairing the EMF Advisory Board at Finnish Technologies Industries, and has been a Board member of Research Association for Radio Applications (“FGF”), Germany. He is also a member of IEEE and Bioelectromagnetics Society.
Ellen is responsible for developing strategic private and public sector partnerships to increase HopeLab’s institutional resources and leverage the impact of HopeLab’s evidence-based approach to product development. In her role, she has cultivated mutually beneficial relationships between HopeLab and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Starlight Children’s Foundation, the Children’s Oncology Camping Association, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Entertainment Software Association Foundation, CIGNA HealthCare, Kaiser Permanente, and Vivendi, among others.
Richard Lobovsky is Vice President of Business Development for Lifecomm, a subsidiary of Hughes Telematics funded by Hughes, Qualcomm, and AMAC. Lifecomm will deliver mobile health services and launch a Mobile Personal Emergency Response Service for seniors and caregivers in 2011. Lobovsky is responsible for all partnership development activities for Lifecomm. Before Lifecomm, Lobovsky was Director of Business Development for Qualcomm focused on wireless solutions in the healthcare and medical device industries, and Director of Professional Services for Wireless Knowledge, a Qualcomm subsidiary, where he sold and delivered wireless consulting services and applications. He was also a management consultant before entering the wireless industry. Lobovsky has 20+ years of experience including business development, strategy, portfolio analysis, BPR and implementing organizational change. He has delivered services in the financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications industries. Lobovsky holds a BS in industrial engineering from Cornell University and a MBA from Columbia University.
Michael Mathews joined Bayer Diabetes Care in June 2010 as Head, North America. In this role, he is responsible for planning, organizing and leading the development, implementation and evaluation of all sales, marketing and distribution for new and existing Diabetes Care products in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Mike has over 20 years experience at Bayer HealthCare. He began his Bayer career in the Consumer Products Division in Monheim, Germany and then progressed to a number of senior management roles in marketing and sales, brand development and management, consumer relations and regulatory affairs in Germany, Brazil and the US. Mike was most recently Therapeutic Area Head for Hematology and Global Brand Team Kogenate, in Bayer’s Specialty Medicine business unit. He graduated from Georgetown University with a BS in International Economics, Finance and Commerce and has an MBA in Marketing from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).
Mr. McGarry serves as Director, Engagements & Prototypes for Transformational Development, Ascension Health’s internal innovation center. He joined Ascension Health in 2008 with over 14 years experience in the health care industry developing innovative programs and medical devices from prototype through FDA approval within small start-up organizations and Fortune 500 medical companies. Prior to joining Ascension Health, Mr. McGarry worked with Alere Medical managing the design, development and launch of a custom remote patient monitoring system for patients with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes. Previously, Mr. McGarry was responsible for the design, development and clinical evaluation of numerous therapeutic cardiovascular products and directed physician training for and market evaluation of products in both the U.S. and Europe. Mr. McGarry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, an MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has several published patents and publications.
Director Information Management Systems Diabetes Care since 2003. In this position I am responsible for the proposal and the development of key components for the Roche Diabetes Care information management product portfolio with focus on interoperability/connectivity, tele-health and standardization. This position interfaces with all global and regional functions within Roche Diabetes Care business.?From 1999 to 2003 Horst Merkle was Senior Manager and Director Business Development Near Patient Testing, Roche Diagnostics accountable for development of new business models and platforms for de-centralized and near patient testing in the hospital critical care environment. Between 2000 and 2003 Horst served on the executive committee of the Connectivity Industry Consortium (CIC). The CIC developed the accredited POCT-1 standard for Point-of-Care systems interoperability.?From 2001 to 2004 he was a member of “Deutsches Institute für Normung” (German National Standard Organization) special interests group “Medical” called “NAMed”. Before moving to the USA in 1997 he worked 5 years as Global Marketing and Portfolio Manager for AVL Medical Instruments in Switzerland.
