Day 1 Monday, October 16
Time Main Stage - Rooms 220-222: Talks and Panels
8:30 - 9:00

Check in, badges pick up, light breakfast and networking

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome to INTERFACE Ventures Day - Main Stage

9:10 - 10:00

Talks: The future of business in digital health and startup stories - Session 1

Moderated by Michael Bidu, INTERFACE Health


Innovation in health IT procurement: unleashing the power of the EMR

Paul Casey - Director of Business Development, QHR Technologies


100,000 genomes: what happens when institutional thinking collides with an ambitious start-up project

Tyler Wish - Co-founder and past CEO, Sequence Bio


Only Optimists Need Apply

Liz Dickinson - Executive Chair, MIO Global

10:00 - 11:00

Panel 1: The Top 10 finalists of #IHCX2017 share their startup stories

Moderated by Jonathan Woods, Business Reporter


Panel 2: More Top 10 finalists of #IHCX2017 share their startup stories

Moderated by Jonathan Woods, Business Reporter

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:05

Panel 3: The world of digital health ecosystem development, innovation hubs and accelerators

Moderated by Michael Bidu, INTERFACE Health


Amanda Cashin - Head of Illumina Accelerator, San Francisco

Sean Lumb - Director, entrepreneurship@UBC

Wayne Samuels - VP Business Development, Canada Health Infoway

Lindee David - CEO, Joule Inc.

12:05 - 12:20

Report: Annual state of the union report: digital health and medical devices

Scott Phillips - CEO, StarFish Medical, Victoria

12:20 - 1:00

Panel 4: VCs share insights and stories of success and failure

Moderated by Paul Geyer - President & CEO, Discovery Parks


Richard Osborn - Managing Partner, TELUS Ventures

Shafin Diamond Tejani - Partner, Victory Square Ventures

Brenda Irwin - Managing Partner, Relentless Pursuit Partners

1:00 - 2:00

Lunch break, networking, demos and exhibition time

2:00 - 2:10

Insights into TELUS Health + TELUS Ventures and the Ecosystem

Richard Osborn - Managing Director, TELUS Ventures

2:10 - 2:20

How Genome BC supports genomic research, commercialization and personalized medicine

Pascal Spothelfer - President & CEO, Genome BC

2:20 - 2:30

It’s just about people: CDRD

Gordon McCauley - CEO, CDRD (Centre for Drug Research & Development)

2:30 - 2:45

A movement for change: Joule Inc.

Lindee David - CEO, Joule Inc.

2:45 - 3:15

Panel 5: The new way to transform learning and education in medicine, technology and design

Moderated by Kirk LaPointe, Editor in Chief, Business In Vancouver


Dr. Gordon Matheson - Professor Emeritus, Stanford University School of Medicine

Rob Kruger - Heads, School of Health Sciences, BC Institute of Technology

Caylee Raber - Director of Health Design Lab, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

3:15 - 4:00

Panel 6: What does industry and gov’t need to do to uncover the real value of digital health?

Moderated by Kirk LaPointe, Editor in Chief, Business In Vancouver


Paul Brownrigg - VP Clinical System Transformation and Innovation, Vancouver Coastal Health

Heather Davidson, ADM Partnerships and Innovation, BC Ministry of Health

Dr. Eric Cadesky - Family Doctor, Board Member, Doctors of BC

Evgueni Loukipoudis - CTO, CHANGE Healthcare (a McKesson company)

Richard Osborn - Managing Director, TELUS Ventures

4:00 Closing first part of day 1 and exhibition time
4:00 - 6:00

Break and leisure time, visit surroundings of Vancouver Convention Centre

Enjoy the exhibition and the Innovation Lounge or the outdoor patio

Check out Tap & Barrel or Cactus Club with your new friends or go for a walk to Stanley Park

   
Time Room 223: Information Sessions + Workshops
11:30 - 11:50

Insights into NRC-IRAP strategy and programs in digital health

Rizwan Kheraj - Industry Technology Advisor, NRC-IRAP Pacific Region

11:50 - 12:10

New partnership programs between research and industry

Megan Griffith - Research Partnerships & Promotion Officer, NSERC Pacific Region

12:10 - 12:30

These five IP mistakes can make or break your startup

Roger Kuypers - Partner, Life Sciences Practice, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

12:30 - 12:45

How does Canada Health Infoway support digital health innovation

Wayne Samuels - VP Business Development, Canada Health Infoway

12:45 - 1:00

How a large health insurance consulting group thinks about innovation?

Todd McLean - Vancouver Office Leader, MERCER Canada

1:00 - 2:00 Lunch break, networking, demos and exhibition time
   
Time Room 224: Investment Forum, Pitches and Marketplace
11:30 - 12:15

Fast Pitch Canada!

Hosted by TELUS Ventures + Discovery Parks Investments

Canadian startups compete for $2.5 mil. in INTERFACE money


Judges

Paul Geyer - CEO, Discovery Parks

Rob Peets - Director, TELUS Ventures

Pat Brady - Director Investments, Genome BC

Brenda Irwin - Managing Partner, Relentless Pursuit Partners

Shafin Diamond Tejani - Partner, Victory Square Ventures


Startups: To be announced

12:15 - 1:00

NEW! Reverse Pitch

Hosted by CHANGE Healthcare

Large healthcare authorities, hospitals, tech, insurance pitch the startup and innovator community


MERCER Canada

CHANGE Healthcare

TELUS Health + TELUS Ventures

Vancouver Coastal Health

1:00 - 2:00

Lunch break, networking, demos and exhibition time

2:00 - 4:00

B2B Marketplace: 60 Meetings in 120 Minutes

“Speed dating” - 20 min. per meeting - to accelerate the digital health investment and buying process between pre-qualified startups and Top 10 finalists #IHCX2017 and large VCs, strategic investors, healthcare providers.

