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Drs. Eric Topol, Daniel Kraft & Ezekiel Emanuel, Biotech’s Martine Rothblatt, Craig Venter & RJ Kirk, Business Gurus Gary Hamel & Tom Peters, along with Other Visionaries to Speak at Klick Ideas Exchange

Inaugural event to explore future of health care
with world’s leading innovators in a precursor to annual BIO International Convention

June 10, 2015Klick Health today announced the inaugural Klick Ideas Exchange, a pioneering event that will bring together some of the biggest thinkers in health and business to explore how emerging technologies and data can radically change the way health care is delivered and how health care companies work.Klick Ideas Exchange aims to accelerate the adoption of cutting-edge technological innovation by bringing together visionary leaders with the nation’s top biopharma CEOs.

The invitation-only event is being held in Philadelphia on June 15th as a precursor to the BIO International Convention with an all-encompassing, all-star lineup of presenters and panelists that includes Drs. Eric Topol, Ezekiel Emanuel, and Daniel Kraft, biotech luminaries Martine Rothblatt, Craig Venter, and RJ Kirk, and business management gurus Tom Peters and Gary Hamel.

“The attending executives will benefit from access to the viewpoints and counterpoints of some of the greatest leaders and thinkers of our time,” said event co-chair, incoming Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Chairman, and CEO of Acorda Therapeutics Inc., Dr. Ron Cohen. “Ideas Exchange will be a unique experience, connecting the leaders of the biopharma industry and helping to chart the exciting changes ahead.”

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said, “As the association dedicated to furthering biomedical innovation and breaking down barriers which impede lifesaving technologies, we are proud to help orchestrate such a dynamic and innovation-driven afternoon.”

“Health and technology are advancing at such an exponential rate and we’ve arrived at an amazing inflection point in their convergence,” said Klick CEO and event curator Leerom Segal. “Ideas Exchange will touch on cutting-edge ideas and technologies that are shaping the future of digital health—from 21st century cures, personalized medicine and reimbursement to organizational design and leadership.”

The event will also feature interactive demonstrations of emerging technologies being adapted for health care in extraordinary new ways using holograms, 3D printing, virtual reality and large-scale projection mapping.

Klick Ideas Exchange presenters will include:

  • Peter Bach, M.D., Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcome, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;
  • Jack Barrette, Founder, WEGO Health;
  • Katrine Bosley, CEO, Editas Medicine;
  • John Brownstein, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School;
  • Joseph DeSimone, Co-founder, CEO, Carbon3D;
  • Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania; former Founding Chair, Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health; author Reinventing American Healthcare;
  • Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; former Founding Director, Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project;
  • Gary Hamel, Iconoclastic business thinker; Professor, London Business School; Co-founder, Management Innovation eXchange;
  • Bob Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman, Founder, CSO, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics; Co-founder, Vice Chair, Human Longevity;
  • RJ Kirk, CEO, President, Intrexon Corp.;
  • Daniel Kraft, M.D., Medicine and Neuroscience Chair, Singularity University; Founding Executive Director, Exponential Medicine; Founder, Bioniq Health;
  • Roger Longman, CEO, Real Endpoints;
  • Steve Miller, M.D., CMO, SVP, Express Scripts;
  • Tom Peters, Ph.D., International management guru; co-author, In Search of Excellence;
  • Martine Rothblatt, Founder, United Therapeutics;
  • Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Founder, THINK-Health;
  • Leerom Segal, Co-founder, CEO, Klick Health; co-author The Decoded Company;
  • Michael Sherman, M.D., CMO, SVP, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care;
  • Halle Tecco, Founder, Managing Director, Rock Health; one of CNN’s “12 Entrepreneurs Reinventing Healthcare”;
  • Eric Topol, M.D., Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; former Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic; author, The Patient Will See You Now;
  • Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman, CEO, J. Craig Venter Institute;
  • Matt Wallach, Co-founder, President, Veeva Systems;
  • George Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Scientist, President, CSO, Regeneron Laboratories; and
  • Matthew Zachary, Founder, CEO, Stupid Cancer.

“We are in the midst of a historic cycle of innovation in health care that will drive outcomes, quality of care and cost for the coming decades,” said Matt Wallach, Co-founder and President of Veeva Systems. “We are pleased to partner with Klick and BIO to bring together the world’s best scientific, academic, government, and industry minds on how to drive the health care industry forward.”

The attending CEOs of biopharmaceutical companies will be introduced to some of the most important and provocative topics that will affect pharmaceutical development and health care delivery in the coming years.

Subjects to be covered include the changing complexion of reimbursement, evolving roles of the FDA, increasing role of technology in medical care and clinical development, and developing innovative medicines in an era of increasing cost-sensitivity and conflict of interest concerns.

About BIO

BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO’s blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

About Veeva Systems

Veeva Systems Inc. is a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success, Veeva has more than 275 customers, ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechs. Veeva is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. For more information, visit veeva.com.

About Klick Health

Klick Health is the world’s largest independent health agency, laser-focused on creating solutions that engage and educate health care providers about life-saving treatments. Klick helps inform and empower patients to manage their health and play a central role in their own care. Every solution hinges on Klick’s in-house expertise across the digital universe – strategy, creative, analytics, instructional design, user experience, relationship marketing, social and mobile. Established in 1997, Klick has teams in Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toronto. For more information on Klick, go to klick.com. Follow Klick on Twitter @KlickHealth.

About Klick Inc.

Klick operates with a fiercely independent spirit at the intersection of technology, creativity and strategy. The Klick family is a diverse group of people who are driven and connected by a shared culture and commitment to the relentless pursuit of awesome at Klick Health, K2 Digital, Klick Learning Solutions (KLS), Sensei Labs and other Klick companies. Established in 1997, Klick has teams in Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toronto. Klick kicked off 2015 by being recognized for having one of the top 10 intranets in the world. In 2014, Klick won over 125 awards for its client work, corporate management and culture, including being named one of country’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Top 10 Great Places to Work, Best Employers, Fastest Growing Technology Companies, and Best Managed Companies. Klick’s co-founders wrote New York Times Bestseller The Decoded Company (Portfolio/Penguin, 2014), the first book about big data in the workplace. For more information on Klick companies, go to klick-inc.com.

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