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Don’t miss our outstanding lineup of thought leaders, innovators and inspiring speakers. Stay tuned for more exciting keynote announcements coming soon!

BCBS CEO Thought Leadership Panel: Achieving Health Equity in America

Kim Keck

President & CEO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association


Roberto García-Rodríguez

President & CEO
Triple-S Management Corporation


Tunde Sotunde

President & CEO
Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of North Carolina


  • Hear about targeted efforts focused on social determinants of health and reducing health disparities in local communities across the country

  • Learn about the BCBS System’s national approach to improving health equity

  • Discover innovative programs that aim to uncover and address the differences in health outcomes related to race and ethnicity

  • Learn how the BCBS System is leveraging data to identify root causes of disparities and what this means for your Plan

Join us for an Unforgettable Conversation with a Comedic Icon!

Jay Leno

TV Late Night Show Host, Stand-Up Comedian & Best-Selling Author

With his unique late-night style and witty sense of humor, Jay will share his personal stories and life in entertainment after The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Hear from an iconic, comedic pioneer as he shares:

  • How he used 3D printers in his garage to produce masks for healthcare workers and first responders during COVID-19

  • ​How his passion for classic cars and motorcycles sparked the NBC Television series, Jay Leno’s Garage and what’s on the horizon for this adventurous comedian

  • Anecdotes from some of his favorite guests and funny celebrity stories from hosting more than two decades of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno


Join us at the BCBS 2021 Virtual Summit and find out the answers to these questions and more!

Business as Unusual: Partnering with Big Tech to Drive Improved
Member Experience

Karen Hanlon

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Highmark Health

Allen J. Karp

Executive Vice President, Healthcare Management & Transformation, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Vivian Lee

President of Health Platforms, Verily

From mail order pharmacy to reengineering technology, hear from two BCBS Plans on their initiatives with tech partners to improve the member experience:

  • Discover how Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield is collaborating with Amazon Pharmacy to ensure safe delivery of medication and enhancing the end-to-end member experience.

  • Gain insight into the strategy behind Highmark Health’s Living Health model that’s creating a transformed model of care that’s simpler, smarter and seamless for members and clinicians.

  • Hear how these strategic partnerships are leveraging technology to improve health outcomes and addressing social determinants of health barriers in in underrepresented communities across the nation.

  • Learn how COVID-19 has impacted evolution across the digital healthcare ecosystem
    and how you can drive similar partnership exploration

Purpose-Driven Mission

Jenna Bush Hager

Best-Selling Author, Co-Host, NBC’s TODAY

Barbara Pierce Bush

Co-Founder and Board Chair, Global Health Corps

  • Learn how the Bush sisters have made it their life’s calling to address the most pressing health, education and economic inequality issues of our time.

  • Hear how their unique vantage point inspired them to live lives of meaning from an early age and how we can play a more active role in our communities.

  • Understand the work they’re doing to improve access to health care in some of the world's most underserved areas and how a small change can make a large difference.

  • Gain insight into what it’s like being born into a political dynasty and how their sisterly bond helped them through growing up in the spotlight.

Industry Collaboration to Solve Healthcare’s Most Pressing Challenges

Mona Chitre

Chief Pharmacy Officer & Vice President Integrated Clinical Strategy, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Dan Liljenquist

Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Michael D. Rowe

Senior Vice President, Chief Business Development & Strategic Relationships Executive, Kaiser Permanente

Paul Markovich

President & CEO
Blue Shield of California

Learn how a group of healthcare organizations came together to ensure that essential generic medications are available and affordable to everyone.

  • Incubation – Discover how to create and launch a transformative initiative with multiple stakeholders

  • Cross-Industry Collaboration – Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the benefits and challenges of working with competitors for a common goal

  • Industry Disruption – Gain insights on the role and obligation companies have to be active in disruption

  • Strategic vs. Financial Investments – Learn how stakeholders view ROI on strategic investments compared to financial investments and how to evaluate strategic value

  • Vision and Impact – Find out what each of the stakeholders ultimately hopes to achieve in terms of impact over the next 5-10 years

Back to Business: Preparing for What’s Next

Bozoma Saint John

Chief Marketing Officer, Netflix

Bozoma became a trailblazing brand marketing executive and change agent by humanizing some of the world’s most iconic brands!

  • Hear from an innovative female leader who’s making history for her bold thinking you forward in today’s business world

  • Learn how being a transparent leader can move

  • Gain insights on how our organizations can emerge stronger, better prepared and ready to dominate in these new realities



Have a question for the Chief Marketing Officer of Netflix? This is your chance to ask! Do you want to know…

  • How we can challenge ourselves to think differently and reach our highest potential in business and in our personal lives

  • Her insight on the future of marketing and brand development and how culture can shape a brand?

  • Lessons from her life and career as a woman at the C-Level?

  • How she’s used her pop culture intuition to shape marketing efforts across multiple industries?

  • Advice on leading through times of disruption?


Submit your questions by Friday, March 26 for a chance to have her answer in the session!

Healthcare Policy in 2021

Donna Shalala

Former Health and Human Services Secretary

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Mike Leavitt

Former Governor of Utah

  • Gain insights from two former Health and Human Services Secretaries as they discuss the key challenges ahead for healthcare policy and what that could mean for the BCBS System

  • Hear how a lean Democrat majority may result in more center-of-the-aisle issues

  • Learn from two seasoned political leaders who will share their distinct perspectives on what’s ahead with the new administration and Congress

  • Hear their candid thoughts on how we can effectively work with the new administration and Congress for the Health of America

Join us for this lively discussion from both sides of the aisle on all things healthcare policy in 2021!