June 06, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bay Area, California: 2012 Worldwide Alumni Club Event- Healthcare Panel Presentation

Sierra Point Towers, 2000 Sierra Point Parkway, First Floor Conference Center, Brisbane, California

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Bay Area, California: 2012 Worldwide Alumni Club Event
"Best Practices in Healthcare Innovation Design and Commercialization"
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of the Bay Area
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Sierra Point Towers, 2000 Sierra Point Parkway, First Floor Conference Center, Brisbane, California

Cost: $25 for alumni and guests

On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, the Bay Area will join more than 75 locations around the world in celebration of the Columbia Business School global alumni network during the sixth annual Worldwide Alumni Club Event. Our panelists will address how to maximize opportunities for commercial success in the innovation process with respect to technology, market, policy, funding and strategic partners and share their perspectives based on their experiences with what has and has not worked. They will examine the topic from three perspectives:

- The ideal situation for innovation design- identifying a problem need and engineering a solution that addresses the various stakeholders’ needs. 
- Product development in a corporate environment in which certain constraints have to be satisfied in terms of strategy, budget, timeline and ROI. 
- Innovations that develop more serendipitously in which the technology innovator and the acquirer need to make decisions about the fastest and most effective path to commercialization. 

A networking reception with hors d'oeuvres and drinks will follow.

Lorraine Marchand EMBA '06, Senior Associate Director, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program, and President, Biospark LLC
Tony Gottschalk EMBA '09, Director of Marketing Operations, Gilead Sciences
Andrew Hindman EMBA ’05, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tobira Therapeutics, Inc.
Josh Makower EMBA '93
, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, ExploraMed II, Inc.

Samantha Nathan, Associate Director, External Relations and Development, will be visiting the Bay Area during this time and looks forward to meeting our alumni.

We would like to thank Andrew Diamond '04 and Sierra Point Towers for hosting this event.

To register to attend this event and for more information, please click here.

Panelist Biographies

Lorraine Marchand EMBA '06
Lorraine Marchand is a 20 year veteran of the pharmaceutical and medical products sector having worked at Bristol Myers Squibb, Covance, the National Institutes of Health and as founder and executive of several early stage life sciences companies. She has a consulting company working with small to large cap pharma and medical technology companies. Lorraine received her business degree from Columbia.

Tony Gottschalk
EMBA '09
Tony Gottschalk is Director, Marketing Operations at Gilead Sciences where he oversees commercial infrastructure development for reimbursement, distribution and customer service operations for Gilead’s specialty products. 
Prior to Gilead, Tony held various sales, marketing and operations positions at Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Cotherix, Quintiles, Abbott Laboratories and Roche Laboratories.  Tony has a B.A. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from University of Colorado at Boulder, an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.

Joshua Makower EMBA '93
Josh has dedicated his life to the creation of medical technologies which improve the quality of life for patients and is the CEO and Founder of ExploraMed Development, LLC, a medical device incubator based on the west coast. 

He is also a Venture Partner with New Enterprise Associates where he supports the investing activity in the medical device arena.  Josh serves as a Consulting Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and co-founded Stanford’s Biodesign Innovation Program.  A compendium of the materials created to support the teaching efforts in the Stanford Biodesign program has recently been published under the Cambridge University text title of:  Biodesign: The Process of Innovating New Medical Technologies.  

Josh holds an M.B.A. Columbia University, an M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine, and an S.B. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Registration has closed for this event.

For more information please e-mail Alumni Club of the Bay Area.