Michael Gillam, MD, FACEP, is CEO of HealthLab, a discovery automation company for "big data" in healthcare, and Athla, a direct-to-consumer company focused on the quantified athlete. Dr. Gillam helped build companies acquired by WebMD and Microsoft, and is a former founding director of the Microsoft Healthcare Innovation Lab, where he also served as a partner-level executive. Through Singularity University, he advises health ministries, Fortune 500 companies, and NGOs regarding their healthcare innovation and data strategies nationally and internationally. He also serves as a data innovations scholar for the MedStar Institutes for Innovation (Mi2) in Washington D.C. He is a physician dual-board certified in emergency medicine and medical informatics, and holds eleven patents in healthcare technology.