LAVA Mobile joins forces this month with our sister interest group LAVA Healthcare to explore the world of mobile health, aka mhealth.
Registration is now open for this event: Sept 27, 6:30 – 9:00 PM at tiato in Santa Monica.
The panel will dig into how mobile technologies are expected to change fundamentally the business of healthcare. Mobile solutions ranging from simple smartphone apps to comprehensive clinical management systems are increasingly used to provide medical care in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices. But perhaps the largest game-changing frontier is how mobile technologies will help consumers — patients and their caregivers — become intimately involved with the active management of their health and wellness.
The meeting will feature guest speaker Jack Young, managing director of the Qualcomm Life Fund (part of Qualcomm Ventures), a $100M venture-capital fund focused on the emerging wireless and connected-health space, including wellness and fitness, chronic disease care, remote diagnosis and monitoring, healing and aging in place, and health informatics. Jack currently serves as a board observer at Airstrip, AliveCor, Telcare, PixSense, Jana, uCIRRUS, Validity and Visage Mobile. Prior to Qualcomm Ventures, Jack was executive vice president and US Country Manager at ZTE Corporation (SEHK: 0763), the world’s fifth-largest telecom equipment maker headquartered in Shenzhen, China, where he helped establish the company’s US market presence. Previously he was a sales and marketing executive at Nokia following the acquisition of Silicon-Valley based startup Amber Networks for $421M where he was founding AVP of marketing. Early in his career, he held marketing and business development positions at 3Com, GDC, and Nortel. Jack holds an MSEE from the University of Calgary and an MBA from McGill University.
The panel’s moderator will be Richard Koffler, past president of LAVA, current Chair of LAVA Healthcare and a life-sciences entrepreneur currently incubating early-stage ventures VAL9000 and Viderics. He is a member of the Tech Coast Angels, an advisor to the California Emerging Technology Fund, and board vice-chair of El Centro Latino for Literacy. He holds computer science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley.
The meeting’s format will be highly interactive. Following a few introductory minutes by the moderator, the floor will open to questions from the audience.
LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how to fix the healthcare system with innovations in business models, technology and consumer involvement.
LAVA Mobile is a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association dedicated to exploring and explaining the rapidly evolving universe of ubiquitous computing. LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by Gumiyo and Ernst & Young.