Early confirmed speakers include
Fellow, Institute for Health Policy and Vice President, Health Information Technology Strategy and Policy, Kaiser Permanente
Jamie Ferguson is a Fellow of the Institute for Health Policy, and Vice President of health information technology strategy and policy for Kaiser Permanente. Before this assignment Jamie was responsible for the development and operations of Kaiser Permanente’s clinical and administrative data systems, information modeling, and health informatics standards. He studied Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University School of Medicine, and computer science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jamie participates in many national and international health IT organizations, research projects, and other efforts to help more people gain the benefits of health IT.
CMIO, Erasmus Medical Centre
CMO, Radboud University Medical Centre
CMO, Odense University Hospital
Chief Information Officer, Galway Clinic
Raphael Jaffrezic is the Chief Information Officer of the Galway Clinic, a private hospital in the West of Ireland. He holds a masters in IT engineering and Business Management. Raphael has been involved in healthcare transformation through IT his whole career, starting from a technical role as an IT Engineer then progressing to an Executive position.
During his career Raphael led a number of innovation projects both clinical and operational, which created process and patient safety improvements throughout the organisation. The Galway Clinic was the first hospital in Ireland and the UK to reach HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Stage 6, a prestigious award on the utilisation of Healthcare Informatics to improve patient care through Digitisation.
He is dedicated and passionate in using Information Technology as a strategic driver to better the delivery of care and support clinicians. He is also a black belt in Lean Six Sigma
Chief Information Officer, Erlangen University Hospital
Prof. Ulli Prokosch is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Erlangen University Hospital and also holds the Chair of Medical Informatics at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. He is Co-Chair of the Medical Informatics Division of the German Association of Medical Informatics, Biometrics and Epidemiology and International Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. Currently he leads a large German data sharing consortium (eight University Hospitals) within the German 10 year Funding Scheme on Medical Informatics.
Group CIO, Max Healthcare
Sumit Puri is an experienced IT Leader with over 23 years of work experience in conceptualising digital enterprise strategy and enabling operational process transformation in leading organisations in Asia. He has carried out IOT led digital innovation besides facilitating several new digital business models as CIO, Max Healthcare. Prior to his stint as CIO, Max Healthcare, he has played diverse senior roles in Prudential Corporation Asia as VP- Regional Operations, CIO Prudential Indonesia, Senior Vice President at ICICI Prudential, Global Digitization Leader at GENPACT and Senior management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers(India). He is LEAN, Six Sigma and PMP certified, has strong leadership skills and a passion for innovation.
Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Universal Hospitals
A simple surgeon with an MBA from London Business School he was awarded a position of Senior Consultant to the Global Planning team for Seoul National University Hospital .Currently as Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Universal Hospitals, Abu Dhabi , he is trying to establish the brand as a High acuity , Evidence Based Hospital Chain with relevant Accreditation’s. In these times of financial austerity and stretched resources he comes forward as resourceful surgeon administrator with a global mindset, who is acutely aware of but not deeply influenced by the existing western ways and is willing to dabble with technology to improve access and quality without pushing the cost envelope.
Chair of the High Level Expert Group for the European Open Science Cloud, European Commission
Programme Officer EU Policies, European Commission
Horst Krämer is a Programme Officer at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). His portfolio includes the Silver Economy, Age-Friendly Smart Living Environments, eHealth and mHealth as well as research and innovation projects and topic coordination in the Horizon 2020 framework programme. In the context of Horizon 2020 he also acts as liaison for Social Sciences and Humanities and is a member of the “Innovation Radar” group. He is the Commission’s correspondent for the Joint Programming Initiative “More Years, Better Lives”, a collaboration network for the alignment of national research programmes on demographic change. In the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, he follows the Action Group on Age-friendly Buildings, Cities and Environments. Before joining the Commission, Mr Krämer worked as an editor, project manager and account manager in the field of public affairs, digital communication and e-Government. He holds Masters Degrees from the Universities of Bath (Contemporary European Studies) and the University of Frankfurt (Cultural Anthropology, Business and Linguistics).
Principal Investigator, Academic Medical Center (AMC)
Dirk Ubbink is a principal investigator at the department of Surgery of the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam.
His focus is on the promotion of shared decision-making and the development of digital decision support tools. He chairs the hospital’s working group on shared decision-making and supports the availability of decision aids via the hospital’s patient portal.
