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Location: Salons D-E, Lobby Level, Marriott
Date: Sunday, 31/Oct/2021
8:00am - 9:00amContinental Breakfast & Coffee
Location: Salons D-E, Lobby Level, Marriott
9:00am - 10:30amOpening Plenary Keynote by Professor Luciano Floridi: "Semantic Capital: What It Is and Why It Matters"
Location: Salons D-E, Lobby Level, Marriott

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is Director of the OII Digital Ethics Lab. He is a world-renowned expert on digital ethics, the ethics of AI, the philosophy of information, and the philosophy of technology. He has published more than 300 works, translated into many languages. He is deeply engaged with policy initiatives on the socio-ethical value and implications of digital technologies and their applications, and collaborates closely on these topics with many governments and companies worldwide.

Date: Monday, 01/Nov/2021
11:45am - 1:45pmBusiness Meeting and Luncheon - All Are Welcome
Location: Salons D-E, Lobby Level, Marriott
Date: Tuesday, 02/Nov/2021
3:45pm - 4:45pmClosing Plenary: Keynote Address by Dr. Maia Hightower: "Healthcare IT Equity Model: A Framework for Digital Equity"
Location: Salons D-E, Lobby Level, Marriott

Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA is the Chief Medical Information Officer and Sr. Director Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for The University of Utah Health. She joined the UUH team in March of 2019. Prior to joining the University of Utah Health team, she was the Chief Medical Information Officer and Interim Chief Population Health Officer for The University of Iowa Health Care. She joined the faculty of the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine in August of 2015, after serving as Associate Medical Director for Stanford Health Care’s University Healthcare Alliance. Dr. Hightower received her Medical Degree, as well as a Master of Public Health, from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, followed by residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego. She also holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. As UUH’s Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Hightower and her teams transform data into value and drive the exceptional digital experience for patients, faculty, staff, and students. Her teams include the enterprise data warehouse, provider informatics, data science services, FHIR clinical applications, and virtual care that support University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, University of Utah School of Medicine, and University of Utah Health Sciences. Dr. Hightower is a champion for health equity, diversity, and inclusion awareness and initiatives. She developed the Healthcare IT Equity Maturity Model (HITEM) to dismantle structural bias hardwired in healthcare IT and develop an inclusive and equity minded healthcare IT culture. She was recently nominated and accepted into The Leverage Network’s 4th Healthcare Board Initiative (HcBI) Program to enhance the preparedness of Black executives for governance roles in the healthcare industry. Dr. Hightower was recently recognized by Health Data Management as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT” and “25 leading CMIOs at healthcare organizations.” She was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “50 hospital and health system CMIOs to know 2017”.

6:30pm - 8:30pmAwards Banquet
Location: Salons D-E, Lobby Level, Marriott