SoCalBio Digital Health Conference

2019 SoCalBio Digital Health Conference

Hotel Casa del Mar

One Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

December 13, 2019 —  7:30 am – 7:00 pm

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7:30 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 AM — 8:45 AMOpening Remarks
8:45 AM — 9:10 AM

Opening Presentation:

From Visualization to Machine Learning – How Different Healthcare Verticals Utilize Data Analytics,”  by Steve Rimar, President & CEO, Analytica Consulting

9:10 AM — 9:30 AM

The Investment Landscape:

“Who Is Investing in Digital Health and Analytics Development, Where, and Why?” By Milo Bissin, Director, Director, Life Science & Healthcare, Silicon Valley Bank

9:30 AM — 10:00 AM

Perspective of Local Investors and Business Development Professionals on Analytics — Panel Discussion:


  • Peter Blaisdel, PhD, Chair, SoCalBio Innovation Catalyst Program

Panel Discussion:

  • Luke Hayes, Co-Founder and Managing Director Torrent Ventures
  • Yiwen Li, Director, Strategy & Business Development & Investment, NantHealth
  • Kwame Ulmer, Venture Partner at Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health
  • John Shen, Founder, Sunstone Management
  • Richard Weil, Partner, Mount Wilson Ventures
  • Kevin Zhang, Partner at Upfront Ventures
10:00 AM — 10:15 AM Networking Break
10:15 AM — 11:25 AM

Emerging Company Presentations:

Technologies for digitizing the patient to enable new diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics


  • George Colindres, Sr. Counsel, Perkins Coie

Presenting Companies:

  • Coala Life Inc. (Smart cardiac monitor that detects Atrial Fibrillation)
  • Eyenuk (Artificial intelligence platform for diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy)
  • NoVaResp Technologies (A respiratory monitoring device and algorithm that can help positive airway pressure (PAP) machines respond proactively through a tailored preemptive therapy resulting in a safer, more comfortable solution for patients suffering from sleep apnea)
  • BioStrap (Machine learning to deliver accurate activity and wellness tracking wearables to enable people to make impactful decisions about their health so they can perform, recover, and sleep better)
  • Theseus AI (Machine learning to create an objective, outcomes-based report to aid in back pain treatment)
  • Hexoskin (Smart garments for precise health monitoring  that are clinically validated to continuously track cardiac, respiratory, sleep, and activity data)
11:25 AM — 11:30 PMBreak
11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Showcase of Made-in-LA A.I. Device:

“The Quest to Create an Artificial Pancreas: Medtronic’s  MiniMed 670G Insulin Pump,” by Pratik Agrawal, Director of Data Science and Informatics Innovation, Medtronic Diabetes

12:00 PM — 12:30 PMLuncheon and Industry Updates
12:30 PM — 1:30 PM

Luncheon Keynote Presentation:

“How the Internet of Things, A.I. and Machine Learning will Revolutionize the Healthcare Industry,” By Emmanuel Fombu, M.D., Digital Health Futurist and Author

1:30 PM — 1:40 PMNetworking Break
1:40 PM — 3:00 PM

Emerging Company Presentations:

New data types resulting from advances in virtual care and other consumerism trends


  • Mohammad Kondri, Trade Commissioner, Life Sciences & Medtech , Consulate General of Canada in LA
  • David Hood, President & CEO, DH3 Associates

Presenting Companies:

  • Perimetrics LLC (A new dental diagnostic system (Innerview) driven by artificial intelligence)
  • FocusMotion (Remote monitoring of patients recovering from orthopedic surgery to ensure physical therapy compliance, minimize complications, and optimize recovery time)
  • TigoHealth (Platform that brings large volumes of diverse health data together to derive personal health insights, support healthcare systems, and advances the development of life-saving drugs)
  • Doctor Evidence (Provides curated data in user-friendly relational databases to organizations across the evidence-based medicine spectrum)
  • StatTrial (eClinical trial technology solutions)
  • Deep 6 AI (AI-enabled patient matching with clinical trials)
3:00 PM — 3:10 PMNetworking Break
3:10 PM — 4:00 PM

Panel Discussion:

Healthcare Providers Adoption of Digital Innovations: Opportunities and Challenges


  • William Dolphin, PhD, CEO, CueSquared


  • Tom Priselac, President and CEO,  Cedars-Sinai Health System
  • Ayman Salem, MD, Neurosurgery, Providence; and President & CEO, iKioo
  • Prash Jayaraj, MD, Cardiologist, Adventist Health
4:00 PM — 4:10 PMNetworking Break
4:10 PM — 5:00 PM

Keynote Presentation:

 “The Digital Health Industry’s Regulatory Challenges,” by Wade Ackerman, Partner, Covington

5:00 PM — 5:15 PMConcluding Remarks
5:15 PM — 7:00 PMNetworking Reception
7:00 PMConference Adjourns
Who Attends
  • Medical device developers
  • Component manufacturers
  • Information technology providers
  • Information security professionals
  • Digital health investors
  • Providers & Payers
  • Pharmaceutical/OTC manufacturers
  • Research organizations, universities, institutes
  • Public sector
  • Clinical/contract research organizations (CROs)
  • Associations & advocacy groups
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About SoCalBio

Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio) is a nonprofit, member-supported trade association that serves the biotech, medtech, IVD  and digital health communities in the six counties that comprise the Greater Los Angeles region (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino). SoCalBio is actively promoting digital health as a vibrant and fast-growing component of the Los Angeles “health and wellness” economy.  Find information about SoCalBio at: