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Meet 40 Experts and Innovators shaping Brain Health & Enhancement

Confirmed Summit Speakers, Chairs and Judges

 

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Professor of Neurology and Founding Director of Neuroscape at UCSF

Dr. Gazzaley is a faculty member in the Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry departments, and Director of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory conducting research on the neural mechanisms of attention and memory. Dr. Gazzaley is also co-founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive Labs, a company developing therapeutic video games, and co-founder and Chief Scientist of JAZZ Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in experiential technology to improve human performance. He has received many awards and honors for his research, including the 1997 Cortical Scholar Award, Pfizer/AFAR Innovations in Aging Award and the Ellison Foundation New Scholar Award in Aging.

Dr. Adam Haim, Chief of the Clinical Trials Operations and
Biostatistics Branch at the NIMH

Dr. Haim oversees the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Both programs help small businesses fund R&D with strong potential for technology commercialization, and a significant portion of their current grant portfolio is focused on the development and evaluation of mHealth interventions and digital health technology. Previously, Adam was a Senior Research Fellow at KAI Research and a post doc research fellow at the NIMH, and completed a residency at Baltimore VA Medical Center.

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Alexandra Morehouse, CMO of Banner Health

Alexandra M. Morehouse is Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems. Prior to Banner Health, she was the Vice President of Brand Management at Kaiser Permanente, and CMO of AAA. Ms. Morehouse has also served as co-chair of the Harvard Business School Global Technology Conference and on the boards of the Harvard Business School Community Partners, SnapFish, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ODC Dance, and UC Davis. She graduated with high honors from Harvard University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Alison Fenney, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO)

Dr. Fenney runs the Neurotechnology Industry Organization, a global trade association representing companies involved in neuroscience, brain research institutes and patient advocacy groups. Prior to NIO, Alison was Manager of Industry Relations at the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) in Canada, and also worked in Equity Research at Bloom Burton & Co. She has a PhD in Neuroscience and an MBA from McMaster University, a Masters in Neurokinetics from the University of Quebec at Montreal, and a Bachelor of Kinesiology (honors) from Brock University.

Álvaro Fernández, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of SharpBrains

Álvaro Fernández, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Human Enhancement, runs SharpBrains, an independent market research firm tracking health and performance applications of brain science. Mr. Fernandez is the co-author of “The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age”, and the Editor-in-chief of SharpBrains’ market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology. Previously he worked in McKinsey & Company, Bertelsmann, Docent and Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, and has an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University and a BA in Economics from Universidad de Deusto, in his native Spain.

Dr. Álvaro Pascual-Leone, Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Pascual-Leone is a world leader in the development of transcranial magnetic stimulation for application in cognitive neuroscience and for therapeutic applications in neurology, psychiatry, and neurorehabilitation. He is a Professor of Neurology and an Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research at Harvard Medical School, and serves as Chief for the Division of Cognitive Neurology and the Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Pascual-Leone’s research projects aim at understanding the mechanisms that control brain plasticity across the lifespan to be able to modify them for the subject’s optimal behavioral outcome.

Ariel Garten, Founder and Chief Evangelism Officer at InteraXon

Ariel Garten is the Founder and Chief Evangelism Officer of Inter­aXon, which cre­ates thought con­trolled com­put­ing prod­ucts and appli­ca­tions. Ariel has also researched at the Krem­bil Neu­ro­science Insti­tute study­ing hip­pocam­pal neu­ro­ge­n­e­sis, dis­played work at the Art Gallery of Ontario, been head designer at a fash­ion label, and opened Toronto Fash­ion Week. Referred to as the “Brain Guru” by Now Mag­a­zine, CBC Radio and the Toronto Star, Ariel has also run a suc­cess­ful real estate busi­ness, spent time as the designer and owner of a Cana­dian fash­ion bou­tique, and is a prac­tic­ing psychotherapist.

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Dr. Bill Reichman, President of Baycrest

Dr. Reichman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Baycrest, one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centres focused on aging and brain function. Dr. Reichman, an internationally-known expert in geriatric mental health and dementia is also Professor of Psychiatry on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a noted authority on the delivery of mental health and dementia services in nursing home settings. Dr. Reichman is a former President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation.

