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Florida Blue/GuideWell and University of South Florida Muma College of Business are partnering to launch the first Florida Blue/Guidewell/USF Data and AI for Health and Wellness: Best Practices Forum aimed at building an ongoing community around the use of data and AI for good in the healthcare area. The first event will be at the Guidewell Innovation Center in Orlando and features four keynote talks and a data/AI panel in healthcare. Policy makers, industry leaders, academics and students interested in the use of data and artificial intelligence in healthcare are welcome to attend this free event sponsored by Florida Blue, GuideWell and USF.

Date and Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

Location: Guidewell Innovation Center in Orlando, FL


  • 10:00 a.m.: Introductions
  • 10:15 a.m.: Soumya Sen
  • 10:45 a.m.: Alexander Fleiss
  • 11:15 a.m.: Coffee Break
  • 11:45 a.m.: Eric Sullivan
  • 12:10 p.m.: Lunch (Until 1 p.m. Throughout Lunch Keynote Listed Below)
  • 12:30 p.m.: George Loewenstein (Lunch Keynote)
  • 1:00 p.m.: Best Practices Panel: Data and AI in Health & Wellness
  • 1:45 p.m.: Closing Comments

Speaker Bios:

Soumya Sen is an associate professor of information and decision sciences at the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota. He earned a B.E. (Hons.) in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, in 2005, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sen has published extensively in leading journals and conferences and his research has received media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, MIT Technology Review, Forbes, Star Tribune, ACM Tech News, Discovery, Politico, as well as several European news outlets. His work on the COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking project has been published in JAMA Internal Medicine and received extensive media coverage for its collaborative and timely effort.

Sen is the founder of the "Smart Data Pricing" Forum, which promotes industry-academic interaction on Internet pricing research and also a co-founder of a startup, DataMi, which provides Internet pricing solutions for telecom providers around the world.

He served as the academic director for the Carlson School of Management’s Master of Science in Business Analytics program in 2021-2022. He is presently the faculty director of Carlson Executive Education's Cloud Computing bootcamp. He is also the director of research at the Management Information Systems Research Center at the Carlson School of Management.

Alexander Fleiss is the CEO, chairman, and co-founder of Rebellion Research. Fleiss founded the firm with Jonathan Sturges, Jeremy Newton, and Spencer Greenberg in 2003. In addition to running Rebellion Research, Fleiss has given numerous university talks and lectures. He teaches at the Cornell Financial Engineering School in Roosevelt Island, New York, where he has also joined the board. In addition, Fleiss teaches at the Fordham Business School, the Columbia University School of Mathematics, the Berkeley Haas Business School, Rutgers Engineering and has taught an AI seminar at Amherst College since 2008.

Fleiss is also the Editor-In-Chief of Rebellion’s daily research publication which has 4 million annual readers. Fleiss has authored over 1,000 academic articles and reports. In 2006, Fleiss was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek for his AI algorithms and was on the cover of the Wall Street Journal in July 2010 for his work with machine learning in finance and calling the Greek debt crisis.

Eric Sullivan is founder and CEO of Uneo Health. Beginning his career in the healthcare delivery and hospital space led to him driving a managed-care business, contracting, financial and operations teams. His career evolution resulted in a deep expertise in leveraging data to drive quality improvement platforms (e.g. HEDIS), financial and outcomes improvement solutions.

Sullivan has spent the last 20 years in the health plan, ACO, and analytics software ecosystem, including serving as the national primary care innovation director at UnitedHealthcare where he launched their first patient-centered medical home program and as vice president at CareFirst BCBS to launch their PCMH engagement and reporting platform. For the past decade, he served as senior vice president at Inovalon leading new product innovation and data strategies for health plan, health system, and pharma customer solutions. In 2022, he co-founded start-up Uneo Health with the mission of finding a more effective and efficient platform for the health care ecosystem to engage teens and young adults - launching the Prosper app this past December.

Sullivan has spoken at numerous conferences and webinars sharing his perspectives on novel approaches to leveraging diverse data sets, machine learning, interoperability, and other innovations to identify and engage high-risk individuals that support QI and VBHC efforts as well as social determinants of health initiatives.

George Loewenstein is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Economics and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1985 and since then he has held academic positions at The University of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon University, and fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, The Russell Sage Foundation, The Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin, and the London School of Economics.

He is one of the founders of the fields of behavioral economics and neuroeconomics. His research focuses on applications of psychology to economics, and his specific interests include decision-making over time, bargaining and negotiations, psychology and health, privacy, curiosity, information avoidance, law and economics, the psychology of adaptation, the role of emotion in decision making, the psychology of curiosity, conflict of interest, and "out of control" behaviors such as impulsive violent crime and drug addiction

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Jan 26 2023

Data and AI for Health and Wellness

Organized by University of South Florida Muma College of Business

Event Details

Event Starts
Jan 26 2023 10:00 AM
Event Ends
Jan 26 2023 02:00 PM
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GuideWell Innovation Center, 6555 Sanger Road, Orlando, FL, 33287

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