IBM Theater Sessions

Visit the IBM Theater Sessions (Booth #1003) to learn how IBM capabilities are helping organizations to transform and innovate new solutions in the cognitive era. Showcasing IBM Watson Health clients and partners, these sessions will highlight their success stories, demonstrate solutions and provide the opportunity to learn more about the latest products and technologies.










Monday, February 20

Session # M2 Medtronic and IBM - Transforming Diabetes Care
Monday 11:00AM- 11:20AM

Medtronic and IBM Watson Health are partnering to develop new ways to tackle diabetes. Leveraging the IBM Watson Health Cloud and modular technology components, Medtronic’s Sugar.IQ delivers near real-time personalized diabetes insights. Medtronic Turning Point has been enhanced with IBM Watson Health technologies for better integration of care delivery between patients and providers and focuses on optimizing patient care as well as reducing the total cost of care. Peek under the hood of these two solutions as we aspire to improve patients’ lives and how your organization can create groundbreaking innovations.

Session # M3 You’ve Got the Data. Now Get the Answers
Monday 11:30AM - 11:50AM Kevin Ruane, Sr. Consulting Scientist, Truven Health Analytics; Rich Hennessy, HCLS Solutions Specialist IBM

You’ve invested heavily in your enterprise data warehouse. But is it delivering the intelligence that business users across your organization need to inform critical decisions? This session explains how Healthcare Providers and Payers can harness the power of Portable Analytics and the Unified Data Model for Healthcare to accelerate time to value and deliver consistent, reliable insights when and where they are needed.

Session #M4 Medtronic and IBM - Transforming Diabetes Care
Monday 12:00PM - 12:20PM

Medtronic and IBM Watson Health are partnering to develop new ways to tackle diabetes. Leveraging the IBM Watson Health Cloud and modular technology components, Medtronic’s Sugar.IQ delivers near real-time personalized diabetes insights. Medtronic Turning Point has been enhanced with IBM Watson Health technologies for better integration of care delivery between patients and providers and focuses on optimizing patient care as well as reducing the total cost of care. Peek under the hood of these two solutions as we aspire to improve patients’ lives and how your organization can create groundbreaking innovations.

Session # M5 A Cognitive Approach To Aortic Stenosis (AS)
Monday 12:30PM – 12:50PM Ricardo Cury, M.D., Chairman & CEO, Radiology Associates of South Florida; Steve Tolle, VP and Chief Strategy Officer, Watson Health Imaging

The first cognitive product release(s) from Watson Health Imaging will focus on mitigation of aortic stenosis--both quality improvements and ultimately with analysis physicians can use to inform their diagnoses of AS.

Session # M6 IBM Digital Therapeutics: PhysiTrack
Monday 1:00PM - 1:20PM Mike Sloniewsky, General Manager, PhysiTrack

Improper adherence and failure to complete to physical therapy programs costs the global economy over $3 trillion annually. Patients often find programs to be confusing or overwhelming, and communication between physicians and the populations they serve can be fragmented. IBM is partnering with Physitrack, a global provider of digital therapeutics and tele-health technology – and using Watson APIs to bring cognitive and analytics-driven insights to the physical therapy spoke activities that improve disease management and nutritional intake.

Session # M7 Surgical Cloud (Part 1): Reducing Surgical Risks
Monday 1:30PM – 1:50PM Dr. Tom Carrell, CEO Cydar Medical, Ltd; Linda Young, President/CEO Catalysts for Innovation

Today’s healthcare organizations are continually looking for ways to improve patient outcomes through their value-based care and population health initiatives. When it comes to their surgical populations, this starts with patient diagnoses, and runs through the entire patient chain of care from preparation to operation to coordinated recoveries across a variety of inpatient and outpatient care venues. This ecosystem-based solution better supports clinical decision making abilities across the surgical continuum, while aligning the interactions between patients and clinicians to drive more meaningful, safe and consistent experiences. Let IBM and these partners share with you how we are enabling surgical teams to better support their patients for better outcomes.

Session # M8 Care Management for Behavioral Health
Monday 2:00PM – 2:20PM Candace Saldarini, MD, Director, Medical Strategy, ODH

Advanced analytics solution using Mentrics™ advanced Behavioral Health Population Management and Watson Care Manager. We enable payers or those responsible for managing care as managed care organizations (MCOs) and behavioral health organizations (BHOs) to understand the whole population, segment the population needing intervention AND manage and monitor the key determinants of health for each segment.

