Xconomy held a standing room only Healthcare in Transition event on Monday—our last Boston event of the year. We had an off-the-charts collection of speakers, including a robot that wowed everyone, a great sponsor and host, and, most importantly, a fantastic audience that even laughed at panelist jokes.
The program was kicked off by Bryan Sivak, the new CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who gave us a glimpse at some true government innovation initiatives underway. We had a jam-packed program following Bryan, featuring keynotes by computational guru Stephen Wolfram and a riveting telepresence demo of the RP-VITA healthcare robot led by Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot, and (from Santa Barbara) Yulun Wang, CEO of InTouch Health, who was the “face” of the robot. In addition, the program included lightning panels on the cloud and healthcare post-election, big data in health, consumer healthcare, a chat with leading investors, and more. (Ten takeaways from the conference here.)
A heartfelt thanks to our speakers, our host Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, our sponsor PerkinElmer, and all of those who attended.
Here are some photos from the afternoon—of the program itself and the great networking sessions—snapped by our visual correspondent Keith Spiro of KeithSpiroPhoto courtesy of Kendall PRess. We hope you enjoy them.