Proving Market Value with Pragmatic Innovation in Healthcare

An intensive, highly differentiated one-day program presenting 

Real-World Market Impact of Blockchain, Telehealth, and Converging Innovation in healthcare

GROUNDED in REALITY and PRAGMATISM

 Understand and learn from use-cases in progress across multiple market segments around the world

LEVEL the PLAYING FIELD

Beyond imagination, misconception, and divergent understanding 

across the ecosystem, and within organizations

PRESENTED and DEBATED with PATHS FORWARD

By market makers and early adopters having real-world experience doing it

JOIN. ENGAGE. INFLUENCE.





HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM CROSS-SECTION
International experts and hands-on practitioners from the
U.S., Canada, UK, Israel, India, Dubai, and Estonia including
McKinsey & Company, Frost & Sullivan, IBM, Boehringer Ingelheim,
Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, United Healthcare, Flare Capital, IEEE,
MIT, Harvard, UMich, UC San Diego and...


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Packed with back-to-back, 30-minute sessions curated to maximize attendee value

Provocative Debates, Fireside Chats, Keynotes, Panels & Workshops

Annual Innovation Ignition Pitch Competition

Editor’s Choice Award for Best Article

  • Designed to enable open, collegiate, and informal interaction between attendees & speakers addressing emerging and controversial topics to build solutions for market efficiencies, and better patient outcomes!

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  • Organized by Trusted Market Resources
  • Building Trust Through Truth


SPEAKERS


Teuta Sahatqija

Ambassador & Head of Mission Consulate General, Republic of Kosovo

Guest Speaker

Stephanie Carlton

Expert Associate Partner, US Health System Reform and Medicare

McKinsey & Company

Keynote Speaker

John Halamka

International Healthcare Innovation Professor

Harvard Medical School

Keynote Speaker

Amar Gupta

Institute for Medical Engineering and Science;  Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

MIT

Keynote Speaker


Nitin Gaur

Director

IBM WW Digital Asset Labs at IBM

Ain Aaviksoo

CMO, Guardtime Health & General Manager Guardtime

Estonia


Lauren Peters, JD

 Undersecretary

EOHHS


Roy Schoenberg

President, CEO

American Well


Uli Broedl

VP Medical & Regulatory Affairs

Boehringer Ingelheim Canada LTD



Susan Ramonat

Founder & CEO

Spiritus


  1. Adam Russo

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Phia Group


  1. Vince Albanese

    CEO

    Haven Health Solutions


Bryan T. Arkwright, MHA

VP, Innovation

SCP Health


  1. Mike Baird

    President, Customer Solutions

    American Well


John Bass

Founder, CEO

Hashed Health


Dr. Cathy Barrera

Founding Economist

Prysm Group


Jerry Beinhauer, MD

CEO

Apaly Health


Lyle Berkowitz, MD

CMO & EVP

MDLive


Paul A. Sterling

VP of Emerging Products

United Healthcare


Mary Butler-Everson

SVP Healthcare

Product Innovations PNC


    • Wendy Charles, PHD, CIP, CCRP, CBP

      Research Compliance Manager

      Denver Health

David Weeks

Senior VP, CTO

  • NASCO-BCBS Alliance


Francisco Curbera, PhD

Director, Innovation & Solution Incubation Development, Blockchain & Consumer Health Development

