How do you use technology to mitigate the worst pandemic in recent history?

06/11/2020 14.15 - 14.55

Breakout TrackChannel 1Breakout session

How do you use technology to mitigate the worst pandemic in recent history? If you’re DJ Patil, you bring your background in data science, and your experience in the public and private sector, to bear. In 2020, DJ took months off from his role as head of technology at Devoted Health to be an unpaid volunteer supporting California’s efforts on COVID-19. His 6 lessons learned to get ready for the next wave of COVID is a rallying cry for how we need to tackle the Coronavirus, but also a warning about the consequences of neglecting public health.

In this live conversation with FWD50 chair Alistair Croll, we’ll learn what worked—and what needs to be built. We’ll hear how his team took modeling from weeks to hours, giving vital near-real-time understanding of spread. And we’ll look at where systems broke down, and how they can be fixed.

DJ Patil
Head of Technology, Devoted HealthSenior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School