Dan Buettner to Keynote at WLSA Convergence Summit 2011
March 31, 2011
NEW YORK—March 31, 2011—Happiness czar Dan Buettner is to be a keynote speaker at the wireless healthcare Convergence Summit, a three-day event to be held May 10-12, 2011 in San Diego, hosted by the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) and co-sponsored by TripleTree. Buettner is to speak at the May 12 Ecosystems Forum. Best known for his exploration of cultures around the world where happy people live and flourish, he is the New York Times best-selling author of Thrive: Finding Happiness in the Blue Zones Way (National Geographic, 2010) and The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest (National Geographic, 2008).
The Convergence Summit is an exclusive gathering of executives, investors and policy makers who come together annually to address issues of advancing innovations in wireless and mobile healthcare technology. Buettner’s talk, “Health, Happiness & Technology” will, according to TripleTree senior director and chief marketing officer Chris Hoffmann, “fit in perfectly with the day’s overarching theme, the convergence of mobile and cloud, and the simplification of healthcare solutions.”
Two other main Summit themes include “Defining a global platform for wireless and mobile health” (Day 1) and “Best approaches for streamlining patient-doctor interactions” (Day 2). Day 2 also features the presentation of the TripleTree-sponsored I Awards 2011 for innovation in wireless healthcare.
“What we're finding is that consumers often don't know what really makes them healthier or happier. New research shows that many of the things we spend money on to increase people's well-being is either wrong or misguided,” says Dan Buettner from the Blue Zones office in Minneapolis. “We’re looking forward to contributing to the discussion at the WLSA Summit regarding the connection between health, happiness and technology.”
Buettner appears as a frequent guest and longevity expert in the media, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, ABC World News, CBS’s The Early Show and CNN.
Hoffmann says, “Dan Buettner offers fresh perspective and insights on a beguiling and oftentimes baffling subject—the power of the human mind to survive and thrive in a chaotic world.”
The WLSA is an international nonprofit think tank that puts CEOs from the world’s most innovative wireless and mobile health companies together with global leaders in healthcare and technology and financial sponsors.
TripleTree, a founding member of the WLSA, is an independent investment bank and strategic advisor providing growth companies in healthcare and other technology-enabled vertical industries with merger and acquisition, private capital and principal investing services.
For more information about the 2011 WLSA Convergence Summit, go to http://www.wlsa2011.com.