Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers
Former Chief Innovation Officer, Humana
Busy Burr is a C-level, cross-industry executive who can drive and monetize new businesses and innovation. Her career spans leadership positions in high-growth startups and large Fortune 100 global enterprises- and across healthcare, financial services, technology, retail – in functional roles spanning finance, marketing/branding, operations and corporate communications.
Dr. Josh Luke, FACHE
Healthcare Futurist & Founder of Health-Wealth, Hospital CEO & Healthcare Faculty at University of Southern California
Dr. Josh Luke is a healthcare futurist and former hospital CEO who has become a social media & podcast personality advocating for healthcare affordability.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mira
Mira is the first FDA and CE registered comprehensive women’s health monitoring platform with 99% of accuracy in clinical trials. Mira tracks cycles, predicts ovulation, monitors fetal health, measures ovarian reserve and detects menopause at home, using the hospital-leveled technology within a palm-sized device. The data automatically syncs to the Mira app. The AI learns personal health patterns. The telemedicine connects users with doctors.
Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Benevera Health
Janice Baker is the VP of Strategy and Operations for Benevera Health, a technology-enabled services company focused on population health and person-centric healthcare. Developed through a joint venture among a health insurer and four hospital systems, the collaboration includes shared risk ownership across Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s insurance business in New Hampshire.
Healthcare Evangelist, Microsoft
John, Microsoft’s Healthcare Evangelist, is a true visionary at applying technology to solving Healthcare challenges. John gained much of his hands-on experience early in his career when he was a CIO responsible for developing, deploying and managing all the Information Technology assets and personnel for a county hospital in central Ohio.
Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD
Assistant Professor Cardiology, PI Healthcare Innovation Laboratory, Scripps Clinic
Bio is forthcoming.
Senior Vice President, Transformational Health, Frost & Sullivan
Greg Caressi is the Americas business unit leader for the Transformational Health practice at Frost & Sullivan, leading the Life Sciences, Advanced Medical Technology and Connected Health teams.
Chief Strategy Officer, UC San Diego Health
Douglas Cates is Chief Strategy Officer for UC San Diego Health and is responsible for clinical services program development and enterprise growth strategy, including network development and increasing UC San Diego Health’s footprint via affiliations and partnerships across UC Health.
Vice President, Billing and Reimbursement, Apria Healthcare
Angelina Colbert is the Vice President of Billing & Reimbursement for Apria Healthcare. Apria Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of home respiratory services and certain medical equipment, including oxygen therapy, inhalation therapies, sleep apnea treatment, enteral nutrition and negative pressure wound therapy.
Michael O. “Coop” Cooper
Founder, Innovators + Influencers
Michael O. “Coop” Cooper is an internationally recognized executive coach, advisor, facilitator and trainer who specializes in working with executive teams to develop the leadership skills, alignment and strategies to grow and thrive in a constantly changing environment. Coop has 23 years of experience as a coach, management consultant, strategist and project leader with Fortune 1000 companies and small businesses in over 20 countries.
Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, IBM Watson Health
John joined IBM in May of 2016 and is responsible for ensuring Watson Health’s portfolio complies with all relevant lifescience related regulations. Prior to joining Watson Health, John was with Boston Scientific for nine years and had a number of positions there including the head of International Quality, Distribution and Supply Chain and management board level positions for their Endoscopy and Urology and Women’s Health.
Sanjay Deo, CISSP, HCISPP
Founder & President, 24By7Security, Inc.
Sanjay Deo combines over 20 years of Cyber Security and Compliance experience. At 24By7Security, the corporate mission is to assist clients with building a “defensible platform” in the face of rising Cybersecurity incidents and increased Regulations and Legal Action. Company clients include healthcare, financial services, media & entertainment, travel and cruise and industrial companies.
Founder, Percynal Health Innovations (Formerly AHIP Innovations Lab)
Rahul is currently responsible for collaborating with the C-level executives at AHIP’s Health Plan Membership to develop and implement innovative, best in class, emerging solutions and approaches that accelerate utilization of these mission critical applications in order to deliver a higher quality of care, improving the wellbeing of consumers and driving down the cost of care received.
