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Saquib Rahim MD, MBA Saquib Rahim MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Aetna

Saquib Rahim, MD, is Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical Strategy within Consumer Health and Services at Aetna. The Consumer Health and Services organization is responsible for helping Aetna members achieve their best health and for fostering innovative collaborations with health care providers to improve the overall quality, cost and experience for Aetna members. Dr. Rahim leads efforts focused on health care technology for the Aetna Digital team.

Dr. Rahim is also Board Certified in Internal Medicine and an attending physician. Prior to joining Aetna, he was Director of Integrated Health at Quartet and Chief Medical Officer at CipherHealth - both New York-based health care technology companies. He has extensive experience in health care from both clinical and business perspectives, having practiced and/or consulted in more than 20 different health systems since medical school. Dr. Rahim is passionate about health care innovation and improving care delivery through a combination of high-value technology and effective services.

Dr. Rahim graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University with honors in Internal Medicine and participated as a member of the combined seven-year BA/MD program. Dr. Rahim completed his master’s degree from Harvard Business School (HBS) where he co-authored an HBS teaching case with Professor Michael Porter on outcomes measurement in health care.


Vidya Raman-Tangella Vidya Raman-Tangella, Senior Vice President, and Head, UHC Innovation Center of Excellence, UnitedHealth Group

Dr. Vidya Raman-Tangella serves as the head of the UnitedHealthcare Innovation Center of Excellence. Vidya and her team design, develop and scale breakthrough innovations that help address unmet health needs through the use of cutting-edge concepts and technology, including mobile apps and integrated health and wellness programs.  
 
Vidya is a clinician by training and has more than 20 years of experience in the health care field. Prior to her role at UnitedHealthcare, she held a senior management position at Johnson & Johnson, where she led the design of integrated and tailored health and wellness solutions for employers and health plans. In addition, Vidya helped oversee the company’s start-up organization, providing expertise about strategic partnerships and enterprise integration.   
 
An experienced ‘practical innovator’, Vidya has spoken at numerous health care and technology conferences, including the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Conference (HBA), the Employer Healthcare Congress, and the “Unleashing Innovation Summit.”.  She is a frequent speaker at internal forums and events at United Health Group. Vidya was recognized as a ‘Woman Worth Watching’ in 2016, and as a Top 40 HealthCare Transformers in 2017. She is also the recipient of the Tech innovator Award.
 
Vidya holds a bachelor’s of medicine degree and a bachelor’s of surgery degree from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and she earned a master’s of health administration from Cornell University in New York.  
 
Vidya lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and their family pet.


Dale Rayman Dale Rayman, Senior Vice President, Actuarial Consulting & Business Development, Sharecare, Inc.

As Sharecare’s senior vice president of actuarial consulting and business development, Dale Rayman works closely with Sharecare’s clients to help them measure and gain a deeper understanding of their populations’ outcomes and performance. Through the use of advanced data analysis, Dale also helps customers maximize and demonstrate a positive return on their investment in Sharecare’s messaging, motivation, management and measurement platform. Previously director of analytics and chief actuary at Zipongo, a digital nutrition platform, Dale spent 27 years at Willis Towers Watson where he held a variety of roles, including health and group benefits senior consultant, and chief actuary for the company’s private exchange for active employees.


Chanin Wendling Chanin Wendling, AVP, Informatics, Geisinger Health System

Chanin Wendling has developed key strategies that leverage mobile and portal technologies to drive digital patient engagement and facilitate the provider's ability to deliver quality patient care. Her mobile technology projects include smartphones for providers for secure text messaging and EMR access, text message appointment reminders and diabetes management, iPads to collect patient data and drive patient engagement, mobile apps for Colonoscopy and Lumbar Spine surgery, eBooks and patient engagement packages through iTunes University. Her portal projects have included expanding patient access to clinical data, using the portal as a conduit to gather important patient data for areas such as medication reconciliation, depression screening and asthma management, using the portal to help patients prep for a visit so that exam room time can be focused, and providing a portal for referring providers to stay connected to their patients' care at Geisinger. Her current efforts focus on the ability to deliver personalized healthcare, tailoring care based on the patient’s communication preferences, behaviors and motivations.


