ECHCampus is pleased to announce that the following speakers / panelists will be joining us at the ECHSummit2011:
Arlene Foster MLA
Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
Arlene Foster MLA was appointed to her second term as Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for Northern Ireland on 16 May 2011, having previously held the portfolio from 10 June 2008 until 5 May 2011. Prior to that she held the position of Minister of the Environment from 8 May 2007 to 10 June 2008.
By profession she is a lawyer and was in private practice as a Solicitor from 1996 until she became a Minister.
Director Global Healthcare Strategy - Intel Corporation
Ben Wilson has over 20 years of healthcare experience in marketing, consulting, product management, and technology. As the Director, Global Healthcare Strategy, Ben is one of the architects of Intel’s Healthcare IT Value Model and responsible for Intel’s integrated care delivery strategy worldwide.
Ben serves as the only representative of the for-profit sector on the CA Secretary of Health’s HIT/HIE Advisory Board.
County Council Uppsala
Benny Eklund’s is working at CCU with Strategic Systems and e-Health. He has also been involved in a number of European Projects. Mr Eklund has been the Chairman, of the Swedish national organisation Carelinks, Working Group for Patient Portals.
Benny has been an author of papers in the field of e-health and has been invited speaker to conferences both inside Europe as well as Canada and USA.
Wragge & Co
Bleddyn is a vastly experience commercial lawyer with 25 years advising on outsourcings, privatisations, complex contracts and projects.
Bleddyn leads the Healthcare practice at International law firm Wragge & Co. and has unique experience for private sector lawyer having spent 3 and a half years on secondment as the General Counsel of the Commercial Directorate of the UK Department of Health.
Bleddyn has advised Health Ministers, the Secretary of State for Health, the Prime Minister and Special Health Advisors during his time on secondment. He has spoken at International Health conferences and visited International Health facilities and systems on behalf of the NHS.
European MHealth Alliance
Brian has worked in the UK, the US and lived in Hong Kong for eleven years. Experienced company director in a variety of industries and professions, and has raised significant sums for companies through both private equity structures and stock exchange listings.
Through his long established consultancy company, Corporate Direction Ltd, he is currently providing strategic advice to Governments, International organisations and companies on the challenges facing healthcare in general and specifically on the Connected Health opportunity.
Brian has founded a number of companies in the healthcare services area.
Managing Director, CNR-Santé
Bruno Charrat is the managing director of the French National Reference Center for Health and Autonomy at home (CNR-Santé) he joined in 2010 after more than 18 years in the ICT industry.
This center is funded by the French Minister of Industry and has a mission to help the development and the uses of solution for home care and cure.
Before joining the CNR-Sante he was working for the Laboratory of Electronics and Information Technology (CEA-LETI).
Claus F. Nielsen
International Manager, Delta
Claus has responsibility for Health & Welfare technologies and International relations at DELTA’s Business Development Department. DELTA is one of the 9 Danish Technological Service Institutes and is a Research & Technology Organisation, based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Claus has a long track record since 1991 in working at the national level in politics, ICT and running large national projects in the public sector within elderly and health care sector to develop and implement nationwide ICT & mobile solutions. He contributed to the Danish national ICT- strategies for eHealth and the ICT-strategy for the social Area
Professor Chris Taylor, FREng, OBE
Chair of UK Institute for Health Informatics UK-IHI
IMHealth Innovation Centre, University of Manchester
Chris is Chair of UK Institute for Health Informatics UK-IHI, involving over 200 organisations from the NHS, academia and industry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the British Machine Vision Association (2003) and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (2004). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006.
Dr. Eero Punkka
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Eero is an entrepreneurial high-tech business professional with 27 years of experience.
He is currently heading the Centre of Knowledge Intensive Services at VTT in Espoo, Finland. The Centre focuses on creating new innovative ICT services for health, wellness and environment.
Eero has had various management positions in ICT industry ranging from semiconductor processing to wellness and sports products and services – also in start-up environment.
Director of European Centre Connected Health
(part of the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency)
Eddie has been Director of ECCH since April 2008. He is responsible for leading the Centre’s work to improve the quality and responsiveness of the NI health & social care system by assisting the faster adoption of technological innovation.
Eddie has recently led the design, procurement and implementation of a remote telemonitoring ‘end-to-end’ managed service which aims to provide telemonitoring services across the region of Northern Ireland to over 3,500 people per year.
European Affairs and Strategic Partnerships Manager
Orange Healthcare Division
Elinaz is working for Orange Healthcare as a European Affairs and Strategic Partnerships Manager since April 2009. She is representing, within European Institutions, Orange Healthcare division and its role as a Telecom Operator within health sector. She is, in parallel, working on Orange e-health Strategic Partnerships in Europe, USA and AMEA.
