Keynotes by Indu Subaiya, Urska Srsen, Naveen Jain, Ali Parsa and Parneet Pal.
Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs
Parneet is a Columbia- and Harvard-trained physician who believes that we can create a compassionate society where health is the default. She moved away from clinical practice to focus on prevention working at the intersection of lifestyle medicine, behavior change and technology.
She currently serves as Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs, a San Francisco based company focused on building happy, healthy, wise and resilient work cultures using the science of mindfulness and compassion.
Parneet’s decade-long meditation and mindfulness practice is key to her personal wellbeing. She continues to foster interdisciplinary health innovation as a TEDMED Scholar and Presenter. Her writing has appeared in various publications including Harvard Business Review and she has been featured on the cover of Mindful magazine. She wishes she was the author of this Raymond Williams quote: "To be truly radical is to make hope possible, not despair convincing."
Co-founder of Health 2.0
Indu Subaiya is a visionary healthcare leader whose work builds community, creates dialogue and inspires us to radically rethink how our health shapes our lives. Indu co-founded and served as CEO of Health 2.0, the leading conference and media platform that promotes and catalyzes new technologies in healthcare. Health 2.0 was recently acquired by HIMSS and Indu continues to head the organization as Executive Vice President as it scouts new technologies, advances edge and builds initiatives to drive sustainable change in today’s healthcare landscape. Indu is a female immigrant from India and is a passionate advocate for an end to healthcare disparities and increased diversity across the leadership ranks of the industry.
In recent years, Indu has created a parallel career as a writer and filmmaker. She wrote and directed the narrative short film The Apartment, which earned the Best Actor Award at the World Indian Music Film Festival and jury recognition at the Indian World Film Festival and the Bangalore Shorts Festival. The film, about an immigrant’s relationship to home and homeland, stars legendary Indian actor Rajit Kapur. Combining her twin desires to create compelling personal stories and innovate healthcare, Indu has directed several short documentaries that explore technology and patient-centered care. She is currently developing a healthcare road trip in which she’ll document communities’ evolving healthcare needs and stories of innovative solutions and the individuals who create them.
Recognized as an engaging interviewer, moderator and keynote speaker, Indu has spoken or moderated at the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Initiative, the President’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Mayo Clinic Transform Symposium, SXSW Interactive, Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit, IFC Global Private Health Conference, the upcoming Slush 2017, and others. She has worked with the Robert Wood Johnson, World Bank/International Finance Corporation, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the California Health Care Foundation to design innovative health technology programs including healthcare specific hack-a-thons, developer competitions and pilot programs. In 2013, FierceHealthIT named Indu one of Health Information Technology’s Most Influential Women.
Indu was born in Bangalore, India and grew up on Long Island, New York. A physician by training, she received her BS from Cornell University in Science and Technology Studies and MD from Stony Brook University. She came west to receive her MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, deciding to forgo medical residency in order to develop new healthcare dialogues and care models. Prior to founding Health 2.0, Indu was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Physic Ventures, Vice President of Healthcare and Biomedical Research at Gerson Lehman Group and Director of Outcomes Research at Quorum Consulting, Inc. She has served as Vice President of the Society for Participatory Medicine and on advisory committees of the Department of Health and Human Services and National Health Data Consortium.
Indu lives in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles with her husband and son. Upon arriving in California nearly two decades ago, Indu fell in love with the state’s diversity and creative culture. She looks forward to catalyzing the next generation of person-centric healthcare and continuing to serve the many interests of California’s dynamic residents and health care stakeholders.
Co-founder of Bellabeat
Urska Srsen is the co-founder of Bellabeat Inc., a Silicon Valley company designing the future of healthcare. The Bellabeat team is behind the Leaf health tracking jewelry for women - one of the best mobile products of 2015 according to Digital Trends; Spring, the first smart water bottle powered by AI and Shell, the innovative non-invasive fetal heart monitor. Urska is the detail-obsessed execution force behind Bellabeat’s products and design which have been recognized as some of the most innovative products launched within the digital health market.
In 2016 Urska was chosen by Forbes as ambassador of the Technology field for their first European 30 under 30 list. She was nominated as best female entrepreneur in Croatia in 2016 by Veuve Clicquot and has also received the Jabolko Navdiha (Apple of Inspiration) award from the President of the Republic of Slovenia.
Bellabeat was part of the Winter14 batch at Y Combinator where it completed the program top of its class. So far it has raised seed funding from investors such as SV Angel, Justin Kan, Michael Seibel, Paul Bucheit and Yi Pin Ng. Bellabeat has offices in San Francisco (USA), Shenzhen (China) and Zagreb (Croatia) and employs over 80 people.
Founder & CEO of babylon
Ali is an engineer and a serial healthcare entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of babylon.
babylon’s sole aim is to put an accessible and affordable health service into the hands of every person on earth. Today, babylon has brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing power of machines with the best medical expertise of humans to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalised health service and make it universally available. babylon’s technology now serves millions of users globally, with operations in the UK and Rwanda.
Prior to babylon, Ali founded Circle and built it within a few years to become Europe's largest partnership of clinicians, with some £200m of revenue, some 3,000 employees and a successful IPO.
Earlier, Ali was the recipient of the Royal Award for the Young Entrepreneur of the year for founding his first business, V&G, and the Healthcare Entrepreneurial Achievement Award for establishing Circle. Ali was named by The Times among the 100 global people to watch, is the UK Cabinet Office Ambassador for Mutuals and has a PhD in Engineering Physics.
"Ali is a rare breed. He is a genuine entrepreneur. His restlessness for change, his enquiring mind, his passion for his product or service and his total belief make him the ultimate businessman of our age. If I was down to my last £5, I would give it to him. I know I would get it back tenfold and that the world would be in a better shape as a result of it." Giles Gibbon, Founder and CEO, Good Business.
Founder & Executive Chairman at Moon Express
Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, BlueDot, Viome, Intelius, Talent Wise & InfoSpace.
Naveen Jain is a trustee of the board and vision circle member at the X PRIZE Foundation and Singularity University.
Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for my entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, “Light of India” award for business leadership, “Most inspiring Entrepreneur” by Andaaz TV, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, Humanitarian Innovation Award at the United Nations, and “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership in the technology by Red Herring.