Xconomy Healthcare + A.I.

Artificial intelligence is starting to seep into many aspects of healthcare and life sciences. There’s no revolution yet---but there may well be in the next few years.

Computer vision, natural language processing, and machine learning are being used to analyze patients’ genomes, medical images, behavior, and other big data. But A.I. technologies still face challenges in terms of business models, regulations, and patient privacy. Which strategies are successful companies, big and small, using to bring artificial intelligence to healthcare? What is the impact and timeline for patients and doctors? And will A.I. systems enhance or replace jobs?

Xconomy is convening an elite group of healthcare and A.I. leaders from New England and beyond for a special half-day forum to discuss these topics: 

  • Healthcare A.I. business models;
  • Impact on patients, doctors, and hospitals;
  • Genome, microbiome, and image analysis; and 
  • Automation and jobs.


12:30 – 1:30

Registration and Networking

1:30 – 1:40

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Bob Buderi, Xconomy

1:40 – 2:10

Healthcare and A.I. Hype vs. Reality

Charles Koontz, GE Healthcare
Shahram Ebadollahi, IBM Watson Health
Jeff Engel, Xconomy (moderator)

2:10 – 2:40

A.I. and the Way to Wellville

Esther Dyson, EDventure Holdings

2:40 – 3:10

A.I. for the Front Lines and Back Office

Paul Bleicher, OptumLabs
Shilpa Lawande, Postscript.us
Jessica Zeaske, GE Ventures (moderator)

3:10 – 3:30

Founder-Investor Story: PathAI

Andrew Beck, PathAI
Jamie Goldstein, Pillar VC

3:30 – 4:00

Networking Break

4:00 – 4:10

Demo: Chatbots for Health

Andrew Le, Buoy Health

4:10 – 4:40

A.I. in Genomics and Drug Discovery

Mirza Cifric, Veritas Genetics
Dan Karlin, Pfizer Innovative Research Lab
Iya Khalil, GNS Healthcare
Rick Newman, IBM (moderator)

4:40 – 4:50

Genome Sequencing and Diagnostics

Miriam Huntley, Zero Day Diagnostics

4:50 – 5:20

Next-Generation Health Management

Girish Venkatachaliah, Athenahealth
Sundeep Bhan, Prognos
Mark Michalski, MGH and BWH Center for Clinical Data Science
Chandra Ramanathan, Bayer (moderator)

5:30 – 6:30

Networking Reception

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Event Info

Date & Time 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:30pm to 6:30pm
610 Main Street