Leaders Who Learn: The Lake Nona Experience

By Jeff Arnold

*Blog post originally appeared on Sharecare.com

As I mentioned in my blog last week, we’re in the midst of a very busy – and inspiring – time to work in digital health. Last Thursday and Friday were no exception as I had the good fortune to spend time with some of the most well respected voices in health at the Lake Nona Impact Forum. From CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Johnson & Johnson worldwide chairman Sandi Peterson and Deepak Chopra to name a few, the roster of speakers was impressive. However, it’s refreshing – and unique – to see such respected thought leaders in the audience listening to other speakers. Everyone attends the Impact Forum to participate, including someone I had the pleasure to interview on stage, Dr. David Satcher.

The 16th Surgeon General of the United States, former director of the CDC and founder of theSatcher Health Leadership Institute, Dr. Satcher spent far more time listening at the Impact Forum than he did talking – but when he spoke, he made it count. At one point during our fireside chat, he articulated a very complex concept in the simplest of language: “Talent is distributed evenly. Opportunities are not,” and explained that it is our collective responsibility to ensure opportunities are, in fact, evenly distributed when it comes to healthcare.

Dr. Satcher’s comments are a strong reminder of why we built Sharecare: to provide all people with the health information and tools they need, anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Photo Credit: AP Photography

Original Blog post:https://www.sharecare.com/user/jeff-arnold/blog/post/leaders-who-learn-the-lake-nona-experience

The Lake Nona Institute is proud to welcome back Johnson & Johnson as the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Lake Nona Impact Forum.

We are thrilled to announce Sandi Peterson, Group Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, as a keynote speaker to our invited guests in February.

Sandi leads over two thirds of Johnson & Johnson’s workforce, including the company’s global operating infrastructure multiple consumer-facing businesses, and key enterprise initiatives designed to spur innovation and accelerate growth. Sandi is at the forefront of Johnson & Johnson’s efforts to transform healthcare using technology and design-thinking to leverage the company’s unique assets in innovative ways to create breakthrough solutions for patients, consumers and providers.

The Lake Nona Impact Forum is committed to unlocking innovation to create sustainable health communities and advance quality of life by exploring the intersections of wellness, sustainable living and education.

An invitation-only event, the Lake Nona Impact Forum convenes 200 thought leaders from business, academia, government and industry who are driving creative, innovative health and wellness solutions.

Drawing nationally recognized thought leaders, confirmed 2015 Impact Forum speakers include:

Jeff Arnold, Founder and CEO, Sharecare
Jim Courier, Co-Founder, InsideOut Sports & Entertainment and Captain, US Davis Cup Team
Susan Dentzer, Sr. Policy Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deborah Estrin, PhD, Professor of Computer Science and Co-Founder, Cornell Tech & Open mHealth
Tom Farrey, Executive Director; Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program
Patrick Geraghty, Chairman and CEO, GuideWell
Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Patrick Kennedy, Former US Congressman, Mental Health Advocate
Daniel Kraft, MD, Heathcare Innovator and Executive Director, FutureMed
Husseini K. Manji, MD, Global Head, Neuroscience;
Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Anil Menon, PhD, President & Deputy Chief Globalization Officer;
Smart+Connected Communities & Cisco

Committed to Inspiring Health Innovation, the Lake Nona Impact Forum creates an intimate experience for thoughtful and collaborative conversation that will lead to action.  The event is set in Lake Nona, a 7,000-acre integrated community that is home to one of the fastest growing life sciences clusters in the nation and is a model for the design of a comprehensive healthy community.