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.
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.
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.
Richard G. Black
Richard G. Black
Global Vice President of Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Rich Black was named global vice president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions Healthcare Practice on March 1. Rich is responsible for growing the VEW footprint within the Healthcare Ecosystem (across all market segments) through the distribution of technology solutions to payers, providers and pharmaceutical companies looking to transform their business. By leveraging VES’ significant set of assets, including the nation’s fastest, most reliable 4G network and extensive Cloud and Security portfolio, Rich will combine these capabilities with select partners to create solutions necessary to transform and optimize the way Healthcare services are developed, managed and delivered.
Previously, Rich Black was the group vice president of Sales for Verizon Business with responsibility for enterprise clients with global headquarters in the Midwest U.S.
In his prior role, Mr. Black was the senior vice president for Verizon Business’ Northern & Western Regions. His responsibilities include overseeing of profit and loss, sales, delivery and customer service for enterprise customers.
Prior to that, Mr. Black served as the regional vice president for Verizon Business’ Midwest Region which includes Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Upstate New York.
Before that, Mr. Black was the regional vice president for Verizon Business’ Southeast Region. Prior to his role with Verizon Business, Mr. Black was vice president/general manager for MCI’s enterprise customers in the southeast. Prior to that, Mr. Black was senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Intermedia Communications, a $1B integrated Communications Company.
Mr. Black joined Intermedia after a highly successful twenty year career with AT&T. While at AT&T, he ran enterprise sales in the Midwest and worked in a variety of marketing and operations positions including Bell Labs.
Rich has a BBA and MBA from Loyola University in Chicago and completed the Executive Management Program at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business.
Chief Marketing Officer
Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Tony Recine is chief marketing officer of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, responsible for product marketing, analyst relations, alternative channel development, sales enablement tools, e-commerce, marketing operations, marketing communications, and Verizon’s global brand image. He also leads a team responsible for the review, analysis and approval of custom pricing, contracts, proposals, and customer contract negotiation for enterprise customers globally. He is based out of Verizon’s headquarters location in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Previously Recine led a global product marketing team responsible for Verizon networking and communications solutions. In this role, he drove strategic direction, new product introduction, portfolio analysis and ongoing product marketing support for an extensive portfolio including: Advanced Networking, Unified Communications, Voice Services, Contact Center Solutions and Managed Services.
From 2007 through 2009, Tony Recine led a team of 1,500 solutions sales and engineering resources providing business and technology solutions to Verizon customers around the globe. The solutions sales team supported a comprehensive suite of high-value, customer-focused solutions in areas including contact center transformation, unified communications, and managed services. The global Solutions Engineering team supplied Verizon Business customers with technology solutions from the broad portfolio of Verizon Business offerings.
During 2006, Recine served as group president for Corporate Accounts East, leading sales and service efforts on behalf of some 3,000 Verizon Business enterprise customers. Between 2002 and 2005, he also served as vice president of the Verizon Enterprise Service Group’s Strategic Sales organization, serving the company’s top 75 enterprise accounts.
From 2000 to 2002, Recine worked as vice president of Wholesale and Business DSL Product Management for Verizon’s Advanced Services Group. In this role, he led product management, strategy and development efforts of Verizon's wholesale DSL business and Verizon Online Business Services. During this time, he successfully doubled Verizon’s DSL service lines.
Prior to this, he worked as vice president of marketing for Verizon’s Data Solutions Group. Here he directed the product management team responsible for the advanced data services portfolio, targeted at the enterprise market.
In a career spanning more than 25 years with the company, Recine has held additional positions in marketing, engineering, and strategic planning, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Recine holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester in New York State, and a master of business administration degree from Fordham University in New York City.
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.