Chicks in Charge: Making Healthtech Meaningful
Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Traits like collaboration and empathy -- traditionally labeled ‘female’ -- are widely hailed as the most valuable skills in design-driven organizations; are we at the tipping point for Girl Power for healthtech? As the primary purchasers, women increasingly demand healthcare products that feel more like Nordstrom and Amazon, where consumers realize high quality and lower cost in a personalized, respectful way. Can the female ethos, values, and leadership drive a revolution where healthtech feels more relevant, useful, even sexy – and has greater impact? The panel will discuss the realities challenges & opportunities for making healthtech offering more meaningful and commercially viable.
Engage with Grace
Alexandra is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Eliza Corporation, and co-founder of Engage with Grace and Seduce Health. She is obsessed with using technology to help people of all walks ...Show the rest
Alexandra is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Eliza Corporation, and co-founder of Engage with Grace and Seduce Health. She is obsessed with using technology to help people of all walks of life be happier, healthier, and more productive. She believes the definition of health should be broadened to include life factors (because when life goes wrong, health goes wrong), that people have enormous capacity and the best intentions, and that the single biggest missing, and most important, ingredient in health care is empathy.
Alexandra has founded four companies (all boot-strapped), is in the process of starting her fifth, and takes an active role with the non-profits she feels are doing their best to change the world, including two she co-founded. She sits on the Board of Advisors of TEDMED, the Harvard Executive Sleep Council, and is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Teaching Hospital, in Boston, MA. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the Board of Directors of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) and the Health Executive Leadership Network. Alex was named one of Disruptive Women in Health Care’s Women to Watch in 2014, and one of Boston Globe’s 2013 Top 100 Women Leaders. She appears on Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and Healthspottr Future Health 100 lists, as well as an inventor on multiple patents. She has few hobbies outside of her passion for revolutionizing health care, and her love of family and adventure.Hide the rest
Founder & Chief Experience Officer
Amy believes that design can help improve the human condition. It was with that mission and vision that she founded Mad*Pow in 2000 with Will Powley, and together they’ve created an award-winning a...Show the rest
Amy believes that design can help improve the human condition. It was with that mission and vision that she founded Mad*Pow in 2000 with Will Powley, and together they’ve created an award-winning agency serving Fortune 500 companies and startups across industries from health to financial services, technology, media, education, and hospitality.
Amy plays an essential role in Mad*Pow’s visualization of a changed healthcare system in the United States. Her work with companies like Aetna, CVS, McKesson, and Fidelity has helped them improve the customer experience, leverage design to drive change, and facilitate human-centric innovation. As the chief instigator behind Mad*Pow’sHealthcare Experience Design Conference—now in its fifth year and expanded and rebranded as HxRefactored—Amy has successfully connected and networked disparate parts of a challenging and siloed system.
As a speaker, Amy shares her vision and methodology at influential events such as Design Management Institute, UXPA, IA Summit, Partners Center for Connected Health Symposium, Stanford MedicineX, Health 2.0, and HIMSS.
With her partners Will Powley and Bradley Honeyman, Amy’s grown Mad*Pow’s presence, client base, and revenue, leading to Mad*Pow’s 2009 recognition as one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing privately held companies. Mass High Tech, which named her one of its 2009 Women to Watch, has recognized Amy’s passion, energy, and commitment, and she’s been acknowledged as one of Boston’s “40 Under 40” by the Boston Business Journal for 2014. She supports the vision and mission of An Orphan’s Dream, a nonprofit organization offering an oasis for AIDS-orphaned children in Gachoka, Kenya.Hide the rest
Lisa Suennen is Managing Partner at Venture Valkyrie Consulting, which provides digital health & venture capital advisory services to companies, venture capital firms and non-profit organizations. ...Show the rest
Lisa Suennen is Managing Partner at Venture Valkyrie Consulting, which provides digital health & venture capital advisory services to companies, venture capital firms and non-profit organizations. Lisa is a board member at Beyond Lucid Technologies, Pokitdok, Humetrix, and the Dignity Health Foundation. She is an advisory board member at HealthXL, Qualcomm Life and the California Healthcare Foundation. Lisa also writes Venture Valkyrie, a widely read blog on healthcare and investing and hosts the Tech Tonics podcast.
Previously Lisa spent 15 years as partner and co-founder of Psilos Group, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm. Earlier, Lisa helped build Merit Behavioral Care, an $800mm behavioral healthcare company where she held various senior executive roles from its early start-up days through exit.
Lisa is also on faculty at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business where she teaches classes on healthcare venture capital and the changing healthcare economy.Hide the rest