Minnesota to Host an Annual Global Health and Technology Summit

This October 8-11, Minneapolis will kick off an exciting annually recurring event that will project Medical Alley and Minnesota’s vibrant medical technology, health and wellness sectors on the global stage. Entitled MANOVA (Medical Alley + New), the four-day summit will bring together global thought leaders, senior executives, and entrepreneurs from retail, technology, science and medicine, healthcare, food and nutrition, government and media to discuss the future of health, share breakthroughs, and forge new business relationships. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is a lead sponsor and a testament to the conference’s focus on exploring the increasing “consumerization” of health and medical delivery through technology.

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.

The full slate of speakers will be announced by September 1st, 2018.