Healthcare Innovation in the Digital Age

Technologies Transforming the Frontier of Patient Care

The same technologies transforming our society are poised to address the world’s biggest problems in healthcare. Explore the ecosystem of researchers, clinicians, technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors working to bring cutting-edge technologies to market with a series of impactful conversations on how robotics and data are changing the landscape of patient care.

Hosted by Santé, Silicon Valley Bank, and the Texas Innovation Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
Networking reception to follow. SXSW badge not required. Open to the public.

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Monday, March 14, 2022

12 – 5 PM CT

The University of Texas at Austin
Engineering Education and Research Center
2501 Speedway, Austin, Texas 78712

Doors Open

12 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

12:30 PM

Sharon L. Wood, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost
The University of Texas at Austin

Featured Presenter

1 PM

The Future of Healthcare Technology:
How Philanthropy Views Investment and Risk

The Honorable France Córdova, Ph.D.
President of the Science Philanthropy Alliance
14th Director of the National Science Foundation

Conversation Starter

1:45 PM

Healthcare Trends

Jonathan Norris
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Fireside Chat #1

2 PM

Transforming Clinical Care with Healthcare Data:
The Promise, Pitfalls, and Path to Enable Novel Technologies to Improve Health Outcomes

Eric Epstein
Principal, Santé

Michael Blum, MD
Chief Executive Officer, BeeKeeperAI

Professor Mia K. Markey, Ph.D.
Director of the Biomedical Informatics Lab, The University of Texas at Austin

Phoebe L. Yang
General Manager, Amazon Web Services

Isaac Zaworski
President, Sectra

Fireside Chat #2

3 PM

Digitization of Surgery:
How Robotics and AI are Transforming Medical Intervention

Ben Johnson
Head of Early Stage Life Science, Silicon Valley Bank

Professor Farshid Alambeigi, Ph.D.
Director of the Advanced Robotic Technologies for Surgery Lab, The University of Texas at Austin

Joëlle Barral, Ph.D.
Head, Verily Surgical, a Division of Verily Life Sciences

Dennis McWilliams
Partner, Santé

Ozanan Meireles, MD
Co-founder and Director of the Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Library
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Longhorn Tech Nation Startup Pitches

4 PM

Van N. Truskett, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Texas Innovation Center

Ashley Jennings
Managing Director, Texas Innovation Center

Pitches from UT Austin Startups
Prof. Tanya Hutter, Ph.D.

Longhorn Life Sciences
Miles Massida
Co-Founder, CEO

Aperiam Bio
Austin Cole, Ph.D.
Founder, CEO

Harmonic Bionics
Youngmok Yun, Ph.D.

Networking Reception

5 PM

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