Session # M9 Medicat Maintains College Healthcare Leadership with Cloud Services Built on an Infrastructure Designed for Today & Tomorrow
Monday 2:30PM - 2:50PM Jonathan Cox, CIO, Medicat

Medicat, a leading provider of healthcare information technology (HIT) to colleges and universities, delivers highly available, secure and compliant cloud services. Join this session to understand the technology infrastructure Medicat relies on to confidently deliver market-leading levels of availability and performance while meeting the continuing growth in demand for it's SaaS solutions.

Session # M10 Advancing memory care with IBM Watson and IBM Cloud solutions
Monday 3:00PM – 3:20PM Dan Pompilio, CEO - Simple C

SimpleC provides a digital platform and mobile solution set designed to connect patients, their caregivers and their care teams throughout the patient life cycle. Together with IBM Bluemix and Watson, SimpleC is pioneering technology based therapies as a preferred alternative to drug based therapies to treat memory loss and improve the efficiency of personalized patient care.

Session # M11 Care Management for Child Welfare
Monday 3:30PM - 3:50PM Daniel Stein, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Stewards of Change

Stewards of Change has been a thought leader in addressing the social determinants of health and wellness for more than a decade. We will discuss how our partner Aspiranet, provides programs and services to help improve the lives of 25,000+ at risk children and their families each year. The case example will demonstrate the use of AltruIT solutions and Watson Care Manager to develop longitudinal care plans that help child welfare organizations support youth as they transition out of the foster care system to independent living.

Session # M12 Deciphering the Drivers of Physician Burnout and How to Prevent and Alleviate It
Monday 4:00PM – 4:20PM Dr. Paul DeChant, Senior Advisor, Simpler Consulting

Physician burnout affects more than 50% of physicians, impacting every specialty, and reducing the capability to deliver safe and effective patient care. Lean principles provide an excellent way to reduce the barriers and frustrations that drive physician burnout. In this session learn how Lean management systems address key drivers of burnout and reduce the barriers and frustrations that physicians encounter every day.

Session # M13 How IBM Bluewolf Helped Silverado Improve Senior Care in the Field
Monday 4:30PM - 4:50PM David Trinh, AP IBM Bluewolf

Join Bluewolf to learn how Silverado, a healthcare organization dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors, enhanced it's Salesforce Cloud environment to improve its patient care, both at-home and in care centers. Plus, hear how Bluewolf and IBM are enabling leading healthcare organizations to use Watson IBM Health to manage today’s data analytics and cognitive predictive modeling and improving patient treatment.

Session # M14 Lean Supply Chain for Healthcare
Monday 5:00PM - 5:20PM Laura Easton, President/CEO, Caldwell Memorial Hospital

According to recent industry reports, supply chain management represents nearly half of a hospital or healthcare system’s operating expense and is rife with unnecessary costs or waste. One way to identify unnecessary costs is through Lean Supply Chain Management, a practice that enables the true performance potential of a healthcare organization to be realized. Hear how Caldwell Memorial Hospital’s Lean transformation provided actionable insights for hospital executives to sustainably reduce overall costs, manage inventory, and increase productivity.

Tuesday, February 21

Session # T1 Watson Customer Engagement: Empowering the Lifelong Relationship
Tuesday 10:00AM – 10:20AM Kevin Thompson, Director of Marketing & Communications, IBM

The healthcare industry is experiencing unprecedented disruption. From empowered consumers to rapid digitization to increasing cost pressures, healthcare providers are being bombarded by challenges and distractions. Amid this chaos of change, healthcare providers must successfully engage both customers and ecosystem partners. It’s about delivering relevant experiences at the right time and place. Hear how Watson Customer Engagement can help you forge strong relationships with an integrated approach that leverages cloud, mobile, social, big data and analytics.

Session # T2 Building a Security Immune System for Healthcare
Tuesday 10:30AM – 10:50AM Cindy Compert, Cybersecurity Leader, IBM

Health care data needs to break free of barriers so that your organization can thrive, but it must have a strong security immune system to protect it every step of the way. Data protection is not a single silver bullet; it relies on an ecosystem of security disciplines along with collaboration and expertise across the network of participating stakeholders.

Session # T3 Accelerating Scientific Discovery
Tuesday 11:00AM – 11:20AM Alix Lacoste, PhD , Data Scientist, Watson Health
Nadine Bakkar, PhD, Research Assistant Professor

In collaboration with IBM Watson Health, scientists at the Barrow Neurological Institute identified five proteins altered in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that have never before been linked to the disease. Attend this session to learn how Watson for Drug Discovery -- using advanced text mining technologies, helped the team rank RNA-binding proteins by likelihood of being linked to ALS and validation of these results in patient derived samples—helped researchers in their drug discovery pursuits.

Session # T4 Addressing Patient Needs Through e-Health Solutions
Tuesday, 11:30AM – 12:00PM

Teva partnered with the IBM Watson Health to launch its unique GxP Cloud as a preferred global technology platform and aims to build solutions designed to help millions of individuals worldwide with complex and chronic disease challenges. As a global leader, Teva is actively exploring the e-health evolution with a strong focus on fulfilling unmet and emerging patients' needs.

Session # T5 A Mobile Journey in Academic Amsterdam
Tuesday, 12:00PM - 12:20PM Terrel Marks, Partner, IBM Global Business Services

VU University Medical Center Amsterdam was recently rated as the top academic medical center in The Netherlands based on success in patient care, education and research. At the end of this year the planned merger between the two university hospitals in the city of Amsterdam will make VUMC the largest hospital in The Netherlands, containing 1730 beds and operating with 15,000 employees. Working together with IBM on their digital transformation, VUMC will use the IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps to put real-time patient information in the hands of VU Medical Center staff, enabling to better coordination and more effective internal communication.

Session # T6 Speeding Cancer Research with IBM Cloud Object Storage at University of Chicago
Tuesday, 12:30PM - 12:50PM Dr. Piers Nash, Director of Bus Dev, Center for Data Intensive Sciences, University of Chicago; Wes Ratliff, Director of Cloud Sales, IBM

An increasing deluge of data in the healthcare industry is creating an urgent need for object storage. The use of genomic sequencing has vastly improved researchers’ ability to understand disease and chronic health conditions, but access to the data is challenging due to its size. The University of Chicago’s Center for Data Intensive Science (CDIS) uses IBM Cloud Object Storage to accelerate medical discoveries by democratizing access to data for scientific research. Utilizing an object storage solution, CDIS centrally stores and manages vast amounts of genomic and clinical data at web-scale, helping researchers collaborate and transform the study of cancer at all scales.

Session # T7 Attracting, Onboarding, & Retaining a Consumer-Centric Healthcare Workforce
Tuesday 1:00PM - 1:20PM Cindy Brewer RN, BSN, Manager, Talent Systems. Orlando Health; Edy Rozier, IBM Smarter Workforce Solutions

Today’s healthcare organizations are experiencing high levels of retirement, attrition from work pressures, and new requirements that are creating a chronic shortage of skilled people with the right talents. IBM Talent solutions now put HR in the position to solve some of these healthcare concerns through the use of science, technology, and analytics with Watson.

Session # T8 How a Pharma Giant Hacked Its Own Data to Personalize Patient Outreach
Tuesday 1:30PM - 1:50PM David Trinh, AP IBM Bluewolf

Learn how one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers is wrangling a massive amount of data to personalize care for individual patients and providers, align brand strategies for different treatments, and bring therapies to market more quickly.

Session # T9 City of Hope Optimizes Cancer Research & Treatment with Cloud-enabled Intelligent Data Lifecycle Management
Tuesday 2:00PM - 2:20PM Tahir Ali, Director of Enterprise Architecture, City of Hope National Medical Ctr

Hear how City of Hope, a nationally recognized cancer treatment and research center, utilizes a hybrid cloud approach to dynamically and seamlessly manage vast amounts of research and patient data.

