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Final Agenda Featuring Keynote Speakers Michael Graves and Stephen Wolfram Announced for the First-Ever WIRED Health Conference: Living by Numbers Presented in Partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Sold Out Conference Connecting Pioneering researches With Ambitious Entrepreneurs Available Live at

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The agenda for the first-ever WIRED Health Conference: Living by Numbers was announced today by partners WIRED and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The two-day symposium, connecting pioneering researchers with ambitious entrepreneurs, will take place October 15-16, 2012 at Le Parker Meriden in New York City. Seats at the conference are sold out, however sessions featuring presentations and conversations that underscore the extraordinary impact of technology on healthcare, can be viewed live online at

Selected by WIRED’s Executive Editor, Thomas Goetz, this year’s main stage speakers and session topics include:

Day 1: October 15, 2012

Visualizing Health

“Big Data, Better Health”

Rick Smolan, CEO, Against All Odds Productions

“The Quantified Self”

Kevin Kelly, Cofounder, Quantified Self; Senior Maverick, WIRED & Gary Wolf, Cofounder, Quantified Self; Contributing Editor, WIRED in conversation with Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, WIRED

“Redesigning for Health” (Keynote Speaker)

Michael Graves, Founding Partner, Michael Graves & Associates/Michael Graves Design Group in conversation with Adam Rogers, Senior Editor, WIRED

Day 2: October 16, 2012


“Research, Knowledge, Power” (Keynote Speaker)

Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman & President, J. Craig Venter Institute; CEO & President, Synthetic Genomics in conversation with Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief, WIRED

“Information into Action”

Eric Topol, Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute in conversation with Thomas Goetz, WIRED

“A Long View” (Keynote Speaker)

Stephen Wolfram, President & CEO, Wolfram Research in conversation with Steven Levy, Senior Writer, WIRED

“A New Way To Measure”

Alan Greene, Chief Medical Officer, Scanadu


“Meet Dr. Roboto”

Yulun Wang, Chairman & CEO, inTouch Health & Charlie Hunier, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, inTouch Health

“Better Tools, Better Health”

Sue Siegel, CEO, GE Healthymagination in conversation with Steven Levy, WIRED

“Disrupting Drug Design”

Gigi Hirsch, Executive Director, Center for Biomedical Innovation, MIT in conversation with Adam Rogers, WIRED

“Inside the Google Kitchen”

Jennifer Kurkoski, Manager, People & Innovation Lab, Google & Brian Welle, People Analytics Manager, Google


“Free the Data”

Andy Grove, Former Chairman & CEO, Intel, in conversation with Chris Anderson, WIRED via telepresence

“How to Make A Strong Army”

Rhonda Cornum, Director of Health Strategy, TechWerks; Former Director, Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Initiative, US Army in conversation with Thomas Goetz, WIRED

“The Networks of Health”

Nicholas Christakis, Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Human Nature Laboratory, Harvard University in conversation with Clive Thompson, Contributing Writer, WIRED

“A Healthy Home”

Anind K. Dey, Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University


“365 Days of Nicholas Felton”

Nicholas Felton, Graphic Designer,

“The 4-Hour Everything”

Tim Ferriss, Author/Guinea Pig, The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body in conversation with Clive Thompson, WIRED


“The World’s Greatest Athlete” (Keynote Speaker)

Ashton Eaton Gold Medalist, Olympic Decathlon; World Record Holder, Decathlon and Heptathlon in conversation with Mark McClusky, Special Projects Editor, WIRED

The full program can be found at

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The WIRED Health Conference: Living by Numbers is made possible through partnership with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and additional support from the premier sponsor IBM, premium sponsor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, as well as BASF, BodyMedia, iHealth, and 2Morrow Mobile.

About WIRED:

WIRED is the first word on how ideas and innovation are changing the world. Each month in the magazine and every day online, our editors deliver a glimpse into the future of business, culture, innovation, and science. AdWeek named WIRED to its 2011 Hot List and made WIRED its first-ever “Magazine of the Decade” in 2010. It was named to Advertising Age’s A-List in 2010, received three National Magazine Awards for general excellence in 2005, 2007, and 2009, and was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year in 2011. was named 2009’s Best Magazine Website by AdWeek, Best News, Business & Finance Website in 2009 by MPA Digital, and was a 2011 National Magazine Award for Digital Media “General Excellence” finalist. WIRED and reach more than 14 million readers each month.

About Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful, and timely change. For 40 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. Follow the Foundation on Twitter or Facebook,

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Source: WIRED