Catalia Health Inc.
Scalable chronic disease care management programs to patients using an interactive robot with conversations tailored to each patient.
Catalia Health is a chronic disease care management company focused on keeping patients on therapy and improving outcomes. We deliver an effective, scalable solution for patients and our healthcare partners to provide daily conversations with patients at the same cost as infrequent nurse or pharmacist calls today. Our easy-to-deploy programs are designed around specific disease states and effectively engage the patient in better managing their treatment while delivering granular data and outcomes to our pharma and healthcare system customers. The interface to patients is an interactive robot called Mabu that uses a voice-based interface designed for simple, intuitive use by a wide variety of patients. The cloud-based platform delivers unique conversations to patients each time they have a conversation with Mabu. Through these conversations and other connected devices, Catalia Health transmits actionable data to our customers and partners.
Catalia Health sells to pharmaceutical manufacturers who want to improve clinical trial processes and data collection and who want to deliver better care management programs to patients on approved therapies. Customers also include healthcare systems who are providing better care and reducing readmissions rates of chronic disease patients. The company was founded in 2014 and is currently delivering care management programs to its first commercial patients. Catalia Health has raised funding from some of the top healthcare technology investors including Khosla Ventures, Ion Pacific, and Fusion Fund. The core technological capabilities are patented, including a broad issued patent on the use of robots for behavior change.
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|Date and time||1st February, 2019|
|Venue||MIT Media Lab, 6th floor|
75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA, 02139
|Keynote Session||Disruptive Innovation Technologies|
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- Kotaro Zamma
- Head of Section of Open Innovation
and Business Incubation
NTT DATA Corp.
Having worked in NTT DATA for nearly three decades, Zamma knows the IT industry of Japan inside out, and firmly believes that open innovation will revitalize his company and the industry.
As the head of Open Innovation and Business Incubation, he directs biannual contests and monthly forums to find and introduce promising startups to business units and customers of NTT DATA, and runs programs that put the partner startups on the fast track to proof-of-concept and new business.
- Kaz Okada
- Senior Expert
Open Innovation and Business Incubation
NTT DATA Corporation
Kaz Okada is a Senior Expert in Open Innovation and Business Incubation section of NTT DATA Corporation, which is Japan's largest systems integrator, and he is responsible for globalizing NTT DATA's open innovation program.
His career started as a network engineer serving NASA and the Japanese space agency, but he has also worked as a software engineer at Microsoft in Seattle. He then moved to Washington, DC where he came across countless innovations both as a Manager of Research and Business Development and as a Visiting Fellow of CSIS, which is a top think tank in the United States.
His diverse and international experience makes him an ideal consultant for open innovation, and he is now leading the globalization of NTT DATA’s open innovation program.
Mr. Okada earned his Master of Science from George Washington University School of Business in 2006.
- Joan Popolo
- Executive Director
Action in New England
As the Executive Director for ACTION Innovation Network (ACTION), Ms. Popolo is responsible for the growth strategy, general operations, fundraising and building new partner relationships for the organization. Prior to her work with ACTION, Joan held various roles with the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s Ignite Clean Energy Competition and Northeast Cleantech Open, accelerator programs and competitions for cleantech startups. Joan brings an understanding of the unique needs of early-stage companies and helps to identify and provide resources to support their growth across the Northeast region. Formerly, Ms. Popolo worked as a Research Scientist with BioTechnica International, an early-stage biotechnology company in Cambridge, MA. Joan also owned and operated J. Popolo Design, a sustainable landscape design and consulting firm. She holds a B.S from Cornell University and a M.S. from Michigan State University, both in the plant sciences.
- Kris Fitzgerald
NTT DATA Services
Kris Fitzgerald is chief technology officer for NTT DATA Services. He leads NTT DATA Services’ client innovation programs, which includes leveraging NTT Group R&D and related investments to enhance service delivery and business outcomes. Kris has about 40 years of progressive experience in the IT sector, spanning various industries.
- Sweta Mepani
- Head of Global Staff
NTT DATA Services
Sweta Mepani is responsible for driving our top priorities and leading strategic initiatives. She has more than 20 years of diversified entrepreneurial and enterprise experience in IT Services and Consulting. Her global experience spans several industries including Financial Services, Insurance, Public Sector, Manufacturing and Pharmaceuticals.
- Amir Durrani
- Executive Vice President, Global Delivery
NTT DATA Services
Amir Durrani is responsible for ensuring that our balanced onshore and India-based offshore delivery models remain competitive differentiators through our expert talent, service delivery innovation and unparalleled quality. Amir has more than 20 years of experience in the IT services industry, including serving as executive vice president of Asia Pacific at Keane, Inc.
- Fernando González Córdoba
- Managing Partner
Fernando Gonzalez is a Managing Partner for everis USA. He leads FIS Customers in the US Northeast with Sales and Service Delivery responsibilities. Fernando has a long history in everis and has lead multiple positions during the last 16 years around Innovation, Technology, and the Banking Industry in several countries in Europe and the Americas Regions, leading multinational transformation programs in global customers.
- Marc Alba
- Disruptive Innovation Leader
Marc Alba is a leading expert in disruption, innovation, entrepreneurship and socioeconomic transformation. He has combined diverse executive positions, which altogether provide him with a unique holistic perspective of the key socio-economic challenges that businesses and societies are facing globally: Researcher, Entrepreneur, Innovation/Disruption/Transformation Officer in Big Corps, Founder of NGOs, Board Member, and Advisor of a large and varied set of both private and public organizations. He is the (co)author of 5 books and more than 100 publications, and defines himself as a "disruptionholic workaholic citizen of the world." Currently, he is the Chief Disruption Officer and Head of NextGen at NTT DATA.
- Tanvir Khan
- President, Business Process Outsourcing
NTT DATA Services
Tanvir Khan is president of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and has spent more than 23 years in IT and outsourcing. He is a hands-on BPO practitioner who drives process transformation combining technology, process optimization, analytics and automation. Tanvir’s approach to BPO is based on a foundation of vertical industry-specific platforms layered with workflow and automation to continuously optimize transaction processing.