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MedTech

PAST SPEAKERS 2021

Hand picked to perfection.

HON. CHRIS FEARNE

Deputy Prime Minister of Malta & Minister for Health

After graduating from the University of Malta as a Doctor and Surgeon Mr. Fearne pursued his studies in various hospitals in the UK including the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has worked as a doctor and paediatric surgeon for over…

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HON. SILVIO SCHEMBRI

Hon. Silvio Schembri is a an elected Maltese politician and academic currently serving as Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business. Hon. Schembri was born in Luqa, the second child among four siblings. His father John Schembri has been occupying the office of Mayor of Luqa since 2001. Silvio…

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HON. DEO DEBATTISTA

Dr. Deo Debattista is a family medical doctor by profession and an elected Maltese politician. In his role of Parliamentary Secretary, he is responsible for the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA), Malta Medicines Authority, Malta Laboratories Network, National Accreditation Board, and the Cleansing and Maintenance Division.

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DR RYAN GRECH

Dr Ryan Grech MD, has a background in surgical training currently a Radiology Registrar within the NHS where he also forms part of the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Diagnostics Directorate AI imaging group. Co-founder of Digital Health Malta, his focus is to transform healthcare through digital, using technology and innovation…

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IAN GAUCI BORDA

Executive NCP at Malta Council for Science and Technology.

Ian Gauci Borda is a graduate from the University of Malta and the University of Guelph Ontario, Canada. Currently holds the position of Executive NCP for Health, Widening and Research Infrastructures under the Horizon Europe Programme which is the largest Funding programme in the world.

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TRACY LAMOURIE

Founder Lamourie Media

Tracy Lamourie, a high profile international award winning publicist, is the Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media Inc.  She is a Cannes Film Festival accredited publicist, a  Universal Women's Network 2020 Woman of Inspiration Winner for the Women In Media award and the author of the upcoming book GET…

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PHILIP FARRUGIA

Associate Professor at Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Malta

Philip Farrugia is an Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Malta. His current research interest revolves around the development of high-value added products. Philip has attracted over 1.3MEuros in research funding from various programmes, including Horizon2020, aimed at developing mostly medical devices, smart therapeutic…

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DR. GNANESHWER JADAV

Co-founder and CEO Akeno Health Ltd

Experienced research scientist with over 8 years of experience in life sciences. I hold a Ph.D., a year postdoc, and an MBA from the UK. I have a strong entrepreneurial background and co-founded Akeno health. Experience in conceptualizing and implementing marketing strategies to drive market expansion and business development.

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MARTYN EELES

General Partner and Head of Europe

Martyn is a former top 10 financial advisor and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience working in finance.. He joined GHIF in 2021 with the goal of growing and optimizing the finance and investment network as well as growing the fund to Europe.

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MOHAMMED MAHROUS

Director of Digital Health Strategy & Innovation at Madinah Health Cluster, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Passionate to harness the power of digital technologies in the healthcare industry for value creation. With 11+ years of experience in leading, designing, implementing, managing the development of digital health strategies and innovations in line with governance and organizations’ strategic goals.

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VINCENZO VARRIALE

Psychologist, Neuroscientist & co-owner at Aequilibria Health

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Aequilibria Health Ltd, neuroscientist and digital innovator with hands-on expertise in medical technologies. Passionate to bring his diverse knowledge as a researcher, psychologist, and expert in cognitive health to create highly accessible digital health tools for active ageing and mental wellbeing. 

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DR. DEO FALZON

Intellectual Property Lawyer at Fenech & Fenech

Dr. Falzon practices mainly in Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) including with a specialisation in Intellectual Property where he deals with litigious matters and advises on obtaining IP protection, filing strategies and dealing with infringements. He regularly advises clients in relation to information technology issues, various regulatory issues concerning products…

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VIRGINIA MIJES

Presidenta Associació Blockchain Catalunya (Blockchain and Pharma research,Metaverse and Health)

Virginia Mijes is a 25+ year veteran of the technology sector with extensive international experience. A leader in the Blockchain and Crypto industry, she is a firm believer in technology as an economic and social game changer with global impact. She has a wide network of contacts around the world…

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OLADIMEJI EWUMI

Founder of The Health and AI Writer

Oladimeji Ewumi is a freelance health writer, medical AI thought leader, and biochemist. He has extensive experience helping healthcare and lifesciences brands communicate effectively with their target audiences. Most of Oladimeji's works in healthcare AI ranked as featured snippets on Google. He has written for major publications like Healthline, MDLinx,…

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DR. SANA FARID

Surgeon, Entrepreneur, and Futurist, strives to utilize Emerging Technologies to make the world a better place. Dr. Sana Farid has been key to pushing the boundaries of innovation through her extensive research and development of impactful programs using immersive technologies like Extended Reality (XR).

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DR. JOEL BROWN
MD

Experienced Clinician and Practicing Portfolio Family Physician

I'm an experienced clinician and practicing portfolio family physician with a keen interest in Global Digital Health to strengthen Primary Care through better uses of technology. I am passionate about getting doctors to leverage their clinical expertise into health tech entrepreneurship.

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TEDY NECULA

In NECULA Agency we help brands to deliver emotion and grow, with the power of  inspirational video content strategies, motivational speeches and film. My first film, Beside me, runs on Netflix and Amazon Prime. I am “thrilled” to be the only disabled director from Romania. We helped brands like UBER, KPMG, IBM, European Council,…

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VALENTINO MEGALE

CEO Softcare Studios

Tech entrepreneur and Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology focused on digital health and XR technologies. CEO at Softcare Studios, Advisor at XRSI Safety & Privacy Initiative, and Guest Associate Editor at Virtual Reality in Paediatrics on Frontiers. TEDx speaker, and writer on the topics of emerging tech, healthcare, and social impact.

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PROF MICHAEL MILLER

eHealth Expert, World Health Organisation

Michael is a respected international eHealth consultant and has been appointed to WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group (DHTAG) Roster of Experts and member of the WHO (Europe) – “Committee for Digitalization and Health Information Systems” and is an advisor for the British Standards Institute (BSI) on healthcare standards and…

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DR HUGH HARVEY

Managing Director Hardian Health

Ex-radiologist, and two-time healthtech start-up survivor, now consulting for industry to get digital health solutions regulated, evidenced and in the hands of those that need it.

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OSCAR ABBS

While medecine is getting more advanced and telemedecine is being massively deployed. We realised that there is still a lot of people who don't have acces healthcare with the current solutions. For instance, how can someone like our elders get acces to telemedecine with no internet connexion, or are not capable…

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SIRKO PELZL

Sirko Pelzl is the CEO and CTO of apoQlar, a global pioneer in medical mixed reality technology. He also serves as the founder and CEO of theBlue.ai, a company focused on AI applications in healthcare, and is a Founding Board Member and Chair of The HoloMedicine Association.

