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Ain Aaviksoo (MD MPH), Chief Medical Officer at Guardtime Health.

Having 20 years of experience in digital technologies and health innovation, Ain guides the product roadmap and leads public policy collaboration in the company. As the former Undersecretary for eServices and Innovation he was responsible for digital transformation of health and social care system in Estonia, as well as advanced actively the developments of digitally enhanced health care systems in Europe and globally. Ain obtained MD from University of Tartu (EE) and MPH from Harvard University. He has work experience as a physician, entrepreneur, senior civil servant and is recognised internationally as an inspiring public speaker.


   

Theodoros AdamisDirector, 1st OBGYN Dpt IASO Maternity Hospital (member of IASO Group)

Theodoros studied medicine at Athens University (UoA). He specialized in Gynecologic Oncology & Surgery at “Metaxa” Cancer Hospital and in Obstetrics at “Venizelou” Maternity Hospital.
He completed a PHD in Athens Medical School while he serve as principal researcher in UoA Experimental Surgical Research Laboratory. For his work he was awarded by the Medical Society of Athens. Post-specialization in the Division of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery (Athens Medical School, IRCAD/EITS Laparoscopic & Robotic Training Center, Strasbourg, France). Areas of specialization: gynecologic Oncology, minimal invasive surgery, Obstetrics. Member of Quality & Patient Safety, Pharmacovigilance, Guidelines & Pathways, Medical Incidents, SAP S/4HANA ERP/ECH Med Implementation Committees (EMR)


   

Jesús Berdún, Senior Project Manager, Fundació TIC Salut Social

Jesús Berdún is a Sr Project Manager at Fundació TIC Salut Social. He has a BSc/MSc in Telecommunication Engineering and MSc in Technologies for International Cooperation and Human Development. He has more than 7 years of experience in international project management, performing tasks related to the use of ICT in the health sector. In the Foundation, he has project managed the m-RESIST project (2014) and participated in other e-Health projects involving patients and health professionals (PIDaaS). He has also worked in the implementation of ePrescription in Catalonia with the Col•legi Oficial de Farmacèutics de Barcelona (COFB), and also in several e-Health related to telemedicine platforms for remote diagnosis (HIPERMED, RTOC) and telemonitoring.


    Dr. Alexander Berler, Director of Consulting Services, Gnomon Informatics

Dr Berler has an MSc in Biomedical Engineering and a PhD in Medical Informatics. He was affiliated with the Electrical Engineering Department, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, as a Postgraduate Student and Research Associate in the areas of healthcare information systems interoperability, medical informatics and telemedicine until 1999. He has worked at Information Society SA, the Greek official governmental information technology project office, as a project director responsible for the large healthcare informatics projects of the Greek government until 2006. He is currently employed as the Director of consulting services department at Gnomon Informatics with an expertise in international projects related to e-health, e-procurement and e-government. He has participated in multiple ehealth consulting and implementation projects in Greece, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Italy, DG Santé EU Commission, JaseHN- EU Commission and many more. He is an active member of the eHealthDSI community on the creation of tools for cross border healthcare across Europe and beyond, also currently engaged in deploying innovative mhealth solutions in chronic care management and integrated care. He is also acting as the IHE services director on behalf of IHE Europe, promoting the use of international standards via the IHE Technical frameworks and Integration profiles. He is a member of several societies, institutes and organizations (IEEE, ACM, etc), a member of several IHE Europe Committees and the Chair of HL7 Hellas, the Greek HL7 International Affiliate. More information available at: http://gr.linkedin.com/in/aberler/


   

Tarek R. Besold, AI Lead & Senior Research Scientist, Alpha Health [Telefónica Innovation Alpha]

Tarek R. Besold, PhD is the AI Lead and a Senior Research Scientist at the Alpha Health AI Lab in Barcelona. Before joining Telefonica Innovation Alpha, he was a Lecturer/Assistant Professor at City, University of London, conducting research at the intersection between artificial intelligence, computational creativity, and cognitive systems. Among others, Tarek serves as chairman of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN)’s National Working Group on Standards and Norms for AI (part of the ISO/IEC JTC-1 SC 42 “Artificial Intelligence”), and as an expert member of the Digital Future Society’s Think Tank Working Group on “Data Ethics and the Challenge of Digital Privacy”. Tarek co-edited several books and holds editorial functions for scientific journals in AI and neighboring fields.

