Exponential Medicine Schedule

2015 Program Schedule

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Day 3

Day 4

Day 1: Monday, November 9th (2015)

SESSION 1 1:00PM - 3:30PM

Welcome and Introduction to Exponentials


Will Weisman

Daniel Kraft MD

Brad Templeton

Neil Jacobstein

Rob Nail

Jeremy Howard

Kaustuv DeBiswas



Will Weisman, Executive Director, Conferences, Singularity University

Will, Executive Director of Conferences at Singularity University, kicks off the conference with a welcome address.

The Future of Medicine, Where Can Technology Take Us?

Daniel Kraft MD, Chair & Curator Exponential Medicine. Faculty Chair Medicine, Singularity Univ.

Daniel is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist and chairs Singularity Univ. since its inception. His clinical subspecialty training in hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford, extensive research experience in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine and has served on faculty at Stanford and UCSF.

Information Technologies

Brad Templeton, Track Chair for Information Technologies, Singularity University

Brad, Networking and Computing Chair for Singularity University, will dive into Moore’s Law, abundant bandwidth, the trillion-dollar impact of autonomous vehicles, the network of everything, and how ubiquitous connectivity will revolutionize health and medicine.

Artificial Intelligence

Neil Jacobstein, Track Chair Artificial Intelligence/Robotics, Singularity University

Neil co-chairs the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University. Neil has served as a technical consultant on AI research and development projects for: DARPA, NSF, NASA, NIH, EPA, DOE, the U.S. Army and Air Force, GM, Ford, Boeing, Applied Materials, NIST, and other agencies.


Rob Nail, CEO, Singularity University

Rob is the CEO and Associate founder of Singularity University. Prior to Singularity, he co-founded Velocity11 in 1999, building automation equipment and robotics for cancer research and drug discovery.

Big Data & Machine Learning

Jeremy Howard, CEO, Enlitic

Jeremy is an entrepreneur, business strategist, developer, and educator. He recently founded Enlitic, which uses recent advances in machine learning to make medical diagnostics faster, more accurate, and more accessible, through the application of modern machine learning. Introduction

Kaustuv DeBiswas, Co-Founder, Mappr

Exponential Medicine is pleased to partner with to analyze the connections and non-obvious data relationships between our participants. Kaustuv DeBiswas will present these connections with cutting edge data visualization during a demo session on Monday afternoon.

Kaustuv DeBiswas is Mappr’s technology lead and Co Founder. He is a computer scientist and technology entrepreneur from MIT with a background in design and artificial intelligence. A TED Fellow, his interest revolves around large scale collaboration networks and prior to Mappr, he ran a venture-backed startup delivering cloud based solutions for open engineering.

Break & Recharge

(3:30PM - 4:00PM)

SESSION 24:00PM - 6:00PM

Intro to Exponentials Part II


Stephane Bancel

Katie Weimer

Andrew Hessel

Chelsea Barabas

Raymond McCauley


Bringing Exponentials to Pharma

Stephane Bancel, CEO, Moderna

Stéphane joined Moderna in the summer of 2011 when it was a one employee and one patent company, after Dr. Noubar Afeyan and the board described to him the technology behind messenger RNA Therapeutics™. He has assembled a world-class team and raised the company’s financing.

Digital Manufacturing

Katie Weimer, Vice President, Medical Devices, 3D Systems Healthcare

Katie—who developed the company's Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) capabilities—began her efforts at Medical Modeling in 2008 and has taken on roles of increasing responsibility since the move to 3D Systems in April of 2014. Katie is drawing on her considerable experience to lead 3DS medical device development and sales and manufacturing activities, which include VSP, anatomical modeling, medical imaging and modeling, design services and direct metal printing services.

Nanotechnology & NanoMedicine

Andrew Hessel, Autodesk Fellow

Andrew is a Distinguished Researcher with Autodesk Inc.’s Bio/Nano Programmable Matter group, based out of San Francisco. He is also the co-founder of the Pink Army Cooperative, the world’s first cooperative biotechnology company, which is aiming to make open source viral therapies for cancer.

