Brainstorm Health: Venturing Through the Unknown

Health care has wrestled with uncertainty in recent years with the Covid pandemic and monkeypox; reemergence of diseases such as polio; a topsy-turvy economy; the Dobbs decision; evolutions in how we deliver and receive care; generational shifts in attitudes toward health; and lightning development of digital transformations. These issues are set against a backdrop of health systems struggling to recover from the pandemic, clinicians buckling from burnout, and health inequity remaining an unresolved malignancy. Yet, business leaders cannot wait for certainty to arrive as they navigate new realities and make decisions that impact their organizations’ stakeholders.

Brainstorm Health assembles the best minds and insightful experts to break down where we are, and where we are headed. We will cover innovations and challenges in prevention and wellness; health equity; mental health; research and development; and privacy in an increasingly digital world. We will delve into best practices from the patient, provider, and pharma perspectives, all with an eye to the business implications. We also will dive into the latest technologies for addressing the many issues facing health care in 2023.

Helping us to delve into these topics will be early confirmed speakers including former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Deborah Birx, Beyond Meat CEOEthan Brown, Verily CEO Stephen Gillett, Headspace Health CEO Russell Glass, ACME Partner Aike Ho, 7wireVentures Partner Alyssa Jaffee, Noom Co-founder and CEO Saeju Jong, Blue Shield of California CEO Paul Markovich, Aledade CEO Farzad Mostashari, Brown University School of Public Health Deputy Dean Megan Ranney, Ro CEO Zach Reitano, DaVita CEO Javier Rodriguez, Maven Clinic Chief Medical Officer Dr. Neel Shah, Transcarent CEO Glen Tullman, and UCSF Department of Medicine Chair Dr. Robert Wachter 

Join Fortune editors and powerful leaders at the crossroads of business, technology, and health care for crucial conversations and connections as we head into the unknown.

Fortune is committed to hosting a safe event and is following guidance issued by local authorities and the CDC. Fortune recommends that participants be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and that you self test prior to arrival. If your test is positive, please stay home, even if you do not have symptoms. Similarly, if you are feeling unwell, please stay home. Masking is not required; wearing one is at your discretion.

Brainstorm Health Co-chairs

Christina Farr

Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; Principal Investor, Health-Tech Lead

OMERS Ventures

Jennifer Fields

Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; Editor, Well Vertical


Erika Fry

Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; Senior Writer


Deena Shakir

Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; General Partner

Lux Capital


Brainstorm Health is a prominent invitation-only conference that has built a powerful community of leaders at the crossroads of business, technology, and healthcare—executives who are the driving force of innovation in the world’s most important industry. Attendees include C-suite executives from hospitals, insurers, and pharmaceutical and device makers, as well as leaders in technology, telecommunications, food and beverage production, fitness, and other industries. Companies represented range from Fortune 500 companies to startups, as well as VCs, researchers, and thought leaders. Past keynote speakers have included CEOs Karen Lynch of Aetna, Ed Bastian of Delta, Dr. Albert Bourla of Pfizer, David Cordani of Cigna, Robert Ford of Abbott, Gail Boudreaux of Anthem, Alex Gorksy of Johnson & Johnson, Stephane Bancel of Moderna, Anne Wocjicki of 23andMe, Eric Yuan of Zoom, John Legend, Joe Biden and Sir Tony Blair.


All items are in US/Pacific time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
Tuesday 25 Apr, 2023
2 - 2:15 PM
2:15 - 3:50 PM
3:50 - 4:15 PM
4:15 - 6:00 PM
6 - 7:00 PM
7 - 9:00 PM


Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey
4375 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, California 90292 United States

Five miles from LAX airport, near Venice Beach and Santa Monica, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey offers five-star luxury with a distinctly Californian touch.



Contact Us

For Speaker Inquiries:

To suggest a speaker for Brainstorm Health, please complete the form at the link below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.

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For Participation Inquiries:
Participation at Brainstorm Heath 2023 is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. The registration fee of US$3,300 includes the complete program, scheduled meals, activities, and conference materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel charges. The staff for the event will provide information about accommodations.

Tel: 1-866-661-3840

For Sponsorship Inquiries:
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler


For Press Inquiries:
Alison Klooster

Senior Manager of Brand Communications, FORTUNE
Tel: 646-437-6613