2019 Sessions

Catalyst ’19 features a blend of learning and networking sessions. Attendees will leave with a better knowledge of the PERS and connected health industry; plus some new friends and business connections! 

Slides are now available to download for the Catalyst sessions in the agenda below!

Wednesday, May 8th

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM | Golf Tournament (Registration Required)

Our Annual Catalyst Golf Tournament is taking place at the Tranquilo Golf Course on the Four Seasons Resort. We will be playing best ball format with challenges for longest drive and closest to the pin.

A beverage and snack cart will be available. Collared shirts are required.

3:30 - 4:15 PM | Thirty Tips in 30 Minutes: Marketing Hacks for Your Small Business

Join us for a rapid fire session highlighting free (or mostly free) tools, tricks, and marketing strategies to grow your PERS business today!

Presented by Chris Tashjian, Affiliated Monitoring

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5:30 - 6:30 PM | Welcome Cocktail Reception

Network with your fellow attendees while enjoying cocktails at our opening reception at the Four Seasons.

Location: Pool Bar & Grill

Thursday, May 9th

7:30 - 8:30 AM | Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Open

Enjoy a luxurious breakfast while meeting with our favorite Catalyst exhibitors

8:30 - 9:10 AM | Welcome & Introduction

Time to get acquainted with your peers and get ready for Catalyst ’19!

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM | Keynote Presentation: New, Now & Next in the PERS Industry

Daniel Oppenheim, Affiliated Monitoring

An exclusive view of the demographic changes driving the growth in the PERS industry. See the trends in the industry presented like never before.

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9:40 - 10:20 AM | Must-Have Telemarketing Insights for 2019 and Beyond!

Exclusive Interview with Michele Shuster of MacMurray, Petersen & Shuster, LLP

Michele is a Catalyst veteran brought back by popular demand!

10:20 - 10:30 AM | Managing the LTE Transition

Get the scoop from our close friends at Mytrex!

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10:30 - 11:10 AM | Networking Break

Get some refreshments and discuss the morning sessions with your fellow attendees.

11:10 - 11:15 AM | How Affiliated Helps PERS Businesses Grow

Jesse Rivest, Sales Manager, Affiliated Monitoring

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11:15 - 12:00 AM | Interactive Thought Leader Panel

Join us in the Grand Ballroom to get the inside scoop during an executive Q&A with industry leaders.

Yaniv Amir – President, Essence USA
Ryan Bangerter – VP Business Development, Mytrex
Oz Krakowski – Co-Founder & CMO, Kytera
Pete West – Vice President, North American Sales, KORE

Moderator: Jesse Rivest – Sales Manager, Affiliated Monitoring

12:00 - 2:00 PM | Lunch & Exhibit Hall

Enjoy a casual lunch and meet with the leading vendors in the PERS industry. See demonstrations of the latest innovations in PERS equipment and services.

3:00 - 5:30 PM | Escape to Epcot: Catalyst Challenge

Navigate through the Epcot World showcase as you hunt for clues. Does your team have what it takes to be the Catalyst Challenge winners? The winning team gets a special Catalyst prize!

7:00 - 10:00 PM | Making Magical Connections: Catalyst Dinner

Back at The Four Seasons, join us for dinner at the Splash Zone pool! After dinner come hang out with new friends in the Hideout on Explorer Island.

Make sure you get your photo taken with our special guest!

Friday, May 10th

7:45 - 8:45 AM | Breakfast & Exhibit Hall

Enjoy a luxurious breakfast while meeting with our Catalyst exhibitors

8:45 - 9:00 AM | Welcome Back to Day Two!

9:05 - 9:45 AM | Executive Keynote | Founder Confidential: The Top Things No One Really Tells You About Scaling a PERS Company.
An interview with Richard Brooks, President, Healthcare Division of Connect America.

Join us on the main stage for our Executive Keynote Interview.

Richard Brooks is the President of the Healthcare Division at Connect America, one of North America’s largest PERS companies. An industry icon, Richard’s career spans every major event and advancement in the medical alert space. He has a storied career that includes leading and growing multiple PERS and telehealth businesses. Prior to his role at Connect America, Richard held executive positions at LifeCall, HealthWatch and Philips Lifeline.

During his current tenure at Connect America, Richard has led the organization through multiple acquisitions. Most notably Home Buddy, the Petaluma Health Care District Medical Alert Program, Racine Medical Alert; and of course the recent industry shaking acquisition of competitor Tunstall Americas.

9:45 - 10:30 AM | 1st Annual Catalyst Shark Tank!

This is your chance to see the newest developments before anyone else! Join our judges in the first ever PERS focused edition of Shark Tank.

Contestants will get the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch their new product or service to industry veterans.

Jean Anne Booth – CEO, UnaliWear
Steve Chazin – Vice President, Product, Alarm.com
Bern Terry – SVP, Strategic Partnerships, Aloe Care Health
Mara Perlmutter – Founder & CEO, TrelaWear

Geoff Gross – President, Medical Guardian
Rob Flippo – CEO, MobileHelp
Sindee Shaulinski – General Manager, Medical Monitoring, Doyle Security Systems

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10:30 - 11:00 AM | Networking & Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Thought Leader Discussions

By overwhelming request, we are bringing back the Brainstorming Roundtables!

You voted! Here are the winning table topics:
1) Growing Your Connected Health Portfolio
2) Managing the 4G Transition
3) Payor Sources: Medicare, Medicaid & Beyond
4) Secrets of Reducing Customer Churn

12:00 PM | Farewell to Catalyst '19

Don’t say “Goodbye”, say “See you at Catalyst ‘2020!”