BlockChain & Digital Currency

Chelsea Barabas, Senior Advisor for Social Impact, MIT Media Lab

Chelsea Barabas is currently the Head of Social Innovation at the Digital Currency Initiative. She recently graduated from MIT, where she researched emerging civil rights issues related to the application of machine learning methods to human resource management practices in the U.S.

Biotechnology & Biohacking

Raymond McCauley, Biotech Track Chair, Singularity University

Raymond is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. Raymond explores how applying technology to life to biology, genetics, medicine and agriculture is affecting every one of us.

Musical Enlightenment with Alice Phoebe Lou

(6:15PM - 6:30PM)

Keynote6:00PM - 7:00PM

Re-Imagining Drug Discovery to Diagnostics


Atul Butte MD PhD


Artificial Intelligence

Atul Butte MD PhD, Director, Institute of Computational Health Sciences, University of California San Francisco

Atul is the new Director of the new Institute of Computational Health Sciences (ICHS) at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Butte trained in Computer Science at Brown University, worked as a software engineer at Apple and Microsoft, received his MD at Brown University, trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology at Children's Hospital Boston, then received his PhD from Harvard Medical School and MIT.


(7:00PM - 9:00PM)

After Hours: Team Collaboration & Innovation Games 

(9:00PM - 10:00PM)

Day 2: Tuesday, November 10th (2015)


Artificial Intelligence

Moira Gunn PhD, Host, NPR's BioTech Nation

Moira is the Host of Tech Nation and BioTech Nation, which air in such venues as NPR's 24 hour Program stream, National Public Radio's SIRIUS Satellite Radio channel NPR Now, and internationally to 177 countries via American Forces Radio International.

Artificial Intelligence

Robert C. Green MD MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Director, Genomes2People

Robert is a medical geneticist and physician-scientist who directs the G2P Research Program in translational genomics and health outcomes in the Division of Genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Artificial Intelligence

Esteban Burchard MD MPH, Professor, UCSF Departments of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences & Medicine

Esteban received his M.D. degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1995. He completed clinical training in Internal Medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine training at UCSF. Dr. Burchard also completed clinical research training at the Harvard School of Public Health. His major academic interest centers on identifying genetic risk factors in ethnically diverse populations. In addition, Dr. Burchard co-directs the UCSF/SFGH DNA Banking Facility located at San Francisco General Hospital.

Artificial Intelligence

Joel Dudley PhD, Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Joel is working to integrate and model the digital universe of information to improve human health and vitality. Applying what is now fashionably called Big Data approaches to molecular (e.g., genomic) and healthcare data to discover networks of connections and information flows between cells, tissues, patients, environment, and populations that we can transform into new knowledge on human biology and health.

Artificial Intelligence

Jamie Metzl, Chief Strategy Officer, ORIG3N, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Jamie is Chief Strategy Officer at the biotechnology company ORIG3N and a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the Asia Society, Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senior Coordinator for International Public Information at the U.S. State Department, Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council, and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia.

SESSION 410:00AM- 11:00AM

Digital Health, Body Computing & Coaching


Aenor Sawyer MD

Julia Hu

Robert Bober MD


Digital Currency

Aenor Sawyer MD, Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

As an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Center for Digital health, Dr. Sawyer combines her interest in innovation with her clinical expertise in Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy, and Exercise Physiology to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care. She is Director of the UCSF Skeletal Health Service and Director of the Pediatric Bone Health Consortium, helping Pediatric to Geriatric patients optimize their bone health across their lifespans.

Artificial Intelligence

Julia Hu, Co-Founder & CEO, LARK

Julia started Lark to make healthcare more caring and personal. Preinstalled on all Samsung phones and named Best New App by Apple, the Lark Chat app is a free personal health coach that texts people to help them get fitter, lose weight, and get healthier: anytime, anywhere.

