DTx East 2020
3rd Annual

DTx East 2020

September 16 - 18, 2020 | EDT Timezone

Accelerating Digital Therapeutics into the Hands of Patients

 

Re-engineered for Online

 

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Partners

Knowledge Partners
Knowledge Partner

Biorasi is a catalyst for growth, innovation and evolution in the field of clinical research. We move the industry forward, improving results for our partners, and outcomes for their patients.

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Knowledge Partner

Curebase is a leading provider of decentralized clinical research software and services for digital therapeutics. Curebase enables any patient and any healthcare provider to be part of a clinical study, accelerating enrollment and enabling novel study designs with diverse populations. Curebase operates as a complete eClinical software platform, virtual research site, and full-service CRO.

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Knowledge Partner

We set our sight on a simple, but powerful vision to advance life science services toward a healthier world.

The journey began when Water Street Healthcare Partners and JLL Partners joined forces to acquire and combine the most comprehensive platform of life sciences services in the industry. Together, we are EVERSANA.

We offer more than 500 clients – from start-ups to established global pharmaceutical leaders – the services they need to bring critical therapies to market while improving the lives of patients around the world.

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Knowledge Partner

Ieso Digital Health is a biotechnology company whose mission it is to harness advanced technology and clinical science to deepen the understanding of the causes, symptoms and treatments of mental health problems.

By delivering psychological care to patients using the Ieso online therapy platform, a combination of data science, and advanced analytics can be used to develop digital therapeutics, education and training, and AI tools, to change the way mental healthcare is delivered across the world.

Ieso’s employees are dedicated to building a new paradigm in mental health science; building a complete understanding of the root causes of mental health conditions and developing interventions that will address the personal, societal and economic impacts of mental illness, paving the way for a world where everyone has access to the help they need, when they need it.

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Knowledge Partner

IQVIA (NYSE:IQV) is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services to the life sciences industry dedicated to delivering unique and actionable insights. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA has approximately 67,000 employees worldwide.

Learn more at www.iqvia.com

 

Knowledge Partner

Noom is the world’s leading behavior change company, disrupting the weight loss and healthcare industries. By combining the power of artificial intelligence, mobile tech, and psychology with the empathy of over 1,000 personal coaches, Noom helps people live healthier lives by changing their habits for the long-term. More than 50 million people have benefited from Noom’s behavior change courses.

The company is headquartered in New York City with offices in Seoul and Tokyo.

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Knowledge Partner

TopLine Power® is what Simon-Kucher is all about. We help clients grow revenue through optimization of strategy, pricing, marketing, and sales across industries.

We are a thought leader in these topics at the intersection of digitalization and life sciences, positioning our clients thrive in the healthcare industry of the future.

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Supporters
Digital Therapeutics Commercialization Consultants

DTxCC: a boutique consultancy focused solely on Digital Therapeutics and Digital Health commercialization

We specialize in go-to-market strategy development:

– Market Access and  Reimbursement
– Business models development
– Data monetization

Our Payer Advisory Council provides actionable insight

Custom qualitative research
– One-one-one interviews

Advisory board meetings
– Virtual
Live face-to-face meetings

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Supporter

JAZZ Venture Partners invests in companies that extend the boundaries of human performance — improving how we live, learn, work, play, and experience the world.

We seek breakthroughs at the intersection of digital technology and neuroscience that are influencing the human experience, such as augmented reality, artificial intelligence, immersive gaming, and closed-loop human-computer systems.

Our portfolio companies are unlocking human potential in health, mind-body wellness, accelerated learning and training, sports, entertainment, and the enterprise.

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DTx East goes online for 2020

With Digital Therapeutics hotter than they’ve ever been, the need to meet and learn together is greater than ever before. As an industry, we cannot afford to put things on hold.

DTx East 2020 has been completely re-engineered to deliver the best networking experience together with exciting new learning opportunities.

DTx East goes online for 2020
Key Features
Dynamic Networking

Replicate those all-important ‘water cooler’ moments through randomly assigned networking or join topic-associated discussions to find those with similar interests to you. Scroll through the entire attendee list to message your fellow attendees, schedule 1-2-1 video calls, or create your own private session rooms for group discussions. DTx East will enable you to meet more leaders from across the industry than ever before!

Interactive Learning

The agenda is purposely built to provide an engaging and interactive learning experience. Integrated polls, topic-focused roundtables, Q&A with speakers, “Open-Mic” discussions, and more, you will be able to accelerate your knowledge of Digital Therapeutics as they continue their meteoric rise. The ability to actively or passively be involved in these learning opportunities is yours!

Meeting Point DTx East
Personalized Participation

The Digital Platform lets you create your own personal agenda. You can attend live sessions, watch on-demand content, take part in open networking sessions, or take a break whenever suits you. Seamlessly hop between learning and networking at any time. Look through the program and slot sessions directly into your calendar, to help fit the conference around the day job. All of this from the comfort of your own home.

The DTx Series helped shape the conversations in this new digital health category from the beginning. All the key players show up to continue the conversation and I am looking forward to the virtual experience this year. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

Mette Dyhrberg, CEO, Mymee, Inc.

I am excited to be part of DTx East this year, being able to virtually connect with peers is crucial for the industry. I am interested in learning more from other leaders how they plan to adapt to the new reality we are living in and the impact COVID-19 will have on the future of medicine in the US.

Joe Perekupka, CCO, Palo Alto Health Sciences

DTx conferences are excellent places to collaborate with top leaders and stay current on the often complex and evolving trends shaping our investments – all while being part of a passionate, growing community of entrepreneurs.

Elan Tye, Principal, JAZZ Venture Partners

The DTx series is more than a conference – it’s become a community with mutual interest in advancing digital therapeutics.

David Stevenson, Managing Director, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

Speaker Faculty

David Klein
David Klein
Chief Executive Officer
Click Therapeutics
David Klein
Chief Executive Officer
Click Therapeutics

Former Managing Director at Opus Point Partners which created, financed, & operated 10+ science companies including Cougar Biotechnology (CGRB), Chelsea Therapeutics (CHTP), TG Therapeutics (TGTX), Assembly Biosciences (ASMB), Tracon Pharmaceuticals (TCON), Fortress Biotech (FBIO), and Ziopharm Oncology (ZIOP)
Co-Founder & Owner at Klein Sun Gallery, America’s leading Chinese contemporary art gallery
Guest Lecturer, Biotechnology Program at Columbia University & 17+ years life science industry experience
Former Senior Consultant at Pfizer & Strategic Advisor at publicly traded & privately held life science companies
B.A., Brandeis University

Liz Kwo
Liz Kwo
Medical Director, Digital Health
Anthem
Liz Kwo
Medical Director, Digital Health
Anthem

Dr. Liz Kwo is an experienced healthcare executive with 15+ years specialized in building and scaling digital healthcare products to provide high quality care, leveraging predictive and prescriptive analytics to improve outcomes. Her current role at Anthem is to create digitized, automated, and continuously improved frictionless patient and provider experience that drives down cost of care. She has worked in remote patient monitoring for Medtronic, American Well as the VP of Provider Networks for telehealth, and is an active angel investor in the healthcare community, with a specific interest in technology-enabled healthcare delivery such as RubiconMD. She founded multiple venture-backed companies in educational technology (sold to CVC private equity firm in 2014), digital healthcare, and healthcare supplies and is passionate about creating seamless tailored experiences for enrolling patients and building on-demand data driven insights to support national employer clients.

