Peter L. Levin

Senior Advisor and CTO, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Peter L. Levin was appointed Senior Advisor and CTO in June 2009. His primary role is to identify opportunities and implement improvements of Veteran health and benefit services by promoting a deeply collaborative culture, renovating business processes, and leading the development of new technology platforms. He is the executive sponsor of the Blue Button personal health record, of the Fast Track electronic claims processing system, and of the VA’s Open Government initiatives – especially its social media platform - all of which have been institutionalized by the agency as part of its ongoing transformation.

Levin was a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator (G.H.W. Bush) a White House Fellow (Clinton), and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (TU Darmstadt). He is the co-author of more than fifty articles ranging from global positioning and cybersecurity to high performance computer simulations; he was also a co-author of the technology chapter of the 1997 Biennial Presidential Report to Congress on Science and Technology. Just before joining the Obama administration, co-founded and led an award-winning semiconductor design software firm, was a venture partner at Dusseldorf-based venture firm Ventizz Capital Partners, and was an executive director of Astaro A.G.

Levin studied in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and he subsequently enjoyed post-doctoral training at the Technical University of Munich. His first academic appointment was at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and he was later the associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at Boston University. Today he maintains his academic affiliation as Consulting Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at Stanford University.


Amir Dan Rubin 

President & CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC)

Amir Dan Rubin serves as President and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) in Palo Alto, California. Stanford Hospital & Clinics seeks to serve humanity through science, one patient at a time, through its commitment to care, educate, and discover. As a part of Stanford University, the medical center has transformed healthcare with such breakthroughs as using the first linear accelerator for radiation therapy, discovering a new targeted cancer treatment for Lymphoma, conducting the world’s first heart-lung transplant, pioneering the field of angioplasty, and garnering four Nobel prizes to date. Stanford Hospital & Clinics continues to be a leader in quality and safety, and is amongst the nation’s most advanced healthcare systems in its use of information technology. With an annual operating budget of $2 billion, Stanford Hospital & Clinics is currently undergoing a major modernization project to develop new facilities, as it continues its efforts in delivering world-class quality, service, and operations excellence.

Amir previously served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the UCLA Hospital System, responsible for the operations of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital, and an array of outpatient centers across the west side of Los Angeles. At UCLA, Amir was involved in advancing quality and the patient experience, implementing Lean operations improvement approaches, developing new hospitals and clinics, and expanding the health network.


Prior to UCLA, Amir served as Chief Operating Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital, a 504-bed, comprehensive academic medical center on Long Island, New York. At Stony Brook, Amir was involved in efforts to improve quality, operations, and the patient experience. He also was involved with developing a new hospital modernization project and in expanding the outpatient campus.


Prior to Stony Brook, Amir served as Assistant Vice President of Operations for Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, an 818-bed, level-1 trauma center, which serves as the primary teaching hospital for University of Texas—Houston, Medical School. Prior to his role at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Amir served as Director of Business Development for the corporate parent of the 12-hospital Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.


Amir also previously worked in healthcare consulting in San Francisco, CA., working with leading hospitals, health care systems, and managed care plans to improve quality, operations, and financial performance.


Amir earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.


Charles D. Kennedy, MD

Vice President of Health Information Technology  for WellPoint, Inc.

Charles D. Kennedy, MD is the Vice President of Health Information Technology for WellPoint, Inc.  Dr. Kennedy has been with the company for over 10 years.  He has led WellPoint’s Health IT initiatives including:


·         e-Prescribing—Dr. Kennedy architected the SureScripts relationship and used that infrastructure to launch e-Prescribing initiatives

·         Health Information Exchange—Dr. Kennedy has served on multiple State initiatives to enable health information exchanges on a regional basis.  He has supported strategy development, operational plans, and technical assessments.

·         Electronic Medical Records—Dr. Kennedy has helped develop electronic medical records, has led deployments in partnerships with hospitals and technical teams, and has resolved implementation and utilization challenges

·         Ontologies and Semantic Interoperability-Dr. Kennedy has worked on industry leading technologies which create data models that represent an understanding of clinical care processes and patient diseases and use algorithms to guide care efficiently and effectively.

