#ConV2X Modernizing Healthcare with 
Telehealth and Blockchain Tech
On-Demand Symposium
Did you miss the ConVerge2Xcelerate (#CONV2X) 2020 Live Symposium?

Now you can easily watch the event ON DEMAND!

Watch 4 Keynotes, 34 Continuous Hours and 76 World Leading SMEs whenever and wherever you want at YOUR convenience! You can pause, play, fast-forward, rewind, and re-watch the show On-Demand as much as you like for 6 months. Take notes, write a business plan, create your own PowerPoint presentation and build your own plans for 2021!
“Tremendous conference – well organized, well run and impressive speakers, panelists and moderators. Thanks to all for your insights. A great time to be part of our changing healthcare environment.”
– CEO at Lantos Technologies
“Honored to be part of the symposium, converge to accelerate, isn’t only a title for the symposium, it is a strong suggestion!” 
– Sergio Pillon, European Public Health Alliance
Discover how blockchain technology, telehealth, AI and converging technologies create a new era of patient care with digital transformation - and compare and contrast various business, strategic, and technical models.  
Day One Keynotes
Day Two Keynote
Part I
7am - 7:10am
Opening Remarks
Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher, Partners in Digital Health 
7:10am - 8:00am
Regulation and Governance
Technology - Current and Future Progress
Moderator, Technology: Gil Alterovitz, PhD, Director of AI, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA 

  • Jorge A. Ferrer, MD, MBA, LSA, FAMIA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UT Health School of Biomedical Informatics, Health Informatics Subject Matter Expert, US Department of Veterans Affairs, USA 
  • Praveen Gedam, MD, Addl. Chief Executive Officer, National Health Authority, Government of India
  • Marloes Pomp, International Strategy at Dutch Blockchain Coalition & National AI Coalition, Netherlands
  • Melanie Nuce, Senior Vice President, GS1, US
8:00am - 10AM
Regulation and Governance
Interoperability Current and Future Progress
Moderator, Telehealth: Amar Gupta, PhD, MIT’s Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Labs (CSAIL) and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. USA

  • Paul De Raeve, Secretary General, European Federation of Nurses (EFN), European Union        
  • Mario Hyland, Sr, Vice President, AEGIS.net, Inc. and Founder, AEGIS Canada    
  • Prof. Sergio Pillon, CIRM Medical Director, San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), VAS Representative Work-Group, Digital Health, National Coordinator of the Committee for Telemedicine Development, Italian Ministry of Health, Italy    
  • Prabhakaran Dorairaj, MD, DM (Cardiology), MSc, FRCP, FNASC, Vice President, Research and Policy, Director, Centre For Control Of Chronic Conditions, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Liz Ashall-Payne, Chief Executive Officer, ORCHA, UK    
Democratizing Healthcare: Accelerating Virtual Care Adoption to Transform Care Delivery
Joe DeVivo, President,  Hospital and Health Systems
Teladoc Health 

11am - 12PM
Privacy, Security and Hacking
  • Moderator: Joyce Hunter, Executive Director, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), and CEO, Vulcan Enterprise
  • Chris Roberts, vCISO, Advisor, Hillbilly Hit Squad                    
  • Lynn Sessions, Partner, Cybersecurity and Data Breaches, Baker Hostetler Healthcare
  • Mitch B. Parker, Chief Information Security Officer and Executive Director, Indiana University Health
12pm - 12:15PM
Integrating Telehealth with Emerging Technologies: AI, Blockchain, VR
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes MD MBA, FACHE, MDMBA, Chief Quality & Innovation Officer, MEDNAX
12:15PM - 12:45pm
Creating a Seamless Patient Journeys across Virtual and In-Person Care
Leslie Basham, President and Chief Operating Officer, Surgical Directions
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director - General, World Health Organization (WHO)  

