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Leveraging design and technology to transform the health experience | April 5-6, 2016 | Boston, MA

Ryan Armbruster
Harken Health

Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer

Harken Health

A recognized pioneer and leader of human-centered service design in health care, Ryan Armbruster is a co-founder of Harken Health, a new health care company designed to provide better experiences for people that need care. Previously, Ryan built and led the Design Studio at UnitedHealth Group and created and directed the SPARC Design Lab at Mayo Clinic. Ryan also teaches graduate and executive health care service design and innovation courses at the University of Minnesota.

“Designing Health Care for Care”

Caring is an essential part of health care – it’s hard to argue with that.   However, over the past few decades, the U.S. health care industry has been unintentionally designed for anything but caring, and the most recent industry trend around consumerism threatens to propagate this misdirection.    How has this happened?   More importantly, how can we effectively address this situation and create great health care services for people?    Ryan will share his perspective, from over a decade of designing health care services, on what we can do to get it right.

Aleta Hayes
Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts

Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts

Aleta Hayes is a “contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer, and teacher.” She holds an M.F.A in Dance and Choreography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a B.A. in Drama, Dance and the Visual Arts from Stanford. Hayes has taught at Wesleyan University, Swarthmore College, Rutgers University, and Princeton University, where she developed “pedagogically innovative courses that combined cultural and performance history, theory, and performance.” Before beginning her career in academia, Hayes lived in New York City for fifteen years where she choreographed many pieces including: Hatsheput, presented at the Place Theater, London and St. Marks Church, New York; Tarantantara, presented at Jacob’s Pillow; and La Chanteuse Nubienne (written by playwright Daniel Alexander Jones), performed for Movement Research at Judson Church. As a dancer, Hayes has had “leading roles in major works by other artists such as Jane Comfort and Robert Wilson. In 2004, Hayes returned to Stanford on a Ford Foundation Resident Dialogues Fellowship through the Committee on Black Performing Arts to create The Wedding Project, a “performance piece of multiple genres illustrating the evolution of American social dance through the narrative of African American wedding traditions.” In 2005, Hayes was named a Peninsula Community Foundation Artist-in-Residence at Eastside Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, where she led The ReMix Project—a “montage of music, monologue, and movement examining student aspirations in a low-income, racially-mixed neighborhood.” Most recently, Hayes founded The Chocolate Heads Movement Band in 2009 (a collective of dancers, musicians, visual artists, performance poets and writers), and has collaborated with performer Cooper Moore to create a dance-music installation called “Singing the Rooms—Performance of the Everyday.”

Harri Hursti
Zyptonite Inc.

Chief Technology Officer

Zyptonite Inc.

Mr. Harri Hursti is a Finnish internet visionary, entrepreneur, and a world-known data security expert. Mr. Hursti is a consultant and a coauthor of several studies for the U.S. state and federal governments on data security. He is famously known for developing “the Hursti Hack” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hursti_Hack) altering the results of the voting machines used in 2000 Presidential elections (see HBO documentary "Hacking Democracy"). He has been an expert on electronic voting issues for officials, legislators and policy makers in 5 countries. He received EFFI Winston Smith Award 2008, and EFF Pioneer Award 2009 for his research and work on data security and data privacy.

Adrienne Boissy
Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic

Chief Experience Officer, Patient Experience 

Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA, is Chief Experience Officer of Cleveland Clinic Health System, and a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis with a secondary appointment in the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care. As Chief Experience Officer, Dr. Boissy leads the Office of Patient Experience and its initiatives to improve the patient experience across Cleveland Clinic Health System.

Dr. Boissy previously served as the Medical Director of the Center of Excellence in Healthcare Communication. Her team created a comprehensive program to strengthen physician and provider communication skills throughout Cleveland Clinic and has trained more than 4,000 staff physicians and house staff to date.

Dr. Boissy also guided the development of patient advisory councils across Cleveland Clinic Health System and is active in the Cleveland Clinic Professionalism Council. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Patient Experience.

As part of her clinical work, Dr. Boissy focuses on ethical issues in neurological disease. She served on the Cleveland Clinic Ethics Committee and is the Assistant Clinical Director in the Center for Neuroethics. She has been published in Neurocritical Care, AAN Continuum and Neurology regarding the humane treatment of critically ill patients and communication challenges in clinical practice. In particular, she has a special interest in the words clinicians choose when conveying information, and the risks and ethics of what she calls “therapeutic mislabeling” versus truth telling.

Dr. Boissy was awarded a Sylvia Lawry Fellowship grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and an Arnold P. Gold Foundation grant for humanism in medicine. She also serves on the editorial board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Momentum Magazine.

Dr. Boissy also is a Harvard Macy scholar. She has spoken extensively around the country about the patient and provider experience and the impact of effective communication on both.

Dr. Boissy attended Boston University and worked in neurobiological research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. She completed her medical school training at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and finished her neurology residency and neuroimmunology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. She completed a master’s degree in bioethics from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

David Ludwig
Boston Children's Hospital

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School:
Professor of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

Boston Children's Hospital

Dr Ludwig is founding director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children's Hospital, one of the country’s oldest and largest multidisciplinary clinics for the care of overweight children. OWL serves as a home for research into innovative approaches to treatment childhood obesity.

Dr. Ludwig also directs the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. His research focuses on the effects of diet on hormones, metabolism and body weight. He developed a novel “low glycemic load” diet (i.e., one that decreases the surge in blood sugar after meals) for the treatment of obesity-related diseases. In addition, his group has done some of the original studies linking sugar-sweetened beverages and fast food to excessive weight gain, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Ludwig is Principal Investigator on numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, has published over 150 scientific articles, and presently serves as Contributing Writer for JAMA.

Susannah Fox
HHS

HHS

Chief Technology Officer

Susannah Fox is the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. Together with the IDEA Lab team, she creates opportunities for entrepreneurship across the HHS workforce.

Susannah most recently served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, helping to catalyze new ways to think about challenges and develop solutions that deliver impact. She has also advised organizations like the Collaborative Chronic Care Network as they work to improve care delivery by including people living with IBD, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis on their innovation teams.

From 2000-14, Susannah was an Associate Director of the Internet Project at the Pew Research Center where she helped quantify and explain the social impact of the internet. She pioneered participatory research methods at the Center in order to explore how information technology and social media affect the health care industry and the consumer health care experience, with a special focus on people living with chronic and rare conditions.

Susannah has a B.A. in Anthropology from Wesleyan University.

Shahid Shah
Netspective

CEO

Netspective

Shahid Shah is a Government 2.0, Health IT, Medical Device Integration software expert with over 22 years of technology strategy, software engineering, entrepreneurship, speaking, and writing experience. He is a consultant to various federal agencies on IT matters and helped design and deploy the American Red Cross’s electronic health record solution across thousands of sites.  His expertise in the HIT doesn’t stop there: he’s built two web-based EMRs now in use by hundreds of physicians,  and helped design advanced clinical interfaces for medical devices and hospitals. Shahid also serves as a senior technology strategy advisor to NIH’s program helping small businesses commercialize their health care applications.

Amy Cueva
Mad*Pow

Mad*Pow

Founder & CXO, Co-Chair of HXRefactored

@amycueva @madpow

Amy believes that design can help improve the human condition. It was with that mission and vision that she founded Mad*Pow in 2000 with Will Powley, and together they’ve created an award-winning agency serving Fortune 500 companies and startups across industries from health to financial services, technology, media, education, and hospitality.

Amy plays an essential role in Mad*Pow’s visualization of a changed healthcare system in the United States. Her work with companies like Aetna, CVS, McKesson, and Fidelity has helped them improve the customer experience, leverage design to drive change, and facilitate human-centric innovation. As the chief instigator behind Mad*Pow’sHealthcare Experience Design Conference—now in its fifth year and expanded and rebranded as HxRefactored—Amy has successfully connected and networked disparate parts of a challenging and siloed system.

As a speaker, Amy shares her vision and methodology at influential events such as Design Management Institute, UXPA, IA Summit, Partners Center for Connected Health Symposium, Stanford MedicineX, Health 2.0, and HIMSS.

