COVID-19 AI Screening Solutions – Protecting Those At-Risk During the Pandemic

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Location: Virtual

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One clear characteristic of the global COVID-19 pandemic is the older the individual, the more dangerous it is. Nearly all of us have family members whom we are trying to protect, and that task will only grow more difficult as society and the economy begin to re-open and the desire for in-person contact goes stronger over time. Recent academic research indicates certain biometric sensing can be used to protect this segment of our population as we ease out of shelter-in-place restrictions.

Please join our diverse panel as we explore the insights of this topical research. Real lives, perhaps those of your own family and friends, may depend on us getting the answers right.


Our Distinguished Panelists


Mark Treat

Chief Strategy Officer
Upward Health

Mr. Treat is the Chief Strategy Officer for Upward Health a national, risk bearing multi-disciplinary medical group delivering in-home care to the most at-risk and complex cohorts of individuals. Upward Health’s technology-enabled care delivery model significantly improves access and quality of care while reducing total cost of care for the most vulnerable patient cohorts including frail elderly, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities along with individuals suffering with severe and persist mental illnesses. Prior to becoming Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Treat was the Founder and Chief Executive of Nalari Health, which was acquired by UpwardHealth in 2017. Mr. Treat brings extensive experience with large scale systems design and integration, including work with online health information exchanges, co-founding a bioinformatics company, co-founding a cell-based screening company, working with syndromic surveillance programs and supporting the Johns Hopkins Center for Computer Based Surgical Systems. Mr. Treat currently serves as an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practices at the Brown University School of Public Health and also serves on the school’s Community Advisory Board


Chris Rogers

SensiML Corporation

With over 25 years of experience running embedded systems, wireless communications, and algorithm development businesses, Chris has led high caliber teams at companies ranging from Intel to startups. Chris focuses on building and supporting teams capable of bringing cutting edge technologies to reality, delivering results, and customer value quickly. Prior to spinning out SensiML from Intel, Chris was general manager of Intel’s Quark/Curie machine learning software tools business and held prior positions as product line manager turning around Intel’s $750M business in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules. An engineer at heart, Chris started his career in automotive test/measurement as both developer and end-user of IoT systems well before the term came into vogue, building bespoke embedded systems for Michelin Tire and then as a consultant to test vendors for GM and Ford. He holds a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business.


Bryan Wisk

Asymmetric Return Capital, LLC

The founder of the fund, Bryan Wisk, began his career as a primary market marker for Citigroup on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He departed in 2006 for Visium Asset Management, where he served as a senior derivatives trader. He worked as an analyst at Tiger Management-seeded Sabretooth Capital Management from 2011 to 2012 before leaving to begin the preparatory work to launch ARC.



Mike Ward

Linear ASICs Inc.

Co-Founded Linear ASICs in 1997, and continue to grow and expand our capabilities and products in analog and mixed-signal ASICs. Experienced 25 years in the semiconductor and electronic components industry at all levels of business from design and manufacturing to sales, marketing, operations, and business management.


Mark Litecky


Mr. Litecky is responsible for growing and expanding SkyWater’s revenue strategies, systems and programs needed to drive profitable and predictable growth for the company. He is focused on building and aligning revenue generating teams to meet the needs of targeted markets and further expanding SkyWater’s diversified customer relationships. Mr. Litecky’s 30 plus years of industry expertise includes sales, marketing and business development roles, with leadership skills in organizational development, technology development, engineering and operations. His previous experience includes executive level leadership roles with GCM, Interlink Electronics, Soligie (Molex), Starkey Labs, August Technology (Rudolph Technologies), NT International (Entegris), and Rosemount Inc. (Emerson Process Controls). Mr. Litecky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.


Dr. Ali Imran


Dr. Ali Imran is founder of AI4LYF LLC. AI4LYF’s mission is to help transform the reactive sick care paradigm into preventive and proactive health care by leveraging innovations in the trio of AI, wireless communications and sensing. Dr Imran is also founding director of AI4Networks Research Centre at the University of Oklahoma where he is a tenured associate professor in the school of electrical and computer engineering. The AI4Networks research centre is focused on advancing AI for enabling next generation networks and healthcare. Dr Imran’s research in these areas has won multi-million dollar internationally competitive research grants. His research on these topics has resulted in several patented innovations and over 100 refereed research papers including some of the most influential works, the latest of which is the seminal work on COVID-19 infection detection from auditory signals including cough sounds. The impact of his work has been recognized by several prestigious awards such as VPR Outstanding International Impact Award, IEEE Green ICT YP International award, and best research paper awards. In 2019 he has been named William H. Barkow Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma for his outstanding accomplishments in aforementioned areas. He is an Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), UK; Chapter Chair ComSoc; Senior Member IEEE; Member of Advisory Board for Special Technical Community on Big Data at IEEE Computer Society and board member of ITERA.


Our Distinguished Moderator


Brian C. Faith

President and CEO

Brian C. Faith joined QuickLogic in June 1996. Mr. Faith has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2016 after having served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing between 2008 and 2016. Mr. Faith during the last 21 years has held a variety of managerial and executive leadership positions in engineering, product line management, marketing and sales. Mr. Faith has also served as the board member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the Chairman of the Marketing Committee for the CE-ATA Organization. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and was an Adjunct Lecturer at Santa Clara University for Programmable Logic courses.