Wellness as a Service World Summit.™ Mountain View, CA, USA • NOV 09-10, 2017

Fall 2016 Speakers

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Alistair Wickens

CEO

Quealth

One of the founding entrepreneurs and the driving force behind Quealth™ - the clinically valid and medically accepted, mobile application that helps individuals assess how at risk they are from largely preventable diseases: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia and COPD, providing curated information and guidance around the management of their risk. With a clinical background and his Board level experience across the retail and international insurance markets, Alistair has successfully led the growth of the company and it’s recent transformation to become an internationally recognized healthtech business working in partnership with some of the world’s largest technology and insurance companies.

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Improving Consumer Smartphone Based Disease Prevention with Machine Learning

Amit Garg

Venture Capitalist

Samsung

Amit is the Principal for Samsung's early-stage investments, headquartered in Silicon Valley. We focus on software / services, investing $250K to $3M in seed, A or B, and helping them partner with Samsung to make a meaningful difference in people's lives. Amit co-lead their thesis on mobility and lead our digital health and consumer IoT practice. My investments include UniKey (smart locks), nuTonomy (self-driving cars), BioBeats (machine learning for human well-being) and Glooko (platform for diabetes management). I have previously spent 10 years in Silicon Valley running my own startup, VC at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google.

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The Internet of Health: Intelligence is the Key

Ashwin Pushpala

Co-Founder/CEO

Sano

Ashwin launched Sano three years ago and hopes to see a world where everyone has access to their own biometric information, helping them make thoughtful proactive choices about their health. Prior to Sano, Ashwin was on the founding team of SinuSys, a medical device company focused on developing new therapies to improve the sinus health of patients. He previously spent time at Bain Capital, where he invested in technology and semiconductor companies. Ashwin received a dual BS/BA in Bioengineering and Economics and an MS in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Enabling Access to Continuous Metabolic Data for Personalized Nutrition and Wellbeing

Ben Hwang

Chairman/CEO

Profusa

Ben Hwang, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Profusa, Inc. From his early exposure as an undergraduate research fellow at the lab of Leroy Hood at Caltech, where the automated DNA sequencer was developed, to bringing cutting edge life sciences tools to the market at Life Technologies Corp. (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.), Ben has seen first-hand the transformative impact that science and technology have to change our world. Prior to Profusa, Ben served in a variety of leadership roles at Life Technologies Corp., including President of the Asia Pacific Region and Head of the qPCR Division. A former management consultant at McKinsey and Company, Ben earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Biology from The Johns Hopkins University.

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“Right Data” not just “Big Data”: how Having Real-Time, Clinical-Grade Biochemistry from Each of Us will change Health Care

Benjamin Joffe

General Partner/Entrepreneur

HAX

Benjamin Joffe is an entrepreneur, investor and innovation researcher with 15 years experience in China, Japan, Korea and USA. He is a General Partner at HAX, the world's leading startup accelerator for hardware & IoT with over 150 investments from the world's first $9 microcomputer to million-dollar Kickstarters. Benjamin has written for TechCrunch and China Entrepreneur magazine and spoken at over 200 conferences on innovation ecosystems, robotics, healthtech and more. Prior to joining HAX he ran a consultancy researching digital innovation from Asia. His 100-plus clients list include Microsoft, IDEO and Harvard Business School.

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Wearapeuthics, NeuroTech, MetabolicTech, Implantables and the Future of Better Living

Bob Messerschmidt

Founder/CEO

Cor

Bob is a digital health and medicine futurist and serial entrepreneur with a 30 year career in health, wellness, optics and spectroscopy. He began his journey at the University of Pennsylvania, studying biochemistry, where he realized his interests in Analytical Biochemistry and Optics which remain at the core of his methods. He is a serial entrepreneur. He sold his last company to Apple and then joined Apple as a Platform Architect. He architected several technologies while there, most notably elements of the Apple Watch. His current start-up, Cor, is focused on specialized blood chemistry in health, wellness and lifestyle.

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Optimizing your Health at Home using your Blood and your Smartphone

Brad Perkins

Chief Medical Officer

Human Longevity, Inc.

