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2019 Conference

Healthcare innovation is happening all around us, and bold leaders know it’s time for a change. We asked the hard questions about problems facing today’s workforce, we collaborated on the answers, and learned from one another.

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2019 Keynote Speakers

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Jonathan Van Ness
TV PERSONALITY, EMMY NOMINEE, COMEDIAN, & HAIRSTYLIST
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Jonathan Van Ness
TV PERSONALITY, EMMY NOMINEE, COMEDIAN, & HAIRSTYLIST
Jonathan Van Ness is known for starring on Netflix’s Emmy-winning series “Queer Eye.” He also explores all things he’s curious about (from the history of the Armenian Genocide to the opioid crisis) in his biweekly podcast “Getting Curious.” Jonathan spent his childhood in the newsroom, cultivating a love for social issues and current events that he carries into his work today.

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Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal
EDITOR IN CHIEF, KAISER HEALTH NEWS
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Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal
EDITOR IN CHIEF, KAISER HEALTH NEWS
Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal worked for 22 years at The New York Times before becoming editor in chief of Kaiser Health News. She holds an MD from Harvard Medical School and worked as an ER physician.

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Laszlo Bock
CEO of Humu, former SVP of People Operations, Google
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Laszlo Bock
CEO of Humu, former SVP of People Operations, Google
Laszlo Bock built and led Google's people function for 10 years. During his tenure, Google was named the Best Company to Work For more than 30 times around the world and received over 100 awards as an employer of choice. In 2010, he was named “Human Resources Executive of the Year” by HR Executive Magazine. In 2017, Laszlo Bock co-founded Humu to make work better through machine learning, science, and a little bit of love.

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Kaye Foster
SENIOR ADVISOR, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
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Kaye Foster
SENIOR ADVISOR, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
Growth leader, business builder, philanthropist, mother and woman of faith, Kaye works with CEOs, leaders, and teams to define the values which create an organization’s culture. Her most recent role was Chief HR Officer for Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Prior roles included the Chief HR Officer for Johnson & Johnson, and HR business partner assignments at Pfizer Inc.

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Sally Welborn
Former SVP Global Benefits, Walmart
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Sally Welborn
Former SVP Global Benefits, Walmart
Sally advises health care organizations, entrepreneurs, and others in the health care and employee benefits arenas and works closely with the Employer Health Innovation Roundtable (EHIR). She was most recently Senior Vice President of Global Benefits for Walmart Stores, Inc. Prior to that, she held positions at Wells Fargo, HCIA, William M. Mercer Inc., and Aetna.

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Jeff Immelt
Former Chairman & CEO, General Electric
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Jeff Immelt
Former Chairman & CEO, General Electric
Jeff Immelt was the 9th Chairman of GE and served as CEO for 16 years, transforming GE into a simpler, stronger, and more focused digital industrial company. Currently, Jeff is a venture partner at NEA, a global venture capital firm, where he works closely with technology and healthcare companies.

2019 Agenda

June 18, 2019

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Opening Keynote
  • Ali Diab and Rajaie Batniji, “Our Collective Movement”
  • Laszlo Bock, “The HR Imperative: Get Smart. Be Bold.”
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Enjoy drinks and food trucks alongside conversations with your peers.


June 19, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Morning Keynote

Finding the Next Big Thing: Trends in Health Tech Investing

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Main Stage Panels
  • Addressing and Managing Addiction in the Workplace
  • Championing Inclusion and Diversity Through Benefits
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Conversation with Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness, known for starring on Netflix’s “Queer Eye” and hosting his biweekly podcast “Getting Curious,” will discuss the rapidly-changing culture around LGBTQ rights and its impact on our culture and workforce.

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Employer-only Roundtables - pt 1
  • Collective Health 101
  • Fertility and Family-Building Benefits
  • How to Balance Budget and Member Experience
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Employer-only Roundtables - pt 2
  • Managing Benefits for a Growing, Global Workforce
  • Communicating Beyond Open Enrollment
  • Innovative Behavioral Health Solutions
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Realigning the Incentives in the U.S. Healthcare System with Sally Welborn and Elisabeth Rosenthal

A conversation on the current and future state of American healthcare with Sally Welborn, former SVP Global Benefits Walmart, and Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief of Kaiser Health News, former correspondent at the New York Times and author of An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closing Reception

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