Is Big Data the Next Wonder Drug?
Sunday, March 15
5:00PM - 6:00PM
110 E 2nd St
In a world where we track our sleep, steps, sex, vitals, DNA, and almost everything imaginable - is data the panacea we hope it'll be for our health? Or is it another fad, a placebo, a sugar pill that makes us feel psychologically, but not measurably, better? Now that we’ve begun collecting data on ourselves, how do we use it to improve our future health? And what happens when data is extended from the individual to the collective body? What are the societal implications?
Find out what comes after the quantified self in a panel with Walter de Brouwer, founder and CEO of Scanadu, a NASA Ames Research Center-based company aimed at making this the last generation to know so little about our health; and Eric Topol, M.D., director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, who is using digital and genomic technologies to reboot the future of medicine. They’ll discuss how innovation is making our data computable and actionable so we can change our future health in real time.
Scripps Translational Science Institute
Voted the #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States in 2012 in a national poll conducted by Modern Healthcare, Eric J. Topol, M.D. works on genomic and wireless digital innovativ...Show the rest
Voted the #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States in 2012 in a national poll conducted by Modern Healthcare, Eric J. Topol, M.D. works on genomic and wireless digital innovative technologies to reshape the future of medicine. He is a practicing cardiologist at Scripps in La Jolla, California and widely credited for leading the Cleveland Clinic to become the #1 center for heart care. While there he also started a new medical school, led many worldwide clinical trials to advance care for patients with heart disease, and spearheaded the discovery of multiple genes that increase susceptibility for heart attacks. Since 2006, in La Jolla, he leads the flagship NIH grant supported Scripps Translational Science Institute, where he is also Professor of Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute and Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health.Hide the rest
Digital Health Innovationist & Strategic Thinker
John is regarded as one of the top global strategists and creative thinkers in the life science industry. He is the founder of Nosta Lab - an amorphous, self-organizing neural network dedicated to ...Show the rest
John is regarded as one of the top global strategists and creative thinkers in the life science industry. He is the founder of Nosta Lab - an amorphous, self-organizing neural network dedicated to the advancement of digital health and the empowerment of innovation through communication.
Unwilling to accept the status quo, he’s a contrarian and a leading voice in the convergence of technology and medicine, heping define, dissect and deliberate global trends in digital health. He is also the #1 Kred-ranked social media influencer in health, and in the top 10 of both the Pharma100 and HIT100 lists, and a Google Glass Explorer. John also has penned Health Critical for Forbes.
Additionally, John has distinguished himself as a scientific thinker. Earlier in his career, John was a research associate at Harvard Medical School and has co-authored several papers with global thought-leaders in the field of cardiovascular physiology.Hide the rest
Walter De Brouwer
CEO & Co-Founder
Walter de Brouwer is a Belgian-born Internet and technology entrepreneur and semiotician. He is the founder and CEO of Scanadu, a NASA Ames Research Center based company with the mission of making ...Show the rest
Walter de Brouwer is a Belgian-born Internet and technology entrepreneur and semiotician. He is the founder and CEO of Scanadu, a NASA Ames Research Center based company with the mission of making this the last generation to know so little about our health.
After a life-altering family medical emergency, de Brouwer founded Scanadu in 2010 to revolutionize home medicine and build the tricorder once imagined in Star Trek.
Prior to Scanadu, de Brouwer was CEO of One Laptop Per Child Europe and the founder of Starlab. De Brouwer earned a Masters degree in linguistics from the University of Ghent and a PhD in Semiotics from Tilburg University. He was a lecturer at the University of Antwerp (UFSIA) and an adjunct professor at the International University of Monaco from 2001-2004. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence with the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge since 2004.Hide the rest