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Advice from Coaches and Judges of the SXSW Pitch Competition


Kevin Rapp
AppWell.Health, Co-Founder

Kevin Rapp brings 20+ years of leadership including his current role as Managing Partner at Varyence and cofounder of their AppWell.Health division. Kevin has led enterprise digital strategy and transformation at for payers and health systems at Microsoft, and helped lead a startup to a successful exit to Allscripts Healthcare. Currently he and his team provide commercialization and product strategy and development services for leading companies in genomics based precision medicine, telehealth, consumer wellness, IoT/IoMT and ecommerce. Kevin is passionate about person centered design thinking for the consumer, patient and clinician, which he sees as the cornerstone of both digital and healthcare transformation. Kevin is a Kaufmann FastTrac graduate, Health Enterprise Network Fellow, and founding member of the HIMSS patient engagement/population health taskforce.

Sivaram Arabandi
AppWell.Health, Chief Data Officer

Sivaram Arabandi is a surgeon, informaticist and a design leader helping healthcare organizations as well as traditional organizations leverage data for both immediate and future needs specializing in knowledge engineering solutions for navigating the enterprise data landscape using ontologies, natural language processing and big data approaches to integrate, interpret and visualize healthcare data for analytics, clinical decision support, machine learning and AI. He has served several of the United States most prestigious health organizations including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Optum, Case Western, Medtronic, and eVariant.


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