Vice President and Chairman, LifeBridge Health
Dr. Daniel J Durand, M.D. (“Dan”) is a physician executive with deep expertise in value-based care. He has served multinational corporations, ACOs, healthcare startups, provider-owned health plans, government agencies, and top-ranked academic institutions.
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Transformation, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey
Thomas Graf, MD, FAAFP is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of
Healthcare Transformation for Horizon Blue Cross. He brings over 25 years of experience in advancing healthcare delivery, reducing cost of care, and supporting continuous growth and performance improvement.
Vice President of Business Development, Community Health Network
Wendy leads the non-hospital strategic partnerships and ventures efforts for Community Health Network (CHNw), an Indianapolis-based health system with more than 200 sites of care and 20+ innovative partnerships.
Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Seqster
Dana is a serial entrepreneur who has managed and co-founder a number of genomics-based companies including Seqster, ProdermIQ, Iceland Genomics, deCode Genetics and DiThera.
NL SHASHA JUMBE, PhD
Co-Founder, Electronics & Data Science Stack, Context AI
What inspires you?
(Data, Purpose, Conviction: Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. –T.S. Elliot)
Shasha is a co-founder and the Technology and Data Stack lead at Context AI. He is an established healthcare and drug development problem solver and brings an ensemble of mathematical modeling, machine learning, electronics, signal processing, biology & physiology, and drug development tools to the collision of Engineering, Mathematical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences.
Divisional Vice President, Health System, Walgreen Co.
Katie Lestan has been with Walgreens for 14 years in Health Care Sales and Account Management leadership. In her present role, she serves as Divisional Vice President for the Health Systems segment for Walgreens Health and Wellness. In this capacity, she leads an organization that partners with Health Systems, Physician Groups and Community Health Centers to demonstrate the value and innovation of Walgreens pharmacy, health and wellness solutions as the Healthcare Industry continues to evolve.
Simon Lin, MD, MBA
Chief Research Information Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Simon Lin, MD, MBA, is a national expert on data-driven healthcare innovation. He is the Chief Research Information Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics and biomedical informatics at the Ohio State University.
Philip Marshall, MD, MPH
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Conversa
Philip Marshall, MD, MPH is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Conversa, “Healthcare’s Conversation Platform” that keeps care teams and patients connected between visits using Conversational AI.
Vice President, Market Access & Payer Strategy, Amgen
Tom is the Vice President of U.S. RAV & Payer Strategy for Amgen Inc. His team is charged with
setting the strategic direction for market access across Amgen’s entire portfolio
DENNIS ROBBINS, PhD, MPH
Dennis Robbins (M.P.H. Harvard, Ph.D., Boston College) is a prominent innovator, thought leader, speaker, and healthy living activist. His distinguished career spans multiple sectors of health, wellness, health care, industry, medical and surgical devices, AI, technology, reimbursement, digital health. payment, ethics and policy.
Director of Innovation, Navicent Health
Simeon Sessley serves as the Executive Director of Navicent Health’s Center for Disruption and Innovation (CfDI) which over the last 2 years has rapidly become a desirable place for both
Divisional Vice President, BlueCross BlueShield of New Mexico
Felicia Thomas-Spaulding is divisional vice president of clinical operations for government programs at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas and is the largest customer-owned health insurance company in the United States.
Chief Population Health Officer, Geisinger Health System
Janet Tomcavage is the Chief Population Health Officer for Geisinger. In this role, she has administrative accountability for Geisinger’s population health strategies and solution implementation across the clinical and health plan platforms.
David A. Wyman, MPA
President and Chief Executive Office, Gracie Square Hospital
David Wyman, MPA is the President and CEO of Gracie Square Hospital. Mr. Wyman brings close to 20 years of expertise in healthcare operations and management to his new role as he leads the redevelopment and revitalization of Gracie Square Hospital.