2018 Panel Speakers

Commercializing Gene Therapy: Obstacles to and Opportunities for Innovation 

Moderator: Dr. Vivian Berlin, Harvard Office of Technology Development, Director of BD

Daniel Krizek, Surveyor Capital, Portfolio Manager

 Allison King, Homology Medicines, VP of Strategic Planning

John Furey, Spark Therapeutics, COO

Daniel Geffken, Danforth Advisors, Founding Managing Director

Value-based Health care: Where are we?

Moderator: Dr. Mark Khayat, ICHOM, VP of Operations

Tom Beauregard, UnitedHealth Group, EVP & CIO

Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, Iora Health, Co-Founder and CEO

Sara Richlin, CareMore Health System/Anthem Inc., VP and General Manager

Hank Schlissberg, DaVita Health Solutions, Chief Development Officer

Interdisciplinary Solutions for Global Health Challenges

Moderator: Dr. Arthur Kleinman, MD, Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, co-editor of Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction. 2013, UC Press

Nawal Roy, Holmusk, Founder and CEO

Glenn Rockman, Global Health Investment Fund, Partner

Jami Taylor, Systems Policy & Partnerships, Global Public Health, J&J, Senior Director

Dr. Angela Nyambura Gichaga, The Financing Alliance for Health, CEO

Later-stage investing panel: Fueling health care company growth and expansion in turbulent times

Moderator: Jeffrey Schwartz, Bain Capital Life Sciences, Managing Director

Dr. Bob Deresiewicz, Wellington Management Company, Senior Managing Director

Dr. Simeon George, SR One, Partner

Dr. Neel Varshney, KKR, Director

Digital health

Moderator: Robbie Greenglass, Waterline Ventures, Partner & Founder

Dr. Robin Heffernan, Circulation, Co-Founder and CEO

Joel Wishkovsky, Simple Contacts, Founder and CEO

Gabriela Perez, NexGen Ventures, Partner/Ovia Health, CEO

Health data and population health in the developing world

Moderator: Nitya Thummalachetty, Fortuna Health, CEO & Co-Founder

Marelize Gorgens, World Bank Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice, Senior Specialist

Aman Bhandari, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Vice President of Enterprise Data Strategy

Nadi Kaonga, Digital Health and Health Systems Strengthening, Independent Technical Advisor

Delivering on the promise of precision medicine

Moderator: Dr. Robert Green, Professor of Medicine (Genetics), Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Ted Ashburn, Moderna, Head of Development, Oncology

Dr. Louis DeGennaro, President & CEO, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Dr. George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School and Director, Personal Genome Project

Transitioning to Value Based Care: Overcoming policy and implementation challenges

Moderator: Prof. Amitabh Chandra, Malcom Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Dr. Christina Ackerman, ICHOM, CEO

Chris Johnson, Landmark Massachusetts

Dave Terry, CEO & Co-Founder, Archway Health

Innovation and the Role of Disruptive Technologies in Med Tech: AI, IoT and More

Moderator: Delphine Zurkiya, McKinsey & Company, Partner

Greg Andreola, Head of Commercial Operations, Philips

David Feygin, Ph.D., MBA, VP IT and Chief Digital Health Officer, Boston

Pierre Olivier, Medicrea, Managing Director

Jean-Claude Saghbini, Wolters Kluwer Health, CTO    

Expanding the Innovation Horizon in the Pharmaceutical Industry

           Moderator: Ian Tzeng, L.E.K., Managing Director and Partner

Andy Orth, VP Commercial Practice, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Stephen Curtis, Ph.D., Senior Director of Business Development, Eli Lilly

Christine Simmon, Association for Accessible Medicines, Executive Director for Biosimilars Council

Early-stage investing panel: Finding, financing and supporting disruptive health care companies

Moderator: Adam Feuerstein, STAT News, Journalist

Janelle Anderson, Versant Ventures, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Shinichiro Fuse, MPM Capital, Principal

Ellie McGuire, LS Polaris Innovation Fund, Co-Founder and Partner

Arjun Goyal, Vida Ventures, Co-Founder and Managing Director

The Longevity ecosystem: Challenges and opportunities

Moderator: Janet Benvenuti, Circle of Life Partners, CEO and Founder

Joseph Coughlin, MIT AgeLab, Founder and Director

Tim Driver, Mature Caregivers & RetirementJobs.com, CEO

Charles Safran, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics

Bernadette Di Re, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Massachusetts, CEO

Dan Guill, Enlivant, COO