Doug Bulleit, Executive Director, The FHIRBlocks Project

Doug Bulleit, Executive Director, The FHIRBlocks Project

Following twelve years as BellSouth’s Chief Strategist, Mr. Bulleit left with the AT&T merger to assume the role of founder and Managing Partner at Disintegrated Communication Systems (DCS), LLC: an advisory firm focused upon eCommerce and healthcare consumerism. More recently, DCS was dissolved into The FHIRBlocks Project: an open-source consortia exploring the convergence of mHealth application interface standards (e.g., HL7’s emerging FHIR standard) with permissioned blockchain-enabled Trust models.

Before BellSouth, Mr. Bulleit founded ICS-TranstexT®. ICS focused upon early packet data network applications and was, ultimately, acquired by BellSouth to form the nucleus of its Advanced Networks Group. ICS had previously been spun out from Heery International, the South’s largest engineering firm, and it was there that Mr. Bulleit was awarded the first of his six issued patents.

Subsequent to undergraduate studies in electrical and systems engineering at Purdue and Georgia Tech, Mr. Bulleit later completed the Executive Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, MIT’s Sloan Business School and Singularity University at NASA Ames. He now lectures at GaTech on blockchain technology and has served on the Boards of Atlanta’s Resource Opportunity Center, the Atlanta Metro Group, Point B Communications, Atrica Networks, and the Brookwood Group as well as the University of Georgia’s College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors.

Christian Catalini, PhD, Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship & Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Christian Catalini, PhD, Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship & Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Christian Catalini is the Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also the founder of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab.
 
Christian’s main areas of interest are the economics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and scientific productivity. His research focuses on crowdfunding and online entrepreneurial finance, blockchain technology, digital currencies, how proximity affects the recombination of ideas, the adoption of technology standards, and science and technology interactions.
 
Christian is one of the principal investigators of the MIT Digital Currencies Research Study, which gave access to all MIT undergraduate students to a digital currency in the fall of 2014. In 2009-10 he was a visiting scholar at Harvard IQSS.  He has presented his research at a variety of institutions including Harvard University, MIT, Yale University, London Business School, UC Berkeley, the Federal Reserve Bank, the US Treasury, the World Bank, and the White House OSTP.
 
Christian holds a BE in international markets and new technologies, an MSc in economics and management of international markets and new technologies from Bocconi University, Milan, and a PhD in strategic management from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
 
Twitter: @ccatalini

David Houlding MSc, CISSP, CIPP, Director, Healthcare Privacy & Security, Intel Health and Life Sciences

David Houlding MSc, CISSP, CIPP, Director, Healthcare Privacy & Security, Intel Health and Life Sciences

David Houlding is the Director of Healthcare Privacy and Security at Intel Health and Life Sciences (HLS), with more than 24 years of experience in healthcare, privacy, security, compliance, and blockchain. David leads Intel HLS blockchain initiatives worldwide. David also leads the Intel Healthcare Security Readiness Program, a worldwide open industry collaboration with over 174 HLS organizations participating across 9 countries, and over 40 partners working to scale the program globally. His responsibilities include privacy and security leadership for the HLS industry globally. In this role David leads healthcare security and privacy research through to defining strategy, roadmaps, reference architectures, solution incubation, prototypes, pilots, and support for the HLS sector. This involves extensive engagement with HLS organizations and industry partners, providing guidance on best practices to manage risk and how technologies can help in a holistic approach, and catalyzing new opportunities for Intel and partners to add value in the HLS sector. Extensive thought leadership through industry collaborations, publication, social media, and public speaking.

With several patents granted by the USPTO, David has a proven track record for innovation. David is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), a CIPP (Certified Information Privacy Professional), and has a Master of Applied Science in Data Compression and Digital Signal Processing from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. David has presented keynotes and sessions, and participated in panel discussions at numerous major industry conferences including Distributed Health, HIMSS, IAPP Privacy Academy, Privacy Identity Innovation, mHealth Summit, Strata Rx, HealthTech NextGeneration, InfoSec, NIST HIPAA Security Conference, iHT2 Health IT Summit, NIST Security Automation Conference, Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conferences, Innovation Insights, and several other conferences. He has published and contributed to numerous articles in major trade journals including Health Management Technology, Privacy Advisor, VentureBeat, Healthcare Info Security, Healthcare Technology Online and Dr. Dobb’s Journal. David has also made contributions to book publications, and has been interviewed for newspaper and other articles.

Dr. Gordon Jones, President & COO, Universal Health Coin

Dr. Gordon Jones, President & COO, Universal Health Coin

Dr. Gordon Jones is UHC’s Co-founder, President and COO. He earned his Masters and Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of SC. After graduating from The Citadel and serving two tours in the military, Dr. Jones acquired 25 years of digital health innovation, entrepreneurship, and business development experience through several healthtech startups and three billion-dollar market cap companies. He is a co-founder of Augusta’s premier incubator, theClubhou.se, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for StartupLife, a 12-month total life experience for 10 startups funded by the Kaufman Foundation.

