2019 SHBC | Agenda


February 21, 2019 | MIT Sloan School of Management


MIT Solve Workshop @ MIT Building 4 (Maclaurin Building), Classroom 149 (must register separately for event)


VIP Reception @ MIT Sloan Samberg Conference Center (must register separately for event)


Sloan Healthcare Innovations Prize Pitch Competition Finals @ MIT Sloan Wong Auditorium (open to public)



February 22, 2019 | Boston Marriott Cambridge



Networking Breakfast


Welcome Remarks

Hillary Doucette, MBA and MS 2019, MIT Sloan School of Management & MIT School of Engineering

Sam Wass, MBA 2019, MIT Sloan School of Management


Opening Keynote: Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., President of Health Platforms, Verily Life Sciences


Lightning Talk: Lynda Chin, M.D., Executive Director, REDI @ UT System; Founder and CEO, Apricity Health LLC

Innovation Panel: Big Data, Digitalization, and Disruption: How are the headline trends of new technology and therapeutic innovation changing how we address today’s biggest healthcare challenges?

  • Alex Waldron, Chief Commercial Officer at Pear Therapeutics

  • Jon Bloom, M.D., CEO, Podimetrics

  • Jaydeo Kinikar, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Philips Connected Care Sensing

  • Ashley Reid, Founder and CEO, Wellist

  • Shwen Gwee, Co-Founder, Novartis Biome

Moderated By: Hillel Bachrach, Managing Partner, 20/20 HealthCare Partners


Industry Panel: Advantages and challenges of adopting digital solutions in biopharma and life sciences.

  • Noam Kirson, Ph.D., Managing Principal at Analysis Group

  • Rob Goodwin, Vice President and Head of Global Product Development Operations Center of Excellence, Pfizer

  • Jennifer Staffin, Automation Solutions Leader, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

  • Jeremy Jenkins, Ph.D., Executive Director and Head of Data Science in Chemical Biology & Therapeutics, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

  • Eduardo Cornejo, ITS Digital Innovation Market Lead, Americas, Sanofi

Moderated By: Domenick Bertelli, Partner at Putnam Associates


Catered lunch provided to all attendees


SHIP Winner Presentation 


Lightning Talk: Emad Rizk, M.D., President and CEO, Cotiviti

System Design Panel: Is the regulatory design of the healthcare ecosystem limiting its potential or safeguarding it from the inherent costs of trial-and-error innovation?

  • Esther Abels, MSc, VP Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Business Development, PathAI

  • Emad Rizk, M.D., President and CEO, Cotiviti

  • Tara Grabowski, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, HVH Precision Analytics

Moderated by: Cliff Cavanaugh, Founder and CTO, Healthjump


Care Delivery Panel: New Engagement Modes with Patients in a Population Health Model.

  • Tamir Oren, VP of Product, Catasys

  • Sanjay Pathak, Chief Operating Officer, CVS Minute Clinic, VP Operations, CVS Health

  • Rehan Khan, Former MD of Abbott and DaVita focused on Population Health

  • Andy Shin, JD, MPH, Chief Operating Officer, AHA Center for Health Innovation

  • Mark Prather MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, DispatchHealth

Moderated by: Jay Krishnan, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company


Closing Keynote: John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Closing Remarks


Networking Happy Hour