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2018 Agenda

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Tuesday, August 28

1-5 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Independent Living and Wellness: A Growing Opportunity
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Consumer Trends in Connected Health

Data Analytics: Managing Consumer Health Data

Sleep Tech Innovation: Moving Beyond Tracking

Holistic Sleep Solutions: Expanding the Ecosystem

Policy Impact on Connected Health Adoption

Trackers, Wearables, and Smart Watches: Next Stage in Health Tech

5:00 p.m.

Welcome to Connected Health Summit: Wine and Cheese Reception

7:10 p.m.

MDLIVE - Connected Health Summit break sponsor - San Diego PadresNetworking at Petco Park Baseball Game
San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners
Sponsored by MDLIVE

Industry Shifts: Expansion and Disruption

Wednesday, August 29

7:45 a.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Welcome: Creating Long-term Consumer Engagement Strategies

Successful health and wellness solutions encourage an active and engaged lifestyle through offerings personalized for the end user. Consumer data shows predictable patterns of user engagement, with high usage rates at first followed by often dramatic drop-offs after 6-12 months. Just 60% of fitness tracker owners who have owned their devices for 7-12 months use it at least weekly, compared with 88% of those who have owned a fitness tracker for three months or less. This session examines the use of smart technologies and data analytics to make the home the center for healthy connected living, with solutions that adapt to these usage patterns. Parks Associates opens the conference with a discussion on the challenges of designing simple, intuitive experiences that can keep consumers engaged over the long term.

Presenter: Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

8:30 a.m.

Smart Home Platforms: Growing the Connected Health Ecosystem

The home is a focal point for consumer health and wellness. Service providers and professional security monitoring and PERS monitoring companies, which have existing footprints in the home, are exploring their potential role in consumer wellness, remote patient monitoring, and aging with independence. Providing solutions for aging consumers and their caregivers is a natural first step and will become increasingly necessary as demographic shifts in the U.S., Western Europe, and Asia result in booming elderly populations in the years to come. This session examines smart home players’ potential to support new home-based health applications and services and related business models and partnerships requirements.


Bryan Adams, Chief Commercial Officer, GreatCall Inc.

Christopher Baskin, CEO, American Two-Way

Kent E. Dicks, CEO and Founder, Life365, Inc. 

Dave Johnson, Director, Residential Home Health, ADT

Spencer Moore, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rapid Response Monitoring Services

Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com

Moderator: Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

9:45 a.m.


Alarm.com Keynote - Connected Health Summit

Shawn Barry
VP, Strategic Sales

Alarm.com - Connected Health Summit

10:15 a.m.

Pathway OME - Connected Health Summit sponsorNetworking Break
Sponsored by Pathway OME

10:45 a.m.

Consumer Devices: Expanding into Healthcare Use Cases

CE players are expanding into the healthcare markets through pilots and partnerships with payers, providers, and employers. These tech leaders bring new resources, incredible marketing power, an understanding of how to serve consumer needs, new sources of contextual data, and an ability to scale. CE leaders have also proven extremely disruptive to most markets they’ve entered. This session looks at the strategies for the big-name players entering the connected healthcare space and shares perspectives on the challenges and benefits when expanding consumer devices into the healthcare space.


Sam Ahn, Senior Manager for Healthcare, Samsung Electronics America

Terry Duesterhoeft, President & CEO, A&D Company -- Americas

Harish Kilaru, Director of Business Development, Cardiogram

Joe Liu, CEO, Mivatek Smart Connect

Rob Schneider, VP of Sales and Marketing, Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Doug Wolfgram, Chief Technology Officer, CareSpan International

Moderator: Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

11:45 a.m.


Alarm.com Keynote - Connected Health Summit

Rick Valencia
Qualcomm Life

Alarm.com - Connected Health Summit

12:15 p.m.


Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m.

Selling Connected Health: Channel Strategies

More than 40% of consumers in U.S. broadband households own and use at least one connected health or wellness device, and 40% are interested in paying for a home wellness feature for themselves, such as emergency alerts for family members. This session looks at new ways companies are selling connected health products and services through channels such as service providers, retailers, insurance companies, and healthcare providers. It also examines new revenue strategies for both consumer pay and reimbursement. Speakers discuss new partnerships and pilot programs featuring unique strategies to bring health tech to the consumer market.


Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Director of Markets, Lifestyle Medicine, Blue Shield of California

Andy Maloy, VP of Connected Health and VP of Business Development, Integron

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

2:00 p.m.

Special Session: Improving Patient Outcomes through Connected Health

Healthcare reforms have put the spotlight on reducing costs and improving outcomes for patients. However, achieving sustained results requires a deeper understanding and engagement with the consumer’s environment and his or her family, work life, diet, and fitness regime. In this session, speakers assess their initiatives using connected health solutions to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs, sharing key factors and metrics of their success, challenges faced, and lessons learned.


Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa, Inc.

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 p.m.

Integrating Health Solutions into Consumer Lifestyles

Diet, sleep, stress management, transportation, access to healthy foods, socialization with others, family structure and habits, major life events (e.g., new child, moving, divorce, death of a loved one), and finding a sense of purpose in life are all incredibly impactful on health. However, the traditional healthcare system is episodic and siloed, falling far short of meeting comprehensive healthcare needs. In this session, speakers discuss innovative ways to address the complete healthy living needs of consumers and households, with a focus on partnerships, new business models, and disruptive approaches to old problems.


