Michael Gillam, MD, FACEP, is CEO of HealthLab, a discovery automation company for "big data” in healthcare. He helped build and sell companies to both WebMD and Microsoft and is dual board certified in emergency medicine and medical informatics. He served as a partner level executive in Microsoft and is former founding director of the Microsoft Healthcare Innovation Lab. Dr. Gillam has served as Chair of Informatics for both the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has advised health ministries, Fortune 500 companies, and NGOs regarding their healthcare data strategies nationally and internationally including China and the Middle East. He served as the chief clinical judge for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE and as a judge on the Nokia Sensing XPRIZE and IBM AI XPRIZE. He has run innovation labs in Microsoft and in Washington D.C. for over ten years spanning projects including: big data, machine intelligence, natural language processing (NLP), gesture based interfaces, electronic and personal health records (EHRs & PHRs), augmented reality and medical robotics.