Master and Doctor of Medicine with a Specialist Degree in Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging. Incument Professor at FAculdade de Ciências Médicas – UERJ. Deputy Director of Faculdade de Ciências Médicas – UERJ (2020-2023). Coordinator of the Technology Development Unit, UERJ Telehealth Laboratory. Coordinator of UERJ’s Stricto Sensu Graduate Program in Telemedicine and Telehealth. Coordinator of UERJ’s Telemedicine and Telehealth Extension Program. Research Group Leader at CNPq, Telemedicine and Telehealth, UERJ. Editor in chief, Brazilian Telehealth Newspaper (Jornal Brasileiro de Telessaúde). Scientific Director, Brazilian Association of Telemedicine and Telehealth (2020-2021). Coordinator of the Innovation and Teleradiology Commission, Brazilian College of Radiology (2021-2023). Incumbent Academic at the Rio de Janeiro State Academy of Medicine. Interest areas: Telemedicine; Telehealth; Digital Health Care; Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging (Pediatrics) “Proscientist”, UERJ.
Prof.Dr., UERJ, Scientific Director of the Brazilian Association for Telemedicine and Telehealth (ABTMS).
Serial Entrepreneur and Visionary.
20+ years in the Software and Telecom Industry, working together with the main manufacturers and providers of HW and SW in the mobile computing area, developing services and products in cooperationwith worldwide research centers, expert on Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies and Cyber–Physical Systems. Holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering. For5 years was Involved in Continua Heath Alliance where contributed for development of standards forthe PCHA (http://www.pchalliance.org) on mobiles platforms. In 2012 Signove was the first company in the world to achieve a fully certified AHD (including PAN and WAN interfaces). Lately has been involved in the development of solutions for integration of Medical Devicesand Telemedicine.
Chief Medical Officer da Saúde iD
President of UNIDAS – Autogestão em Saúde. Graduated in information systems, Mendes has more than 25 years’ experience in the health care industry. He is an educator and employee at Banco do Brasil, and during these two decades, his work life has taken him to various parts of Brazil, where not only did he share knowledge, but also made many friends. He plays key representation roles as a member of the Supplementary Health Care Chamber of the National Health Care Agency (ANS), the National Health Care Council (CNS) and Instituto Ética Saúde’s Advisory Board. Before taking over as president of UNIDAS, he also served the entity as chief communications and integration officer. He is a former associate member of the Brazilian Institute for Corporate Governance (IBGC) and was UNIDAS’ representative at the COPISS/ANS. Mendes has a graduate degree in Strategic Business Management in Health Care from Centro Paulista de Economia em Saúde and in Management of Health Services from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
Head Aps Health Care Coordination Id
Occupational Doctor at Azul Linhas Aéreas
Medical doctor graduated from Faculdade de Medicina USP.
Residency in Internal Medicine at HC-FMUSP.
Specialization in Cardiology from the HC-FMUSP’s Heart Institute (Instituto do Coração, or InCor).
Doctor of Cardiology from FMUSP.
Assistant physician at the Graphic Methods Section of the HC-FMUSP Heart Institute (1997-2020).
Cardiologist at HIAE.
Copy editor for the Brazilian Cardiology Archives (Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia) and the Journal of Electrocardiology and member of the Experts Committee of the International Society of Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE).
Manager of In.lab, the artificial intelligence laboratory of InovaHC – HCFMUSP. Responsible for managing the laboratory’s product and project portfolio, which includes developing initiatives to foster the Brazilian artificial intelligence ecosystem in contact with Clinics Hospital’s research and innovation teams. He graduated in economy from University of São Paulo and an associate member of The Future Society. The focus of his work is on data, innovation and government policies. On these fronts, he has worked directly with a variety of domestic and international organizations, such as the World Economic Forum, Armasuisse, the Novartis Foundation, the World Government Summit, São Paulo State Department of Economic Development, and Instituto Tellus. He carries out initiatives in the field of Human Computer Interface (HCI), with focus on the use algorithms for decision-making and sustainable development of A.I.
Reference Physician at the Einstein Telemedicine Center
Dr. Carolina Pampolha – Head Operation Docway
Pharmacist, Master of Pharmaceutical Science, Doctor of Internal Medicine. Technical advisor to the Brazilian Association of Pharmacy and Drugstore Chains (Abrafarma). Founder and CEO of Clinicarx, a health care service platform for drugstores.
Graduated with a medical doctor degree from the University of São Paulo Medical School.
Medical Residency in Preventive and Social Medicine with Focus on Health Care Systems Administration, holding a Specialist Degree in Health Care Systems Administration from FGV/SP, a Graduate Degree in Health Care Systems Administration from FGV/SP, a Specialist Degree in Bioethics from the University of São Paulo Medical School, a Specialist Degree in Catastrophe Management from Harvard Medical School, and a PMD from IESE – Barcelona.
Graduated as a medical doctor from the University of São Paulo Medical School (FMUSP) in 1985, holds a doctor’s degree in Medical Information Technology (2000) and is a Free Professor of Telemedicine (2003), both at the Pathology Department of the FMUSP. Currently serving as level 2 associate professor at the FMUSP, head of Telemedicine, Physician III, and deputy head of the Medical Information Technology Medical Research Laboratory of the HC-FMUSP (LIM 01), and leader of the USP research group for Telemedicine, Digital Education and Connected Health Care at the research office of the CNPq/MCTI. Conceiver of and responsible for the Virtual Man Project (dynamic 3D computer graphics and 3D printing, since 2003) and for the Jovem Doutor Redes program (since 2007). He was coordinator of the Interactive Educational Technologies Project, designed to boost health education (CAPES/MEC/SGTES/MS, 2010-2016) for the Pro-Inovalab Projects of 2011 (Health Care Practical Clinical Learning Digital Laboratory) and 2012 (Interactive Media and Graduation Computerization Laboratory), which were an integral part of the bids for creating Innovation Laboratories for the Deputy Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Programs at University of São Paulo. Experienced in Medicine, with emphasis on Telemedicine and Integrated Telehealth, Metacognitive Digital Learning, Digital Active Methodologies, Telecare, Learning Objects, Smart Housing, Connected Health 5.0, and Multi-Centric Research. Was a founding member (Nov 2002) and president of the Brazilian Council of Telemedicine and Telehealth (2006-2013). Member of the Technical Board of Information Technology and Health (2015-2021) and the Federal Council of Medicine’s Commission on Analysis of Telemedicine Resolution (2,227/2018) (2019-2021). Responsible for the Telemedicine Course of the Pathology Department for Stricto Sensu Graduate Programs (8 credits – MPT-5740). Advisor to the University of São Paulo Medical School’s Pathology Graduate Program. Coordinator of Discipline MSP 4211 – Integrated Case Discussion (UC 21), of the new undergraduate medicine curriculum (2015-2021) of the USP Medical School and the course Telehealth as an Education, Research and Care Tool (FOB-USP). Responsible for the Optional Telemedicine Undergraduate Course at FMUSP (MSP 4015). Responsible for the Pró-Inovalab UEA project (2014-2017). Served as Coordinator on the Pathology Graduate Program Coordinating Commission (2017-2019).
Associate Professor and Head of Telemedicine at the USP Medical School.
2. Leader of USP Research Group on Telemedicine, Digital Education and Connected Health (CNPq/MCTI).
3. Member of the Technical Board of Information Technology in Health Care and Federal Council of Medicine Telemedicine Resolution No. 2,227/2018 Assessment Commission.