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A. J. LAWRENCE

A.J. Lawrence is a serial entrepreneur with multiple exits, angel investor, growth marketing expert, and host of the Beyond 8 Figures ( Beyond8Figures.com) podcast. With more than 25 years of exceptional experience in industries ranging from consumer goods to SaaS, he uses the power of data-driven insights to drive lasting…

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DANIELA CALLEJA BITAR

Daniela has been working in mental health for the past 20 years. She has been serving as Chief Operations Officer @ Richmond Foundation for 8 years, overseeing all clinical matters and designing and implementing new projects. Daniela is very passionate about patient advocacy and client-centred care.

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ALEXANDR FLOKA

With more than 14 years of IT background and 5 years of AI (Artificial Intelligence) experience we have founded ALFA AI – a mobile AI solution for tracking and supporting people worldwide in reaching their fitness or health goals.

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NIKOLA VASILIJEVIC

Medical doctor with a specialty in anesthesiology and intensive therapy, working in a University Clinical Centre. Subspecialty in Pain medicine where he focuses on interventional procedures. Part of a task force group dedicated to using mixed reality technology for better evaluation of patients and reducing staff exposure in Covid 19…

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ANTOINETTE CEFAI

Coming from a career within government spheres with an international element, whereby she also served the country at the Maltese Permanent Representation in Brussels, Antoinette has been at Malta’s economic development agency; Malta Enterprise for the last 4 years. She started as Investment Promotion Officer and is currently working within…

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ALAIN H RODEL

In his day-to-day business, he is responsible for new B2B , liaison with governmental authorities and next year he will launch an anti- malaria project in africa. Alain is also responsible for setting up and overseeing the company and its infrastructure in Malta, where he has been living happily since…

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SARAH TUA

Sarah Tua was called to the Advocacy Bar in Malta in 2010 after obtain her Doctorate in Law. She worked with one of the 10 largest international firms specialising in accounts, tax and advisory as a corporate, immigration and tax lawyer and holds a diploma in taxation. After setting up…

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JAMIE NORTH

Jamie, a product enthusiast from London, is currently building a new digital platform to allow everyday people to grow and enjoy personalised well-being with his Malta based company, Few, alongside this he also enables other founders and businesses to build MVPs or scale with his product building business Solvd.

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DR. SARA SCHMACHTENBERG

Sara is the Head of Data and Analytics – Europe & USA for Galen Growth, the global leader in digital health private market data, analytics and intelligence to industry and investors. With 10 years of medical device experience across both corporate and startups, Sara has experienced the challenges of developing…

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ALESSANDRO GALLOPPINI

After obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin (Italy) I have decided to focus my career on wearables, applied both to human movement analysis in the sports field and to the physiological signal monitoring in the healthcare field. I am currently employed as…

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DRAGAN RADOVANOVIC

He is Full Professor of Surgery, Scholl of Medicine University of Belgrade and Senior consultant at University Surgery Clinic “dr Dragisa Misovic” After Medical studies on Belgrade University he started with academic and surgical carrier at this University. Main field of work is major abdominal surgery. After his education on…

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YONA CYMERMAN

Yona Cymerman is co-founder & COO of TechforCann Europe accelerator. Originally from Canada and now living in Israel, Yona is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three companies, including the largest medical cannabis business development agency in Israel. Previously founder of a boutique strategic marketing firm for Israeli tech companies (est 2007), Yona has also…

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CHRISTOPHER MORRIS

Dr Morris is a Canadian trained physician and surgeon with additional doctoral level training in applied philosophy. He is one of only 2 Canadian surgeons with subspecialist training in chronic post operative pain management and PTSD. He is the founder of the Access Health rapid access out-patient surgery clinic which…

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MASSIMO PARRELLA

Starting my career in the ICT 25 years ago. Since then my main focus was the Project management processes. I’m currently leading a group of project managers working for several important international projects some of them for the Maltese entities such as PHC and Malta Police Force.

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ARMEN POGHOSYAN

Armen has an MBA from the University of Oxford and PhD from the University of Illinois. He was an Earth and Space Scientist authoring 23 scientific publications cited 460+ times by researchers from NASA, Airbus, MIT, Harvard, etc. He was also an Entrepreneur in Residence/Mentor at Oxford University Innovation.

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STEPHAN GATH

Stephan has a background in Biochemistry with a master from ETH in Zürich. He worked several years as a Strategy & Technology Consultant at EY for the Life Sciences industry in Switzerland. He founded the company DoryHealth in July 2020 and is responsible for fundraising, financial planning, and business development.

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JULIAN FEARNE

Julian Fearne is the Head of the Medical Device Unit at the Malta Medicines Authority. Presently tasked with ensuring the smooth transition and integration of the new medical device regulations into the Maltese market.  He believes in the communication and co-operation with stakeholders to create a holistic and inclusive system.…

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JOHN KLEPPER

Post-Operative Delirium is the most common post-surgical complication affecting 20% of patients over 60 with long term consequences for patients and enormous payor, provider and societal costs. Our CE-certified, A.I-driven clinical decision support software helps doctors identify high-risk patients prior to surgery reducing costs and improving patient outcomes

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STAN SHEPHERD

For over 30 years Dr. Stan Shepherd has practice family medicine in a lowsocio-economic, high demand, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, inner-city practicein the East End of London with 13,000 patients from all around the world. Stan leverages digital technology to advance treatment and access to care forthe families he serves. Stan is…

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BRIAN WALLACE

CMO at Calmsie

Calmsie Brian E. Wallace is Partner and Chief Medical Officer at Calmsie where he oversees the production of digital mental health products.   He is a Medical Doctor and holds a Ph.D. in Addiction Psychiatry and an MBA concentrating in healthcare management.  His clinical research career spans over 20 years…

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ROBERT MUSCAT

With circa 8 years experience in the information security field, Robert Muscat currently fills the post of an Information Security Specialist in the Cyber Defense & Advanced Operations section within MITA’s Security Department; where he mainly provides consultancy related to security matters on Government IT solutions. Previous to this, Robert…

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NICHOLAS GALEA

Nicholas is an Enterprise Architect with circa 6 years of experience in the Health domain.  He has been involved in several projects, some of which having a nation-wide impact such as the re-write of the next generation of myHealth.  Another such national project is the National Electronic Health Record, an…

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LILAC MANDELES

Founder/CEO at TechforCann & Board Director of Meuhedet HMO

Lilac has years of experience as a business development and marketing executive in the pharmaceutical sector at Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly and Teva Pharmaceutical, where she led the global strategic marketing of Copaxon, a $4B MS medicine. After surveying as a VP global marketing, research and development for medical…

