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Network:On’s Creating Connections Conference

Published September 14, 2022

The National Press Club was teeming with energy as healthcare experts, educators, and entrepreneurs came together for Network:On’s Creating Connections Conference on Tuesday, September 13.

Over 100 attendees from government, the private sector, and advocacy groups joined both in-person and virtually to hear meaningful dialogues about how America’s Excellent Internet allows for crucial human-to-human connections, augmented by technology—through Zoom, telehealth platforms, virtual reality, or e-commerce platforms.

“Within 3.5 months, Zoom went from 10 million to 300 million people using Zoom every single day. We saw that same correlation in telehealth.”

Ron Emerson
RN BSN, Global Healthcare Lead, Zoom

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We heard from these innovators and changemakers on how they leveraged America’s Excellent Internet:

Ron Emerson Headshot Ron Emerson RN BSN, Global Healthcare Lead, Zoom Recognized as a thought leader in telehealth, Emerson has worked on telemedicine programs in 46 countries, developed a variety of innovative telehealth applications, and consulted on telehealth deployments worldwide
Dr. John Halamka Headshot Dr. John Halamka President, Mayo Clinic Platform Dr. Halamka leads a portfolio of Mayo Clinic platform businesses focused on transforming health care by leveraging artificial intelligence, connected health care devices and a network of trusted partners
Plinio Ayala Headshot Plinio Ayala CEO, Per Scholas As President and CEO of Per Scholas, Ayala has been instrumental in evolving its original mission, which was to bridge the digital divide by refurbishing end-of-life computer equipment, to leading its accelerating national growth
Jeremy Petranka Headshot Jeremy Petranka Associate Dean, Duke University Petranka is an Associate Dean and Associate Professor of the Practice in the Fuqua School of Business for the Master of Quantitative Management (MQM) program as well as the Master of Science in Quantitative Management (MSQM), Fuqua’s only fully online program
Liz Hyman Headshot Liz Hyman President & CEO, XR Association Elizabeth Hyman is President and Chief Operating Officer of the XR Association (XRA), the trade association promoting the dynamic growth of the XR industry which includes virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed-reality, and immersive technologies yet to be invented.
Broderick Johnson Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Executive Vice President, Digital Equity, Comcast Broderick oversees Comcast’s Public Policy team and holds overall responsibility for Comcast’s role in the digital equity space. He works closely with partners in government and other stakeholders to support a shared goal of connecting as many Americans as possible to the Internet.
Ikram Mansori COO, VetsinTech As COO, Ikram is responsible for the organization’s daily operations, including managing staff, developing and implementing policies and procedures, overseeing and coordinating programs such as the VetsinTech Startup Network, VetsinTech Venture Capital initiatives and Venture Equity project.
Chris Grace CEO, Care Advisors Chris co-founded CareAdvisors and has grown it to become a leader in social care management, working with major hospitals and health plans. He previously built one of the largest healthcare navigation programs, helping over one million low-income individuals enroll in social service benefit programs.

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