2014.06 The Tech Behind the Health Revolution


Arent Fox and Mobile Monday D.C. invite you to attend:

The Tech Behind the Health Revolution

We rely on apps to tell us when to take our medicine, coach us on our diet, and to find a good doctor when something goes wrong. Health Care is one of the most exciting and life changing applications for technology. But it also presents a unique set of challenges. Learn from our four panelists as they uncover the opportunities and problems associated with innovations in health, and discover how you can join the revolution to make health information more accessible, health providers more accountable, and maybe even cure cancer.

Monday (of course!), June 16, 2014
Arent Fox LLP
1717 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-5342

Closest Metro: Farragut North

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6pm – 7pm – Networking Cocktail Hour
7pm – 8pm – Panel Discussion


G. David Carter, Associate, Arent Fox, LLP
gdavidcarterDavid Carter is a member of the Communications, Technology, and Mobile Practice Group. David’s practice has a particular emphasis on disputes between telecommunications carriers, and regulation of the open Internet, the mobile web, and mobile health devices. He represents competitive and incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs), Internet and voice over Internet protocol service providers (VoIP), and wireless companies, and has experience working with Educational Broadband Services (EBS) and other spectrum license holders. He has extensive experience litigating business disputes, including cases involving contract or tariff breach, torts, employment, and consumer protection claims. He regularly advocates for clients before federal trial and appellate courts, the Federal Communications Commission, and various state regulatory agencies.

David also has an active practice working with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. In that capacity, he has served as a lead representative to Accelerating Market-driven Partnerships (AMP), an international partnership convened by the United States Department of State to tackle social issues through market-based approaches. David is a regular speaker about the legal issues confronting social entrepreneurs. He serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Graduate Program in Social Entrepreneurship and Change at Pepperdine University, in Los Angeles, California.

Panel of Experts

Bryan Sivak, CTO, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, @BryanSivak

briansivakBryan Sivak joined HHS as the Chief Technology Officer in July 2012. In this role, he is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation.

Previously, Bryan served as the Chief Innovation Officer to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, where he has led Maryland’s efforts to embed concepts of innovation into the DNA of state government. He has distinguished himself in this role as someone who can work creatively across a large government organization to identify and implement the best opportunities for improving the way the government works.

Prior to his time with Governor O’Malley, Bryan served as Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia, where he created a technology infrastructure that enhanced communication between the District’s residents and their government, and implemented organizational reforms that improved efficiency, program controls, and customer service. Bryan previously worked in the private sector, co-founding InQuira, Inc., a multi-national software company, in 2002, and Electric Knowledge LLC, which provided one of the world’s first Natural Language Search engines available on the web in 1998.

Mark S. Smith, MD, Director, MedStar Institute for Innovation, @Mi2MarkSmith

Mark-Smith-200Mark S. Smith, MD, is director of the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2). In this role, Dr. Smith leads a system-wide initiative to foster and catalyze innovation at MedStar Health. In addition, he is is professor and chair of emergency medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.Prior to his appointment as director of MI2, Smith served as chair of MedStar Emergency Physicians and chairman of emergency medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center for 14 years. Prior to that, he was chairman and professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center and director of its Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, philosophy and psychology with highest honors from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University. His medical degree is from Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed an internship in medicine at George Washington University Medical Center and a residency in emergency medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is board certified in emergency medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Smith is the co-creator of MedStar Health’s innovative Azyxxi / Amalga clinical information system. Additionally, he is the director of the ER One Institute and the co-founder of Project ER One, MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s initiative to develop the design concepts, features, and specifications for an all-risks ready emergency care facility, one that is optimized to manage the medical consequences of terrorism and mass casualty incidents. He has authored numerous journal articles and presentations on emergency medicine and published two textbooks in the field.

Evan Burfield, co-founder, 1776, @eburfield

evanburfieldEvan Burfield is a cofounder of 1776, driven by his passionate belief in entrepreneurship as the engine for solving the major problems facing America and the world today—from education to energy efficiency.
Evan became an entrepreneur in 1996 when he founded netDecide, shortly after graduating from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Before he turned 25, he built netDecide into the leading provider of enterprise wealth management solutions for top tier financial service firms. After netDecide, Evan served as the Director of Strategy and Technology for Oakwood Global Finance, where he led the London-based private equity firm’s analyses of new global markets, new business models in financial services, and data-driven investment strategies. In 2006, Evan returned to Washington, D.C. to found Synteractive, a consulting firm that builds innovative social apps for startups, corporations, and government agencies.

Evan holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, he won the Webb Medley prize for outstanding work on the effects of organizational incentives on knowledge sharing. Evan currently serves on the Board of the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford, dedicated to the study of American history and politics.

Mobile Job Market Consulting Lounge

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Are you looking to advance your career? Do you have questions on enhancing your interactive departments? Stop by the Profiles table during the networking hour and say “hello” to DC’s finest Digital Recruiters and Business Development Consultants. They will be available to answer your questions one-on-one and accelerate your networking connections. Even if you’re not looking to switch jobs immediately, Profiles can offer general salary, networking and career coaching advice.

One comment on “2014.06 The Tech Behind the Health Revolution
  1. Diane Lyons Rigsby says:

    Is this open to anyone attending or is this a membership program? Is there a cost? Thank you! Diane

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