Editors in Chief Avi Seidmann & Ray Dorsey
Issue 6 | Jan 12, 2016
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2016 speakers

We are privileged to announce that the following thought leaders will be joining us at the 2016 Executive Summit to share their insights and disruptive ideas. To view the growing list of 2016 Speakers, click here.


CEO & Director
Welltower, Inc.


President & CEO


Co-Founder & CEO
Stride Health


Founder & CEO


Chief Public Policy Officer

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Innovation Spotlight

Tom DeRosa, Welltower


Under Tom DeRosa’s leadership, Welltower has grown into the global leader in health care real estate with a broad, diversified portfolio across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Together with its operating partners, the company is connecting health care delivery providers and properties to create more healthful environments for an aging population and to drive efficiencies in healthcare delivery.
A speaker at the 2016 Executive Summit, Tom DeRosa discusses Welltower's recent developments, as well as the intersection of healthcare delivery and senior living facilities in an interview with The New York Times...

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A Single Blood Test for all Cancers? Illumina, Bill Gates & Jeff Bezos Launch a Startup to Make it Happen

A Single Blood Test for all Cancers? Illumina, Bill Gates & Jeff Bezos Launch a Startup to Make it Happen

What if a simple blood test could detect any cancer early, when it was still easy to treat? It sounds like science fiction. But Illumina ILMN +1.20%, the $24 billion (market cap) biotechnology company...

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R70i Age Suit Shown At Ces Simulates Aging

R70i Age Suit, Made by Applied Minds and Shown at CES, is Designed to Make You Feel 40 Years Older

Can technology teach you what it feels like to be old? Amid the hype about virtual reality and robotics at CES 2016, I strapped on a headset and exoskeleton designed to make you feel 40 years older...

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Investors Bet Big on Mobile Applications that Promise to Improve Health amd Cut Costs

Investors Bet Big on Mobile Applications that Promise to Improve Health and Cut Costs

A surge in venture funding for startups working on health apps has sparked a flurry of interest in smartphone tools that help doctors diagnose, monitor, and treat patients from afar. Venture funding for...

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8 Disruptive Innovators to Watch

From technology-enabled services, to revolutionizing diagnostic and therapeutic devices, to advanced data analytics, these disruptive eight are boldly changing the landscape of healthcare. We predict you will hear much more from them as they blaze the trail in 2016 and far beyond.

Josh Bruno Co-founder & CEO, Hometeam believes home care should go beyond the basics to provide a safe, reliable and interactive service that creates happier days for seniors. Josh previously worked as an investor, operator and engineer at companies like Bain Ventures and Yahoo.


Kyle Hill Co-founder & CEO, HomeHero has over 10 years of experience building disruptive technology companies. He started HomeHero after the process his father went through finding trusted caregivers for his grandmother. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, Fortune, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and ABC's Shark Tank.


Todd Huffman Co-founder & CEO, 3Scan has worked with the technology behind 3Scan since 2005. 3Scan provides digital renderings of biopsies and other tissue samples in 2D and 3D through the use of its Knife Edge Scanning Microscope. This technology is changing the way doctors, researchers and biotech companies work.


Jen Hyatt Founder & CEO, Big White Wall has founded or helped establish more than 30 social impact organizations in over 20 countries. The UK National Health Service identified Big White Wall, a digital behavioral health service, as a High Impact Innovation based on improved quality of care and financial outcomes for its users.


Jini Kim CEO, Nuna Health left her position as first product manager at Google Health to found Nuna Health, a health care analytics company. In 2014, the Obama administration recruited her to fix healthcare(dot)gov and she was featured with her team on the cover of Time magazine.


Dena Marrinucci Co-founder & Chief Science Officer, Epic Sciences is a pioneer in the circulating tumor cell (CTC) field working to develop highly sensitive diagnostic tests to detect cancer in blood. She received her Ph.D. from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), and her work at TSRI is the basis for Epic Sciences.


Rikky Muller Co-founder & CTO, Cortera Neurotechnologies is an Israeli-born entrepreneur designing implantable hardware intended to interact directly with the brain to revolutionize the treatment of incurable neurological conditions. Rikki holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.


Nat Turner Co-founder & CEO Flatiron Health strives to make a difference in the fight against cancer by connecting cancer centers across the country. Before co-founding Flatiron Health, Nat was co-founder and CEO of Invite Media, an advertising technology company based in NYC, acquired by Google in 2010.



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Bringing together world-class healthcare leaders, entrepreneurs, technology firms, policy makers, financiers and forward thinkers, the 2nd annual Summit will discuss and foster adoption of technology-enabled solutions to improve the health of Aging Americans. The Summit will be held May 4, 2016 in New York City. Visit the website at


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