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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


Disrupting the Status Quo
in Health Care

Boom or Bust? Lean in or Pull Back? Long or Short?
With Live Polling of Guests

There has been significant activity in the healthcare markets during 2014. Looking ahead, the experts all have different opinions as to where venture, private equity, and public markets are headed. One observation is for sure -- there's money to be made.


Justin Silver, MBA 2008, Business Development, Healthagen

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


Bill Geary, General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners

Jack Young, Director, Qualcomm Life Fund

Additional speakers to be announced

Industry Focused Tracks

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

The Convergence of Healthcare Devices
and Genomics

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

Additional speakers
to be announced

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.

If you are interested in hosting a Roundtable, please submit your discussion topic to  Leaders are eligible for a discounted conference rate.

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

Early Bird rates available through September 23.


Special rates at The Charles are available for a limited time or until our block is fulfilled.

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