Oliver Wyman's Health Innovation Summit: What to Expect This Year


An exclusive sneak peek of this year's #OWHIC in Dallas, who will be there, and how to join the conversation from wherever you are.

Jacqueline DiChiara

4 min read

Over 350 senior healthcare executives will convene from November 5 - 7 in Dallas, Texas for the sixth annual Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit – Health Redefined: Breaking Boundaries to Build a Better Way. At this invitation-only event, influencers, C-suite executives, and thought leaders from around the globe will come together to discuss redesigning an industry sitting on the leading edge of change and collectively redefine the current state of the healthcare market. Here's an overview of what to expect at this year's Summit.

Immersion Tours Offer a Glimpse into Innovation Across Dallas

The Summit kicks off with our Immersion Tours. Here, attendees will visit healthcare facilities across Dallas via on-site tours to get a firsthand look at how some of the region's most innovative organizations are redesigning today and tomorrow's health market. Attendees will visit C1 Innovation Lab to learn more about their consumer-first (“C1”) approach to reimagining health and how they're leveraging design into client solution development, Health Wildcatters to learn how they're helping young portfolio companies and healthcare entrepreneurs break boundaries, Momentous Institute Elementary School Campus to learn about their mental health and education progressions like the application of neuroscience and mindfulness practices, Teladoc Health to learn about health access transformation and participate in a lively discussion with their senior leaders and clients on the global acceleration of virtual care, and UT Southwestern Simulation Center's new 50,000 square foot simulation facility to learn about simulation-driven medical training.

The Thrive Global Insights Lounge, Presented by Oliver Wyman and Thrive Global

Thrive Global’s Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of Unbinding the Heart, will be conducting over a dozen executive interviews at this year's Summit to learn more about how industry leaders are addressing some of the most pressing industry challenges, as well as their strategies and techniques for managing their overall health and well-being. Watch our exclusive Thrive Global Insights Lounge interviews here online, featuring executives such as Amy McDonough, COO, Fitbit Health Solutions, Eric Dishman, Director, All of Us Research Program, National Institute of Health (NIH), Michael Weissel, Group Executive Vice President, Optum, Niyum Gandhi, EVP & Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System, Reena Pande, Chief Medical Officer, AbleTo, and our recent guests on the Oliver Wyman Health PodcastBrian Lobley, President, Commercial & Consumer Markets, Independence Blue Cross, and Don Mathis, General Manager, Growth & Innovation, Comcast NBCUniversal.

Perspectives from Influential Pioneers and Visionaries

Another highlight of this year's Summit will be keynote addresses on the state of healthcare from both within and from outside the industry, from a variety of passionate experts, including Aneesh Chopra, President CareJourney and former US Chief Technology Officer under former US President, Barack Obama, Andrea Wong, former President, International, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Brigitte Nettesheim, President, Joint Venture Markets, Aetna, Marcus Osbourne, Vice President, Health & Wellness Transformation, Walmart, Karen DeSalvo, Professor, Dell Medical University, former Acting Assistant Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services, Sam Hornblower, Producer, 60 Minutes,  and Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.

The #HealthEverywhere Innovation Experience and Hands on Device Bar

Control, convenience, and connectivity abound across industries. At the #HealthEverywhere Innovation Experience, attendees will find out what that would look and feel like in healthcare. Meanwhile at the device bar, innovative devices including wearables, interactive robots, digital therapeutics, and more from Propeller Health, Scanwell, Catalia Health, Fitbit Health, and Neofect will be featured for a "hands on" experience.


We're Showcasing Live Sessions November 6-7 on our Facebook Live

We're featuring guests such as Glen Tullman, CEO, Livongo, Eric Grossman, CEO & Founder, NextHealth Technologies, Jason Langheier, MD, MPH, Founder & CEO, Zipongo, Linda Rosenberg, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health; Patrick J. Kennedy, Former US Representative (D-RI), Founder, The Kennedy Forum; Thomas R. Insel, MD, Co-founder & President, Mindstrong Health, W. Stephen Love, President & CEO, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, and Wright L. Lassiter III, President & CEO, Henry Ford Health System.

Follow #OWHIC from Wherever You Are

Follow the event live by searching for the hashtag #OWHIC on Twitter via @OliverWyman, watch both our Facebook Live stream @OliverWyman and our exclusive interviews on the Thrive Global Insights Lounge, and follow our new 2018 social media ambassadors to keep up-to-date with the broader Summit conversation. During the event, we'll be publishing daily recaps here on Oliver Wyman Health and new episodes of The Oliver Wyman Health Podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud, TuneIn, Spotify, and Stitcher, Google Play, and iHeartRadio, featuring executive conversations with some of our keynote speakers.

Oliver Wyman Offsets Air Travel Carbon Emissions

This year, Oliver Wyman will be offsetting air travel carbon emissions for all attending the event. With the offset, we will be supporting several worthy projects that reduce emissions such as livestock and landfill methane capture, and wetland and forest restoration. Be sure to check out Oliver Wyman Health in the coming week for our offset results.

  • Jacqueline DiChiara