·         Public Policy—Dr. Kennedy is the first health insurance industry representative on the HIT Policy Committee; a federal advisory committee guiding the spending of $40 billion in Federal stimulus funding.  Dr. Kennedy has served as a founding commissioner on the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT)

·         Clinical Research—Dr. Kennedy led WellPoint’s acquisition of HealthCore; an outcomes research company that uses electronic clinical and claim data generated by WellPoint health plans.  He assists HealthCore in the further application and use of Health IT for research purposes


Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles Charles R. Drew Medical Education Program.  He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine and is often interviewed and quoted in multiple health care journals including Managed Care, Managed Care Executive, the Pink Sheet and others.  NCQA has profiled his work in its Quality Profiles; the Leadership Series journal.  Dr. Kennedy is a frequent public speaker with a focus on the use of Health Information Technology to improve care and efficiency.

Lester Russell, MD, MBA

Global Chief Medical Officer, Fujitsu

Dr. Lester Russell was appointed as Chief Medical Officer for Fujitsu Services in 2004 and in 2008 took on the role of Global CMO. In this role, he is responsible for representing the Fujitsu Group in clinical matters related to the healthcare business. In fulfilling this role, his activities include:

·         Leadership of the Global Fujitsu Healthcare Community,

·         Providing advice on strategic direction and market positioning in healthcare,

·         Engagement of clinicians across all care settings,

·         Advising on quality, performance and workflow improvements in the patient’s journey across the continuum of care,

·         Participation in international, national and regional level clinical advisory groups and assisting in resolving clinical engagement issues across the Fujitsu Group,

·         Clinical input to business development activities,

·         A leadership role in the Annual Fujitsu Global Healthcare Forum.


He maintains his professional credentials as a GP by working on a weekly part-time basis in a busy general practice in the South of England.


Prior to his role at Fujitsu, Lester was a Medical Advisor for NHS Direct and a key member of the task force for the national re-organisation of NHS Direct.


In 1997, Lester graduated with a Master of Business Administration and in 2000 he co-founded a medical consultation website,, which provided medical advice and information from a secure and quality-assured website. He has also worked as an expert witness in personal injury claims and medical advisor in clinical negligence claims.


Lester graduated from Southampton University Medical School in 1983 and worked in a variety of hospital specialties until entering general practice in 1989. Over the next eleven years he was a partner in a large practice in Hampshire, where he led an extensive development programme including opening one of the first co-existent complementary medicine centres in England.

During this time, he also enjoyed roles as Assistant Post Graduate Tutor for GP Education and Medical Advisor to the Anderson Consulting bid for the Benefits Agency Medical Services outsourcing contract. In 2001, he left his general practice partnership to pursue a variety of opportunities outside full time practice.


Lester is married and has a son and a daughter. His interests include drumming, snowboarding and science & technology.

Michael Matly, MD, MBA

Business Development and New Ventures, May Clinic Center for Innovation

Michael Matly MD, MBA is a serial healthcare entrepreneur currently a leader in Business Development and New Ventures at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation.  Michael has experience in biotechnology and therapeutics, and is currently an advisor to Rock Health.  During his time at Mayo’s Center for Innovation, Michael’s work has included leading the creation of NewCo opportunities, negotiating partnerships with Fortune 10 companies for JV and co-development opportunities, and partnerships with Venture Funds and portfolio companies.

Prof. Balaji Prabhakar

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University

Balaji Prabhakar is a faculty member in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. His research interests are in computer networks; notably, in designing algorithms for the Internet and for Data Centers. Recently, he has been interested in Societal Networks: networks vital for society's functioning, such as transportation, electricity and recycling systems. He has been involved in developing and deploying incentive mechanisms to move commuters to off-peak times so that congestion, fuel and pollution costs are reduced.


He has been a Terman Fellow at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He has received the CAREER award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Erlang Prize, the Rollo Davidson Prize, and delivered the Lunteren Lectures. He is a co-recipient of several best paper awards.

Joseph Smith, MD, PhD., F.A.C.C.

Chief Medical Officer and Chief Science Officer, West Wireless Health Institute

In his role as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Science Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, Dr. Joseph Smith leads initiatives to identify and accelerate the use of wireless health solutions to advance the Institute’s mission of lowering health care costs.

