Dennis Robbins, PhD, M.P.H.

Innovator, thought leader, and activist | 2017 Conference Chair

Dr. Robbins’ distinguished career spans multiple sectors of health, wellness, health care, industry, medical and surgical devices and technology, disruptive innovation, ethics and policy.  His initial work on patient-centric engagement and now person-centricity ™ has stimulated a major paradigmatic shift in how we think about health, healthcare, and next generation engagement across diverse ecosystems.

Justin Barad, M.D.

Founder & CEO Osso VR, Editor,


Dr. Barad is a practicing pediatric orthopedic surgeon with a Bio-engineering degree from UC Berkeley, and an MD from UCLA.  He completed his residency at UCLA and his fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital.  He is the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR, an award-winning surgical training platform.  He is also the editor and a contributor to medGadget, a popular medical technology news site.

Amanda Goltz, MPA

Vice President, Digital Innovation at BTG

Amanda L. Goltz, MPA is the Vice President of Digital Innovation at BTG, a global medtech firm, managing the portfolio of digital initiatives combining clinical interventions, device technology, and digital services to incorporate the patient experience and improve measurable outcomes.  Amanda advises several start-up companies as a mentor at 500Startups, Rock Health, and StartXMed, health and life sciences incubator for Stanford University.  

Jennifer Joe, M.D.

CEO & Founder

Jennifer Joe, MD, is a Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) nephrology graduate turned physician entrepreneur CEO and Founder of, a new and innovative social network for physicians, whose clients include The NEJM Group, Google, Boston Scientific, Philips, and Anthem, among others. She is also Editor-in-Chief and Founder of

James Ryan

COO,; Executive Editor,

James (Jim) Ryan is the Chief Operating Officer of, the digital platform for creating communities for medicine and innovation, and the Executive Editor of Over the past three years, he has led business development, product development and managed major roll-outs of community sites with large organizations such as The New England Journal of Medicine, the American Medical Association, Boston Scientific, Philips, Google, and Partners Connected Health.

Arlen Meyers, M.D., M.B.A.

Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)

Arlen Meyers, MD, MRA is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health, serves as the Chief Medical Officer with BridgeHealth and Cliexa, and is President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs ( He is an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape Reference: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; and is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School and Direct the Program in Biomedical Entrepreneurship at the Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver Business School.

Mehmet Kazgan

Founder, CEO, cliexa

Founder and CEO of cliexa, a chronic disease tracking platform, Mehmet has a dual Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Computer Sciences Engineering. He has Masters degrees from Colorado School of Mines in Petroleum Engineering and University of Denver in Computer Sciences Engineering.

As cloud computing started to rise around 2008, Mehmet focused on Salesforce and worked as a Salesforce Architect and Director of Release and Automation at Seagate, Starz Entertainment, iTriage and Aetna until he founded his own startup in November 2015 focusing on digital health.

Mehmet has 20 year’s experience in mobile, web and cloud software development, release engineering, QA and automation with 12 years of leadership role leading teams up to 100 members. He has been accepted to Boomtown Accelerator Program in summer 2016, where he is a startup mentor and also to Venture Hall Accelerator Program in summer 2017.

Mehmet has been a speaker at events of Denver Startup Week, Atlassian Conferences, Dreamforce, Global Accelerator Network, Boomtown Accelerator Program and Society of Physician Entrepreneurs Meetup events.