Artificial Intelligence

Robert Bober MD, Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute

In addition to specializing in non-invasive imaging, echocardiography, stress testing, valvular heart disease, hypertension, and ischemic heart disease, his areas of expertise include congestive heart failure and nuclear cardiology. Ochsner has been the 1st to integrate Apple Health Kit and wearables in the clinic

XPRIZE Update on the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE and Nokia Sensing Challenge

(10:45AM - 10:55AM)

Break & Explore Innovation Lab

(11:00AM- 11:45AM)

Session 511:45AM - 12:45PM

Crossing Disciplines


Lucien Engelen

Paul Epping


Digital Currency

Lucien Engelen, Director REshape Center, Radboud University Medical Center

Lucien: Homo Disrupticus "My personal mission is to change healthcare through the use of technology (as a tool) into an environment with a strong(er) patients perspective. Also addressing the ethical question "what if we can do 'everything', given the increasing possibilities of exponential technology.

Digital Currency

Paul Epping, Partner, Philips Healthcare Transformation Services

Paul is a partner at Philips, CEO at Epping Consultancy BV, and the founder of STIPOIZ. He studied nursing, social pedagogy, didactics, philosophy, and information science. He was a lecturer for over 12 years at the University of Leiden in nursing informatics, information management, and philosophy of science.

Closing Keynote12:25AM - 12:45PM

Creating a Pandemic of Health: How can we achieve massive individualization?


Alex Jadad MD


Closing Morning Keynote

Alex Jadad MD, Founder, Center for Global eHealth Innovation

Alex is a physician, educator, researcher and public advocate, whose mission is to help improve health and wellness for all, through information and communication technologies (ICTs). He has been called a «human Internet», as his research and innovation work seeks to identify and connect the best minds, the best knowledge and the best tools across traditional boundaries to eliminate unnecessary suffering.


(12:45PM - 1:45PM)

Breakout Workshops I 

(1:45PM - 3:00PM)

SESSION 63:00PM - 4:00PM

From Exponential Data to Insights


Jack Kreindler MD

John Stevens MD

Neil Jordan

Dan Gordon PhD


Digital Currency

Jack Kreindler MD, Co founder, Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence

Jack is a physician, physiologist and serial technology entrepreneur. Jack lectures internationally on the future of medicine and is a guest expert presenter for CNBC, Sky Sport, BT Sport and the BBC.

Artificial Intelligence

John Stevens MD, CEO, Heartflow

John is the CEO of HeartFlow, a company focused on using data from standard CT scans, to create personalized 3D models of the coronary arteries and analyzes the impact that blockages have on blood flow.

Artificial Intelligence

Neil Jordan, VP of Global Health, Microsoft

Neil is the general manager of Health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector. In this role, Jordan acts as chief strategist for the organization’s Health industry initiatives worldwide, including defining and articulating the Microsoft vision for the future of Healthcare, and how Microsoft products, technologies and partner solutions will make it a reality.

Artificial Intelligence

Dan Gordon PhD, Executive Consultant, IBM Global Healthcare, Insurance and Life Sciences Center of Competence & Founding Board Chair, Colleaga.Org

Dan is Executive consultant in the IBM Global Healthcare, Insurance and Life Sciences Centre of Competence and provides strategic thought leadership in the areas of digital health systems of the future, analytics and healthcare innovation to key global customers of IBM Corporation.


Artificial Intelligence

John Mattison MD, Assistant Medical Director & Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente

John began his medical career at the UCSD and Scripps Clinic, where he practiced in many clinical settings including emergency services, primary care, critical care, preventive medicine, hyperbaric medicine, trauma and helicopter medicine.

Mina Hsiang, Health Data Advisor, The White House US Digital Service & Office of Science and Technology Policy

Mina is the Health Data Advisor for the White House's US Digital Service and Office of Science and Technology. She was also a member of the original tech surge brought in to fix the website, and in her free time she continues to work on better technology utilization in government.

Artificial Intelligence

Thomas Graham MD, Chief Innovation Officer, Cleveland Clinic

Thomas rejoined Cleveland Clinic as Chief Innovation Officer after a decade as Chief of the Congressionally-designated National Hand Center and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Arnold Palmer Sports Health Center.

