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. Health 2.0 was recently acquired by HIMSS and Indu continues to head the organization as Executive Vice President as it scouts new technologies, advances edge and builds initiatives to drive sustainable change in today’s healthcare landscape. Indu is a female immigrant from India and is a passionate advocate for an end to healthcare disparities and for increased diversity across the leadership ranks of the industry.
In recent years, Indu has created a parallel career as a writer and filmmaker. She wrote and directed the narrative short film The Apartment, which earned the Best Actor Award at the World Indian Music Film Festival and jury recognition at the Indian World Film Festival and the Bangalore Shorts Festival. The film, about an immigrant’s relationship to home and homeland, stars legendary Indian actor Rajit Kapur. Combining her twin desires to create compelling personal stories and innovate healthcare, Indu has directed several short documentaries that explore technology and patient-centered care. She is currently developing a healthcare road trip in which she’ll document communities’ evolving healthcare needs and stories of innovative solutions and the individuals who create them.
Recognized as an engaging interviewer, moderator and keynote speaker, Indu has spoken or moderated at the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Initiative, the President’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Mayo Clinic Transform Symposium, SXSW Interactive, Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit, IFC Global Private Health Conference, the upcoming Slush 2017, and others. She has worked with the Robert Wood Johnson, World Bank/International Finance Corporation, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the California Health Care Foundation to design innovative health technology programs including healthcare specific hack-a-thons, developer competitions and pilot programs. In 2013, FierceHealthIT named Indu one of Health Information Technology’s Most Influential Women.
Indu was born in Bangalore, India and grew up on Long Island, New York. A physician by training, she received her BS from Cornell University in Science and Technology Studies and MD from Stony Brook University. She came west to receive her MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, deciding to forgo medical residency in order to develop new healthcare dialogues and care models. 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. She has served as Vice President of the Society for Participatory Medicine and on advisory committees of the Department of Health and Human Services and National Health Data Consortium.
Indu lives in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles with her husband and son. Upon arriving in California nearly two decades ago, Indu fell in love with the state’s diversity and creative culture. She looks forward to catalyzing the next generation of person-centric healthcare and continuing to serve the many interests of California’s dynamic residents and health care stakeholders.