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MedTech Boston Announces the Google Glass Challenge – Final Smackdown!

Google Glass Challenge Final Smackdown 298x298Okay, so the official title is “Finalist Presentations and Expert Panel Event” but “Smackdown” sounds much more dramatic. Not that there’s any need to embellish on this incredible lineup of presenters, speakers and panelists, including Rafael Grossmann, MD the first surgeon to use Google Glass in the OR, Chris Coburn, Vice President, Innovation at Partners HealthCare, Steven Horng, MD, MMSc, FACEP, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency and Informatics Physician and Nayan Jain, White House Innovation Fellow. Brian Cusack, Industry Director, Healthcare at Google will introduce the event. For a full list of our twelve speakers and panelists, click here to visit the event page.

The Challenge

MedTech Boston announced the Google Glass Challenge two months ago with the goal of tapping the imagination and wisdom of clinicians around the country to find ways in which Google Glass can make a real impact on patient outcomes. We received so many solutions that we needed a panel of 21 judges just to evaluate them all!

The Final Smackdown

We’ve invited the top thirteen challengers to present their ideas in person at Google’s Boston Headquarters (across the river in Cambridge) on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6PM. Visionary for the competition, Jennifer Joe, MD, says, “Where else will clinicians be able to present their on-the-ground insights to leading experts in the field, including Google themselves, and get invaluable feedback to take their idea to the next level?” You can reserve your tickets at Eventbrite today! Unfortunately our space can only accommodate 150 people so you must reserve your tickets on Eventbrite or you will not be able to enter the venue. Use discount code “MEDTECHGGC” for a $25 discount!

The Panel

After the keynotes and finalist presentations, our expert panel will answer questions from the audience. Don’t miss your chance to have your questions answered by some of the most innovative clinicians and researchers in the world, including:

  • Maulik Majmudar, MD
    Associate Director | Healthcare Transformation Lab | Corrigan Minehan Heart Center | Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Karandeep Singh, MD
    Nephrology Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital, Software Developer, Informatician
  • Ozanan R. Meireles, MD
    General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Digestive Healthcare Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Daniel A. Hashimoto, MD
    Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Nabeel Ali
    MD Candidate, Massahusetts General Hospital / Harvard University and Contributing Writer at in-Training
  • Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD
    Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MGH/Harvard Medical School and Leadership Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Alia Rashid, MD
    Ophthalmic Pathology Fellow at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
  • Gajen Sunthara
    Principal Software Architect for Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation Acceleration Program and Google Glass Explorer

So, if you want to know how the collision of medicine and wearable computing will change the world, don’t miss the MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge Final Smackdown. The leading minds in healthcare, innovation and technology will be there to share their vision and answer your questions in an open roundtable forum. Bring your curiosity and your insight. We look forward to a lively discussion. Follow live updates with Twitter Tag #GGC14.

Sponsors of the MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge

MedTech Boston would like to thank the following sponsors of the Google Glass Challenge:

Medstro is the social and professional network for physicians. We are a collaborative community where physicians and medical students can connect, find mentors, and find new traditional and non-traditional research and job opportunities. Join medstro today at http://medstro.com/.

Google has generously provided us with free space in their Cambridge Center office to hold this event, and has also provided food and beverages. We wish to thank Google for their kind support of this event.

Google Glass New England
Exploring Google glass uses and applications in New England and the world. A group for Glass Explorers and other interested in this new technology.

MIT H@cking Medicing
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) H@cking Medicine’s mission is to create an ecosystem at MIT, hosting the Boston medical community and beyond to teach entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, scientists, and clinicians the skills necessary to launch disruptive healthcare businesses.

James Ryan

    Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.

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