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MAX KANEVSKIY

20 years of experience in IT. In 2013 the winner of an app contest run by Google and the Government of Moscow.  Interests -knowledge management,  DSS, AI. The founder of Oncobudget - IT platform that measures how much it costs to gain a unit of a health outcome for cancer…

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KIRILL MICALLEF STAFRACE

Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Mater Dei Hospital

Dr Kirill is an established Sports and Exercise Medicine expert holding various positions in the Republic of Malta. Until recently, he was Vice President of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations and Head of the Sports Medicine Section within The Presidential Guard of the UAE Armed Forces. Dr Kirill’s areas of expertise, which he has presented and…

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TERRY WOU

Founder Bien-etre World

Terry transformed from a finance industry veteran of 25 years to the Founder of a B2B mental health platform designed for corporations – Bien-être World.  Terry has lived in 3 continents – Asia, Australia and Europe.  Being a polyglotte, she understands the importance of getting mental health support in each…

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LARS RINNAN

Lars Rinnan is a visionary CEO, angel investor, board member, public speaker and futurist from Oslo, Norway. Lars has started 6 companies within business intelligence and artificial intelligence, joined together in Amesto NextBridge. His entrepreneurial and business experience makes him a valued advisor and board member for startups within AI…

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DAPHNE MCKINLEY

A dedicated leader that drives change through aligning her Personal purpose with the purpose of her multiple organisations and systematically delivers repeated successes. She is an advocate for safety in Motorsport having lost her son in 2013 in a tragic Motorsports accident. Her proactive approach delivers state of the art…

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MAXINE BRISTOW

Maxine Bristow one of UK’s top health and fitness training experts, she has 30 years’ experience helping individuals and organisations to think,feel, move and eat better. Her clients are varied, include elite Athletes, Stroke rehab patients, local CCG,s and Manufacturing companies such as Airbus. She is passionate about Exercise Medicine…

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HUGO AGIUS MUSCAT

Dr Hugo Agius Muscat is a consultant public health physician with more than 30 years of hands-on experience in health informatics and implementation of IT systems at national level. He is a visiting senior lecturer at the University of Malta, where he teaches undergraduate and Master students.

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ILJA RADLGRUBER

CEO Pantaflow Digital Business GmbH

IGOR KONCAR

Vascular surgeon at Medical Faculty University of Belgrade, works at the Clinic for vascular and endovascular surgery of the Serbian Clinical Center. More than 150 Pubmed publications; Member of the Academia in European society for vascular surgery (ESVS); Awarded by Serbian Medical Society, European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery…

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STEVE SAMMUT ALESSI

Dr Steve Sammut Alessi graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery in 2016, and is currently furthering his training in Psychiatry in Malta, following his completion of Foundation Program Training. He is very passionate on mental health and has a keen interest in community based psychiatry.

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KEVIN CASSAR

Prof Kevin Cassar is Clinical lead for the Vascular Unit, Mater Dei Hospital and Professor of Surgery, University of Malta. He returned to Malta to set up the vascular unit in 2007. Previously he was Consultant vascular surgeon at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.

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GOLAN BITTON

Golan has 22 years of managerial experience in the Israeli Ministry of Defense. He Implemented and managed multi-million dollar projects for the Israeli Government. Golan holds a B.A. in Economics from Max Stern Academic College and Computer Engineering from Negev University.

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PREDRAG D. STEVANOVIC

During his carrier, Prof Predrag Stevanovic showed a special talent to chose from an abundance of the latest scientific achievements and knowledge which appear on daily basis in the medical science, the appropriate method to be developed in practice . This approach of Prof Predrag Stevanovic is highly approved and…

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TICIA L. GERBER

Ms. Gerber is a seasoned digital health executive, advocate and entrepreneur with a wide range of convening, policy, international NGO, strategic writing, legislative and communications experience. She has served for two over decades in the private and public health care sector. She has worked within the United Nations World Health…

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DR AIMON KOPERA

As CEO of Geneomics Global, Dr. Aimon Kopera brings three decades in epigenetics, genomic medicine, and the healing power of plant-to-human consciousness into the next great transformation of re-emerging cannabinoid science and medicine to serve the people of her roots in Thailand and other countries.R AIMON KOPERA

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JEKATERINA PAROVINCAKA

Jekaterina Parovincaka clinical pharmacist from Latvia, currently reading for a doctorate in pharmacy at the University of Malta. Specializing in clinical pharmacy services, medicines regulatory and medicinal cannabis. Jekaterina is a regulatory associate in Europe for Tetra Bio-Pharma - a Canadian-based company, leader in cannabinoid-derived drug discovery & development, which…

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NINA SESTO

CEO of MEGI

Nina Sesto, PhD, MBA is a cofounder and CEO of Megi digital health spinoff company from the Magdalena Clinic for cardiovascular diseases, alumni of Singularity University and cofounder of AI4Health European Digital Innovation Hub. Nina actively supports innovators and accelerates implementation of AI in clinical practice, with a vision to…

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DOMINICK KENNERSON

Dominick D. Kennerson, Global Head G4A, is a healthcare expert, with deep experience and insight across several sectors, including public health, health innovation and entrepreneurship, healthcare communications, and healthcare policy. As Global Head of Bayer’s G4A (2020 – current), Dom supports one of the industry’s leading platforms for digital health…

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RADO ANDRIAN

Rado has dedicated his 20-year career to Software as Medical Device (SaMD) and Digital Health Innovation. He grew from the Medical Imaging space to more comprehensive cloud-based, connected and interoperable healthcare platforms. He has focused on user-centric and value-maximising solutions encompassing digital quantitative biomarkers, clinical workflows and decision (support) tools,…

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FRANCOIS GRECH

I am a tech entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in corporate IT strategy, digital transformation, and solution delivery. I hold the position of Managing Director and founding Partner of Exigy, one of Malta’s leading digital transformation companies, where I have successfully led large-scale public and private digital transformation…

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SALMA HOUARI

Salma Houari is the Founder & Managing Partner of RaiseV, a one-stop venture firm creating value for startups, corporations and investors through capability development, acceleration programs and access to finance. The convergence of IoT, AI and Blockchain into focus areas; Healthcare, Education, Circular Economy is at the core of the…

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RUTHY KAIDAR

Director, Health Industry Sector, Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft

Ruthy leads Microsoft’s Health Industry business across Central & Eastern Europe. Ruthy has been with Microsoft for over 7 years, she has been Microsoft’s Chief Startups Lead and Software Partners Tech Lead, in Central & Eastern Europe, and prior to that, served as the Vice President for Startups and Developer…

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MIRIAM DALLI

Dr Miriam Dalli was appointed Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development in November 2020. She is responsible for the country’s energy agenda, supporting businesses and pushing Malta’s aims under the Sustainable Development Goals. Her vision is to align the islands’ economic success with the concept of sustainability. Her aim…

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TANYA COLONNA

Tanya is the CEO of Oro Muscles BV. With the Oro System, coaches, clinicians, and researchers connect muscle activity data to action. Our AI provides a deeper understanding of how to effectively personalize training and rehabilitation based on which movements create the optimal adaptive stimuli necessary for excelling at specific…

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PROF. LILIAN M. AZZOPARDI

Professor of Pharmacy at Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta

Lilian M. Azzopardi  is a Professor of pharmacy and Head of Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta.  Professor Azzopardi was a member of the team for the International Pharmaceutical Federation on Digital Health in Pharmacy Education.  She serves as President of the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy. 

