Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute and Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health, and Vice Chair of the Board and Chief Innovation Officer, West Wireless Health Institute

Eric J. Topol, M.D. is the Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, a National Institutes of Health funded program of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium focused on advancing individualized medicine. He is the Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health, a Senior Consultant cardiologist practitioner at Scripps Clinic, and Professor of Translational Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute. [read more]


Board Member and Chief Executive Officer, West Wireless Health Institute

Donald Casey joined the West Wireless Health Institute as Chief Executive Officer in March 2010. He brings 25 years of global healthcare experience to the role, as well as an outstanding track record in identifying and commercializing medical innovations. As the Institute’s inaugural CEO, Casey will drive the development of a world-class research organization focused on accelerating wireless health innovations, technology incubation, advocacy and education. [read more]


Andrew Policano

Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine

Andy Policano is a nationally recognized macroeconomist, whose emphasis is on monetary theory and policy, economic forecasting, the U.S. Social Security system and business school trends. His research in progress includes the optimal timing of earnings announcements and strategies for academic leadership. [read more]

Paul Feldstein

Professor, The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine

Paul Feldstein, the Robert Gumbiner Chair in Health Care Management, is a nationally recognized authority on the economics of healthcare. He has written six books and more than 60 articles on health care. His book, Health Care Economics, is in its sixth edition and is one of the most widely used texts on health economics. [read more]

Vijay Gurbaxani

Director, UCI’s Center for Research on IT & Organizations (CRITO)

Vijay Gurbaxani is the Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science and Director of the Center for Research on IT and Organizations (CRITO) at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. His research, teaching and consulting interests are at the nexus of business strategy and information technology (IT). He focuses on analyzing how emerging information technologies enable business model innovation; on developing and evaluating business-driven strategies for the sourcing of information services; and on valuing IT investment. His approach is distinctive in its use of economic principles as the lens with which to analyze strategic management questions. [read more]

George Savage, MD

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Proteus Biomedical, Inc

Dr. Savage is a co-founder of Proteus. He is also a Managing Member of Spring Ridge Ventures. From 1994-1999, Dr. Savage co-founded FemRx and served as a director and senior vice president of research and development during which time FemRx completed an IPO and was subsequently acquired by Johnson & Johnson. [read more]

Tom Watlington

CEO, Sotera Wireless

Tom Watlington, whose experience in the medical device industry spans 28 years, joined Sotera Wireless as Chief Executive Officer in February 2006.  During that year he served a dual role as President of Naviscan Pet Systems, a medical imaging company, before transitioning to a full-time position with Sotera Wireless in January 2007. [read more]

David Inns

President and CEO, GreatCall Inc.

David is currently President and CEO of GreatCall Inc., the creator of the Jitterbug wireless service; David also serves on the Board of Directors. He designed the service and launch plan for Jitterbug, which began selling in November 2006, and has now become a national brand name associated with an end-to-end experience designed specifically for simplicity seekers as well as a first mover in offering fully-integrated mobile health and wellness services adapted specifically for the company’s target customer. David has over 20 years of telecom management experience. [read more]

Robert McCray

President and CEO, Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance

Robert B. McCray is the President & CEO of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, Chairman of Alliance Healthcare Foundation, Special Advisor to TripleTree LLC, Member of Midmark Corporation Board of Directors, Member of Board of Directors of CONNECT and an active advisor to several companies. Rob leverages over 25 years of experience as a business owner, senior operatingexecutive, and legal and transactional advisor to private and public companies. [read more]

Donald Jones

VP of Business Development for Qualcomm’s Health & Life Sciences

Donald Jones serves as vice president of business development for health & life sciences at Qualcomm. He is responsible for Qualcomm’s enablement of wireless technologies in the health and life sciences markets, a recognized leader in the field. In 2005, he founded the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance, a 501c(6) trade organization that works with both the wireless and life science industries to enable new business models, new businesses and clinical process improvements in all sectors of the life sciences industry, including consumer health, fitness, healthcare services, healthcare IT, pharmaceutical and medical devices. [read more]

Margaret Laws

Director, Innovations for the Underserved, California HealthCare Foundation

Margaret Laws is director of the Foundation's Innovations for the Underserved program, which focuses on reducing barriers to efficient, affordable health care for the underserved by encouraging, testing, and promoting lower-cost models of care. In this role she oversees the Foundation's work toward this goal as well as the Foundation's program-related investing initiative. [read more]