Asholm, Lene, Assistant Manager, Health Documentation at National Board of Health
Lene Asholm leads a team in development and operation of health informatic solutions for the Danish health care service. Within this lies the responsibility of: The registry for organization of the Danish health care service, The Danish system for electronic reporting to health care registries, Standards such as NPU for clinical laboratories, and SNOMED CT more generally. Lene is also Chair of IHTSDO's (SNOMED CT) Content Committee and Lene is the Danish representative to the IHTSDO Management Board.
Astrup, Arne, M.D., Dr.Med.Sci.
Arne Astrup is head of the Department of Human Nutrition at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, and one of the most quoted obesity scientists in the world. He was the President of the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) 2006-9, and now its chairman. This fall, The New England Journal of Medicine publishes the Diogenes (Diet Obesity Genes) study led by Astrup, who was also the senior-author of the project investigating how the right combination of dietary protein and carbohydrates low on the glycemic index affect weight (re)gain, metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in obese and overweight families in eight European centers. Astrup now directs the OPUS project, the world’s largest research project on how to combat child obesity and learning difficulties through dietary intervention. Based on the New Nordic Diet and the Diogenes findings, the project is financed by the Nordea foundation with $18 million and will be tested in large school-based studies covering 1600 children.
Beavers, Alex N., Ph.D. Executive Director, Ventures and Licenses, SRI International
Alex Beavers is a high-technology executive and entrepreneur who also has served on the Board of several high-tech venture backed companies. At SRI International he is responsible for the commercialization of advanced materials, clean technologies, and medical devices. Prior to SRI, Alex was CEO of Thomson Industries, a Managing Partner in the Consulting Business at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an executive with the Computer Aided Systems Group of Schlumberger, and an executive with the Industrial Automation Group of General Electric. Alex’s academic background includes a BSEE (Vanderbilt University), an MSEE and a PhDEE (University of Houston), and an MBA (Boston University).
Bendix, John, Project Director, Herlev University Hospital, the Danish Capital Region
John Bendix is head of projects at Herlev Hospitals at Capital Region in Denmark. Prior to this position, Mr. Bendix has had a long carrier in hospital construction and design, not least, as center director at Rigshospitalet for 12 years. In this position, John Bendix had responsibilities for all non-clinical areas at the hospital. John Bendix has an academic background in engineering.
Bennetsen, Henrik, CEO, Katalabs
Henrik Bennetsen is the CEO of a new startup, Katalabs, that works to improve the web through a real-time, synchronized collaboration and communication environments built at the intersection of 2D and 3D. Before founding Katalabs, Henrik was the associate director of the Stanford Humanities Lab. He maintains a strong interest in virtual worlds and open source technology. In 2007 he co-founded the Stanford Open Source Lab that has since grown to about 60 members from across the Stanford community. Henrik has a MSc. In Media Technology and games from the IT University of Copenhagen and a BSc. in Medialogy from Aalborg University. Born and raised in Denmark where he lived for most of his life until he relocated to San Francisco in 2005.
Blak, Daniel, Director, TIMEDICO A/S.
Daniel Blak has a long history in making pneumatic transport systems for large food, beverage and packing industry. Daniel is known as a "specialist" in making new solutions with the pneumatic systems so it is possible to release space for production and make it more "simple" to transport internal. The reference is long like Danone, Nestle, Graham Packaging for example. The area to work is around the world as the installations have been made in Argentina, USA, Mexico, Spain, France, Benelux, Italy and more.
Bosworth, Adam, Founder, President & CEO, Keas
Adam started and runs Keas, a company dedicated to getting people the personalized advice and information they need to best manage their health. Before that he started and ran Google Health and before that ran engineering for various Google projects including gmail, calendar, spreadsheets, picassa, blogger. Before that built Access, XML and IE 4.0 for Microsoft and Workshop, Portal, and Integration for BEAS systems.
