Dave Ross‘ foray into the startup world was inspired by his 10-year tenure in the healthcare and academic health sciences industry in upstate New York. After growing up in a physician family, he was looking for an opportunity to combine his familiarity with the healthcare space and interest in using technology for good.
An opportunity arose when Dave was ready for a change of pace in his life. He took a leap of faith and made a move from New York to Seattle to join the early startup team at Twistle.
Twistle was a healthcare technology startup company that aimed to improve patient engagement and health outcomes by facilitating communication between healthcare providers and patients. After nearly a decade of work building the platform, it was acquired by Health Catalyst in 2021.
In a global keynote for Founders Network on June 21, Dave will share how the Twistle team grew their HIPAA-compliant multi-channel communication platform to achieve the $104.5 million dollar acquisition. During the talk he will also cover:
Opening Remarks @ 9:30am PT
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Keynote Speaker @ 9:40am PT
Dave Ross joined Health Catalyst in 2021 as part of the Twistle acquisition. He was previously the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Twistle, leading all product development and engineering activities for over ten years prior to its acquisition.
Before starting Twistle, Dave was the Director of Information Systems at Albany Medical Center in New York. He has built and led software development initiatives across healthcare and educational technology sectors and is passionate about finding the perfect intersection between engineering excellence and delivering business value.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from SUNY Empire State College.
Stage-Based Roundtables @ 10:30am PT
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