With her partners Will Powley and Bradley Honeyman, Amy’s grown Mad*Pow’s presence, client base, and revenue, leading to Mad*Pow’s 2009 recognition as one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing privately held companies. Mass High Tech, which named her one of its 2009 Women to Watch, has recognized Amy’s passion, energy, and commitment, and she’s been acknowledged as one of Boston’s “40 Under 40” by the Boston Business Journal for 2014. She supports the vision and mission of An Orphan’s Dream, a nonprofit organization offering an oasis for AIDS-orphaned children in Gachoka, Kenya.

Dustin DiTommaso
Mad*Pow

Mad*Pow

SVP, Behavior Change

@DU5TB1N @madpow

Dustin merges design with motivational psychology and technology to help people change their lives. At Mad*Pow, Dustin is involved with the study and application of behavioral science, motivational psychology and human-computer interaction to the design of technology-assisted behavior change interventions, products and services. He is a workshop facilitator and speaker on topics including behavior change, gameful design and organizational culture.

Adam Connor
Mad*Pow

Mad*Pow

VP, Organizational Design and Training

@adamconnor @madpow

Adam Connor, most recognizable by his magnificent beard, is a designer, author and illustrator based in Western Massachusetts. As VP of Organizational Design at Mad*Pow, Adam helps create positive change by addressing the relationships that people have with one another to foster more collaborative, creative and customer-centric organizations.

Adam and his team look closely at company culture and all of the ways that it gets expressed and reinforced. They explore how beliefs, behaviors and perceptions influence things like roles, structure, processes, and tools that organizations use every day. They then work collaboratively with teams to identify meaningful changes that teams can make to improve their capacity to work together creatively.

His work at Mad*Pow and extensive background in experience design, computer science, illustration, and film has taught him the value of delivering and receiving constructive feedback in the design process and the role it plays in effective collaboration. He has coached and trained teams across the world and from industry leading organizations such as Google, Disney, Fidelity, and Aetna. 

In 2015 he and co-author Aaron Irizarry released "Discussing Design: Improving Communication & Collaboration Through Critique" with O’Reilly Publishing. His thoughts on collaboration and design can be found at adamconnor.com and discussingdesign.com

Buy his book at HXR and get it signed by him at the book signing!

Matthew Holt
Health 2.0

Health 2.0

Co-Chairman and Co-Founder

@boltyboy @health2con

Matthew Holt, Co-Chairman, spent the 1990s learning from the best to be a health care futurist at Institute for the Future, and a survey researcher at Harris Interactive. In the early 2000s he spent time at a PHR start-up, but since he’s been the Founder of (and now occasional author on) The Health Care Blog, and co-founder of the Health 2.0 Conference–roles for which he was mostly self-taught!

Indu Subaiya
Health 2.0

Health 2.0

CEO and Co-Founder

@bluetopaz @health2con
 

Indu Subaiya is the co-host, Executive Producer and CEO of Health 2.0, the leading conference and media platform for digital health technology. Her guests have included Jillian Michaels, Elizabeth Cohen, Clay Shirky, Tim O’Reilly, Thomas Goetz, Aneesh Chopra and hundreds of other health, tech and media luminaries. Indu has moderated panels and hosted conferences in San Francisco, Boston, Dubai, Berlin, Paris and Bangalore as Health 2.0’s innovator community has grown to 70 cities globally.

Regarded as an engaging interviewer and thought leader on health technology issues, she has moderated panels at SXSW Interactive, Zocalo Public Square, and USC/Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and has been interviewed by NPR, CNN, and ReadWriteWeb. Indu also serves on advisory committees with the Office of the National Coordinator, the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Health Data Consortium.

Indu holds an MD from Stony Brook University School of Medicine at the State University of New York, an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University.  

She lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles.

Geoff Williams, KEYNOTE
U. Rochester, Center for Community Health

University of Rochester Center for Community Health

Professor of Medicine

Geoffrey Williams is Professor of Medicine, with secondary appointments in Psychiatry and Psychology at the Healthy Living Center, part of the University of Rochester’s Center for Community Health. Dr. Williams has an M.D. from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in Health Psychology from the University of Rochester.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine in the Associated Hospital Program at the University of Rochester, and fellowships in General Internal Medicine, and Biopsychosocial Medicine. Dr. Williams has over twenty years of practice experience in academic internal medicine and training as a health psychologist.  He has contributed to the development of the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) model for health behavior change; focusing  much of his research career on SDT and its application in interventions for health-related motivation, tobacco dependence treatment, diabetes self-management, adherence to medications, and other health behaviors that are difficult to change.  He has been the recipient of numerous grants including research support from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Small Business Innovation Research and the National Institute of Mental Health.  He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles as well as books and numerous book chapters.  He has also presented at over 50 major national professional meetings.

