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Our Conference Agenda

We’re pleased to share information about our 2024 DirectTrust Conference agenda! Join us for three great days full of sessions focused around “The Future of Trust in Health”. This isn’t your typical conference – we believe in actionable insights and takeaways, which is why we’re hosting an Advocacy Workgroup and CISO Roundtable.

Additionally, we’re thrilled to share more information below about our keynote speakers, including Micky Tripathi, Susannah Fox, and Greg Garcia.

Check out our “The Future of Trust in Health” agenda across our five tracks below! Our awesome line up of speakers can be seen here. Check back often to see updates as additional sessions and speakers are added. 


Our Keynote Speakers

Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Micky Tripathi is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he leads the formulation of the federal health IT strategy and coordinates federal health IT policies, standards, programs, and investments.

Dr. Tripathi has over 20 years of experience across the health IT landscape. He most recently served as Chief Alliance Officer for Arcadia, a healthcare data and software company focused on population health management and value-based care, the project manager of the Argonaut Project, an industry collaboration to accelerate the adoption of FHIR, and a board member of HL7, the Sequoia Project, the CommonWell Health Alliance, and the CARIN Alliance.

Susannah Fox

Susannah Fox is a health and technology strategist whose life’s work has been to explore and map the terrain created by patients, survivors, and caregivers. She passionately believes that open access to information, data, and tools can help patients make better decisions and catalyze health care innovation. Her recent book, Rebel Health: A Field Guide to the Patient-Led Revolution in Medical Care (MIT Press, 2024), showcases how consumers are building up our collective capacity for better health and how the healthcare ecosystem can leverage the power of connection with those they serve.

Susannah is a former Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama Administration, where she led an open data and innovation lab and launched Invent Health, an initiative focused on user-driven innovation for medical and assistive devices. As an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation she built project teams to bring patient and caregiver insights into work of the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. Her research has been featured in publications ranging from Pediatrics and the Journal of the American Medical Association to the New York Times and Harvard Business Review.

Greg Garcia

Greg Garcia is the Executive Director of the Health Sector Coordinating Council Cybersecurity Working Group, the government-recognized critical infrastructure industry advisory council of more than 400 healthcare providers, pharmaceutical and medtech companies, payers and health IT entities partnering with government to identify and mitigate cyber threats to health data and research, systems, manufacturing and patient care.

Greg was appointed by President George W. Bush as the nation’s first Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Throughout his 32-year career in national service he has influenced and implemented change at the intersection of business, public policy and national security, including executive positions in healthcare, financial services, high technology and the United States Congress.

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