2017 Conference Speakers and Session Moderators

Morning Keynote

 
 
Dr. Soeren Mattke, Managing Director of RAND Health Advisory Services
 
Dr. Mattke will deliver the breakfast keynote presentation focusing on “the barriers to entry and diffusion of digital health innovations.”  

Dr. Mattke is an expert in evaluating new technologies and products as well as innovative approaches to organizing and delivering health care services, especially for chronic care. He has worked with a long list of leading pharmaceutical, device, and health care technology companies and is helping his clients worldwide on how to measure and communicate the value of their innovations. He is advising clients on strategic planning decisions, product approval applications, coverage and reimbursement strategy, post-market product development, and corporate communications. 
 
Dr. Mattke received his M.D. from the University of Munich and his M.P.H. and D.Sc. from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Luncheon Keynote

 
 
James Crawford, Vice President and Group Business Information Officer of Kaiser Permanente 
 
James Crawford is Vice President and Group Business Information Officer for Kaiser Permanente information technology in Southern California. He leads the delivery of information technology to more than 3.7 million Kaiser Permanente members in Southern California, as well as 6,000 physicians and 61,000 employees who work in 14 medical centers and nearly 200 medical offices across the region.
 
Mr. Crawford has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. Before assuming his current position in 2006, he served various roles within Kaiser Permanente, including Senior Director of Planning and Operations and Regional Chief Information Officer for the Georgia and Ohio regions.
 
Mr. Crawford holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles 

Moderators & Panelists

Wade  Ackerman 

Attorney

Covington

Pratik Agrawal

Data & Informatics Innovation

Medtronic Diabetes 

Patrick Bertagna

President & CEO

GTX

Seamus Blackley 

Principal Scientist 

Daqri 

Peter Blaisdell, PhD 

Scientific Advisory Board Member Meditope Biosciences 

William Dolphin 

Investor and Serial Entrepreneur

Ahmed Enany 

President & CEO

SoCalBio

Cesar Garcia

President & CEO

Silvergens

David Hood

President

DH3 Associates

Dan Hurley

VP of IT

Solera Health

Neal Kaufman

Founder & CMO

Canary Health

Bhaskar Krishnamachari

Director

USC Center for CyberPhysical Systems and the Internet of Things

Michael Maylahn

President 

Stasis Labs

Onur Mudanyali

Director of R&D

Cellmic LLC

Michael Orosz, PhD 

Research Director

USC ISI

Jag Padala

CTO 

Tagnos

Dean Sawyer

President & CEO

Sentrian

Ayman Salem

CEO

Ikioo Technologies

Robert Schultz

Device Regulatory Affairs

Amgen

Subbarao Surampudi, PhD

Program Manager

NASA-JPL

Nima Tajbakhsh

Lead Scientist

VoxelCloud

Julian Vergel de Dios 

Software Developer

GEM

Scott Witt

Sr. VP

Unified Dispatch LLC

Kevin Zhang

Partner

Upfront Ventures