Boston, MA
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sep. 11-13, 2017

Maria Palombini

Director, Emerging Communities & Initiatives Development, Global Business Strategy & Intelligence
IEEE Standards Association

In 2017, Maria Palombini joined IEEE-SA with a directive to build networks of tech innovators, researchers and corporate executives who share a common goal of developing standards to advance adoption of emerging technologies into their enterprise. Her work includes building a community of tech innovators, business executives, academics and industry advocates to provide education on the benefits and challenges with blockchain while collaborating to develop standards to advance adoption. Her primary sectors of focus include pharma, health, energy, and agriculture. In parallel to her work in blockchain standards, she is project lead for IEEE-SA’s newest initiative, Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency, a critical program focused on restoring dignity to digital citizen/identity for the global community including the underserved.

In 2015, Maria left Euromoney Plc, one of the world’s leading information and event producers.

She founded DisruptiveRx, an information company that produces written and in-person educational programs and bring pragmatic attention on breakthrough innovations that transform life sciences and healthcare enterprise operations.

Maria holds an MBA from the Rutgers Graduate School of Business and a BA and BS from Rutgers College at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey.

She is an accomplished leader and public speaker having presented at various industry events.

You can follow her on twitter @DisruptiveRx or on

September 13, 2017
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom

Technologies like blockchain can play a significant role in reducing costs within the healthcare industry. The success of blockchain technology in the healthcare system depends on its efficient integration in applications with innovative use cases that illustrate to the industry its cost benefits.

The ability to share and exchange data in an interoperable fashion in healthcare industry can result in significant cost savings and enhanced security. Lack of interoperability places burden on healthcare services and may increase errors due to lack of visibility of patient's information.

This talk will provide a list of use cases including related authentication and encryption technologies that can enable the adoption of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry. Examples include use cases for identity proofing and registration for new healthcare services.

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