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Life Sciences Conferences

The 3rd Annual Burrill Digital Health Meeting

Featured Speakers

Jasper zu Putlitz
Robert Bosch Healthcare, Inc.

Jasper zu Putlitz, M.D., (48) is the President of Robert Bosch Healthcare, Inc., a Bosch subsidiary focusing on telehealth headquartered in Palo Alto, California. He previously was a partner and member of the German management team at McKinsey, the consulting firm where he worked for twelve years. At McKinsey, Dr. zu Putlitz was a leader in the healthcare and logistics industry sectors, as well as in the human resources and organization functional practices. Before joining McKinsey, Dr. zu Putlitz spent seven years working as a medical doctor and researcher at university hospitals in Munich, Zurich, Freiburg, and Harvard.

Ida Sim

Ida Sim, MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine, Director, UCSF Center for Clinical and Translational Informatics, Co-Director of Biomedical Informatics at UCSF's Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and Co-Founder of OpenmHealth. Dr. Sim received her MD and her PhD in Medical Informatics from Stanford University, and is an international leader in informatics for health care and clinical research. Her research is focused on knowledge-based technologies for evidence-based practice, especially in the ontological representation of human studies for advancing clinical and translational research. She recently co-founded OpenmHealth.org, a new non-profit to create an open software architecture of shared analysis, data presentation, and experimental design modules to maximize individual and population health through mobile and Internet technologies. In policy work, Dr. Sim was the founding Project Coordinator of the World Health Organization's International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, which sets global standards on clinical trial registration and reporting. She is a recipient of United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Julee Thompson
Chief Healthcare Executive

Julee Thompson brings over 25 years of senior level healthcare expertise, including Chief Nursing, Patient Care, Clinical and Operations Officer positions, as well as executive accountability for interim and consultative leaders placed within a broad range of complex healthcare delivery settings throughout the country. In addition, Ms. Thompson has successfully developed, implemented, lead and substantially increased market differentiation with two very successful sustainable solution oriented consultancies and served in adjunct and advisory faculty positions in a variety of academic settings.

John de Souza
President and CEO

John de Souza is the President and CEO of MedHelp. Prior to MedHelp, he was at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Vice President managing the Technology Practice of the Private Equity Group. Mr. de Souza was a co-founder and director of Smartleaf, a financial software company providing separate account management solutions. Previously, he was the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at D.E. Shaw Financial Technology, an internet startup company (sold to Merrill Lynch) that developed online real-time brokerage systems for retail brokerage firms. Mr. de Souza was a co-founder of Flash Communications, an Internet startup company (sold to Microsoft) that developed real-time two way messaging systems for corporations. He received a BS and an MS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs in France.

Ryan Howard
Founder and CEO
Practice Fusion

Ryan founded Practice Fusion in 2005 and is the heart and soul of our organization. Using his background in technology, health IT and business, Ryan created a completely new approach to Electronic Health Records. He envisioned a free, web-based EHR system that would serve the needs of small medical practices around the US. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EHR in the country and Ryan exemplifies a new breed of health IT leaders revolutionizing the doctor’s office. Ryan has spoken about health IT at HIMSS, SDForum and Health 2.0 conferences and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Wired as an innovative leader in the sector. Young, energetic and all about changing the status quo, Ryan continues to lead Practice Fusion as CEO and Chairman.

David Albert

David E. Albert, MD is an Oklahoma native. He is a physician, inventor and serial entrepreneur who has developed medical and other life-saving technologies and products over the last 30 years, turning a number of those innovations into tech startups. Today, he is a founder of three tech companies, InnovAlarm, Lifetone Technology and AliveCor. His previous startups include Corazonix Corp (sold to Arrhythmia Research Technology and Data Critical (sold to GE). Dr. Albert left GE in 2004 as Chief Scientist of GE Cardiology to disrupt several new markets. His latest invention, the iPhone ECG, became a global sensation via a 4-minute YouTube Video in January around the Consumer Electronics Show and was featured on local media, ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox News among many other media outlets. Dr Albert has 32 issued US patents, a large number pending and several new "secret inventions" in development. He has authored or co-authored over 50 scientific abstracts and publications principally in the Cardiology literature. Also, Dr Albert has lectured at the Entrepreneurship programs at the MIT Sloan School and the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Albert graduated with Honors from Harvard College and from Duke University Medical School. Dr. Albert lives in Oklahoma CIty with his wife and his two "young kids". The Albert's two other children are a junior at Duke and a recent Harvard graduate working at the NIH, respectively.

Malcolm Bohm
President & Chief Executive Officer

Malcolm Bohm is a recognized expert in Life Sciences and HealthIT. In the industry since 1993, Malcolm served in increasingly senior positions at major pharmaceutical companies including Astra, Pfizer, and Novartis. In 2006 he created Trialytics, an industry leading health IT software solution leveraging electronic healthcare data to redefine clinical R&D strategies. Most recently Malcolm founded Swarmology Inc, a company that has created a technology that converges healthcare and social media empowering the life sciences industry to connect and engage with consumer base across the digital channels. Malcolm was educated in Great Britain and achieved a Bachelor of Science and doctoral degrees in Human Physiology along with advanced training in analytical data modeling.

Sutha Kamal
Co-founder and CEO
Massive Health

Sutha Kamal is Co-founder and CEO of Massive Health, a startup developing products to help reduce the burden of chronic disease. The company is still in stealth mode, and is focused on building a fun and engaging mobile application to help trigger behavior change in users. A successful entrepreneur who has sat on both sides of the table, Sutha developed products at a large telco, worked as an entrepreneur in residence at a global venture capital firm, been CTO of one of the largest mobile design agencies in the world and run an international games software business.

Marty Nealon
Managing Director
Golden Seeds

Marty Nealon is managing director of Golden Seeds, a network of angel investors dedicated to investing in early stage companies founded and/or led by women. The mission of Golden Seeds is to empower women based on the belief that diversity in business ownership and management improves corporate performance.

Ms. Nealon has extensive retail experience across a broad range of business channels

She was President of HSN US responsible for the TV and web retailing business. During her tenure the 3 billion dollar company acquired the Cornerstone Catalog Group. The largest singe business at that time was vitamon supplements.

Prior to joining HSN Ms. Nealon was President and CEO of the specialty store, Afterthoughts. After being acquired by Claire’s stores, she became President and COO of the combined entity with 2500 stores.

Ms. Nealon’s retail experience includes senior positions with Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and for Kenneth Cole Productions where she was President of Consumer Direct responsible for retail stores and e-commerce.

She serves on the Advisory board at Moffitt Cancer Research and Treatment Center in Tampa.

Ms. Nealon is a graduate of Trinity College.

Dave Icke

Mr. Dave Icke is the Chief Executive Officer of mc10, a venture-backed advanced materials company that is commercializing stretchable electronics technology. mc10 works with partners to enable products for novel cleantech, robotics, imaging, and biomedical applications. Prior to mc10, Mr. Icke was the VP of Marketing at Advanced Electron Beams, a venture-backed cleantech company. In parallel, he also served as the VP of Sales and VP of Engineering during different periods while at AEB. Earlier in his career, Mr. Icke held general and senior management positions at Teradyne and KLA-Tencor, both of which serve the semiconductor capital equipment market. He has a passion for productizing innovative technology that enables customers to change the way they do business. Mr. Icke holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.