2nd Health & Wellness @ Mobile World Congress 2015


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Amy Cueva, Founder & Chief Experience Officer


Amy Cueva is founder, chief experience officer, and healthcare principal at Mad*Pow, a design agency focused on improving the experiences people have with organizations, technology, and each other. Amy plays an essential role in Mad*Pow’s visualization of a changed healthcare system in the U.S. Her work with companies like Aetna, CVS, McKesson, and Fidelity has helped improve the customer experience, leverage design to drive change, and facilitate human-centric innovation. 

As the chief instigator behind Mad*Pow’s Healthcare Experience Design Conference—now in its fourth year and expanded and rebranded as HxRefactored—Amy has successfully connected and networked disparate parts of a challenging and siloed system. Amy has grown Mad*Pow’s presence, client base, and revenue, leading to Mad*Pow’s 2009 recognition as one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing privately held companies. Mass High Tech named her one of its 2009 Women to Watch. She’s also been acknowledged as one of Boston’s “40 Under 40” by the Boston Business Journal for 2014. 


Amy Zhou, Chairman

America-China Sports Association, UN Culture & Sports Foundation 

American-China Sports Association (ACSA) is a Non-Profit Organization that aims to strengthen the relationship between America and China through the means of sports. It is a platform for America and China to promote communication and interactions through friendly competitions and other events.

Union National Culture & Sports Foundation (UNCSF) is an organization promoting cultural exchanges between countries through varies events and activities. Our objectives are to enhance the quality of life, health, education and peace, using mass data in network commutation to let more and more people to realize the importance of health. This organization is also financially supporting injured and retired athletes and extraordinary talents in the field of fine art. By doing this, athletes with excellent sporting performance but lacking financial funds can finally fulfilled their dreams and achieve their goals. Network communication is an indispensable platform. Therefore in today’s conference I hope that I can get your support and help.


Benjamin Sarda, Director of Product Marketing

Orange Healthcare

Benjamin Sarda is Director of Product Marketing at Orange Healthcare, the Orange group’s digital healthcare division, where he is responsible for defining and leading the eHealth product development roadmap along with identifying market entry strategies across the healthcare ecosystem

Prior to Orange Healthcare, Benjamin led the creation of Orange Assistance, an Orange subsidiary providing home computer assistance services to Orange customers. Benjamin has held various director-level positions within Orange. Before joining the Orange group, Benjamin worked in the area of medical imaging at INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale), a publicly funded medical research entity in France.

He began his career as a system engineer at Eutelsat, a satellite telecommunications operator. 

Benjamin is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne and holds a MS in signal processing.

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Bleddyn Rees, Head of Healthcare
Wragge, Lawrence, Graham & Co, London

Bleddyn is a vastly experienced commercial lawyer with 25 years advising on outsourcings, privatisations, complex contracts and projects.
Bleddyn leads the Healthcare practice at International law firm Wragge, Lawrence, Graham & 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.
He provides extensive advice on healthcare regulations, commissioning and contracting for healthcare services, partnerships, collaborations and public private partnerships in the health sector. His Clients include the UK Department of Health, Strategic Health Authorities, NHS Hospitals & Commissioners as well as private healthcare providers, healthcare supplier, technology businesses, banks and private equity funders. Also, he advises a number of Countries in the Middle East on the development of their healthcare systems. He has a special interest in International telemedicine, e-health and m-health. 


Boi Ruiz, Minister for Health

Government of Catalonia

With a PhD in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona, he also has a degree in Hospital Management from the EADA Business School in Barcelona.

Trained at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology, he practiced for ten years (1980-1990) in different hospitals of the Catalan public network.

From 1995 to 2007 he was director-general of Unió Catalana d’Entitats Sanitàries i Socials.

From 2007 to 2010 he was president of Unió Catalana d’Entitats Sanitàries i Socials.

He has extensive teaching experience as a professor of pre- and postgraduate degree programmes in Health Economics and Healthcare Management at different academic and university centres and is also the author of numerous articles and published works in specialist journals.

Dr Ruiz was president of the health industry consultancy Know-How Advisers from 2008 to 2010 and has consulted extensively on projects for the implementation of improvements in the health industry at international level, some of which were promoted by the WHO and the Inter-American Development Bank.

He is currently Minister for Health of the Government of Catalonia.

