Speakers and Advisory Board Members

  • CONFERENCE CHAIR

     

    Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS

    CMIO

    Infor

    Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS has over 20 years experience in healthcare information technology, patient safety, clinical transformation, and public health. During his career, he worked with the National Institutes of Health, U.K’s. National Health Service, McKesson, and BearingPoint.

     Chaiken is currently Chief Medical Information Officer at Infor where he offers his expertise in strategy development, clinical transformation, and quality improvement. He is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management.

    He has delivered more than 60 CME lectures, and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Patient Safety and the journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. Chaiken writes a column on technology and quality for the journal Patient Safety and Quality Health Care. He served as a Board member (2006–2010), Board Liaison to HIMSS Europe (2006–2009), and Board Chair (2009–2010), and continues his involvement as a Fellow of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS). As an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, Chaiken teaches a graduate level course in Healthcare Information Technology in its School of Management.

  • CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR

    Philip Loftus, PhD

    CIO

    Aurora Health Care

    Philip is the VP of IS and CIO at Aurora Health Care, where he is responsible for defining and implementing the IT component of Aurora’s strategic goal of providing an integrated approach to health care delivery. Previously, he was SVP and CIO at Caremark where he implemented the move to a paperless mail order pharmacy system based on electronic documentation and workflow, developed one of the major systems supporting the new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, and launched a high performance eBusiness Internet website with several million active users. He has 25 years of IT experience in the pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and what is now AstraZeneca, working extensively in both Europe and the US.

  • Mark Bakken

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Nordic Consulting

    Mark is an experienced IT executive and seasoned entrepreneur with more than 20-years of IT consulting experience. As Nordic’s co-founder, he combined his passion for business with a vision of delivering superior IT consulting to the healthcare industry.

    Prior to founding Nordic, Mark started, grew and sold two companies. He was CEO, president and founder of Goliath Networks, a firm that Inc. Magazine, ranked 97th of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US, from 1996-2001.

    He was also CEO, president and founder of Bedrock Managed Services & Consulting from 2003-2008. While there, he developed a patent-pending managed services methodology that’s the foundation for Microsoft’s Windows Live OneCare offering, which has been adopted worldwide.

    As VP of Lending and Credit Union Technology at CUNA Mutual Group, Madison, Wis., Mark managed 150 IT employees in the business lending division and worked with Microsoft to identify potential annual savings of more than $30 million.

    From 1996-2006, Mark served on Microsoft’s Infrastructure Partner Advisory Council. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Christine Bessler

    CIO/VP Information Technology

    ProHealth Care, Inc.

    Christine Bessler is the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology at ProHealth Care.  She has responsibility over information systems, telecommunication, informatics, and project management office.  Under Christine’s leadership, ProHealth Care has successfully attested for Stage 1 of meaningful use for its hospitals and physicians, as well as has attained Stage6 designation on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM).  In addition, this last year ProHealth Care was the first healthcare system to produce reports and data out of Epic’s new Cogito data warehouse in a production environment, positioning the system to deliver against an advanced self-service business intelligence capability in the future.

    Christine has a passion for furthering quality healthcare, through contributions in technology to support this challenging area.  In addition to her professional demands at ProHealth Care, she is involved in many other professional and charitable organizations, serves on several boards involved in employee assistance and promoting technology in healthcare.

    She often contributes as a mentor and educator in teaching opportunities to masters programs and other professional networks focused on topics on her expertise in technology, governance, strategic planning, and project management.  She has developed accredited courses on the topics of change management, as well as portfolio and project management.  She is a certified change agent and Project Management Professional (PMP).

     

     

  • Luke Bonney

    Founder

    100Health

    Luke spent 6 years at Epic as an implementation lead, working with enterprise customers across the US. While at Epic focused on process improvement and innovation. Upon leaving Epic started 100health with the goal of starting and growing 100 health IT companies in the next 5 years in Madison.

