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August 22, 2024 | 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM

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. 

Are you ready to:
  • Network with Titans: Gain insights on the future of healthcare and IT from industry leaders.
  • Discover Innovation: Uncover groundbreaking healthcare solutions poised to revolutionize the industry.
  • Celebrate Milestones: A year of turning on the lights for Digital Health KC.
  • Identify Upcoming Opportunities: Explore the next chapter of digital health evolution.
  • Honor Visionaries: Witness the prestigious awards ceremony honoring the brightest minds in digital health.
The inaugural Digital Health KC Annual Event is your chance to be part of something groundbreaking.


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, Executive Director, JPMorganChase
Jeffrey Ries, Partner, Morgan Health

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
Jennifer Atkins, VP Chief Network Officer, Blue KC
Moderator: Jamila Weaver, Chief Operating Officer, Mission Vision Project 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
Kelsey Tsai, Sandbox Healthcare, The Blue Venture 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 | Company Showcase
Moderator: Maria Flynn, Advisory Board Chair, Digital Health KC

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

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM | 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.

Thank you, Sponsors!

These organizations are making a difference to shape the future of digital health in the KC region.

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In partnership with:

UMKC, BioNexus KC, KC Digital Drive, Pipeline