Artificial Intelligence

Tony Young PhD FRCS, National Clinical Director, Innovation at NHS England

Tony is a self-described "mad inventor", acting as disruptor-in-chief for NHS England in an attempt to create what amounts to a mini Silicon Valley located within the bureaucracy of the NHS. Young is also a working surgeon, the founder of four medical startups and the cofounder of the £500m Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus.

Artificial Intelligence

Patrick Littlefield, Director, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation

As Director of the VA Center for Innovation, Patrick is responsible for designing and leading the program's implementation across VA.

Musical Enlightenment with Alice Phoebe Lou

Break and Explore Innovation Lab

(5:45PM - 6:15PM)

Session 86:15PM - 7:30PM

Enabling the Disabled & The Future of BrainComputer Interface


Leigh Hochberg MD PhD


Artificial Intelligence

Leigh Hochberg MD PhD, Professor of Engineering, Brown University & Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Leigh is a pioneer in the development and testing of neural interface systems (brain-computer interfaces) for the restoration of communication, mobility, and independence for persons with paralysis or limb loss.


(7:30PM - 9:00PM)

Unconference & Novartis Hackathon

(9:00PM - 11:00PM)

Day 3: Wednesday, November 11th (2015)

Beachfront Activities + Breakfast in Crown Room

(Begins at 7:00AM)

Session 98:30AM - 9:00AM

The Microbiome may Reinvent Medicine as we Know It


Lee Stein JD

Paul Roben


Lee Stein JD, Trustee, XPRIZE Foundation
Paul Roben, Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Technology Commercialization at University of California San Diego

Skyler Stein navigated a neurological challenge which took him deep inside his own gut. This journey led him to the University of California San Diego, which is launching a new campus-wide initiative that may re-invent medicine as we know it: The Microbiome.


Digital Currency

Divya Chander MD PhD, Anesthesiologist/Neuroscientist, Stanford University

Divya is a physician and neuroscientist who trained at Harvard, UCSD, and UCSF, and she is now on the faculty in the department of Anesthesia at Stanford University. Divya’s goal is to understand neural mechanisms of consciousness and eventually utilize this knowledge to develop improved algorithms to create better brain monitors.

Digital Currency

Ariel Garten, CEO, InteraXon Inc.

Ariel is the CEO and co-founder of InteraXon, which creates thought controlled computing products and applications. Referred to as the “Brain Guru”, Ariel and her team’s work has been featured in hundreds of articles in over 20 countries.

Digital Currency

Jamie Tyler PhD, CSO and Founder, Thync

Jamie is a Founder and the CSO of Thync. Jamie has deep experience in developing, applying, and advancing brain stimulation and non-invasive neuromodulation technologies. He has received several awards for his innovations in this area.

Derek Herrera, CEO, Spinal Singularity

Captain Herrera graduated the U.S. Naval Academy and attended The Basic School and Infantry Officers Course in May 2006. In April 2007 he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment in Camp Lejeune, NC. From March-September 2008 he deployed to Ar Ramadi, Iraq as a Police Transition Team Leader in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He then served as the Company Executive Officer for the Motorized Company of Battalion Landing Team 1/9, 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit. He deployed from January-June 2010 and conducted Humanitarian Assistance in Haiti and training in Djibouti, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

Digital Currency

Arshya Vahabzadeh MD, Vice President of Health Strategy & Communications, Brain Power

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. is a global mental health advocate, neuro-psychiatrist, and innovator who lives at the intersection of academic medicine and neuro-technological advances.

Corinna Lathan PhD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer AnthroTronix, Inc.

Dr. Corinna Lathan is co-Founder and CEO of AnthroTronix, a biomedical engineering research and development company and leader in digital healthcare technology development. Their FDA-cleared, mobile medical software application, DANATM, was developed for the Department of Defense as a diagnostic support to evaluate cognitive function.

Jordan Amadio MD MBA, Co-Founder/Partner, NeuroLaunch & Resident Physician in Neurosurgery, Emory University

Jordan Amadio, M.D., M.B.A. is a neurosurgery resident, entrepreneur, and bioethicist. He is an advocate for the transformative power of emerging neurotechnology.
Dr. Amadio is the co-founder of NeuroLaunch, the leading accelerator program for neuroscience startups. In the past year alone, his work with NeuroLaunch has led to 11 thriving neuro-ventures and millions of dollars in value created for young innovators seeking to advance humanity through brain science.