 


    Angela Brand, MD PhD MPH, Professor, Department of International Health at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) as well as Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT (United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology) at Maastricht University

Angela is also Dr. T.M.A. Pai Endowment Chair on Public Health Genomics at Manipal University, India. Before she worked in the clinics, at various academic institutions and in governmental bodies in the USA and Germany. She is Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, USA, of the 21st Century Trust of the Wellcome Trust, UK, and of the New York Academy of Sciences. For the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2017 she was leading Task Force 2 “Data Donors and Citizen-Controlled Data Governance”. She is Member of the Board of Directors of the Digital Health Society (www.thedigitalhealthsociety.com) and Expert on „Big Data“ of the International Consortium Personalised Medicine (IC PerMed). 


    Dr. Maria Fernanda Cabrera, Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Maria is the Innovation Director of Life Supporting Technologies (LifeSTech) research group and the Financial Director of the UniversAAL IoT Coallition (UiC). Besides her teaching activities, she works as project coordinator and technical manager in different EU and national research funded projects. She has acted as project coordinator, technical or quality manager in 10 research projects funded by the European Commission. She has participated in over 30 EU projects so far. Her field of expertise covers a wide range of applications in the domains of the ICT applied to different sectors like health, social inclusion and cultural heritage, including personalisation of services and content, ambient intelligence, framework services, human-computer interaction, interaction design, and accessibility of ICT. She is the author of more than 100 scientific papers in national and international journals.

Since 2012 she is co-coordinating the Action Group D4 “Age-friendly environments” of the EIP on AHA. More recently, in March 2018, she co-founded with May D. Wang the Biomedical and Health Informatics IEEE women in engineering committee. Currently, she is leading the H2020 EU funded project PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments) (2016-2019), aimed at transforming public health from a reactive to a predictive system.


   

Vittorio Casella, Associate professor of Geomatics at the University of Pavia

Vittorio is associated professor of Geomatics at the University of Pavia. He has been active in numerous research projects at the national and European level. He joined several national research projects (PRIN, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research) on aerial laser scanning, inertial positioning in Photogrammetry, high-resolution optical satellite images, GNSS/GPS, aerial photogrammetric digital cameras, geomatics for emergency management.

He currently is principal investigator for the University of Pavia in the H2020-RIA PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments) project (Grant #727816) in which he is dealing with three main topics: (a) planning an innovative WebGIS for easily navigating in space and time huge environmental and public health datasets; (b) performing spatial statistics analysis on the data stored in the WebGIS; deploying a dense network of low-cost air quality monitors on the city of Pavia. He leads the Laboratory of Geomatics at the University of Pavia, where seven staff members are currently working.


  Catherine Chronaki, General Secretary at HL7 Europe Foundation and Vice President of the European Federation for Medical Informatics.

Catherine is a strong advocate of interoperability and open innovation in digital Health Policy and Standardization. Her speech will focus on scaling up adoption of patient summary standards in an innovative global community, building on the EU/US Memorandum of Understanding on Transatlantic cooperation on eHealth Standards and the HL7 FHIR and CEN International Patient Summary standards.


    Elia Diez, Head of the Preventive Programs and Interventions Service, Public Health Agency of Barcelona

Specialist in Public Health, Diploma in Statistics, Master in Methodology of Health Sciences. Expertise in urban health, development and evaluation of preventive and health promotion interventions at the local level, sexual and reproductive health, immigrant and sexual minorities, community intervention, health promotion, methodology and research in public health and equity in health.

