How innovators and investors are working with patients and providers to develop dynamic new solutions and create healthy returns.

CNBC presents a one-day event that brings together top health care investors, CEOs and technologists to explore the innovations that will drive better outcomes, financially and clinically.

Every health care company seeks to scale the best technology and develop profitable ways to cover the massive cost of research and development, investors are looking for actionable intelligence on who’s breaking through, and patients are hungry for affordable and effective care. Healthy Returns is a convening of leaders who are improving patient outcomes, maximizing innovation, building great new companies and reinventing incumbents.

Led by CNBC’s anchors and reporters, Healthy Returns hones in on groundbreaking ideas that will transform the health care industry, cutting through the noise and weeding out the “sales pitch.”

Who should attend:

Health care investors, VCs, C-Suite executives from the biotech, pharma, health care and life sciences industries, health care IT BDMs.

PAST EVENTS: 2019 | 2018

SPEAKERS

More speakers to come

Stéphane
Bancel

Moderna

Stéphane Bancel is Chief Executive Officer of Moderna.

Stéphane Bancel

Stéphane Bancel has served as Moderna's Chief Executive Officer since October 2011 and as a member of Moderna’s board of directors since March 2011. Before joining the Company, Mr. Bancel served for five years as Chief Executive Officer of the French diagnostics company bioMérieux SA. From July 2000 to March 2006, he served in various roles at Eli Lilly and Company, including as Managing Director, Belgium and as Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Strategy and Supply Chain. Prior to Lilly, Mr. Bancel served as Asia-Pacific Sales and Marketing Director for bioMérieux.

Mr. Bancel currently serves on the board of directors of Qiagen N.V. and previously served on the board of directors of BG Medicine, Inc. and Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYRS). He is currently a Venture Partner at Flagship Pioneering and a trustee of the Museum of Science in Boston. Mr. Bancel holds a Master of Engineering degree from École Centrale Paris (ECP), a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Julie Louise
Gerberding

Merck

Julie Louise Gerberding is EVP and Chief Patient Officer at Merck.

Julie Louise Gerberding

Dr. Julie L. Gerberding is Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer at Merck & Co., Inc., where she is responsible for a broad portfolio focused on patient engagement, strategic communications, global public policy, population health and corporate responsibility. She joined Merck in 2010 as president of Merck vaccines

Previously, Dr. Gerberding was Director of the U.S. CDC, where she led the agency through 40+ emergency responses to public health crises. She serves on the Boards of Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Cerner Corporation and the MSD Wellcome Trust Hilleman Laboratories, a non-profit that develops new technologies for developing countries.

Dr. Gerberding has received more than 50 awards and honors, including the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Distinguished Service Award for her leadership in responses to anthrax bioterrorism and the September 11, 2001 attacks. In 2018, she was selected as the Healthcare Businesswomen Association’s Woman of the Year and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from eyeforpharma.

Dr. Gerberding received her undergraduate and M.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco, where she is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Gerberding received a Masters of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Scott
Gottlieb

Fmr. U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Gottlieb is the former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and a CNBC Contributor.

Scott Gottlieb

Scott Gottlieb, MD is a physician and served as the 23rd Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gottlieb’s work focuses on advancing public health through developing and implementing innovative approaches to improving medical outcomes, reshaping healthcare delivery, and expanding consumer choice and safety.

Dr. Gottlieb is an aggressive advocate for advancing the health of patients, promoting healthcare access, and driving innovation. The agency’s historic and prolific advances in new policy distinguished his tenure as the FDA’s commissioner, in addition to a record-setting number of approvals of novel drugs, medical devices, and generic medicines.

Under his leadership, the FDA advanced new frameworks for the modern and safe and effective oversight of gene therapies, cell based regenerative medicines, targeted drugs, and digital health devices. The agency implemented new reforms to standardize drug reviews and make historic improvements of post market data collection and the use of real world evidence. He promoted policies to reduce death and disease from tobacco, improve food innovation and safety, and aggressively confront addiction crises.

Previously, Dr. Gottlieb served as the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs and before that, as a Senior Adviser to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he helped advance policies to improve healthcare quality and promote the effective use of new medical technologies. A healthcare futurist, he works as a venture capitalist and has been a founder and board member to companies that have developed new medicines and advance the delivery of healthcare.

Dr. Gottlieb is widely published in leading medical journals and periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He has held editorial positions on the British Medical Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Fortune Magazine recognized him as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2018 and again in 2019. Modern Healthcare named Dr. Gottlieb as one of the “Most Influential Physician Executive and Leaders” in its annual survey of 50 physician executives, and Time magazine named Gottlieb one of its “50 People Transforming Healthcare in 2018.”

Dr. Gottlieb was a practicing hospitalist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Medicine. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

Natalie
Holles

Audentes

Natalie Holles is President and CEO of Audentes.

Natalie Holles

Natalie Holles has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Audentes since January 2020. She joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) in August 2015 and was promoted to President and COO in May 2018. Ms. Holles brings to this role more than twenty years of executive leadership, business development, corporate strategy and commercial experience gained in a range of therapeutic areas with a focus on orphan diseases.
Previously Ms. Holles served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. from 2013 through its acquisition by Horizon Pharma, plc in May 2015. From 2010-2013, Ms. Holles provided executive-level strategy and business development advisory services to a number of privately-held biopharmaceutical companies. Earlier in her career, Ms. Holles served as Vice President, Business Development at KAI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Amgen in 2012) and previously held corporate development and commercial roles at InterMune, Inc. (acquired by Roche in 2014) and Genentech, Inc.

