Dr. Lawrence served as CEO and Chairman of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals until his retirement in 2002. He was appointed CEO in 1991 and Chairman the next year.
He currently pursues interests in new business development, teaching, public policy, and writing. He is Senior Venture Partner with Physic Ventures, and a member of the boards of Agilent Technologies, McKesson Corporation, and Proteus Biomed.
He is a member of the Health Advisory Boards of the RAND Corporation; an advisor to the CEO’s of SomaLogic, Inc., and MedExpert, Inc.; and teaches with the Estes Park Institute. He consults with selected healthcare systems that pursue advanced integration strategies.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 1981, Dr. Lawrence worked in Public Health and Human Services in Multnomah County, OR; on the faculty of the University of Washington School Of Public Health and Community Medicine and the School of Medicine; as an advisor to the Ministry of Health of Chile; and as a Peace Corps Physician.
Dr. Lawrence received his Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, his MD from the University of Kentucky, his Masters of Public Health from the University of Washington. He completed his Residency in General Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington, and is Board Certified in General Preventive Medicine.
He has received honorary degrees from Amherst College, University of Kentucky, and Cornell University, and is a member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Hall of Fame and the University of Kentucky College of Public Health Hall of Fame.
Dr. Lawrence is currently serving as Executive Chairman of Aditazz.
Ajit focuses on early-stage Technology and Life Science investments. He is on the boards for Aditazz, CardioDx, and Oncostem. Ajit is also a Consulting Professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford University and serves on the Board of Directors of Max Healthcare based in New Delhi, India.
Prior to joining Aditazz, Ajit was the President and CEO of Biolmagene, a Digital Pathology company specializing in Cancer Diagnostics, based in Sunnyvale, CA. Biolmagene was acquired by Roche in September 2010.
Before Biolmagene, Ajit spent nearly twenty years at Siemens in various roles, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Radiology and Medical Informatics business of Siemens Healthcare, based in Germany.
From 2001 to 2006, Ajit was the President and CEO of the Oncology Care Systems Group of Siemens, with global headquarters in Concord, California.
Between 1996 and 2001, Ajit held the positions of Group Vice President of Siemens e-Health, and Vice President of Siemens Health Services based in Princeton, NJ, where he led the company’s Healthcare IT business and Consulting Practice.
Before transitioning to these business responsibilities, Ajit spent several years in R&D and academia. From 1989 to 1995, he was at Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, responsible for research in the areas of artificial intelligence, robotics, computer vision, and image analysis. During this time, he concurrently served on the faculty at Princeton University.
Ajit has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University, a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University, India. He has published two books and numerous refereed articles, and holds five patents.
As a Partner of Artiman Ventures, Amit is currently on the boards of Aditazz, Auryn, Dyyno, Guavus, InvenSense, Lightwire, Mastek, Motif and Zyme Solutions.
Prior to founding Artiman Ventures, Amit gained technology investment experience as a General Partner of Anthelion I & II, a seed stage venture fund.
He also worked as VP of New Markets and Technologies for Cisco Systems’ Business Development and Alliances Group. Prior to this he founded and was CEO of PipeLinks, Inc., acquired by Cisco (1998).
Preceding PipeLinks, he founded ZeitNet, a networking systems company which was then acquired by Cabletron.
Amit has taught numerous courses and seminars in networking at UC Berkeley, InterOp, and other forums in the United States and abroad.
He also authored FDDI: A High Speed Network, published by Prentice-Hall. Amit holds a B.S.E.E. from M.S University Baroda, India and has done graduate work at UC Irvine.
Deepak is the CEO and visionary behind Aditazz, Inc. The company germinated during his tenure as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Artiman Ventures.
His idea to borrow and learn from integrated circuit and chip design methodologies was the impetus behind the development of a similar approach to the design and construction of healthcare buildings.
His vision led the firm to develop building design automation tools that are linked directly to advanced manufacturing.
Over the course of his career, Deepak has developed a wide range of skills ranging from strategic planning, design and advanced manufacturing to market development, customer support and general management.
Deepak spent seven years at Intel Corporation as part of the Architecture and Design team of several generations of microprocessors.
Following Intel, he was part of the early team at Yago Systems; later acquired by Cabletron Systems. Deepak then held management positions at Riverstone Networks and Lucent Technologies.
Deepak has a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer engineering from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University in India. He currently holds eight patents.
Tom Leppert has a distinguished record of accomplishment that includes high profile, leadership positions in both the private and public sector.
From 2007-2011, he was the elected Mayor of Dallas, Texas. He made the city a national focal point in the areas of public safety, economic development, education and the environment. Leppert has led major leading major national and international corporations in the areas of construction, financial services, homebuilding, real estate and education.
These include serving as Chairman/CEO of The Turner Corporation, the nation’s largest general building company, CEO of Kaplan, Inc., the global multi-billion dollar educational services company and CEO of Castle & Cooke Properties. Earlier, he was a Principal with McKinsey & Co.
Leppert served as a White House Fellow in 1984 under President Reagan. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College. He has also received several Honorary Doctorate degrees.
He is a noted speaker and has appeared regularly in the media. He has been recognized nationally for his leadership, including “CEO of the Year” by D Magazine, the “Texas Businessman of the Year” by the Texas Association of Business, the “George Benson Distinguished Alumni Award” by Claremont McKenna College, the “Torch of Conscience Award” from American Jewish Congress, the Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award from Dallas Baptist University, “The Global Cross Millennium Award for Corporate Environmental Leadership” from Global Green and the “Father of the Year” recipient in Dallas (2010) . He has also been inducted into the “Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame” and the “Dallas Business Hall of Fame”.