IBM Watson Health

  • Kenneth Colón

    Director, Marketing & Business Development

  • Orderly Health


Pierre-Alexandre Fournier

CEO

Hexoskin


Mazin Gadir, PhD

Strategic Advisor, Dubai Health Authority

UAE 

Bill Geary

Co-Founder & Partner

Flare Capital

Jamie Goldstein

Founding Pertner

Pillar VC


Dennis Grishin

CEO

Nebula

Basker Gummadi

Clinical Digital Innovation

Celgene


Lucas Hendren

Co-Founder

SimplyVital

John Katsulas

Executive Director

Boston Debate League


Khan Siddiqui , MD

Founder & CMO

HIGI

Peter Kim

CEO & Co-Founder

Curisium

Kathryn King Cristaldi MD

Associate Program Director, Center of Excellence

 Medical University of South Carolina


  1. Joe Kristol

    Senior Advisor, Friends of United Hatzalah, Former Legislative Director

    United States Senate



Ryan Kruis

COE and SCTA Manager

MUSC 



Craig Lipset

Former Head of Clinical Innovation

Pfizer 

George Tm Mathew, MD, MBA, FACP

CMO

Americas DXC

Chrissa McFarlane

CEO

Patientory

Robert Miller

Senior Consultant

Consensys

Sumit Nagpal

Global GM, Health Innovation

Comcast NBCUniversal

  1. Jim Nasr

    VP, Technology & Innovation

    Synchrogenix, A Certara Company

Jeanne Barnette

Cystic Fibrosis Patient Advocate

Maria Palombini

Director, Communities & Initiatives Development, Emerging Technology

IEEE Standards Association

Ron Ribitzky

Founder & CEO

R&B Ribitzky

    1. Frank Ricotta

      CEO

      BurstIQ

  1. Mathew Rose, MD

    Founder

    SAAVHA

      • Amanda Stanhaus, PhD

        Student

        University of Michigan, Former JPM Quorum Member

      • Scott Stuewe

        President

        DirectTrust

Meyrick Vaz

VP, Strategic Market Partnerships

United Healthcare, Office of the CIO


    • Chris Watson, PhD

      Director of Product Strategy

      ERT


      • Ben Chevallereau

        Senior Architect

        Synchrogenix, A Certara Company

      • Jin Wei-Kocsis, PhD

        Assistant Professor, Computer & Information Technology

      • Purdue University

  • Vincent Esposito

    Chief Strategy Officer

  • S&S Healthcare Strategies


        • Melissa Bianchi

          Partner

          Hogan Lovells

      • Jeremy D. Sherer, Esq.

      • Digital Health Co-Chair

      • Hooper, Lundy & Bookman

    • Mike Wasserman

      Executive Director

    • Boston Debate League


      • Ray Dogum

        Founder

      • Health Unchained



        • Charles E. Nahabedian

          CEO

        • Videokall, Inc.

        • Innovation Ignition Finalist

    • Rachel Phillips

      Founder

    • Med-Rok Systems Inc. 

    1. Innovation Ignition Finalist

  • Joseph (Joe) Smith, MD, PhD

    CEO

  • Reflexion

    • Innovation Ignition Finalist


  • Jacques Stroud

    CEO

    DocFully

  • Innovation Ignition Finalist


  • Maksim Tsvetovat

    CTO

  • Open Health Network 

  1. Innovation Ignition Finalist

      • Renold Capocasale

        CWO

      • FlowMetric

        • Tory Cenaj

          Founder and Publisher

        • Partners in Digital Health










Schedule

8:00AM-8:45AM

BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION


8:45AM-9:00AM

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher, Partners in Digital Health


Emerging Nation Health Innovation                       

Teuta Sahatqija, Ambassador & Head of Mission Consulate General, Republic of Kosovo


9:00AM-9:30AM

KEYNOTE: The Era of Exponential Improvement in Healthcare

Stephanie Carlton, Expert Associate Partner, US Health System Reform and Medicare, McKinsey & Company


9:30AM-10:00AM

KEYNOTE: CONQUERING DIGITAL HEALTH BARRIERS AND MISCONCEPTIONS

Amar Gupta, PhD, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science; 

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT


10:00AM-10:30AM

PRAGMATIC BLOCKCHAIN-ENABLED NOTIFICATION SERVICES: DIRECTTRUST NETWORK USE-CASE

Scott Stuewe, President, DirectTrust

Moderator: Vince Albanese, CEO, Haven Health


SCALING UP SOUTH CAROLINA'S TELEHEALTH DEPLOYMENT NATIONWIDE

Kathryn King Cristaldi M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, Associate Program Director, Center of Excellence

Ryan Kruis, COE and SCTA Manager, MUSC                          

Moderator: Shawn Valenta, Director of Telehealth, Medical University of South Carolina


WORKSHOP: IEEE-SA IC19-004 TECH & DATA HARMONIZATION FOR ENABLING REMOTE CLINICAL TRIALS [PART 1]

Jeanne Barnette, Cystic Fibrosis Patient Advocate

Ben Chevallereau, Senior Architect, Synchrogenix, a Certara Company

Basker Gummadi, Clinical Digital Innovation, Celgene 

Jim Nasr, Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Synchrogenix, a Certara Company

Mathew Rose, MD, Founder, Saavha

Chris Watson, PhD, Director of Product Strategy, ERT

Moderator: Maria Palombini, Director, Communities & Initiatives Development, Life Sciences, IEEE-SA


10:30AM-11:00AM

NATIONAL-SCALE DECENTRALIZED CONTRACTING BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND PROVIDERS: DISINTERMEDIATION USE CASE

Jerry Beinhauer, MD, CEO, Apaly Health

Vincent Esposito, Chief Strategy Officer at S&S Healthcare Strategies

Moderator: Adam Russo, Co-founder and CEO, Phia Group


PATIENT IMPACT AND THE BOTTOM LINE WITH DIGITAL HEALTH

Paul Sterling, VP Emerging Products, United Healthcare

Craig Lipset, Former Head Clinical Innovation, Pfizer 

Moderator: Bryan T. Arkwright, MHA, Director, SCP Consulting Services


WORKSHOP: IEEE-SA IC19-004 TECH & DATA HARMONIZATION FOR ENABLING REMOTE CLINICAL TRIALS [PART 2]

