Panel Speakers


healthcare Investing - From Seed to IPO: How to Maximize Your Healthcare Investment Dollar

    Moderator: Jason Hafler, Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures, Senior Director of Investments and Principal

Chris Gordon, Bain Capital, Managing Director

Shaan Gandhi, Excel Ventures, Venture Fellow

Robert Greenglass, Waterline Ventures, Managing Director

Jack Shields, Shields Health Solutions, Founder and CEO


Devices AND diagnostics - Future of Devices in Health

Moderator: Delphine Nain Zurkiya, McKinsey & Co., Partner

Stuart Blitz, 7SBio, Chief Business Officer

Tom McGuinness, GE Healthcare, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer

Katie Szyman, Edwards Lifesciences, VP Critical Care


Precision Medicine - The Quantified Self: Genomics, Personal Informatics, and Precision Medicine

Moderator: Sharon Begley, STAT News, Senior Science Writer

Professor Amitabh Chandra, PhD, Harvard Kennedy School / Harvard Business School, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy Area Chair

Nicholas Dracopoli, PhD, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, VP and Head of Oncology Biomarkers

David Shaywitz, MD, PhD, DNAnexus, Chief Medical Officer


Digital Health - Bringing healthcare to our fingertips

Moderator: Robert Greenglass, Waterline Ventures, Managing Director

Gil Addo, RubiconMD, CEO & Co-founder

Liz Bershad, Lantern, Business Development Manager

Patricia Martone Carrolo, IBM North America, Director, Integrated Healthcare Services

Ben Schlatka, MC10, Co-founder and Senior Vice President


Payer/Provider - Closing the Gap Between Payer + Provider

Moderator: Mahek Shah, MD, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, Senior Project Leader and Senior Researcher

Graham Gardner, MD, Kyruus, CEO

Vivek Garg, MD, CareMore, CMO, New Markets

Sonia Millsom, Iora Health, VP, Business Development

Dan Viaches, DaVita, VP, Corporate Development


Emerging Markets - Look Before You Leap: Strategic Innovation in Healthcare in Emerging Markets

Moderator: Ashish K. Jha, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Health Policy & Medicine/ Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Director of Harvard Global Health Institute

Jonathan Jackson, Dimagi, CEO  

Thomas Verghese, LeapFrog Investments, Associate Director

Vishal Rao U.S., MS, MBBS, HealthCare Global Bangalore, In-Charge, Head & Neck Services, Department of Surgical Oncology


Pharma/Biotech - Business strategies that advance scientific breakthroughs

Moderator: Sheela Hegde, Health Advances, Partner

Stéphane Bancel, Moderna Therapeutics, CEO

Kate Haviland, Blueprint Medicines, CBO

Katrine Bosley, Editas Medicine, CEO


Consumer Health - The Future of Consumer Health: Impact of Technology and Consumer choice

     Moderator: Robert S. Huckman, Harvard Business School, Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration

Sarah Arora, GoHealth Urgent Care, President, New York Market

Nisha Bhalla, Northwell Health System, Director of Business Development & Strategy

Seth Cohen, Castlight Health, VP of Sales and Alliances

Marc Salois, Omada Health, VP Enterprise, East  


HEALTH POLICY Policy - Health Policy Under the TRUMP Administration

           Moderator: Sheila Burke, Harvard Kennedy School, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Faculty Research Fellow

David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, The Commonwealth Fund, President

G. William Hoagland, Bipartisan Policy Center, Senior Vice President