Session # T10 Enhancing Patient Safety through Cognitive Insights
Tuesday 2:30PM - 2:50PM Ed Mingle, Executive Director, Head of Global Safety Operations, Celgene

Celgene and IBM Watson Health are co-developing Watson for Patient Safety. This collaboration joins together Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities with Celgene’s deep knowledge in drug safety and risk management to transform pharmacovigilance and deliver an evidence-based drug safety decision support system. Come learn how Watson Health and Celgene are working together to advance patient safety monitoring and furthering the understanding of the safety profiles of drug products.

Session # T11 Improving the Health and Wellness of People Everywhere by Pioneering the use of Digital Health Technologies
Tuesday 3:00PM - 3:20PM Amir Kesten, Director Patient Technologies, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Chris Hines, Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Watson Health

Teva, a leading global pharmaceutical company, was the first pharmaceutical company to choose the Watson Health Cloud as their preferred technological platform. Together, Teva & Watson Health are focused on improving patient care and wellness by pioneering the use of digital health for personalized treatment. Join Teva's Amir Kesten and Watson Health's Chris Hines as they discuss the ongoing program to leverage the Watson Health platform for respiratory and central nervous system (CNS) diseases.

Session # T12 Surgical Cloud (Part 2): Closing the Surgical Circle of Care
Tuesday 3:30PM - 3:50PM Dr. Tom Carrell, CEO Cydar Medical, Ltd; Linda Young, President/CEO Catalysts for Innovation

Today’s healthcare organizations are continually looking for ways to improve patient outcomes through their value-based care and population health initiatives. When it comes to their surgical populations, this starts with patient diagnoses, and runs through the entire patient chain of care from preparation to operation to coordinated recoveries across a variety of inpatient and outpatient care venues. This ecosystem-based solution better supports clinical decision making abilities across the surgical continuum, while aligning the interactions between patients and clinicians to drive more meaningful, safe and consistent experiences. Let IBM and these partners share with you how we are enabling surgical teams to better support their patients for better outcomes.

Session # T13 Ransomware and Health Care: There’s More at Risk Than Just Money
Tuesday 4:00PM - 4:20PM Dr. Michael Ash, DDS, PMP, ITIL; IBM Security

Join Dr. Ash to get a unique perspective on ransomware and its impact on healthcare. Better understand the risk, and target vectors, as well as explore some simple mitigation strategies to help to reduce your exposure. Get the real background on the threat, how the infection process works and the best mitigation strategies starting with what you can do today.

Session # T14 Improving the Consumer Experience with Cognitive Virtual Agent for Healthcare
Tuesday 4:30PM - 4:50PM Jackie Nahra, Sr. Consultant, Watson Cognitive Solutions

See how Cognitive Virtual Agent for Healthcare provides users with a consistent, unique and personal way of engaging with the organization. Individuals receive accurate information on their terms through intelligent self-service capabilities that can be integrated with other channels for a streamlined experience. This solution uses Watson Conversation as a self-service agent to optimizes the experience delivered by a contact center agent.

Session # T15 Enterprise EHR + Watson Health = Real PHM
Tuesday 5:00PM - 5:20PM J.D. Whitlock, VP Enterprise Intelligence, Mercy Health

Hear from J.D. Whitlock, Vice President of Enterprise Intelligence at Mercy Health on his experience with integrating Mercy Health Select's EHRs with their Watson Health solutions to support meaningful population health management. Learn how, with Watson Health, Mercy can access data from multiple EHRs and paid claims and providers are then able to identify patients in need of care coordination.

Session # T16 Leveraging Real World Evidence to Uncover Insights
Tuesday 5:30PM - 5:50PM Keith Hopkins, Solution Leader Advanced Analytics, GBS Watson Health

Certain types of diseases take on average 4 - 10 years to properly diagnose. What is the value of finding ways to get patients who require treatment sooner? Join Watson Health's Keith Hopkins as he discusses how global pharmaceutical companies leveraged Watson and IBM’s advanced analytics to deliver robust and timely insights to help drive sales and transform marketing.

Wednesday, February 22

Session # W2 Repeal & Replace Your Mobile Strategy with Unified Endpoint Management
Wednesday 10:30AM - 10:50AM Jason Prelack, IBM Security

The advancement of mobile devices, monitors and wearables across the healthcare management spectrum has given rise to the need for a single solution to manage and secure all endpoints, users, and devices. Learn how to flip the script on your current strategy with unified endpoint management (UEM) to help you support devices across all usage models, distribute critical apps and content, detect threats, secure data, and protect privacy.