4:00 - 6:00

Break and leisure time, visit surroundings of Vancouver Convention Centre

Enjoy the exhibition and the Innovation Lounge or the outdoor patio

Check out Tap & Barrel or Cactus Club with your new friends or go for a walk to Stanley Park

   
Time Main Stage - Rooms 220-222
6:00 - 9:30

Grand Finale #IHCX2017 and INTERFACE Awards Show

Hosted by CHANGE Healthcare, Kids Brain Health Network and INTERFACE Health

6:00 - 6:30

Welcome reception, music and networking, cash bar

6:30 - 7:30

Dinner and first round of pitches

7:30 - 7:45

Break and entertainment

7:45 - 8:45

Dessert and second round of pitches

8:45 - 9:00

Break and entertainment

9:00 - 9:30

Announcing the Top 3 of #IHCX 2017 and Awards Ceremony and closing the day

Day 2 Tuesday, October 17
Time Main Stage - Rooms 220-222: Talks and Conversations
9:00 - 9:30

Check in, badges pick up, light breakfast and networking

9:30 - 9:40

Welcome to INTERFACE Ideas - Main Stage

9:40 - 10:30

Talks about the “Future of Health: Real.” - Session 1

Moderated by Michael Bidu, INTERFACE Health


How advanced bio sensing wearables will transform healthcare

Parminder Singh - Founder and CEO, LifeLens Technologies


My wish: let’s do collective innovation to solve mental health for youth

Aidan Scott - Founder, SpeakBOX


Is technology yet another top-down approach to behavioural design?

Dr. Gordon Matheson - Professor Emeritus, Stanford University School of Medicine

10:30 - 10:50

Break

10:50 - 12:00

Talks about “Future of Health: Virtual.” - Session 2

Moderated by Daniel Presnell, VP and Creative Director, SIGNALS


How virtual reality, digital technologies can deal with pain

Prof. Diane Gromala - Canada Chair in Computational Technologies and Pain Research, SFU


What does the photograph of the whole Earth got to do with VR and mental health?

Dr. Kenneth Tupper - Director Implementation & Partnerships, BC Centre on Substance Use


Feel what they feel: how to build virtual reality for patients

Dr. Stefan von Rooijen - CEO of VisitU & Infor-Med VR: The story of a Dutch “doctorpreneur”


Can virtual reality therapies make patients better?

Dr. Brenda Wiederhold - President, Virtual Reality Medical Center

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch break, networking, demos and exhibition time

1:00 - 1:50

Talks about “Future of Health: Augmented” - Session 3

Moderated by Michael Bidu, INTERFACE Health


Collision Course: Augmented Reality and 3D Printing in Healthcare

Allan Noordvyk - Executive Director of Research, CHANGE Healthcare


Artificial Intelligence: Pharma’s New Frontier for Pharmacovigilance

Dr. Cristina Damatarca - President, SafePharm Consulting


Pain: How The Brain Perceives It - How AI Can Help

Sanjay Joshi - CTO, H2O.ai

2:00 - 2:30

Conversations and audience forum “Future of Health: Real, Virtual, Augmented”


Panel 1: Solving pain management and the opioid crisis using digital health and VR therapies

Moderator: Michael Bidu, INTERFACE Health


Panel:

Prof. Diane Gromala - PhD, Canada Chair for Computational Technologies and Pain Research, SFU

Dr. Brenda Wiederhold - President, Virtual Reality Medical Centre and Scripps Hospital

Dr. Kenneth Tupper - Director Implementation & Partnerships, BC Centre on Substance Use

2:30 - 3:00

Panel 2: Changing research in genomics, cancer and personalized medicine for better outcomes

Moderator: Dr. Brad Popovich, past Chief Scientist Officer, Genome BC


Panel:

Sharon Terry, Founder & CEO, Genetic Alliance

Catalina Lopez-Correa, Chief Scientific Officer and VP Sector Development, Genome BC

Shervin Kamkar, Director, Understand Your Genome Program, Illumina Inc.

Gordon McCauley - President & CEO, CDRD

3:00 - 3:15

Break

3:15 - 3:45

Panel 3: How do digital technologies and video games affect the future of sports, fitness and wellness

Moderator: Charmaine Crooks - President, NGU Consultants and Five Time Olympian


Panel:

Roham Gharegozlou - Founding Partner, Axiom Zen Studio

Jay Balmer - Co-Founder, Sessions Games

Dr. Mark Gorelick - Chief Science Officer, MIO Global

Dr. Gordon Matheson - Professor Emeritus, Stanford University School of Medicine

3:45 - 4:15

Panel 4: What does British Columbia’s Virtual and Augmented Reality cluster offer the world?

Moderator: Tyler Weiss, IMAGE Engine Design


Panel:

Jonathan Lutz - VP Corporate Financial Strategy and Planning, EA

Eric Hine - Executive Producer, Archiact VR

Richard Smith - Executive Director, Centre for Digital Media

Angela Roberts - Conquer Mobile

4:15 - 5:30

The BC VRAR Showcase - Future Health: Virtual + Augmented + Mixed

Be transported to new digital worlds. A visual gallery of BC’s talent from the education, entertainment, manufacturing and healthcare sectors designed to WOW you.


Thanks to EA, Finger Food Studio, Archiact VR, Steampunk Digital, Ossi VR, Conquer Mobile, Gold Tooth Creative, SFU, BCIT, CDM, Emily Carr University for Art + Design and the VRAR Association of BC

5:30 - 6:00

Good bye reception, VRAR demos and networking. See you in 2018!

NOTICE: The Agenda subject to change without notice.