Speaker Bios

Dr. Keith Dunleavy
Industry Leader Keynote

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Dr. Keith Dunleavy is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board at Inovalon. He has served as CEO since his organization of the company’s predecessor companies in 1998, as chairman of the board of directors since the creation of the board in 2006, and as president from the company’s foundation until May 2014. Dunleavy is responsible for the overall execution of the company’s business plan, strategic relationships, and the identification and realization of company product strategy and vision.

During his tenure at Inovalon, Dunleavy has worked extensively with a wide array and number of healthcare organizations, regulatory and oversight bodies, and technology companies examining the growing role of data within healthcare, and its ability to drive meaningful insight and improvement for its constituents. Driven by a vision of data’s ability to drive insight and improvement in healthcare, Dunleavy has led Inovalon from its origins to its current industry-leading position leveraging advanced, cloud-based platforms that are informed by data pertaining to more than one million physicians, 559,000 clinical facilities, 319 million unique patients, and nearly 56 billion medical events, providing a powerful platform that enables high-value impact, while improving quality and economics for health plans, ACOs, hospitals, physicians, consumers and pharma/life-sciences researchers.

Dunleavy received a bachelor’s degree in biology modified with engineering with high honors from Dartmouth College where his studies and work focused upon the neurosciences, computer sciences and electrical engineering with his honors thesis focused on the computer simulation of artificial human cerebellar functional units. Dunleavy earned his doctorate in medicine from Harvard Medical School, completed his medical residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and practiced and was Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He serves as a director on the Dartmouth Medical School Board of Overseers, has authored or co-authored a number of scientific journal articles, abstracts, and proprietary research papers, and has presented his work and materials at multiple national and international conferences.

Dr. Daniel Durand
Clinical Innovator Keynote

Chief Innovation Officer
LifeBridge Health

Dr. Daniel Durand is the chief innovation officer (CINO) for LifeBridge Health (LBH) in Baltimore, Maryland, a $2.5B health system serving over one million patients. Durand is accountable for overseeing all LBH work related to biomedical research, digital health, and value-based contracting. He also continues to practice medicine as the chairman of radiology across LBH.

From 2016 to 2018, Durand served as the medical and operational director of the LifeBridge Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO) LLC, which achieved shared savings in all three years of its first contract with Medicare, making it one of the most financially successful health system-led ACOs in the history of the Medicare ACO program. The LBH ACO, LLC also demonstrated excellent quality performance, with scores averaging over 90% over the same time period. In addition, Durand served as the first executive director of the LifeBridge Health Clinically Integrated Network (CIN). Under his leadership, the LifeBridge Health CIN grew to over 500 providers and cared for over 100,000 patients in value-based contracts, which has resulted in over $100 million in savings to date.

Prior to joining LifeBridge, Durand served as the first director of accountable care for Johns Hopkins Medicine and oversaw operations for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients, one of the nation’s largest ACOs. Prior to this role, he was part of the executive leadership team at Evolent Health where he helped grow annual revenues from $8 million to $118 million en route to a successful IPO. Prior to Evolent, Durand worked for McKinsey as an associate working out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

His writing has appeared in top journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He also sits on various professional and policy committees at the state and national level and is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events on the topic of healthcare innovation.

Joshua Gans
Academic Keynote

Professor of Strategic Management and holder of the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Joshua Gans is a professor of strategic management and holder of the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (with a cross-appointment in the Department of Economics). Prior to 2011, he was the foundation Professor of Management (Information Economics) at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, and prior to that, he was at the School of Economics, University of New South Wales. In 2011, Gans was a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research (New England). He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an honors degree in economics from the University of Queensland. In 2012, Gans was appointed as a research associate of the NBER in the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program.

At Rotman, he teaches MBA and Commerce students Network and Digital Market Strategy. He has also co-authored (with Stephen King and Robin Stonecash) the Australasian edition of Greg Mankiw's Principles of Economics (published by Cengage), Core Economics for Managers (Cengage), Finishing the Job (MUP) and Parentonomics (New South/MIT Press).

While his research interests are varied, he has developed specialties in the nature of technological competition and innovation, economic growth, publishing economics, industrial organization and regulatory economics. This has culminated in publications in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Regulatory Economics. Gans serves as an associate editor of Management Science and the Journal of Industrial Economics and is on the editorial boards of the BE Journals of Economic Analysis and Policy, Economic Analysis and Policy, Games and the Review of Network Economics. In 2007, Gans was awarded the Economic Society of Australia's Young Economist Award. In 2008, he was elected as a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia.

Kartik Hosanagar
Academic Keynote

John C. Hower Professor of Technology and Digital Business and Professor of Marketing
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Kartik Hosanagar is the John C. Hower Professor of Technology and Digital Business and a Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Hosanagar’s research work focuses on the digital economy, in particular the impact of analytics and algorithms on consumers and society, Internet media, Internet marketing and e-commerce.

Hosanagar serves as a department editor at the Journal of Management Science and has previously served as a senior editor at the Journals of Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly. He is a ten-time recipient of MBA or Undergraduate teaching excellence awards at the Wharton School and has been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40. Hosanagar’s research has received several best paper awards. He co-founded and developed the core IP for Yodle Inc, a venture-backed firm that was acquired by Web.com. Yodle was listed by Inc. Magazine among America’s fastest growing private companies. He has served on the advisory boards of Milo (acquired by eBay) and is involved with many other startups as either an investor or board member. His past consulting and executive education clients include Google, American Express, Citi and others. Hosanagar was a co-host of the SiriusXM show The Digital Hour.

He graduated at the top of his class with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and a master’s in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS, Pilani), India, and he has an MPhil in Management Science and a Ph.D. in Management Science and Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.

Outside of Wharton, he likes to make short films, and work on/with startups.

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