Ms. Holles is a member of the Board of Directors for Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. She holds an M.A. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellow, and an A.B. in Human Biology from Stanford University.

Tom
Polen

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

Tom Polen is CEO and President of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company).

Tom Polen

Tom Polen serves as chief executive officer and president of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. He also leads the BD Executive Leadership Team.

Polen joined BD in 1999, after growing an early phase start-up that was subsequently purchased by BD. From 1999 to 2004, he held a variety of sales and marketing positions with increasing responsibility, in BD Biosciences and BD Diagnostics Systems.

In 2004, Polen joined Baxter Healthcare, where he led the pharmaceutical manufacturing and services business before assuming the role of vice president of Strategic Marketing. He was later promoted to general manager of Baxter’s Injectable Pharmaceuticals business. During his tenure at Baxter, Polen was named among Chicago’s top 40 leaders under 40, by Crain’s Chicago Business.

In 2009, Polen rejoined BD as president of BD Preanalytical Systems. He assumed the role of president of BD Diagnostics Systems from 2010 to 2013, and later served as group president, responsible for BD Medical Surgical Systems and BD Pharmaceutical Systems. In 2014, Polen was named segment president, BD Medical, where he led the $12 billion acquisition of CareFusion in 2015, the company’s expansion into informatics and digital health solutions and the $24 billion acquisition of C. R. Bard, Inc. in 2017. Following the Bard acquisition, Polen was named president and chief operating officer in 2017 where he was responsible for the company’s three business segments – Medical, Life Sciences and Interventional, as well as Research and Development, Innovation, Operations and the commercial organization of the company’s Americas Region.

Polen is an active benefactor and volunteer for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, as well as a number of national and local associations committed to helping patients with breast cancer. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Salisbury University of Maryland and a master’s degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins University.

About BD BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company develops innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians' care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers' capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. bd.com

Alison
Galvin

Yale School of Public Health

Alison Galvin is Director of Center for Infectious Disease at Yale School of Public Health.

Alison Galvin

Alison Galvin is the Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA) at Yale School of Public Health.

Arif
Nathoo

Komodo Health

Arif Nathoo, M.D. is Co-founder & CEO at Komodo Health.

Arif Nathoo

Arif Nathoo, M.D., is co-founder & chief executive officer at Komodo Health where he oversees data sciences, engineering, and product development initiatives for the company. He has spent the past 15 years in healthcare and life sciences leadership roles. Before Komodo Health, Arif was a leader in McKinsey’s Healthcare practice where he was responsible for helping enterprise healthcare address issues in corporate strategy, finance, sales and marketing, and organization building. He co-led McKinsey’s Medical Affairs Practice, which created analytic products and services to improve non-promotional engagement between industry and providers.

He has conducted research in novel instructional technologies and medical devices, with multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. Arif graduated magna cum laude with Highest Honors from Harvard University with an A.M. in molecular and cellular biology, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and M.P.A. in health policy from Harvard Kennedy School.

David
Fajgenbaum

UPenn Medical Center

David Fajgenbaum is an Immunologist at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

David Fajgenbaum

David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc is one of the youngest individuals ever appointed to the faculty at Penn Medicine and the author of Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope Into Action. After spending months hospitalized in critical condition, having his last rites read, and having four deadly relapses of idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD) during medical school, David decided to fight back by conducting research and creating the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN). He is now in his longest remission ever thanks to a treatment that he identified and began testing on himself. One of the top 1 percent youngest grant awardees of an NIH R01, he has dedicated his career to discovering new treatments for deadly disorders like iMCD and spreading the CDCN's 'collaborative network approach' as a model for other diseases. Dr. Fajgenbaum has been recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, a cover story by The New York Times as well as by Good Morning America, CNN, and the Today Show. Dr. Fajgenbaum earned a BS from Georgetown University, MSc from the University of Oxford, MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and MBA from The Wharton School. He is a former Division I college quarterback, state-champion weight lifter, and co-founder of a national grief support network. www.ChasingMyCure.com
Twitter: @davidfajgenbaum

SPEAKERS

  • STéPHANE BANCEL

    Moderna

    Read Bio ⟶

    STéPHANE BANCEL

    Stéphane Bancel has served as Moderna's Chief Executive Officer since October 2011 and as a member of Moderna’s board of directors since March 2011. Before joining the Company, Mr. Bancel served for five years as Chief Executive Officer of the French diagnostics company bioMérieux SA. From July 2000 to March 2006, he served in various roles at Eli Lilly and Company, including as Managing Director, Belgium and as Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Strategy and Supply Chain. Prior to Lilly, Mr. Bancel served as Asia-Pacific Sales and Marketing Director for bioMérieux.

    Mr. Bancel currently serves on the board of directors of Qiagen N.V. and previously served on the board of directors of BG Medicine, Inc. and Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYRS). He is currently a Venture Partner at Flagship Pioneering and a trustee of the Museum of Science in Boston. Mr. Bancel holds a Master of Engineering degree from École Centrale Paris (ECP), a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

  • JULIE LOUISE GERBERDING

    Merck

    Read Bio ⟶

    JULIE LOUISE GERBERDING

    Dr. Julie L. Gerberding is Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer at Merck & Co., Inc., where she is responsible for a broad portfolio focused on patient engagement, strategic communications, global public policy, population health and corporate responsibility. She joined Merck in 2010 as president of Merck vaccines

    Previously, Dr. Gerberding was Director of the U.S. CDC, where she led the agency through 40+ emergency responses to public health crises. She serves on the Boards of Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Cerner Corporation and the MSD Wellcome Trust Hilleman Laboratories, a non-profit that develops new technologies for developing countries.

    Dr. Gerberding has received more than 50 awards and honors, including the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Distinguished Service Award for her leadership in responses to anthrax bioterrorism and the September 11, 2001 attacks. In 2018, she was selected as the Healthcare Businesswomen Association’s Woman of the Year and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from eyeforpharma.

    Dr. Gerberding received her undergraduate and M.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco, where she is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Gerberding received a Masters of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

  • SCOTT GOTTLIEB

    Fmr. U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    Read Bio ⟶

    SCOTT GOTTLIEB

    Scott Gottlieb, MD is a physician and served as the 23rd Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gottlieb’s work focuses on advancing public health through developing and implementing innovative approaches to improving medical outcomes, reshaping healthcare delivery, and expanding consumer choice and safety.

    Dr. Gottlieb is an aggressive advocate for advancing the health of patients, promoting healthcare access, and driving innovation. The agency’s historic and prolific advances in new policy distinguished his tenure as the FDA’s commissioner, in addition to a record-setting number of approvals of novel drugs, medical devices, and generic medicines.

    Under his leadership, the FDA advanced new frameworks for the modern and safe and effective oversight of gene therapies, cell based regenerative medicines, targeted drugs, and digital health devices. The agency implemented new reforms to standardize drug reviews and make historic improvements of post market data collection and the use of real world evidence. He promoted policies to reduce death and disease from tobacco, improve food innovation and safety, and aggressively confront addiction crises.

    Previously, Dr. Gottlieb served as the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs and before that, as a Senior Adviser to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he helped advance policies to improve healthcare quality and promote the effective use of new medical technologies. A healthcare futurist, he works as a venture capitalist and has been a founder and board member to companies that have developed new medicines and advance the delivery of healthcare.

    Dr. Gottlieb is widely published in leading medical journals and periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He has held editorial positions on the British Medical Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Fortune Magazine recognized him as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2018 and again in 2019. Modern Healthcare named Dr. Gottlieb as one of the “Most Influential Physician Executive and Leaders” in its annual survey of 50 physician executives, and Time magazine named Gottlieb one of its “50 People Transforming Healthcare in 2018.”

    Dr. Gottlieb was a practicing hospitalist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Medicine. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

  • NATALIE HOLLES

    Audentes

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    NATALIE HOLLES

    Natalie Holles has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Audentes since January 2020. She joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) in August 2015 and was promoted to President and COO in May 2018. Ms. Holles brings to this role more than twenty years of executive leadership, business development, corporate strategy and commercial experience gained in a range of therapeutic areas with a focus on orphan diseases.
    Previously Ms. Holles served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. from 2013 through its acquisition by Horizon Pharma, plc in May 2015. From 2010-2013, Ms. Holles provided executive-level strategy and business development advisory services to a number of privately-held biopharmaceutical companies. Earlier in her career, Ms. Holles served as Vice President, Business Development at KAI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Amgen in 2012) and previously held corporate development and commercial roles at InterMune, Inc. (acquired by Roche in 2014) and Genentech, Inc.

    Ms. Holles is a member of the Board of Directors for Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. She holds an M.A. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellow, and an A.B. in Human Biology from Stanford University.

  • TOM POLEN

    BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

    Read Bio ⟶

    TOM POLEN

    Tom Polen serves as chief executive officer and president of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. He also leads the BD Executive Leadership Team.

    Polen joined BD in 1999, after growing an early phase start-up that was subsequently purchased by BD. From 1999 to 2004, he held a variety of sales and marketing positions with increasing responsibility, in BD Biosciences and BD Diagnostics Systems.

    In 2004, Polen joined Baxter Healthcare, where he led the pharmaceutical manufacturing and services business before assuming the role of vice president of Strategic Marketing. He was later promoted to general manager of Baxter’s Injectable Pharmaceuticals business. During his tenure at Baxter, Polen was named among Chicago’s top 40 leaders under 40, by Crain’s Chicago Business.

    In 2009, Polen rejoined BD as president of BD Preanalytical Systems. He assumed the role of president of BD Diagnostics Systems from 2010 to 2013, and later served as group president, responsible for BD Medical Surgical Systems and BD Pharmaceutical Systems. In 2014, Polen was named segment president, BD Medical, where he led the $12 billion acquisition of CareFusion in 2015, the company’s expansion into informatics and digital health solutions and the $24 billion acquisition of C. R. Bard, Inc. in 2017. Following the Bard acquisition, Polen was named president and chief operating officer in 2017 where he was responsible for the company’s three business segments – Medical, Life Sciences and Interventional, as well as Research and Development, Innovation, Operations and the commercial organization of the company’s Americas Region.

    Polen is an active benefactor and volunteer for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, as well as a number of national and local associations committed to helping patients with breast cancer. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Salisbury University of Maryland and a master’s degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins University.

    About BD BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company develops innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians' care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers' capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. bd.com

  • ALISON GALVIN

    Yale School of Public Health

    Read Bio ⟶

    ALISON GALVIN

    Alison Galvin is the Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA) at Yale School of Public Health.

  • ARIF NATHOO

    Komodo Health

    Read Bio ⟶

    ARIF NATHOO

    Arif Nathoo, M.D., is co-founder & chief executive officer at Komodo Health where he oversees data sciences, engineering, and product development initiatives for the company. He has spent the past 15 years in healthcare and life sciences leadership roles. Before Komodo Health, Arif was a leader in McKinsey’s Healthcare practice where he was responsible for helping enterprise healthcare address issues in corporate strategy, finance, sales and marketing, and organization building. He co-led McKinsey’s Medical Affairs Practice, which created analytic products and services to improve non-promotional engagement between industry and providers.

    He has conducted research in novel instructional technologies and medical devices, with multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. Arif graduated magna cum laude with Highest Honors from Harvard University with an A.M. in molecular and cellular biology, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and M.P.A. in health policy from Harvard Kennedy School.

  • DAVID FAJGENBAUM

    UPenn Medical Center

    Read Bio ⟶

    DAVID FAJGENBAUM

    David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc is one of the youngest individuals ever appointed to the faculty at Penn Medicine and the author of Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope Into Action. After spending months hospitalized in critical condition, having his last rites read, and having four deadly relapses of idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD) during medical school, David decided to fight back by conducting research and creating the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN). He is now in his longest remission ever thanks to a treatment that he identified and began testing on himself. One of the top 1 percent youngest grant awardees of an NIH R01, he has dedicated his career to discovering new treatments for deadly disorders like iMCD and spreading the CDCN's 'collaborative network approach' as a model for other diseases. Dr. Fajgenbaum has been recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, a cover story by The New York Times as well as by Good Morning America, CNN, and the Today Show. Dr. Fajgenbaum earned a BS from Georgetown University, MSc from the University of Oxford, MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and MBA from The Wharton School. He is a former Division I college quarterback, state-champion weight lifter, and co-founder of a national grief support network. www.ChasingMyCure.com
    Twitter: @davidfajgenbaum

  • STEPHEN KNIGHT

    F-Prime Capital

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    STEPHEN KNIGHT

    Stephen Knight joined F-Prime Capital in 2003 where he serves as President and Managing Partner. He has worked in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for over 25 years and invests broadly across healthcare. Steve serves on the Board of Directors of Beam Therapeutics, Geneception, Genomics plc, Innovent Biologics, Iora Health, Pulmocide and Sana Biotechnology. Steve previously served on the boards of several private and public health care companies including Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ: BPMC), Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DNLI), FoldRx Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer), Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IRWD), NextWave Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer), Proteostasis Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PTI), Respivert, Ltd (acquired by J&J) and Semma Therapeutics (acquired by Vertex). Prior to joining F-Prime Capital, Steve held various senior management roles in private and public biotechnology and consulting companies. He also was a researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories, the National Institutes of Health, and Yale University. He holds an M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine, an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Organization and Management and received a B.S. in biology from Columbia University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

  • ALEXIS BORISY

    EQRx

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    ALEXIS BORISY

    Alexis Borisy is Chairman and CEO of EQRx.

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PAST SPEAKERS

Martine
Rothblatt

United Therapeutics

Martine Rothblatt is Chairman & CEO of United Therapeutics.

Martine Rothblatt

Martine Rothblatt is Chairman & CEO of United Therapeutics, a biotechnology company she started to save the life of one of her daughters. The company offers FDA approved medicines for pulmonary hypertension and neuroblastoma and is working on manufacturing an unlimited supply of transplantable organs.

Dr. Rothblatt previously created and led Sirius XM as its Chairman & CEO, and launched other satellite systems for navigation and international television broadcasting. In the field of aviation her Sirius XM satellite system enhances safety with real-time digital weather information to pilots in flight nationwide. She also designed the world’s first electric helicopter, which in 2018 set Guinness world records for distance and flight duration.

In the legal arena, Dr. Rothblatt led efforts to create transgender health law standards, and to protect privacy and autonomy rights in genetic information via an international treaty. She has Bachelor’s (Communications Studies, Summa Cum Laude), JD and MBA degrees from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Medical Ethics from the Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry. Her patented inventions cover aspects of satellite radio, prostacyclin biochemistry and cognitive software. Dr. Rothblatt’s recent books are on xenotransplantation (Your Life or Mine), non-binary gender identity (Transgender to Transhuman) and cyberethics (Virtually Human).

Alex
Gorsky

Johnson & Johnson

Alex Gorsky is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson and Chairman of the Executive Committee.

Alex Gorsky

Alex Gorsky is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson and Chairman of the Executive Committee, the Company’s senior leadership team. Alex is the seventh person to serve as Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson since it became a publicly traded company in 1944.

Alex began his Johnson & Johnson career as a sales representative with Janssen Pharmaceutica in 1988. Over the next 15 years, he advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and management including assignments in the U.S., Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He progressed through many management posts at J&J, culminating in being named Chief Executive Officer on April 26, 2012 and Chairman of the Board on December 28, 2012.

Under Alex Gorsky’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson continues in its 132nd year to be one of the world’s exceptional corporations. The company was given the #1 ranking on Barron’s Magazine’s 2016 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” and is currently the number one Pharmaceutical company on Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Respected Companies.

A longtime advocate of Diversity Inclusion and Veteran’s issues, Alex has been named one of the “100 Most Inspiring Leaders” by Pharma Voice. Most recently, in December of 2017, Alex received the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation. And for the past three years, Alex has been on the list of the Highest Rated CEOs on The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards. He has also received the Jackie Robinson Award, Appeal of Conscience Award, the Joseph Wharton Leadership Award and the CADCA Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Alex is a member of the Board of Directors of IBM, the Wharton School of Business Board of Overseers and the Board of Directors of the Business Roundtable.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and spent six years in the U.S. Army, finishing his military career with the rank of Captain. Alex earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.

Vasant
Narasimhan

Novartis

Vasant Narasimhan, M.D., is Chief Executive Officer of Novartis.

Vasant Narasimhan

Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, M.D., has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Novartis since February 1, 2018.

