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Join HITLAB on Thursday, April 29th for the Fourth HITLAB Symposium of 2021, taking place from 11:00am to 2:00pm EST. HITLAB presents an orchestra of digital health experts presenting in rapid succession, sharing the most recent developments in the advancement of digital health solutions.

In addition to panel discussions and keynotes from leading digital health experts, attendees can expect major announcements from digital health founders and venture funds which will affect the development of digital health solutions for years to come.

This three-hour digital health conference and expo will arm you with the insights necessary to prepare your healthcare and life science organization for 2021 and beyond.

Join Columbia Business School, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Curio, Eperture, RememberStuff, Medocity, HealthX, LiveCare, Medidata, NY Presbyterian, AstraZeneca, Ellipsis Health and hundreds others for this massive digital health symposium.

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Alexia Priest

Associate Director, Business Development & Licensing/ Strategic Transactions

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Experienced Strategic Sourcing Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Retail, Communication, and Team Building. Strong purchasing professional with a BBA focused in Business Administration, Economics from University of Miami - School of Business and a MBA focused in Economics the University of New Haven Graduate School of Business.


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Sandeep Menon

Senior Vice President and the Head of Early Clinical Development

Pfizer Inc.

Sandeep Menon is Senior Vice President and the Head of Early Clinical Development at Pfizer Inc., and also holds Adjunct faculty positions at Boston University School of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine and the Indian Institute of Management. At Pfizer, he is in the Worldwide Research, Development and Medical Leadership Team and leads a multi-functional global team which includes experts in Clinical Sciences, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Clinical Pharmacology, Quantitative Systems Pharmacology, Precision Medicine including labs, Digital Medicine which includes Pfizer Research and Innovation (PfIRE) lab, Translational Imaging and Early Scientific Planning and Operations. His responsibilities span into multiple therapeutic areas including Inflammation and Immunology, Oncology, Rare Disease, Anti-Infectives and Cardiovascular and Metabolism. He also leads Digital Medicine PfIRe (Pfizer Innovation and Research) lab with a remit to leverage state of the art technology to enable dynamic and remote monitoring of human behaviors to develop meaningful novel quantitative digital endpoints. During his years at Pfizer Sandeep has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility, from Discovery through Pivotal Studies. Prior to joining Pfizer he held late-phase leadership roles at Biogen Idec and Aptiv Solutions (now ICON). Before joining the industry, he practiced family medicine in Mumbai and was Resident Medical Officer.


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Paul Sonnier

Digital Health Expert

PA Consulting

Paul Sonnier is an author, speaker, technologist, and social entrepreneur, who has spent over a decade educating global stakeholders on digital health and helping to catalyze its positive impact on society. In his book ‘The Fourth Wave: Digital Health’, Paul details how the convergence of the digital and genomic revolutions with health, healthcare, living, and society is driving a new, fourth great era of human progress. Paul speaks frequently at conferences and corporate events, moderates a recurring panel entitled “The Fourth Wave with Paul Sonnier” in HITLAB’s monthly symposia series, publishes a popular newsletter, and is founder of the 80,000+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn, which he founded in 2009.

Paul is a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School’s Executive Education Program in Digital Health Strategy, has previously served as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Digital Health, and was a judge in the Nokia Sensing XPRIZE Challenge.

In a career spanning more than two decades in high technology industries, Paul's roles include serving on the Strategic Advisory Board for Pathway Genomics Corporation and working as Vice President of Partner Development for the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance. He also has extensive experience in large scale systems integration (Boeing Commercial Airplanes), program management of R&D for wireless, implantable medical devices (Calypso Medical Technologies, acquired by Varian Medical Systems), and oversight of consumer cellular/mobile phone development programs (Motorola).

At PA Consulting, Paul focuses on partnering with clients to strategically leverage technology and new business models, enabling them to lead in this new, fourth era of technology-driven human progress.


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Bill Taranto

President & General Partner

Merck GHI Fund

Bill Taranto is the Founder and President of the GHI Fund and responsible for all areas of investing. Bill has more than 30 years of health care experience including over 20 years of healthcare investing. In addition to his experience in venture investing, Bill has more than a decade of management operations experience. Today Mr. Taranto is a member of the Merck Innovative Ventures Board, a group that manages the identification and funding of portfolio businesses; and is also Chairman of the GHI Fund LLC Management Board. Prior to joining Merck, Mr. Taranto spent 18 years at Johnson & Johnson in various venture capital, marketing, sales and business development roles. Before J&J, Mr. Taranto spent eight years in investment banking. Mr. Taranto has a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.


