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2016 Future of Healthcare Forum:
Managing Technology Innovation Across the Enterprise

October 19th, 2016
2 to 6pm ET

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About the Forum

Innovative technology can accomplish wonders in the healthcare industry. The right technology can streamline operations, increase efficiencies, and allow your entire organization to respond faster to business challenges.

These advancements have stretched beyond IT to every level of your business, from mobile applications being developed by the Marketing team to the employee portals being launched by HR. In order to properly leverage technology, a comprehensive strategy needs to be in place.

Unfortunately, differing priorities and initiatives can lead to conflicts that trip up implementation—or prevent it altogether. The only way to get the most out of your healthcare technology is for the departments across your organization (e.g., IT, Finance, Operations, HR, Marketing) to work together cohesively.

The sixth annual Future of Healthcare Forum is designed to help you navigate those strategic hurdles. Our mix of networking, panel discussions, and knowledgeable speakers will help you figure out the best way to implement technology across your organization.

Who Should Attend?

The 2016 Future of Healthcare Forum will focus on high-level strategy and vision for integrating multiple departments on an enterprise level. If you’re a C-Level executive or a Director / VP / SVP of IT, Finance, Operations, HR, or Marketing, then the insights from this Forum are exactly what you need.

You’ll get a chance to network with other executives and hear what top industry leaders have to say. It’s a must for any medium to large healthcare organization that’s committed to technology innovation.

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We’re pulling together an exciting lineup of panel members, keynote speakers, and real-world results.

Joseph Paranteau

Joseph Paranteau

Data Platform Lead, US Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft

Joseph covers US health providers, plans, and life sciences companies. Joseph lives in North Texas and has helped enable data driven health organizations for 13 years drawing on 25 years of enterprise IT and consulting experiences. His areas of expertise are focused on helping customers design business and technical data strategies, enterprise integration, and in DevOps. He is also a voting member on the international HL7 committee and serves on local and national boards. Joseph is a US Air Force Veteran and has lived throughout the US and overseas.

Bob Zimmerman

Bob Zimmermann

Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Cloud and Application Innovation Consulting Portfolio Leader, IBM

Bob drives innovation and evangelizes the role of cloud in healthcare and life sciences. Bob started his health care career over 30 years ago and has held senior executive positions with health care payer organizations, and was founder and owner of a care management organization. For the last twenty plus years Bob has been assisting provider and payer organizations on strategic clinical and business driven technology initiatives such as enterprise wide health plan administration systems, EMRs and population health projects with leading Health Care IT vendors including Trizetto, EDS/HP and ACS. In an earlier role at IBM Bob was a healthcare solution executive. Prior to returning to IBM, Bob led Deutsche Telekom’s North American healthcare business.

Edward Dibeler

Edward “Ed” Dibeler

CIO / CTO, Automated Healthcare Solutions

Ed - Left the corporate IT world in 2000 to start Puma Telecommunications, a fully skilled IT consulting firm. Focusing on software development and integration, began creating hybrid voice and data systems which revolutionized the way communication and data worked together. Network infrastructure projects were also a large part of the offering from Puma. In 2008, Puma Telecommunications was contracted by AHCS, a leader in physician dispensing software systems, to assist its technology division with certain challenges it was facing in the voice and data arena. The partnership continued until 2012 when I was asked to serve as consulting CIO for ezVerify, a subsidiary of AHCS. In 2013, I officially became CIO for AHCS and ezVerify.

Rick Von Pusch

Rick Von Pusch

Chief Revenue Officer, Modernizing Medicine

Rick Von Pusch is the Chief Revenue Officer and is responsible for all sales, marketing and business development activities. Rick brings extensive experience from his over 20 year career with four business to business software technology companies all focused on helping customers increase revenue and operational efficiencies.

Rick has a record of success growing software and services companies by implementing creative yet scalable sales and marketing strategies, maintaining an intense focus on customer success and a ensuring a strong operational focus when building successful sales and marketing teams.

Prior to joining the Modernizing Medicine team, Rick was Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations at Dealertrack, a leading SaaS provider for the Automotive and Automotive Lending industries. As a member of the leadership team, Rick held various positions including responsibilities for sales, marketing, service and operations.

During his tenure he also lead three different business units including Dealertrack Canada. Preceding Dealertrack, Rick was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for 5square.com, a venture-backed CRM company, and Vice President of US Retail Sales for Reynolds and Reynolds, a leading software solution provider in the retail automotive industry.

Rick started his career in sales with NCR Corporation. He holds a BA in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida.