Dr. Kwo has extensive experience in healthcare technology product development and commercialization, P&L, B2B/B2C marketing & sales, strategic partnerships, & post-merger integration. A practicing physician in urgent and preventive care, Dr. Kwo’s clinical expertise allows her to translate ideas from bench to bedside. She is also a lecturer in the Harvard-MIT HST Program and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kwo has an MD from Harvard Medical School, MBA from Harvard Business School, MPH from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and a BA from Stanford University. She completed her residency at Harvard Preventive Care and is Board Certified in Preventive Care and Occupational Medicine.

Konstantin Mehl
Konstantin Mehl
Founder & President
Kaia Health
Konstantin Mehl
Founder & President
Kaia Health

Kaia Health Inc. was founded with the aim to create evidence-based applications for self-management of chronic diseases to reflect the growing evidence of patient empowerment with effective therapies. Treatments which place patients in the driver’s seat of disease management and offer non-pharmacological alternatives are rapidly gaining importance in almost any chronic illness- from pain conditions to neurodegenerative diseases.

Kaia aims to create interdisciplinary digital approaches that empower patients to take control of the management of their diseases at low costs and to democratize access to required lifestyle changes following onset of a chronic disease. To achieve this, Kaia brings together experts in each of the medical fields in the creation of content and applications. This approach is paired with technological innovations to increase patient motivation, ensure correct exercise execution and monitor disease activity. Kaia’s first app democratizes the access to the multimodal back pain therapy. Pilot studies have consistently shown enduring pain reduction in users. This effect is currently being reproduced in RCTs. Kaia’s late stage pipeline ranges from COPD to osteoarthritis and Parkinson’s.

Konstantin is a serial entrepreneur. His last company foodora, a global food delivery company was sold to delivery hero in 2015. He now builds a digital therapeutics company called Kaia Health. He holds a dual Masters in Finance and Energy Systems from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from Technical University

Rena Meadows
Rena Meadows
Associate Principal, Real World Solutions
IQVIA
Rena Meadows
Associate Principal, Real World Solutions
IQVIA
Lauren Li
Lauren Li
Head of Digital Health
Ipsen
Lauren Li
Head of Digital Health
Ipsen

Lauren Li is Head of Digital Health at Ipsen, a global biopharmaceutical group dedicated to improving lives through innovative medicines in Oncology, Neuroscience, and Rare Diseases. Driven by a passion to improve the access to and quality of care around the world, she works at the intersection of life sciences and technology, leading a team to create “beyond the drug” solutions. Prior to Ipsen, she held multiple biotech commercial roles at Amgen both in the U.S. and in Europe, spanning digital innovation, analytics & insights, marketing, and sales. Lauren also formerly led strategy and operations at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre – a top 5 academic cancer hospital in the world, consulted at McKinsey & Company, and ran a successful family business. She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. with honors in economics from Princeton University.

Chuck Gammal
Chuck Gammal
Partner
Simon Kucher & Partners
Chuck Gammal
Partner
Simon Kucher & Partners
Anand Iyer
Anand Iyer
Chief Strategy Officer
Welldoc
Anand Iyer
Chief Strategy Officer
Welldoc

Anand is a respected global digital health leader—most known for his insights on and experience with technology, strategy and regulatory policy. Anand has been instrumental in WellDoc’s success and the development of BlueStar®. Since joining WellDoc in 2008, he has held core leadership positions that included Chief Data Science Officer, President and Chief Operations Officer. He holds an MS and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Aaron Gani
Aaron Gani
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
BehaVR
Aaron Gani
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
BehaVR

Aaron Gani is the founder and CEO of BehaVR, LLC, creating digital therapeutics for behavioral health through the unmatched psychological power of Virtual Reality. Gani has been creating applications and experiences with technology throughout his career in healthcare and financial services, up to and including serving as Chief Technology Officer of Humana, a Fortune 50 managed care organization.

After a decade+ in healthcare leading technology development of population health, utilization management, disease management programs, pharmacy, primary care, urgent care, Health IT, and clinical analytics, and constantly working on ways to improve and empower consumer health with technology, data and analytics, Gani identified the crucial gap between knowledge, tools, and activation of healthy behavior, and believes Virtual Reality experiences can close that gap.

Gani is a founding member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Digital Medicine (DiMe) Society, and a founding advisory board member of the International Virtual Reality Healthcare Association (IVRHA). Gani holds a Master’s in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University, an MBA, General Management and Health Sector Management from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and a BS in Management/CIS from the University of Louisville.

Adam Samson
Adam Samson
Director of Clinical Operations
Curebase
Adam Samson
Director of Clinical Operations
Curebase

Adam is Director of Clinical Operations at Curebase, overseeing all Curebase’s clinical trials, including digital therapeutics. Adam has a range of therapeutic and research experience. He began his career as a coordinator and transitioned into monitoring and project management roles of increasing responsibility within CROs, academia, and pharma.

Adam received a master’s in clinical research from George Washington University and is active in his professional community.

Debbie Lin
Debbie Lin
Executive Director
Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund
Debbie Lin
Executive Director
Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

Dr. Debbie Lin is Executive Director at Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund in the US and leads the Fund’s North American efforts in Digital Healthcare.   She joined Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in 2008.  Within Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, she worked across various regions and divisions.  She has worked in Medical Affairs in the area of women’s health and later in Health Economics and Outcomes supporting all commercial product sales with large payers and providers accounts on the West Coast.  She also led the US organization’s social entrepreneurship program in Boehringer Ingelheim’s Making More Health collaboration with Ashoka.  In 2013, she transitioned to Corporate Headquarters in Germany in Corporate Strategy and Development as Director of Corporate Development.  There she was responsible for BI’s global development strategy, leading BI’s global venture into stroke rehabilitation.  She led  multi-country teams to set up the company’s first stroke rehabilitation centers in Shanghai, China and in Lisbon, Portugal.  Prior to Boehringer Ingelheim, she worked as a Public Policy Consultant for Pacific Health Policy Group supporting Medicaid Policy implementation in various states such as Vermont and West Virginia during the Clinton Administration. Her doctorate is in Pharmacogenomics and Bioinformatics from UCSF, she also has a Masters in Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters in Public Policy from UCLA.   Debbie is a native Californian, she loves sunshine, being around nature and the ocean, yoga and dogs.

Ted James
Ted James
Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology & Director, Breast Care Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Ted James
Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology & Director, Breast Care Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. James is the Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology, co-Director of the Breast Care Center, and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His research interests focus on improving the quality of breast cancer surgery through outcomes research and clinical innovations. Dr. James provides research mentoring opportunities to medical students and residents.

