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Harry Wang oversees Parks Associates' digital health research program since its inception in 2006. He and his team cover emerging health technologies, applications, and services in areas such as chronic/preventive care management, independent living, wellness and fitness, and virtual/convenience care.
Harry has published more than 40 industry reports and white papers and presented his digital health research at numerous industry events including CES, World Health Congress, the American Telemedicine Association Annual Trade Show, and Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS™ and Connected Health Summit conferences.
Harry earned his MS degree in marketing research from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also holds an MBA degree in finance from Texas Christian University and a BA degree in international business from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, P.R. China.
Paul Adams is head of connected health at Philips Lifeline, where he leads the product management team in driving the aging well strategy. After initially training as a nurse in London and gaining experience in clinical informatics and critical care, Paul Adams moved into the commercial sector of health care, where he took on a number of increasingly senior commercial positions in sales, marketing, business development and product management. For the past 15 years Paul has lived in the U.S. and has worked globally for various health care organizations, ranging from Bayer Diagnostics to Nuance Communications.
Christopher Baskin has more than 20 years of experience in the PERS, telehealth and security industry. His company, American Two-Way, was one of the first organizations to design, manufacture and monitor interactive PERS, telehealth and security systems. Often called a visionary, his innovations have led to numerous patents and industry awards. Mr. Baskin has been featured in more than 60 articles and is a sought-after speaker on industry-related topics. He is a founding board member of the Medical Alert Monitoring Association, as well as a member and/or participant of the CSAA, SIA, ESA, ESX, CAA, GLASAA, NFA and the ATA.
Tyson Bickley is the chief development officer of Contessa Health. Prior to Contessa Health, Tyson was a partner in the corporate group of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, a leading health care transactional law firm, where he led Waller’s venture capital and early stage company practice, with a focus in HIT, health care services and life sciences. Tyson’s practice also focused on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for industry leaders in various healthcare specialties and private equity firms across a range of industries. After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law, Tyson began his legal career in the Corporate Group of Miller & Martin, PLLC. Before becoming an attorney, Tyson had brief stints in both the audit and international tax practice groups of KPMG.
John Bojanowski is president of Honeywell Life Care Solutions, part of the Software Solutions Group that reports into the $10 billion Home and Building Technologies Business. In his role, John is responsible for developing and delivering the business strategy and transforming the business from traditional telehealth to a digital health/mHealth platform. John has been in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years and has held leadership roles in privately funded start-up businesses as well as multi-national organizations such as NiTi Surgical, Motus Medical, Scandius BioMedical and Tyco Healthcare/Covidien.
John Carpenter is the vice president of channel engagement for health and wellness at Nortek. He previously served as the chief marketing officer for Numera prior to their acquisition by Nortek. Before that, John spent 17 years at Microsoft, first as the Worldwide Healthcare industry manager, where he was responsible for starting Microsoft’s Healthcare vertical. He held several other positions at Microsoft including southeast district business and marketing officer, director of east region marketing and senior director of national marketing excellence. John studied computer science at North Carolina State University, and currently resides ioutside of Charlotte, NC.
Marc Cayle is the founder of ONKÖL, a remote home and health monitoring device that stemmed from his experience as the owner of three top-performing Comfort Keepers in-home senior care franchises. While operating his home care business with over 150 care givers that managed care plans for over 500 clients, Marc developed an intimate understanding of the needs of those who want to "age in place". The unique approach to industrial design, open-architected connectivity and data transfer differentiate ONKÖL and ensures the relevance of the device far into the future. Marc is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Dixie Comeau is lead consultant with Telehealth Associates Inc., an integrator of telehealth and telemedicine technologies, practices and standards of care. Telehealth Associates is managing a 2-year, $5M grant program for Advance Care Alliance, a consortium of 105 New York-based agencies providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dixie’s expertise is in communication, change management, project management and facilitation. She led communication teams and oversaw enterprise projects at Underwriters Laboratories and Newsday and consulted at Brookhaven National Laboratories. She led business development and growth projects for small businesses and facilitated professional business networking communities across Long Island, NY. She and her husband are building a net zero barn style home in Warwick, NY, to demonstrate that beauty and responsible sustainability are compatible. It will be telemedicine-ready!
Dan Gebremedhin is a Principal at Flare Capital Partners where he focuses on identifying early stage companies that harness technology to achieve the health care "Triple Aim." Prior to joining Flare, Dan served as the associate medical director at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, focusing on population health analytics and value based purchasing. Dan is a practicing Internal Medicine physician on the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital, and has an appointment as an instructor at Harvard Medical School.
