It was a pleasure to participate in this panel titled “Crowdsourcing: The Art and Science of Open Innovation” at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Participants included:


  • Wil Yu – Office of the National Coordinator for Heath Information Technology, HHS
  • Aman Bhandari – Office of the Chief Technology Officer, HHS
  • Robynn Sturm – Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House
  • Wilma Tilson – Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS
  • Simon Schneider – OmniCompete


  • Abdul Shaikh – National Cancer Institute, NIH
  • Barbara Mittleman – Office of the Director, NIH

It was a great day and very encouraging to see a large governmental agency like the NIH focused on innovation in health care.