In addition to his clinical background, Dr. James obtained a master’s degree in health care management from the Harvard School of Public Health and addresses health systems and quality issues in clinical oncology. He serves in national leadership roles and has directed programs in quality improvement, clinical education and health services research. His mission is to improve patient care through research, education and innovation.

Jo Masterson
Jo Masterson
Chief Executive Officer
2Morrow, Inc.
Jo Masterson
Chief Executive Officer
2Morrow, Inc.

Jo is fascinated by the convergence of mobile technology and behavioral science, especially surrounding the area of healthcare. At 2Morrow, Jo leads the research and program development efforts to make evidence-based behavior modifications programs more accessible by putting them directly in the hands of those who need them via their smartphones. Focused on drivers that affect chronic disease (i.e. smoking, weight, stress, chronic pain management), 2Morrow’s evidence-based platform makes it easier and more convenient to include behavioral science into existing health care treatment plans. 2Morrow distributes programs distributed via employers, wellness platforms, health plans, providers and public health. Jo is a past “40 under 40“ who started her career as a nurse and has worked in healthcare, education and technologies companies.

Joris van Dam
Joris van Dam
Executive Director, Head of Digital Therapeutics
Novartis
Joris van Dam
Executive Director, Head of Digital Therapeutics
Novartis

Joris van Dam is a Digital Health intrapreneur with 15 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical Research & Development, focusing on the innovative use of digital technologies to improve and transform therapeutic innovation, patient engagement, and clinical trials operations. Joris is currently leading the Digital Therapeutics initiative at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, including its collaboration with Pear Therapeutics on the development of therapies in schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis.

Prior to that, Joris launched a number of digital health innovation initiatives at Novartis, including the launch of the Trials of the Future program, the Patients-2-Trials Consortium (a pharma consortium project to facilitate clinical research navigation for patients), the Clinical Research Collaboration with Walgreens (running interventional clinical trials at local Walgreens Healthcare clinics), TriNetX (a platform for using electronic medical records for study planning and design), CentrosHealth (a platform for patient engagement Apps in clinical trials), and a mobile platform for bedside data collection for clinical trials in Africa.

Prior to joining Novartis, Joris spent 7 years at Janssen, where a.o. he worked in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to launch a mobile health platform for improving treatment of HIV patients in various regions across India, and led Janssen’s participation to the EHR4CR program at the EU’s Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). Prior to joining pharmaceutical research and development, Joris spent 7 years in consulting across industries and across Europe. Joris holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam.

Ed Cox
Ed Cox
Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances & Head of Digital Medicine
EVERSANA
Ed Cox
Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances & Head of Digital Medicine
EVERSANA

Widely recognized as a preeminent thought leader in digital therapeutics, Ed joins EVERSANA from Dthera Sciences, where as its CEO, he earned the FDA’s Breakthrough Device designation for a digital therapeutic to treat the behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. His pioneering work in this field has led him to serve in highly visible roles at numerous digital therapeutic and digital medicine events throughout the world, including DTx-Science (Bordeaux, France), LSX World Congress (London, UK), CNS Summit (Boca Raton, FL), DTx West (San Mateo, CA), and Evercore Healthcare Conference (Boston, MA). Ed championed digital medicines as chair of the first digital therapeutics conferences in the industry – DTxDM (San Jose, CA) and DTx East (Boston, MA), as well as the inaugural DTx Europe (London, UK).

With a background in executive leadership across numerous industries including digital health, pharma and biotech, technology, investment banking, and public markets, he is uniquely positioned to lead digital medicine and strategic alliance initiatives in this rapidly expanding sector. He excels at finding creative and asymmetric pathways to drive success and is adept at corporate development and these skills have enabled him to build high profile strategic partnerships. Ed holds a Master’s of Science in Management from Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications the University of Florida.

Acacia Parks
Acacia Parks
Chief Scientist
Happify Health
Acacia Parks
Chief Scientist
Happify Health

Dr. Parks’ research focuses on self-help methods for increasing well-being via books and digital technology. She is Chief Scientist for tech startup Happify, which brings the cutting edge in research-based well-being interventions to large businesses, health plans, and consumers. Her research spans across the whole spectrum of wellness, from non-distressed consumers to stressed employees, sufferers of chronic health conditions, and individuals with depression and/or anxiety. She works to pioneer new methodology in the study of digital therapeutics, especially when it comes to outcomes assessment. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and in addition to editing three books, she is also an Associate Editor at the Journal of Positive Psychology.

Ravi Nunna
Ravi Nunna
Medical Advisor
CureApp
Ravi Nunna
Medical Advisor
CureApp

Seattle-area physician working to bring emerging healthcare technologies to market

Jessica Lipschitz
Jessica Lipschitz
Associate Director, Digital Behavioural Health & Informatics Research Program
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Jessica Lipschitz
Associate Director, Digital Behavioural Health & Informatics Research Program
Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Jessica M. Lipschitz, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Digital Behavioral Health & Informatics Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on evaluation and implementation of digital behavioral health tools, specifically patient/provider/systems-level engagement and use of these tools to inform precision medicine. Dr. Lipschitz has worked extensively with the VA on national digital health rollout initiatives and has consulted and conducted research in partnership with industry aimed at improving and implementing digital health solutions for behavioral health. She serves on the editorial board for JMIR – Mental Health.

Mitch DeKoven
Mitch DeKoven
Senior Principal – Health Economics/Outcomes Research, Real World Insights
IQVIA
Mitch DeKoven
Senior Principal – Health Economics/Outcomes Research, Real World Insights
IQVIA
Madhavi Jagdish
Madhavi Jagdish
Former Director, Product Design
Pear Therapeutics
Madhavi Jagdish
Former Director, Product Design
Pear Therapeutics

Madhavi Jagdish is the Former Director of Product Design at Pear Therapeutics, and has designed mobile applications for over a decade, both in the consumer space and now in this revolutionary field of prescription digital therapeutics. She is very excited about the possibility of design changing people’s lives in meaningful and long-lasting ways.

The views expressed by Madhavi are Madhavi’s alone and not necessarily those of Pear Therapeutics.

Chris Wasden
Chris Wasden
Head of HappifyDTx
Happify Health
Chris Wasden
Head of HappifyDTx
Happify Health

As Head of HappifyDTx and Board Member of the Digital Therapeutic Alliance (DTA), Chris is leading the effort to bring Happify’s platform to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Recently he was a professor at the University of Utah and served as Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation, a digital health game incubator. He is the co-author of two books on innovation, creativity, and leadership: Tension – The Energy of Innovation; and Solving for Why – Change Your Identity, Change Your Future. He is the named inventor on 12 issued patents, has been a founding leader in 10 startups, and has held leadership positions at JP Morgan and PwC. He holds a doctorate from George Washington University in Human and Organizational Learning, and an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School.

Sarah Jackson
Sarah Jackson
Chief of Staff
Click Therapeutics
Sarah Jackson
Chief of Staff
Click Therapeutics

Sarah Jackson is Chief of Staff at Click Therapeutics, where she operates across business development, alliance management and strategy. In her role, Sarah actively seeks partnership and licensing opportunities, supports deal execution, and manages collaboration relationships and operations. Sarah holds a B.A. cum laude in Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology from Harvard College.

