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.

 

Our Founders

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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 and she continues to head the organization as an Executive Vice President. Recognized as an engaging keynote speaker, interviewer, and moderator, Indu has spoken at noteworthy events such as the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Initiative, the President’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit, and the Mayo Clinic Transform Symposium. 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

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 CEO 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.

 
 
 

Team

 
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Amanda Marie
Cardinale

Director of Business Development and Program Management

Amanda leads the NYC-based team's efforts in creating strategic partnerships between digital health innovators and companies interested in new healthcare technology. 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 a Connected Health Advisory Board for the VNAHG of NJ. 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.

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Sabah
Pervez

Senior Program Manager

Sabah manages large scale pilot programs and innovation challenges to connect technology startups with enterprise healthcare organizations. She consults on global innovation projects for a variety of clients including government departments, charitable foundations and for-profit companies. In her previous role at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Innovation Institute, she worked with both digital health and medical device companies to find product market fit and secure pilots within the TMC and beyond. Sabah holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Neurobiology from the University the Texas at Austin and a dual Master’s in Healthcare Administration and Business Administration (MHA/MBA) from the University of Houston- Clear Lake.

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Diana
Chen

Program Associate

Diana supports 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.

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John
El-Maraghy

Program Associate

John joined the Catalyst team as a Program Associate straight out of Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, John founded ARM that focuses on health and hygiene assistance to the homeless and underserved. Seeing first-hand how health tech and partnerships can positively impact the world, John hopes to foster more of these types of partnerships in his work for Catalyst @ Health 2.0