LAVA Healthcare joins forces this month with our sister interest group Mobile LAVA to explore the world of mobile health, aka mhealth.
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 speakerJack Young, managing
director of the Qualcomm Life Fund (part ofQualcomm Ventures), a $100M
venture-capital fund focused on the emerging wireless and
connected-health space, including wellness and fitness, chronicdisease
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 ZTECorporation (SEHK: 0763), the
world’s fifth-largest telecom equipment maker headquartered inShenzhen,
China, where he helped establish the company's US market presence.
Previously he was a sales andmarketing executive at Nokia following the
acquisition of Silicon-Valley based startup Amber Networksfor $421M
where he was founding AVP of marketing. Early in his career, he held
marketing and businessdevelopment positions at 3Com, GDC, and Nortel.
Jack holds an MSEE from the University of Calgary and anMBA from McGill
The panel's moderator will be Richard Koffler, producer of LAVA
Healthcare, past president of LAVA, 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 Mobile and LAVA Healthcare are Strategic Interest Groups of the Los Angeles Venture Association.
LAVA Mobile events and SIG are generously supported by Gumiyo and Ernst & Young.