Dr. Smith has had a distinguished career at the intersection of clinical medicine and engineering. He was most recently vice president, emerging technologies for Johnson & Johnson in the Corporate Office of Science and Technology. Prior to that he served as senior vice president and chief medical officer of Guidant / Boston Scientific, Cardiac Rhythm Management. Before joining the industry, Dr. Smith spent nearly two decades in the clinical and academic practice of cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, holding positions at the School of Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University, St. Louis. He also founded the Arrhythmia Institute in Fairfax, Virginia, a center of excellence in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.


Dr. Smith holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a Ph.D. in medical engineering and medical physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He has published in the areas of cardiac electrophysiology, has been a consultant to a great many small companies involved in the advancement of innovative medical technologies, and holds a number of patents in the area of signal processing and catheter and defibrillator design. Dr. Smith is also an advisor to a variety of academic and medical organizations including Boston University, Case Western University, University of Miami, Children’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, and The Johns Hopkins University.


Brigitte Piniewski, MD

Chief Medical Officer, PeaceHealth Laboratories

Brigitte Piniewski, MD is currently the Chief Medical Officer at PeaceHealth Laboratories, Springfield, Oregon. For the Continua Health Alliance, Dr Piniewski acts as Vice Chair for the Market Adoption Working Group.

Dr. Piniewski is advancing the value proposition of crowd based approaches to gathering evidence-based health intelligence. This will anchor a new scientific discipline (eScience) and enable reachability management of complex living systems.  By collecting high yield health data from lightly instrumented communities through low cost scalable technology solutions, crowds will be able to pro-actively co-produce optimal and sustainable health futures.


Dr Piniewski has co-authored papers with the more recent including “Empowering Healthcare Patients with Smart Technology” IEEE Computer Society July 2010 and a US EU collaborative technical report, “Nudging lifestyles for better health outcomes: crowdsourced data and persuasive technologies for behavior change” Piniewski et al. EUR 24785 EN - 2011.


Dr Piniewski earned her medical degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. and completed her internship at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Piniewski is a primary care specialist who has practiced for several years in both the US and Canada. She is currently based in Portland, Oregon.


Meredith Baratz

Vice President Market Solutions, UnitedHealthcare

Ms. Baratz brings 30 years of experience to her work driving market-based solutions at UnitedHealth Group. She provides operational leadership for the enterprise-wide Innovation Council, established by company CEO Stephen Hemsley. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that the company creates a culture of innovation, maximizes value by leveraging development across business segments, and delivers practical, scalable solutions through innovation. She is also accountable for expanding UnitedHealth Group’s reputation for innovation, and communicating its contributions to company stakeholders.


Previously, Ms. Baratz connected UnitedHealthcare’s investments in innovation and product development to specific market needs, working closely with employers and their consulting partners. As a leader of our consumer driven health business from 2002-2009, she worked regularly with the policy, legislative and media communities to drive a shared understanding of consumerism in health and UnitedHealthcare’s role in transforming health care. She serves as a frequent source of strategic expertise in public forums, client discussions and business coalitions. Working as an industry expert with the National Business Group on Health (National Leadership Committee on Consumer Directed Health; Board of the Institute on Health Care Costs and Solutions), AHIP (HSA Leadership Council) and URAC, Ms. Baratz has contributed to driving transformation in health benefits delivery through effective consumerism. She represents the health industry as a member of the Berkeley Innovation Forum, hosted by the University of California, Berkeley.


Ms. Baratz has worked in health benefits and insurance for 30 years, in account management, sales and marketing leadership, and innovation with MetLife, MetraHealth and UnitedHealth Group. She graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, and holds an Executive MBA from New York University.



Yan Chow, MD, MBA

Director, Kaiser Permanente Information Technology

Dr. Yan Chow is Director of Kaiser Permanente (KP) Information Technology’s Innovation & Advanced Technology Group (IAT). IAT identifies, assesses, and makes internal recommendations on new and emerging clinical information technologies that will impact health care in the next two to five years.


IAT is affiliated with KP’s Sidney R. Garfield Center for Health Care Innovation, an advanced 37,000-sf laboratory for care delivery simulation. The Garfield Center houses a full-sized OR, ED, ICU, OB suite, medical/surgical ward, outpatient offices, and even a home care environment. Here new technologies and workflows are tested in as real a setting as possible without risk to patients or disruption of operations.


