Artificial Intelligence | April 8–10, 2019 | Boston, MA USA

Past Forum: 2018

Summary

The 2018 Forum focused on the advancements and opportunities of Artificial Intelligence.

The event brought together industry-leading CEOs, digital experts, investors and deal makers to share perspectives on how cognitive computation, machine learning, and big data are having a transformative impact on patient care. International experts were joined by attendees from the senior ranks of the information technology, life science, pharmaceutical, government and health care investment communities, as well as top Harvard faculty and staff.

In addition to examining the cutting-edge issues in the field, the Forum featured presentations from emerging leaders called First Look, the Discovery Café featuring senior academic and industry experts, and the “Disruptive Dozen”—12 AI emerging technologies with the potential to revolutionize the breadth of health care.

Keynoters

Jensen Huang
Jensen Huang

CEO, NVIDIA

Vasant Narasimhan, MD
Vasant Narasimhan, MD

CEO, Novartis

Atul Gawande, MD
Atul Gawande, MD

Executive Director, Ariadne Labs; Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery, HMS; Surgeon, BWH

Seema Verma
Seema Verma

Administrator, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

Kieran Murphy
Kieran Murphy

CEO, GE Healthcare

Paul Ricci
Paul Ricci

CEO, Nuance

Frans van Houten
Frans van Houten

CEO, Philips

Diana Nole
Diana Nole

CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health

Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD
Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD

CMO, CSO & SVP Oncology, Flatiron Health

Jeffrey Leiden, MD, PhD
Jeffrey Leiden, MD, PhD

CEO, Vertex

Bernd-Montag, PhD
Bernd Montag, PhD

CEO, Siemens Healthineers

John Kelly, PhD
John Kelly, PhD

SVP, Cognitive Solutions and Research, IBM

Susan Tousi
Susan Tousi

SVP, Product Development, Illumina, Inc.

Lisa Maki
Lisa Maki

Co-Founder, Director, PokitDok

Jonathan Rothberg, PhD
Jonathan Rothberg, PhD

Founder and CEO, Butterfly Network

Jay Bradner, MD
Jay Bradner, MD

President, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Thomas Lynch, MD
Thomas Lynch, MD

EVP and CSO, R&D, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Sean Harper, MD
Sean Harper, MD

EVP, R&D, Amgen

Andrew Hopkins
Andrew Hopkins

CEO, Exscientia

Meg Tirrell
Meg Tirrell

Reporter, CNBC

Panels

Day One: Monday, April 23, 2018

First Look: The Next Wave of AI Breakthroughs in Health Care

Early career Harvard Medical School investigators kicked-off the World Medical Innovation Forum with rapid fire presentations of their high potential new technologies. Nineteen rising stars from Brigham Health and Massachusetts General Hospital highlighted the potential of their research in artificial intelligence, cognitive computation, machine learning, and big data in ten minute presentations. This session was designed for investors, entrepreneurs, investigators, donors and others who share a passion for accelerating the application of high impact technologies to the benefit of patients.

Discovery Café: The Future of AI in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Introducer
  • Rebecca Listfield, PhD, Director, Licensing, Innovation, PHS
Moderators
  • Jeffrey Golden, MD, Chair, Department of Pathology, BWH; Ramzi S. Cotran Professor of Pathology, HMS
  • David Louis, MD, Pathologist-in-Chief, MGH; Benjamin Castleman Professor of Pathology, HMS
Panelists
  • John Higgins, MD, Associate Pathologist, MGH; Associate Professor, HMS
  • Jochen Lennerz, MD, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Integrated Diagnostics, MGH; Assistant Professor, Pathology, HMS
  • Reiko Nishihara, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology, BWH; Assistant Professor, Pathology, HMS
  • Kun-Hsing Yu, MD, PhD, Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Informatics, HMS

Discovery Café: Technology and AI in Anesthesiology

Introducer
  • Emy Chen, PhD, Director, Licensing, Innovation, PHS
Moderators
  • James Rathmell, MD, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, BWH; Leroy D. Vandam Professor of Anaesthesia, HMS
  • Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD, Anesthetist-in-Chief, MGH; Henry Isasiah Dorr Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia, HMS
Panelists
  • Christopher Connor, MD, PhD, Member of the Faculty of Anaesthesia, BWH; Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, HMS
  • William Driscoll, Director, Perioperative Clinical Engineering and IT Systems, MGH
  • Dusan Hanidziar, MD, PhD, Anesthesiologist and Intensivist, MGH
  • James Philip, MD, Anesthesiologist and Director of Clinical Bioengineering, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, BWH; Professor of Anaesthesia, HMS
  • Kyan Safavi, MD, Critical Care Fellow, MGH