Dr. Perkins is a visionary physician, scientist, and executive who is responsible for leading all clinical and therapeutic operations at the HLI. This includes collecting and utilizing phenotype data, development of the consumer clinics business, and guiding stem cell therapeutics. Prior to joining HLI, Dr. Perkins was Executive Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, and Chief Transformation Officer at Vanguard Health Systems, a large multi-state, for-profit, integrated health services provider with nearly 46,000 employees. He helped transform Vanguard from a traditional fee for service healthcare model, to a fee for value, “population health” model. Some of his innovative solutions there included: establishing Accountable Care Organizations to improve primary care, implementing an award winning tele-radiology program, and starting a $167 million venture capital fund to support Vanguard’s transformation programs

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Hacking the Software for Life

Brandon Ballinger

Co-Founder

Cardiogram

Brandon is a co-founder at Cardiogram, using deep learning to understand Apple Watch and Android Wear heart rate data. Previously, he was part of the White House's rescue team for Healthcare.gov, a co-founder at Sift Science, and an engineer at Google applying machine learning to Android speech recognition and search ads quality. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington and loves BBQ.

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Continuous Digital Biomarkers from Wearable Devices

Carlos Rodarte

Founder

Volar Health

Carlos is the Founder & Managing Director of Volar Health, LLC — an operations-focused consultancy that helps innovative health companies refine their product strategy and rapidly commercialize their solutions. Areas of expertise include digital health, wearables, biosensors, Internet-of-Things, and genomics. Carlos is an active startup mentor, member of several advisory boards, and recognized speaker on health innovation. In 2015, Carlos was named a "40 under 40 Healthcare Innovator" by MedTech Boston and in 2016 a “Top 100 Digital Health Influencer” by Onalytica.

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Beyond Quantified Self: How Quantifying Everything Is Not Enough To Improve Societal Wellbeing

Clayton Lewis

Co-Founder/CEO

Arivale

A competitive triathlete with a passion for health and wellness, Clayton Lewis loves to win and push the boundaries of what’s possible. In 2007, Lewis joined the consumer-only venture firm, Maveron as General Partner. In 2014, he partnered with biotech pioneer Dr. Lee Hood to leverage Hood’s bold vision for optimizing wellness -- and in 2015 they co-founded Arivale. Lewis’ track record in the consumer world, coupled with Hood’s expertise in systems biology, creates a powerful leadership team to define a new industry, scientific wellness—and build an iconic brand.

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David Benaron

Chief Medical Officer

Jawbone

David Benaron is Chief Medical Officer at Jawbone. His goal is to help people live longer and healthier by enabling big data approaches to predicting individuals’ health risks, and to incorporate continuous contextual monitoring into accurate wearable devices for our daily lives. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and M.I.T. with a specialization in Intensive Care and Health Technology. Prior to joining Jawbone in 2015, he led efforts in noninvasive approaches to detect cancer, heart and lung function, and diabetes, leading to FDA approvals, public offerings, and/or acquisitions. He retains a consulting professorship at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Biohacking Gets Personal: How Big Data and an Army of Sensors Changes Everything

Doug Daugherty

Founding Partner/Psychologist

LifeData

Doug is a licensed psychologist and professor of Psychology and Addictions. He has approximately 25 years of clinical experience. His current research is primarily in the area of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and ecological momentary intervention (EMI) utilizing smartphones (as a way to understand and influence behavior in real-time and real-place). He's especially interested in using the smartphone as a mean of extending the reach of positive psychology and psychotherapy; and the study of virtues and human flourishing, including the study of spiritual exemplars.

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Using Smartphones-Sensors to Promote Psychological Resilience

Hugo Mercier

Co-Founder/CEO

Rythm

Hugo Mercier is the Co-founder and CEO of Rythm, a neurotechnology company that builds products that sit at the intersection of neuroscience and advanced technology to enhance everyday human experiences. As CEO, Hugo spearheads product, marketing, high-level research / development, and provides direction to other teams within the company. Passionate about unlocking the brain’s full potential, Hugo has assembled some of the most respected specialists in neuroscience and hardware to launch Dreem, the first active wearable to improve the quality of sleep.

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The Future of Sleep with Neurotechnology

Ingrid Edshteyn

Associate Exec Director/Founder

ACLM/Valia Lifestyle

Ingrid Edshteyn is a Preventive Medicine physician dedicated to trailblazing an integrated approach to medicine and wellness. As the Associate Executive Director of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), the nation’s professional society advocating for and implementing evidence-based wellness at all levels in the health system, she manages strategic partnerships and educational content development. Having been a part of this movement since medical school, serving on the Executive Board of ACLM during residency, and understanding population health impact at Columbia University’s Executive MPH program, she knows that empowering patients will be the key to successful evolution of the wellness paradigm.

