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NYC Digital Health Forum 2016: Moving Technologies from Concept to Commercialization

May 18, 2016 / 8am - 2pm / NY Genome Center


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Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of technologies that are transforming healthcare. In its inaugural year, the NYC Digital Health Forum brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, hospital professionals, and industry leaders to explore the digital health landscape and to discuss how startups and healthcare organizations successfully pilot, partner, collect funding and bring new technologies to the forefront.

Tickets available now!

Standard Price: $399 Startup Price: $199

If you looking for warm leads, the Digital Health Marketplace is offering a same-day matchmaking program providing competitive, complementary, and curated matches based on a needs analysis of healthcare partners and innovators directly following the Forum. 

Applications closed April 10th!  If you're interested in attending future matchmaking events, visit for more information.





Wednesday, May 18, 2016

8:00 am       General Breakfast & Networking Headstart 

We invite you to grab breakfast and get to know fellow attendees including startups, VCs, hospital professionals and more before the main event.

8:30 am       Kickoff & Welcoming Remarks From EDC & Health 2.0   

NYCEDC VP Lenzie Harcum, Health 2.0 cofounder Matthew Holt, and NYGC Business Development Scientific Lead Emily Gantman will kick off the day with opening remarks.

8:45 am       Keynote: A Story of  Reinvention  

Josh Bruno - Co-Founder and CEO at Hometeam 

9:15 am       Identifying Needs across the Healthcare Continuum      

From quality, safety, efficiency, to the patient experience, healthcare providers are looking to use technology to improve their services and expand their reach. Listen to a handful of industry leaders dive deep into their unique technology needs. They will also shed light on how different organizations identify innovation and fast track success. 


Jay Rajda - Chief Clinical Innovation Officer at Aetna

Steven Berman - Director, Business Development, Montefiore Information Technology

Jack Shea - Director IT Innovation at Merck

Erin Trimble - Corporate Development | More Disruption Please at athenahealth

Moderator: Jim Lebret - Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center

10:15 am     Coffee Break   

10:30 am     Panel: Unicorn vs. Donkey

Securing investors and funding is a critical step in the go-to-market process. Let's take a retrospective look at funding to identify what fads have faded?; who won? who lost?, and where will the next smart investments be made. Are there identifiable characteristics of a digital health Unicorn? And what about those Donkeys?


Andrew Colbert - Managing Director at Ziegler Corporate Finance

Todd Pietri - General Partner at Milestone Venture Partners

Lynne Chou O'Keefe - Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Iana Dimkova - Senior Associate at GE Ventures

Moderator: Matthew Holt - Co-Chairman at Health 2.0

11:20 am     Featured Product Presentations: Lightning Round

11:35 pm      Lunch 

12:30 pm     Innovation through Partnerships

Peter Fleischut - Chief Innovation Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian

12:55 pm      Keynote: Digital Health Landscape in NYC

Gaspard de Dreuzy - Co-Founder and CEO at Pager

1:20 pm      Interview: Pilot with a Purpose 

In our last interview of the day, we take a detailed look into the pilot process with a successful startup and healthcare organization that know first-hand how to make it work. Learn more about the “do’s” and “don’ts” of pilot success as well as how to design a pilot with sales in mind.


Dan Levenson - CTO at Healthify

Eric Allen Conner - Co-Founder and COO at Healthify

Michelle Traub - Senior Manager, Content and Product at VillageCare

Jean Luc Neptune - Executive Director,  Accelerator Logo at Blueprint Health

2:00 pm        End of Day Wrap-up 

2:30 pm       Competitive Curated Matchmaking

Close your next deal through our innovator/healthcare partner industry matchmaking programAPPLICATIONS CLOSED.

2016 Speakers





Josh Bruno



Andrew Colbert

Ziegler Corporate Finance

Todd Pietri

Milestone Venture Partners

Lynne Chou O'Keefe

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Iana Dimkova

GE Ventures

Manik Bhat








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