Dr. Narasimhan previously was Global Head of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer for Novartis. He has also served as Global Head of Development for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Global Head of the Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals and Oncology Injectables business unit, Global Head of Development for Novartis Vaccines, North America Region Head for Novartis Vaccines, and United States Country President for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. Before joining Novartis in 2005, he worked at McKinsey & Company.

Dr. Narasimhan received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in the US, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Chicago in the US. During and after his medical studies, he worked extensively on a range of public health issues in developing countries. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine and serves on the board of fellows of Harvard Medical School.

Daphne
Koller

insitro

Daphne Koller is Founder and CEO of insitro.

Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller brings to insitro her many years of experience in the areas of machine learning, statistical modeling, computational biology, and computational medicine. She was the Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where she was hired as the first machine learning professor in 1995 and served on the faculty for 18 years. Her work in machine learning spans a broad range of topics, including probabilistic graphical models, structured prediction, active learning, time series modeling, reinforcement learning, and many more. She was also one of the pioneers in applying machine learning to biomedical data sets, and has worked on topics such as reconstruction of regulatory networks, phenotypic effects of genetic variation, and interpretation of microscopy images in cancer. She is the author of over 200 refereed publications appearing in diverse venues such as NIPS, ICML, Science, Cell, and Nature Genetics, and has an h-index of over 120. She is also the author of the leading textbook on Probabilistic Graphical Models.

Daphne co-founded Coursera in 2012, where she served as the company’s Co-CEO until 2014, and then as President until 2016. Coursera is the world’s largest online education platform with over 30 million learners worldwide, and over 150 university partners in six continents. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Coursera Board. Most recently, Daphne served as the Chief Computing Officer at Calico Labs, an Alphabet (Google) company that is using advanced technology to understand aging and design interventions that help people lead longer, healthier lives.

Daphne was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2012 and Newsweek’s 10 most important people in 2010. She has been honored with multiple awards and fellowships during her career including the Sloan Foundation Faculty Fellowship in 1996, the ONR Young Investigator Award in 1998, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 1999, the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award in 2001, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2004, and the ACM Prize in Computing in 2008. Daphne was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 and elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014 and of the International Society of Computational Biology in 2017.

Scarlet
Shore

Verily

Scarlet is head of product and platform lead for Project Baseline at Verily.

Scarlet Shore

Scarlet is the head of product and platform lead for Project Baseline, Verily's bold initiative to map human health and democratize research. Prior to joining Verily, Scarlet held roles in product, strategy, and business development at a variety of life science and technology companies. Scarlet received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and was a faculty scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business.

Samarth
Kulkarni

CRISPR Therapeutics

Samarth Kulkarni is Chief Executive Officer of CRISPR Therapeutics.

Samarth Kulkarni

Dr. Samarth Kulkarni has served as Chief Executive Officer of CRISPR Therapeutics since December 2017.

He has significant expertise in strategy and operations in biotech and a wide range of related cutting-edge therapeutic technologies. He joined CRISPR in August 2015 in the early stages of the company as Chief Business Officer, and then served as President and Chief Business Officer starting May 2017. Prior to joining CRISPR, Sam was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he had a leading role in the Pharmaceutical and Medical products practice. While at McKinsey, he co-led the biotech practice, served a number of biotechnology companies on topics ranging from strategy to operations and led initiatives in areas such as personalized medicine and immunotherapy. Sam also serves as a member of the Casebia Board of Directors.

He received a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Nanotechnology from the University of Washington and a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology. While at the University of Washington, he conducted research in the delivery of biological drugs and in the field of molecular diagnostics. He has authored several publications in leading scientific and business journals.

Jennifer
Schneider

Livongo

Jennifer Schneider is President of Livongo.

Jennifer Schneider

Dr. Jennifer Schneider is the President of Livongo. In this role, she is responsible for product, data science, engineering, marketing, and clinical operations. Dr. Schneider previously served as the company’s Chief Medical Officer where she led the company’s strategic clinical product vision, data science, clinical trials, and the organization’s certified diabetes educators and coaches.

Prior to Livongo, Dr. Schneider held several key leadership roles at Castlight Health, most recently as Chief Medical Officer. She also has held leadership roles in the provider setting as a health outcomes researcher and Chief Resident at Stanford University, and has practiced medicine as an attending physician at Stanford University, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Schneider has an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, a Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research from Stanford University. She completed her internal medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital.

Dr. Schneider is a frequent speaker about innovation in healthcare, where she shares her unique perspective as a practicing physician, health services researcher, senior executive and individual who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years. She has three children and is an avid runner and athlete, having completed her first IronMan in 2016.

David
Cordani

Cigna

David Cordani is President and CEO of Cigna.

David Cordani

David Cordani became president and CEO of Cigna in 2009 and has spearheaded its transformation into a leading global health service company, doubling the size of the company in six years. He is a prominent voice addressing key health challenges, such as the empowering of individuals to manage their own health, innovating new health delivery models focused on patients’ health improvements and partnering with physicians to focus on wellness, and improving clinical quality. With operations and capabilities in more than thirty countries, Cordani leads Cigna’s approximately 43,000 employees in improving the health, well-being and sense of security of more than 95 million customer relationships.

Cordani joined Cigna in 1991; his leadership experiences cross critical disciplines of health care services including distribution, marketing, clinical management, underwriting, finance and operations.

Prior to joining Cigna, Cordani was with Coopers & Lybrand. He actively works with the Achilles International Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and ChildObesity180, where he is a charter board member. He also supports organizations including March of Dimes and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition, he is founder of The David and Sherry Cordani Family Foundation, reflecting the Cordani family’s deep commitment to supporting community health and well-being. Cordani was named to the General Mills Board of Directors in 2014 and to the U.S.-India Business Council Board of Directors in 2015.