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Alliances with Lifestyle Medicine for Wellness as a Service (WaaS)

Isy Goldwasser

Co-Founder/CEO

Thync

Isy Goldwasser co-founded Thync to advance a frontier and create a consumer category that will impact billions of people. Prior to founding Thync, Isy was CEO of Symyx Technologies, where he was the company's first employee. In addition to his 16 years at Symyx, Isy was Khosla Ventures' Entrepreneur-in-Residence in 2010. Isy is a named inventor on more than 30 US, European and Canadian patents and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Institute for Biomedical Research. Isy holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT and a MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.

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Mood Technology 2.0: How Technology Will Give Us Control of Our Ultimate Performance and Mood

Jim Doscher

GM Healthcare

Analog Devices

Jim currently leads Analog Devices’ Healthcare business, and focuses on medical imaging, diagnostics, vital signs monitoring and the new emerging area of mobile health devices. In addition, he has responsibility for ADI’s optical sensor strategy. Since 2005, Jim has acted in the role of product line director for a variety of groups including High Speed Linear, Isolation (ISO), Wireline (including fiber optics, SERDES and JESD204B), Optical Communications and Optical Sensors and MEMs He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College in 1981, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dartmouth in 1982, Major in Electrical Engineering.

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Electronics for Behavioral Health

Jocelyn Scheirer

Founder

Bionolux

Jocelyn Scheirer started making wearables as a student at the MIT Media Lab in 1996. Her emotion-sensing “Galvactivator” was patented by MIT and was the very first wearable, washable biosensor. For the past 20 years, she has worked in various capacities in MIT startups and academia, including helping to found Affectiva in 2009, an industry-leading emotion recognition AI company. Recently, she has been focused on developing a ring form-factor version of the Galvactivator, and has been exploring it’s use in virtual environments. She is currently lecturing at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

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The Future is Virtual: Why Every Health Sensor Company Should Be Making a VR API

Joe Burton

Founder/CEO

Whil

Joe Burton is the founder and CEO of Whil Concepts, Inc. (“Whil”). He’s an entrepreneur in digital health and wellness, former President of Headspace and spent fifteen years as a global COO in public companies. Joe is alumnus of Harvard Business School, a certified Search Inside Yourself instructor and an advisor to nonprofits including Holistic Life Foundation, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education and Anonymous Good. He’s worked in over 70 countries with brands including Microsoft, IBM, American Express and Coca-Cola. Joe discovered mindfulness as a super stressed executive after dismissing it as “definitely not for me” and it changed his life.

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Wearables, Biometrics and Mindfulness as Medicine

Joni Kettunen

CEO

Firstbeat

Joni Kettunen, PhD, is a pioneer in physiological analytics and its applications. He is leading Firstbeat at the cutting edge of heartbeat analytics for wearables, fitness devices, wellbeing services and professional sports. As of today, Firstbeat analytics is used by hundreds of elite sports teams, thousands of corporations, and millions of consumers to improve their performance and wellbeing. Before founding Firstbeat in 2002, Joni has published research in the areas of psychophysiology, behavioral medicine, autonomic nervous system function and stress quantification. Joni received his PhD from the University of Helsinki in 1999.

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Body Analytics for Triggering Healthier, Happier and more Productive Lives

Julien Penders

Co-Founder/COO

Bloom Technologies

Julien Penders is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Bloom Technologies, a consumer health company changing maternal health and prenatal care thru wearable technologies and data analytics. Passionate entrepreneur in digital and mobile health, Julien is committed to the development of technologies that empower people with their own health, towards disease prevention and a healthier life. He has (co-) authored over 60 papers and 7 patents in the field of wearable technologies and connected health. He holds a M.Sc. in Systems Engineering from University of Liege, and a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University.

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Bringing Clinically Accurate Data into the Hands of Consumers for the First 1000 Days of Life

Kevin Hill

Data Scientist

Pebble

Kevin Hill is an expert on the intersection between data, human behavior, and technology. Kevin received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from UC Davis and has studied the neural mechanisms of auditory scene analysis, auditory attention, subjective valuation, risk aversion and temporal discounting. Since leaving academia, Kevin has used digital signal processing, computer vision, and machine learning to build systems that promote behavior change, first at fit.net and now as a data scientist for Pebble Health.

