Proprio to Speak at HIMSS 2020


Proprio will be speaking at the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, occurring March 9 - 13, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Proprio Co-founders Gabriel Jones and Dr. Samuel Browd will speak alongside HTC VIVE Head of VR Product Strategy, Vinay Narayan on Thursday, March 12, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for a Fireside Chat entitled "VR in the OR: Using Virtual Reality for More Effective Surgical Visualization." During their session, they will discuss the new opportunities and advancements that virtual reality can provide for surgeons by improving accuracy and efficiency inside the operating room and enhancing medical training. 

Gabriel Jones has over a decade of leadership experience in technology and intellectual property law, with specific expertise in product development, business strategy and engineering management. Prior to being CEO of Proprio, he helped Bill Gates evaluate technologies while working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on global initiatives in health and technology. Seeking to create a more direct, positive societal impact in the health systems space, his work has led him to the technology venture world. 

Dr. Browd is a leading pediatric neurosurgeon at Seattle Children’s Hospital, a professor of medicine at the University of Washington and a prolific entrepreneur. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Seattle Children’s Concussion Program, teaches in both the UW Foster School of Business and the Department of Neurological Surgery, and is the Director of the UW Medicine Sports Health and Safety Institute.

Vinay Narayan serves as Vice President of Platform Strategy and Developer Community, overseeing HTC’s platform approach to ensure VIVE is providing the best value to both consumer and commercial partners. In his role, he also manages and grows strategic relationships to bring best in class products and solutions to the market. Additionally, he leads efforts to create and foster a community of developer partners who are passionate about XR and strives to create a path of profitability for the entire industry. 

The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition brings together nearly 45,000 health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and market suppliers throughout the health ecosystem. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. In a time of unprecedented healthcare disruption, HIMSS20 calls health information and technology professionals around the world to one essential, simple, bold action: Be the change.

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