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MedTech

MED-TECH MALTA 2022
SPEAKERS

Hand picked to perfection.

DR DYLAN ATTARD

Med-Tech Conference CEO & Co-chair

HON. DR. JO-ETIENNE ABELA

Minister for Active Ageing & Malta Medicines Authority

Jo Etienne Abela was born in Gozo on 29 November, 1975. He lives in Sliema, married and has three children. Attended Sir Arturo Mercieca Primary School in Victoria, Ninu Cremona – Junior Lyceum Complex and sixth form Sir Michelangelo Refalo, all in Gozo. He studied medicine and surgery at the…

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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. KEITH AZZOPARDI TANTI MP

Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Research and Innovation

Keith Azzopardi Tanti was born on the 17th of March, 1984 and grew up in a work​​​ing class family. He is now married, has two sons and a degree in Economics and Management from the University of Malta. He also obtained an ACCA qualification and practiced his profession as an…

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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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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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DAEHOON KIM
Ph.D.

CEO/President, IriTech Inc

CEO at IriTech. Business with Iris Identification SW and HW including Mobile Device, AR/VR, and Access Control.

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JEYLA SADIKOVA

Co-founder and CCO at Testasy

Jeyla is a co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Testasy, a start-up which alleviates public health burden by providing tele-medically supervised home-sampling solutions for infectious diseases, and currently active in Switzerland, Poland, UK and Thailand. She previously worked at McKinsey & Company, where her primary focus was Digital in Oil…

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ADITI U. JOSHI MD
MSc, FACEP

Founder, Consultant

Dr. Aditi U. Joshi is an experienced Emergency Medicine Physician, Telehealth expert and international speaker working on improving healthcare and equity through technology. She has spent over 9 years working in Telehealth and digital health at both a startup and academic hospital and now works as a consultant for companies…

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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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VIJAY LUTHRA

Chief Operating Officer, Capita Consult & Transform

Vijay is a a highly experienced, commercially focused and impact driven executive and management consultant who has operated at Board and SMT level. He leverages a decade of consulting experience and a further decade of industry experience to help CEOs of purpose driven organisations in health and life sciences, reap…

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GEORGI KADREV

CEO & Co-founder of KELVIN Health

Georgi is co-founder of the Bulgarian technology company Imagga Technologies, which is recognised as a pioneer and global leader in the area of image recognition based on artificial intelligence. In 2020 Imagga Technologies co-founded Kelvin Health - a spin-out company for analysis of thermal images based on artificial intelligence with…

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DR LINDA MAGEE OBE

Health Innovation and NHS Specialist at UK Government’s Department for International Trade

Linda has held founding/senior director positions in nationally accredited Academic Health Science Centre and Health Science Networks, working closely across the National Health Service (NHS) and Universities alongside industry. She has worked in the MedTech industry, biomedical incubation and biomanufacturing and cluster development. She was awarded an OBE in 2009.

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IVANA KOSTIć

Co-founder of Health Tech Lab

Ivana Kostić is the co-founder and director of the Health Tech Lab supercluster, and Technology Transfer manager at the Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering. Ivana earned her Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering Systems from the MIT Portugal Program.

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TARA HUMPHREY

Managing Director at THC Primary Care

Tara Humphrey is the Managing Director of THC Primary Care, a leading healthcare consultancy specialising in leading complex health projects across Primary Care Networks and GP Federations. Tara is also a leading healthcare communicator and has written over 250 blogs and published over 200 “Business of Healthcare” podcast episodes.

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ALBERTO CONDE MELLADO

Founder and President of Glucovibes

Alberto,Ph.D. engineer and nutrition science studies, is a serial entrepreneur in the field of data and artificial intelligence who finally addresses his vital project, hacking the metabolic system to allow a better lifestyle for everyone with friendly  delivered science.

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BURAK OZKOSEM

FOUNDER & CEO at PERA LABS

Burak Özkösem is founder and CEO of Pera Labs. Founded in 2019, Pera Labs is a company where science meet entrepreneurship to invent smart solutions for difficult health issues such as fertility. Özkösem did his Ph.D. in Experimental Surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and focused on how age affects…

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TOM PATZELT

President and Founder of Patzelt Marketing

Tom Patzelt is a commercial consultant who helps MedTech and SAMD founders, CEOs and Boards quickly find market traction. He brings data-driven market insights and executive-level know-how to support successful market entry. Tom has 30+ years of experience with high-growth start-ups and multinationals. He is based in Austin, Texas USA.

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JASON C. FOSTER

CEO of Ori Biotech

Jason C. Foster has held leading roles in consulting, healthcare and technology companies for over 20 years in the US, UK and Europe. He spent 10 of those years building Indivior PLC (LSE: INDV) which exited in a £3.5B enterprise value listing on the LSE in December 2014. Jason is…

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ELENA RUEDA

Co-founder & CEO of Dama Health

Elena is the co-founder and CEO of Dama Health, a female technology start-up using AI analytics and genetic sequencing to personalise the way in which women are matched and prescribed contraception and other hormonal medication. Before her entrepreneurial journey, Elena worked as a consultant at Merck KGaA’s Innovation Center bringing…

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DR CLAUDIA PASTIDES MRCGP MBBS

Medical Advisor at Flo Health

Dr Claudia Pastides is a General Practitioner by background and now a full-time Medical Advisor at Flo Health. She spent 12 years working as a doctor and has always had an interest in writing and marketing. Flo is the world’s leading women’s health app with over 250 M users. Flo aims to…

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TINA TAN

Executive Editor at FirstWord HealthTech

Tina Tan is the executive editor of FirstWord HealthTech, a news and analysis service for the pharma and digital health sectors. She has 20 years' experience reporting on developments in the medical device and healthtech space, and particularly enjoys covering the thriving start-up scene these industries have to offer.

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ALI ELSHANAWI

Founder of MedSaaS Inbound

Clinical Pharmacist and Drug Information Center Specialist. Digital health enthusiast with a focus on blockchain and SaaS applications in healthcare. Founder of MedSaaS Inbound, a growth engine and a marketing agency that helps MedTech Enterprises scale their digital health solutions.

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STEVEN VERMEIRE

CEO of VCTS

Steven is an Entrepreneur and Strategic Value creator linking Business & Technology using Digital Transformation & Web3.0/Blockchain Services in both the corporate as innovative disruptive start-ups/scale-ups world. He always has been a frontrunner creating, experimenting, using new business models and technologies (SaaS, Distributed Organizations, DLT,…) to build sustainable venture

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OLIVER ROCKALL

Co-Founder and CEO of Tailoraid

Having had experience in healthcare, tech and business Oliver was determined to facilitate the way doctors treat their patients. He co-founded Tailoraid which aims to ensure people take medication tailored to them using AI. They have built an AI to gain clinical insight on side effects per patient, by predicting…

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JAHIN TANVIR

Founder of Breathe

Jahin Tanvir is the CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship, 3-time TEDx speaker, board director, and social commentator. As an award-winning advocate for young people, and diversity and inclusion, Jahin was named the 2022 Young Australian of the Year finalist whilst also receiving the 2021 Young Canberra Citizen of…

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GEORGI NATCHEV

CEO of Digiburn

Entrepreneur, Solver, Millennial. I'm here to create, contribute, empower, and support. I am passionate about human empowerment and finding effective, scalable, equitable solutions to the mental health crisis. Devoted to digital mental health, apps, and user growth. Evangelist for digital phenotyping as the future of mental health.

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OMAR SHAKER

Venture Partner at Elevate Healthcare

Omar is Medical doctor who practiced at Tufts New England Medical Center, and burnout led him on a journey in data analytics and data science for Functional medicine and wellbeing. Omar is Elevate Healthcare's US Venture Partner and is also author of In Search of Gumption blog and host of the Gumpcast.