Session # W3 Medtronic and IBM - Transforming Diabetes Care
Wednesday 11:00AM - 11:20AM

Medtronic and IBM Watson Health are partnering to develop new ways to tackle diabetes. Leveraging the IBM Watson Health Cloud and modular technology components, Medtronic’s Sugar.IQ delivers near real-time personalized diabetes insights. Medtronic Turning Point has been enhanced with IBM Watson Health technologies for better integration of care delivery between patients and providers and focuses on optimizing patient care as well as reducing the total cost of care. Peek under the hood of these two solutions as we aspire to improve patients’ lives and how your organization can create groundbreaking innovations.

Session # W4 Visualizing Better Healthcare: How Streaming Video Improves Communications in the Healthcare Industry
Wednesday 11:30AM - 11:50AM Alan Richardson, IBM Cloud

Providers in the healthcare industry are increasingly relying on streaming video to accelerate knowledge transfer and provide access to critical clinical and business information. In this session, IBM Cloud Video will showcase how AngioDynamics, a medical device company, is currently leveraging live and on-demand video to streamline communications, to keep its 1,300 global employees informed, engaged and aligned on key goals, in the midst of rapid growth and ever-changing business conditions.

Session # W5 Higher quality healthcare with integrated high performance systems from IBM
Wednesday 12:00PM - 12:20PM Jane Yu, Systems Architect, IBM; Janice Landry-Lane, HPC Solutions, IBM

Successful healthcare providers are leveraging high performance systems to deliver high quality, accurate diagnostics and treatments. In this session, we will present client success stories that show how IBM software defined infrastructure. All-Flash systems, and industry collaborations with leading researchers in genomics medicine are helping leading organizations deliver better care while cutting costs.

Session # W6 Medtronic and IBM - Transforming Diabetes Care
Wednesday 12:30PM – 12:50PM

Medtronic and IBM Watson Health are partnering to develop new ways to tackle diabetes. Leveraging the IBM Watson Health Cloud and modular technology components, Medtronic’s Sugar.IQ delivers near real-time personalized diabetes insights. Medtronic Turning Point has been enhanced with IBM Watson Health technologies for better integration of care delivery between patients and providers and focuses on optimizing patient care as well as reducing the total cost of care. Peek under the hood of these two solutions as we aspire to improve patients’ lives and how your organization can create groundbreaking innovations.

Session # W7 A Cognitive journey to tackle Sepsis and Hospital Acquired Infections
Wednesday 1:00PM - 1:20PM Tanna Nelson, Texas Health Resources, Nurse & Informatics Specialist

Texas Health Resources is using cognitive computing to begin the process of accelerating the review and treatment of patients with Sepsis and hospital acquired infections. This talk will review the key insights uncovered during the first phase of a project that combines natural language processing, machine learning- based statistical modeling, structured mortality reviews, and leverage of clinical data warehouse assets to train IBM's Watson to help with the fight against Sepsis.

Session # W8 Welltok and Watson Health Partnership Advances Consumer Health Engagement
Wednesday 1:30PM - 1:50PM Dan Spirek, SVP & GM, Cafewell Platform, Welltok

Welltok’s data-driven CaféWell platform targets, connects and rewards consumers with available resources and benefits (e.g., stress management, tracking devices) at an individual level. Learn how Welltok is adding IBM Watson Health’s capabilities to create a flexible enterprise solution that encompasses all aspects of health – from episodic clinical care to maintaining optimal health – and supports value-based care across the payer, employer and provider markets.

Session # W9 Establishing the Data Foundation for the Journey to MACRA and Value Based Care
Wednesday 2:00PM - 2:20PM Ben Clark, CIO- Centra Health; Abhay Singhal, VP-CitiusTech

How Centra leveraged the IBM Unified Data Model for Healthcare (UDMH) and Netezza with CitiusTech BI Clinical to enable PQRS reporting. In this presentation you will also learn about Centra’s journey into MIPS/MACRA using IBM UDMH.

