Speakers and Presenters


Including Speakers Respresenting:

  • Mayo Clinic
  • Walmart
  • Facebook
  • Allina Health
  • Sleep Number
  • 3M
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • One Medical
  • Verizon
  • United States of Care
  • Protolabs
  • Indigo
  • Intermountain
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Lemhi Ventures
  • Triple Tree
  • CQuentia
  • University of Minnesota
  • McKnight Foundation
  • Zeus Jones


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  • Kimberly Aasen

    Sr. Director of Integrated Marketing Communications at Medela

    Freddy Abnousi, MD

    Head of Healthcare – Research at Facebook

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION I

    Mark Addicks

    CEO of 2023 Partners and Former CMO, General Mills

    🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

    Ethan Bearman

    Fox News and KGO AM San Francisco

    Robert Befidi, Jr.

    Chief Marketing Officer, 3M Health Care Business Group

    🕑 10/09

    Clarence Bethea

    CEO of Upsie

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

  • Robert H. Brook

    Chair of Healthcare at RAND Health

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

    Dan Buettner

    New York Times-bestselling author of Blue Zones

    🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

    Kevin Carr, MD

    CEO of National Coordination Center and Former Global Head of PriceWaterhouse Healthcare Practice

    🕑 10/09 at 11:00 AM

    Joe Carlson

    Staff Reporter covering medical technology at Star Tribune

    Chris Cassidy

    President, Global Healthcare Logistics Strategy, UPS

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK II

    Dr. Andrea Cheville

    Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic

    🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

  • Aneesh Chopra

    President of CareJourney and former Chief Technology Officer of the United States

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

    Dale Cook

    Co-founder and CEO at Learn to Live, Inc.

    🕑 10/09 AFTERNOON SESSION

    Britt Cruz

    Program Manager, HealthPartners International Development

    Nelson D’Antonio

    Head of Biomedical Partnerships and Strategy, Palantir

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

    Jeffrey Dachis

    Founder and CEO at One Drop

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

    Jeff Dykstra

    Executive Director, Partners in Food Solutions

    🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

  • Congressman Tom Emmer

    U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district

    🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION I

    Stephanie Faubion, MD

    Director, Women's Health Clinic and Office of Women's Health at Mayo Clinic

    🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

    Chris Farrell

    Host of Minnesota Public Radio’s “Conversations on the Creative Economy”

    🕑 10/09 AFTERNOON SESSION

    Lori Flees

    SVP & GMM Health & Wellness for Sam’s Club and Principal, Store No. 8

    Paul A. Friedman, M.D.

    Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic

    🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

    Senator William Frist, MD

    Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

    🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION I

  • Eric Frost

    Partner at Zeus Jones

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

    Archelle Georgiou, MD

    Former Chief Medical Officer at United Healthcare

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

    Nancy Green

    Healthcare, Insurance & Life Sciences at Verizon Enterprise Solutions

    🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

    Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

    Food & Wine Writer for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

    Assi Gol

    Board Member for Sight DX

    Grady Hannah

    CEO at NightWare

    🕑 10/09 AFTERNOON SESSION

  • Jodi Hubler

    Managing Director at Lemhi Ventures

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK III

    Arianna Huffington

    Founder and CEO of Thrive Global and Founder of Huffington Post

    🕑 10/10 LUNCHEON

    Adrian Ho

    CEO at Zeus Jones

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

    David Hoke

    Sr. Director, Associate Health and Well-being, Walmart

    Vicki Holt

    President & CEO of Protolabs

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK III

    Steffen Hovard

    President & Senior Vice President, Urology Care, Coloplast

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION I

  • Kevin Hykes

    President & CEO, Relievant Medsystems, Inc.

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

    Shelly Ibach

    President and CEO of Sleep Number

    🕑 10/10 LUNCHEON

    Lucie Ide, MD

    Founder & Chair, Rimidi

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

    Kwame Jackson

    Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Strategist in Healthcare

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

    Jijo James, MD

    Chief Medical Officer for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

    Lee Jones

    Founder, President and CEO, Rebiotix

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

  • Brian Kalis

    Managing Director of Digital Health at Accenture Health & Public Service

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK III

    Naresh Kanumilli, MD

    Diabetes and Cardiology at the National Institute of Health, Manchester U.K.