Charles Boicey
Stony Brook Medicine

Stony Brook Medicine

Enterprise Analytics Architect

@N2informaticsRN

Charles is a registered nurse who transitioned into technology-enabled processes for healthcare.  Today, he is an Enterprise Analytics Architect at Stony Brook, and is an evangelist for standardized data elements within clinical systems.  He uses technology to drive daily operations, analysis, and decision-making, and his recent work includes development of Saritor, a health care-centric “Big Data” ecosystem. At HxRefactored, Charles will discuss how RDF Triples can reconcile data from multiple and disparate sources to unlock great insight. 

Joseph Kvedar
Partners Healthcare

Partners Healthcare

VP, Connected Health

@connectedhealth @jkvedar

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, is creating a new model of healthcare delivery, developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. He is leveraging information technology – cell phones, computers, networked devices and remote health monitoring tools – to improve care delivery. Based on the technology platform developed at Partners, a personalized health technology company was launched and later acquired by a leading insurance company to support its program encouraging healthy behavior and wellness education among employee populations. Dr. Kvedar also established the first physician-to-physician online consultation service in an academic setting, linking patients from around the world with specialists at Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals. He is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 90 publications on the subject.

Lisa Welchman
ActiveStandards

ActiveStandards

President, Digital Governance Frameworks

@lwelchman

In a 20-year career, Lisa Welchman has paved the way in the discipline of digital governance, helping organizations stabilize their complex, multi-stakeholder digital operations. Lisa’s focus centers on understanding and interpreting how the advent and prolific growth of digital impacts organizations, as well as the maturation of digital as a distinct vocational discipline in the enterprise. She is currently President of Digital Governance Solutions at ActiveStandards. Her book, Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design, is to be published in February 2015 by Rosenfeld Media.

Justin Williams
DaVita

Product Manager

DaVita

@DaVita @JW_15

Justin manages the roadmap, user research, usability studies, and user experience design for a Falcon Physician, an emerging electronic health record app for Nephrologists. A proponent of better products and better product management, he works to create simple solutions that work smarter. 

Kyra Bobinet
engagedIN

CEO

engagedIN

@drkyrabobinet

Dr. Kyra Bobinet devotes her life to cracking the code of WHY we engage in our health. At HxRefactored, Kyra will be sharing cross-disciplinary insights from medicine, neuroscience, and design on why we don't do what we know we should do, and how we can. She will disclose lessons learned from her experiences changing the behavior of violent offender teens one-on-one, to changing behavior for hundreds of thousands at scale.

Madeleine Rothberg
National Center for Accessible Media

NCAM Project Director

National Center for Accessible Media

 

Lisa Maki
PokitDok

PokitDok

CEO

@LisaMMaki @PokitDok

After a temporarily disabling accident, and months of frustrating rehabilitation, Lisa Maki founded PokitDok, a platform designed to empower members, employees, and other patients to easily and consciously shop for high-value care. Lisa joins HxRefactored to share how PokitDok has dramatically changed consumer patterns by allowing customers to find affordable rates on physicians, their treatments, and services. 

 

Geoff Parker
Macadamian

Director of Healthcare Software Development

Macadamian

@macadamian @geoffpkr

Geoff thrives on working with clients to identify and deliver creative solutions for their individual needs. He's coming to HxRefactored to talk about how the Internet of Things is changing what we traditionally think of as possible and how that influences the design process to create great products. His career as a software professional has focused on delivering highly complex mobile and server side technology solutions and is happiest when pushing the technology envelope by doing things that haven't been done before. 

