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HBS Healthcare Alumni Annual Conference
November 6 & 7, 2014

Healthcare is a dynamic industry, where new technologies, providers, regulations, and trends continually join the marketplace. One thing remains constant - the need to be connected to people, information, organizations, and education. This year’s conference will bring together individuals who are not only industry leaders but are changing the very nature of the business of healthcare.

What’s Going On / What You’ll Learn 

Spotlight Speakers

Regina E Herzlinger, PhD
Professor of Business Administration, 
Harvard Business School

Jonathan Bush, MBA 1997
President & CEO,
athenahealth Inc

 Innovating in Healthcare

Keynote Address 

Disrupting the Status Quo in Health Care

Interview by Julie Rovner

The State of Healthcare Finance



There has been significant activity in the healthcare markets during 2014. Looking ahead, the experts all have different opinions as to where consolidations will happen and venture, private equity, and public markets are headed. One observation is for sure – there are many opportunities and plenty of money to be made.

Part I:  Acquisitions, Mergers, Inversions, and More
Where Healthcare M&A is at and What’s Ahead


         Philip Phrang, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Deloitte

Part II: Boom or Bust? Lean in or Pull Back? Long or Short?
Where Should You Invest in the Coming Months
          With Live Polling of Guests


         Jon Puz, MBA 2008, Vice President, Shields Pharmacy Services
         Justin Silver, MBA 2008, EVP of Corporate Development, ABILITY Network


         Jeff Crisan, MBA 2002, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
         Bill Geary, General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
         Justin Klein, JD, MD
, Partner, NEA
         Bong Koh, MD, MBA 2004, Partner, Venrock 
         Jack Young, Director, Qualcomm Life Fund

Industry Focused Tracks

The ACA: What’s Done, What’s Coming and
What You Need to Know

The Digital Health Revolution 

New Models for
Drug Development

Emerging Business Opportunity
or Passing Fancy?

John Kelliher
Senior Managing Director,
Marwood Group

Michael Dal Bello,
MBA 2002

Investment Partner,
Pritzker Group

Gary Gottlieb, MD
President & CEO,
Partners HealthCare System

Steve Plochocki
NextGen Systems

John Polanowicz
Secretary, Executive Office
Health and Human Services,
State of Massachusetts

Sandy Carter, MBA 1989
General Manager,
IBM Ecosystem Development

Todd Cozzens, PMD 1990
Sequoia Capital

Joe Kvedar, MD
Founder & Director,
Partners Center for
Connected Health

Michael Pellini MD
President & CEO,
Foundation Medicine

O Prem Das, PhD
Chief Research Development
Officer, Office of Research &
Technology Ventures
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

DA Gros, MBA 2002 
Chief Strategy Officer, Sanofi  

Terry McGuire,
MBA 1985 

Founding Partner,
Polaris Partners 

John Orloff, MD
VP of BioScience R&D, Baxter International 

Jim Foreman
Managing Director,
Towers Watson

Matthew Levin
EVP & Head of Strategy,
Aon Corporation

Tom Sondergeld
 Senior Director of
 Benefits & Well-Being,


Roundtable Discussions

One of the popular conference sessions, Roundtable Discussions, get executives swapping valuable ideas and experiences on some of the most important issues facing the business of healthcare.  They are being held Friday, November 7 over breakfast, from 7:15-8:30 am.  This year’s offerings include:

1 / Philanthropy’s Role in Drug Development: Models for De-Risking Investment

2 / New Pharma Innovation Models

3 / Accelerating Drug Discovery Through Knowledge Graphs

4 / Financing the Future Healthcare Industry

5 / The Future of Wellness Programs

6 / Connected Health Solutions - How BioPharma Can Realize ROI

7 / Healthcare Data Analytics – Today, What's Trending, Tectonic Shifts

8 / Consumer Driven Healthcare:  Business Models & Products of the Future

9 / Medical Tourism - A Viable Global Market?

10 / Population Health & ACOs

11 / Bundled Payments & The ACA

12 / Ebola:  What Can Be Done?  

Enhanced Networking

Networking is the primary reason alumni attend year after year. There will be ample opportunity to gather by industry groups, look up fellow guests in the Attendee Directory (with photos), and schedule on-the-fly meetings - all to make it easier to identify important healthcare connections.



November 6 & 7, 2014


One Bennett Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Rates & Rules

Closed October 29, 2014 

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