Speakers


Andrew Altorfer Andrew Altorfer, CEO, CirrusMD

Andrew has led CirrusMD since its founding, helping to grow the business into the leading virtual care platform for value-based care. Along the way, CirrusMD has completed three successful funding rounds and expanded access to care to nearly one million people. Prior to co-founding CirrusMD, Andrew worked as an advisor and investment banker to early and growth-stage tech companies giving him the market knowledge and experience needed to lead the execution of our vision. Most recently, Andrew was a VP with Q Advisors, a boutique technology investment bank. Previously, Andrew was with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. He has a bachelor's in Finance with honors from the University of Illinois and also studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado.


Arta Bakshandeh Arta Bakshandeh, Senior Medical Officer, Alignment Healthcare
Twitter ID: @alignmenthealth

Dr. Arta Bakshandeh, DO, MA, is senior medical officer at Alignment Healthcare, a population health management company that partners with health systems and provider groups across the country to improve the health of seniors. In this role, Dr. Bakshandeh is tasked with the development and implementation of Alignment Healthcare’s clinical care model, data analytics platform and home monitoring programs for patients with chronic diseases. He is also assistant clinical professor of internal medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), where he lectures physician assistant students in the USC Physician Assistant Program. Prior to joining Alignment, Dr. Bakshandeh served as regional medical director for CareMore Health Plan’s Medicare-Medicaid business in California and Virginia. Dr. Bakshandeh received his medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned his B.S. in cellular and developmental biology and master’s degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology with an emphasis in molecular genetics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


William Betten William Betten, Director of Business Solutions, Devicix


Casper de Clercq Casper de Clercq, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

With over 30 years of experience, Casper is a veteran of the medical device and life sciences industry, having led marketing and commercialization efforts for companies that span the healthcare space. He brings extensive operating knowledge to Norwest Venture Partners, where he focuses on mid-to-late-stage investments in consumer and digital health, healthcare IT, medical devices and diagnostics, technology-enabled healthcare services, and specialty pharmaceuticals. He currently serves on the boards of iRhythm Technologies (Nasdaq: IRTC), Telcare, Crossover Health, Omada Health, and NextHealth Technologies. Casper was previously on the board of Basis (acquired by Intel) and Intersect ENT (Nasdaq: XENT). Casper is also responsible for Norwest’s investment in Misfit Wearables (acquired by Fossil).


Barry Didato Barry Didato, Chief Investment Officer, The Innovation Institute, LLC

Barry Didato serves as Chief Investment Officer of The Innovation Institute; a unique healthcare innovation platform accelerator based in Orange County, California.  The Institute’s staff of over 650 professionals focus on serving family offices and others with an investment platform for de-risking investment in healthcare innovation and enabling innovators and investors to generate greater financial returns, leverage expertise and strategic partners to amplify the power and impact of human ingenuity and goodwill to save lives and alleviate human suffering worldwide. Barry has over 25 years of experience in due diligence, investments and M&A leadership, and previously served for 14 years as Director of Strategic Investment for the Saudi Royal Family, and their various holding companies. Within that role, Barry led the Royals family office for global investments, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, cross-border business rollouts, scaling, and supporting start-ups and building social currency on six continents.

Barry received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design & Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate focusing on entrepreneurial management, finance and design thinking to accelerate innovation from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in conjunction with Harvard Business School, where he was the recipient of the Aga Khan Fellowship and Gerald D. Hines Fellowship Awards.


Chris Edwards Chris Edwards, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Conversa Health


Veena Goel MD Veena Goel MD, Medical Director, Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health
Twitter ID: @veenagoe

Dr. Goel is the Medical Director for Digital Patient Experience at Sutter Health, where she is responsible for providing clinical and change management leadership to garner patient engagement through digital health solutions. This includes My Health Online, the digital patient portal through which over 1.4 million Sutter patients to access their personal health records and activities as well as communicate with their providers. Over the past few years she has contributed significantly to the medical literature on her work using analytics and big data to improve bedside monitor alarm fatigue, and has also provided clinical informatics expertise and consultancy during local and international electronic health record implementations. Clinically, she practices as a pediatric hospitalist at PAMF, caring for newborns and hospitalized children, while helping patients and their families navigate the healthcare system.


Chuck Hector Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.