Speaker Brian O´Connor

Brian O’Connor, Chair 
European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance)

Brian is Chair of the ECHAlliance, a membership (not-for-profit) organisation focused on 'Delivering leadership for the development of Connected and MHealth markets and practice across Europe and beyond'. 
Brian developed his career as a consultant, manager and/or investor in both private and public companies. He has worked in the UK, the US and lived in Hong Kong for eleven years. He has gained vast experience as a 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 in the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong. During his time in Hong Kong he founded what has become the largest private healthcare group there. 




César Rubio,  Secretary of the eHealth sector

FENIN - Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies

Degree in economics, University of Zaragoza, Executive MBA at IE Business School and Master in European Economy at ULB.

International Business Developer, counts on working experience in developing countries. At present, he is Secretary of the eHealth sector in the Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies (FENIN).


Christoph Westerteicher, Business Director H2H/TeleHealth International

PHILIPS Medical Systems

Christoph Westerteicher is the International Director for Philips Hospital to Home business, responsible for developing and managing Remote Patient Management services in Europe, Asia Pacific and other geographies besides the US.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of medical electronics working for Hewlett-Packard, Agilent and Philips. Specific functions have included managing the development of patient monitoring and anesthesia solutions, as well as market development of Remote Patient Management concepts. For the past 15 years Mr. Westerteicher has focused on developing and implementing novel Care Coordination and TeleHealth solutions and services to help manage patients with Long Term Conditions in Out-of-Hospital settings. This has included leading and participating in landmark studies, such as TEN-HMS, CARME, and the Whole System Demonstrator project in England. He is member of the COCIR Organisation in Brussels, and has chaired the Telemedicine Focus Group since 2012. In 1980 Christoph Westerteicher graduated from the University of Stuttgart (Germany) with a Dipl. Ing. degree in Electronic Engineering.



Diogo Ortega, CEO


Diogo studied Business in the University of London, and worked for Vodafone and the portuguese airline TAP Portugal. Always looking for problems to solve, and making use of one of his hobbies - coding - he decided to create a solution for poor medication adherence and medication errors, following a stressful episode in his close family. With this idea, he won a "hackathon" competition in Lisbon, and decided to use the cash prize to further develop the product. In April 2014 he gathered a team and incorporated "PharmAssistant", and they were selected for the Bayer's Grants4Apps initiative a few months after."


Eric WhiteBusiness Development Director

Adidas Digital Sports

Eric is a veteran of the healthcare and fitness technology markets.  Throughout his career he has sought ways that technology could not only help people once they have become ill, but how technology could motivate people stay well.  

In his current role as Business Development Director for adidas Digital Sports, he continues to explore how compelling consumer brands can improve people’s lives and reduce the costs of their health care.



Francesc García Cuyàs, Director 

Fundation TicSalut

Dr. Francisco Garcia Cuyàs holds a Ph.D. in General and Digestive Surgery and is associate professor in the Department of Surgery of the University of Barcelona Teaching Unit Germans Trias i Pujol since 2002. He has a Masters degree in Integrated Health Services Management Previously Head of the Information Systems Management of the Catalan Institute of Health from March 2011-2012. He also was project manager of Argos project at Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol and Deputy Head of Department of Surgery of the same hospital. Currently he is coordinator of all ICT systems in the Health Ministry and CEO of TICSALUT Foundation



Florence Gaudry-Perkins, International Director for Global Government Sector


Florence Gaudry-Perkins is currently International Director for Global Government Sector at the headquarters of Alcatel-Lucent. Her current position entails relations with governments, multilateral and bilateral funds, as well as international organizations, an ideal platform to address the economic and social enabling effects of mobile technology and broadband in the developing world.

Her past work in higher education and familiarity with global health has influenced her in being a strong advocate of mHealth and mLearning for health in particular. She believes that global corporations now hold a responsibility in bringing their core technologies, products, services and competencies to form alliances with NGOs, Social Entrepreneurs, Foundations, Governments and international organizations to help develop sustainable business models which can then be easier to scale and replicate across regions and market.

She has helped developed a multi-stakeholder mHealth program to address diabetes in Africa, which has started in Senegal, and is now working to cross-fertilize the project in other countries.


Giuseppe Busia, General Secretary

Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali)

Giuseppe Busia has worked at the Italian DPA from inception and took office as Secretary General to the DPA in July 2012.

