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Keynote Speakers


  • Tom Andriola

    Tom Andriola

    Tom Andriola is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of California. In his role, he works closely with campus and healthcare leaders to explore opportunities for technology and data to help drive innovations that support the UC missions of teaching, research, patient care, and public service.

    Mr. Andriola has over 25 years of experience as an executive, and throughout his career has been a champion of change. His diverse background ranges from managing a large organization across four continents to being the first employee of a new business.

    With his background in innovation, he maintains working relationships with UCSD’s California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, UCSF’s Institute for Computational Health Sciences, UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation, and Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is active in higher education and healthcare associations and sits on several boards.

  • Wendy Campana

    Wendy Campana

    Wendy Campana, Ph.D. is a professor of Anesthesiology and member of the Program in Neurosciences at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

    Before joining the Anesthesiology faculty in 2000, Dr. Campana was an NIH postdoctoral training fellow in the Department of Neurosciences. Her current research focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms in response to nerve injury and how that is associated with chronic pain.

    Dr. Campana is the recipient of the ISSLS prize for her work in low back pain and treatment with erythropoietin. She was an invited participant of the National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM) and the AAMC Women’s Mid-Career Development Program. Dr. Campana co-founded the Society for Advancement of Women in Anesthesiology (SAWA) and the Women in Health Sciences Committee, now spanning 13 departments in the School of Medicine. As co-director of the Center for Research on Gender in STEMM, she is leading a study on how a “climate accelerator” (an organized women’s group comprised of faculty, residents and post docs) impacts residency recruitment in a department where women are severely under represented.

  • Vince Kellen

    Vince Kellen

    Dr. Vince Kellen currently serves as the chief information officer for the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kellen is a member of the vice chancellor and chief financial officer's senior management team, as well as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet at UC San Diego.

    Dr. Kellen’s twenty-five years of executive-level information technology experience offers a proven track record of successfully integrating innovative applications of information technology into all aspects of teaching, learning, and student success. These innovations have resulted in markedly improved efficiencies and enhanced learning environments, as well as fruitful, collaborative relationships with researchers, faculty, staff, and students across all levels of higher education and the world.

    Dr. Kellen formerly served as the senior vice provost for the University of Kentucky; and prior to that role, he served for three years as chief information officer.

  • Christopher Longhurst

    Christopher Longhurst

    As chief information officer (CIO) for UC San Diego Health, Christopher Longhurst MD, MS, oversees all operations and strategic planning for information and communications technology. He is also responsible for planning and developing all administrative and clinical information systems related to operating UC San Diego Health hospital and clinical facilities.

    Dr. Longhurst leads the creation and execution of a comprehensive information strategy to meet future needs of UC San Diego Health along with creating standards, architectures and policies for information technologies across UC San Diego and the UC system.

    His area of responsibility includes electronic health records and the MyUCSDChart system. UC San Diego Health has reached Stage 7 of electronic medical record (EMR) adoption, a ranking devised by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). This distinction is achieved by less than five percent of U.S. hospitals.

    Dr. Longhurst is also a key faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

  • Jurgen Schulze

    Jurgen Schulze

    Dr. Jurgen Schulze is an Associate Research Scientist at UCSD's Qualcomm Institute, and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the computer science department, where he teaches computer graphics and virtual reality. His research interests include applications for virtual and augmented reality systems, 3D human-computer interaction, and medical data visualization. He holds an M.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

    After his graduation he spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Computer Science Department at Brown University working on real-time volume rendering in virtual reality.