Collective Pandemic Intelligence

Join the conversation and find out how you can participate in this breakthrough track and get a chance to present your project at the AI for Good Breakthrough week to be held on 21-30 September 2020.

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

    Director; Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) VA Palo Alto
    VA National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation (NCCHI)
    Dr. Thomas Osborne is the Director for the National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation (NCCHI) and is also the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. He is currently leading multidisciplinary teams in the co-development of pioneering healthcare solutions throughout VA, with other government agencies, and with leading technology companies. His work has been published in numerous medical journals and textbooks with a focus on related topics such as artificial intelligence, sensor technology, and the future of healthcare. Dr. Osborne received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, completed his residency at Harvard Mount Auburn Hospital, and fellowship at Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board certified in both Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology. Dr. Osborne is a staff neuroradiologist at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and Clinical Assistant Professor (affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine.
    VHA Senior Innovation Fellow
    VHA Innovation Ecosystem
    Amanda has been working as an Innovation Specialist at the Veterans Administration (VA) St Louis Health Care System within the Veterans Health Care Administration (VHA) Innovators Network part-time since October 2016, and full-time since April 2018. She loves to empower others, ignite curiosity, and wonder about what’s possible. Prior to her work in the Innovators Network, she held leadership roles in implementing programs for prevention, integrative and complementary care, and health behavior change at the VA. She has extensive experience and training in facilitation and advancing learning in adults. She has a PhD in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University.
    Partner and SVP
    Cody Simms is Partner and Senior Vice President at Techstars – the global platform for startup investment and innovation – and works as a steward of Techstars’ equity investments and venture capital funds for one of the most active early-stage venture investors in the world. Cody works at the board level with companies including WELL Health, Tasso, Two Bit Circus, StatMuse, Voatz and more. Earlier in his career, Cody held roles including Chief Product Officer at StumbleUpon, Vice President of Product Management at Yahoo, and Product Manager at The New York Times, Sprint, and NBC Internet / Cody holds an M.A. in Transnational Communication and Global Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and is a Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Kansas with a B.A. in History and East Asian Languages and Cultures with emphasis on Mandarin Chinese.
    Anthem Innovation
    As Anthem’s Innovation Ecosystem leader, Kristen is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and launch of strategic partnerships. Her diverse background in technology, accounting, and sales, accelerates Anthem’s vision to create a digital-first healthcare system by collaborating with startups, non-profits, and other key stakeholders in the health and fintech ecosystem. Key to Anthem Innovation’s success is Kristen’s leadership and facilitation of open communication between Anthem partners, collaborators, internal teams, and it’s members.    Kristen previously worked for Deloitte, facilitating Innovation and Healthcare projects, and curating strategic partnerships with leading universities. She is a Graduate of Wake Forest University where she obtained a Master’s of Science in Accounting and the University of North Carolina Asheville where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Accounting.
    Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Professor of Practice
    Khalifa University of Science and Technology
    Dr. Steven Griffiths is Senior Vice President for Research and Development and Professor of Practice at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. At Khalifa University, he oversees the development and implementation of the university’s research strategy and operations. Among his activities external to Khalifa University, Dr. Griffiths is advisor to the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science, a Zayed Sustainability Prize Selection Committee member, a member of the Dubai Future Council on Energy, an elected member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee and a member of the Global Governance of Artificial Intelligence Experts Working Group. He is also Associate Editor and Editorial Board member of Elsevier’s international journal Energy Strategy Reviews, Associate Editor and Editorial Board member of Springer’s international journal Energy Transitions and a non-resident Fellow of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. His recent work includes examination of the convergence of machine intelligence and culture in low-carbon energy transitions. Dr. Griffiths holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
    Deputy CEO
    Life Sciences Queensland (LSQ)
    Dr Nagaraj Gopisetty is the Deputy CEO of Life Sciences Queensland and heads the business development program - Life Sciences Catalyst. The LS Catalyst program is a platform delivering targeted initiatives and services to support Queensland based Life Science Startups and entrepreneurs and facilitate the growth of Queensland's life sciences industry. Nagaraj is an innovation architect with a proven track record in technology translation and commercialisation. Prior to joining LSQ, Nagaraj was the Business Development and Innovation Education Manager at the Translational Research Institute. He also worked as a technology transfer professional within Australian Universities and medical research institutes along with short working stints within government, a biotechnology start-up and leading multi-national pharmaceutical companies. He is experienced in business development, research translation and commercialisation, intellectual property management, contract and licence negotiations, projects management. He is also experienced in facilitating alliance management and stakeholder engagement involving partnerships with academia, clinicians, industry and other stakeholders. Nagaraj holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from India, a Masters in Biotechnology (Hon’s) from Griffith University and a PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Queensland. He also has an MBA from the University of Newcastle. He is an active mentor on the IMNIS program, grant reviewer on government and private funding schemes and represents on a number of key working groups and steering committees Nagaraj is passionately interested in education and training programs aimed at improving current practices and processes within the knowledge exchange, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship in the life sciences sector.
    Activated Patient; Transformation Catalyst; VP
    Anthem Innovation
    Mariya Filipova leads Anthem’s Innovation function and oversees a network of ecosystem hubs across the country. She also leads a portfolio of initiatives that accelerate Anthem’s transformation into an AI-first company taking full advantage of exponential technologies and new business models. Mariya’s personal journey as a patient fuels her passion for lasting change in healthcare, her work has been recognized by Business Insider’s 30 under 40, The Harvard Business School Association of Boston and others. Mariya’s past experience as an entrepreneur and wall street analyst has shaped her perspective on transformation in closely regulated industries in Europe and the United States. She is a trusted advisor to both healthcare veterans and new entrants, from established industry leaders to start-ups in e-commerce, retail, and tech.  Mariya previously led Deloitte’s global Future of Work Program Office, a portfolio of investments that use exponential technologies (e.g. blockchain, artificial intelligence) to redefine the way we do and monetize work.  She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics, summa cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College. She remains active in her alumni community where she serves on the Board of Governors for the Harvard Business School Association of Boston. She is currently based in Boston, MA.
    VP of Partnerships and Strategic Engagements
    XPRIZE Foundation
    Andrew Tauhert is VP of Partnerships and Strategic Engagements at XPRIZE. He and his team focus on establishing strategic relationships and ecosystems to advance the goals of both XPRIZE and its partners - aligning XPRIZE among a system of entities globally such that each partner contributes to and benefit from XPRIZE’s prizes, initiatives and platforms. Andrew also maintains a leadership position in the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance COVID-19 responsive initiative as well as the XPRIZE Data Collaborative – working with technology, data and other ecosystem partners to use data sciences, machine learning and AI to solve challenges. Prior to XPRIZE, Andrew has had an extensive career driving successful results in large enterprises and startups operating throughout high tech, telecom/networking, data and AI. Andrew is the former COO of Prodea Systems a leader in Internet of Things Solutions as well as Founder and Managing Director of VaticX Inc., a global accelerator with best practices to optimize value creation for growth stage AI, DLT, IoT, and Edge Computing companies.


21 Jul 2020


CEST, Geneva
17:00 - 18:00