David is currently an Entreprenuer-in-Residence at Nokia Growth Partners and has his own brand, strategy and product consulting company whose clients have included Amazon, Nokia, IDEO and SYPartners. In addition, he is co-founder of Ourdata.us. From 2012-2016, he was Co-Founder and COO of Lively, a connected health platform designed to help elders live independently. In addition to day-to-day operations, David led the product development, marketing and overall brand development of the Lively experience. Before Lively, David was a Partner and co-leader of the San Francisco office of SYPartners, a brand and transformation consultancy working with CEOs at Fortune 100 companies. David also co-founded Unstuck, a popular iPad app to help people get Unstuck in life. Earlier in his career David was a product marketing manager and developer evangelist in the Newton Division at Apple, Inc.
Lisa Schmitz Mazur advises health care providers and technology companies on a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance matters with a particular focus on digital health topics, including telehealth, telemedicine, mobile health and consumer wellness. She is the co-editor of McDermott’s Of Digital Interest blog, co-chairs the Interstate Collaboration in Healthcare Stakeholder Group and chairs the Illinois Telehealth Law Forum Program Planning Committee. Mazur also advises hospitals, health systems, skilled nursing facilities, physician practices, commercial payers, consultants and vendors on a wide range of business, legal and regulatory issues. She counsels clients on leading-edge health industry relationship formation and realignments, with a focus on development of provider networks and strategies for achieving greater collaboration among providers, including hospitals, community health centers and physicians.
F. Scott Moody is the co-founder and chief advocate officer of K4Connect, a mission-oriented company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and people living with disabilities. The Company's first product, K4Community, is designed specifically for senior living community operators and their residents and is already fully deployed in several communities with contracts for several more. K4Community is a "connected-life" software platform that brings together the latest in smart home/building products, wellness and health technologies, communications capabilities and even social engagement into a single easy to use application. Scott was previously the founder and CEO of AuthenTec, which raised $70M in venture capital and went public before being acquired by Apple in 2012. AuthenTec remains the only public company ever acquired by Apple and their product is now the Touch ID.
Michael Seago is Division Director at BAYADA Home Health Care.
BAYADA is a leader in providing clinical care and support services at home for children and adults of all ages. Founded in 1975, the company provides services in home health care, pediatrics, hospice, habilitation, staffing and primary care, with more than 18,000 home health care professionals in over 300 office locations in 22 states.
Ashish Shah is co-founder and CEO of PreparedHealth, Inc., a Chicago-based health tech company empowering people to live independently in the comfort of their homes and communities.
Ashish is an innovator in healthcare with a proven track record of demonstrating an adept understanding of the complexities and challenges of the current health care system. Previous to his position at PreparedHealth, Ashish was the was the chief technology officer at Medicity, which was acquired by Aetna. Under his leadership there, the company outlined a market-leading product roadmap, influenced fast-changing government regulations and delivered on a progressive technical vision. The end result was a profitable and highly scalable healthcare network with over 1,000 hospitals and 250,000 physicians sharing more than two billion health records annually.
In addition to his operational responsibilities, Ashish serves as a key advisor to many provider-side executives and government officials responsible for establishing health information exchange (HIE) networks in their respective communities. He presents on the topic of health information exchanges and their role in quality improvement initiatives, clinically integrated networks, and Accountable Care Organizations.
Britney Treadaway is the Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development for Ideal Life Inc., a technology-based remote health monitoring company. Britney has 13 years of experience in the health care industry, including four years in home health as a telehealth program manager. Her extensive knowledge of the health care marketplace, telehealth reimbursement, program development and data analysis has enabled Ideal Life to launch programs with organizations such as Cerner, Amerigroup, Molina Healthcare and Walgreens. Britney's work centers on creating thoughtful, integrated and outcome-focused remote monitoring programs.
Dr. Ruoyi Zhou is the Director of Accessibility Research at IBM, where she develops technology and tools to enable accessibility for IBM products, solutions, and services; creates assistive technology for people with special needs; and pioneers IoT-based cognitive solutions for Aging. Previously, Ruoyi was the director responsible for the partnership between Research and IBM Global Business Services, with a mission was to grow services revenue by applying Research differentiating technologies to solve challenging business problems. She also served as the executive staff in the Lab Director’s office at IBM’s Almaden Research Center managing Research strategy and operations, and as an IBM engineer for the design of magnetic recording heads and development of disk technology. Prior to joining IBM, Ruoyi was a research scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she studied and researched process and characterization of high-temperature superconductors. She has over 30 publications and is the recipient of several patents, and is an editorial board member for two Service Science journals.