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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 / Who Will Be Speaking / What You’ll Learn / See Who’s Attending


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.


Justin Silver, MBA 2008, Business Development, Healthagen

Jon Puz, MBA 2008, Vice President, Shields Pharmacy Services

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


         Philip Pfrang
         Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Deloitte & Touche

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


            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 Maguire,
MBA 1985 

Founding Partner,
Polaris Partners 

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

Brad Fluegel
Chief Strategy Officer,

Jim Foreman
Managing Director,
Towers Watson

Matthew Levin
EVP & Head of Strategy,
Aon Corporation


Breakfast Roundtables

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.

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

Closes October 29, 2014 

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