IBM Theater Sessions

At HIMSS19 we held over 70 sessions in our in-booth Theater and Think Tanks, featuring key topics from across IBM’s capabilities and consulting services.

IBM Theater sessions showcased IBM and Watson Health clients and partners, who relayed their success stories, providing the opportunity to learn first hand about the latest products and technologies that are empowering their organizations with innovative solutions.

IBM Theater Sessions: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Session Time Session Details

Session # T1:

10:30–11:00

Aetna Optimizes Services with High-Performance All-Flash Storage

Jim Jancewicz, Enterprise Storage Specialist, Aetna

Session # T2:

11:00–11:30

Blockchain for Informed Consent and Data Exchange

Uli Broedl, Vice President Medical and Regulatory Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim

Jia Chen, Global Offering Manager, Blockchain for Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM Research

Session # T3 :

11:30-12:00

Enhance Patient Access and Experience by Matching Patients with the Right Provider

Joe Turk, Associate Partner - Healthcare, Cloud Application Innovation, IBM Global Business Services

Donna Houlne, BSN, MHA, MHRM, US  Healthcare Industry Leader, IBM Global Business Services

Session # T4:

12:0012:30

Leveraging 100 Top Hospitals Reports to Improve Performance

Ekta Punwani, Leader, 100 Top Hospitals Program, IBM Watson Health

Session # T5:

12:30–1:00

Building a Backbone for a Connected Ophthalmic OR at Bausch & Lomb

Ron Cummings-Kralik , Principal Network Engineer, Bausch & Lomb

Session # T6:

1:00-1:30 

Predicting the Risk of Early Chronic Kidney Disease in Diabetic Patients using Real World Data

Dr. Wolfgang Petrich, Head of Engineering at Research and Technology Innovation at Roche Diabetes Care GmbH

Alexander Buesser, Strategic Analytics Consultant, IBM Global Business Services

Session # T7:

1:30–2:00 

Machine Learning & Patient Communication:  A Primer for the Non-Data Scientist

Ken Rotondo, President, Founding Partner at Mind Genomics Advisors

Neal Fishman, Distinguished Engineer; CTO Data-Based Pathology, IBM Hybrid Cloud

Session # T8:

2:00-2:30

Leveraging the IBM Unified Data Model for Healthcare to drive Value Based Care/Outcomes

David Esser, Asst. VP, CitiusTech

Sam Owens, Director, Enterprise Data Services, Sentara Healthcare

Session # T9:

2:30–3:00

Personalizing healthcare at Thomas Jefferson University: Redefining humanly possible

Isidore Rigoutsos, PhD, Founding Director, Computational Medicine Center, Thomas Jefferson University

Frank Lee, PhD, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Leader, IBM Systems

Session # T10:

3:00–3:30

The real impact of clinician burnout 

Paul DeChant, MD, Deputy Chief Health Officer at Simple Healthcare, IBM Watson Health

Richard I Levin MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA; President and CEO at Arnold P. Gold Foundation and Professor Emeritus of Medicine, NYU and McGill Universities

Session # T11:

3:30–4:00

Blockchain Innovations for Healthcare

Francisco (Paco) Curbera, Director, Watson Health Foundational Technology, IBM Research 

Fred Azar, Principal – Offering Management, IBM Watson Health

Session # T12:

4:00-4:30

IBM Watson Imaging Care Advisor for Liver: A Strategic Partnership for AI in Medical Imaging

Francois Nicolas, Chief Digital Officer, Guerbert

Fred Azar, Principal – Offering Management, IBM Watson Health

Session # T13:

4:30-5:00

Digitizing Health – Improve Patient Care with ZSL’s “VitalS +”

Balagopal Ramdurai, VP- Products & Innovations, ZSL Inc.

Naveen Noel, Practice Head, Solutions Architect, Healthcare Solutions, ZSL Inc.

Session # T14:

5:00–5:30

Enabling Bundled Payments on Blockchain

Pratul Gupta, Offering Manager Blockchain, IBM Research

    

Session # T15:

5:30-6:00

Protect sensitive data and safeguard patient privacy with KeyInfo Cloud             

Clayton Weise,  Director IT & Cloud,  Key Information Systems      

IBM Theater Sessions: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sessions Time Sessions Details

Session # W1:

10:00-10:30

iDirectDoc - Relationship Healthcare

Terry Cooper, Sr. Executive, Imperium Legacy Technology, Inc.