Branebjerg, Jens, VP Body Sensors & Microsystems, Delta
Jens Branebjerg has the responsibility of DELTAs business within body sensors. Jens Branebjerg has worked at DELTA since 1997 and in the first years he managed the development of DELTAs technologies for packaging and test services with in microsystem. For the last 5 years he had lead the building up of DELTAs capabilities within business as a total solution supplier of applications specific body sensors. These sensors measures physiologic signals on the human body and transmit data wirelessly away from the body. In the last 3 years his main focus has been on business development of the ePatch product platform, which is a new technology for embedment of body sensors in a skin friendly adhesive formed as a patch.
Bruun-Schmidt, Henning, Business Development Executive, IBM ACURE
From February 2008 Henning has been working as Business development Exceutive with ACURE, an IBM division. Working with national and international exciting possibilities and challenges on eHealth. Prior to this, Henning has been working as Chief Information Officer in Region Denmark North, Aalborg. Henning has been a Leading partner in EU-health-it-projects 2004-2007
Christensen, Kurt, CEO, Medisat
Kurt Christensen is the CEO of Medisat. Throughout the years Kurt has participated in multiple networks gaining many different competences. Kurt’s active participation in the EU project “Better Breathing”, has contributed to put Denmark on the map in the health sector within telemedicine. Medisat is a technological company that operates as a supplier to the Danish health sector. The telemedical solutions are often developed in close collaboration with practicing doctors from Odense University Hospital, thus making sure that the solutions are reliable and perfect. The Patient Briefcase makes early discharge of patients with COPD and other chronic diseases possible. It makes it possible to move parts of the treatment from the hospital to the home of the patient. Thus the hospital releases beds, and the patient avoids a long submittance period.
Clark. Drew L., Director of Corporate Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group
Drew Clark, a champion for innovation across IBM and its global ecosystem, is co-founder of and lead strategist for IBM's global venture capital group. Drew is also a top strategist for many of IBM’s key business imperatives in the Energy & Environment (Cleantech) space, including smart grid, smart buildings, and advanced water management. He works closely with the global venture capital community across multiple IBM brands and industry units to help drive new business opportunities.
DeGheest, Anne, Managing Partner, MedStars Ventures Partners
Anne DeGheest is a managing partner at MedStars Ventures Partners that she founded in 1986. She is a serial entrepreneur and mentor capitalist specializing in funding and shaping up early-stage life science companies. Recently, Anne founded HealthTech Capital, a new ecosystem between private investors, venture capitalists and industry players to fund and mentor new "HealthTech" companies that decrease healthcare cost by leveraging computer and mobility technology without FDA oversight. She is still an active investor with Life Science Angels, an angel group focusing on funding early stage medical devices and biotech start ups. She has an MBA from Harvard and a Master in Business Engineering from University of Brussels.
Dinesen, Birthe, Head of the Telekat project, Aalborg University
Birthe Dinesen hold a PhD in telehomecare and chronically ill patients and today she is a researcher within this field at the Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University in Denmark. She has a broad clinical background as a nurse. She is the project manager of the Telekat project
Douglass, Matthew, Vice President of Engineering, Practice Fusion
Matthew Douglass leads Practice Fusion's technology team as Vice President of Product Development. An early member of the company, Matthew was instrumental in developing the Practice Fusion's Electronic Health Record system and personally coded the underlying technology framework that enables rapid development within Practice Fusion's EHR and PHR. Now leading a large group of engineers, he is responsible for planning and scaling the architecture, management, implementation and maintenance of Practice Fusion's EHR for its fast-growing community.
Dukart, Del, Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Cisco Systems
In his role as Business Development Manager within Cisco’s Healthcare Business Unit, Del assists in the formulation of strategy regarding innovative technological solutions across multiple technology groups internally at Cisco as well as launching these solutions and technologies into the marketplace. He is primarily focused on driving the go-to-market for several global healthcare solutions and managed services. His background includes 15 year of data/telecom industry working in finance, healthcare, marketing, product management, and corporate banking. This experience ranges from corporate banking with Bank of America, to Director of Product Marketing for Broadlogic Networking, and Avista Communications He has experience enabling teams to find and use innovative approaches in the creation of new services.