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Behavioral Computing: Building Tools to Align Our Decisions With Our Goals

Kevin Shaw

Co-Founder/CTO

Algorithmic Intuition

Dr. Kevin Shaw has 25 years of experience in MEMS and sensors. He is CTO and co-founder at Algorithmic Intuition Inc., which specializes in machine learning algorithms for sensors in wellness and medical. Dr. Shaw has five degrees including a doctorate in EE/MEMS from Cornell University and a Masters in business from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He worked at Kionix designing MEMS inertial sensors (acquired by Rohm Semiconductor in 2000) and then at Sensor Platforms building algorithms for sensor fusion (acquired by in 2014 by Audience, Inc.)  Dr. Shaw has 30 US patents in MEMS, sensors and algorithms.

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Aging Independently Using Machine Learning, Advanced Sensors and Algorithms

Laila Zemrani

Co-founder/CEO

Fitnescity

Founded by a team of research scientists and wellness professionals from Stanford and MIT, Fitnescity offers data-driven wellness coaching that uses insights from the individual’s unique data —physiology, history and lifestyle— to personalize wellness. Laila has an MBA from MIT Sloan. As an undergraduate, she studied management and electrical engineering at Télécom ParisTech. Laila was named a Legatum fellow in Entrepreneurial Leadership and a MasterCard Foundation fellow at MIT. Prior to Fitnescity, Laila was a founding employee at Dataxis, a global data analysis firm, and a management consultant.

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The Promise of Personalized Wellness: Trends and Business Models

Mark Rolston

Co-Founder/CCO

argodesign

Mark Rolston is a renowned designer with a 25-year career of creating for the world’s largest and most innovative companies. Prior to founding argodesign with his longtime colleague, Mark was the Chief Creative Officer of frogdesign, responsible for the creative direction of one of the most successful product design firms in the world. Mark was an early pioneer of software user experience, working with clients to leverage emerging technologies and setting the tone for user interface design and mobile platforms. A veteran design leader, innovator and patent holder, he is an internationally recognized expert on software, experience design, emerging computing platforms, and mobile applications.

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Meta-Me. The Emerging Digital Self

Martín Blinder

CEO

TicTrac

Martín is an Internet and Digital Health entrepreneur with a focus on consumer web. Martin was named among the 15 most influential in Digital Health, and has been featured in Wired, NYT, BBC, CNBC, Fortune, Mashable, Wall Street Journal, among others. Tictrac is at the forefront of the consumerization of healthcare, centralizing an otherwise fragmented sector around the consumer, under the credo: consumer engagement is the key to better health outcomes. Prior, Martin cofounded one of the first online financial services sites in Europe and has advised Prime Ministers and other state officials on innovation, foreign direct investment and entrepreneurship.

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Maryam Ziaei

Founder/CEO

iSono Health

Maryam is an entrepreneur and engineer passionate about development of connected health solutions that empower consumers to both monitor and make smart decisions about their health. Maryam co-founded iSono Health with a vision to make regular self-monitoring accessible to all women to help with early detection of breast cancer. Maryam has over 14 years of research and industrial experience in design and manufacturing of microscale devices and systems for high volume consumer markets. She has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and a degree in global entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Empowering Consumer with Smart Devices and Smart Data for Proactive ‘Health Care’

Matt Park

Vice President

Dacadoo Americas

Matt Park is Vice President of dacadoo americas, inc. - the “Health Score” company. The dacadoo digital health platform enables Life and Health Insurance companies to engage members in active and healthy lifestyles. Matt has 30 years’ experience as a Sales & Marketing executive in the software industry, including 15 years working in the Human Resources/Talent Management space with SAP, Successfactors, Jobs2Web and Softscape.

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Real-Time Health Scoring and Mobile Lifestyle Navigation

Matthew Diamond

Medical Director/Physician

Misfit/NYU Hospital

Matthew Diamond, MD, PhD is a sports medicine physician and scientist with expertise in connected devices that promote wellness. He is the Medical Director at Misfit (a member of Fossil Group), where he develops physical activity and sleep monitoring technology. Dr. Diamond serves on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Health and Fitness Technology Division and on its Board of Industry Leaders, and he is a faculty member of New York University. Dr. Diamond is passionate about helping people improve their mobility and performance through innovative, integrative medical technology and treatments. He has a special interest in dance medicine and mindfulness-based practices.