Elinaz Mahdavy is French-Persian based in Brussels; she has an international management education and has achieved her MBA with honors in Paris in 1999.
UK Telehealth Lead
Robert Bosch Healthcare GmbH
Eman Martin-Vignerte has recently taken on responsibility for Telehealth in the UK for Robert Bosch Healthcare GmbH.
Eman has some 14+ years experience in the medical and telemedicine sectors. Until recently Eman was responsible for Telemedicine, on an International basis, for Robert Bosch Healthcare GmbH
Eman was educated in Electronics at Paderborn University and Medical Engineering at the university in Ulm, Germany
Dr. Fausto Felli
President of Equity in Health Institute (EHI) - Italy
EHI is promoting "Financing Equity and Excellence in Health during the crisis" working group as well as the "Regional Model of Integrated Social, Technological & Financing Innovation under the Crisis".
Dr. Fausto Felli is member of several important organizations in the European Union such as the Health Expert Group Age Platform - Brussels, the European Public Health Alliance - Brussels, the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice -- Brussels, Euregha, Brussels
Dr. Felli is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Medical Tourism Association (Budapest, Hungary).
Dr. George E. Dafoulas
Municipality of Trikala
George E. Dafoulas holds a medical degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and is about to complete an MBA in Health Services Management from AGSM-Nottingham Business School of Nottingham Trent University. He is a PHD candidate on the Health Technology Assessment of Telehealth and Telecare services, of the Faculty of Medicine of the the University of Thessaly, Greece.
George works as the e-health services coordinator of the Municipality of Trikala in Greece. Currently he is an intern of the SANA mobile telemedicine project, in the "clinical decision making through applied artificial intelligence" laboratory of CSAIL-MIT in Boston, Mass, USA.
Dr. Ilias Iakovidis
Acting Head of Unit , ICT for Inclusion, DG Information Society and Media,
ICT for Inclusion unit deals with research, policy, awareness and support to deployment of Information and Communication technologies (ICT) based solutions for ageing well, independent living, people with disabilities and other issues that improve the quality of life people and support full participation in the society.
Ilias is involved in the new European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing that attempts to innovate in this domain by bringing actors across many disciplines and administrations with ultimate goal of more healthier years in our lives but at the same time more life in our later years.
Research Programme Officer at ICT for Health Unit, Information Society and Media (DG INFSO)
European Commission, Brussels, 2003 onwards – focus area Personal Health Systems (PHS): Administration of projects in EC Framework and Competition and Innovation Programmes related to PHS, Virtual physiological human, patient safety and risk management; EC policy contributions including public procurement studies in the areas of eHealth, telemedicine and mHealth.
University of Ulster Professor / ECHCampus Chairman
Professor James McLaughlin, a physicist, is currently the Director of the Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Research Institute and Director of NIBEC. His present research interests address nanotechnology and it’s application in areas such as point of care sensors and medical diagnostics. This work has had a strong influence on the Universities commercialisation of IP relating to Connected Health companies.
Jim is also Chairman/Director of the European Connected Health Campus.
Director international Federation on Agersity; Czech Republic
Jan Lorman is a founder of the humanitarian organization ŽIVOT 90 a notable Czech national association with more than 11 000 members that represents elderly people’s interests and needs. The main goal of this association is to create conditions for exchange, the storing and dissemination of experiences, knowledge and proficiencies of older people and to strive for the improvement of the quality of life of older people.
He actively participates in many government, non-government and business sector committees focusing on areas such as age discrimination, social inclusion, elder abuse and crimes against older people, health and social care, and community life.
Jan Van Emelen
Director Innovation of the independent Health Insurance Funds
President working Group Disease Management AIM
Jan Van Emelen (MD) graduated in 1975 as a general practitioner at the KULeuven, and ever since never stopped educating himself in various aspects of health care, such as tropical diseases, nutrition, statistics and epidemiology, decision making in health care and occupational medicine.
From 1999 on, he has been assigned as governmental advisor and expert in health care and social protection. In his role at the Independent Health Insurance Funds, he coordinates innovative pilot projects, in collaboration with other parties on health care and health care systems.
President, Ideal Life
Jason Goldberg, president of IDEAL LIFE, founded the company in 2002. As president, Goldberg oversees overall product development, management and corporate direction. Under his guidance, IDEAL LIFE has grown from a simple idea into a leading global health technology company spanning multiple continents with the largest implementation of remote health management solutions.
Goldberg’s passion for technology and extensive knowledge of software development, marketing, international business development and consumer products, has created a company uniquely attuned to the practical needs of today's healthcare consumers.
Dr. Joan Cornet
Foundation TicSalut President
Joan Cornet and Prat, born in Manresa in 1950. A Technical Engineer in Metallurgy, and graduate in Psychology. After working as a clinical psychologist in a General Hospital in 1979, he was elected mayor of Manresa. In 1988 he became a civil servant in the European Commission in Brussels and was later appointed Secretary General of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament in 1994.
