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Session 3: Breakout Sessions

All breakout sessions will be located on the 1st floor of the Mayo Civic Center. 

Health Happens in Neighborhoods: What We Can Do About It, Room 106

The nonprofit community development sector invests hundreds of billions of dollars in neighborhoods addressing many of the root causes of poor health. But recognition of these investments and partnerships with healthcare to accelerate and guide this work are only just beginning. Join us in this session to learn more about the scale, scope, and origins of these financial resources, the major players and innovative tools operating in this sector, and examples of hospitals and other healthcare organizations collaborating to improve population health.


Design Your Next Competitor, Room 104/105

Across the healthcare landscape, rapidly shifting consumer expectations are eroding traditional competitive barriers, with nimble upstarts seizing on low points of the customer journey to design – and launch –  a more compelling experience. However you define your “competition,” you’ll learn how to identify the unmet needs of your target audience, anticipate unexpected disruptors and create your own next competitor before someone else does during this collaborative workshop.


Enabling Innovation – Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Supporting Grassroots Innovation, Room 102/103

This breakout session will examine the impact of supporting grassroots innovation through the Mayo Clinic’s Connect, Design and Enable (CoDE) innovation award program. The team will share lessons learned such as what worked, what didn’t, and how the program evolved to stay nimble in a large, complex organization. During the workshop, attendees will participate in a hands-on experience to explore ways to ignite and support a culture of innovation.


  • Amber Caron, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
  • Matt Basore, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
  • Diane Klein, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
  • Jo Bernau, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
  • Nancy Pick, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
  • David Argue, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
  • Venk Bellamkonda, Mayo Clinic

IBM AI Accelerator Workshop Part I of II, Room 101

IBM AI Accelerator is an active, engaging, and intensive workshop experience run by members of the IBM AI Design Practices team. This workshop will introduce the principles of designing and building with artificial intelligence through design thinking and cross-disciplinary collaboration. By the end of the workshop, we expect participants to have a practical understanding of the fundamentals of AI, its importance to the modern world, and how to find applications for it.


  • Adam Cutler, IBM
  • Lawrence Humphrey, IBM
  • Doug Powell, IBM
  • Jody Cutler, IBM
  • Mark Burrell, IBM