Cisco Cloud held our first Blab session yesterday. We were so inspired by the Red Hat documenatry, The Open Patient: Healing through sharing, that we wanted to continue the dialogue about open data and healthcare. Our goal was to touch on the tech industry’s role in open source and how it can change healthcare. Lofty optimism? Our panelists don’t think so. The journey calls for conversations…hence the Blab Open Patient: The Case for Change in Healthcare. Watch the replay below of the live discussion.

Meet our panelists:

Jarrod Weise (Moderator, Cisco): sits in the Americas Partner Marketing organization at Cisco. His focus is highlighting the exponential value of technology partnerships when they come together. He has been in technology for more than a decade has a passion for stories of digital transformation.

Jess Perkins (Red Hat): is a technology executive, with over 25 years in healthcare.  His background covers a wide range of experience in leading-edge consulting, solution development, and sales, in the healthcare payer, provider, public sector, Pharma, and Life Sciences markets.  He has consulted independently, as well as working with companies including Siemens, McKesson, Oracle, Optum, and several mid-sized and start-up organizations.

John Wilbanks (Sage Bionetworks): is the Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks, where he leads the governance team and led design on the Participant-Centric Consent toolkit, an open source visual consent methodology that has enrolled more than 100,000 participants in clinical studies via mobile phone since March 2015. Previously, Wilbanks worked as a legislative aide to Congressman Fortney “Pete” Stark, served as the first assistant director at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, founded and led to acquisition the bioinformatics company Incellico, Inc., and was executive director of the Science Commons project at Creative Commons. In February 2013, in response to a We the People petition that was spearheaded by Wilbanks and signed by 65,000 people, the U.S. government announced a plan to open up taxpayer-funded research data and make it available for free. Wilbanks holds a B.A. in philosophy from Tulane University and also studied modern letters at the Sorbonne.

Todd Bruni (Cisco): is an accomplished IT leader and strategist with over twenty years of experience in IT operations, architecture, consulting, management, and leadership.   He has spent the last eighteen years of his career in the healthcare industry in both the healthcare organization and technology/services aspect of the business.  Today Todd is a part of Cisco’s Global Business Transformation Team focused on Healthcare as a Business Architect.  Prior to Cisco, Todd worked as a principal consultant focused on strategy, planning, architecture, and delivery oversight and was at a large healthcare system for approximately fourteen years where he held many roles mainly in IT management and leadership for over eight years.

Watch the Replay:


Use the comment section below and tell us the topics that you would like to discuss. We would be happy to schedule more Blabs on topics about what YOU want to learn and discuss. Cloud computing, private cloud, SaaS, open source, open tech – the list is endless! Suggest speakers as well, and we will invite them.

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