Dr. Mihaly Kertesz, Co-founder, COO, Etheal

Dr. Mihaly Kertesz, Co-founder, COO, Etheal

Doctor of veterinary medicine, communication strategist with a degree from New York City. Golden & Silver Effie winner (Oscar of Advertising Effectiveness). After 10 years of scientific and 5 years of communications career, Mihaly has co-founded a blockchain-based healthcare startup with a goal to improve the lives of 1 billion people by making healthcare more transparent.

Vince Kuraitis, JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC

Vince Kuraitis, JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC

Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA is Principal and founder of Better Health Technologies, LLC (http://e-CareManagement.com).  BHT works with healthcare and technology companies on strategy, partnerships and business models, with an emphasis on network effect businesses and platforms.

BHT’s clients — both established organizations and early-stage companies — have included:  Intel Digital Health Group, Philips Electronics, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT, Amedisys, Alere/RMD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Ascension Health System, Matrix Medical Network, Samsung Electronics, Siemens Medical Solutions, Medtronic, Varian Medical Systems, Disease Management Association of America, and many others.

Vince brings 30+ years health care experience in multiple roles:  President, VP Corporate Development, VP operations, management consultant, and marketing executive.  His consulting and work projects span 150+ different health care organizations, including hospitals, physician groups, IT, medical devices, pharma, health plans, disease management, home health, and others. The working title of his forthcoming book is “Platforming Healthcare: From Hoarding to Sharing!”

Twitter: @VinceKuraitis

Stuart Lackey, Co-Founder & CEO, Solaster

Stuart Lackey, Co-Founder & CEO, Solaster

Stuart Lackey is the Co-Founder and CEO of Solaster, a platform designed to empower the creation of decentralized applications for economic resiliency in healthcare. In 2000, Stuart moved to Nashville, TN and immediately observed the enormity and impact of the local healthcare scene. Over the last 15 years, he has worked in the med-tech startup world, bringing new, disruptive technologies to market in the surgical device arena across the US. Throughout his career, he has spent considerable time in consulting with healthcare providers in the area of economic and clinical value assessment of new technologies. With that, he has also observed some of healthcare’s biggest challenges: administrative waste, misaligned incentives and overspending across the continuum of care. In mid-2016, Stuart first began researching the healthcare implications of distributed ledger technology and became extremely passionate around its potential to empower global patient populations. It was this interest in the concept of patient sovereignty that helped inspire Solaster.

 

Currently, Mr. Lackey is writing his capstone thesis in the area of “Blockchain for Health” which will complete his Master’s degree work in Healthcare Informatics at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.

 

Dr Paul A. Markham, MBA, President, V3 Health Strategy

Dr Paul A. Markham, MBA, President, V3 Health Strategy

Dr Paul A. Markham is a global healthcare business & academic strategist and natural transformational leader. He is a trusted advisor in influencing and shaping the future of Healthcare IT, with a Doctorate focused on Leadership  Adoption and efficacy in Medicine, and is always at the cutting edge of technology trends. Currently leading Blockchain, ICO and Genomics at the intersection of deep learning and artificial intelligence. A creative whole-brain thinker, who combines analytical logic with innovative ideas, most recently machine / deep learning and artificial intelligence and commercial platform ethos in healthcare.  Dr. Markham has a record of accomplishment working as a change agent in the healthcare realm. Entering healthcare organizations or firms to energize focus and re-align corporate strategy, resulting in sustainable acceleration of revenue, reduction in cost and growth of profits. His consultative approach applies a mixture of strategic foresight and holistic insight and constant collaboration, while incorporating different ideas and insights. Prior, Dr. Markham reinvigorated numerous healthcare growth companies and spent a decade creating, driving and marketing enterprise solutions at GE Healthcare. Dr. Markham is a Dual US/Australian Citizen and holds degrees in Electronics Engineering EE, BBus Marketing & Management from University of Technology Sydney UTS, with an MBA Leadership, coupled with a Doctorate in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Newcastle.

Erik Pupo, Managing Director, North America Clinical & Health Management Services, Accenture

Erik Pupo, Managing Director, North America Clinical & Health Management Services, Accenture

Erik serves as a Managing Director within the Accenture Health Service Group, where he manages a team of over 250 professionals within the Clinical and Health Management Services team. Erik serves as the lead for the Provider Technology Consulting portfolio where he works on strategic transformation initiatives for a diverse portfolio of clients in the healthcare provider, payer and life sciences industries. His responsibilities are focused on developing and execute growth strategies, investment decisions, transformation programs in support of population health, value based care, and interoperability initiative for a diverse array of Accenture healthcare clients. Erik works directly with a range of clients such as Columbia Health Services, Experian Health, Albany Medical Center, Anthem and Aetna.

