Independence Blue Cross / Jefferson Innovation Engagement Speaker Series

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Thomas Jefferson University

901 Walnut Street

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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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The Innovation Engagement Speaker Series at Jefferson is aimed at exploring multiple aspects of innovation as it is developing at Jefferson and beyond. The focus includes local, regional and national perspectives, with topics ranging from start-up challenges; innovation across the enterprise; venture capital; to prototype generation. The series will also expose participants to opportunities that are emerging in their respective areas. Whether a clinician, researcher, nascent inventor, entrepreneur or just a curious mind, attendees will walk away with something of value.

  • Lunch will be served.

  • This event is open to all.

  • If you can't make it in person, be sure to stream LIVE here! Sessions will be uploaded within a week to YouTube.


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2018 Lineup

January 25 - Disruption of Healthcare: The Challenge and the Opportunity

Speaker: Anthony Coletta, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President and President, Facilitated Health Networks, Independence Blue Cross. View Dr. Coletta's trailer HERE!

February 1 - Beating the Odds: Building a Wildly Successful Biotech Startup

Speaker: Jeff Marrazzo, Co-Founder and CEO, Spark Therapeutics

February 8 - The Newco and the Vision: Powering Through the Challenges

Speaker: Nicholas Siciliano, PhD, Jefferson Alum, CEO, Invisible Sentinel, Inc

February 15 - Intellectual Property and Early Corporate Concerns: How to "Copilot" Your Way to Success

Speaker: Ellen Grady, Kyle Vos Strache, Attorneys, Cozen O'Connor

February 22 - Designedly Yours: Jefferson East Falls

Speaker: Michael Leonard, MAEd, IDSA, Dean, School of Design and Engineering, Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

March 8 - Evolving Ben: Joining Forces for Growth

Speaker: Scott Nissenbaum, Chief Investment Officer, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania

March 15 - Navigating Amazon: Bushwhacking Through the War Room

Speaker: Harold Epps & Matt Cabrey, Director of Commerce and Executive Director, Select Greater Philadelphia

March 29 - Artificial Intelligence: Powering the Future of Work

Speaker: Athena Karp, Founder and CEO, HiredScore

April 5 - Kennedy & Jefferson: Innovation Better Together

Speaker: Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, President New Jersey Divison, and Executive Vice President of Hospital & Health Services, Jefferson Health

April 12 - Angel Seed and Venture Capital: A 2018 Snapshot

Speaker: Barbara Schilberg, CEO, BioAdvance

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