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK II

    Allison Kaplan

    Editor in Chief of Twin Cities Business magazine

    Sam Kass

    First-ever White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition

    🕑 10/08 LUNCHEON

    Troy Kopischke

    Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Invenshure

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

    James Kugler

    Chief Digital Officer, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON I

  • Aneela Idnani Kumar

    CoFounder & President at HabitWare

    🕑 10/09 AFTERNOON SESSION

    Lisa Lavin

    Co-founder and CEO of Anser Innovation

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

    Angelica LaVito

    Consumer Health Reporter, CNBC

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION II

    Tammy Lee

    President & CEO at Recombinetics

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK III

    Helen Lowman

    CEO, Keep America Beautiful

    🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

    Aly Lovett

    Partner at Radian

  • Eric Lucas

    Founder & CEO, The Oxygen Plan Corporation

    Shaye Mandle

    President & CEO of The Medical Alley Association

    🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

    Bernard Marr

    Internationally Best-Selling Author

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

    Mary Matalin and James Carville

    Nationally Renowned Political Commentators

    🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION I

    James Mault, MD, FACS

    President and Chief Medical Officer at CQuentia

    🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION II

    Tom McEnery

    Chief Marketing Officer of Change Healthcare

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

  • Josh McHugh

    CEO at Attention Span Media

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION 1

    Tony Miller

    CEO of Bind On-Demand Health Insurance

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

    Jennifer Mugaini

    Director of Account Managemet for StoneArch

    Marilyn Carlson Nelson

    Co-CEO, Carlson Holdings, Inc and Emeritus Public Trustee at Mayo Clinic

    🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

    Erin Newkirk

    CMO, Local Crate

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

    Liwanag Ojala

    CEO of CaringBridge

  • Paul Owen

    CEO of OneOme

    Dawn Owens

    President of TripleTree

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION I

    Amir Rubin

    President and CEO of One Medical

    🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION II

    Arundhati Parmar

    VP and Editor-in-Chief, MedCity News

    Jon Pearce

    CEO of Zipnosis

    🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION II

    Guillermo Penalosa

    MBA, PhDhc, CSP Founder and Chair, 8 80 Cities

    🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION & 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK II

  • David Perry

    President, CEO, and Director of Indigo

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION 1

    Brian Peters

    CMO Protolabs

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

    Michael Pitt, MD

    Director of Global Health Education at the University of Minnesota

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION I

    Shailey Prasad MD MPH

    Executive Director, Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, University of Minnesota

    Raymond R. Price, MD, FACS

    International leader and pioneer in expanding the role of surgery in public health

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

    Mark Ritchie

    Former Minnesota Secretary of State

    🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

  • James Rogers III

    Chair, Department of Business Development, Mayo Clinic

    🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

    Kyle Rolfing

    President and Co-founder of Bright Health

    🕑 10/08 LUNCHEON

    Lisa Rometty

    General Manager Life Sciences, Oncology & Genomics, IBM Watson Health

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION III

    Stephen Russell, MD

    Professor of Molecular Medicine, Consultant Hematologist at Mayo Clinic Rochester

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK III

    Eric Ryan

    Co-Founder and CEO at OLLY PBC and Co-Founder

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

    R.T. Rybak

    President & CEO, The Minneapolis Foundation, Former Mayor of Minneapolis

  • Craig E. Sammit, MD, MBA

    CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

    Jeff Shoemate

    CMO, Allina Health

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

    Fred de Sam Lazaro

    PBS Correspondent, Undertold Stories Project

    🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

    Andy Slavitt

    Former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    🕑 10/09 LUNCHEON

    Michael A. Smerconish

    Host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM Channel 124

    🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION I

    Lesley Solomon

    VP Innovation, Chief Innovation Officer at Dana-Farber

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION II

  • Katie Jacobs Stanton

    CMO for Color Genomics

    David and Jonah Stillman

    Authors of Gen Z @ Work, Principals at GenZGuru

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

    Laura Stoltenberg

    General Manager of Multiple Daily Injection Solutions (MDIS), Medtronic Diabetes

    🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION III

    Julie Sullivan Ph. D.

    President of St. Thomas University

    🕑 10/09 LUNCHEON

    Kathy Tune

    Co-Founder and Managing Director at Fourth Element Capital

    Kathy Tunheim

    President and CEO of Tunheim and Partner of 2023 Partners

  • Susan Turney, MD

    CEO of Marshfield Clinic Health System

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION II

    Amanda Tufano

    CEO of Genevive

    Penny Wheeler, MD

    CEO of Allina Health

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION II

    Tom Wicka

    CEO and Co-Founder of NovuHealth

    🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

    Kate Wolford

    President of the McKnight Foundation

    🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

    Lisa Woods

    Sr. Director of US Health Care, Walmart

    🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

Kimberly Aasen

Sr. Director of Integrated Marketing Communications at Medela

Kimberly Aasen is Senior Director of Integrated Marketing Communications and Clinical Education at Medela. Read Ms. Aasen's full bio
Freddy Abnousi, MD

Head of Healthcare – Research at Facebook

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION I

Dr. Abnousi is the Head of Healthcare – Research at Facebook and an Interventional Cardiologist specializing in coronary and structural interventions. Read Dr. Abnousi's full bio
Mark Addicks

CEO of 2023 Partners and Former CMO, General Mills

🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

Mark Addicks is the CEO of 2023 Partners and brings over 30 years of marketing and branding experience to 2023 Partners. In 2016, Mark retired from General Mills, Inc. where he had been serving as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer since 2004. Read Mr. Addicks' full bio
Ethan Bearman

Fox News and KGO AM San Francisco

Ethan Bearman has emerged as a key voice of Gen X. His first career was as a technologist working with various Fortune 500 companies and co-founding the successful TECA Data Safe.
Read Mr. Bearman's full bio
Robert Befidi, Jr.

