Past Spotlight Speakers

Christy Wyskiel

Christy Wyskiel

Christy Wyskiel is Senior Advisor to the President of Johns Hopkins University on matters of innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. In her role, she heads up Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, which includes technology transfer, the FastForward innovation hub, and commercial partnerships for the University. Christy is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor with 20 years of experience…

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Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh is President and CEO of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system, with annual operating revenue of $2.8 billion. BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 496 bed, academic medical center with a community-based focus. The primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center has approximately 4,900 employees and 1,200 physicians.…

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Doug Vanderslice

Doug Vanderslice

Doug is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is responsible financial operations, budget, financial planning, debt/capital management, managed care contracting and revenue cycle. In 2013, Doug came to Boston from BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, Missouri where he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of St.…

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Sara Vaezy

Sara Vaezy

Sara Vaezy is the Chief Digital Strategy Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health. Sara leads the development of the digital strategy and roadmap, digital partnerships and business development, and technology evaluation and pilots at PSJH. Prior to PSJH, she worked for The Chartis Group, a healthcare management consulting firm, where she focused on enterprise strategic…

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Owen Tripp

Owen Tripp

As co-founder and CEO of Grand Rounds, Owen believes that patients will achieve better healthcare outcomes through the intersection of technology, medical expertise, and extraordinary patient care. Prior to Grand Rounds, Owen co-founded Reputation.com and grew the company into the worldwide leader in online reputation and privacy management; he also held leadership positions at eBay…

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Eric Topol

Eric Topol

As a leader in the movement to modernize medical treatment through the latest technology, Dr. Eric J. Topol is creating new, more effective ways to treat patients – ways that will dramatically bring down the costs of health care. His current book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How The Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health…

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Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor is Sr. V.P., CFO of St. Luke’s Health System. He provides overall financial leadership for St. Luke’s Health System and has oversight responsibility for financial accounting, planning and reporting, treasury, revenue cycle, payor and provider relations, and health information management. Jeff served as Controller of St. Luke’s from 1994 to 2008. Prior to…

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Tom Spann

Tom Spann

Tom Spann was the founding CEO of Accolade. In that role, he grew Accolade to a 700-person organization that had proven that by giving people one place to go, delighting them with amazing service, building a strong personal relationship, and uncovering and supporting their real healthcare needs, they could re-define consumer engagement in healthcare and…

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Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt

Andy is a general partner at Town Hall and brings decades of private and public sector leadership in health care, business and technology. Over his career, Andy has been a part of many of the most significant and successful initiatives in health care impacting millions of Americans and the shape of the health care system.…

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Bob Sheehy

Bob Sheehy

Bob is Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Bright Health, a new health insurance startup serving the Colorado individual marketplace, launching Jan 1 2017. Focused on business development and strategy, Bob draws on more than three decades of experience in healthcare innovation to guide Bright Health on its mission to provide a smarter, more connected healthcare experience…

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