Open Source ft. Aurora Health Care
Showcasing Milwaukee’s Engineering Culture
Presented with RokkinCat
Go behind the scenes of Milwaukee’s tech community! Each month we’ll be exploring how companies around the city create a meaningful and positive culture in their organization. We’ve all seen the “Coolest Offices” list, but it doesn’t truly capture the culture of a workplace.
The purpose is simple. In order to grow Milwaukee’s tech community we need a space to connect and have real conversations around:
- What is needed to move our tech community forward.
- How to make environments that create excitement and attract technologists.
- Space to tear down the barriers that divide us.
This revolving series includes the following:
- Company leader discussing how they make their company’s culture something all levels of a company can enjoy.
- Q&A where both the company leader and an employee living the culture will answer questions.
Join Aurora Health Care on September 19th as they talk about technology and innovation in the health care industry.
Complimentary food from a local Milwaukee restaurant while it lasts. Complimentary beverages, cocktails, or beer from local makers.
- 5:30-6:30PM – Happy Hour
- 6:30-7:00PM – Talk
- 7:00-7:30PM – Open Source & Open Conversations
Vice President of Strategic Innovation
Mike Rodgers joined Aurora in 2013. As vice president of strategic innovation, he is responsible for discovering opportunities for innovation within Aurora, and serves as Aurora’s liasion to Milwaukee’s start-up community and its innovation investments.
An industrial engineer by trade, he has more than 13 years of global, hands-on work with new business ventures, business transformation, growth and innovation in various industries. Mike’s entrepreneurial style and a desire to impact people’s lives lead him to move into the healthcare sector.
He received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State University.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Asif Khan is a successful health tech serial entrepreneur, six sigma black belt, with a keen eye to design and streamlining workflows. He recently joined the Advocate Aurora Health family to help lead and launch businesses from within the health system.
Asif brings a unique perspective of experiences leading global teams and strategy at GE companies, to starting and scaling his own companies (Caremerge & ATVENTURES) to over hundreds of locations in North America, and simplifying lives of hundreds of thousands of patients, staff and families that are battling many challenges in today’s complex healthcare. He understands what it takes to build a culture of innovation, while attracting and retaining the best talent and empowering them to solve problems (innovating) to move organizations and industry forward.
Asif has more than 25 years of global leadership experience in designing, developing and scaling technology solutions including acute, ambulatory, and post-acute care, solving some of the most complex problems through simple technology that’s easy and embedded in staff workflows, while providing insightful analytics for strategic decision making for the leadership. He has proven expertise in identifying gaps in care delivery and how to fill those gaps with solutions and business models that benefit everyone involved (providers, payers, staff, technology, and most importantly seniors).
Asif earned an MBA from Booth School of Business – University of Chicago. A B.Sc. in Computer Information Science and a B.A. in Journalism and History. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Asif is a frequent guest speaker at many healthcare conferences and has received numerous awards and recognition across the country because of his pioneering vision and related efforts in simplifying care coordination for the aging population.
About Aurora Health Care
“Aurora Health Care is an integrated, not-for-profit, and all-for-people health care provider serving communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora Health Care’s approach keeps people in their minds and at the heart of everything they do. They treat each person as a person, not as a patient, an illness or an appointment.
Aurora got its start in 1984 when two established Milwaukee hospitals, St. Luke’s Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center, came together to form Aurora Health Care. Over the years, their organization grew, allowing them to help more people and communities.
Today Aurora Health Care serves communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, with 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics and 70 pharmacies in 30 communities. They strive to offer services that are close to home, and help make the whole community healthier.”
Click here to learn more about Aurora Health Care.