Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers
Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA
Chief Innovation Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Executive Vice President, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Enterprises
As Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Shrestha is responsible for driving UPMC’s innovation strategy, serving as a catalyst in transforming the organization into a more patient-focused and economically sustainable system. A cross-functional team collaborator, he is committed to preparing and empowering UPMC for the future of health care. By driving alignment among stakeholders, championing new technologies, and tearing down organizational roadblocks, he creates an environment that accelerates idea generation and the conversion of ideas into reality. UPMC is a $14 billion integrated payer-provider health system.
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.
Associate Professor and Chief Innovation Officer, Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Bio is forthcoming.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Seqster
Ardy Arianpour is CEO & Co-Founder of Seqster, the first consumer driven healthcare data management platform that enables individuals to aggregate their EHR, genomics and fitness data in one place and share with their family creating a multi-generational health record.
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 University of San Diego Health System
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, Provider Relations, UnitedHealthcare
During her twenty year career in healthcare, Dianna has been involved in managing claims, utilization management, provider relations and other operational areas for several major and local health plans including: Humana, BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, Cigna and UnitedHealthcare.
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.
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.
Former Senior Vice President, Innovation and Solutions, American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
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.
Senior Director, Marketing BD Pyxis Patient Care Solutions
Magnus Felke leads the $800M global Pyxis Patient Care Solutions business in BD’s Medication Management Solutions business unit. He joined BD in 2016 from the tech sector where he worked at Qualcomm, Kodak and HP.
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 and technology, disruptive innovation, ethics and policy.
David Swenson R.Ph.
Vice President, Medical Affairs, BD
David D. Swenson has served as Vice President, Medical Affairs for the Medication Management Solutions segment at Becton Dickinson for the past five years. He spent the previous three and a half years at CareFusion serving as Vice President, Marketing and Product Management for the Dispensing Business Unit.
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), the largest customer-owned health insurance company in the United States.
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.