     

  • Michael Burger

    Director

    Fitch Ratings

    Michael Burger is a director in Fitch Ratings’ public finance healthcare and higher education groups. He joined Fitch in 2006 and is responsible for analyzing and rating acute care hospitals, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes, and public and private universities. Michael also covers a portfolio of not-for-profit credits which includes foundations, cultural institutions, and social service organizations.

    He authors and co-authors the group’s various research pieces, commentary and special reports, and is a frequent presenter at Fitch teleconferences as well as acute care and senior living industry seminars and conferences. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the California Society of Municipal Analysts.

    Michael earned his B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his M.P.A. and M.A in International Relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

     

  • John Byrnes

    Executive Chairman of the Board and President

    Mason Wells;

    Board of Trustees of the Medical College of Wisconsin

    As of January 1, 2013, Mr. Byrnes began serving as Executive Chairman of the Board and President of the firm where he focuses on long term strategy and personnel development. He continues to serve on the investment committee and to actively manage several of the portfolio investments now held by the funds.

    Mr. Byrnes has over 30 years of private equity investing experience. In 1983 he organized the private equity arm of the Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, where for 15 years he managed four successful investment funds, making private equity and venture capital investments throughout the Midwest. In 1998 Mr. Byrnes managed the spin-out of M&I's private equity team into Mason Wells, leading the fundraising for its first $175 million buyout fund. In 2005, the firm raised the $300 million Mason Wells Buyout Fund II. Mason Wells Buyout Fund III, a $525 million fund, closed in May 2010, is currently being invested.

    Mr. Byrnes is a member of the Board of Directors of the following public and private corporations: Dedicated Computing LLC, Paragon Development Systems, Inc., and The Oilgear Company.

    Mr. Byrnes received his JD Degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Bryan Chan

    President & Founder

    SupraNet

     

     

    Bryan W. Chan is the president and founder of SupraNet Communications, Inc. Bryan, a California native and a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, started SupraNet in 1994. Now, 20 years later, SupraNet serves over 500 clients and has become one of Dane County’s preferred Internet Service Providers.

    Bryan is a co-founder of the Forward Technology Festival, which annually supports Madison’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is also co-organizer of the High Tech Happy Hour, a monthly networking event that regularly draws over 300 attendees.

  • Peter H. Christman

    EVP/Chief Operating Officer

    UW Medical Foundation

     

    Peter Christman is the Executive Vice President of the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (UWMF), the physician faculty group practice of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He manages all aspects of the Foundation’s business and clinical operations including strategic planning, finance, legal issues, information systems, and community relations. He directs the Foundation’s executive staff and works closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to support the clinical, educational, research and public service missions of UW Health. Mr. Christman also represents the Foundation in discussions with UW Health system partners, affiliated providers and HMOs. Prior to joining UWMF in 2001, he was Regional Vice President of Finance for SSM Health Care, St. Louis, Missouri. Before that, he served as Chief Financial Officer at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Christman holds a BBA degree in business and a MS in health care fiscal management from UW-Madison.

  • Matt Dedrick

    CIO

    WI Dept of Health Services

     

     

     

     

    Matt Dedrick is the Chief Information Officer for the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  In this role, he oversees the central IT functions and support for approximately 6,000 employees in six Divisions and 3 Offices in multiple centers, institutions and offices located throughout Wisconsin.  DHS provides services in the areas of public health; Medicaid eligibility, claims processing & managed health care services; and regulation & licensing of programs & facilities that provide mental health & long-term care-related services.  DHS also has seven centers/institutions that provide long-term care services for the elderly & people with disabilities; mental health & substance abuse services; and secure treatment facilities.

    Prior to joining DHS in July 2013, Matt was the IT Director at Unity Health Insurance in Sauk City, WI.  He has over 20 years of experience in the technology and project management industries.  Matt earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and his MBA from Edgewood College in Madison, WI.