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IAN GAUCI BORDA

Ian Gauci Borda is a graduate from the University of Malta and the University of Guelph Ontario, Canada. Currently holds the position of Executive NCP for Health, Widening and Research Infrastructures under the Horizon Europe Programme which is the largest Funding programme in the world.

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CHRISTIAN CUSCHIERI

Eighteen years of experience in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs of medicinal products., including combination products. Ten years of experience in medical devices and four years of experience in in vitro diagnostics. Working as a freelance regulatory affairs contractor/consultant over the past 15 years. Lead Auditor/for candidate Notified Body, medical…

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DR ERNEST AZZOPARDI

Dr Ernest Azzopardi is a consultant plastic surgeon and senior academic specialising in medical devices. After completing consultant training, Mr Ernest Azzopardi pursued prestigious UK-GMC approved fellowships in Swansea, London, Milan and further afield. He is experience extends to more than 10,000 cases experience in this field, coupled with publication…

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JOAO BOCAS

João Bocas is a World’s 1 Wearables recognised Thought Leader, Global Keynote Speaker, B2B Influencer Marketing and CEO at Digital Salutem. João combines global expertise, global networks and experience of +25 years of business acumen. João Bocas is an expert and keynote speaker in wearable technology and is a globally…

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KHALID MALIKI

Co-Founder & Director at Tykn

DR DANIEL VELLA FONDACARO

Dr Daniel Vella Fondacaro graduated from the University of Malta as a medical doctor in 2014 and started his psychiatry specialisation training in 2016. He was awarded an MSc degree in Psychiatry with Cardiff University in 2019 and became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2020. He…

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MICHEL BIELECKI MD

CEO and Co-Founder at Testasy

In the early days of the pandemic, Michel co-founded GobiX to help produce 3D-printed nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing for the Swiss Armed Forces. In 2021 he cofounded Testasy, a startup that pivoted from at-home COVID-19 testing to male fertility and laboratory data visualisation. Michel is a postdoctoral researcher on COVID-19 at the University of Zurich…

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DR. JAMES SOMAUROO

Co-Founder & CEO at SomX: The Healthtech Agency

James is the founder of SomX, a healthtech-specific communications agency, host of The Healthtech Podcast and Editor-In-Chief of Healthtech Pigeon. He is an anaesthetics and ICU doctor by training, has held roles at NHS England, Health Education England and the British Medical Journal and previously directed two healthtech accelerators.

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JULIAN MOLITOR

Julian Molitor is co-founder and co-CEO of Invenion, a digital health venture builder and consulting studio in Germany. He also founded FetoLife, which helps women prevent pregnancy complications by means of an advanced analytics-driven pregnancy health app. Before starting his ventures, he gained several years of experience at an international…

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MARION ZAMMIT

Marion Zammit heads the Investment Promotion Department within Malta Enterprise, Malta’s economic development corporation. Marion holds a First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Malta, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Distinction) from the same University. At Malta Enterprise, Marion has supported various sectors…

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MELANIE DEBATTISTA

Melanie joined Malta Enterprise in 2019 with previous experience in M&A transactions and EU funding. At the moment she is part of the Investment Promotion team with focus on digital and new technologies. Melanie holds a first degree in Business Enterprise and an MBA. She is passionate about learning how…

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CHRISTIAN DUCHOW

Born in Hamburg, he is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical field as founder of several Healthcare companies. He is considered a top-level expert in pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Having established an extensive business network, he is keen in identifying business opportunities globally, sourcing the necessary associates and implement…

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GABRIEL MICALLEF

Gabriel Micallef is a Pharmacist by profession, holds an MBA (Leicester), 6Sigma green belt and has over 15 years’ experience working in Regulatory Affairs in the UK and Malta. Gabriel has experience in the area of Lifecycle management, CMC, regulatory strategy, Project Management, GAP analysis and has worked in GDP…

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DR AMY TANTI

Dr Amy Tanti is a seasoned Pharmacovigilance and Quality Assurance Professional working for Materia Malta, a Cannabis manufacturing company. She has gained experience in the safety monitoring of medical devices while working for the local regulatory authority, then at the 5th largest generic pharma company in Europe; later applying this…

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ISHMAEL DALLI

Ismael is a senior pharmacist at Mater Dei Hospital. After his extensive experience working in the commercial healthcare sector, he combined his passion for innovation with his profession, setting up Isdafarma and introducing automated pharmacy vending machines to Malta. Isdafarma is the official distributor of Pharmabox24 in Malta, the first…

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CLAUDE VELLA BONANNO

Graduated as a pharmacist, he has been working in the pharmaceutical industry since 2006. His professional experience started in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) industry, specifically on corticosteroid production. This has allowed Claude to learn the basics of production of medicinal products and to develop skills in areas such as…

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DR ANTHIA ZAMMIT

Dr Anthia A Zammit is admitted to the practice of law as an Advocate in Malta (EU) and is a Legal Consultant in the State of New York (US). Anthia earned her law degree at the University of Malta. For the past 11 years she has developed Malta’s only law…

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DR MICHEL ANGUE

Dr Michel Angué was trained as a MD from Dijon University, specialist in Hematology, and Transfusion Medicine.  Michel was a blood bank professional in France for 15 years. After an eMBA and a diploma of e-health and connected medicine in Paris, he cofounded INLOG International (a healthcare software editor) acquired…

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STEVEN UGGOWITZER

Steven Uggowitzer is an engineer specializing in information management and ICT for public health and international development. He has held senior technology positions in WHO, Health Metrics Network and NGOs, supporting ICT work in data management for global pandemic response. Steven has extensive HIS, digital health and IT operational experience…

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THOMAS GRIMA

Thomas Grima is the Medical Scientific Liaison for all medical cannabis related queries at Pharma.MT Ltd. Thomas has been working with health practitioners in Malta since the very start of Malta’s journey with medical cannabis. Thomas has a professional background in GMP process development, he graduated with honours in Biomedical…

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BERTHOLD GLASS

Berthold Glass is a German entrepreneur, author and international keynote speaker. He loves to share his vision about digitalization. He helps companies to grow by enabling them to use the advantages of the digital economy in order to make them fit for a constantly changing and challenging market environment.