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ZAHID ALI

CEO at TECHMEDO

Mr. Zahid Ali is recognized for his work by HIMSS as FUTURE50 Health IT Leader and Change Maker in Health, Forbes Next 1000, Digital Leaders 100 and Global CIO200. He is an author of health apps regulatory guidelines and Digital Health Training and Certification Programs.

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DR MOSTAFA HELMY

GP Trainee, Digital Health Enthusiast

Mo is a multi-award winning physician and tech enthusiast.  He loves a challenge that invariably involves data analysis.  He has a reputation for implementing innovations and efficiencies within a peri-operative setting by streamlining pathways using lean principles.  His vision is to create system-wide change to improve patient journey and staff…

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ANDY BLEADEN

Communities Director at ECHAlliance (European Connected Health Alliance)

Andy Bleaden works for ECHAlliance as the Communities Director where he has developed and built a large network of over 70+ Global Digital Health Ecosystems, 12 thematic innovation ecosystems and grown a Membership Community of over 900 Health organisations.He has had a long career in both health and social care…

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KHALID GHALOUA ADINE

CEO Emerging Markets at STELLA Technology

Khalid is Digital Healthcare Transformation leader, with strong and extensive experience in managing healthcare national initiatives and eHealth transformation projects. 18+ years implementing digital healthcare solutions in EMEA and LATAM. Khalid received his MSc in management and eHealth from Rome Business school and BEng in Informatics from Polytechnic University of…

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AHMED ZAYED

Doctoral Researcher at the Data-Driven Healthcare Unit, KU Leuven, Belgium

I am a medical doctor, clinical intelligence researcher, and health tech entrepreneur with a great passion for public health.As a medical doctor, I specialized in laboratory medicine. I founded "Mazboot", a digital therapeutics (DTx) solution for chronic disease patients in the Arab world. Currently, I do my doctoral research at the…

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JIM SUREK

Founding Partner at SAV²R Group

Jim Surek has been in MedTech for 29 years building commercial teams in multiple specialties.  He has been successfully involved with 5 M&A activities including one IPO.  Jim uses proven processes to strategically align teams around value to the intended customer that drive velocity to product adoption and revenue goals.

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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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GEORGI CHALTIKYAN
MD, PhD

Professor of Digital Health at Deggendorf Institute of Technology – European Campus Rottal-Inn (GERMANY)

Georgi Chaltikyan, MD, PhD is a Professor of Digital Health, eHealth, Telemedicine, Global and International Healthcare at European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI), a branch of Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT-ECRI), a member of the WHO Digital Health Roster of Experts, and the Founding President of Armenian Association of Digital Health (AADH).

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ANAMARIA MAGRI PANTEA

Founder & Managing Consultant at AscendConsulting.EU

Anamaria is specialised in innovation, entrepreneurship and business development, including by access to various types of EU, public and private finance. She has been working both on the innovators’ side, and on the side of numerous EU, governmental and intergovernmental funding agencies and programmes (e.g. Horizon, EIT, AAL, BlueInvest, in…

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NIDHI GANI

Staff Regulatory Engineer at Embecta & Professor at Northeastern University at Boston.

Nidhi Gani is a seasoned Regulatory Affairs professional with over 7 years of experience in medical devices and digital health. Nidhi has worked with a diverse portfolio of devices ranging from heart and lung machines to rehabilitation devices to wearables.  Currently, she is leading the establishment of the Cybersecurity and…

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PHILIPPE GERWILL

Member of the Advisory Board at DeHealth

Philippe is a TEDx and inspirational speaker, a digitalization humanist and a futurist. Philippe is regularly speaking at major international events all over the World and mainly in the Healthcare space. He recently received an “Outstanding Leadership in Healthcare Award” in March 2022 in Dubai.

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DR. JAVIER MENDOZA OLIVARES

Gastroenterologist & Leading Metaverse Doctor

Medical doctor, specialist in gastroenterology, with 20 years of international clinical experience in Spain, Portugal and The Netherlands. Master in Digital Health, LaSalle University, Barcelona. Digital Transformation course at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Codirector in Healthcare area at OdiseIA (Non-profit Association in Ethics and AI). Participant in Reach KOL Faculty Program at…

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DR. FRANK FLACKE

Owner Flacke-Consulting

Dr Frank Flacke is the owner of Flacke-Consulting. Frank works for more than 20 years in the international medtech and pharma business on the development and scientific marketing of innovative drugs and devices. As the former medical lead of integrated care at Sanofi he started already in 2011 combining drugs,…

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GIOVANNI LAURICELLA

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Lifeblood Capital

Giovanni Lauricella is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Lifeblood Capital, has a Bachelor’s in Finance, a Master’s in Regulatory Affairs in Medical Devices, a Harvard University Certificate for Advanced Negotiation Strategy, and a Università Bocconi Certificate for Private Equity and Venture Capital. Additionally, he has travelled to 43+ countries…

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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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CRISTIANO FONTANA

CEO & Founder of Three Bridges M&C

Founder & CEO of Three Bridges M&C, a Medtech Consulting Company providing a wide range of business development services to startups and SME companies. We have a global team of professionals with common values that could bring an extensive set of expertise helping companies in finding suitable solutions and support…

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DR. FRANZ MJ PFISTER
MBA

CEO deepc GmbH

Dr. Franz MJ Pfister is an entrepreneur, medical doctor, and data scientist and is recognized as a leading expert at the intersection of AI and medicine. Franz Pfister is the CEO of the Radiology AI platform company deepc, based in Munich, Germany.

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LUCAS PEREZ

CEO Health My Project

Formerly researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research on technologies for the autonomy of seniors and disabled people, Lucas Perez is currently a speaker and  a strategic & medical expert focused on disruptive technologies such as blockchain for health & Tech for longevity. In September 2016, he co-founded HEALTH…

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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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DR AVI MEHRA

Associate Partner & CSO - Healthtech at IBM & Co-Founder Doctorpreneurs

A medical doctor by background, Avi is an Associate Partner for Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Clinical Safety Officer at IBM. He is also the Co-Founder of Doctorpreneurs, a non-profit organisation and global community for medical innovators and entrepreneurs. Avi is an experienced and entrepreneurial healthcare leader and clinical strategist working…

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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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MATTIA PIRANI

Cancer & Exercise Specialist and Team Member at Pinktrainer.nl

Mattia Pirani, exercise and cancer specialist and Italian market manager of ViViCa Health and Lifestyle digital health platform. My background is in Exercise and Cancer rehabilitation, focusing on exercise as a tool to improve quality of life and cancer treatment outcomes. I collaborate with ViViCa Health and Lifestyle platform in…

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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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DR DEBORAH MAUFI
MBBS,MBA

Focused on maternal & neonatal health (MNH), and sexual & reproductive health (SRHR), I’m driven by a passionate conviction to provide access to primary health information, education, and communications to achieve better health outcomes for women and newborns. I am recognized as one of HIMSS Future50 Clinical Leaders - Class…

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AMIR BOZORGZADEH

CEO & Co-founder of Virtuleap

Amir is cofounder and CEO at Virtuleap, a VR startup that unlocks neuroscience with virtual reality to help increase attention levels and address cognitive disorders. Prior to Virtuleap, Amir founded Gameguise, a mobile games studio based in Dubai, and Time Dirham, the first ‘time bank’ in the Middle East.

