IFEOMA AJUNWA, JD, PHD
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.
JOHN BROWNSTEIN, PHD
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.
Rob Coppedge is the CEO of Echo Health Ventures and leads the company’s efforts to identify, invest in, and grow innovative companies that enable and deliver a transformed experience to healthcare consumers. As part of Echo’s collaboration with its founding partners, Rob works closely with the management teams and boards of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to accelerate their strategies, support opportunities with Echo’s portfolio companies, and more quickly bring meaningful healthcare innovation to national scale. Rob has over 20 years of experience in healthcare venture capital, is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, serves on several healthcare company boards, and is a graduate of Georgetown University.
MICHELE TUCK-PONDER, ESQ
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.
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.