Join us for the second panel of RIoT’s online webinar, “Response and Recovery”. This panel is part of our online webinar, “How Technology & Data Combat Pandemics”.

This webinar was created to share a message of hope and progress, as leaders in the tech space convey how the Internet of Things and Data can mitigate the effects of the current COVID-19 crisis and prepare for others in the future.

RIoT has always expressed its belief in technology’s role of promoting economic growth, but now more than ever, we’d like to highlight its role in defending public health. Although living in a modern, connected world has enabled quicker spread of the virus, our modernity can also be our white knight if we start putting our advancements to better use in the public health sector.

In this second panel, hear from these industry experts:

Steve Bennett, Director of Global Government Practice, SAS: A thought leader in decision science and the application of analytics in Government, Steve has a passion for facilitating the use of analytics in Government to help make challenging public sector decisions better and faster. Prior to SAS, he held a number of leadership positions during 12 years in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Following the events of September 11th 2001, he led the design and application of quantitative analysis to inform some of the United States’ most challenging security decisions. @AnalyticSteve

Emil Runge, Director of Programs, BARDA/First Flight Venture Center: Emil Runge joined First Flight Venture Center in 2018 to lead its new Health Security Accelerator, BARDA. Right now, BARDA’s efforts are focused on Medical Countermeasure Partnership Opportunities for COVID-19. For nearly two decades, Emil has consulted, advised and assisted elected and appointed officials in capacities at the federal, state and local level. He has spent the better part of the last decade focused on developing and improving Innovation & Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.

Michael Levy, President & Cofounder, DHIT: Michael is a healthcare executive turned entrepreneur. With a BS in Neurobiology from Tulane University and MBA from Elon University, coupled with high technology literacy from experience at Apple at the turn of the century, he is on a path to unite culture, process, people, and technology to create a new operating system. Michael co-founded Bluedoor and the Digital Health Institute for Transformation (DHIT) which serve as vehicles to his vision and the operating entities to drive impact and transformation into communities.

Manal El-Ramly | Executive & Director, Board of Directors Newsco and Director, Board of Directors ZE Inc.: Manal is a seasoned and effective professional specializing in meeting the needs of large enterprises. Manal’s current leadership with Newsco, a SaaS communication intelligence platform, has allowed her to expand the value she brings to corporations in enhancing and integrating their communication and business strategy. A key member of ZE’s executive team, Manal has been responsible for the global development and growth of ZE’s highly acclaimed suite of enterprise data management, analysis and integration software solutions, ZEMA.