Healthcare Innovation In Austin: Hype or Reality?
Saturday, March 12
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
Austin Chamber Offices
500 E 4th St
Digital health is a rapidly advancing trend that will likely drive enormous innovation and upheaval in the healthcare as we know it today. The disruption and economic growth resulting are likely to come from outside the traditional bounds of the existing healthcare industry. Is Austin poised to be the next hub for digital health? As the co-founder of Razorfish and an early pioneer in digital transformation, Jeff Dachis tells the story of One Drop - his innovative diabetes management software/hardware and service company, and shares the opportunities, complexities, and challenges of creating a digital health company in Austin, Texas. Beyond the hype, Jeff and the One Drop story will give an entrepreneur’s first hand perspective on developing hardware, software, talent, funding, infrastructure and resources, and explore Austin’s potential role in the burgeoning marketplace opportunities transforming digital healthcare.
Jeff is the CEO and Founder of OneDrop, a simple, powerful and convenient mobile platform for managing diabetes, born from his own experience as a newly diagnosed Type 1 LADA (September 2013). His ...Show the rest
Jeff is the CEO and Founder of OneDrop, a simple, powerful and convenient mobile platform for managing diabetes, born from his own experience as a newly diagnosed Type 1 LADA (September 2013). His desire to bring the quantified self movement, internet of things, big data and mobile computing to people with diabetes in a simple, fully integrated solution led him to create the One Drop drop platform - which won “Best Design” at the LAUNCH 2015 Festival.
Jeff is a digital visionary and a serial entrepreneur. Considered one of the early pioneers in the development of the World Wide Web, Jeff was involved in the creation of the first banner ad, the creation of the first web animation, and has digital work exhibited as part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. As the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Dachis Group, he helped coin the term ‘Social Business’, set the vision and strategy for its Social Business consulting practice and the development of its big data social analytics platform, and drove the eventual strategic exit to Sprinklr, the leading social experience management platform. He is also the Co-Founder, former CEO and Chairman of Razorfish (acquired by Publicis), the world’s largest digital marketing solutions firm, where he bootstrapped the company and led it through its successful $55MM IPO.
Jeff is a Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner (NYC 2001) and finalist (Austin 2012). He is an active mentor and investor with TechStars and Founder’s Institute, and serves or has served on advisory boards for companies including Sprinklr, Bazaarvoice, OfferPop, Ferris, and SocialWare. Jeff is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin and New York University; he has a MA from NYU, and a double Liberal Arts degree from SUNY Purchase.Hide the rest