Meet some of the speakers for the 2013 Personalized Health Care Conference.

Chris Anderson
Former Editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine
Author of Makers, The Long Tail and Free
Founder of DIYDrones, 3D Robotics and GeekDad.com

Chris Anderson is the most forward-looking and articulate speaker about the effect of new technology on business. His first book, The Long Tail, is the definitive account of how the internet undermined blockbuster-culture and created an economy of targeted niche products. His next book, Free, explored the new online marketplace of “free” products, explaining how companies can make money by giving things away. Now, in his newest book, Makers, Chris unfolds for us the latest chapter in the digital revolution: a physical revolution.

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution introduces a new era of micro-manufacturing. New technologies such as 3D printing and electronics assembly allow anyone with an idea to build it. Data can become objects — and everyone nowadays has access to data. This means the extraordinary democratization of information which the internet has enabled is about to be mirrored by the democratization of physical creation. In Chris’ phrase, “atoms are the new bits”.

Chris isn’t sitting on the sidelines of this revolution. He is the founder of DIYDrones, an open source community with 12,000 people and three factories around the world. Chris has also founded 3DRobotics, a robotic manufacturing company that began as a GeekDad hobby with his children.

As Editor-in-chief of Wired, Chris led the magazine to two dozen National Magazine Award nominations, winning the prestigious top prize for general excellence in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Chris stepped down from his role at Wired after an incredibly successful 12-year run to become CEO of 3DRobotics. He worked at The Economist for seven years in various positions and served as an editor at the two premier science journals, Science and Nature.

José Colucci
Director of Health & Wellness and an Associate Partner at IDEO

José Colucci is a Director of Health & Wellness and an Associate Partner at IDEO. José has been with IDEO since 2000.His interests range from the design and development of medical devices to product strategy, trends and innovation in science and healthcare. He’s authored many patents and written on topics from the biotech revolution to design thinking. Recently, José has been researching and speaking about the impact of aging on society and its implications for the design of products and services.

Prior to joining IDEO, José worked for several high-tech companies, including FUNBEC, VisionMaker Canada, and a number of design consulting firms. He has training and experience in both Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, with an MS from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the USP and the University of Illinois.

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
Associate Vice President for Health Promotions
University Chief Wellness Officer
Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing
The Ohio State University

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk is currently the Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University.  She also is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Ohio State’s College of Medicine. Dr. Melnyk earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from West Virginia University, her Master of Science degree with a specialization in nursing care of children and pediatric nurse practitioner from the University of Pittsburgh, and her PhD in clinical research from the University of Rochester where she also completed her post-master’s certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She is a nationally/ internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research and child and adolescent mental health, and is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences on these topics. Dr. Melnyk has consulted with hundreds of healthcare systems and colleges throughout the nation and globe on how to improve quality of care and patient outcomes through implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice. Her record includes over 19 million dollars of sponsored funding from federal agencies as principal investigator and over 210 publications. Dr. Melnyk is co-editor of four books, including Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, Implementing EBP: Real World Success Stories, the KySS Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening, Early Intervention and Health Promotion, and Intervention Research: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing and Funding. A Practical Guide for Success, an American Journal of Nursing First Place Book of the Year Award. Dr. Melnyk is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and served a four-year term as one of only two nurse practitioners on the 16-member United States Preventive Services Task Force. In addition, she serves as a member of the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Behavioral Health Steering Committee, the National Institutes of Health’s National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, and the Centers for Disease Control Laboratory Best Practices Workgroup.  Dr. Melnyk also serves as editor of the journal, Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing. She has received numerous national and international awards, including the Audrey Hepburn Award and International Research Hall of Fame from Sigma Theta Tau International, the Jessie Scott Award from the American Nurses Association for the improvement of healthcare quality through the integration of research, education and practice, the 2012 Midwest Nursing Research Society Senior Scientist award, the NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research’s inaugural director’s lectureship award, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Lifetime Achievement Award. She also has been recognized as an Edge Runner twice by the American Academy of Nursing for founding and directing the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners’ KySS child and adolescent mental health program and her COPE Program for parents of preterm infants.

