Panel – Healthcare IoT Innovation

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Discussion Theme:

Identifying best practice demonstrations and most promising future opportunities


Christopher Caen – Editor at Readwrite

Vishal Gupta – General Manager (Engineering, Product mgmt., BD) for End-Point management and Control and Compliance (CCS) at Symantec
Arnab Paul Chief Executive Officer Patient Planet
Thomas Midtgaard-Jorgensen – Blue Ocean Robotics

Christopher Caen has been involved in Silicon Valley for over two decades. He has worked with startups, Fortune 500 technology companies, and marketing agencies. His teams have launched innovative new products in data mining, virtual reality, and gaming In addition, he has covered the tech industry and more for publications such as TWICE, The San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Christopher was the founding editor for AWARE Magazine, a publication dedicated to the world of philanthropy, working with writers from around the country, and building the local magazine into a national presence.

Vishal Gupta is General Manager (Engineering, Product mgmt., BD) for End-Point management and Control and Compliance (CCS) product lines at Symantec that have over 10,000 customers. Vishal has turned around the business in a short time through a combination of innovative product releases, customer success programs, and focusing on a few sales plays. For Healthcare providers and payers, Vishal is focusing on use cases to drive management of the IT and Medical devices, compliance (HIPAA and PCI), security, and operational analytics via machine learning and analytics. Vishal Gupta is a seasoned Engineering and business leader with a proven track record in both developing award winning products and in creating and growing a scalable business for those products. Prior to Symantec, Vishal was the Chief Product and IoT Officer for Silent Circle, a cyber security and privacy company. At Silent Circle, he launched the industry’s first Enterprise Privacy platform comprising of mobile and IoT devices, Applications, and services. Prior to this, Vishal was a VP/GM for IoT with Cisco for several years. He led Cisco’s global efforts to transform industries by creating differentiated IoT products, partner eco-systems, and transformation services. Some of Vishal’s award winning IoT products included Hospital room of the future and Vishal was also President of HIMSS Asia Pacific chapter. Prior to this role, Vishal led Globalization for Cisco by launching Centers of Excellence in India, China, Jordan, and Mexico across all of Cisco’s technologies. He transformed the India center with a focus on Innovation, Productivity, and Globalization and directly led a team of over 900 professionals across Software and Services. He also led the development of innovative software solutions that enabled access to Healthcare in emerging markets. He is a proven leader and strategic thinker and has presented in several industry conferences in cyber security and healthcare. Prior to Cisco, Vishal was VP of Global Solutions Engineering and Partner Enablement for MetaSolv Software, where he drove Global Solutions, Presales, and partner enablement. He was also Director of Sales Engineering at Nortel Networks and prior to that was a management consultant with Mercer management consulting. Vishal has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from BITS Pilani in India, an MS in computer engineering from Dartmouth College where he graduated as Henry J McCarthy fellow, and an MBA from Wharton Business School where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

Arnab Paul is Patient Planet’s Chief Executive Officer, responsible for engineering, business development and platform strategy. He is currently involved in the Home care & Remote Health vertical at Patient Planet. He is working on developing new businesses in the Tele health and Internet of Things along with real time patient engagement. Arnab Paul, traditionally a Biochemist by profession, recipient of HURST Fellowship, American University, Washington DC, USA and Saltire Scholarship, University of Aberdeen, UK, found his calling in Public Health and gradually moved into Healthcare IT space with a vision to improve the health outcomes of the people of India. He is Passionate about facilitating the alignment among technology, people and processes to ultimately improve patient experience and the functioning of healthcare. He worked as a Director for more than a decade in the Clinical Diagnostic Industry. He is also an avid blogger and a patient engagement evangelist. For detailed profile:

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