  • Jocelyn G. DeWitt, Ph.D

    Vice President, Chief Information Officer

    UW Health

     

     

     

     

    Jocelyn G. DeWitt, Ph.D, joined UW Health as Vice President, Chief Information Officer in April 2012.

    She oversees the UW Health Information Services Department, an integration of UWMF Information Services and UWHC Information Technology Systems. The goals of her department are to reduce redundant work, create more rational support paths for customers, create greater efficiencies in delivering information services and create unified strategic plans for information technology infrastructure and applications.

    Jocelyn received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; her Master of Science degree from Boston University; and her doctorate from the University of Illinois.

  • Alan Eisman

    Executive Director, Healthcare Industry

    Information Builders

    Mr. Eisman serves as North American Director for Healthcare Solutions after leading the Performance Management Practice as the National Director. He is the Author of the 2009 White Paper “Prescription for Healthcare – Optimize Performance and Quality Now. In 2008 he was published in the TDWI BI Journal, “Achieving a High-Performance Supply Chain: Sharing Information with Partners.”  Recently he authored the White Paper Healthcare Performance Management, The Key to Enabling Meaningful Use” and “Transparent, Trusted, and Timely Information The Key to Enabling Integrated Accountable Care.”  Alan is a frequent speaker at healthcare IT conferences including keynoting the recent Accountable Care HIT Summit in 2012.

    Prior to this position Alan was the Information Builders NY Area General Manager and advised healthcare clients including NYU Langone Medical Center and Mt. Sinai hospital on a wide range of business intelligence and information management applications designed to improve clinical and financial performance.  Alan has over 20 years of senior management experience in enterprise software including ERP, Business Intelligence, CRM and Enterprise Integration

    Prior to Information Builders, Mr. Eisman held Director or Vice President Positions with JDEdwards, System Software Associates and Information Management Associates.  Alan received his initial training in information systems with IBM.

  • Seth Foldy MD MPH FAAFP

    Principal

    SethFoldy.com Preventive Health Systems

    Seth Foldy is a physician and consultant on public health and health informatics.   He recently completed a two-year appointment as Distinguished Consultant at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he was Director of the Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office.  At CDC he supported public health readiness for the widespread adoption of electronic health records and the adoption of national standards for surveillance and laboratory information management.  Previously Dr. Foldy served as Health Commissioner in Milwaukee, WI and State Health Officer and Administrator of the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.   He was co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange, and has been medical director of outpatient operations at Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical System and at Milwaukee Healthcare for the Homeless.  Dr. Foldy is board-certified in both Family and Preventive Medicine, and holds appointments at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.    He received the 2002 Roemer Prize for Creative Local Public Health from the American Public Health Association among other honors.

  • Jeffrey Grossman, MD

    President and CEO

    UW Medical Foundation

     

     

     

     

    As UW Medical Foundation's executive leader, Dr. Grossman works closely with the dean of UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the clinical department chairs to provide vision and leadership to the Board of Directors regarding trends and developments in academic and clinical health care.

    He consults regularly with the CEOs and executive staff of UW Hospital and Clinics, University Health Care and other UW Health entities. He is a member of the UW Health CEO Leadership Council.

    Dr. Grossman earned his medical degree at the State University of New York, Syracuse, and completed a fellowship at UW Hospital and Clinics. Board certified, he maintains his practice in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

  • Eric Helsher

    Executive Director - Clinical Adoption Program

    Epic

     

     

    Eric Helsher works with Epic's customers to prepare for Clinical Programs, a phase of EMR adoption focused on improving clinical and business outcomes through deliberate use of decision support, analytics, and advanced technologies. He supports organizations across the entire Epic community, both domestic and internationally.

    He started at Epic 11 years ago in the implementation division, and is now HIMSS Analytics' point person for Epic, assisting Epic customers in achieving Stage 7 Meaningful Use and winning the Davies Award. He also works in various other clinical improvement programs and directs the new Stars program.

