Technology Association of Georgia
Julie Bryant Fisher
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Digital health pioneer Jeff Arnold to headline IoT Converge
Sharecare’s chairman & CEO to showcase the power of IoT in disrupting healthcare for consumers
ATLANTA, GA -- August 21, 2018 – Jeff Arnold, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Sharecare, will take the stage as a keynote speaker at IoT Converge 2018 on September 10 at the Georgia Tech Hotel.
From its recent acquisition of Window Channel Network to the launch of the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Powered by Sharecare, the digital health company co-founded by Arnold and cardiothoracic surgeon and Emmy Award winning television host Mehmet Oz, MD, continues to add powerful dimensions to the company’s mission to help people manage all their health in one place. At IoT Converge, Arnold will share insights into Sharecare’s growth strategy and how the company is leveraging IoT innovation to disrupt the healthcare experience on behalf of consumers without disenfranchising the ecosystem’s critical stakeholders.
A Georgia native, Arnold began building his healthcare legacy in 1994 when he founded Quality Diagnostic Services (QDS), a cardiac arrhythmia monitoring company and one of the first companies to use the concept of telemedicine. Four years later, he sold QDS for $25 million and, the very next day, invested that capital into launching WebMD, the first healthcare company to harness the power of the Internet to create a destination for consumers, healthcare institutions and physicians to find trustworthy medical information. Between 2000 and 2010, Arnold took a hiatus from healthcare, creating and building several successful ventures in entertainment and digital media, including HowStuffWorks.com, an award-winning online resource used by millions of people each month. In 2007, Arnold sold HowStuffWorks to Discovery Communications, where he served as Chief Digital Strategy Officer until he left the company to launch Sharecare.
IoT Converge 2018, presented by AT&T and Comcast Business, will bring together the brightest minds in IoT for an immersive experience that spotlights the convergence that is connecting multiple industries, driving business growth and igniting the tech ecosystem. The event’s 2018 theme, Change, Connect, Converge, will highlight trailblazers that are leading innovation within the IoT industry – like Sharecare’s Arnold – who will share their experiences, strategies and collaborations with some uncommon partners.
Attracting international companies and speakers, IoT Converge 2018 is an exclusive opportunity to interact with 500 tech professionals, hear from globally recognized keynotes, engage in 8 curated breakout sessions, and demo next-gen solutions with 30+ innovators.
For more information about IoT Converge 2018 and to register, visit: www.IoTConvergeATL.com.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 27 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website atwww.hubga.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.
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