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Don Jones

Chair

DIME - Digital Medicine Society

Donald Jones is a globally recognized leader in digital medicine, digital therapies, technology enabled health services and virtual-first healthcare delivery. He is a sought out as a speaker, and advisor and board member. He works across a full spectrum of healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device, wearable, smart apparel, material science and healthcare companies. He is an Operating Partner with Takeda Digital Ventures. As Chair of the Cardiff Ocean Group, he is an independent director on the boards of VC and PE backed companies with investors including Searchlight Capital, L'Catterton Partners, Flex, and Takeda. His Fortune 1000 Advisory roles have included Flex, TEVA, JSR, Sanofi, Otsuka, Takeda, Astra Zeneca, Genentech, Cepheid and MAS Holdings. Don has advised the Boards and executive suites of many of the largest pharmaceutical companies. He advised the Verily/Sanofi joint venture, Onduo and advises Huami/PAI (Now ZEPP Health), the world’s largest wearables company. He is a Senior Advisor with both McKinsey & Company and the GLG Institute. Jones serves as Chief Digital Officer of the Scripps Research Translational Institute (SRTI), collaborating with the renowned Eric Topol, MD. He co-founded Scripps Digital Medicine, the world’s first digital health clinical trial center and the non-profit West Health Institute, raising over $130 million. In 2021, Don founded IMPACT, the Virtual First Medical Practice Collaboration, in partnership with DiMe (Digital Medicine Society) and the ATA (American Telemedicine Association).

​Beginning in 2002, Don led Qualcomm Wireless Health Global Strategy and founded its healthcare subsidiary. In 2005 he founded the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance, merging it with HIMSS in 2016. Earlier in his career, Don was COO of MedTrans (re-named AMR), which grew from $4.5 million into the largest emergency services provider in the world (now Global Medical Response), with over 38,000 EMS personnel. He was Founder and Chair of EMME, Mexico's largest consumer membership healthcare provider and largest private practice, with over 450 physicians. As advisor to the Board of AMR, he helped build the largest medical group in the US, under the EmCare brand (now EnVision), with over 25,000 physicians. In 2014, EvoNexus recognized Donald Jones as Digital Health Innovator of the Year. Don conceived the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a global competition for a consumer device which successfully makes medical diagnoses. The XPRIZE was awarded in Hollywood in April 2017.


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Patricia Verduin

Chief Technology Officer

Colgate-Palmolive

Patricia D. Verduin, Ph.D., 56, is chief technology officer of Colgate-Palmolive Company, a global consumer products company. In her role, she leads the development of Colgate’s products and technologies, including responsibility for product safety, quality and regulatory matters. She joined Colgate in 2007, first serving as vice president of global research and development before assuming her current role in 2011. Prior to joining Colgate, Dr. Verduin was senior vice president and chief science officer for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and senior vice president of product quality and development at ConAgra Foods, Inc. Dr. Verduin was elected to the Monsanto board in 2015 and is a member of the Science and Technology Committee and the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee.


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Michael Vormittag

Head of Digital Innovation & Partnerships

Mercedes-Benz AG


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Sumit Kumar Nagpal

CEO

Cherish Health

Sumit Kumar Nagpal is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on disruptive digital health innovation at scale. Over the past 25 years, he cofounded and grew five companies that tackle progressively bolder systemic challenges in healthcare experience, cost and access.

Nagpal currently serves as CEO and board director at Cherish Health, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company that he cofounded. Cherish Health develops advanced sensors and AI combined with medical evidence and human touch, focusing on the elderly, the frail, and those living with chronic conditions to improve their lives and proactively enable supported self-care.

Nagpal began his career working with Steve Jobs at NeXT, Inc., who taught him how to abstract complex problems and systems down to their essence. Trained as a software developer, Nagpal also learned how to architect large-scale systems to meet the needs of Fortune 100 clients.

Cherish Health’s first innovation is a low-cost, connected, wearable biosensor patch that is now being used to help mitigate COVID-19, enabling people with the virus to recover—socially distanced— where they live with 24/7 support from their care teams.


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Eliza Ng, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer

CAIPA, Inc.

Dr. Ng is a board-certified Physician Executive with almost 20 years of diverse experience, including leadership roles in integrated delivery systems and managed care organizations. Her areas of expertise include population health, clinical integration, telemedicine applications, payment models reform, and cost containment. Her notable innovations include pioneering the nation’s first insurer-based CDC-certified Diabetic Prevention Program, building a digital maternity-behavioral health integrated care management program in a private/provider partnership, and designing and implementing a retail care coordination model in New York City.


