DTx WEST 2021
4TH ANNUAL

DTx WEST 2021

February 23 - 25, 2021 | Virtual

Advancing Digital Therapeutics into Mainstream Healthcare

 

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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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Key Features
DYNAMIC NETWORKING

Take a scroll through the entire attendee list to send your peers a direct message, invite attendees to intimate 1-2-1 calls or go one step further and create your own private room for group discussions. Utilise the speed networking feature if you enjoy a more serendipitous approach and get randomly assigned to you fellow attendees. DTx West provides the platform and opportunity to take your networking to the next level!

INTERACTIVE LEARNING

Packed out with dynamic discussions, deep-dive presentations and interactive workshops, you decide which sessions to tune in and how to get involved! While leading experts set the industry ablaze on stage, you can choose to be actively or passively involved in these learning opportunities! DTx West is crafted to bring those cutting edge discussions right to your front door.

DTx West Personalized Participation
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.

“Digital Therapeutics hold tremendous potential to address unmet medical needs in patients, especially now. Yet “it will take a village” to adopt this new category of medicine in our routine healthcare systems and practices. And many thanks to DTx for offering the village community a place to convene – both in person and online”

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

“The digital therapeutics industry as a whole is incredibly collaborative, and the DTx conference series provides the ideal platform for all stakeholders to come together, share ideas, and leave with the ability to have the most impact on patients’ lives”

 

Andy Molnar, VP, Market Access, Cognoa

“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, Chief Executive Officer, Mymee, Inc.

“DTx East was by far the best digital conference I’ve been to”

Jo Masteson, CEO & Co-Founder, 2morrow, Inc.

“Great conference, excellent content, and the virtual experience was just like being in-person! Can’t wait for the next one!”

Debra Reisenthel, Founding CEO, 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

Speaker Faculty

Ryan Lawton
Ryan Lawton
Chief Architect, Customer Experience and Engagement
Blue Shield of California
Ryan Lawton
Chief Architect, Customer Experience and Engagement
Blue Shield of California
YiDing Yu
YiDing Yu
Chief Medical Officer
Verata Health
YiDing Yu
Chief Medical Officer
Verata Health

YiDing Yu, MD, is an international keynote speaker, a Harvard physician, published researcher, and a serial entrepreneur in healthcare AI and digital tech. She is Chief Medical Officer of Verata Health, a venture-backed AI company that automates prior authorizations for providers and payers. 

Verata Health is used by thousands of physicians to automate prior authorizations for advanced imaging, surgeries and procedures, and specialty drugs, dramatically reducing staff burnout and streamlining the revenue cycle.

As a serial entrepreneur, Dr. Yu was honored by the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards as woman entrepreneur of the year in 2018. She has won top innovation prizes from the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, and the Cleveland Clinic for her ground-breaking work. Previously, Dr. Yu served as Chief Innovation Engineer of Atrius Health, a $2B multispecialty practice in Boston, MA.

Gottfried Ludewig
Gottfried Ludewig
Head of Division 5, Digitalisation & Innovation
German Federal Ministry of Health
Gottfried Ludewig
Head of Division 5, Digitalisation & Innovation
German Federal Ministry of Health
Athena Robinson
Athena Robinson
Chief Clinical Officer
Woebot Health
Athena Robinson
Chief Clinical Officer
Woebot Health
Sharief Taraman
Sharief Taraman
Chief Medical Officer
Cognoa
Sharief Taraman
Chief Medical Officer
Cognoa
Michael Sherman
Michael Sherman
Chief Medical Officer
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Michael Sherman
Chief Medical Officer
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Francesca Wutke
Francesca Wutke
Chief Digital Officer
Almirall
Francesca Wutke
Chief Digital Officer
Almirall
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.

Cris De Luca
Cris De Luca
Global Head, Digital Investments
Sanofi Ventures
Cris De Luca
Global Head, Digital Investments
Sanofi Ventures
Jin Lee
Jin Lee
Director of Digital Health Product / Commercial Strategy
Astellas Pharma
Jin Lee
Director of Digital Health Product / Commercial Strategy
Astellas Pharma

Dr. Jin Lee is the Director of Digital Health Product/ Commercial Strategy at Astellas pharma. She was formerly at the innovation centers and venture arms of Humana, 4th largest health insurance company, and Providence St. Joseph Health, 3rd largest nonprofit hospital system, focused on series A & B digital health investments and pilots. Dr. Lee also cofounded and worked in multiple startups in maternal/child health, radiology, and education. Based in San Francisco, she advises multiple digital health startups and accelerator programs. Dr. Lee received her Ph.D in neuropsychology from the University of Oxford and BA in biology and neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania.

