Friday, February 10, 2017 - 9:30am


2315 Doherty Hall


Adam Berger UPMC Enterprises and Penthera

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Adam Berger

What Healthcare Needs from NLP

BIO  Adam Berger is the Chief Technology Officer of UPMC Enterprises.  At UPMC, Adam leads a team of about 100 software professionals building new solutions at the intersection of technology and healthcare.  UPMC, a $15 billion integrated global nonprofit health enterprise, invests their financial and intellectual capital into developing innovations that benefit not only UPMC, but the wider health care industry.

Along with three other Ph.D. students from Carnegie Mellon, Adam co-founded Eizel Technologies Inc., a software firm that developed a corporate mobile email system.  Nokia purchased Eizel in 2003 and made it a component of its newly-formed Enterprise Systems division.  At Nokia, Adam led an innovation team that interfaced between U.S. and European offices to bring product and intellectual property concepts from R&D into the product units.  Adam left Nokia to start Penthera Technologies, a mobile video technology firm, where he served as chief technology officer, vice president, and director.

During his years in the software industry, Adam has served as a public speaker at major venues and technology advisor and board member to startups and technology investment firms.  He holds degrees in physics and computer science from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.  He has been a recipient of an IBM Graduate Fellowship, a Harvard College Scholarship and a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.  Adam has published more than 20 refereed papers and holds 18 U.S. patents.


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