Session # W10 Cognitive Supply Chain for Healthcare
Wednesday 2:30PM - 3:00PM Ian Steinberg, Sr. Business Development Executive, IBM

Today’s healthcare organizations are experiencing pressures ranging from revenue compression to ACA ambiguities to boosting the Cost-Quality-Outcome mindset to disruptive innovations. In recent years, many of these organizations are shifting their mindsets towards driving different buying behaviors and decisions – including how they collaborate with suppliers. As healthcare organizations innovate, they continue to look for ways to unlock the value of their data to drive new visibility and insights that yield different supplier dialogues. Let IBM share with you how cognitive tools are helping healthcare supply chains achieve this shift and enable these dialogues.

Session # M3 You’ve Got the Data. Now Get the Answers
Monday 11:30AM - 11:50AM Kevin Ruane, Sr. Consulting Scientist, Truven Health Analytics; Rich Hennessy, HCLS Solutions Specialist IBM

You’ve invested heavily in your enterprise data warehouse. But is it delivering the intelligence that business users across your organization need to inform critical decisions? This session explains how Healthcare Providers and Payers can harness the power of Portable Analytics and the Unified Data Model for Healthcare to accelerate time to value and deliver consistent, reliable insights when and where they are needed.

Session # M5 A Cognitive Approach To Aortic Stenosis (AS)
Monday 12:30PM – 12:50PM Ricardo Cury, M.D., Chairman & CEO, Radiology Associates of South Florida; Steve Tolle, VP and Chief Strategy Officer, Watson Health Imaging

The first cognitive product release(s) from Watson Health Imaging will focus on mitigation of aortic stenosis--both quality improvements and ultimately with analysis physicians can use to inform their diagnoses of AS.

Session # M7 Surgical Cloud (Part 1): Reducing Surgical Risks
Monday 1:30PM – 1:50PM Dr. Tom Carrell, CEO Cydar Medical, Ltd; Linda Young, President/CEO Catalysts for Innovation

Today’s healthcare organizations are continually looking for ways to improve patient outcomes through their value-based care and population health initiatives. When it comes to their surgical populations, this starts with patient diagnoses, and runs through the entire patient chain of care from preparation to operation to coordinated recoveries across a variety of inpatient and outpatient care venues. This ecosystem-based solution better supports clinical decision making abilities across the surgical continuum, while aligning the interactions between patients and clinicians to drive more meaningful, safe and consistent experiences. Let IBM and these partners share with you how we are enabling surgical teams to better support their patients for better outcomes.

Session # M9 Medicat Maintains College Healthcare Leadership with Cloud Services Built on an Infrastructure Designed for Today & Tomorrow
Monday 2:30PM - 2:50PM Jonathan Cox, CIO, Medicat

Medicat, a leading provider of healthcare information technology (HIT) to colleges and universities, delivers highly available, secure and compliant cloud services. Join this session to understand the technology infrastructure Medicat relies on to confidently deliver market-leading levels of availability and performance while meeting the continuing growth in demand for it's SaaS solutions.

Session # M11 Care Management for Child Welfare
Monday 3:30PM - 3:50PM Daniel Stein, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Stewards of Change

Stewards of Change has been a thought leader in addressing the social determinants of health and wellness for more than a decade. We will discuss how our partner Aspiranet, provides programs and services to help improve the lives of 25,000+ at risk children and their families each year. The case example will demonstrate the use of AltruIT solutions and Watson Care Manager to develop longitudinal care plans that help child welfare organizations support youth as they transition out of the foster care system to independent living.

Session # M12 Deciphering the Drivers of Physician Burnout and How to Prevent and Alleviate It
Monday 4:00PM – 4:20PM Dr. Paul DeChant, Senior Advisor, Simpler Consulting

Physician burnout affects more than 50% of physicians, impacting every specialty, and reducing the capability to deliver safe and effective patient care. Lean principles provide an excellent way to reduce the barriers and frustrations that drive physician burnout. In this session learn how Lean management systems address key drivers of burnout and reduce the barriers and frustrations that physicians encounter every day.

Session # M14 Lean Supply Chain for Healthcare
Monday 5:00PM - 5:20PM Laura Easton, President/CEO, Caldwell Memorial Hospital

According to recent industry reports, supply chain management represents nearly half of a hospital or healthcare system’s operating expense and is rife with unnecessary costs or waste. One way to identify unnecessary costs is through Lean Supply Chain Management, a practice that enables the true performance potential of a healthcare organization to be realized. Hear how Caldwell Memorial Hospital’s Lean transformation provided actionable insights for hospital executives to sustainably reduce overall costs, manage inventory, and increase productivity.

