Brightsquid Launches Health Technology Commercialization Hub
In October 2019, Brightsquid received $1MM from the City of Calgary matched with $1MM from Brightsquid shareholders to launch a program to help Health Technology start ups to get their products to market. To register for the program follow this link: https://brightsquid.com/pages/hatch
You can read more about this exciting launch here: Press Release
Panel Discussion for the Innovation4Health Kick Off
I continue to be inspired by innovators in the health technology sector, but this conference was a little different. The conference was organized by volunteer University of Calgary students. The energy to do great things for Healthcare was palpable!
Imagine Citizens for Health Conference
In October 2019, this impressive group of people met to discuss how all of us can be more involved in our health. I had the honour of introducing Shaneel Pathak and hear his moving origin story of HAnalytics.
Winner! Outstanding Product Achievement in Canadian Healthcare
I accepted the Outstanding Product Achievement Award award in Ottawa on May 15, 2018. A true honour. I’m so thankful for my co-founders of Brightsquid, Mark Maier and Deepak Kaura, our many shareholders, advisors, employees and contractors. I’ve added the video below, if you are looking for more about Brightsquid, click here for the details
Here is a short video of my acceptance speech:
Integrating for Outcomes: Scaling Digital Technologies within the Health Care System
Looking forward to attending the Conference Board of Canada – Future of Health meeting in Toronto on March 26, 2018. More information about this meeting
Guest Lecture for Biomedical Engineering Class 401 – Fundamentals of BioMedical Device Design
On March 15, 2018, I’ll be lecturing to a group of University of Calgary students on the basics of security, privacy and intellectual property protection in designing biomedical devices. I’ll also be touching on topics of innovation and entrepreneurship. This is the second year that I’ll be guest lecturing for this course, and I’m very pleased to do it.
On February 6, 2018 I spoke on a panel at the 6th Annual Calgary Winter Digital Health Canada ANHIX Conference. Great group of people, was excellent to continue to establish connections in digital health.
In January 2018, I’ll be speaking a few sessions at the Yankee Dental Congress in Boston. The title of the talk is: Ransomware, Malware and Other Nasty Viruses. Looking forward to speaking to this audience of dentists, office managers and other dental professionals in January.
In November 2017, I was asked to speak at the Canada Infoway Partnership Conference about the role of Digital Health Startups in disrupting the software ecosystem in Canada. Great panel discussion with a number of other Canadian start up companies. The audience was filled with doctors, health care administrators, health care companies and others interested in the future of health innovation in Canada.
In November, 2017 I attended the conference board of Canada’s committee on the Future of Health. There was approximately 40 of us, from all areas of Canada gathering to challenge our own assumptions about the direction of health care in Canada. Subsequent to the the meeting, I was inspired to join the Conference Board of Canada and look forward to contributing at the next meeting in March 2018.
I’ve recently joined the Canadian College of Health Leaders. It is a group of Canadians that have come from many areas of life to dedicate themselves to the healthcare systems. I’ve learned a great deal from people who are part of this leadership group and proud to be a member of the team.
For a few years now, I’ve been a part of a TEC Canada’s CEO group. We gather monthly from many different industries to discuss leadership, management, and getting the most out of ourselves and our teams.
For over 25 years, I’ve been a member of the Canadian Bar Association. Although I don’t actively practice law anymore, this is still an important group that I’m proud to be a member.
For over 25 years, I’ve been a member of the Law Society of Alberta. Although I don’t actively practice law anymore, this is still an important group that I’m proud to be a member.