John Halamka, MD, 
President, Mayo Clinic Digital Platform 
2pm - 3pm
Virtual Health
Tools & Services, Hardware & Software
Telehealth vendors share pre-, current and post-Covid-19 market impact of platforms
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Jamey Edwards, CEO, Cloudbreak
  • Ram Fish, CEO, 19Labs and GALE
  • Aashima Gupta, Director, Global Healthcare Solutions, Google Cloud
  • Yulun Wang, PhD, Fellow, Teladoc Health 
3pm - 4pm
Diagnostic Tools
New and restructured telehealth triage and diagnostic tools to support virtual health Covid-19 encounters
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Don Bauman, CEO, Isabel
  • Kira Radinsky, CEO, Diagnostic Robotics
  • John Bertrand, CEO, Dx.Ai
  • Paula LeClair, US GM, Healthy.io
  • Brian J. Caveney, MD JD MPH, President, Labcorp Diagnostics and Chief Medical Officer, Labcorp Holdings
4pm - 5pm
Software PowerUps
New tools to improve standard telehealth platforms
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Robert Budman, MD, MBA, CDI-P, Chief Medical Information Officer, Nuance
  • Krishna Kurapati, CEO & Founder, QliqSoft
  • David Maman, CEO and Founder, Binah.ai
  • Ted Schwab, Strategist and Innovation Executive
5pm - 5:40pm
Pharmacy Integrated Solution to Assist Hospital Pharmacy Providers in Managing Drug Shortages
  • Todd Nolan, General Manager, IBM Micromedex Solutions, IBM Watson Health
  • Adam Orsborn, CEO, OrbitalRX
6pm - 7pm
The Future of Digital Health Reimbursement and Compliance
  • Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, CRC, AHIMA, President, AACP, Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Coding Experts and President, Orlando AAPC Chapter
  • Ken Wolstenholm, COO, Sevaro Health
  • Jan Ground, MBA, Former Director, Virtual Care, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
  • Christian Milaster, Founder & President, Ingenium Digital Health Advisors
  • Anjali Dooley, Managing Partner, Law Office of Anjali B. Dooley, LLC
7 pm -9 pm
Design Thinking
Embedding technologies into systems, achieving business growth and scaling agnostic initiatives
Moderator: Sweta Sneha, PhD, Executive Director of Healthcare Management Informatics. Professor of Information Systems, Coles College Of Business, Kennesaw University
  • Amaresh Tripathy,  SVP & Analytics Business Leader, Genpact.ai
  • Charlie Northrup, Founder, Neurosciences
  • James Wieselman Schulman, Global Design Lead, Innovation Hub, International Markets, Cigna
  • JD Pollak, Co-founder and Chief Architect, The Commons Project and CTO and Prof at Cornell Tech         
  • Jodi Cutler, Design Lead and PM, IBM Watson Health
  • Srikanth Velamakanni, Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Vice-Chairman, Fractal Analytics
Part II
7am - 7:10am
Opening Remarks
Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher, Partners in Digital Health
7:10am - 10:30am
Economic Impact
Including fireside chats, politics, values, culture, infrastructure, investment and ROI post Covid-19
Moderator: Jose Arrieta, Former CIO, US Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Combiz Abdolrahimi, US Technology Innovation Leader, Deloitte 
  • Jason Cross, Chief Strategy Officer, Rymedi
  • David S. Hanekom, MD, FACP, CMPE, Chief Medical Officer and Regional President North America, SolveCare
  • Domenique Hurley, VP, Strategy & Innovation, HealthVerity       
  • Ben Taylor, Founder and CEO, LedgerDomain    
11:00am - 11:40Am
What You Should Know About Interacting with a Telehealth Resource Center
Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA, FAIMBE, Co-Director, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC)
12pm - 12:45pm
Virtual Health: The Next Frontier for Healthcare
Alex Harris, Partner
McKinsey & Company

Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
2pm - 3pm
Virtual Health
Impact on Providers, People & Process
Advocacy and Regulatory
Advocacy and regulatory perspectives on current and future legislation affecting virtual health
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Ceci Connolly, President & CEO, ACHP
  • Michael Barr, CMO, NCQA
  • Brendan Smith, Principle Software Systems Engineer and Department Leader – Telemedicine, The MITRE Corporation
  • Krista Drobac, Partner, Sirona Strategies
3pm - 4pm
Health Systems
How health systems have responded to virtual health in 2020 and what they plan to do in the future
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Karen Abrashkin, Medical Director, House Calls Program, Northwell Health
  • Sylvia Romm, MD, Interim Health Lead, Virtual Care, Cityblock Health
  • Steve Ommen, Associate Dean, Center for Connected Care; Medical Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic, Mayo Clinic
  • Jason Peoples, Director of Innovation/Technology, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Shayan Vyas, MD, MBA, VP & Medical Director, Clinical Operations, Teladoc Health  
4pm - 5pm
Payors and Employers
How are payors and employers using virtual health to manage members and employees
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Naren Singh, Sr. Director, Specialty Telehealth & Virtual Care, Anthem
  • Taralynn Romero, VP, Innovation, Cigna
  • Aleata Postell, Sr. Director, Health and Wellness Market Insights & Business Analytics, Walmart
  • David Michel, CEO, Catapult
5pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Care: IEEE SA Exploration and Challenges for Technology Standards
  • John D. Griffith, Principal AI Engineer, AI and Autonomous Systems Department, MITRE Corporation  
  • Michael Carter, Senior Manager, Information Systems, Virtual Care, Mass General Brigham
6pm - 7pm
Pitch Competition: BHTY – DMV Ambassador Chapter Rebroadcast
7 pm -10 pm
Trusting Health Science and Emerging Health Tech Data: Real-world Impact, Implementation and Results for Real Lives!
Moderator: Jim Nasr, CEO and Founder, Acoer
  • Mance Harmon, CEO, Hedera
  • Ken Mayer, CEO, Safe Health Systems, a Mayo Clinic Partnership
  • Chris Richardson, Deputy CIO, Arizona State University
  • Blaine Mincey, MongoDB, Principal Solutions Architect, Southeast
“It was great sharing the virtual stage with you! I also enjoyed attending ConV2x 2020 over the last 2 days. I took away some great information and I was very impressed with the global perspective and representation. Well done!”
– Naren Singh, Anthem




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“I just wanted to thank you for organizing such a brilliant conference, with so many incredible speakers. I’ve learned so much whilst attending CONV2X and gathered a lot of useful information for my thesis. Thank you once again for organizing this incredible event!” – UK Engineering Student
 Journal Editors-in-Chief
Lyle Berkowitz, MD, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting and former CMO of MDLive - TMT
Prof Bill Buchanan, OBE, Professor, Napier University - BHTY
 Amar Gupta, PhD, MIT - TMT
John Halamka, MD, President, Mayo Clinic Platform – BHTY/TMT
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