We want you to understand what exactly is happening and we want you to breathe in disruptive technologies and business models. We want you to feel the power of disruptive thinking.
Our unique 5-day Tour will take you to the key hubs of healthcare disruption – areas that hot-house the most competitive business environments on the planet. Today, the majority of the start-ups on the East and West coasts no longer are tech companies. These ruthless new-borns are there to disrupt entire industries. These hotbeds of innovation are rife with pioneers that aim to shake up the world of healthcare and medicine.
This intensive learning experience takes you on a whirlwind tour from the San Francisco and New York, where you will meet a select set of disruptive startups and technologies, radical thinkers and visionaries, get acquainted with likeminded peers and learn new insights from the expert tour guides…All of this will give you a solid framework to assess future trends in healthcare – and of the threats and opportunities they pose for your business.
We will visit established players, as well as exciting new healthcare startups and disruptive players, have input from leading experts and visionaries in their fields, and try to understand the strategies for incumbent players in the healthcare space.
The focus of the 2017 tour will be on the latest disruptive technologies and healthcare innovation. We have chosen these 2 areas for good reason. Firstly, we have seen Silicon Valley be the epicentre of disruptive technology innovation – where start-ups shifted their aspirations from wishing to be the next Intel and Oracle, to being the next Uber or AirBnB. The venture capital industry is tracking and betting heavily on these disruptive technology start-ups, but now with ever-increasing focus on the next big domain of change – healthcare.
So secondly, we want to experience how the healthcare domain, which is seen as the next ‘Big Big Thing’, has taken on board the new technologies such as big data, internet of things, AI and mobile health, together with the advent of totally new approaches in understanding and engaging physicians, providers, patients and payers through new business models that will totally reshape the healthcare landscape.
San Francisco and New York are both well connected in the healthcare and biotech scenes and are seeing the worlds of technology and healthcare merge. You will meet healthcare thought leaders, engage with nimble health-tech start-ups, and learn how leading incumbents have found successful ways of embedding this innovation in their companies. And of course you will learn a lot from your likeminded peers, on the bus, during visits and during breakfast, lunch & dinner!
Fonny Schenck is a managing partner of Across Group and CEO of Across Health, a global consultancy focused on impactful innovative customer-centric approaches in healthcare. Fonny likes to work at the exciting intersection of technology, business strategy and innovation. His recent strategic focus areas are the impact of mhealth on the business model for pharma.
Peter Hinssen is a global thought leader on the impact of technology on society. He is a recognized writer, lectures at the LBS and is also a board advisor on innovation and technology. He leads executive education workshops around the innovation potential of technology, and is a passionate and much sought-after keynote speaker. In addition, he is an experienced organizer & facilitator of Disruption Tours.
Congratulations to the whole team who made this an exceptional experience; well balanced between different aspects of innovation (technology, finance, management). Great how you managed to get us in front of top thinkers/actors.
It was a great and enriching experience all round. The companies, your support, the locations as well the other participants. Thoroughly enjoyed it and taking a lot of insights back to my company.
It even surpassed my expectations and reasons why I was joining the tour.
An amazing experience, every minute was worth it! This Tour was an eye opener, there is a before Tour and an after Tour life!
A fun but educational and thought-provoking tour.