Renee Anter

Renee Anter

President, Alternative Home Health Care, Value Care at Home, and Faria Business Services

Renee serves as President to Alternative Home Health Care, Value Care at Home, and Faria Business Services since 2002. In 2016, Alternative Home Health Care was awarded Top Workplaces of large employers in South Florida by Sun Sentinel. Renee has been a pioneer in bringing technology adoption to private duty home health and continues innovating to give transparency to caregivers, clients, family members, and other health care professionals in more efficient ways to support growth. Renee is an alumnus of companies such as Gateway 2000 and Mid-America Manufacturing Technology. Renee received her B.S. from University of Cincinnati and E.M.B.A. from University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Eliot Muir

Eliot Muir

CEO, Interfaceware

As founder and CEO, Eliot is the driving force behind iNTERFACEWARE. Eliot's acute understanding of the complexities of healthcare integration coupled with his passion for creating innovative, intuitive software has led to iNTERFACEWARE's growth. Eliot brings his conceptual insight to the management and direction of R&D and product development, often working directly with customers to create lasting solutions.
Prior to founding iNTERFACEWARE, Eliot held a number of senior IT positions in the financial services and healthcare industries internationally. Eliot obtained his undergraduate degree in Physics at Auckland University before completing with 1st Class Honors, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Economics.

Gary Bahadur

Gary Bahadur

Senior Director, FTI Consulting

Gary is the founder of KRAA Security LLC and Razient LLC and has over 15 years’ experience in the information security and technology industry. Gary was also the cofounder and CIO of Foundstone Inc., a $20M security vulnerability risk management firm. He conducted business development, corporate strategy development, client management, information systems development, consultant management, public speaking engagements and security consulting engagements for Fortune 100 companies. Foundstone was sold to McAfee in 2004. As a SVP of Bank of America, Gary worked in the Global Threat Management Team and was a catalyst for delivering risk mitigation strategies and solutions. Gary was also a Manager at Ernst & Young and Senior Consultant at Price Waterhouse. Gary frequently speaks at industry conferences and writes for trade publications.

Amjad Shamim

Amjad Shamim

CEO and Managing Partner, AAJ Technologies

Amjad Shamim is the CEO and Managing Partner of AAJ Technologies. In this role, he sets the vision and strategy for the organization, drives growth and expansion, and fosters its customer-focused culture.

Amjad has over 28 years of leadership and management experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining AAJ Technologies in 2000, he managed multiple IT divisions for large healthcare technology organizations. He has deep expertise in both technology and strategic planning, and enjoys overseeing the development of innovative solutions that help clients to increase efficiency and gain a competitive edge.

Amjad holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University and completed the Kellogg School of Management’s executive management program. He has been recognized with several awards, including being named a Broward County Ultimate CEO by the South Florida Business Journal, CEO of the Year by Tech America, and a Crystal Award winner for promoting diversity.

Under Amjad’s leadership, AAJ Technologies has enjoyed double digit growth. AAJ was named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America in 2012 and 2013, and was awarded Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.

Jim McKeen

Jim McKeen

Director of Healthcare Solutions, AAJ Technologies

Jim is the Director of Healthcare Solutions at AAJ Technologies, a full-service systems integrator that helps healthcare payer and provider organizations capitalize on the latest technologies to streamline operations, reduce costs, improve customer / patient care, and — ultimately — boost competitive advantage. Jim has over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry beginning in South Florida with NYNEX Business Systems in 1990 where he was the General Manager for one of the top performing offices in the nation. As a highly-regarded professional in the healthcare community, his customers are consistently praising his impeccable service, strategic vision and willingness to stay involved throughout each project delivery. With a solid background in HIT, Jim regularly helps organizations confidently face the unprecedented disruptions associated with Healthcare Information Technologies, Big Data, Portals, Population Health and Integration.

Jim has a BA degree in Computer Science from Western Connecticut State University. He is also extremely active in the healthcare community at large, serving as an active member of ACHE, HIMSS, SFHHA, and HFMA. Jim is currently on the HIT Steering Committee for the SFHHA and the Past President of the HIMSS South Florida Chapter.


Forum Venue

Build a high-level view while you experience top-level views!

The Future of Healthcare Forum will take place at The Tower Club in the heart of the Ft. Lauderdale’s business and financial district.

The Tower Club
100 SE Third Avenue
One Financial Plaza, Regions Bank Bldg., 28th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394



2:00-2:30Networking & Opening Remarks
2:30-2:45Interactive Activity
2:45-3:15Speaker #1 - Joseph Paranteau, Data Platform Lead, US Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft
3:15-4:15 Managing Technology Initiatives: A Cross-Functional Panel
4:15-4:30 Break
4:30-5:00 Case Study: ezVerify ‒ Real-Time Insurance Verification - Presented by: Edward “Ed” Dibeler, CIO / CTO, Automated Healthcare Solutions
5:00-5:30 Speaker #2 - Bob Zimmermann - Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Cloud and Application Innovation Consulting Portfolio Leader, IBM
5:30-6:30 Networking and Happy Hour – complimentary drinks and appetizers
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