Bob Schwartz
General Manager of Global Design & User Experience at GE Healthcare

Bob Schwartz joined GE Healthcare (GEHC) in December 2007 as General Manager, Global Design & User Experience.  With six studios in five countries, Bob is responsible for overseeing the Global Design function encompassing human factors, industrial design, ergonomics, and user interface and design research.  As a strategic driver of business growth, his team focuses on the look, feel, usability and end-to-end experience of GEHC products and services. During 2009-13, Global Design/UX was the recipient of 13 medals from the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) and was listed, in 2011, by Fast Company magazine as a Corporate Design Stronghold.  Bob is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and the Executive Board of the Design Management Institute.

Bob joined GEHC from Procter & Gamble, where he was a global design leader working to transform the design function there to a strategically relevant capability, which is now comprised of 350 global designers and design managers.

Prior to P&G, Bob was Vice President, New Product Development, at Levolor Kirsch, a division of Newell Rubbermaid, where he was specifically tasked with bringing innovation to the home decor industry.  At Motorola, Bob was the Director of Industrial Design, responsible globally for all key product lines within the Commercial, Government, Industrial and Consumer Products businesses.

A significant accomplishment in Bob’s career was as Executive Director and COO for the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), where he forged an unprecedented relationship with Business Week magazine to annually publish the Industrial Design Excellence (IDEA) awards and later the Catalyst Awards. This accomplishment led to Bob receiving a United Nations appointment to the People’s Republic of China as Senior Advisor for Design. He has also testified before Congress on a Bill to establish a US Design Center in the Dept. of Commerce.

Bob was also the Director, Science and Technology Programs for AdvaMed, where he forged strong partnerships with the FDA, HCFA and Congress and lobbied and directed policy and voluntary standards research for circulatory and cardiovascular devices, healthcare information systems and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Prior to this, Bob was the head of Corporate Industrial Design and Architecture for the American Red Cross, where he implemented new nation-wide mobile blood collection, tissue banking and disaster services systems.

Most notably, Bob was inducted into the IDSA Academy of Fellows at the 2007 World Congress of Industrial Design, for his outstanding contributions to the industry.

Education:  Bob has a Masters degree in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was a Roddy Scholar, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial & Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design.

Dave Snowden
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge

Dave Snowden is the founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organizational decision making and decision making. He has pioneered a science based approach to organizations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.

He holds visiting Chairs at the Universities of Pretoria and Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as a visiting fellowship at the University of Warwick. He is a senior fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies at Nanyang University and the Civil Service College in Singapore. His paper with Boone on Leadership was the cover article for the Harvard Business Review in November 2007 and also won the Academy of Management aware for the best practitioner paper in the same year. He has previously won a special award from the Academy for originality in his work on knowledge management. He is a editorial board member of several academic and practitioner journals in the field of knowledge management and is an Editor in Chief of E:CO. In 2006 he was Director of the EPSRC (UK) research program on emergence and in 2007 was appointed to an NSF (US) review panel on complexity science research.

He previously worked for IBM where he was a Director of the Institution for Knowledge Management and founded the Cynefin Centre for Organizational Complexity; during that period he was selected by IBM as one of six “on-demand” thinkers for a worldwide advertising campaign. Prior to that, he worked in a range of strategic and management roles in the service sector.

His company Cognitive Edge exists to integrate academic thinking with practice in organizations throughout the world and operates on a network model working with Academics, Government, Commercial Organizations, NGOs and Independent Consultants. He is also the main designer of the SenseMaker® software suite, originally developed in the field of counter terrorism and now being actively deployed in both Government and Industry to handle issues of impact measurement, customer/employee insight, narrative based knowledge management, strategic foresight and risk management.

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