Lisa Suennen

Lisa Suennen blogs regularly at Venture Valkyrie.

By Lisa Suennen 10:42 am May 20, 2013
It is always interesting how events find ways of connecting themselves together even when they seem so unrelated.
By Lisa Suennen 10:38 am March 25, 2013
Two weeks ago I had the good fortune to be invited back to the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) to participate as a judge of a digital healthcare start-up competition. In the last two years healthcare has become a highly featured part of the SXSW Interactive conference, particularly as digital health has risen to the forefront of the...
By Lisa Suennen 10:17 am January 22, 2013
LOL and gag me with a spoon. I just read a Fortune article called, “Teaching IBM’s Watson the meaning of OMG” and I had a pretty good chuckle. The article discusses how the “final frontier” in machine intelligence is teaching computers not just words, but the subtle differences in meaning that make language rich, powerful and specific.
By Lisa Suennen 10:11 am January 16, 2013
According to a new a Pew Research Center survey of about 3,000 people, released today, about 35% of Americans are “online diagnosers,” meaning people who consult the Internet to self-diagnose a medical condition.
By Lisa Suennen 08:26 am January 02, 2013
Hello and Happy New Year everyone! I am finally putting pen to paper (finger pads to computer keys? whatever) to write about the previously promised second half of my Russian visit.
By Lisa Suennen 08:17 am December 19, 2012
It is not everyday that a person gets to see something entirely foreign and new and have their eyes opened to things that delight and surprise them, but I have just returned from a week of that feeling and it was downright revelatory.
By Lisa Suennen 11:00 am October 01, 2012
I was hanging out with Tom Rodgers of Cambia Health the other day and we were discussing the seemingly unrelenting trend of the formation of new technology incubators and accelerators, designed to help catapult the weird and wonderful ideas of entrepreneurs into actionable companies.
By Lisa Suennen 09:59 am September 07, 2012
I was hanging out with David Shaywitz of Forbes the other day and he told me about a piece he wrote some time back about the buzzwords associated with the “innovation” culture that has emerged by name in Silicon Valley and Beyond. This inspired me to develop a Healthcare IT Bingo board.
By Lisa Suennen 09:42 am December 08, 2011
3600 people and I went to the mHealth Summit earlier this week in Washington, DC and, having spent the better part of 48 hours listening, I am still not sure what to make of this emerging healthcare sector.

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