Will Henshall, Founder/ CEO, [email protected] (Neuroscience Music Productivity Tools)

Will Henshall is CEO/Founder of [email protected], a peak performance music service for work and study. He is a 25 year left and right brain entrepreneur and has had notable international success both as a science driven inventor with 5 patents and as a musician/songwriter with 2 #1 selling hit records. His current incarnation, [email protected], builds transformative audio technology that hacks the non-conscious mind

Break and Explore Innovation Lab

(10:45AM - 11:15AM)

SESSION 1111:15AM - 12:00PM

Global Health/Hacking Health


Eric Rasmussen MD MDM FACP

Jose Gomez-Marquez

Anna Young

Manish Kothari PhD


Digital Currency

Eric Rasmussen MD MDM FACP, CEO, Infinitum Humanitarian Systems

Eric is the CEO for Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS), a multinational social business built on a profit-for-purpose model. Rasmussen is a Research Professor in Environmental Security and Global Medicine at San Diego State University and an instructor in disaster medicine at both the International Disaster Academy in Bonn, Germany (BBK, or Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz ind Katastrophenhilfe) and the Institute for Disaster Preparedness at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Artificial Intelligence

Jose Gomez-Marquez, Director, MIT Little Devices Lab

Jose directs the Little Devices Lab at MIT’s International Design Centre and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT. The group aims to lower barriers to medical prototyping by bringing the worlds of health and making together.

Anna Young, Co-Founder & Health Maker at Pop Up Labs

MakerNurse co-founder Anna Young works from a fundamental belief that, with the right tools, everyday people can use their own ingenuity to create devices that heal.

Manish Kothari PhD, President of SRI Ventures & VP, SRI International

Manish is President of SRI Ventures at SRI International, a nonprofit research and innovation center that, among other things, invented the mouse and spawned companies such as Siri and Intuitive Surgical. Manish joined SRI in 2013 as a business development consultant and entrepreneur-in-residence. He became a Program Director of Robotics and Healthcare Automation in 2013, where he successfully focused on spinning off and licensing a number of technologies in the robotics and healthcare area.

Session 1212:00PM - 12:30PM

The Future of Clinical Trials, Digiceuticals & Beyond


Komathi Stem


Digital Currency

Komathi Stem, Strategic Innovation Leader, Genentech

Komathi is a systems thinker who uses a balance of entrepreneurial knowledge and corporate savvy to introduce relevant large-scale transformation in global corporations. Her passion for transforming drug development is shaping the way clinical trials are designed. She started an incubator to catalyze innovation in clinical trials.


Group Photo

(12:30PM - 12:45PM)


(12:45PM - 1:45PM)

Breakout Workshops II

(1:45PM - 3:00PM)

Session 133:00PM - 3:45PM

Digital Trials, Bespoke Therapies


Donald Jones

Scott Summit

Eythor Bender


Digital Currency

Donald Jones, Chief Digital Officer, Scripps Translational Science Institute

Donald Jones is a globally recognized leader in Digital Medicine (sometimes referred to as Wireless Health, Digital Health, Connected Health, or mHealth). He is sought out as a speaker, advisor and board member. He works with healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device, OEM, Telcos and early stage companies.

Digital Currency

Scott Summit, Director of Technology, Bespoke Products and Design Director, 3D Systems

Scott Summit is the founder and chief technology officer of Bespoke Innovations. Founded in 2010 in collaboration with an orthopaedic surgeon, their focus is to create individualized artificial limbs that the patients themselves can choose and personalize.

Digital Currency

Eythor Bender, CEO, Unyq

As co-founder and CEO of UNYQ, he and his team is rediscovering prosthetics and orthotics using among others 3D printing, bringing personalization, digital optimization & data integration to the industry.

Session 143:45PM - 4:45PM

Regenerative Medicine & Longevity


Daniel Kraft MD

Brad Perkins MD MBA

Yaron Turpaz PhD


Daniel Kraft MD, Chair of Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity University

Daniel is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator. With over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine Track for Singularity University since its inception.