Belén Guerra-Carrillo, NSF Fellow and graduate student researcher at University of Califonia, Berkeley

Belen Guerra-Carrillo was recently awarded a fellowship by the National Science Foundation for her graduate research efforts. Her recent achievement earned Guerra-Carrillo a spot on The City University of New York’s new team of award-winning “Science All-Star” students who have won National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, the most prestigious awards a graduate student in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) can receive. The awards recognize and support exceptional students who have proposed graduate-level research projects in their fields.

Bill Tucker, Senior Advisor to the K12 Education Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill Tucker is the senior advisor of K12 Education Programs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he’s responsible for identifying and addressing critical, emerging cross-cutting strategy issues and development of strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, grantees, and local, regional and national funders. Bill is also responsible for K-12 advocacy/policy grantmaking portfolio, handling a team of six senior program officers and strategic prioritization, budgeting, and allocation of $40+ million grantmaking portfolio. He holds an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University.

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Dr. Bob Bilder, Direc­tor of the UCLA Ten­nen­baum Cen­ter for the Biol­ogy of Cre­ativ­ity

Dr. Bob Bilder is the Direc­tor of the Ten­nen­baum Cen­ter for the Biol­ogy of Cre­ativ­ity in the Jane & Terry Semel Insti­tute for Neu­ro­science and Human Behav­ior, and the Michael E. Ten­nen­baum Fam­ily Pro­fes­sor of Psy­chi­a­try & Biobe­hav­ioral Sci­ences and Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­ogy — Neu­ropsy­chol­ogy at David Gef­fen School of Med­i­cine. He has received many awards for his research con­tri­bu­tions, served on diverse fed­eral and inter­na­tional advi­sory boards, pro­vided edi­to­r­ial ser­vice to many schol­arly jour­nals, and received mul­ti­ple grants from the NIH, pri­vate foun­da­tions, and industry.

Dr. Bob Schafer, Head of Research at Lumosity

Bob Schafer oversees Research Science and Data Science, combining his background in neuroscience research and product development to help translate scientific knowledge into products for assessing and training mental performance. Prior to Lumos, Bob was the founder and CEO of Prophecy Sciences, a startup using neuroscience and predictive analytics to improve hiring decisions and team development. He earned his PhD in neuroscience from Stanford University, was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT and has published research in journals including Science and Neuron.

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Charlie Hartwell, Operating Partner at the Bridge Builders Collaborative

Charlie helps fund and support the visions of social entrepreneurs who have scalable business models for applications, practices, products, and tools that build bridges for mind-training. He is a Harvard Business School graduate who has led, founded, run and worked in organizations in 16 different industries. Previously Charlie was President of Ideas to Go, an innovation-consulting firm. His career has included Wall Street, corporate marketing stints at HJ Heinz and Pillsbury. In 1998, he formed the first for-profit expedition company in the US, helping launch the historic Bancroft Arnesen Expedition across Antarctica by polar explorers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen.

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Colin Milner, Founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

Colin Milner is Founder and CEO of ICAA, and a leading authority on the health and well-being of older adults. He has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of “the most innovative and influential minds” in the world on aging-related topics. He has been published thought-leadership articles in journals such as Global Policy, and the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Milner’s speeches have stimulated thousands of business and government leaders, industry professionals, and older adults worldwide.

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Danny Dankner, CEO of Applied Cognitive Engineering (ACE)

Danny runs Applied Cognitive Engineering (ACE), a cognitive simulations firm that develops specialized “brain gyms” to enhance the performance in high-pressure domains. Previously he was on the founding team of Kinetica Internetting Solutions, directed the Project Management activities at MobileSpear, and had a key role in the merger of G-sites and Box Interactive, leading to the creation of Scepia Internet Solutions – Israel’s largest solution provider. Danny holds an MBA in Marketing & IT and LL.B, both from Tel Aviv University and an Israeli Bar Diploma. He is a certified system analyst.

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Dr. David Barash, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Global Health at GE Foundation

David M. Barash, M.D. is the ED of the Global Health Portfolio and Chief Medical Officer for the GE Foundation, where initiatives are approached with the belief that simple interventions, along with strong partnerships and leaders, are often the answer to some of the healthcare’s most complex problems. He is also co-chair of the Private Sector Roundtable, a collaboration of several multinational companies to support the work of the Global Health Security Agenda.  Dr. Barash is a practicing emergency medicine physician with more than 30 years’ experience and great interest on understanding how new technologies can be commercialized and delivered to effectively close the gap between brainstorm and bedside.