Discovery Café: The Future of AI in Neurosciences

Introducer
  • Glenn Miller, PhD, Market Sector Leader, Innovation, PHS
Moderators
  • David Silbersweig, MD, Chair, Department of Psychiatry, BWH; Professor of Psychiatry, HMS
  • Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, Vice-Chair, Neurology, Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, MGH; Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, HMS
Panelists
  • Sydney Cash, MD, PhD, Epileptologist, Department of Neurology, MGH; Associate Professor of Neurology, HMS
  • Maurizio Fava, MD, Director, Division of Clinical Research, MGH; Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Research & Professor of Psychiatry, HMS
  • Oliver Harrison, MD, CEO, Telefonica Alpha Health

Discovery Café: Intelligence in Sight: How Machine Learning Will Impact Ophthalmology

Introducer
  • Mehul Mehta, MD, Vice President, Strategy and Global Programs, Partners HealthCare International, PHS
Moderators
  • Joan Miller, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and MGH; Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology, HMS
  • Lucia Sobrin, MD, Director, Morse Laser Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, HMS
Presenter
  • Lily Peng, MD, PhD, Product Manager, Google
Panelists
  • Lloyd Aiello MD, PhD, Director, Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, MEE; Vice Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Professor of Ophthalmology, HMS
  • John Miller, MD, Director, Retinal Imaging, MEE; Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, HMS
  • Louis Pasquale, MD, Director, Glaucoma Service and Ophthalmology Telemedicine program, MEE; Professor of Ophthalmology, HMS

Discovery Café: Workforce: Humans, Machines and the Future Delivery of Care

Introducer
  • Meredith Fisher, PhD, Partner, Innovation, PHS
Moderator
  • Susan Hockfield, PhD, Board Member, PHS; President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience, MIT
Panelists
  • Katherine Andriole, PhD, Director of Research Strategy and Operations, MGH & BWH CCDS; Associate Professor of Radiology, HMS
  • Robert Birnbaum, MD, PhD, Professional Development & Implementation Science, PHS; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HMS
  • Glenn Cohen, Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics, Harvard Law School
  • Piyush Mathur, Global Head of Workforce Analytics, Johnson and Johnson
  • William Thorwarth, MD, CEO, American College of Radiology

Discovery Café: Innovation Fellows: A New Tool

Moderator / Introducer
  • Seema Basu, PhD, Market Sector Leader, Innovation, PHS
Panelists
  • Raolat Abdulai, MD, Associate Director, AstraZeneca; former Clinical and research Fellow, BWH
  • Nathalie Agar, PhD, Research Scientist, Neurosurgery, BWH; Associate Professor, HMS
  • Paul Anderson, MD, PhD, Chief Academic Officer, BWH; SVP of Research, BWH; K. Frank Austen Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • Valerie Humblet, PhD, Head of Research and Development, Collagen Medical
    Harry Orf, PhD, SVP, Research, MassGeneral Research Institute, MGH; Principal Associate, HMS

Discovery Café: Data Security

Introducer
  • Andrea Messina, Director, Business Development, Innovation, PHS
Moderator
  • John Pyhtila, PhD, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, PHS
Panelists
  • Jigar Kadakia, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, PHS
  • Carl Kraenzel, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, IBM Watson Health
  • Stephen McHale, Managing Partner, 23Bell LLC

Reflecting on the Impact of AI at the Bed and the Bench: Chairs Roundtable

  • Sue Siegel, CIO and CEO, Business Innovations, GE
  • Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, Chief Data Science Officer, PHS; Vice Chairman, Radiology, MGH; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS
  • Anne Klibanski, MD, Chief Academic Officer, PHS; Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine, Academic Dean for Partners, HMS; 2018 Forum Co-Chair
  • Calum MacRae, MD, PhD, Vice Chair for Scientific Innovation, Department of Medicine, BWH; Chief Executive, One Brave Idea, BWH; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; 2017 Forum Co-Chair
  • Gregg Meyer, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, PHS; Professor of Medicine, MGH and HMS; 2018 Forum Co-Chair
  • Anthony Rosenzweig, MD, Chief, Cardiology Division, MGH; Professor of Medicine, HMS; 2017 Forum Co-Chair

Can AI Based Drug Development Feed A Hungry Pipeline?