Dr. Joe Kvedar
Founder & Director
Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare
Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D., is the Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, applying communications technology and online resources to increase access and improve the delivery of quality medical services and patient care outside of the traditional medical setting.
Dr. Kvedar is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health and the application of communications technologies to improve healthcare to patients.
Dr. Jorge Gonzalez
Dr. Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
He has successfully applied, managed and justified multiple research eHealth projects in the last four years, both at his current position and as the Managing Director of IMET, a spin-off ICT company specialized in cancer and clinical knowledge management.
Prior to these roles, he worked at SAP AG (Germany) in the Research and Breakthrough Innovation department as a Developer; at the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) as a post-doc Researcher in Semantic Web; and as a Senior Researcher at MINEIT, a Web Mining company in Belfast (U.K.).
Solution Architect in Intel’s Healthcare IT Group
Malcolm Linington CEng MIET - during his career with Intel he has held a number of managerial and technical positions, currently working as a Solution Architect in Intel’s Healthcare IT group.
He has been working in the Healthcare sector for the last 6 years developing mobile medical products with companies such as Philips, Panasonic and others that use Intel silicon and software.
Janssen Healthcare Innovation (Johnson & Johnson)
Marco is Partner of Janssen Healthcare Innovation (Johnson & Johnson) in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Janssen Healthcare Innovation (JHI) was established in 2010 by the Pharmaceutical Global Operating Committee with the vision to accelerate the transformation of J&J from a product-centric company to a broader health care company. JHI has the specific mission to identify, foster and manage a portfolio of transformational partnerships; accelerate the development, experimentation and learning from new ideas and business models that will lead to new revenue streams; as well as drive collaboration within J&J and the industry and enable the creation of new healthcare markets.
Commercial Director, Adherence Science Ltd
Mark is a Chartered Accountant, a qualified Corporate Treasurer and holds an MBA from Saïd Business School, Oxford University. Mark’s experience runs from technology start-ups to being a CFO responsible for a EUR 800m business within a multi-national corporation.
Mark’s experience in medical technology includes being European Finance Director for CTI Molecular Imaging; COO then MD of Mirada Solutions Ltd, a medical imaging software company.
Head of technical consortium Partnership for the Heart
Business Development Bosch Healthcare
Martin Braecklein of Robert Bosch Healthcare is globally responsible for new markets business development. Being a biomedical engineer from education of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology he has almost 10 years of professional experience in telemedicine.
martin has led different research, development and market entry projects including the technical lead of the Partnership for the Heart telemonitoring research project and clinical trial.
Martin is participating in different federal working groups on Ambient Assisted Living and eHealth.
Mikael Hoffmann MD, PhD
Senior Consultant University Hospital of Linkoping, Sweden
Acting CEO of the NEPI Coundation
Mikael Hoffmann MD, PhD is a senior consultant in internal medicine/infectious diseases and clinical pharmacology at the University Hospital of Linköping, Sweden. He is also acting CEO of the NEPI foundation - a foundation initiated by the Swedish Parliament in order to promote pharmaco–epidemiology and comparative effectiveness research.
He has lead evaluation projects of IT-support systems, and a broad-scale implementation of a comprehensive electronic health record in Östergötland County Council (11,000 users). He currently devotes his time mainly to patient access to electronic health records, development of clinical decision support systems on the national arena, and developing methods for visualization of large and complex data-sets.
Professor Niilo Saranummi
Research Professor at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Niilo Saranummi got his D.Tech. degree in biomedical engineering at Tampere University of Technology in 1976. He is currently research professor in health technology at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
His research interests include personal and electronic health record systems, innovation, technology transfer and technology policy setting in health technologies.
Client Manager, Invest Nortern Ireland
Paul in his role in Invest NI is responsible for high-potential technology start-ups and a number of established businesses in the Capital Markets Technology sector. Since 2006, Paul has managed Invest NI’s activities in Connected Health, working with colleagues in the Department of Health and the local Universities. Paul works closely with stakeholders in North America and Europe developing business opportunities for Northern Ireland.
Paul has an extensive private sector career in the ICT and Aerospace industries. Prior to joining Invest NI Paul was a Business Development Manager with Fujitsu Services, specialising in eBusiness solutions in the Government and Retail sectors.
Dr. Paul Rice
Regional Telehealth Lead, NHS
Paul Rice has a background in academic law and bioethics with a doctorate from the University of Manchester. He has nearly 15 years Department of Health and NHS senior management experience in commissioning health policy, PCT development, organisational development, service modernisation and GP commissioning support.
Most recently he has been the Regional Long Term Conditions lead in NHS Yorkshire and Humber (SHA) and the Regional Telehealth Lead. re by connecting people and information.
