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Medical Director, House Calls Program, Northwell Health
Medical Director, Clinical Call Center, Northwell Health
Liz Ashall-Payne 
Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP, FRCP

Leslie Basham
President and COO
Surgical Directions
Donald H. Bauman, Jr.
Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS 
John Bertrand

Robert Budman
Brian Caveney, MD, JD, MPH

Tory Cenaj
Founder and Publisher, Partners in Digital
Ceci Connolly
Jason Cross
Jodi Cutler 
Design Principal & Program Manager
IBM Watson Health
Dr. De Reave
Secretary General
European Federation of nurses associations (EFN)
Joe DeVivo

Anjali B. Dooley, Esq., MBA
Prabhakaran Dorairaj, MD, DM, MSc, FRCP, FNAS 
Jorge A. Ferrer, MD, MBA, LSA, FAMIA
Ram Fish
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
World Health Organization (WHO)
John Griffith
Janis T. Ground PT, MBA
Aashima Gupta
Director, Global Healthcare Solutions
Google Cloud
Amar Gupta, PhD
John Halamka, MD
Dr. David S Hanekom, MD, FACP, CMPE
Mance Harmon
Alex Harris
Lee Horner
Joyce Hunter

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA, FAIMBE
Krishna Kurapati
Paula LeClair
David Maman
Marloes Pomp
Christian Milaster, MS
Blaine Mincey

Shally Pannikode
Mitchell Parker
Jason Peoples
Prof. Sergio Pillon
Aleata Postell
Dr. Kira Radinsky
Chris Richardson
Chris Roberts
Ted Schwab
Lynn Sessions
Sweta Sneha
Amaresh Tripathy
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes, MD MBAni
Srikanth Velamakanni
James Wieselman Schulman 
Ken Wolstenholme
Karen Abrashkin, MD, FACP
Medical Director, House Calls Program

Northwell Health
Dr. Abrashkin is the Medical Director for the Northwell Health House Calls program and Clinical Call

Northwell’s House Calls program provides both longitudinal primary care and urgent care in the home. The program serves nearly 2000 homebound individuals annually and has excelled in Medicare’s Independence at Home demonstration project. The program consistently seeks to develop, test, and study enhancements to its model of care, including direct-to-patient and facilitated telehealth services.

The Clinical Call Center provides around-the-clock telephonic nursing services utilizing a unique protocol-driven triage system. Integrated with Northwell’s Center for Emergency Medical Services, the Call Center achieved accreditation through the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch in 2017,
making it the second to achieve this milestone worldwide.

Dr. Abrashkin received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Prior to joining Northwell Health, Dr. Abrashkin worked as a hospitalist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Liz Ashall-Payne
Passionate about the opportunities that technology and particularly apps offer to improve health and care efficiencies and outcomes, Liz founded ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Application in 2015, determined to present a way to offer much needed guidance to app developers to help raise app quality, as well as helping the public and professionals to confidently find and apply apps that could genuinely improve public, patient and organisational outcomes.
Initially a Speech and Language Therapist, Liz has almost 20 years NHS experience. She has successfully led innovative change and service transformation in complex health economies. She has led regional, national and European change programmes and networks to deliver transformational shift and has experience of working collaboratively with Public Sector, Industry and Academia.

Other roles include:
NHSE NIA Fellow 
NHSE Coach Clinical Entrepreneur program 
OCS Advisory Board member 
BCS Associate Vice Chair for standards
Michael Barr
Executive Vice President
Quality Measurement and Research Group
Michael S. Barr is a board-certified internist and Executive Vice President of the Quality Measurement & Research Group (QMRG) at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). His portfolio includes performance measurement development, research and analysis, management of contracts and grants, and NCQA’s consulting activities. Dr. Barr leads the digital measures strategy for HEDIS® and contributes to NCQA’s other strategic initiatives, public policy, and educational programs. Prior to joining NCQA in May 2014,
Dr. Barr was Senior Vice President, Division of Medical Practice for the American College of Physicians (2005 – 2014). As co-author of the ACP policy paper about the Advanced Medical Home, he led ACP’s efforts to promote the Patient-Centered Medical Home. He also guided the development of programs, services and quality improvement initiatives for internists and other health care professionals including the ACP Practice Advisor, AmericanEHR Partners, ACP’s Genesis Registry, and other practice resources.

From 1999–2005, Dr. Barr was chief medical officer for Baltimore Medical System, Inc., a Joint Commission accredited federally-qualified health center. He practiced internal medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University from 1993–1998 and held various administrative positions, including physician director, Medical Management Programs for the Vanderbilt Medical Group. From 1989–1993, Dr. Barr served in the United States Air Force as Chief, Internal Medicine at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr. Barr has a Bachelor of Science degree in forest biology from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (1982). He attended New York University School of Medicine (1986) through the U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, completed his residency in internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, (1989) and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management (1996).

Dr. Barr is Vice-Chair of the American College of Physicians’ Medical Informatics Committee. He was previously a commissioner on the Maryland Health Care Commission (2013–2015) and is currently a member of the Maryland Primary Care Program Advisory Council.

Leslie Basham
President and COO
Surgical Directions

Leslie Basham is the President and COO of Surgical Directions, a health solutions company focused on improving procedural care through consulting, staffing and digital solutions. She is passionate about partnering with executives to improve the health and wellbeing of the patients they serve, while profitably growing their organizations. She has regularly published and presented on Health transformations.
Donald H. Bauman, Jr.
Isabel Healthcare USA
Mr. Bauman joined Isabel in April 2010 and brought with him more than 20 years of experience in healthcare software sales and marketing activities. In his recent tenure with leading edge healthcare solutions, Mr. Bauman has served as vice president of sales and marketing for, LMS Medical, a leading provider of obstetrical decision support solutions, and Cereplex Inc., an early stage market innovator in automated infection prevention solutions. He currently serves on the board of Better Day Health, an innovative EMR company. His experience includes direct sales, numerous area and national sales leadership roles, product marketing and partnership development at Premier, Inc., Bridge Medical, McKesson, CliniCom and Community Health Computing. Mr. Bauman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan.
Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS
Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS is CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting. He has over twenty years of experience as a primary care physician, an informatician, a healthcare innovator and a serial doctorpreneur. Previous roles include Founder & Chairman of healthfinch (acquired by Health Catalyst in 2020), Chief Medical Officer at MDLIVE and Director of Innovation for Northwestern Medicine.

John Bertrand
CEO of Digital Diagnostics
Epic Systems
John Bertrand has over a decade of healthcare technology experience starting with his time at Epic Systems where he led cross-functional teams in a variety of product, customer success, and business development roles with a focus on growth. He spent time in the healthcare investing space working at 8VC, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm focused on healthcare technology. His time in this space focused on the application of artificial intelligence and computer vision in healthcare.