Suhas Krishna
Suhas Krishna
Executive Director, Digital Therapeutics
Bristol Myers Squibb
Suhas Krishna
Executive Director, Digital Therapeutics
Bristol Myers Squibb
Eddie Martucci
Eddie Martucci
Co-Founder & CEO
Akili Interactive
Eddie Martucci
Co-Founder & CEO
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.

Theresa Juday
Theresa Juday
Director, Speciality Innovation
CVS Caremark
Theresa Juday
Director, Speciality Innovation
CVS Caremark
Yizhen Dong
Yizhen Dong
Partner
Global Founders Capital
Yizhen Dong
Partner
Global Founders Capital
Delora Denney
Delora Denney
Patient and Clinical Support Advisor
Curelator
Delora Denney
Patient and Clinical Support Advisor
Curelator
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.

Kenneth Snow
Kenneth Snow
Medical Director
CVS Health
Kenneth Snow
Medical Director
CVS Health
Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper
Product Design
MedRhythms
Sarah Cooper
Product Design
MedRhythms
Kuldeep Singh Rajput
Kuldeep Singh Rajput
Founder & CEO
Biofourmis
Kuldeep Singh Rajput
Founder & CEO
Biofourmis
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.

Susan Baumgartner
Susan Baumgartner
VP, Product Management and Regulatory Affairs
etectRx
Susan Baumgartner
VP, Product Management and Regulatory Affairs
etectRx

Susan Baumgartner offers a unique balance of clinical and business expertise with 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and digital health industries. She is currently the VP of Product Management & Regulatory Affairs at etectRx. Susan began her career with Merck & Co. and served in numerous leadership roles in marketing, sales, commercial operations, medical strategies and strategic planning. She also held key executive positions within technology startups with a focus on improving medication use and enhancing therapeutic outcomes. Susan earned a Doctor of Pharmacy and MBA degrees with highest honors from the University of Florida. She is an accomplished business executive with expertise in the successful development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, medical devices and digital health solutions.

Jacob Sunol
Jacob Sunol
Chief Digital Officer
Ipsen
Jacob Sunol
Chief Digital Officer
Ipsen
Amir Lahav
Amir Lahav
Healthcare Intelligence Consultant, Digital Transformation and RWE
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America
Amir Lahav
Healthcare Intelligence Consultant, Digital Transformation and RWE
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America

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.

Acacia Parks
Acacia Parks
Chief Science Officer
Happify Health
Acacia Parks
Chief Science Officer
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.

Jennifer Johns
Jennifer Johns
SVP, Strategic Accounts
Propeller Health
Jennifer Johns
SVP, Strategic Accounts
Propeller Health
Ankur Kaushal
Ankur Kaushal
VP, Regulatory Affairs & Quality
Big Health
Ankur Kaushal
VP, Regulatory Affairs & Quality
Big Health
Ankur Kaushal serves as the Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs at Big Health, leading the quality and regulatory compliance activities for digital therapeutics to address mental health disorders. In this role, Ankur is focused on advancing compliance best practices to effectively realize the unique opportunities and benefits offered by software development techniques and lifecycles.

Prior to joining Big Health, Ankur led regulatory affairs activities for next generation sequencing based oncology diagnostics at Roche. Ankur has also previously served in regulatory affairs and quality systems roles at Abbott Laboratories, Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson. Ankur received his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Bakul Patel
Bakul Patel
Director, Division of Digital Health & Director, Digital Health Center of Excellence
FDA
Bakul Patel
Director, Division of Digital Health & Director, Digital Health Center of Excellence
FDA

BAKUL PATEL is Director for Division of Digital Health, at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mr. Patel is responsible for providing leadership, development, implementing, execution, management and setting strategic direction and regulatory policy and coordinate scientific efforts for digital health, software and emerging technologies.

This includes responsibilities in leading the development on policies for mobile health, health information technology, cyber security, medical device interoperability, and medical device software.

Mr. Patel also led the creation of the globally harmonized regulatory framework for “software as a medical device” (SaMD) at the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF). The concepts, principles and vocabulary created in harmonized regulatory framework has been used as a foundation in the European union, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Australia and USFDA.

Mr. Patel is the FDA liaison between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC).

Mr. Patel is currently leading the effort for the agency in developing an innovative software precertification program in collaboration with all stakeholders to reimagine a regulatory approach for Digital health that that aims for patients and providers to have timely access to safe and effective digital health products.

