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With Danika Laszuk (GM, Betaworks Camp), Elizabeth Burstein (Head of Product, Maven), Michele Gregory (Product Leader, Capital One), Jess Prager (VP Product, Ro).
Thursday, February 06, 2020 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free
Ro HQ, 116 W 23d St, 4th Fl


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In our inaugural Ro.Codes panel, we'll chat with Product leaders from leading healthcare tech companies on the challenges & opportunities.
About this Event
Ro.Codes: Building Products in HealthTech
Building innovative user experiences in highly regulated industries
While Zuck's motto move fast & break things became playbook advice for every growing startup, does this adage apply to healthcare technology startups? What are the constraints & opportunities of innovating in the highly regulated healthcare industry where patient safety is paramount?

In our inaugural panel, we'll chat with Product leaders from leading healthcare technology companies in NYC to discuss the challenges & opportunities around innovating in healthcare technology. We'll ask questions such as: How can you quickly launch products that help bridge the gap for unmet needs while keeping patient safety at the forefront of planning? What are the gaps that currently exist in the healthcare tech landscape? How do you balance the tension between the need for rapid growth & the careful consideration required in a healthcare company?

Join us on Thursday, February 6th at 6:30pm for an engaging panel moderated by Danika Cleary Laszuk, GM of Betaworks Camp (formerly with Jawbone & Apple), as she sits down with:

Elizabeth Burstein, Head of Product at Maven (formerly with Zocdoc, Blue Apron, & LinkedIn)
Michele Gregory, Product leader at Capital One & former Manager of Web Development at WebMD with over 17 years of experience in the tech sector
Jess Prager, VP of Product at Ro (formerly with ClassPass & Warby Parker)
6:30 - 7:00: Check In; Bites & Refreshments

7:00 - 7:45: Panel

7:45 - 8:00: Audience Q&A

8:00 - 8:30: Networking; Bites & Refreshments

Meet the Panelists
Elizabeth Burstein

Liz Burstein is currently the Head of Product at Maven Clinic, the virtual health clinic for women. She leads a team of product managers that build products for patients, providers, & care advocates. Previously she led product development at Zocdoc, Blue Apron, & LinkedIn, with experiences across consumer, enterprise, & mobile. Liz has also worked in IP law & venture capital, where she developed her passion for the health tech space. She holds dual degrees from Stanford in Computer Science (Biocomputation) & Philosophy.

Michele Gregory

Michele has been weaving her tale in design, development & product for over 17 years. During her career at Capital One she helped consolidate the DevOps platform initiatives for the consumer bank. Most recently, she spends her time crafting the next generation of servicing tools for bank associates in branches, cafes, call centers & back office.

Always focused on increasing diversity & inclusion in the workplace, she currently holds a leadership position in C1's Blacks in Tech NY Chapter & participates in Women in Tech events across the enterprise.

Before joining Capital One, Michele worked in design/technology for WebMD Professional & was the Multimedia Technologies Director for Channel Capital Group in the hedge fund/private equity space.

She holds a degree in mathematics from Barnard College, Columbia University & a masters from NYU.

Jess Prager

Jess Prager is the VP of Product at Ro, the patient-driven healthcare technology company that powers three digital clinics: Roman (men's health), Rory (women's health) & Zero (addiction treatment). One of Ro's earliest hires, Jess leads Ro's ten-person Product team building products for Ro's members, physicians & pharmacy team. She has spent her career building & leading teams in product, health & wellness. Before Ro, she led member engagement at ClassPass, where her team launched & scaled the social network & new membership tiers. Previously, she also held roles at Warby Parker, PepsiCo, & Bain & Company, focused on corporate strategy & business development. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Danika Cleary Laszuk, Moderator

Danika Laszuk leads Betaworks Camp, the company's thematic investment & residency program exploring frontier technology. Prior to joining Betaworks, she spent a number of years helping young companies develop products, marketing programs & leadership teams. Danika was previously the VP of marketing for Jawbone, where she built & ran the global marketing function. Danika spent nearly a decade at Apple where she oversaw product marketing for numerous generations of the iPod & developed the marketing strategy for the launch of the first iPhone. Prior to Apple, Danika was at HP where she managed the launch of its first consumer laptop.

Danika's interest in exploring how consumers interact with new technology & new behaviors that emerge has sparked her ambition for creating categories from scratch & building them to significant scale. She is constantly striving to create meaningful customer interactions with companies & products that transcend mere utility to become truly delightful experiences. Danika holds a bachelor of arts from Brown University.

About Ro:

Ro is a patient-driven healthcare company that puts you in control of your health. We're patients, just like you, building technology to make healthcare accessible, affordable, & maybe even enjoyable. Today, we enable you to connect with a doctor & get treatment when & where you need it. Tomorrow, we aspire to be your first call for all your healthcare needs. Ro powers three digital health clinics - Roman, Rory & Zero - providing a personalized end to end telehealth experience from diagnosis to delivery. Ro's platform has facilitated over 3 million doctor-patient interactions through its secure healthcare portal & is live in all 50 states.

Learn more about us:

MobiHealthNews: Ro to launch new weight management service
TechCrunch: BuzzFeed's former CTO joins digital health startup Ro
Owl Labs: How Ro is rethinking the distributed team
mHealthIntelligence: Ro study finds states that mandate video-based telehealth may be contribute to healthcare inequality
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