He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Digital Diagnostics, a platform for fully autonomous AI diagnostics. They move specialty care to primary care and retail health. They are the first to achieve FDA authorization for a fully autonomous AI, and use their proprietary tools and methods to democratize healthcare access for all.

Rober Budman
Nuance Communications, Healthcare Division
Dr. Budman is board certified in Family Physician and Clinical Informatics. His background includes academic medicine at UC-Irvine, emergency medicine, hospitalist work, worker’s comp, urgent care, utilization review, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and of course family medicine. With many years of EHR experience on numerous platforms especially Epic he created content for multi-state IDN’s, worked on many quality initiatives with major hospitals, re-engineered several EHR modules, and has a passion for workflow improvements for provider and patient care needs. Of interesting note, Dr. Budman was the expedition physician for the 1998 RMS Titanic Research and Recovery Expedition that recovered the “Big Piece” an 18 ton steel piece of Titanic’s hull.
Currently as CMIO for Nuance Communications Healthcare division he supports computer assisted physician documentation and CDI efforts, engages in the field directly with physician and executive leadership and front line providers, and works directly with documentation and IT teams. Dr. Budman focuses on the core of good Dragon use in documentation efforts then adds artificial intelligence tools to assist providers with accuracy and creating their best possible notes while targeting diagnostic coding and improved billing, all while alleviating EHR burdens.

Brian Caveney, MD, JD, MPH
President, LabCorp Diagnostics
Chief Medical Officer, LabCorp Holdings
Dr. Caveney serves as the President of the $7B+ Diagnostics business of LabCorp, leading all scientific and commercial aspects of the global laboratory business.  Brian also serves as Chief Medical Officer for the enterprise, responsible for driving the company’s clinical strategies around health policy and regulatory efforts, value-based care models and clinical standards of care in our evolving health care payment landscape.   Prior to joining LabCorp, Brian served a variety of roles at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina, including Chief Medical Officer.  He was responsible for healthcare program strategy, care management, network provider contracting, medical coverage policy, medical expense initiatives, care quality and pharmacy.  Prior to Blue Cross NC, Brian was a practicing physician and assistant professor at Duke University Medical Center, also involved in teaching, research, editing and administrative functions for Duke.  
Tory Cenaj
Founder & Publisher
Partners In Digital
Tory Cenaj is the founder and publisher of Partners in Digital Health. The portfolio forecasts, shapes and reflects market potential, innovation, and research, blazing trials and igniting zeitgeist for blockchain technology and telehealth sectors in healthcare. Tory launched the world’s first breakthrough peer reviewed journal disseminating distributed ledger technology research and innovations in the healthcare marketplace - Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY). She is also the publisher of Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) peer reviewed journal and curates the companion Converge2Xcelerate (ConV2X) annual conference and Pitch Competition.

Tory has been named as female leader in blockchain in the Introducer Magazine, making the international roster of blockchain female game changers in 2019 (https://view.joomag.com/the-introducer-volume-11/0508448001544981706/p8?short) and again in 2020 as the Top 101 Women in blockchain and cryptocurrency in the world for evidence based journalism (https://www.cryptocurryclub.com/100-women-in-blockchain-report). In 2019, she was invited to join the US Business and Innovation Delegation to the Republic of Kosovo.

Tory is a sought after speaker presenting insights into future innovations in healthcare, editor & author and has been interviewed on podcasts + radio shows and has co-authored several papers with global thought-leaders in the field of blockchain. She has advised healthcare startups, students and women in business. She spearheads the PDH portfolio and growth including two dozen worldwide ambassador chapters, global licensing and is executive advisor to IEEE SA decentralized clinical trials and telehealth work group initiatives.

Ms. Cenaj has established a reputation for integrity and innovation as a recognized new independent academic publisher. BHTY and TMT journals are widely-read and frequently-cited in academia, by the media and bloggers. She is a graduate of Smith College and the New York School of Interior Design. Tory's passion is harnessing breakthrough innovations in the health communications and technology landscapes. She’s inspired by the hope and change discoveries bring health communities worldwide - especially if they provide affordable, quality care and cure. Ms. Cenaj is receptive to advisory and consulting roles.
Column Ceci Connolly
President & CEO
Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)
Ceci Connolly, a nationally-recognized health care leader, is president and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP). She spent 25 years in journalism and is a well-respected author and commentator. As the Washington Post's former chief health correspondent, she chronicled President Obama's drive for sweeping health care reform and the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Connolly is co-author of LANDMARK: The Inside Story of America's New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All and has been published in numerous publications, including The New England Journal of Medicine. Following her career in journalism, Connolly served as a leader of PwC’s Health Research Institute and as a senior adviser at the McKinsey Center for Health Reform.

Jason Cross, PhD, JD
Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Jason Cross (PhD, JD) is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Rymedi, a connected health technology company digitally integrating diagnostics and devices, quality management automation and clinical trials with secure data capture, tracking and sharing. He is also Chair of the Intellectual Property Subgroup of the IEEE Blockchain in Healthcare and Life Sciences Working Group. Dr. Cross was a professor at Duke University and Founding Director of the Innovation & Technology Policy Lab where he led research, consulting, and venture incubation for enhancing the efficiency and accessibility of innovations across global health, energy, education, and smart infrastructure.

Jodi Cutler
Design Principal & Program Manager
IBM Watson Health
Jodi has spent the last 25 years of her career designing the conditions that bring people's best forward. Formally trained as an educator, she built the foundation for her entire career on a simple premise. Context is a gateway to creating meaningful experiences. She has applied this simple premise to complicated environments; software applications, classrooms, boardrooms, and clinical practice.
Dr. De Reave
Secretary General
European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)
Paul De Raeve has been a registered nurse since 1984. He obtained a master’s degree in nursing science at the Free University of Brussels, a Master degree in Statistics from the Catholic University of
Brussels, and a PhD degree from the Kings College University of London. Paul holds an Adjunct Professorship at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore (US) since 2018. On Work experience, Paul
was appointed as staff manager at the Free University hospital of Brussels, part-time delegated to the Belgium Ministry of Health and Environment. He was responsible for developing a national
comparable data warehouse for nursing, introducing qualitative indicators within the hospital financing system and providing data for the political decision-making process. In 2002, Paul De Raeve
was appointed as General Secretary of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) and in 2015 EFN members asked him to establish and develop the European Nursing Research Foundation
(ENRF). EFN EU lobby activities relate to the promotion and protection of nurses and the nursing profession with particular reference to the EU political agenda, especially the European Social Pillar priorities, including the digitalisation of the health and social care ecosystem. Working towards this mission includes ensuring that nursing is central in the development, implementation and evaluation
of the European Health and Social Policy in the field of education, workforce, and quality and safety.
Joe DeVivo
President, Hospital and Health Systems
Teladoc Health
Joseph DeVivo leads the hospital and health systems business unit for Teladoc Health. Under his direction, the integrated platform and hardware business addresses the comprehensive needs of hospitals, health systems, retail clinics and physician groups globally.