Prior to joining FDA, Mr. Patel held key leadership positions in the telecommunications industry, semiconductor capital equipment industry, wireless industry and information technology industry. His experience includes Lean Six Sigma, creating long and short- term strategy, influencing organizational change, modernizing government systems, and delivering high technology products and services in fast-paced, technology-intensive organizations. Mr. Patel earned an MS in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, Canada, and an MBA in International Business from The Johns Hopkins University.

Berkley Nelson
Berkley Nelson
VP, Commercial
Bigfoot Biomedical
Berkley Nelson
VP, Commercial
Bigfoot Biomedical
Chihiro Hosoya
Chihiro Hosoya
Head of Venture Management and Business Development, Rx+ Business Accelerator
Astellas Pharma
Chihiro Hosoya
Head of Venture Management and 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.

David Klein
David Klein
Chief Executive Officer
Click Therapeutics
David Klein
Chief Executive Officer
Click Therapeutics
Elizabeth Kwo
Elizabeth Kwo
Staff Vice President, Clinical Data Analytics
Anthem
Elizabeth Kwo
Staff Vice President, Clinical Data Analytics
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.

Ioannis Sapountzis
Ioannis Sapountzis
Corporate SVP & Global Head BD&L
Boehringer Ingelheim
Ioannis Sapountzis
Corporate SVP & Global Head BD&L
Boehringer Ingelheim
Jan Stefan Scheld
Jan Stefan Scheld
Corporate Senior Vice President, Therapeutic Area Head CNS, Retinopathies & Emerging Areas
Boehringer Ingelheim
Jan Stefan Scheld
Corporate Senior Vice President, Therapeutic Area Head CNS, Retinopathies & Emerging Areas
Boehringer Ingelheim
Lucia Savage
Lucia Savage
Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer
Omada Health
Lucia Savage
Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer
Omada Health

Lucia Savage is a nationally-recognized thought leader on health information privacy and HIPAA. Using strategic advice to advance digital technology to deliver health care while protecting privacy, she drives Omada Health’s continued commitment to advancing digital health, including the safe, secure, and effective handling of participants’ personal health information. Prior to joining Omada, she served the Obama Administration as Chief Privacy Officer at the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. She first implemented HIPAA for Stanford University in 2000, and later oversaw the HIPAA compliance and data strategy for California’s pre-ACA health insurance exchange, PacAdvantage, where she served as General Counsel. In addition to her work at Omada, Lucia serves as Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect of the Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy at Academy Health.  Lucia has a B.A. with Honor from Mills College and received her Juris Doctor summa cum laude from New York University School of Law.

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.

Ross Muken
Ross Muken
Chief Financial Officer
Click Therapeutics
Ross Muken
Chief Financial Officer
Click Therapeutics

Ross Muken is Chief Financial Officer at Click Therapeutics, where he works to guide Click’s future growth and financial strategy. Mr. Muken was previously Partner, Senior Managing Director and Head of the Healthcare Services & Technology Research Team at Evercore ISI, widely recognized as the #1 independent equity research franchise on Wall Street. He provided thoughtful insights on over 50 companies across the Healthcare Technology & Distribution, Life Science Tools & Diagnostics, Managed Care & Facilities and Medical Supplies & Devices sub-sectors. Ranked amongst the top analysts by Institutional Investor over the past decade, Mr. Muken is well-known for his proprietary fundamental research and highly accurate financial modeling as well as his work with emerging and disruptive technologies across the healthcare continuum. Prior to joining Evercore ISI, Mr. Muken served as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities, where he helped build the healthcare platform into a top franchise at the company. Previously, Mr. Muken spent time in the Equity Research division of Thomas Weisel Partners and began his career as an M&A Investment Banker at Bank of America Securities. Mr. Muken earned his B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, at Boston University.

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.

Simon Lin
Simon Lin
Chief Research Information Officer
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Simon Lin
Chief Research Information Officer
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Simon Lin, MD, MBA, is the Chief Research Information Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. To transform the IT department at large organizations, Dr. Lin developed a formula for success: “Digital Leadership = Delivery x (Data + AI) x Ethics”. He has been a keynote speaker and panelist at a number of events, including CIO Summit, Becker’s Healthcare IT + Revenue Cycle, HIMSS Analytics, and IEEE Smart Health. He authored over 120 publications and edited five books.

Louise Schaper
Louise Schaper
Chief Executive Officer
Australasian Institute of Digital Health
Louise Schaper
Chief Executive Officer
Australasian Institute of Digital Health
Dr Louise Schaper is on a mission to fix healthcare. 

