CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta Opens Day One of the Digital Health Summit at the 2013 International CES

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Special Session Offers an Inside Peek at Impressive Military Advancements in Digital Health

Living in Digital Times® today announced Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, will open the “Digital Health Confidential” session during the two-day Digital Health Summit at CES. Exploring behind the military’s closed doors, this special session will offer a unique sneak peek into the game-changing innovations in medical care and wellness for the armed forces. Produced by Living in Digital Times®, the Digital Health Summit is scheduled January 9-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2013 CES will occur January 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Gupta will lead a revealing discussion, along with key trailblazers, pushing the boundaries of digital health for the frontlines, from breakthroughs in monitoring sensors and body energy harnessing to power mobile devices. This session will also highlight frontline image-guided procedures and advancements in veteran rehabilitation.

“Dr. Gupta’s involvement in this summit is crucial because it will draw significant attention to the vital pioneering work of the military in the field of digital health, which in turn will fuel consumer tech in the future,” said Jill Gilbert, producer of the Digital Health Summit. “This dynamic session will set the pace for a provocative and informative two-day conference.”

“Having spent time on the battlefield with our military’s doctors, nurses and medics, I understand the importance of having state of the art technology that travels easily and stands up to impossible conditions,” said Dr. Gupta. “I look forward to learning about what’s on the horizon to help our service-members, and ultimately seeing how these technologies will improve the lives of consumers at home.”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN and a practicing neurosurgeon. His work has been featured on Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien, Anderson Cooper 360°, and network documentaries. Over the years, his reports have covered a broad range of medical and scientific topics from brain injury and disaster recovery to military medicine and health care reform.

The 2013 Digital Health Summit will also feature a session about one of the hottest topics of the year, “Man + Machine: Big Strides in Big Data,” moderated by Colin Hill, President & CEO, GNS Healthcare. The huge amount of health data captured and exchanged from health records, personal healthcare devices, mobile apps and more is skyrocketing. This session will look at the profound impact the analysis and utilization of this data can have if delivered effectively.

A high-profile list of panelists has been gathered for the session: Arnab Gupta, Founder & CEO, Opera Solutions; Sridhar Iyengar, CTO and Founder, AgaMatrix; Derek Newell, CEO, Jiff; and John Santelli, Chief Information Officer, Optum.

About Living in Digital Times
Living in Digital Times produces conferences and exhibits throughout the year that bring together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations that intersect technology and lifestyle. Among their many goals is to help companies understand what it means to be a consumer in today’s digital world and stay a step ahead in identifying key trends in their given marketplace. Living in Digital Times produces the following summits and exhibitions at 2013 CES: CloudBase3, Digital Health Summit, Silvers Summit, Fitness Tech Summit, HigherEd Tech Summit, Kids@Play Summit, MommyTech Summit, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Mommy Tech FashionWare Show and KAPi Awards. Go to http://livingindigitaltimes.com for additional information.

About CEA
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online: http://www.CE.org and http://www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at http://www.CESweb.org.

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