Los Angeles (LA)

Healthcare CEO Executives Group

3rd Friday of the month from | 9 am – Noon |


September 15, 2023

Against All Odds: How to Fan the Flame of Innovation

After working with Pierre to discover radiation, Marie won her first Nobel Prize, in physics, in 1903. Just eight years later Madame Curie was awarded her second Nobel, in chemistry, for her discovery of radium and polonium. Marie not only lived for her work, when she was re-buried in the Pantheon, in Paris, her coffin was lined with nearly an inch of lead, as her body was still radioactive.

While not necessarily Nobel Prize-worthy, most of us attained some achievement that others doubted was possible. During our Members’ Discussion, we’ll hear what KSFs carried you through to your goal.

After responding to any healthcare business issues you’re wrestling with, our Featured Member, Naresh Menon, CEO of ChromoLogic, will share the approach he’s learned over 15 years of business innovation that’s sustained ChromoLogic‘s mission and an innovation runway – in spite of the risk of failure, repeatedly, being highly likely. Naresh thinks BIG: developing disruptive solutions for complex societal problems. Currently the team at ChromoLogic is seeking diagnostics for malaria and radiation injury. (Marie could have used this!) Clearly, finding disruptive solutions requires sustaining a long runway – matched with faith, courage, and genius.

Hear about each other’s “Impossible dreams” – and how Naresh has created an approach that, while not guaranteeing success, seriously beats the odds against it.

Naresh Menon, Ph.D. (in physics), is the Founder, President and CEO of ChromoLogic LLC, where he leads a team of world-class technologists in developing innovative solutions that save lives and make the world secure. Since 2007, Naresh and his team of scientists have engaged in multiple cutting-edge applied research and development programs in the medical, aerospace, and security markets.


Upcoming Session Dates

2023: JAN 20     FEB 17     MAR 17     APR 21     MAY 19     JUN 16     JUL 5*     AUG 18     SEP 15     OCT 20     NOV 17     Dec 6* – Combined Session for the Innovations In Healthcare Awards Event

Our Los Angeles Healthcare Round Table typically meets on the third Friday of each month (*with some combined sessions on alternative dates).
Monthly meetings are held via Zoom with occasional In-Person events.

Past Meeting Information

  • Using Co-branding to Leverage Your Brand
  • Meet Angle Health: The Health Plan Startup for Startups
  • Gov. Newsom Expands Mental Health Parity
  • Predicting What's Next in The New Normal
  • Adopting the Mindset of an Innovator
  • Diagnostic Breakthroughs for the 21st Century
  • Implications of the Expanded World of Telehealth
  • Getting Back to a New Normal
  • Even During a Pandemic, the Business of Healthcare Must Go On
  • Your COVID-19 experience to date: with employees, clinicians, patients, and yourself AND Infection Control in the Age of COVID-19
  • Lessons Learned from Successful Transactions & Turnarounds
  • Lessons from Business Expansion & Integration (in an era of declining reimbursement)
  • How to Accelerate Bringing New Healthcare Product/Service Ideas to Market
  • Chapter 2 of the Retailization of Healthcare