Hacking for Healing: MedTech and Chronic Disease
Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Chronic disease is at epidemic levels, affecting half of US adults. An increasing number track their lives to understand symptoms and guide treatments. But because tracking does not provide personalized insights, research shows many people abandon their health apps and wearables in a matter of months. Four experts will discuss their platforms, research, and deep experience to give chronic disease patients new ways to think about managing their health -- shifting from precision medicine to precision prevention. Results from a pre-SXSW survey of "quantified self" tracking among healthy and chronic disease participants will kickoff an interactive conversation among participants and panelists.
Dr Bonnie Feldman
Chief Growth Officer
As principal of DrBonnie360, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA brings a triple lens to her consulting, writing and speaking- that of an entrepreneurial dentist, a Wall Street analyst and a digital health an...Show the rest
As principal of DrBonnie360, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA brings a triple lens to her consulting, writing and speaking- that of an entrepreneurial dentist, a Wall Street analyst and a digital health analyst and consultant.
Most recently, she has interviewed more than 200 digital health companies, while attending more than 50 meetings, always asking the question of how new digital tools and data help us each of us.
Her research on “Big Data in Healthcare Hype and Hope” has been enjoyed by over 50,000 global professionals. Her work has been featured in O’Reilly Strata, Greatist and Forbes.
She has been an invited speaker at the Stanford Medicine X, Bio-IT, Data to Drugs to Diagnostics, StrataRx, the Burrill Digital Health Conference, Games for Health, the Center for Connected Health, the Nye Collaborative Digital Health Summit, and the mHealth Summit.
Her latest research has uncovered a large and growing need in the autoimmune community to apply new data and digital tools to improve treatment. She welcomes collaborative partners in this initiative.Hide the rest
Co-Founder & CEO
We Are Curious Inc
The age of 'precision' healthcare, where an individual's personal metrics are used to target therapy and design preventive recourse, is still in its infancy, but Linda helped push it forward. In 20...Show the rest
The age of 'precision' healthcare, where an individual's personal metrics are used to target therapy and design preventive recourse, is still in its infancy, but Linda helped push it forward. In 2006 she co-founded 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company. Simply by providing a saliva sample, individuals can learn about themselves through the lens of their DNA. There are now over 1 million people enrolled, making it the world’s largest genetic database with online ties to its participants, 80% of whom contribute to the company’s research mission. 23andMe was chosen as Invention of the Year in 2008 by TIME magazine.
Linda’s current start-up is We Are Curious, Inc., which she co-founded in 2011 with Heather Anne Halpert and Mitsu Hadeishi. Curious is an online platform where diverse data from sensors, wearables, trackers, apps, social media, biometrics, and other sources of personal data can be gathered, explored, and shared. The proliferation of these devices and the accumulation of personal data can be overwhelming; Curious provides analytics, a social graph, and an infrastructure for people to get the most out of that data.
Prior to her start-up experience, Linda spent over two decades working in the pharma/biotech and biomedical research field, directly interfacing with scientists who sequenced the human genome to protein biochemists mapping the proteome. Those experiences motivated her to create new and disruptive research strategies.Hide the rest
Mgr of Research & Dev
Nicole Guthrie is a manager on the Research and Development team at HopeLab, a nonprofit that studies resilience as part of a strategy to design products that support the psychological and biologic...Show the rest
Nicole Guthrie is a manager on the Research and Development team at HopeLab, a nonprofit that studies resilience as part of a strategy to design products that support the psychological and biological health of individuals and communities. Nicole was a critical aspect of the success of the groundbreaking Re-Mission video games for young cancer patients and the Zamzee game-based website and activity meter to get kids moving. She has over fifteen years of experience in clinical trial research, with a focus on disease prevention. In her role at HopeLab, Nicole oversees research ranging from user testing to large randomized clinical trials, informing product design and validating impact. She is also a community manager at ResilienceTech.org.Hide the rest
Co-Founder & CEO
Poonacha Machaiah has over 20 years of global experience as a successful serial entrepreneur and business leader in Fortune 100 companies. Poonacha is among the new breed of emerging social entrepr...Show the rest
Poonacha Machaiah has over 20 years of global experience as a successful serial entrepreneur and business leader in Fortune 100 companies. Poonacha is among the new breed of emerging social entrepreneurs who are using approaches from the commercial world and employing technology to tackle social and environmental problems. Today he is levering his vast global experience and technology domain expertise to bring to communities transformative educational solutions and ubiquitous access to the masses via mobility.
Poonacha has co-founded "Jiyo" a wellbeing platform along with internationally renowned physician and author Deepak Chopra M.D. He is founder the founder and CEO of ‘ABOVE – A Bunch of Versatile Entrepreneurs’. ABOVE is a company that has delivered industry-leading solutions in the Education, Mobility, Media and Entertainment segments.
Poonacha is also the co-founder of the social enterprise ‘WeightLess Project’, a global movement to address the challenges that plague our communities i.e. lifestyle disorders related to obesity/overweight and hunger/malnutrition. He founded Qyuki along with internationally acclaimed film director Shekhar Kapur and Oscar award winning music composer AR Rahman. He is on the advisory board of Chopra Foundation and International mentor at XMedia Lab.
He holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from the B.M.S. College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.Hide the rest