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Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., is a South African born, Chinese-American physician, surgeon, scientist and inventor, who has pioneered revolutionary new treatments for diabetes and cancer. He is a named inventor on more than 50 patents and the author of more than 100 scientific papers. He developed the first encapsulated islet cell transplantation treatment for diabetes and the first nanoparticle albumin-bound, FDA-approved oncology drug.
He is the founder and former chief executive officer of two NASDAQ-listed, multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Soon-Shiong recently announced the acquisition of ConjuChem LLC, a company which is developing next generation drugs for diabetes and other diseases, also incorporating albumin. He heads the non-profit Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health (CSS Institute), which announced in July 2011 it had taken over responsibility for National LambdaRail, a non-profit high performance, 12,000 mile, fiber optic communications network linking leading research institutions throughout the United States to support big science projects. The CSS Institute is in the process of connecting medical research centers, sequencing centers and hospitals to this national network, to create a national health information infrastructure.
Dr. Soon-Shiong was awarded the National Library of Medicine's 2010 Distinguished Medical Science Award. Also in 2010, Dr. Soon-Shiong and his wife, Michele B. Chan, were among the first Americans to join with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in taking the Giving Pledge.
Vasu Rangadass founded Net.Orange™ with one goal in mind -- to improve patient care by simplifying healthcare technology.
Prior to Net.Orange, Vasu was the first employee of i2 Technologies (NASDAQ:ITWO), which later grew to be a global company that revolutionized the supply chain market through innovative approaches based on the principles of Six-Sigma, operations research, and process optimization.
Holding several patents in "Master Data Management" (MDM), Enterprise Software, and Workflow Management (as well as extensive process experience in the Automotive, High-Tech, Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail industries), Vasu has extraordinary proven experience in large-scale enterprise transformation.
The Healthcare industry is currently undergoing similar industry-wide transformation initiatives such as: standardization of EMR, clinical trial management systems, and the need to improve operational and clinical efficiency.
As CEO of Net.Orange, Vasu is now leveraging his past leadership and experience to build an innovative healthcare framework (cOS™ - Clinical Operating System™) that results in superior performance for providers and revolutionizes the way healthcare IT systems are architected in the future.
Vasu is a graduate of India's Osmania University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications. He holds a MS degree in Computer Science from Texas A & M University, and a PhD in Computer Engineering from University of Texas, Arlington.
Bennett started his career in Okinawa, Japan, as a software engineer at Bank of America, where he integrated several core banking systems using specialized communications protocols. In 1987, he was named Assistant Vice President, Regional Banks & Item Processing.In 1989, Bennett joined Gateway Data Sciences, Inc., a startup in Tempe, Arizona, as the System Engineering Services Director. In 1992, he became the company's Engineering/Technical Executive and developed the first IP-based wireless receiving solution for supply chain execution and store receiving. After the company's IPO in 1996, Bennett founded B2B technology company Cyclone Commerce, Inc., where he served as the CTO and pioneered business-to-business collaborations and partner management, and authored or co-authored several standards and patents for B2B technologies.
Mike Trevino is a world-class, visionary leader with an aptitude for integration and the foresight and intellectual capacity necessary to identify and engineer synergies across diverse and disparate entities. Mike possesses extensive financial skill, technological expertise and exceptional management and communication skills and has proven success managing high profile $100-plus million projects for Fortune 500 companies.
He currently serves as a member of the management committee for luminary entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantWorks, LLC where he acts as a trusted sounding board and advisor in the development and planning for over 35 leading-edge companies spanning technology, media, entertainment, healthcare, education and science. Mike leads strategic partnership and M&A initiatives developing ventures with key partners and also sits on the board of several portfolio companies including Medisens Wireless and Net.Orange. Mike is also Managing Director of the NantWorks technology platform with fiscal and architectural responsibility for a complex system comprised of software as a service (SAAS), platform as a service (PAAS) and infrastructure as a service (IAAS).
At NantWorks Mike also serves as the General Manager for Vitality, Inc. with full P&L responsibility and management of day-to-day operations for a business focused on solving the billion-dollar medication adherence problem using a simple device - a cellular-connected pill cap. Mike manages a diverse team that includes hardware engineers, computer scientists, electrical engineers and pharmaceutical reps focused on the development and commercialization of this this machine to machine (M2M) patient adherence system.
Prior to joining NantWorks Mike was a Senior Director of Strategic Intellectual Property at Qualcomm. Mike drove decisions impacting multiple $100 million projects, large labor forces and the business strategies for several Qualcomm divisions. Mike also redesigned the Intellectual Property Lifecycle at Qualcomm and implemented an optimized process that considered business and technology strategy, standards, licensing value, roles and responsibilities, costs, operational processes and metrics.
Technically, Mike spent over a decade architecting and developing large scale, high volume transaction systems as CEO and Founder of Agilitas, Inc., a professional services and product development organization. Agilitas executed top-level projects that effected massive organizational changes and strategic shifts for technology leaders including Leap Wireless, T-Mobile, Mitsubishi Semiconductor and Northrop Grumman. Mike started his career as a management consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York City.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University where he was a Cornell Tradition Fellow. In addition to his business and technical achievements, Mike is a world class endurance athlete with the perseverance to attain epic achievements that include winning the 135-mile Badwater Ultra Marathon, finishing as runner-up in the cycling Race Across America (RAAM) while earning Rookie of the Year honors and leading an Everest cleanup expedition in collaboration with the Chinese government.
Mr. Martinez is Chairman of the Board of Palm Beach Medical College, a state-of-the-art, for-profit innovation in medical education. He is also Co-Chairman of Cloud Industries Health, a visionary technology and services enterprise.
An innovator and entrepreneur with over 35 years of international business leadership experience, his focus is now set on healthcare and education. Leveraging his expertise in leading large and complex industry transformations, he brings a wealth of practical and tested experience to healthcare and education.
With a strong technology foundation, Martinez has been able to define creative solutions to business problems. He has over 30 patents and technical publications in the areas of: healthcare, computer architecture, robotics, optical disks and display technology. Martinez is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences and has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, The Economist, Univision and CNN.
In the course of his career, this venture he developed new platforms for Electronic Health Record management, evidence and knowledge-based expert systems, clinical and genomic research platforms and sophisticated services for personal wellness through social networks.
Mr. Martinez is an executive member of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (www.pcpcc.net) and serves as co-chair of the Center for eHealth Information Adoption and Exchange (CeHIA). This national organization defines initiatives to support and enable the development and broad adoption of information technology in private practice and among community practitioners.