4. Was Coordinator at the São Paulo State Center of the Ministry of Health’s Telessaúde Brasil Redes Program (2007-2013).
5. Was a founding member (Nov 2002) and President of the Brazilian Council of Telemedicine and Telehealth (CBTMS, 2006-2013), currently ABTMS.
Lecture title: Telemedicine Logistics and Medical Education
Has worked for 20 years on R&D projects in ICT, Automation Engineering and Systems applied to the fields of Human Health, Education, Communication, Inspection and Energy.
Projects number approximately 30 in the Telemedicine, e-Health and Digital Convergence segments, based on R&D pools with institutions like Clinics Hospital – FMUSP, the Federal University of Santa Catarina, the UNDP, the CNPq, the FINEP, the Santa Catarina State Department of Health, the University Network of Telemedicine (Rede Universitária de Telemedicina)/RNP, PETROBRAS, UNIFESP, ABNT, FIOCRUZ, USP, the Pan-American Health Organization, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, among others.
For the past few years, he has been serving as collaborating researcher at the Psychiatry Institute (IPq) and the Heart Institute (IPq)/Clinics Hospital / University of São Paulo in Telepsychiatry, Remote Monitoring based on physiological signs (EEG, ECG, bioimpedance, etc.) and sensors in two-dimensional materials (carbon nanotubes, graphene, etc.). Among the highlights is the IdeiaGov SP Connected ICU Project.
TELEMEDICINE AND DIGITAL HEALTH HEAD AT TOPMED
Adjunct Professor Doctor in the Medicine Course and Coordinator of the Hotmilk startup accelerator at PUCPR, Londrina Campus // Co-founder and CEO of HiDoc Telesaude // Conceiver and Host of the MOVE program on Band-Tarobá Londrina // Senior Advisor at BioEdTech Inovação em Bioimpressão 3D // Mentor at Founder Institute Paraná // Honorary Councilor at the CRBM-6 Regional Council of Biomedicine in Paraná // Member of the Salus Group for health care governance in Londrina and vicinities // Member of the ICT APL in Londrina and vicinities // Member of the RedFoot Community, Northern Paraná Startup Community // Member of Inovadores e Inquietos, entrepreneur community // Member of the Brazilian Association of Health Care Startups (ABSS) // Member of the Brazilian Society for Information Technology in Health Care (SBIS).
MEDICAL DIRECTOR FLEURY
He graduated in business administration and holds an MBA in finance from IBMEC, an MBA in marketing from Fundação Dom Cabral, and an Executive MBA in advanced business management from INEPAD. A career employee at BB since 1986, he served as executive manager at the offices of distribution, retail and corporate solutions, and was chief financial officer at Fundação Banco do Brasil and general manager at Banco do Brasil in Paris, where he also served as member of the board of directors at the Brazil-France Chamber of Commerce.
Head comercial Saúde ID
Graduated with a medical doctor degree from the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. He concluded his studies with medical residency in Gynecology and Obstetrics and holds a Master of Science degree from the same institution. Since 2001, Dr. Cordioli has been working at the Albert Einstein Israeli Hospital. After extensive education in health care, with an Executive MBA in Innovation Management, he started in 2007 to serve as Medical Coordinator at the Obstetrics Department. In 2013 he started out as Medical Manager of Advanced Units, and in 2016 he became Medical Manager of the Telemedicine Department. Currently, he also holds office as President of Saúde Digital Brasil and coordinates the Digital Transformation Certificate Course at the Albert Einstein Israeli Hospital.
CEO da CloudMed e BioDoc
Director of Diagnostic and Outpatient Medicine at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Executive Manager of Cassi
DR. FERNANDA MELCHIOR, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DOCTOR AT THE CLINIC MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT | TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE ALO SAÚDE FLORIPA
Fernando joined UHG Brazil in 2012 and has held leadership positions in the Americas and at Amil. In addition, he holds an Executive MBA degree from Insper SP, Brazil, and concluded the leadership program at Harvard Business School.
As Executive Director at Alvorada Hospital, he started a four-year partnership with the Hospital for Special Surgery, NY. He also implemented the Value Drive Model on Hip and Knee Replacement in partnership with the IHI and Harvard Business School.
Fernando joined Amil in March 2018 as Chief Clinical Management Director, having implemented with his team of managers certain projects, such as the Mental Health Program, that are all recognized for promoting a balance between sustainability and enhanced results and patient experience.
In January 2020 Fernando took on the position of Senior Chief Clinical Director at Amil. During that period, together with his team of Directors, he implemented Amil Telemedicine for 100% of users and launched the Amil Medical Relationship Program to strengthen the partnership between the Provider and the Accredited Network. At the Central Regulation Office, he contributed to having the operation work 100% remotely and ensuring the monitoring and care of all our customers during the pandemic period. In the course of the year, he was part of the Total Cost of Care Team, responsible for managing Amil’s medical costs.
In May 2021, he took office as Executive Director of Value Management in Health Care, which includes the medical, dental and network management teams.
Médico e Chief Medical Officer da Knok Healthcare. É o responsável pelo desenho e implementação da operação de telemedicina da Knok, exercendo também funções de Diretor Clínico. Crê que apenas com envolvimento direto dos médicos as soluções de telemedicina atingirão o seu maior potencial. Concretiza a sua visão trabalhando em conjunto com médicos especialistas em diferentes áreas clínicas e médicos programadores da equipa de desenvolvimento da Knok. Da sua experiência clínica e científica menciona-se também a especialidade em Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental (pelo Hospital São João, Porto) e atividade como Investigador Principal e Head de Medical Writing na BlueClinical, Clinical Research Organization Portuguesa.
Médica formada pela Universidade de Santo Amaro. Cirurgiã Geral, membro do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões. Cirurgiã Plástica, membro da Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica. Preceptora dos residentes no Instituto Brasileiro de Cirurgia Plástica. Influenciadora Digital e referência em Mídias Sociais para Médicos. Professora do curso Descomplicando a Sutura. CEO e Founder do PadrinhoMed.
President Unimed Ceará
Dr. Gustavo P. Fraga graduated in Medicine from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in 1992. His medical residency was in General Surgery (1993 and 1994), and he holds as specialist degree in Trauma Surgery (1995 and 1996). He delivered his dissertation for a Master’s Degree in Surgery in 2001 and his Doctoral Thesis in 2004, both at FCM-UNICAMP. He passed in 2006 an exam to be Assistant Professor Doctor at the FCM-UNICAMP Surgery Department, and presented his dissertation in 2015, being approved as Associate Professor II. He attended post-doctoral studies at the University of California’s Trauma, Surgical Intensive Care and Burns Division, San Diego, with a FAPESP scholarship. Since July 2010, he has been Coordinator of the discipline Trauma Surgery at FCM-UNICAMP. He is an Incumbent Member of the Brazilian College for Surgeons and an honorary member of the Brazilian Society for Integrated Care for Trauma Patients (SBAIT), which he presided from 2013 to 2014. He was President of the Pan-American Trauma Society (SPT) from 2014 to 2015. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), the Trauma Association of Canada (TAC), the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC), the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES), and is currently Chief Financial Officer of the Brazilian Association of Telemedicine and Telehealth (ABTms). He was Coordinator of Medical Internship (2014-2018) and is currently Coordinator of the International Relations Office of FCM-UNICAMP. He is experienced in Medicine with emphasis on Surgery, working primarily on cases of urgent and trauma surgery, trauma records and systems, and education in surgery.
