That was a remarkable day. I’ve never felt so humbled and overwhelmed at the same time. But, then again, Indu and I received so many compliments that we feel very proud of what we accomplished. We are also incredibly grateful to our legion of volunteers, to our stellar conference organizer Sara Sharkey Walker, and to the Health2.0 Business Manager John Plunenneke who survived 2 days straight of no sleep. Between them, and with lots of help from amazing graphic artist Patrick Wang and super helper Liz Mandel, we managed to smoothly have over 450 people attend a conference when only a few weeks ago we were expecting less than 200.
The only hitch occurred when Dave Hall from HealthEquity (a service that calculates
health plan members costs and accounting) had trouble with connecting on his demo. We found out that he was using a weak wireless signal and that the fast Internet
connection was mysteriously unplugged. The immediate previous presenter
was Quicken Health’s Mike Battaglia. Coincidence? Or the big kahuna spiking a rival upstart? You be the judge!
We are so grateful to our moderators who worked so hard prepping for their panels–Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Jack Barrette, Amy Tenderich, Doug Goldstein,Scott Shreeve, Enoch Choi & Marty Tenenbaum. They ran their panels on time, to the point and with great humor.
Thanks to all the panelists and presenters, especially to all the demo panelists — we put them all through the wringer of making them rehearse their demo in advance, and it really paid off.
We’re also grateful to our sponsors; their support made the day possible and their exhibits, contributions and panel introductions really gave a flavor of the great innovation that’s happening in Health2.0
Thanks to Brian Klepper for taking the reins on THCB while I was otherwise engaged!
And of course to everyone who came to the conference and made this such a special day!
And a special thanks to my partner Indu Subaiya. Indu, you rock!