The MedStar Innovation Forum on Tuesday, November 19 will be live streamed to anyone who wants to “tune in” between 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET if you aren’t attending in person. It will be accessible both within and outside of MedStar Health. To watch the live stream on November 19, please visit: www.mi2live.org. Get involved in the Forum conversation on Twitter with #mi2forum.
The theme of this year’s Forum is The One, the Few, and the Many. Speakers will present ideas and concepts revolving around scale, size, and growth. The Forum is designed to help you to think differently, challenge accepted perspectives, and ignite innovation energy.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Here’s a mini-preview of some of what is in store for November 19th:
John Mather: Dr. Mather will share insights from his journey and work in innovation and exploration in his presentation: Instabilities Everywhere: From the Big Bang to Life. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 for his precise measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation using the COBE satellite. He is a Senior Astrophysicist and the Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. His work with the Cosmic Background Explorer team helped cement the Big Bang Theory of the universe.
Allan Hamilton: Dr. Hamilton will return to the MI2 stage to present A Meditation on Hexagons and the Hippocampus: How the Brain Encodes Space, Time, and Experience at Scale. He is a polymath: a neurosurgeon, an award-winning writer, a professor, a horse whisperer, a consultant for the hit show Grey’s Anatomy, an MI2 Senior Fellow and a long-time MedStar Innovation Forum speaker.
Ami Gates: Dr. Gates will present The Mathematics of Growth. Dr. Gates is the Director of the Analytics Program where she leads all aspects and initiatives to catalyze and foster creative innovation, student achievement, faculty support, and superior curricula. She is an Associate Teaching Professor at Georgetown University, and has a PhD in Computer Engineering with a focus on Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, and Data Analytics.
Ben Shneiderman: Dr. Shneiderman will present about The Next Ten Wikipedias. He is an Emeritus Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland. He has received 6 honorary doctorates for his contributions, which include the clickable highlighted web-links, high-precision touchscreen keyboards for mobile devices, and tagging for photos.
Anne Bowser: Dr. Bowser will discuss On Citizens and Science. She is the Director of Innovation with the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Her work focuses on understanding and mobilizing public participation in science, technology, and policy while helping the Wilson Center leverage technologically innovative programming to reach new audiences.
Susan Eckert: Ms. Eckert will discuss her insights from nursing at different levels of scale in her talk: How Did I Arrive at this Destination? She is the Interim Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for MedStar Health. In this role, she serves as senior nursing administrator and is responsible for systemwide oversight and leadership of professional nursing practice, standards of nursing care, nursing outcomes, nursing education, and nursing research.