 


            Sylvie Donnasson, President & CEO HealthInnov S.A.S.Partner EditoHealth/eHealth Hub

Economist by training, Sylvie Donnasson is an accomplished international leader in strategic and operational marketing, sales, communication and education. She acquired her extensive experience working with leader pharma and medical devices companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Novo Nordisk. Strongly believing innovation is at the center of the social and economic development for the next century, Sylvie created HealthInnov, a consulting company assisting healthcare actors/organizations in their strategic development and their management of innovation in June 2015. In 2017 she joined eHealth Hub, a EU-funded initiative exclusively focused on the digital health vertical. eHealth Hub uses a demand-driven approach to promote new business and collaboration opportunities for SMEs and key ecosystem stakeholders including healthcare provider organizations, investors, insurers, pharma and medtech groups.

 


    José Gabriel Terius, Telecommunication Engineer, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela) Master of Science in Electronic System Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).

Jose has experience as Project Manager and Development Coordinator in different Research and Start-ups Companies in Spain and Venezuela and part-time professor of Embedded System Design at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. Currently is researcher at Life Supporting Technologies group (UPM), focus in personalized self-management and interventions for patients with chronic diseases within smart environments. 


           Marc Guilló, Principal, Academic Area of Amalgama 7,

Amalgama7 is a biopsychoeducational and social institution that helps teenagers and their families. Marco holds two kinds of studies: the obligatory secondary education and non obligatory studies, such as baccalaureate or professional middle grade. As French, English, Spanish, Catalan and Italian translator, Marc Guilló coordinates the European Union project ENGAGE, between Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Amalgama 7.


   

Janette Hughes, Director of Planning and Performance at Digital Health and Care Institute

Janette is Director of planning and performance at the Digital Health and Care innovation centre (DHI) and has over 20 years' experience in Design, Innovation, Economic Development and Programme Management, with the last ten years focussed specifically on the Digital Health and Wellness sector.

Leading various high profile innovation projects in Scotland, including the Wellness and Health Innovation Project and over the last 5 years involved with two major Innovate UK backed programmes; Future city demonstrator (Glasgow) where she assisted in the development of a City Observatory that harnessed the power of data for City challenges (some of which related to Health and Wellbeing) and the Scottish DALLAS programme which pioneered a Digital wellness platform and applications in Scotland. In addition Janette has undertaken many international keynote presentations for this subject and has led numerous trade missions to Japan, USA, India and throughout Europe.  Janette has a thorough understanding of this sector and how service, technical and business innovation and readiness levels need to merge and connect, with a personal interest in evidence


   

Martin Jeffries, Chief Marketing Officer, Tunstall

Martin joined Tunstall as Chief Marketing Officer in February 2017. He has over 25 years of commercial experience gained in software and services organisations addressing complex operational challenges within the healthcare markets. Most recently as CMO for Allocate Software – the market leading provider of SaaS workforce management provider to healthcare markets across the UK, Sweden and Australia. Prior to Allocate Software Martin has worked for Dell, Virgin Media Business, GlaxoSmithKline; and product innovation consultancy Ignetica Ltd.

 


    Frederic Llordachs-Marques, Business Development Manager, Doctoralia

Dr. Frederic Llordachs Marqués is co-founder and partner of Doctoralia, the leading global platform that connects health professionals with patients in more than 15 countries. He is also advisor at the Mobile Health Competence Center in Barcelona (Mobile World Capital Foundation) and since 2012 he has been in charge of the Health 2.0 in its Spanish editions. His experience in health management includes 8 years of work in some of the leading health insurance companies in Spain and in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as 5 years working as medical director of the prestigious CIMA Clinic in Barcelona. Doctoralia has been filling the digital gap between doctors and patients for the last 11 years. 

 


   

Beatriz López, Artificial Intelligence Researcher at Girona University

Beatriz López is leading the research line on Artificial Intelligence applied to Medicine and Healthcare at the eXiT research group of the University of Girona. She holds more than 25 years of research experience. She has published 3 books, and over 150 papers in journals and conferences. She was president of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (member of EurAI.org) during 2014-2016, and member of several scientific committees of prestigious conferences. Lately she was awarded with the Best Paper in the 2014 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics for the work ‘Enabling the use of hereditary information from pedigree tools in medical knowledge-based systems ‘,2nd prize in the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) Innovation Healthcare Contest for the NoaH project, and the ITEA Vice-chairmen’s award for SME Success in the MOSHCA project.


