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Q&A roundtable discussions are conducted by the community to provide opportunities for a small group discussion with subject matter experts.

There are 10 seats at the table for the 90-minute discussion.

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Join Marco Daoura, Lead Consultant at Premera Blue Cross, for a roundtable focused on ideation to consumerization and healthcare entrepreneurs, where care delivery can be intentionally designed for a more simplified and positive experience, for the consumer patient. Conversations will include topics in digital health, telemedicine, product development due diligence, software as a service, and will dive into startup formation strategies, business plans, funding strategies, ideation and differentiation, development process in a highly regulated industry, product development process, go-to-market strategies, and commercialization plans.


Marco Daoura graduated from the University of Washington with both a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in BioEngineering with focus on Control Theory and Molecular Biotechnology. He is currently an Innovation Lead Consultant at Premera Blue Cross and remains heavily involved in helping his Health-Tech community and start-ups with how to best take their innovations from ideation to commercialization (I2C), in such a heavily regulated industry. Marco has dedicated his full career to the healthcare industry from Philips Healthcare to Fujifilm Medical Systems, UltraLinq Healthcare, Novuson Surgical, and consulting with/advising healthcare companies and startups.

His work in innovation crosses many multidisciplinary areas from technology development, to technology architecture, program management, product services, product management and marketing, and market commercialization. In addition to holding several Health-Tech patents, he has also been responsible for a number of Life Sciences product launches, where he optimizes development and commercialization strategies around six healthcare verticals (Provider, Payor, Patient, Purchaser , Policy Maker, and Product Maker) with focus on improving patient outcomes, simplifying provider workflows/protocols, reducing provider/payor cost and waist, and consumerizing healthcare with digital and connected health solutions.

Marco is described as an entrepreneur innovative-strategist who loves to support his community by volunteering at the University of Washington CoMotion program and Seattle CambiaGrove hub mentoring local HealthTech incubators and startups, co-chairing the technology committee at Keiretsu Investors Forum, and chairing the Biomedical Device Committee at Lake Washington Institute of Tech..