Dudley, Adams, M.D., M.B.A. , Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at UCSF
R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA, is Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at UCSF and Associate Director for Research at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. His major research interests include developing measures of quality of care and resource utilization and assessing the impact of value-based purchasing by employers and health plans. He has served as a consultant to the Institute of Medicine, the Joint Commission, the World Health Organization, General Motors, the Leapfrog Group and other large employers, and many medical societies. He leads several ongoing projects to measure and reward higher quality of care, including randomized trials of pay-for-performance incentives and programs to assess the appropriateness of high cost procedures.
Fan, Zhun, Associate Professor, DTU Management Engineering Dr. Zhun Fan is a senior member of IEEE. He received his Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering) in 2004 from the Michigan State University. From 2004 to 2007, he was employed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, specializing in the area of Mechatronics and Robotics.
Faries. Susie, CEO, SciMed Partners
SciMed helps innovative companies commercialize and integrate market, business development, R&D, technology, and intellectual property strategies. The company focuses on medical devices, medicine. Healthcare technologies, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and emerging technologies. Susie has held senior executive level positions with major US corporations including Vice President of Marketing for American Medical Response, the largest provider of emergency medical services in the US ($1 billion in revenue) and Vice President of Marketing for American Medical Pathways, the technology subsidiary of American Medical Response. She has worked in large and start-up environments in medical devices and health care technologies.
Grosen, Lene, Deputy manager, DAK-E
Lene works as Deputy Manager at Danish Quality Unit of General Practice. DAK-E was established in 2007 as a unit under the Foundation for Quality and E-Health (KIF) in Denmark. DAK-E is funded by funds from the agreement between Danish Regions and the Organisation of General Practitioners in Denmark (PLO). Prior to this job, Lene Grosen worked as Project manager at the University hospital in Copenhagen, where she worked with the development of EHR for the capital region.
Guggenberg, Philip von, PhD, Director of Business Development, SRI International. Philip von Guggenberg is responsible for commercialization and business strategy development, intellectual property management, licensing, new venture creation, marketing, and key account management. His current areas of commercialization are wall-climbing robots, electroactive materials, telemanipulation, medical automation, and wireless medical telemetry. Since joining SRI International in 1999, he has negotiated several licenses and participated in spinning out three companies.
Haarder, Bertel, Minister of Interior and Health of Denmark
Bertel Haarder has been minister for the Interior and Health from February 23rd 2010. Bertel Haarder has a long experience in politics as member of the Danish Parliament and the European Parliament. He has held numerous posts as minister in several governments, incl. minister for Education, minister for European integration and minister for Development cooperation. The Ministry of the Interior and Health is in charge of the administrative functions in relation to the organisation and financing of the health care system, psychiatry and health insurance as well as the approval of pharmaceuticals and the pharmacy sector. Prevention and health promotion are also part of the Ministry’s remit.
Henriksen, Hans Erik, CEO, Cetrea
Hans Erik Henriksen is CEO of the company Cetrea, which provide solutions for realtime clinical coordination and communication in hospitals. Before joining Cetrea, he was responsible for IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences in the Northern and Eastern part of Europe (the countries U.K., Ireland, and Eastern Europe). He has a 15 year background in Healthcare Informatics, working with both Consulting engagements, IT application, development, IT integration and IT implementation in Healthcare. During 2004 Mr. Henriksen was also responsible for the aqusition of the Healthcare-IT company ACURE, which is a leading company in e-health and Government health-IT solutions, and he served as executive and member of the ACURE board of directors until 2006.
Hovenden, Fiona, Ph.D., VP Research, Collective Invention, Inc.