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DR. JHONATAN BRINGAS DIMITRIADES

Jhonatan Bringas Dimitriades, MD is a Medical Doctor and executive who works with technologists, developers, medical professionals and patients to deliver digital and technical solutions to enhance the diagnosis, treatment, recovery and quality of life of patients around the globe. Jhonatan believes in the democratization and digitalization of medicine. Dr. Bringas…

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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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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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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 a…

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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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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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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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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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DR MICHAEL WATTS

Co-founder and CEO of Blüm Health Ltd

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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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 MUSTAFA SULTAN

Doctor and Podcaster at Big Picture Medicine Podcast

Mustafa is a Doctor and hosts the Big Picture Medicine Podcast — where he interviews healthcare leaders having impact at scale.

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ALEXANDRA SMITH

Senior Consultant of Genomic & Precision Medicine at IQVIA

Dr Alexandra Smith is a Senior Consultant in the Genomic and Precision Medicine Team at IQVIA with a track record of delivering innovative and impactful thought leadership. Passionate and results-driven, Lexy is implementing genomic innovation and change in the Payor, Provider and Government space, focussing on building partnerships & alliances.…

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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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DR WIKTORIA MILCZYNSKA

Medical Doctor at NHS

Wiktoria is a UK-based medical doctor, who graduated from King’s College London and Imperial College London. She co-organised national and international conferences, won the Healthcare Leadership Academy essay prize in healthcare management and received 5 awards for contributions to the university community. Finally, she researched patient safety, orthopaedics and digital…

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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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PROFESSOR MANISH CHAND

Associate Professor Of Surgery at UCL

Manish Chand is a surgeon at University College Hospital, London and Chief Medical Officer for The AIS Channel. His research interests include image-guided surgery, AI and XR and integration into next generation robotic platforms. He’s published >150 peer-reviewed articles and on the technology committees for the ACS, EAES and ASCRS.  

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FRANK FURNARI

CEO & Founder at ARuVR

Frank Furnari is CEO & Founder of ARuVR, the world’s first turnkey Extended Reality (Augmented and Virtual Reality) solution for enterprises. Frank designed and ran 900+ innovation programmes for corporate clients and he is also patent inventor of many patents and has won numerous awards including the prestigious UK Queen’s…

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SUNNY DOSANJH

Founder & Lead of Deloitte HealthTech Products Hub

Sunny leads Deloitte’s Healthcare AI and Analytics team and founded the HealthTech Products Hub at Deloitte. He is a medic by background, former Director lead for Analytics for Frimley ICS (NHS) and guest lecturer in data science and innovation at LSHTM. His focus is on developing AI solutions to help…

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IAN NEWINGTON

Head of Special Projects at NIHR UK

Ian is actively involved in NIHR MedTech support, engaging across the UK ecosystem including with SMEs and managing a portfolio of funded projects and the NIHR Innovation Observatory contract. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Ian is a Peer Reviewer for UKRI and on several External Advisory Boards.

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WARSAME SAMI NUR

CEO & Co-founder Opto Health Ltd

Sami has over 15 years of NHS and private digital health leadership experience spanning public health, commissioning and digital transformation. Sami is an NHS Innovation Fellow, an expert in the digital health sector and an advisor to a number of health ministries and healthcare organisations globally as well as a…

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MARIšA CVITANIč

Leadership Development Trainee at Novartis

Mariša is a Leadership Development Trainee from Novartis, who graduated from University College London. Coming from a strong scientific background, she is eager to look for new ways bring scientific innovation closer to the patients. She is passionate about partnering with healthcare systems to tackle healthcare challenges, strategic access, and…

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STEVE ROEST

CEO and Co-Founder of PocDoc

Steve is the CEO and Co-Founder of PocDoc, an award winning healthtech business in the smartphone diagnostics space. Steve is a multiple Innovate UK grant award winner and a member of the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders review board. Steve also created and hosts the HealthTech Hour, the UK’s largest live radio HealthTech show with over 50k…

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PROF. HINANIT KOLTAI
PhD

Senior Research Scientist and the Director of Academic Affairs at the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel

Prof. Hinanit Koltai, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist and the Director of Academic Affairs at the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel. She is a leading Author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and more than 30 book chapters and invited reviews and she holds 14 international patents. She…

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ANUJ PATEL

CEO & Founder at Motto

Anuj Patel is a seasoned digital health innovator and operator with over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is the CEO & Founder of Motto, a venture backed digital health platform for autoimmune care and currently serves on the board of the Barcelona based healthcare venture capital…

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GEORGINA KYRIAKOUDES

CEO and Co-Founder of ARIA Health

Georgina has been leading Web3.0 projects in the healthcare space since 2018 being published in the Lancet and other leading journals for her research in the topic as part of her MSc in Blockchain. Prior to this, she qualified with PwC London where she specialised on auditing major healthcare organisations…

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ALEXANDER VOIGT

Digital Health Expert at Digital Oxygen

Alexander Voigt is a passionate digital health expert. Combining a strong dedication to patient and HCP-needs with regulatory expertise, he supports providers of innovative DTx products with their launch in Germany. His latest track record centers around regulatory and commercial matters on digital healthcare applications (DiGA/ DiPA) and diabetes technology.

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MATTIA MARCO CARUSON

CEO of Mama Health

Mattia is an energetic and curious entrepreneur on a mission to improve global health using technology. He founded his first startup in 2016, then moved into strategy consulting, helping leading Healthcare companies design more patient-centric solutions. He is currently building mama health – improving the journey of chronic patients.

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KYLE ESPLIN

Co-founder of Holistic Highland Hemp & Chair of Scottish Hemp Association.

Kyle is a consultant, writer, researcher and co-founder of Holistic Highland Hemp. Providing high-level insights from farming through to plant genetics and medical research, Kyle’s own health experience of successfully treating a debilitating post-viral fatigue syndrome inspired the UK’s first clinical trials of using cannabis to treat long-covid. Kyle is…

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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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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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FRIDDA FLENSTED-JENSEN

CEO & Co-Founder of Bubly Training

Fridda Flensted-Jensen, founder of Bubly Training. Bubly Training is a health tech company providing access to the world’s best personal trainers at affordable prices. The vision is to take exceptional individualized help from the luxury of the few to a health opportunity for the many. With an MSc in learning…

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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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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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DR DOMINIC PIMENTA MBBS MRCP BSC (HONS)

AI/Healthtech Research Physician & Founder

Dr Dominic Pimenta is an academic pharmaceutical physician and former cardiologist with 15-years experience in the NHS, currently a Founder-In-Residence at Entrepreneur First in London. His primary interest is the clinical application of technology in healthcare and frameworks for evidence-generation of effectiveness.

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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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ORLANDO VERGARA CORREA

Head Neuroscience at Novartis

Orlando is Neuroscience Business Head Spain. Is member of Novartis Leadership Team in Spain and member of the Worldwide Neuroscience Leadership Team. He is curious, innovative and passionate about health ecosystems and leadership. He is a strong believer that Ecosystem Leaders Mindset is the new leadership mindset that is needed…

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CLARA BAUBY

Head of Partnerships at Five Lives

Clara previously worked at Peak, leading brain-training mobile application, before being one of the founding members of Five Lives where she builds patient-focused digital health partnerships with pharmas, insurers, academics and other DTx companies to better understand, prevent and work towards treating dementia.

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FRUZSINA MEZEI

Health Economist at Semmelweis University & Digital Health Lead at Medistance

Fruzsina’s focus is health economics and health technology assessment of digital health innovations and pioneering medical technologies. As a health economist, she is an advocate of appropriate value judgement and assessment of health financing scenarios of innovative technologies before moving ahead with a development process. She works with technology developers providing health technology assessment…

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ZHEN CHEN

CEO at Paperminds

Zhen Chen is a physiotherapist and received his Master’s of Physical Therapy from McGill University. Apart from his clinical background, he explores how to leverage AI to benefit patients. He worked on projects such as predicting ambulation in post-stroke patients using AI. Currently he is focused on building cutting-edge AI.

