Event Agenda

Time Activity
5:30-6:30pm
Networking Hour
6:30-6:35pm
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
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Jennifer M. Joe, MD
Founder & CEO - Medstro
Founder & Editor in Chief - MedTech Boston
6:35-6:40pm
Opening remarks from Boston Scientific
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Dave Knapp
6:40-6:55pm
Keynote
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John Abele
Co-Founder of Boston Scientific
Innovation is the right thing to do but not an intuitive thing to do well. John Abele, a pioneer in disruptive innovations focused on minimally invasive medicine and a leader in collaborative thinking to innovate, invent and deliver new products, will speak on best practices and emerging platforms. His global leadership on innovation and collaboration brings the best minds together to challenge us to develop both cognitive and social skills … innovating beyond what any one of us can do alone. The Connected Patient Challenge is fully embraced by John and peer innovation thought leaders.
6:55-7:00pm
Judges Introduction
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Josh Mandel
Verily Health IT Ecosystem Lead

Josh is a physician and software developer working to fuel an ecosystem where technology supports better health.  He works at Verily as Health IT Ecosystem Lead, and is a visiting scientist at the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics. He has developed APIs to support clinical care and research (SMART Health IT, Clinical Decision Support Hooks, Precision Medicine Initiative, Sync for Science).

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Rob Faulker
Managing Director, Redmile Group

Rob Faulkner has been a partner at Redmile Group, a healthcare investment firm, since 2008 investing in public and private medical device and digitally enabled service companies. Previously, he was a sell-side stock analyst for investment banks and started his career in the pharmaceutical industry. 

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Dr. Darshak Sanghavi
Chief medical officer, OptumLabs

Darshak Sanghavi, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of OptumLabs. Most recently, he was the Director of Preventive and Population Health up at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS/HHS and a fellow and managing director of the Brookings Institution. Sanghavi is also associate professor of pediatrics and the former chief of pediatric cardiology and at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times and his best-seller, A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician's Tour of the Body, was named a best health book of the year by the Wall Street Journal. He also is a mentor at 1776DC’s accelerator and a prior winner of the Wharton Business Plan competition.

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Howard R. Levin, M.D.
President and Chief Scientific Officer, Coridea, LLC

Howard Levin, M.D. co-founded Coridea, an incubator/idea generator that has launched more than 8 companies. He also has a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and over 100 issued U.S. patents.

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David Feygin, PhD, MBA
Chief Digital Health Officer at Boston Scientific

As Chief Digital Health Officer, David leads Boston Scientific’s Digital Health strategy and chairs the cross-functional Digital Health Council.  David is responsible for leading the core Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Analytics and Mobility teams, and partnering to establish the evolving capabilities that will ensure enterprise success in Digital Health.

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Chris Coburn
Chief Innovation Officer, Partners HealthCare

Chris Coburn is Chief Innovation Officer for Partners HealthCare, the nation’s  largest academic research enterprise with $1.6 billion in annual research volume. He leads a 110 person global business development team tasked with the commercial application of the unique insights and capabilities of Partners 3500 Harvard faculty and 65,000 employees.  

7:00-8:30pm
Main Program
7 minute presentations, 7 minutes of judge questions per team. 6 teams total. You can read about the 6 finalist teams here
8:30-8:35pm
Awards Presentation
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The judges return from deliberations and announce the winners!
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