May 16, 2017
FDU, Madison


HealthTech Trends Amidst Uncertainty

With advances in technology, we stand at an unprecedented time for transition and opportunity in healthcare even as federal laws are changing. Providers and healthcare organizations are leveraging big data, health information exchanges, mHealth, and other transformative technologies to advance care, improve clinical outcomes, and enhance the patient experience.

The NJ Tech Council's 7th annual HealthTech Conference will bring together senior-level healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how healthcare is being redefined through technology. Join a diverse group of practitioners, tech executives, funders/payors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders in identifying the opportunities and challenges related to healthcare technology.

Who should attend this event?
• Senior and executive-level decision makers across all aspects of the healthcare technology continuum
• Senior executives and IT specialists at hospitals and healthcare facilities
• IT and communications professionals serving the pharma, biotech, and clinical sectors
• Senior executives in health care financial management
• Entrepreneurs and inventors who are introducing wearables, apps and data analytics products and services.

Registration is now closed. Walk-ins welcome.

VENUE: LENFELL HALL, THE MANSION - Parking Directions - - Parking Pass


1:30 - 2:00 pm: Registration
2:00 - 2:50 pm: Welcome
James Barrood, President and CEO, NJ Tech Council
Michael Avaltroni, Dean, FDU Pharmacy School
Keynote: John Walsh, CTO, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
3:00 - 3:45 pm: Technology Panel
Tom Gordon, SVP and CIO, Virtua
Joseph Carr, CIO, New Jersey Hospital Association [moderator]
Farida Kopti, Director, Chemistry/Pharmacology/HTS Informatics IT, Merck & Co.
Ralph Neuneier, Head of Research, Siemens Corporate Technology
Sashi Padarthy, Business Consulting in Healthcare, Cognizant
3:45 - 4:00 pm: Break
4:00 - 4:45 pm: Innovation Panel
Richard Gearhart, Partner & Founder, Gearhart Law [moderator]
Andrew Goldberg, Co-Founder & COO, HealthVerity, Inc.
Michael Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder, Visikol, Inc.
Craig Limoli, CEO & Co-Founder, WellSheet
Mette Dyhrberg, Founder, Mymee
4:50 - 5:35 pm: Funding Panel
Anthony delCampo, VP, Office of Commercialization and Technology Ventures, Hackensack University Medical Center
Kathleen Coviello, Director of the Technology & Life Sciences Division, NJEDA
James Piacentino, Corporate Strategist, SAP
Michael DePalma, Managing Director, WeFund Health [moderator]
Michael Chuisano, Healthcare Investor
5:35 - 6:30 pm: Networking Reception


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Sponsor The Event



The Mansion - Fairleigh Dickinson University

285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940

FDU Madison


What is the mission of Tech Council? The Tech Council provides business development, education, networking and recognition opportunities as well as advocacy for the state and region‘s technology businesses. By collectively representing tech, life science and tech-related companies and organizations as well as the professional firms that support them, the Tech Council has the unique ability to:
– Offer opportunities to learn, network and grow
– Recognize and promote member companies and their leadership
– Nurture the tech and STEM talent pipelines critical to growth
– Provide access to financing sources and additional resources
– Advocate and support public policy which strengthens our ecosystem

Founded in 1996, the Council is a private, nonprofit membership organization, which supports the tech, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystems across the state and region. It is among the largest and most respected trade organizations of its kind nationwide.

How do I become a member of the Tech Council? The Council is the region’s premier trade association for tech and tech-related companies and organizations. If your company is in the tech or life science industry or is leveraging technology for growth, you may wish to join the Council and benefit from the preferred rate for this Conference and gain all other benefits that come with membership. To learn more about the Council and becoming a member, please contact or call 732 456 5700. If you have another question, please contact Amelia Moore