Depression is a leading cause of mental health issues and often preceded by untreated stress and anxiety followed by rumination.
More than 40 million people today suffer from various forms of stress, anxiety, and mild depression with more than $300 billion spent for treatment in the US alone.
James R. Doty, MD
James R. Doty M.D. is an entrepreneur, neuroscientist, compassion researcher, neurosurgeon and philanthropist who is recognized for developing interventions that are used throughout the world for the treatment of stress and anxiety. He is the founder and director of the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and an adjunct professor in the department of neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the former CEO of Accuray (NASDAQ:ARAY) and has been an advisor, board member and consultant to several medically related startups.
Naren is a serial entrepreneur in technology and has been a regular speaker on topics of Wellness and Innovation. He recently built and sold his AI based startup to Accenture. He is a heart-based meditation coach and is passionate about applying meditation to improve workplace relationships, performance, and productivity. He is an active contributor to blogs, magazines and is also invited to speak at various conferences and corporations.
Sriram Thodla has over 15 years of experience in product innovation, user centered design, product management & user experience design at a Global Fortune 50 company. Over the past decade, he has helped Samsung create & launch Smart TV, Smart Home, IoT, Voice Assistant, Camera Shopping and Augmented Reality services at Samsung. Prior to Samsung, he worked with innovation groups at Target, Motorola, Toyota, Boeing, Plantronics & Microsoft.
Peter is a machine learning entrepreneur and scientist who has more than 20 years of experience researching and working within machine learning systems and applied AI. He has held several faculty positions with ETH and The University of Zurich in Switzerland as well as Stanford University.
Sharon Mozgai is the associate director of medical VR at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and has over 15 years working in both academia and computer science/interactive technologies laboratories bridging diverse fields by wearing many hats including professor, curriculum developer, writer, data analyst, study coordinator, interviewer, psychometrician. This experience has given her unique insights into successfully navigating multi-disciplinary challenges and effectively speaking the language of multiple stakeholders.
Fabien Beckers, Ph.D
Fabien Beckers, Ph.D. is a senior healthcare executive, passionate about solving global problems. He received his PhD (Quantum Matter) from Cambridge, Masters from Stanford GSB, and as CEO was the recipient of Top 50 World’s Most Innovative Companies (2019) by Fast Company. He raised $75M to build the first and only cloud-AI platform for diagnostic imaging and clinical diagnostics company, Arterys. Dr. Beckers disrupted the healthcare ecosystem using cloud to unlock data driven medicine ahead of his time. Dr. Becker served on the "Value in Healthcare" steering committee at the World Economic Forum in 2018. He presently advises a number of companies on AI and mobile technologies.
Tom Kehler, Ph.D
Tom Kehler, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of CrowdSmart. His corporate and scientific practice in a broad range of AI and collective intelligence technologies provides a unique perspective in impactful implementation of technologies. Tom has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and CEO. He was CEO of IntelliCorp the first AI/Expert Systems Company to go public. He was CEO of Connect one of the first eCommerce companies to go public.
Vivek Wadhwa is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School and Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering at Silicon Valley. He is author of The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future; Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain—and How to Fight Back; The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent; and of Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology. He has been a globally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and held appointments at Duke University, Stanford Law School, Emory University, and Singularity University.