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DR CHARLIE ABELA

Head of Department of Artificial Intelligence at University of Malta

Dr Charlie Abela is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Artificial Intelligence within the Faculty of ICT at the University of Malta. His research interests include the areas of enterprise knowledge graphs and graph representation learning, and how these can be used to unlock digital transformation within the context of humanities, healthcare and manufacturing. He is the lead researcher of the medicX-KE project…

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DR TOM MICKLEWRIGHT

Clinical Director of ORCHA

Dr Tom Micklewright is the Clinical Director of ORCHA, the world’s leading digital health quality management platform, used by national bodies and healthcare providers in twelve countries.  Tom has spent over a decade working in healthcare, holding senior positions within the British Medical Association and working across the UK National…

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DANIEL YOUNG

Managing Director at Bold Works GmbH

Daniel Young is an entrepreneur in the digital health and medical technology field. He specializes on the use of AI/ML, software, and hardware, building and advises ventures relating to product, regulatory, market access, and validation analysis. His clients include the Cleveland Clinic, Charité, AOK, Parker Hannifin, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Biotronik.

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KARL QUINT

Chief Medical Officer of Binnovate Digital Health Malta Ltd. & CEO of Quint Healthcare

Karl is a physician, cancer researcher and healthcare innovation consultant. He works at the intersection of clinical medicine, life science, medical research and digital health to catalyze medical innovation projects. As the Chief Medical Officer at Binnovate Digital Health Malta Ltd., he is focusing on preserving kidney function in patients…

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HOSNA SALMANI

PhD student in Health Information Management at Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Hosna Salmani is a PhD student in Health Information Management at Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran and hold a MSc degree in Health Information Technology, act as a Teaching and Research Assistant and has relevant experiences in Healthcare IT, Health Information Management, Mobile Health, Patient-centered care, Internet of Things,…

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KENNETH BRINCAT

CEO at Malta Digital Innovation Authority

Mr Kenneth Brincat has been appointed MDIA’s CEO in 2021. Enhancing the successes achieved during the initial years of the MDIA, Mr Brincat is spearheading the strategic direction of digital innovation in Malta. He holds a Master of Science Degree in HR and Training and currently reading for a Doctorate…

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PATRICIA RIPOLL

Chief Patient Officer at BeOriginal.es / MamaTieneMigraña

Health adviser in health and patient experience. Chief Patient Officer. Bachelor of Business Administration and Management and PDD from IESE Business School. She has worked as Commercial Director in the Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, FMCG, and Perfumery and Hairdressing sectors, both nationally and internationally. She is the founder of MamaTieneMigraña, BeOriginal.es, HagamosVisibleLoInvisible.com…

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IVAILO IVANOV

CTO BGO Software

With 22 years of experience in the IT industry, 15 of which within the digital health and clinical research software space, Ivo is one of those inspiring people, that truly believe, that technology can change the world for the better. Ivo is the architect of BGO Software's clinical  trial software products,…

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JOSH BURKE

NIHR Academic Colorectal Registrar

Josh is an NIHR Academic Colorectal Registrar working to develop novel solutions for unmet needs in Surgery.  He is Past President of The Association of Surgeons in Training and Current Education Director for The Royal College of Surgeons of England Innovation Hub. He chaired the commission on Future of Surgery:…

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PROFESSOR CHRIS HOPKINS

Clinical Director of the Assistive Technologies and Innovation Centre, University of Wales, Trinity & St David’s. Head of Innovation & the Tritech Institute, Hywel Dda University Health board.

Professor Chris Hopkins is a Consultant Clinical Scientist, a fellow and scientific assessor with the Academy for Healthcare Science, an independent examiner for the National School of Healthcare Science and advises Government on medical device issues. Working with local universities and MedTech companies, he has over 24 years’ experience in…

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MIRO SVETLIK

CEO at TOOLY

Miro is an entrepreneur and transhumanist interested in how robots can help us to live healthier lives. He is inventor of Tooly.bot a quantified health focused robot with purpose to unburden medical personal. Here he oversees a development of custom-tailored AI accelerators and detection algorithms to provide more consistent view…

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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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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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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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RAYMOND VAN DER WAAL

Co-founder, Head of Marketing & BD

Researcher, innovation consultant, and marketeer with a background in Biomedical Sciences (BSc) and Life Sciences Entrepreneurship (MSc). Passion for making emerging technologies understandable for a broader audience.

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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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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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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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BRYAN OGDEN

CEY & Founder at Ninjamoba LTD

Bryan Ogden has experience in medical health care practice, software development and a focus on education and sustainability.Recently started Ninjamoba LTD and won the biggest hackathon in the world in education and family life. NinjaMoba provides a platform for social impact AI that includes revenue sharing. Ai Assistance both the…

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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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WILLIAM BOLTON

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery

Mr Will Bolton is an Academic Neurosurgical Trainee in Leeds UK. Alongside undertaking neurosurgical training, he delivers a programme of medical technology research within NHS England and healthcare systems in developing countries globally. He is also a Clinical Innovation Consultant providing innovation training and strategy for industry academia and healthcare.

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ANTONELLO FORGIONE MD PHD MBA FACS

Consultant General Oncologic Mini-invasive Surgery at Niguarda Hospital, Millan & Founder/CEO at Value Biotech.

Antonello Forgione is a Digestive  Surgeon specialized in MIS,SILS,NOTES and Computer Assisted Surgery. He’s Consultant in General Oncologic and Mininvasive Surgery at the Niguarda Cà Granda Hospital in Milan. He is Founder and CEO of ValueBioTech Ltd, an innovative Italian-Israel company working on the development of a microrobotic endoscopic platform for…

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VIPUL SHRIVASTAVA

Project Manager - Digital Health, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms

Support Deep Tech Digital Healthcare Startups through Dedicated Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programmes | Ex- Philips Healthcare R&D | Ex - Advisory Role on Healthcare Policies for Govt Think Tank| Pro-bono Consultant on Digital Healthcare | Electrical Engineer- IIT Kharagpur, India| Currently Pursuing PhD in Smart Healthcare

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DR. HARSHA SAXENA

Paediatric Ophthalmologist | AI Health-Tech Researcher

Dr. Harsha Saxena is a multi award winning Paediatric Ophthalmologist and a Clinical Researcher with a great passion in health tech. Her primary interest lies in the application of technologies to clinical and surgical domains of ophthalmology.

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ALEX LATYSHEV

CEO and co-founder of HIVE BIO

A serial entrepreneur with deep domain experience in wellness, beauty and medical tourism. Co-Founder of Nellymed — a medical tourism platform in plastic surgery (CIS markets). Master of European Law (LL.M. Eur).

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MR THOMAS GRIMA

Medical Scientific Liaison and Entrepreneur

Thomas Grima graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Science s in 2014 and then completed his Master's in Science (M.Sc.) at the University college of London (UCL) in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in 2016. At UCL, Thomas proved that ultrasound has the potential to revolutionise 3d printing.  After completing…

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KJELD HANSEN

Chair at European Lung Foundation and Assistant Professor

Kjeld is the Chair of the European Lung Foundation, a patient-led organisation with a patient-driven agenda that works internationally to bring patients and the public together with healthcare professionals to improve lung health and advance diagnosis, treatment and care. Kjeld is also an assistant professor at Kristiania, where he teaches and…

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MARTIN KASTELEIN

Quality and Data Manager ECG Excellence

Martin Kastelein is ECG Excellence’s Quality and Data manager. As a co-shareholder Martin is also involved in customer relationships regarding both the business setup and operational phases. He also supervises ECG Excellence training program. Martin has a Bachelor in Information Security Management. He’s also a volunteer at the fire brigade.

