Dr. Jeff Elton
Jeff Elton is managing director and global head, Predictive Health Intelligence at Accenture. He has over 20 years of experience as a global executive and consultant in the biopharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Prior to Accenture, he was global COO and SVP Strategy for the Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research overseeing R&D operations in the US, Europe and Asia.
Prior to Novartis Jeff was a senior partner at McKinsey in the Medical Products & Pharmaceuticals practice, focused on R&D. He was also founding CEO, board member and senior advisor to five early stage companies in personalized oncology management, oncology diagnostics, protein therapeutics, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and nanotherapeutics.
Jeff holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics and Marketing and an MBA in Finance and Statistics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr. Clarence So is a current Member of Advisory Board at ClickShift, Inc. Clarence has spent the past 17 years in a variety of engineering, sales, marketing and strategy roles. Clarence joined salesforce.com in their founding year (1999) and has served in a variety of executive roles including VP Product Marketing, VP Strategy and VP & General Manager, Community. Prior to salesforce.com, Clarence worked in engineering, sales, product management, strategic planning and venture capital roles at IBM, Motorola, Hyperion and US Venture Partners. Clarence holds an MBA from University of California, Berkeley and an Electrical Engineering degree from Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario.
Mr. Michael J. Parini has been Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. since January 2016 and January 1, 2017, respectively and served as its Chief Legal Officer from January 2016 to January 2017. Since 2014, Mr. Parini served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the strategic management of Pfizer's global litigation activities, including civil, intellectual property, government and employment litigation, as well as served as the Chief Counsel for multiple key business units within the company. Previously, Parini served as a health care attorney at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP, where he provided legal counsel on federal and state regulatory and policy issues. Mr. Parini holds a BA from Georgetown University and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Sean Cassidy is an experienced health IT leader with a passion for incubating and growing data and analytics focused software businesses as an operator, strategic advisor or board member. Sean is currently advising SA Ignite, a value-based care performance improvement software company, by acting as its Chief Product Officer. Prior to joining SA Ignite, Sean was General Manager, Value Based Care at ZirMed (now Waystar) and General Manager, Enterprise Analytics at Charlotte based Premier. As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Initiate Systems' healthcare business, Sean was a member of the management team that successfully sold Initiate to IBM in 2010. After beginning his career at Andersen Consulting, he held executive positions at a number of enterprise software and e-commerce companies. Sean is also a member of the Board of Directors of Charlotte based TrueLearn.
John is an lifelong entrepreneur with multiple investments in ecommerce and early stage technology companies. John is also an expert in digital marketing strategy and corporate business development working with dozens of Fortune 500 companies and top retailers to implement mobile CRM, loyalty, Customer Engagement Management (CEM) programs, customer preference centers and multi-channel communications. Previously, John has founded numerous companies, raising over $35 million from venture capital firms and private investors, growing a B2B focused e-commerce firm to over $150.0 million, achieving an "Inc. 500" ranking two years in a row. John has also served in many senior executive and advisory roles in companies such as Genesys, SoundBite Communications, Predixion Software, GPShopper, Vcommerce and FirstSource. John attended the University of Utah.