October 9-10 | Los Angeles, CA
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    October 9-10 | Marina del Rey Hotel




Activate2019 is an invite-only event where healthcare leaders will convene to learn, share and discuss the leading strategies and mobile programs to drive healthy behavior change. You’ll meet with leaders from multiple disciplines and segments, including health plans covering Medicaid, Medicare and Commercial populations, health systems and providers, medical device, pharmacy and wellness companies.

The event is designed to provide inspiration, real-world case studies and connections that will bring new and insightful health activation strategies to light. We’ve arranged for a mix of thought-provoking keynotes from industry leaders, results-oriented case studies, small-group workshops and plenty of time for networking, with the hope that you will walk away with insights to deepen your consumer activation strategies to drive improved health and business outcomes.



Kaveh Safavi

Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Health Practice

"How AI Can Change the Future of Healthcare"




6:00-9:00 PM – Welcome Reception on the Lawn


8:00-9:00 - Classic American Breakfast

9:00-9:30 - Welcome & Opening Remarks
Chris Nicholson, CEO, mPulse Mobile

9:30-10:15 - Keynote: How AI Can Change the Future of Healthcare
Kaveh Safavi, Head of Global Health Practice, Accenture

10:15-10:45 - Coffee Break

10:45-11:30 - Mobile Solutions to Drive Health Activation
Susan Arcidiacono, Chief Marketing Officer, Inland Empire Health Plan
Sagar Makanji, VP of Clinical Programs, Magellan Rx Management

11:30-12:00 - Tailored Conversational AI Solutions Improve Screening Completions
Winston Lai, Innovation Lead, Kaiser Permanente
Amy Chateau, Manager, Ambulatory Care, Kaiser Permanente
Kristi Tague, Support Services Supervisor, Kaiser Permanente

12:00-1:00 - Lunch on the Lawn

1:00-1:30 - mPulse Technology Innovation
Ram Prayaga, CTO, mPulse Mobile

1:30-2:45 - Roundtable Workshops
Solution Track: Applications of Conversational AI in Healthcare
Technical Track: Engaging Data

2:45-3:00 - Snack Break

3:00-4:00 - Innovative Approaches for Consumer Engagement and Activation
Donna Stanislawski, Director, Quality and Population Outcomes, IlliniCare Health
Jacqueline Thong, Senior Director of Product Performance, Docent Health
Erwin Jeong, Pharmacy Clinical Operations Manager, Kaiser Permanente
Rachel Fournier, Director, Product Management OnTrak Digital, Catasys

4:00-4:30 - Closing Remarks & Awards

5:30-7:30 – Closing Reception Aboard Zumbrota

Join us aboard the historic charter yacht Zumbrota for a sunset tour of Marina del Rey with cocktails and dinner.


Kaveh Safavi
Kaveh Safavi

Susan Arcidiacono
Susan Arcidiacono

IEHP - Inland Empire Health Plan
Amy Chateau
Amy Chateau

Kaiser Permanente
Rachel Fournier
Rachel Fournier

Erwin Jeong
Erwin Jeong

Kaiser Permanente
Winston Lai
Winston Lai

Kaiser Permanente
Sagar Makanji
Sagar Makanji

Magellan Rx Management
Kristi Tague
Donna Stanislawski

IlliniCare Health
Kristi Tague
Kristi Tague

Kaiser Permanente
Kristi Tague
Jacqueline Thong

Docent Health

  • You'll have plenty of time to meet and connect with other healthcare leaders with our Welcome Reception on the 9th, as well as lunch, breaks and Closing Reception on the 10th. In addition, our audience-favorite small-group workshops allow you to dive deep into great discussions with your peers.

    Make sure your travel plans include attending the Thursday Closing Reception aboard the charter yacht Zumbrota.

    The 87' private luxury yacht Zumbrota was built in 1918 by circus baron Charles Ringling. Later, Warner Brothers Studios bought the yacht for the private use of Mae West as well as hosting celebrity guests such as WC Fields and Douglas Fairbanks. In 1942, the US Navy acquired the yacht to serve during World War II as a training vessel for submariners. Rebuilt and refurbished in 1985, and now on the National Register of Historic Places, Zumbrota will provide an unforgettable backdrop for the Closing Reception of Activate2019.






The beautiful Marina del Rey Hotel in Southern California, just four (4) miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

A waterfront retreat, just minutes from Santa Monica & Venice Beach
Situated in a scenic waterfront location on the world's largest man-made small-craft harbor, the Marina del Rey Hotel invites guests to unwind and indulge in equal balance. Whether you are here for business or leisure, our waterfront hotel in Los Angeles features boutique accommodations, delightful dining at SALT Restaurant & Bar, and a year-round heated infinity pool & spa—all with gorgeous views of Marina del Rey.

Marina del Rey Hotel
13534 Bali Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate of $249 + tax per night. Book your discounted room online or call 310-301-1000 (if booking by phone, mention the mPulse Mobile block for discounted rates)


mPulse Mobile, the leader in Conversational AI solutions for the healthcare industry, drives improved health outcomes and business efficiencies by engaging individuals with tailored and meaningful dialogue. mPulse Mobile combines behavioral science, analytics and industry expertise that helps healthcare organizations activate their consumers to adopt healthy behaviors.

With over a decade of experience, 70+ healthcare customers and more than 150 million conversations annually, mPulse Mobile has the data, the expertise and the solutions to drive healthy behavior change.