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Royal Sonesta, Boston, MA
October 31- November 1, 2017

Advisory Board

Our early confirmed advisors include

Neil Gomes

Chief Digital Officer & Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience, Jefferson Health

Neil Gomes (B.Sc., MBA/MMS, M.Ed) is the Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System. Neil has worked for the Fortune 500 Tata Group of Companies where he played a leadership role in building the intrapreneurial startup, Tata Interactive Systems, from 60 employees to the World’s largest custom e-learning development firm with 650+ employees in less than two years.

At Jefferson Health, Neil drives digital innovation in healthcare, consumer experience and engagement, training, and education via teams of application and web/mobile developers, portal solutions developers, simulation and UI/UX designers, trainers, documentation and digital consumer experience specialists, instructional designers, e-learning developers, and IT support specialists. Neil also helps define innovation strategy and design innovation development programs via Jefferson’s Innovation Team. Recently, he helped secure a $15+ million donor grant from the Bernie Marcus Foundation to develop a high-tech, consumer-centric, integrative health center at Jefferson and also launched a pioneering collaboration with the IBM Watson IoT team on developing “cognitive concierges” for hospitals. Neil serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for Healthcare Transformation and is a contributor to the upcoming book ‘We CAN fix Healthcare, the Future is NOW’.

Vipul Kashyap

Director, Clinical Health Information Systems, Northwell Health

Vipul Kashyap, PhD is an experienced healthcare informatics executive with extensive experience across payers, providers and pharmaceuticals and is currently Director or Clinical Decision Support and Care Management at Northwell Health. He has held positions at Partners Healthcare System, Cigna Healthcare; NYU Langone Medical Center; Pegasystems and acts as an advisor to many healthcare informatics startups. Vipul’s passion is to identify innovative approaches that leverage data and collaborations across stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem to improve outcomes and reduce cost – As the lead in the W3C Healthcare and Life Sciences Interest Group, he demonstrated a Proof of Concept, leveraging EMR data for determination of patient eligibility for a Clinical Trial – a successful collaboration with Healthcare Providers, Vendors, Pharmaceuticals and Academic Medical Centers. He looks forward to exchanges and collaborations to address challenging problems in Healthcare IT and Analytics.

Gorkem Sevinc

Managing Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Viraj Patwardhan

Director of Digital Consumer Experience, Jefferson Health

Viraj Patwardhan is the Director of Digital Consumer Experience for Jefferson Health. With a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai and a Master’s degree in user-centered design from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Viraj’s skills include research, strategy and user (customer) focused solutions. Creating transformation experiences for businesses and its user’s is one of his strongholds. Viraj has vast experience developing new business strategies, portfolio planning/ development and new product definition.

Matthew Harker

Associate Director, Health Policy Hub, Duke Clinical Research

Project Director and operations lead for current CMMI Community-based Palliative Care HCIA award and End of Life portfolio. Linking role with payment and delivery reform projects with local duke health system, regional, and national evaluation opportunities.
Working to extend policy relevant extensions of research being done by key DCRI faculty using registries, linked datasets, and connections with think-tank type work in therapeutic areas.I have an operational background spanning from military supply chain management, manufacturing, business process reengineering, and data expertise with

I have an operational background spanning from military supply chain management, manufacturing, business process reengineering, and data expertise with transferrable knowledge that has various levels of value in the last decade of work in healthcare delivery and research transformation. I work to enhance healthcare operations by managing infrastructure & personnel focused on workflow enhancement, technology use, data management, and streamlining administrative hurdles in increasingly complex research environments that mirror the dysfunction of the modern healthcare system. I have a personal skillset in transforming healthcare delivery that embodies the right care, informed by science, and eventually cost/value transparent using various messaging/modeling. In a sea of data and financial misalignment, I feel I have a duty to make things more discernible to everyone providing and receiving care. I work to bridge knowledge needed for better patient care, treatment delivery, and research processes to have positive impact on my fellow beings. I collaborate with several governmental and industry partners to understand the modifiable barriers and link with academic researchers with the necessary skillsets to design evidence to inform policy change. I have a long working relationship with Dr. Taylor in executing the research plan with the stakeholders involved.

