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Our speakers will ignite bold, forward-thinking discussions and shine a spotlight on the solutions that will drive health care forward.



Opening keynote: TED Salon

We are excited to kick off this year's leading-edge health care conference with an original, custom-curated TED Salon. This premier event will feature innovative minds in health care sharing thought-provoking content that will inspire ideas and challenge conventions.

Check back often, as TED speakers will be posted soon!




Day 2 keynote: Innovation in action

Optum leaders will demonstrate how we are partnering to tackle the biggest challenges in health care and driving innovation across the health care ecosytem.


Final keynote: Dr. Peter Diamandis

We’re thrilled to announce that Dr. Peter Diamandis, an innovator, forward-thinker and best-selling author, will close Optum Forum with a compelling, inspiring keynote session. Dr. Diamandis’ achievements include:

  • New York Times best-selling author of Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think and BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
  • Founder of XPRIZE, a non-profit focused on designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity
  • Named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Diamandis has started 17 companies, many of which are nonprofits dedicated to creating change in the world. His mission is to guide and inspire the transformation of humanity both on and off the earth.

Join us at Optum Forum to hear Dr. Diamandis’ optimistic view of the future of health care.