AWS Healthcare & Life Sciences Symposium Boston

AWS Healthcare & Life Sciences Symposium

We invite you to join us for an exclusive, free two-day event exploring how the evolution of healthcare and life science companies is being fueled by cloud technology. Day one will bring together industry leaders and customers to explore how to expedite therapy development, incorporate digital therapeutics at scale, and improve patient outcomes. Day two will focus on lessons learned from healthcare and life science upstarts that are making the impossible possible, from the lab to the clinic.

Event Details

Date & Time: April 24 - 25, 2019
Day One (April 24): 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Day Two (April 25): 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: The Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115


Day One
Healthcare & Life Sciences at Scale: Wednesday, April 24th

On day one, learn from industry thought leaders about how they are improving patient care and driving better outcomes with innovative, secure, and compliant technology solutions at scale. Spend the morning exploring the intersection between the healthcare and life science industries to see how companies are changing the way they engage with patients through AI/ML and personalization of an individual’s health journey.

The afternoon will feature healthcare and life science specific breakout sessions for you to dive deep into various topic areas and learn directly from AWS customer experiences. We will end with a cross-industry panel discussion on key trends for 2019.

Time Session
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome & Keynote
Ryan Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Cerner
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Session 1: Incorporating AI/ML to drive innovation in healthcare and life sciences

Manu Tandon - CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Alex Ermolaev - Director of AI, Change Healthcare

Kate Mulroney - Sr. Director & Global Lead, Big Data Analytics Center of Excellence, Novo Nordisk

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Session 2: Transforming digital engagements for better patient care
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Healthcare Track

Unlocking patient records insights through AI/ML
Venkat Jegadeesan, CTO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Life Sciences Track

Modernizing clinical trials
Russell Granzow, Head of Pharma Solutions, Philips

Mikki Nasch, Co-founder, Evidation Health

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Healthcare Track

Healthcare interoperability and the cloud

Life Sciences Track

AI/ML for patient selection
Jesse Heap - Director Advanced Analytics, Janssen Inc.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Healthcare Track

Intelligent automation for patient engagement
Featuring the National Health Service Business Services Authority (NHS BSA)

Life Sciences Track

Technology enabled pharmacovigilance

Thomas Viethen- Senior Study Medical Expert, Bayer AG
PJ Allen- Senior Data Scientist, Medidata

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM



3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Healthcare Track

Powering precision medicine at scale
Ronen Artzi- Genomics Data Innovations Lead, AstraZeneca

Life Sciences Track

Driving engagement with digital therapeutics
Ainslie Hatch- Digital Therapeutics Director, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical
David Klein- CoFounder & CEO, Click Therapeutics
Joris Van Dam- Head of Digital Therapeutics, Novartis

Corey McCann - CEO, PEAR Therapeutics
Yvonne Chen - Director for Digital Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Break
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Panel Discussion: Where do we go from here? Trends to watch in 2019
John Doyle- Vice President and Lead for Healthcare Innovation, Pfizer
Kelly Summers- Digital Medicine Expert
Brett Davis- General Manager, Deloitte ConvergeHEALTH
Faraz Shafiq- Chief Data and AI Officer, Cambia Health

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Networking Reception & Happy Hour
Time Sessions
8:30AM – 9:30AM Registration and Breakfast
9:30AM – 10:15PM Welcome and Keynote
10:15AM – 11:15AM Session 1: Incoporating AI/ML to drive innovation in healthcare and life sciences
11:15AM – 12:00PM Session 2: Transforming digital engagements for better patient care
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM - 4:00PM Healthcare Track and Life Sciences Track Talks
4:15PM - 5:00PM Panel Discussion: Where do we go from here? Trends to watch in 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM Networking Reception & Happy Hour

Day Two
Healthcare & Life Science Upstarts: Thursday, April 25th

Day two features dual tracks. In the healthcare track, you’ll hear lessons learned from upstarts breaking down traditional silos, mining untouched lodes of data, and delivering real-world impact through new cloud capabilities spanning natural language and voice, medical imaging, analytics, and interoperability. In the life sciences track, you’ll learn from biotech upstarts who are leveraging the cloud to accelerate science, maximize capital, minimize risk, and deliver new superpowers to the clinic at an unprecedented pace.