David Cordani is an accomplished triathlete, having competed in more than 125 triathlons. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M, and an MBA from the University of Hartford.

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  • MARTINE ROTHBLATT

    United Therapeutics

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    MARTINE ROTHBLATT

    Martine Rothblatt is Chairman & CEO of United Therapeutics, a biotechnology company she started to save the life of one of her daughters. The company offers FDA approved medicines for pulmonary hypertension and neuroblastoma and is working on manufacturing an unlimited supply of transplantable organs.

    Dr. Rothblatt previously created and led Sirius XM as its Chairman & CEO, and launched other satellite systems for navigation and international television broadcasting. In the field of aviation her Sirius XM satellite system enhances safety with real-time digital weather information to pilots in flight nationwide. She also designed the world’s first electric helicopter, which in 2018 set Guinness world records for distance and flight duration.

    In the legal arena, Dr. Rothblatt led efforts to create transgender health law standards, and to protect privacy and autonomy rights in genetic information via an international treaty. She has Bachelor’s (Communications Studies, Summa Cum Laude), JD and MBA degrees from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Medical Ethics from the Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry. Her patented inventions cover aspects of satellite radio, prostacyclin biochemistry and cognitive software. Dr. Rothblatt’s recent books are on xenotransplantation (Your Life or Mine), non-binary gender identity (Transgender to Transhuman) and cyberethics (Virtually Human).

  • ALEX GORSKY

    Johnson & Johnson

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    ALEX GORSKY

    Alex Gorsky is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson and Chairman of the Executive Committee, the Company’s senior leadership team. Alex is the seventh person to serve as Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson since it became a publicly traded company in 1944.

    Alex began his Johnson & Johnson career as a sales representative with Janssen Pharmaceutica in 1988. Over the next 15 years, he advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and management including assignments in the U.S., Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He progressed through many management posts at J&J, culminating in being named Chief Executive Officer on April 26, 2012 and Chairman of the Board on December 28, 2012.

    Under Alex Gorsky’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson continues in its 132nd year to be one of the world’s exceptional corporations. The company was given the #1 ranking on Barron’s Magazine’s 2016 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” and is currently the number one Pharmaceutical company on Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Respected Companies.

    A longtime advocate of Diversity Inclusion and Veteran’s issues, Alex has been named one of the “100 Most Inspiring Leaders” by Pharma Voice. Most recently, in December of 2017, Alex received the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation. And for the past three years, Alex has been on the list of the Highest Rated CEOs on The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards. He has also received the Jackie Robinson Award, Appeal of Conscience Award, the Joseph Wharton Leadership Award and the CADCA Humanitarian of the Year Award.

    Alex is a member of the Board of Directors of IBM, the Wharton School of Business Board of Overseers and the Board of Directors of the Business Roundtable.

    Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and spent six years in the U.S. Army, finishing his military career with the rank of Captain. Alex earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.

  • VASANT “VAS” NARASIMHAN

    Novartis

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    VASANT “VAS” NARASIMHAN

    Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, M.D., has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Novartis since February 1, 2018.

    Dr. Narasimhan previously was Global Head of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer for Novartis. He has also served as Global Head of Development for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Global Head of the Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals and Oncology Injectables business unit, Global Head of Development for Novartis Vaccines, North America Region Head for Novartis Vaccines, and United States Country President for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. Before joining Novartis in 2005, he worked at McKinsey & Company.

    Dr. Narasimhan received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in the US, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Chicago in the US. During and after his medical studies, he worked extensively on a range of public health issues in developing countries. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine and serves on the board of fellows of Harvard Medical School.

  • DAPHNE KOLLER

    insitro

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    DAPHNE KOLLER

    Daphne Koller brings to insitro her many years of experience in the areas of machine learning, statistical modeling, computational biology, and computational medicine. She was the Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where she was hired as the first machine learning professor in 1995 and served on the faculty for 18 years. Her work in machine learning spans a broad range of topics, including probabilistic graphical models, structured prediction, active learning, time series modeling, reinforcement learning, and many more. She was also one of the pioneers in applying machine learning to biomedical data sets, and has worked on topics such as reconstruction of regulatory networks, phenotypic effects of genetic variation, and interpretation of microscopy images in cancer. She is the author of over 200 refereed publications appearing in diverse venues such as NIPS, ICML, Science, Cell, and Nature Genetics, and has an h-index of over 120. She is also the author of the leading textbook on Probabilistic Graphical Models.

    Daphne co-founded Coursera in 2012, where she served as the company’s Co-CEO until 2014, and then as President until 2016. Coursera is the world’s largest online education platform with over 30 million learners worldwide, and over 150 university partners in six continents. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Coursera Board. Most recently, Daphne served as the Chief Computing Officer at Calico Labs, an Alphabet (Google) company that is using advanced technology to understand aging and design interventions that help people lead longer, healthier lives.

    Daphne was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2012 and Newsweek’s 10 most important people in 2010. She has been honored with multiple awards and fellowships during her career including the Sloan Foundation Faculty Fellowship in 1996, the ONR Young Investigator Award in 1998, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 1999, the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award in 2001, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2004, and the ACM Prize in Computing in 2008. Daphne was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 and elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014 and of the International Society of Computational Biology in 2017.

  • SCARLET SHORE

    Verily

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    SCARLET SHORE

    Scarlet is the head of product and platform lead for Project Baseline, Verily's bold initiative to map human health and democratize research. Prior to joining Verily, Scarlet held roles in product, strategy, and business development at a variety of life science and technology companies. Scarlet received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and was a faculty scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business.

