Pioneer in global clinical informatics and health technology, code, blockchain, cloud, international speaker, philanthropy, and adventure travel!
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Paul Swider is the Founding CEO of RealActivity, a Boston-based SaaS company focused on optimizing provider experience and clinical workforce for teaching hospitals and hospital systems. Paul is also a Healthcare Industry Cloud Analyst for the Acceleration Economy and serves as a founding director of the Boston Healthcare Technology Group and Community.
Paul is passionate about family, technology, travel, and skilling at scale. He has traveled seven continents, over one million miles, while organizing user groups, teaching at events, and presenting at events in over 50 countries to date.
Paul is an accomplished author of several Wrox developer books, was first certified as a Microsoft engineer (MCSE. MCSD, MCT) in 1996, and has held enterprise certifications from Microsoft since that time. Paul was Awarded Azure MVP for 2019 and Azure most Influential in 2020.
Area of Expertise
From Common Data Model to Synapse: Unleashing the Power of Microsoft's Data Platform
Are you ready to take your data engineering skills to the next level? Whether you're a seasoned data engineer, data scientist, or skilled app builder, this session will provide valuable insights and practical skills to help you tackle even the most complex data estates. Learn how to leverage the power of the Common Data Model to extend industry data schemas and then use Dataverse environments to protect and extend Dynamics 365 business data to Microsoft 365, Power Platform, and Azure. Explore protecting data with Purview and using Power Apps with Azure SQL, Cosmos DB, and graph data. By the end of this session, you'll have the knowledge you need to take your data engineering to the next level.
Unleashing the Power of Rust: A Beginner's Guide to Crafting High-Performance Code
If you're new to programming or just looking to expand your skills, Rust is a fantastic language to start with. In this session, we'll cover the basics of Rust programming, including its syntax and essential features. We'll also discuss why Rust is such a unique language, thanks to its memory safety and performance optimizations. By the end of this session, you'll have a solid foundation in Rust and be ready to take your first steps in creating your own API or systems-level programming. So, let's dive in and discover the exciting world of Rust programming together!
Unlocking Insights: How Data Science is Transforming Healthcare
Get ready to be blown away by the latest advancements in healthcare and data! Power Platform, Microsoft 365, Azure, and Dynamics 365 cloud for industry are revolutionizing the healthcare and health life science industry by unlocking powerful insights through data science and engineering. Join us as we dive deep into the Common Data Model, layered industry-specific schemas, mission-critical business app architecture, and multi-cloud data engineering used in Azure Health Data Services and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. You won't want to miss this opportunity and discover how these mission-critical data engineering technologies can transform any organization!
Industry Cloud: Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
Power Platform, Teams, and Azure can be used to optimize patient care and the physician experience for healthcare organizations. In this session, learn the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare's core capabilities and compare the health templates and services in M365 and Azure to Cloud for Healthcare. See demonstrations of how health capabilities can be extended with low-code.
AI & ML 101 - Making AI Real
There is often a clash when AI meets reality. Unfortunately, many people think AI is “bots taking over the world” when it should be really a collaboration of People + AI.
So, how can AI be made real so that there are tangible outcomes for users, customers, and innovators? And, how can AI and humans coexist in the ever-increasing digital world?
In this session we'll dive into:
Crafting an AI strategy
Applying AI to existing workstreams
Scaling AI to meet future business demands
Extending Microsoft SaaS Solutions with Blockchain
We all are going through the boom of Blockchain technology. There is a lot of information coming our way, regarding implementation and adoption of this technology. In this session explore how to implement private blockchain networks on Azure. Learn how organizations can use code in Office 365 and SharePoint to execute smart contracts using a private enterprise chain and the Microsoft Coco Framework.
Power Platform and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
Power Platform, Azure, and Microsoft 365 can be deployed to improve both patient care and the healthcare provider experience. In this session learn how industry cloud features and the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, can empower health organizations to deliver world-class physician services and patient care.
Optimizing Cloud for Clinical Use Cases
Cloud technology can empower organizations seeking to both modernize healthcare technology and increase access to clinical care. This session teaches how health, government, or supporting organizations can optimize cloud technology to streamline clinical care.
Industry Cloud: Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare runs on Dataverse, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and Azure. Learn how Cloud for Healthcare can assist in optimizing clinical care, patient access, the physician experience, and more. Explore how industry cloud and SaaS services can optimize healthcare organizations.
Intelligent Intranet and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
Power Platform, Azure, and Microsoft 365 can be deployed to improve both patient care and the healthcare provider experience. In this session learn how Power Platform and the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, can empower the c-suite at health organizations to deliver world-class physician services and patient care.
Microsoft 365 and Healthcare
Learn how to empower care teams to deliver the best possible care. Explore how to optimize patient outcomes by simplifying collaboration across care teams, enhancing quality of care through virtual visits, and reducing costs by streamlining fragmented workflows.
How to Run Inclusive Events – An Organizer's Top Tips
Technical community events should strive to provide a space for a diverse community which gathers organically. In this session learn tips and strategies for organizing user groups, meetups, conferences and technology events which place inclusion at the heart.
Indefinite Optimism: Microsoft 365, Business Apps and Azure in Healthcare
Microsoft 365, the Power platform and Azure are designed to meet local and federal compliance regulations, improve patient care, and streamline operations while also enabling health organizations to quickly build flexible solutions. In this session learn how these platforms and services are being used today to empower health organizations of all sizes.
Introduction to Azure Blockchain Services
We all are going through the boom of blockchain technology. There is a lot of information coming our way regarding the implementation and adoption of the technologies. In this session get the latest updates on Microsoft blockchain services, announcements from the blockchain team and learn how blockchain is changing the modern workplace.
Technology and Activism: Donation Trace-ability using Azure Blockchain
In this session get the latest updates on Microsoft blockchain services, announcements from the blockchain team and see how blockchain services on Azure can be used to enable multi-party state based business processes, trace-ability and more.
See how our team designed and deployed a multi-tenant solution using Azure, Microsoft 365, Power Apps and blockchain to collaborate, track and share donation data while maintaining one version of the truth of donation data shared across political and geographic boundaries.
Rust for Mission-Critical AI: A Journey into Healthcare's Safest and Most Performant Language
Discover the powerful potential of Rust in mission-critical AI applications in this comprehensive 45-minute session tailored for newcomers. Starting with a gentle introduction to Rust, we'll guide you through its key features and benefits, highlighting how Rust can help you create more reliable and efficient IoT, data engineering, and API systems. Delve into the technical aspects that make Rust stand out, such as its memory safety guarantees, fearless concurrency, and strong static typing. Finally, we'll compare and contrast Rust with C# to reveal Rust's unique advantages to mission-critical AI projects. By the end of the session, you'll have a deeper understanding of how Rust can revolutionize your AI systems and help you build a robust and resilient infrastructure for the future.
GraphQL and FHIR APIs
GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling those queries with your existing data. Graphir is a lightweight proxy that reshapes GraphQL queries and mutations into standard FHIR REST requests. In this session, we'll use two open-sourced projects from the Microsoft HLS engineering team to learn how to provide a GraphQL interface over a FHIR API to accelerate client app development.
Azure and FHIR
Did you know Microsoft has an open-source FHIR implementation available in Github? In addition, there is the Azure FHIR Service (SaaS) and Aure Health Data Services (PaaS). In this session, learn about the different versions and how pick the best one for your project or organization.