  • Steve Huser

    SVP Treasury Services

    Aurora Health Care

    Steve Huser joined Aurora Health Care as Vice President of Treasury in 2011. He provides strategic direction for system-wide treasury services functions, including debt and alternative financing, banking relationships, cash management, investment of pension and operating funds, and insurance. Prior to Aurora Health Care, Steve was Treasury Manager of MillerCoors, formerly the Miller Brewing Company, in Milwaukee. There, he played key roles in business process re-engineering, financial risk management and strategic planning. Steve has a broad background in treasury and accounting, holding positions at DePaul University, Pittway Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Steve received his bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration from Illinois State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Ken Kleinberg, FHIMSS

    Managing Director

    The Advisory Board Co.

     

     

     

     

    Ken Kleinberg has more than 34 years of experience in IT. As Managing Director for the Advisory Board Company, he specializes  in helping health care stakeholders in the US and abroad with IT strategy, including EHRs, HIE, and mobile computing. Most recently, Ken served as VP of business development at Health Language (now Wolters Kluwer), where he focused on the adoption of medical terminology  management solutions. Prior to HLI he was VP and hospital strategist at Allscripts; Senior Director for Global Healthcare for Symbol (now Motorola); and  health care VP and editor-in-chief for Gartner. Other prior positions that Ken has held include consultant  for the insurance industry in expert systems for Coopers and Lybrand, and consultant for transaction processing with Unisys Corporation. Ken holds a BS in biology from The State University of NY at Albany and an MA in neuropsychology from Queens College in NY. He has appeared on ABC and CNBC, and has been quoted in USA Today, the NY Times and numerous health care publications. He is a HIMSS Fellow, and has served on the Patient Safety Committee, the Enterprise Information Systems Committee, and was recently appointed to the newly formed Connected Patient Committee.

  • David Lundal

    VP & Regional CIO

    SSM Health Care

    David E. Lundal came to SSM Integrated Health Technologies in July 2003 as regional IS Director for SSM Health Care of Wisconsin. In September of 2006, he was promoted to V.P and Regional CIO. Then, in March 2011 David added the role of CIO for Dean Clinic. In David’s role, he also leads the Wisconsin Integrated Technology & Telemedicine Systems, LLC (WIIITTS). WIITTS is a joint-venture between Dean Clinic and SSM Health Care of Wisconsin and serves to implement advanced clinical technologies to improve quality and efficiency for the integrated delivery network.

    In 2009, David was invited by the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services to join the Wisconsin State Level Health Information Exchange executive steering committee. David has chaired the Standards and Architecture Committee since 2009 for the state and successor the Wisconsin State Health Information Network.

    David is a native of Indiana where he earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his MBA from Bethel College. In 2011 David became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

  • Chris Murphy

    Editor

    InformationWeek

    Chris Murphy is editor of InformationWeek magazine and Global CIO columnist on IT strategy issues. He has been covering technology leadership and strategy issues for InformationWeek since 1999. Before that, he was editor of the Budapest Business Journal, a business newspaper in Hungary; and a daily newspaper reporter in Michigan, where he covered everything from crime to the car industry. Murphy studied economics and journalism at Michigan State University, has an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, and has passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.

  • Adam Pellegrini

    Vice President of Digital Health & Advisor

    Walgreens Ventures

    Adam Pellegrini is a digital health and marketing executive with over 20 years of experience in healthcare and online marketing. In his current role as the Vice President of Digital Health for Walgreens, Pellegrini is leading a team of seasoned industry executives to build out the next generation of digital and mHealth platforms for the largest nationwide retail pharmacy chain. As an advisor to Walgreens ventures he works with team to identify early market trends, sourcing Walgreens-relevant disruptive opportunities, executing investments, and helping build great organizations. Walgreens Ventures provides connections and insights to advise their portfolio companies on strategy, business development, sales, business models, recruiting, fundraising, and exits.

