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Head of IP and Optical Networks Marketing
Nokia Enterprise
Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Business Development
Nicklaus Children’s Health System

Susanne Ahmari, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Chief Healthcare Innovation Officer

Elisa Arespacochaga, MBA

Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Workforce,
American Hospital Association

Khalil Barrage

Managing Director
Invus Group
Chief Medical Information Officer

James Bauersmith, JD, MS

Vice President, Translational Sciences
UPMC Enterprises

Ellen Beckjord, PhD

Vice President, Population Health and Clinical Optimization
UPMC Health Plan
Strategy and Technology Marketing, Senior Content Strategist
Nokia Bell Labs

Timothy Billiar, M.D.

Executive Vice President, UPMC, and Chief Scientific Officer
Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Academics, University of Pittsburgh
The Commonwealth Fund
UPMC Innovative Homecare Solutions
Vice President, Portfolio and Business Strategy

Tullia Bruno, PhD

Assistant Professor of Immunology
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and University of Pittsburgh

Virginie Buggia-Prevot, PhD

Senior Director, Drug Discovery
Valo Health
Executive Vice President
UPMC Enterprises
Head of Clinical Policy and Strategy
Verily and Google Health
Chief Technology Officer
General Partner
Lightstone Ventures
Principal Research Scientist
MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Executive Director of Clinical Research
President and CEO
Alliance of Community Health Plans
President and CEO
Dartmouth Health
Chair, Family Medicine,
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
President, UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospital
SVP, Children's Services, UCSF Health

Jeanne Cunicelli

Executive Vice President, UPMC and President
UPMC Enterprises

Marijn Dekkers, PhD

Novalis Capital Partners

Mike Diem, MD, MBA

Chief Business Officer
Century Therapeutics

Dillan DiNardo

Mindstate Design Labs
Executive Director
John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
Chief Medical Officer
Realyze Intelligence
Associate Director, Pharmacogenomics, Institute of Precision Medicine
Institute of Precision Medicine
Health Velocity Capital
Medical Staff President

Toren Finkel, MD, PhD

Director of the Aging Institute
UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh
KLAS Research
Co-Leader of Global Health Care & Life Sciences Practice
Jones Day
Chief Marketing Officer
Senior Director, Translational Sciences
UPMC Enterprises

Martial Hebert, PhD

Dean, School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
CEO of MedExpress & Optum Virtual Care; SVP, Optum Center for Digital Health
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
HCA Healthcare

Colin Hill, MS

CEO and Co-Founder
Executive Vice President, UPMC
CEO, UPMC Health Plan
Vice President, Privacy and Information Security, and Associate Counsel
Chief Science and Innovation Officer
Onduo by Verily
Managing Director and Cyber Strategy Lead
Accenture Federal Services
Optical Product Marketing
Chief Information Officer
Teladoc Health
Director, Virtual Access
Boston Children's Hospital
SVP, Chief Digital Innovation and Transformation
Northwell Health
Executive Vice President/Chief Executive, Providence Clinical Network
Founder and CEO
President and CEO, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sahil Kirpekar, MD

Chief Business Officer
atai Life Sciences
Executive Vice President
UPMC Enterprises
Chief Health Information Officer
Inova Health System
Senior Advisor, Chair of the Board, Editor-in-Chief, Professor of Dermatology
Virtual Care, Mass General Brigham, American Telemedicine Association (ATA), npj Digital Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief Information and Digital Innovation Officer
Brigham and Women's Hospital
University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Institute for Precision Medicine
Executive Fellow
Harvard Business School

Joseph Lehár, PhD

Senior Vice President, R&D Strategy
Chief Information Officer
US Radiology Specialists

Rob Lin, PhD

Avista Therapeutics
Intermountain Connect Services Administrator

Keir Loiacono, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer
BlueSphere Bio
Deputy Director
CMS Innovation Center
Chief Pharmacy Officer
UPMC Health Plan

Yuri Maricich, MD

Venture Partner
Angelini Ventures

Peter Marks MD, PhD

Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Senior Vice President, UPMC
President, UPMC Physician Services Division
Head of Strategic Marketing & Ecosystems
Associate Director, Clinical Services
Institute of Precision Medicine

Theresa Mayer, PhD

Vice President for Research
Carnegie Mellon University
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Enterprise Lead, Services and Integration, Optum
UnitedHealth Group
President, Technology
Arkos Health
Associate Chief Medical Officer
UPMC Health Plan
Vice President, Digital Solutions
UPMC Enterprises
Chief Quality Officer
Marketing Leader

Mani Mohindru

Chief Executive Officer
American Telemedicine Association

David Moore

Executive vice president, Corporate Development
Novo Nordisk
Healthcare Futurist
Regional Vice President
Mayo Clinic Health System

Anne Newman, MD, MPH

Clinical Director
Aging Institute of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh
Chief Executive Officer
National Committee for Quality Assurance

Deborah Palestrant, PhD

5AM Ventures

Jonathan Peacock

Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health
Vice President, Research

Christopher Pickard

Business Development Leader
Constance B. Wofsy Distinguished Professor, University of California San Francisco
Chief of Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Ochsner Ventures
CEO and Co-Founder
Abridge AI

Sam Reiman

Richard King Mellon Foundation
Medical Director for Population Health
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chair, CEO, and President
One Medical
Chief Strategy Officer
Senior Director of Network Strategy and Innovation
UnitedHealth Group
Vice President of Research
Chief Growth Officer
Chief Medical Officer of the UPMC ICU Service Center and Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at University of Pittsburgh and UPMC

Hank Safferstein, PhD, JD, MBA


Tay Salimullah

Vice President, Global Head Value & Access
Novartis Gene Therapies
Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
John C. Malone Associate Professor of Engineering and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
CEO, Bayesian Health
Chief Digital Health Officer and Associate Dean, Digital Strategy and Transformation
Yale New Haven System and Yale School of Medicine
TNT Health Enterprises, critical care physician, and expert in digital health and workforce issues.
Group President
Centura Health

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD

Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations, Humana Home Solutions

Ed Smith

Senior Director, Clinical Genomics Service
UPMC Genome Center

Jeffrey M. Solomon

TD Cowen
Clinical Associate Professor
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Matthew Steinhauser, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director of the Aging Institute
University of Pittsburgh
SVP, Chief Information & Digital Transformation Officer
Yale New Haven Health System
Chief Information Officer
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Chief Information Officer
Indiana University Health

Craig Thompson

Chief Quality Officer
Teladoc Health
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Medical Director of MyUPMC, Medical Director of Clinical Informatics for the Women’s Health Service Line
EVP, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer
Clinical Lead for Health Informatics
Mayo Clinic Health System
Chief Technology Officer, IP and Optical Networks
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, and Psychiatry
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Past-President, American Telemedicine Association
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Emory University School of Medicine
Chief Medical Information Officer
IU Health and Riley Children’s Health
Chief Digital Officer
Sutter Health
Director, Translational Medicine
Prelude Therapeutics
Medical Director
Brigham Digital Innovation Hub

Tanya Joseph

Managing Director
Health Care

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