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Panel Discussion on "Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare"

4:00 to 4:30pm registration check-in; 4:30 to 6:00pm presentations, discussions and Q&A; 6:00 to 6:30pm reception

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Date: Wednesday December 06, 2017 | 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Speaker(s): Aaron Berk , Partner, KPMG Digital Health Practice
Michael Dingle, Partner, Deals, National Deals Technology Leader
Avi Goldfarb, Ellison Professor of Marketing, Rotman School of Management
Michael Monteith, CEO, Thoughtwire

HOST: Will Falk, Executive in Residence, ThinkResearch
Topic: "Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare"
Venue: Fleck Atrium (Ground Floor, North Building)| map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $25.00 + HST per person (includes 1 seat at the presentation and light reception) - Register to attend all 4 sessions for $75.00 + HST
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SYNOPSIS: A panel of experts will discuss Big Data in Healthcare.

ROTMAN LINK AND LEARN SERIES CERTIFICATE - HEALTH IT MODULE: For those who register to attend all four Health IT Sessions you may be eligible for a certificate of completion.

  1. November 7, 2017 - Health IT Session 1 - Digitizing Health and the Consumer - What Does it Mean to Put Patients First?
  2. December 6, 2017 - Health IT Session 2: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  3. February 13, 2018 - Health IT Session 3: How Ontario`s Digital Entrepreneurs Are Creatively Destroying and Modernizing Healthcare
  4. March 6, 2018 - Health IT Session 4: Innovating Entrants to Healthcare Delivery: How they are Changing the Way We Think About Delivering Care

For more information on Link and Learn Series Certificates and Modules visit the Centre for Health Sector Strategy Website.


Aaron Berk is a Partner in KPMG’s Digital Health practice. He has 20 years of experience as a clinician, hospital manager and consultant. Aaron has led provincial projects related to Analytics, wait-time management, cancer care, peri-operative practice, critical care, and population health initiatives. Aaron has also provided strategic advice to governments, agencies and health regions on integration of virtual care to improve the integrated delivery of healthcare services. Aaron is a member of the Masters in eHealth program advisory committee for McMaster University and holds an appointment at U of T's institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He is a Board member for the Ontario Community Support Association and the Information Technology Association of Canada Health Board.

Michael Dingle is a Partner in the Deals practice of PwC Canada and leads the firm's Deals efforts in the Technology Sector on a national basis. With a broad range of expertise, Michael uniquely combines knowledge of merger & acquisitions, divestitures, corporate finance, strategic consulting, digital technologies, and data. With an entrepreneurial background, Michael works to forecast and address business needs by collaborating with technology companies at various stages of growth and providing timely advice. While covering all technology sub-sectors, Michael has significant experience in Software (SaaS), E-Commerce, HealthTech, FinTech, and Internet of Things (IoT)

Avi Goldfarb is the Ellison Professor of Marketing at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Avi is also Chief Data Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab, Senior Editor at Marketing Science, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Avi’s research focuses on the opportunities and challenges of the digital economy. He holds a PhD in economics of Northwestern University. Along with Ajay Agrawal and Joshua Gans, Avi is the author of Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence to be published by Harvard Business Review Press in April 2018.

Michael Monteith is CEO of ThoughtWire and is responsible for corporate vision, strategy and driving growth. He's an experienced entrepreneur and seasoned leader with more than 20 years experience in technology companies and professional services-based consulting. Prior to co-founding ThoughtWire, Mike was a technology consultant acting as a senior advisor to both public and private sector organizations. Mike's broad experience encompasses business and enterprise strategy, IT strategy, enterprise architecture and large-scale program implementation.

Will Falk, Executive in Residence, ThinkResearch
Prior to joining Think Research, William was a partner with PwC and led their healthcare team in Canada. William has spent more than 25 years as a strategist and management consultant in New York and Toronto, advising top academic centres, governments, and innovative companies in healthcare. He has academic appointments as an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and an Executive Fellow at the Mowat Centre, and is a Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute.

ABOUT THE CENTRE: Launched in 2004, the Centre for Health Sector Strategy @ Rotman is a strategic area of focused research for the Rotman School. Under the direction of Professor Brian R. Golden and a board of advisors from industry, government and academia, the centre drives a research agenda that produces actionable management knowledge for the health sector and the life sciences.

NEW - Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences: The pace of change in healthcare and the life sciences sector has been accelerating, creating a demand for professionals who can navigate the strategic, economic, political, and social undercurrents that are changing the face of this global structure. To meet the challenge, the Rotman School of Management is introducing its Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences. Grounded in world-class thought leadership and practical instruction, this 18-month program will you help develop the expertise you need to drive your career.


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing to 24 hours prior to the event will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee per person. If we do not receive written notice of your cancellation, you will be charged the full amount for this session. Substitutions are always welcome.
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