He served as Secretary General to the Italian independent oversight Authority for public procurement contracts (2008-2012) and was appointed as Director of the Permanent Board for the Relations between State and Regions (2006-2008).

He is attorney-at-law and took a PhD in State theory and comparative political institutions at Rome’s “La Sapienza” University along with a PhD in Law and Economics at Foggia University. He completed his studies also in Strasbourg, New York, Tunis and Buenos Aires.

He held and still holds teaching courses in several Italian universities and has authored many scientific papers.


James James Mault, M.D., FACS., Chief Medical Officer and VP

Qualcomm Life

James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the VP & Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm Life. Dr. Mault has more than 30 years of experience in executive positions in the HIT & Med Device industries as well as clinical medicine. He's been board-certified in both General Surgery & Cardiothoracic Surgery. Mault conducted academic medical research under numerous grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and others.

Mault holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Medical Degree from the University of Michigan, and conducted his General Surgery & Cardiothoracic Surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Joan Cornet, Director of “mHealth Competence Center”

Mobile World Capital Barcelona

Joan Cornet was born in Manresa in 1950.Technical Engineer, 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 began to work as civil servant in the European Commission in Brussels, where among other projects he lead EURES employment network. Later he was appointed Secretary General of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament in 1994. In June of 2004 he was named General Secretary of the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia. In September 2005 the Government entrusted him to start up the “Bioregion of Catalonia” (Biotechnology) and since January 2007 to May 2013 has been CEO of TicSalut Foundation (ICT Health). Reminding board member of TicSalut Foundation related to international affairs and mHealth Strategies, nowadays he is Director of “mHealth Competence Center” at Mobile World Capital Barcelona.

He is also a Professor/ consultor of the UOC (Catalonia Open University) and IL3 (International Long-Learning -University of Barcelona).



Joe Killen BA(Hons), International Business Development Director 

Tunstall Group

With fluent German and French from University, Joe has added Spanish to his native English. He also holds qualifications in Economics and Electronics.

Prior to Tunstall, Joe began his career at Bonas Machine, an electronic textile machinery manufacturer, where he held positions in sales and service, and ran the company’s German subsidiary for 3 years.

He joined Tunstall Healthcare in 1997 as Export Sales Manager and then became Tunstall's International Director in 2000. He managed acquisitions in Belgium, Ireland, Italy France and Spain, where he relocated to Madrid in 2004 and has built up a telecare market of over 500,000 users. 

Since February 2013, he is President of Tunstall Televida and International Business Development Director, also working on synergy strategies for Health and Social Care convergence with Regional Governments.


Jorge Fernández Miranda, Global Head of Consumer Digital Health


Jorge is Head of eHealth B2C Product Marketing at Telefonica Digital, responsible for Value Proposition development to capture the opportunities around the "connected healthcare" transformation in the massive market (B2C and B2B2C). 

With more than 15 years experience in new Business Development and technology driven Innovation, he formerly contributed to create the eHealth Global Business Unit at Telefonica 4 years ago, being responsible for the eHealth Strategic Plan and new business development along Telefonica footprint in EU and Latam. 

Jorge is also Board Member & Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer at Saluspot, a start-up company that is setting the scene for the future of healthcare.

Jorge has an Executive MBA with Honors from the IE Business School and holds an MEng in Telecom.  Passionate to create new products that have real impact on people's lives.

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Jorgen Nordin, Head of International Partner & Product Development


Jorgen Nordin is responsible for global business development and cross-functional communications between Jawbone’s product team and international markets. Previously, Jorgen spent time at mobile content service providers End2End and Mobile 365, where he was responsible for product management and marketing and was acting CTO for End2End. Jorgen also spent time at Tactel where he led business development, and prior to that, spent 13 years at Ericsson as director of product management for its Bluetooth accessory team, launching the world’s first Bluetooth product in 1999.

Jorgen works closely with Jawbone’s San Francisco headquarters to extend product development initiatives to globally, nurture and maintain relationships with international partners, and to tailor product feature sets, compatibility and securities policies cross-culturally. 

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Julien Venne, Strategic Advisor

European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance)

Julien Venne is the Strategic Advisor of the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance). His role is to support companies in their business development in Europe, and policy-makers and public authorities in several European Countries. His expertise covers innovation development, business models design and ecosystem creation within the Connected Health sector.

He has a multi-disciplinary academic background, with economics, sociology, political sciences and complex systemic.