Prof. Dr. Gustavo P. Fraga
Associate Professor at the Surgery Department
Discipline Coordinator, Trauma Surgery
Coordinator of the International Relations Office
College of Medical Science (FCM) – Unicamp
Chief Financial Officer, ABTms
Holds a degree in Physical Education from UFRRJ and an Extension Degree in Smart Cities and Industry 4.0 from UFF.
Co-authored the Health chapter of the book Smart Cities | Cidades Inteligentes nas Dimensões: Planejamento, Governança, Mobilidade, Educação e Saúde.
A Founder Institute graduate, she is the founder of the startup Receita Digital, currently serving as President of the Brazilian Association of Health Care Startups.
She is a mentor for Unicamp’s HackingRio, Startup Weekend and Inova Jovem programs and works as a leader at Comunidade Cariocas, a startup and innovation community in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
CEO KNOK CARE
A Biochemist graduated from Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP), with a master’s degree in Health Science from Universidade de Brasília (UnB) and an MBA degree in Business Management from Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC).
Executive President of Grupo Sabin Medicina Diagnóstica, Member of the Advisory Board of the Brazilian Association for Diagnostic Medicine (ABRAMED) and of the Board of Trustees of Fundação Banco do Brasil.
Under her management, the Sabin group made important achievements, having ranked among the 10 Best Companies to Work For in Brazil (GPTW) and been named the Best Company for Women to Work For in Brazil (GPTW). Sabin was named the most sustainable company in the Health Care Sector by the Exame Sustainability Guide, and one of the Most Innovative Companies by the Innovation Value Awards.
Executive Director of Brazil’s Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution (C4IR) of the World Economic Forum. He is a lawyer and holds a master’s in International Relations from the University of Bristol (England). Lucas has 20 years’ experience in Institutional and Government Relations, working at multinationals (Procter & Gamble, Heineken), business associations (AmCham, MBC) and the public sector (São Paulo State Government).
Graduated in Electronic Engineer from University of Brasília. Holds a Master’s Degree in Database from Unicamp, Campinas, and a Doctor’s Degree in Computer Graphics from Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany. 45 years’ experience in Computer Science. Served as Assistant Professor at Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany, 1986-1989. Engineer for Siemens Germany, Automation Manager at Siemens Brazil, 1989-1993. Professor and Coordinator of the Computer Science and Production Engineering Course at UVV, Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, 1998-2002. Owner of Messina Informática Ltda., Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, 1993-2016. Coordinator of the T@lemed Telediagnostic Imaging Project of the European Union’s @lis Project, among other UE international projects. URBAL Program, 2003-2006. ICT Manager for the Espírito Santo State Department of Science and Technology, 2004-2006. National Coordinator of the Telemedicine University Network – RUTE, RNP, National Education and Research Network, since 2006. Member of eTAG eHealth Technical Advisory Group, World Health Organization (WHO), 2013-2019. Has worked on Digital Health, Telemedicine, Telehealth, e-Health, since 2003. President of the Brazilian Association for Telemedicine and Telehealth (ABTMS), 2020-2022 term.
VP de Operação, Digital e Inovação da Sulamérica
Is a Production Engineer holding and MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas. Bosting more than 25 years’ experience in Business and Marketing Strategy in various market segments, he has built his career mostly working at multinational companies, which gave him opportunities to work in several countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and North America. Currently, besides being Head of Innovation for Latin America at Siemens Healthineers, Manuel is coordinator of the ABIMED Technology and Innovation Committee, a professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ MBA programs, and a student in the doctoral program in artificial intelligence applied to radiology at the University of São Paulo’s Medical School.
A doctor having held executive positions for 12 years in information technology and innovation for health care, he has led the digital, IT and data intelligence strategies of companies like the Albert Einstein Israeli Hospital, the FMUSP’s Clinics Hospital, and the São Paulo State Radiology Society (Sociedade Paulista de Radiologia). He held executive positions in the IT department, strategic management, digital transformation processes and data intelligence processes, with focus on innovation and product development for the health care ecosystem, having worked on Electronic Health Record (EHD) systems, CRM, Health Brokers, digital checkout systems, and Management of Bundles, Analytics and Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning, and Mobile Digital health.
Currently leading the data intelligence initiative of the HCFMUSP and inovaHC complex. Founding partner at Boss Health—health engagement. Provides advisory on nationalization of technology products for international companies and consultancy on engagement of doctors and patients at Boss Health. He graduated from University of São Paulo Medical School, having previously graduated in Physics from Unicamp. He also holds a graduate degree in A.I. from USP and an Executive MBA from Fundação DOM Cabral.
Marina Belhaus has 18 years of experience in the health sector, and in the last 10 years went through activities in large pharmaceutical companies as Novo Nordisk and Takeda. Part of the Astra Zeneca team since 2018, she was responsible for the medical strategy for cardiovascular, renal, metabolic and mature products. Nowadays she is leading the entire medical department as Executive Medical Director.
Pediatrician graduated from the Federal University of São Paulo with specialization in pediatric endocrinology from Santa Casa de Misericórdia of São Paulo
MENTAL HEALTH MANAGER
Medical Director and Head of Health Technology at Iron.fit
Multidisciplinary training in Engineering and Administration. Curriculum extension at Harvard in Boston / USA.
More than 40 years of professional experience working closely with leading technology companies such as IBM and SAP, as well as banks and retail companies.
Responsible for the implementation in Brazil of American companies such as Sybase, Netscape, Peoplesoft, Quest and others.
Excellent relationship with the main executives of national and multinational companies, mainly in the Finance, Public Services, Media, and Government sectors.
He was also a professor at IBM for the sales courses.
He is currently the President of ABINC-Associação Brasileira de Internet das Coisas.
Gerente Geral DGS Brasil – Grupo Dedalus
Doctor of Science from the Management and Information Technology in Health Care Program of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) (2013). Master of Science in Nuclear Power Reactors and Nuclear Fuel Technology (1995). Graduated with an Electronic Engineering degree from Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial (FEI) (1988). More than 20 years’ academic and business experience in Information and Communications Technology in Health Care. Currently serving as Expert for the Office of Institutional Relationship with a focus on Health in the National Education and Research Network (RNP). Works on coordination and Innovation of the Health Care Community Collaboration Networks: Telemedicine University Network (RUTE), and leads the RNP’s initiative on the Technical Committee on Technological and Scientifical Research in Digital Health. He also takes part in several committees and working groups on ICT. He is an Incumbent Member of the Brazilian Society for Information Technology in Health Care (Sociedade Brasileira de Informática em Saúde, or SBIS) and is currently serving as Secretary General of the Brazilian Association for Telemedicine and Telehealth (ABTMS) for the 2020-2021 term and Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Community of the Internet Management Committee in Brazil (CGI.br), 2020-2022.
CEO Portal Telemedicina
HIAE Family Doctor and Integrated Solutions
Médica formada em 1993 pela Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, fez residência em gastroenterologia e mestrado em hepatologia. Até 2007 atuou na área de gestão em saúde, em Operadoras de planos de saúde. Tem pós-graduação em Gestão empresarial pela FGV e pós-graduação em Telemedicina pela USP. Desde outubro de 2008 está na TopMed como Diretora de Telemedicina e Saúde Digital, sendo sua área responsável pelo desenvolvimento de Produtos, Conteúdo e pela Gestão de Programas específicos na área de promoção da saúde e prevenção de riscos e doenças, além de projetos que envolvam tecnologia em diferentes serviços de telessaúde e telemedicina.
Chief Marketing Officer Saúde ID
Chief Medical Officer of Dasa Empresas and Director of ASAP.
