Babson College Hosts 10th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Forum

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  • (1888PressRelease) February 15, 2013 - Babson College is hosting its 10th Annual Healthcare & Life Science Forum. The half-day Forum will bring together industry, academic and entrepreneurial leaders to discuss challenges, opportunities and innovative ideas for the healthcare and life sciences sector.

    The forum aims to present topics that have the greatest opportunity and impact, including innovation in therapeutic design and delivery, powerful uses for data analytics in healthcare, opportunities and challenges facing start-ups and the impact of payer/provider on patient care.

    The conference provides a platform for healthy debates surrounding these topics and provides an excellent opportunity for new business ideas and professional development.

    The two keynote speakers for the event, Alexandra Drane and Rodrigo Martinez, are both pioneers in the healthcare industry and will offer attendees unique and fresh perspectives on the future of healthcare and the industry's interconnectedness with entrepreneurship, design, and technology.

    The forum will take place from 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in Babson's Olin Hall.

    The event is sponsored by the Babson Healthcare and Life Sciences Club. The student-led organization comprised of Babson graduate students and alumni, aims to host events that allow members to explore the world of business in the healthcare and life sciences industry. The club represents a broad group of constituencies with careers in biotechnology, consulting, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare delivery, and the managed care sector.
    Registration is required for the event. To register or find out more information please visit:
    View a complete schedule below:

    • 11:00am - Registration Opens
    • 11:15a.m.-11:55 a.m.- Boxed lunches available until noon
    • 12:05p.m.-12:15p.m. - Opening Remarks by Babson College, President Len Schlesinger
    • 12:15p.m.- 12:35p.m.- Opening Keynote: Alexandra Drane, Founder, Chief Visionary Officer, Chair of the Board - Eliza Corporation
    • 12:45p.m.- 1:45p.m.- Panels A: Concept to Commercialization / Healthcare Data Analytics
    • 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.- Panels B: Entrepreneurship in Healthcare / Changing BioPharma Model
    • 3:00p.m. - 3:15p.m.- Break
    • 3:15p.m.- 4:15p.m. - Afternoon Panel: Globalization & Innovation in Emerging Markets / Design & Innovation in Healthcare
    • 4:30p.m.- 4:40p.m.- Closing Remarks by Dennis Hanno, Murata Dean, Graduate School & Vice Provost
    • 4:40p.m.- 5:00p.m.- Closing Keynote: Rodrigo Martinez, Life Sciences Chief Strategist - IDEO
    • 5:00p.m.- 6:30p.m.- Poster Session & Networking Reception

    About Alexandra Drane:
    Alexandra Drane sets the vision and strategy for Eliza, and is responsible for maintaining Eliza's leadership position in the healthcare industry. She has devoted her career to inspiring people to lead healthier, happier and more productive lives through the use of innovative technology, and her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for technology and design have led to the launch of four successful healthcare ventures over the past 15 years. Alexandra has proven herself a visionary and an innovator, whose ideas on using technology to engage people in their health - and her belief in adding a touch of joy to the often staid world of healthcare communications - have been adopted by the nation's top healthcare organizations.

    Alexandra is currently Founder, Chief Visionary Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Eliza Corporation, the pioneer and leader in Health Engagement Management and one of Entrepreneur magazine's "100 Brilliant Companies".

    About Rodrigo Martinez:
    Rodrigo Martinez is passionate about the crossroads of design + biology at all scales. As Life Sciences Chief Strategist at IDEO and member of the Health & Wellness practice, he tackles some of the most interesting challenges in health care, life sciences, and the emerging wellness space. With his colleagues in Boston, Rodrigo is also experimenting different approaches to design with living organisms.

    About Babson College:
    Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit

    Hilary Katulak;
    hkatulak ( @ ) babson dot edu;

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