October 13 – 14, 2021

Hybrid Event

Feel the pulse of digital health

October 13 – 14, 2021

Hybrid Event

Feel the pulse of digital health

500

Attendees

7

Conference tracks

100

Speakers

2

Networking days

Moving beyond traditional healthcare

Health Tech Forward is an exclusive two-day hybrid conference, broadcasted globally on October 13-14, 2021. It hosts top global digital health investors, entrepreneurs, and government leaders for exclusive talks and hands-on learning experiences. This event will be bringing the latest developments in Digital Health Tech convergence theme, debated by key industry leaders across 7 conference tracks.

Forget what you know about tech conferences – Health Tech Forward focuses on quality content, and in-depth discussions accompanied by vast opportunities to network in a group of peers. Get ready for ground-breaking keynotes, engaging panels and interactive fireside chats exploring the industry’s insights.

7 tracks 1 conference


Main stage


Telemedicine & Personalised care


Mental Health


Deep Tech & AI


mHealth


Hospital Workflow


Diagnostics

Transforming health as we know it

Dive deep into the future
of digital health
across 7 conference tracks

Main stage

While the world is facing a digital revolution, healthcare is one of the main areas that we should be focusing on, as billion’s of people’s lives depend on it. The traditional health system is in vast need of innovation and the best time to rethink the old ways is now. From mobile medical apps to artificial intelligence and deeptech, a new generation of startups is disrupting healthcare by reducing costs and improving the quality of care that patients receive. Digital healthcare, will not only improve the diagnosis and treatment of chronic and short-term illnesses but also help patients improve their physical and mental health. The main stage is where you’ll explore the industry’s latest insights, learn from the best, and connect with people who build things – your next big thing starts here.

Telemedicine & Personalised care

In light of the novel Coronavirus outbreak, the Healthcare industry had to face many challenges and learn to adapt. The statistics show, that since February 2020, telemedicine grew from less than 1% of primary care visits to nearly 43.5% in just a couple of months. Although not all in-person doctors’ visits can be replaced with digital technologies, telemedicine & personalised care has allowed medical professionals to collect new information and offer solutions for managing long-term conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes and heart failure. Further innovation in telemedicine & personalised care has the potential to disrupt and redefine the way health systems operate, setting the stage for a vastly different healthcare experience in the future.

Mental Health

With mental health issues increasing rapidly, it is no longer a question of whether technology will transform mental health care, but when and how it will occur. From smartphone apps to prescription video games, AI-assisted therapy and digital symptom tracking, mental health tech can make a substantial impact on public health. The innovation and investments in this sector have been rapidly growing for the past ten years and multiple global lockdowns have only speeded the process. New technological innovations are necessary to help patients connect with a therapist, get diagnosed, track moods, manage or mitigate symptoms, and stick to treatments, creating a better future for all generations.

Deep Tech & AI

Deep Tech and Artificial Intelligence offer an unprecedented opportunity to reshape the practice of healthcare. While Telemedicine helps to blur the doctor-patient gap, AI can go several steps further by filling in the gaps where human doctors and researchers need support. Technologies ranging from AI diagnostics to constant monitoring, and personalised treatment can offer more efficient patient monitoring and treatment. When used in hospitals, Deep Tech & AI have the potential to scale the work of medical professionals, improve operational efficiency and provide virtual patient monitoring to predict and prevent adverse patient events.

mHealth

In a world dominated by smart technology, Mobile Health (mHealth) is a rapidly growing market. It provides vast opportunities to improve public health, by measuring dynamic changes in health state and the key physical, behavioural, biological, social, and environmental factors that contribute to the health and disease risk through the use of mobile phones. Over the last decade, a significant number of mHealth technologies have been developed to advance health research, but there are still endless opportunities left to explore. From wearable and mobile sensors for data collection to big data software for information analysis and mobile apps for self-monitoring and intervention, mHealth will be taking the Healthcare industry by storm.

Hospital Workflow

Healthcare workflow management is one of the crucial aspects of how well hospitals, clinics and other medical practices operate, yet it is often overlooked. Many repetitive tasks that must be performed in healthcare can take up a lot of time and ultimately reduce the amount of face to face time with patients. These tasks cannot be avoided, but they can be automated to various degrees. From admission to emergency room operations and discharge, hospital workflow software can help to streamline processes for efficiency, save time and increase patient satisfaction. Sooner or later all medical practices will have to undergo a digitalisation process, so why not start now?

Diagnostics

Diagnostics are a vital part of the healthcare system, driving medical discoveries and transforming patient care. Be it prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment or successful management of health conditions, diagnostic tests provide critical insights at every stage of medical care. Automation and technological advances have made tests easier to use, improved accuracy, and have led to more precise and timely diagnosis and treatments. Innovation in this sector can facilitate more rapid decision-making by medical practitioners and has opened the door to personalised medicine approaches that can tailor medical treatment to individual patient needs, transforming modern medicine.