Thoracic Surgeon, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
DR. RONALDO ZONTA, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DOCTOR. COORDINATOR OF THE CLINICAL MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT OF SMS/FLORIANOPOLIS-SC
Leads Healthcare Industry at Microsoft Brazil. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Brasília, an MBA in Management and Corporate Finance from FGV / RJ and a certificate in Advanced Management from MIT Sloan. His professional trajectory also covers the Telecommunications, IT, Education and Public Sector industries, having worked in other technology multinationals, and held positions in Brazil, Argentina, Finland and Spain.
She is a lawyer and engineer. In the past 20 years, she has held leadership positions in the federal government and at companies and industry associations in the health care sector. As General Manager at the Brazilian Health Surveillance Authority (ANVISA) (1999-2003), she led the implementation of a successful generic drug policy in Brazil, a job she later completed in the private sector as President of the Brazilian Association of Generic Drug Manufacturers (PróGenéricos). She was chief innovation and access officer at Interfarma, an association bringing together Brazil’s pharmaceutical industry and research institutions. Since June 2019, she has been executive director at FenaSaúde.
Innovation and Product Manager DGS Brasil-Grupo Dedalus
I am Cofounder and Managing Partner at Tau Ventures, a seed fund in Palo Alto focused on applied AI in digital health, automation (cars, drones, robots), and enterprise. Our 20+ current investments include ArmorCode (application security), Biotia (analyze pathogen genomes to prevent hospital contamination), Blendid (robotic arm for making food), Cerby (cybersecurity to harness shadow IT), Elemental Machines (IoT to improve production of foods+drugs), FidoCure (treat cancer in dogs), Freedom Robotics (cloud platform for robotics), Infinitus (helping patients navigate healthcare), Iterative Scopes (computer vision for colon cancer), RapidDeploy (unified public safety), RubiconMD (referral service for primary care physicians), Signos (weight loss through glucose monitoring), Totient (cancer drug discovery), among others.
I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years — at Samsung NEXT Ventures where I seed-funded nuTonomy (self-driving cars, sold for $450M), cofounded a startup called HealthIQ (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures ($10B AUM), and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.
André Eiras dos Santos is part of the founding team and is VP of Strategic Business Development of SWORD Health, the fastest growing digital musculoskeletal care company, where he leads the strategic business expansion globally.
MSc in Biomedical Engineering with a specialization in Medical Electronics from University of Coimbra and MBA from Porto Business School, was also co-founder of other 2 companies and he’s frequently invited to lecture at University of Coimbra and University of Minho.
With a background in Industrial Engineering, post-graduation in Project Management from Porto Business School and Leadership from Harvard Business School, has worked in several domains from analytics, new product development, strategy and healthcare transformation.
André is keen on innovative companies that drive their strategy through customer centric services, emotionally connected and enabled by analytics.
Currently is the Director for the Healthcare Ecosystem at Ageas Portugal and leads the transformation program of Médis. He is also a member of the board of Clínica Médis.
Andreas Keck is an internist, cardiologist, scientist, founder and experienced international business consultant for large healthcare oriented companies.
He co-developed innovative technologies which are now being used globally and founded several companies. After his time as an interventional cardiologist Andreas joined the Boston Consulting Group and then became partner of SYTE (Strategy Institute for Digital Health).
He supports since many years companies (mainly leading pharma, medtech, Digital Health and investment companies), health insurances and governmental health organizations on 4 continents. His focus is on feasible innovation with quantified medical and economic impact.
Andreas is currently also deeply involved in basic research and company building on basis of advanced artficial intelligence algorithms working with unique datasets including genetic, clinical, lab and elektrophysiological data.
Dr. Aziz Nazha
Dr. Nazha is a practice manager in the Data and Machine Learning Team in the public sector at Amazon Web Services. He is tasked in building a healthcare focused professional service that covers data science, machine learning, and AI in healthcare.
Prior to joining Amazon, Dr. Nazha was the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence and an Associate Medical Director at Enterprise Analytics. He was also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Lerner College of Medicine/Case Western Reserve University and an Associate Staff at the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Nazha completed his Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic and a Leukemia Fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he also served as an instructor in the Leukemia Department.
Dr. Nazha is nationally and internationally recognized expert in treating patients with leukemia. His research focuses on using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning to translate genomic and complex healthcare data into useful clinical tools that can improve patient outcomes. He is also developed multiple machine learning and deep learning models to improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options for patients with leukemia. He was a member of the NCCN guidelines for myelodysplastic syndromes, a member of the International Working Group of MDS/MPN (IWG MDS/MPN), and the International Working Group of myelodysplastic syndromes (IWG MDS). He is the recipient of several prestigious research awards including the NIH K12 Career Development Award, Future Leader in Hematology for Clinical Research Award, the James S. and Suzanne Cyrus Scholar Award Finalist, William E. Lower Non-Clinical Research Award, and the Peskind Memorial Award for Excellence in Scientific Research among many other teaching and service awards. He is also named in the list of 30 under 40 Leaders who are Transforming Healthcare by Business Insider and 40 under 40 list of Crain’s Business.
Dr. Nazha is an international expert and a keynote speaker in the application of AI in healthcare as well as the application of novel digital tools such as blockchain, IoT, and others in healthcare.
Dr. Nazha has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, and book chapters. He was on the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Oncology Clinical Informatics, Annals of Hematology & Oncology, Cancer Biology & Medicine, and Cancer Treatment and Research Communications.
MindUP, Haifa’s Digital health Incubator, is a joint venture of Medtronic, IBM, Pitango Venture Capital,
Impact First investments and Rambam Medical center, in collaboration with Israel Innovation Authority.
Dan has been a leader in the global healthcare technology industry for over 15 years, with experience
spanning Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. to Israeli start–ups. Prior to joining MindUP, Dan was CEO
and President of Virtual Ports Inc., a company developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative
products to improve laparoscopic surgery. Prior positions include General Manager (EndoTool Business
Unit) and Director of Strategic Marketing for Hospira Worldwide, Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical
and medication delivery company, and senior positions at Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon and Ethicon
EndoSurgery) and LifeWatch, Inc.
Dan holds a Master’s in Business Administration, with Honors, from the University of Chicago Booth
School of Business, and a Bachelor of the Arts, Cum Laude, in Economics and Business Administration
from the University of Haifa, Israel.
David C. Rhew, MD Global Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and VP of Healthcare for Microsoft Dr. David C. Rhew is the Global Chief Medical Officer (CMO) & VP of Healthcare for Microsoft. He is Adjunct Professor at Stanford University; holds six U.S. technology patents that enable authoring, mapping, and integration of clinical decision support into electronic health records; and has been recognized as one of the 50 most influential clinical executives by Modern Healthcare. Dr. Rhew received his Bachelors of Science degrees in computer science and cellular molecular biology from University of Michigan. He received his MD degree from Northwestern University and completed internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed fellowships in health services research at Cedars-Sinai and infectious diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has served as CMO and VP for Samsung; SVP and CMO at Zynx Health Incorporated; clinician/researcher at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and RAND; and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Rhew has served on the National Quality Forum’s Executive Committee for Consensus Standards and Approval, Chaired the Consumer Technology Association Health Technology Board, and sits on the Governing Committee for NESTcc (National Evaluation System for health Technology coordinating center), the medical device advisory group for the FDA, CMS, and NIH.
Prof. Baumgart is director of the Preventicum, one of the largest clinics for Preventice Medicine in Europe. He is an internationally recognized internist and cardiologist. He previously headed the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Essen University Hospital. Prof. Baumgart is the author of numerous medical publications and books and is also active as a reviewer.
