Building a better you: How can personal technology support better health and well-being?

Executive Director & Partner
Executive Design Director

About the salon

As we move into 2023 and recover from the excesses of the holiday season, many of us are making renewed commitments to our health and well-being. More and more sophisticated sensors and computing power are available on our personal devices as well as platforms that promise to drive behavior change. What is the state of the art in the field and what are the limitations of personal technology as a tool for improving health?

Our panelists

Jenn Bai is the Senior Director of Product Management at AbleTo, a mental healthcare company focused on empowering people to get better and stay better. 

Angela Herblet is an Information & Data Management Specialist IV at NASA Centennial Challenges, a program within NASA that directly engages the public in the process of advanced technology development.

Holly Listmann is the Head of Product Research and Innovation at WeightWatchers, a global wellness technology company inspiring millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life.

Written recap coming soon!

About Richard Whitehall

Richard Whitehall is a Partner at Smart Design who uses design to unpack strategic problems and drive progress. He brings expertise in design research and strategy, service design, and product development and has worked across the healthcare, TMT, mobility, and consumer packed goods industries. Some notable clients include HP, Microsoft, Ford, Upstream and Google. He has keynoted the SDN Global Conference, DMI Design Leadership Conference, and Quirks Conference.

About Danielle Frucci

Danielle Frucci is an Executive Design Director who thrives on being involved in purposeful work that challenges and inspires her. She brings expertise in UX research, digital strategy, application design, and integrated digital experiences, with notable clients across sectors such as Johnson & Johnson, and Verizon. She holds a B.A. in Graphic Design and Visual Media from American University.

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