He worked by the past for different health and social care providers and drove several projects and eHealth clinical trials about chronic diseases management and active & healthy ageing. He has as well a good experience in the support to start-ups and SMEs in their development, as he managed 2 incubators and created 2 companies.



Julio Lorca, Director of Development

DKV Seguros 

Dr. Julio Lorca is Director of Development at DKV Seguros (Health Insurance Company, member of Munich Health). Julio has dedicated most of his career to manage teams and centers of innovation in health, both in public and private organizations, including Innovation Institute for Human Wellbeing (I2BC) and Innovation Observatory of the Andalusian Government. In addition, he was Head of IT and Projects for the University Hospital Carlos Haya; he has served as fellow in Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University of Toronto and has been Promoter of Network of Nodes of Excellence in eHealth in Spanish-speaking world.


Kari Kohtamaki, Key Account Manager

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Kari works as Key Account Manager for wellness and healthcare technologies at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., with special focus on Digital Health. This role involves assessing future trends and customer needs in this field, as well as creating international partnership networks for VTT.

He has a 20-year business background from working with global medical device companies, most recently at GE Healthcare. Kari has gathered an extensive business experience from various international management positions ranging from product development to marketing, sales and business development.

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Klaus Stoeckemann, Co-founder and Managing Partner

Peppermint Venture Partners (PVP)

PVP focuses on investments in medical device and digital-health start-up companies in Germany and Europe. As a former General Partner in the 3i Healthcare Venture Capital team, he is a highly experienced venture capitalist with more than 13 years of experience in the Venture Capital industry.  He was responsible for more than 12 investments and exits during his tenure at 3i. 

His track record at 3i includes the IPO of companies like Epigenomics and Jerini as well as the trade sales of Evotec Neuroscience, Amaxa and Elbion. Klaus has been board member of Combinature, Epigenomics, Jerini, Amaxa, Immatics as well as IntelliDx and Zonare in the US. He is currently chairman of the boards of Humedics, Emperra E-Health Technologies as well as Caterna Vision and board member of Implandata and focuses on digital health and medical device investments across Europe.  In addition he is mentor at the first vertical medical accelerator eyefocus based in Berlin (www.eyefocus.co) . Klaus holds a PhD in Biology and Pharmacology from the University of Mainz as well as a MBA from WHU / Kellogg Northwestern University in the US.


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Lars Kalfhaus, Country Manager & Site Head

Roche Diabetes Care Iberia

Lars Kalfhaus started his professional career as co-founder and owner of a technological start-up in Germany. In 2002, he moved to Roche Diabetes Care Germany, where he had a number of positions related to marketing, sales and business controlling. In 2006, he was appointed Head of Brand Management & Communication, and a year later he was appointed Head of Marketing. He also has worked as Country Manager at Roche Diabetes Care Portugal (2008-2011).

Currently, he is Country Manager and Site Head of Roche Diabetes Care Iberia. Additionally, he is the Managing Director of Emminens Healthcare Services S.L., a Roche company focused on the design and development of IT solutions to support personalized chronic disease management and leading the deployment of new business ventures within countries of Western Europe and Latin America.


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Mittal Parekh, Senior Director, Product Marketing and Strategy


Mittal oversees global product marketing & strategy for Globo's enterprise mobility solutions. He brings more than 17 years of global product marketing, product management, and software engineering experience to Globo. Much of his career has been spent growing and scaling both emerging and Fortune 500 technology companies. Previously, Mittal served as Global Director of Product Marketing for Enterprise Mobility Management at AppSense. He has also held product-marketing and product-management roles at Citrix Systems and Hewlett Packard. Mittal holds an MBA in General Management and Investment Banking from Cornell University, as well as an MS in Computer Science from Ball State University. You can follow Mittal on twitter at @parekhmittal for everything Mobility. 


Natale Brunetti, Assistant-Professor

University of Foggia

Dr Natale Brunetti, MD, graduated ‘cum laude’ in Bari and completed his studies with a post-graduate in Cardiology ‘cum laude’, a PhD in Cardiovascular Clinics at University of Foggia and fellowships in Germany and Sweden.

He’s now assistant-Professor at University of Foggia, where his research fields are inflammation in cardiovascular disease, stress cardiomyopathy, tele-cardiology and pre-hospital cardiovascular care.

