Event Date: February 28, 2023
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Location: Zoom
Admission: Free


First, we’ll hear from TeraCrunch. As they describe things: Let’s face it – navigating the AI world can be like walking through a maze. You’ve got IT firms moonlighting as AI gurus, in-house teams juggling too much, and bespoke solution shops charging an arm and a leg. That’s where we come in. TeraCrunch is not just another AI & Gen-AI company. We’re the experienced friend you call when you need results without the runaround. We’ve been around the block for 11 years, building over 150 solutions with a track record of 5-40x ROI.

What makes us different? We cut through the complexities and unnecessary costs with our secret sauce – a blend of proprietary methods and pre-developed tech-stack we’ve honed for over a decade – getting you the results you need, fast. Plus, our data scientists with roots in places like Harvard and NASA, roll up their sleeves and get to work with your crew. With TeraCrunch, you’re choosing a partner that makes the complex simple and the uncertain sure.

Our presenter will be CEO Tapan Bhatt. With over 19 years of experience in developing cutting-edge technology products and fueling growth in start-up ventures, Tapan’s unrivaled insights have been instrumental in driving success for numerous venture capital-backed high-tech startups across both coasts.  Prior to establishing TeraCrunch, he held key leadership positions in a series of technology startups that achieved remarkable success. As Head of Business Development at ROAM (acquired by Ingenico), Head of Solution Sales & Sales Engineering at AisleBuyer(acquired by Intuit), Executive Director at Motricity (IPO in 2010, NASDAQ:MOTR), and Executive Director at Amobee Media Systems (acquired by SingTel).

Tapan has an MBA in Marketing from Avila University and a foundation in Electrical Engineering from K.K.Wagh College of Engineering. As part of his many external activities and roles, he is an Innovation Board Member of St. Luke’s Health System.

Our next presenter wants clinicians to do better than use guessing games and trial-and-error with prescriptions. In 2019, visionary healthcare minds at University of Kansas Medical Center saw the research proving the power of precision medicine and formed Sinochips Diagnostics. Now, from their cutting-edge Olathe lab, they’re offering to unlock your body’s unique response to medication, crafting treatments tailored to you. With DNA and the utilization of algorithms, they are matching databases of prescriptions and genetics. Fundamentally, they want to deliver advanced digital solutions to rewrite the future of prescription medicine.

From consumer packaged goods to technology, our presenter, Steve Sewell, has tackled challenges in industries across the board. A builder and fixer with a proven track record at Pepsi, Sprint, and Mars, he thrives on breathing new life into companies, big and small.

With Sinochips, Steve is embarking on a different kind of adventure – his third startup, and his first dive into the world of human health. Driven by a deep passion for making a difference, he’s here to help unlock the potential of precision medicine and improve outcomes for people who just want to get well.

For those who want to revisit the January 31st meeting with the Heartland Telehealth Resource Center and JustAskEvie, the video has been posted here. A copy of the chat is available here.

Be sure to invite friends and colleagues to attend our next Digital Health Innovation Forum on the evening of March 6th at Polsinelli. We will be looking at how social drivers of health are being dealt with in the Kansas City area and the implications for a connected health community. Registration and event details are available here.


Every month, we bring together a group of health care stakeholders to learn and share about technology and innovation projects happening in the region–and occasionally related topics from outside the Greater Kansas City area. Our stakeholders include hospitals and the health care system, city and state government officials, health IT firms and other corporate partners, startups working in health and wellness, and other civic organizations. The meetings are open, though not widely broadcast. They generally happen on the last Wednesday of the month, 8:30-10:00 am.

We send out an email agenda and calendar invite to this stakeholder list, which we loosely call the Health Innovation Team. If you wish to be added to the email list, please send a note to jfitzpatrick@kcdigitaldrive.org.