Anda Dumitrascu is a Senior Executive and General Manager with extensive experience of leading Sales and Services teams in the IT sector focused on the Communications, Media and Entertainment (CME) Industries. She has operated in both global and EMEA roles managing businesses in excess of $3B revenue and 1000 people. Anda led the WW Communication Media & Entertainment Global Industry segment at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In her previous role at HPE, she was the General Manager for the Communication Media Solutions (CMS) business unit, across EMEA, responsible for delivering constant revenue growth and operating profit. Prior to joining HP in September 2000, Anda worked for and with international Telecommunications companies such as Orange, Ericson, Alcatel, Motorola, and Nortel. She earned an executive MBA from ASEBUSS Kennesaw State University and a Masters degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Technical University Bucharest.
Dr. Danny Sands is passionate about healthcare transformation. A practicing physician with training and experience in clinical informatics, Danny has worked in a variety of capacities in the health care IT industry for almost 25 years. He spent almost 14 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he developed and implemented innovative systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement, including clinical decision support systems, an EHR, and one of the nation’s first patient portals. This was followed by leadership positions at Zix Corporation and Cisco. Danny is the recipient of numerous healthcare honors, including recognition in 2009 by HealthLeaders Magazine as one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.” He is the co-author, with e-Patient Dave deBronkart, of Let Patients Help. Danny holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and for over twenty years has maintained a primary care practice in which he makes extensive use of health IT—much of which he helped to introduce during his tenure at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to practicing, Dr. Sands works with a number of innovative companies. He is a popular speaker and consultant, who blogs at DrDannySands.com and is active on Twitter as @DrDannySands.
Fernando Oliveira has over 30+ years in telecom, wireless and entrepreneurial business experience. He has served organizations in various capacities; early stage start-up, business development, supply chain and his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer of a premier managed services firm focused on global wireless device procurement and support. Prior to joining Wireless Analytics, Fernando was the founder of SkyeWave; a successful wholesale distributor of satellite communications products and services. He was involved in another entrepreneur venture, Navtronics; where he was instrumental in forging vendor relationships and supply chain distribution at a national level. Fernando also was involved various sales, marketing and management roles at a Tier 1 wireless carrier in the northeast. During the past 30 years, he has thrived in effectively analyzing market need awhile creating profitable finished products that surpass expectations. Fernando received his BS from the University of Massachusetts.
Laura K. Snydman
Dr. Laura K. Snydman is a general internist and primary care provider at Tufts Primary Care Boston, as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). Since joining the faculty at Tufts Medical Center in 2007, Dr. Snydman has been heavily involved in teaching and mentoring medical students and house-staff. Dr. Snydman is recognized as a leader within the Department of Medicine, within the internal medicine residency program and at TUSM. She serves as one of the residency program’s Core Clinical Faculty and since 2013, she has served as the TUSM Internal Medicine Clerkship and Sub-Intern Director at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Snydman is beloved by the medical students at TUSM and every year she mentors approximately 30 students through the residency application process. She has received numerous awards, including the Dr. Jack Mitus Special Faculty Recognition Award in 2018, the Outstanding Teaching in the Clerkship Years award in 2016 and was nominated by the Tufts Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Class of 2015 to join AOA as a faculty member.
Dr. Randy Bak is a pediatrician and an attorney, who was pulled into an information technology focus through a leadership role at a large primary care practice in suburban Seattle, where he became CIO. After a move to Boston, he used his clinical experience across hospital and primary care settings, his business experience in running a practice, and his training in legal and regulatory matters, to assist early-to-middle stage companies in developing products and programs for the full range of health care workflows, clinical to administrative to patient-centered. Randy has a Law degree from University of Washington School of Law and Medical Doctor degree from Temple University - Lewis Katz School of Medicine.
Riley is a Principal at Valia, a venture capital firm with offices in New York and San Francisco. Prior to Valia, Riley was an Associate at Arctaris Capital Partners and the founder of Crash Alert. Over the past few years Riley has mentored more than 100 start-ups as a volunteer for SCORE, MIT Enterprise Forum and MassChallenge. He is also a board member and mentor for several non-profits in New England. Riley holds a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from Bentley University.
Dr. Serban Georgescu is a physician entrepreneur with extensive experience in medical devices, digital health and healthcare IT, passionate about healthcare innovation, quality of care and improving patients’ lives. As Co-Founder / CEO of NotoVox, he has been leading the vision, development, and path to commercialization of this novel medical coding and population health management platform technology. Serban is a board member, adviser, and consultant to several start-up and early stage ventures. He has led the due diligence and screening process for Massachusetts Medical Angels on early stage life science companies. Recently at InfoBionic he was a key part of the team that raised $20M and cleared the remote cardiac monitoring device for arrhythmia detection in both the US and EU markets. Serban earned his M.D. from Carol Davila University of Medicine in Romania and his MBA from Babson College.
Shankar Hegde is an investor and technology executive experienced in operational management, technology consulting, and product development. Shankar built a $4 million technology consulting practice from ground up at Arthur Andersen Consulting. At Symphony Services, he served as a technical advisor on strategic accounts to build a 75-person team in India for multi-year product development activities for Misys. Shankar has demonstrated thought leadership in the software industry by published papers, a patent, and as a speaker at international conferences and panel discussions. Shankar received his Ph.D. from Purdue University and Executive Management Training from MIT Sloan School of Management. He also won IEEE Entrepreneur’s business plan competition award. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a certified business mentor at SCORE, and a charter member of TiE, a global network of entrepreneurs and professionals.