As executive vice president of Business Initiatives and Clinical Affairs for UnitedHealth Group, Dr Migliori is responsible for ensuring clinical excellence and linking that excellence to practical clinical outcomes and robust business results. Dr. Migliori also serves as chief healthcare officer of UnitedHealth Group Alliances, a division of Ovations, Dr. Migliori is responsible for the Health Care Transformation on behalf of AARP. Dr. Migliori joined UnitedHealth Group in 1996. He brings to his current executive position over 20 years of experience in the health care sector, including time as CEO of four diverse companies. Under his leadership at UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Migliori spearheaded the design, organization and management of national health care delivery networks. He has published more than 35 articles on topics ranging from continuous quality improvement methods in a clinical setting to surgical oncology and solid organ transplant. Dr. Migliori holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Brown University and completed a National Health Research Fellowship in immunology, transplantation and oncology funded by the National Institutes of Health. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery
As the ANT (team director, Rod Morris is responsible for leading the company through the next dynamic phases of ANT and ANT+ development and growth. Morris leverages his more than 20 years of system design and embedded programming experience in communications systems to drive comprehensive business strategies and effective solutions for this unique technology. He previously served as the lead designer and managing engineer of ANT wireless solutions, and has played an instrumental role in growing ANT’s vision, architecture and business model.
Chuck Parker is a healthcare professional with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Charles was most recently the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Masspro, one of the United States’ leading performance improvement organizations dedicated to advancing healthcare quality. Continua Health Alliance
Cheryl Pegus, M.D., M.P.H is chief medical officer for Walgreen Co., Dr. Pegus, who joined Walgreens in May, has more than 18 years of clinical practice and industry experience. Previously, she was general manager and chief medical officer for SymCare Personalized Health Solutions, Inc. Prior to joining SymCare in 2007, she was the head of clinical products for Aetna’s Medical Products business unit. Former positions at Aetna include national medical director, clinical program development/design and marketing for Aetna’s Member Advantage programs, and national medical director for women’s health. Between 1996 and 2001, she was medical director for the Cardiovascular Risk Factors Group at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in New York. She is a member of the board of directors of the Founder’s Affiliate of the American Heart Association, the dean’s circle at Weill Cornell Medical College and the editorial advisory board of Disease Management Advisor. Pegus is a board-certified physician with subspecialty training in cardiology. She received an M.P.H. from Columbia University School of Public Health, an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and completed her internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at New York Hospital-Cornell.
Jay H. Sanders, M.D., is the CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, Professor of Medicine (Adjunct) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a Founding Board Member and President Emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association. Known to many as the “Father of Telemedicine”, he developed the first Statewide telemedicine system, the first Correctional telemedicine program, the first tele-homecare technology, called “The Electronic House Call”, and the first telemedicine kiosk. His consulting activities have included NASA, DOD, HHS, the FCC, State Governments, WHO, and multiple academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies. During the Clinton Administration he represented the USA to the G8 nations for telemedicine, and was appointed by former HHS Secretary Leavitt, to the Chronic Care Workgroup Committee. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude, a member of AOA, and did his residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he became Chief Medical Resident. In 1970, he developed and started the first Division of General Medicine in the country at the University of Miami where he was Professor of Medicine and Chief of Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Other academic appointments include being Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was Director of the Telemedicine Institute, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Professor at Yale University School of Medicine.
As the director of marketing for wireless connectivity solutions at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), Sandhaus leads strategic marketing efforts, plans roadmaps and defines requirements of next-generation solutions for TI’s connectivity products. Sandhaus previously served as the worldwide marketing manager for TI’s mobile connectivity solutions (MCS) business unit, leading product management and marketing groups. Prior to joining TI in 2005, Sandhaus spent three years at Marvell Semiconductor, where he worked with the embedded and emerging business unit. Before joining Marvell, he spent five years with Galileo Technology (now a part of Marvell), where he held a number of progressively responsible positions in research and development. Sandhaus graduated from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, in Haifa, Israel, where he received a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He also completed the Science Honors Program at Columbia University and an International Baccalaureate program at the UN International School in New York City.
