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June 16, 2015


Internet of Things (IoT) has a significant opportunity to improve patient outcome and wellness – and San Diego is evolving to be ground zero for many of these exciting new products and services. We have seen the emergence of connected medical devices such as smart heart rate monitors, non-invasive biosensors, and health centric smart phone applications. All of these developments have introduced us to what we call Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). IoMT has the potential and opportunity to change the way that we think of healthcare today and improve quality of life. The San Diego region is home to some of the most important companies in communications, biotech, and pharmaceuticals. Rick Valencia (SVP, Qualcomm Life), Dr. James Mault (VP & Chief Medial Officer, Qualcomm Life), Marshal Dhillon (Co-Founder/VP Research & Engineering, toSense, Inc.) and Dr. Steven Steinhubl (Director of Digital Medicine and Cardiologist, Scripps Clinic) will provide great insight to the future of IoMT and some of the important technology developments that are occurring in this region that will impact future healthcare.


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Rick has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial innovation and executive leadership experience in rapid-growth, technology-enabled businesses along with a proven track record in market disruption, strategy execution and value creation. As the founder and leader of Qualcomm’s health care subsidiary, Qualcomm Life he directs Qualcomm’s product, technology and M&A strategy in the wireless health market. Rick also has a hand in driving wireless health innovation outside the company through his involvement with organizations such as the World Economic Forum’s Health Systems Initiative, business accelerators such as Rock Health and through his oversight of the $100 million Qualcomm Life Fund which makes direct venture investments in digital health startups. Rick is an active member of ACHE, HIMSS and mHIMSS.

Earlier in Rick’s career, as founder and CEO of ProfitLine, he cultivated his business savvy building the company from a one-man consulting firm into a 200 person, multi-million dollar enterprise that is now the West Coast arm of Tangoe Inc. (TNGO). During Rick’s tenure as CEO, ProfitLine was one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies in America for three years and on Deloitte & Touche’s Fast 50 companies four years in a row. Rick was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2003.

Rick is a native San Diegan, committed to the community. He uses his business building know-how to help fellow entrepreneurs launch enduring technology companies as a mentor at the Founder Institute and a member of the Executive Committee of the San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum. He also supports student entrepreneurs as a member of the Board of Advisors at the University of San Diego School of Business. He is a board member of Pedal the Cause, a cancer research fundraising organization, a former chairman and long-time board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County and actively supports Rady Children’s Hospital and the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center at UCSD.

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James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm Life as a result of their April 2013 acquisition of HealthyCircles, a Care Coordination and Remote Patient Monitoring Software Platform Company founded and led by Dr. Mault since 2009. Prior to starting HealthyCircles, Dr. Mault was the Director of New Products and Business Development for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. Dr. Mault has more than 30 years of experience in senior executive positions in the Health IT and Medical Device industry as well as clinical medicine. Dr. Mault has founded five Health IT and medical device companies, leading these companies to develop novel devices and software technologies, FDA approvals, and strategic partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 companies. He is the named inventor of over 80 issued and pending US Patents for a variety of novel health information and medical device innovations. He has been board-certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, having specialized in heart and lung transplantation, thoracic oncology and critical care. He has conducted academic medical research under numerous grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and others. He is the author of more than 60 scientific articles, chapters and books in the published medical literature. Dr. Mault holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Medical Degree from the University of Michigan, and conducted his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Marshal is currently VP of Research and Engineering at toSense™. toSense recently announced receipt of 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the CoVa™ Monitoring System (CoVa). CoVa features a novel body-worn Sensor for at-home patients with chronic illnesses, such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension, and renal failure. Marshal has over 10 years of technical experience in the wireless and medical device industries. He has extensive knowledge in the design of non-invasive sensors, signal processing, and algorithm development for body-worn systems.  Prior to joining toSense™, Marshal spent 8 years as a key member of the research and development team at Sotera Wireless, focused mainly on the development of Sotera’s cuffless blood pressure measurement. Marshal holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from University of California, San Diego. He is also a named inventor on over 40 pending and issued patents.



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Dr. Steinhubl is the Director of Digital Medicine at STSI and a cardiologist at Scripps Health, Scripps Clinic. He received his undergraduate training in chemical engineering at Purdue University in Indiana, graduate training in physiology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and his medical degree at St. Louis University in Missouri. Steve’s internal medicine residency training was completed at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, California. Following residency, he was a staff internist at Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. His cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships were at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he was also Chief Cardiology Fellow. Prior to joining Scripps Steve was the Director of Cardiovascular Wellness and the Medical Director for Employee Wellness for the Geisinger Healthcare System. He was also the Cardiology Fellowship Director, a clinician-scientist and a staff cardiologist there. In the past, beyond his time in the Air Force, Steve has also been a Global Medical Vice-President for The Medicines Company based in Zurich Switzerland and the Director of Cardiovascular Education and Clinical Research at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Dr Steinhubl’s research activities have covered a broad range of topics in cardiology with a primary early focus on trials of novel antithrombotic therapies for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, and more recently on the application of an integrated systems-based approach to the optimal identification, communication and treatment of an individual’s risk for various manifestations of cardiovascular disease. He has been principal investigator or helped lead over a dozen large-scale, international randomized trials and has authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts as well as numerous book chapters, and abstracts.



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DATE: Tuesday, June 16th 2015

5:00PM – Registration/Reception/Networking
6:15PM – Program Begins
7:45PM – Program Ends

Qualcomm Headquarters
Building N, Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
5775 Morehouse Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

Regular Pricing: **REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12:00 NOON ON 6/15/15**
$45.00 – Pre-Registration
$50.00 – At-the-Door
FREE – Students & Military

All Mentor Sponsor Employees attend FREE!


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