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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

Improving Medical Decision Making with Predictive Analytics on Big Data

Ron Kasabian (Intel), Michael Draugelis (Penn Medicine)
9:25am–9:30am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Location: Javits North
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Even in this era of intense medical breakthroughs, many illnesses still evade accurate and timely diagnosis. Clinicians’ must often rely on static diagnostic guidelines, that result in late care and too many false alarms. Half of all heart failure patients can go undiagnosed. Patients with chronic illness, like congestive heart failure, slip through the cracks, missing lifesaving education and treatment. Hear how Penn Medicine and Intel are collaborating on an open source analytics platform to revolutionize health care. By using more data and advanced analytics to predict patient illness, clinicians can increase detection rates, reduce care costs., and most importantly save lives.

This keynote is sponsored by Intel

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Ron Kasabian


Ronald E. Kasabian is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of big data solutions at Intel Corporation. He has overall responsibility for Intel’s strategy and plans in the big data arena, spanning hardware platforms, software solutions, services, strategic business partnerships, and paths to market.

Ron joined Intel in 1984 and spent his first 14 years at the company developing and managing software solutions for various enterprise applications. For several years beginning in 1998, he led product development at Pandesic LLC, a joint venture formed by Intel and SAP to deliver e-commerce solutions.

Over the next nine years of his Intel career, Ron held multiple director-level positions encompassing various enterprise application areas, including sales and marketing, finance, supply chain, procurement, and business intelligence. Before assuming his current role in 2012, he served as general manager of enterprise solutions and programs in Intel’s information technology organization. A member of the chief information officer’s staff, he was responsible for the delivery of cross-enterprise applications for finance, human resources, enterprise data warehousing, and advanced analytics.

Kasabian has a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis on quantitative analysis and decision science from California State University, Fresno.

Michael Draugelis

Penn Medicine