As the world continues to address the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen healthcare disparities magnify over the last year of crisis. Marginalized communities and racial minority populations are already at higher risk when it comes to health, and the pandemic has only exacerbated these inequities in terms of treatments and access to healthcare.


BAB & Tata Consultancy Services brings together industry leaders to address this ongoing challenge in health, and explore the question of the role that technology can play to bolster reliable, safe, and equitable access to healthcare, preventative measures, and treatment.


How can innovative emerging technologies – such as cloud, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence – be leveraged safely to address these inequities? How can new treatment tools and techniques enhance health awareness and education for marginalized populations?

Event Details


Wednesday, December 1
Time 11:00 am – 12:15 pm EDT

4:00 – 5:15 pm GMT




Meet the Speakers

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Anne-Britton Arnett
Vice President, Information Management and Analytics, Humana

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Dr. Garth Graham

Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health, Google/YouTube

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Gowri Muthumalai

Chief Information Officer, Refresh Mental Health

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Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar

Vice President, Global Business Head, Healthcare, Tata Consultancy Services

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Stuart Gilchrist

Global Managing Partner, Healthcare Consulting and Service Integration, Tata Consultancy Services

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Breakout Rooms

Session 1: Mental Health

Within the last few years there has been an explosion in the digital mental health marketplace, with various tools available to those who wish to improve their mental health. While there is a growing number of resources available and the de-stigmatization of mental health issues, gaps remain in who is able to access these supports. This breakout room will explore questions of equity in mental healthcare, and whether technology can be a solution to equalize and mainstream access to care.

Tom Hlenski

Dr. Thomas Hlenski

Program Lead, Disaster Mental Health Greater NY Region, Red Cross

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Gregory Nicholas

Gregory Nicholas

Program Director, Tata Consultancy Services

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Dr. Elliott Richelson

CMO, Refresh Mental Health, Mayo Clinic

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Session 2: Wellness

Good diet, nutrition, and regular fitness have been recognized as key to preventative health and overall wellness. But there are still major gaps in people’s access to resources and knowledge to better empower them in these areas. This session will discuss ways technology can be used to increase awareness and provide access to incentives to improve wellness within marginalized communities.

Smriti Kirubanandan

Smriti Kirubanandan

Business Strategist, Tata Consultancy Services

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Nicola Riley

Nicola Riley

Wellbeing Consultant, Unum UK

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Yana Ruegsegger

Senior Director, IT – Enterprise Data Solutions, DaVita

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Session 3: Access to Healthcare

Access to healthcare is dependent on many factors including geography, gender, race, and much more. Technology has helped to redistribute access among populations where it otherwise lacks, but gaps do still remain. This breakout room will be a space to explore topics and questions focused on understanding uneven access to healthcare within marginalized communities, and how technology can be a tool to bridge the access gap to create positive health outcomes.

Diane Bengston

Diane Bengtson
Functional Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services

Bio coming soon.

Mary Coffey

Dr. Mary Coffey

Director of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University

Bio coming soon.

Dr Nicole Harris Hollingsworth

Dr. Nicole Harris-Hollingsworth
VP, Social Determinants of Health, Hackensack Meridian Health Partners & Population Health (HMHN)

Bio coming soon.