Dr Brunetti is fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, member of the ESC Working Group on Pre-hospital Care, coordinator of the Working Group of the Italian Society of Cardiology on Tele-Cardiology and Informatics, peer-reviewer for several journals and editorial board member for the European Research in Telemedicine journal.

He has published more than 300 papers in international journals and congress proceedings.


Neil Williams, Head of Alliances and Partnerships


Neil leads TotalMobile’s Alliances and Partnerships program; creating go-to-market strategies with organisations seeking to offer the most proven business process mobilisation solution “TotalMobile”.  

TotalMobile is valued by over 200 organisations and 30 thousand professionals; ensuring secure access to patient information, documentation and multiple back office systems whilst giving the best consumer-grade experience, even if there is no network connection. Neil has over 20 years, international, commercial experience in healthcare technology and mHealth bringing over 40 solutions to market for businesses such as Hearst Corporation, Elsevier Health Sciences, Microsoft and Philips Healthcare. Prior to Neil’s commercial focus he trained as a surgical and anaesthetic Operating Department Practitioner at Leicester University Hospitals and has worked with Emergency Medical Services in the USA.


Oliver Harrison, Senior Vice-President

Healthways International

Oliver Harrison is a Senior Vice-President at Healthways International, where he helps to find the best opportunities to improve well-being, working with public and private clients in a range of markets worldwide.

Before Healthways, Oliver spent seven years as Director of Public Health, then Director of Strategy, at the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi. There, he designed and implemented powerful IT systems to help improve health outcomes, including the award-winning “Weqaya Programme.”

Before Abu Dhabi, Oliver spent five years with McKinsey’s healthcare practice. He trained as a physician in the UK and holds US National Board Certification in Public Health and Masters degrees in both Neuroscience (Cambridge) and Public Health (Johns Hopkins). He has faculty appointments at Imperial College and Hopkins, and advises the WHO on mHealth for tackling NCDs. Oliver is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Behaviour, an advisor to the UK Care Quality Commission, and a Non-Executive Director at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Patrice CRISTOFINI, Executive VP Vertical Healthcare Western Europe 


Patrice Cristofini is Medical Doctor, former Intern of Paris Hospital Group (Public health option Occupational Health). Graduate of the Paris Faculty of Medicine (silver medal). Specialist in Public Health and Sports Medicine.
Before to join HUAWEI He was in charge of strategic partnerships and European affairs for France Telecom in the healthcare sector (Orange Healthcare). He has also managed and developed several international high-value propositions on e-Health for the executive board of Schlumberger (as champion e-Health), Atos Origin, Sema group. Organized and participated in medical consensus meetings and international conferences on e-Health. Member of CEPS, international think tank on strategic prospective


Patrice SLUPOWSKI, Vice-President Digital Innovation


Patrice Slupowski is Vice-President Digital Innovation running the open-innovation corporate product marketing team of Orange, in charge of several projects around APIs, Internet of Things, mobile applications & mobile OS, personal data aggregation, privacy or emerging technologies.

Patrice Slupowski is a marketing expert in social networks, social & connected TV, wellness & personal data services and mobile multimedia services. He founded a start-up called Waptoo in 1999, one of the first companies to believe in the opportunities around mobile data, creating WAP and mobile services and proposing some automated mobile testing software, for companies and telcos, which has been acquired by Lagardere Group.

Patrice has been involved in digital space from the very first minute, and is permanently connected from 1990. Patrice is a graduate in Information Science and Technology from Paris-Dauphine University.


Peter Chau, Chief Executive

China Connected Health Alliance

Peter Chau is the Chief Executive of the China Connected Health Alliance, which recently signed a collaboration agreement with the ECHAlliance and is actively engaged in establishing the CCHAlliance in China. Peter was born and raised in Hong Kong. Chau has extensive entrepreneurial experience in developing and marketing companies in China, USA, and UK.

From 1996 – 2005, Chau served as the Chairman of advertising group Publicis China.  He was instrumental in building Publicis China towards becoming the largest advertising group with branches throughout China.

Since Publicis, Chau has founded LED Corporation, a publicly listed company on AIM board of London Stock Exchange.  LED Corporation is a China-based company focused on researching and developing LED technology.  Peter Chau is the Co-Founder of Pegasus Holding Group , a British Virgin Island based investment holding group interested in real estate development, education and green technology focused in China.

Chau is currently based in Shanghai, UK and New York.