Chief Marketing Officer, 3M Health Care Business Group

🕑 10/09

Robert Befidi, Jr. leads global marketing for the 3M Health Care Business Group. Prior to this role, he led strategy and business development for the group and previously led strategic business development for the 3M Health Information Systems Division. Read Mr. Befidi's full bio
Clarence Bethea

CEO of Upsie

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

Clarence Bethea is a business entrepreneur, consumer advocate, community leader, coach, mentor and father. Over the years, Clarence has worked with businesses from startup to Fortune 500, and accrued incredible business knowledge and acumen along the way. Read Mr. Kopischke's full bio
Robert H. Brook

Chair of Healthcare at RAND Health

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

Robert H. Brook holds the Distinguished Chair in Health Care Services at the RAND Corporation, where he previously served for 19 years as vice president and director of RAND Health. Read Mr. Brook's full bio
Dan Buettner

New York Times-bestselling author of Blue Zones

🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

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
Kevin Carr, MD

CEO of National Coordination Center and Former Global Head of PriceWaterhouse Healthcare Practice

🕑 10/09 at 11:00 AM

Kevin Carr, MD, is a senior healthcare leader with diverse experience across commercial provider, commercial payer, and public sector entities. Read Dr. Carr's full bio
Joe Carlson

Staff Reporter covering medical technology at Star Tribune

Joe Carlson covers medical technology and med-tech companies for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Read Mr. Carlson's full bio
Chris Cassidy

President, Global Healthcare Logistics Strategy, UPS

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK II

Chris Cassidy is vice president of global healthcare logistics strategy at the United Parcel Service. He is charged with leading and advancing UPS’s commitment to the healthcare supply chain, which remains a top company priority. Read Mr. Chopra's full bio
Dr. Andrea Cheville

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic

🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

Dr. Andrea Cheville is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Read Dr. Cheville's full bio
Aneesh Chopra

President of CareJourney and former Chief Technology Officer of the United States

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

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
Dale Cook

Co-founder and CEO at Learn to Live, Inc.

🕑 10/09 AFTERNOON SESSION

Dale Cook is the co-founder and CEO at Learn to Live, Inc., an engagement and consumer-driven healthcare company that provides targeted online programs and tools for people suffering from mental health problems. Read Mr. Cook's full bio
Britt Cruz

Program Manager, HealthPartners International Development

Britt Cruz is a Program Manager in International Development with HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed non-profit healthcare organization in the United States. Britt has spent the last five years working on HealthPartners’ USAID-funded Cooperative Development Program (CDP) in Uganda. Read Ms. Cruz's full bio
Nelson D’Antonio

Head of Biomedical Partnerships and Strategy, Palantir

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

Nelson is the Head of Biomedical R&D at Palantir, an enterprise software company that empowers organizations to turn data into their most powerful asset. Nelson’s interest in the intersection of healthcare and data began at the National Institutes of Health, where his joint team exponentially reduced the delivery time of experimental data, identified novel and synergistic drug combinations, and improved the predictive ability of machine learning models. Read Mr. D’Antonio's full bio
Jeffrey Dachis

Founder and CEO at One Drop

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

Jeff is the CEO and Founder of OneDrop, a simple, powerful and convenient mobile platform for managing diabetes, born from his own experience as a newly diagnosed Type 1 LADA (September 2013). Read Mr. Dachis' full bio
Jeff Dykstra

Executive Director, Partners in Food Solutions

🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

Jeff is passionate about bringing together unusual partners. In the case of Partners in Food Solutions that means leading international food companies and promising food companies in Africa, as well as the US Government, private donors, NGOs, and impact investors, all coming together to improve food security and economic development across Africa. Read Mr. Dykstra's full bio
Congressman Tom Emmer

U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district

🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION I

Congressman Tom Emmer was sworn in for his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 6, 2015. He was overwhelming re-elected on November 8th, 2016 and is currently serving his second term in the 115th Congress. Read Congressman Emmer's full bio
Stephanie Faubion, MD

Director, Women's Health Clinic and Office of Women's Health at Mayo Clinic

🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

As a clinician who has practiced in the Women's Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic for over 10 years and has evaluated and treated women with menopausal, hormonal and sexual health concerns, Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D., has a broad interest in women's health.

Read Ms. Faubion's full bio
Chris Farrell

Host of Minnesota Public Radio’s “Conversations on the Creative Economy”

🕑 10/09 AFTERNOON SESSION

Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic programs. Read Ms. Farell's full bio
Lori Flees

SVP & GMM Health & Wellness for Sam’s Club and Principal, Store No. 8

Lori Flees is Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for Health & Wellness at Sam’s Club. Lori is also the lead Principal for Store No. 8 which is Walmart’s captive incubator that leverages emerging technologies to create capabilities that will help the company define and win the next generation of retail. Read Ms. Flees' full bio
Paul A. Friedman, M.D.

Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic

🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

Dr. Paul Friedman is a Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He is ABIM board certified in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology, and is an active participant in the MOC process. Read Dr Friedman's full bio

Senator William Frist, MD

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION I

Senator William Frist, M.D. is a nationally-acclaimed heart and lung transplant surgeon, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, and chairman of the Executive Board of the health service private equity firm Cressey & Company. He is actively engaged in the business as well as the medical, humanitarian, and philanthropic communities. Read Senator Frist's full bio
Eric Frost

Partner at Zeus Jones

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

Eric works as a Cre­ative at Zeus Jones, spe­cial­iz­ing in cre­at­ing com­pelling expe­ri­ences and ideas that bring strate­gies to life. Read Mr. Frost's full bio
Archelle Georgiou, MD

Former Chief Medical Officer at United Healthcare

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

Dr. Archelle Georgiou is an experienced director, advisor, speaker, and author – who also happens to be a physician. She was a senior executive and Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare from 1995 to 2007 during which time she dismantled many of the company’s legacy policies in order to minimize the bureaucratic burdens imposed on patients and physicians. Read Dr. Georgiou's full bio
Nancy Green

Healthcare, Insurance & Life Sciences at Verizon Enterprise Solutions

🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

Nancy Green is the global practice lead – Healthcare, Insurance & Life Sciences at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, and is responsible for Verizon's industry strategy, marketing, and solutions for the healthcare and insurance sectors. Read Nancy Green's full bio
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Food & Wine Writer for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is a 5 time James Beard award winner (and 13 time nominee) who is the restaurant and wine critic for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and a feature, food, wine and travel writer for Delta Sky Magazine. Read Ms. Grumdahl's full bio
Assi Gol

Board Member for Sight DX

Assi brings a deep understanding of AI and data, and an extensive knowledge of driving growth for consumer-focused businesses. Based in London, Assi is the Data Intelligence Director for Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer. Read Mr. Gol's full bio
Grady Hannah

CEO at NightWare

🕑 10/09 AFTERNOON SESSION

Grady Hannah is an entrepreneur dedicated to the NightWare mission of helping those with PTSD treat their nightmares and get back their sleep. Read Mr. Hannah's full bio
Jodi Hubler

Managing Director at Lemhi Ventures

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK III

Jodi Hubler is widely recognized for her keen insight, direct communication, and skillful stewardship of organizations from incubated start-ups to multi-billion-dollar corporations. Read Mrs. Hubler's full bio
Arianna Huffington

Founder and CEO of Thrive Global and Founder of Huffington Post

🕑 10/10 LUNCHEON

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
Adrian Ho

CEO at Zeus Jones

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

Adri­an works is CEO at ZeusJones, spe­cial­iz­ing in brand strat­egy, mar­ket­ing strat­e­gy and sports­wear appreciation. Read Mr. Ho's full bio
David Hoke

Sr. Director, Associate Health and Well-being, Walmart

David has spent the last 20+ years working with a variety of organizations focusing on measurably improving the health and wellbeing of the workforce. Since joining Walmart in 2012, David has been responsible for designing and delivering offerings that improve the wellbeing of the Walmart workforce. This work has included a strong focus on applied behavior change theory, behavioral science, persuasive technology, habit formation and behavioral insights. Read Mr. Hoke's full bio
Vicki Holt

President & CEO of Protolabs

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK III

Vicki Holt has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Protolabs since February 2014. Protolabs is a company that provides rapid manufacturing of low-volume 3D printed, CNC-machined, sheet metal, and injection-molded custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. Read Ms. Holt's full bio
Steffen Hovard

President & Senior Vice President, Urology Care, Coloplast

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION I

As President and Senior Vice President at Coloplast, Steffen Hovard is responsible for the global Urology Care business, managing a broad portfolio of products in the urology field – implantable and single use devices. In addition to this, Mr. Hovard manages sales organizations in 19 countries, global research & development, manufacturing, and marketing functions in both the U.S. and France. Read Mr. Hovard's full bio
Kevin Hykes

President & CEO, Relievant Medsystems, Inc.

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

Kevin Hykes is the CEO and President of Relievant Medsystems, a privately held medical device company that has developed the Intracept® procedure, a breakthrough treatment for chronic lower back pain. Prior to Relievant Kevin was an Operating Partner at Versant Ventures and Chairman and CEO of Metavention, Inc., a privately held medical device company focused on the development of interventional therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Read Mr. Hykes's full bio
Shelly Ibach

President and CEO of Sleep Number

🕑 10/10 LUNCHEON

Shelly Ibach, Sleep Number® setting 40, is president and chief executive officer of Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR), the sleep innovation leader delivering the best quality sleep through effortless, adjustable comfort and biometric sleep tracking technology. Read Ms. Ibach's full bio
Lucie Ide, MD

Founder & Chair, Rimidi

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

Lucienne (Lucie) Ide, M.D., Ph.D., a healthcare innovator and founder of Rimidi, Inc., brings her diverse experiences in medicine, science, venture capital and technology to transforming the delivery of chronic care management. Read Ms. Ide's full bio
Kwame Jackson

Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Strategist in Healthcare

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

Kwame Jackson is polished, confident and credentialed with prestigious Wall Street experience and business lessons he learned in front of 22 million people each week, on NBC’s hit show “The Apprentice.” Read Dr. Jackson's full bio
Jijo James, MD