  • Anthony Philippakis, MD, PhD, Chief Data Officer, Broad Institute; Cardiologist, BWH; Venture Partner, Google Ventures
  • Sean Harper, MD, EVP, R&D, Amgen
  • Andrew Hopkins, CEO, Exscientia
  • Sekar Kathiresan, MD, Director, Center for Genomic Medicine, MGH; Ofer and Shelly Nemirovsky MGH Research Scholar; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • Thomas Lynch, MD, EVP and CSO, R&D, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Niven Narain, CEO, BERG

Smart EHRs: AI for All

  • O’Neil Britton, MD, SVP and CMO, MGH
  • Dan Burton, CEO, Health Catalyst
  • Seth Hain, Director, Analytics & Machine Learning, Epic
  • Sudhir Kulkarni, President, Digital, Persistent Systems
  • Noga Leviner, CEO, Picnic Health
  • Diana Nole, CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health

AI and the Cost of Trials: The Impact of Real World and Real Time Evidence

  • Krishna Yeshwant, MD, Partner, Google Ventures; Instructor in Medicine, BWH
  • Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD, CMO, CSO & SVP Oncology, Flatiron Health
  • Ramesh Durvasula, PhD, VP, Research IT, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Colin Hill, CEO, GNS Healthcare
  • Jackie Hunter, PhD, CEO, BenevolentAI
  • Joseph Scheeren, PharmD, Senior Advisor, R&D, Bayer
  • Stephen Wiviott, MD, Executive Director, Clinical Trials Office, PHS; Cardiologist, BWH; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS

Day Two: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Will AI Bend the Cost and Access Curve

  • Timothy Ferris, MD, CEO, MGPO
  • Roy Beveridge, MD, SVP and CMO, Humana
  • Leonard D’Avolio, PhD, CEO, Cyft, Inc.
  • Peter Orszag, PhD, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking and Managing Director, Lazard Freres

Drug Therapy Redefined Through Machine Learning

  • Jean-François Formela, MD, Partner, Atlas Venture
  • Jay Bradner, MD, President, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
  • Mark Murcko, PhD, CSO, Relay Therapeutics
  • Georgia Papathomas, PhD, Global Head of Data Sciences, Johnson & Johnson
  • Eric Perakslis, PhD, CSO, Datavant
  • Gregg Talbert, PhD, Global Head of Digital and Personalized Health Care Partnering, Roche

1:1 Fireside Chat: Atul Gawande, MD

  • John Fish, CEO, Suffolk; Chairman of Board Trustees, Brigham Health
  • Elizabeth Nabel, MD, President, Brigham Health; Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • Atul Gawande, MD, Executive Director, Ariadne Labs; Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery, HMS; Surgeon, BWH

Data Engineering in Health Care: Liberating Value

  • Mark Michalski, MD, Executive Director, MGH & BWH CCDS
  • Iain Buchan, MD, Director of Healthcare Research, Microsoft Research
  • Patricia Florissi, VP and Global CTO, Sales, Dell EMC
  • James Mault, MD, SVP and CMO, Qualcomm Life
  • Greg Moore, MD, PhD, VP, Healthcare, Google Cloud
  • Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD, Chief Research Information Officer, PHS; Professor of Neurology, HMS
  • Timothy Tuttle, PhD, CTO, Cognitive Collaboration Group, Cisco

1:1 Fireside Chat: Jensen Huang, CEO, NVIDIA

  • Scott Sperling, Co-President, Thomas H Lee Partners; Chairman of the Board of Directors, PHS
  • Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, Chief Data Science Officer, PHS; Vice Chairman, Radiology, MGH; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS
  • Jensen Huang, CEO, NVIDIA

1:1 Fireside Chat: Paul Ricci, CEO, Nuance

  • Cathy Minehan, Managing Director, Arlington Advisory Partners; Chairman, Board of Trustees, MGH
  • James Brink, MD, Chief, Department of Radiology, MGH; Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology, HMS
  • Paul Ricci, CEO, Nuance

AI and Gene Sequencing

  • Heidi Rehm, PhD, Chief Laboratory Director, Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, PHS Personalized Medicine; Associate Professor of Pathology, BWH and HMS
  • Gad Getz, PhD, Director, Bioinformatics Program, Cancer Center and Department of Pathology, MGH; Director, Institute Member, Broad Institute; Associate Professor of Pathology, HMS
  • Long Le, MD, PhD, Director, Computational Pathology and Director, Technology Development, Center for Integrated Diagnostics, MGH; Assistant Professor, Pathology, HMS
  • Gabriel Otte, CEO, Freenome
  • Morten Sogaard, PhD, VP & Global Head, WRD Genome Sciences & Technologies, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Susan Tousi, SVP, Product Development, Illumina, Inc.

Tangible Returns on the AI Value Proposition

  • Meg Tirrell, Reporter, CNBC
  • Joe Cunningham, MD, Managing Director, Santé Ventures
  • Roger Kitterman, VP, Venture, Innovation, PHS
  • Amir Nashat, PhD, Partner, Polaris Partners
  • Vijay Pande, PhD, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Lei Yang, PhD, Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital

CEO Roundtable: The AI Opportunity as Foundational Change

  • Peter Slavin, MD, President, MGH
  • Frans van Houten, CEO, Philips
  • Jeffrey Leiden, MD, PhD, CEO, Vertex
  • Bernd Montag, PhD, CEO, Siemens Healthineers
  • Kieran Murphy, CEO, GE Healthcare

Regulating AI in Health Care, Requirements and Challenges

  • Michael Jaff, DO, President, NWH, PHS, Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • Fabien Beckers, PhD, CEO, Arterys
  • Hilary Malone, PhD, Chief Regulatory Officer, Sanofi
  • Todd McNitt, VP and GM, Healthcare Digital Solutions, GE Healthcare
  • Bakul Patel, Associate Director for Digital Health, FDA

AI in Hospital Environments: The Learning Provider

  • Adam Landman, MD, VP and CIO, Brigham Health
  • Samuel Aronson, Executive Director, IT, Personalized Medicine, PHS
  • A.G. Breitenstein, Partner, Optum Ventures
  • Neil de Crescenzo, CEO, Change Healthcare
  • Mudit Garg, MD, CEO, Qventus
  • Lisa Maki, Co-Founder, Director, PokitDok

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Reconceiving Medical Devices in an AI Dominated Environment

  • Pat Fortune, PhD, VP, Market Sectors, Innovation, PHS
  • Charles Cadieu, PhD, CEO, Bay Labs
  • Richard Kuntz, MD, SVP, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Medtronic
  • Jonathan Rothberg, PhD, Founder and CEO, Butterfly Network
  • Jagmeet Singh, MD, PhD, Associate Chief, Cardiology Division, MGH; Professor of Medicine, HMS

1:1 Fireside Chat: Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • Gregg Meyer, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, PHS; Professor of Medicine, MGH and HMS; '18 Forum Co-Chair
  • Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Fireside Chat: Paying for AI: Thinking Strategically About Reimbursement and Acceptance

  • Peter Markell, EVP Administration and Finance, CFO and Treasurer, PHS
  • Patrick Conway, MD, CEO, BCBS of North Carolina
  • Eric Murphy, CEO, OptumInsight & Enterprise Growth Officer, Optum

1:1 Fireside Chat: Vasant Narasimhan, MD, CEO, Novartis

  • Gregg Meyer, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, PHS; Professor of Medicine, MGH and HMS
  • Vasant Narasimhan, MD, CEO, Novartis

Machine Learning in Image Analysis: A Diagnostician’s Best Friend…or Replacement?

  • Giles Boland, MD, Chair, Department of Radiology, BWH;
  • Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology, HMS
  • Andrew Beck, MD, PhD, CEO, PathAI
  • Eyal Gura, Co-Founder and Chairman, Zebra Medical Vision
  • Dorin Comaniciu, PhD, VP, Medical Imaging Technology, Siemens Healthineers
  • Karim Karti, CEO, GE Healthcare Imaging
  • Constance Lehman, MD, PhD, Chief, Breast Imaging Division, MGH; Professor of Radiology, HMS

1:1 Fireside Chat: John Kelly, PhD, SVP, Cognitive Solutions and Research, IBM

  • James Noga, VP and CIO, PHS
  • John Kelly, PhD, SVP, Cognitive Solutions and Research, IBM

Illuminating the Path to Clinician Empowerment

  • Sree Chaguturu, MD, VP, Population Health Management, PHS
  • Peter Durlach, SVP, New Business Development, Healthcare Division, Nuance
  • Dennis Schmuland, MD, Chief Health Strategy Officer, US Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft
  • Punit Soni, CEO, Robin AI
  • David Ting, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, MGPO

Disruptive Dozen: 12 AI Technologies That Will Reinvent Care

  • Katherine Andriole, PhD, Director of Research Strategy and Operations, MGH & BWH CCDS; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS
  • Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, Chief Data Science Officer, PHS; Vice Chairman, Radiology, MGH; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS

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