Head of Unit, ICT for Health, Directorate - ICT addressing Social Challenges,
Information Society and Media Directorate General (INFSO)
Pēteris Zilgalvis is Head of Unit, ICT for Health, DG INFSO, European Commission.
Earlier, he was Head of the Unit, Infectious Diseases in the Health Research Directorate. Until 2010, he was Head of the Governance and Ethics Unit, Directorate Science, Economy and Society at DG Research, European Commission.
From 1997 to 2005, he was Deputy Head of the Bioethics Department of the Council of Europe, in its Directorate General of Legal Affairs. In addition, he has held various positions in the Latvian civil service (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Environment).
Secretary General - Europe
Continua Health Alliance
As well as being the Secretary General of Continua Health Alliance in Europe Petra is senior director of the European Health and Care team in Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG).
Her work focuses on helping health and care providers develop their strategies and implementation plans to make good use of information management and technology in meeting the demands of health and care provision for an ageing society, where patients’ needs become wider and demands on health and care providers straddle many of the established silos of care organisation.
General manager, EMEA, Care innovations, an Intel-GE company
Richard Rees-Davies is the General Manager EMEA of Care Innovations, an Intel-GE company, which is focused on transforming health care models to improve the quality of care and empower individuals and institutions with new technologies.
Previously, Richard headed up GE Healthcare’s Home Health team and the Interventional and Surgery team working with hospitals throughout UK and Ireland.
President & CEO
Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance
Rob is a thought leader in the convergence of communications and healthcare. He is also Chairman of Alliance Healthcare Foundation, Special Advisor to Triple Tree LLC, Member of the Midmark Corporation Board of Directors, Member of Board of Directors of CONNECT and an active advisor to several companies. He was a Managing Partner in his law firm and a partner in a predecessor and transactional legal and consulting services to the healthcare industry for over 20 years.
Robert Johnstone FRSA
International Alliance Patients Organisations
Robert is a board member and trustee of the International Alliance of Patients Organizations (IAPO). He is a champion on patient matters and represents people with disabilities and chronic conditions locally, nationally and internationally in a variety of roles.
He is a Disability Equality / Action Trainer, an Access Auditor and can advise on all aspects of the UK Disability Discrimination Act.
Robert is a Board Member of the Maharishi European Sidhaland Association - winner of the British Urban Regeneration Association Award 2001.
eHealth R&D Business Manager
Barcelona Digital Centre Technológic
Rossana holds an MSc in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, specialized in Bioengineering. Rossana has 15 years experience in ICT healthcare systems including electronic patient records, hospital information systems, billing and medical devices.
Rossana has a wide experience in project management from design, development and deployment of health solutions; in syntactic interoperability standards and regulatory aspects.
Rossana has developed training material around ICT technology applied to Health for Barcelona Activa (the local development agency of Barcelona City Council).
Nokia - Director at Compatibility & Industry Collaboration Unit
Sakari Lang is a director at Compatibility & Industry Collaboration (CIC) Unit, Corporate Development, Nokia Corporation. CIC leads Nokia's compatibility and industry collaboration towards industry standards, technical regulation, and Nokia product security.
CIC is also closely engaged with Nokia's Wellness & Health Program which is coordinated by Corporate Alliances and Business Development.
Sakari is on the Board of Directors and has been a chairman of Mobile Manufacturers Forum.
International Advisor, Queen's University Belfast - Northern Ireland
Trevor was recenly appointed International Adviser to the President and Vice Chancellor for Queen's University Belfast.
Previously Trevor was Director of Research & Regional Services from 2000 and had responsibility for developing and implementing the University’s strategies for research and for the contribution to regional economic development.
Trevor came to Belfast from the University of Hull and prior to that was a partner in a specialist European, economic & management consultancy company.
Trevor is a director of the European Connected Health Campus.
HIMSS Analytics Europe (HAE)
Uwe Buddrus is MD at HAE, a German-based company, to provide health care organizations, governments and information technology companies extensive data resources and services about the adoption and use of healthcare information technology in Europe.
HIMSS’ acquisition of assets from Hospital-IT.net and data information intelligence (dii) served as the foundation of HIMSS Analytics Europe, and Uwe Buddrus, partner in Hospital-IT.Net and dii, is responsible for the development of a new portfolio of products and services for the European health care market.
Dr Vije Rajput
General Practitioner - England UK
Vije Rajput is a General Practitioner with a special interest in quality management and information technology. He is a GP Research Lead with Keele University, engaging GP practices in research and additionally tasked with encouraging primary and secondary care collaboration in research.
In recent years he has been an executive for a Practice Based Commissioning Consortium involved in commissioning services for the local population of 150,000 patients and 90 GPs.
As Telehealthcare Lead, he has commenced a mobile diabetes telehealth evaluation and is involved in a COPD telehealth programme collaborating with social care.