Chief Medical Officer for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

Jijo is the Chief Medical Officer for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices. In the role, he is responsible for overseeing patient monitoring and safety surveillance practices. Read Dr. James's full bio
Lee Jones

Founder, President and CEO, Rebiotix

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

Founder, President and CEO of Rebiotix Inc, Jones has over 30 years of experience in the medical technology industry in large and small companies and academia. She cofounded Rebiotix in 2011. Rebiotix is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a new class of biologic drugs based on live human-derived microbes. The company was acquired by Ferring Pharmaceuticals in Apr 2018. Read Ms. Jones' full bio
Brian Kalis

Managing Director of Digital Health at Accenture Health & Public Service

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK III

Brian is the managing director of digital health and innovation for Accenture’s health business. He began his work at Accenture with a focus of simplifying health interactions to make them more intuitive and personal using modern technology. His engagements are based primarily around transformation, growth strategy and digital strategy. He is the author of multiple Accenture publications on the topic of digital health, cyber security, and consumer experience. He resides in Minneapolis with his wife and three children. Read Mr. Kalis's full bio
Naresh Kanumilli, MD

Diabetes and Cardiology at the National Institute of Health, Manchester U.K.

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK II

Dr. Naresh Kanumilli has been a GP in south Manchester for the past 14 years and he has a specialist interest in diabetes and cardiology. Read Dr. Kanumilli's full bio
Allison Kaplan

Editor in Chief of Twin Cities Business magazine

Allison Kaplan is Editor in Chief of Twin Cities Business magazine, where she leads content development for print, digital, and events. Read Ms. Kaplan's full bio
Sam Kass

First-ever White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition

🕑 10/08 LUNCHEON

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. Read Mr. Kass' full bio
Troy Kopischke

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Invenshure

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

Troy D. Kopischke is a serial tech entrepreneur. He is a co-CEO, co-founder, and managing partner of Invenshure, a venture catalyst company focused on the creation and development of tech and biotech companies built around novel IP from top scientists and institutions. Read Mr. Kopischke's full bio
James Kugler

Chief Digital Officer, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON I

Mr. Kugles is currently Chief Digital Officer of Merck, responsible for the digital transformation of the company globally. Read Mr. Kugler' full bio
Aneela Idnani Kumar

CoFounder & President at HabitWare

🕑 10/09 AFTERNOON SESSION

Aneela Idnani is the inspiration for HabitAware. HabitAware uses patented wearable technology to help people “Retrain The Brain” from detrimental behaviors to positive ones toward becoming the standard of care for debilitating mental health conditions. Read Ms. Kumar's full bio
Lisa Lavin

Co-founder and CEO of Anser Innovation

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

Lisa Lavin is co-founder and CEO of Anser Innovation, a Minnesota company pioneering interactive IoT technologies that enable ‘being two places at once’. Anser is an innovation engine and holding company of two subsidiaries - PetChatz LLC and Ōmcare LLC. Lisa has over 20 years of experience building new business from the ground up within the healthcare and high tech sectors. Lisa is active in local and national organizations that support entrepreneurialism and women in business. Lisa is a Minnesota Cup Division winner, Eureka Award winner for Innovation, was recognized by Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal as one of 25 Woman to Watch and Minnesota Business’ Real Power 50. Read Ms. Lavin's full bio
Angelica LaVito

Consumer Health Reporter, CNBC

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION II

Angelica LaVito covers consumer health for CNBC.com. She follows the evolving health-care sector, as well as other public health topics, including tobacco and fitness.

Read Ms. LaVito's full bio
Tammy Lee

President & CEO at Recombinetics

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK III

Tammy Lee has more than 15 years of executive experience and currently serves as President and CEO for Recombinetics, a global leader in gene-edited animals for biomedical research; animal welfare; and safe, healthy food production. Read Ms. Lee's full bio
Helen Lowman

CEO, Keep America Beautiful

🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

Helen Lowman joined Keep America Beautiful as President & CEO in May 2017 with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the areas of international diplomacy and development, youth engagement, environmental education, disaster resilience, global leadership, volunteerism, social justice and human rights. Read Ms. Lowman' full bio
Aly Lovett

Partner at Radian

Aly is a Partner at Radian Capital. Prior to Radian, she focused on enterprise technology and services investments at FTV Capital and healthcare and retail investments at TA Associates. Selected investments at predecessor firms include LiveIntent, MarketsandMarkets, MarketShare Partners, MedSolutions (nka eviCore healthcare), and Senior Whole Health. Aly received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University. Read Ms. Lovett's full bio
Eric Lucas

Founder & CEO, The Oxygen Plan Corporation

Eric Lucas is Founder & CEO of The Oxygen Plan Corporation - a Minnesota health technology company changing the game on the epidemic of stress. The mission - create and develop STRESS NUMBER®️ as a new global health stat to assess individual stress and aggregate populations. Read Mr. Lucas' full bio
Shaye Mandle