Session # T2 Building a Security Immune System for Healthcare
Tuesday 10:30AM – 10:50AM Cindy Compert, Cybersecurity Leader, IBM

Health care data needs to break free of barriers so that your organization can thrive, but it must have a strong security immune system to protect it every step of the way. Data protection is not a single silver bullet; it relies on an ecosystem of security disciplines along with collaboration and expertise across the network of participating stakeholders.

Session # T3 Accelerating Scientific Discovery
Tuesday 11:00AM – 11:20AM Alix Lacoste, PhD , Data Scientist, Watson Health
Nadine Bakkar, PhD, Research Assistant Professor

In collaboration with IBM Watson Health, scientists at the Barrow Neurological Institute identified five proteins altered in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that have never before been linked to the disease. Attend this session to learn how Watson for Drug Discovery -- using advanced text mining technologies, helped the team rank RNA-binding proteins by likelihood of being linked to ALS and validation of these results in patient derived samples—helped researchers in their drug discovery pursuits.

Session # T6 Speeding Cancer Research with IBM Cloud Object Storage at University of Chicago
Tuesday, 12:30PM - 12:50PM Dr. Piers Nash, Director of Bus Dev, Center for Data Intensive Sciences, University of Chicago
Wes Ratliff, Director of Cloud Sales, IBM

An increasing deluge of data in the healthcare industry is creating an urgent need for object storage. The use of genomic sequencing has vastly improved researchers’ ability to understand disease and chronic health conditions, but access to the data is challenging due to its size. The University of Chicago’s Center for Data Intensive Science (CDIS) uses IBM Cloud Object Storage to accelerate medical discoveries by democratizing access to data for scientific research. Utilizing an object storage solution, CDIS centrally stores and manages vast amounts of genomic and clinical data at web-scale, helping researchers collaborate and transform the study of cancer at all scales.

Session # T9 City of Hope Optimizes Cancer Research & Treatment with Cloud-enabled Intelligent Data Lifecycle Management
Tuesday 2:00PM - 2:20PM Tahir Ali, Director of Enterprise Architecture, City of Hope National Medical Ctr

Hear how City of Hope, a nationally recognized cancer treatment and research center, utilizes a hybrid cloud approach to dynamically and seamlessly manage vast amounts of research and patient data.

Session # T10 Enhancing Patient Safety through Cognitive Insights
Tuesday 2:30PM - 2:50PM Ed Mingle, Executive Director, Head of Global Safety Operations, Celgene

Celgene and IBM Watson Health are co-developing Watson for Patient Safety. This collaboration joins together Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities with Celgene’s deep knowledge in drug safety and risk management to transform pharmacovigilance and deliver an evidence-based drug safety decision support system. Come learn how Watson Health and Celgene are working together to advance patient safety monitoring and furthering the understanding of the safety profiles of drug products.

Session # T11 Improving the Health and Wellness of People Everywhere by Pioneering the use of Digital Health Technologies
Tuesday 3:00PM - 3:20PM Amir Kesten, Director Patient Technologies, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Chris Hines, Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Watson Health

Teva, a leading global pharmaceutical company, was the first pharmaceutical company to choose the Watson Health Cloud as their preferred technological platform. Together, Teva & Watson Health are focused on improving patient care and wellness by pioneering the use of digital health for personalized treatment. Join Teva's Amir Kesten and Watson Health's Chris Hines as they discuss the ongoing program to leverage the Watson Health platform for respiratory and central nervous system (CNS) diseases.

Session # T13 Ransomware and Health Care: There’s More at Risk Than Just Money
Tuesday 4:00PM - 4:20PM Dr. Michael Ash, DDS, PMP, ITIL; IBM Security

Join Dr. Ash to get a unique perspective on ransomware and its impact on healthcare. Better understand the risk, and target vectors, as well as explore some simple mitigation strategies to help to reduce your exposure. Get the real background on the threat, how the infection process works and the best mitigation strategies starting with what you can do today.

