IBM Theater Sessions

While at HIMSS19, plan to visit our IBM Theater and Think Tanks located conveniently within the IBM Watson Health Booth #6459, to learn how IBM capabilities and consulting services are helping organizations to transform and empower their leaders with innovative solutions. Featuring over 60 presentations across the three days of the HIMSS19 Conference, check the schedule daily for the topics of interest for your organization. 

IBM Theater sessions showcase IBM and Watson Health clients and partners, to highlight their success stories, demonstrate solutions and provide the opportunity to learn more about the latest products and technologies.  Theater sessions are scheduled at the top and bottom of each hour every day and run for approximately 30 minutes.

Seating for all sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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

Session # T3 :

11:30-12:00

The Optimistic Future of AI in Healthcare

Steve Tolle, Global VP, Strategy & Business Development - Watson Health Imaging

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

The Future of the Patient Contact Center

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

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

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

Sara McLaughlin, Partnership Executive, 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

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

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

Acceptance of a socially assistive robot in dementia care

Dan Pompilio, President & CEO, SimpleC Dr. Jane Komsky, Director of Risk Analysis and Cognitive Research, SimpleC

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

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.

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

Stacy Doyle, Vice President, Ambulatory Services, 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

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

Abhay Singhal, Vice President, CitiusTech Inc.

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

Blockchain Revolutionizing the Healthcare Ecosystem with Smart Contracts

Kelly Cook, Prolifics

Jordan Hayward, Healthcare and Life Science Market Leader, IBM Cloud

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:

13:00-2:00

Healthcare Best Practices:   Data Governance ~ Data Privacy ~ Data Security

Ron Davis, Practice Manager, Prolifics Solutions

Session # Th9:

2:00-2:30

Enhance patient access and experience by matching patients with the right Provider 

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

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