Recap: The LAEDC Future Forum series gathered tech, science and education leaders to discuss Healthcare Personalization
The first of our 2019-2020 Future Forum series, presented by California State University, Dominguez Hill, focused on healthcare and the future of how patients are treated in a more personalized way. Leading industry experts in virtual reality, medical wearables and workforce development led panel discussions to take a closer look also at innovations in the industry’s maintenance and diagnostics. The event took place at HATCHSpaces, a new multi-tenant lab and office space for L.A.’s growing bioscience industry.
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Leader in Data-Driven Medicine, SOPHiA GENETICS is a health tech company that developed SOPHiA, the advanced technology helping healthcare professionals make sense of the large amount of clinical data. SOPHiA GENETICS is democratizing Data-Driven Medicine by enabling the rapid adoption of genomic and radiomic analysis worldwide, turning data into actionable insights, and sharing knowledge through its community of healthcare institutions in 82 countries with a sustainable and inclusive approach. The company’s global impact is recognized by the MIT Technology Review “50 Smartest Companies.”
Juan José Orellana
With more than 15 years of experience in healthcare strategy, marketing, and investing, Juan José most recently served as chief executive officer of Golden Shore Medical Group and held a variety of executive positions at Molina Healthcare, Inc., including chief strategy officer, chief marketing officer, and head of investor relations with the financial community. He has been dedicated to leveraging technology to improve health outcomes and to enhance the patient experience particularly for patients who access their healthcare through government sponsored programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and the health insurance Marketplace. Juan José serves as strategic advisor and mentor to early stage health tech and med tech companies at Scale LA and the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator helping entrepreneurs bring their technologies to market. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Jessica has intimate knowledge of programs funded on state and national levels including WIA, WIOA, California State Workforce Development Board, U.S. Department of Labor, California Employment Training Panel, and the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO. She has demonstrated success in developing, implementing, and managing workforce development programs for target populations including incumbent workers, new hires, disadvantaged youth, veterans, homeless, individuals with disabilities, and re-entry. In addition, she is experienced in developing innovative job training programs, pre-apprenticeships, and/or apprenticeships in the construction trades, aerospace, advanced manufacturing, and other in-demand industries.
Jessica is also LAEDC’s lead for the Center for a Competitive Workforce (CCW), a partnership with the 19 community colleges in the LA region. The CCW increases alignment with growing industries to inform program and curricula development and foster work-based learning systems in the region. CCW reports include analysis of the future of occupations, the amount of job openings, and related information to help businesses, colleges and job-seekers.