Dr. David Bartrés-Faz, Principal Investigator of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative (BBHI)

David Bartrés-Faz is the Principal Investigator of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative study, a prospective longitudinal cohort investigation debited to study the protective factors as well as the associated brain mechanisms that explain resilience to disease and maintenance of cognitive function with advancing age. He is also the PI of the Barcelona group within the H2020 ‘Lifebrain’ project as well as of a National research study funded by the Spanish Ministry to investigate the putative synergic effects of non-invasive brain stimulation in combination with cognitive training in Mild Cognitive Impairment patients. He is also responsible for the Barcelona Brain Stimulation Lab at the University of Barcelona.

Debra Gilmore, Exec­u­tive Director of The Arrow­smith Pro­gram

Debbie Gilmore is the new Executive Director of Arrowsmith Program, having been Arrowsmith’s representative in Australia and New Zealand for 18 months. Debbie first heard about the Arrowsmith Program when she was Head of Diverse Learning Needs at the Catholic Education Office, Sydney, Australia. Her work as a teacher, literacy adviser, assistant principal and principal helped her understand the need to ‘unlock’ the potential of students with learning difficulties, and her role as a mother of a son with such challenges gave her first hand experience of their struggles. Debbie holds a Masters of Education and various Graduate Certificates in Education.

Dr. Eddie Martucci, CEO of Akili Interactive Labs

Dr. Martucci is co-founder and CEO at Akili Interactive Labs, a digital health company aiming to make the first regulatory-approved diagnostic and therapeutic video games. He spearheaded the clinical partnerships that Akili now has with Pfizer and multiple top-tier academic institutions. Dr. Martucci is also a Principal at PureTech Ventures. He was previously a Kauffman Entrepreneur Fellow. Dr. Martucci completed his graduate work at Yale University in the Departments of Pharmacology and Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, and received a BS in Biochemistry from Providence College and a PhD and MPhil from Yale University.

Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Mind­set Works

Eduardo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mindset Works, which he started with Carol Dweck, Lisa Blackwell and others, to help people develop as motivated and effective learners. Prior to Mindset Works, Eduardo was an Education Pioneers Fellow at New Leaders, a Principal with the Sprout Group,and an analyst with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Eduardo holds MBA and M.A. in Education degrees from Stanford University, and bachelor’s degrees in Economics and in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Edward Kliphuis, Investment Director of Merck Ventures

Edward Kliphuis, Investment Director at Merck Ventures and Board Observer at Akili Interactive Labs, looks for new investment opportunities for the 300 million euro Merck Ventures fund. Previously he was at Kempen & Co, a pan European merchant bank headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he worked in the Life Sciences Securities team. Edward was instrumental in the team’s continuous fundraising efforts for listed European small and mid-cap biotech companies in over 20 deals. He holds an M.Sc. degree in Biopharmaceutical Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, with specializations in pharmacology and science-based business.

Dr. Graeme Moffat, Direc­tor of Sci­en­tific & Reg­u­la­tory Affairs at InteraXon

Graeme leads health and neuroscience R&D at InteraXon, the maker of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Prior to joining InteraXon, he served as Managing Editor of the Frontiers journal series under the Nature Publishing Group, covering Neuroscience, Neurology, and Psychiatry. Graeme’s experience includes research engineering with CNRS (France) and Neurelec/Oticon Medical on hearing aids and cochlear implants, as well as clinical trial development. He holds a PhD in neuroscience from Université Aix-Marseille and a BSc in physics from McMaster University and is currently a fellow of the Ontario Centres of Excellence in Toronto.

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Kathleen Herath, Associate Vice President Health & Productivity at Nationwide Insurance

Kathleen Herath oversees the Health and Productivity strategy at Nationwide for the company’s 33,000 associates. She is responsible for the company’s integrated health and productivity program, which includes: health screenings, wellness programs, disability and disease management, health education, work-life resources and walking programs and occupational health clinics. The Health and Productivity program at Nationwide has received numerous national awards for the first four years including the 2009 IBI Health Innovation Award, the American Heart Association’s Platinum Fit-Friendly Employer award, the 2010 HUB magazine APEX award and the prestigious C. Everett Koop National Health Award.

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Dr. Karen Postal, President of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)

Dr. Postal is a board certified in neuropsychology and pediatric neuropsychology, and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches postdoctoral fellows in neuropsychology. She also works with students from elementary school through college to overcome barriers to academic success. Dr. Postal has an expertise in working with traumatic brain injury and has been designated a neutral neuropsychologist for the National Football League. She is the author of Feedback that Sticks: The Art of Effectively Communicating Neuropsychological Assessment Results.

