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Boston University Biobusiness Health and Life Science Conference

October 18, 2013 @ 12:15 pm - 6:00 pm

New Opportunities in a Challenging Healthcare Landscape

The health sector faces immense challenges ‘ the ACA, regulatory changes, patent cliffs, and the constrained investments in business to name a few. But with challenges come opportunities. Experts from the health and life sciences will come together to discuss external forces that require changes to business models for existing and new companies alike. Join the conversation with health sector leaders to explore the adaptive measures major players have implemented for a sustainable and thriving ecosystem.

Sachin H. Jain, M.D. MBA

Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.
How Healthcare Economics Drive Collaboration
Kate Walsh
Boston Medical Center
Bruce Bullen
Blue Cross Blue Shield
of MA
Jeffrey Wetherhold
Dir. of Educational Design
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
John McNamara
Sr. Director
of Reimbursement
Shire HGT 
Addressing the Risk Averse Environment with New Business Models
Joseph Frassica, MD
Philips Healthcare
Paulina Hill, PhD
Senior Associate
Polaris Partners
Tim Gustafson, MD
Andrey Ostrovsky, MD
CEO & Co-Founder
Care at Hand


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.


October 18, 2013
12:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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