Gaurav Kohli

Digital Supply Chain Transformation Leader, Pfizer

Professor Dirk Schroeder

Associate Professor of Global Health, Emory University

Dr. Dirk G. Schroeder is the Chief Health Officer at HolaDoctor (www.holadoctor.net), a digital health company he co-founded in 1999 to serve the fast-growing Hispanic markets in the U.S. and globally. Dr. Schroeder is also an Associate Professor of Global Health at Emory University where he teaches on Social Entrepreneurship for Health. He is currently writing a book entitled “Getting Past the Pilot: A Practical Guide for Health Entrepreneurs Serious about Going from Start-up to Scale-up”. Dr. Schroeder is a Fulbright Scholar and has lived and worked in over 50 countries and is fluent in Spanish and Indonesian. Dr. Schroeder has Doctoral and Masters Degrees in International Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Post-doc from Cornell. He completed his undergraduate work, with honors and distinction, at Stanford University.

Michael Golden

Senior Director, IoT Strategy & Business Development, Health & Wellness, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center

Speakers

Our early confirmed speakers include

Ashish Atreja

Chief Innovation and Engagement Officer, Mount Sinai

Neil Gomes

Chief Digital Officer & Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience, Jefferson Health

Neil Gomes (B.Sc., MBA/MMS, M.Ed) is the Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System. Neil has worked for the Fortune 500 Tata Group of Companies where he played a leadership role in building the intrapreneurial startup, Tata Interactive Systems, from 60 employees to the World’s largest custom e-learning development firm with 650+ employees in less than two years.

At Jefferson Health, Neil drives digital innovation in healthcare, consumer experience and engagement, training, and education via teams of application and web/mobile developers, portal solutions developers, simulation and UI/UX designers, trainers, documentation and digital consumer experience specialists, instructional designers, e-learning developers, and IT support specialists. Neil also helps define innovation strategy and design innovation development programs via Jefferson’s Innovation Team. Recently, he helped secure a $15+ million donor grant from the Bernie Marcus Foundation to develop a high-tech, consumer-centric, integrative health center at Jefferson and also launched a pioneering collaboration with the IBM Watson IoT team on developing “cognitive concierges” for hospitals. Neil serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for Healthcare Transformation and is a contributor to the upcoming book ‘We CAN fix Healthcare, the Future is NOW’.

Vipul Kashyap

Director, Clinical Health Information Systems, Northwell Health

Vipul Kashyap, PhD is an experienced healthcare informatics executive with extensive experience across payers, providers and pharmaceuticals and is currently Director or Clinical Decision Support and Care Management at Northwell Health. He has held positions at Partners Healthcare System, Cigna Healthcare; NYU Langone Medical Center; Pegasystems and acts as an advisor to many healthcare informatics startups. Vipul’s passion is to identify innovative approaches that leverage data and collaborations across stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem to improve outcomes and reduce cost – As the lead in the W3C Healthcare and Life Sciences Interest Group, he demonstrated a Proof of Concept, leveraging EMR data for determination of patient eligibility for a Clinical Trial – a successful collaboration with Healthcare Providers, Vendors, Pharmaceuticals and Academic Medical Centers. He looks forward to exchanges and collaborations to address challenging problems in Healthcare IT and Analytics

Gaurav Kohli

Digital Supply Chain Transformation Leader, Pfizer

Viraj Patwardhan

Director of Digital Consumer Experience, Jefferson Health

Viraj Patwardhan is the Director of Digital Consumer Experience for Jefferson Health. With a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai and a Master’s degree in user-centered design from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Viraj’s skills include research, strategy and user (customer) focused solutions. Creating transformation experiences for businesses and its user’s is one of his strongholds. Viraj has vast experience developing new business strategies, portfolio planning/ development and new product definition.

David Putrino

Director of Rehabilitation Innovation & Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Randall Krakauer

Strategic Advisor, C-Tech

Dr. Randall Krakauer graduated from Albany Medical College in 1972 and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He received training in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and in Rheumatology at the National Institutes of Health and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and received an MBA from Rutgers. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at Seton Hall University Graduate School of Medicine. He is past chairman of the American College of Managed Care Medicine. Dr. Krakauer has more than 40 years of experience in medicine and medical

Dr. Krakauer has more than 40 years of experience in medicine and medical management, and has held senior medical management positions in several major organizations. Retired July 3, 2015, as Chief Medical Officer for Medicare for Aetna he was responsible for medical strategy, planning, and clinical policy and communications nationally.