He is a member of the European Society of Cardiology and the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Prevention Organization (IPO). He regularly holds lectures on issues in cardiology and preventive medicine at national and international conferences and symposia.
Dr. Falko Schmid is Director of the Digital Health Lab of the University Hospital Düsseldorf, Germany. Digital Health Lab Düsseldorf conducts research at the interface between direct clinical application scenarios and research-oriented technology development. Digital Health Lab Düsseldorf uses immersive technologies such as mixed and virtual reality, 3D visualizations, dedicated interaction devices and methods of artificial intelligence to develop user-centered, intuitive assistance systems. At the core of these systems is the development and research of social interaction, interaction methods and understandable visualizations.
Master in Economic and Diplomatic Sciences (1967) I.C.H.E.C. – Brussels (Belgium). Managing Director of LIEVENS-LANCKMAN BVBA (Belgium) and AKROMED FRANCE (France), companies involved in manufacturing and distribution of Medical Devices, having a worldwide network. Executive Secretary of the ISfTeH.
Bart ter Haar Romeny is emeritus professor in Biomedical Image Analysis at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands. His research interests focus on computer-aided diagnosis by brain-inspired methods, multi-valued 3D visualization, brain connectivity, image-guided neurosurgery, retinal image analysis and neuro-mathematics: bridging biological vision and computer vision to model the mechanisms of deep learning AI networks.
Professor of Pediatrics Senior Consultant
Dept. of Women’s & Children’s Health | Karolinska Institutet
Astrid Lindgren Childrens Hospital | Karolinska University Hospital,
CMM Center for Molecular Medicine, Stockholm, SWEDEN
Is a researcher at INESC TEC (Portugal), working on projects in the areas of Technology Adoption Strategies and Innovation Management, applied to the aerospace sector. He holds a postdoctoral degree in Industry 4.0 from INESC TEC and a doctorate in Technology and Innovation Management from UFRGS (Brazil). Gustavo was a visiting researcher at the European Space Agency’s and a professor/researcher at the Microgravity Center at PUCRS.
He has a Medical Degree, Internal Medicine Speciality, a Master and PhD degrees in Management, and a Law Master’s degree (thesis on the Public Liability implications of AI in Health). He is a National Defence Auditor (National institute of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Portugal) He is a Medical Doctor and University Professor, teaching and researching in Digital Health, Healthcare Systems and Transformation, Leadership and Management education for Medical Students and Health Professionals. He was one of the first CMIOs in Portugal in 2009-2013 at Hospital Fernando Fonseca, Lisbon, where he implemented large EHR system and founded an Innovation Center in Big Data and Robotics. He is the past president of SPMS, Portugal’s Digital Health Agency, where he led National eHealth efforts for close to 7 years. He represented Portugal for 8 years and was the former Member States co-chair of the EU eHealth Network, the highest policy body on eHealth in the Union.
During the years at the Ministry of Health he was responsible for creating a health data sharing platform for all national health service compatible with the advanced GDPR principles as early as 2012, and negotiate this with the Portuguese National Data Protection Authority (CNDP) obtaining its fast approval in less then 5 months. He was directly responsible for legal and data protection issues while head of SPMS, creating and maturing management of data protection issues and fostering education in this area both inside SPMS and in the Portuguese NHS. In 2019 he established one of the first Digital Health ethics committee in an EU country.
Elected Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (within IMIA) in July 2020. Since August 2020 he has integrates the HL7 Europe Foundation Board of Diretors. He now works as an Academic in two high-ranked business schools (ISCTE-IUL, and Catholica Business School), one Public Policy Institute (ISCSP-UL) and one medical school (FCS-UIB), and on individual consulting projects in Healthcare Transformation and Digital Health. He has authored a series of papers some of which looking at new trends for digital health at Global, European, National and Hospital levels.
Director, Digital Transformation, NHSX Iain is Director of Digital Transformation at NHSX and heads up the digital transformation function. Having joined the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in 2017 Iain led the department’s digital and technology strategy function and produced the Technology Vision for Health and Care working closely with Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock. The publication was quickly followed up by the creation of NHSX, an organisation combining NHS England and DHSC staff to provide digital and technology leadership for the health and care system. Iain is proud to be a founder member of NHSX and has worked closely with its CEO Matthew Gould on creating the transformation function within it. Prior to joining the civil service Iain worked for around 15 years in digital and technology transformation roles in the private sector.
Hon Distinguished Professor, The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University
K. GANAPATHY M.Ch. (Neurosurgery), FACS, FICS, FAMS Ph.D. is a Past President of the Telemedicine Society of India, former Secretary and Past President of the Neurological Society of India and Past President of the Indian Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, Formerly Adjunct Professor, at the IIT Madras, & Anna University. He is an Hon Distinguished Professor at the Dr MGR. Tamilnadu Medical University, Chennai. Dr.
Ganapathy was formerly Honorary Consultant and Advisor in Neurosurgery Armed Forces Medical Services. In 1990, he became the first in South Asia to get a Ph.D. in neuro-imaging.He is Member of the Editorial Board of 4 International and 3 National Journals in Telemedicine and Neurosciences. He was the first neurosurgeon from South Asia to be formally trained in Stereotactic Radiosurgery in 1995 and later in robotic radiosurgery in 2008. He ventured into Telehealth in 1998. During the last 46 years, he has presented more than 550 papers in national conferences and 183 in International meetings. He has published about 116 scientific papers, 141 articles in magazines and newspapers and 19 chapters in text
books. Formerly member of the Advisory Committee Dept of Science & Technology GoI. He is currently a member of BIRAC committees, (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) Govt of India reviewing research projects for funding. Columbia University had selected ATNF as a case study to demonstrate global best practices. He is also on the WHO
Roster of Experts on Digital Health. Full CV available at http://drkganapathy.com/
Florian Marcus works as a Digital Transformation Adviser at the e-Estonia Briefing Centre where he shares insights into Estonia’s digital developments with political decision-makers and business leaders around the world to help other countries with their digitalisation journeys. He holds two Master’s Degrees in the field of political studies from the UK and Estonia, and also serves as a Member of the UNDP’s Roster of Experts on e-Government.
Professor George Crooks is currently the Chief Executive of the Digital Health and Care Institute, Scotland’s national innovation centre for digital health and care. He leads an organisation that is tasked with delivering innovation in digital health and care that will help Scotland’s people to live longer, healthier lives, deliver sustainable health and care services for the future and create economic benefits for Scotland. DHI provides opportunities for Scotland’s public sector, academia and industry to co-design digital solutions to some of the country’s biggest health and care challenges working with patients, service users and their families.
He was previously the Medical Director for NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare. George was a General Medical Practitioner for 23 years in Aberdeen latterly combining that role as Director of Primary Care for Grampian. George is on the Board of the European Connected Health Alliance and is past president of the European Health Telematics Association. He is a Board member of TEC Quality, a UK organisation leading the implementation of quality standards and practices across the assisted living sector in the UK. He is an assessor for the European Commission on programmes involving digital health and care provision and is a member of the WHO roster of experts for digital health. He has been an advisor to several European governments and organisations on digital health and care. He is an advisor to Innovate UK for its Industrial Grand Challenge programme for Health Ageing. He is also an adjunct Professor of Telehealth at the University of Southern Denmark.
He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2011 for services to healthcare.
