Ed Bakos is the managing director of design studio Champalimaud. Ed's extensive luxury hospitality and restaurant experience, spanning 26 years, has positioned him as a leader in the design industry. His past projects have included the first W Hotel, the Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos and the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Halle Tecco is a founder and managing director of Rock Health, the first seed fund devoted exclusively to digital health companies. Prior to Rock Health, Halle worked as a business analyst at Intel before moving on to Apple where she worked in the health and medical vertical. Halle is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.
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