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DAVE CHARNICK

Dave Charnick has been in and around the Cannabis industry for over 25 years and is the Co-Host of The Adam Dunn Show Cannabis Podcast. He is a founder and Subject Matter Expert for Kalyx Development, the first cannabis real estate company in the industry, and has advised to some…

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DRAGO LORENZO

280 Peer-reviewed published papers / Total H Index: 40 / Total citations: 5.300 / Key Opinion Leader in Microbiota studies and Probiotics and Past-President of International Society of Microbiota. Direction of Laboratory Medical hubs in two big Italian Hospitals. Connection Project Leader between microbiological networks at Italian and European level…

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KURT FARRUGIA

CEO at Malta Enterprise

Kurt Farrugia was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Malta Enterprise on 1st August 2019. Previously, he served as Head of Government Communication and spokesperson for the Prime Minister between 2013 and 2019. In August 2017, the Prime Minister appointed Mr Farrugia on the Malta-UK Business Promotion Task Force where he…

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DR MARK BRAUNSTEIN

Dr. Mark Braunstein, psychiatrist with three decades of clinical experience including his pioneering work integrating wilderness, nutrition, and plant-based medicines. He’s a sought-after medical consultant/educator for his mental health cannabis dosing protocols. His current projects are focusing on expanding awareness, research, and safety in psychedelics through his company Reconscious Medical.

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RICHARD SANDERS

MR. Sanders is an investor and in the process of building the UK’s first residential Cannabis Clinic and alternative medicines retreat in Wales. He is a serial entrepreneur and investor who over the past 40 years has built Horobin Limited to be the largest Manufacturer of Drain and Sewer Testing…

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PHILIP EISENHART

Mr. Eisenhart enjoyed working in politics and the media since 1997. Never aligned to a political party but always keen to work with emerging and disruptive forces - from helping to deliver freedom of information to Scotland’s first large windfarm to more recently facilitating the UK’s first big push to…

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GABRIELLE SPEIJER

Radiation Oncologist and Founder CatalyzIT

She’s trained in radiation oncology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, after receiving her medical degree at KU Leuven, Belgium. She’s ICT&health NL & INT board member, HIMSS Global Future50 Clinical Leader, advisory council member of VBHC Centre Europe and delegate in the Science & Innovation Council of Federation of Medical…

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JON VITAL

Jon is the CEO of Trak, a AI-powered tele-rehabilitation platform. He has experience launching other start ups and his objective is to figure out ways of using technology to innovate and improve patient's live quality.

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PRAVASH DEY

Pravash Dey is a serial entrepreneur, mentor and philanthropist (Rotarian). He is the founder of US India Blockchain Council, Mobile Technology Park (India) and Enterprise India Foundation (Global). He moved to London in 2005 to pursue his higher education and started his entrepreneurial journey as a founding member of Brunel…

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NATE CLEGG

Nate Clegg leads growth and revenue for BOOM AI, Boomsourcing and BOOM Demand. As 20 year veteran and entrepreneur in the lead generation and customer acquisition space Nate is an expert when it comes to optimizing the optimal customer journey and increasing revenue.

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DR JOSHUA ELLUL

Dr Joshua Ellul is Chairman of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA), a technology focused regulator that has put into place a regulatory regime for Blockchain, DLT, Smart Contracts and Artificial Intelligence. Most recently the MDIA has launched the Technology Assurance Sandbox which aims to facilitate start-ups and smaller operations…

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JULIANO NASCIMENTO SCHAEFER

CEO at MonitoraKids

Pediatrician physician graduated 20 years ago, passionate about technology and innovation in health, entrepreneur for 5 years who loves big challenges and creator of MonitoraKids (a Spin-off niched in the pediatric audience, between 0 - 14 years old, that brings peace of mind to parents 24h). We inform, guide, attend, and…

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JACQUIE COHEN ROTH
MS

Jacquie Cohen Roth is Founder/CEO of CannabizMD and Tea Pad. CannabizMD is focused on filling the void of cannabis science and policy education for physicians and advance practice clinicians. Tea Pad is a social enterprise focused on assuring access and advancement in the cannabis industry for all via education. She’s…

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DR SANDRA CARRILLO

Dr. Sandra Carrillo is a Specialist in Cannabinoid Based Medicine. She is the Co-Founder of Medicann IPS Medical Cannabis Clinics in Colombia and has a Masters Degree in Health Services Management , and certified in Antiaging and Regenerative Medicine. She is also President of the Colombian Medical Cannabis Association (ASOMEDCCAM)…

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ADRIAN NICULESCU

CMO EMEA CloudCoin Consortium

Adrian Niculescu is the CMO EMEA of CloudCoin Consortium, a digital currency you can store offline in a PNG or TXT file. He has many competences, whether technical skills (Blockchain, Blockchain Development, Solidity, Decentralised Finance - Defi, Smart Contracts etc..), people skills (managing medium & large teams in-person, and remote…

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GIUSEPPE DI GIOVANNI

Professor of Human Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Malta

Giuseppe Di Giovanni, is a Professor of Human Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Malta. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Chieti, Italy and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University, CT, USA. He served as a Senior Lecturer of Human Physiology at the Faculty…

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ADRIAN A. TREVISAN

Managing Director at Umana Medical (GPI group) / Investor at 3 Capital

Adrian Attard Trevisan is co-founder and Managing Director of Umana Medical. Specialising in patient monitoring devices, Umana Medical was acquired by GPI Group. Adrian is an angel investor with broad experience in R&D and commercialisation of med-tech devices. He features regularly in the media, most recently in a Forbes Middle…

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MARK GLEDHILL

Mark grew up on the Isle of Man spending much time sailing boats before embarking on an International career, initially within the Navy and then following graduation within the Ethical Pharmaceutical Industry. Mark worked primarily in strategic marketing on pre and post launch programmes for a number of blue chip…

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DOMINIC JOHN

Dominic John is the General Manager at Panacea Farm, a medical cannabis producer with operations in North Macedonia. He has a background in finance, corporate governance and compliance. Dominic joined the Company in October 2019 and is responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the business. He previously…

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MATTHEW LAWSON

Co-Founder at The Canna Consultants

Matt was Called to the Bar in 1995. Prior to being Called, and for a period afterwards, he worked in The City for Kleinwort Benson, an Investment Bank. Following successful completion of the Bar Vocational Course and thereafter Pupillage he gained a Tenancy at Chambers in London, from where he…

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STEPHEN OLIVER

Co-founder at The Canna Consultants

Steve is a former HM Customs and Excise Officer, involved in a wide sphere of work, from becoming a Civil Service Accredited Teacher/Trainer to receiving Commendations for Bravery in Undercover Work. During that time Steve assumed various legal roles including representing HMRC at Magistrates courts and in a leading role…

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ALEXANDER TOMIC

Founder and CEO of Alea.com, Alexandre is an igaming veteran that has developed the first VR casino in 2015. Today, his company Alea is entering the medtech market through the development of a wearable device.