 

As leader of Australia’s peak body for digital health, Dr Louise Schaper, is a passionate advocate for the transformation of healthcare, enabled by technology. As CEO and Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health she brings together world-class clinicians, researchers, innovators and organisations from across the biomedical, health and technology spectrum who are committed to the improvement of health outcomes enabled through innovative uses of technology and information. She is a facilitator, an innovator and a change agent who explores and leverages the convergence of people, systems and technologies in the transformation and future of health and medicine.

 

With a background as an occupational therapist, Louise has a PhD in technology acceptance among health professionals, is a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Leadership Program, a Certified Health Informatician, a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow and a Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics.

 

Louise holds Adjunct Fellow positions at the University of Melbourne and Macquarie University and is a Board Director of Asthma Australia. Louise is an in-demand speaker and writes for academic and industry publications. She is host of the popular Dissecting Digital Health podcast, she is always online, and yes, she does have the coolest job!

 

Raj Pallapothu
Raj Pallapothu
Managing Director
Bio 9 Ventures
Raj Pallapothu
Managing Director
Bio 9 Ventures

Raj is a Medical Doctor, Professor, Technology Futurist, renowned Global Speaker, International Healthcare Volunteer & Entrepreneur -practicing ‘Healthcare Democratization’ by supporting disruptive Life sciences initiatives globally that can impact the planet

A globetrotter, Raj visited 7000+ Hospitals & Specialty Centers in 50+ countries, and continually served many Private Life Sciences Investment Committees, Venture Capital funded Consortium’s, Startup-Advisory Boards and many Government lead Digital Health wings across North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.

With close to 2 decades of experience in Consumer Health, Connected Health , Wireless technologies, Devices & Platforms, Precision Medicine, Tele-Medicine, Digital Therapeutics and Startup’s Ecosystems, with specialization in Strategy & Leadership, Innovation & Corporate Development, Raj Pallapothu is currently heading ‘Bio 9 Ventures’, an international boutique firm offering services in the areas of Sovereign fund divestments in Healthcare

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.

Raj Khandwalla
Raj Khandwalla
Director of Digital Therapeutics
Cedars-Sinai
Raj Khandwalla
Director of Digital Therapeutics
Cedars-Sinai

Dr. Khandwalla has co-authored research papers on heart failure and has conducted research on mitral valve disease. He has an avid interest in complex valvular disease, as well as developing strategies for effective lifestyle modification. He is particularly interested in the use of mobile technology to help patients monitor and change their habits in order to reduce their cardiovascular risk.

John Krakauer
John Krakauer
Chief Medical & Scientific Advisor
MindMaze
John Krakauer
Chief Medical & Scientific Advisor
MindMaze

Dr. John Krakauer leads all scientific discovery and validation for MindMaze following the acquisition in 2018 of the medtech company he founded called Neuro Motor Innovations.

 

In addition to serving as Chief Medical Advisor for MindMaze, John is also:

  • John C. Malone Professor and Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Co-director of the Brain, Learning, Animation, and Movement (BLAM) Lab

Dr. Krakauer’s clinical interest is stroke, including ischemic cerebrovascular disease, subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformation, cerebral vasculitis, cerebral aneurysm, and venous and sinus thrombosis.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Cambridge University, and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

 

Valerie Sullivan
Valerie Sullivan
President & CEO
etectRx
Valerie Sullivan
President & CEO
etectRx

Valerie Sullivan brings significant experience in the pharma, digital health and pharma services industries to her role as President and CEO of etectRx. Innovative and forward thinking, she is passionate about creating meaningful, cost-effective solutions across the healthcare ecosystem by leveraging patient engagement and digital technology to support greater outcomes, more therapeutic impact and the potential to serve an unmet need.Prior to joining etectRx, she served as President of InVentiv Patient Access Solutions, a tech-enabled patient support services company. In addition, she served as Vice President and General Manager of the Patient Service Center at Pear Therapeutics, a program that she envisioned and built from the ground up. She began her career in healthcare working at Pfizer for over 15 years. Sullivan serves as an independent member on the board of directors at CareMetx and Two Labs Pharma Services, and is Chairman at the Group Insurance Commission, a quasi-state agency in the Commonwealth of MA. She is on faculty at Bentley University as an adjunct professor in the Management Department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Economics from College of the Holy Cross and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Northeastern University.

Antoun Nabhan
Antoun Nabhan
VP, Corporate Development
Pear Therapeutics
Antoun Nabhan
VP, Corporate Development
Pear Therapeutics

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