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Adaptive Biotechnologies co-founder and CEO Chad Robins will join the Health Tech stage at the 2019 GeekWire Summit. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

The digital revolution hasn’t upended the multi-trillion dollar healthcare industry, at least not yet. But transformative technologies including artificial intelligence, the cloud, robotics and IoT could finally push the industry out of the pen-and-paper era, especially as well-funded tech giants such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Apple look to compete.

What will that mean for patients, caregivers, doctors and researchers?

We’ll discuss those trends at the 2019 GeekWire Summit, where we will once again host a deep dive into the future of health. The Health Tech Stage, presented by Regence BlueShield, will take place on Oct. 8 and focus on the changing nature of healthcare and life sciences. Tickets for the GeekWire Summit, held Oct. 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Seattle, are available here.

Some of the highlights of this year’s health tech stage include:

  • A look into the ethical dilemmas surrounding gene editing in a talk led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Dr. Jennifer Adair.
  • A panel discussion — featuring Sentinel Health CEO Nirav Shah, University of Washington computer science professor Shyam Gollakota and 98Point6 Medical Director Amanda Cuda — that explores telemedicine, digital health and the consumerization of healthcare.
  • A fireside chat with Adaptive Biotechnologies CEO Chad Robins, whose Seattle company completed one of the most spectacular IPOs of the year by raising $300 million in June.

You can see the full agenda by clicking on the Health Tech Track tab under the Oct. 8th schedule on the Summit event site.

The GeekWire Summit will also feature conversations with Microsoft president Brad Smith; Los Angeles Clippers chairman Steve Ballmer; University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce; Amazon devices chief David Limp; DreamBox Learning CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson; former NFL great Doug Baldwin Jr. and many others, as well as the finals of the Elevator Pitch startup competition; the return of the popular venture capital panel; and more. We hope you’ll join us on Oct. 7-9 in Seattle.

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