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August 22, 2024
11:30 AM – 7 PM

Event Details
The Abbott
1901 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

As we commemorate a year marked by progress, let’s come together to celebrate our vibrant ecosystem! Our inaugural Digital Health KC Annual Event brings together founders, investors, partners, and the entire ecosystem to encourage collaboration and exploration.  

Serving as the focal point of the digital health community, this event will feature regional speakers, significant updates, prestigious awards, and unparalleled networking opportunities. 

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11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Lunch & Networking

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Welcome and Kick-off: Dick Flanigan, CEO, Digital Health KC

12:00 PM – 12:40 PM
Digital Health Investment Trends: Matt Soper, JP Morgan

12:40 PM – 1:20 PM
Healthcare’s Biggest Challenges:
Charlie Shields, President and CEO, University Health
Steve Reintjes, CEO, North Kansas City Hospital
Jeron Ravin, President and CEO, Swope Health
Erin Stucky, President and CEO, Blue KC

1:20 PM – 1:40 PM
Networking & Break

1:40 PM – 2:20 PM
The Digital Health Revolution: Navigating Trends and GenAI Innovations Across the Healthcare Spectrum:
Etugo Nwokah, Boston Consulting Group
TJ Hu, Boston Consulting Group

2:20 PM – 3:00 PM
Tomorrow’s Health Tech – Where Venture is Placing Bets Today. An Investor Conversation:
Ryan Morley, SpringTide Ventures
Darcy Howe, KCRise Fund
Moderator: Dennis Depenbusch, New Ventures Initiative, BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Networking & Break

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Digital Health KC Showcase

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Reception & Networking

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Program – A Year of Turning on the Lights. Here’s What We Found + Lumi Awards

Lumi Awards 

The Digital Health KC awards recognize outstanding contributions in the digital health industry through three distinguished categories. This program is designed to spotlight excellence, innovation, and impact within the digital health sector in the KC region. 

Digital Pioneer Award:
Recognizes a leader who consistently contributes to and excels in the digital health industry. Examples include individuals who contribute to the growth of the digital health ecosystem and act as leaders, collaborators, researchers, or mentors, making a significant difference and inspiring others. 

Impact and Influence Award:
Acknowledges an individual or organization who has built a successful company and demonstrated a commitment to community impact, mentorship, and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs. 

Company Growth Award:
Highlights growth companies that can quantify their achievements through year-over-year revenue, employee growth, client acquisition, investment, and other relevant factors. 

Corporate Visionary Award:
Celebrates a visionary leader within a corporation who demonstrates exceptional foresight, innovation, and strategic thinking in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of the digital health industry. Recipients of this award inspire and motivate their teams to embrace change, challenge the status quo, and pursue ambitious goals, ultimately shaping the direction and success of their company in profound ways.

In partnership with:

UMKC, BioNexus KC, KC Digital Drive, Pipeline