Olivier Hua Olivier Hua, CEO, BewellConnect Corp
Twitter ID: @hua_olivier

Olivier is General Manager of Visiomed Group and CEO of BewellConnect Corp, its US subsidiary, based in Boston. Visiomed Group is a French company listed in Paris which has developed under the BewellConnect brand a full range of medical devices connected to one single app. This app is a personal health assistant that includes artificial intelligence to do a first triage prior to allow its user to connect virtually to a real doctor. Olivier has been with the company since 2009 initially as a director and as a manager since beginning 2015. Prior to his current position, Olivier has been for 14 years a venture investor, in France, in tech companies. Among others he has been an early investor in Vistaprint and Photobox which both became worldwide leaders in their respective fields. From 1981 to 1999, Olivier was successfully banker in Paris and London, and managed small industrial companies in the automotive field.


Ranndy Kellogg Ranndy Kellogg, President & CEO, Omron Healthcare
Twitter ID: @ranndywithtwons

Ranndy Kellogg is the president and CEO of Omron Healthcare, Inc., a world leader in personal heart health and wellness technology with a North American headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois. Prior to being named to his current position in April, 2016, Ranndy held positions in marketing and sales at the company and, as COO, led the initiative to transform Omron into a more digitally-focused company. Responsible for operations across the U.S., Canada and Latin America, Ranndy spearheads Omron's bold mission of Going for Zero - the effort to eliminate heart attack and stroke. The commitment to Going for Zero is reflected in Omron's focus on groundbreaking technologies that encourage and enable heart healthy behaviors and sharing of data to improve health outcomes. Omron collaborates with like-minded partners like AliveCor, Inc., a leader in cardiac care technology and intelligence, for which Ranndy serves as a member of the board of directors. Ranndy is also on the board of HealthCorps, a non-profit founded by Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz, which promotes health and wellness in our nation's youth. Ranndy also is a founding member of the Healthcare Council of Chicago, a collaboration designed to advance Chicago's profile as a hub of innovation and transformation for America's rapidly changing health care system. To learn more about Going for Zero, visit www.goingforzero.com


Phillip LaJoie Phillip LaJoie, VP of Operations, 2bPrecise
Twitter ID: @2bprecise

Phillip LaJoie, Vice President of Operations for 2BPrecise. Phillip brings over a decade of senior level technical experience as both a Chief Information Officer and a Chief Technology Officer within the public and private sectors. In his role as CTO within the Military Health System, he led the data sharing initiative between Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While serving as CIO for the Navy's largest medical facility, Balboa Hospital, Phillip was responsible for deploying the military's largest and most complex medical simulation center. Phillip has vast expertise in evaluating and implementing medical information technology within hospital systems, in large-scale data center optimization and in design and implementation of virtual private networks. 


Sean McNamara Sean McNamara, Manager of Health Partnerships, Garmin


Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan, SVP and Chief Medical Information Officer, Carilion Clinic

Dr. Steve Morgan attended medical school at the University of Virginia and completed his family practice residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in 1989. After being in private practice for seven years, he joined Carilion Clinic in 1996.  He served as a regional medical director in the department of Family and Community Medicine from 1996 until 2011.  Since 1999 he has been working with Carilion’s IT department as a physician champion, believing that technology had the potential to not only improve physician efficiency, but also directly affect and improve the delivery of quality patient care. Starting in 2007, he transitioned from full time family medicine to a more active role within information technology and was appointed to the role of Chief Medical Information Officer of Carilion Clinic in 2010. Dr Morgan has also been involved in Carilion Clinic’s Integration and clinical transformation work serving on multiple committees including the Accountable Care Transformation Committee and the board of directors for Doctors Connected, Carilion’s ACO.  He has given multiple presentations and participated in round-table discussions on the topics of health analytics, reporting, research support, and informatics for organizations such as Becker’s Healthcare, The Advisory Board Company, and The Millennium Alliance.  He currently serves as Senior Vice President for Information Technology and data analytics, as well as CMIO for Carilion Clinic.


Lainie Muller Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com

Lainie Muller is a 15-year veteran of the technology industry and an emerging voice on Smart Solutions for Aging in Place and Connected Caregiving.