Deputy CMO, Anadolu Medical Center Turkey
Hisam graduated from Marmara University Medical School in Istanbul in 1998. He pursued his residency in internal medicine and pulmonology at the same institute. He joined Anadolu Medical Center at the beginning of 2006. Since then he is still practicing as a pulmonologist. He also holds the deputy CMO position and chairs the patient safety committee and the quality council at Anadolu since 2011. His special responsibility is clinical quality and patient safety. After spending valuable time at Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore-USA) with key experts in the field of quality, safety and risk management, his collaboration with teams at Hopkins was augmented and interchange of expertise is still ongoing. He holds a Masters Degree in Health care Quality and Safety from Thomas Jefferson University, School of Population Health in Philadelphia/USA.
Programme Director EPD, University Medical Center Groningen
Lily Heijnen is the Program Director of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) at the University Medical Center Groningen. She has an MBA in Information Management and extensive experience setting up and directing innovative healthcare and IT programs in various hospitals and university medical centers. Before working at the UMC Groningen, Lily directed the EHR implementation at Amphia Ziekenhuis in Breda. As a result of this implementation, the hospital achieved the HIMSS Stage 6 award. She is dedicated to and passionate about healthcare innovation, with the goals of improving quality of care, increasing patient engagement and maximizing efficiency for care professionals.
Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director for Research and Development, Surrey and Borders Trust
Dr Nilforooshan is a Consultant Psychiatrist for Older Adults and the Associate Medical Director for Research and Development for Surrey and Borders Partnership (SABP). He is also the dementia research lead for CRN in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, with a strong research interest in biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
He is also the clinical lead for one of the NHS Test Beds; an Internet of Things project called Technology Integrated Health Management (TIHM) in Surrey.
He is principal investigator for several national and international trials.
Co-Founder and Chairman Stichting Digitalezorg.nl
Paul Pelsmaeker is co-founder and chairman of Stichting Digitalezorg.nl, a non-profit center of knowledge on HealthIT and Innovation. The organization is well networked within Europe and among peers. As national member of the ISfTeH and founding partner of HIMSS Dutch Community and member of the ECHAlliance, it has positioned itself among the leading networks in Europe.
Furthermore, Paul is also founder of the European Digital Health Startup Accelerator hotspot, based in Utrecht. This startup accelerator is the successor of the European funded digital health startup accelerator FICHe of which was also the founder and chair. FICHe supported 80 European digital health startups and was rated among the best of the 16 peer FIWARE accelerators in 2016.
Cardiologist MD PhD FESC FACC, Cardiology Centers of the Netherlands
Igor Tulevski, cardiologist CEO Cardiology Centers of the Netherlands, innovator and health entrepreneur. Medical University and cardiology training UvA AMC Amsterdam, PhD in adult congenital Heart disease. Founded CCN in 2006 (14 cardiology focus clinics) , Heart for Health ICT 2008, Sionsberg 2014, HartWacht telemonitorng program 2016
Project Manager Digital Innovation, Meander Medisch Centrum
Wouter Bouvy works as projectmanager digital innovation at Meander Medisch Centrum in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. He studied Business Information Technology and proceeded to work in healthcare afterwards. As connecting element he brings together healthcare professionals, management, technology and patients in order to make healthcare leap forward.
Passionate about (new) technology and early adopter. The biggest challenge is having people to accept change, see the benefits and embrace new technologies in their daily routine.
Senior Advisor, Nictiz
Jaco van Duivenboden is a senior advisor at Nictiz, the national competence centre for standardisation and eHealth in the Netherlands. His work includes research into healthcare interoperability and into trends that may change the way healthcare works, such as AI and blockchain. He is the co-author of the whitepaper on blockchain in healthcare, published early 2017.
Strategic Advisor, Gilde Healthcare
Monique Philippens is currently a strategic advisor in the healthcare sector (inter alia for Gilde Healthcare, Rockstart Digital Health) and member of the supervisory board of Heart Life Clinics. She is co-author and program manager of ‘Diagnosis Transformation’, an initiative of BeBright and several strategic partners. As a former Managing Director of KPN Healthcare she was responsible for delivering IT services to a wide range of institutions, including e-Health and IoT services.