[Webcast] MedTech: The New Norm of Global Healthcare in a Post-Covid EraVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Join Asia Society Southern California for a discussion with Medtronic Executive Chairman Omar Ishrak and Stanford University Professor Jason Wang on the innovation and transformation in healthcare propelled by the pandemic and the future of global healthcare post-pandemic. They will examine, among other topics, how East and West have reacted to the pandemic and driven innovation on both sides of the Pacific. The conversation will be moderated by Asia Society Southern California Advisory Board Member Yiwen Li.
Omar Ishrak serves as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Medtronic, and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Intel. Ishrak was CEO of Medtronic from June 2011 – April 2020.
Medtronic, the world’s leading medical technology company, has operations reaching more than 150 countries worldwide. Medtronic offers technologies and solutions to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiac and vascular diseases, respiratory, neurological and spinal conditions, diabetes, and more. The Medtronic Mission is to use technology to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for millions of people around the world.
Intel is an industry leader that creates world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, Intel works to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address customer challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, Intel harnesses the potential of data to transform business and society for the better.
Prior to joining Medtronic, Ishrak was President and CEO of GE Healthcare Systems. Earlier in his career, Ishrak held leadership positions at Diasonics/Vingmed, and various product development and engineering positions at Philips Ultrasound.
He grew up in Bangladesh and earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of London, King's College. He is also a Fellow of King’s College. He was inducted to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows in 2016 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2020.
C. Jason Wang, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2011, he was a faculty member at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. His other professional experiences include working as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company and serving as the project manager for Taiwan's National Health Insurance Reform Task-force.
His current interests include: 1) COVID-19 related policies; 2) developing tools for assessing and improving the value of healthcare; 3) facilitating the use of mobile technology in improving quality of care; 4) supporting competency-based medical education curriculum, and 5) engaging in healthcare delivery and payment reforms.
Wang received his B.S. from MIT, M.D. from Harvard, and Ph.D. in policy analysis from RAND.
Yiwen Li is Director for Strategy and Business Development at Masimo, a global medical technology company that develops and manufactures innovative noninvasive patient monitoring technologies, medical devices, and a wide array of sensors. Previously, she was Director of Global Strategy at NantHealth, where she led the international expansion of its healthcare technology and precision medicine solutions. Her investment experience includes equity research and direct investing at Capital Group and NantWorks.
Li serves as a board director at Give2Asia, an executive committee member of C-Sweet, and a participant of Committee of 100 ‘s Next Generation Leader initiative. She is also an Advisory Board member of Asia Society Southern California. Li received her master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a dual master’s degree in Global Studies from University of Vienna.
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