As Collective Invention’s VP for Research, Fiona provides research leadership, design, direction, and management for clients in the fields of Education, Healthcare, and Sustainability. With almost twenty years of research experience, Fiona uses the practice of ethnography to support social innovation. She leads multi-disciplinary teams to provide services that range from primary research, through analysis and integration of data, to rich persona and scenario-based recommendations and the design of social processes, policies, and strategic direction. In specific engagements the results of her work are also used to inform Collective Invention’s immersive online experiences, and web tools.
Hoybye, Mette Terp, Post.doc, Stanford University
Mette Terp Hoybye is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Research at Stanford University School of Medicine. She holds a BA from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and a MSc and PhD from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, the result of a large randomized, interdisciplinary anthropological and epidemiological study of the use of internet support groups in the rehabilitation of Danish cancer survivors. Dr. Høybye's research is concerned with the rehabilitation of cancer survivors and has a particular focus on how the internet and new social media may be utilized to support cancer rehabilitation. She has done extensive ethnographic research in different types of internet mediated support groups. An explicit interdisciplinary ambition characterizes her work, encompassing diverse methods and scientific viewpoints from social anthropology and epidemiology.
Hulsen, Patrick, Founder & CEO, Daintel
Patrick Hulsen is a French-British national based in Denmark since 1992. He has a background as product manager in L'Oréal and later he also founded the software company Cohaesio. In 2004 Patrick Hulsen founded medical software company Daintel, where he is currently partner and CEO. Daintel is a medical software company working to increase the speed of knowledge transfers in health organizations to improve efficiency, patient care, quality and use of resources. Daintel´s solutions are designed by physicians for use by physicians.
Jensen, Henrik Bjerregaard, CEO, MedCom
Henrik Bjerregaard Jensen has 20 years of experience in the field of eHealth. 1987 - 1994 he was managing director of Health Informatics in the County of Funen and since 1994 he has been CEO of MedCom. Henrik Bjerregaard Jensen holds a MA from the University of Aarhus in political science, economy and planning. He has participated in numerous European research and IT developing projects since the beginning of the 1990'ties.
Jensen, Lars, Director Product Development, IT Health Care, Rambøll
Lars Jensen has vast experience in software development and various management positions from IT-companies. Mr. Jensen has extensive experience in management of large international projects. Furthermore, he has worked, studied and lived in both Denmark and Georgia, USA. From this experience and his educational background holding a master of science in Engineering and a bachelor of commerce degree he has developed strong technical, management and intercultural skills. Prior to current position as director of heath sector IT in Ramboll Informatik, Mr. Jensen has been working in Atlanta USA with databases and catalogues and in Ramboll he has taken up various positions covering project management, development and department management in the Ramboll IT company.
Keller, Amy, Research Associate, The Center for Health Design Research Associate
As a Research Associate for The Center for Health Design, Ms. Keller works closely with the Director of Research to develop Pebble Project partners' research agendas and to communicate research efforts. Before joining The Center, Ms. Keller worked as a Design Researcher at Kahler Slater Architects in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she advanced and improved systems for the firm's health care benchmarking and client satisfaction programs. Ms. Keller holds a Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her thesis focused on integrating architecture, research, and health care.
King, Ken, Chief Administrative Services Officer, El Camino Hospital
Ken King is the chief administrative services officer for El Camino Hospital. He joined El Camino as director of facilities services in 1988. He was appointed vice president in 1999 and then to his current title in 2010. Before joining El Camino Hospital, Mr. King worked in various engineering positions in hospitals in Southern California. He is a member of the American Society of Hospital Engineers, National Fire Protection Agency and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
Korn, Philip, Managing Director, Venture Capital, TriNet
Philip joined TriNet in May 2009 and leads TriNet’s venture capital relationship efforts nationwide. Venture capital firms and their portfolio companies are TriNet’s core market focus and TriNet has 10-15% market share of all venture backed companies. Philip is responsible for business development and is establishing a venture relationship program for TriNet that will help drive the company’s growth in the coming years. Philip has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Kristensen, Allan F., Product Manager, Rambøll Informatics
Allan F. Kristensen works as Product Manager at Rambøll. Allan has great experience with software for the municipal health care sector in Denmark. Since 1992, he has designed and developed programs for the municipal health care sector. He has been Product Manager for CARE for the past 10 years.He represents CARE in Local Government Denmark’s (LGDK) supplier forum. Mr. Kristensen has contributed to several Danish projects eg. Telekat and Common medication card.
