Keynote Speakers

Innovative ideas, motivational insights and inspirational perspectives from prominent keynote speakers at HIMSS20.

All keynote sessions will be held in the Valencia Ballroom.

Digital Health Transformation: The Path Forward

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Healthcare system CEOs Gianrico Farrugia of Mayo Clinic and Rod Hochman of Providence St. Joseph will sit down for a high-level discussion on the impact of digital health on the person, the organizations they lead, the journey to a digital health ecosystem, advanced analytics, economics, governance, leadership and preparing a new workforce. 

Dr, Farrugia has been a Mayo Clinic physician for 30 years, leading Mayo’s focus on patients with serious or complex illnesses and it’s care of more than 1.2 million unique patients each year from all 50 states and nearly 140 countries. Mayo Clinic is ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World.

At Providence St. Joseph Health, Dr. Hochman is leading the transformation of healthcare for the future through digital innovation, population health, mental health, genomics, whole person care and outreach to the poor and vulnerable.

Join this powerful discussion on creating a better global health future. Don’t miss HIMSS20.


Gianrico Farrugia, MD
President and CEO, Mayo Clinic

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Rod Hochman, MD
President and CEO
Providence St. Joseph Health and Chair Elect Designate American Hospital Association

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Hal Wolf
President and CEO


Two Parties, One Stage: A Bold Fireside Chat with Political Party Leaders

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 8:30 am – 10:30 am ET

Former Governors Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) will share the stage for a fireside chat with bold discussion around health reform and other pressing issues facing American voters during the 2020 campaign. With sparks flying over candidates’ differing views on healthcare policy, expect to gain valuable insights and unique perspectives from both sides of the aisle—heard—and seen—only at HIMSS20.

Chris Christie was inaugurated as the 55th governor of New Jersey on January 19, 2010. He was re-elected with 60% of the vote in November of 2013 and served two terms as governor. He left office in January of 2018.

In November 2013, Terry McAuliffe was elected the 72nd governor of Virginia. As governor, McAuliffe focused on equality for all Virginians—enhancing quality of life and building a new diversified economy that made economic opportunity a right, not a privilege.

Be ready for what’s next. Don’t miss HIMSS20.


Terry McAuliffe
Former Governor of the State of Virginia
Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

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Chris Christie
Former Governor of the State of New Jersey

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Baseball and Analytics Mean Business

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Three-time MVP, 14-time all-star, 2009 World Series champion and Emmy award-winning baseball commentator Alex Rodriguez closes out HIMSS20 with what promises be a lively and insightful discussion about his successes on and off the baseball field, focusing on baseball to business and analytics.

Over the course of an iconic baseball career, Alex Rodriguez built a tremendously successful investment firm and created a fully integrated real estate investment and development firm. Today, A-Rod Corp’s investment mandate encompasses assets across a wide array of industries, including sports and wellness, media and entertainment.

Hear A-Rod’s perspectives on the critical role of analytics in decision-making. Join him at HIMSS20.


Alex Rodriguez
Founder & CEO
A-Rod Corp

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