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OMAR SHAKER

Omar Shaker is an MD who suffered from burnout and decided to switch his career into clinical data analytics. Omar was a Senior Consultant with Clarity Insights (Now Accenture AI) where he helped the biggest US payers and medical centers provide better services through the use of data and technology.…

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ERIK VAN DER ZIJDEN

Erik worked for 17 years in varying roles in the pharma world, starting as a medical biologist and later switching gears to more commercial roles. In 2012 he founded Synappz where he works passionately with his team to develop high quality digital health solutions, currently used by almost 200 healthcare…

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JP FABRI

JP Fabri is a co-Founding Partner of Seed Consultancy, a purpose-driven boutique business advisory firm. An economist by profession, JP has amassed local and international experience both in the private and public sector. JP formed part of the private office of the former Prime Minister of Malta and Governor of…

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CHARLES DONLY

Charles is COO of neurothink. He is an accomplished executive, physicist, and engineer and holds patents related to underwater sea exploration. Prior to his work with neurothink, Charles built and led Seagate's Data4Good initiative to developed technology projects to combat the spread of Covid with Ford, the Journal of Aerosol…

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BRIAN ROGERS

Rogers is the CEO of neurothink, a Machine Learning as a Service platform (MLaaS) for data scientists to create, train, and deploy AI/ML models. Rogers’ career includes working in technology management roles in Fortune 500 companies and founding several of his own software and technology businesses. Prior to neurothink, he…

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NICKY GOUDER

Advising both corporate clients and High Net Worth Individuals & families, Nicky is a tax specialist in Malta. He has advised and structured a number of international structures and transactions. He continues to advise a number of clients with family planning issues and also businesses restructuring programmes. He also has…

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CHRIS ROBSON

Chris Robson is a serial entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience of building £multi-million digital companies. Chris built and floated digital agency, Syzygy, on the German Stock Exchange with a market cap of €240m and co-founded Ink Publishing, the world's largest publisher of inflight media. Chris is currently building Living With,…

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ANTON HASSELGREN

Anton Hasselgren is a researcher and PhD candidate within health informatics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His current research evolves around blockchain application within the healthcare domain as well as epidemiology and health-economics. His is a current expert member of the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum, participating…

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LAMBERT MONTEVECCHI

CEO Boost Consulting

Lambert is Ceo of Boost Consulting which he founded in 2007. Boost is an international change management consultancy firm entirely focused on healthcare delivery. Its mission is to help healthcare organisations boost change for more efficient patient care. Boost also acts as a “bridge-catalyst” during the deployment of digital projects.…

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ALBERTO MALVA

Chief Medical Director MedQuestio

A medical doctor and General Practitioner by background, I sought to create value for patients, clinicians and other key stakeholders in the healthcare industry on a large scale. What followed was job experiences in different roles assisting business development activities in the digital health space for Institutions and Pharma Companies.

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DR ANDREW AGIUS

Dr Andrew Agius is the founder and medical director of The Pain Clinic, an integrative medical centre for the management of chronic pain and other chronic illnesses which have not responded to conventional medication. Dr Agius was one of the first Maltese doctors to recommend CBD to his patients and…

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WEZ POOLEY

Ex-International and Professional Rugby player, Strength and Conditioning coach for FA England Women, Premiership Football & Rugby teams, working with GB athletes and young athletes. Degree in Sports Science, Masters in Teaching and learning and sports coach. National education in sports and fitness, worked in the industry for 20 years .

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DOM RABAN

Dom Raban is the co-founder and CEO of Xploro, a digital therapeutics platform that uses augmented reality, artificial intelligence and games to reduce anxiety for young patients going to hospital. Dom established Xploro in 2016 after his daughter had recovered from cancer treatment and he realised the importance of providing…

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BRYAN OGDEN

Founder at Ninjamoba LTD

Ninjamoba LTD is a Maltese startup that provides ai assistants for social impact in Education, The environment and Health. Recently winning the EU DATA4RECOVERY  Remote Health Challenge by ROCHE for SIA - The Social Intelligent Assistant.

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MIKKO PUHAKKA

Mikko Puhakka was born in Finland but has lived in 4 continents (Europe, US, Africa and Asia). Mikko relocated 5 years ago from Beijing, China back to Europe and to Malta after a more than a decade in China where he worked with both Chinese and international companies. Majority of…

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DR IAN GAUCI

Managing Partner at GTG Advocates

Dr Ian Gauci is the Managing Partner of GTG Advocates and Afilexion Alliance. He advises multiple government bodies and is one of the local key figures on technology law matters. He is also an international speaker, lecturer and author.

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NADEEM ALDUAIJ

Nadeem is a physician entrepreneur and global health expert. He currently serves as Co-founder and CEO at Sihaty, a Kuwaiti digital health startup building a virtual-first primary healthcare system. He is also Co-founder and Partner at Baraka Impact Finance, a Swiss global health impact investment platform and advisory firm. Nadeem…

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DR. HESHAM ABDALLA

Hesham is a consultant paediatrician and director of medical education and quality improvement. He has over 10 years experience of service improvement seen through the twin lenses of patient and staff experience and has led teams to a number of Patient Experience National Network and HSJ awards. He teaches extensively on…

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JOHN LODGE

John is a senior manager in the UK NHS where he works as the Head of Quality Improvement for London. During his NHS career he has delivered healthcare change programmes at a national, regional and hospital level in the UK NHS and wider public sector. In 2018 he co-founded the…

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ARDY ARIANPOUR

CEO & Co-Founder at SEQSTER

Ardy Arianpour is CEO & Co-Founder of Seqster the leading healthcare technology company that puts the patient at the center of all their health data. He is a visionary health tech executive with 20+ years driving innovation in biotech and digital health. Prior to starting Seqster, Ardy launched several clinical…

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ALEX AGIUS SALIBA

A lawyer by profession, Agius Saliba’s political career started when he was relatively young. At just 30 years of age, he got elected for the first time as an MEP with 35,823 votes and has since been serving on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), the…

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GUY SPIGELMAN

Guy Spigelman is the EMEA lead for Healthcare and Life Sciences Startups at Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this role Guy harnesses the technology and people at Amazon to work alongside the investors and founders of startups to accelerate their scientific, engineering and commercial development. Prior to AWS, Guy was…