Joe Pringle
Socrata

Director of Health

Socrata

@socrata

Ward Detwiler
Henry Ford Innovations

Project Manager 

Henry Ford Hospital

@wadetwiler

Nikolai Schwertner
SMART Platforms

SMART Platforms

Lead Software Engineer

@SMARTHealthIT

Nikolai is a lead software engineer in the team working on the SMART on FHIR platform enabling substitutable medical apps integration with EMR systems. His presentation will provide an overview of the technology and demonstrate SMART in action. Nikolai's passion is designing cutting edge medical apps that improve patient care.

Salim Afshar
Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children's Hospital 

Oral and Maxilliofacial Surgeon 

 

Dr. Afshar is passionate about health care delivery and innovation, and brings his background in design, innovation, and engineering into his current work at Boston Children’s Hospital. After studying engineering and physiology at Boston University, he worked as a care coordinator at a large tertiary medical center. He then finished his MD and DMD degrees from Harvard University and completed his surgical residency within the Partners Healthcare System. In total, he has had experience working at over 15 health care facilities to date. Combining his clinical experience with his passion for design and innovation has led Dr. Afshar to be a founder of several software companies, most recently ClinicalBox where he maintains his role as a co-founder and Chief Medical Advisor. Beyond his clinical work at Boston Children’s Hospital, he is heavily involved in institutional innovation and mentors startups in all aspects of design, business, and strategy as an expert-in-residence through the Harvard iLab. He is extremely curious and is now exploring the role of design methods in changing organizational behavior and culture around innovation.

Jaime Moran
Walgreens

Walgreens

Divisional Vice President, Enterprise Adherence

@walgreens 

At Walgreens' Health Innovations Group, Jaime leads strategy and development of scalable new adherence products and services, from concept to activation. Adherence is at the core of how Walgreens helps people get, stay and live well, and Jaime focuses on the intersection of clinical and technology innovation with human-centered, personalized approaches to health care. She has worked at Aetna's Innovation Labs developing novel clinical, platform, and engagement solutions, and with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, driving innovation across 37 independent Blue Plans.

Mark Scrimshire
U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, CMS

Entrepreneur in Residence

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, CMS

@ekivemark

Ken Savin
Eli Lilly and Company

Clinical Innovation Advisor

Eli Lilly and Company

@EliLillyCo

After getting his Advanced Bachelor’s Degree from Occidental College, Ken received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1996 and came to Lilly in 1998 from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center as a senior organic chemist.  He has worked projects as a medicinal chemist, as a Lean / 6-Sigma Black Belt and has had leadership responsibilities for the in-vitro labs, transporter biology, in-silico sciences, in the Lead Generation chemistry and isotopic chemistry groups.  Ken was part of the pre-diligence assessment of pre-clinical / discovery level opportunities for Eli Lilly and Co.  Ken has championed new knowledge management and idea generation initiatives and in one of his latest efforts has initiated a program to develop a NASA – Eli Lilly and Co collaboration and is working with CASIS and NASA and a team at Lilly to develop experiments to be run on the international space station in 2015 and 2016.  Ken is currently working on the Design and Development of processes and services that help make the clinical trial experience easier for all the individuals who are part of the system.   Ken is married to Lisa, has two sons (Cory and Zach) and is an active Sr. Assistant Scoutmaster in their Boy Scout troop.

Lorraine Chapman
Macadamian

Director, Health Care User Experience

Macadamian 

@macadamianlabs @lorchapman

Lorraine plays a pivotal role in harmonizing end user needs, client expectations, and current technology. She leads clients in identifying product opportunities, conducting research, and planning UX strategy and growth. Her ability to grasp the subtle dynamics of business context and product requirements enables her to help define UX design strategy in support of fundamental business direction. She does this for medical information tool providers, EMRs, and patient-facing healthcare organizations. 

Jonathan Podolsky
Mad*Pow

Mad*Pow

Experience Strategy Director

@jonpodolsky @madpow

Jonathan Podolsky has what he calls “Idle Hand Syndrome.” His garage-turned-workshop currently houses a homebuilt electric motorcycle, an automatic rainwater collection system, and a pneumatic ski-press (for those days when you really, really feel like laminating your own pair of skis.)