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DR. ALEXEI SAMMUT

Senior Lecturer Department of Mental Health, UoM / President Maltese Association of Psychiatric Nurses

Dr. Alexei Sammut is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Mental Health within the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta. Previously Alexei had a career in the public sector as a Mental Health Nurse with the Maltese Mental Health Services. Alexei Sammut has completed his Doctorate in Philosophy…

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JEAN CLAUDE SCICLUNA

Principal Scientist & Medical Director at Cellotex & Founder of The Plant Medicine Clinics

I’m a licensed MD and founder of The Plant Medicine Clinics, Malta Cannabis Clinic where I use evidenced-based approaches toward cannabinoid therapies, in person and online. Principal Scientist & Medical Director at Cellotex, where I have the privilege of working with gifted minds and together create the future of brain-tech. …

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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. AMIR SZOLD

Surgeon, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Volunteer.

Amir Szold, MD, is a pioneer laparoscopic surgeon, trained in surgery in Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem and Mount Sinai Medical Center New York. In the late 90’s he was the founder and first president of the Israeli Society of Endoscopic Surgery, and was a Board Member, and the Technology…

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RICHARD SKAIFE

Founding Partner at The Conscious Fund

Partner The Conscious Fund, CEO Longr, Chair Microdose Psychedelic Insights and advisor to The Psychedelic Medicine Association.Richard is a VC and entrepreneur working in psychedelic medicine and longevity. His focus in life is investing in and creating solutions to help us enjoy longer and happier lives.An early pioneer in mental…

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HANS VAN DAM

Founder of Conversation Design Institute

Hans van Dam is the founder of Conversation Design Institute, the world's leading training and certification institute for people working in conversational AI. Hans has trained more than 2,000 professionals in conversational AI and works with Fortune 500 companies to make their AI Assistants more human-centric, effective, and inclusive. He also…

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NARKIS TESSLER

Chief Strategy Officer at Medocann Pharma Ltd.

Narkis Tessler is Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer at Medocann Pharma – a best-in-class indoor cannabis cultivation company located in Israel. Narkis is also active in the cannabis industry as a strategic advisor, a conference speaker and a mentor to the student-run cannabis entrepreneurship program at Israel’s Reichman University.

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SHAMIK J PAREKH

Early Stage Healthtech Investor at Octopus Ventures

Prior to joining Octopus, Shamik was a founding member of the TenX Health Fund, along with rolling out a healthtech accelerator. Shamik also has broad VC investment experience via Californian based Cerracap Ventures. Shamik began his career at a Hedge Fund where he financed and developed commodity supply chains globally.

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ANDREW OLSZEWSKI

Chief eXecutive Officer - High Tech Productions BV

Andrew was always passionate about life changing technologies. Having an entrepreneurial spirit, he started selling software in high school. Then graduated as a Master of Computer Science from Poznan University of Technology. Next was a corporate role at Procter and Gamble, with multidimensional global sales data reporting. Followed with supporting…

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ANGELO DALLI

CEO at UMNAI

Angelo Dalli has been creating innovative technology companies since 1995, in the fields of search engine technology, intelligent transport systems, online gaming, AI and big data. As an entrepreneur, Angelo has had a number of successful exits including M&As and listings on European and US stock exchanges, is a member…

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HENRI SANT-CASSIA

Partner at The Conscious Fund, COO at Longr and Advisor to The Psychedelic Medicine Association and The Hive

Henri’s work spans psychedelic medicine and longevity, and explores next-generation health and wellness, with a focus on the brain and healthspan. After creating early, pre-Google internet ventures, he built manufacturing, retail and non-profit organisations in the nascent psychoactive compound sector. The Conscious Fund has already helped six of its portfolio…

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BARNEY NEAL

VP Operations at Albert Labs & Co-founder at the Psychedelic Medicine Association

Barney is dedicated to improving access to psychedelic medicines. His work with Albert Labs centres around Real-World Evidence in pursuit of licensed psilocybin therapy. He is also the co-founder of the Psychedelic Medicine Association, representing over a thousand clinicians and hundreds of organisations with the mission of bridging the educational…

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DR. TILI FISHER-YOSEF

Primary care Physician and Project Manager at Maccabi Health Care

Dr Fisher-Yosef is a Primary care physician and an alumni of the first cohort of the Israeli Society of Health-Tech's fellowship- a yearlong program in which she worked with both start-up companies and with Microsoft's R&D Health group. Today she combines between her work at the clinic and her work…

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GERTRUDE BUTTIGIEG

Chairperson at Malta Health Network

Gertrude A. Buttigieg by profession is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist & holds a Masters Degree in Health Management. Works on a full-time basis at the Office of the Commissioner for the Rights of persons with mental disorders – primarily on Communication and Patient Advocacy. Has also contributed as main…

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DR. ARTI THAPLIYAL

Industry Innovation Lead, Health & Public Services Client Group at Accenture

Dr. Arti leads industry innovation for Health & Public Services Business at Accenture. She is a health industry expert and has helped multiple clients across the globe within Health insurance, hospital, retail pharmacy and public health space in their growth pursuits. She is a dentist, holds a masters from London…

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GIORGIA PEZZOTTA

Implementation Project Manager at Doctolib

Giorgia is a very curious, lifelong learner and highly motivated person with a growth mindset. Currently she is working at Doctolib as Implementation Project Manager and involved in different side projects. She was Healthcare Consultant at KPMG Advisory S.p.A. From day 1, she is passionated about Healthcare, Life Science, Digital…

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BELLE TAYLOR

Account Director at SomX

A physical chemist turned communicator, Belle currently works across the healthtech and biotech industries in her role at SomX. Belle loves to promote exciting ideas with engaging words, content and events – working with innovative people and companies at the cutting edge of their fields.

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JESSICA SMITH

Co-founder and CXO at SomX

Jessica is co-founder and CXO at SomX. Previously an associate director at FleishmannHillard, a global PR agency, Jessica brings experience working with big pharma clients, NHS organisations and the Royal College of Physicians.

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EREZ LAMPERT

CEO & Founder at PathKeeper Surgical

For the past 20 years, Erez had led various R&D projects in the healthcare and aerospace industries. Erez is a well known 3D medical imaging expert, and most recently led the development of the Itero Element Intraoral Scanner, the leading 3D dental scanner in the world. Erez holds a B.Sc…

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ANGELA LAM

ASiT Innovation Lead & Core Surgical Trainee

Angela is a paediatric surgery-themed Core Surgical Trainee in London with a strong interest in innovation and technology. She sets an example of a clinician bridging the gap with industry, having previously worked for a medtech company, and has held several national innovation positions, including her current role as the…

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UZAY MACAR

Co-Founder & CTO at Nodr

Uzay is an entrepreneur and researcher passionate about transforming healthcare with technology, currently based in London. He is the co-founder and CTO of Nodr, a startup for next-generation healthcare task management. Uzay graduated from Columbia University in 2021 with a BSc in computer science and applied mathematics.

