TECH5: Innovation in the Employee Benefits Technology Ecosystem
Innovation in the Employee Benefits Technology Ecosystem
Friday 07 October
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Learn how innovation and investment in new technology solutions are helping solve some of HR’s and Benefits’ most important issues. Benefits expert, Nate Randall will moderate a discussion with leaders from curated new employee benefits technology companies that are delivering innovative solutions across the broad range of employee benefits. They’ll discuss what’s driving this investment and innovation, and how that “benefits” organizations in search of new solutions. You’ll walk away with a greater understanding of how these entrepreneurs and their companies are developing the next generation of benefits technologies, and how you can most effectively work with emerging providers to implement new solutions. Don’t miss this showcase of the very latest in benefits technology.
Founder & President
Ursa Major Consulting
An accomplished leader in the evolving employee benefits space with expertise in benefit plan analytics, compliance, design, innovation, management and strategy. Nate is passionate about engaging consumers and changing employee benefits in meaningful ways through innovation and focusing on the employee experience. Nate is the Founder and President of Ursa Major Consulting and is a frequent speaker, advocate, and advisor to the Human Resources industry.
Fintech executive with a passion for financial innovation, with extensive experience overseeing $500MM+ of loan origination in the marketplace lending industry.
Oron Afek is the CEO and Founder of BookMD – a stealth marketplace for healthcare services, connecting health-plans, Fortune 100 employers and providers to create efficiencies, revamp the customer experience and increase the value of care. Previously, Oron started and managed several Israeli technology companies. Oron holds a BA in financing, an LL.B and LL.M from IDC Herzliyah (Israel). Oron is an active ironman triathlete.
Chief Commercial Officer
Jim Pursley is responsible for Livongo Health’s commercial efforts and go-to-market strategy, including sales and strategic partnerships. He played a similar role at EosHealth. Prior to joining EosHealth, Jim ran global sales and marketing for Care Innovations, an Intel-GE company where he also served as General Manager of the Independent Living business segment at Care Innovations overseeing the launch of three new products, including Care Innovations’ first direct-to-consumer offering in healthcare. He was also on the original team involved in the formation of Care Innovations in 2011, where he provided strategic leadership and market expertise to help launch the new company. In addition to his role at Care Innovations, Jim has served on the Board of Directors for the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre in Ireland and as a Commissioner for the Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST) in Washington, DC. Jim joined the executive team of Care Innovations having spent 10 years at GE most recently serving as General Manager of Sales and Marketing for GE Healthcare’s Aging Services business, a new venture created to address the challenges of global aging. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences and Information Systems from Penn State University and a Master in Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He is also Six Sigma Green and Black Belt trained.