Immersion program

The Future of Healthcare Executive Immersion Program

Thanks to a focus on personalized data, real-time information and blockchain technology, healthcare is getting a reboot. The implications are significant. Not only is it better for patient outcomes, it democratizes health and creates greater efficiencies and scalability.

Discover what corporations can do to keep up with the pace of acceleration and stay relevant in the market. Immerse into the startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley, learn directly from innovation leaders in healthcare, and discover ways to engage with startups.

This program is meant to expand the mindset of the executive leadership in healthcare organizations. It is designed for CXO level executives (CEO, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Information Officer, etc.) who aspire to implement and expand innovation culture in their healthcare organizations.

Note that final agenda, final list of participating companies and activities is subject to change and will be finalized closer to the date of the event.

  • 5-day immersion
  • Runs every quarter
About the host

Silicon Valley Innovation Center is the innovation hub, helping companies and individuals from all over the world connect to Silicon Valley innovations and technologies. We organize Silicon Valley company visits as part of our executive programs, immersion study tours, industry-specific programs and leadership summits.

Program Outline

Day 1 - Innovation Culture

Disruption Is the New Normal

Widen your perspectives on tech industry transformations. Why is disruption so critical? Is it just a Silicon Valley fad?

Corporate Innovation

Understand the concept of disruptive innovation both within industry and large organizations. Can genius be distilled into a process?

The State of US Healthcare

Hear directly from an expert information analyst on the current state of US healthcare. Who are the key players? What are the top trends? Where should you focus to maximize the impact of your innovative projects?

Driving Healthcare Innovation

Genomics is one of the most innovative and disruptive aspects of the new healthcare paradigm. Meet face to face with some of the most innovative genomics startups in the world and visit a leading facility where they push the boundaries of next generation medicine.

Day 2 - Practical Insights

Startup Innovation in Healthcare

Silicon Valley venture capitalists are at the cutting edge of innovation in healthcare. Hear directly from one of the strongest VCs about what innovation and disruption look like on the front lines and what they look for in selecting the winners of tomorrow.

The Silicon Valley Healthcare Startup Ecosystem

What is the current state of the Silicon Valley healthcare startup ecosystem? This session will feature an interview and interactive dialogue with a leading Silicon Valley Digital Health expert and serial entrepreneur.

How are Silicon Valley startups driving innovation in Healthcare? See how fast startups create new market opportunities and innovate through ideation, prototyping, agile cycles, and minimum viable products in healthcare. What are some of the challenges startups encounter? How do top investors think about the key attributes of winning companies and the innovations that will power the world in the next 5-10 years.

Day 3 - Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Presentation: Innovating From Within

Create the entrepreneurial spirit within your organization. Think big and think differently – become more performance-driven and lean. See how startups are able execute with limited recourses. Discover how your company can create and sustain internal autonomous environments.

Panel Discussion: How do large corporations drive innovation?

Discussion with companies like Amgen, Toshiba and Google on innovation strategy.

Guided Tour with Innovation Lab

How can you discover opportunities for collaboration with startups to accelerate the innovation process within your organization?

Day 4 - Conquering markets

Healthcare Business Models

Understand the viable business models in healthcare. What is the payer perspective?

Establishing Product/Market Fit

Discover how you can iterate based on customer/patient centricity to establish product/market fit and be more responsive to market dynamics. How do startups develop business models to address market demand?

Guided Tour with Healthcare Organization

Understand the viable business models in healthcare. What is the provider perspective?

Day 5 - New Technologies

Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Robotics in Healthcare

Get familiar with key technology trends such as AI, VR/AR, Robotics, Nanobots/Nanotechnology and the applications and implications in health care on the horizon.

Applications and Implications of New Technologies in Healthcare

Are new technologies applicable and sustainable in healthcare? What are the implications of new technologies? Themes covered will include patient data security, ethical considerations in new technology applications.

Innovation and Expansion Strategy

What are the best ways to build successful innovation and expansion strategies for the US market? Which teams can help accelerate your success and enable you to meet your goals faster? Hear from the experts.


Mission accomplished

We visited Silicon Valley Innovation Center as an exercise for opening our minds to learn how we might innovate and disrupt our business. And I would have to say, mission accomplished. The mindset of Silicon Valley is unlike anything I’ve experienced in my 40-year career. Every place we visited had this intellectual and business-oriented approach to problem solving and innovation.

Richard Connor

Executive Vice President, International Vitamin Corporation, USA

Loved the program

Thank you SVIC. We loved the program and working with all of you. I personally can't say enough good about it. It was an awesome week and program! I wish I was coming back soon.

John DiGiovanni

Solution Architect  Health & Technology Innovation Center, Christiana Care, USA

More tour details

Where we'll be

The journey will start in San Mateo, at Silicon Valley Innovation Center’s office. We’ll tour offices of innovative Silicon Valley companies, listen to presentations and network. Transfers, food and guide services are provided.

What you'll do

Visit the most innovative Silicon Valley companies and startups typically not open to the public. Expand your networking circles and get exposed to the latest disruptive technologies.


Connect with Silicon Valley executives and meet with top entrepreneurs. Talk to professionals across several technology verticals including robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, 3D printing, blockchain, to name a few.

What's included
  • Expert presentations
  • Lectures
  • Q&A
  • Networking
  • Product Testing
  • Lunch
  • Transfers
  • Walk Around
What you'll learn

Learn about digital from digitally native companies as well as established players. Get introduced to the best digital transformation practices and connect with top entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

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