  • SAMARTH KULKARNI

    CRISPR Therapeutics

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    SAMARTH KULKARNI

    Dr. Samarth Kulkarni has served as Chief Executive Officer of CRISPR Therapeutics since December 2017.

    He has significant expertise in strategy and operations in biotech and a wide range of related cutting-edge therapeutic technologies. He joined CRISPR in August 2015 in the early stages of the company as Chief Business Officer, and then served as President and Chief Business Officer starting May 2017. Prior to joining CRISPR, Sam was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he had a leading role in the Pharmaceutical and Medical products practice. While at McKinsey, he co-led the biotech practice, served a number of biotechnology companies on topics ranging from strategy to operations and led initiatives in areas such as personalized medicine and immunotherapy. Sam also serves as a member of the Casebia Board of Directors.

    He received a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Nanotechnology from the University of Washington and a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology. While at the University of Washington, he conducted research in the delivery of biological drugs and in the field of molecular diagnostics. He has authored several publications in leading scientific and business journals.

  • JENNIFER SCHNEIDER

    Livongo

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    JENNIFER SCHNEIDER

    Dr. Jennifer Schneider is the President of Livongo. In this role, she is responsible for product, data science, engineering, marketing, and clinical operations. Dr. Schneider previously served as the company’s Chief Medical Officer where she led the company’s strategic clinical product vision, data science, clinical trials, and the organization’s certified diabetes educators and coaches.

    Prior to Livongo, Dr. Schneider held several key leadership roles at Castlight Health, most recently as Chief Medical Officer. She also has held leadership roles in the provider setting as a health outcomes researcher and Chief Resident at Stanford University, and has practiced medicine as an attending physician at Stanford University, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Schneider has an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, a Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research from Stanford University. She completed her internal medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital.

    Dr. Schneider is a frequent speaker about innovation in healthcare, where she shares her unique perspective as a practicing physician, health services researcher, senior executive and individual who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years. She has three children and is an avid runner and athlete, having completed her first IronMan in 2016.

  • DAVID CORDANI

    Cigna

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    DAVID CORDANI

    David Cordani became president and CEO of Cigna in 2009 and has spearheaded its transformation into a leading global health service company, doubling the size of the company in six years. He is a prominent voice addressing key health challenges, such as the empowering of individuals to manage their own health, innovating new health delivery models focused on patients’ health improvements and partnering with physicians to focus on wellness, and improving clinical quality. With operations and capabilities in more than thirty countries, Cordani leads Cigna’s approximately 43,000 employees in improving the health, well-being and sense of security of more than 95 million customer relationships.

    Cordani joined Cigna in 1991; his leadership experiences cross critical disciplines of health care services including distribution, marketing, clinical management, underwriting, finance and operations.

    Prior to joining Cigna, Cordani was with Coopers & Lybrand. He actively works with the Achilles International Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and ChildObesity180, where he is a charter board member. He also supports organizations including March of Dimes and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition, he is founder of The David and Sherry Cordani Family Foundation, reflecting the Cordani family’s deep commitment to supporting community health and well-being. Cordani was named to the General Mills Board of Directors in 2014 and to the U.S.-India Business Council Board of Directors in 2015.

    David Cordani is an accomplished triathlete, having competed in more than 125 triathlons. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M, and an MBA from the University of Hartford.

  • JORGE CONDE

    Andreessen Horowitz

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    JORGE CONDE

    Jorge Conde is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he leads investments at the cross section of biology, computer science and health.
    Prior to joining a16z, Jorge served as Chief Strategy Officer for Syros (NASDAQ: SYRS), which is advancing a new wave of medicines that control expression of disease-driving genes to treat cancer and other diseases. He previously served as the company's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Product Officer, leading the platform strategy for Syros' novel gene regulation technology. Jorge also cofounded Knome, a human genome interpretation company acquired by Tute Genomics in 2015. Earlier in his career, Jorge worked in marketing and operations at MedImmune and as a biotechnology investment banker at Morgan Stanley.

    Jorge holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and a BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University.
    Jorge was named one of the top 35 young innovators in the world by the MIT Technology Review and is a 2015 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He serves on the board of the Museum of Science, Boston.

  • ALETHIA YOUNG

    Cantor Fitzgerald

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    ALETHIA YOUNG

    Alethia Young is the Large Cap Biotech Analyst and Head of Healthcare Research at Cantor Fitzgerald.

  • PETER LEE

    Microsoft Healthcare

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    PETER LEE

    Dr. Peter Lee is Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Healthcare. He leads an organization that works on technologies for better and more efficient healthcare, with a special focus on artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in managing the process of going from basic research to commercial impact. Past illustrative examples include the deep neural networks for simultaneous language translation in Skype, next-generation IoT technologies, and innovative silicon and post-silicon computer architectures for Microsoft’s cloud. He also has a history of advancing more “out of the box” technical efforts, such as experimental under-sea datacenters, augmented-reality experiences for HoloLens and VR devices, digital storage in DNA, and social chatbots such as XiaoIce and Tay. Previously, as an Office Director at DARPA, he led efforts that created operational capabilities in advanced machine learning, crowdsourcing, and big-data analytics, such as the DARPA Network Challenge and Nexus 7. He was formerly the Head of Carnegie Mellon University’s computer science department. As a thought leader, he has spoken and written widely on technology trends and policies, spanning the fields of computing technology, healthcare, and innovation ecosystem. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. He served on President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He has led studies for the National Academies on the impact of federal research investments on economic growth and testified before the US House Science and Technology Committee and the US Senate Commerce Committee.

