5th SoCalBio Digital Health Conference

March 22 and 23, 2022 — Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach

March 22, 2022

5:30 PM On-Site Registration Opens
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception & Networking & Visits to Sponsor Displays
7:00 PM Dinner
7:45 PM Keynote Presentation Keynote Presentation & Discussion: “Perspectives on Digital Health 2022 and Beyond: the Good, the Bad, and the Hype
  • Moderator (Richard Gannotta, Masimo)
  • Investor (Clint Fish, Ironwood Investment)
  • Healthcare Administrator (Annette Morgan, City of Hope)
  • Tech Entrepreneur (Laiq Ahmad , Avellino Precision Medicine)
8:30 PM Q/A
8:45 PM Day One Adjournment

March 23, 2022

7:30 AMRegistration Opens
8:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMMorning Keynote Presentation
“Investment Trends in Digital Health,”
  • Jamey Edwards, COO, Startup Health
10:00 AM

“Digital Health: Trends Healthcare Investors Are Tracking”

  • Milo Bissin, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Chris Bostick, PhD, OCV Partners
  • Jay Goss, Wavemaker 360
  • Digvijay “Sunny” Singh, Ph.D., Tech Coast Angels – Los Angeles
  • Debbie Lin, PhD, Executive Director, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund
11:00 AM

“The Future of Data Interoperability and Patient-Owned Data in the Healthcare System,”

  • Mohammad Kondri, Commercial Officer, Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles (Moderator)
  • Irene Woerner, CEO, emTRUTH (Speaker)
  • Alec McCauley, CEO, Thrive Health (Speaker)
12:00 AMLunch and Keynote Presentation
“From Data to Drugs”
  • Philip Tagari, PhD, VP Research, Amgen
1:15 PM Break
  Breakout SessionsEmerging Company Presentations
1:30 PM

“Highly Connected Real World Data for Health Research: Dream, Pipe Dream or Nightmare? Combating Chronic Diseases as a Case Study”

  • Soeren Mattke, PhD, Director, Center for Improving Chronic Illness Care at USC (Speaker)


  • David Hood, President, DH3 & Associates

Presenting Companies:

  • Pulse InfoFrame (Provides disease registries to help in the design of clinical trials)
  • Arcuity(A technology platform for record review, providing authenticated medical records
  • Biomedical Concepts (New AI model learns from thousands of possibilities to suggest medical diagnoses)
2:30 PM

“Big Data, A.I. & Enabling Personalized Care”

  • William Dolphin, PhD, CEO, CueSquare (Moderator)
  • Robert Hamilton, Ph.D. Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, NovaSignal (Speaker)
  • Pratik Agrawal, Director, Data Science & Informatics Innovation, Diabetes Group of Medtronic (Speaker)


  • George Colindres, Partner, Perkins Coie

Presenting Companies:

  • QT Medical (Wearable for hospital-grade ECG)
  • DCL Health (Remote monitoring of heart failure patients)
  • Botanisol Analytics, Inc. (Autonomous disease testing kiosks)
  • Pictor Labs (Virtual Histopathology by using artificial intelligence.
3:30 PM

“Data and Managing at-Risk Populations”


  • Clint Fish, Managing Director, Ironwood Investment Management


  • Jerry Baker, Pres., Clinical Healthcare Analytics


  • Charles McWilliams, Sr. VP for Partnerships, Avantor VWR

Presenting Companies:

  • Mellitus Health (Managing diabetes)
  • Nile (A.I.-Powered epilepsy c are)
  • Ready, Set, Food(Daily packet to safely introduce babies to common food allergies)
4:30 PM

“How to Govern the Digital Transformation of Health in the US”


  • Peter Blaisdell, PhD, Biotech Consultant


  • Richard Gannotta,  Chief Healthcare Administration Advisor, Masimo
  • Ayman Salem, MD, CEO, iKioo


  • Gregory Zikos, Business Development, AMI – USC

Presenting Companies:

  • StrokeDx(Portable stroke detection device)
  • MEDA(Telemedicine platform for connecting patients with virtual doctors)
  • NuraLogix Corporation (Increase people’s awareness of their general wellness
5:30 PMClosing Reception
7:00 PMConference Adjourns