Presentations List


March 6-7, 2018 –  I’ve been asked to moderate a panel on security for Internet-connected medical devices as part of the Symposium on Securing The Internet of Things ( I’m actively interviewing candidate panelists. Please contact me ASAP if you, or someone you can recommend, would be good for this panel. 

The event will be held March 6 and 7, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Burlingame, CA (near San Francisco Airport). The Healthcare session is targeted for March 7th.

In addition to the Keynotes and Track Sessions, there will be an Expo Hall with companies exhibiting their solutions.

The Symposium welcomes all forms of support from industry and media organizations. It offers a variety of options for sponsor participation, which include different levels of sponsorship, and special options tailored to the sponsor’s specific interests. Inquire with David Snyder at 42TEK, Inc. for specifics and discounts (


  • I gave a presentation on Blockchain and IoT for the Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator Blockchain Bootcamp in Palo Alto on December 6, 2017.  See
  • I gave a webinar on Blockchain and IoT at the free online Global IoT DevFest Virtual Conference on November 8, 2017. See
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  • Blockchain and its applications in IoT – plenary session talk at the 38th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium at the New Jersey Institute of Technology on September 18, 2017. See To request slides, please use Contact Form on this web site.
  • Blockchain and the Internet of Things: Professional and Technical Consultants Association –  June 13, 2017 – a presentation explaining how Blockchain technology works and how it is being adopted for a variety of IoT use cases.  See
  • What You Need to Know About Blockchain for the Internet of Things: Consultants Network of Silicon Valley IEEE Chapter – January 10, 2017 – with Dr. Ryan Orr and Maurizio Greco of Chronicled, Inc. and Zaki Manian of Skuchain – Details at – Presentations available for download.
  • Webinar for Project Management World: “Project Management for Blockchain”, June 8, 2017 – Tim Christensen of Data Chain Solutions, formerly CEO, blockchain software development company, HyperFlow Software, and Timothy Ruff, CEO of Evernym were panelists.
    The webinar provided both an overview of blockchain technology and a deeper dive on some applications, including perspectives on managing blockchain projects. Webcast recording at WEBCAST
  • “Workshop on Blockchain” session moderated at at Open Innovation Club at PRIME and French Tech Hub office, November 2, 2016.
  • BLOCKCHAIN SYMPOSIUM– IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT BITCOIN AND FINANCE: Opportunities for the Internet of Things, Healthcare, and More – June 9, 2016 – Redwood City CA (conceived and produced half-day meeting with 10 panelists and more than 70 attendees) See – Presentations available for download.  Resources list periodically updated.
  • Moving the Internet of Things & Machine-to-Machine Communication into the Home & Hospital” session moderated at Wireless Medical Devices Conference – December 4, 2014 – McEnery Convention Center, San Jose CA –
  • Mobile and Remote Monitoring for Disease Management session moderated at “Northern California Chapter of HIMSS Healthcare Technology Innovation Showcase – March 31, 2015 – San Jose, CA
  • “Technology Innovations & Physician Entrepreneurs Panel” session moderated at Northern California HIMSS Innovation & Technology Summit – January 16, 2014 – Citrix, 4988 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA. Click here for details.
  • “Using Smartphones to Increase Security” session moderated at Amphion Forum – December 12-13, 2013 – Grand Hyatt San Francisco 345 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA
  • “An Inside Look at Interoperability in the Hospital Ecosystem: Hospital IT, Infrastructure Provider, and Wireless Utility Perspectives Unveiled” session moderated at  Wireless Medical Devices West – December 3-5, 2013 – McEnery Convention Center, San Jose Click here for presentation, including document references.
  • Global Mobile Internet Conference Mobile Health Track – October 23, 2013, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA (conceived and produced full-day session comprised of four panels with 17 panelists and over 170 attendees)

Other Presentations and Publications:

  • “What Do The Numbers Mean” – presented at Healthcare Unbound – July 12, 2013 – University of Colorado, Denver CO
  • “Healthcare Information Technology & Poverty” – presented at Social Innovation Leadership Forum – April 5, 2013, Santa Clara County Office, San Jose, CA

Organizer of the SVForum Healthcare IT Special Interest Group Series (2011 – 2014):

  • Sensors, Wearables, and Interoperability – September 17, 2014 References and slides at
  • Avoiding Medical Device Security Failures – May 13, 2014 (includes links to several references)
  • How Startups Can Demonstrate Value in “Evidence-Based-Medicine” – April 8, 2014 See references at
  • Where is Healthcare Info Tech Headed Relative to Your Business? – January 14, 2014 Slides are at
  • Hospital and Physician Office Work Flows Relative to Healthcare IT – November 12, 2013
  • Healthcare Technology for the Aging Population – September 10, 2013
  • Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules – July 9, 2013
  • How to Meet Healthcare IT Staffing Needs – May 14, 2013
  • Mobile Health (with Mobile Internet SIG) – April 4, 2013
  • Moving from Volume-Based Care to Value-Based Care – March 12, 2013
  • Emergency Medicine Information Management – February 2013
  • Remote Monitoring and the Patient-Centered Medical Home – November 2012
  • Social and Mobile Innovations in Health – September 2012
  • Insights on Investing in Healthcare Technology – July 2012
  • Medical User Interfaces – March 2012
  • Connected Health Safety – Jan 2012
  • Mobile Health – Aug 2011

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