September 15 | Speakers

With social distancing a worldwide priority, technologies for connection are making their play. Though several video platforms are on the market – with many more in the pipeline – some aspects like the ability for eye contact are lacking. VR headsets, with their eye-tracking capabilities, might soon fill this void. How and when will VR evolve to become as ubiquitous as some of the industry’s other virtual meeting platforms? How will these technologies bridge the social distance and help improve mental health in an unprecedented time? Join our experts in this forward-thinking conversation regarding the future of virtual communication.

Moderator: Will Morris, MD, Executive Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic

Dr. William Morris is the Executive Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Dr. Morris has been a staff member of Hospital Medicine at Cleveland Clinic since 2006. In his former role as Associate Chief Information Officer he had oversight of design, development, and deployment of all clinical IT systems and health IT innovations. Dr. Morris also continues to practice medicine, and in 2017 was elected to Board of Governors on which he currently serves.

Dr. Morris earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed training in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He also received his MBA in 2017 from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.

Johan Bouvin, Director, XR Ecosystem Software,  Tobii Tech

Johan Bouvin is a veteran in the field of eye tracking technology and its applications. For the last 15 years he has been part of Tobii creating technology and products for a wide field of applications in medical diagnostics, research, user experience, retail, gaming and more. Johan has been deeply involved in developing technology, organization, business and partnerships and of course the final applications of the eye tracking. 

Jennifer Esposito, Vice President and General Manager, Health, Magic Leap

Jennifer joined Magic Leap to lead their health business as Vice President and General Manager, Health in January 2019. Before Magic Leap, Jennifer spent 4 years as the General Manager of the Health and Life Sciences group at Intel Corporation. Her team at Intel was responsible for global strategy and business results for the health and life sciences industry. She worked closely with partners, startups, end users, governments and policy makers around the world to increase industry awareness and preference for Intel technology ingredients through go to market activities, thought leadership and solution and reference design development. Prior to Intel, Jennifer spent most of her career at GE Healthcare. She was the leader of the Interventional Radiology and Cardiology service business, which included service product offerings, customer and technical support and quality management. Her team worked closely with the product teams to develop new industrial IoT and AI features that enhanced overall product quality, reliability, user experience, regulatory reporting and contributed to business growth. At GE, Jennifer earned her Six Sigma Black Belt. Jennifer has previously been the co-chair of the Global Health Security Agenda Private Sector Roundtable and the co-chair of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s Work Group on Digital Health. Originally from NY, Jennifer received both her BA and MS (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) from Dartmouth College. She is a member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. You can learn more about Jennifer here: or follow her @Jennifer_Espo

Doug Johnston, MD, Staff, Heart Vascular & Thoracic Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Douglas Johnston, MD, is a staff cardiac surgeon in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery

A native of Connecticut, Dr. Johnston attended Dartmouth College. He was a Presidential Scholar and earned his degree in Anthropology and Classical studies with Honor and Distinction. While studying, he researched tuberculosis in the field at refugee communities in India. Dr. Johnston completed his medical education at Harvard Medical School, where he was a Harvard National Scholar.

Dr. Johnston completed his clinical training as an intern and resident in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was awarded the Edward D. Churchill Fellowship, the American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarship, and an NIH National Research Service Award for his research in the immunology of heart and lung transplantation. 

Dr. Johnston completed his training in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, including a focused fellowship in endovascular surgery and additional training in advanced 3-dimensional imaging techniques. He joined the cardiac surgery staff in 2008.

Dr. Johnston is an avid outdoorsman. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and sailing with his family.

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