Session # T15 Enterprise EHR + Watson Health = Real PHM
Tuesday 5:00PM - 5:20PM J.D. Whitlock, VP Enterprise Intelligence, Mercy Health

Hear from J.D. Whitlock, Vice President of Enterprise Intelligence at Mercy Health on his experience with integrating Mercy Health Select's EHRs with their Watson Health solutions to support meaningful population health management. Learn how, with Watson Health, Mercy can access data from multiple EHRs and paid claims and providers are then able to identify patients in need of care coordination.

Session # T16 Leveraging Real World Evidence to Uncover Insights
Tuesday 5:30PM - 5:50PM Keith Hopkins, Solution Leader Advanced Analytics, GBS Watson Health

Certain types of diseases take on average 4 - 10 years to properly diagnose. What is the value of finding ways to get patients who require treatment sooner? Join Watson Health's Keith Hopkins as he discusses how global pharmaceutical companies leveraged Watson and IBM’s advanced analytics to deliver robust and timely insights to help drive sales and transform marketing.

Session # W2 Repeal & Replace Your Mobile Strategy with Unified Endpoint Management
Wednesday 10:30AM - 10:50AM Jason Prelack, IBM Security

The advancement of mobile devices, monitors and wearables across the healthcare management spectrum has given rise to the need for a single solution to manage and secure all endpoints, users, and devices. Learn how to flip the script on your current strategy with unified endpoint management (UEM) to help you support devices across all usage models, distribute critical apps and content, detect threats, secure data, and protect privacy.

Session # W4 Visualizing Better Healthcare: How Streaming Video Improves Communications in the Healthcare Industry
Wednesday 11:30AM - 11:50AM Alan Richardson, IBM Cloud

Providers in the healthcare industry are increasingly relying on streaming video to accelerate knowledge transfer and provide access to critical clinical and business information. In this session, IBM Cloud Video will showcase how AngioDynamics, a medical device company, is currently leveraging live and on-demand video to streamline communications, to keep its 1,300 global employees informed, engaged and aligned on key goals, in the midst of rapid growth and ever-changing business conditions.

Session # W5 Higher quality healthcare with integrated high performance systems from IBM
Wednesday 12:00PM - 12:20PM Jane Yu, Systems Architect, IBM; Janice Landry-Lane, HPC Solutions, IBM

Successful healthcare providers are leveraging high performance systems to deliver high quality, accurate diagnostics and treatments. In this session, we will present client success stories that show how IBM software defined infrastructure. All-Flash systems, and industry collaborations with leading researchers in genomics medicine are helping leading organizations deliver better care while cutting costs.

Session # W7 A Cognitive journey to tackle Sepsis and Hospital Acquired Infections
Wednesday 1:00PM - 1:20PM Tanna Nelson, Texas Health Resources, Nurse & Informatics Specialist

Texas Health Resources is using cognitive computing to begin the process of accelerating the review and treatment of patients with Sepsis and hospital acquired infections. This talk will review the key insights uncovered during the first phase of a project that combines natural language processing, machine learning- based statistical modeling, structured mortality reviews, and leverage of clinical data warehouse assets to train IBM's Watson to help with the fight against Sepsis.

Session # W9 Establishing the Data Foundation for the Journey to MACRA and Value Based Care
Wednesday 2:00PM - 2:20PM Ben Clark, CIO- Centra Health; Abhay Singhal, VP-CitiusTech

How Centra leveraged the IBM Unified Data Model for Healthcare (UDMH) and Netezza with CitiusTech BI Clinical to enable PQRS reporting. In this presentation you will also learn about Centra’s journey into MIPS/MACRA using IBM UDMH.

Session # W10 Cognitive Supply Chain for Healthcare
Wednesday 2:30PM - 3:00PM Ian Steinberg, Sr. Business Development Executive, IBM

Today’s healthcare organizations are experiencing pressures ranging from revenue compression to ACA ambiguities to boosting the Cost-Quality-Outcome mindset to disruptive innovations. In recent years, many of these organizations are shifting their mindsets towards driving different buying behaviors and decisions – including how they collaborate with suppliers. As healthcare organizations innovate, they continue to look for ways to unlock the value of their data to drive new visibility and insights that yield different supplier dialogues. Let IBM share with you how cognitive tools are helping healthcare supply chains achieve this shift and enable these dialogues.

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