Time Session
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Healthcare Track

Data is the new oil, interoperability is your drill rig

The API armageddon in healthcare is coming and only the cloud can save us

Nick Hatt - Director of Developer Relations, Redox

Rebuilding Puerto Rico's healthcare infrastructure in the cloud

Ali Zaman - VP Marketing, Marketing, Health Gorilla

Enterprise data strategies: engaging clinicians as consumers through the workflow

Drew Schiller - CEO, Validic

Life Sciences Track

Unraveling, understanding and manipulating the genome

Moore’s law and the engineering of organisms

Florencio Mazzoldi, Head of Digital Technology, Ginkgo Bioworks

Bringing CRISPR out of the lab to democratize diagnostics

Trevor Martin - Cofounder and CEO, Mammoth Biosciences

Parallelizing gRNA design using AWS cloud computing

Dharmendra Goswami, PhD - Computational Biologist, eGenesis

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Healthcare Track

Signals, patterns and populations: insights from analytics at scale

Electronic phenotyping at scale: augmenting critical human activities for value based care processes

John Schneider – CTO, Apixio

Bringing the power of a platform to more than 3,000 US hospitals

Kevin Weinstein - Chief Growth Officer, Apervita

Accelerating the Healthcare industry to value-based reimbursement

Bill Nordmark – CEO,

Draining the data swamp for healthcare

Minalkumar Patel – CEO, Abacus Insights

Doug Bachelor - Chief Architect, Abacus Insights

Life Sciences Track

Taking multiomics from bench to bedside

Creation of a cloud-based infrastructure to drive the development of personalized drugs for hearing loss

Dr. David Ficenec - Sr. Director of Informatics, Decibel Therapeutics

Targeting tumor mutations for personalized cancer immunotherapy

Roman Yelensky, PhD - EVP and CTO, Gritstone Oncology

Title TBD

Andrew Kernytsky, Ph.D - Head of Genomics and Computational Biology, CRISPR Therapeutics

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Lunch

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Healthcare Track

Seeing beyond the image: augmenting human performance

Tearing down the walls to bring the cloud to healthcare

John Axerio-Cilies, PhD - Cofounder and COO, Arterys

The power of deep learning to scale breast cancer screening…everywhere

Tobias Rijken - CTO and Co-founder, Kheiron

Dr. Christopher Austin - Chief Medical Officer, Kheiron

Unlocking imaging's strategic advantage

Morris Panner – CEO, Ambra Health

The time is now

Dr. Chris Mansi - Cofounder and CEO,

Life Sciences Track

From science fiction to reality with machine learning

Advancing therapeutic R&D with machine learning

Aaron Arvey, PhD – Consultant, Third Rock Ventures

Uncovering the deep origin of infectious disease with genomics and AI

Sivan Bercovici, PhD – CTO, Karius

Leveraging ML to speed up drug development

Carolina Rizo, PhD – CBO, Just Biotherapeutics

The only path to precision medicine: millions of genomes and AI

Nigel Beard, PhD - SVP of R&D, Mission Bio

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Break

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Healthcare Track

Talk to me: new interfaces between humans and systems

How to make voice technology successful for medical documentation: 3 key lessons

Patrick Leonard - Founder and CEO, Sopris

Your health speaks: vocal biomarkers and the potential for direct measures of health from voice

Jim Harper - Cofounder and COO, Sonde Health

Title TBD

John Brownstein - Chief Innovation officer, Boston Children's Hospital

Life Sciences Track

The lab of the future is already here

High throughput production of mRNA

David Johnson, PhD - Sr. Director, Informatics, Moderna Therapeutics

Breaking the R&D speed limit

Elizabeth Iorns - PhD, Cofounder and CEO, Science Exchange

Accelerating drug development: The role of IT as a strategic partner

Sajith Wickramasekara - Cofounder and CEO, Benchling

Time Sessions
8:30AM – 9:00AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00AM – 10:30AM Healthcare Track and Life Sciences Track Talks
10:30AM – 11:00AM Break
11:00AM – 12:30PM Healthcare Track and Life Sciences Track Talks
12:30PM – 1:30PM Networking Lunch
1:30PM – 3:00PM Healthcare Track and Life Sciences Track Talks
3:00PM – 4:00PM Break
4:00PM – 5:30PM Healthcare Track and Life Sciences Track Talks

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