7-Feb-2017 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
900 Canada Place Way.
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L5


BC Lower Mainland Chapter Presents
Cognitive Healthcare for the 21st Century: Perspectives from Watson Health

Date: February 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Place: Fairmont Waterfront: Malaspina Room
900 Canada Place Way

IBM's Watson Health shares some perspectives of how the explosion of data, the rise in incidence and cost of chronic diseases, the changes in payment models, and the digitization and consumerization of healthcare create significant opportunities for transformation.

Featured Speaker: Kathy McGroddy Goetz, Vice President of Partnerships & Solutions for IBM Watson Health


Kathy McGroddy Goetz is the Vice President of Partnerships & Solutions for IBM Watson Health. In this role, she is responsible for managing strategic collaborations with key industry leaders to address the world’s most pressing health challenges. In addition to her business and solution leadership, she manages the ongoing relationship with IBM Research to foster continuing innovation for future offerings and was responsible for launching the regulatory and compliance organization for Watson Health.

Dr. McGroddy Goetz has spent much of her 24-year career at IBM innovating at the intersection of advanced technologies and new business models, with an emphasis on Healthcare and Life Sciences solutions. She has led teams in research & development spanning hardware and software, as well as business development organizations focused on research commercialization, strategic partnerships, mergers & acquisitions. She spent two years as Director of Corporate Technology leading IBM’s technology strategy and has significant expertise developing innovative medical imaging solutions leveraging advanced processing, analytics and cloud computing. She has formed many deep collaborations and business partnerships around the world as an IBM executive and played a critical role in the corporation’s launch of Watson Health, called a “moon shot” by CEO Ginni Rometty.

Dr. McGroddy Goetz earned a B.S. in physics from SUNY Binghamton and a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics from Cornell University where she studied protein-ligand interactions using NMR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations. She holds 4 patents and is a frequent speaker at industry and technology conferences.

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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

  Due to catering commitments, cancellations will be billed the full amount if not received before January 31, 2016 . As this event is expected to be well attended – plan to register early.

Due to space limitations we cannot guarantee admission to on site walk-ins.  No-shows will be billed for the full registration fee.