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DR. AMY TANTI

Director, Advisory & Recruitment

Amy is a highly qualified pharma professional with experience covering pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, compliance and HRD services. She is an executive director at All Life Sciences; working to support medical device & pharma companies in their licensing, compliance and talent building requirements. From its bases in Malta &…

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GEORGI KOSTADINOV

Co-founder & CTO at KELVIN Health

More than 10 years of experience in research and development of various machine learning algorithms for image and video understanding and over 15 years of experience in developing, deploying and managing complex software architectures. Recognized by Forbes Bulgaria in 2020 as one of the 30 people under the age of 30…

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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. EDWARD JOHN DESPOTT

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Interventional Endoscopist and Endoscopy Clinical Lead at the Royal Free Hospital, London

Edward is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, Interventional Endoscopist and Clinical Lead at the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy of the Royal Free Hospital in central London. He is also an Associate Professor at University College London and the Senior Associate Editor of VideoGIE (the flagship educational journal of the American Society…

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DR JONATHAN JOHNSON

Founder/Surgeon-Comprehensive Wound Care Services

Jonathan Johnson, MD, MBA, CWSP, FAPWCA is the founder and surgical director of Comprehensive Wound Care Services based in Washington, DC. Also known as “Dr. Wounds” he is board certified by the American Board of Wound Management and a fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Johnson trained…

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STAVROS POLITIS

Director R&D at Elpen S.A

Stavros Politis is a pharmacist with post-graduate studies in Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Pharmacy and has more than 20  years of experience in pharmaceutical product and process development, within the Quality By Design framework. He has several publications in the field, actively promoting this initiative in collaboration with academia while…

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CHRISTOPH HERWIG

Senior Scientific Advisor for Körber Pharma Austria & Full Professor for Biochemical Engineering at TU Wien

Christoph Herwig, bioprocess engineer from RWTH Aachen, worked in industry in the design and commissioning of large chemical facilities prior to enter his interdisciplinary PhD studies at EPFL, Switzerland in bioprocess identification. Subsequently he positioned himself at the interface between bioprocess development and facility design in biopharmaceutical industry. Since 2008,…

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PANORIOS BENARDOS

Assistant Professor in Intelligent Manufacturing, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.

Dr Panorios Benardos currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens in the field of "Intelligent Manufacturing". His research interests include Modelling and Optimisation of Manufacturing Processes and Systems, Industrial Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Machine Vision for Αutomated Part…

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PROFESSOR DIMITRIOS M.REKKAS

Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Dimitrios M. Rekkas is Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece from which he has received his Bachelor in Pharmacy and PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology. He has also an MSc. degree in Total Quality Management from Sheffield Hallam University in…

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BRIAN MUSCAT

Senior Enterprise Architect – MITA Health Team

Brian Muscat is an Enterprise Architect at Malta Information Technology Agency, passionate about the transformation of healthcare technology in the public section. Brian has a vast experience in the design, implementation and securing of health applications for the GPs, general public and for the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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NISHARGO NIGAR

Co-Founder Bolo

Nishargo is the co-founder of an AI startup based on mental health called 'Bolo'. She is studying MSc in Information & Communication Systems at Hamburg University of Technology. She has research experience in women and children healthcare in Machine Learning. She was nominated for Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Asia…

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PROFESSOR FERDINAND SERRACINO-INGLOTT

Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary

Ferdinand Serracino-Inglott is a Vascular and Endovascular surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. The Vascular Unit at the Manchester Royal Infirmary is one of the largest in Europe, providing vascular services for a population of 3.2 million. He is also the clinical director for…

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TOBIAS BOBINGER

Chief Medical Officer & Medical Product Manager at Innomeda GmbH

Chief Medical Officer for "Klinikradar.de”, one of Germany’s top healthcare platforms as well as a Senior Physician (Neurologist) with many years of experience in clinical work and research.

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DR. CHRISTINA RAHM

Scientific Formulator, Innovator & Author.

Dr. Christina Rahm has an extraordinary mind with a passion for helping others. Her Native American and eastern European heritage influenced her approach to health and wellness in addition to her multifaceted education from Cornell and Harvard Universities in Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Management, and Nutrition, Doctorates in Education and Philosophy, and…

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ADV. GIL SOLOMON

Founding Partner at Gil Solomon & Co

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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JULIA PRAKAPOVICH

General Partner at Interface Fund

Julia is a founding partner of Interface Fund, an early stage deep tech venture capital supporting innovation at the intersection of physics and biology. Prior to Interface Fund, Julia co-founded healthcare startup Igantia Therapeutics (UCSF spin-off, acquired in 2019$ and was a partner at Mindrock Capital, a grow stage venture…

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KEN CASSAR

Co-founder & Co-Ceo at UMNAI

As a co-founder of UMNAI, a deep-tech AI company building enabling explainable AI technology, Ken is immersed in the development and debates surrounding the regulation of AI and in helping stakeholders across multiple industries prepare for the rapidly evolving regulatory obligations.

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MAXINE BRISTOW

Health & Fitness Coach. Distributor of MUHDO Health.

Maxine Bristow is one of UK’s and Malta’s top health and fitness coaches. She has over 30 years of experience working with individuals and groups to optimise health, performance and mitigate risk in both the sporting arena and general population health. Longevity and early intervention are areas of particular interest.…

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TAMSIN HOLLAND BROWN

Paediatrician, CEO & Founder at Paediatric Health Tech

Tamsin works as a paediatrician in Cambridge UK, specialising in the commonest type of childhood deafness: from glue ear. She developed tech and an app to support childrens hearing and development, leading her to launch a company, become an educator in Digital Health and support clinical entrepreneurship.

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THOMAS HAUSER

Business Development Manager EMEA at EMEA

Thomas Hauser (*1967) is working for G-CON Manufacturing in a Business Development assignment in the EMEA region to educate the market for offsite prefabricated and prequalified factory and clean-room solutions in a drive to bring forward the pharmaceutical facility of the future concept.  On the other hand, he is supporting…

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TUOMO PENTIKäINEN

Chairman of the board at Acceler8 Limited

Tuomo Pentikäinen, M.Sc. (Econ), COB, Partner has a very strong background in commercialising research-based innovations and building startups. At Acceler8 he leads the strategy creation for commercialising Life Science innovations from top European research. He has assumed the CEO position of VEIL.AI, which is a deep-tech startup focusing on clinical research data anonymisation. The company…

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PROF ANTHONY SERRACINO INGLOTT

Professor at University of Malta & Chairman at Malta Medicines Authority

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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DR. JUHI TANDON

Medical Director, Cognitant

Juhi Tandon has been a practicing NHS doctor since 2005, and is Co-founder and Medical Director for Cognitant Group, a health technology company whose mission is to help people better understand their health, through immersive technology. Juhi is passionate about preventative health, reducing health inequalities by overcoming language and literacy…

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HEIDY ERLER

Co-Founder, Bolo

Heidy is the co-founder of an AI startup based on mental health called 'Bolo'. She has a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. She has worked as an SAP Consultant at Cognizant, Landsförderbank Bayern, Edeka, and currently at Aareon.

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SATU PELTONEN

CEO at inXso

Engineer in biomedical technology, nanomedicist and founder of inXso, focused on healthcare innovations and emerging technologies. Experienced in complex medical systems, she offers insights into the integration of innovative, personalized and precision solutions in healthcare internationally. She has been internationally active for 25 years in Germany, US, Switzerland, Japan and…

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TREVOR SAMMUT

Senior Technology Architect at Malta Digital Innovation Authority

Trevor Sammut is the focal point in keeping a balance between technological evolution and the regulatory aspect. Over-regulation is an easy mistake to make and inevitably leads to the stifling of innovation, and indeed, Trevor is the person in charge of making sure that this does not happen.

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ELENI TSINTAVI

R&D Officer at Uni-Pharma S.A. Pharmaceutical Laboratories

Eleni Tsintavi is a Chemical Engineer from the University of Patras, Greece and holds a PhD in the field of Pharmaceutical Technology from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and is also a holder of a MSc from the department of Life Science & Technology of Delft University…

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DR. RAKESH KALAPALA
MD, DNB (Gastroenterology)

Director-Endoscopy & Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Center for Obesity and Metabolic Therapy of AIG Hospitals, India.