Naturally evolving in an international environment (fluent in English, French and Spanish), passionate about digital transformation & social impact, Julien is an experienced C-level executive with track records in large corporates, start-ups, governments & public authorities, hospitals, universities and non-profit organisations.
Highly-skilled in strategic thinking, Julien supports the innovation in public and private organisations, around public policies, public services & public investments design, business modelling, market access & business development tactics, ecosystems building, customers’ engagement, marketing & communication.
As an entrepreneur or intrapreneur, Julien is designing digital products and services aiming to improve people’s life such as personalised health and wellbeing programmes, behaviours change strategies and solutions, digital products & platforms, GovTech & CivicTech, smart human cities, etc.
As a researcher, Julien is affiliated to the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT), the University of Maastricht (Netherlands) and the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (India). His researches focus on digital transformation, data governance and digital trustworthiness, digital democracy, behavioural sciences, health and wellbeing, public and international health.
Involved in ECHAlliance almost since its beginning, Julien has been Director of Strategy and Innovation during 5 years and now he’s Board Director in charge of the Digital Health Observatory (DHO) and the scientific content of our activities, as well as of the deployment of partnerships and ecosystems in Latin America. He’s also Board member of the Digital Health Society (DHS) and member of the Council of the Global Health Connector Partnership.
Julien is also regularly speaking at international events.
Kristian Kidholm is Professor at Center for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT) at Odense University Hospital (OUH) and one of Scandinavia’s leading experts on assessment of the value of telemedicine. He is Head of Research at CIMT and in charge of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and he has developed the MAST (Telemedicine Assessment Model), which is used as a framework to assess the value of telemedicine. Today, the model is the most widely used telemedicine assessment model in Europe and the MAST model is recommended by the European Commission to ensure a comprehensive and research-based assessment of telemedicine in the health sector.
1986-1994 – Study of medicine in Ancona (Italy) and Bonn (Germany)
1994-1995 – Surgical assistant and
1995-1997 – Department leader “Clinical IT” at the Hospital Bad Honnef (Germany)
1997-2002 – Scientist at the Institute of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cologne
2000 – PhD thesis “Costs and Benefits of Telematics and Robotics in Medicine” (magna cum laude)
2002 – medical designation “Medical Informatics”
Since 2002 to now
Scientist at the German Aerospace Center, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Department of Sleep and Human Factors
Working group leader “Digital Health”
Since 2010 – Associate lecturer at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Department of Computer Science
Matt Deng has been the director of Infervision Americas, a principal and important subsidiary of the Infervision Group. He joined Infervision Group as a deep learning scientist in 2017. Prior to joining Infervision, Dr. Deng worked at Siemens Medical Solutions, he also served as a graduate research assistant at Duke University where he published over 20 peer reviewed journal articles and conference abstracts on medical imaging. His publications have been cited by other researchers by more than 500 times. Dr. Deng obtained his Ph. D in biomedical engineering from Duke University in United States.
Medical surgeon specialized in public health, Diploma in Health Systems Management. The last 30 years has been linked to the management of healthcare networks and health services in the public and private sector. The last 20 with different positions in Clinica Las Condes, a 500 hundred beds, private hospital. In that institution she led the digital transformation project that achieved a HIMSS 6 accreditation. Since December 2020, she has been leading the National Center for Health Information Systems, CENS in the role of executive director.
Micaela Monteiro is an internationally renowned tele- and ehealth expert. She is a physician, senior specialist in Internal Medicine. She graduated at Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf and trained in Germany, U.K. and Portugal. She was head of emergency departments for over 10 years. In this context, Micaela and her team won the Quality Award of Maria Amélia de Mello. She attended the Health Sector Senior Management Program of AESE Business School and is postgraduate in Information Management and Business Intelligence in Healthcare by NOVA Information Management School. She worked at the Shared Services of the Portuguese Ministry of Health as Director of the National TeleHealth Center & NHS’ Contact Center, SNS 24. Among other projects, she led the conceptions of the National Strategic Plan for Telehealth and of the digital channel of SNS 24. Micaela participated in several projects exploring AI and Natural Language Processing in healthcare, among others with Fraunhofer Institute, and supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. She shares her expertise as
Since January 2020 she has held the position of Chief Medical Officer for digital transformation at CUF, Portugal’s largest private healthcare provider.
Vice President Global Commercial & General, BioNTech, Germany
Medical Director, Premise Health Founder, 21stMD, and Premise Health. ISfTeH, board member, Chair Health Disparities Working Group
Lecture: Sustaining Digital Health Momentum in the US
Specialist Physician, Postgraduate researcher in AI in Medicine, Senior Advisor in Medical Investments for investment companies, AI entrepreneur and CEO of an AI powered medical platform, former Head of Medical AI at a row of med-tech companies, and also co-leader of a handful of successful medical startups. Editor-in-Chief for AI in Medicine (Major Reference Work, Springer Nature. Webpage meteor.springer.com/aim).
Oliver is a Senior Lead Consultant at Syte in Germany – the Strategy Institute for Digital Health. He has over 10 years’ experience driving digital and data transformation, starting in UK’s National Health Service. He has written digital health strategies and roadmaps, worked to develop analytical products to best practice agile development methods, deployed patient-facing digital health solutions and has supported health and care systems move towards outcomes based models.
Along with extensive consulting and programme delivery experience, he has a scientific background (BSc. Genetics and MSc. Health Informatics from University College London) and has worked at NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) alongside the UK’s leading academics and health economists, which has given him a solid understanding of evidence based healthcare.
Before joining Syte, Oliver led the digital health consulting practice at NEL Healthcare Consulting – leading teams and building complex partners with electronic health record companies, digital design organisations and NHS providers and payors to deliver high-profile projects.
Is a researcher at CONICET (National Research Council, Argentina) and Professor at the National University of Quilmes. His research interests are deployed in the social studies of science and technology, with an interdisciplinary background in Biotechnology and Social Sciences. Besides from his participation in the m-Health Observatory, his interests focus on the analysis of public controversies regarding scientific issues and the dynamics of scientific knowledge production and utilization. He conducted several investigations in the United States (Columbia University, Fulbright fellowship), Germany (Max Planck Institute of the History of Science, Max Planck visiting scholar fellowship), France (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, AlBan fellowship), and Argentina.
Licenciada em Sociologia, Mestre em Estratégia e Desenvolvimento Organizacional está há 12 anos na CUF. Tem assumido diversas funções ao longo dos anos, desde a gestão de hospitais como Diretora de Produção do Hospital de Braga e Administradora do Cluster CUF Descobertas, bem como Diretora de Marketing da CUF, responsável pela expansão da rede CUF, entre outras. Atualmente é responsável pelo desenvolvimento do negócio da saúde digital na CUF, liderando uma equipa multidisciplinar.
Executive Chairman, Healthcare Sector, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Peter is Vice President Life Sciences at Ada Health and has extensive commercial and operational experience in the medical device and broader life science sectors, having made key contributions to business development and innovation for multiple global organizations across surgery, imaging and digital health including clinical solutions that leverage artificial intelligence technologies such as machine learning.
Peter is an Academy of Medical Sciences Future Leader in Innovation Enterprise and Research, Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham (Institute of Applied Health Research), chair of several UK National Institute of Health Research technology funding panels and acts as industry spokesperson in his capacity as Executive Chair of the Institution of Engineering Technology Healthcare Sector.