Mr. DeVivo brings extensive leadership experience from across the medical device industry. Most recently, he was chief executive officer of InTouch Health, until its eventual acquisition by Teladoc Health in 2020.
Prior to InTouch, he served as president, chief executive officer and director at AngioDynamics. Other leadership roles include global president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, as well as vice president and general manager at U.S. Surgical/Davis, a division of Tyco International’s healthcare business.

Active in industry leadership as well as philanthropy, Mr. DeVivo is a member of the board of AdvaMed, American Telemedicine Association and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, raising over $1,000,000 for the benefit of the hospital. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from the E. Clairborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond

Anjali B. Dooley, Esq., MBA
Managing Partner of Law Office

Anjali B. Dooley, LLC
 Anjali B. Dooley has been practicing law for more than 18 years. To her clients, she brings deep knowledge of all aspects of healthcare law. She leverages this expertise to provide guidance on many issues, including business entity formation and healthcare corporate governance, fifty-state provider licensing compliance, data privacy and security (HIPAA), multi-state telehealth implementation, Medicare fraud and abuse prevention, employment law, and much more. In her law practice, Anjali directs all operations inside of an entrepreneurial healthcare law practice. Civil practice includes regulatory and compliance advice, risk management, preparation and negotiation of complex employment contracts for healthcare professionals, partnership agreements, non-disclosure agreements, technology vendor contracts, asset purchase agreements, advising small/medium business entities on social media policies and business formation issues, and civil litigation. Previous experience includes Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for Forefront Telecare, Inc. and an COO/Legal Counsel for MedAware Solutions.
Prabhakaran Dorairaj, MD, DM, MSc, FRCP, FNAS
Vice President, Research and Policy, Director, Centre For Control Of Chronic Conditions, Public Health Foundation of India
Professor Dorairaj Prabhakaran, is an eminent cardiologist, epidemiologist and academician of global repute. He is currently Vice President (Research & Policy) at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and holds professorships at PHFI, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Emory University, Atlanta, USA. He is also the Head of the WHO collaborating Center for Surveillance, Capacity building and Translational Research in Cardia‐ Metabolic Diseases in South East Asia region. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians ( London ) in 2011 and Fellow of the National academy of Sciences , India in 2011. He has been listed as the topmost researcher in Medicine in India terms of publications for the years 2009-2014 by Scopus and Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and has several academic awards and accolades.

Jorge A. Ferrer, MD, MBA, LSA, FAMIA
Health Informatics Subject Matter Expert
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Enterprise Integration (008)
VA Center for Innovation (VIC)
Jorge A. Ferrer, MD, MBA, LSA, FAMIA was born in Zaragoza, Spain and is a Health Informatics Subject Matter Expert with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, and a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA). He has practiced medical informatics since 2000 within the U.S. federal government with expertise in medical informatics policy, perioperative care informatics, innovations, interoperability, emerging technologies, blockchain, and applied clinical informatics. He serves on the editorial team for Blockchain in Healthcare Today journal. He is a Texas Medical Board practicing Licensed Surgical Assistant (LSA) certified by the American Board of Surgical Assistants (SA-C). He received a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Universidad Anahuac Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud and a Master of Business Administration in Medical Services Management from Johns Hopkins University. He did his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Sciences Informatics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an Editor of Aspects of the Computerized Medical Record, Computers in Health Care, Health Informatics Series, Second Edition, Springer, 2006. He is an affiliate member of the American College of Surgeons, member of the American Medical Informatics Association, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Ram Fish
CEO & Founder
Ram Fish is a driven, entrepreneurial product-oriented executive with a global perspective on the healthcare, mobile and consumer electronics ecosystem. Prior to 19Labs, Ram has spent 20 years in world class technology companies like Apple, Nokia and Samsung, where we led Digital Health.

Ram started studying software at the age of 12 at the Weizmann Institute of Science youth program and developed his first commercial hardware product by the age of 18. Ram has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Yale.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as WHO Director-General for a five-year term by WHO Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017. He is the first WHO Director-General to have been elected from multiple candidates by the World Health Assembly, and is the first person from the WHO African Region to serve as WHO's chief technical and administrative officer. Immediately after taking office on 1 July 2017 Dr Tedros outlined five key priorities for the Organization: universal health coverage; health emergencies; women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health; health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO.

Dr Tedros served as Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012–2016. In this role he led efforts to negotiate the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, in which 193 countries committed to the financing necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr Tedros served as Ethiopia’s Minister of Health from 2005–2012, where he led a comprehensive reform of the country’s health system. The transformation he led as Ethiopia’s Minister of Health improved access to health care for millions of people. Under his leadership Ethiopia invested in critical health infrastructure, expanded its health workforce, and developed innovative health financing mechanisms.
Born in the city of Asmara, Eritrea, Dr Tedros holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Community Health from the University of Nottingham and a Master of Science (MSc) in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the University of London. Dr Tedros is globally recognised as a health scholar, researcher, and diplomat with first-hand experience in research, operations, and leadership in emergency responses to epidemics.

He received the Decoration of the Order of Serbian Flag in 2016, and was awarded the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award in recognition of his contributions to the field of public health in 2011.

John Griffith
Principal Artificial Intelligence Engineer
John Griffith is a Principal Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer and Deputy Site Leader at MITRE’s University of Virginia Health site. John has worked across the federal government in areas including computational linguistics, data science, and science and technology analysis. His focus is on making the world a healthier place though health information technology. John’s approach involves identifying and nurturing new technologies and their creators by building bridges to the innovation ecosystem and partnering with international standards organizations to promote interoperability and adoption of transformational technologies.
Janis T. Ground PT, MBA
Aashima Gupta
Director, Global Healthcare Solutions
Google Cloud

Aashima spearheads Healthcare strategy and solutions for Google Cloud. In this role, she sets the direction for the transformative Healthcare solutions and leads engagement with healthcare key executives in helping transform their business strategies that define new models for care, revenue generation and improved care experiences. She founded and led Healthcare vertical and interoperability efforts at Apigee and is a passionate advocate for Open Data and the use of APIs to overcome Healthcare data Previously, she led Digital Health Incubations at Kaiser Permanente and brought several frameshifting opportunities to life. Aashima serves on the HIMSS Board and was recognized as Most Influential Women in Healthcare IT by HIMSS and won Top 100 Women in Fem Tech and Health Tech award.  Aashima received her BS in Computer Science and a Masters in Computer Applications from Delhi University,India.