Lange, Louis G., MD, Ph.D., Partner, Asset Management
Dr. Lange has 22 years experience in academic medicine at Harvard and Washington University, where he served as Chief of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at Jewish Hospital from 1985-1992 and was one of the first academicians in molecular cardiology. He founded CV Therapeutics based on this broad field and as Chairman, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, led the IPO in 1996 and the overall pipeline development and the initiatives for US FDA and European EMEA approval for Ranexa®, a first-in-class late sodium channel blocker and the first anti-anginal drug class approved in 30 years in the US. He also led the approval of Lexiscan®, a first-in-class adenosine A2a receptor agonist for use in myocardial perfusion imaging studies. Dr. Lange oversaw the commercial success of CV Therapeutics and its sale to Gilead in 2009 for $1.4 billion dollars.
Lister, Rob, Medical Products Lead, IDEO
Rob Lister is lead of the Medical Products group for IDEO in the Bay Area, reflecting more than ten years experience of developing innovative medical products and systems. Prior to this position, Rob was Head of Technical Strategy for the IDEO Europe and has been with IDEO since 2000. Rob's experience spans the design process, from human factors research to developing implementation strategies and from concept generation to engineering of complex electromechanical systems. Specific experience includes designing new surgical tools for heart valve implantation, creating the world's first transdermal vaccination patch delivery system and developing and implementing a self-injection multi-platform device strategy for a major pharmaceutical company. This experience gives him a deep understanding of the application of design thinking to meet strategic business goals in highly constrained and technical domains.
Loarie, Thomas M., Chairman & CEO, Mercator MedSystems, Inc.
Thomas M. Loarie has participated in the healthcare industry for 34 years, bringing more than 20 innovative medical devices to market worldwide. Since 1984, he has led venture backed medical start-ups from concept to commercialization and has raised over $190 million in both the private and public markets. Tom serves as Chairman, the External Advisory Bd for the University of California’s Department of Mechanical Engineering; as a mentor for the Haas School of Business (UCB) annual B-plan competition; and as judge for the Mendoza School of Business (University of Notre Dame) annual B-plan competition. He has lectured and written extensively on medical technology innovation and its implications for health care public policy.
McCall, Mette, Owner, McCall Media
Mette is a communications consultant and freelance journalist covering the Silicon Valley tech industry for a wide variety of media and clients in Denmark and the Bay Area. Her main beats include cleantech, embedded software and e-health related topics. She has worked as a localization editor with Yahoo!, teaches Danish at the Scandinavian School in San Francisco and wrote for several large, regional newspapers in Denmark before moving to San Francisco in 2002. Mette has been associated with Innovation Center Denmark since its opening in 2006. Mette currently writes for a number of Danish and American publications and handles some of the PR for Innovation Center Denmark in Palo Alto.
Meyer, Claus, Gastronomic entrepreneur and Co-owner of NOMA Restaurant
Claus Meyer is the author of 14 cookbooks and has earned a reputation as an educational, enlightening and witty TV-host in more than 300 cooking shows over the last 20 years. In addition to running a cooking school, Meyer is the innovative, gastronomic entrepreneur behind several business ventures including a vinegar factory, an orchard, a bakery, a coffee roaster, in addition to catering, and chocolate supply companies. He also acts as a culinary advisor, lecturer and assistant professor at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. In 2003, he co-founded Noma with Rene Redzeki and went on to act as the driving force behind the New Nordic Kitchen Manifesto, a vision meant as a guiding light to farms, food companies and restaurants, adopted by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2005.
