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Tom Lawry

National Director for Artificial Intelligence | Microsoft - US

Tom Lawry serves as Director of Worldwide Health for Microsoft. In this role he works with providers and life science organizations in planning and implementing innovative analytical solutions that improve the quality and efficiency of health services delivered around the globe.

He focuses on strategies for digital transformation applied to performance optimization including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP).  He previously served as Director of Organizational Performance for Microsoft’s health incubator (Health Solutions Group).

Prior to Microsoft Tom served as a Senior Director at GE Healthcare with global responsibilities for revenue cycle management analytics and operational performance solutions.

Lawry was founder and CEO of Verus, a U.S.-based healthcare software company named as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Washington Companies for three consecutive years and to the Deloitte Fast 500 Technologies list.

For fourteen years Lawry served in various executive management roles in hospitals and integrated delivery networks in the United States and has published over 30 articles on topics relating to use technology and software to innovate healthcare.

Recent Major Conference Presentations

Artificial Intelligence is Healthcare’s Next Big Thing,” European Health Innovation Summit, Brussels, Belgium, January, 2017

“Health Policy in an Era of Big Data & Digital Transformation,” Commonwealth Fund International Symposium on Health Policy, Washington, D.C., November 2016

“The Transformative Power of Big Data in Health”, Asan International Medical Symposium, Seoul, South Korea, June 2016

“What will the Future of Technology Innovation Bring to Health?”, High Reliability Health Conference, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, February, 2016

“Empowering Health – the Innovator’s Perspective”, Keynote- European Health Innovation Summit, Brussels, Belgium, January 2016

“Advanced Health Analytics: Delivering on the Promise of Improved Quality and Effectiveness”, Keynote, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Big Data Lecture Series, Baltimore, MD, January 2015

“New Paradigms for Health Analytics: Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Healthcare“, HSJ Health Leadership Summit, London, UK, November 2014

“Building Next-Gen Healthcare – One Byte at Time”, Keynote – 2014 Nordics Health Analytics Conference, Oslo, Norway, November 2014

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