Michael Gillam, MD , FACEP , is CEO of HealthLabs, a discovery automation company for Big Data leveraging Big Compute, and CEO of Athla, a director-to-consumer mobile digital athletics company featured in a recent Apple commercial. He has helped build and sell companies to WebMD and Microsoft. He has served as a partner level executive in Microsoft and advised companies, health ministries and NGOs regarding their healthcare data strategies particularly in China and the Middle East. Dr. Gillam was research director for the big data aggregation solution, Azyxxi, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2006 to become one of their flagship products for healthcare, renamed Amalga He is a board certified emergency medicine physician who trained, practiced, and taught at Northwestern University in Chicago. He written over fifty papers and abstracts and has eleven patents in healthcare technology. He has served as Chair of Informatics for both the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Gillam is the chief clinical judge for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize and also served as a judge on the Nokia Sensing XPrize. Dr. Gillam founded and ran healthcare innovation labs in Microsoft and in Washington D.C. and led projects spanning: predictive analytics; anomalous event detection; natural language processing (NLP); gesture based interfaces; de-identification; personal health records (PHRs); virtual & augmented reality; and medical robotics.
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