Munro, Dan, Founder & CEO, ipatient
ipatient is a next generation healthcare solution designed to transform the patient-provider dialog – which typically starts with a paper form. Dan has successfully raised both angel and venture capital and accelerated the profitable exit of two startups – one of which was a payer solution acquired by WebMD. Another startup, Sequoia Software (acquired by Citrix), pioneered the use of XML to build Enterprise Information Portals specifically for healthcare. Among the first to use Sequoia’s software was Baylor Health and the resulting solution was featured by Bill Gates at a Microsoft HUG conference.
Nichols, Michael, Chief Privacy Officer, HealthTap, and Director, Legal Affairs
Michael Nichols is HealthTap's Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Legal Affairs. Michael has more than 10 years of experience providing legal services, business counsel, privacy counsel and business development advice to high tech, startup and other companies and institutions. Prior to joining HealthTap, Michael served as general counsel to two companies, including a Silicon Valley innovation startup and a privately held international silicon and semiconductor company, and was an associate for top tier law firms in the valley. Prior clients include businesses of all sizes, from start ups to Fortune 100 companies. Michael holds A.B. (honors) and M.A. degrees from Stanford University, and a J.D. from the Yale Law School, where he was an editor of two law journals: The Yale Law and Policy Review and the The Yale Law & Technology Symposium.
Nielsen, Claus F., International Manager, Health and Welfare Technologies, Delta
Claus F. Nielsen is currently working as International Manager with responsibility for Health & Welfare technologies in DELTA. DELTA is one of the 9 Danish Technological Service Institutes. Claus has a long track record since 1991 in working at the national level in politics, ICT and running large national projects in the public sector within elderly and health care sector to develop and implement nationwide ICT & mobile solutions in elderly care. He has been Local Government Denmark’s member of the steering committee of MedCom, the National Health Portal and contributed to the Danish national ICT- strategies for eHealth and the ICT-strategy for the social Area.
Nielsen, Torben, Director, myRegence.com
Torben Nielsen has served as the Director of eBusiness Products and Services at Regence since 2007. Leading consumer-focused marketing teams, he has helped implement innovative features to myRegence.com, including award-winning videos and multi-media content, social health and wellness communities and interactive decision support tools. Prior to joining Regence, Torben served as Manager for the Xerox Office Integrated Marketing Communications team at XEROX Corporation, responsible for print and radio advertising, online advertising and paid search, direct mail, tradeshows and events, as well as demand and lead generation for sales channels. He also managed the FreeColorPrinters Program and e-Commerce team. Prior to this, Torben served as Internet Program Manager at Inovise Medical, Inc. and LEGO.com Business Planner for the LEGO Company in Denmark.
Ranck, Jody, DrPH, Executive Team Member, mHealth Alliance; Senior Health Policy Advisor, InSTEDD
Jody Ranck has a career in health, development and innovation spanning nearly 20 years in his work with foundations, non-profits, the United Nations and governments. His current work has emphasized global health innovation and health technologies for the poor. He has served on the board of the Sustainable Sciences Institute and currently serves on the boards of the Media Advisory Board of the Annenberg Center’s Health Journalism Fellows Program (USC) and the Open Hands Foundation. He has a doctorate in Health Policy and Administration from UC Berkeley as well as an MA in International Relations and Economics (Johns Hopkins University, SAIS), and a BA in biology from Ithaca College. Some of his honors have included a Fulbright Fellowship (Grameen Bank, Bangladesh) and serving as a Rotary Fellow in Tunisia (Arabic and Islamic History).