She is a hands-on innovator, and technology enthusiast. She has long-term experience with companies, including the Newronia spin-off which co-founded in 2011 and participation in the MJN advisory board. She has participated in 7 international projects, 21 national calls and in more than 16 projects of research funding of another type. In 2018, she received the accredited advice label on "Technology, healthcare and life sciences" awarded by the Generalitat of Catalonia through ACTION


    Francisco Lupiáñez Villanueva, Partner & Co-Founder, Open Evidence.

Francisco has been working research fields such as social, economic, cultural and policy issues associated with information and communication technologies, but his particular focus rests on Innovative Technologies, Networked Citizens, eInclusion and ICT enabled care. He was a Scientific and Project Officer at Information Society Unit -European Commission, DG JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) to work on economic evaluation and modelling of Personal Health Systems.  Next to his position inOpen Evidence, Francisco is also Professor at Open University of Catalonia and Director of the UOC-BSA Chair in Health analytics and Big Data. Francisco has authored a broad range of scientific papers in the area of ICT and health, and has a long standing experience in successfully delivering European projects in this area. As an expert in the area, he is an experienced participant and speaker in events and conferences related to Health, data analytics and modelling.


   

Javier de Oca, CEO and Co-Founder of IOMED Medical Solutions

Javier has several years experience in sales, having managed the international expansion of various companies internationally, both in Europe and Africa. His passion for entrepreneurship lead him to co-found several initiatives even during college, and finaly to launch IOMED in 2016. 


   

Cristian Pascual, Co-founder and CEO of Mediktor, and President of Barcelona Health Hub

Cristian Pascual is an industrial engineer and MBA from Esade and the Carlson School of Management. For 19 years he held various management positions in large companies before founding Mediktor, the most advanced and accurate symptom checker for triage and prediagnose, in 2014. In addition, for 12 years he has been a business angel and currently participates in more than 15 startups. Nowadays, Cristian is also president of Barcelona Health Hub, a non-profit private organization created to promote innovation in digital health and its transfer to the sector, linking startups, health organizations, companies and investors.


    Catherine Pérez, MPH, PhD, Head of the Department of Health Information Systems of the Public Health Agengy of Barcelona

For 14 years Catherine has been responsible of the Health Information System on Road Traffic Injuries. She has been the principal investigator of several research projects. Recently she has lead research projects on road safety, focusing on inequalities, indicators, evaluation and substance abuse. At European level she participated also in several research projects such the EUROCOST and JAMIE, funded by DG-SANCO, or PENDANT, SAFETYNET, E-SUM and DaCoTa funded by the DGTREN/DGMOVE. Currently she is involved in the H2020 projects SafetyCube and PULSE. She is a researcher at CIBERESP, the Spanish Research Network on Epidemiology and Public Health and of the IIB Sant Pau (Sant Pau Biomedical Research Institute). She is associate professor of the Center for Injury Prevention at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA). She has long experience in analyzing data and reporting. She is a regular reviewer of scientific manuscripts in different journals. She has published more than 80 articles in peer review journals. The main lines of research she develops include the evaluation of road safety strategies, health and active transport, the study of injuries and their severity using health records, development of indicators using persons-mobility as a measure of exposure, and the study of social inequalities in the field of mobility and traffic injuries.


   

Andrea Pogliaghi, Software Technical Leader, Genegis GI

Andrea Pogliaghi is an experienced Geographic Information System (GIS) solution architect, with more than 13 years of experience in the field.
During his professional career he acquired a solid knowledge of all main programming environments for the design and development of GIS enterprise systemes, Spatial Data Infrastructures and Geoportals, with main open source and commercial technologies.

He is currently working as software technical leader, coordinating staff and local consultants in both national and international projects.