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Mindfulness and Technology: Implications for the IoT

Mia Nease

Head of Commercial

Arivale

A career sales leader, who enjoys challenge and variety, Mia has led high growth teams in both technology and life sciences. Her journey has ranged from establishing Dell’s mining, oil and gas business to starting up two software companies in New York to helping consulting giant PwC expand their footprint in biopharma. Mia serves on two non-profit boards; the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and West Coast Children’s Clinic. She is a mother of five children who can often be found on the coastal trail preparing for her next marathon.

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Launching a New Industry – Scientific Wellness

Mikey Siegel

Founder

Consciousness Hacking

Mikey Siegel is a robotics engineer turned consciousness hacker. He envisions a present and future where technology supports psychological, emotional and spiritual flourishing. Where our devices not only connect us to information, but also connect us to ourselves and each other, acting as a catalyst for individual and collective awakening. He is currently founder of BioFluent Technologies, Consciousness Hacking, and the Transformative Technology Conference. He received an MS in robotics from the MIT Media Lab.

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The Future of Clinical Practice will be Optimizing Health

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Consciousness Hacking: New Paths to Wellbeing

Molly Maloof

Physician/Technologist/Scientific Wellness Pioneer

Independent

Dr. Molly Maloof's goal is to maximize human potential by dramatically extending human healthspan -- the period of a person's life during which they are generally healthy and free from serious or chronic illness -- through medical technology, scientific wellness, and educational media. Her medical practice is a unique testing ground for personal health technologies including wearable technology, health apps, as well as, advanced genetic, microbiome, and metabolomics testing. With the aid of software programs, she pours through mountains of data to come up with unique, contextually relevant insights to help her patients reach their best health.

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The Future of Clinical Practice will be Optimizing Health

Mylea Charvat

Founder/CEO

Savonix

Dr. Mylea Charvat founded Savonix following her fellowship at Stanford School of Medicine. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Kansas, her M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical health psychology at Palo Alto University, and her Ph.D. Fellowship in clinical neuroscience at Stanford University School of Medicine. She currently sits on the advisory board for the Military Health Project and the Army Surgeon General’s Brain Health Taskforce. She has served in the past as a director and officer on multiple boards including the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and Conard House.

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Assessment of Cognitive and Emotional Function using Mobile

Nathan Price

Co-Founder/Professor

Institute for Systems Biology

Dr. Price is Professor & Associate Director of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, WA. He is also Co-Founder and on the Board of Directors of Arivale, Inc. (Geekwire’s 2016 Startup of the Year). Nathan has won numerous awards for his scientific work, including a Howard Temin Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a young investigator award from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, and he was named as one of the inaugural “Tomorrow’s PIs” by Genome Technology and as a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. 

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How Scientific Wellness will Drive The Future of Health

Pierre-Alexandre Fournier

CEO

Hexoskin

Pierre-Alexandre Fournier is co-founder and CEO of Hexoskin, a connected health technology company that focuses on smart clothing design and intelligent software for health and performance. Hexoskin was founded in 2006, and launched in 2013 the first iPhone compatible smart clothing for health monitoring. His work at Hexoskin includes the design of new wearable health sensors for space missions, clinical trials, chronic diseases, and machine learning for health analysis. Pierre-Alexandre is also an advisor for transparency in healthcare, patient empowerment, and healthcare innovation through design.

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Health Sensors & IoT: The Digital Foundation we Need to deliver Wellness as a Service

Riaan Conradie

Co-Founder/COO

LifeQ

Riaan, co-founder of HealthQ and LifeQ, spent the past years focusing his entrepreneurial energies on his most committed vision:  to create a truly democratized self perpetuating health ecosystem, underpinned by computational biology, to dramatically improve health and wellbeing. Riaan’s passion for systems has led him to develop a deep understanding of a wide variety of fields, spanning all the way from biology and physics to business ecosystems and networks. With an ability to find the underlying principles that connect disciplines, Riaan (who also holds a PhD in Biochemistry) is able to convey the consequences of these connections with contagious enthusiasm. 

