SOURCE: careinnovators


September 23, 2013 13:51 ET

CareFWD 2013 Announces Manu Tandon and Robert Urban as Keynote Speakers and the 2013 BWH iHub/MIT H@cking Medicine Winner

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) - careinnovators announced the keynotes for its upcoming CareFWD 2013 conference on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at The Westin Boston Waterfront. Manu Tandon is the Secretariat CIO for the Mass Executive Office of Health and Human Services. He is the Technology Lead on the Health Insurance Exchange and deeply involved in implementing the Affordable Care Act. Manu will discuss how Connector 2.0 and the Mass Health Information Highway are the springboard for opportunities across the spectrum of health care delivery. Robert Urban is the Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in Boston. Robert will discuss how innovation itself is changing and how the largest health care company in the world is collaborating with local entrepreneurs. Visit for more.

Also at the conference, Brigham and Women's iHub will announce its 2013 MIT H@cking Medicine winner. Partner Organizations will pitch, and companies can apply to pitch for free when they register for the event.

As innovations today require multidisciplinary collaboration, CareFWD 2013 brings professionals in the same room to celebrate, strategize, and inspire the health care field here in Massachusetts. Startups to big companies are invited to join the conversation at CareFWD 2013.

"Transformative technologies are creating a wave of opportunities for both start-ups and established companies. CareFWD 2013 responds to the evolving needs of the community to keep Massachusetts as the premier destination for health care innovation." - Sarai Tsai, co-founder at careinnovators

At the end of the conference, attendees will

  • Better understand the current health care ecosystem and resources in Massachusetts
  • Discover areas ready for innovation
  • Network with unique gathering of leaders across the sector

Featured speakers and topics include

  • Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Google Glass
  • Dr. Michelle Dipp, CEO and Co-founder for OvaScience - Women in Health Care
  • Lynn Nicholas, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Hospital Association - Town Hall
  • Michael Greeley, General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners - Investor Forecast
  • Scott Kirsner, Reporter for The Boston Globe - Year in Review

To Register and see a complete list of speakers, visit

About careinnovators: careinnovators organizes events that emphasize networking and cross-industry collaboration. Please visit and connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn. CareFWD 2013 would like to thank its Reception Sponsor, One Medical Group, for its support.

Contact Information

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