Med-Tech is shaping up to be a cracking success, with a great line-up of speakers and exhibitors prepared to wow the delegates in attendance.
Starting off smack-bang in the middle of Malta Week on the 17th November, Med-Tech will be taking place at the Hilton Conference Centre in St Julian’s. The event will feature that SiGMA Group trademark, a bustling exhibition floor with ample space for networking and deal-making.
As the leading medical exhibition in Europe showcasing the latest innovations in healthcare, Med-Tech world will aid our delegates to exhibit and showcase innovative products and solutions and meet potential buyers from all over the world.
Attendees looking to discover and source new products will also connect with suppliers. With so many nations recognising the potential for exponential development, this expo will address the possibilities and challenges driving this multimillion-dollar industry, embracing the potential for technology innovation to reshape the face of medicine.
A good mixture of elite international and local speakers:
Various pioneers of the medical technology industry are making the trip, with big names such as Umana, Idea Group, BioArte, Virtonomy, Galen Growth, and Malta Enterprise being a select few.
Apart from the above, the event will also present a sensational repertoire of speakers to grace the stage. Individuals such as Thomas Balkizas, EMEA Healthcare, and Life Sciences Principal Partner Segment at Amazon, Julien de Salaberry, CEO at Galen Growt, Fran Ayalasomayajula – Head of Worldwide Digital Strategies at HP, Ruthy Kaidar, Director of the Health Industry Sector for Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft, Simon Sontagg, CEO at Virtonomy, and even Adrian Attard Trevisan, Co-founder & Managing Director at Umana Medical Technologies Ltd a GPI Group Company.
Thomas Balkizas has extensive leadership and consulting expertise in the global healthcare, life sciences, and technology industries. He has enjoyed guiding the strategic direction of firms such as IBM Watson Health, Toshiba Medical Systems, Henry Schein, and IQVIA. He was educated at Imperial College London, NTUA, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
He is the creator of Alpha Tech Capital, a private equity advising business that connects high-growth technology companies with investors. Thomas presently manages Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Healthcare and Life Sciences sector in EMEA. AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and widely used cloud platform.
Ardy Arianpour is the CEO and Co-Founder of Seqster, an award-winning SaaS healthcare platform that uses complete medical records (EHR), individual genetic profiles (DNA), and personal health device data to help enterprises drive effective healthcare. Ardy pioneered various clinical and consumer-based genetic tests as CCO of Pathway Genomics and SVP of Ambry Genetics, which was acquired by Konica in 2017 for $1 billion.
Ardy got a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California Irvine and an MBA from the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management. She was named a 2019 Top 40 Healthcare Transformer and a San Diego Business Journal 40 under 40.
Ruthy is in charge of Microsoft’s Health Industry division in Central and Eastern Europe. She has worked with Microsoft for almost 7 years, most recently as Microsoft’s Chief Startups Lead and Software Partners Tech Lead in Central and Eastern Europe, and previously as Microsoft Israel’s Vice President for Startups and Developer Relations.
Ruthy Kaidar is a medical device, digital health, telecommunications, and venture capital industry executive with over 20 years of expertise. She worked as a Software and Firmware Engineer in the Telecomm business at Geotek and Qualcomm as a Computer Science Engineer.
Experienced CEO of Muhdo with a track record of success in the sports, health, and media industries, as well as multiple start-ups. On a worldwide scale, he has a strong history in expanding firms through new content solutions and data-driven tactics. Muhdo recognizes that we all have a set of genetic predispositions, but that these predispositions are either diluted or intensified depending on our lifestyles and situations.
Muhdo makes the concept of epigenetics, which is the junction of genetics, nutrition, and environment, and how diet, micronutrients, exercise, and sleep can all affect the expression of our genes, more understandable. Epigenetics recognises that the mind and body are in a constant state of interaction, with one always affecting the other.
João Bocas is a worldwide acclaimed business thought leader, coach, counsellor, and entrepreneur who specialises in wearable technologies. João has worked in Healthcare, Financial Services, Media, Sporting, and Third and Public Sector companies with over 25 years of hands-on experience in Professional Sport and Corporate contexts, working with top management, Boards, and executive teams.
While studying sport for eight years, he has collected an impressive collection of 17 formal professional certifications. He is a worldwide adviser and board member of various internet firms, as well as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards 2015 and a Top 100 Global Digital Health Influencer.
6-hour Work-shop content on Medical Cannabis:
Several conferences and workshops will be taking place during the summit. The topics to be discussed will be ranging from anything such as policy, regulation, and economics, to artificial intelligence in medicine and even human enhancement!
On the last day of the conference, a workshop committed just for medical cannabis will take place where leading individuals will discuss the road ahead. With the cannabis industry anticipated to exceed $500B by 2028, policymakers and government officials will deep dive into the medical cannabis legal framework during the workshop.
With patients struggling with the accessibility and affordability of cannabis-based treatments, this topic will be a highlight of the discussion during the workshop.
An exciting start-up village:
Following past success at both SiGMA and AIBC events, the inaugural edition of Med-Tech World Startup Pitch is ready to launch in 2021.
Over 30 startups will be selected to showcase their products and initiatives throughout the event. Each startup will have a small booth at Med-Tech World, surrounded by top investors and mentors.
Alongside premier networking opportunities, an extravagant awards gala rewards those who have led, innovated, and significantly impacted the business industry. Truly an unforgettable night of celebrating achievements to shine a spotlight on some of the most intriguing and creative projects to change the face of the digital health sector.
The event will also feature an auction, with all proceeds going to the SiGMA Foundation – which works with a variety of charitable projects.
About Med-Tech World:
Med-Tech world summit highlights innovations in emerging tech for the global Medical ecosystem, bringing medicine into the future through three days of insightful, data-driven content created exclusively with the medical community in mind. Sponsor, exhibit, or register now.