Daniel Kraft, M.D.
Daniel Kraft, M.D.
Physician-Scientist, Inventor, Entrepreneur and Innovator
Executive Director for FutureMed
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator.
Dr. Kraft has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation. Daniel chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University and is Executive Director for FutureMed, a program which explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.
Following undergraduate degrees at Brown and medical school at Stanford, Dr. Kraft was board certified in the Harvard combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at the
Massachusetts General and Boston Children's Hospital, and completed Stanford fellowships in hematology/oncology & bone marrow transplantation, and extensive research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. He has multiple scientific publications (including in Nature and Science), medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at UCSF.
Dr. Kraft recently founded lntelliMedicine , focused on enabling connected, data driven, and integrated personalized medicine. He is also the inventor of the MarrowMiner , an FDA approved device for the minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow, and founded RegenMed Systems, a company developing technologies to enable adult stem cell based regenerative therapies.
Daniel is an avid pilot and serves in the California Air National guard as an officer and flight surgeon with an F-16 fighter Squadron. He has conducted research on aerospace medicine that was published with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection.
World Record Holder
Sky was an elite athlete on the U.S. Cycling Team and member of 'Project 96’ - the innovative, multi-disciplinary approach to elite spot that impacted every aspect of elite and consumer sport performance. Sky retired after the 2000 Sydney Olympics and utilized his experience to integrate digital health technology with elite athletics for drug-free sport performance. In 2011, Sky broke a world record using a digital health approach inspired by Dr. Eric Topol. The approach was applied to a project called “OAthlete", which helped athletes win medals at the 2012 London Olympics. The project was featured on the front page of the Financial Times, Wired Magazine, and in the documentary film “Personal Gold” (2015). Along with his wife, Olympian Tamara Christopherson, Sky continues to innovate to create elite and consumer tools to empower people to transform both health and sport performance.
Gary M. Fingerhut
Gary M. Fingerhut
Cleveland Clinic Innovations
Gary M. Fingerhut is the Executive Director at Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Established in May 2000, Innovations operates as the commercialization arm of Cleveland Clinic and was recognized by Global Corporate Venturing as number 4 in the world for healthcare corporate venturing. Gary leads a talented team of professionals guided by some of the nation’s top venture capitalists. The Cleveland Clinic Innovations team has successfully executed over 500 licenses, and created 67 spin-off companies that have raised more than $910 million in equity investment and commercialization grants. These efforts have resulted in the creation of over 1,100 jobs.
Gary has more than 30 years of technical and executive experience in the software industry, leading companies from start-up through acquisition. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 2011 Gary held a number of senior level positions at Axentis, of which he is a co-founder. Axentis, a Wolters Kluwer business, is a software provider of on-demand solutions used by life science customers and other highly regulated industries to minimize their exposure to risk and optimize business performance; a $5 billion (2010) company with 19,000 employees worldwide. Between 1999 and 2011, Gary held several leadership roles at Axentis including General Manager, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President.
Prior to Axentis, Gary was a senior executive at Complient and Chief Executive Officer of Business Technologies Inc., a software development and consulting firm that provides application design and build services.
Gary currently serves on the board of directors of BioEnterprise, Enforcer eCoaching, Inc., Enspire DBS, HealthXL, i360Medical Ltd., iComet Technologies, Inc., ImageIQ, Inc., Infuseon Therapeutics, Inc. iVHR, Inc., and Talis Clinical, LLC.
Alcatel-Lucent Vice President
Robert (Bob) Mauro is Alcatel-Lucent Vice President for VeS and Services for the Verizon client team. In this role, he leads a team that provides solutions to Verizon Enterprise Solutions (VeS), Verizon Telecom, and Verizon Wireless. Bob’s involvement with Verizon includes the Multi-Vendor Maintenance initiative for which Alcatel-Lucent received the Large Network Supplier Award from Verizon in 2010. In addition, as part of the ongoing deployment of 4G LTE, Bob and his team are currently assisting Verizon in multiple projects to provide better coverage in health care facilities and other venues to enhance the communications experience for VeS customers.
Bob joined the company in 1995 in the international wireless group and his first assignment was to acquire a mobile unit of Philips and integrate its staff and products. While based in England, he helped to establish the firm as a wireless competitor in Europe and Asia. During his overseas assignment, he subsequently helped US‑based operators including Verizon to build backbone and access networks and develop business opportunities in Europe.
Bob began his career with Johnson & Johnson assisting global affiliate companies with complex IT transformation and telecommunications projects in its hospital services segment.
Bob hold a BS (honors) degree in Computer Information Systems from The College of New Jersey, an MBA from Indiana University and completed post-graduate studies in business management at the University of Michigan. Bob, his wife Cynthia and their two children reside in Madison, New Jersey.
