NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Fortune has introduced that Christina Farr, Principal, OMERS Ventures, and Deena Shakir, Companion, Lux Capital, will be a part of the Fortune Brainstorm Well being group as visitor co-chairs of the 2023 Brainstorm Well being convention. Introduced in collaboration with confirmed companion up to now CVS Well being, Brainstorm Well being brings collectively forward-thinking and insightful leaders in well being care, know-how, and enterprise to leverage the fast development throughout these sectors and discover methods to drive significant change worldwide. Brainstorm Well being will happen April 25-26 on the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, CA.
Michal Lev-Ram, Editorial Director of Fortune Stay Media says, “With adjustments within the well being sector occurring sooner than ever, we’re thrilled to welcome Christina and Deena—each of whom have a front-row seat to the largest and most impactful improvements—to the Brainstorm Well being crew.”
Christina Farr joined OMERS Ventures to steer the agency’s exercise in healthtech. She has led investments in a purpose-built social platform which goals to create a complete help system for contemporary parenthood, and a digital healthcare firm for school girls. Earlier this yr, she was recognized as Enterprise Capital Journal’s 40 Rising Stars and has change into a daily commentator on the healthtech trade.
Of her participation within the convention, Farr says, “Fortune’s Brainstorm Well being occasion could not come at a extra vital time. As we come out of a public well being disaster, we face an unsure future for ladies’s well being and a difficult monetary marketplace for healthtech innovators. I am unable to think about a greater teammate than Lux’s Deena Shakir to spotlight the problems we face and talk about options, together with a number of the most vital voices in our trade.”
Deena Shakir’s investments span varied phases and sectors, together with girls’s well being, digital well being infrastructure, well being fairness, foodtech, and fintech. She beforehand was a Companion at GV, led product partnerships at Google for well being, search, and AI/ML, and directed social influence investments at Google.org. Shakir additionally served as a Presidential Administration Fellow at The U.S. Division of State beneath Secretary Clinton, the place she helped launch President Obama’s first International Entrepreneurship Summit.
“I am thrilled to be teaming up with the inimitable Chrissy Farr to co-chair Fortune Brainstorm Well being,” says Shakir. “As a prolific investor in well being know-how, I am excited to convene with the disruptors, innovators, and difference-makers of the Fortune group to assist advance the breakthroughs we’re seeing within the healthcare ecosystem.”
Farr and Shakir will probably be becoming a member of Brainstorm Well being co-chairs Fortune Senior Author Erika Fry, and Fortune Deputy Editor Jennifer Fields. For extra data, go to https://fortune.com/conferences/.
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