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
Amar Gupta has spent most of his career at MIT fostering several technologies, processes, and policies that have been widely adopted. He rejoined MIT in 2015, and is affiliated with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), and theInstitute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES).  His current teaching, research, and coordination activities are focused on strategy, technical, policy, and societal aspects of Telemedicine and Digital Health, and he has published in legal, technical, business, strategy, policy, and medical journals. Over the past 8 years, he published several papers questioning the constitutionality of state laws restricting interstate practice of telemedicine which have been used in policy decisions at national levels as highlighted at: 
Earlier as Dean of Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York, he played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors (TIPS) which reduced the percentage of calls for ambulances by 75% within few months of launch and was subsequently selected for a national award.

Previously, he served as Thomas R. Brown Endowed Professor at the University of Arizona, where he held multiple concurrent positions including Professor of Management, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Law, Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Gupta has worked extensively with government and industry to foster and deploy new innovations. During his earlier tenure at MIT, he served as Director of the Research Program on Communications Policy at MIT School of Engineering, and coordinated the establishment of the Internet Telephony Consortium that subsequently played a pivotal role in the commercialization of the Voice-over-IP technology. He also served as Founding Co-Director of the Productivity from Information Technology (PROFIT) at MIT Sloan School of Management and supervised the design, development, and implementation of concept demonstration prototype systems for automated reading and processing of bank checks wide adoption of the new technology. He is the lead inventor of the patent on automated reading of amount (denoted in numerical format) and the electronic transmission of the check to the financial institution on which the check has been issued. This concept is manifested in the Check 21 legislation in the US, and is now used in countries around the globe.

Along with three eminent medical doctors, he articulated the vision for Three-pronged Approach to Diverse Healthcare Applications (including Mammography) involving on-site personnel, off-site personnel, and advanced computer techniques. With three other co-authors, he proposed the use of information technology to enable doctors and nurses to be able to get regular sleep at the same time of night.

He is an ardent proponent of developing pragmatic approaches to address the challenges of interoperability. His work in this area led to the IEEE book: Integration of Information Systems: Bridging Heterogeneous Databases. Its theme can be summarized in one sentence: “it is better to have information on paper than on information systems that don’t speak to each other.”
His unique teaching style of addressing diverse audiences concurrently is described by one of his students in:

John Halamka, MD
 Mayo Clinic Digital Platform
As President of Mayo Clinic Platform, Dr. Halamka leads a portfolio of platform businesses focused on transforming healthcare by leveraging artificial intelligence connecting healthcare devices and a network of trusted partners. Trained in emergency medicine and medical informatics, he developed and implemented healthcare information strategy for more than 25 years. Dr. Halamka previously served as Executive Director of Beth Israel Lahey Health and CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. As a Harvard professor, he has served the George W. Bush administration, the Obama administration and national governments throughout the world, planning their healthcare IT strategies
Dr. David S Hanekom, MD, FACP, CMPE
Chief Medical Officer, President
North America Solve.Care
Accomplished and experienced physician business executive with demonstrated success in leading value-based clinically integrated networks (CIN) and a multi-payer high-performing Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Track record of successfully engaging Boards, physician networks, payers, employers and driving network performance, growth, organizational revenue, and stakeholder satisfaction. Passionate about empowering physicians to lead healthcare system transformation and deliver better care in a practice and business environment that creates a win for all.

Mance Harmon
Co-Founder and CEO
Hedera Hashgraph
Mance is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups, and is Co-Founder and CEO of Hedera. His prior experience includes serving as the Head of Architecture and Labs at Ping Identity, Founder and CEO of two tech startups, the senior executive for product security at a $1.7B revenue organization, Program Manager for a very-large scale software program for the Missile Defense Agency, the Course Director for Cybersecurity at the US Air Force Academy, and research scientist in Machine Learning at Wright Laboratory. Mance received a MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and a BS in Computer Science from Mississippi State University.

Alex Harris
Mckinsey & Company
Alex has served healthcare providers and integrated delivery networks on a broad range of topics, including corporate strategy, M&A, and operations. She also has experience across a range of provider types, including public-sector clients, academic medical centers, and children’s hospitals.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • valuing an academic medical center system’s potential purchase of a local competing hospital system and advising the client on negotiating posture given likely competitive bids
  • defining potential partnership models and joint strategic opportunities focused on market growth and efficiency improvements for two hospital systems
  • developing the initial combined market-growth strategy for a health system jointly formed by a medical school and its affiliated teaching hospital
  • designing a major payer’s portfolio strategy for payment innovation, reviewing its portfolio of payment-innovation strategies, assessing the strategies for potential impact and scaling feasibility, and recommending changes to the approaches portfolio for better strategic-goal achievement
  • leading the specialty-access and patient-experience diagnostic for an academic medical center and supporting subsequent recommendation implementation

Prior to rejoining McKinsey in its Washington, DC, location, Alex was an investment analyst with Essex Woodlands, a growth-equity and venture-capital firm based in New York, where she focused on investments in healthcare services and medical technology. Alex was also a business analyst in McKinsey’s New Jersey office.

Lee Horner
Lee Horner is the CEO of Synzi.  Lee is responsible for corporate strategy and development at Synzi, with an emphasis on revenue growth, product direction and customer satisfaction.  Recognized as an innovator in technology and healthcare, Lee is focused on using technology to advance the timing and quality of care delivery.  His career in includes over 25 years of enterprise operating experience, with a proven track record in creating and operating successful organizations that develop new technologies designed to transform the healthcare IT industry. 
Prior to launching Synzi, Lee was the President of Stratus Video Telehealth and successfully launched several innovative telehealth solutions into the marketplace. His leadership experience also includes his serving as President of CareCloud software, a leader in the EHR marketplace, and Senior Vice President of Sage Healthcare.  Under his leadership at Sage, Lee led the organization to triple digit growth and the sale of the company to Vista Private Equity.
 A Sarasota native, Lee is an avid boater, fisherman and golfer. He enjoys spending time on the water and attending Tampa Bay Lightning games.