Jonathan holds a Masters in Architecture from Norwich University in Vermont. When he’s not tinkering in the garage, he is an Experience Strategist with an extensive background in creating innovative customer, guest and patient experiences for major retailers, hospitality companies and health care providers. He leverages eight years of industry knowledge in his work reinventing and revolutionizing consumer experiences and services based on brand values and strategic goals.

Jonathan is an occasional contributor to Service Design Magazine and has taught “Intro to Service Design” classes at Tufts University.

Five years in Vermont turned Jonathan into a tree-hugging sustainability expert with mediocre ski skills. These days, his quest to annoy his wife with small explosions keeps him working constantly on projects/science experiments, and so far, he claims to have a 50/50 “epic fail to success ratio.”

Kate Brigham
PatientsLikeMe

PatientsLikeMe

Design Director

@kbrigham @patientslikeme

Kate is the Design Director at PatientsLikeMe, an online patient network where patients can connect with others who have the same condition, track and share their own experiences, and learn from other patients like them. In the process, they generate data about the real-world nature of disease that helps researchers, pharmaceutical companies, regulators, providers, and nonprofits develop more effective products, services, and care. 

As part of her work, Kate has led dozens of in-depth interviews with health care providers, caregivers, and most importantly patients living with a wide variety of life-changing conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, psoriasis, PTSD, and TBI. This strategy of continually listening to people’s stories and understanding their needs is at the heart of PatientsLikeMe’s process for translating those findings into useful, usable, compelling tools and content to answer member’s questions, and makes it easy for them to connect and learn from others who share not just the same condition, but also the same values and experiences.

Steve Wendel
HelloWallet

HelloWallet

Behavioral Social Scientist

@hellowallet @sawendel

Steve the founder of the Action Design Network, a non-profit which teaches members how use behavioral economics and psychology in product design. His is the author of Improving Employee Benefits, which shows HR practitioners how to help employees take action on their benefits, and Designing for Behavior Change, a step-by-step approach to applying behavioral economics and psychology to product design.

Mark Kamensek
Medtronic

Medtronic

Principal Human Factors Engineer

@mkamensek @medtronic

Mark Kamensek is a Principal Human Factors Engineer at Medtronic where he leads teams on multiple cross-functional projects in the Respiratory & Monitoring Solutions division. With more than 15 years experience in development, design, and strategic planning for web based technologies. He has led design efforts ranging from small intranet refreshes to SaaS Applications to multi-million user portals.  Known for being able to communicate to both business and technical stakeholders, he has earned a reputation as a “Fixer" and joins HxRefactored to find a solution to health cares biggest problems. Mark has worked with organizations including CBS Radio/Infinity Broadcasting, WeatherBug, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, GSA, Radio Free Asia, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  His most well-known engagements have been USA.gov, and the VAs MyHealtheVet and Blue Button projects.

Dan Pardi
Dan's Plan

Dan's Plan

Founder and CEO

@dansplanhealth

An entrepreneur and researcher focused on facilitating health behaviors, Dan conducts research in both sleep neurobiology and cognitive neuroscience at Stanford University and the University of Leiden. He is the CEO of Dan's Plan, a health-behavior technology company that helps people optimize their health by establishing and sustaining effective daily health practices and good sleep habits.

Eric Meyer
An Event Apart

An Event Apart

Co-Founder

@meyerweb @aneventapart

Eric Meyer is an author, speaker, blogger, sometime teacher, and co-founder of An Event Apart, the design conference for people who make web sites. He’s been working on the Web since 1993 and still finds it utterly compelling. His experiences within the medical industry as a patient advocate for his daughter created a driving passion to improve medical design. His HxR talk will draw on his personal history as a father as well as his long career on the web to show how medical design gets it wrong, and illuminate a path to getting it right.

Eric lives with his family in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a much nicer city than you’ve been led to believe. He enjoys a good meal whenever he can and considers almost every form of music to be worthwhile.

Catherine Rose
Philips

Philips

Senior Manager, Healthcare

@drcatherinerose @colorkinetics

As Senior Segment Manager for Healthcare, Catherine leads multidisciplinary teams to transform space with light. Since 2012, Catherine has led all global activities for LightAide, an LED system for children with low vision and other special needs. Beyond LightAide, Catherine’s daughter uses a CPAP mask that her parents invented. Recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ by Boston Children’s Hospital and Edison Awards, Catherine is adept at integrating technical solutions with entrepreneurial insights to improve the world around her. Catherine is most proud of her daughters, who have overcome medical challenges and inspire her daily.

