Health happens where and how we spend our time and mobile and location based technologies can be our most powerful vector for measuring, managing, and mobilizing health.
This session will bring together the most exciting innovators in the space of health where it happens. From the startup community: Halle Tecco of Rockhealth, Jen McCabe of habitlabs, and Kendra Markle of AlterActions; the leader from the GIS and mapping space Bill Davenhall of Esri, and a technologist and open systems advocate in the space, Deborah Estrin from openmhealth.org and UCLA.
We will discuss the tremendous opportunities and the still open challenges related to integrating location into health supporting innovation, as well as integrating health into our locations.
Deborah Estrin is a Professor of Computer Science at the new Cornell Tech campus in New York City and a Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is co-founder of the non-profit startup, Open mHealth. She was previously on faculty at UCLA and Founding Director of the NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS).
Estrin is a pioneer in networked sensing, which uses mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real time data about the physical world and the people who occupy it. Estrin’s current focus is on mobile health (mhealth), leveraging the programmability, proximity, and pervasiveness of mobile devices and the cloud for health management. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
Halle Tecco is the Founder & Managing Director of RockHealth, the first seed-accelerator devoted exclusively to health startups. Tecco recognized the need and potential for startups in the interactive health space while working at Apple’s App Store covering the health and medical vertical. Previously, she founded Yoga Bear, a national nonprofit that provides yoga to the cancer community in hospitals and at over 200 partner studios.
Tecco has written for Harvard Business School Publishing, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Glamour.com and ForbesWoman. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
As an entrepreneur and founder/CEO of AlterActions.org, Kendra builds persuasive technology tools for healthy behavior change. Her tools combine the latest research in neuroscience and the psychology of persuasion with mobile and social technology to help and influence people to change their behavior for the better. Her techniques produce lasting changes in lifestyle in people struggling with obesity, anxiety, chronic conditions and emotional health issues.
Kendra’s background includes bio-medical engineering degrees from MIT, 6 years at Kaiser Permanente working with clinical care teams on technology tools for patients and ongoing research with the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab on innovative ways to use mobile and social media to improve health outcomes.
A popular and dynamic industry conference speaker, she’s presented at Persuasive, Mobile Health, Healthcare Unbound, Games for Health, Web 2.0 Expo and others.
Bill Davenhall has spent three decades creating useful intelligence out of what seems ordinary demographic and geographic data. In the ‘70s he built the first geo-demographic models that helped some of America’s most well-known franchises expand across the nation; in the ‘80s he founded a start-up market research company that developed the first national database of estimates for the demand of healthcare services.
Davenhall leads the health and human services marketing team at ESRI, the largest geographic information system (GIS) software developer in the world.
Christine Lemke is the Co-founder of AchieveMint, a company leveraging data analytics to encourage healthy behavior change. AchieveMint partners with mobile and web health applications to provide an intelligent incentive system for consumers who take healthy actions.
Prior to AchieveMint, Christine co-founded the data analytics company Sense Networks along with leading machine learning professors from MIT and Columbia. She is also the Co-founder product analytics company Channel IQ, based in Chicago. Additionally, Christine has held roles at Microsoft XBOX and 3i Group in Paris.
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