Speakers - San Jose
The University of California System (UC) is the premier public research institution with its 10 campuses, five health systems and three national laboratories. Each year it serves more than 240,000 students, conducts billions of dollars of sponsored research, and cares for more than 14 million patients across the state of California.
Tom Andriola joined the University as its Vice President and System Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2013. He provides leadership across the University working closely with campus and healthcare leaders to explore opportunities for technology and innovation to enhance the UC missions of teaching, research, patient care and public service.
Mr. Andriola brings over 25 years of experience as a global business and technology executive. Those years have been spent in a variety of roles ranging from a business transformation leader for a multi-billion dollar enterprise to a global CIO with staff around the world to being employee #1 of a new business. He brings a wealth of management and leadership experience having lived abroad and run organizations on four continents. Throughout his career he has been a champion of change inside organizations as well as a leader for innovation in the marketplace, having brought first-of-kind solutions to market and led the creation of several new businesses.
Mr. Andriola is active in Higher Education and Healthcare associations and serves on several boards. He is the Managing Chair for the California Tele-health Network, a non-profit serving the State’s medically underserved and safety-net clinics, the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Pacific Research Platform, a consortium of 20 research universities advancing the platform for science funded by the National Science Foundation, and Chair of the External Advisory Board for a collaboration between Cisco Corporation and UCSF on an interoperability platform for healthcare data. He is also a board member for the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and the Risk Services Software Company.
With his background in technology and innovation, Mr. Andriola maintains relationships with UCSD’s California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, UCSF’s Institute for Computational Health Sciences, UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation, Berkeley’s Haas Business School Executive Education, and the UC Health Center for Health Quality and Innovation. He is a sought-after speaker on a variety of technology topics in Healthcare, Higher Education and the changing role of the CIO.
Mr. Andriola holds a bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University, a master's degree from the University of South Florida, and completed the Stanford Executive program.
David Oludare Olufemi Akinsanya is the Network Administrator at Alameda Hospital where he facilitates the site’s IT activities and reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer.
His volunteer activities are however, not limited to church or local community alone. David is a member and co-chair of the Bay Area Local Programming Committee at California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL) where he’s been very active since joining the organization in June of 2015, following a direct recommendation from Richard Cordova (2015 ACHE President) and encouragement from Bonnie Panlasigui who introduced him into American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in February 2015. He was awarded The 2016 Volunteer Award of The Year at the Annual CAHL meeting in August and was nominated in September to serve on the Board of Directors for the organization.
David firmly believes in “Purpose” and that no one succeeds alone. He is eternally grateful for everyone who has functioned as role models and mentors that have helped him through life and career navigations. His dad, Otunba J.A.O Akinsanya, a retired General Manager at Co-Operative Bank PLC, now Skye Bank International, is a major role model who instilled principles of human relations in him even at a young age; his pastor and spiritual father, Pastor Isaac Segun-Abugan, the Senior Pastor and President of Dominion Life Christian Center in San Ramon and Stockton, California helped build up and continues to nurture his faith, leadership integrity and work with God; his first career mentor, Bonnie Panlasigui (FACHE), Chief Administrative Office and President at Alameda Hospital, a member of Alameda Health System is a God-sent mentor who has been very instrumental to his continued success; Dave Gravender, the Chief Information Office at Alameda Health System who mentors him in Information Technology Management and General leadership strategies.
David has a long list of IT and Management Certifications/degrees and has written 4 IT articles for an Expert Exchange site. He will soon complete his Advanced MBA degree with concentration in IT, in the spring of 2017 from Golden State University in San Francisco, California in his pursuit to becoming a Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the near future. He also has 2 main projects he is nurturing where he plans to become an employer of labor, one in the IT consulting world and the other in Gospel music collaboration software.
David loves music and he’s a member of his church choir where he plays multiple instruments including keyboard, guitar, drums and other percussion instruments. He also plays a little Saxophone and Trumpet just for fun.
David, fondly referred to as Daré, has over 16 years of System Engineering and Network Administration, and over 20 years of combined administrative experience which he leverages to delivering efficiency and effectiveness that help drive successful business development strategies everywhere he’s privileged to serve in. He lives in San Ramon with his lovely wife, Modupeola, 2 daughters, Victoria and Esther, and a lastborn son, Isaac.
He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Imaging in Medicine. He has served in several university and national leadership positions, most recently as the program director of the UCSF Clinical Informatics Fellowship, and the chairman of the RSNA Steering Committee for Digital Roadmap Content.
Dr. James Marcin practices in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Marcin is in charge of the Pediatric Telemedicine Program, which provides telemedicine consultations to seriously ill pediatric patients in remote hospitals, emergency departments and inpatient wards.
Dr. Marcin completed his pediatric critical care fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. He also completed a masters degree in public health at the George Washington University.
Dr. Marcin conducts research on a variety of public health issues in pediatric emergency and critical care medicine, including quality of care, severity of illness measures and telemedicine.
Dr. Rao Mikkilineni received his PhD from University of California, San Diego in 1972 working under the guidance of prof. Walter Kohn (Nobel Laureate 1998). He later worked as a research associate at the University of Paris, Orsay, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, Yeshiva University, New York, Cornell University, Ithaca and Columbia University, New York.