David Rhew, MD
David Rhew, MD
Chief Medical Officer and VP of Global Healthcare
Samsung SDS America
Dr. David Rhew is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of Global Healthcare at Samsung SDS America. David received his Bachelors of Science degrees, one in computer science and the other in cellular molecular biology, from the University of Michigan. He received his MD degree from Northwestern University and completed internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed fellowship in health services research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, followed by fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Rhew has served as Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer at Zynx Health Incorporated; clinician/researcher in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System; and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Rhew has served on the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Steering Committee for Pulmonary and Critical Care quality indicators and is currently on the NQF Consensus Standards and Approval Committee. He co-holds six U.S. patents for technology that enables the authoring, mapping, and integration of clinical decision support into the electronic health record.
Dr. Rhew’s research interests include measurably improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care and applying technology to engage patients and consumers in their health care.
CEO and Founder
Chris Seper is the CEO of MedCity Media, which publishes MedCityNews.com. Chris drives the culture, oversees business and editorial directions, and manages the governance of the company (he also writes periodically for MedCityNews.com).
Chris is a former journalist turned media entrepreneur who launched MedCity Media in December 2008. He sits on the board of directors of The Civic Commons and the advisory boards of Spoke Software and Your Teen Magazine.
Managing Director of Healthcare
Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Michael (Mike) Ross is Managing Director, Healthcare for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. He and his team are growing Verizon’s Health IT practice by delivering technology solutions for voice, data and machine-to-machine (M2M).
Mike has 23 years in the wireless industry with a unique blend of experience that covers enterprise, business-to-business (B2B), retail, indirect and business strategy. This experience set gives Mike a diverse view of the evolving solutions strategies.
Prior to his role with Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Mike held several positions including vice president of healthcare & retail verticals for the enterprise & government organization of Verizon Wireless. On the regional level, he was an associate director of retail stores, director of indirect agents and retailers, director of business for Philadelphia Region responsible for all B2B segments, and director of strategy for business markets.
Mike earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Business from Rowan University.
Managing Director of Healthcare Life Sciences
Verizon Enterprise Solutions
David Smith is Managing Director of Verizon Enterprise Solutions Healthcare Life Sciences practice. David’s teams work with key clients within the Healthcare Ecosystem who are looking to transform their business through the adoption of innovative technology solutions.
Verizon has significant assets, including our global-leading IP infrastructure, the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G network, and extensive Cloud and Security portfolios. Leveraging those assets David and his teams find new ways to help optimize the way Healthcare services are developed, managed, and delivered.
Prior to joining the Healthcare practice, David was area vice president of Sales for the Southeastern United States. In this role he was responsible for ensuring that Verizon met the needs of their largest enterprise accounts across a wide range of businesses and industries. He started his career with Verizon in the Memphis, Tennessee area where he was responsible for branch business operations.
Prior to joining Verizon Business he held various positions in Operations and Finance in multiple industries. His most recent role prior to joining Verizon was vice president of International Operations (stationed in Amsterdam) for an environmental products company.
Smith received a Bachelor of Science in business information systems and quantitative analysis from Mississippi State University and an MBA in finance from Millsaps College.
Along with community sports and local charitable groups, he co-chairs a faith based organization focused on medical missions and church planting in Africa and South America.
Peter Tippett, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of the Verizon Innovation Incubator
Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Peter Tippett is the chief medical officer for Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ health IT practice, the company’s practice group that is helping enable the rapidly evolving health care ecosystem through the pragmatic adoption of health information technology. In this capacity, he is responsible for creating Verizon’s health care strategy and developing a portfolio of solutions to help transform the delivery of patient care, better manage costs, enhance access to medical services, and provide health data privacy. Tippett also leads the Verizon Innovation Incubator, a group which helps Verizon bring to market new innovative services and technologies.
Previously, Tippett served as vice president of security and industry solutions for Verizon’s global enterprise unit, where he led a team of industry experts developing solutions for the energy and utilities, financial services, health care, and retail vertical markets, as well as the company’s portfolio of security services.
In his prior role, Tippett was vice president of technology and innovation for Verizon Business. He joined Verizon in 2007 following its acquisition of managed security services leader Cybertrust.
Before Cybertrust, Tippett was the chief executive officer of NCSA, then ICSA Labs, and was chairman of TruSecure, the largest private U.S. security services company. In the early 1990s, he directed the enterprise and security products group at Symantec. Prior to that, he worked in software development and is widely credited with creating the first commercial anti-virus product that later became Norton AntiVirus. Early in his IT career, as founder and chief executive officer of software company Certus International, Tippett pioneered and commercialized a string of now-common technologies, including the rescue disk and an application now known as “undo.”
Tippett recently received the U.S. Chamber’s First Leadership in Health Care Award for his work to improve transparency and reward innovation through the modernization of the exchange of health information technology. He served on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (2003-2005) to guide U.S. efforts in health care IT and information security. In 2002, InfoWorld recognized Tippett as one of the 25 most influential chief technology officers. He also won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He was the publisher of Information Security Magazine for its first six years.
Since 1998, Tippett has served as chairman of MD-IT, a rapidly growing health care information technology company.
Tippett has worked as an emergency room doctor and as a helicopter emergency physician and still carries a current California physician and surgeon license.
Tippett, a physician who is board certified in internal medicine, holds a doctorate in biochemistry and an M.D., both from Case Western Reserve University, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kalamazoo College.