Jeanne Barnette, Cystic Fibrosis Patient Advocate

Ben Chevallereau, Senior Architect, Synchrogenix, a Certara Company

Basker Gummadi, Clinical Digital Innovation, Celgene 

Jim Nasr, Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Synchrogenix, a Certara Company

Mathew Rose, MD, Founder, Saavha

Chris Watson, PhD, Director of Product Strategy, ERT

Moderator: Maria Palombini, Director, Communities & Initiatives Development, Life Sciences, IEEE-SA


11:00AM-11:30AM

Genomics, Data, and Health Consumer Participation: The Blockchain Play

Renold CapocasaleCWO, FlowMetric

Dennis Grishin, CEO, Nebula

Moderator: Frank Ricotta, CEO, BurstIQ


CAPTURING THE CONSUMER HEALTH ZEITGEIST WITH REMOTE HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

Khan Siddiqui, MD, Founder and CMO, higi

Sumit Nagpal, SVP and GM, Health Innovation, Comcast NBC Universalf

Moderator: Bryan T. Arkwright, MHA, Director, SCP Consulting Services


11:30AM-12:00PM

NATION-SCALED BLOCKCHAIN: ESTONIA CASE STUDY

Ain Aaviksoo, Chief Medical Officer, Guardtime Health & General Manager, Guardtime Estonia


DEBATE: DOES A NEW HEALTH PARADIGM IMPACT RIGHTS TO PRIVACY AND PERSONAL DATA?

Melissa Bianchi, Partner, Health Privacy, Hogan Lovells

George T. Mathew MD, MBA, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Americas, DXC

Robert Miller, Senior Consultant, Consensys

Amanda Stanhaus, Identity at Consensys, Former J.P. Morgan Blockchain Strategist for Quorum

Moderator: Mike Wasserman, Executive Director, Boston Debate League


12:00PM-12:30PM

Real-World Value of Blockchain in Healthcare: 2019 Checkpoint

John Bass, CEO, Hashed Health

Lucas Hendren, Co-founder, SimplyVital

Chrissa McFarlane, CEO, Patientory

Mazin Gadir, PhD,  Strategic Advisor, Dubai Health Authority, UAE

Moderator: Ron Ribitzky, M.D., CEO, R&D Ribitzky


OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO INNOVATION ADOPTION WORLDWIDE: FIRST RESPONDERS CASE STUDY

Joe Kristol, Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Friends of United Hatzalah

George T. Mathew MD, MBA, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Americas, DXC

Moderator: Amar Gupta, PhD, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science; Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT



12:30PM-1:00PM

LUNCH



VALIDATED USE CASES OF BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE

Wendy Charles, PhD, Regulatory Scientist, Denver Health

Kenneth Colon, Director of Marketing & BD, Orderly Health

Moderator: Frank Ricotta, CEO, BurstIQ


1:00PM-1:30PM

Lunch Keynote Presentations

Carl Camden, Founder and President, IPSE-U.S.

Hollie Heikkinen, CEO and Founder, iWorker Innovations

Vince Albanese, CEO and Founder, Haven Health Solutions


1:30PM-2:00PM

DESIGN PRINCIPLES OF THE BLOCKCHAIN NETWORK: SECURITY, SCALABILITY, AND SUSTAINABILITY BY DESIGN

Francisco Curbera, PhD, Director, Innovation & Solution Incubation Development, Blockchain & Consumer Health Development, IBM Watson Health

Nitin Gaur, Director, IBM WW Digital Asset Lab


SWEEPING TELEHEALTH ACROSS THE NATION: REGULATORY, CONSUMER PROTECTION, AND ENTERPRISE

Lauren Peters, JD, Undersecretary, EOHHS

Jeremy D. Sherer, Associate, Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC


2:00PM-2:30PM

BLOCKCHAIN ADOPTION IN HEALTHCARE: BEST PRACTICES FOR GOVERNMENTS & ENTERPRISE

Dr. Cathy Barrera, Founding Economist, Prysm Group 

Mazin Gadir, PhD,  Strategic Advisor, Dubai Health Authority, UAE

Moderator: Amanda Stanhaus, Former J.P. Morgan Blockchain Strategist for Quorum


3rd Annual Innovation Ignition Pitch Competition

Finalists:
AdmitScan, by Med-Rok  |  Asclepius, by Docfully  |  PatientSphere, by Open Health Network  |  Transpedite, by Med-Rok   |  Vera, by Reflexion Health  |  ClinicStop, by VideoCall