Senior Vice President & Chief Transformation Officer
Peter M. Fleischut, M.D., is Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, he oversees the management of the Epic implementation, innovation, artificial intelligence, telemedicine, and pharmacy. Dr. Fleischut is also responsible for the development of the NYP OnDemand suite of digital health services and the implementation of clinical operations for the new David H. Koch Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. A graduate of Jefferson Medical College and the Wharton Program for Working Professionals at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fleischut joined NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell in 2006 and has held the roles of Medical Director of the Operating Rooms, Deputy Quality Patient Safety Officer, Founding Director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes, Vice Chairman, Chief Medical Information Officer, Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Medical Operating Officer. In 2016, he was appointed Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, where he is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. Dr. Fleischut has received numerous awards and honors, including NewYork-Presbyterian’s Physician of the Year, Modern Healthcare Up and Comers, Becker’s Hospital Review 40 under 40, and the American Telehealth Association President’s Award.
Dr. Yellowlees is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Chief Wellness Officer at UC Davis Health, the first to serve such role in the University of California system. He holds the Alan Stoudemire Endowed Chair in Psychiatry and is the Director of Physician Health Program at UC Davis Psychiatry. He chairs the UCDH Wellbeing Committee. Yellowlees has conducted research in the areas of psychiatry, telemedicine, health informatics and physician health. Most of his research has been focused on the doctor-patient interface and how technologies can be used to promote high quality care and improve physician well-being. Yellowlees received a B.Sc. in 1976 and an MBBS in 1979, both from University of London. He then joined Flinders University of South Australia, where he received a research MD in 1990.
Chair, Working Group on Capacity Building & Board Member, ISfTeH – International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. Member, Guidelines Development Group – Digital Health – WHO. Author – Digital Health: Truly Transformational
Lecture: Digital Health: Building Blocks
Chief Executive, Difrent Rachel Murphy is the Chief Executive at Difrent, business change and service delivery specialists that make a real difference. Rachel has a wealth of experience in previous CTO/CDO roles, delivering digital services for national organisations such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council as well as the NHS. Her move to create Difrent, in 2017, was driven by her need to find a company who successfully brought user needs, service design and actual delivery together for their clients. Rachel’s ‘tech for good’ passion is to help organisations achieve positive, measurable outcomes that are accessible for all citizens, patients and service users; with diversity at the core.This can be seen through the company’s recent work focusing on solving complex problems and achieving big outcomes with Health and Social Care partners, such as centralising all recruitment across the whole of the NHS.
Ron Emerson RN BSN is the Global Healthcare Lead at Zoom. He is a former member of the board
of Directors for the American Telemedicine Association and Chair of the Industry Council. He has more
than 20-years’ experience in the healthcare industry having worked on a number of Telemedicine
programs in 46 countries. He is recognized as a thought leader in Telehealth, having developed a
variety of innovative telehealth applications, and consulted on telehealth deployments worldwide. He
also held the position of Executive Director for a large telemedicine operation in the United States,
where he was responsible for the efficient provision of services to 350 sites. Mr. Emerson was the
previous recipient of the American Telemedicine Association Industry Council Award for his leadership
in the advancement of Telehealth
Head of Healthcare Digital projects, Governmental Hospitals Division, Ministry of Health.
Roy is an IT healthcare specialist with over 15 years of experience in IT projects. Before his current role, he was head of business development for healthcare and life science in DXC technology and head of healthcare delivery operations in Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He led some of the biggest healthcare delivery projects in Israel, such as Electronic Health Records, Decision support systems, ATD projects, etc. In his current role, he is devoted to developing the digital change in our Governmental Hospitals Division in the Ministry of Health.
Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, EFQM, FACMQ, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCP
Dr. Ellahham is currently Cleveland Clinic Caregiver, Cleveland, US seconded as Senior Cardiovascular Consultant and Director of Accreditation in the Quality and Safety Institute in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He is Clinical Professor at Gulf Medical University. He is the Middle East Regional Chair, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, ISQua Expert, AHA Hospital Accreditation Science Committee, Member, European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Writing Group, Member, ex-Middle East Representative of the JCI Standards Subcommittee and American College of Cardiology Accreditation Foundation Board, Member.
Dr. Ellahham is a recognized innovative leader in quality, safety, patient experience, artificial intelligence, blockchain, telehealth, clinical cardiology, and the use of robust performance improvement in improving healthcare delivery. He serves on several US and international prestigious committees and advisory bodies.
He received several leadership and research awards including the DuPont Pharmaceuticals Research Award, ACCP 58th Annual Scientific Assembly Award; the First Young Investigator Award 12th, Annual Meeting of the Mediterranean Association of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Award, SKMC Infection Prevention Award in 2011 and 2012, Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award in 2014, Quality Leadership Award from the World Quality Congress and Awards, Business Leadership Excellence Award from World Leadership Congress in 2015 and Dubai Quality Award in 2015 and Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Golden Award in 2015.
Technical Officer at WHO headquarters in Geneva since Feb 2008. In this role, Sameer has worked extensively on Digital Health including mHealth, Big Data,and AI providing in-country support in over 40 countries covering all regions of the world.
Since 2012 he is also co-leading the development & implementation of a joint WHO and ITU initiative on Digital Health and mHealth for Non-Communicable Diseases. The initiative has successfully scaled digital health programs in 10 countries with over millions of people using the national programs.
Before coming to WHO, Sameer worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-USA with the Global Immunization Division’s, where he worked with WHO regions and countries on information management for surveillance for EPI, Malaria and various other vaccine preventable disease . He traveled extensively to AFRICA to help setup EPI information management systems for surveillance and has provided and various trainings and conducted reviews of the surveillance systems.
He started his career working with WHO’s National Polio Surveillance Project in India for 7 years, where he led the development and implementation of various information management systems for surveillance across the country.
Sameer Pujari has an earned Fellowship in Public Health Informatics from the Centers for Disease Control. He has graduate degrees in Business Studies & Software Engineering and an MBA with Gold Medal in Systems Management. He also has training in information security and program management.
Dr. Shawn Griffin is the first physician to serve as President & CEO for URAC, the leading independent, nonprofit accreditation organization in the United States and the only organization in the United States to have a telehealth accreditation program.
Before taking the helm at URAC, Dr. Griffin served as the Vice President for Clinical Performance Improvement and Applied Analytics at Premier Inc. Dr. Griffin spent close to eight years in the role of Chief Quality and Informatics Officer with Memorial Hermann Physician Network in Houston, Texas. He has also served as the Chief Medical Information Officer for both Baylor College of Medicine and Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Griffin has been a featured presenter for the National Quality Forum, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the American Medical Group Association, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the American Medical Association. He was named by KLAS as a “population health all-star” and was a key developer of KLAS Population Health Framework for evaluating software and program capabilities and served on the KLAS Advisory Board.
Dr. Griffin is a graduate of Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. Dr. Griffin was trained in Rural Family Medicine and has practiced medicine in various cities and states throughout the United States. Dr. Griffin is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Griffin has expertise in a wide variety of health care topics including population health, quality improvement, clinical integration, informatics, and telehealth. Dr. Griffin is a trusted source for engaging and insightful commentary that’s relevant to both health care professionals and public audiences.
Director of Product at Octopu.Health., an Israeli start-up that aims to improve chronic patient management and adherence. In recent years, Dr Hassid has worked at the Israeli Ministry of Health as a Big data Research and Technology Implementation Leader as part of Timna – the ministry’s national big data platform. Shiri has led the establishment and development of FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) on behalf of the ministry and was involved in leading innovation and technological aspects in the ministry’s national programs. Prior to her work in the Ministry of Health, Shiri completed a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard’s center for computation and society (CRCS) in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During her fellowship, she studied the integration of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) into the hospital setting and EHR support of clinician workflow and delivery of patient-centered care. In addition, as part of an NIH funded study, Dr Hassid has led the design of an AI-based system to support multiple agents in coordinating care and establishing shared goals for children with complex chronic medical conditions (CMC). She completed her PhD at Ben Gurion University, in the department of Industrial Engineering and Management, and holds an M.Sc. in Organizational Behavior from Tel Aviv University.