Joyce Hunter
Vulcan Enterprises LLC

 Innovative thought leader with proven ability to develop and execute complex plans to meet strategic business needs. Leverages exceptional business acumen to deliver critical services through successful management and oversight of effective government relations and strategies to advance mission priorities, working with Congress, federal agencies and the White House. Analytical and organized as well as highly adaptable and creative. Resourceful with consistent achievement in designing, planning, and executing objectives for large, multi-national organizations, Federal agencies and non-profits. Hands-

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA, FAIMBE
Professor & Vice Chair for Research
Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Emory University
Dr. Krupinski is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research at Emory University in the Departments of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Psychology and Medical Informatics. She received her BA from Cornell, MA from Montclair State and PhD from Temple, all in Experimental Psychology. Her interests are in medical image perception, observer performance, medical decision making, and human factors. She is Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and Co-Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. She has published extensively in these areas, and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally. She is Past Chair of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, Past President of the American Telemedicine Association, President of the Medical Image Perception Society, and Past Chair of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine. She serves on a number of editorial boards for both radiology and telemedicine journals and is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare. She serves regularly as a grant reviewer for the NIH, DoD, TATRC and other federal, state and international funding agencies and has served as a member of a number of FDA review panels.

Krishna Kurapati
Founder & CEO
QliqSOFT, Inc.
With over two decades of technology entrepreneurship background, Krishna Kurapati started QliqSOFT with the strong desire to solve Clinical collaboration and workflow challenges in US Healthcare.

During the late 90s Krishna co-founded IPCell to build the first Cable IP Telephony switch eventually selling the company to Cisco Systems. In 2003, he started Sipera to solve security issues with Unified Communications and raised over $30MM venture funding. Sipera was acquired by Avaya Systems. Additionally, he has been actively involved in early stage funding of startups in both the US and India.

When not working, Krishna is traveling, hiking, and spending time with family.

Paula LeClair
U.S. General Manager
Paula LeClair is the U.S. General Manager of Israel based health tech start-up Healthy.io. She has over 20 years experience in digital health solutions, medical devices, and technology enterprises in Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. Prior to joining Healthy.io she was Executive Director and General Manager of Outpatient at Glytec. Previously, she was Head of Operations at Onduo, a joint venture of Sanofi and the Alphabet company Verily. Prior to Onduo, she was President and CEO of Telecare, a medical device manufacturer of the first FDA-cleared cellular-enabled blood glucose meter. She ultimately directed Telcare’s successful acquisition by BioTelemetry. Paula holds a Master of Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth College, a Master of Business Administration from Bentley University, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Physics from Saint Anselm College. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association Community Leadership Board of New England.

David Maman
Co-founder, CEO and CTO
David spearheads the team in fulfilling Binah.ai’s vision and mission. A seasoned speaker and international industry leader, David is a serial entrepreneur who has taken numerous start-ups from vision to international success: Hexatier (acquired by Huawei), Precos, Vanadium-soft, GreenCloud, Teridion and others. Binah.ai is his 13th start-up where David sets the strategy and manages the execution of the company's mission to enable healthcare services to anyone, anywhere.

Marloes Pomp
Initiator and Program Officer for Blockchain & AI  

Dutch Government
Marloes Pomp is the Initiator and Program Officer for the blockchain and AI projects within the Dutch Government, including projects in the field of digital identities, logistics, healthcare, finance and food. She is also responsible for the international strategy and partnerships of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition  and the National AI Coalition. Both coalitions are a jointly developed partnership by government, industry and knowledge institutions. Together they have a leading role and joint responsibility for the success of the solving societal challenges and making a major contribution to new economic activities.

Marloes also leads a three-year program with the aim to connect the Dutch and Singapore’s blockchain ecosystems and develop worldwide blockchain applications and services: https://www.dutchblockchainsolutions.com/

Marloes her professional interests focus on tech-innovation within governments. Prior to the blockchain and AI activities, Marloes Pomp worked in several roles like projectleader and researcher at governmental organizations, including the ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations and the city of Amsterdam. In addition, she serves as an advisory member for the SIDN Fund, the Dutch Court, The Blockchain and Society Board of the University of Amsterdam (VU) and the Research Foundation Flanders.

Christian Milaster, MS
Founder & President 
Ingenium Digital Health Advisors
Christian Milaster, MS, is a Master Builder of Digital Health and Telehealth Programs. He is the Executive Director of Healthcare Shapers USA and the Founder and President of Ingenium Healthcare Advisors, a boutique consulting firm focused on enabling the effective delivery of extraordinary care through workflow optimization and the judicious use of technology. Born, raised, and educated as an Engineer in Germany, Christian started his career at IBM Global Services before joining the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 2000, where he worked for 12 years in various roles before launching Ingenium.

Christian’s expertise stems from a career spanning over 30 years, including 20 years in healthcare and numerous digital health consulting engagements ranging from strategy development and business planning to the design and implementation of new healthcare services. His healthcare delivery improvement planning and implementation expertise combines visioning, strategic planning, business development, team building, marketing, sales and engagement leadership. For their most innovative clients Christian and his team design and build sustainable telehealth services that delight patients and improve outcomes while pleasing care providers

Blaine Mincey
Principal Solutions Architect, Southeast
Blaine is a Principal Solutions Architect with MongoDB and is based in Atlanta, GA. He is responsible for guiding MongoDB customers to design and build reliable, scalable systems using MongoDB technology.  Prior to MongoDB, Blaine was a software engineer with a number of organizations/start-ups in the Atlanta area including the Centers for Disease Control where he developed applications supporting HL7, Bioinformatics, and public health surveillance for the Division of Healthcare and Quality Promotion (DHQP), Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ), and the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

Blaine holds a BA from Mercer University, MBA from Shorter University, and MS in Applied Computer Science from Kennesaw State University.

When Blaine is not talking about technology or his family (two boys, wife, dog), he can be found at one of three locations: Fado's Midtown Atlanta to watch his beloved Manchester United, Mercedes-Benz stadium to support Atlanta United (sitting next to Jim Nasr), or on the local football pitch coaching either of his son’s soccer squads.

Shally Pannikode
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Healthcare Services Humana, Inc.

Shally Pannikode is the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Healthcare Services at Humana, Inc. As a senior executive at Humana, Shally is responsible for advancing Humana’s healthcare services through technology and innovation. Prior to joining Humana, Shally served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Wellstar Health System. As a senior executive at Wellstar, Shally was responsible for providing strategic direction, health care innovation and leadership of the Information Technology and Digital Technology divisions. She is an accomplished IT executive with over 20 years of experience in leading business growth initiatives through technology strategies, systems and innovations for established companies such as Anthem, Amerigroup, and Keane, Inc. Prior to joining WellStar, she served as Vice President of Information Technology at Anthem Inc. (one of the largest managed care companies supporting over 40 million members), responsible for clinical care solutions, provider platforms, and consumer experience, as well as leading over 3,000 IT professionals globally.