    Prior to Walgreens, Pellegrini led marketing for HealthyCircles, which was acquired by Qualcomm Life. Previous to HealthyCircles, Pellegrini worked in Product Management at Microsoft launching a successful health dashboard on MSN and working on the HealthVault product. He holds a degree in marketing, political science and is working on a Masters in Military and Foreign Strategy.

  • Bruce Quade

    CIO

    Group Health Cooperative – South Central Wisconsin

     

    Bruce Quade earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Bruce brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his field when he joined GHC-SCW in late 2011 as the Chief Information Officer. He has an extensive 20-year career in the Information Technology (IT) management field, working for CUNA Mutual Group, Compuware Corporation, and most recently, Dean Health Plan in Madison, Wisconsin where he served as Director of Technical Services. As an IT leader, Bruce continues to expand his knowledge via the American Management Association and Frontline Skills.

    Bruce is a native Madison-area resident. He has two children and enjoys traveling to different sporting and dance events with his son and daughter. He also spends his free time building musical instruments and singing in local choirs.

  • Dr. Jonathan Ravdin

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    PDS;

    Former Dean, Medical College of Wisconsin

    As a leader, Dr. Ravdin is committed to helping good organizations become great by providing clarity around a set of strategic goals and objectives and by insisting on organizational efficiency and personal accountability in the achievement of those goals. With his leadership experience at Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland VA Medical Center, at the University of Minnesota and most recently at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his extensive knowledge of clinical practice management and modern bioinformatics, Dr. Ravdin brings enormous energy and insight to meet the challenges facing PDS as it seeks to deploy mission-critical cloud computing, data warehousing and healthcare analytics services for its customers in the region.

    Dr. Ravdin is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians; these honors are only bestowed on researchers in academic medicine whose accomplishments are deemed highly scientifically distinguished. Before moving to Cleveland, Dr. Ravdin served on the faculty of the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine, where he received awards for excellence in teaching and research. Dr. Ravdin received an engineering degree (B.E.M.E.) from the City College of New York, an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine, completed a residency in internal medicine at The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in infectious diseases and global health at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine.

  • Dana Ringer

    Director

    Fitch Ratings

    Dana Ringer is a director in Fitch Ratings’ public finance healthcare group. Based in Chicago, Dana is responsible for analyzing and rating acute care hospitals, continuing care retirement communities, and other healthcare related credits. Prior to joining the healthcare group, Dana was an analyst in the tax-backed group’s Midwest region, and her primary responsibilities included the analysis of tax-supported and revenue-backed municipal bonds.

    Prior to joining Fitch in 2009, Dana worked for four years at the Illinois Finance Authority, as a Healthcare Funding Manager, where she participated in the financing of over eighty conduit healthcare financings.

    Dana received her B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and her Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in healthcare administration from Northwestern University.

  • Guy Ringle

    Former CIO

    WPS Health Insurance

    Guy Ringle is the Former CIO of WPS Health Insurance. Guy has extensive experience in the insurance and financial service industries. He has expertise in technology, product development, business development and operations.

    As the CIO for WPS, Guy is responsible for all technology functions for WPS’ Commercial, TRICARE, Medicare and EPIC Life business lines. WPS is an insurance and financial services company providing health and benefit plan administration to private and government customers. WPS employs over 3,000 employees with annual revenues exceeding $938 million. WPS annually processes in excess of 200 million claims with benefit payments of $54 billion.

    Prior to joining WPS, Guy served as Senior Vice President of Metavante’s Payment Services Division where he managed eleven data processing centers throughout the United States.

    Guy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin. Guy serves on the CIO Executive Summit Advisory Board and the University of Wisconsin-Madison eBusiness Consortium Advisory Board.

  • J Schwan

    Founder and CEO

    Solstice Mobile

    J is the Founder and CEO of Solstice Mobile, the midwest’s largest enterprise mobile boutique. J’s mission is to help transition enterprises into the era of contextual computing. Solstice provides many of the nation’s leading brands with mobile strategy, architecture and app development services.