He is currently the Founder and Chief Scientist at C3 DNA Inc., California, a Silicon Valley startup developing next generation cloud computing infrastructure. His past experience includes working at AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore, U S West, several startups and more recently at Hitachi Data Systems. He currently chairs IEEE conference track on “Convergence of Distributed Clouds, Grids, and their Management” in WETICE2015. He has published several papers on POTS (Plain Old
Telephone Service, PANS (Pretty Amazing New Services using the Internet and SANs (Storage Area Networks. He has extensively taught information security courses at Golden Gate University.
His book “Designing a New Class of Distributed Systems” was published by Springer, New York in 2011. He presented his work on cognitive distributed computing architecture in the Turing Centenary Conference in Manchester in 2012.
Dr. Myers is a board-certified, actively practicing emergency physician with 20+ years of clinical experience. An accomplished entrepreneur, she is passionate about improving healthcare through digital innovation. Dr. Myers earned her BA in Biochemistry from UCSD, her MD from Oregon Health Sciences University and completed a residency in emergency medicine at UCLA.
Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI San Francisco Cyber Division Palmore serves as the assistant special agent in charge of the San Francisco Cyber Division branch. Previously, he served as a supervisory special agent in the Sacramento division. Palmore entered on duty with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1997. Upon completing new agents training, he was assigned to the Los Angeles division. Palmore subsequently served in the Sacramento division and in the inspection division at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. Palmore earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Prior to joining the FBI, he served as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps.
David Schweppe is national vice president, Customer Analytics and Reporting, for Kaiser Permanente. He is responsible for leading the building of and maintaining industry leading customer reporting and analytic capability across the Kaiser Permanente organization. In this capacity, Schweppe leads the assessment of Kaiser Permanente’s position in Customer Reporting and Value Demonstration to determine the current and future information needs of Kaiser Permanente customers. He also is responsible for developing the strategy and building the infrastructure to ensure Kaiser Permanente is the industry leader in analytics and reporting. Schweppe joined Kaiser Permanente in 1993 previously; he was Director of Analytics in Quality Operations with The Permanente Medical Group, and with Kaiser Permanente IT as the Director, Clinical Data Solutions.
In the last six years, Schweppe has led the release of a number of new information products, such as Kaiser Permanente’s Partnership in Health Reports, Information Consulting Services, and research & development services to enhance the organization’s reporting capabilities. Schweppe has a master’s degree in public health from California State University at San Jose and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in genetics from UC Davis.
Angel Shew is a technology leader and innovator, boasting years of experience focused on the transformation of healthcare organizations from the inside out. As the IT Business Relationship Manager at Stanford Health Care, Shew serves as liaison between Information Technology Services (ITS) and Space Planning and Transition Strategies (SPTS) for new construction, renovation, repurposing, and hospital/MOBs activation. Angel is also responsible for the alignment and integration of customer's strategies with the overall SHC IT strategy.
Prior to Stanford Health Care, Shew spent over 15 years with Kaiser Permanente in various IT leadership positions in the San Mateo and South Bay regions as an IT Leader and eventually an Area Information Officer.
Shew's specialties and interests include: Facilitative leadership, business planning, IT program management, Agile/Scrum project management, LEAN process improvement, modernization of healthcare IT, and new building design and construction.
With over 30 years of healthcare industry experience, Dr. Patrick Tellez serves as the Chief Medical Officer at North County Health Services and holds a wealth of experience as a practicing physician, but also brings a robust background in Health Care Administration. Dr. Tellez graduated from the University of Minnesota School Of Medicine and is boarded in Pediatrics and Immunology & Allergy. He holds a Masters in Public Health from UCLA and Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado.
In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Tellez received the 2012 Award for Clinical Quality Improvement, Colorado Primary Care Association and the American Medical Association. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Medical Society, and Delegate to the California Medical Association. In his free time he enjoys hiking, fitness, music and bonsai.
Chris has been instrumental in the success of some of the industry’s most key companies over the past 15 years in IT. Chris’ background includes Sun Microsystems, EMC, Dell/Compellent and Tegile. He’s held various roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, product marketing and evangelism. At Zerto, Chris’ primary focus is to provide technical pre-sales services to global enterprise accounts.
Chris received his BS in Management Information Systems (MIS) at San Jose State University.
Ashley E. Walsh, MHA, is a Sr. Financial Analyst and former Perioperative Business Manager at UCHealth Metro Denver campus. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Truman State University in Kirksville Missouri (2002) and her Masters in Health Administration from Maryville State University in St. Louis Missouri (2007). Ashley has been with UCHealth since February of 2009 where responsibilities include capital and operational budget maintenance, patient billing, utilization reporting, expansion planning, and perioperative supply chain management. Ashley is LEAN trained and participates in regular process improvement initiatives across UCHealth.
Ms. Wise has served as CIO of Dignity Health since 2011, and she previously served in the role of CIO at four other health systems. At Dignity Health, Ms. Wise is responsible for all IT functions with particular focus on implementing the health system's EHR software. Before joining Dignity Health, Ms. Wise served as senior vice president and CIO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems, which merged with Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare in 2013.