Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and presidential candidate.
Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1947. After graduating from Wellesley College and Yale Law School, she began her life-long work on behalf of children and families by joining the Children’s Defense Fund. In 1974, she moved to Arkansas, where she married Bill Clinton and became a successful attorney while also raising their daughter, Chelsea. During her 12 years as First Lady of Arkansas, she was Chairwoman of the Arkansas Education Standards Committee, co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, and served on the boards of the Arkansas Children's Hospital, and the Children's Defense Fund.
As First Lady of the United States, from 1993 to 2001, Hillary Clinton championed health care for all Americans and led successful bipartisan efforts to improve the adoption and foster care systems, reduce teen pregnancy, and create the Children's Health Insurance Program. She traveled to more than 80 countries standing up for human rights, democracy, and civil society. Her speech in Beijing in 1995 – where she declared that "human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights" – inspired women worldwide and helped galvanize a global movement for women’s rights and opportunities.
In 2000, Clinton made history as the first First Lady elected to the United States Senate, and the first woman elected to statewide office in New York. As Senator, she worked across party lines to expand economic opportunity and access to quality, affordable health care. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, she secured funding to rebuild New York and provide health care for first responders who risked their lives working at Ground Zero. She also championed the cause of our nation's military and fought for better health care and benefits for wounded service members, veterans, and members of the National Guard and Reserves. In 2006, Clinton was reelected to the Senate, winning 58 out of New York’s 62 counties.
In 2007, she began her historic campaign for president, winning 18 millions votes and becoming the first woman to ever win a presidential primary or caucus state. In the 2008 general election, she campaigned for Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and in December, she was nominated by President-elect Obama to be Secretary of State.
In her four years as America's chief diplomat and the President's principal foreign policy adviser, Clinton played a central role in restoring America’s standing in the world and strengthening its global leadership, visiting 112 countries over 4 years, restoring America’s standing in the world. Her "smart power" approach to foreign policy elevated American diplomacy and development and repositioned them for the 21st century – with new tools, technologies, and partners, including the private sector and civil society around the world. She led the effort to impose crippling sanctions on Iran, laying the foundation for a historic agreement to curb its nuclear program, and negotiated a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that prevented a new war in the Middle East. Across the world, she defended universal values and pushed the frontiers of human rights.
In 2016, Clinton made history again by becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. As the Democratic candidate for president, she campaigned on a vision of America that is “stronger together” and an agenda to make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. She won the national popular vote, earning the support of nearly 66 million Americans.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the author of five best-selling books, including her groundbreaking book on children, It Takes A Village (1996); Dear Socks, Dear Buddy (1998); An Invitation to the White House (2000); her memoir, Living History (2003), and Hard Choices (2014). She and President Clinton reside in New York, have one daughter, Chelsea, and are the proud grandparents of Charlotte and Aidan.
Barchi came on board at NewYork-Presbyterian on December 1, 2015. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Barchi served as senior vice president and CIO at Yale New Haven Health System and Yale School of Medicine. He led a number of initiatives there, including the implementation of an EHR across three hospitals and the rollout of a secure iPhone application for physician communication.
Before that, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Carilion Health System in Roanoke, Va., where he managed operations and technology for the eight-hospital academic medical center.
As the son of a travelling international business expert, Kevin O’Leary had the opportunity to live and be educated in Cambodia, Cyprus, Tunisia, Ethiopia, France and Switzerland.
After completing his MBA, O’Leary founded Special Event Television, an independent production company that produced original sports programming such as “The Original Six,” “Don Cherry’s Grapevine” and “Bobby Orr and the Hockey Legends.”
O’Leary founded SoftKey Software Products (later called The Learning Company) in 1986. SoftKey was the first software company to apply the principles of consumer goods marketing to the software industry. SoftKey grew quickly as the price of personal computers declined and millions of American families began to buy software for education and entertainment. SoftKey soon became a catalyst of consolidation in the software industry, raising over $1 billion in financing and completing a series of aggressive acquisitions, including WordStar International, Spinnaker Software, Compton’s New Media, The Learning Company, Creative Wonders, the Minnesota Educational Computer Company, Mindscape and Broderbund. By1998, O’Leary’s company was the undisputed world leader in educational, reference and home productivity software and the world’s second largest consumer software company, with annual sales over $800 million, 2,000 employees and offices in 15 countries. In 1999, Mattel acquired the company for $4.2 billion.