In addition to her role at Humana, Inc., Shally is a Chairwoman for the Freedom Council for the Alliance for Freedom Restoration and Justice (AFRJ). The AFRJ is a non-profit organization comprised of a coalition of businesses across the globe who have come together to fight to end human trafficking and protect the vulnerable. Shally’s passions and efforts were recognized by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and she was invited to speak as a panel member at a DOJ summit on Combating Human Trafficking.

Additionally, Shally serves as the Member of the Board of Advisors of the City of Atlanta. This advisory board is comprised of trusted leaders throughout Atlanta who come together to propel the city forward by shaping cross-sectional cultures, thoughts and technology infrastructure.
Shally has a strong passion for helping others, supporting women in technology, mentoring future leaders, and advocating for the victims of human trafficking. Throughout her tenure, Shally was a recipient of several leadership awards and honors from organizations including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 Women Who Mean Business Award, 2019 WITI Human Forward Award for her contributions to advance women in STEM roles, 2019 Digital Transformation Hero Award by Pega Systems for her Technological vision and innovation, and ability to turn digital transformation vision into reality.

Shally, her husband, and two children currently reside in the Atlanta metro area.
Mitchell Parker
Chief Information Security Officer/Executive Director
Indiana University Health
Mitchell Parker, MBA, CISSP, is the CISO, at IU Health.  Mitch has eleven years’ experience in this role, having established effective organization-wide programs at multiple organizations.  He is responsible for providing policy and governance oversight and research, third-party vendor guidance, proactive vulnerability research and threat modeling services, payment card and financial systems security, and security research to IU Health and IU School of Medicine.  In this role, Mitch collaborates across the organization and with multiple third parties to improve the people, processes, and technologies used to facilitate security and privacy for the benefit of IU Health’s patients and team members.

He also publishes in multiple publications, including CSO Magazine, Healthcare IT News, HealthsystemCIO.com, Security Current, Healthcare Scene, and HIMSS’ blog. He also has contributed a chapter for an upcoming Cybersecurity in Healthcare textbook, an essay to Voices of Innovation, which was published in March 2019 by HIMSS, and has a chapter in an upcoming book on Healthcare Cybersecurity for the American Bar Association’s Health Law section. Mitch has also been quoted in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, ISMG, HealthITSecurity, and Becker’s Hospital Review.

Mitch is also a co-vice chair of the IEEE P2733 working group, Trust, Integrity, Privacy, Protection, Safety, and Security of the Internet of Things (IoT), and a co-subgroup chair of the P2418.6, Blockchain in Healthcare and Life Sciences Cybersecurity and IoT subgroups.  Mitch also participates in other IEEE working groups related to security of the Internet of Things and collaborates with researchers and professionals worldwide on establishing and understanding standards for cybersecurity.

Jason Peoples
Director of Technology and Innovations
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Jason has been responsible for the development and operationalization of the virtual health strategy for Mary free Bed Rehabilitation (MFB), a not for profit, nationally- accredited rehabilitation hospital system based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is charged with championing the adoption and integration of mobile technologies by integrating consumer friendly technology and devices used by people into everyday care plans. He is recognized as a leader in emerging technologies and pushing the limits of innovation in how Mary Free Bed delivers care to people in traditional and non-traditional settings. 

Prof. Sergio Pillon
CIRM Medical Director
San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome-Italy
MD, Specialist and Fellow in Vascular Medicine, eHealth Master degree, European Fellow of Excellence in Vascular Medicine/Angiology, Member of the board of VAS scientific association of Vascular Medicine, European Public Health Association EPHA Vas Representative, Member of the board of ASSIMSS Italian society of system medicine, Member of Scientific Council of AITIM Associazione Italiana di Telemedicina ed Informatica MedicaExpert of Italian National Health Institute, ISS, TISP Center, Associate Researcher of CNR-ICAR, Italian National Research Council, Medical Director of CIRM, Centro Internazionale Radio Medico. Vascular Medicine at San Camillo Hospital, Rome and CNR (Italian National Research Council) Researcher on telemedicine and the vascular adaptations to the extreme environments Co-Founder and Professor in the first e-Health European Master (University of Camerino), Professor at First University of Rome, “La Sapienza”, Wound Care Master degree, Co-Author of Italian National Telemedicine Guidelines (2014 Ministry of Health) and Chilean Telemedicine and Telehealth Guidelines (2019)Experience

  • Former Coordinator of Italian National Telemedicine Committee (2015-2019) representative of Ministry of Health
  • Former Italian National Representative al Life Science Scientific Standing Group in the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, SCAR, in charge of Telemedicine Activities
  • Former Director, of Telemedicine Services at San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome,
  • Former Expert of "Consiglio Superiore di Sanità" (nominee from Ministry of Health)  
  • Past Vice President and Member of The Board of SIT (Società Italiana di Telemedicina)
  • Former Responsible of operative unit of Telemedicine in the research Project “Everest K2 CNR” and Responsible of operative unit of Telemedicine and Vascular Adaptations in the National Research Program in Antarctica (PNRA) , Worked with Space Agencies, European Science Foundation (ESF) and US National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Former Secretary of Joint Medical Group (from Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCAR and Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs CoMNAP)Specialties: Digital Health and Care, Vascular diseases and malformations.
Aleata Postell
Senior Director Market Insights & Business Analytics
Aleata Postell is an accomplished Senior Leader in Pharmacy Operations and Service Delivery for notable organizations including Aetna, Prime Therapeutics, AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, and Walmart. She is an expert at building and expanding pharmacy programs, leading start-ups of Specialty Pharmacies, creating strategies for business acquisitions and mergers, leading pharmacy migrations, serving as an Executive Chair on steering committees, and growing profitable multi-billion-dollar organizations. She is a subject matter expert in pharmacy programs and all aspects of pharmacy operations from business planning to service excellence.

Outside of Aleata excelling in her corporate roles, she has a deep passion to develop and promote underprivileged youth and underrepresented communities. Her servitude is evident with her many years of mentorship serving high school juniors and seniors, college students, athletes, and minorities who are trying to pursue a higher education and secure scholarships. She ensures they can get the proper training and experience to foster their creativity, maturity, and skills to close the gap for them to obtain gainful employment as young professionals.
Dr Kira Radinsky
Chairwoman and CTO
Diagnostic Robotics
Dr. Kira Radinsky is the chairperson and CTO of Diagnostic Robotics, where the most advanced technologies in the field of artificial intelligence are harnessed to make healthcare better, cheaper, and more widely available.

