Esther Dyson does business as EDventure Holdings, the reclaimed name of the company she owned for 20-odd years before selling it to CNET Networks in 2004. Her primary activity is investing in start-ups and guiding many of them as a board member. Her board seats include Boxbe, CVO Group (Hungary), Eventful.com, Evernote, IBS Group (Russia, advisory board), Meetup, Midentity (UK), NewspaperDirect, and WPP Group and Yandex (Russia). Some of her past direct IT investments include Flickr, Del.icio.us, BrightMail, Medstory and Orbitz. Dyson was the founding chairman of ICANN from 1998 to 2000
Matthew Holt spent the 1990s learning from some of the best how to be a health care futurist at Institute for the Future, and to be a survey researcher at Harris Interactive. In the early 2000s he spent time at a PHR start-up, but since 2003 has been a strategy consultant, researcher, and speaker on all aspects of health care, especially new trends in technology. He’s now the author of The Health Care Blog, and co-founder of Health 2.0, LLC.
J.D. Kleinke is a pioneering health care information entrepreneur, medical economist, and author. He has been instrumental in the creation of four health care information organizations; served as a health care business columnist for the Wall Street Journal; advised both sides of the political aisle on pragmatic approaches to health policy and legislation; and served on the Boards of several public and privately held health care information companies. Mr. Kleinke has worked with Google, Microsoft, and dozens of other technology and health care companies on the development of health information products and services for patients and their families, and helped establish Health Grades Inc., a publicly traded health care information company based in Denver, which he served as Vice Chairman of the Board until 2008. While at Sheppard Pratt – and only 28 years old at the time – Mr. Kleinke developed and managed the nation’s first provider-based, managed mental health care system.
Millenson is president of Health Quality Advisors LLC and the author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age. He is also a nationally recognized expert on patient empowerment, e-health and quality improvement and serves as the Mervin Shalowitz, M.D.
Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management