Kian Saneii is CEO of Independa, Inc., a funded San Diego startup delivering disruptive, next-generation wireless health solutions to help caregivers help their loved ones stay at home longer, safer and more comfortably. Prior to Independa, Saneii was GM of Websense Wireless from 2005-2008. From 2001-2005 Saneii held roles as VP Marketing and VP Business Development at Websense, responsible for all aspects of global marketing, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, OEM sales, and business development through new strategic channels. Before joining Websense, Saneii served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Business Development for IMA, Inc and IPNet Solutions, 1997-2001. From 1985 – 1997, Saneii served in management positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, DIS Research and FileNet Corporation (acquired by IBM). Saneii earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Honors, from New York University, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, NYU President’s Award; also a Master of Computer Science from Rutgers University.
Ed Siemens is the Director of Sales & Marketing at A&D Medical. A&D has been engineering telemedicine devices for over 10 years. First developing wired devices for use in remote patient monitoring and today they have added multiple types of wireless formats to their device portfolio. As the market has grown, A&D has focused on refining it’s product mix to support both eHealth and mHealth markets with devices that include blood pressure monitors, weight scales and activity monitors. Siemens has been actively involved in the development of A&D‘s direction as it seeks to support the connected health marketplace. The move away from the hospital to the patient’s home is a logical set as technology has progressed and A&D medical is an important part of this movement.
Richard Shapcott has worked in the prosthetics field for 27 years. His extensive and varied experience has encompassed all aspects of prosthetic manufacture, from working with wood and leather, to servicing and repairing complex prostheses. He spent the last nine years working for RSLSteeper specializing in Custom Silicone, before moving from England to San Antonio to head up SteeperUSA, the company’s first US operation. In England Richard was part of RSLSteeper’s sales team, representing a company with 90 years experience in upper extremity prosthetics. The past two years have seen that team work toward the launch of the Bebionic range: a fully compliant myo-electric hand, designed to benefit the market as well as the patient.
Richard leads PR, brand strategy and marketing activities at the nonprofit HopeLab and its subsidiary social enterprise Zamzee . At HopeLab, founded by Pam Omidyar, Richard drives dissemination of insights from HopeLab’s R&D work to harness the power and appeal of technology to motivate positive health behavior in young people. At Zamzee, Richard plays a key role in managing product development and marketing strategies
Eric Taub has been writing about the intersection of technology and society for over 20 years. For the past 17, he has been a regular contributor to The New York Times. He was one of the founding writers for the newspaper’s famed Circuits technology section, and later became a contributor to a New York Times book of the same name. He writes and also does corporate consulting about the technologies behind digital health, lifestyle, entertainment, travel, and science. If he has one speciality, it’s the ability to take complex, often esoteric subjects, and explain them in a way that a lay person can find comprehensible, useful, and perhaps most importantly, entertaining. Eric has also produced the world’s first pay-per-view concert, several forgettable television shows, sold Pee-wee’s Playhouse around the world, published two books (about Hollywood and the automobile industry) and, oddly for a guy from Queens, played the bagpipes.
Bradley Merrill Thompson is a shareholder in the law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. There he counsels medical device, drug, combination product and biotechnology companies on a wide range of FDA regulatory, reimbursement and clinical trial issues. At the firm, Mr. Thompson leads the Medical Device Regulatory Practice, the Clinical Trials Practice and the Connected Health Practice, and serves on the firm’s Health & Life Sciences Steering Committee. For trade associations, Mr. Thompson has served as counsel to AdvaMed and the Continua Health Alliance, as General Counsel to the Combination Products Coalition, General Counsel to the mHealth Regulatory Coalition and as General Counsel and Secretary for the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council.
Bill Walsh is a senior strategic advisor at AARP, a national, nonprofit advocacy organization representing people over the age of 50. At AARP, Bill focuses on healthcare policy and strategy with an emphasis on senior healthcare markets. For much of the past year, he was involved in AARP’s effort to pass meaningful healthcare reform legislation through Congress. Bill came to AARP in 2008 after a 20-year career as an award-winning journalist. He spent a decade covering health care policy on Capitol Hill. His work has appeared in TIME Magazine and newspapers around the nation. He has been a guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, NPR and C-SPAN. A native of Massachusetts, Bill earned a BA from Bates College and an MA from the Ohio State University. He resides in Alexandria, VA.
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