    J received his bachelors in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and began his career at Andersen Consulting. His work has been featured in Computerworld, Information Week and CIO Magazine. J also founded the Chicago Mobile Meetup, the largest mobile SIG in Chicago with over 2,000 members.

  • Niko Skievaski

    Founder

    100Health

    Niko is a founder of 100state and 100health in Madison, WI. Prior to that, he founded Breadcrumbs after leaving Epic, where he taught healthcare economics. Niko has a background in financial operations and holds degrees in Economics.

  • Jeff Sahrbeck

    Managing Director

    Ponder & Co.

     

     

     

     

    Jeff Sahrbeck joined Ponder & Co. in 2014 and is primarily responsible for advising clients on all aspects of capital formation.  Mr. Sahrbeck has worked in the industry for over 15 years and has experience with a wide variety of structures, clients and products.  He has worked with some of the largest multi-state systems in the country as well as single site community hospitals, academic medical centers, public hospitals and specialty hospitals (orthopedic, rehab, cancer, etc.).  Recent transactions include offerings for Aurora Health Care, Altru Health System, Banner Health, Cape Cod Healthcare, Milford Regional Medical Center, and Providence Health & Services.

    Prior to joining Ponder & Co. he was employed for fifteen years in the investment banking sector specializing in tax-exempt structured financings for health care providers.

    Mr. Sahrbeck graduated with honors from Harvard College.

  • Ashok Singh

    SVP of IT

    TransUnion Healthcare

     

     

     

     

    Ashok Singh is the SVP of IT at TransUnion Healthcare where he supports all aspects of IT including software development, data analytics, healthcare informatics, enterprise architecture, and infrastructure services. Owned by private equity investors Goldman Sachs and Advent International, TransUnion Healthcare provides SaaS (software as a service) solutions for revenue cycle management to over 1000+ hospitals and 600+ payers as well as advanced data analytics solutions to health systems. Prior to TransUnion, Ashok was the SVP of Applications at Aurora Healthcare in Milwaukee, where he led the successful deployment of Epic across outpatient, inpatient, and revenue cycle areas. Prior to Aurora, he was the VP of Pharmacy Systems at CVS Caremark responsible for integrating and supporting mail order pharmacies that processed over 65m prescriptions annually.

    Ashok received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Master of Science degree from Tulane University, and his MBA from Northwestern University

  • Tim Stumm

    Founding Editor

    Wisconsin Health News

     

     

     

     

    Tim Stumm is the founding editor of Wisconsin Health News. Before moving back to his home state of Wisconsin, he was the Editor-in-Chief of Oregon Health News and wrote regularly for the Oregonian. He previously served as a policy advisor and deputy press secretary for Wisconsin’s governor. Stumm studied economics and history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Gene Thomas

    CIO

    Memorial Hospital Gulfport

     

     

     

     

    Gene Thomas has over 29 years of executive level management experience working with technology based companies, ranging from startups to a Fortune 500 public company.

    Mr. Thomas has experience in emerging technologies as well as in startup and development technology companies.  Since 1984, Mr. Thomas has worked in management and executive level positions where he provided strategy, product development, engineering and marketing services for CompuAdd, Micron Electronics, Avreo, Bio-tech companies and healthcare providers.

    After Micron Electronics while consulting with the LSU School of Medicine, Gene was recruited to be CEO and Chairman of Avreo Inc.  Gene successfully raised millions of dollars needed to initiate the development of Avreo’s concepts and products in the radiology information system market.   In 2002, Gene successfully negotiated a majority sale of the company to one of the largest investors and a key distributor.

    Gene is a co-founded Wirefree Holdings, LLC which further co-founded MFunds LLC., an emerging technology company in development of applications for mobile financial services. Gene is a Board member and shareholder of Innosurance, a technology company that patented and trademarked the Driver Safety Rating (DSR™) and sold the intellectual property to Allstate.

    Gene currently holds the office of Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport Mississippi.

June 24 - 25, 2014

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