Lainie is Director of Wellness at Alarm.com, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: ALRM)and the nation’s leading cloud-based platform for the smart home. The Wellness solution leverages Smart Home technology to support Aging in Place and independent living for older adults and those living with disabilities. Wellness, an integrated element of Alarm.com’s comprehensive ecosystem of home management technology, is currently in use in residential homes, senior living communities, schools and in remote caregiving programs funded by Medicare and Medicaid.  The product has received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Kiplingers, CNN, NPR and TechCrunch.

In 2010, Lainie joined BeClose, a privately funded start-up company, as the Director of Partnership Sales. In 2015, BeClose was “spun-in” to Alarm.com, an early-stage strategic investor of the company. The BeClose product is now available as Alarm.com Wellness.

Prior to BeClose, Lainie served as National Sales Manager, Major Accounts Unit (MAU) at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, the online subsidiary of The Washington Post company, where she led a top revenue producing team driving Healthcare, Consumer Electronics and Retail sales.

Lainie has been an active Board Member for the National Capitol Area Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association since 2012. She holds a BS in Business and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. Lainie lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband and two teenage boys.


Mikki Nasch Mikki Nasch, Co-founder, Evidation Health


Scott Plewes Scott Plewes, VP of User Experience , Macadamian
Twitter ID: @DScottPMac


Eric Rock Eric Rock, CEO, Vivify Health
Twitter ID: @ericlrock

Eric Rock has demonstrated repeat successes as an innovator and entrepreneur, having founded three highly successful software companies. In 2009, Rock launched Vivify Health, delivering the first cloud-based Remote Care Management platform connecting providers with their patients via wireless mobile devices. Vivify has experienced rapid growth, now utilized by large healthcare organizations representing over 600 hospitals and health plans. Prior to Vivify Health, Rock founded MEDHOST, the leading Emergency Department solution serving over 500 hospitals and 10 million patients annually. MEDHOST was the first touchscreen EMR, including other innovations such as geographic bed/facility views, patient self-service kiosks, multi-touch data visualization and an enterprise operational visibility engine. Prior to MEDHOST, Rock founded ProHost, the first restaurant table management and reservations system, ultimately acquired by OpenTable.com. Rock continues to focus on emerging technologies and business strategies for healthcare. He is a frequent speaker at events such as HIMSS, ATA, Connected Health Summit, Health Evolution Summit, Piper Jaffray and TED.


Karsten Russell-Wood Karsten Russell-Wood, Director of Marketing, Philips


Adam Sabloff Adam Sabloff, CEO, Founder, VirtualHealth
Twitter ID: @AdamSabloff

A graduate of Emory University, Adam served as VP of Development and Chief Marketing Officer for Midtown Equities, a $7 billion real estate, media and aviation conglomerate, where he also oversaw its technology subsidiary, Midtown Technologies. While at Midtown, Adam spearheaded the development of the first ever “The Ritz-Carlton Residences” in Baltimore, a concept he co-created with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Through his work, Adam recognized that seniors and the chronically ill residing in Midtown’s numerous development could benefit greatly from next generation care delivery and technology that would make the home an organic extension of the healthcare continuum. After losing a loved one to a late-stage diagnosis, Adam launched VirtualHealth to pursue this vision. Within two years of commercial deployment, VirtualHealth surpassed the benchmark of 1 million client lives and recently won Frost & Sullivan's Product Leadership award for Population Health Management.


Kian Saneii Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO , Independa

Kian Saneii is a computer scientist and software executive, passionate about bringing innovative technologies to market that transform organizations, lives and entire markets.  Saneii founded Independa in 2009, and is the CEO and Chairman of the company. Independa integrates across the TV and other everyday devices, including sensors and health devices, to provide a true person-centric view of remote engagement and care. As a result, Independa is transforming the healthcare cost curve, along with the lives of its end users and their families, by allowing people stay at their residence of choice longer, safer and more comfortably, to delay or even eliminate the next episode or stage care. This, while also increasing organizational effectiveness and operational efficiencies in home care, independent living, assisted living, memory care, short term rehab communities, and hospitals – literally, across the continuum of care.

Independa has raised more than $11 million in funding, including from strategic investor LG Electronics, and has received numerous awards and recognitions, including CES “Technology for a Better World” and “100 Brilliant Companies” by Entrepreneur.

