With the advent of new technology such as bluetooth low energy and wearable technology, an industry in the billions has rose to the number one focus of many within the consumer device industry. The impact of wearables is already being felt in education, communication, navigating, and entertainment; but perhaps the greatest potential lies in healthcare. In this Meetup we will be highlighting wearable tech in the health care industry, touching on regulation and showcasing an entrepreneur currently in the process of bringing their wearable tech to market. Join us as we discuss these technologies in more depth and get an insight on how entrepreneurs in the region are changing the way people live their lives.
Date: August 21, 2014
Location: Royal Bank of Canada
Address: 6880 Financial Drive, Mississauga, ON L5N 7Y5
Jayson Parker, Medical Biotechnology Analyst & Lecturer University of Toronto
Dr. Jayson Parker is a Lecturer in medical biotechnology in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He lectures in the Master of Biotechnology Program, Faculty of Law and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. His main research interests include: biomarkers & clinical trial risk, machine learning, biotechnology patents and medical device regulation. Jayson is currently a medical/scientific advisor to the hedge fund Burlington Capital Inc, which has $25 million in assets under management and the Canadian Innovation Centre. He is also a board member for Life Sciences Ontario. Most recently, he was a medical liaison for Schering Plough’s biologic infliximab (Remicade) and for Novo Nordisk’s biologic rfVIIa (Novoseven/Niastase). He has been a “buy side” stock analyst covering the life sciences for Investor’s Group and the Director of Medical Science Equities at AIC limited (now Portland), both prominent mutual fund companies.
Yogi Sennik, Co- Founder & Operations Manager at Volvox Inc
A serial entrepreneur with various active companies, Yogi has extensive experience in SME business environments. His experience includes over 20 years operating manufacturing and consumer products companies. Core areas of expertise are productivity, development of teams, financial management and commercialization of consumer items. Yogi began his career as a Chemical Engineer working in R&D for various multinational consumer companies. He is passionate about catalyzing innovation, investing in teams and creating a sustainable business process. He is an angel investor and business support to early stage companies.