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NextGen Healthcare Applications: What Role Can Big Data and the Cloud Play?

David Boloker (IBM Corporation)
Sponsored Sessions Provincetown

As providers look to improve patient care by embracing big data, social media, and mobile technology, factors such as existing infrastructure, budget realities, and skilled IT resource availability, can inhibit this goal. The cloud can provide the needed services for rapid development and deployment of next generation healthcare applications while providing a flexible business model for ongoing cost alignment. Come join IBM jStart as we explore how the cloud can enable your goals today.

This session is sponsored by IBM

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David Boloker

IBM Corporation

David Boloker is CTO of IBM’s Emerging Internet Technology group and also holds the title of distinguished engineer. David is also responsible for forming IBM’s technical strategy around the emerging areas of mobile identity and gaining insights from big data. In this role, he leads an globally distributed IBM team researching new areas in software design and development. Previously, he was responsible for the commercialization of the Watson machine. David and his team took the system that played Jeopardy and created a multipurpose machine that can analyze information and provide solutions across the industry from healthcare to finance to retail.

Throughout David’s extensive career at IBM, he has held the role of CTO for Java technology, and he’s worked at IBM’s esteemed Thomas J. Watson Research Center as well as the Cambridge Scientific Center doing research in the area of remote distribution and control of hardware and software systems and secure Internet gateways. David has also developed an Internet-based data exploration tool to support development and testing of hypotheses regarding complex genetic and environmental relationships in the development of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) in collaboration with COPDGene investigators in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Advanced Medical Imaging and COPDGene.

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