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DIETER BROCKMEYER

Co-Founder and Director Innovation & TIME at Diplomatic World Institute, Author of "Pandemia's Box"

Dieter is an international speaker and host and consultant to the industry. Among others, he was initiator and chairman of eur§reg and Multichannel Money Streams Congress, MCMS, industry events that brought together media regulators and media executives from across Europe to talk about the future of TV business. Dieter provides…

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JASMIN HOUNSELL

Having been a Marketing leader for over 10 years within B2B technology, Jasmin leads the charge on developing marketing, brand and communications programs to deliver on growth and drive revenue. She previously led the global Marketing team at the UK’s fastest-growing life science company, combining strategic thinking, with a hands…

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ALEXEI DE BONO

Alexei is the Director of IDEA Intelligence. He holds an M.Sc. in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh and a B.Sc. I.T. (Hons.) Artificial Intelligence from the University of Malta. His role as a data scientist is to bridge the gap between the technical realm and non-technical personnel in achieving…

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DR MONIKA SONU

CEO Healthinnovationtoolbox

A Doctor & a Digital Health Entrepreneur having over 15 years of experience working with public and private healthcare systems while driving digitisation of the operating models, functions and workflows within hospitals, creating digital patient experiences & solutions attributable to emerging trends in healthcare. Co-created diverse IoT & AI based…

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NATHAN BERKLEY

Muhdo understands that we all come with a set of genetic predispositions but according to our lifestyle and environments those same predispositions are either diluted or accentuated. It is time to take the latest scientific evidence and the world of epigenetics to make the necessary changes in our lives. Muhdo…

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TIM RINGROSE

CEO Cognitant

Tim trained in nephrology and intensive care medicine at Oxford University Hospitals and was an honorary senior lecturer at Warwick Medical School before joining Doctors.net.uk, a “first wave” digital health company. He became CEO and the company was acquired by M3 inc, a Japanese listed global health company (Tokyo 2413).…

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BURHAAN KHAN

Burhaan established 21HealthStreet, a boutique healthcare consultancy, after having worked in the health sector for more than 20 years. As a management consultant he has worked in the UK, Europe and across the Middle East, delivering national strategy projects and advising at ministerial and board level.

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DR MANUELE BIAZZO

Dr. Biazzo is CEO and co-founder (together with Mr. Christian Duchow) of The BioArte Limited. The BioArte is an innovative player in the field of biomolecular research, highly specialized on the microbiota. The subject of The BioArte diagnostic analyses are all types of Microorganisms, ranging from those which are essential…

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JULIEN DE SALABERRY

Julien de Salaberry is the Founder and CEO of Galen Growth, the global leader in digital health intelligence, analytics and matchmaking to Fortune 500 corporations (pharma, insurance, medical devices, technology, etc.) and institutional investors (VC, CVC, FO and PE). Galen Growth unleashes the power of digital health! With over 25…

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ADV. GIL SOLOMON

Founding Partner at Gil Solomon & Co

SUMIT SINHA

Building Largest Chronic Disease Management company in India. Serial Entrepreneur with a multimillion exit. 14+ years experience in tech, sales, and consulting.

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DR SHRUTI JAYAKUMAR
MD

Senior Consultant at Deloitte’s Healthcare AI and Analytics team

Shruti is a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s Healthcare AI and Analytics team and leads one of the HealthTech Products. She is a medical doctor and former academic surgical trainee in the NHS, with an interest in cardiovascular care. Shruti also has a background in health AI research and worked as…

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NIKHIL SADHWANI

Nikhil Sadhwani is an entrepreneur and a seasoned healthcare professional. Preacher of innovation and initiative, he mentors first time founders and inquisitive minds poised to contribute to the advancement of healthcare. He is a founder, advisor, and investor in the medical devices and biotech arenas. Nikhil is the co-founder and Chief…

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DR AHAMODUR CHOUDHURY

Ahamodur is a medical doctor, podcast co-host and an NHS clinical entrepreneur with a keen interest in peer-to-peer educational technology. Whilst an undergraduate Ahamodur with Abdul delivered several peer-to-peer teaching schemes earning the honorary lifetime membership awards at King’s College London. They are now focussed on socialising education through Peerr…

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DR ABDUL RAYHEAD

Abdul is a junior doctor and NHS clinical entrepreneur with an interest in peer-to-peer learning. He is the co-host of the widely popular medical podcast called Scrubbed In, where they share the stories of incredible people in healthcare. He has a keen interest in EdTech and with his co-founder Dr…

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THOMAS HAGEMEIJER

Thomas is a management consultant for digital business and works on the future of healthcare. Its mission is to transform the healthcare system from a “sick-care to a “well-care” system by building bridges between healthcare stakeholders. He is a sought-after expert and speaker on topics related to digital health.

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ENRIQUE DARDERES

After finishing his training as an internist and co-founding a failed startup, Enrique focused on learning how to code. Currently he works as a software developer in an Argentinian Health-Tech Startup and as a Health-Tech Consultant.

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REHAN SYMONDS

Rehan worked in front line clinical NHS roles for 20 years where he led a busy research unit, held an executive board level NHS role and co-founded an award winning PCN. He combines clinical NHS work with Healthwave, a research movement with a mission to increase digital inclusion in healthcare.

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OLIVER SLEEMAN

Oliver joined the NHS from a business development and fintech background after many years working in the community sector supporting people who were unemployed.  After leading a successful, global digital health testbed in the UK NHS, he co-founded Healthwave to help unlock the true value of digital services.

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DR STEFAN BIESDORF

Stefan Biesdorf is Partner in McKinsey’s Munich office serving clients from the healthcare sector on technology-related projects. Stefan leads the firm’s Digital Health work in Europe. He is a frequent speaker at international and national health conferences.  His recent publications relate to Digital Health Ecosystems.

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DR MICHAEL WATTS

Co-founder and CEO of Blüm Health Ltd

INNOCENT CLEMENT
MD MPH MBA

CEO CIBA Health

Innocent Clement is the former CEO and Co-Founder of Kaia Health Inc., a digital therapeutic company. He led the Kaia Health initiatives here in the US, including partnerships, clinical trials, regulatory submissions, and expansion across North America. Innocent is a trained physician from both Columbia and Harvard University. In his…

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DR MATTHEW FENECH

Dr Matthew Fenech, MD, PhD is CMO and co-founder at Una Health. He practiced for 10 years as a clinical academic, also gaining a degree in computational cognitive science, before moving into healthtech development and regulation. He continues to advise organisations ranging from the British Standards Institute to the University…

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DR JOSEPH HOGAN

Joe is an anaesthetics trainee working in central London and is the co-founder of Code Med. Joe learnt to code in his first year working as a junior doctor and is committed to empowering others to learn. Joe has been awarded multiple Health Education England awards for quality improvement for…

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ABIOLA HAKEEMAT AYILARA

Abiola Hakeemat Ayilara is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with over 12 years clinical and academic nursing experience both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She is currently the CEO of MyCare Assistant Ltd a Digital Healthcare company that provide caregiving services to vulnerable members of the population. Her software solution…

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DR IMRAN QURESHI

Imran is a Consultant in Infection and Associate Medical Director at Croydon University Hospital. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL for Quality Improvement. He read Computer Science prior to becoming a doctor and co-founded Code Med. Imran was appointed to the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Scheme in 2021.

