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Tech Tonics

Tech Tonics

Connected Social Media

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Tech Tonics, the Podcast, is a twice-monthly program focused on the people and passion at the intersection of technology and health. Hosted by Lisa Suennen and David Shaywitz (the co-authors of “Tech Tonics: Can Passionate Entrepreneurs Heal Healthcare With Technology?”) the show draws on their experience in business, medicine, and health-IT.The Tech Tonics podcast seeks to bring the people in the digital health field to life and, ideally, elevate humanism in a healthcare world captivated by technology. “We deeply believe in what Robert Coles, an inspiration to us both, has termed ‘the call of stories,’” David Shaywitz says. “Our aspiration is to bring the spirit of Coles and Michael Lewis to the world of digital health.”Together, Suennen and Shaywitz engage a range of intriguing guests in discussions that enable listeners to appreciate the stories behind the startups and the people behind the passion.Lisa Suennen is the Managing Partner of Venture Valkyrie Consulting, LLC, a firm that provides advisory services to corporate and independent venture capital funds and to large and small companies around investment and product strategy, innovation spin-outs, market development, partnerships and financing. She is currently a member of the Qualcomm Life Advisory Board, the Sanofi Integrated Care Advisory Board, the Dignity Health Foundation Board, and an Advisor to the California Health Care Foundation Innovation Fund and a member of several private company Boards of Directors.Dr. David Shaywitz is the Chief Medical Officer of DNAnexus, a company that makes it easier to work with genomic data using advanced bioinformatics and scalable compute systems based on the cloud. He received his M.D. from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health, Science, and Technology at Harvard Medical School, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at MIT. He trained in internal medicine and endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and conducted his post-doctoral research in Doug Melton’s lab at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.Tech Tonics, the Podcast is produced by Jason Lopez and syndicated by Connected Social Media. You can also find out more at venturevalkyrie.com and connectedsocialmedia.com.

Latest Episodes

Tech Tonics: Dr. Sally Shaywitz: Advancing Science, Driving Policy, Overcoming Dyslexia

Dr. Sally Shaywitz – Yes, she is David’s mom – has brought an entrepreneur’s mindset to her life’s work in dyslexia, recognizing the condition as a prevalent and underappreciated need, then working tirelessly to advance the science and enact the policy required to fully unlock the potential within so many brilliant individuals. Sally has helped […]

--1 w ago
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Tech Tonics: Dr. Sally Shaywitz: Advancing Science, Driving Policy, Overcoming Dyslexia

Matthew Zachary – Making Noise and Making a Difference that is Music to Patient’s Ears

Matthew Zachary, CEO ofOffscrip Media has had multiple careers despite the fact that he shouldn’t have had any. He had studied to be a concert pianist and composer and conductor through college, but at the age of 21, on his way to study in a USC graduate music program with Hans Zimmer, he was diagnosed […]

--3 w ago
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Matthew Zachary – Making Noise and Making a Difference that is Music to Patient’s Ears

Tech Tonics: Kevin Lyman – From Halo to CEO

Kevin Lyman was once the world’s highest ranked Warlock in Worlds of Warcraft and a professional Halo2 player. But that wasn’t his original plan. In fact, growing up in New Jersey, Kevin always wanted to be a scientist, even before he was sure of what that meant. While a student at Renselaer Polytechnic, Kevin took […]

--OCT 26
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Tech Tonics: Kevin Lyman – From Halo to CEO

Tech Tonics: DianaBrainard – A Passion for Patients, A Talent for Leadership

Diana Brainard’spassion for understanding our stories and experiences initially led her to study comparative literature in college; but sometime during her junior year abroad in Lyon, she realized she could pursue her passion through medicine, a journey that’s taken her from academic infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital through her current role as Senior Vice […]

--OCT 13
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Tech Tonics: DianaBrainard – A Passion for Patients, A Talent for Leadership

Tech Tonics: Geeta Nayyar, Executive Medical Director, Salesforce

Geeta Nayyar started off wanting to be a teacher, but then decided “science is the answer to everything” and became a doctor. Today she is the recently-appointed Executive Medical Director at Salesforce and gets to do both, which is her dream come to life. Geeta’s parents were both MDs and her two brothers are both […]

--SEP 28
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Tech Tonics: Geeta Nayyar, Executive Medical Director, Salesforce

Tech Tonics: Dr.Ken Mandl – Forging Connection Through Technology

Ken Mandl has a gift for listening to other people, whether they’re mentors offering the advice that shaped his career in pediatrics and informatics at Boston’s Children Hospital and Harvard Medical School, or helping physicians and patients learn from each other by making it easier for them to share information. He’s a pioneering leader of […]

--SEP 14
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Tech Tonics: Dr.Ken Mandl – Forging Connection Through Technology

Tech Tonics:John Groetelaars – Connecting MedTech to the Digital World

John Groetelaarslearned to work with his hands on his family’s vegetable farm, but he realized early that he was more interested in using those hands to build motorcycles and mechanical devices. He followed his inclination first by helping manufacture engines and axles after earning his engineering degree through the GM Institute; he later transferred to […]

--AUG 24
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Tech Tonics:John Groetelaars – Connecting MedTech to the Digital World

Andrew Trister: From Jersey Boy to Digital Doc

With a knack for engineering and a passion for patients,Andrew Tristercareer has taken this Jersey boy from radiation oncology to Apple to his current role at the Gates Foundation, where he’s spearheading their efforts to leverage technology to improve the health of people around the world. Andrew – like E Street drummer Max Weinberg — […]

--AUG 10
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Andrew Trister: From Jersey Boy to Digital Doc