Main stage

While the world is facing a digital revolution, healthcare is one of the main areas that we should be focusing on, as billion’s of people’s lives depend on it. The traditional health system is in vast need of innovation and the best time to rethink the old ways is now. From mobile medical apps to artificial intelligence and deeptech, a new generation of startups is disrupting healthcare by reducing costs and improving the quality of care that patients receive. Digital healthcare, will not only improve the diagnosis and treatment of chronic and short-term illnesses but also help patients improve their physical and mental health. The main stage is where you’ll explore the industry’s latest insights, learn from the best, and connect with people who build things – your next big thing starts here.



Telemedicine & Personalised Care

In light of the novel Coronavirus outbreak, the Healthcare industry had to face many challenges and learn to adapt. The statistics show, that since February 2020, telemedicine grew from less than 1% of primary care visits to nearly 43.5% in just a couple of months. Although not all in-person doctors’ visits can be replaced with digital technologies, telemedicine & personalised care has allowed medical professionals to collect new information and offer solutions for managing long-term conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes and heart failure. Further innovation in telemedicine & personalised care has the potential to disrupt and redefine the way health systems operate, setting the stage for a vastly different healthcare experience in the future.


Mental Health

With mental health issues increasing rapidly, it is no longer a question of whether technology will transform mental health care, but when and how it will occur. From smartphone apps to prescription video games, AI-assisted therapy and digital symptom tracking, mental health tech can make a substantial impact on public health. The innovation and investments in this sector have been rapidly growing for the past ten years and multiple global lockdowns have only speeded the process. New technological innovations are necessary to help patients connect with a therapist, get diagnosed, track moods, manage or mitigate symptoms, and stick to treatments, creating a better future for all generations.

Deep Tech & AI

Deep Tech and Artificial Intelligence offer an unprecedented opportunity to reshape the practice of healthcare. While Telemedicine helps to blur the doctor-patient gap, AI can go several steps further by filling in the gaps where human doctors and researchers need support. Technologies ranging from AI diagnostics to constant monitoring, and personalised treatment can offer more efficient patient monitoring and treatment. When used in hospitals, Deep Tech & AI have the potential to scale the work of medical professionals, improve operational efficiency and provide virtual patient monitoring to predict and prevent adverse patient events.

mHealth

In a world dominated by smart technology, Mobile Health (mHealth) is a rapidly growing market. It provides vast opportunities to improve public health, by measuring dynamic changes in health state and the key physical, behavioural, biological, social, and environmental factors that contribute to the health and disease risk through the use of mobile phones. Over the last decade, a significant number of mHealth technologies have been developed to advance health research, but there are still endless opportunities left to explore. From wearable and mobile sensors for data collection to big data software for information analysis and mobile apps for self-monitoring and intervention, mHealth will be taking the Healthcare industry by storm.

Hospital Workflow

Healthcare workflow management is one of the crucial aspects of how well hospitals, clinics and other medical practices operate, yet it is often overlooked. Many repetitive tasks that must be performed in healthcare can take up a lot of time and ultimately reduce the amount of face to face time with patients. These tasks cannot be avoided, but they can be automated to various degrees. From admission to emergency room operations and discharge, hospital workflow software can help to streamline processes for efficiency, save time and increase patient satisfaction. Sooner or later all medical practices will have to undergo a digitalisation process, so why not start now?

Diagnostics

Diagnostics are a vital part of the healthcare system, driving medical discoveries and transforming patient care. Be it prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment or successful management of health conditions, diagnostic tests provide critical insights at every stage of medical care. Automation and technological advances have made tests easier to use, improved accuracy, and have led to more precise and timely diagnosis and treatments. Innovation in this sector can facilitate more rapid decision-making by medical practitioners and has opened the door to personalised medicine approaches that can tailor medical treatment to individual patient needs, transforming modern medicine.

SPEAKERS

Seyla Azoz

Seyla Azoz

Global Director, Digital Health @ Novartis

Jennifer Pougnet

Jennifer Pougnet

Data Policy Strategy Lead, Personalised Healthcare @ F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Trupen Modi

Trupen Modi

Director of Digital Health Innovation Strategy @ Microsoft

Dominick Kennerson

Dominick Kennerson

Global Head G4A Digital Health @ Bayer AG

Catherine Boule

Catherine Boule

Managing Partner @ Karista

Rebecca Wray

Rebecca Wray

Director, Digital Health Oncology R&D @ AstraZeneca

Arvind Ayyala

Arvind Ayyala

Senior Principal, Investments @ EDBI

Vijay Barathan

Vijay Barathan

Healthtech VC @ Optum Ventures

Mark Milton-Edwards

Mark Milton-Edwards

Head of Health Solutions - Digital Health @ Teva Pharmaceuticals

Omur Oztas

Omur Oztas

Digital Innovation Lead & GAPPAC ViiV Tech @ GSK

Myles Furnace

Myles Furnace

Real World Evidence Director Global Medical Affairs @ IPSEN

Debashis Bhattacharya

Dr Debashis Bhattacharya

Director, Global Safety Assurance @ Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC

Jochen Hurlebaus

Jochen Hurlebaus

Head of Digital Health Innovation @ Roche Diagnostics International

Julia Hawkins

Julia Hawkins

General Partner @ LocalGlobe

Deepali Nangia

Deepali Nangia

Advisor and Investor, Venture Partner @ Speedinvest

Nick West

Dr Nick West

Chief Medical Officer & DVP, Global Medical Affairs, Vascular @ Abbott

Sander Ruitenberg

Sander Ruitenberg

Global Digital Health Solutions Head for Immunology, Hepatology & Dermatology @ Novartis

Minna Hendolin

Minna Hendolin

Leading Specialist @ Sitra

Dirk Richter

Dr Dirk Richter

Senior Advisor, Director Health Sector Innovation @ Abu Dhabi Department of Health

Amanda Way

Amanda Way

Venture Capital Investor @ Emerson Collective

Sachin Shah

Dr Sachin Shah

Global Medical Partner, Digital Health & Devices @ GSK

David Dellamonica

David Dellamonica

Head, Digital and Innovation, Oncology Europe & Canada @ AstraZeneca

Eddie Guzdar

Eddie Guzdar

Medical Head of Immunology - UK and Ireland @ Sanofi-Genzyme

Jonas Jendi

Jonas Jendi

Investment Director & Head of Analysis @ Industrifonden

Anya Roy

Anya Roy

Head of Seed Investments & Technology @ Illumina

Jesper Bjerggren

Jesper Bjerggren

European Market Access Lead, Digital Health @ Teva Pharmaceuticals

Sheena Pirbhai

Sheena Pirbhai

CEO & Founder @ Stress Point Health

Randy Parker

Randy Parker

Chief Executive Officer and Founder @ GeniusRx | Founder @ MDLIVE

Ian Rentsch

Ian Rentsch

Vice President Growth & Strategic Partnerships @ Aetion

David Wortley

David Wortley

Vice President @ International Society of Digital Medicine

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Digital Health Lead @ Association of British HealthTech Industries Ltd

Konrad Dobschuetz

Konrad Dobschuetz

Head of Customer Solutions, (Digital) Health Innovation and BIOME Lead UK @ Novartis

Vijay Sikka

Vijay Sikka

Founder & CEO @ Sikka Software

Rosanne Longmore

Rosanne Longmore

CEO @ Coroflo

Hélène Guillaume

Hélène Guillaume

Founder and CEO @ WILD.AI

Mario Voltolina

Mario Voltolina

Chief Technology Officer @ Canada Health Infoway

Alex Simpson

Alex Simpson

Access RWE Lead @ Roche

David Morgan

David Morgan

CEO & Medical Director @ Black Space Technology

Charles Fisher

Charles Fisher

Founder & CEO @ Unlearn.AI

Marco R. Majer

Marco R. Majer

Head of Ecosystems - Scouting & Programs @ 5-HT Digital Hub

Jeffrey V. Lazarus

Jeffrey V. Lazarus

Head of the health systems team @ Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)

Emilian Popa

Emilian Popa

Co-founder & CEO @ Ilara Health

Michelle Perugini

Dr Michelle Perugini

CEO and Co-Founder @ Presagen

Daniel Moreno Martínez

Daniel Moreno Martínez

Head of the Innovation Programme @ Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol

Richard Price

Richard Price

Learning Technologies Advisor to the NHS @ Health Education England

Dr. Charles Armitage

Dr Charles Armitage

CEO @ Florence

Hatim Abdulhussein

Hatim Abdulhussein

Clinical Fellow - AI and Robotics @ Health Education England

Abhishek Shah

Abhishek Shah

Co-Founder and CEO @ Wellthy Therapeutics

Charlotte Lee

Dr Charlotte Lee

UK Director @ Big Health

Kimi Manhas

Kimi Manhas

Clinical Planner in Virtual Health @ Vancouver General Hospital

Robert Wisse

Dr Robert Wisse

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmologist & Chief Medical Advisor @ Easee

John Rayner

John Rayner

Regional Director - EMEA @ HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc.)

DJ Hamblin-Brown

DJ Hamblin-Brown

Founder & CEO @ Careful Systems Ltd

Mathieu Galtier

Mathieu Galtier

Chief Product Officer @ Owkin

David Maman

Founder & CEO @ Binah.ai

We announce new speakers every week.
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