Brent Vaughan
Brent Vaughan
Healthcare Venture Capital
Morningside Venture Capital
Brent Vaughan
Healthcare Venture Capital
Morningside Venture Capital

As part of the healthcare investment team at Morningside Venture Capital, I work with therapeutic and device companies with a focus on next generation Digital Therapeutics (DTx) and Digital Health companies who I feel can demonstrate disease-state modification through software & hardware interventions.

Previously, I was CEO/ & co-founder of Cognoa, Inc. where we built the company into a leader in the DTx and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) space- earning FDA Breakthrough Designations for two DTx products and successfully completing multiple multi-clinic and decentralized clinical studies. Prior to Cognoa, I was fortunate enough to co-found and help lead WellnessFx, a first generation digital/tele-health company where we built a HIPAA compliant national platform for direct-to-consumer diagnostics and telemedicine

Chihiro Hosoya
Chihiro Hosoya
Head of Venture Management & Business Development, Rx+ Business Accelerator
Astellas Pharma
Chihiro Hosoya
Head of Venture Management & Business Development, Rx+ Business Accelerator
Astellas Pharma

Chihiro leads business development and manages relationship with partner venture capitals for Rx+ Business in Astellas. Rx+ is a concept of new healthcare solution created by combining innovative new technology in different field and Astellas capabilities developed in pharma business. In her role, Chihiro actively seeks partnership and investment opportunities in the growing field of Rx+ business, with high focus in digital health and medical device. Chihiro has 15 years of industry experiences in research and Business Development in addition to Rx+ business. She received an MSc from Waseda University and an MBA from Tsukuba University.

Matthew Tucker
Matthew Tucker
Executive Director, Strategy & Transformation
Highmark Health
Matthew Tucker
Executive Director, Strategy & Transformation
Highmark Health

Matthew Tucker helps healthcare companies solve complex commercial problems so they can grow bigger and faster. With extensive experience leading commercial planning and execution across functional areas, Mr. Tucker has leveraged his leadership roles at Highmark Health, Baxter, Mylan, and a number of startups. Over the course of his career, he has led significant growth in health plan initiatives and of more than 20 medical device and pharmaceutical brands.

Jennifer Hartman
Jennifer Hartman
Director of Business Development & Client Success
Noom
Jennifer Hartman
Director of Business Development & Client Success
Noom

Jenn has worked with Noom’s B2B partners for over five years. She joined Noom in 2015 after
working in clinical research & multidisciplinary treatment of diabetes and obesity. During her
time at Noom, she has worked with partners & projects across various sectors, including
pharma, medical devices, and healthcare systems. Jenn works with cross-functional teams,
including Noom product, engineering, coaching, support, and data teams, to maximize the
success of each partnership.

Pablo Pantaleoni
Pablo Pantaleoni
Vice President & General Manager of Health
Headspace
Pablo Pantaleoni
Vice President & General Manager of Health
Headspace

Pablo is Vice President and General Manager at Headspace Health. He leads the newly formed digital therapeutics subsidiary that aims to develop digital therapeutic products to help mitigate and treat chronic health conditions. Pablo also co-leads the Digital Health NEXT Program at Stanford Biodesign.

Before joining Headspace, Pablo was the Senior Director of Health and Venture Design at IDEO. He partnered with startups and global corporations alike to develop digital products and services at the intersection of health and other industries, such as mobility, retail and education.

Pablo is an entrepreneur. He co-founded Medtep, a digital health startup with the aim to facilitate lasting behavioral changes by personalizing validated prevention and treatment plans. While in college, Pablo founded his first start-up, Apartyment. Now part of Grupo Avanzia, the company helps international students in Europe to find accommodation, internships, and languages courses. Earlier in his career, Pablo worked as an economist for banks and brokerage firms, specializing in international markets.

Pablo was selected in the Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ list in healthcare in 2016. He is also an Endeavor entrepreneur and has mentored several other startups. Pablo holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration Technology from the Ramon Llull University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Pompeu Fabra University, both in Barcelona.

Malinda Peeples
Malinda Peeples
Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, Programs & Research
Welldoc
Malinda Peeples
Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, Programs & Research
Welldoc

Malinda Peeples, MS, RN, CDE, FAADE is Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Programs, and Research at WellDoc, a digital health company transforming the delivery of health care in the value-based world with the use of FDA-cleared digital health solutions focused on chronic disease care. In this role at WellDoc over the last decade Malinda has been a leader and champion in the digital health arena. She has been at the forefront of defining the digital health domain and remodeling how practitioners implement these clinically effective and cost containing innovative tools. By background Malinda is a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator and clinical and informatics nurse specialist.

Peeples earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, a master’s degree in nursing informatics from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) in 1997, and a master’s degree in health sciences informatics from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2007. She currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Faculty member in the Division of Healthcare Informatics at Johns Hopkins.

Malinda has been a dedicated volunteer for numerous local and national professional organizations. In 2005-2006 she served as President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, an association that awarded the Distinguished Service Award to her in 2018. Currently Malinda is on the Maryland ADA Board of Directors and is on the University of Maryland at Baltimore Foundation Board of Trustees.

Brian Harris
Brian Harris
Chief Executive Officer
MedRhythms
Brian Harris
Chief Executive Officer
MedRhythms

Brian is the co-founder and CEO of MedRhythms, Inc, a digital therapeutics company that builds evidence-based neurologic interventions for acute and chronic neurological populations using music, AI, and sensors.. As a clinician, Brian became one of only 2e50 people world with advanced training in the neuroscience of music. Harris was hired as the first NMT at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, where, in 2015, he founded the clinical division of MedRhythms

Seung Eun Choi
Seung Eun Choi
Chief Executive Officer
S-Alpha Therapeutics
Seung Eun Choi
Chief Executive Officer
S-Alpha Therapeutics
Derek Richards
Derek Richards
Chief Scientific Officer
SilverCloud Health
Derek Richards
Chief Scientific Officer
SilverCloud Health

As Chief Science Officer at SilverCloud health, Derek Richards is part of the executive team that decides on the strategic direction of the company and the execution of the strategic objectives for success. Over the past years, he has helped build a successful enterprise which gained significant market traction. Their success built on their robust empirical research base. As Chief Science Officer, Derek knows that a central aspect of where the organisation is going is the continued attention to research. They have a vigorous research strategy that supports the commercial strategy that they are committed to successfully realising.

As Director of the e-mental health group at the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Derek is involved in understanding how he and his team can leverage technologies to benefit mental health, health in general and our wellbeing. Digital health’s contribution to mental and behavioural healthcare has been significant, but they also know that we have most likely only begun to scratch the surface of the potential that current and emerging technologies can offer. It is a fascinating and innovative time for psychological science as it embraces technology to support the dissemination and greater access and reach to evidence-based treatments, preventative programmes and for the first time the potential to globalise these efforts. In collaboration with our partners, they are exploring many new avenues of implementation and research using online delivered interventions.