Ramon Sanahuja i Vélez, Social Innovation Director

Municipality of Barcelona

Ramon Sanahuja has been recently appointed as director of Social Innovation of the City of Barcelona. He has a long experience at the local administration in the social field. He has been responsible for Immigration and Intercultural policies as well as International cooperation of the city of Barcelona.

He has been the Chairman of the Integration and Migrations working group of Eurocities from 2009 to 2013. Ramon Holds a Master Degree in Public Management from Barcelona Autonomous University and has post degree studies from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.


Rick Valencia, Senior Vice President & General Manager

Qualcomm Life

As the leader of Qualcomm’s health care subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Rick directs Qualcomm’s product, technology and M&A strategy in the wireless health market. He also has a hand in driving innovation outside the company through his involvement with organizations such as the World Economic Forum’s Health Systems Initiative and through oversight of the $100 million Qualcomm Life Fund.  

Previously, Rick was the founder and CEO of ProfitLine, building the company from a one-man consulting firm into a 200 person, multi-million dollar enterprise.   He uses his business building know-how to help students and fellow entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring technology companies as a mentor at the Founder Institute, a member of the Executive Committee of the San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum and a member of the Board of Advisors at the University of San Diego School of Business. Rick is also a board member of Pedal the Cause, a cancer research fundraising organization. 



Rossana Alessandrello, Innovation Project Coordinator 

AQuAS - Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia

Rossana Alessandrello holds a MSc in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, she is specialized in Bioengineering and certified in BA from the Manchester Business School. She has accumulated wide experience in international eHealth companies as Picis Inc. (now OptumInsight), Telemedicine Clinic S.L. and Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnològic. Now she works for the Innovation Area of AQuAS, the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia, where she is boosting the adoption of new procurement instruments as the pre-commercial procurement and the public procurement of innovation. She is coordinator and partner of various EC co-funded PCP/PPI projects, like DECIPHER, the first PCP in mHealth, PRO4VIP and INSPIRE. She is a guest lecturer at several educational centres, workshops and symposia.



Silvia Cordomí, Health Economist & Primary Health Care 

Catalan Institute of Health 

Sílvia is currently working in Barcelona as Assistant Manager of Primary Health Care in the Catalan Institute of Health (Institut Català de la Salut) which is the main public provider of health services in Catalonia. The Primary Care Units consist of Primary Care teams, Urgency services, Permanent Assistance Centers, Sexual and Reproduction health, Image diagnostic Services, etc.

She deals boosting innovative projects related to home based telehealth and telecare, virtual wards and new models of relationship between professionals and health care users, in order to revitalize and redesign the delivery of primary care.

Her previous positions were in the Catalan Health Department and coordinating capitation payment projects.



Spyros Skiadopoulos, Director, Business Development


Spyros has over 12 years of experience in technology with experience within international mobile network operators, telecommunications equipment and network solutions providers and ISVs.

Spyros in his current role with Globo focuses in international business development and marketing activities in the rapidly growing markets of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and mobile app development solutions and services.



Stephen Seuntjens, Partner

PHS (Personal Health Solutions)

Stephen Seuntjens, is a Partner in PHS (Personal Health Solutions), a venture firm investing in early & mid-stage businesses within digital health. He has over 20 years of global experience in building and developing new businesses, both organically & M&A (buy & sell). He has worked and lived in Minneapolis, Tel Aviv, London and Amsterdam. Companies he supported include Mind CTI, and Israeli-based, Nasdaq-listed software billing provider; Shapeways, as US based portal company allowing creatives to realize their objects through 3D printing & Directlife, part of Royal Philips Electronics, motivating individuals to become more physically active.

Prior to PHS, Stephen Seuntjens was CEO of Philips Lifestyle Incubator, investing in service and product concepts within the wellbeing / consumer health domain.

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Tomaz Gornik, Co-founder & CEO 


Tomaz Gornik is co-founder and CEO of Marand and an experienced manager of teams building world-class software products for more than 20 years. He has a proven track record delivering innovative turn-key solutions for large clients in telecommunications, finance and healthcare. He is always challenging teams to build better software using state-of-the-art technology, architectures and processes and has a good understanding of software platforms, architecture, deployment and business models. Speaks at conferences like TeleManagement Forum, HIMSS and Health 2.0


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Tram NGUYEN-TRINH, Founder & CEO


Tram helps digital health medtech start-ups or SMEs that want to expand in Europe shape their strategy, raise funds, land their ideal customers to validate their business model. Rapid results are achieved with her “door-opener” process and 20-year multinational experience: Strategic Marketing & General Management in Medical Device & Diagnostics at J&J and Welch Allyn to create, expand markets and teams, co-founding a high-tech start-up, co-opening Ernst&Young first business in Vietnam & Cambodia.