A Medical Gastroenterologist committed towards pursuing ideal clinical practices utilizing advanced techno- logical, scientific and research developments for alleviating the symptoms, enhancing the quality of life and ensuring overall well-being of patients.

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DR. OWEN FALZON

Lecturer at Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics & Co-founder at Tarsos Labs

Owen Falzon is a Senior Lecturer with the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics at the University of Malta. His research focuses on the use of signal processing, image processing, and machine learning techniques for biomedical applications. He is also the co-founder of Tarsos, a start-up aimed aimed at developing innovative technological…

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DEXTER HADLEY
MD, PhD

Chief of Artificial Intelligence & Assistant Professor of Pathology at UCF College of Medicine

Dexter Hadley, MD/PhD has expertise in translating big data into precision medicine and digital health. His research generates, annotates, and ultimately reasons over large multi-modal data stores to develop clinical intelligence. He earned his PhD in genomics and computational biology while at medical school at PENN, and he trained in clinical pathology…

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DR. ARRIN SIMICHAI SUTER

COO of Baankhunsook (Global) Co., Ltd.

A true entrepreneur and an activist at heart with many years of experience working in many continents such as Asia, Europe and Africa. She has always been an advocate for the legalization of cannabis, not just Thailand but world wide. She has experience in the field of growing cannabis for…

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PROFESSOR 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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MR EUAN J DICKSON

Consultant Surgeon at West of Scotland Pancreatic Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Euan Dickson is a Consultant Pancreatic Surgeon in the regional referral unit for complex pancreatic and biliary surgery at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He also has a strong interest in emergency care and after gaining an MD he undertook a Trauma and Critical Care Fellowship at the Johannesburg General Hospital. He…

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MONIKA ZAJC

Digital Advisor EMEA, EMEA & Americas Healthcare and Life Science Community Lead at Microsoft

For more than 22 years, Monika Zajc has been managing different teams, companies and advise digital transformation journeys in various industries. As digital advisor/architect at Microsoft, she leads CEE healthcare customer transformation team and helps healthcare organizations around the world implement innovations in practice by building strategic, technical, and cultural…

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NIELS VAN ESPEN

Innovation & Design Director  of Healthcare at Made

Niels Van Espen is Health Innovation Director in a global award-winning design studio: Made. In his role he defines the agency’s vision on the topic of Health Innovation while guiding talented multi-disciplinary design teams through diverse innovation projects. By combining insights gained from human behavior with technological opportunities, he strives…

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ANGELE AZZOPARDI DE BERNIERE

Chief Executive Officer at ZenPharm Limited

Angèle is the co-founder and CEO of ZenPharm, a company that manufactures medicinal cannabis treatments under the ZeraMed brand.  She is also an executive member of the Maltese Chamber of Commerce's Medicinal Cannabis Committee. In December 2021, Angèle Azzopardi de Berniere was awarded the National Worker of the Year Award in Malta,…

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JEKATERINA PAROVINCAKA

Regulatory Affairs Associate at Tetra Bio-Pharma Europe Ltd.

Jekaterina Parovincaka this year PharmD graduate from the University of Malta, with focus on Cannabis for Medicinal Use. Author to publications and lectures for healthcare professionals and to personalised pharmacist guidance service for outpatients in Latvia. Currently working for a Canadian-based company, leader in cannabinoid-derived drug discovery&development. Subjects of interest: medicines use review, personalized medicine, Medicinal…

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DR RYAN GRECH

Med-Tech Conference COO & Co-Chair

DR. HEDVA VOLIOVITCH
MD, PH.D, M.B.A.

Chair and co-founder of the Israeli Society for HealthTech

Chair and co- founder of the Israeli Society for HealthTech, Served as Senior Vice President for Global Pharmacovigilance and patient safety in Teva Pharmaceutical. Over  21 years of experience in global pharmacovigilance, innovative and generic  R&D and working with authorities around the world. Holds a degree in medicine from Tel Aviv University…

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DR. STEPHEN MIZZI

Lecturer at Faculty of Health Science & Co-founder at Tarsos Labs

Stephen is a lecturer within the Faculty of Health Science at the University of Malta and a Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Stephen managed to successfully secure a number of awards through the following competitive funding programmes. These include; MITA YouStartIT accelerator programme, TAKEOFF Seed Fund Award), MCST Commercialisation Voucher…

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JAMES POULTER

Founder and CEO of Vixen Labs

James Poulter is the founder and CEO of Vixen Labs one of the UK’s leading Voice Technology companies and is a thought-leader and speaker on Innovation Culture, the Future of Work and Emerging Technologies. Previously as Head of The LEGO Group’s Emerging Platforms & Partnerships team as part of the…

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PROFESSOR JOSEPH BORG

Associate Professor, University of Malta and Chief Scientist for Spaceomix

Prof. Borg initially undertook the studies of applied biomedical science in the former Institute of Health Care, now Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta and subsequently followed specialised training in Molecular Genetics and Haematology. Subsequent work carried out during his PhD years unveiled the molecular genetics of a very rare blood disorder entitled ‘Hereditary persistence of foetal haemoglobin’. He discovered a novel DNA mutation in the human KLF1 gene and established this gene as a novel quantitative trait locus for high levels of foetal haemoglobin in adults. He conducted visiting post-doctoral work at the Erasmus…

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CHRISTINE GATT

Medical Laboratory Scientist at Bacteriology lab Mater Dei Hospital

Ms Christine Gatt obtained her B Sc in Medical Laboratory Science in 2005. Her research focused on determining the optimum conditions for the isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, where as a result, sampling and culturing of genitourinary specimens have been changed and optimised. She then started working as a biomedical scientist…

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MARY AKANGBE

Founder & President ZENITH GLOBAL HEALTH

Mary Akangbe is an award winning Specialist Practitioner in Minimally Invasive Surgery and trained Robotic Surgical Assistant.    She has a wealth of experience in training, mentoring, capacity building, tele education and health tech; utilizing it in transforming healthcare globally.  This includes transforming the landscape of medical education and digital health…

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JACKIE GRECH

FDI Specialist at Malta Enterprise

Jackie is a scientist by profession with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) from the University of Malta, and a demonstrated history of working in public policy, notably development research and innovation policy, with over 8 years’ experience in European affairs, funding and project management, Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) and innovation…

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MARION ZAMMIT

Chief Officer Investment Promotion at Malta Enterprise

 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. Her career has included various positions in the…

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SARAH JANE O’DWYER

CEO HaloCare

Sarah Jane brings over 20 years’ experience in leading and advising international private and public health care organisations across Europe and the Middle East to the HaloCare Group.

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JAKEVIR SHOKER

National Director at MedTech Foundation

Jakevir is a 5th Year Medical Student, intercalating in Medical Research at Leicester. He has interests in innovation and digital health. He is the current National Director of MedTech Foundation - a national organisation that aims to inspire, connect and educate interdisciplinary students and early career professionals around healthcare innovation.

