2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Is Big Data the Next Wonder Drug?

Sunday, March 15
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Room 203-204
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.


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Eric Topol at SXSW

Eric Topol


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...

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John Nosta

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 ...

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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 ...

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