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DR ARRON THIND

GP Trainee, Code Med Co-founder & SimEPR Founder

Arron is a GP trainee in London and a tutor at Kings College London. He learned to code as a junior doctor and developed SimEPR, a training platform used by multiple NHS trusts. Arron also co-founded Code Med, which has taught over 100 healthcare professionals how to build digital-health apps.

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PROF ALEXIEI DINGLI

Professor of AI at University of Malta

Prof Alexiei Dingli is a Professor of AI at the University of Malta. He has been conducting research and working in the field of AI for more than two decades, assisting different companies to implement AI solutions. His work has been rated World Class by international experts and he won…

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FRAN AYALASOMAYAJULA
MPH, MSMIS, PMP

President Reach Healthcare

For over 20 years, Fran Ayalasomayajula, executive healthcare strategist and technologist, has been dedicated to serving the health needs of populations around the world. Prior to HP, Fran worked for major healthcare institutions, including WHO, CDC, BMS, and UHG. Fran is a devoted volunteer serving as the President of Reach,…

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LORANDT FÖLKEL
M.ENG.

Lorandt Foelkel is an application engineer at Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH for EMI/EMC situation and switched mode power supply (SMPS) design for industrial and automotive electronics applications. He is the company spokesperson for EMC & RF Electronic Design seminars and holds over the World, since 2005, more than 900 seminars…

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DR CONRAD ATTARD

Senior Lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of ICT (FICT) at the University of Malta and Deputy Dean at the Faculty of ICT.

Dr Conrad Attard is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of ICT (FICT) at the University of Malta and also the Deputy Dean of the same Faculty. He is the lead researcher of a project funded through RIDT and the industry on pervasive electronic monitoring in healthcare PEM.  He…

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DR SIMON J. SONNTAG

CEO Virtonomy

Dr Simon J. Sonntag has 10+ years of experience in the MedTech industry and 6+ years as entrepreneur. In 2019, he co-founded Virtonomy with the mission of replacing animals and humans in clinical studies through the use of data-driven virtual patients.

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MAREIKE SEESSELBERG

Mareike Seeßelberg is an economic law specialist for German and Chinese law and currently works as Senior Consultant at CHINABRAND IP CONSULTING GmbH. She has extensive experience and expertise in the field of Anti-Counterfeiting and Know-how protection in China and advises leading European companies from various sectors in the areas…

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TJAŠA ZAJC

Tjasa Zajc currently works as the Community Developer at Better, a healthcare IT company driving forward innovation based on open standards. She is the founder and host of the Faces of digital health podcast, exploring how different healthcare systems around the world adopt technology. Zajc has been involved in different…

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DR JACOB SKINNER

Dr Jacob Skinner has a background in academia, engineering, the physical sciences and wearable products. He founded Thrive Wearables, a global wearables design and development consultancy, in 2015 to provide a platform for organisations united by the desire to improve lives through wearable technology. Jacob is a product development expert…

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DR EDMUND FARRAR

Co-Founder at Oto

Dr Edmund Farrar is the co-founder of Oto, a digital health startup that allows anyone to instantly access science-based treatment for tinnitus. Before Oto, Ed spent 6 years as an RAF doctor. During this time, he developed tinnitus himself, and decided to found Oto. For more information about Oto, please…

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ABHISHEK MOHAN

Abhishek Mohan has been in the startup scene for over 15 years and seen over 40 ventures built. He currently is focused on Hempstreet, India’s first and largest research to retail medical cannabis player. The company aims to fight India’s pain relief crisis via responsibly dispensed cannabis based medication via…

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DR GYLES MORRISON
MBBS, MSC

Dr GylesMorrison is a medical doctor and Clinical UX specialist where he improves the usability, accessibility and satisfaction people have with healthcare technology. He has a special interest in behaviour change and digital therapeutics to improve health for all. He is also a Clinical UX instructor.

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DR GEGE GATT
B.A., LL.D.

CEO of EBO

Dr. Gege Gatt is the CEO of London-based company EBO an AI healthtech enterprise which enables the automation and personalisation of patient engagement. He serves as an Executive Board Member of the Malta IT Law Association and is a specialist examiner at the University of Malta. He’s a Board Member of Humanity 2.0 developed by the…

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DOMINNIQUE KARETSOS

Dominnique Karetsos is CEO and co-founder of The Healthy Pleasure Group, a pioneering collective that seeks to define, reshape and revolutionise everyone’s sexual empowerment globally. HPG is dedicated to the future of Sexual Health & Technology, helping startups and market leaders who innovate in this space become consumer lifestyle brands.

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DR STEFAN BUTTIGIEG

Co-Founder Digital Health Malta

Dr Buttigieg is the Co-founder of Digital Health Malta and Specialist in Public Health Medicine. He lectures at the University of Malta on Digital Health and Social Media. Within the WFPHA Governing Council, he represents Students and Young Professionals and he is the Vice-President of the EUPHA Section on Digital…

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DR MALCOLM FALZON

Dr Malcolm Falzon is a partner in Camilleri Preziosi’s Corporate & Finance practice group. His areas of specialisation comprise capital markets, corporate, M&A, insurance and gaming law. Malcolm also heads Camilleri Preziosi’s Blockchain & Fintech team, part of which is focussed on the firm’s growing MedTech practice. Malcolm obtained his…

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PROF VICTOR GRECH

Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in Paediatric Cardiology

Victor Grech is a professor of paediatrics and runs paediatric cardiology services at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta. He has a PhD in paediatric cardiology, a second PhD in English Language and is finalising a third dissertation that deals with factors that influence the sex ratio at birth. He is…

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DANIEL TORRES GONÇALVES

Health Lawyer, Head of the Health Economic Unit and Partner of PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados

Daniel is a Health Lawyer, Head of the Health Economic Unit and Partner of PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados. Based in Portugal, he was also a member of the National Board of Bioethics, to which he was elected by the national parliament. Daniel is the President of the Portuguese Association of…

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PROF ANTHONY SERRACINO INGLOTT

Anthony Serracino Inglott is a Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta. Professor Serracino Inglott studied Pharmacy at the University of Malta and is a registered pharmacist. He continued his postgraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati where he obtained a Doctorate degree…

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