In the past, she co-founded SalesPredict, acquired by eBay in 2016, and served as eBay director of data science and IL chief scientist.
One of the up-and-coming voices in the data science community, she is pioneering the field of medical data mining.

Dr. Radinsky gained international recognition for her work at Microsoft Research, where she developed predictive algorithms that recognized the early warning signs of globally impactful events, including political riots and disease epidemics. In 2013, she was named to the MIT Technology Review’s 35 Young Innovators Under 35, in 2015 as Forbes 30 under 30 rising stars in enterprise technology, and in 2016 selected as "woman of the year" by Globes. She is a frequent presenter at global tech events, including TEDx, Wired, Strata Data Science, Techcrunch and academic conferences, and she publishes in the Harvard Business Review.

Radinsky serves as a board member in: Israel Securities Authority, Maccabi Research Institute, and technology board of HSBC bank.
Dr. Radinsky also serves as visiting professor at the Technion, Israel’s leading science and technology institute, where she focuses on the application of predictive data mining in medicine.
Chris Richardson
Deputy CIO Product Ownership & Leadership Development
University Technology Office, Arizona State University
Chris Richardson is the Deputy CIO Product Ownership & Leadership Development at Arizona State University. Much of his portfolio’s evolution through digital transformation is radically changing the relationship and experience with various end users in the University ecosystem, one in particular is the ASU Mobile App.   Chris Richardson joined ASU from Honeywell where he held a number of positions over an 11- year career. He holds degrees from the University of Washington, University of Puget Sound and the University of Arizona.

Chris Roberts
vCISO, Advisor, Researcher, Hacker, Etc.
HillBilly Hit Squad
Chris is currently serving as a vCISO or advisor for a number of entities and organizations around the globe.  His most recent projects are focused within the deception, identity, cryptography, Artificial Intelligence, and services space. Over the years, he's founded or worked with a number of folks specializing in OSINT/SIGING/HUMINT research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, and deception technologies. These days he’s working on spreading the risk, maturity, collaboration and communication word across the industry. (Likely while coding his EEG driven digital clone that’s monitoring his tea and biscuit consumption!)

Since the late 90’s Chris has been deeply involved with security R&D, consulting, and advisory services in his quest to protect and defend businesses and individuals against various types of attack. Prior to that he jumped out of planes for a living, visiting all sorts of interesting countries and cultures while doing his best to avoid getting shot at too often. (Before that, he managed to get various computers confiscated by a number of European entities.) 

He’s considered one of the world’s foremost experts on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry. He’s also getting a name for himself in the transportation arena, basically anything with wings, wheels, tracks, tyres, fins, props or paddles has been the target for research for the last 10-15 years…to interesting effect.

Chris has led or been involved in information security assessments and engagements for the better part of 25 years and has a wealth of experience with regulations such as GLBA, GDPR, HIPAA, HITECH, FISMA, and NERC/FERC.  He has also worked with government, state and federal authorities on standards such as CMS, ISO, and NIST.

Chris has been credentialed in many of the top IT and information security disciplines and as a CyberSecurity advocate and passionate industry voice, he is regularly featured in national newspapers, television news, industry publications and several documentaries. He can typically be found waving arms on a stage somewhere on this planet…or hacking into whatever’s taken his fancy… (Cows being one of the more bizarre things, we’ll ignore things in space for now.)

As one of the well-known hackers and researchers, Chris is routinely invited to speak at industry conferences. CNN, The Washington Post, WIRED, Business Insider, USA Today, Forbes, Newsweek, BBC News, Wall Street Journal, and numerous others have covered him in the media.

And worst case, to jog the memory, Chris was the researcher who gained global attention in 2015 for demonstrating the linkage between various aviation systems, both on the ground and while in the air that allowed the exploitation of attacks against flight control system.

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Ted Schwab
Strategist, Entrepreneur, and Digital Healthcare Expert
Ted is a strategist, entrepreneur, and digital healthcare expert.  He has over 30 years of healthcare experience, specifically in healthcare strategy, partnerships, business development and organizational transformation. He is an industry leader in innovation working with clinicians, executives, and governing bodies around the country, helping them design the next generation of healthcare.  As an entrepreneur he has participated as a funder, Board Member and leader of six startups.  His role was to introduce products and services into the healthcare sector.   Each company went on to have successful financial exits.

He recently led the introduction of Babylon Health into the US market. Babylon Health is an AI backed digital primary care platform that has over 6 million users worldwide. Its mission is to put affordable and accessible health care into the hands of every person on the planet. In this role he led the development of new digital products, technology partnerships, business development and customer acquisition.

He has spent 20 years leading healthcare strategy divisions of major consulting firms. Over that time, he has been a leading partner at Booz (now Strategy&), Oliver Wyman and Huron. In that capacity he has led the transformation and development of over 150 healthcare organizations, ranging from prominent Academic Medical Centers, to national integrated health care delivery systems, to international insurance companies.

As an executive in the industry he was known as an innovator and change agent. He was the second Chief Innovation Officer in the entire industry. In that capacity he created over 250 new companies and initiatives, funded them with nearly $2 billion in capital and was a founding member of the Innovation Learning Network.

Ted received his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, graduated from Washington University and was a national Coro Fellow. He is an active member of his community and sits on the boards of the 18th Street Arts Center, Partners in Care and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
Lynn Sessions
With more than 25 years of working with healthcare industry clients, Lynn Sessions leads the Healthcare Privacy and Compliance team and serves as the Texas Digital Assets and Data Management Leader. She focuses her practice on healthcare privacy and data security, breach response, regulatory defense, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. Having previously served as in-house counsel and director of several departments at Texas Children’s Hospital, Lynn collaborates closely with healthcare clients and approaches her legal representation from a client’s perspective.

Lynn is a frequent speaker on a range of topics affecting health industry clients, including HIPAA compliance, data breach response, Office for Civil Rights investigations, cyberliability, and enterprise risk management. She is also the co-leader of the firm's Healthcare industry team and is a regular contributor to the firm’s Data Counsel blog, as well as the Health Law Update
Sweta Sneha
Executive Director and Founder, Healthcare Management & Informatics
Professor, Information Systems

Michael J. Coles College of Business
Dr. Sweta Sneha is the Founder and Executive Director of Healthcare Management and Informatics and a Professor of Information Systems at Coles College of Business in Kennesaw
State University.

Dr. Sneha is recognized as a subject matter expert in Digital Transformation of Healthcare. She draws on her experience in technology, healthcare, and research to digital healthcare, patient
engagement, and design think in improving healthcare outcomes. Dr. Sneha serves on several boards, has delivered keynotes, presentations, workshops, and has authored a book on
revolutionizing healthcare. Dr. Sneha has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in journals, conferences, and book-chapters in addition to receiving industry/academic research grants.