In 2003, O’Leary co-founded Storage Now, a leading developer of climate controlled storage facilities. Through a series of development projects and acquisitions, Storage Now soon had operations in 11 cities, serving such companies as Merck and Pfizer, and was acquired by In Storage REIT in March 2007 for $110 million.
In 2007, O’Leary became a founding investor and Director of Boston-based Stream Global Services Inc., focused on the growing out sourcing business services market.
Today, O’Leary is the Chairman of O’Shares Investments. He is also the founder and Chief Sommelier of O’Leary Fine Wines, an award-winning wine label, as well as a member of Boston’s 107-year old Hamilton Trust. In addition to Shark Tank, O’Leary is a regular contributor on ABC, CNBC and CTV, and a bestselling author of two books: Cold Hard Truth and Men, Women and Money, and Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids and Money.
O’Leary holds a B.A. in environmental studies and psychology from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, where he serves as a board member.
Jennifer Esposito is the Worldwide General Manager of Health and Life Sciences Group for Intel Corporation.
Jennifer worked for over 13 years at GE Healthcare and is now General Manager of the Health and Life Sciences group at Intel Corporation. Jennifer believes that technologies like Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Computer Vision and VR/AR/MR have the power to accelerate the transformation of healthcare and to improve health, quality of life, safety, and security worldwide. She works with companies, organizations, and governments around the world to help make this digital transformation real, today. With 20 years of experience, Jennifer brings deep healthcare, life sciences, and biotechnology industry expertise along with a foundation in information and communication technology, and a view that spans across multiple other industries. Jennifer advises start-ups focused on digital health, biotechnology, VR/AR/MR and artificial intelligence. She is active in policy initiatives on global health security and digital health, identifying unique ways technology can be used to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Jennifer has a graduate degree from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College where she focused on Epidemiology and Biostatistics and also spent several years working in academic medical research on skin and bladder cancer. During her time at GE Healthcare, she became a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and remains a full member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Jennifer received a patent for an industrial internet of things system and method for capturing radiation exposure data from medical imaging equipment and drove the development of industry-first products and capabilities that used advanced and predictive analytics. Jennifer is the co-chair of the Global Health Security Agenda Private Sector Roundtable and chairs their Work Group on Technology and Analytics. She is also the co-chair of the Work Group on Digital Health and Non-Communicable Diseases as part of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. Jennifer sits on the boards of Digital Square and USA Healthcare Alliance.
From being the number one overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft through his retirement this year, Peyton Manning scorched the record books and distinguished himself as arguably the best quarterback of his generation. Manning revolutionized the game with his talent and football IQ and made his unmatched leadership and quality of character his trademark.
His many on-field achievements throughout his 18 NFL seasons include:
Super Bowl Champion (XLI, 50)
Super Bowl MVP (XLI)
NFL-record 5 MVP awards (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013)
14 Pro Bowl selections (1999-2000, 2002-2010, 2012-2014)
7 first-team All-Pro selection (2003-2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2013)
Walter Payton Man of the Year (2005)
NFL Career record holder in wins (200)
NFL Career record holder in passing yards (71,940)
NFL Career record holder in touchdown passes (539)
NFL Single-season record holder in touchdown passes (55)
NFL Single-season record holder in passing yards (5,477)
A future Hall of Fame quarterback, Manning embodies what it means to be a professional athlete in today’s day and age, making a lasting impact both on and off the field. He has championed numerous charitable organizations and foundations to further his positive impact on the community, including the PeyBack Foundation, which he founded in an effort to help underprivileged youth in Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana and Tennessee.
Dr. Maia Hightower serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer for the University of Iowa Health Care.
Edward Marx, is the Chief Information Officer for the Cleveland Clinic. Partnering with Clinic leaders, responsibilities include development and execution of strategic planning and governance, driving optimal resource utilization, team development and ensuring organizational support. Develop leaders and leverage digital healthcare technologies to enable superior business and clinical outcomes.