Prior to Independa, Saneii was General Manager at Websense, a successful (IPO, PE sale) Web security protection company. Earlier in his career, Saneii served in management positions at IMA Inc., AT&T Bell Laboratories, and FileNet Corporation (acquired by IBM). Saneii earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from NYU and his Master of Computer Science from Rutgers University. When he's not working, Kian enjoys outdoor sports like tennis and bicycling, serving a number of charities such as the United Way of San Diego where he sits on the board, and spending time with his family in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.


Stuart Slutzky Stuart Slutzky, Chief of Product Innovation, HumanaVitality

Stuart Slutzky, Chief of Product Innovation for HumanaVitality, has been with Humana since early 2011. Stuart joined Humana as part of the company’s joint venture with Discovery. Prior to joining Humana, Stuart served as Senior Vice President of Product Development for Discovery’s US subsidiary - The Vitality Group and its predecessor Destiny Health.

Stuart joined Destiny Health in October of 1999, and as one of its first employees was a driving force behind the development and delivery of the company's unique comprehensive consumer-driven healthcare model in the United States. His leadership was instrumental in taking an internationally proven plan that changes the way members think about and use their health insurance benefit dollars, adapting it, and successfully implementing it in the United States. In addition to product development his responsibilities with The Vitality Group and Destiny Health included technical marketing, pricing, risk management, underwriting strategy, sales management, as well as broker and employer education.

Prior to joining Destiny Health, Stuart spent over three years as a senior actuarial associate at the Trustmark Insurance Company, a Lake Forest, IL-based insurance carrier. There, Stuart worked on risk management, pricing and product development of individual and small group health insurance.

Stuart received a Bachelor of Science degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


John Valiton John Valiton, CEO, Reemo Health
Twitter ID: @Playtabase

John Valiton is CEO of Reemo Health, a senior health technology solution designed to empower caregivers with actionable insights to improve the aging experience. As a 20-year business development veteran and entrepreneur, Valiton has developed partnerships with many national and international companies. He has been an avid technology enthusiast since an early age, and applied his interest in all things tech at the intersection of IoT, wearable technology, healthcare and data science through his position as a strategic advisor, chief revenue officer and now chief executive officer for Reemo.


Moderators


Jennifer Kent Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @JenniferMKent
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

As Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Jennifer manages Parks Associates' process for producing high-quality, relevant, and meaningful research. She acts as an internal advocate for Parks Associates clients and leads the company’s efforts at conceptualizing and implementing digestible, relevant research presented in an optimal manner. Jennifer is always looking at the most effective ways to provide research to Parks Associates clients.

Since joining Parks Associates in 2009, Jennifer has worked on the mobile and health research team, specializing in the connected health, mobile payment, and connected car markets, as well as the consumer research team, analyzing consumer data related to the connected home and consumer electronics markets.

Jennifer earned her Ph.D. in religion, politics, and society and an M.A. in church-state studies from Baylor University. She earned her B.A. in politics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Industry Expertise: Digital Health Products and Services, Portable and Mobile Access Platforms and Applications


Brad Russell Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @bradrusselltech
Website: http://www.ParksAssociates.com

Brad Russell explores leading-edge issues in connected consumer electronics, robotics, IoT data privacy and security, and machine vision applications. He has a background in marketing communications, technology startups, and online media. Brad balances the art and science of marketing research to generate insights that lead to more astute business decision making and value-generating practices.

Brad received his BS degree in advertising and marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned MDiv and DMin degrees from two leading seminaries with concentrations in ethics and cross-cultural leadership.

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Harry Wang Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Research, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @HarryatParks
Website: http://www.parksassociates.com

Harry Wang studies the consumer electronics and entertainment service industries with a focus on portable CE hardware, software, and associated applications and services. He is also the lead analyst for Parks Associates’ digital health research program. Harry has presented his research in numerous industry events including CES, Digital Hollywood, Photo Marketing Association Annual Show, American Telemedicine Association Annual Show, World Health Congress, and Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™ conferences.

Harry earned his MS degree in marketing research from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also holds an MBA degree in finance from Texas Christian University and a BA degree in international business from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, P.R. China.

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Digital Health Products and Services, Portable and Mobile Access Platforms and Applications, Digital Imaging Products and Services