He graduated at Politecnico di Milano in 2005 with a Master's Degree in Computer Science Engineering.


    Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons, General Practitioner and the Founder and CEO of UniversalDoctor,

UniversalDoctor is a social enterprise developing global health and multilingual healthcare communication. Jordi is also the Co-founder of Zero Mothers Die, a global public-private partnership to reduce maternal mortality through mobile technology solutions. Jordi has been identified as one of the top 50 Healthcare IT leaders in Europe, as part of the Future50 HIMSS Europe, a new initiative by HIMSS Europe and supported by IBM Watson.

 


     Jason Potts,Professor of Economics,RMIT University, Director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub

The first social science research institute on Blockchain in the world. Dr Potts is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia and is one of Australia’s top economists, specialising in cryptoeconomics, economic growth and early stage innovation, and economic institutions. He is Vice-President of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society, and editor of the Journal of Institutional Economics. His latest book is Innovation Commons: The Origin of Economic Growth (Oxford University Press).


  Javier Ferrero Álvarez-Rementería, CIO,  Andalusian Agency for Healthcare Quality

The Andalusian Agency for Healthcare Quality is a public foundation of the Health Department of Andalusia to promote and develop quality and patient safety policies. He coordinates the Andalusian mHealth strategy, being responsible of the App certification program (Appsaludable distinctive) and the deployment of mhealth integration projects with the eHR.

Javier has a Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering (Seville, Spain) and Master in Networks and Telecom (Lyon, France), has 18 years of experience in IT.  Previously he worked for Schlumberger T&T in Paris, and for an international engineering company (Telvent, Abengoa) in Seville.  He also served at the Pablo Olavide University in Seville as professor in e-commerce specialization. 


   

Stephen Ranjan, VP of Pre-Diabetes & Oral Anti-Diabetic Patient Solutions, Roche Diabetes Care

Stephen is responsible for developing strategies & driving innovation focused on meeting the needs of people at risk of developing diabetes as well as those diagnosed and not yet on insulin therapy. With more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and Health IT industry, Stephen has extensive experience establishing novel collaborations with customers and technology players such as Amazon, Verily and other digital health startups. Prior to joining Roche, Stephen worked at Merck & Co, Inc, Johnson & Johnson and Epic Systems. Stephen earned his MBA at University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from West Virginia Wesleyan College.


   

Darren Ransley, VP Business Development & Product. Infocare Healthcare Services

Darren is responsible for Business Development and Product for Infocare in the EMEA markets.  He has developed a comprehensive understanding of world health systems over the past 18 years, working for companies such as Siemens and GE, within Healthcare IT. He is passionate about enabling the benefits that digitisation can bring to clinicians, ultimately delivering better quality and safer care for patients.  Darren previously spent 10 years in IT Systems roles, before transitioning to Healthcare Product, Marketing and Sales roles back in 2001.


   

Mika Rantakokko, Mika Rantakokko, Coordinator of EU Urban Agenda Digital Transition Partnership at University of Oulu

Mika Rantakokko is coordinating EU Urban Agenda Digital Transition Partnership. He is also working as a Liaison Manager in world’s first 6G research center 6GFlagship at University of Oulu. Mika’s educational background is in planning geography, business and finance. He has a long and broad experience in the fields of innovation, business, regional development, digitalisation and future internet among other things from European Commission, Nordic collaboration and from private sector.


   

Bleddyn Rees, NE Director ECHAlliance, Digital Health Expert & Lawyer

Bleddyn is a vastly experienced commercial lawyer with 30 years experience of outsourcings, privatisations and complex contracting and projects. He has a unique CV for a private sector lawyer, having spent three and a half years on secondment as General Counsel of the Commercial Directorate of the Department of Health. On his secondment to the Department of Health he advised the Minsters (Prime Minister, Secretary of State, Ministers of State), Special Advisors and NHS organisations and gave evidence to the Health Select Committee and the Public Accounts Committee. Bleddyn has a very detailed understanding of the UK health sector and regulatory framework.


