2019 Keynote Speaker

Tom Mitchell

Healthcare Technology Strategist

Speaker bio: Tom’s 30+-year background includes leading strategy, marketing, and operations for high-growth healthcare and technology firms globally. He serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Insequence, Inc. and is also Managing Partner and Founder of Stratipoint Advisory, a company he created to drive high-valued go-to-market strategy into organizations based on research, strategic planning and execution.

He has led companies through corporate rebranding initiatives, new product launches, portfolio diversification and through acquisitions.

Tom has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, focusing on information technology and services, along with clinical, financial and consumer-related strategic initiatives. He is a multi-channel marketing professional experienced in creating significant brand value and successful marketing strategies at a number of top healthcare and technology companies, including MEDHOST, M*Modal, Dell Healthcare, and Life Sciences, DocuSys and SSI.

He currently serves on the board of the Tennessee chapter of HIMSS, serves as a Steering Committee Member of the Nashville Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, has served in an advisory role with the American Hospital Association, served on the marketing committee of CommonWell Health Alliance and been actively involved with the Healthcare Financial Management Association, along with Leadership Health Care and the Nashville Health Care Council.

Tom has been married for 31 years and has two sons and a daughter. His hobbies are playing the guitar, writing, history, and exercise.

2019 Featured Speakers


Candice Friestad

Assistant Vice President
Clinical Informatics

Avera Health


Jonathon Tunstead

Manager Telecommunications and Safety Systems

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


Marwan Abouelela

Project Manager, Clinical Informatics

IWK Health Centre


David Shively

Clinical Communications Engineer

Stanford Health Care


Scott Kennedy

Director of Product



Sean McDaniel

Unified Communications
Operations Manager

Arkansas Children’s


Natsumi Shiotani

Healthcare Technology

Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's
Hospital of Chicago


Aniket Nadkarni

IT Systems Manager

Stanford Children's Health


Sumeet Bhatia

Chief Executive Officer

AIVA Health


Stanley Holt

Head of Marketing and Operations

AIVA Health

2019 Featured Panelists


Lori McCauley

Director of Unified Communications

Arkansas Children’s


Ed Grogan

Senior Director of
Information Technology

Sibley Memorial Hospital
Johns Hopkins Medicine


Kevin Spolini

Director of Clinical Communications, MSN, RN

University of California San Francisco Health


Patrick McDevitt

Enterprise Architect
Information Services

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Yihan Zhang

Vice President of



Alexis Balingcongan

Clinical Workflow Manager, MSN, RN, CAPA


2019 Conference Facilitator


Jane Gaynor

Speaker bio: Jane Gaynor is the founder of Gain Your Edge Coaching, INC.  She is an authentic leadership coach and speaker, who has an extraordinary gift to empower, engage and inspire others.  In her last role with Campbell Soup Company North America, Jane had the opportunity to work with an executive coach and the experience was life changing.  After 20+ years in the corporate world, Jane transitioned into the coaching world with one goal; to have the same impact on others, as her coach had on her.  Jane is passionate about supporting others to find their authentic leadership style, gain awareness, build confidence and take action to create a more fulfilling life, professionally and personally.  Jane has been part of WorldConnex since 2016 and is excited to be back again as the conference facilitator.