Rasmussen, Erik, Founder & CEO, Monday Morning
As founder and CEO of Scandinavia's largest think tank, Monday Morning, Erik Rasmussen is a leading figure in the public debate and media in the Northern countries. He is a journalist by profession and has supplemented his vocation with studies in the US as well as work experience abroad and publications in Denmark and internationally. This is partly due to the fact that Monday Morning has its own weekly media, Monday Morning Weekly, an intellectual journal directed at decision makers across the political world, in business life and in knowledge institutions. Throughout his career, Erik Rasmussen has held a number of top positions within Danish media.
Schroll, Henrik, MD, Head of the IT sector, DAK-E
Dr. Henrik Schroll works as Head of the IT sector in The Danish quality Unit for General Practice. DAK-E was established in 2007 as a unit under the Foundation for Quality and E-Health (KIF) in Denmark. DAK-E is funded by funds from the agreement between Danish Regions and the Organisation of General Practitioners in Denmark (PLO).
Smit, Marco, President, Health 2.0 Advisors
Marco has more than 16 years experience helping companies in the US, Europe, and Asia win. He has worked with large companies in leading management consulting firms (Monitor Company, Bain, A.T. Kearney), as well as in executive roles with smaller companies in industry (e.g. Affymetrix). He especially enjoys working in the areas of growth strategy, sales & marketing effectiveness, business development and M&A. Marco is the President of Health 2.0 Advisors.
Ratan, Suneel, VP of Business Development, Health Hero Network
Mr. Ratan has 17 years of experience as a journalist and product- and business-development executive. He is responsible for developing strategic alliances for the company. Mr. Ratan started his career as a Washington-based economics correspondent for TIME and FORTUNE magazines, both part of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX). His coverage included the growing impact of entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security on the federal budget. He went on to hold executive positions in the online efforts of Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) and Channel One, the national in-school news network that is a unit of Primedia (NYSE:PRM). He holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a BA degree in Political Science from Columbia University. Mr. Ratan joined the company in December 2003.
Schuur, Erik R, Ph.D., Senior Consulting Partner, SciMed Partners, Inc.
Dr. Schuur has over 25 years of experience as a scientist, manager, and consultant. He has
worked in research from the bench level to the clinic at places such as UCLA, Stanford, Calydon,
Inc., and Asthmatx, Inc. His therapeutic areas of focus include oncology, virology, respiratory
diseases, and neurology. Dr. Schuur has extensive research and communication experience
(gene therapy, genomics technologies, clinical and regulatory documentation, publications,
data/ information management). He provides a range of medical/ scientific strategy and
Shaughnessy, Thomas, MD, Medical Director, Sutter Health
Dr. Thomas Shaughnessy has been with Sutter Health for 9 years, and Medical Director for Sutter Health’s Bay Area eICU since its inception in 2004. In addition to activities in numerous national Critical Care Societies, he has been active as a Delegate for the California Society of Anesthesiologists and served on the Board of Directors for the National Board of Respiratory Care. In addition, he has completed an MBA at the University of California, Irvine, with a focus on Health Care Administration. Dr. Shaughnessy has over 13 years of medical practice experience.
Simbana, JC, Director, SVB Capital
JC Simbana is a director with SVB Capital and leads the Life Science Practice of its Venture Exchange program. Venture Exchange serves as a platform to provide quality referrals to venture firms and assist emerging companies in raising capital through strategic introductions to the right investors for seed, Series A and follow on investments. Simbana has more than ten years of experience in financial services, with extensive experience in venture banking and equity research. Prior to joining SVB Capital in 2008, Simbana led Square 1 Bank's Life Science Practice in Northern California.