She holds an MBA from McGill University Canada and an American US CPA license. She is a main e-health partner of Unesco Chair Telemedicine, a mentor of several health accelerators and a member of the CJD network of French Entrepreneurs. She also teaches at the CNAM Innovation Management Program.


Vishal Gulati, Venture Partner DFJ Esprit

Chairman Digital Health Forum

Dr. Vishal Gulati, one of the UK’s leading digital healthcare investors. Vishal serves as a venture partner specialising in digital health at DFJ Esprit, Europe's leading Silicon Valley style venture capital firm. 
Vishal is a qualified physician who chairs the annual Digital Health Forum and has more than a decade’s worth of investment experience developed across Europe, India and the United States. 
Vishal serves on several boards including  Horizon Discovery Group PLC (UK), a gene editing company; Fluidics Analytics (UK), a next gen protein discovery engine, and EcoEos (USA), a consumer genomics business. His previous investments include Napo Pharmaceuticals, Glenmark, Renovo and Phagenesis. 

Xavier R. Urtubey, MD, MBA, CEO


Vice-Chair (or Elected Chair (2015-2017) – American Telemedicine Association Latin American & Caribbean Chapter (ATALACC)

French and Argentinean MD, graduate from Montpellier’s Medical School (France) – winner of 1997 “advance in Health and Medicine” award; MBA from Di Tella Business School (Argentina); PhD research in process (PhDc) at Barcelona’s Autonomous University (Spain).

CEO and Founding Member of AccuHealth, a Latin America Remote Monitoring Company (HQ: Chile), which has developed the “Virtual Clinical Hospital” a unique Telehealth Business model.

Expert in Telehealth (2000-2010) with several missions for the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and other UN agencies. As such, he was the Principal author of the first benchmark “Telehealth in the Americas” book (edited jointly in 2004 by CITEL/OAS with the ITU and PAHO/WHO).

Elected by his pairs ATA’s Latin-American & Caribbean Chapter’s Chair for 2015-2017.


Yan Jie GAO, Deputy Director of Health Informatics Leading Group Office 

Ministry of Health China

Recognized as a leading authority in health information management in China with over 20 years experience, Dr Gao has proposed and implemented a series of standards, strategies and policies in China’s national health information systems. For example, she was responsible for drafting the “National Health Information Development Plan” for the Ministry of Health. She has also implemented a number of key research projects in the field.
Dr Gao holds a BSc. in Computer Science, a MSc. in Biomedical Statistics and a PhD. in Information Management Engineering.
Dr Gao is also involved in the following roles, she is Director and Senior Engineer & Statistician, Vice Chairman of Chinese Medical Information Association, Directo of Branch of Information Statistics of China Hospital Association, Expert of China National Science and Technology Key Projects.  

Yuri Quintana, Ph.D., Director, Global Health Informatics Division of Clinical Informatics HMFP

BIDMC | Harvard Medical School

Yuri Quintana, Ph.D. is focused on developing innovative technologies that empower communities of professionals and consumers to collaborate on a worldwide basis. He is currently Director for Global Health Informatics in the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School. He is developing mhealth applications and global online collaboration networks for health. Previously he was at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,  where he developed of international education and informatics programs in pediatric oncology. He led the development of Cure4Kids, a pediatric cancer education and collaboration Website used by over thousands of health professionals worldwide; POND4Kids for international collaborative clinical trials; and Cure4Kids for Kids, an outreach education program to educate children and communities about cancer and healthy living.

Quintana was a principal investigator in the Canadian HealNet Research Network, focusing on consumer health informatics and a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario. Quintana also served as director of the New Media Research Lab developing innovations in interactive media and online education. He has held high-tech positions at IBM Canada Limited and Watcom. He has been the chair of five international conferences on medical informatics. Quintana obtained his engineering degrees from the University of Waterloo. 

closed since 2 Mar 2015
Registration 27 Nov – 2 Mar
Event 3 Mar – 4 Mar
Language English
Venue Tue: MW Centre
Wed: MW Congress
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