Global Perspective on Health and Technology

There is general consensus that emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence/machine learning, blockchain, and quantum computing will have a transformational impact on health, there is no clear path on when and where this will occur for all nations. How current health disparities can be closed rather than expanded by these technological tools is a critical issue. This session will explore the art of the possible and ask:

  • What are some of the most critical health disparities across the globe?
  • How can emerging technology be used to close these gaps?
  • What are some of the pitfalls that could lead to further disparity?
  • What are the keys to using these tools for digital cooperation?
  • What are some of the most impactful changes these tools can facilitate in the coming decade?
  • Global Perspective on Health and Technology

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Sep 25 2020


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


  • Indira Mysore
    Indira Mysore
    Strategy and Technology Consultant for Healthcare and Supply Chain, Former IT Executive Roche Diagnostics

    25+ years of global, technology, and leadership experience across 5 continents, focused on innovations to improve business outcome. Served in many industries namely manufacturing, technology, consulting, chemical, aerospace and recently in healthcare with Roche, the Swiss diagnostics, biotech giant. Experience managing global programs balancing technology, stakeholders, cultural and regulatory needs. Passionate about closing the gap for unmet healthcare needs and exploring the appropriate use of tech innovations (Blockchain, IoT, AI/ML, Edge Computing and others), recognizing the need for digital cooperation grounded on human rights, international regulations, transparency – in a sustainable manner.

    Advisory member of startups focused on leveraging emerging innovations for sustainable and value-based healthcare. Write on healthcare digital transformation in MEDIUM. Member of non-profits focused on promoting emerging innovations in healthcare with ethical awareness, including verifiable credentials to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and strengthen our societies and economies.

  • José Arrieta
    José Arrieta
    Former Chief Information Officer of the United States Department of Health and Human Services; global leader on emerging technology for health and life sciences

    As the former CIO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), José provided leadership and oversight of the Department’s IT portfolio in support of the Department’s expansive mission to enhance the health and well-being of Americans by providing for effective services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in science underlying medicine, public health, and social services. He led HHS-wide IT strategy with a focus on cybersecurity, cloud computing, and emerging technology. José advised and counseled the HHS Secretary and Deputy Secretary on how to advance the Department’s mission through the use of transformative information technology approaches.
    Prior to his time with HHS, José had over 15 years experience in policy, procurement and technology solutions. He has deep experience in all phases of the acquisition life cycle and has served in a broad range of roles including contracting officer, budget manager, financial manager, small business executive, ombudsman, and program manager. He is a respected leader in applying emerging technologies, especially blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation, to the acquisition processes and mission critical program challenges.

  • Sean Manion
    Sean Manion
    Chief Scientific Officer, ConsenSys Health

    Sean is a neuroscientist and Chief Scientific Officer at ConsenSys Health. He spent nearly two decades as a researcher and research administrator for US federal programs related to traumatic brain injury and mental health. He is co-editor of the journal title “Blockchain for Science” published by Frontiers. He is a fellow of the British Blockchain Association and contributes to the editorial board there. He heads up the research subsection of the IEEE Standards Association P2418.6 Blockchain for Health and Life Sciences. He has recently co-authored the book Blockchain for Medical Research: Accelerating Trust in Healthcare with journalist Yael Bizouati-Kennedy (2020, CRC Press).

  • Tori Adams
    Tori Adams
    Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Cadwyn

    With 30+ years experience in the tech world, Tori is a recognized thought leader on blockchain HealthTech, GovTech and FinTech. Passionate about all things blockchain, Tori led and created the ConsenSys Public Sector Group. Tori is a dynamic and inspirational speaker, comfortable with a variety of audiences highlighted by speaking engagements at more than 100 US and international conferences (e.g., Davos) and meetings on blockchain and the public sector. She is the author of numerous articles and think-pieces on blockchain and boasts a national and international network of blockchain leaders. With contacts in the DC blockchain ecosystem, Tori has an ongoing check on the pulse of the DC business community, Congress, Federal Agencies, international organizations, and nonprofits.

  • Yauheni Solad
    Yauheni Solad
    Medical Director, Digital Health and Telemedicine, Yale New Haven Health

    With more than 15 years of software development experience, board certification in both Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics, Dr. Solad provides a unique link between clinical and technical worlds.
    Dr. Solad’s work is focused on technology-enabled healthcare innovation. He leads the implementation of digital health technologies and its integration with Electronic Medical Records to facilitate clinical research and improve clinical outcomes through real-world evidence generation and personalized clinical decision support. He is one of the leaders behind the Yale-New Haven Health Connected Care project, which is focused on enabling patients’ participation in care by simplifying digital interactions powered by multichannel data aggregation and AI.