Speaker by Name

Mark Bard

Founder, Digital Health Coalition

Mark Bard is a new media, marketing, and technology entrepreneur. In addition to personal ventures, he also invests in early stage technology and digital health startups taking an active advisory role with founders. With deep expertise in the digital health space, Mark’s focus and passion includes mobile, search, and customer service in a digital world. 

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Wendy Blackburn

Executive Vice President, Intouch Solutions

Areas of Expertise: Social Media, Pharma Digital Marketing, Customer Experience, Agency/Client Relations, Leadership, Internal Communications

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Frank Chipman

Vice President, Healthcare Practice, MetrixLab
Frank has over 15 years of experience managing research for the Pharma industry. He has worked with a wide variety of clients including Eli Lilly, Wyeth, AstraZeneca, Sanofi Aventis, Merck, J&J and Teva. He specializes in evaluation of DTC communications for print, television and digital.

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Jim Davidson

Shareholder, Polsinelli

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Howard Goldberg

Marketing Effectiveness Director, Nielsen

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Ira Haimowitz

Vice President, Product Strategy, Crossix
Ira brings 20 years of leadership and consulting expertise developing innovative analytics solutions for sales and marketing across industries. 

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Felisha Lewis

Vice President, Healthcare Insights, Nielsen
With more than 15 years of experience in market research and research-based consulting, Felisha Lewis leads Nielsen's Healthcare custom research practice. 

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Pat MacWilliams

Head of Healthcare, Google
Patricia MacWilliams leads Google’s largest healthcare advertising sales group to provide digital marketing solutions for major pharmaceutical and consumer care companies.

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Siva Nadarajah

General Manager, Big Data and Compliance, QuintilesIMS
Siva was recognized for uncovering two major internet security holes in the early days of internet, which forever changed how people accessed secured sites from public computers. Siva owns a US Patent on “Multidimensional profiling of Healthcare professionals”.

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Brian O'Connell

VP, Advertiser Solutions, Nielsen

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Danielle Salowski

Industry Manager, Health, Facebook

Areas of Expertise: Branded Marketing, Case Studies, Digital, Media Buying & Planning, Media Efficiency / Optimization, Mobile / SMS, Social Media

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Timothy Sarno

VP, Pharma Practice – BASES, Nielsen

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Phil Sawyer

President & Communications Consultant, PW Sawyer Consulting
A leading expert on advertising effectiveness, Philip Sawyer is a communications consultant who has worked with advertisers in the U.S. and internationally elevating awareness of the principles of effective advertising and incorporating those principles to bolster the power of advertising efforts.

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Mark Senak

SVP & Partner, FleishmanHillard
Attorney with over twenty years of experience offering a blend of law, communications, public health, and public relations. His experience as a lawyer, background in public health, and knowledge of communications and public affairs have made him an ideal counselor and strategist.

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Mike Spitz

Practice Leader, Strategy, Sentient/W2O
As a proven medical writer, brand marketer, and digital innovator, Spitz is uniquely positioned to help lead Sentient’s strategic practice. For the past 20 years he has developed omnichannel campaigns for top pharma and device brands, and spearheaded agency innovation, digital transformation, and emerging channels for diverse agencies from AOR to DAOR to PR. You’ve likely already seen him present, read his blogs and POVs, and seen his tweets – and now he can’t wait to partner on your brand.

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Sheila Thorne

President/CEO, Multicultural Healthcare Marketing Group
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in multicultural healthcare marketing and cultural competency in healthcare delivery, Sheila Thorne has spent almost three decades designing health marketing, media and education programs and clinical trial recruitment and retention initiatives for racially diverse populations and the healthcare professionals who treat them and cultural competency training programs for healthcare professionals.

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Rory Stanton

Principal Analyst, Patient Insights, DRG
Rory heads the Patient Insights team at DRG Digital, which offers full-service research, analytics and consulting services to help life sciences clients optimize digital marketing, speed commercial innovation, and deploy new technologies to improve patient outcomes.

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Fariba Zamaniyan

SVP, TiVo Research

Areas of Expertise: TV Advertising Research

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