Eddie Martucci
Eddie Martucci
Chief Executive Officer
Akili Interactive
Eddie Martucci
Chief Executive Officer
Akili Interactive

Eddie is CEO/co-founder of Akili Interactive, a leading digital therapeutics company creating treatments for people living with cognitive impairments. Akili was founded on the belief that medicine should not just be safe and effective, but fun and engaging. Akili’s products are delivered through immersive action video game experiences and the company is working to transform the patient experience. Prior to starting Akili in 2011, Eddie co-founded two other health-focused start-ups and helped to launch PureTech Health’s DH initiative. He is a former Kauffman Entrepreneur Fellow, he completed his graduate work at Yale University in the Departments of Pharmacology and Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Providence College, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University. Eddie frequently serves on discussion panels for industry and academic events and appears in top-tier media reports on healthcare innovation. Akili has received recognition including the 2014 Future of Health Tech product award, 2015 50-on-Fire Boston, #1 health company in Entrepreneur magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies of 2016, CNS Summit 2017 Innovation Award winner, and finalist for 2018 Bostonfest Coolest Companies and 2018 Business Intelligence Best Places to Work.

Brian Davis
Brian Davis
Vice President Strategy and Innovation
EVERSANA
Brian Davis
Vice President Strategy and Innovation
EVERSANA

Brian is a seasoned healthcare expert with more than 15 years of experience working in compliance, pharmacy benefit design, market access, and provider reimbursement. Throughout his career, Brian has leveraged his deep understanding of healthcare policy, real-world evidence generation, and data analysis to develop market access and reimbursement strategies and compelling value narratives for his clients.

In a previous role, he led payer strategy for a specialty pharmacy provider and served as a point negotiator for variable provider network contracts and trade contracts for supply chain, preferred status/formulary, 340b, and reimbursement across all therapeutic categories based in USP model guidelines.

Brian has served as a compliance lead for FA, CDAG, MTM, and FWA for government programs, including MAPD, PDP, MMP, and Medicaid.

Earlier in Brian’s career, he gained firsthand experience working with ERISA plans, state departments of insurance, CMS/Medicare and Medicaid, snd sterile compounding, nuclear, specialty, and retail pharmacy.

Brian holds an MS in pharmacy from the University of Florida and a BS in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Patty Scalzo
Patty Scalzo
Director, Diabetes Technology Initiatives
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)
Patty Scalzo
Director, Diabetes Technology Initiatives
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)

Patty Scalzo, MSN, NP, CDCES, is the Director of Diabetes Technology Initiatives at ADCES. In this role, she provides thought leadership, strategic direction and content expertise to ADCES’s Danatech platform and related resources. The Danatech platform was created to serve as the go to diabetes technology resource for the association membership of diabetes care and education specialists.

During her years at Mayo Clinic, Patty was co-recipient of an award through the Center for Innovation, to create a Diabetes Technology Clinic Remote Access program and to redesign the Diabetes Technology Clinic. Patty has experience in the medical device industry, digital health and clinical care.

Marisa Cruz
Marisa Cruz
Chief Medical Officer
Limbix
Marisa Cruz
Chief Medical Officer
Limbix

Dr. Marisa Cruz is the Chief Medical Officer for Limbix. She previously served as the Senior Medical Advisor for the Digital Health Unit in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the US Food and Drug Administration, providing leadership in the development and implementation of digital health policy for medical devices. Prior to joining CDRH, Marisa served as a senior advisor to the Associate Commissioner for Public Health Strategy and Analysis. She received her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, completed an Internal Medicine residency and Endocrinology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and continues to provide clinical care at George Washington University.

Burt Rosen
Burt Rosen
President
Society for Participatory Medicine
Burt Rosen
President
Society for Participatory Medicine

Simply put, Burt hates the health care industry and uses his passion to try to make it better for people.

As he like to say, “everyone works in health care, but only some get paid to do it”. He’s worked in Marketing for a digital health company (HealthSparq), has served as a President for the Society for Participatory Medicine, has a chronic illness himself, and has been a patient and a caregiver for too long.

He uses his Marketing knowledge and his passion to tell stories about how health care meets (but usually doesn’t) the needs of patients and people, and takes those stories and uses them to drive action through his professional and non-profit work.

On a personal note, Burt is a huge family guy and loves his family. He has two kids in college and a wife who is his inspiration! He also loves hiking, mountain climbing, squash, living healthy, and the Pacific Northwest.

Gregory Dodell
Gregory Dodell
President of Central Park Endocrinology, Assistant Clinical Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Gregory Dodell
President of Central Park Endocrinology, Assistant Clinical Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
The Mount Sinai Hospital

Gregory Dodell, MD FACE is a board-certified endocrinologist. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his internal medicine and endocrinology Fellowship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, affiliated with Columbia University. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is the President of Central Park Endocrinology, PC.

Matthias Zenker
Matthias Zenker
Partner
GAIA AG
Matthias Zenker
Partner
GAIA AG

Matthias is a physician by training and holds a medical doctorate degree from the University of Ulm, Germany. He has gained both inpatient and outpatient medical expertise in various healthcare systems around the world. Matthias joined GAIA 17 years ago and takes the responsibility for the national and international business development and licensing activities with payer and physician organisations as well as industry partners. And when not travelling the world for business, he travels the world for leisure.

Davina Pallone
Davina Pallone
Vice President, Product
Fruit Street
Davina Pallone
Vice President, Product
Fruit Street
Jonas Thinggaard
Jonas Thinggaard
Head of Technology Scouting and Incubation, Digital Therapeutics
Novo Nordisk
Jonas Thinggaard
Head of Technology Scouting and Incubation, Digital Therapeutics
Novo Nordisk
Ofer Leidner
Ofer Leidner
Co-Founder & President
Happify Health
Ofer Leidner
Co-Founder & President
Happify Health

As Co-Founder and President of Happify Health, Ofer is an experienced entrepreneur who came into healthcare after spending a decade developing casual games and has a deep expertise in user engagement, gamification and digital delivery platform at scale. Ofer is committed to developing evidence-based therapeutic interventions to treat, manage or improve people’s mental or physical health through meaningful behavior change. Offered to employers, health plans and pharmaceutical companies, Happify Health’s solutions incorporate behavior therapies, such positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. The company’s clinically-validated digital therapeutic solutions will be FDA-cleared as prescription digital therapies (PDT). Prior to Happify Health, Ofer co-founded several digital media businesses, including iPlay/Oberon Media, a leading casual gaming company and customer relations software startup, Gate42 Technologies. Ofer holds an MBA in Finance and a B.A. in Economics and Information Technologies, both from Tel Aviv University.

Joanna Mitri
Joanna Mitri
Staff Physician / Instructor in Medicine
Joslin Diabetes Center / Harvard Medical School
Joanna Mitri
Staff Physician / Instructor in Medicine
Joslin Diabetes Center / Harvard Medical School

Joanna Mitri, MD, MS, is interested in lifestyle-based interventions and prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic disease.

Dr. Mitri practiced in Southern Massachusetts for few years prior to joining Joslin Diabetes Center.  Her clinical practice focuses on type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders and cardiovascular risk reduction. Her research has focused on the effect of lifestyle-based interventions in diabetes.