    Irene Sanchez, Business Creation Manager, EIT Health Spain

Irene has vast experience in pharmaceutical business development in Latin America and in supporting entrepreneurs to bring their innovative ideas into a successful business.  She is a Pharmacist with a master’s degree in Creation and Management of Innovative Technology-based Companies from University of Barcelona and has completed several specialised training programs in Management, Sales and Venture Capital Investment. She joined EIT Health Spain as Business Creation Manager in February 2018. As part of the Business Creation Core Group, Irene works closely with Spain start-ups and SMEs to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the health field, provide advice and guidance, and promote their successes.


 

Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Trade

After 30 years in telecommunications with Telefonica, joined the Department for International Trade as the department’s first chief scientific adviser in December 2017.
Mike leads the science and engineering profession in the department and ensures its policy is informed by the best science, engineering and technical advice. He advises on the technical aspects of future trade deals as DIT looks to create new arrangements following Brexit, and works with the UK’s research, development and academic communities to boost scientific and engineering exports.

Mike has over 40 years’ experience in electronics and telecommunications and served as vice president of Telefonica, the parent company of the O2 mobile phone network, for 17 years to December 2016. In this post, he managed the launch of 2G (GSM) and 3G mobile technologies in the UK, and led research and development for Telefonica Europe. His career also includes the promotion of international technical standards in mobile technology, and he is also a former Chairman of the Global GSM Association, the UK Mobile Data Association, and president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

He is currently a visiting professor at the universities of Surrey, Coventry, Leeds, Lancaster and Salford, where in recent years he has led the development on collaborations in areas such as smart cities, digital healthcare, cybersecurity and driverless vehicles.

He was honoured with a CBE in 2012 for his services to the mobile industry. 


   

Simone Tonti, Product Development Manager at Ab.Acus s.r.l.

Simone Tonti is a biomedical engineer with a strong expertise in technology and innovation management. Since 2017 he is the Product Development Manager of Ab.Acus, an Italian SME active in the field of innovative technologies for healthcare. In Ab.Acus Simone is responsible for managing the optimization of the company development process and at the same time he leads several projects from requirements definition to test and validation with close focus on engineering and delivery of products to customers. Prior to joining Ab.Acus he had technical and managing roles in the R&D department of Esaote and Inpeco, two leader companies in the healthcare sector, where he gathered his expertise in Product Testing and Agile Project Management.


Most of Simone’s career has been spent working with innovative technologies to improve people life bringing disruptive innovations in the diagnostic and therapeutics workflow. Also, he is author of several papers published on international scientific journals and conferences concerning machine learning and computer vision methods applied to diagnostic medical imaging.


    Aureli Soria-Frisch, Director of the Neuroscience Business Unit at Starlab Barcelona

Dr. Aureli Soria-Frisch completed its education with a 'Dr.-Ing.' degree (equivalent PhD) from the Technical University Berlin in 2005. Between 1996 and 2005 he worked at the Department for Security Technologies of the Fraunhofer IPK (Berlin), where he participated in several funded research and industrial projects as research scientist and project leader. After working for 3 years at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and part time in Starlab, he joined the company with a full engagement in 2008. He is currently the Director of Neuroscience Business Unit. His research interest is focused on the fields: data science, multi-sensory fusion, computational intelligence for data analysis, and machine learning for brain signal analysis. He has authored 18 journal papers, 9 book chapters, and over 60 conference papers. He was the PI of 2 MJFF grants for the development of Machine Learning Parkinsons’ biomarkers and is the coordinator of the H2020 FET Open project LUMINOUS, which aims to characterize human consciousness through AI among others.