Tech Tonics: Jill Hagenkord’s Wild Ride

Growing up in a small town in Iowa,JillHagenkord never imagined herself as a doctor, or scientist, or entrepreneur – yet she became all three, blazing her own path and charting for herself a captivating personal and professional journey. Jill’s childhood was especially difficult; her parents divorced when she was ten, leavingJilland her siblings struggling to […]

--JUL 27
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Tech Tonics: Jill Hagenkord’s Wild Ride

Tech Tonics: Arnaub Chatterjee – Making Healthcare Smart

Arnaub Chatterjee comes from a long line of physicians, and in his youth, assumed he’d follow the family tradition. At college at the University of Michigan, he pursued a well-traveled path towards medicine, graduating with a degree in cell and molecular biology. But then his heart wandered, and ultimately he found himself having a difficult […]

--JUL 13
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Tech Tonics: Arnaub Chatterjee – Making Healthcare Smart

Latest Episodes

Tech Tonics: Dr. Sally Shaywitz: Advancing Science, Driving Policy, Overcoming Dyslexia

Dr. Sally Shaywitz – Yes, she is David’s mom – has brought an entrepreneur’s mindset to her life’s work in dyslexia, recognizing the condition as a prevalent and underappreciated need, then working tirelessly to advance the science and enact the policy required to fully unlock the potential within so many brilliant individuals. Sally has helped […]

--1 w ago
Comments
Tech Tonics: Dr. Sally Shaywitz: Advancing Science, Driving Policy, Overcoming Dyslexia

Matthew Zachary – Making Noise and Making a Difference that is Music to Patient’s Ears

Matthew Zachary, CEO ofOffscrip Media has had multiple careers despite the fact that he shouldn’t have had any. He had studied to be a concert pianist and composer and conductor through college, but at the age of 21, on his way to study in a USC graduate music program with Hans Zimmer, he was diagnosed […]

--3 w ago
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Matthew Zachary – Making Noise and Making a Difference that is Music to Patient’s Ears

Tech Tonics: Kevin Lyman – From Halo to CEO

Kevin Lyman was once the world’s highest ranked Warlock in Worlds of Warcraft and a professional Halo2 player. But that wasn’t his original plan. In fact, growing up in New Jersey, Kevin always wanted to be a scientist, even before he was sure of what that meant. While a student at Renselaer Polytechnic, Kevin took […]

--OCT 26
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Tech Tonics: Kevin Lyman – From Halo to CEO

Tech Tonics: DianaBrainard – A Passion for Patients, A Talent for Leadership

Diana Brainard’spassion for understanding our stories and experiences initially led her to study comparative literature in college; but sometime during her junior year abroad in Lyon, she realized she could pursue her passion through medicine, a journey that’s taken her from academic infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital through her current role as Senior Vice […]

--OCT 13
Comments
Tech Tonics: DianaBrainard – A Passion for Patients, A Talent for Leadership

Tech Tonics: Geeta Nayyar, Executive Medical Director, Salesforce

Geeta Nayyar started off wanting to be a teacher, but then decided “science is the answer to everything” and became a doctor. Today she is the recently-appointed Executive Medical Director at Salesforce and gets to do both, which is her dream come to life. Geeta’s parents were both MDs and her two brothers are both […]

--SEP 28
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Tech Tonics: Geeta Nayyar, Executive Medical Director, Salesforce

Tech Tonics: Dr.Ken Mandl – Forging Connection Through Technology

Ken Mandl has a gift for listening to other people, whether they’re mentors offering the advice that shaped his career in pediatrics and informatics at Boston’s Children Hospital and Harvard Medical School, or helping physicians and patients learn from each other by making it easier for them to share information. He’s a pioneering leader of […]

--SEP 14
Comments
Tech Tonics: Dr.Ken Mandl – Forging Connection Through Technology

Tech Tonics:John Groetelaars – Connecting MedTech to the Digital World

John Groetelaarslearned to work with his hands on his family’s vegetable farm, but he realized early that he was more interested in using those hands to build motorcycles and mechanical devices. He followed his inclination first by helping manufacture engines and axles after earning his engineering degree through the GM Institute; he later transferred to […]

--AUG 24
Comments
Tech Tonics:John Groetelaars – Connecting MedTech to the Digital World

Andrew Trister: From Jersey Boy to Digital Doc

With a knack for engineering and a passion for patients,Andrew Tristercareer has taken this Jersey boy from radiation oncology to Apple to his current role at the Gates Foundation, where he’s spearheading their efforts to leverage technology to improve the health of people around the world. Andrew – like E Street drummer Max Weinberg — […]

--AUG 10
Comments
Andrew Trister: From Jersey Boy to Digital Doc

Tech Tonics: Jill Hagenkord’s Wild Ride

Growing up in a small town in Iowa,JillHagenkord never imagined herself as a doctor, or scientist, or entrepreneur – yet she became all three, blazing her own path and charting for herself a captivating personal and professional journey. Jill’s childhood was especially difficult; her parents divorced when she was ten, leavingJilland her siblings struggling to […]

--JUL 27
Comments
Tech Tonics: Jill Hagenkord’s Wild Ride

Tech Tonics: Arnaub Chatterjee – Making Healthcare Smart

Arnaub Chatterjee comes from a long line of physicians, and in his youth, assumed he’d follow the family tradition. At college at the University of Michigan, he pursued a well-traveled path towards medicine, graduating with a degree in cell and molecular biology. But then his heart wandered, and ultimately he found himself having a difficult […]

--JUL 13
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Tech Tonics: Arnaub Chatterjee – Making Healthcare Smart
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