As I sat in a tufted, white leather arm chair waiting for Dr. Daniel Kraft to introduce me for my keynote, I gazed throughout the viewers. Much more than three hundred of the brightest engineers, developers, academicians, scientists, and clinicians from around the entire world ended up collected in the ballroom of the Del Coronado Lodge. They too ended up sitting on white leather-based couches, chairs and bean luggage unfold throughout the ballroom. There was so considerably white in the place, I practically felt as if I was about to give a presentation in heaven. (empty chairs pictured to safeguard the identities of some renowned folks ).
There’s an incredible strength in a place the place so several high achievers are gathered in a single place. I will not even bother to title names of the men and women in the space. Let us just say if you adhere to tech or organization or clinical medication you’d recognize many of the folks attending or speaking at FutureMed.
My schedule only authorized me to stay at FutureMed Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. The conference experienced commenced on Sunday. But even in that quick period of time I was uncovered to more technologies, much more advancements in medical medication, more amazing inventions than I usually see in an whole year.
Presentations at FutureMed are abbreviated. The structure is quite much like TedTalk, with most shows minimal to about 25 minutes. I apologized to the audience for currently being the only point standing in between them and evening meal (and beverages). But even after a extremely lengthy working day, the ballroom was complete and the viewers was engaged. I shared my personalized tale of how I, as a medical professional, ended up at Microsoft. I then provided an overview of some of the coolest uses of technologies in overall health and healthcare that I have appear to know as I travel the world.
The dinner following my keynote was an celebration in itself. It was held on the seaside in entrance of the hotel with a stay band, and bonfires for people with a penchant for toasted marshmallows. There was even a drum circle for anyone wanting to launch his or her tribal rage.
I communicate at a lot of technology and health care conferences close to the globe. FutureMed is extraordinary in each feeling of the phrase. My sincerest many thanks go to Dr. Daniel Kraft and his FutureMed and Singularity University crew. I leave the convention with hope that health and health care will continue to evolve and boost regardless of all individuals things that stand in our way. Rest confident there are some really sensible people out there who are undertaking their very best to make it so.
Invoice Crounse, MD Senior Director, Around the world Health Microsoft