Brad Perkins MD MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Human Longevity Inc

Dr. Perkins is a visionary physician, scientist, and executive who is responsible for leading all clinical and therapeutic operations at the HLI. This includes collecting and utilizing phenotype data, development of the consumer clinics business, and guiding stem cell therapeutics.

Yaron Turpaz PhD, Chief Information Officer, Human Longevity Inc

Turpaz is a proven research and development IT leader in the biotech and pharma space with hands on experience using computational and informatics platforms for drug discovery and development applications. In his role as CIO at HLI, Turpaz is responsible for building and growing the company’s integrated genomic and phenotypic KnowledgebaseTM business, and leads all bioinformatics/informatics and software engineering efforts.

Session 154:45PM - 5:15PM

Unmentionables, Patient & Doctor Included


Alexandra Drane

Steven Keating

Steven Eisenberg


Digital Currency

Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder, Chief Visionary Office & Chair of the Board of Eliza Corporation

For over 20 years, Alexandra Drane has focused on using technology to help people live happier, healthier and more productive lives. Her strategic use of technology to engage people in their health has been adopted by the nation’s top healthcare organizations and her human-centered design approach has been applied to government, academic and commercial enterprises.

Digital Currency

Steven Keating, Doctoral Student & Researcher, MIT Media Lab

Steven Keating is a doctoral candidate at the MIT Media Lab who is developing novel platforms for 3D printing, synthetic biological fabrication, and designed growth of the next generation of products. Curiosity drives his research and also saved his life through the accidental discovery of a baseball-sized cancerous brain tumor found in a voluntary academic scan.

Digital Currency

Steven Eisenberg, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder, Workup

Dr. Steven Eisenberg completed a medical oncology and hematology fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center, Vincent T. Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. After training, he co-founded cCARE, California’s largest medical oncology practice. Dr. Eisenberg is the author of Better: Because empathy totally transforms everyone’s reality.

Break & Explore Innovation Lab

(5:15PM - 5:45PM)

MEDy Award Winner Presentations

(5:45PM - 6:30PM)

SESSION 17: Keynotes6:30PM - 7:30PM


Dean Ornish MD

Peter Diamandis MD


Leveraging Low Tech & Pioneering Preventative Medicine

Dean Ornish MD, Founder & Director, Preventive Medicine Research Institute & Clinical Professor, UCSF

Dean is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ornish received his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine, was a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address.

Bringing Incentives, Bold Thinking, Abundance to BioMedicine

Peter Diamandis MD, Co-Founder, Singularity University & CEO, XPrize

Peter is the co-founder & Executive Chairman of Singularity University. Diamandis counsels the world's top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives.


Approximately 7:30PM

Beach Party

(7:30PM - 10:00PM)

Day 4: Thursday, November 12th (2015)

Beachfront Activities + Breakfast in Crown Room

(Begins at 7:00AM)

Session 188:30AM - 9:15AM

Exponential Thinking, A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil


Ray Kurzweil


Exponential Thinking, A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering, Google & Co-Founder, Singularity University

Ray is one of the world's leading inventors, thinkers and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions. Called the restless genius by The Wall Street Journal and the ultimate thinking machine by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine, which described him as the rightful heir to Thomas Edison. PBS selected him as one of the sixteen revolutionaries who made America.

Session 199:15AM - 10:15AM

AR/VR & Visioning the Future of Medical Education


Rafael Grossmann MD FACS

Shafi Ahmed PhD FRCS

David Metcalf PhD

Kevin Sneed PharmD



Rafael Grossmann MD FACS, Surgeon & Google Glass Pioneer

Dr. Rafael Grossmann is a full-time General, Trauma, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic surgeon. Originally from Venezuela and trained as a surgeon in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he has practiced in the US for several years.


Shafi Ahmed PhD FRCS, Consultant Surgeon

Dr Ahmed is a highly experienced general and colorectal surgeon, operating at The Royal London Hospital. In 2007, he was appointed as a Consultant General, Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon at Barts and the London NHS trust. In 2014, he performed the world first live-stream of an operation using Google Glass, which was watched live by 13000 students around the world.