President & CEO of The Medical Alley Association

🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

Shaye Mandle has served as President & CEO of The Medical Alley Association since May, 2014. During this tenure, the association has undertaken significant transformation to focus on championing and facilitating an environment that enables health technology and care organizations to innovate, succeed, and influence the evolution of healthcare. Under Mr. Mandle’s leadership, the association’s vision is to elevate Minnesota’s Medical Alley as the global epicenter of health innovation and care. Read Mr. Mandle's full bio
Bernard Marr

Internationally Best-Selling Author

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION II

Bernard Marr is an internationally best-selling author, popular keynote speaker, futurist, and a strategic business & technology advisor to governments and companies. Read Bernard Marr's full bio
Mary Matalin and James Carville

Nationally Renowned Political Commentators

🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION I

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 Ms. Matalin's full bio
James Mault, MD, FACS

President and Chief Medical Officer at CQuentia

🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION II

James Mault, MD, FACS, is the President and Chief Medical Officer of CQuentia, the leading Genomics/PGx Personalized Medicine solution provider. Read Dr. Mault's full bio
Tom McEnery

Chief Marketing Officer of Change Healthcare

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

Mr. McEnery joined Change Healthcare in October 2014 as the Chief Marketing Officer. Formerly, Mr. McEnery was the Chief Marketing Officer of Optum (a part of UnitedHealth Group, NYSE:UNH), the country’s largest diversified health services business. Read Mr. McEnery's full bio
Josh McHugh

CEO at Attention Span Media

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION 1

Josh’s experience at the intersection of technology, media and business began 14 years ago at Forbes Magazine, where he chronicled the brainiacs and billionaires behind the turn-of-the-century tech upheaval, while opening Forbes’ Bay area offices. Read Mr. McHugh's full bio
Tony Miller

CEO of Bind On-Demand Health Insurance

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

In the late 1990s, Tony co-founded and was CEO of Definity Health, a pioneer and national leader in consumer-driven health benefit programs. Definity was sold to UnitedHealth Group in 2004. In 2006, he founded Carol Corporation and served as its CEO until the company’s sale to Optum. He currently serves as founder, CEO, and member of the board of Bind, an on-demand health insurance company. Read Mr. Miller's full bio
Jennifer Mugaini

Director of Account Managemet for StoneArch

Jennifer brings over two decades of marketing, communications and brand management experience to her role as Director of Account Management. Read Ms. Mugaini's full bio
Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Co-CEO, Carlson Holdings, Inc and Emeritus Public Trustee at Mayo Clinic

🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Barbara Carlson Gage share ownership of Carlson Inc., a large travel and hospitality company that Marilyn formerly led. In 2014, Carlson was selected as one of the Oslo Business for Peace Award Honorees for her work abolishing human trafficking of children; she previously received the Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons from the White House. Read Ms. Nelson's full bio
Erin Newkirk

CMO, Local Crate

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

Erin Newkirk is an award-winning innovator with rich leadership in tech, consumer packaged goods, and healthcare; spanning start-ups to growth companies to billion-dollar brands. Well-versed in team building, marketing, branding, product/experience management, planning, strategy, writing, and speaking. Read Erin Newkirk's full bio
Liwanag Ojala

CEO of CaringBridge

Liwanag Ojala is the CEO of CaringBridge, the first and most widely used global nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Read Ms. Ojala's full bio
Paul Owen

CEO of OneOme

Paul Owen is the Chief Executive Officer for OneOme, a pharmacogenetic testing company co-founded with Mayo Clinic. Prior to OneOme, Paul led global commercialization for Invitae, a San Francisco-based hereditary disease diagnostics company listed on the New York Stock Exchange that went public during his tenure. Read Mr. Owen's full bio
Dawn Owens

President of TripleTree

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION I

Dawn Owens is the President of TripleTree, the country’s largest healthcare merchant bank providing investment banking services through TripleTree and principal investing services through TT Capital Partners. Read Ms. Owens' full bio
Amir Rubin

President and CEO of One Medical

🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION II

Amir Dan Rubin has sought to make significant positive impacts on health care throughout his career. He serves as President and CEO of One Medical, the leading membership-based, technology-enabled, national primary care organization focused on transforming health care. Amir previously served as an EVP at UnitedHealth Group’s Optum division, where he served as a divisional CEO focused on helping to make the health system work better for everyone. Read Mr. Rubin's full bio
Arundhati Parmar

VP and Editor-in-Chief, MedCity News

Arundhati Parmar is VP & Editor-In-Chief for MedCity News, where she is responsible for the overall editorial mission for MedCityNews.com and the content strategy for MedCity’s conferences. Read Ms. Parmar's full bio
Jon Pearce

CEO of Zipnosis

🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION II

Jon Pearce co-founded Zipnosis in 2008 while working on his MBA at the Carlson School of Management. Zipnosis offers a virtual care platform to treat and triage patients for common health conditions. Read Mr. Pearce's full bio
Guillermo Penalosa

MBA, PhDhc, CSP Founder and Chair, 8 80 Cities

🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION & 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK II