Erik has worked for over 20 years in healthcare, including senior positions in federal, state, and commercial healthcare programs and initiatives, and served in key leadership roles within the healthcare community. He holds leadership advisory positions within the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

Twitter: @erikpupo

Jody Ranck, DRPH,  CEO, Krysalis Labs

Jody Ranck, DRPH, CEO, Krysalis Labs

Dr. Jody Ranck, author of “Connected Health: How Mobiles, Cloud Computing and Big Data Will Reinvent Healthcare” and the forthcoming “Disruptive Cooperation in Digital Health” is the CEO of Krysalis Labs and Executive Vice President of Strategy at Ram Group, a biosensing company that just released the world’s first “Tricorder” technology capable of monitoring vital signs and air quality. With over 25 years of experience in global health, he helped lead some early initiatives in mobile health for the developing world. In the past he has held executive positions with Chilmark Research, the mHealth Alliance, Institute for the Future,  health bank (Switzerland) and has written widely on digital health, wearables and analytics. His educational background includes a Doctorate in Public Health (UC Berkeley), MA in International Relations and Economics (Johns Hopkins University, SAIS), and a BA in Biology (Ithaca College). He has also worked with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh (1991-92, Fulbright Scholar).

Twitter: @jranck

Ron Ribitzky, MD, Founder/CEO, R&D Ribitzky

Ron Ribitzky, MD, Founder/CEO, R&D Ribitzky

Dr. Ribitzky is a physician executive with cross-functional experience in healthcare IT, life-sciences informatics, and Precision Medicine. He worked for and with global leading brands and world-class organizations, R&D, and academia in the U.S. and 23 developed and emerging economy countries. He published, presented and led workshops on technology innovation and practice in industry events, public sector, and academia around the world.

Presently, Dr. Ribitzky is a member of HIMSS Blockchain Work Group, and serves as a Strategic Advisor to Blockchain start-ups ARNA Genomics and BitMed; and ICO Summit Kazan. He collaborated with Intel on Blockchain in Healthcare Cybersecurity and Privacy webinar; and with IDC on ‘Blockchain for Business & IT Leaders’ conference. Frost & Sullivan adopted his Blockchain Roadmap for its Blockchain Technology in Global Healthcare, 2017–2025 report.

His consultancy firm R&D Ribitzky focuses on consumer-facing solutions, UX, Search, AI, Blockchain, and Semantic services. Clients served include Microsoft R&D, Intel, IBM, KP, NSF, the UN and others.

Previously, Dr. Ribitzky co-founded SPH Analytics, and served as a Senior Healthcare Strategist, Intel; VP Advanced Research, Eclipsys; CIO, UMass Medical Center and other. He held academic appointments at Harvard, UMass, Emory, KHI / KIST in Rwanda, and other.

Paul Viskovich, Founder & CEO, Optima Curis Inc.

Paul Viskovich, Founder & CEO, Optima Curis Inc.

Paul Viskovich is the founder and CEO of Optima Curis Inc. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare software industry. Optima Curis is using block chain to power a rewards engine and economy for healthcare. Prior to Optima Curis, Paul was President of Orion Health Inc in North America where he led the company from start up to one of leading Health IT companies in North America. Paul his deployed healthcare technology in over a dozen countries and has a global perspective. Paul is passionate about healthcare and how to apply technology to improving healthcare outcomes.

Neil Wasserman, PHD, Managing Partner, Timewave Analytics

Neil Wasserman, PHD, Managing Partner, Timewave Analytics

Neil Wasserman,  Managing Partner at Timewave Analytics LLC, and Chief Design Officer at SynchCare, Inc., focuses on engineering behavior change — on how innovative solutions emerge from understanding the impact of persistent, networked behaviors.  He has been involved with IT strategic planning, enterprise architecture, systems analysis and software implementation for more than two decades.  More recently he has worked with healthcare startups at the boundaries of behavior change, new healthcare service models, and data analytics.  He sees blockchain as a key accelerator for the transformation of the medical culture to serve patients through creation of patient neighborhoods, which achieve long-term engagement in individual health, and change the costs and outcomes for chronic disease.  His award winning book, From Invention to Innovation (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press) examined the foundations of innovation in telecommunications at AT&T.  He has spoken frequently on networked behaviors and complex systems at IEEE conferences and other venues.  Neil Wasserman has a PhD. from Harvard University, and an A.B. from Cornell University.

Twitter: @nwasserman