David Metcalf PhD, Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL), UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training

David has more than 20 years' experience in the design and research of web-based and mobile technologies converging to enable learning and healthcare. Dr. Metcalf is Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training.


Kevin Sneed PharmD, Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health & Dean, USF College of Pharmacy

Dr. Sneed is a tenured Professor and the founding Dean of the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy. He is a Senior Associate Vice-President for USF Health. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a concentration in Microbiology from the University of Central Florida.

Break + Discussion

(10:15AM - 10:30AM)

Exponential Strategy10:30AM - 10:45AM

Singularity University Opportunities + Partnering


Amin Toufani


Amin Toufani, Director of Strategy, Singularity University

The biggest risk is to not think big enough. Singularity University's Vice President of Strategic Relations Amin Toufani will briefly explore how participants can think of Singularity University as a platform to help you think bigger and prepare the work that will matter in the future.

Session 2010:45AM - 11:30AM

Unusual Intersections


Gautam Gulati MD MBA MPH

Pritpal S Tamber MBChB


Gautam Gulati MD MBA MPH, Founder of the Unusual Group

Gautam is currently the founder of The Unusual Group, spending much of his time speaking, writing, and advising companies as an industry thought leader and innovator. Most recently he was the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Product Innovation for Physicians Interactive Holdings, where he led a world-class team to ideate, design, build, and deploy disruptive solutions for a health audience.

Pritpal S Tamber MBChB, Founder, Creating Health Collaborative

Pritpal explores the future of health as the founder of the Creating Health Collaborative, an international collective aiming to understand health beyond the lens of health care. He is also the former Physician Editor of TEDMED.

Session 2111:30AM - 12:00PM

CrowdSourcing in Healthcare and Beyond


Marcus Shingles

Jared Heyman

Laurence Ainouz


Marcus Shingles, Partner, Deloitte Consulting Innovation

Marcus Shingles is a Partner at Deloitte Consulting LLP and is a leader in Deloitte Consulting’s Innovation Group (DC Innovation). Marcus works with corporate executive teams to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation driven by “exponentials” - the exponential pace of discovery, invention, and technology.

Jared Heyman, Founder & CEO, CrowdMed

Jared Heyman is the Founder & CEO of CrowdMed, a digital health startup harnessing ‘the wisdom of crowds’ to solve the world’s most difficult medical cases online. The company is backed by top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms NEA, Khosla Ventures, Andreessen-Horowitz, Greylock Partners, SV Angel & Y Combinator, non-profits including the Knight Foundation and Emerson Collective (Laurene Powell Jobs), and angel investors including Sam Altman, Patrick Dempsey, Elad Gil, and Ben Ling. Over $2.4M in capital raised to date.

Laurence Ainouz, Global Head, Digital Acceleration Lab at Novartis

Laurence is the newly named Global Head of the Novartis Digital Acceleration Lab. Laurence is formerly the founder and CEO of Health:Augmented, a startup focused on bringing innovation and disruption to pharmaceutical companies.

Session 2212:00PM - 12:45PM

Essential Practices for Healthcare Innovation


Larry Keeley


Larry Keeley, President, Co-Founder at Doblin Group; Director of Deloitte Consulting

President and co-founder of Doblin Inc, Larry Keeley has worked for thirty years to develop more effective innovation methods to help teams succeed at the toughest innovations they try to pursue. Doblin is now a unit of Deloitte Consulting LLP, where Keeley is a Director.

Final Session12:45PM - 1:00PM

Closing & Next Steps


Will Weisman

Daniel Kraft MD


Will Weisman, Executive Director of Conferences, Singularity University
Daniel Kraft MD, Chair & Curator Exponential Medicine. Faculty Chair Medicine, Singularity Univ.

Will, Executive Director of Conferences at Singularity University, and Daniel Kraft MD, Chair and Curator for Exponential Medicine, make the closing announcements for the conference.

The program will conclude by 1:00 PM.