2018 Keynote Speakers


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Robbie Bach

Innovation Expert, Former Chief Xbox Officer for Microsoft & Author, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal

Robbie Bach shares proven business and leadership principles from his journey innovating within the larger Microsoft construct to help you drive change and position your organization as a disruptor before someone else “Ubers” you.

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David Merritt

Adviser To Three Presidential Campaigns; Political Policy, and Communications Strategist

David currently serves as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategy at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). He leads AHIP's communications and coalitions, advocacy and strategy on issues ranging from the Affordable Care Act and Medicare to prescription drug costs and value.

His previous roles include Managing Director at Luntz Global Partners, where he lead Luntz Global’s political, policy, and healthcare work, helping campaigns, candidates, and companies craft effective messages to persuade skeptical audiences.  

Prior to that he was Partner and Managing Director at Leavitt Partners, the health intelligence firm led by former HHS Secretary and Utah Governor Mike Leavitt.  He helped created Health Intelligence Partners, a new executive collaborative for senior leaders, and led the firm’s Washington, DC office, advising clients on a wide range of healthcare issues, including the Affordable Care Act, accountable care, health information technology, and Washington politics.