PLENARY KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

8:25 am Chairperson's Remarks

Joshua Windmiller, PhD, MSc, Co-Founder & CIO, Biolinq, Inc.

8:30 am

Sensor-Based Technology in Venture Medical Devices: Investments & Exits – Trends & Analysis

Jonathan Norris, Managing Director, Venture Capital Relationships, Silicon Valley Bank

Overview of the venture healthcare fundraising and investment landscape, with a focus on medical devices, specifically analyzing the investment and exit landscape for non-invasive monitoring ("NIM ") solutions. We will break down the NIM investment landscape by deals, dollars and underlying indication focus. We will also dissect the NIM exit landscape, examining private M&A, IPOs and SPACs.

9:00 am

Fireside Chat: Innovation at the Intersection of Digital Therapeutics, Sensor Integration and Behavioral Health

Stacy Feld, JD, Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, West North America, Australia & New Zealand

It can be easy to be seduced by technologies, but one of the most exciting aspects about connected care and digital health is the opportunity to deliver more personalized, affordable solutions that offer better outcomes and impact people’s lives. This conversation will touch on the challenges to commercializing new products in these areas, including creating a compelling proposition, developing new markets, engaging physicians and patients, scaling and exiting.

9:30 am

Accelerating Data Interoperability for Digital Health Systems

Kalyan Pamarthy, Product Management, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Cloud AI, Google

Digital Health systems are increasingly enabling core healthcare use cases such as care delivery, care management, predictive diagnosis, and digital therapeutics. As the number of IoMT devices continues to grow, health systems, health plans, and digital health platforms are leveraging data from multiple systems such as EHRs, claims, medical devices, and personal health records to deliver enhanced experiences to patients, clinicians, and caregivers. In this talk, we explore the value-streams, challenges, and implementation of cloud-based data interoperability at scale. We present examples of data interoperability for digital health systems and share a viewpoint of the future of device data interoperability.

 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

8:25 am Chairperson's Remarks
Lisa Hedges, Senior Content Analyst, Gartner
8:30 am

A Perspective on Artificial Intelligence at the Intersection of Hardware, Data, Analytics and Applications

Peter V. Henstock, PhD, Machine Learning & AI Lead, Software Engineering & Statistics & Visualization, Pfizer Inc.

The field of artificial intelligence continues to evolve at a furious pace, driven by both academic and corporate research. Advances in sensors, interconnected data, computation and algorithms have led to a new generation of creative solutions with the potential to change our approach to diagnostics, clinical trials and perhaps science. This talk will track this trend with examples, reflect on the challenges, and look to the future.

9:00 am

Code Blue: How Automated Building System Development, Management and Monitoring Saves Lives

Mary-Suzanne Powell, Vice President, Advanced Solutions Group, Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, working closely with hospitals and healthcare facilities in support of advanced building systems including but not limited to HVAC, fire, security, elevators, alerts/alarms. Attendees of this session will learn how a building systems pioneer is leveraging hardware and software to gather and make sense of large amounts of sensor and systems data. Outcomes, as illustrated through case studies, include making buildings safer, increasing energy efficiency, and improving patient safety and comfort, while also saving hospitals on the bottom line.

9:20 am

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors: Comparing Federal Needs to the Current State of Technology

Panel Moderator:
Stacey Standridge, PhD, Deputy Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

This session will open with a 4-person panel of Federal representatives describing their respective agencies' technical needs and requirements for sensors applications related to water, environmental monitoring, disease detection (e.g., COVID-19), and food and agriculture. Panelists' presentations will be followed by a moderated town hall discussion of the current state of technology relative to the articulated needs.

Panelists:
Haile F. Yancy, PhD, Senior Scientist, FDA
Ilana Goldberg, PhD, Scientific Program Director, The National Institutes of Health
Jalal Mapar, Senior Advisor, Emerging Technologies, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Eric Brack, Research Chemist, Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), U.S. Army
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