Liz Boehm
Vocera

Vocera

Experience Innovation Network Director

@lizboehm @voceracom

Alan Joseph Williams
Code for America

Code for America

Designer

@alanjosephwilli @codeforamerica

Alan is the product designer and user researcher at Code for America's Health Lab, which develops digital services for Californians eligible for or enrolled in social services like SNAP and Medicaid. In 2015, the Health Lab is focused on improving the SNAP participation rate in California—which is currently the country's lowest. You can find him building interfaces on Github, talking shop on Twitter, and telling his story on LinkedIn.

Sebastian Deterding
Gamification Research Network

Gamification Research Network

Designer, Author, Educator  

@dingstweets

Sebastian Deterding an interface designer who thinks deeply about persuasive and gameful design. An internationally recognized researcher and user experience expert, Sebastian heads the Gamification Research Network and is co-editor of The Gameful World. He is interested in how code shapes conduct: how software and games pervade everyday life, and the ramifications on individuals, communities, ethics and design.

Amy Li
Dance4Healing

Founder

Dance4Healing

Amy Li leads the integrative health startup, Dance4Healing, which inspired by her own fight against stage IV cancer, utilizes artificial intelligence and behavior design to connect dance teachers to patients, recommend personalized music and dance, and create dance buddies and patient groups based on real-time emotion and health data.

Shiv Rao
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Cardiologist

@shivdevrao

Shiv is a cardiologist at the academic hub of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).  He also exercises a technology background at the UPMC Technology Development Center (TDC) where he works as a physician advisor for products aimed at optimizing experiences and outcomes across the health care ecosystem.  More recently, he has taken on the role of Chief Medical Officer for Fluence Health.  In 2015, Fluence Health is focused on spreading a data aggregation / visualization platform that enables the delivery of value based patient-centric care.

Gretchen Mendoza
UPMC Technology Development Center

UPMC Technology Development Center

Design Strategist

@traprkeepr

Gretchen Mendoza is a researcher, designer and strategist at the UPMC Technology Development Center (TDC), who works with diverse teams to deliver health care in new ways. Gretchen’s portfolio spans physical, digital, and service platforms, including the design of user experience for software applications, service ecosystems, and educational exhibits. Common threads in her work include presenting rich, complex content in accessible ways, developing systems that can evolve as people change, and using participatory methods to break down the essence of “us-and-them” in design. Gretchen received a Master of Design from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BFA from the University of Georgia.

Jon Michaeli
MediSafe

MediSafe

EVP, Marketing and Business Development

@jonmichaeli @medisafeapp

Jon brings together a keen understanding of market dynamics and consumer behaviors and psychologies to develop and evolve innovative new products. Jon’s company, MediSafe, helps people integrate healthier behavior into their daily lives through a cloud-enabled mobile medication management system. By applying technological behavioral tools, MediSafe learns about patients’ barriers to medication compliance and creates programs tailored to their unique needs.

Peter Atkins
Fallon Community Health Plan

Director of Market Research & Planning

Fallon Community Health Plan

Charlie Baker
The State of Massachusetts

The State of Massachusetts
Governor

Since taking office in January, 2015, Governor Charlie Baker has been making Massachusetts a great place to live, work, start a business and raise a family - while delivering a customer-service oriented state government that is as thrifty, creative and hard working as the people of Massachusetts. Governor Baker called on an expert, bipartisan team of Republicans, Democrats and Independents to lead his cabinet. Together, they are fulfilling his commitment to building stronger and safer communities for our children and families; keeping our roads and bridges safe and reliable; protecting our natural resources; and ensuring our schools and students are successful and safe.

From resolve in the face of unprecedented snow and freezing temperatures, to working to fix the MBTA, the Department of Children and Families, the Health Connector and Registry of Motor Vehicles, to balancing budgets despite billions in deficits all without raising taxes - the Baker-Polito Administration is making state government truly work for the people of Massachusetts.