Dr. Chow has had a successful clinical practice at KP for over two decades. For 10 of those years, he was also involved in regional IT management, overseeing a number of operational systems, including enterprise email, reference databases, and CIPS, the primary system used by 58,000 providers in 60 dispersed sites to manage schedules, labs, radiology results, medications, and immunizations.


He also led experimental projects such as KP’s first GUI for mainframe systems and created its first bulletin board forum for physicians. Other activities included managing an annual national IT innovation conference and an internal TV series on medical computing.


Dr. Chow has founded and advised a number of startups in the Internet, health care technology, storage, and database spaces. In 2004 he was awarded 3 U.S. patents for co-inventing a network storage architecture 2 orders of magnitude faster than competitive designs. He also developed commercial database software that accelerated very large database (VLB) processing 240-fold. He has been an author and invited speaker at industry conferences.


Dr. Chow earned his A.B. with honors from Harvard University and his M.D. from the University of California at San Diego. In 2005 he received his MBA from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he graduated as valedictorian.


Founded in 1945, Oakland, California-based Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit integrated health care system with 14,600 physicians, 167,000 employees, 35 medical centers, 431 medical offices, 8.7 million health plan members in 10 states, and annual revenues of $40 billion. Kaiser Permanente is comprised of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and the Permanente Medical Groups.


Mike Liebhold

Senior Researcher and Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Future

Mike Liebhold is a Senior Researcher focusing on the mobile and abundant computation, immersive media, and geospatial web foundations for context-aware and ubiquitous computing. Previously, Mike was a Visiting Researcher at Intel Labs, working on a pattern language based on semantic web frameworks for ubiquitous computing. Before that, during the late 1990s, Mike worked on startups building large-scale international public IT services and IP networks for rural and remote regions, as well as GPS-enhanced precision agriculture, a complete IT architecture for schools in Shandong Province China, and satellite networks in India, Europe, and Latin America. Mike was also a Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation project to bring Internet2 broadband IP networks to 70 rural, low income communities in the United States.


In the early 1990s, Mike was a senior consulting architect at Netscape Communications and a founding member of Netscape’s Strategic Investors board. Previously, Mike was Vice President, Chief Technology Officer for Times Mirror Publishing, responsible for the launch of more than 20 major first generation dot com services. For ten years prior, he was Senior Scientist for Apple Computers, researching and developing media technologies, geospatial information systems, and high-speed communications. Mike served as principal technology policy adviser for Apple Chairman, John Sculley, and drafted core recommendations on the National Information Infrastructure, which were later incorporated directly in the Clinton-Gore Technology Initiative.


At IFTF Mike is a regular contributor providing technical foundations for Health Horizons research projects on Health Aware Environments, and Mobile Health, Global Health Mapping, and most recently, an author of " Combinatorial Innovation in Health Information Technologies" perspective for the 2009 HC2020 Perspectives [SR-1276]. Mike is also a frequent speaker, In March 2009, he was invited to give the keynote workshop presentation to senior health technology planners in the new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2008, Mike gave a presentation at a National Institutes of Health NIH senior technical workshop on Infrastructures for Behavioral Health. Mike has authored a number of papers, including an article in a special edition of the IEEE Journal on Pervasive Computing, “Data Management in the World-Wide Sensor Web." Mike's contribution focused on Information management of zoonautic epidemiology. Earlier While CTO at Times Mirror, Mike launched research collaboration with TM subsidiary (a consortium of leading medical publishers), and the U.S. National Library of Medicine to develop a semantic web framework for a comprehensive medical library and search service of clinical Information from libraries and leading medical publishers and journals private libraries.

Dr. Linda Branagan

Principal, SecondLook

Dr. Linda Branagan is an experienced leader in the design, implementation, and profitable uptake of medical informatics systems.   She has received global attention in both clinical and academic circles for her work, where her focus is on creating high quality medical software products and workflows through the use of telemedicine.  Dr. Branagan's commercial clients have included the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the University of Miami Telehealth Program, the Ontario Telemedicine Network, the California State Prison System, and The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  Her recently published doctoral thesis led to interesting insights on the role of physician champions in hospital-based EMR implementations.  Dr. Branagan's excellent perspective as both a real-world future-oriented thought leader make her a sought- after speaker and panelist at meetings such as the American Telemedicine Association and the International Virtual E-Hospital Foundation.  She earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology at Alliant International University in 2010 and her BA in Professional Writing at Carnegie Mellon University in 1988.