Martin Adler, Chief Strategy Officer, Reflexion Health

Daniel Behrendt, Director, Honeywell Life Care Solutions

Karissa Price, Ph.D, Chief Operating Officer, EarlySense Inc.

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

4:00 p.m.


Uber Health - Connected Health Summit keynote

Christopher Weber

General Manager of Uber Health


UBER - Connected Health Summit keynote

4:30 p.m.

Virtual Visits: Expanding Reach and Functionality

Virtual visits need to expand functionality while also proving ROI and efficacy to enable the shift from an additional to a standard offering. At the same time, all parties, from doctors to patients to insurers, could benefit from a robust remote care solution that goes beyond replacement to improve outcomes over the traditional office-visit model. This session explores partnerships that will improve the virtual care experience for both patients and practitioners as well as the new technologies and services that will strengthen the virtual-visit solution.


Andrew Altorfer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CirrusMD

Peter Antall, Chief Medical Officer, American Well

Dedi Gilad, CEO, Tyto Care

Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.

Prentiss Taylor M.D., VP of Medical Affairs, Doctor On Demand

Moderator: Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception


Technology Innovations: Driving Opportunities

Thursday, August 30

8:00 a.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Welcome: Impact of New Technologies on Consumer Health Spending

Presenter: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

8:30 a.m.

AI in Health: Improving the Care Experience

Health providers look to connected health solutions to manage ongoing chronic care, provide independent living for the elderly, and deliver transitional care after a hospital discharge. In all these scenarios, solutions need to collect and contextualized bounteous amounts of data in order to understand the patient’s wellbeing, the environment, and the appropriate responses to each new scenario. The session examines processes to implement AI in these clinical scenarios, how AI impacts the consumer experience, and strategies to apply AI successfully in health circumstances that do not alienate but engage patients and family members.


Phil Marshall, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Conversa Health

Daniel Nathrath, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ada Health

Michael Nova, MD Ph.D, Chief Innovation Officer and Founder, Pathway OME

Jim Seles, Director, Data and Digital Innovations, Medtronic Diabetes

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

9:45 a.m.


IBM Watson Keynote - Connected Health Summit

Deborah DiSanzo

General Manager

IBM Watson Health

IBM - Connected Health Summit keynote

10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m.

Innovations in Connectivity: 5G for Health

Connection requirements for healthcare solutions are different from other sectors—reliability is paramount, and security must often conform to established and highly regulated industry standards. Application of new technologies such as 5G can achieve new capabilities—higher 5G bandwidths promise cellular support for data intensive applications like medical imaging, and 5G narrowband technologies promise a low-power, highly secure alternative to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, any new standard also creates challenges in integration and interoperability. This session examines the criteria for developers and manufacturers when selecting and implementing technologies for their healthcare solutions and steps to guard against obsolescence and ensure interoperability.


Nancy Green, Global Practice Lead - Healthcare, Verizon

Jim Pursley, Chief Commerical Officer, Livongo

Shanti Ramakrishnan, CEO, eDevice

Tad Reynes, Regional Vice President - Healthcare Solutions, AT&T

Moderator: Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

11:15 a.m.

Remote Patient Monitoring: Proving Outcomes and ROI

By integrating remote management solutions for high-cost chronic conditions like diabetes or sleep disorders, healthcare providers stand to better manage these patients, improve treatment, save money, and deliver a better holistic experience for patients and family members. This panel examines the efforts required to deliver a robust remote management solution and consumer attitudes toward remote care, including solutions that can deliver a strong doctor-patient bond that would encourage patient engagement and better outcomes. Speakers also share insights on strategies to deliver a remote management solution through a single provider as well as through the coordinated efforts of multiple players.


John Carpenter, Vice President of Channel Engagement, Nortek Security and Control

Amy Cook, Director, Product Marketing, Connected Devices, ResMed

Mark Goettling, CEO, BodiMetrics

Himanshu Shah, Chief Information Officer, Care Innovations, an Intel company

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

12:00 p.m.


Sunitra Mishra - Providence Connected Health Summit keynote

Sunita Mishra

Medical Director of Innovation, Physician Services

Providence St. Joseph Health


12:30 p.m.

Lunch & Interactive Networking

1:30 p.m.

Emerging Connected Health Tech: Next Wave of Innovation

Wearables such as Fitbits and smart watches only scratch the surface of possibilities for health tech innovations. They can count steps and track heart rate, but use cases can quickly and easily expand to diagnosing and treating diabetes, sleep disorders, hypertension, or heart disease. This session examines the innovations emerging in the IoT that have a connected health function or will incorporate a health capability. Speakers examine innovations in use, from wearables to smart speakers, and look at future innovations, such as augmented and virtual reality, voice assistants, and robotic care assistants.


Jennifer Fraser, Director of User Experience, Macadamian

Stuart Patterson, CEO, LifePod 

Nathan Treloar, President & COO, Orbita, Inc.

John Valiton, CEO, Reemo Health

Moderator: Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

2:15 p.m.

Future Investments: Connected Healthcare

This session invites healthcare innovators to present their vision and business strategies. Investment veterans and corporate insiders also share their perspectives on the current climate for digital health investments, advice for companies seeking investment, and outlook on areas that will generate interest and capital in the near future.


John Gardner, Partner, NGP Capital

Paul Geevarghese, Vice President, Market Access North America, mySugr

Jody Holtzman, Senior Managing Partner, Longevity Venture Advisors LLC

Dr. Robert Mittendorff, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

3:30 p.m.

Closing Comments

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