Cross-sector learnings to accelerate the diffusion of digital health technologies in healthcare
Day 1: December 3, 2015
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8:00 AM 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Sabra Bhat, Director of Summits and Experiences, HITLAB
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Executive Director of Public Health, City of Detroit

9:15 AM 9:35 AM

Keynote: The Building Blocks of Innovation in Digital Health

Eric Pilkington, Director of Digital Strategy, IBM Watson Health

What are the key strategies and tools used to diffuse digital health technology?

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9:35 AM 10:10 AM

Designing Healthcare for the Digital Era

Dr. Sumu Sethi, Global Studies Leader, Roche
Dr. Michelle Odlum, PostDoc Research Scientist, School of Nursing at Columbia University
Sharon Suchotliff, SVP, Engagement Strategy, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
Jesper Hassel, CEO, Mevia

10:10 AM 10:20 AM

Interactive Tools for Weaving the Fabric of Technology & Health

Despina Papadopolous, Founder, Principled Design

10:20 AM 10:35 AM Coffee Break/Demos
10:35 AM 11:10 AM

Empowering the Consumer to Lead Strategy

Unity Stoakes,Co-Founder, StartUp Health
Willem Houck, Founder & CEO, ClariFlow
Susan Bratton, Founder & CEO, Savor Health
Brant Herman, Founder, Mouthwatch

11:10 AM 11:20 AM

Digital Advances That Benefit the Consumer: Looking at the Inhaled Dose Form

11:20 AM 11:30 AM
11:30 AM 11:40 AM

The Democratization of Health as an Experience

David Vinson, Founder & CEO, SocialWellth; Founder & Chairman, DHX

11:40 AM 11:50 AM
11:50 AM 1:00 PM Lunch & Networking

How can digital health prepare us for the new generation of doctors and patients?

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1:00 PM 1:35 PM

The Changing Landscape of Innovative Strategic Thinking Through Diversity in Licensing

Alexia Priest, Associate Director for Business Development & Licensing, Boehringer Ingelhiem
Judith Sheft, Associate VP, NJ Innovation Institute, NJIT
Dr. Sadhana Chitale, Director of Life Sciences & Transfer, NYU Langone Medical Center
Dr. Albert Wai-Kit Chan, Managing Partner, Law Offices of Albert Wai-Kit Chan, PLLC

1:35 PM 1:50 PM

Democratizing Peer Reviewed Medical Knowledge

Dr. John Adler, Founder of Cureus & Inventor of CyberKnife

1:50 PM 2:25 PM

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Exploring Gender Diversity in Health Technology

Sabra Bhat, Director, HITLAB Summits & Experiences
Leslie Kantor, Vice President, Education, Planned Parenthood
Maureen Rinkunas, Program Developer, Dreamit Health
Sally Poblete, Founder & CEO, Wellthie
Dr. Shailja Dixit, Executive Director of H.E.O.R., Allergan

Is New York City the next hub for digital health?

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2:25 PM 2:35 PM

Harlem Biospace

Dr. Samuel Sia, Founder, Harlem Biospace

2:35 PM 2:50 PM

Transforming the Way We Treat Post 9/11 Trauma: The Use of Virtual Reality

Dr. JoAnn Difede, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

2:50 PM 3:20 PM

Enabling a Market for Digital Health Solutions in NYC: NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

Andrew O'Shaughnessy , Senior Project Manager, NYCEDC
Laura Pugliese, Research Manager, HITLAB
Dr. Jean-Luc Neptune, Executive Director, Blueprint Health
Pooja Shaw , COO, Sense Health

3:20 PM 3:35 PM Coffee Break

Can we successfully diffuse digital health on a global scale?