John de Souza

CEO, MedHelp International, Inc.

John de Souza is the President and CEO of MedHelp, the largest online health community and health application site. Prior to MedHelp, he was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, co-founder and director of Smartleaf, and a co-founder of Flash Communications.  Mr. de Souza also performed research on guidance systems for robotic surgery at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, virtual reality systems for NASA’s Neurolab Space Project, and tools for laparoscopic surgery at the University of Tokyo.  He received a BS and an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs in France.


Dave Marvit

Vice President, Fujitsu Laboratories of America

Dave Marvit is Vice President at Fujitsu Labs of America in charge of the Connected Information Innovation Center. Dave has worked as a writer and producer with WGBH's Nova Science Team, served as a Mellon Visiting Professor at Caltech, and been involved with many Silicon Valley Startups. This includes his role as a founder, VP of production, and lead creative at Worlds Inc., and founder and VP Marketing at Disappearing Inc. Dave was selected as one of Time Magazine's 2001 Digital Dozen — one of the 12 most influential people in the digital world. He has over 30 patents granted and pending.


Cesar Goulart

Executive Director, Health Information Technology

Cesar Goulart is a seasoned Information Technology professional with over 20 years of experience planning, deploying, and managing IT solutions across multiple industries. A computer scientist by training, he has been with Presbyterian Healthcare Services, New Mexico’s largest healthcare organization and its only not-for-profit integrated delivery system, since 1994. At Presbyterian, he has had the opportunity to act in multiple technology roles, working with the Presbyterian Delivery System and Presbyterian Health Plan, one of 13 health plans in the country to earn three “Excellent” NCQA ratings.

In his current role since 2006, Cesar works with other Presbyterian senior managers, leading the planning, development and support of information technology solutions for Presbyterian Health Plan.

Prior to joining Presbyterian, Cesar was an IT project manager with a large beverage company in Brazil where he led custom software development projects.


Steve Agritelley

Director, Health Research and Innovation

Steve Agritelley is Director of the Health Research and Innovation lab in Intel Labs. Steve is responsible for driving research and product innovation related to healthcare. Through a user-centered approach, the lab studies and understands people’s healthcare needs, values, and practices, and then translates those findings into technologies and solutions for further research and/or product concepts. The lab maintains an international presence in personal health research, including the Technology Research for Independent Living Center (TRIL) in Ireland, a 30 million dollar co-investment with the Irish government, as well as a “Living Lab” in the Portland Metro area in collaboration with the Oregon Center for Aging Technology (ORCATECH). Steve received a Computer Science degree from Stanford University in 1995 and started working for Intel immediately thereafter. Prior to working in high tech, Steve enjoyed a successful career as a musician, playing drums and percussion in National Tours of Broadway shows.


Dr. Marc Goldyne, M.D. Ph.D., F.A.A.D.

Chair Teledermatology SIG, American Telemedicine Association

Marc Goldyne is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California San Francisco. In the 1990s, he served as the CMO of an early start-up company, Digital Arts and Sciences, which developed some of the first digital image archiving software. He has been an advocate and practitioner of telemedicine – the use of communications and information technologies for increasing access to, and delivery of, clinical care – for over 10 years. Dr. Goldyne has a private practice in downtown San Francisco, but practices teledermatology out of his own home using both software-based point to point encrypted e-mail and VPN platforms. To date he has performed almost 3000 reimbursed teleconsultations with health clinics throughout rural California. Dr. Goldyne currently chairs the Teledermatology SIG (Special Interest Group) of the American Telemedicine Association.

Aza Raskin

Co-Founder and CPO, Massive Health

Called an interface guru by publications like Wired and Fast Company, Aza is the co-founder of Massive Health, and was until recently Creative Lead for Firefox. Previously, he was a founding member of Mozilla Labs and is known for his seminal work in natural language interfaces. Aza gave his first talk on user interface at age 10. At 17, he was talking and consulting internationally. Aza has founded and sold two companies, including, a popular minimalist music search engine. He also creates modular cardboard furniture called Bloxes. In another life, Aza is a published physicist, having done Dark Matter research at both Tokyo University and the University of Chicago, from where he graduated in math and physics.