Gil is the founder and chair of the board of the successful Canadian non-profit organization 8 80 Cities. He is also chair of the board of World Urban Parks, the international representative body for the city parks, open space and recreation sector. Gil also runs his own international consulting firm - Gil Penalosa & Associates, is an accomplished keynote speaker, facilitator of strategic workshops and advisor to decision makers and community groups. Read Mr. Penalosa's full bio
David Perry

President, CEO, and Director of Indigo

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION 1

David Perry is President, CEO, and Director of Indigo. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and built three innovative companies in the last 20 years, leading the last two through successful IPOs and to multi-billion dollar market capitalizations, and raising over $950 million, while generating significant returns for investors. Read Mr. Perry's full bio
Brian Peters

CMO Protolabs

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

Brian Peters has been Chief Marketing Officer at Protolabs since March 2018. Prior to joining Protolabs, Brian served as Chief Marketing Officer of Cambria, the leading brand in the solid surface industry. Previous to his role at Cambria Brian had a progressive 20 year career at General Mills in a variety or marketing leadership roles. Brian also has 10 years of board experience as former Vice Chairmen of the board for a Minneapolis based financial institution. Read Mr. Peters' full bio
Michael Pitt, MD

Director of Global Health Education at the University of Minnesota

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION I

Michael Pitt, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he also serves as an Associate Residency Program Director, Director of Global Health Education, and Associate Chair for Faculty Development. Read Dr. Pitt's full bio
Shailey Prasad MD MPH

Executive Director, Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, University of Minnesota

As a founder of the Consortium for Responsible Short Term Experiences in Global Health (CORSTEGH), Dr. Prasad Shailey Prasad, MD MPH has been advocating for high ethical standards in global health work. He has been recognized as Twin Cities Top Doctor since 2013. Read Mr. Owen's full bio
Raymond R. Price, MD, FACS

International leader and pioneer in expanding the role of surgery in public health

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

Recognized as an international leader and pioneer in expanding the role of surgery in public health, Dr. Price’s work highlights the dramatic impact surgery can have on communities, economies and individuals. Dr. Price is a clinician, researcher, author, and advocate for equality in health care. Read Dr. Price's full bio
Mark Ritchie

Former Minnesota Secretary of State

🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

Mark Ritchie leads the effort to bring the 2027 World’s Fair to Minnesota with a focus on health and wellness. This World Expo will be organized to help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in Health, under the theme “Healthy People, Healthy Planet.” Mark was Minnesota’s elected Secretary of State from 2007 until retirement in 2015. Read Mr. Ritchie's full bio
James Rogers III

Chair, Department of Business Development, Mayo Clinic

🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

James (Jim) A. Rogers III, J.D., serves as chair for Mayo Clinic Ventures, where he holds responsibility for all strategic and operational aspects of commercializing Mayo’s intellectual property through technology licensing, creating institutional startups with external business entities, and fostering entrepreneurial startups by Mayo Clinic staff. Read Mr. Rogers's full bio
Kyle Rolfing

President and Co-founder of Bright Health

🕑 10/08 LUNCHEON

Mr. Kyle Rolfing founded Bright Health Inc. in 2015 and serves as its President. Mr. Rolfing co-founded RedBrick Health Corporation and serves as its Strategic Advisor. He is Principal of Savvysherpa. Read Mr. Rolfing's full bio
Lisa Rometty

General Manager Life Sciences, Oncology & Genomics, IBM Watson Health

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION III

Lisa brings over 25 years of strong commercial leadership experience in global marketing, public relations, business development, strategic partnerships, and client engagement to the role of General Manager Life Sciences, Oncology & Genomics at IBM Watson Health. Read Ms. Rometty's full bio
Stephen Russell, MD

Professor of Molecular Medicine, Consultant Hematologist at Mayo Clinic Rochester

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK III

Dr. Russell is a Professor of Molecular Medicine, Consultant Hematologist at Mayo Clinic Rochester and serves on the Board of Trustees of Buena Vista University, Iowa. He was formerly the Dean for Discovery and Experimental Research at Mayo Clinic. Read Dr. Russell's full bio
Eric Ryan

Co-Founder and CEO at OLLY PBC and Co-Founder

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

Eric makes soap. Really nice smelling soap that's non-toxic and good for the planet. It’s really beautiful, too. He and his high school buddy Adam started method in 2001 and have since built it into a global industry leader for both design and sustainability. Read Mr. Ryan's full bio
R.T. Rybak

President & CEO, The Minneapolis Foundation, Former Mayor of Minneapolis

R.T. Rybak has served as President and CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation since July of 2016. A Minneapolis native, R.T. Rybak spent almost 30 years working in journalism, the commercial real estate business, publishing and the Internet before being elected mayor of Minneapolis (2002-2013) in his first run for public office. Read Mr. Rybak's full bio
Craig E. Sammit, MD, MBA

CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

In his role as president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and its parent company Stella, Dr. Craig E. Samitt is responsible for overseeing the strategy and operations of the state’s first and largest health plan. Read Dr. Sammit's full bio
Jeff Shoemate

CMO, Allina Health

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Allina Health, Jeff Shoemate leads brand strategy and consumer insights, as well as all marketing, omni-channel advertising, PR and internal communications. Read Mr. Shoemate's full bio
Fred de Sam Lazaro