Dr. Lew Lim, CEO & Founder of VieLight

Lew Lim is an engineer with a passion for helping people. He is the co-inventor of several wearable photobiomodulation (PBM) / low level light therapy devices, and has been recognized for the development of the intranasal light therapy systems, particularly to address neurological issues. He is a Doctor of Natural Medicine with additional diplomas in Medical Neuroscience and Business and Accountancy. He obtained his degrees and diplomas from the University of California at Berkeley, University of Sheffield, Duke University, Quantum University and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

Lisa Neuberger, Managing Director of Strategy + Innovation at Accenture Corporate Citizenship

Lisa Neuberger leads a global team to define strategic direction in areas such as social innovation, environmental sustainability and non-financial transparency. A social intrapreneur, she has a 19-year track record at Accenture managing teams to launch innovative initiatives such as AI4Good, new business lines in Sustainability and Public Service Value, a global Eco Champion program for employees, and a nonprofit consulting organization. She has also worked at the White House, the OECD, and CBS News—and holds graduate degrees from Wharton Business School and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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Mark Pollock, athlete, author, speaker, and first blind man to race to the South Pole

Mark Pollock is a Northern Irish adventurer, athlete, rower, author and international motivational speaker from Northern Ireland who became the first blind man to race to the South Pole. As part of a three-man team called South Pole Flag, alongside Simon O’Donnell and Inge Solheim he took 43 days in January 2009 to complete the Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Race. An avid rower, Pollock has won bronze and silver medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Rowing Championships in Nottingham, England and has also written a book titled Making It Happen.

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Nancy Briefs, President and CEO of Digital Cognition Technologies

Ms. Briefs’ is a serial entrepreneur, having helped successfully develop and commercialize innovative technologies with six med-tech startups. In July 2017, Ms. Briefs was appointed CEO & President of Digital Cognition Technologies (DCT), founded to market easy to administer and non-invasive tests to detect presymptomatic cognitive impairment. Prior to her work at DCT, Nancy Co-Founded and was the CEO of InfoBionic, a leading digital health platform for detection of cardiac arrhythmias. Having raised over $300M in venture capital and four successful liquidity events, she has proven the ability to lead teams from concept thru commercialization and value creation.

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Neil Allison, Director of Business Model Innovation at Pearson North America

Neil is the director of Business Model Innovation at Pearson North America. Having Thirteen years of experience successfully building new markets for digital products and services. Neil has hands-on expertise across the ecosystem of education technology (learning and collaboration management, outcomes assessment, tutoring, digital content, and content distribution). His specialties include Business strategy and planning, new product strategy and development, customer and market development, strategic marketing, program strategy and design, higher education innovation.

Nikhil Sri­ra­man, IP Analyst at SharpBrains

Nikhil Sri­ra­man is a patent attor­ney admit­ted to prac­tice before the United States Patent and Trade­mark Office (USPTO). Nikhil has held posi­tions at the USPTO, IP law firms and in-house at For­tune 500 com­pa­nies. He cur­rently serves as eBay’s Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Strategist, as well as Sharp­Brains’ IP Analyst. With degrees by DePaul University College of Law and the University of Michigan, Nikhil’s professional experience includes legal and engineering work at Ford and Johnson Controls.

Dr. Oliver Harrison, Chief Executive of the Health Moonshot at Telefónica Innovation

Dr. Oliver Harrison, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Human Enhancement, runs an ambitious Health Moonshot at Telefónica Innovation. Prior to Telefónica, Dr. Harrison was a Senior Vice President with Healthways International, a Consultant to the World Health Organisation on mHealth for tackling Non-Communicable Diseases, and the Director of Strategy at the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi, where he helped drive a comprehensive reform of Abu Dhabi’s health system. Dr. Harrison spent five years with McKinsey healthcare practice and is a physician with US National Board Certification in Public Health, and Masters’ degrees in Public Health from Johns Hopkins and Neuroscience from Cambridge University.

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Dr. Olivier Oullier, Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at Aix-Marseille University

Olivier Oullier, PhD, is a neuroscientist, strategist, and contributor to Fortune Magazine, He is the former Head of Strategy in Global Health and Healthcare and Member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum, where he was in charge of an international project on value-based care involving more than 50 global companies and organizations. Olivier is a Full Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at Aix-Marseille University and taught at the Universities of Oxford and Geneva’s executive education programs. His lab and applied research focus on consumer behavior, engagement, influence, social coordination dynamics, decision neuroscience.

