Manova Summit

This October 8 - 10, Minneapolis will kick off an exciting annually recurring event that will project Medical Alley and Minnesota’s vibrant health technology, health and wellness sectors on the global stage.

Confirmed keynotes include best-selling author and co-founder of Huffington Post, Ariana Huffington; Sam Kass, former Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition for President Obama; National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner; leading health thought leader Andy Slavitt who led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under President Obama and is now head of Town Hall Ventures; and Aneesh Chopra, current President of Care Journey and former Chief Technology Officer of the United States.

Monday, October 8
8:00 — 9:30 AM

Please arrive at the Minneapolis Convention Center at 8:30 AM in order to check-in before the event kick-off.

9:30 — 9:55 AM
Welcome to MANOVA

Mark Addicks, CEO, 2023 Partners

Shaye Mandle, President, Medical Alley Association

MANOVA Day One invites audience members to listen and learn about how to create healthier communities through global insights, new technology, and improving access to care.

9:55 — 10:30 AM
How to live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life: Insights from the Blue Zones”
Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Blue Zones

10:35 — 11:15 AM
Sustainable Transportation: A Force for Health, Wealth and Happiness
Gil Penalosa

Gil Penalosa, Founder and Board Chairman of 8 80 Cities

11:20 — 11:45 AM

Nancy Green

Nancy Green,Global Healthcare Business Development & Strategy Executive Leader for Verizon

12:05 — 1:05 PM
Opening Luncheon: Creating a Culture of Health and Wellness
Sam Kass

Luncheon menu designed by Sam Kass

Sam Kass, Former Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy to President Barack Obama; Executive Director for Let's Move! Campaign; Best Selling Author of Eat a Little Better: Great Food, Good Health, Better World

1:10 — 1:40 PM
Expanding the Horizon of Possibilities for Global Health
Dr. Ray Price

Dr. Ray Price, Global Surgeon University of Utah and Intermountain Surgical Specialist

1:55 — 2:20 PM
Palantir/Merck KGaA Joint Presentation
James Kugler

James Kugler, Chief Digital Officer Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

2:25 — 2:55 PM
Improving Patient Outcomes through Surgical Innovation
Dr. Jijo James

Dr. Jijo James, Chief Medical Officer for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices

3:05 — 4:00 PM
Catering to the Consumer: A Panel on Disruption of the Traditional Hospital Model

Angelica Lavito, Consumer Health News Associate for CNBC

Dr. Penny Wheeler, CEO of Allina Health

Lesley Solomon, SVP Innovation/Chief Medical Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Susan Turney, CEO of Marshfield Clinic Healthsystem

4:05 — 4:35 PM
Agricultural Innovation: Improving Nutrition for All
David Perry

David Perry, CEO of Indigo Agriculture

5:30 — 6:30 PM
Opening Night Reception and Networking Session
The Armory

Including Private Reception at The Armory

6:30 — 9:30 PM
Grand Opening Night Dinner at The Armory

Josh McHugh, CEO of Attention Span Media

Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, CEO of Mayo Clinic

Tuesday, October 9
8:00 — 8:05 AM
Introduction to MANOVA Day Two

Tom Emmer, US Congressman MN-6

MANOVA Day Two explores the future of our health care system through the political powers and innovative technologies that are the driving forces of change.

8:05 — 9:05 AM
All's Fair in Love, War & Politics: a Civil Discussion on Healthcare and the 2018 Midterms
James Carville & Mary Matalin - Moderated by Michael Smerconish

James Carville & Mary Matalin, Nationally Renowned Political Commentators and Presidential Advisors

Michael Smerconish, American Television and Radio Commentator, CNN, CNN International and SiriusXM

9:15 — 10:15 AM
The Prospects of Bipartisan Healthcare Policy in the Future
Frmr Sen. Bill Frist, MD (R-TN)

The Honorable Dr. Bill Frist, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

10:30 — 10:55 AM
New Frontiers: Combining Electronic Medical Record Data and Genomic Data
James Mault

James Mault, President and Chief Medical Officer of CQuentia, Former SVP and Cheif MEdical Officer at Qualcomm

11:00 — 11:35 AM
Re-imagining the Patient Experience: Using Technology to Make Health Care more Accessible, Affordable, and Personal
Amir Rubin

Amir Rubin, President and CEO of One Medical Group

11:50 — 11:55 AM
Introduction to MANOVA Tracks

An overview of the MANOVA track experience. Full speaker and session line-up to be announced.

