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Using technology to change behaviors and transform how people live

  • Fitbit HQ - San Francisco, CA 215 Fremont Street, 7th floor San Francisco, CA 94105 USA (map)


Learn how data is driving our everyday health decisions: from when we eat, to when we exercise and when we sleep. Come hear from our expert panelists as they discuss the technologies that power the most successful products in the space and how they affect people’s behaviors. Our panelists will also go over the future potential of the product line given recent advances in technology such as modern AI.

Following the discussion, attendees will design a product and present to panelists for feedback. The winning team (4 max) will get a Fitbit and expert coaching from health IT leaders for turning their winning idea into reality!


Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger - VP of Product, Figure Eight

Alyssa is a customer-driven product leader dedicated to building products that surprise, delight and bring new value to market. Her experience in scaling products from conception to large-scale ROI has been proven at both startups and large enterprises alike. As Director of Product Management at IBM Watson, Alyssa saw first-hand how thoughtful, sophisticated use of data has the power to transform industries. During her recent tenure at IBM, she oversaw the development of a large portfolio of AI products including vision, speech, emotional intelligence and machine translation.

Divya Shah - Head of Product, Digital Health at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center

Divya heads product strategy at Samsung's Strategy & Innovation Center. She has worked on building and scaling highly engaging consumer social products at Google and designed gaming products at Zynga. Most recently, she has been focused on leveraging the advancements in technology, AI and social dynamics to empower people to lead healthier lives, and tackling the largest lifestyle diseases of today's times. "Prevention is better than cure" and she is always looking for investment opportunities in technologies that can provide early detection and preventative health solutions.

Gayathri Badinath - Healthcare Executive, Board Member, Women’s Health Advocate

Combining deep clinical and commercial expertise, Gayathri has taken on a pioneering role identifying ways to leverage digital solutions to transform the patient journey. With experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries, she has a unique understanding of the barriers and opportunities to better health. Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, Gayathri spent more than twenty years in roles of increasing responsibility in global healthcare organizations. Most recently, she led marketing for Siemens Healthineers Services focused on developing innovative business models and digital health solutions to compete in a value-based care environment. Gayathri spent more than eight years at Abbott in leadership roles in global marketing and public affairs focused on the company’s innovative cardiac medical devices. Gayathri started her career in the pharmaceutical industry as a strategy consultant for Arthur D. Little followed by six years at CV Therapeutics where she played an integral role in building the company’s first commercial organization. She serves on the Board of Directors at WomenHeart, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of women at risk and living with heart disease and as an Advisor to the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter which she founded in 2001. Gayathri earned her BA in natural science and public health from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Ashok Bania - Director of Product Management, Headspace

Ashok is the Director of Product Management at Headspace. He has over 12 years of experience in Product Management encompassing - Voice/Smart Speaker Products (Google Assistant and Alexa), Wearables, Machine Learning, and more.


6:00 pm: Registration & AWIP Welcome

6:15 - 7:00 pm:  Interactive Discussion

7:00 - 7:45 pm: Workshop

7:45 - 8:00 pm: Networking & Close