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3:35 PM 3:50 PM

Keynote: Disrupting Social Injustices with Digital Health Solutions: The Health e-Villages Model

Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation

3:50 PM 4:00 PM

Diffusing a Low Cost Clinical Trials System for Researchers in Africa

Dr. Joris VanDam, VP & Global Head of Digital Development, Novartis

4:00 PM 4:15 PM

Innovating to Improve Maternal Health

Dr. Richard Adanu, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Ghana

4:15 PM 4:45 PM

Evolving Global Health Organizations in a Digital Era

Stan Mierzwa, Director , Information Technology, Population Council
Alice Liu, Director, ICT4D, Jhpiego
Leslie Heyer, President, Cycle Technologies
Saumya Ramarao, Senior Associate, Population Council

4:45 PM 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Executive Director of Public Health, City of Detroit

5:00 PM 6:30 PM Reception
Cross-sector learnings to accelerate the diffusion of digital health technologies in healthcare
Day 2: December 4, 2015
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8:00 AM 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Christine Coyne, VP of Marketing, BTG International

9:15 AM 9:35 AM

Keynote: Eliminating Health Disparities with Technological Innovation

Dr. Kyu Rhee , Chief Health Officer, IBM

Which digital tools are successfully improving health outcomes?

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9:35 AM 10:10 AM

Integrating New Devices to Caregivers and the Elderly

Jeff Makowka, Director, Thought Leadership, AARP
Pete Celano, Director, Consumer Health Initiatives, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Julio Corredor, Director of Worldwide Innovation, Pfizer
Dr. James Murphy, Executive Vice President (Optum), United Healthcare

10:10 AM 10:20 AM

Sleep to Action: Next Generation Sensors Improving Lives

Dr. Abhijit Dasgupta, Chief Data Science Officer & Co-Founder, Zansors

10:20 AM 10:30 AM

Why NY? The NY Metropolitan Area as a landscape for using digital health tools to improve health outcomes

Dr. Olga Crowley, Manager, Research & Data Analysis, HITLAB

10:30 AM 10:40 AM

Building a Campfire Around Data: Alternative Tools for Medical Research

Axel Muehlig, Manager of Statistical Programming and Analysis, Roche

10:40 AM 11:45 AM

HITLAB Solve: An Interactive Session


11:45 AM 12:00 PM Coffee Break/Demos

What sets apart diffusive health start-ups from the rest?

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12:00 PM 12:10 PM

Not-So-Obvious Hacks for Start-Ups

Adam Siegel, CEO, Skye Health

12:10 PM 12:20 PM

Building Brands in the Digital Age

Sharon Suchotliff, SVP of Engagement Strategy, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

12:20 PM 12:30 PM

So You Want to Start a Revolution?

Alex Fair, Founder, MedStartr

12:30 PM 12:45 PM

Keynote: The Convergence of Healthcare, IT, & Economics

Leo Bodden, VP, IT / Converged Technologies

What makes a digital health product cost effective and useful?

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12:45 PM 1:00 PM

AdhereTech Smart Pill Bottles and Real-Time Behavior Change

Josh Stein, CEO, AdhereTech

1:00 PM 1:30 PM

Is Your Digital Healthcare Product Really Usable? Usability = Useful, Relevant & Scalable

Harsha Murthy, Consumate Capital LLC
Howard Burde, Esquire, Howard Burde Health Law, LLC
Dr. Emmanuel Dumont, Principal Investigator, Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute
Dr. Jeremy Block, Assistant Professor of Population Health Science & Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

1:30 PM 2:30 PM Lunch & Networking
2:30 PM 2:50 PM

Keynote: From Startup to IPO to the Future in Healthcare Technology

Glen de Vries, President, Medidata Solutions Inc.

HITLAB World Cup

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2:50 PM 3:25 PM

HITLAB World Cup Finalists - Where are They Now?

Molly Woodriff, Research Manager, HITLAB
Chiara Bell, CareTicker
Omri Shor, Founder & CEO, MediSafe
Josh Stein, AdhereTech

3:25 PM 3:40 PM
Coffee Break/Demos

3:40 PM 5:00 PM

HITLAB World Cup


5:00 PM 5:10 PM Winners Announced & Closing Remarks
5:10 PM 6:30 PM Reception