Dr. Sneha has a Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems from Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University and a BS in Computer Science from University of Maryland. Prior to
her career in academia, Dr. Sneha worked with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Management Consulting. Dr. Sneha has been recognized as one of the Top Women in Technology in 2018,
2019, and 2020 and has received KSU Collaboration Award in 2015 and Distinguished Professional Service Award in 2019. Dr. Sneha is committed to gender equity in 21st century
education and workforce.
Amaresh Tripathy
SVP & Analytics Business Leader
Amaresh is SVP & Analytics Business Leader for Genpact. Till recently he was a Partner with PricrwaterhouseCoopers LLP, leading the firm’s Data & Analytics Consulting, and helped build a $500mm business. In his last role, Amaresh informed business strategy relative to Analytics, scaled analytics talent and offerings in management consulting across their verticals, and led the productization and commercialization of a portfolio of data based applications. Previously, Amaresh founded and co-led the Information and Analytics Practice for Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, and also serves as Adjunct Professor of Data Science and Business Analytics at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Amaresh has helped Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries (healthcare, retail & consumer, communications) to help define and implement their analytics and AI strategies and institutionalize data enabled decision making. He has led organizations to help embed analytics in their front, middle and back office functions and manage the change process.

Amaresh is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written papers on using predictive analytics, and institutionalizing evidence based decision making culture in organizations. Amaresh received his bachelor of engineering from the National Institute of Technology and has a graduate degree in Transportation Systems Engineering from the University of Texas-Austin.
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes, MD MBA
Chief Ethics Officer for GBA Global, Senator and Secretary General for WBAF and as the Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at Pediatrix
Is a healthcare executive, futurist and globalist who is highly dedicated to digital and ethics advocacy. She is a passionate educator and entrepreneurship ecosystem builder, known as an expert speaker, board adviser and consultant. Throughout her career she has received several awards for excellence in research, teaching or leadership. This past year she has been named one of the Top 100 Global Healthcare  Leaders and Top 100 Global Finance Leaders.

Currently she serves as Chief Ethics Officer for GBA Global, Senator and Secretary General for WBAF and as the Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at Pediatrix. In this capacity she provides oversight for all quality and innovation initiatives across the enterprise, such as Telehealth, Blockchain, AI, Genomics, Precision Medicine, Population Health, Medical Simulation, and Value Based Care. Additionally, she provides leadership to the MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is currently a Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School, Division of Entrepreneurship, and teaching the Executive MBA Business Technology Course at the UM Business School. Additionally, Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is an Honorary Advisory Board Member of IOGA, Amicus, as well as an Editorial Board Member for Frontiers In Blockchain, a Member of the Fintech Xpertsleague, as well as the Ambassador for several international not for profit organizations , most notably Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Women in AI.

Throughout her career, Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes held several leadership positions within the academic, corporate and not-for-profit healthcare arena, most notably serving as VP-Education, Quality and Safety, Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer, Chief of Compliance and Quality Assurance, Medical Director of Clinical Research Trials, and Medical Director-Managed Care. Her consulting engagements have included healthcare systems, VC funds, angel investment funds, not for profit entities and corporations.

After completing her post-graduate residency and fellowship training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2003, she earned her Executive Masters of Business Administration degree in 2011 from the University of Miami Herbert Business School.
During her academic tenure at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine she taught several courses within the Medical School, as well as the combined MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes was a highly active member or chaired several committees within the UHealth System. She was also a member of the UM Faculty Senate, UMMG Faculty Council, and an avid advocate of several initiatives lead by the UM Institute of Bioethics and Health Policy.

Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is also a member of numerous prestigious professional organizations and holds several certifications, such as Bioethics from Harvard, Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy from MIT Sloan, Blockchain Technology and Business Innovation from MIT Sloan, Finance from Harvard Business School, Negotiation from Harvard Law School, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Patient Safety Officer by the International Board Federation of Safety Managers, Master Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma Management, Professional in Healthcare Quality by the National Association of Healthcare Quality, Manager for Quality and Organizational Excellence, by the American Society for Quality, and Certified Risk Management Professional by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
Srikanth Velamakanni
Co-Founder, Group Chief Executive and Executive Vice Chairman

Srikanth Velamakanni is the Co-founder, Group Chief Executive and Executive Vice Chairman of Fractal. Fractal is a leading player in the artificial intelligence and transformative enterprise decision making space. Fractal’s mission is to power every human decision in the enterprise and to use the power of AI to help the world’s most admired Fortune 100 companies. Since Srikanth co-founded Fractal in 2000, the company has raised more than USD 300 million from institutional private equity investors. Fractal serves more than 100 Fortune 500 companies with its AI, data and analytics driven business strategies. Under his leadership, Fractal has developed several product lines within the company including Cuddle.ai, Eugenie.ai and Qure.ai. Srikanth is the Chair of the board of Qure.ai, that recently raised USD 16MM in funding, less than three years after incubation.

Srikanth is Co-founder and Trustee of Plaksha University, with a strong academic focus on core engineering, AIML and mathematics. Additionally, Plaksha promotes interdisciplinary learning by bringing together science and the liberal arts. A member of the NASSCOM Executive Council Srikanth serves as a subject matter expert on data and AI.

Srikanth’s passion for AI and analytics has made him a thought leader in the space and an admired public speaker. He considers himself a lifelong student of mathematics, behavioural economics, neuroscience and consumer behavior.

James Wieselman Schulman
Global Design Lead, Innovation HUB, International Markets
James is the Global Design Lead within the Innovation Team of the International Markets business at Cigna. He leverages his extensive expertise in human-centered design and strategy to drive front-end innovation across the enterprise. With a particular focus on developing a culture of innovation in International Markets, he is changing the practice of innovation at Cigna by building out emerging capabilities and thoughtfully integrating new ways of thinking and doing. Prior to joining Cigna, he spent over 10 years as a design consultant collaborating with teams from the consumer goods, furniture, technology, and P&C insurance industries, and worked on Dyson’s New Product Development team in Chicago. He holds a Masters of Design from the Institute of Design and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester. James currently lives in greater Chicago (location always subject to change) with his wife and two differently wired kids.
Ken Wolstenholme
Chief Operations Officer
Sevaro Health
Innovative, Transparent and Creative COO with the technology background needed to translate business goals into an actionable technology plan. Translates technology obstacles and requirements into plain English for leadership consumption. Guides C-suite through future-proofing enterprise solutions preventing costly failures or otherwise unforeseen investment requirements to maintain mission essential processes.  
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