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CHC keynote stage

by Cerner Corporation
Published on September 16, 2019

Cerner Health Conference 2019 (CHC19) will feature more than 200 education sessions, a 90,000-square foot Solutions Gallery ─ that includes an indoor park ─ and opportunities to network with health care IT professionals from around the globe. David Pogue, a former Broadway conductor, and Nicole Malachowski, the first woman Thunderbirds pilot, will kick off the conference on Oct. 7 with their engaging and inspiring keynote presentations. Here’s what to expect from these dynamic speakers:

David Pogue and Nicole Malachowski – Keynotes at CHC19 in Kansas City, Mo.

David Pogue

Pogue writes the “Crowdwise” feature for the “Smarter Living” section of The New York Times and also contributes to other tech articles. He’s a five-time Emmy winner for his stories on “CBS Sunday Morning,” which cover tech, science and the environment. He’s also hosted 17 “NOVA” science specials on PBS. With more than 100 titles, including seven books in the “For Dummies” series, and three million copies in print, Pogue is one of the world’s best-selling “how-to” authors. David spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He won a Loeb Award for journalism and has an honorary doctorate in music from Shenandoah Conservatory.

During his CHC19 keynote, Pogue will present a funny, fast-paced look at innovation, transformation and disruption in health care spanning topics such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things. He’ll also explore the importance of challenging the status quo with unconventional thinking and how technology will continue to change the health care landscape. David will finish his talk at his keyboard with a light-hearted performance of his tech-industry song parodies. 

Nicole Malachowski

Malachowski is a combat veteran who had a distinguished 21-year Air Force career. She was a White House fellow, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, and an inductee into both the National Women's Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame.

In her CHC19 keynote about harnessing change, Malachowski will share how she was forced to give up her career as a result of a neurological tick born illness and how it taught her that adversity is an opportunity for personal and professional transformation.

“In flying, headwinds slow you down,” Malachowski says. “At their worst, they cause you to change your plans and impact the effectiveness of weapons in combat. Headwinds demand that pilots be resilient and resourceful, literally on the fly. Headwinds are the perfect metaphor for the change impacting organizations and individuals today.”

Attend CHC19 Oct. 7-9 in Kansas City, Missouri.