Dr. Joe Hairston
Dr. Hairston’s leadership achievements include raising students’ academic performance throughout his 12 year tenure as Superintendent in Baltimore County.
Lead strategies including a “blueprint” for school system progress, effective use of technology, and partnerships with the College Board and AVID to promote college attendance. He is the president of the prestigious Horace Mann League of the USA. Dr. Hairston holds many awards such as the Outstanding Leadership Award from the International Society for Technology in Education.
Karthic Bala | President Data Services
Karthic is the President of Precision Health Data Institute, the division at EverydayHealth that focuses on using data and statistical modeling techniques to predict audience needs and to provide them with the most relevant products. With more than 22 years of experience in large data platforms in finance, healthcare and consumer media and marketing, Karthic is a highly-accomplished executive with deep relationships across the data and healthcare industry.
Saum Sutaria, M.D. | Director
Saum is a senior Director of McKinsey & Company. His area of expertise is the healthcare sector with a special emphasis in healthcare delivery and financing. He leads the Provider Practice in the Americas, which covers hospital systems, physician groups, ambulatory care models, integrated delivery, and government led delivery. He has served over 15 major health systems across over 75 markets as well as healthcare systems globally.
Jon was formerly the Chief Digital Officer and Chairman and CEO, Digital Media Group for The News Corporation, driving the Company’s overall digital strategy. Previously, Jon was Chairman and CEO of AOL, where he led the company to a record annual profit growth. Earlier in his career, Jon was CEO and President of USA Information and Services, and also served as Managing Director of Nickelodeon International.