Join us on Monday (4/22) at 6:00pm, as we continue our monthly Munch & Learn series! Each month, we'll highlight an issue or project in the Smart Cities space, with speakers, presentations, and roundtable discussions. After each presentation, our workgroups and committees will meet together to work on their projects and ideas for the DIA. To best fuel the conversation, dinner will be on us! Please RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dia-april-munch-learn-featuring-summer-wright-of-bcbs-c1-innovation-lab-tickets-59965036037 so we can ensure enough food to feed you!
April's speaker is Summer Wright, who leads Blue Cross Blue Shield's C1 Innovation Lab here in the West End, and will talk with us about innovation in health care, projects C1 is currently working on, and larger BCBS initiatives around preventative health care and access to healthy food and services. We can't wait!
More About Summer:
Summer Wright Collins is the Divisional Vice President of Design + Innovation at the C1 Innovation Lab. Summer directly manages the design team and oversees the operations within the lab, which creates health care solutions for the business needs of national employers served by Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Most recently, Summer gained experience as an independent consultant and also served as Vice President at the Children’s Health System of Texas. She holds extensive research, healthcare, and innovation management experience. In addition, she has co-authored an extensive collection of publications – from healthcare transformation and quality improvement programs to early childhood education community assessments. She has been featured in Modern Healthcare, Dallas Business Journal, Dallas Morning News, and is well engaged and connected within the Dallas community.
As an active member of the community, Summer is affiliated with the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Leadership Dallas Alumni Society, The Concilio Dallas Board, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Dallas County Public Health Advisory Council, American Public Health Association, America Diabetes Association and the University of North Texas Prevention Institute.
Summer holds a Social Innovation Executive Certificate from Stanford University and a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University.
Learn from our speaker Summer, then join our STEM, Data and Quality of Life committees to get involved!
Parking at the DEC is available on-street or in lots surrounding the building. The entrance can be found underneath the blue awning for "The Dallas Entrepreneur Center" and is near the corner of Market and Ross.