Technology and healthcare converge at Inventures 2019

Calgary conference unveils leading healthcare speakers

Calgary, Alberta, March 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Daniel Kraft is the latest headline speaker announced for Inventures 2019. This world-renowned health system innovator and entrepreneur will focus on the role of technology in revolutionizing healthcare. Featuring more than 200 speakers and 90 sessions over six tracks, Inventures runs June 5-7th in Calgary with extended weekend programming in Banff.

Dr. Kraft is a visionary and advocate for the convergence of technology in healthcare. His expertise spans biotech, exponentials, medicine and neuroscience. He also serves as Faculty Chair for Medicine at Singularity University. He has explored breakthrough discoveries around 3D printing and organ regeneration, point-of-care lab-on-a-chip diagnostics and new gene-based therapies.

“Innovators and investors should be looking to the super-convergence of technology which is enabling the reimagination of medicine across the care continuum,” said Dr. Kraft. “From the blending of wearables, low cost genomics, to A.I., robotics and V.R. – technology is catalyzing a revolution that can dramatically improve prevention, diagnosis and therapy and reduce healthcare costs.”

Dr. Kraft has multiple scientific publications and medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California San Francisco. He is the founder of a platform for personalized, data-driven medication called IntelliMedicine­, where a 3D printer designs pills that adapt to our individual needs.

He is Founder and Chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.  He is an advisor to XPRIZE, Rock Health, Qualcomm Life, Anthem and several healthcare startups.

Dr. Kraft joins two other keynotes, Dr. Temple Grandin, author, autism advocate and pioneer in animal welfare, and Michelle Romanow, serial entrepreneur and Dragon on TV’s Dragon’s Den.
Other speakers from the healthcare sector include Dr. Steven Lee, Founder and Chief Science Officer for Visibly, a company that creates digital eye care technologies; Dr. Michael Peterson, Chief Medical Officer Epidemic Solutions and Health Innovation Lead with Accenture, and Bonnie Clipper, Vice President of Innovation for the American Nurses Association.

Inventures is carving out space as an innovation experience that opens doors and creates connections for innovators, investors and influencers from around the world. Panels and pitch events will examine and present innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues:

  • Designing health systems for a global village
  • Feeding a hungry planet
  • Integrating the artificial mind
  • Exploring blockchain breakthroughs
  • Greening our blue planet
  • Building smarter cities

Registration for Inventures is just $599 until April 29.

Inventures is presented by Alberta Innovates. Alberta Innovates invests in research, innovation and entrepreneurship to drive provincial economic growth and diversity. The organization provides technical expertise, entrepreneurial advice and support, opportunities for partnerships, and funding to advance the best ideas.



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