Vidya Raman-Tangella has nearly two decades of experience in healthcare innovation, and believes that innovation is about doing things differently. In her former role as Head of Innovation for United HealthCare, as well as with previous roles at Johnson & Johnson, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Vidya focused her work at the intersection of health, technology, and the system to develop unique and compelling solutions to unmet needs. She has championed several partnerships across the healthcare ecosystem and is passionate about harnessing the life changing and life saving power of technology and data.
For over 20 years, Richard has been a successful entrepreneur, thought leader, and creative technologist. As the founder of a media products and services company (now a part of Ericsson), he led numerous ground-breaking interactive media initiatives for Time Warner, Viacom, AOL, Sony, Disney, ABC, FOX, Comedy Central, MTV, Intel, Omnicom, Microsoft, and many others. Additionally, Richard has provided enterprise digital master planning for The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and The American Film Institute (AFI).
Richard is a multiple Emmy® winner working at the intersection of strategy, creative invention, media technology, and consumer experience. Richard co-chairs the Experience Design Working Group at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences promoting industry innovation and excellence in XR, UX, VUI, and AI. Richard was honored by the Hollywood Reporter/Producers Guild of America’s year-end “Digital 50” outstanding media professionals as well as Streaming Magazine’s “Fifty Most Influential People in Streaming.” He is also an eight-time finalist and two-time winner of Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television” and “Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology.”
Steve is a renowned entrepreneur and a professor with deep expertise in a broad set of technologies, including VR, robotics, computer vision, filtering, sensor fusion, AI, control systems, and perceptual psychology. Until recently, he was the Chief Scientist of VR/AR/MR at Huawei, and prior to that, the Chief Scientist at Oculus VR until its $2 billion Facebook acquisition in 2014.
Since 2001, he has been a professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign while also teaching courses at Stanford and Iowa State. He has three books published on VR and robotics, and over 150 scientific articles. Steve holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Experienced Engineering Executive with a 20 year history of successfully and rapidly growing product engineering teams. A seasoned startup veteran with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. A mobile pioneer with well over a decade of shipping apps/games for both iOS and Android as well as named inventor on multiple patents. Peter, specializes in high traffic, high volume systems for mobile who loves to innovate and inspire everywhere he can.
As one of the first digital producers in LA, Dina comes to us from leading advertising agencies Ogilvy, McCann, Deutsch, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Wieden+Kennedy. She was a copywriter and broadcast producer before jumping into never-been-done-before digital experiences. She brings perspective from roles in client services, creative development, integrated production and new business.
For 20 years Dina led campaign and product delivery for clients including Apple, HP, Lexus, Infiniti, Honda, EA Sports, ESPN, Mattel, Disney, A&E, Levi’s, Revlon and McDonald’s. While building digital departments, she launched experiments using new technology for Sprint, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Nissan, Google, CNN and Microsoft. These teams have been honored by Cannes Cyber Lions, The Webbys, FWA, D&AD Awards and Ad Age Awards.
Danny is currently the VP of AI and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies. He joined Unity from Uber, where he was the head of machine learning, leading the efforts to build the world’s most versatile Machine Learning platform to support Uber’s hyper growth. Previously, he was the General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning — an AWS product that offers Machine Learning as a Cloud Service.
Before Amazon, he was Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he led a product team focused on large-scale Machine Learning for Big Data. He also spent 8 years on Speech Recognition Systems, first as CTO of General Magic, Inc., then through his work on General Motor’s OnStar Virtual Advisor, one of the largest deployments of an intelligent personal assistant until Siri. Danny started his career as a Computer Scientist at IBM Research. He holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark. He is a member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society and has several patents to his credit.
Ted Schilowitz Ted is currently the Futurist in Residence at Paramount Pictures, working with technology teams at both Viacom and Paramount. Prior to that, he was the Futurist at 20th Century Fox where he worked on the evolving art and science of advanced motion picture creation. Ted was founding member, first employee, and integral part of the product development team at RED Digital Cinema, which has made a significant impact on the Motion Picture Industry, with many of the world’s biggest movies now being shot with these ultra-high resolution digital movie cameras.
He is also one of the founders and creators of the G-Tech product line of advanced hard drive storage products that are implemented worldwide for professional Television and Multimedia content creation. He has been featured in Wired, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, NBC, Studio Daily, Videography, Film and Video, DV magazine, TV Technology, HD Video Pro Magazine, Digital Television Magazine, Engadget, Gizmodo, Millimeter, American Cinematographer, MacWorld, Post magazine, Popular Science, LA Times and countless other trade publications and mainstream press, discussing technology and product advancements in his areas of expertise.
Todd Carlisle is currently the VP of People at Ipsy, an online beauty subscription and media company. Prior to that, as the VP of HR at Twitter, he led the global teams of HR Business Partners, People Analytics, HR Systems, and Recruiting.
Before Twitter, Todd spent 11 years at Google where he founded the People Analytics team, was a Director of Recruiting whose teams hired 5000 people, and acted as a Director of HR for the Trust & Safety team. His work at on topics such as scientific hiring, the wisdom of crowds, and performance management has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National Public Radio, and the Harvard Business Review. Todd has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Texas A&M University.
Harry Nelson is the founder and Managing Partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLP, the largest sole healthcare and life sciences law firm in Los Angeles. Harry has earned a national reputation as a leading expert on the future of U.S. healthcare, and is frequently called on to make sense of the most complex aspects of our healthcare system, delivering valuable insights for healthcare providers, government, consumers, employers, and investors.
Government regulators and policymakers have turned to Nelson to advise on the most sensitive and challenging emerging health policy issues. He testifies regularly as an expert on healthcare compliance standards, including data privacy, corporate practice of medicine, and other issues.
He is also the co-author of the 2017 book, From ObamaCare to Trumpcare: Why You Should Care, about the past, present and future of U.S. health policy. Harry has been recognized by Best Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, and received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating annually since 2010.
Kathy is a transformational people and operations leader with an extensive background in human resources, marketing, and business development. She has more than 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor to companies including Snap, Inc. where she most recently served as its VP Human Resources. She has expertise in building operational excellence and strong cultures and has helped scale and transform many companies through roles including EVP of HR at NBCUniversal, Sr, VP of HR at Comcast Entertainment, and Head of HR at DreamWorks Animation, and VP New Business Development & Communications at BBDO.
Arnaud is a digital strategist, innovator and builder of engaging consumer experiences. He has led multiple large-scale digital transformations and has launched the Apple Watch | Nike+ running app and Disney Movies Anywhere, both widely profiled in the media. He has gained industry recognition as a member of the World Economic Forum Media Council and a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
He is currently Chief Digital Officer at Viking Cruises and has held senior positions at Nike, The Walt Disney Company, Shaw Communications, and Microsoft. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Swiss Institute of Technology, has filed 50 patents, and is an advisor to start-ups and entrepreneurs.