Judges

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IFEOMA AJUNWA, JD, PHD

Fellow, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University

Ifeoma Ajunwa is a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. Dr. Ajunwa’s law review article, “Limitless Worker Surveillance” examining the protection of employee health data with Kate Crawford and Jason Schultz was endorsed by the NYTimes editorial board. Dr. Ajunwa has also been invited to testify before the EEOC regarding concerns about Big Data in the workplace.  She has published extensively on issues having to do with organizations, health, employment, and discrimination, including in Harvard Business Review, the California Law Review, The Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, etc.  Dr. Ajunwa is a nationally-recognized expert on biotechnological and employment issues and has been invited to present her research before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB); her commentary has been featured in the NYTimes, Bloomberg News, CNN, and Nature Biotechnology, among other media outlets.

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NICOLE BELL

Founder and Executive Director, Cambia Grove

As a Founder of Cambia Grove and its Executive Director, Nicole Bell works to catalyze a community committed to making health care more sustainable and accountable to individuals and their families. The space provides a place for health care innovators to convene and develop new solutions. Through its programming the space supports the growth and vitality of a regional ecosystem that reaches from Oregon up to British Columbia. Nicole has 20 years in the healthcare industry including 10 years at a hospital review firm, working with hospital clients nationwide to drive value; while there she led opening a second office for the firm. Nicole joined Cambia Health Solutions in April 2008 and led the development and implementation of transformative provider reimbursement initiatives including accountable care organizations and an award-winning ambulatory intensive care (medical home) program. In 2012, she began supporting Cambia’s investment portfolio by creating and building the business development function and team. After 4 ½ years supporting the success of entrepreneurs and startups, she is now fully dedicated to catalyzing transformation and making key connections at Cambia Grove. Nicole is also on the Board of Directors of Wildflower Health and Life Science Washington, is a Partner at Social Venture Partners and supports the growth of Big Table.

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JOHN BROWNSTEIN, PHD

Professor, Harvard Medical School, and Chief Innovation Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital

John Brownstein, PhD is a Professor at Harvard Medical School and is the Chief Innovation Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital. He also directs the Computational Epidemiology Lab and the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator both at Boston Children’s. He was trained as an epidemiologist at Yale University. Overall, his work aims to have translation impact on the surveillance, control and prevention of disease. He has been at the forefront of the development and application of data mining and citizen science to public health. In addition to research achievements, this translational impact comes from playing an advisory role to numerous agencies on real-time public health surveillance including HHS, DHS, CDC, IOM, WHO and the White House. He was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to outstanding scientists. Dr. Brownstein is also Uber’s healthcare advisor and co-founder of digital health companies Epidemico and Circulation. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles on epidemiology and public health.

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MICHELE TUCK-PONDER, ESQ

Producer, Diabetes While Black

Michele Tuck-Ponder produces “Diabetes While Black”, a social media movement to provide information and education to help black people better manage Type 2 Diabetes. Her interest stems from a family history riddled by diabetes, causing the premature death of her mother and sister.  She became interested in prevention and better management of diabetes after donating a kidney to her sister in 1986.  A former mayor of Princeton, NJ she has served as a trustee of the Sharing Network of New Jersey and chairs the United Front Against Riverblindness, a NGO headquartered in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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MATT YANCHYSHYN

AWS Technology Partner Solutions Architecture Lead, Amazon Web Services

Matt Yanchyshyn leads the AWS Technology Partner Solutions Architecture team at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Matt joined AWS five years ago, and feels privileged to have witnessed the incredible explosion of cloud adoption across multiple market segments. His team works with the world’s largest software and hardware companies to build innovative, secure, and high-performance solutions in the cloud. Matt has worked in the digital media and cloud computing industry for 10+ years and has helped hundreds of customers bring compelling AWS-backed solutions to market.