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Bizologie is an on-demand market and industry research firm.  Deliverables include custom Total Addressable Market reports, industry overviews, market landscapes, competitor analysis, M&A lists, news runs, consumer profiles, psychographics, and buying trends.

Medici is the future of the doctor-patient relationship, enabling you to text, call or video with all of your medical providers from a single, compliant app.  Medici’s leadership comprises executives from Amazon, John Hopkins, Google, and 2nd.MD.  It is headquartered in Austin with offices in Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris and Johannesburg. 

Higginbotham is a single source for insurance and financial services brokering business insurance, employee benefits, retirement plans, executive benefits, life insurance and home/auto insurance.  It supplements coverage with in-house risk management and benefit plan administration services.

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity.  More than 50,000 entrepreneurs, programmers, and designers gather for meet ups, classes, and co-working every year.  Entrepreneurs surround themselves with both talent and the investment to grow their business.


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Health tech Austin is a gathering of Health Tech Leaders and Influencers from Central Texas and beyond. we have MONTHLY NETWORKING and educational EVENTs. If you are Interested in sponsoring a Future event;







The future of Care

for the aging

august 23rd

7:45 am - 9:30 am


Dr. Tom Banning

Chief Executive Officer

Texas Association of Family Physicians

Dr. Tom Banning, an Austin native and University of Texas graduate, is chief executive officer and executive vice president of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

The academy, the state's largest medical specialty society with more than 6,000 members, focuses on the role of family physicians in providing quality, comprehensive care to all Texans. The Texas Academy of Family Physicians unites the family physicians of Texas through advocacy, education and member services, and empowers them to provide a medical home for patients of all ages.

The Texas Academy of Family Physicians is the state’s largest medical specialty organization, with more than 5,500 member physicians, residents and medical students throughout 33 local chapters.

TAFP serves the family medicine community and provides a unified voice for family medicine as it continues to be one of the most patient-oriented public health groups in Texas.

The American Academy of Family Physicians, TAFP’s parent organization, maintains a membership of more than 94,000 members in 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Susann Keohane

Global Research Leader for the Aging Initiative


Susann Keohane is the Global Research Leader for the Aging Initiative at IBM. In her role, she heads a worldwide community of researchers, technologists, and academics who help governments, industries, and companies around the world as they seek to develop products and technology-enabled services for consumers in the new ‘longevity economy.' Susann is an expert in enabling human ability through emerging technologies with a strategic focus on accessibility research, aging-in-place using the Internet of Caring Things, and cloud-based personalized access and adaptive interfaces. 

As a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Cognitive Accessibility Task Force, she develops the guidelines that help ensure the Web is accessible to all. She is an IBM Master Inventor with over 150 patents. Susann’s passion for innovation drives her exploration of future accessible technology to help bridge the digital divide and improve the quality of life of the aging population.

Dr. Marcia Ory

Director, Center for Population Health and Aging

Associate Dean & Distinguished Professor

Texas A&M Health Science Center

Marcia G. Ory, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Regents and Distinguished Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, Texas A&M School of Public Health (SPH) in College Station, Texas.  Her primary administrative role is serving as Associate Dean for Research. As Founding Director of the Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging, she is working with an interdisciplinary cross-campus group to develop innovative research projects across public health, medicine, architecture, engineering and computer sciences. She also co-leads Healthy South Texas, a new effort to examine strategies for promoting health and wellness at the Texas-Mexico border.

She has been a primary investigator on multiple local, state and federally funded grants to implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions for promoting healthy lifestyle changes in midlife and older ages. As the National Program Director for Active for Life, she documented the success of behaviorally-based exercise programs for increasing physical activity in Americans 50 and older. She has also served as the national evaluator for the National Study of Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and has directed prevention and management of diabetes program evaluations, including the development and testing of a patient education DIOSK for providing education to low-literacy persons with diabetes. She has directed the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services adaptation and evaluation of the Texercise Program and overseen the local implementation and evaluation of the evidence-based Fit and Strong! program.  Further, she has examined the dissemination of clinical and community-based fall prevention programs for vulnerable older adults.  Drawing upon a life-course perspective, she has also been a primary investigator on several research studies exploring policy and environmental interventions for reducing childhood obesity. In these roles she is examining how health promotion evidence-based programs for individuals at different life transitions can be translated to clinical, community or workplace settings.  

Prior to coming to Texas A&M University, Dr. Ory spent twenty years in federal service as Chief of Social Science Research on Aging in the Behavioral and Social Research Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. She holds a doctorate from Purdue University and a Masters of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University. She has been the author of more than 400 publications on a variety of topics including self, family and formal health care; physical activity and mobility; doctor-patient interactions; chronic disease management; obesity prevention; falls and injury prevention; women’s health; minority health and translational research.   

Dr. Ory is a distinguished alumnae of Purdue University, Fellow of several professional organizations (e.g., American Academy of Behavioral Research, American Academy of Health Behavior, Society for Behavioral Medicine, and Gerontological Society of America) and a recipient of numerous awards including the Polisher Institute Award for Excellence in Applied Gerontology, the International Council on Active Aging Industry Innovator Award, the Archstone Foundation Award for Excellence in Program Innovation, the Betty J. Cleckley Award for Excellence in Research on Minority Health Issues, and the Erickson Foundation Award for Successful Aging.  Her dedication to enhancing the careers of new scholars in aging is evident in her receipt of the Distinguished Mentor Award from the Gerontological Society of America. 

She was appointed a Regents Professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center in recognition of outstanding service and commitment to the people of Texas, and has also received the Health Science Center Presidential Award for Excellence in Research. Other prestigious honors include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Aging and Public Health Section of the American Public Health Association and Research Laureate Award from the American Academy of Health Behavior.







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