Dr. Mitri has published in several peer review journals on this topic.

Michael Latauska
Michael Latauska
Director, Digital Health
Boehringer Ingelheim
Michael Latauska
Director, Digital Health
Boehringer Ingelheim
Jen Horonjeff
Jen Horonjeff
Founder & CEO
Savvy Cooperative
Jen Horonjeff
Founder & CEO
Savvy Cooperative

Jen Horonjeff, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Savvy Cooperative, the first and only patient-owned public benefit co-op that helps healthcare companies connect directly with diverse patients in order to get the insights they need to build better and more inclusive innovations. Jen was named one of the 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs of 2018 by Entrepreneur Magazine, alongside the likes of Elon Musk, Chance the Rapper and Reese Witherspoon, for her application of the cooperative model. Savvy has additionally won seven awards, and has been featured in Fast Company and the Boston Globe. Jen grew up with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and survived a brain tumor as an adult. She is also a health outcomes researcher at Columbia University Medical Center, a human factors engineer, and an FDA Consumer Representative. Jen earned her Master’s in Ergonomics and Biomechanics and PhD in Environmental Medicine, both from New York University. Utilizing her unique perspective, Jen is a sought after thought leader on patient engagement around the globe. She strives to give patients a platform to have their voices and expertise be heard, included, and equitably valued–because the future of healthcare is co-designed with patients.
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Vik Panda
Vik Panda
Managing Director, North America
Dreem
Vik Panda
Managing Director, North America
Dreem

Vik Panda is Dreem’s Managing Director for North America, where he spearheads the business across the healthcare industry and consumers. He launched Dreem 2 in the United States, which is a sleep solution that helps people improve the quality of their sleep through a wearable and coaching program. Dreem’s mission is to solve the world’s sleep problems and bring awareness to the importance of sleep. Before joining Dreem, Vik was VP of Marketing at Adherium, a digital therapeutic focused on asthma and COPD, where he launched a direct-to-consumer channel and developed the enterprise strategy. Prior to this, he was CEO at Findyr, an alternative data company, and Chief Marketing Officer at Fitocracy, a fitness social network and online coaching platform with more than 2 million users. Vik began his career in technology by pioneering solutions to help people get fit and healthy. He is a contributor to various outlets, including STAT, CNBC and MedCity News. He has a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Economics from New York University, and has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program.

Caleb Winder
Caleb Winder
Managing Director
MemorialCare Innovation Fund
Caleb Winder
Managing Director
MemorialCare Innovation Fund

Mr. Winder has over 25 years of operating, startup, and investing experience in healthcare companies. He plays an instrumental role in sourcing and structuring deals and works closely with portfolio companies to form strategic partnerships and to develop scalable commercialization and marketing strategies. He is currently (or formerly) Board Director or Observer at Aileron Therapeutics (IPO), AristaMD, Aventura (acquired by Philips Medical), Ayogo Health, ClearDATA, Cleveland HeartLab (acquired by Quest Diagnostics) InfoBionic, Laudio, Molecular Templates (IPO), Oculus Health, ShapeUp (merged with Virgin Pulse, acquired by Marlin), Silvercloud Health, Saladax Biomedical, Twistle, MedVentive (acquired by McKesson), and WellDoc.

Prior to joining MCIF, Mr. Winder was (and remains) Managing Director at Excel Venture Management. Prior to Excel Venture, Mr. Winder was a Principal at Biotechonomy Ventures where he was involved in the founding of Synthetic Genomics, serving as the Director of Finance, and its investments in BioTrove (acquired by Life Technologies), BIOCIUS (acquired by Agilent Technologies), and Xcellerex (acquired by GE Healthcare).

Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Mr. Winder was an award-winning sales and marketing executive at medical equipment and diagnostics companies, Midmark Corporation and MGC Diagnostics. He graduated magna cum laude with an MBA from Babson College, where he was a Fellow in the Center for Technology Enterprise. He received a BA in Biology with a minor in Economics from Colby College.

Zack Lynch
Zack Lynch
Managing Partner
JAZZ Venture Partners
Zack Lynch
Managing Partner
JAZZ Venture Partners

Zack Lynch is a Managing Partner and co-founder of JAZZ Venture Partners, a San Francisco-based early stage venture capital firm focused on investing in human performance technology. He is an entrepreneur and futurist who brings a rich understanding of the forces driving the convergence of digital technologies and neuroscience and how new products and services are emerging to unlock human potential across health, wellness, learning, training, sports, enterprise and entertainment. He is the author of the best selling book The Neuro Revolution: How Brain Science Is Changing our World (St. Martin’s Press) which takes a 50 year view on how neuroscience will transform human society. Zack loves to snow board and spend time with his wife and kids.

Tom Doyle
Tom Doyle
Sr Vice President, Global Strategic Accounts
EVERSANA
Tom Doyle
Sr Vice President, Global Strategic Accounts
EVERSANA

With more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in both brand and distribution, Tom is a widely recognized leader and sought after speaker in hub, pharmacy and patient support solutions. Prior to joining EVERSANA, Tom held key leadership positions with H. D. Smith, led Idis Pharmaceuticals’ entry into the U. S. market, and held a wide range of leadership roles at 3M Pharmaceuticals, including leading trade, managed markets, sales, marketing, and corporate strategic planning. Tom has extensive experience in new product launches in the U. S., Canada and Europe, and earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Hillsdale University. Tom is a certified six sigma black belt and earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Hillsdale College in Michigan.

Kate Rosenbluth
Kate Rosenbluth
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Cala Health
Kate Rosenbluth
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Cala Health

Kate Rosenbluth is a Founder, Member of the Board of Directors, and Chief Scientific Officer at Cala Health. She has previously served as Chief Executive Officer and raised three rounds of financing totaling over $80M. She is an engineer and neuroscientist who previously worked on cutting edge neurotherapies at Stanford Biodesign, UCSF Neurosurgery, Brainlab, Autonomic Technologies and Genentech.

Shaheen Lakhan
Shaheen Lakhan
Vice President, Head of Research & Development / Neurology & Pain Management Consultant
The Learning Corp / Cambridge Health Alliance
Shaheen Lakhan
Vice President, Head of Research & Development / Neurology & Pain Management Consultant
The Learning Corp / Cambridge Health Alliance
Mette Dyhrberg
Mette Dyhrberg
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Mymee
Mette Dyhrberg
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Mymee

Mette Dyhrberg is a digital health innovator committed to improving the quality of life for those with chronic disease. She is the founder and CEO of Mymee, a digital program that is rethinking autoimmunity. The Mymee protocol eases the symptoms of autoimmune disease through data analytics and health coaching.  As an authority on autoimmune issues, Mette is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences such as Stanford Medicine X and Exponential Medicine.

Mette holds MS in economics and is a certified health coach. An economist turned diagnostician, she’s the Sherlock Holmes of anamnestic data. She first entered the functional medicine arena in an attempt to tackle her own chronic health issues. In her early twenties, she became severely ill. For years, Mette battled an ever-expanding array of medical diagnoses ending up with six different autoimmune diseases simultaneously. Mette took matters into her own hands, hacked her own health and in doing so, she created a tool that solved her health problems and soon began helping others do the same.

