About this event

The big tech foray in healthcare is nothing new. Companies from Microsoft to Alphabet Google have attempted to change healthcare and have utterly failed- losing hundreds of millions of dollars in their journey. But given the confluence of technology, consumerism, and social/economic imperatives, the big tech is finally making significant contributions to changing the industry. In this talk, we learn what companies like Apple, Amazon, Alphabet Google, and Microsoft are doing to reimagine healthcare. We will hear about their strategies to curb the rise of healthcare costs, increase quality of care and make accessing healthcare more inclusive.


Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.


Afsaneh Naimollah Partner

Silicon Valley-based global technology and healthcare tech executive with over 30 years of corporate finance, strategic advisory and investment banking experience. Public company board experience with a successful exit (company sold to Google). Subject matter expert in next gen healthcare technologies including the migration of old technologies to new digitally-enabled business models, AI, automation, payer/provider software, data analytics, virtual care, wellness and precision medicine. Publisher of HIT Greatest Hits, a widely read monthly newsletter on healthcare. I have worked collaboratively with many CEOs and board of directors of mid size to large companies on growth and exit strategies, creating billions of dollars of shareholder value. I have executed over 150 M&A transactions in 20 countries and have raised upwards of $12B of capital via IPOs, private placements and bank debt. I am also an angel investor and advisor to a number of healthcare companies which has given me the rare opportunity to participate in building businesses from the ground up. It is a rewarding and fulfilling experience to help CEOs navigate this exciting and dynamic industry.

Key Details

Health & Healthcare

Big Tech is Doing More Than Dusting Off Old Healthcare -They May Gut the Industry

Tue, Jul 13 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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