#DHSS16 is ready to rock with a stellar lineup of speakers, representing various healthcare segments. Out of these, we have handpicked eight powerful voices that you should not miss out on. We’ve also added their social media profiles so that you can connect with them faster.
1. Shafi Ahmed
DHSS kick-starts with Dr. Shafi Ahmed’s opening keynote, The Immersive Future Reborn: Medicine + VR Meets the World, where he will give attendees an unparalleled 360° view of his surgical virtual reality platform. Armed with their own personal virtual reality headsets, attendees will be taken on a virtual tour of the operating room.
In 2014, Shafi grabbed headlines by streaming a live operation, using Google Glass, to 14,000 students and trainees across 132 countries. In fact, in April 2016, he performed the world’s first virtual reality operation, watched by 55,000 people in 140 countries.
Shafi’s passion for gadgets led him to found Virtual Medics, an e-platform that uses wearables to facilitate medical education. He also launched Medical Realties, a company that is developing a virtual reality platform for surgical training.
2. Jeffrey Brewer
CEO, Bigfoot Biomedical
If you’re looking to successfully scale your digital health business, watch out for Jeffrey Brewer’s insights at the interactive session Building Your Unshakable Pyramid. This session is specifically designed to give digital health and pharma companies key insights for solid success. Learn how to bring the right technology, business drivers and user needs together, in order to build a stable pyramid.
Jeffrey Brewer is co-founder of Bigfoot Biomedical, which offers a fully functional, automated insulin delivery system to ease the burden of insulin-dependent diabetes.
3. Wainwright Fishburn, Jr.
Leading digital health thought leader Wainwright Fishburn, Jr., will be kicking off the summit’s second day with the much-awaited interview with Venrock’s Bryan Roberts, who is widely regarded as a digital health venture legend.
Wainwright Fishburn is a founding partner of Cooley’s San Diego office, a well-known venture capital attorney, and chair of the firm’s digital health group. A pioneer in digital health and genomic medicine, Mr. Fishburn represents a wide range of health IT companies, including AliveCor, AwarePoint and Misfit Wearables. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance (WLSA).
4. Bryan Roberts
The interview with Bryan Roberts is one of the summit’s highly anticipated sessions. After all, what entrepreneur doesn’t want to tap into the mind of an investor—especially when the investor in question is Venrock’s visionary venture capitalist Bryan Roberts! For the past eight years, Roberts has been on Forbes’s Midas List as one of the most successful health IT investors.
Join Wainwright Fishburn, Jr., as he gets Bryan’s insights into his investment decisions, the next big break in digital health investment and lots more! Expect to learn more about setting up a successful business within the digital health space.
5. Greg Caressi
Senior Vice President, Frost & Sullivan
Visionary analyst Greg Caressi will share crucial insights and predictions about healthcare transformation, in the interactive session Market Predictions & Global Outlook. He will also address several pressing questions that the healthcare industry is currently facing.
Greg Caressi is senior vice president of health care and life sciences at Frost & Sullivan. He also served as chair of the HIMSS Life Sciences IT Committee for two years.
Greg has several decades of experience in next-generation health care, with a specialized focus on telehealth, mHealth and remote monitoring.
6. Chris Bergstrom
Head of Digital Health, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Chris Bergstrom is a well-known name in the digital health space. In the session The Rise of Enterprise and Condition-Specific Wearables, Chris will dig deeper to explore how different companies are pushing innovation in the wearables market.
A digital health pioneer, Chris is passionate about leveraging technology to empower both patients and providers, while disrupting inefficient economic models. In his role as association director of digital health at BCG, Chris helps the world’s leading corporations shape their digital health strategy and zero in on key partnerships.
7. Harry Kim
Global Director for Health Care, Samsung
DHSS will also highlight various alliances that are igniting the tipping point in digital health. The session Johnson & Johnson + WellDoc + Samsung Collaborate to Transform Type 2 Diabetes Management, for example, will focus on one such partnership. This session will explore how some of the biggest names in technology and health care have come together to provide next-generation tools to manage type 2 diabetes.
As global director for health care within Samsung’s mobile health services group, Harry brings years of experience in health tech to the table. Prior to joining Samsung, Harry spent 10 years growing Hewlett-Packard’s health and life sciences industry business, from $3 billion to over $11 billion. Over the years, Harry has engaged healthcare leaders in over 30 countries, and continues to be an impactful voice in digital health.
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8. Drew Schiller
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Validic
Digital Health and Clinical Trials: How Sensors and Clinical Devices Are Driving Superior Outcomes will be an insightful session, in which industry leader Validic will be represented by its chief technology officer and co-founder Drew Schiller.
Along with other panelists, Drew will discuss various case studies of clinical trials that have integrated patient-generated data from various clinical-grade devices and sensors. The speakers will also explore the future of such devices and sensors as they become smaller, easier to use and more advanced.
“Clinical and consumer-grade devices are driving new and improved models for the clinical trials and research studies of the future. These, and digital health technologies in general, will continue to play an important role in reducing costs and improving overall access to trial participants,” said Schiller.
This year’s Digital Health Summer Summit is all set to shape the future of health care. Will you be there?
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