This session convenes novel ways to leverage technology to enhance health and engagement. Join us as the head of innovation from the Motion Picture and Television Fund, the Health Care Business Lead from Garmin International, and the head of Technology Innovation for the American Heart Association offer an exciting and fruitful interactive discussion.



Dennis Robbins, M.P.H, Ph.D, Conference Chair



Scott Kaiser, Motion Picture & Television Fund

Patrick Wayte, MBA, Senior Vice President, Center for Health Technology & Innovation, American Heart Association

Bryan Boda, Head of Business Development, Fitbit Health Solutions

Sean McNamara, Manager of Health Partnerships, Garmin





Scott Kaiser, MD
Motion Picture & Television Fund

Scott Kaiser, MD, is a practicing geriatrician and Chief Innovation Officer at MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund), which provides services, support and assistance to the entertainment industry community.  In this role, Dr. Kaiser leads efforts to improve population health and well-being through social and community-based interventions.  A graduate of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Dr. Kaiser trained within the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, Harvard Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, and UCLA Health Services Research Fellowship—where he served as a Health Media Fellow.  Dr. Kaiser leverages his expertise to tirelessly advocate for the improvement of aging services and geriatric care.  He believes in looking beyond “healthcare” to meet people where they are and where health happens: in their daily lives, with their friends and families, in their communities.



Patrick Wayte, MBA

Senior Vice President, Center for Health Technology & Innovation, American Heart Association – National Center

Patrick Wayte is Senior Vice President of the AHA’s Center for Health Technology and Innovation. In this role he leads integrated digital health initiatives across the health continuum – with a focus on secondary prevention, healthcare transition, chronic care, and the use and application of the AHA’s science to digital platforms and technologies.

Patrick is also spear-heading new business models in digital health solutions and services with a particular emphasis in remote patient monitoring, tele-health, social connectivity, habit design and reward models, with the intent of achieving scalable and definable health outcomes.

Technology and channel partnerships are a key emphasis for this work and Patrick is lead for building and managing key channel and technology partners that will help the AHA move squarely into the lives of healthcare consumers (patients-caregivers-families), through a variety of different channels and mediums, with a focus on improving health understanding and outcomes – connecting people with their health, providers and with each other.

Prior to the American Heart Association and his role in healthcare, Patrick held positions in integrated marketing, strategy and new product development in the telecommunications and automotive industries with a focus on developing new lines of business through acquisition-partnerships-innovation.

Patrick lives with his family in Dallas and holds a degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.



Bryan Boda

Head of Business Development, Fitbit Health Solutions

Bryan has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare analytics and digital technology particularly in working with payers, providers, pharma, PBM’s, oncology, workers’ compensation, eHealth, mHealth, devices, services, disease management and wellness. Bryan uses his expertise in the application of predictive analytics and modeling, decision support systems, population segmentation and related strategies to solve business problems for Fitbit Health Solutions geared toward population health and consumer activation. Bryan is also responsible for the health systems work within Fitbit Health Solutions in applying Fitbit activity trackers in clinical settings.



Sean McNamara

Manager of Health Partnerships, Garmin

Sean McNamara has spent the past few years in the healthcare and digital engagement platforms space.  In his current role, Sean is responsible for managing partnerships for Garmin Health in the payer, provider, pharmaceutical, population health and clinical trials industries.  Prior to managing Health Partnerships at Garmin, Sean has held leadership sales and marketing roles at healthcare engagement companies and consulting firms.


Friday, December 15, 2017

9:05 am

– 10:00 am



Bryan Boda, Conference Chair, Dennis Robbins, Patrick Wayte, Scott Kaiser, Sean MacNamara