Vice President Joe Biden to Speak at Inaugural Event to Unite Those Committed to the Fight Against Cancer

AT&T*, through the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health, will participate in the Connect to End Cancer panel series on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the  South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 10-19, 2017) in Austin, Texas.

The event will feature 3 panel discussions with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health and Merck & Co., Inc. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at this year’s conference. He is participating in the series of panels focused on digital health market opportunities and new health policies in cancer care.

The panel series will offer education, exposure and potential development support to SXSW Conference attendees who share MD Anderson’s commitment to Making Cancer History®. Some of the brightest innovators, industry executives, venture capitalists, celebrities, philanthropists and researchers will be present.

The AT&T panel session on connecting devices and clouds to end cancer will feature:

  • John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president of AT&T Technology and Operations.
  • Rebecca Kaul, chief innovation officer of MD Anderson.
  • Nadia Morris, Head of Innovation at Houston AT&T Foundry for Connected Health.

The session will end with 3 60-second fast pitches from local start-ups focused on exploring ideas to end cancer.

Vice President Biden will outline his plans for a Biden cancer initiative, calling on attendees to join him in taking on the disease. He will reflect on the progress made under his leadership of the White House Cancer Moonshot. He will also call for innovative solutions to tackle the barriers that prevent a faster end to cancer and describe how he plans to remain in the fight.

“We hear and understand those who face the challenges of the health care industry,” said Nadia Morris, Head of Innovation, AT&T Foundry for Connected Health in Houston. “The speed at which we are able to innovate and collaborate with medical experts is essential in tackling cancer. And, more importantly, ending it.”

The Houston AT&T Foundry focuses on digital health innovations that benefit those in and out of clinical care environments. The center’s goal is to take innovative ideas and bring them to life faster than ever before.

The AT&T Foundry for Connected Health resides on Texas Medical Center’s campus, the largest medical center in the world. AT&T Foundry is a resource for Texas Medical Center’s physicians and researchers as well as new and innovative companies creating connected healthcare solutions.

Connect to End Cancer aims to turn innovative ideas into realities with the hope of providing transformational care to cancer patients around the world.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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