Edward earned his B.S. in psychology and a M.S. in design, merchandising and consumer sciences from Colorado State University.
Edward began his career serving in the OR prior to physician services at Poudre Valley Health System. Recruited to Parkview Episcopal Medical Center, he served as CIO for its management services organization and director over physician systems. In 1997, he joined HCA as chief technologist for its physician services organization. In 1999, Edward moved to University Hospitals, a multi-hospital academic health system. In 2003, he became CIO and served five years before being recruited by Texas Health. Ed served as the Senior Vice President/CIO of Texas Health for almost 8 years. As an organizaiton, his team went on to win every major healthcare award for technology to include the Davies Award and CIO of the Year. In 2015, Ed spent over two years as executive vice president of the Advisory Board on loan to New York City Health & Hospital where he reported to the CEO and provided technology leadership. Concurrent with his healthcare career, he served 15 years in the Army Reserve, first as a combat medic and then as a combat engineer officer.
Edward is active with professional organizations, advisory boards and higher education. He is a Fellow of both the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He is on the CHIME Faculty for the CIO Boot Camp, training aspiring health care technology professionals. He served as president of the Ohio and Tennessee Chapters of HIMSS and chaired the Membership Services Committee. Edward served on the CIO advisory boards for HP, Cisco, AT&T, KLAS and Microsoft. He also served on boards for Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Dallas, and Southern Methodist University. Additionally, Edward was the governor-appointed chairman of the Texas Health Services Authority, providing leadership over Texas health information exchange for 8 years.
The HIMSS/CHIME 2013 CIO of the Year, Edward is branded as one of the top 10 disruptive forces in healthcare. Team accolades include perennial rankings on the Computer World “100 Best Places to Work,” HIMSS “Top Ten Places to Work,” American Hospital Association “Most Wired,” Health Leaders “Marketing Awards,” CHIME, AHA and CIO “Most Innovative,” Information Week “Top 100,” and the Project Management Institute “Top Projects.” Several of his team have been recognized as “Ones to Watch.” Edward was recognized by both CIO and Computer World as “Top 100 Leaders” and the Dallas Business Journal as “Newcomer of the Year.” He has won the coveted “People’s Choice” award (HISsies) for top health care CIO four years in a row (2010-2013). Texas Health hospitals and clinics achieved the EMRAM Stage 7 designation and won the coveted “Davies Award” for best use of technology to enable business and clinical outcomes. Beckers identified Ed as the “Top 25 most influential executives in healthcare” as well as the “Top 26 smartest healthcare IT professionals.” Beckers identified Edward as the 2015 “top healthcare IT executive” and the 2016 “17 Most Influential Leaders in Healthcare.”
Edward is an active communicator. His blog, “CIO Unplugged,” receives thousands of hits monthly. A frequent magazine contributor and conference speaker, he is active with social media via Twitter and LinkedIn.
A passion for athletics, Edward has completed over 100 triathlons, including multiple Ironman and Escape from Alcatraz races. A member of TeamUSA, he placed in the top 25 (age group) at the 2014 World Duathlon (standard) Championships in Spain and top 100 overall at the World Championship Duathlon (long course) in Switzerland. The only athlete to make both teams, he also raced for TeamUSA at each of the 2015 and 2016 World Championships. Ed became the first athlete to qualify for all 3 Duathlon race distances at the 2017 national championships and will represent TeamUSA at the 2018 world championships. Ed also climbs mountains and is focused on reaching the summit of the highest peaks on each continent. Ed and his wife Simran have five kids ages 14-28. Simran is a nurse and a fitness enthusiast. They share a love for dancing, specifically Argentine Tango and Bachata. Edward published his first book in 2014 called, “Extraordinary Tales of a Rather Ordinary Guy”. His second book, “Voices of Innovation” will be published in 2018.
Jason Joseph serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Spectrum Health.
Dr. Shafiq Rab serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Rush University Medical Center.
Holly Buckley, JD, is a Partner at McGuireWoods LLP. Buckley focuses on corporate healthcare transactional work and regulatory matters. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Holly was a client executive at Cerner Corporation where she worked within the client service organization and was assigned to several key customers including two large academic medical centers.