  • MARC HARRISON

    Intermountain Healthcare

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    MARC HARRISON

    Dr. Harrison is a pediatric critical care physician with a proven track record as a top operations executive on a global scale. He is leading Intermountain to embrace bold new approaches focused on improving health while continuing to make healthcare more effective, accessible, and affordable. As a result, Intermountain’s 37,000 employees—who are all called caregivers—continue to re-define value-based care and serve people in new ways.

    Dr. Harrison is a national and international thought leader on healthcare transformation and innovation. In 2018, he ranked second among Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders. He also tied for second on Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.

    Two examples of innovations Intermountain is leading:
    • Intermountain launched Civica Rx, a not-for-profit generic drug manufacturer and distributor, to make generic medications more available and affordable in hospitals across the nation.
    • Intermountain is a founding member of the Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health, which is a collaboration between numerous community partners designed to proactively address forces that affect people’s health well before they come to a clinic or a hospital, such as chronic hunger, affordable housing, joblessness, personal safety, etc.

    Dr. Harrison’s previous healthcare leadership experience has included service as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, chief of international business development at Cleveland Clinic, and chief medical operations officer at Cleveland Clinic.

    He received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College, his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, completed a residency at Intermountain’s Primary Children’s Hospital, and a Master of Medical Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Dr. Harrison is an all-American triathlete and represented the U.S. at the 2014 World Championships.

  • SUSAN DEVORE

    Premier, Inc.

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    SUSAN DEVORE

    Susan DeVore is CEO of Premier with approximately 30 years of experience. DeVore’s tenure with Premier has centered on driving innovation in healthcare and leading the industry through profound change by engaging stakeholders to co-develop solutions that support high-quality, efficient and sustainable care delivery models.

    DeVore is an industry-leading thinker who has consistently been named multiple times to Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People and Top 25 Women in Healthcare lists. She recently received the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2018 Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award, was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2017 100 Great Healthcare Leaders to Know and was recognized as a 2016 UNC Charlotte Distinguished Alumnus.

    DeVore currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Healthcare Leadership Council; is Board Member of the Coalition to Protect America’s Healthcare; is a Board Member, Finance Committee Member and Audit Committee Chair of the Medicare Rights Center; is a Member of the Charlotte Chamber Executive Committee; is a Member of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council; and a Member of the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees. She also serves as a Member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Aspen Health Strategy Group, and most recently joined the Board of Unum Group, a NYSE-listed company, as a Director and Audit Committee Member.

    Under DeVore's leadership, Premier has been named as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for past 11 years, received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and earned the Best in KLAS title for Overall Healthcare Management Consulting.

    DeVore obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Management degree from McGill University.

  • BOB SHEEHY

    Fmr. Unitedhealthcare CEO

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    BOB SHEEHY

    Bob Sheehy is co-founder and CEO of Bright Health, and former CEO of UnitedHealthcare. He was also Executive Partner at Flare Capital.

  • TIM WENTWORTH

    Express Scripts

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    TIM WENTWORTH

    Tim Wentworth leads Express Scripts and Cigna Services. In this role, Wentworth oversees the Express Scripts business as well as independent services, including eviCore.

    Wentworth formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Express Scripts, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s strategic direction and core business. He joined Express Scripts when the company merged with Medco in April 2012. At Medco, he led the employer and key accounts organizations for nearly 14 years. He also served as President and CEO of Accredo, the company's specialty pharmacy.

    Wentworth earned a bachelor's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and an associate's degree in business from Monroe Community College.

  • RAJAIE BATNIJI

    Collective Health

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    RAJAIE BATNIJI

    As Collective Health’s Co-Founder and Chief Health Officer, Dr. Rajaie Batniji oversees partnerships with healthcare networks and providers, analytics and research, and Collective Health’s employee health management programs. Collective Health brings together Dr. Batniji’s academic and professional careers as both a physician and as a political economist, and his aspiration to create a better and more efficient health insurance experience.

    Dr. Batniji is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he previously trained in Internal Medicine. He received a DPhil in International Relations (Political Economy) from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, an MD from UCSF, and BA and MA degrees from Stanford University.

  • PAUL DABROWSKI

    Synthego

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    PAUL DABROWSKI

    Paul Dabrowski is CEO of Synthego. He founded the company with his brother, Michael Dabrowski, and together they developed the company’s world-class commercial offering for genome engineering. Before Synthego, Paul was the lead digital designer for the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at SpaceX. He also founded a mobile software company and designed a portable electron microscope for DNA sequencing. Paul was born in Illinois to Polish immigrants and earned his MS/BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • EDWARD ELLISON

    The Permanente Federation

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    EDWARD ELLISON

    Ed Ellison, MD, serves as Executive Medical Director/Chairman of the Board, Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG); Chairman of the Board and CEO, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group. He also is Co-CEO of The Permanente Federation, LLC, a consortium of all the Permanente Medical Groups in the nation, supporting the work of more than 22,000 Kaiser Permanente physicians in the eight Kaiser Permanente regions across the country.Dr. Ellison joined SCPMG in 1984 as a family medicine physician and has served in multiple roles with the organization. In 2002, Dr. Ellison was appointed area medical director for Orange County and joined SCPMG’s Board of Directors. He is a past recipient of Orange County’s Family Medicine Physician of the Year. After completing his undergraduate degree at Duke University, Dr. Ellison received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Halifax Hospital Medical Center, University of South Florida, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Ellison is board certified in Family Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has attended the Advanced Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.

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