PBS Correspondent, Undertold Stories Project

🕑 10/08 MORNING SESSION

Fred de Sam Lazaro is executive director of the Under-Told Stories Project, a program that combines international journalism and teaching at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Read Mr. De Sam Lazaro's full bio
Andy Slavitt

Former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

🕑 10/09 LUNCHEON

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
Michael A. Smerconish

Host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM Channel 124

🕑 10/09 MORNING SESSION I

Michael A. Smerconish is the host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM Channel 124, the host of CNN’s “Smerconish” on Saturday mornings, newspaper columnist and author. Read Mr. Smerconish's full bio
Lesley Solomon

VP Innovation, Chief Innovation Officer at Dana-Farber

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION II

Lesley Solomon is SVP Innovation, Chief Innovation Officer at Dana-Farber. She works with industry, investors and Dana-Farber innovators to accelerate cancer therapies and improve care. Read Ms. Solomon's full bio
Katie Jacobs Stanton

CMO for Color Genomics

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 Ms, Stanton's full bio
David and Jonah Stillman

Authors of Gen Z @ Work, Principals at GenZGuru

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK I

David Stillman is the co-author of two best-selling books including When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace. David latest book “Gen Z @ Work” published by HarperCollins describes the 7 key traits of Gen Z. He has coauthored this book with his Gen Z son, Jonah. Read the Stillmans' full bio
Laura Stoltenberg

General Manager of Multiple Daily Injection Solutions (MDIS), Medtronic Diabetes

🕑 10/10 MORNING SESSION III

Laura Stoltenberg was named Vice President and General Manager, MDI Solutions (MDIS) at Medtronic Diabetes in May 2018. Laura is leading the business unit tasked with delivering innovative solutions that address unmet needs for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who rely on multiple daily injections (MDI) to manage their diabetes. Read Ms. Stoltenberg's full bio
Julie Sullivan Ph. D.

President of St. Thomas University

🕑 10/09 LUNCHEON

Dr. Julie H. Sullivan is 15th president – and first layperson and woman to serve as president – of the University of St. Thomas. Read Ms. Sullivan's full bio
Kathy Tune

Co-Founder and Managing Director at Fourth Element Capital

Kathleen is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Fourth Element Capital, a healthcare technology venture capital firm. She is Co-founder of DyaMX, Inc., as well as FourMation Medical Works, a new healthcare technology business creation and growth company. Read Ms. Tune's full bio
Kathy Tunheim

President and CEO of Tunheim and Partner of 2023 Partners

Kathy Tunheim is a partner of 2023 Partners and brings over 30 years of experience in the fields of marketing and corporate communications. She co-founded her eponymous Tunheim Communications firm in 1990 and has served as President and CEO of the company throughout the firm’s evolution. Read Ms. Tunheim's full bio
Susan Turney, MD

CEO of Marshfield Clinic Health System

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION II

Dr. Susan L. Turney is the CEO of Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS), taking on that role September 1, 2014. Through its entities, MCHS provides patient care, research, education, health care technology and health insurance for Wisconsin and beyond. Read Nancy Green's full bio
Amanda Tufano

CEO of Genevive

Amanda is the Chief Executive Officer of Genevive. Prior to her CEO appointment in April of 2017, she held a variety of roles within the company – Interim CEO, COO, and Director of Business Operations. She joined Genevive in 2012, after working in primary care management at a large health system in Minnesota. Read Ms. Tufano's full bio
Penny Wheeler, MD

CEO of Allina Health

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION II

Penny Wheeler, MD, became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Allina Health in 2015. She had served as Chief Clinical Officer since 2006, and President since 2013. A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Wheeler served patients at Women's Health Consultants in Minneapolis, and has served as president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital's medical staff, chaired the Allina Health Quality Committee and served on the Allina Health Board of Directors. Read Dr. Wheeler's full bio
Tom Wicka

CEO and Co-Founder of NovuHealth

🕑 10/09 SPECIAL FOCUS SESSIONS: TRACK IV

Tom Wicka is CEO and Co-Founder of NovuHealth. Tom helped develop the platform as a way to personalize the health care system, and is an advocate for better health and consumer engagement throughout the industry. A noted speaker and expert in member loyalty, Tom brings crucial insight to the nation’s most innovative health care payers and providers to deliver quality outcomes that benefit both individuals and the care system alike. Read Mr. Wicka's full bio
Kate Wolford

President of the McKnight Foundation

🕑 10/08 AFTERNOON SESSION I

Kate Wolford is president of the McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation that seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grantmaking, collaboration, impact investing, and strategic policy reform. Read Ms. Wolford's full bio
Lisa Woods

Sr. Director of US Health Care, Walmart

🕑 10/08 GRAND OPENING NIGHT DINNER

Lisa Woods serves as Senior Director of U.S. Health Care Benefits for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Woods oversees concepts of designing plan options and ensuring proper administration for a wide variety of plans and programs for about 1.2 million associates and their families. Read Ms. Woods' full bio