   

Dr. Héctor Upegui, MD, MSS, PM, OSHM, Worldwide Market Development Executive, Associate Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health

Based in Munich, Hector has developed an international profile as a subject matter expert through his work in the healthcare and social sector. His career with an experience of 25 years as a physician in social security fields combines medical aspects with social policy making, as well as operational and management levels, with special emphasis on Integrated Care and Disability Management. Within IBM Hector holds worldwide responsibility for research, strategy and market development in Watson Health for Integrated Care as well as in the IBM Health and Human Services Research Institute for Disability management and integrated care. He is responsible for strategic initiatives, identifying new and innovative best practices, developing them into business models and then promoting their success and usage around the world. Hector also provides advice to government and non-government organisations on how these trends provide opportunities for service delivery transformation and business improvement

Previous to this position he joined the Workers’ Compensation Unit of Munich Reinsurance Company in 2001 in Munich Germany, where for 13 years he was worldwide responsible for analysing and benchmarking workers' compensation (occupational accidents and occupational diseases insurance) primary markets, as well as for providing analysis regarding its interaction with other lines of social security, social services, casualty lines of commercial insurance and health insurance. Having studied medicine at University CES, Hector holds a European Master’s degree in Social Security from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is a Postgraduate in Project Management and Postgraduate in Occupational Safety and Health Management. He is also visiting professor for the University CES and lecturer at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Office (ILO).


    Vladimir Urošević, Research & Development Manager of Belit Ltd. Belgrade

received the Master of Arts degree in Industrial Design from the Belgrade University of Arts, Serbia, in 2001. Programming since childhood, he has been working in software development and design/interaction research with almost two decades of experience, primarily in development and deployment of large-scale production software systems (in finance, public administration, e-health, energy efficiency, IP management & protection…), and hardware industrial products (medical & therapeutic equipment, lab & field instrumentation, IoT devices, payment/PoS devices, wearables, vehicles).    


       

Julien Venne, Partnerships & Development at Sharecare Europe

With a multidisciplinary academic background (economics, complex systems, political sciences, sociology), and after experiences related to local economic development, management of incubators and support to start-ups and the lead of aeronautic technological projects, Julien has developed an expertise for the last 10 years in the Digital health sector. First working as eHealth director in a public hospital and then at the European Connected Health Alliance, the largest digital health non-profit organisation for digital health, he has been in charge of various projects for the development of innovative products and services and their access to the market, but also around the definition of political strategies for cities, regions, the European Commission and EU Member states. He’s currently working at Sharecare Europe, which designs and performs solutions and support programmes enabling individuals to improve their lifestyle in a sustainable way, whether they are healthy citizens, chronic diseases or hospitalised patients, or frail people (seniors, Alzheimer or Cancer patients, etc.). Sharecare combine expertise in medical, behavioural and technological fields, to support its customers (insurers or mutual funds, assistance companies, employers, hospitals or local authorities) to improve the health of their members/employees/patients/citizens. Julien will present the Sharecare Movement Solution and the on-going work with several regions and cities for the improvement of their population’s health and wellbeing. Collaborating with local authorities and local ecosystem’s stakeholders, the Sharecare Movement Solution ensures strong citizen engagement in healthy living journeys, impacting both individual behaviours and life environment. Data and information measuring and monitoring engagement, impact and outcomes, enable decision-makers to better manage their actions.

 


    Jörg Weissmann, Head of the Department of Medicine and Quality at Roche Diabetes Care

Jorg holds a Master’s degree in Health Business Administration from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and an MD from the University of Heidelberg. Before he took up his current position, Jörg worked as a physician at the University Hospital Mannheim in the fields of internal medicine, intensive and emergency medicine. He has a special interest in research on medical devices and processes in health care and published several manuscripts in this area over the last years.


   

Peter Wu Ph.D., CEO, ASUS Cloud Corporation

Peter Wu joined ASUS Group and served as CEO of ASUS Cloud Corporation since 2008. Peter is responsible for ASUS’s development of cloud business and technologies in consumer and commercial markets and builds ecosystems in vertical industry such as education, medical, IoT, and smart city, gradually lead ASUS Cloud to become a leading brand in the field.
Peter currently also serves as CEO of ASUS Life Corporation, a member of the Executive Yuan Digi Promotion Committee, a member of the Smart City Committee of Taipei City, a member of Policy & Legal Committee of Cloud Computing & IoT Association in Taiwan, and serves as a number of government projects. Peter is constantly committed to assisting the digital transformation of the industry.