Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit 2017

Industry Interrupted: Delivering on the Promise of Change

Location: Dallas, Texas Date: November 6-8, 2017

Summit 2018

SAVE THE DATE for next year's Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit -- in Dallas, November 5-7. 

For inquiries regarding 2018 sponsorship opportunities please contact Jill Adams, Program Manager.


Health Innovation Summit 2017 Highlights

"Industry Interrupted: Delivering on the Promise of Change" was the focus of the fifth annual Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit, which took place November 6 – 8 in Dallas. The event convened an exclusive group of industry leaders for in-depth exploration of disruption in healthcare.

The Summit went beyond generic discussion of disruption to deep, data-driven, history-demonstrated analysis. It offered attendees a vision of future-market scenarios, along with actionable insight into how organizations can best navigate this industry interrupted.   

The Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit is an invitation-only event for senior-level executives.

Industry Interrupted: Delivering on the Promise of Change

Through examination of other industries, the Summit exposed the rules of disruption – when, where, how, and how fast. Attendees gained clarity into where disruption is most likely to occur (and already occurring) within healthcare. Keynote speakers illuminated how the market will be redrawn, while focused small-group sessions highlighted the decisions leaders must make now in order to navigate the coming disruption.



Monday, November 6




Immersion Tours


Welcome Mixer


Keynote and Dinner Reception

*schedule and timing subject to change

Tuesday, November 7


Wellness Wake-Up Bootcamp




Introduction and Main Stage Sessions 


Executive Sessions


Lunch | Experiential Exhibit


Executive Sessions


Main Stage Sessions


Southern Soiree

*schedule and timing subject to change

Wednesday, November 8




Main Stage Sessions


Deep Dive Discussions 


Main Stage Sessions and Closing


Closing Lunch

*schedule and timing subject to change

Executive Sessions

Deep Dive Sessions

Elective Session

Practicing Wisely - Solving the $200BN Problem: Reducing Inappropriate Care with Transparency

Dr. Marty Makary, Cancer Surgeon and Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Dr. Jeffrey Farber, CEO, SVP and CMO of Population Health, Mount Sinai Health System; Niyum Gandhi EVP, Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System

The U.S. spends more than $200 billion a year on unnecessary care. Beyond that staggering cost are also countless stories of avoidable patient harm. Hear from Dr. Marty Makary, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins, on his groundbreaking work to identify wasteful care through physician-developed measures of clinical appropriateness. Learn from Dr. Jeffrey Farber, SVP of Population Health at Mt. Sinai, on what it takes to change physician behavior. Combining increased visibility into physician practice patterns with well-established principles of behavior change is creating a clear path to generate savings and improve care through the meaningful reduction in unwarranted variation.


Immersion Tours

Attendees explored how Dallas area’s most innovative organizations are transforming the health market through on-site, interactive tours.

Experiential Exhibit

Meet Dawn: The Customer of the Future She doesn’t know how to drive, but she drives all the time. She’s always shopping, but she’s never in line. She’s never once been “lost.” Her T-shirt is connected to the internet. Her manager is a robot. Meet Dawn: an average 25-year-old in the not-so-distant future. Lippincott’s Customer of the Future came to life through an immersive exhibition where we took attendees on a journey of the customer of the future, exploring the major shifts shaping how people will connect, create, escape, work, unwind, get well and simply live. Find out more



The Fairmont Dallas
1717 N. Akard Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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Participants can fly into Dallas Love Field airport, which is a short 6 miles from the city, or Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which is 16 miles from the city. Please note, travel times will vary based on time of day and traffic.


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Oliver Wyman is grateful for the support of innovative organizations across healthcare that are driving the industry’s transformation. Their belief in our mission and the purpose of the Summit is immensely appreciated.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Jill Adams, program manager.

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Social Media Toolkit

Meet our 2017 Social Media Ambassadors!

To enhance our attendees’ social media experience and to share more of the event’s happenings with the broader healthcare community, the following leaders served as Social Media Ambassadors for this year’s Summit. Follow them on Twitter, and join the social conversation using the hashtag #OWHIC:  


We're Streaming Live from Facebook! Watch Featured Sessions By "Liking" @OliverWyman on Facebook. 

November 7, 2017 

  • 8:45am -- Industry Interrupted: Why Healthcare is Ripe for Disruption – Helen Leis – Partner, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman
  • 10:00am -- Aging Disrupted: Creating a New Reality Through Innovation – Jo Ann Jenkins – CEO, AARP
  • 3:15pm -- Cutting Through The Noise: What’s Really Next For Healthcare? – Thomas Goetz – Co-Founder, Iodine; Former Executive Editor, Wired; Lisa Suennen – Senior Managing Director, GE Ventures; Krishna Yeshwant, MD – Partner, GV (formerly Google Ventures)

November 8, 2017

  • 8:15am -- What Got Us Here Won’t Get Us There: The Clinicians We Need Now – Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA – President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
  • 11:30am -- Looking Back to Look Ahead: Where Do We Go from Here? – NiyumGandhi – Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System; Todd VanTol – Senior Vice President of Health Plan Business, BCBS of Michigan; Michael Weissel –Group Executive Vice President, Optum

*all times noted Central Standard Time

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The Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center (OWHIC) was created to develop and promote market-driven solutions to the crisis of high cost and poor quality that afflicts the healthcare systems of the developed world.

Based on the deep healthcare expertise of Oliver Wyman and drawing on a network of innovative leaders across industries, OWHIC identifies and disseminates the ideas and practices that will transform healthcare. Our goal is to create a healthcare system driven by innovation and the needs and desires of consumers, creating value for companies and the public alike.