Dr. Peter Reiner, Co-Founder of the National Core for Neu­roethics at the Uni­ver­sity of British Columbia

Dr. Reiner’s cur­rent focus lies in Technologies of the Extended Mind and in the area of neu­roethics, spe­cial­iz­ing in the non-medical impact of tech­nol­ogy on the brain, with par­tic­u­lar inter­ests in the neu­roethics of cog­ni­tive enhance­ment as well as the impact of mod­ern tech­no­log­i­cal soci­ety upon brain func­tion. Dr. Reiner has a dis­tin­guished track record as a bench research sci­en­tist study­ing the neu­ro­bi­ol­ogy of behav­ioural states and neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­ease, and also was the Pres­i­dent & CEO of Active Pass Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, a drug dis­cov­ery com­pany that he founded to tackle the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Pooja Wagh, Director of the Health Community at MIT Solve

Pooja Wagh is the Director of MIT Solve’s Health pillar, responsible for defining Solve’s strategic direction for the Health pillar and measuring the impact of Solve’s partnerships on the ability of Solvers to affect societal change. Prior to joining Solve, Pooja was a Program Manager at Innovations for Poverty Action and also worked as a consultant at IBM Global Business Services, providing technology consulting services to pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods companies. Pooja holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelors in electrical engineering from MIT.

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Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Founder and Director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. is the founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth, professor of behavioral and brain sciences, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair at The University of Texas at Dallas and author of Maker Your Brain Smarter. As a cognitive neuroscientist with more than 40 funded research grants and more than 200 publications to her credit, Dr. Chapman is committed to unlocking human brain potential across the lifespan. Her scientific study applies novel methodologies to advance creative and critical thinking, help strengthen healthy brain development, protect against brain decline, restore the brain after injury and incite innovation throughout life.

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Sarah Lenz Lock, Senior Vice President for Policy at AARP and Executive Director of the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH)

Sarah Lenz Lock is Senior Vice President for Policy in AARP’s Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI), where she helps position AARP as a thought leader addressing the major issues facing older Americans. She leads AARP’s policy initiatives on brain health and care for people living with dementia, including serving as the Executive Director of the Global Council on Brain Health, an independent collaborative of scientists, doctors and policy experts convened by AARP to provide trusted information on brain health. Prior to joining AARP, she served as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, handling complex litigation against federal agencies such as NIH, FDA, the Air Force and Army, and EPA.

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Dr. Simone Schurle, Assistant Professor for Responsive Biomedical Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Dr. Schurle,  a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Human Enhancement, is researching at the frontier of biomedical engineering. She graduated from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering and Management with specialization in micro/nanosystems, and then joined the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, where she focused on magnetic manipulation techniques for biomedical applications. She was awarded with the ETH medal for her doctoral thesis and with fellowships from the SNSF, DAAD and the Society in Science – The Branco Weiss fellowship for her postdoctoral studies. She is also co-founder of MagnebotiX, a spin-off from ETHZ.

Tara Thiagarajan, Founder and Chief Scientist at Sapien Labs

Tara’s interest lies in understanding large-scale human systems for the purpose of developing scalable, for-profit solutions that drive progress. She has a BA in Mathematics from Brandeis University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern,, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University. She did her postdoctoral research in neural network behaviour at the Section for Critical Brain Dynamics at the NIH and is a visiting scientist at National Centre for Biological Sciences.. She is also an Advisory Group Member at Ashoka Changemakers.

Thomas R. Insel, MD, President and Co-Founder of Mindstrong Health

Dr. Insel  is a psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and currently a co-founder and President of Mindstrong Health. From 2002-2015, Dr. Insel served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) committed to research on mental disorders. Prior to serving as NIMH Director, Dr. lnsel was Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University where he was founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience in Atlanta. Most recently (2015 – 2017), he led the Mental Health Team at Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) in South San Francisco, CA. Dr. Insel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received numerous national and international awards including honorary degrees in the U.S. and Europe.

Zack Lynch, General Partner at JAZZ Venture Partners

Zack Lynch is an entrepreneur, market maven and futurist who brings a rich understanding of the technologies and companies driving the experiential technology market to JAZZ. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization, and serves on the advisory boards of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Center for Neuroeconomic Studies at Claremont Graduate University, the Center for Neuroscience and Society at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as several private neurosoftware companies.

 

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