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Technology and healthcare converge at Inventures 2019

Calgary conference unveils leading healthcare speakers


The worlds of technology and healthcare are set to converge in Calgary this spring, as the Inventures 2019 conference will feature a bevy of notable speakers. 

Among the headline presenters is Dr. Daniel Kraft, a world-renowned health system innovator and entrepreneur, who will focus on the role of technology in revolutionizing healthcare. Featuring more than 200 speakers and 90 sessions over six tracks, Inventures runs June 5-7th in Calgary with extended weekend programming in Banff.

Dr. Kraft is a visionary and advocate for the convergence of technology in healthcare. His expertise spans biotech, exponentials, medicine and neuroscience. He also serves as Faculty Chair for Medicine at Singularity University. He has explored breakthrough discoveries around 3D printing and organ regeneration, point-of-care lab-on-a-chip diagnostics and new gene-based therapies.

Technology is catalyzing a revolution that can dramatically reduce healthcare costs

“Innovators and investors should be looking to the super-convergence of technology which is enabling the reimagination of medicine across the care continuum,” says Dr. Kraft. “From the blending of wearables, low cost genomics, to A.I., robotics and V.R. – technology is catalyzing a revolution that can dramatically improve prevention, diagnosis and therapy and reduce healthcare costs.”

Dr. Kraft has multiple scientific publications and medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California San Francisco. He is the founder of a platform for personalized, data-driven medication called IntelliMedicine­, where a 3D printer designs pills that adapt to our individual needs.

He is Founder and Chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.  He is an advisor to XPRIZE, Rock Health, Qualcomm Life, Anthem and several healthcare startups.