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Dr. Jenny Tang

Assistant Professor | Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science

Mount Sinai

Dr. Jian Jenny Tang was born and raised in Shanghai, China and moved to the United States in 1988 with her family to pursue a higher education. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She then obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison where she graduated top of her class. She completed her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Tang received plenty of recognition and awards and was on the Dean’s Honor List on many occasions throughout college and medical school. She was awarded by her medical students for excellence in teaching. She also has been voted one of America’s top obstetricians and gynecologists yearly since 2006 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.

Dr. Tang has over 15 years experience in general obstetrics and gynecology and has delivered over 3,000 babies. She is skilled in diagnosing and providing basic treatment for patients with infertility issues. She also has a strong interest in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures. Dr. Tang is an advocate for her patients by balancing modern western medicine and holistic eastern medicine.

Dr. Tang is a published author with a special interest in hormone replacement therapy during perimenopause and menopause, hypertension during pregnancy and polycystic ovarian syndrome. She has been invited to speak at major Chinese medical centers and universities. She is actively involved in the Chinese community. Dr. Tang brings her background to serve the needs of the diverse community in New York City. She speaks fluent Mandarin and Shanghainese.


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Dr. Karen Patrusky, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist

Englewood Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Patrusky was born and raised in New York. She graduated cum laude from Tufts University and then went on to receive her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Again, she graduated with honors and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Society.

She continued on at Mount Sinai Hospital to complete her residency and chief residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After her training, Dr. Patrusky remained in Manhattan for several years where she was both in private practice and part of the teaching staff at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

In September of 2000, Dr. Patrusky and her family moved to Bergen County and she joined Comprehensive Women’s Care. She is presently on staff at Englewood Hospital Medical Center and Hackensack University Hospital. Her particular interests in the field are diverse, running the gamut from adolescent to elder care—and most everything in between.

Dr. Patrusky is also the CEO of the Women's Digital Health platform Verbena Healthcare.

She is passionate about patient care and will take on high-risk cases to see them through. In addition, she is well trained in gynecologic procedures and surgeries. Dr. Patrusky is married to a urologist and has two children, a girl and a boy.


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Jian Jenny Tang M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Dr. Jian Jenny Tang was born and raised in Shanghai, China and moved to the United States in 1988 with her family to pursue a higher education. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She then obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison where she graduated top of her class. She completed her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2002.

Dr. Tang received plenty of recognition and awards and was on the Dean’s Honor List on many occasions throughout college and medical school. She was awarded by her medical students for excellence in teaching. She also has been voted one of America’s top obstetricians and gynecologists yearly since 2006 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. Dr. Tang has over 20 years of experience in general obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Tang is an advocate for her patients by balancing modern western medicine and holistic eastern medicine. Dr. Tang also has a strong interested in reproductive health and women's wellness. Lastly, she is involved in the North America Asian American fitness community, providing health and exercise guidelines to women before, during and after pregnancy.


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Stan Kachnowski, MPH PHD

Chair

HITLAB

Professor Stan Kachnowski, PhD MPA CSEP, an Oxford trained researcher, has taught over 5,000 students from Columbia University, IIT-Delhi, and Quinnipiac College. His teaching and research over the past 25 years includes educating graduate level and executive students on 4 continents and conducting extensive studies on the efficacy and diffusion of digital health, including electronic data capture, ePRO, wearables, and predictive algorithms.

Professor Kachnowski has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers and presentations for national and international journals and societies in digital health development, management, and diffusion. He was selected as a Fellow to CHIME in 1998. In 2003 he received a letter of commendation for teaching excellence from the Dean of the School of Public Health at Columbia University. Professor Kachnowski was named a Fellow to England’s Royal Society of Medicine for his research demonstrating the outcomes effectiveness of using the Palm Pilot in managing haemophilia patients in 2005. Professor Kachnowski has received grant funding from a wide ranging groups of sponsors, including over a dozen nations, AARP, WHO, USAID, Gates and Dell Foundations, and most of the top 20 global life science companies. Over the past 25 years he has also served as interim CTO for life science organizations, including Eyetech and Oncology.com. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Oursmedicina, The Hudson Center for Health Equity, and Aptus Health.

Professor Kachnowski holds Bachelors and Master’s Degrees from the University of Vermont, and a Doctorate from the University of Oxford.

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