Founder and COO, PerkStreet Financial
Jason is a serial entrepreneur with a long history in financial services. He began his career making boxes in the shipping department of Deluxe Check Printers over 15 years ago. He's come a long way since then, helping both public and private companies to build products that better meet the needs of their customers and to discover the digital world. Most recently, he helped a large public company overhaul its strategy to offer multiple financial products tailored to the needs of students.
Jason believes deeply in the power of high technology to improve people's lives. He has participated in high-tech start-ups as an advisor (of companies building everything from mobile phone apps to travel advice), an investor (as Managing Director at Rock Maple Ventures), and an executive (as the Chief Operating Officer of US Genomics). For Jason, PerkStreet's ability to use technology to reinvent banking and rewards is what really gets him jazzed. Jason has a degree from Harvard University and is a frequent speaker on the subjects of innovation and customer-centric organizations. When not working from a coffee shop, Jason can be found doing just about anything active outdoors.
Dr. William Haskell
Founder/Deputy Director, Stanford Ctr. for Research in Disease Prevention
William Haskell, PhD, is a professor of medicine (active emeritus) in the Center for Prevention Research and the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine at Stanford University.
He has been a member of the Stanford University faculty for the past 35 years, with primary interests in the prevention of chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. Dr. Haskell's major research interests and activities include development and evaluation of objective measurements of physical activity in free-living populations. Using sensing devices and mobile phones for data collection and processing, Haskell's areas of focus include wireless accelerometers, altimeters, heart rate, skin temperature/heat flux and breathing rate monitors. Dr. Haskell's research is funded by the National Institute of Health and conducted in collaboration with scientists at MIT.
Dr. Haskell is also Director of the Stanford Heart Network, an Internet-based patient and health professional support system. The network assists community-based cardiovascular disease prevention/treatment programs implement more effective heart attack and stroke prevention initiatives. Haskell has authored over 80 publications related to physical activity and cardiovascular disease and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Health Fitness Corporation.
Dr. Stephen Intille
Technology Director, House_n Consortium (Wearable Computing), MIT
Stephen Intille, PhD, is Technology Director of the House_n Consortium at MIT.
His research is focused on the development of context-recognition algorithms and interface design strategies for ubiquitous computing environments and mobile devices. He is currently developing systems for preventive health care that support healthy aging and well-being in the home by motivating longitudinal behavior change via mobile phones. He received his PhD from MIT in 1999 working on computational vision at the MIT Media Laboratory, an S.M. from MIT in 1994, and a B.S.E. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992.
He has published research on computational stereo depth recovery, real-time and multi-agent tracking, activity recognition, perceptually-based interactive environments, and technology for preventive healthcare. Dr. Intille has been principal investigator on sensor-enabled health technology grants from the NSF, the NIH, foundations, and industry. A special focus of Intille's current work is exploring how to create tools for common mobile phones that permit longitudinal measurement of health behaviors for research, especially the type, duration, intensity, and location of physical activity, and tools for common mobile phones that motivate healthy behavior.
Director of Hardware Engineering, Shimmer Research
Benjamin Kuris is Director of Hardware Engineering at Shimmer Research, a division of Realtime Technologies, Ldiv.
At Shimmer, Ben guides R&D and commercialization of the company's wearable sensor that he originated at Intel. He is also a consultant at MIT for the NIH U01 funded project "Enabling Population-Scale Physical Activity Measurement on Common Mobile Phones." He has an additional 12 years of experience in top industry R&D organizations at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer, HP Labs, and Intel. His work is found in commercial products from Compaq and Shimmer-Research. Mr. Kuris has multiple patent filings in the area of low-power sensing and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Yale University.