Track One: The Consumerization of Health

Track Two: Lessons from the Global Marketplace

Track Three: Convergence

Track Four: Game Changers: New Business Models for the Future

11:55 — 12:05 PM
An Academic's View of the Future of Health
Julie H. Sullivan

An Introduction from Julie H. Sullivan, Ph.D, President of University of St. Thomas

12:05 — 12:45 PM
Luncheon Keynote
Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Chairman of the Board, United States of Care

1:00 — 4:45 PM
MANOVA Track Presentations

Track One: The Consumerization of Health

Track Two: Lessons from the Global Marketplace

Track Three: Convergence

Track Four: Game Changers: New Business Models for the Future

5:00 — 6:00 PM
Call to Mind: Entrepreneurs Tackle Mental Health and Wellbeing
Chris Farrell

A live MPR broadcast panel led by Chris Farrell, American Public Media's Nationally Syndicated Radio and Economic Contributor

6:00 — 7:30 PM
MANOVA Networking Sessions
Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center

General Networking Session at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center

Wednesday, October 10
8:00 — 8:15 AM


Mark Ritchie, Leader of Twin Cities’ 2027 World’s Fair Bid, former Minnesota Secretary of State

MANOVA Day Three explores and discusses trending topics in health such as investing, education, ground-breaking research, and entrepreneurial spirit.

8:15 — 8:45 AM
Investing in the Future of Health
Dawn Owens

Dawn Owens, President of TripleTree

8:50 — 9:10 AM
Back to School: How the Way We Train Doctors will Change the Future of Medicine
Dr. Michael Pitt

Dr. Michael Pitt, Director of Global Health Education at the University of Minnesota

9:15 — 9:50AM
Towards the Source Code of Nurture
Dr. Freddy Abnousi

Dr. Freddy Abnousi, Facebook Head of Healthcare - Research

10:05 — 10:30 AM
Innovative State: What the Public Sector Could Learn from the Private Sector’s Entrepreneurial Spirit
Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra, President of CareJourney and Best-Selling Author of The Innovative State

10:35 — 11:10 AM
Smart Data
Bernard Marr

Bernard Marr, Internationally Bestselling Author and Strategic Futurist

11:15 — 11:45 AM
Should the Definition of Health Include a Measurement of Intolerance?
Dr. Robert Brook

Dr. Bernard Marr, Chair of Healthcare at RAND Corporation

12:00 — 12:25 PM
How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Game in Health

Presentation details to be announced

12:30 — 1:00 PM
Diabetes Management in the 21st Century: Using your Cellphone to Treat Diabetes
Jeff Dachis

Jeff Dachis, Founder, Chairman & CEO of One Drop; Former Chairman & CEO of Razorfish

1:10 — 2:15 PM
Closing Luncheon: The Sleep Revolution
Arianna Huffington

Lunch provided

Arianna Huffington, Founder of the Huffington Post; Founder & CEO of Thrive Global; Best-Selling Author of The Sleep Revolution

MANOVA Speakers and Presenters Include

  • Arianna Huffington

    Sam Kass

    Mary Matalin and James Carville

    Andy Slavitt

    Aneesh Chopra

    Dan Buettner

Arianna Huffington

Founder and CEO of Thrive Global

🕑 10/10 at 12:40 PM

Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of fifteen books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. Read Mrs. Huffington's full bio
Sam Kass

First-ever White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition

🕑 10/08 at 11:30 AM

In 2009, a newly elected President Obama asked Sam Kass to move from Chicago to the White House and continue his work as personal chef to the family. Kass remained personal chef to the First Family until January of 2015. During his tenure inside the White House, Kass took on several additional initiatives including roles as executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and senior White House policy advisor for nutrition policy. In 2015 Kass joined NBC News as a senior food analyst, where he reports on topics from healthy eating and wellness to emerging food trends and policy. He is the founder of Trove, a company working to transform the health and sustainability of the food system. Kass is also a MIT Media Lab Fellow. Read Mr. Kass' full bio
Mary Matalin and James Carville

Nationally Renowned Political Commentators

🕑 10/08 at 8:00 AM

James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville is America’s best-known political consultant. His long list of electoral successes evidences a knack for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners.
Mary Matalin is one of the most celebrated and popular conservative voices in America. As an author, television and radio host, and widely sought after political contributor, pundit and public speaker, she has become noted for her straightforward manner and insightful political repartee. Read Mr. Carville and Mrs. Matalin's full bio
Andy Slavitt

Former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

🕑 10/09 at 12:00 PM

Andy Slavitt has decades of private and public sector leadership in health care. From 2015 to 2017 he served as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under President Obama, overseeing the Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Under his leadership, the U.S. health care system saw record reductions in the uninsured rate, nationwide improvements in quality, record low cost growth, and a major upsurge in value-based payment models. Read Mr. Slavitt's full bio
Aneesh Chopra

President of CareJourney

🕑 10/10 at 10:30 AM

Aneesh Chopra is the president of CareJourney, an open data intelligence service launched by Hunch Analytics, a “hatchery” he co-founded to incubate ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets.

From 2009 to 2012, Chopra served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer and prior to that as Virginia’s fourth Secretary of Technology. His public service focused on better public-private collaboration as described in his book, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government.

Read Mr. Chopra's full bio
Dan Buettner

New York Times-bestselling author of Blue Zones

🕑 10/08

Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications. Read Mr. Buettner's full bio

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