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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12-13 September 2017


Early confirmed speakers include

Jamie Ferguson

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.

Jan A Hazelzet

CMIO, Erasmus Medical Centre

Professor Marlies Schijven

Program Leader e-Health, Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centers


Chair on Simulation, Serious Gaming and Applied Mobile Healthcare, Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Program Leader e-Health of the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres

President of the International Society for Wearable Technology in Healthcare – WATCH-

Immediate Past-President of the Dutch Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Professor Marlies Schijven (born in 1969) researches the field of mHealth, Simulation and Serious Gaming. On the 28th of October 2013; she was the first surgeon livestreaming an abdominal operation to YouTube directly using GoogleGlass. She is program leader and EU lead researcher of the OR Black Box™ system. She is the Program Chair on e-Health of the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU).

Prof. Schijven is known for her publications in the area of surgery (achalasia and reflux disease), m-health, e-health, wearable technology, medical education and simulation technology. She is an expert in the area of virtual reality medical simulation, serious gaming, validation studies and validation processes; processes; and guides many PhD residents on these topics.

Cathy C. van Beek

CMO, Radboud University Medical Centre

Peder Jest

CMO, Odense University Hospital

Raphael Jaffrezic

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

Prof. Ulli Prokosch

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.

Sumit Puri

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.

Dr Anshul Govila

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.

Barend Mons

Chair of the High Level Expert Group for the European Open Science Cloud, European Commission

Horst Krämer

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).

Nico Bruining

Head Clinical and Experimental Information Processing, Erasmus MC

Hyleco Nauta

Director e-health Innovation, UMC Utrecht

Dirk Ubbink

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.

Hisam Aladab MD, FCCP

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.

Antonio Clemente Collado

Corporate Development, Denia Hospital Marina Salud (HIMSS 7)

Dr. H. Jaap Bonjer

Chair of the Department of Surgery, VUMC

Shafi Ahmed

Consultant Surgeon, Barts Health and Director & Head of Programme, Virtual Medics

Lily Heijnen

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.

Dr Ramin Nilforooshan MD, MRCPsych

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.

Brian O’Connor

Chair, European Connected Health Alliance

Prof. Dr. Nico L.U. Van Meeteren

Executive Director Topsector LSH The Hague

Paul Pelsmaeker

Co-Founder and Chairman Stichting


Paul Pelsmaeker is co-founder and chairman of Stichting, 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.

Charles Lowe

Managing Director, Digital Health and Care Alliance (DHACA)

Igor Tulevski

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

Stephan Jonas

Head of Division mHealth at Dept. of Medical Informatics, RWTH Aachen

Wouter Bouvy

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.

Jaco van Duivenboden

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.

Monique Philippens

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.