Joe Perekupka
Joe Perekupka
Chief Commercial Officer
Palo Alto Health Sciences
Joe Perekupka
Chief Commercial Officer
Palo Alto Health Sciences

Joe is the Chief Commercial Officer for Palo Alto Health Sciences, a digital therapeutic company that is focused in the behavior health space. Freespira is an FDA-cleared treatment  has been proven to significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms for patients suffering from panic attacks, Panic Disorder or PTSD. Prior to joining PAHS, Joe was the GM/SVP of North America for another start-up company in the behavioral space, called Brainsway, leading the company to successful IPO in 2019. He has a strong background in various sales and leadership roles in healthcare companies including St Jude Medical and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He earned his a BA from Penn State University and an MBA from Fordham University.

Audrey Kern
Audrey Kern
Global Medical Director
Pear Therapeutics
Audrey Kern
Global Medical Director
Pear Therapeutics

Dr. Kern is board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. In addition, she has been board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She is currently Global Medical Director at Pear Therapeutics, serving as an expert in Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder for the development of clinically validated software designed to provide better outcomes for patients through Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs), software-based disease treatments for SUD and OUD which are tested for safety and efficacy in randomized clinical trials, authorized by the FDA and prescribed by healthcare providers.

In addition to this work, she maintains a clinical practice at Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire, Antrim New Hampshire, treating a rural population of outpatients receiving medically assisted treatment for addiction disorders at a residential treatment facility for women.

Dr. Kern is an active leader within the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and is Immediate Past President of the Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine, representing Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. She has made significant contributions to the field of addiction medicine. As Medical Director for the Addiction Research Center at Dartmouth, Dr. Kern was a leader in the design and coordination of NIH and industry sponsored multi-center trials at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with clinic sites in New Hampshire and throughout the country, with a focus on increasing treatment options for alcoholism. During her tenure at the Addiction Treatment Program at Dartmouth, she was a collaborating physician in the Vermont Medication Assisted Treatment Learning Collaborative, helping to pioneer the Hub and Spoke model of addiction health care delivery. As a member of the Perinatal Treatment Program, she provided specialized treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders. She has served in multiple leadership roles including Medical Director for the State of Vermont Department of Corrections, providing leadership and oversight in healthcare services for all inmates in the State of Vermont, and is a Certified Correctional Health Professional. Other roles have included Medical Director for Health Care Resource Centers, methadone treatment programs in New Hampshire, and the Road to a Better Life programs providing evaluation, coordination and ongoing care for addictions patients outpatient-based opioid treatment.

Dr. Kern earned her Medical Degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla NY and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany NY. She was the recipient of the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and served in the United States Air Force from 1985 through 1997. She served as an Emergency Physician at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrew Air Force Base, Washington D.C. and later at Walter Reed Army Hospital, and was a Clinical Instructor at the Uniformed Service University of Health Services in Bethesda, MD. She received the United States Air Force Medal for Meritorious Service.

Dr. Kern was awarded an Osherson Fellowship at the Alonso Center for Psychodynamics at the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA, where she completed a fellowship in 2013 with a study focus on psychodynamic research, theory and clinical application to the field of addictions.

Peter Hames
Peter Hames
Chief Executive Officer
Big Health
Peter Hames
Chief Executive Officer
Big Health
Paul Upham
Paul Upham
Head, Smart Devices
Roche / Genentech
Paul Upham
Head, Smart Devices
Roche / Genentech

Paul is a Senior Principal at Roche / Genentech where he leads the Smart Device Technology Center. Paul has 20 years of experience in medical device R&D, strategic marketing, product management, clinical research, and medical informatics.

Prior to Roche / Genentech, Paul was with Becton Dickinson(BD), as Worldwide Director of Strategic Marketing in their Pharmaceutical Systems business. Paul and his team were responsible for all upstream and downstream marketing strategy for BD’s self-injection business, including pen injectors, autoinjectors, and wearable patch injectors.

Prior to that role, Paul was with WellDoc, Inc as Director of Product Marketing, where he built and led the marketing team and was responsible for product management activities for WellDoc’s portfolio of mobile health solutions. He was also the Core Team Leader for WellDoc’s landmark BlueStar™ product, a class II medical device and the world’s first reimbursed, prescription-only software for type 2 diabetes.

Paul’s prior experience includes 10 years at BD in the Diabetes Care business. Paul was responsible for the development and launch of the award-winning BD InterActiv® Diabetes Software, and was a member of the joint BD / Medtronic core team that launched ParadigmLink®, the world’s first wireless blood glucose meter.

Paul holds an issued patent in medical software and numerous patent applications covering software and medical devices. He is also an author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed articles in medical informatics and in diabetes. His education background includes undergraduate studies in cognitive science and graduate work in health informatics and finance at the University of Minnesota and New York University.

Alex Waldron
Alex Waldron
Chief Strategy Officer
Pear Therapeutics
Alex Waldron
Chief Strategy Officer
Pear Therapeutics

Alex is a senior level global bio/pharmaceutical business leader with 27+ years of experience with large pharmaceutical, fully integrated biopharmaceutical and startup organizations.

He has a proven record of building and leading business strategy and operations. In his career, Alex has driven enterprise value from portfolio strategy through to commercial launch. In previous roles, Alex has architected the structure and growth of several divisions at Biogen and helped to shape the emerging biosimilar market at Epirus Biopharmaceuticals.

Alex has also worked in numerous commercial and operations roles at Genzyme, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Scott Kellogg
Scott Kellogg
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, GMP & Clinical Operations
Akili Interactive
Scott Kellogg
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, GMP & Clinical Operations
Akili Interactive

Mr. Kellogg has worked in the medical device life-science industry for over 27 years and is currently the SVP in charge of medical devices (including RA, QA, GMP, and Clin Ops) at Akili Interactive Labs, Inc. Prior to joining Akili, Mr. Kellogg was an integral member of the founding teams at Follica Bio, Afferent, Corp., Sontra Medical, Inc., and UltraCision, Inc., where he served as the Vice President of Business Operations, Vice President of Product Development, Vice President of R&D, and Director of Engineering, respectively.

In these leadership roles, Mr. Kellogg was focused on commercializing novel medical technology. The technologies included digital therapy, surgical modalities, transdermal analyte detection, point-of-care diagnostics, transdermal drug delivery, neuro-stimulation, and therapeutic drug/device combinations. Additionally, he served in lead project management roles at Mentor Medical, Inc. and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc (J&J). His broad experience includes product development/engineering, regulatory strategy/oversight, clinical design/operations, GMP & QSR establishment/compliance, intellectual property, and business development/strategic partnerships.

Mr. Kellogg graduated with high honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BS in Engineering and received his MS and MBA from Northeastern University. He is an inventor on many domestic and international patents and the lead inventor on key patents for the Harmonic Scalpel ($1B/year product). In 2004 he and his team were awarded Popular Science’s “Best of what’s new in health care.”