Judges:
Bill Geary, Co-founder and Partner, Flare Capital  |  Jamie Goldstein, Founding Partner, Pillar VC  | John Halamka, MD, International Healthcare Innovation Professor, Harvard Medical School  |  Peter Kim, CEO and Co-founder, Curisium  |  Tim K. Mackey, MAS, PhD, Associate Professor, UC San Diego, School of Medicine  |  Anh L. Ngo, MD, MBA, Faculty, Harvard Medical School, BIDMC


2:30PM-3:00PM

DEBATE: WHERE DOES HEALTHCARE NEED BLOCKCHAIN?

John Bass, CEO, Hashed Health 

Uli Broedl, Country Medical Director, VP Medical & Regulatory Affairs, and Co-Chair BI Incubator at Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd

Wendy Charles, PhD, CIP, CCRP, CBP, Research Compliance Manager, Denver Health 

Frank Ricotta, CEO, BurstIQ 

Moderator: John Katsulas, Executive Director, Boston College Debate


HEALTH INNOVATION AND THE INVESTMENT COMMUNITY

Jamie Goldstein, Founding Partner, Pillar VC

John Halamka, MD, International Healthcare Innovation Professor, Harvard Medical School

Peter Kim, CEO and Co-founder, Curisium

Moderator: Bill Geary, Co-founder and Partner, Flare Capital


3:00PM-3:45PM

HEALTHCARE ALLIANCES: A NEW BOTTOM LINE WITH BLOCKCHAIN?

Mary Butler-Everson, SVP Healthcare Product Innovations, PNC Healthcare

Carl Camden, Founder and President, IPSE-U.S.

David Weeks, Senior VP, CTO, NASCO – BCBS Alliance

Meyrick Vaz, Vice President, Strategic Market Partnerships, UnitedHealthcare, Office of the CIO

Moderator: John Halamka, MD, International Healthcare Innovation Professor, Harvard Medical School


MEDICAL MOON SHOTS AND SPACE…THE FINAL FRONTIER

Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO, Hexoskin 

Jin Wei-Kocsis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Computer & Information Technology, Purdue University

Moderator: Ray Dogum, Founder, Health Unchained


3:45PM-4:30PM

Blockchain-enabled Cross Border Supply Chain:  FIRESIDE CHAT

Susan Ramonat, Founder and CEO, Spiritus

Moderator: Jim Nasr, Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Synchrogenix, a Certara company


CANDIDLY SPEAKING: IN DEPTH CHAT WITH TELEHEALTH TITANS

Mike Baird, President, Customer Solutions, American Well

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, Chief Medical Officer & EVP Product Strategy, MDLIVE, Inc.

John Korangy, CEO, Careclix

Roy Schoenberg, President & CEO, American Well

Moderator: John Halamka, MD, International Healthcare Innovation Professor, Harvard Medical School


4:30PM-5:00PM

CLOSING CEREMONY KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD

BHTY & TMT EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD

John Halamka, MD, International Healthcare Innovation Professor, Harvard Medical School



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  • HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM CROSS-SECTION

    Leadership at multinational corporations; emerging growth global companies and startups; national and state governments; payers and providers; consortia; standards; universities; and media

    Private sector and non-profit executives, government officials, investors, entrepreneurs, and leading researchers





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WHAT We Do

Converge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) challenges audiences to catalyze and change healthcare using blockchain technology, telehealth, and converging technologies to build consensus for new healthcare solutions and reduce costs for health systems and health consumers. Top world authorities share business cases, pilots, and scaled use, to demonstrate the impact of new and vetted solutions to address challenges in healthcare.

The conference cuts straight to the practicality of initiatives using the HBS Case Method with panelists. Where possible, the bottom line financial impact of initiatives is shared along with “how to” guidance for replicating similar outcomes.

Each year, a current and topical theme is selected to find solutions to current challenges in healthcare and build consensus and understanding for them. This year #ConV2X 2019 presents “Proving Market Value with Pragmatic Innovation in Healthcare.”

The conference is collegiate in essence. No titles or corporate affiliations are featured on badges. This encourages all participants at all levels to share relevant experiences with new or known community members.

Professionally moderated Debates are a conference staple, as top authorities elucidate arguments, pro and con, addressing controversial issues and topics. The Innovation Ignition Competition brings you tomorrow’s investment opportunities with startups competing for mind share and exposure, to VCs, and leading tech labs.

#ConV2X welcomes all stakeholders in the ecosystem to facilitate dialogue, build alliances, educate, and bolster pioneering efforts in industry.

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