Sessions and presentations for Tuesday, January 8

CES SuperSession:
The Human Body: The Next Digital Revolution
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, room N255-257

“I sing the body electric” takes on new meaning as digital devices let us monitor body functions from stress levels to our genetic sequences. Predictions are that we’ll reach 100 real-time biosensors in a single device in the near future. Join four ground-breaking leaders in the field of digital health as we explore what it means to be a human in the digital health revolution.

Moderator: Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of Huffington Post and creator of GPS for the Soul


  • Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs, UnitedHealth Group
  • David Daly, head of oncology, Life Technologies
  • Andrew Thompson , co-founder and chief executive officer, Proteus Digital Health
  • Sonny Vu, CEO and founder, MisFit Wearables

In the UnitedHealthcare + Optum booth:
Plug-and-Play Health Care
11 – 11:30 a.m.
LVCC, South Hall, booth #25515

The role of interoperability in facilitating high-quality, cost-effective health care is the overarching theme of this presentation, including what it is, its goals and benefits, as well as evidence of its value. Plug-and-play connectivity, the most user-friendly form of interoperability, will also be discussed, together with an overview of the Continua Health Alliance and its role in creating the market for plug-and-play devices and services in personal connected health.

Speaker: Chuck Parker, executive director, Continua Alliance

Silvers Summit:
Lunch and Special Session: Market Forces at Play
12:25 – 1:15 p.m.
LVCC, North Hall, room N256

How are leading companies achieving success selling to this booming demographic? You won’t want to miss this revealing discussion about how successful companies are reaching and influencing consumers; how government is playing an important role in driving new business; and what you can do to drive your company’s big win in the market.

Moderator: Ned Russell, managing director, Saatchi&Saatchi Wellness


  • Tom Paul, chief consumer officer, UnitedHealthcare
  • Robert Jarrin, senior director of government affairs, Qualcomm

In the UnitedHealthcare + Optum booth:
1:30 – 2 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall, booth #25515

Speaker: Woody Scal, chief revenue officer, Fitbit

In the UnitedHealthcare + Optum booth:
Project NOT ME: Virtual Diabetes Prevention
2:30-3 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall, booth #25515

Speakers: Tom Beauregard or Dr. Deneen Vojta

In the UnitedHealthcare + Optum booth:
Rock Health entrepreneur showcase
3-4 p.m.
LVCC, South Hall, booth #25515

Rock Health supports entrepreneurs at the intersection of health care and technology. Come meet two of Rock Health’s current startups, Open Placement and Beam Technologies.

Speakers: TBA

Silvers Summit:
Wellocracy: Bringing Connected Tech to the “Help Us Stay Fit” Generation
4:05 – 4:45 p.m.
LVCC, North Hall, room N256

Join Dr. Joseph Kvedar, founder and director of the Center for Connected Health and co-author of “Wellocracy,” as he engages in an in-depth and revealing conversation with some of the leading companies delivering technology to the health- and fitness-conscious 50-plus club.

Moderator: Dr. Joseph Kvedar, founder and director, Center for Connected Health


  • Jeff Shoemate, vice president of innovation and business development, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
  • Nate Kvamme, vice president of business development, MapMyFitness
  • Rodrigo Martinez, life sciences chief strategist, IDEO