Michael Nishiki, North America Solutions Leader, Digital Business Automation, IBM Cloud

Session # W2:

10:30–11:00

The Journey to Summit - A Supercomputer Designed for Precision Medicine

Ram Ramanujam, Director, Center to Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University

Terry Leatherland, Systems Architect team lead,  IBM Systems

Session # W3 :

11:00-11:30

Improving System-Wide Population Health With Data  & Technology at Health Quest Medical Practice 

Kowsilliya Ramnaresh, PhD, Assistant Vice President Practice Transformation, Health Quest Medical Practice

Karie Kelly, Offering Manager, IBM Watson Health

Session # W4:

11:30-12:00

IBM Watson Imaging Care Advisor for Liver: A Strategic Partnership for AI in Medical Imaging 

Francois Nicolas, Chief Digital Officer, Guerbert

Fred Azar, Principal – Offering Management, IBM Watson Health

Session # W5:

12:00-12:30

AI Meets Precision Radiation Medicine

Andrew Wilson, Vice President, Global Marketing - Digital Portfolio, Elekta

Micha Hanson, Offering Manager, Watson for Oncology, IBM Watson Health

Session # W6: 

12:30–1:00

Revenue Cycle Transformation:  Improving Hospital Reimbursements and Documentation

Linda Hertelendy, Vice President of Care Coordination, SSM Health

Steve Matteson, VP, Revenue Cycle Management, Simpler Consulting, IBM Watson Health

Larry Armstrong, Executive Director, Revenue Cycle Management, Simpler Consulting, IBM Watson Health

Session # W7:

1:00-1:30

Considerations for Healthcare Providers: Cybersecurity Threats and Countermeasures

Dan Bowden, VP & CISO,  Sentara Healthcare

Session # W8:

1:30-2:00

Washington University delivers on the promise of precision medicine

Craig Pohl, Senior Director Research Infrastructure Services,  Washington University Genome Center

Frank Lee, PhD, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Leader, IBM Systems

Session # W9:

2:00-2:30

Expanding the Continuation of Care with AI and Salesforce

Kevin Stuck, Sr Director, Strategic Alliances, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Salesforce.com

Jason Gelsomino, Global Industry Solutions Lead, Healthcare & Life Sciences, IBM Global Services

Session # W10:

2:30-3:30

Combating cyberattacks with a security residency

Vugar Zeynalov, Chief Information Security Officer, Cleveland Clinic

Jennifer Kady, Director of Security Solutions, IBM Public Markets

Session # W11:

3:00-3:30

The future of care guidance

Dr. Jean Drouin, CEO, Clarify Health

Session # W12: 

3:30–4:00

The Next Decade of Innovation in the Patient Experience

Gautam Mahtani, Founder & CEO, Care Experience

Bob Zimmermann, WW Cloud Solution Executive, Healthcare & Life Sciences, IBM

Session # W13:

4:00-4:30

Implement a compliant and trusted supply chain for drug safety

Kran Thakrar, President and CEO, SoluSoft

Michael Nishiki, North America Solutions Leader, Digital Business Automation, IBM Cloud

Session # W14:

4:30–5:00

Integrating Digital Therapeutics with a Socially Assistive Robot For Cognitive Care

Dr. Jane Komsky, Director of Risk Analysis and Cognitive Research, SimpleC, LLC

Dr. Jenay Beer, Assistant Professor, Institute of Gerontology, University of Georgia

Session # W15:

5:00-5:30

VMWare in the Cloud

Jon Mello, Healthcare Business Development Leader, VMWare

Bob Zimmermann, WW Cloud Solution Executive, Healthcare & Life Sciences, IBM

Session # W16:

5:30-6:00

The Importance of Trusted Patient Information and Data Governance in Healthcare

Betsy Keenan-Brown, VP of Clinical and Data Governance at Fairview Health

Jack Chinkunsong, North America Healthcare & Life Sciences SME

IBM Theater Sessions: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sessions Time Session Details

Session # Th1:

10:00-10:30

 iKure uses IBM Cloud Private for Data to Improve Population Health and Provider Effectiveness

Sujay Santra, Founder and CEO, Ikure Techsoft Pvt. Ltd.

Steve McCalmont, Co-Founder and CEO, Braveheart Inc 

Dan Morales, Senior Offering Manager, Healthcare Data Models, IBM Analytics

Session # Th2:

10:30–11:00

Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics:  What a Hospital Transformation Looks Like

Carol Kemper, Vice President, Quality and Safety, Children's Mercy Hospital

Session # Th3:

11:00-11:30

Fueling the Personal Consumer Health Journey

Maneesh Goyal, Chief Solution Officer, Chief Corporate Development Officer Welltok

Bobbi Coluni, Payer Offering Management Leader, IBM Watson Health

Session # Th4:

11:30–12:00

The Future of the Patient Contact Center

Jason Gelsomino, Global Industry Solutions Lead, Healthcare & Life Sciences, IBM Global Business Services

Session # Th5:

12:00–12:30

IoMT: How to Manage the Emerging Threat from the Internet of Medical Things

Mark Hearn, Strategic Business Development, Irdeto

Salwa Rafee, Healthcare and Life Sciences Security Business Leader, IBM Security

Session # Th6:

12:30-1:00

Next Gen EDI for Provider, Payer and Patient Benefit

Honda Bhyat, Integration Practice Director and Chief Architect, Prolifics

Kelli Chastonay, Solution Director, Prolifics

Session # Th7:

1:00-1:30

 Improving Patient Safety & Ease of Use with Cloud Connectivity

Ron Cummings-Kralik , Principal Network Engineer, Bausch & Lomb

Session # Th8:

1:30-2:00

Impatient for good healthcare data – don’t be

Brian Kordeski, Global Sales Leader, Data Fabric, Prolifics

   

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