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January 23, 2012 | 6:00-9:00 PM | 650 Page Mill Road | Palo Alto
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The convergence of high-speed Internet networks and next generation sensors and the adoption of health care diagnostics and communications paradigms has created a unique opportunity for new mobile health services. The growth and adoption of healthcare informatics and big data has led to enterprising new medical diagnostics, monitoring and treatment approaches delivered to the home and across regions with limited healthcare infrastructure.

Experts contend we are at the very beginning of a new era in healthcare that will transform how we interact with doctors and obtain care. In an age where healthcare costs are trending up to 20 percent of the U.S. GDP and a significant portion of cost involves chronic disease management in patient populations.

Join the Emerging Technology Forum and leading start ups, healthcare and other experts for an in-depth evening panel discussion exploring the trends, innovations, challenges and investment opportunities in this important area.

Lee Bruno, Principal, E-Cubed Ventures, LLC

Julie Hu, CEO/Founder,
Lark Technologies
Julie's goal is to make people happier with better sleep as the CEO of lark technologies. A serial entrepreneur, she has focused on growing early-stage startups in the consumer products and cleantech space. lark technologies is a consumer electronics company that makes wearable wellness monitors. She received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees at Stanford University She was an entrepreneur in residence at Stanford’s StartX incubator, and, In 2011, she was named Top Woman Entrepreneur Under 40 by Marie Claire Magazine.

Pratik Verma, CEO, AgeTak
AgeTak builds database security, virtualization and federation technologies. Our products connect people who want data for analytics with people who have data -- easily, securely, and without either altering their existing workflow. Our customers include healthcare, financial and other organizations looking to unleash the analytic value of their Big Data.

George Panagiotopoulos, Director Technology Assessment & Integration, Kaiser Permanente
George is currently responsible for managing the clinical technology assessment, planning, design and integration areas, including strategy and forecasting, development and execution of the Clinical Technology Plan for Kaiser's Northern California region, clinical systems engineering and national clinical technology projects. Currently also acting as the Interim director for Deployment.

James Marcin, Professor – Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UC Davis Children’s Hospital
Dr. Jim Marcin is a Major Professor in the Graduate Group in Epidemiology, a faculty member of the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, a faculty member of the UC Davis School of Public Health, and a faculty member in the UC Davis Health Informatics Graduate Group.  Dr. Marcin has written extensively about prognostic indicators, severity of illness measures, and quality of care for pediatric patients.  His expertise and research interests include pediatric critical care and emergency medicine telemedicine, decision support, and quality of care measures.  He has presented his work on Pediatric Telemedicine and quality of care at several international conferences and is the Chair of the American Telemedicine Association’s Pediatric Special Interest Group.

Networking 6:00 - 7:00
Panel Discussion 7:00 - 8:00
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Hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be served.

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General- $85

(If space is available, door registration is an additional $10)

Emerging Technology Forum Board Chair Person:
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Board Members:
Lee Bruno, Principal, E-Cubed Ventures, LLC
John Mashey, Consultant, Techviser
Carl Hewitt, Chair of International Society for Inconsistency Robustness

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