Inspiring Leaders: Andy Conrad, CEO of Google Life Sciences

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Inspiring Leaders: Andy Conrad, CEO of Google Life Sciences

Winstons Supperclub , 3111 Welborn St. , Dallas , Texas 75219

October 27, 2015 from 17:30 PM to 20:00 PM (CST)

$10 - $35

JLABS TEXAS EVENT Take the opportunity to be transported into the future and join us for an exclusive look into The Future of Healthcare with Google Life Sciences CEO, Andy Conrad. Many tech giants are racing into healthcare and Google is not one to be left on the sidelines. Dr. Conrad, named amongst The Top 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma 2015 by FierceBiotech, will present his view of the future and the potential role to play for Google Life Sciences. Dr. Conrad's presentation will be followed by a rapid-fire Fireside Chat with Melinda Richter, Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS and an engaging audience Q&A.

The program, part of the JLABS Inspiring Leaders series, will be held at Winstons Supperclub on the eve of Texas FreshAIR in Dallas, TX and is designed to provide unrivaled access to been there, done that industry leaders in an intimate and unique setting.

Andy Conrad, Ph.D. | CEO, Google Life Sciences read bio»
[interviewer] Melinda Richter | Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS read bio»

4:30 PM | Registration Opens, Networking
5:00 PM | Presentation by Dr. Andrew Conrad
5:20 PM | Fireside Chat with Melinda Richter
5:40 PM | Audience Questions and Answers
6:00 PM | Networking Reception
7:00 PM | Program Conclusion

Speakers' Biographies:
Andy Conrad Andy Conrad, Ph.D. | CEO, Google Life Sciences
Andy Conrad, Ph.D., is the CEO of Google Life Sciences where he oversees more than 150 scientists working on a wide spectrum of healthcare-related projects. Previously, he was chief scientific officer of Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp). Dr. Conrad co-founded the National Genetics Institute, where he served as chief scientific officer. Dr. Conrad also founded the California Health and Longevity Institute (CHLI). In addition, he serves as the chief scientific advisor of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), an academic collaboration between Duke University, University of North Carolina, and North Carolina State University. Dr. Conrad holds a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of California Los Angeles.

Melinda Richter [interviewer] Melinda Richter | Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS
As Head of JLABS, Melinda fosters Johnson & Johnson’s external R&D engine and supports the innovation community by creating capital-efficient commercialization models that give early stage companies a big company advantage. By providing infrastructure, services, educational programs and networks in global hotspots, JLABS is the best place to start a biotech company. Prior to joining JLABS, Melinda was Founder and CEO of Prescience International, an award winning firm dedicated to accelerating research to the patient. Melinda founded Prescience after she had a medical emergency that left her questioning the efficiency and efficacy of the healthcare system. With the tenacity and resolve of a patient looking for a better solution, she set-out to create a better model, which now forms the basis for JLABS’ operational infrastructure. Prior to starting Prescience, Melinda held posts across a variety of functional areas with a global corporation, Nortel Networks, in locations such as Research Triangle Park, New York, Toronto, London, Hong Kong and Beijing before arriving in San Francisco. She also started, raised capital and did large corporate deals for several companies in both the life science and technology space. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

$35 General Public
$20 Student/Academic
$45 Onsite

Winstons Supperclub
3111 Welborn St.
Dallas, Texas 75219


Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS is open to entrepreneurs across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health sectors. The JLABS flagship opened in 2012 in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and since then has grown to eight locations including the Bay Area, Boston & Lowell, MA, Houston, Toronto and a ninth location, New York City, launching in 2018. For more information please visit

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