Director of Healthcare, Beyond Limits
Tania Elliott, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, is Chief Medical Officer, Virtual Care, Clinical & Network Services. In this role, Dr. Elliott is dedicated to advancing adoption of virtual visits and remote patient monitoring across the care continuum, and developing new care delivery models for chronic disease management, behavioral health and hospital-level care at home.
A nationally recognized leader in the digital health space, Dr. Elliott previously served as Medical Director, Clinical Solutions, at Aetna, where she specialized in the development of innovative clinical programs incorporating the use of virtual care for cardiovascular disease, women’s health, and strategies for member engagement.
She first embraced telemedicine as a physician, and then as Medical Director of Doctor on Demand, developing the nation’s first fully employed, nationwide “virtualist” physician workforce. In 2019, she was named Medical Marketing and Media’s (MM+M) Top 40 Healthcare Transformers. She has also published multiple peer-reviewed papers on virtual care.
Dr. Elliott currently chairs the Telemedicine and Technology Taskforce for The American American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, and is a mentor for Stanford University’s Masters in Clinical Informatics Program. She completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College (now the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia); residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York; and fellowship at NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, New York, and is board certified in Allergy/Immunology and Internal Medicine.
Has +30 yr of experience in Aerospace Medicine, Space Physiology, Telemedicine & Digital Health. She is an MD from Brazil, specialised in internal medicine, has an MSc in Aerospace Medicine (USA) and PhD in Space Physiology from King’s College London (UK). She worked for 3 years as a researcher at DLR, Germany, before establishing and coordinating the Microgravity Centre, PUCRS for 18 years. She is academically linked to several universities, such as King’s College London-UK, University of Lisbon-Portugal, Aalto University-Finland, Deggendorf Institute of Technology-Germany and UFCSPA-Brazil. Thais is an Elected Academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, and the International Academy of Astronautics (Board of Trustees). She is a Board Member of companies, holds patents related to Space Sciences, and currently acts as a voluntary Mentor for Space4Women, an initiative of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. Thais is co-founder & CEO of InnovaSpace (UK).
Tobias Zobel is the director of the Digital Health Innovation Platform (d.hip), a collaboration organization between the Siemens Healthineers, the FAU University, the University Hospital Erlangen and the medical technology cluster “Medical Valley” focusing on the development of AI prediction models for the course of diseases and therapy outcomes based on clinical data.
Until 2017, he was the director at the Central Institute of Healthcare Engineering (ZiMT) especially focusing on the initiation of new interdisciplinary research projects between academic institutions, hospitals and the industry on a national and international level and their transfer into innovative products or services. Being an ambassador and shareholder of the Medical Valley GmbH, he takes advantage of access to a huge network of companies and research institutions.
Until today, Tobias Zobel is the founder of four companies ranging from software solutions for hospital and facility management, manual therapy devices, wearables and also consulting solutions. One of his companies supports European clients in bringing their innovative healthcare solutions to Brazil.
As a former resident of Brazil, he built up a Medical Technology cluster in collaboration with the state government of Rio Grande do Sul with the aim of fostering interdisciplinary innovation projects. He also organizes and co-chairs various scientific workshops in South America. His incubation efforts help to integrate researchers into companies and harmonize strategic goals of research and the industry. He is also part of the advisory board of ENRICH Brazil (European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs in Brazil), connecting business and innovation partners in Europe and Brazil.
Head, Department of Medical Inofrmatics and Telemedicine. People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) – Moscow, Russia
Lecture: Education of telemedicine for strident and doctors: 20-years of experience and perspectives
Scientific Director, CCO, Institution: Foundation Millennia2025 Women and Innovation. Bio: Development and publication of multilingual mobile and web apps for maternal health in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Trainings for health professionals in digital health. Scientific publications on digital health for women’s health
Lecture: Accelerating Innovation for women’s health and maternal health
International Account Director, Intouch with Health Yara Safi is the International Account Director at Intouch with Health (a VitalHub company), the award-winning patient flow management specialists. Her healthcare technology journey started at university, graduating as a Biomedical Engineer. After specialising in nuclear physics, she went through a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering specialising in Cardiovascular Engineering. Yara then transitioned from research into the corporate sector to bring innovative products to the end users. Yara specialises in large-scale digital transformation projects, ensuring hospitals deploy and integrate appropriate technologies to positively impact both patients and clinical staff by managing entire patient workflows and optimising flow in outpatient care. Being fluent in six languages (Arabic, French, English, German, Italian and Spanish), Yara collaborates with hospital teams across the globe to implement digital patient flow technologies which enhance current operational performances and elevate the experience for patients. She has overseen digital transformation projects across Australasia, Europe, and the Bahamas. She is currently developing transformation projects in the Middle East and North America.
Yonina Eldar is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, where the heads the center for biomedical engineering. She was previously a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion, where she held the Edwards Chair in Engineering. She is also a Visiting Professor at MIT, a Visiting Scientist at the Broad Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at Duke University and was a Visiting Professor at Stanford.
Dr. Bahagon is a clinically active family physician, a serial entrepreneur, and a global key opinion leader in digital health.
Dr. Bahagon founded and managed Clalit Health Services’ (CHS) digital health division. CHS is the second largest Health Maintenance Organization in the world. Today, CHS digital health platform serves millions of patients in tens of millions of interactions monthly. It has created a dramatic change in how healthcare is perceived and delivered in Israel and became a global benchmark for nationwide digital health deployments.
Dr. Bahagon has also been a founding team member of several successful digital health companies. Following the acquisition of his first company, he founded Qure Ventures – Israel’s first digital health focused fund.
Dr. Bahagon serves as a special advisor for the World Health Organization, as well as an Advisory Board member of Best Buy
Health and Almirall Pharmaceuticals, and a mentor at Microsoft’s Think-Next Accelerator and Biocat’s Digital Health Accelerator.
Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam is a world-renowned expert on digital health. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, and was elected to the following American honor associations; Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering) and Sigma Xi (Research). He is currently CEO of Global eHealth Consultants, a Geneva-based consultancy, which has developed national digital health policies and strategies for several countries and international organizations. He is also Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH), and Chairman of Telenethealth International. He serves, or has served, on several digital health advisory bodies including: Global Alliance for Health and Social Compact Advisory Board; World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Digital Health; Innovation Working Group Task Force on the Global Knowledge Commons for m-eHealth (Co-Chair); International Council of Nurses eHealth Strategy Advisory Group, Mobile Health Global Advisory Committee, of the Mobile World Capital’s mHealth Competence Center, Barcelona, Spain; Care Innovation Corporation (Chief Innovation Adviser); African Development Bank eHealth Awards Committee (Co-Chair); WHO-PMNCH Advisory group on ICT for health; and SatelLife Board of Directors.
As founding eHealth Coordinator at the World Health Organization HQ, Geneva (2004 – 2008), he was responsible for overall coordination of eHealth across the Organization, and Executive Head of the Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe). Before joining WHO in 2001, he was Professor and Director, Center for Health Technology, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon. He has also served as a consultant to WHO, ITU, UNIDO, the World Bank, and the US National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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