We can't wait for the next Rock Health Summit, in the fall of 2017, and look forward to seeing you there.
We kickoff the Summit with Innovation Tours, an opportunity for VIP guests to go behind the scenes at two cutting-edge healthcare and technology companies located in the heart of San Francisco.
From there we invite guests to a variety of sessions, ranging from fireside chats to panels to skills-based workshops.
We make sure to incorporate plenty of time for conversation and networking as well, both in receptions that include demos and drinks, and through a custom app that allows attendees to connect before, during, and after the Summit.
2:00PM–2:15PM: Welcome - Robertson Auditorium
2:15PM–3:00PM: Why These Tech Titans Joined Government To Help Save Healthcare - Robertson Auditorium
Many of us associate innovative solutions and scalable technology with startups, Silicon Valley, and scrappy teams; but these experts are focusing their time and talents in Washington DC in order to harness technology's ability to solve healthcare's biggest problems.
Susannah Fox, CTO at the US Department of Health and Human Services
DJ Patil, Chief Data Scientist at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Leena Rao (Moderator), Senior Writer at Fortune
3:00PM–3:30PM: Non-Doctors On Demand - Robertson Auditorium
On demand services are all the rage and the first wave affecting healthcare included a plethora of doctor-driven services. But what's on demand in the rest of the healthcare stack? We'll sit down with Lantern, Honor, and Kurbo Health to explore how they're thinking beyond the MD and leveraging thousands of allied healthcare workers to improve our access to quality care.
3:30PM–4:15PM: Virtual Reality: Just What The Doctor Ordered? - Robertson Auditorium
Virtual reality has transformed the way we think of and create new worlds, but it also allows us to explore the inner-most workings of the human body. We'll discuss the very real implications virtual reality is having on healthcare--from how we study biological structures to how we administer care.
4:15PM–4:45PM: Rewiring The Crap Out Of Healthcare - Robertson Auditorium
As the Founder and Managing Partner of Social+Capital Partnership, Chamath Palihapitiya is the "it" man of socially responsible investing. Hear his take on what needs to change in healthcare and how his investment thesis focuses on companies that are drastically doing just that.
4:45PM–5:30PM: Snack Break - Fisher Banquet Hall
Refuel after an afternoon of learning before joining us for an exclusive screening of The Immortalists.
5:30PM–7:00PM: Exclusive Screening: The Immortalists - Robertson Auditorium
This critically acclaimed documentary follows two eccentric scientists' struggle to create eternal youth in a world they call “blind to the tragedy of old age.” As they battle their own aging and suffer the loss of loved ones, their scientific quest ultimately becomes personal.
9:30AM–10:30AM: Late Registration & Breakfast
10:00AM–10:45AM: Master Class Workshops
10:50AM–11:30AM: Life After A Digital Health IPO - Robertson Auditorium
They rang the bell, now what? We sit down with the CEOs who led two industry-changing IPOs to discuss how Evolent and Fitbit deliver and grow in the wake of going from startup to public company.
11:30AM–12:15PM: Where's The Next Digital Health Unicorn? - Robertson Auditorium
An early-stage company with the potential and followthrough to become a billion dollar paradigm-shifter can be as illusive, but hopefully not as mythical, as a unicorn. We pick the brains of investing heavy-weights to talk cold, hard facts: where can we find unicorns in digital health?
12:15PM–2:00PM: Lunch & Networking - Fisher Banquet Hall
Get to know your fellow attendees over lunch inside or on the patio! Looking for more? Don't miss out on your chance to visit Studio Dental, participate in speed networking on the lawn, or attend an informative masterclass workshop.
1:15PM–2:00PM: Master Class Workshops
2:15PM–2:45PM: Outsmarting Death Through The Software Of Life - Robertson Auditorium
You know Dr. J. Craig Venter as the pioneer of genome sequencing, and now he's forging new territory yet again to merge life science with computer science to extend humans' healthy lifespan and redefine the way we age.
2:45PM–3:30PM: The Impact Of Mass Consolidation: What It Means For Disruptors - Robertson Auditorium
On this panel, a mix of founders, policy-makers, and investors discuss the impact of this year's mega-mergers on the startup health market and what it means for future industry disruptors. We've seen an unprecedented billions of capital flowing into new players in healthcare at the startup level just as this consolidation wave has taken hold. The panel will discuss where consolidation is driving opportunity: customer's demand for choice, innovation and focus; and where health tech startups need to ensure coordination and cohesion with some of the market's key players as they go from big to gigantic.
Ali Diab, Co-founder & CEO of Collective Health
Janet Widmann, Executive Vice President at Blue Shield of California
Noah Lang, Co-founder & CEO of Stride Health
Kimberly MacPherson (Moderator), Co-director of the Berkeley Center for Health Tech
3:30PM–3:45PM: Stretch & Swag - Robertson Auditorium
See if you've won any of the dozens of high-tech healthcare products and services we're giving away. What better way to celebrate Rock Health's 5th anniversary than with prizes all around?
3:45PM–4:30PM: What The Former Facebook CFO Is Doing In Digital Health - Robertson Auditorium
Now that we have entered the age when technology is being applied to every aspect of our lives, it takes extra grit and dedication to build a company tackling one of our country's most entrenched and disjointed industries. David left his post as CFO of Facebook (before that he was CFO of Genentech) to focus on bringing technology to healthcare in an effort to make experiences that affect us all less isolating and frustrating. We'll explore why he made the leap, how his current ventures compare to building other iconic and disruptive companies, and what his vision is for the future of digital health.
4:30PM–6:30PM: Reception: Drinks & Demos - Fisher Banquet Hall
This reception will give new meaning to drinking to your health! Join us for delicious food, drinks, and demos of the latest bio-hacking products. Measure your own biometrics, meet with founders, network with hundreds of other attendees, and celebrate the culmination of the fifth Rock Health Summit!
VIP pass holders join tours of San Francisco's most innovative companies working to transform healthcare. VIP guests gain access to the Summit and a private lunch and guided tour of two companies before the Summit kickoff. This year's innovation tours include: