About Us

Catalyst @ Health 2.0 (“Catalyst”) was founded by Indu Subaiya and Matthew Holt in 2010 through organic demand from healthcare leaders interested in unique health technologies. Through the Health 2.0 conference business, Indu and Matthew formed a team to focus on small consulting projects, code-a-thons, and innovation competitions. As demand for digital health innovation grew dramatically, Catalyst’s services evolved to fulfill the consulting needs of some of the largest healthcare institutions around the globe. In 2017, Catalyst was spun-off from Health 2.0’s conference arm to focus on novel and diverse digital health innovation programs.

Catalyst is the industry leader in digital health strategic partnering, hosting competitive innovation "challenge" events, as well as developing and implementing programs for piloting and commercializing novel healthcare technologies. Since 2010, our team has hosted 90+ innovation challenges with $9mm in awards, coordinated over 175 pilot programs to test new technologies, and created connections for more than 1,500 firms via matchmaking events. Catalyst has also organized and hosted 25+ code-a-thons with software engineers and programmers involved in the health technology community.

Catalyst’s consulting services have served many clients with digital health innovation and commercialization across the public and private sectors. Our global network is a community comprised of health information technology and new-media entrepreneurs, software developers, health care provider and payer organizations, pharmaceutical companies, philanthropic foundations, physicians, patients, academics and government representatives. These individuals have engaged with Catalyst by participating in our programs, attending matchmaking sessions, partnering in pilot studies, and partaking in leadership events.



Indu SubaiYa


Indu Subaiya is a visionary healthcare leader whose work builds community, creates dialogue and inspires us to radically rethink how health shapes our lives. Indu co-founded and served as CEO of Health 2.0, the leading conference and media platform that promotes and catalyzes new technologies in healthcare, prior to its acquisition by HIMSS in 2017. In the two years post acquisition, she headed Health 2.0 within HIMSS as Executive Vice President. She now continues as Senior Advisor to HIMSS, providing thought leadership and content advisory services under the office of the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. Indu is recognized as an engaging keynote speaker, interviewer, and moderator. In 2013, FierceHealthIT named Indu one of Information Technology’s Most Influential Women, and in 2018 she was selected as a fellow of the Aspen Institute's fourth class of Health Innovators Fellows. Prior to founding Health 2.0, Indu was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Physic Ventures, Vice President of Healthcare and Biomedical Research at Gerson Lehman Group and Director of Outcomes Research at Quorum Consulting, Inc. Indu received her BS from Cornell University in Science and Technology Studies, MD from Stony Brook University, and MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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Matthew Holt

General Manager

Matthew Holt has been a thought leader in digital health since founding the successful Health 2.0 Conference company with Indu Subaiya. Before that, he worked for renowned forecasting (IFTF) and polling (Harris) organizations, conducted several ground breaking in-depth studies about many aspects of health care, and delivered several keynote addresses all over the world. With 30 years of healthcare, consulting, and forecasting experience behind him, Matthew founded The Health Care Blog in 2003 and is now one of the leading sources on health commentary, interviews, and opinion. As the General Manager of Catalyst, Matthew makes impact and disruption a priority in bringing radical healthcare into the 21st century. Matthew received his BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and his MS in Health Services Research from Stanford University. Most recently, Matthew Holt founded and is President of SMACK.health, an advisory firm for health tech companies. Matthew also sits on the board of YTH, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives & health of teens and young adults as well as the Society for Participatory Medicine.

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Amanda Marie Cardinale

Director of Business Development and Program Management

Amanda leads the team's innovation programs and efforts in creating strategic partnerships between digital health innovators and companies interested in new healthcare technologies. She holds a MSc in Neuroscience and Education from Columbia University where her work focused on digital solutions for brain health. Amanda's expertise has culminated in published research in Telemedicine and e-Health, serviced various health tech startups, and she currently sits on the Connected Health Advisory Board for the VNA Health Group of NJ. Amanda also holds a B.S. in Finance from St. John’s University and has completed accredited coursework in health-related disciplines from multiple universities. Prior to her work in healthcare, Amanda spent over seven years as an investment professional conducting hedge fund deal making within Merrill Lynch’s Alternative Investments Group. She is an avid traveler, writer, and artist living in New York City.


Michaela Hyams

Senior Program Manager

Michaela believes digital health solutions are integral to the future of healthcare. At Catalyst, she manages large scale global innovation projects for a variety of clients, including government institutions, charitable foundations, and for-profit companies ranging from start-ups to international corporations. Prior to Catalyst, Michaela was the Lead Program Manager for the New York County Psychiatric Society (NYCPS), a professional organization representing 1,800 psychiatrists, where she supported strategic, operational, and infrastructure goals. Her work included implementing multiple novel programs, including mentorship and career development for residents and early career psychiatrists. Additionally, she has experience with economic advocacy and human services campaigns. Michaela holds a Master’s in Public Policy and B.A. in Economics from Stony Brook University as well as a Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals and Principles from the University at Albany.


Diana Chen

Program Manager

Diana manages international pilot programs to facilitate commercial partnerships between healthcare organizations and innovators. Diana also conducts research and analysis on the digital health world to assist the team in strategic planning and inform others about emerging health tech trends. Diana has a dedicated passion for healthcare improvement and philanthropy. She has worked with reputable organizations, including Kaiser Permanente, Project C.U.R.E., and March of Dimes in an effort to promote population and global health.


Kilole Aklilu

Program Associate

Kilole supports projects that tackle complex healthcare problems and facilitates key partnerships between industry leaders and digital health innovators. Prior to joining Catalyst, Kilole worked in the Department of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a pioneering research instituiton that investigates and pursues better health outcomes for communities in the Tri-State area. Kilole is passionate about the advancement of global health and has experience in the international non-profit sector, where she worked to provide school supplies and community development tools for women and children in East Africa. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Fordham University.