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Health Innovation Summit 2013

Rock Health

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM - Friday, August 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM (PDT)

Health Innovation Summit 2013

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Early Bird Summit Pass   more info Ended $500.00 $22.95

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Rock Health's Health Innovation Summit brings together diverse minds from healthcare, technology, and beyond to wrestle with healthcare’s most challenging problems. This one-of-a-kind, high-energy event features prominent thought-leaders and entrepreneurs in raw and insightful conversations you won't hear anywhere else.



  • Sean Ahrens, Founder & CEO of Healthy Labs
  • Steve Blank, Seriel-entrepreneur and Academician
  • Dr. Kent Bradley, Chief Medical Officer of Safeway
  • Rumi Chunara, Instructor at Harvard Medical School
  • Giovanni Colella, Founder & CEO of Castlight Health
  • Dr. Patricia Conolly, MD, Associate Executive Director of The Permanente Medical Group
  • Laura Deming, Founder & Partner at The Longevity Fund
  • Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, Chancellor of UCSF
  • Dr. Bridget Duffy, Chief Medical Officer of Vocera
  • David Duncan, Journalist & Author
  • Esther DysonHICCup
  • Christina Farr, Tech Journalist at VentureBeat
  • Gary Fingerhut, Acting Executive Director & General Manager, IT Commercialization, Cleveland Clinic Innovations
  • Thomas Goetz, Correspondent at The Atlantic
  • Jared Heyman, Founder & CEO of Crowdmed
  • Sara Holoubek, CEO of Luminary Labs
  • Nadeem Kassam, Founder & CEO of BioBeats
  • Sharon Knight, Founder of Avik Ventures & President of One Medical Group
  • Missy Krasner, EIR at Morgenthaler Ventures
  • Dr. Jason Langheier, Founder & CEO of Zipongo
  • Aaron Levie, Founder & CEO of Box
  • Dana Lowell,  Director of Advanced Business Development of Faurecia
  • Tan Le, Founder & CEO of Emotiv
  • Matt Mohebbi,  Co-Founder of Iodine
  • James Park, Founder & CEO of Fitbit
  • Dr. Jay Parkinson, Founder & CEO of Sherpaa 
  • Anupam Pathak, Founder & CEO of Lift Labs
  • Leena Rao, Senior Editor at TechCrunch 
  • Wade Roush, Chief Correspondent at Xconomy
  • John Sculley,, Digital Health Investor, Former CEO of Apple
  • Sanjay Shah, Senior Program Officer at the California Healthcare Foundation
  • Ian Shakhil, Founder & CEO of Augmedix
  • Dr. Mustaqeem Siddiqui, Director of BD and New Ventures at the Mayo Clinic
  • Larry Soler, CEO of the Partnership for a Healthier America
  • Leah Sparks, Founder & CEO of Wildflower Health
  • Aaron Stoertz, Health Program Manager at Google
  • Halle Tecco, Co-Founder & CEO of Rock Health
  • Dr. Pierre Theodore, Surgeon at UCSF 
  • Sonny Vu, Founder & CEO of Misfit Wearables




Thursday, August 8th


Registration at the W Hotel


Choose Your Own Adventure
Optional: Start your experience with a VIP tour and lunch at one of the top digital health companies in San Francisco. Select the ticket of the company you would like to visit above.

3:00 Welcome + Opening

Opening Keynote
Is there a new Apple in the emerging era of consumer-driven healthcare?


Beyond The First Adopters: Digital Health At Scale
So a few thousand Silicon Valley technophiles have downloaded your app. How do you actually get to scale? If healthcare is such a big market, then why is it so challenging for startups to gain significant traction? Learn about what it takes to grow a consumer health business from two prominent CEOs. 


Tech Meets Healthcare
Healthcare is the biggest industry in our economy, so it’s no surprise technology companies want in. Successful tech companies are moving fast to grab a piece of the healthcare pie. Leena Rao from TechCrunch will interview Box CEO Aaron Levie to discuss why Box is moving in, who else might follow suit, and what it means for the future.


Big Innovation
Innovation is often the hallmark of scrappy startups. But what about the big guys? Learn how this panel's speakers have leveraged external resources and motivated groups internally in large corporate settings to further innovation in healthcare and technology.


Opening Reception
Join us for drinks on the terrace. Special music experience presented by BioBeats and entertainment by BollyXMade possible by: Alexandria Real Estate, Genentech, and Fenwick & West.


Friday, August 9th

7:00 Optional: Dance Workout With BollyX
9:00 Check-in + Breakfast

Morning Keynote
Find out how Esther Dyson plans to develop a model for communities to improve the health of their constituents - while generating ROI.  Dyson is creating HICCup as a non-clinical trial of critical-density, mutually reinforcing approaches we all know *should* work, HICCup is an attempt to test this notion in a set of self-selected communities who agree to share their experiences and most importantly... their data!


The Future Of Delivery
As consumers, physicians, and providers continue to adopt new technologies, the face of healthcare delivery is rapidly changing. How will we interact with our physicians in the future? What does the hospital 2.0 look like? How and where will patients play a role in their own health? This discussion aims to answer these questions and more.


Turning Lemons into Lemonade: How My Healthcare Experience Inspired My Company
We've all got a story. Hear from entrepreneurs who were so inspired (and frustrated) by their experience in the healthcare system... they started a company.


Food! Innovating In Everyday Medicine
Let food be thy medicine, said Hippocrates. Join as we take a look at how companies large and small are innovating in food and tech.


Lunch + Breakout Discussions


Forward Precision medicine promises to harness the vast advances in technology, genetics and biomedical research to enable us to improve our understanding of the roots of disease, transforming heath care so that prevention, diagnosis and treatment are precisely tailored to individuals, developing targeted therapies, and improving care to patients worldwide


Wearing Your Health On Your Sleeve: Wearable Health Technologies
From the FitBit to the FuelBand, the Shine to the Up, everyone's got a new device that's half-health, half hip. But besides just looking cool, how will these devices actually make us healthier and what will we do with all that data? Get the data downlow in this conversation.


Health Data In The Wild
We all know what data looks like normalized in Excel. But what's it like when it's real and messy? Three data experts will have a chance to tell us how they've found meaning from real health data in the wild.


Okay Glass, Let's Disrupt Healthcare
Peer through the lens of the most talked about wearable device this year, and learn how innovators are exploring novel ways to apply this new technology to healthcare. We'll discuss the pioneering use of Google Glass in the clinic and in surgery.


Not Your Average Investor
Follow the money. If you do, you'll see that in digital health, it's not just coming from traditional venture capitalists. Hear from a successful young investor backing life-extension technologies, a doctor investing on behalf of the world's best hospital, and a non-profiteer investing for the double bottom line.  


Steve Blank


Demos + Drinks
30+ of the best new digital health startups will showcase their breakthrough technologies over drinks.



Are you a digital health startup founder and want to demo on Friday? Apply here! Applications close July 31st.


We don't offer discounts, but we do provide dozens of free tickets each year to students and non-profiteers. Applications closed July 10th. Stay tuned for 2014 scholarships.



Have questions about Health Innovation Summit 2013? Contact Rock Health

When & Where

181 3rd St
San Francisco, 94103

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM - Friday, August 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM (PDT)

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