Anthony Delli Colli

Vice Chair, Market Adoption Working Group, Continua Health Alliance

Anthony Delli Colli is a serial entrepreneur developing mobile gaming platforms engaging health and smart energy consumers service providers and regulators. Anthony's focus is accelerating market adoption of new transactional business models based on an intersection of social economics, sustainable engagement, and connected information technologies.

Anthony brings 15+ years of industry experiences in mobile health and Web 2.0 technologies and holds a Bachelors degree in History and Economics from McGill University and a MBA in Telecommunications from the University of San Francisco.

Arthur Brock

Founder/Developer, The MetaCurrency Project

Arthur Brock builds targeted currencies that are at the core of the emerging post-industrial economy. He has created more than 100 designs for multi-currency systems and his software company has built and deployed dozens of those systems.

Initially, Arthur put his degree in Artificial Intelligence to use at GM, Chrysler & Hughes, but he soon realized he was committed to bringing intelligence to social architectures rather than to computers. He started student-run schools and award-winning, employee-run businesses and discovered that the self-managing feedback loops needed to operate these types of organizations were built on particular patterns of incentives and measurement.

Based in Denver, Colorado, Arthur Brock consults worldwide with organizations which are actively restructuring themselves for the new economy. Contact him at

Michael Nichols

Chief Privacy Officer, General Counsel, & Business Development Director, HealthTap

Michael is the Chief Privacy Officer, General Counsel and Business Development Director of Interactive Health company HealthTap. He is responsible for HealthTap’s privacy and legal policies, and for the company’s business development. Prior to joining HealthTap, Michael served as an attorney with top law firms in Silicon Valley, including Morrison Foerster and Bingham McCutchen, and served as general counsel to high technology companies. Michael has over a decade of experience providing legal services, business and privacy counsel, and business development advice to companies and institutions of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Michael holds A.B. (honors) and M.A. degrees from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of The Yale Law and Policy Review and The Yale Law & Technology Symposium.

Matthew Holt

Co-Founder, Health 2.0 Conference

Matthew Holt is the Founder and sometimes author of The Health Care Blog and the Co-Founder of the Health 2.0 Conference.

Matthew has spent more than 15 years in health care as a researcher, generalist forecaster, and strategist. He's conducted in-depth studies about the health care market, information technology and policy for public release and private clients. He learned from some of the best in forecasting, policy and survey organizations, like Institute for the Future and Harris Interactive. But these days he's best known as the opinionated founder and author of The Health Care Blog and as the co-founder of the Health2.0 Conference - roles for which he is mostly self-taught!

Hitoshi Matsumoto

President and CEO, FUjitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.

Hitoshi Matsumoto is President & CEO at Fujitsu Laboratories of America and is responsible for advanced IT research activities for Fujitsu as well as strategic alliances and business development in the U.S. Previously, Hitoshi directed various R&D projects, including artificial intelligence, human interface, multimedia systems and Internet services at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd and Fujitsu Limited (Japan).

Gary Wolf

Co-founder, The Quantified Self

Gary Wolf is a contributing editor at Wired magazine, where he writes regularly about the culture of science and technology. He is also the co-founder, with Wired magazine colleague Kevin Kelly, of The Quantified Self, a blog about “self-knowledge through numbers.”

His work has appeared The Best American Science Writing (2009) and in The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2009). In 2010, he was awarded the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism prize. In 2005-2006 he was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

He is the author of two books: Dumb Money: Adventures of a Day Trader (with Joey Anuff, 2000); and, Wired – A Romance (2003)

Paul Blackburn

SVP, National Healthcare Practice Lead, Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc.

Paul Blackburn is one of Fujitsu Consulting’s most senior management consultants and has over 25 years of consulting experience on a global basis to public and private sector clients. He has assisted healthcare clients strategically, helping them formulate strategies and plans to leverage their organizational, IT assets and capabilities to best meet their strategic goals. He has assisted clients on numerous occasions to bridge their strategies into focused change programs that are aligned and backed up by relevant operational plans that are properly funded, resourced and executed to deliver measurable results. He currently co-leads Fujitsu's Global Healthcare Community with Dr Russell (who is also with us today).