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Enabling Individual Wellness through Computational Systems Biology, Cloud Analytics, Wearables, Machine Learning and More

Rohan Dixit

Co-Founder/Inventor

Lief

Rohan Dixit is inventor of the Lief (getlief.com) a biofeedback patch that gives you control over your body's natural stress response.  Formerly a Harvard and Stanford neuroscientist, Rohan studied the effect of meditation on the structural and functional properties of the human brain. Today his technology has helped thousands of American patients decrease stress and anxiety safely and without drugs. 

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Closing the Loop: from Measuring to Improving Wellbeing with a Wearable Smart Patch

Ryan Quan

Data Scientist

Omada Health

Ryan Quan is a Data Scientist at Omada Health. His work focuses on the data science of behavior change - leveraging analysis, machine learning and experimentation to lower the global burden of obesity related chronic disease. Before joining Omada Health, Ryan worked as a data analyst for the New York City Council / Department of Public Health and as a research assistant for the Mailman School of Public Health. As an undergraduate, Ryan studied microbial genomics at UC Berkeley, later receiving his Master's in Public Health from Columbia University.

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Using Data Science to Design Effective Precision Preventative Behavioral Medicine

Sandro Mur

Founder/CEO

Bellabeat

Sandro Mur is a founder and CEO of Bellabeat, a Y Combinator's startup that brings quantified-self technologies to healthcare. Bellabeat has already been recognised by Fast Company, Bloomberg and Forbes as one of the hottest startups to watch in 2015. Mur is a mathematician and serial entrepreneur who, prior to Bellabeat, founded INU, company that specialised AI in healthcare and first implemented real time patient monitoring system in CE region.

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Stanley Yang

CEO

NeuroSky

NeuroSky is Yang's second successful Silicon Valley startup. In 1997, Yang co-founded and served as President & CEO of Triscend Corporation, a configurable system-on-chip IC company. Triscend was acquired by Xilinx (XLNX) in March of 2004. Prior to Triscend, Yang spent 11-years working at Xilinx in engineering and management positions. Yang's expertise in founding and growing companies in Silicon Valley comes from his passion for technology's ability to revolutionize industries and ultimately change people's lives. A Chinese American with Shanghainese ancestry Yang is adept at bridging the East with the West. Stanley Yang received a BSEE from the University of California.

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Future of Consumer Bio-Sensors

Victor Chapela

Founder/CEO

Suggestic

Victor has founded and led 6 technology companies. His latest, Suggestic Inc, is trying to help eradicate disease. To do so, they are starting by helping people manage and revert their diabetes type 2. They are building a Personalized Advisor that incorporates each person’s preferences, genome, micro-biome, health and activity data to suggest in real-time the best meals and exercise. Suggestic uses Deep Artificial Intelligence to personalize suggestion by leveraging the person’s genomic, feedback and sensor data and combining it with the latest peered review health research. He is an active angel investor and mentor in the Silicon Valley area.

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Augmenting Human Decision Making: Machine Intelligence Could Help Eradicate Most Chronic Diseases

Walter De Brouwer

CEO/Founder

doc.ai/Scanadu

Walter is an Internet and technology entrepreneur, futurist, academic and scientist, Walter served as the CEO of One Laptop Per Child Europe, aiming to empower the world’s poorest children through education. Prior, he was the founder of Starlab, which specialized in blue skies, deep future and BANG (Bits, Atoms, Neurons and Genes) research. He founded Scanadu in 2010 which is using mobile, sensor and social technology to ensure this is the last generation to know so little about their health. In 2016 he left Scanadu to found the AI company “doc.ai” to build a medical neocortex in silicon, a robo-doctor.

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From IA to AI in Healthcare

Winslow Strong

Co-Founder/CTO

Palo Alto Neuroscience

Winslow Strong PhD heads the research and development of EEG neurofeedback at Palo Alto Neuroscience.  He has a background in mathematics (PhD), physics (MS) and finance.  In recent years, he has been deeply engaged with technologies that can enhance health, performance, and well-being, having played the roles of researcher, consultant, blogger, community organizer, and enthusiastic user.  He has been a meditator since 2007, and is now inspired to bring greater efficiency to contemplative development through augmentation with synergistic technologies. 

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Catalyzing Contemplative Development with Technology
Humanity is about to cross from ignorance into knowledge on many many fronts because we have never actually measured our bodies as an integrated system in much detail before.
NATHAN PRICE (Hyper Wellbeing, 2016)