Suermondt, Jaap, MD, Research Director, Industry Verticals, HP Labs
Dr. Jaap Suermondt is Research Director at HP Labs, HP’s central research organization. His research spans analytics, electronic health records, personalization, data mining, decision support systems, and operational efficiency. He has a B.Sc. in mathematical and computational science from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Medical Information Sciences from Stanford University School of Medicine. He is an inventor on over 25 patents, and is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
Tang, Paul, MD, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF)
Paul Tang, M.D., is Vice President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and is Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Tang is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and serves on its Health Care Services Board. He is vice chair of the federal Health Information Technology Policy committee. He is a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), an advisory committee to the Secretary of HHS on health information policy, and co-chair of the NCVHS Quality Subcommittee. He chairs the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Health Information Technology Advisory Committee and is a member of the NQF Consensus Standards Approval Committee. Dr. Tang co-chairs the California eHealth Advisory Board, and chairs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Advisory Council for ProjectHealth Design (a program for innovative PHRs). Dr. Tang was named one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” in 2009 and “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare” in 2010.
Tingwald, George, M.D., Director of Medical Planning, Stanford University Medical Center
Dr. Tingwald brings the unique combination of qualifications as an architect and experience as a doctor of medicine. He is committed to healthcare design that merges excellent medical functionality with the primary needs of patients and families. Dr. Tingwald has medical and design experience in all aspects of healthcare delivery, with special training in surgery and its ancillary services, emergency medicine, women’s and children’s health, and the development of campus and hospital master plans.
Vesterby, Martin, PhD student at Caretech Innovation
Martin Vesterby started his first innovation project as a medical student. He created the concept: ”Net Prioritizing of Operations” (NEPO) and took part in the development of the system with Capgemini. Martin is still involved in different innovation projects at The Regional Hospital Silkeborg. Furthermore he is conducting research on the effect of virtual reality (VR) training for surgeons and has been the primus motor for the first VR-training course for orthopedic surgeons in Denmark. Today Martin is conducting a PhD study at the University of Aarhus documenting the process and effect of a new procedure based on telemedicine, supporting patients being discharged only one day after going through major orthopedic surgery. Martin has since June 2010 been part of the advisory group for the New University Hospital in Aarhus.
Waage, Jan, CEO, Medical Insight A/S
Jan Waage is the CEO of Medical Insights A/S and has more than 25 years of medtech management, including establishing, building and selling companies. Career includes a number of senior mangerial positions and boardmemberships in Coloplast, Zimmer Scandinavia and Kirudan. Medical Insight is an innovative software development company that specializes in providing clinical staff with instant access to healthcare images, regardless of their location and without compromising workflow, functionality or image quality.
Wilson, Ben, Director, Healthcare IT at Intel Digital Health
Ben Wilson has over 20 years of healthcare experience in marketing, consulting, product management, and technology. As the Director of Healthcare IT for Intel’s Digital Health Group, Mr. Wilson is one of the architects of Intel’s Healthcare IT Value Model and responsible for market development for the Intel Health Guide worldwide. Also, Mr. Wilson serves as the only representative of the for-profit sector on the CA Secretary of Health’s HIT/HIE Advisory Board. Prior to Intel, Ben was Executive Vice President and Founder of HealthAlliant, the premier boutique consulting firm serving RHIOs. Prior to HealthAlliant, Mr. Wilson held executive positions at two successful start-ups: General Manager of the healthcare division of BabyCenter.com, and President and Founder of Consumer Health Interactive (CHI). Mr. Wilson holds an MBA and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from UC Berkeley and degree in Political Science from Stanford University.
Wolf, Hal, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Hal Wolf is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at The Permanente Federation, the national umbrella organization for the regional Permanente Medical Groups, which comprise the physician component of Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Wolf is responsible for the development and implementation of the Federation's strategic priorities and is the key liaison between Kaiser Permanente Information Technology and the Federation for the development of technical strategies. He also works with international health systems in end-to-end process evaluations, IT data design, and care delivery application enhancement. Prior to joining the Federation, Mr. Wolf served as Vice President of Medical Group Operations and Health Plan Regional Information Officer at Kaiser Permanente of Colorado. Previously, he served as Chief Information Officer at Qwest Communications/USWest, and in business management positions with Time Warner Communications and MTV Networks.