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Partners HealthCare’s 10th Annual Connected Health Symposium: Collaborations and Innovations to Engage Patients and Elevate Care

October 24, 2013 @ 7:00 am - October 25, 2013 @ 4:00 pm


Working with industry visionaries and like-minded allies around the world, Partners’ Center for Connected Health is moving healthcare beyond the hospital and clinic and into the day-to-day lives of patients. From mobile devices and social media to sensors and home robots, the Center puts technology to the test, seeking new ways to help people take care of themselves and their loved ones.

Connected Health Symposium 2013: Collaborations and Innovations to Engage Patients and Elevate Care

Where health and technology intersect, the Connected Health Symposium is a global destination event, a high-profile gathering of the most interesting thinkers on the planet. Working with our event co-chairs and advisors, the Center for Connected Health have assembled an impressive roster of speakers and panelists who will speak on a broad range of health related topics.

What to expect?

  • Hear highly-polished keynotes delivered in a compact 20 minutes.
  • Debates on the toughest questions in healthcare.
  • Probing interviews with news-makers.
  • Rapid-fire demos of new technologies.
  • Enxhibit hall.
  • Scheduled networking events.

Innovators Challenge

The popular Innovators Challenge is designed to identify and feature products and services that are genuinely new, well along in development, and potentially game-changing for connected health.

For 2013, we’ve built two demo sessions into the regular program of the Connected Health Symposium.

Session One Theme: Innovative Sensors, Robots and Devices
Session Two Theme: Products or Services to Engage Patientssrr<

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 24, 2013 @ 7:00 am
October 25, 2013 @ 4:00 pm


Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center
1 Seaport Lane
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