Opening and Closing Sessions

Opening Session
Lessons in Leadership

Monday, M​ay 20
8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

​​Carey Lohrenz
Carey Lohrenz
​First Female U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot, Team-Building/Leadership/Strategy Expert & Author


Carey Lohrenz offers lessons for succeeding in dynamic, challenging environments and effective team-building strategies for leading organizations to peak performance.

As the first female U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot, Carey knows what it takes to succeed in one of the most demanding, extreme environments imaginable – the cockpit at Mach 2. The same qualities that helped her break barriers and make naval aviation history can also help you accomplish more than you ever imagined.

In her Wall Street Journal best-selling book, "Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck,” she encapsulates her advice on how to supercharge performance in today’s competitive business environments.

Drawing on a trail-blazing career in the U.S. Navy, Carey provides critical insight on the importance of setting a bold vision to bring teams together and staying resilient through hard times. Energizing and engaging on stage, her mission-ready strategies for leading fearlessly will help you take charge, navigate high-pressure business conditions, overcome challenges, and realize your vision.​






Closing G​eneral Session
Reinventing Healthcare and the Importance of Story

Wednesday, May 22
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Leslie Saxon, MD

Leslie Saxon, MD
Executive Director & Founder of the USC Center for Body Computing

An interventional cardiologist, Leslie Saxon, MD is a professor of medicine and clinical scholar at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC). She specializes in wirelessly connected implantable and wearable devices that treat and diagnose heart conditions and prevent sudden death. Board-certified in cardiology, electrophysiology, and heart failure, Saxon has authored more than 100 articles in various medical journals. She is an active member of several organizations and is a fellow at the Heart Rhythm Society.

Saxon is also the executive director of the internationally acclaimed USC Center for Body Computing (CBC). The CBC is a place for all USC schools, including medicine, engineering, business, and cinematic arts, to form interdisciplinary relationships and accelerate the future of fully integrated, “connected” medicine. Saxon participates in the preclinical and clinical development and testing of wearable and implanted technology, including networked devices used in medicine, wellness, and performance. Her active research programs involve connected sensors with elite athletes, military groups, and patients. Her work is dedicated to providing users with continuous and protected information about their health or performance status. She leverages her clinical expertise to develop device models and software solutions that offer engaging user feedback-based, real-time, physiologic data. 

Saxon has spoken at various forums, including TEDMED, SXSW, and WIRED Health. She is regularly quoted in popular media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BBC, and Fast Company.​​

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