Rachel Sha
Rachel Sha
Vice President, Digital Business Development
Sanofi
Rachel Sha
Vice President, Digital Business Development
Sanofi

Rachel Sha is the Vice President of Digital Business Development & Licensing at Sanofi.  She leads a team of

business development professionals in partnering, from identification to closing, across therapeutic areas and use cases in digital health with the goal of discovering, developing, and bringing to market solutions that improve outcomes, experience, at reduced costs.  Companies she has led partnering deals with in digital include Verily Life Sciences, Science 37, and Evidation Health.  Additionally, she serves on the Life Sciences Council of Springboard Enterprises which is focused on supporting women-led companies to grow and expand.

She joined Genzyme in 2005 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in Business Development, Corporate Development, and Global Marketing & Strategy for Genzyme and Sanofi.   Prior to Sanofi, Genzyme, Rachel was a manager at Accenture where she focused on a broad range of business issues from strategy to process to technology implementation.  Rachel holds a BS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Chemistry and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Megan Coder
Megan Coder
Executive Director
Digital Therapeutics Alliance
Megan Coder
Executive Director
Digital Therapeutics Alliance

Megan Coder, PharmD, MBA, is Executive Director of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance. DTA’s mission is to broaden the understanding, adoption, and integration of clinically-evaluated digital therapeutics into mainstream healthcare through education, advocacy, and research.

With more than a decade of experience in the healthcare industry, Megan’s expertise extends from strategic growth and partnership development within the digital health sector, to the direct delivery of patient care. Prior to joining DTA, Megan worked with Voluntis, Iodine, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

A proud Badger, Megan graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison School of Pharmacy and completed an Executive Residency in Association Management & Leadership with the American Pharmacists Association.

James Karl
James Karl
National Account Manager
GSK
James Karl
National Account Manager
GSK
Rochelle Porper
Rochelle Porper
Vice President, Business Development
Palo Alto Health Sciences
Rochelle Porper
Vice President, Business Development
Palo Alto Health Sciences

Rochelle is VP, Client Success at Palo Alto Health Sciences, which offers Freespira, an FDA-cleared home-based and medication-free treatment that significantly reduces or eliminates symptoms of panic attacks, Panic Disorder and PTSD. Rochelle has decades of healthcare experience in a variety of roles including management consulting, health plan and employer sales, customer success, and marketing. Prior to joining the PAHS team, she worked for Best Doctors, Anthem, Towers Watson, Matria and NaviMedix. Rochelle received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kalamazoo College and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Andy Blackwell
Andy Blackwell
Chief Scientific Officer
Ieso Digital Health
Andy Blackwell
Chief Scientific Officer
Ieso Digital Health

Andy gained his doctorate in psychology from the University of St Andrews before working as a medical research scientist in world-leading laboratories in the departments of psychiatry and experimental psychology at the University of Cambridge.

In 2006 he became Chief Scientific Officer of Cambridge Cognition, a psychology and technology-focused business, and a year later joined the company board. He was part of the team that developed the commercial strategy that built the company up to a successful public listing on the AIM market in 2013.

At Ieso Digital Health Andy’s principle role is to develop and implement a global science and technology strategy to complement the commercial vision of the company.

Chris Lento
Chris Lento
Head, Healthcare Partnerships
Noom
Chris Lento
Head, Healthcare Partnerships
Noom
Lindsey Miller
Lindsey Miller
Development Associate
The Accelerated Cure Project for MS
Lindsey Miller
Development Associate
The Accelerated Cure Project for MS

Lindsey Miller Santiago was born, raised, and currently lives in the Boston, MA area with her husband and 4-year-old son. She graduated from Babson College with a degree in marketing and entrepreneurship and started at ACP as a development associate in the summer of 2012. Her mission is to see a cure for MS in her lifetime, and believes that it will be possible because of the work ACP is doing!

Andy Molnar
Andy Molnar
Vice President, Market Access
Cognoa
Andy Molnar
Vice President, Market Access
Cognoa
John Stamatopoulos
John Stamatopoulos
SVP, Payer Strategies
Happify Health
John Stamatopoulos
SVP, Payer Strategies
Happify Health
Melinda Decker
Melinda Decker
Chief Commercial Officer
Mymee
Melinda Decker
Chief Commercial Officer
Mymee

Melinda Decker is Chief Commercial Officer of Mymee, Inc., a digital care company that empowers those who suffer from autoimmune disease to reclaim their health.  Mymee combines an intuitive mobile app, data analytics, and certified health coaches to help identify triggers for disease symptoms, including diet and environmental factors, to improve the quality of life for those living with autoimmune diseases, like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s.  Mymee currently offers it’s program directly to individuals, as well as to large self-insured employers and health plans.

Melinda also serves as an advisor to MIT’s Health Science & Technology program and to several companies focused on digital health. She previously held leadership roles at AstraZeneca and Pfizer, spanning commercial and R&D.  Melinda holds an MS in Biochemical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and Marketing.

Amir Lahav
Amir Lahav
Executive Director, Head of Digital Medicine
Karyopharm Therapeutics
Amir Lahav
Executive Director, Head of Digital Medicine
Karyopharm Therapeutics

Amir is an established neuroscientist specialized in digital medicine and clinical innovation. His strategic vision is empowered by real-world data that enable the discovery of clinical insights otherwise not possible solely based on conventional health records. Amir has boundless passion for accelerating novel therapies and creating a path for better patient experience. He brings an entrepreneurial zeal to the clinical world through disruptive technology and AI analytics from proof of concepts to scale-up solutions. Prior to pharma , Amir was a professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health and served as a PI on numerous clinical trials with 200+ publications and conference presentations.

Owen McCarthy
Owen McCarthy
Co-Founder & President
MedRhythms
Owen McCarthy
Co-Founder & President
MedRhythms

Owen is the co-founder and President of MedRhythms Inc., a digital therapeutics company that builds evidence-based neurologic interventions for acute and chronic neurological populations using music, AI, and sensors. He is determined to provide patients across the globe with the services necessary to recover their walking ability and regain their independence. Owen started MedRhythms as an experienced entrepreneur with an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

Mae-ellen Gavin
Mae-ellen Gavin
Senior Vice President, Product
Akili Interactive
Mae-ellen Gavin
Senior Vice President, Product
Akili Interactive

Mae-ellen has worked in the healthcare IT industry for 20+ years. Her expertise is grounded in her ability to leverage the best in technology to improve the delivery of health care.  Mae-ellen has a passion for deeply understanding her customer and believes this leads to solutions that truly improve the lives of clinicians, patients and their families.  A product manager at heart, she has built and led teams in the areas of new product development, engineering, user experience, product management and product marketing. Her experience spans both large and small organizations such as Curaspan, Imprivata, Patientkeeper, Cerner and Kronos.  Mae-ellen received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University.

Austin Speier
Austin Speier
Chief Strategy Officer
Click Therapeutics
Austin Speier
Chief Strategy Officer
Click Therapeutics
Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson
Director, Applied Innovation
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Brian Johnson
Director, Applied Innovation
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals

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