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RAHUL SENAN

National Finance Director at MedTech Foundation

Rahul Senan is the National Finance Director and executive committee member of the MedTech Foundation (MTF) a national collaboration that fosters research, collaboration, and innovation in medical technologies among students and early industry professionals. Rahul is now in his final year of medical school at the Hull York Medical School,…

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TIMO NURMINEN

Founder & CEO at Smys SARL

Graduate of University of Cambridge, serial entrepeneur with expertise in FMCG segment for both nicotine and CBD modern oral pouch category. Founded Valo Sweden in 2021 and making the company one of the fastest growing Nordic premium nicotine pouch brands. Founder of Smys CBD Pouches in 2022 and developed the…

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MIKE SIKORSKI

CEO / Co-Founder at TRUSTT

Co-Founder and CEO of TRUSTT, a next generation blockchain and AI-enabled, track & trace platform that enables transparent quality, and regulatory compliance verification of medical cannabis, for the benefit of businesses and patients. Mike is a tech entrepreneur with over 20 years of proven track record in launching new technology ventures…

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WILLIAM WAIT

Chairman at Malta Enterprise

William is the Non-Executive Chairman of Malta Enterprise, a post to which he was appointed in July 2016. This followed a period in which he served as Deputy Chairman and as the Chair of the Investment and Audit Committees of the Corporation. Malta Enterprise is the Government’s Investment Promotion agency…

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HARRY P. PAPPAS

Founder at Intelligent Health Association

Pappas is a successful, High Tech., Serial entrepreneur with a strong focus on the health technology sector. He is a strong believer in applying technology to transform the health and wellness community in today’s “Continuum of care”, from the hospital, to the primary care giver, and to the patient’s Smart…

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JON STINE

Executive Director at The Open Voice Network

Jon Stine is the Executive Director of The Open Voice Network, an open-source community of the Linux Foundationdedicated to developing technical standards and usage guidelines for the emergingworld of artificial intelligence-enabled voice assistance. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonstine/.He brings to the task more than 30 years of executive leadership in the retail and technology…

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DR. TERI FISHER

The Voice Doctor

Dr Teri Fisher, dubbed “The Voice Doctor,” is a unique blend of award-winning TEDx and keynote performer, physician, podcaster, author, educator, and leading authority on all things voice technology. Teri, known for his laid-back, friendly, personable, and upbeat style, breaks down the complexities of voice technology to its simple parts…

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DIANA VAN STIJN
MD PhD

Paediatric Resident & CMO at Lapsi Health

Ex-top athlete and MD, PhD from The Netherlands. Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Lapsi Health and resident of Pediatrics. Excited about Digital Health, with a special interest for Digital Therapeutics and AI. Futurist, public speaker and moderator.

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MAARTEN LENS-FITZGERALD

Founder and director at Project Zilver

Maarten Lens-FitzGerald instigates movements that shape the future as a keynote speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He advises c-level and boards of local and international top companies on the new opportunities of the conversational channels. His book 'Voice - the conversational revolution: insights and opportunities' came out in 2021. To explore…

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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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DR. THONGCHAI LERTWILAIRATTANAPONG

Director-General of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine

Dr. Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong is Director-General of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine. The misson of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, to develop technical capacity in Thai traditional and alternative medicine by protecting, conserving and promoting Thai Traditional medicine knowledge, to promote and develop knowledge management…

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DR. KWANCHAI WISITTHANON

Deputy Director-General of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine

The misson of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, to develop technical capacity in Thai traditional and alternative medicine by protecting, conserving and promoting Thai Traditional medicine knowledge, to promote and develop knowledge management system, and establish standards of Thai traditional and alternative medicine practices and services to…

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TOM MCARDLE

UK Health Lead at Palantir

Tom McArdle co-leads Palantir’s Health business. He has led deployments across Healthcare and Energy, and also led Palantir’s digital twin offering that is now integrated across multiple industries. At the NHS, Tom has overseen the deployment of the Foundry platform for supply chain optimisation from ventilators and PPE to the vaccination…

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ALEX AGIUS SALIBA

Member of the European Parliament

Member of the European Parliament Alex Agius Saliba acts as Vice-Chair on the Committee on Petitions (PETI) and sits on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean…

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ROBERT MUSCAT

Specialist; Cyber Defence & Advanced Operations

With circa 9 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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ROSEANNE CAMILLERI

CEO at Primary HealthCare

Roseanne Camilleri is the Chief Executive Officer, Primary HealthCare (2017, to-date). This position followed her 10-year tenure as CEO-Pharmacy of Your Choice (POYC). She is an MBA Graduate (Distinction) from Grenoble (France), a Birmingham University Certified Postgraduate in Hospital Management, a Fellow - Institute of Leadership and Management (UK), a…

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DR. AYTUğ KOLANKAYA

Obstetrician and Gynecologist Specialist

Dr Aytug Kolankaya is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist, with a Specialization in Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility/IVF and minimal access surgery. He has also been trained in Prenatal Diagnosis of foetal anomalies through advanced foetal ultrasound and Echocardiograpic examinations from the University of Vienna. Dr Kolankaya has over 25 years of experience…

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ALEXANDRA (LEXIE) KOLOSSOV

Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Crypterns, Executive Vice President for MonteCrypto, and Director of Marketing for Life’s Tough Media.

Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Alexandra (Lexie) Kolossov is an MSc graduate from UCL in Social Cognition: Research and Applications. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Crypterns, Executive Vice President for MonteCrypto, and Director of Marketing for Life’s Tough Media.

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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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MR. JEFFREY DALLI

Surgical Research Fellow at UCD Centre for Precision Surgery

I completed my surgical training at the Mater Dei Hospital in Malta and am currently working on the application of quantitative fluorescence for surgical decision support. I have an interest in breast cancer surgery and oncoplastic reconstruction associated technologies.

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KEVIN GAFA

Senior Psychiatric Nurse

Kevin has been working within the Mental Health Services for the past 22 years in different settings ranging from acute to community care. Currently he holds the position of Senior Practice Nurse in In-Patient rehabilitation. Back in 2006 Kevin was instrumental in setting up the MAPN and served as president…

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PIERRE GALEA

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Pierre Galea is a community psychiatric nurse and works as a Charge Nurse of a community mental health team.  He has been working as a registered mental health nurse for the last 22 years, during which he has worked in different mental health settings across Malta and the U.K., including…

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LIVIA NG

Founder & CEO of Neuroute

Livia Ng (Founder and CEO of Neucruit) worked as one of the first of 8 employees at an early stage biotech with a 2020 IPO that sold 7.5 million shares, raising $127.5 million, per Market Watch. Here Livia learned that the patient recruitment pathway in clinical trials had primarily been…

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DR. RENATE STRAZDINA

EMEA Customer Transformation Leader for Healthcare and Life Science

For more than 20 years, Renate Strazdina has been advising customers on digital transformation journeys in various industries, mostly focusing on healthcare, life science and public sector. As Customer Transformation Leader at Microsoft, she leads EMEA healthcare and life science customer transformation team and helps organizations around the world implement…

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CLAYTON THOMAS

Founder at The ROOT Brand

As the founder of ROOT Wellness, a social sharing community platform addressing the root problems of today’s health issues. He focuses on detoxification and supplementation formulas and business ventures with his background in environmental and human health solutions and degrees in humanities with a focus in communications, business and kinesiology.…

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ROBERT E. “BOB” SWEENEY
DA,MS,MBA

Principal and CoFounder at Global Health Impact Fund & Network

Bob earned his doctorate at Carnegie-Mellon University, and held post doc appointments at MIT and  Dartmouth.  He has led or founded growth companies in health care for 35 years, with two public exits.  He conducts the due diligence function for GHIF and is Director of the Education facility on GHIN. …

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ANA GARCIA POYO

Vice President of Operations and Chief Industrial Officer Overture Life

I have accumulated more than 15 years of international experience in medical devices, high-precision optics and semiconductors technology, allowing me to recognize the opportunities ahead. I consistently seek to place greater emphasis on the people of the firm, as their role in achieving overall objectives is integral to Overture’s success.

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BECCA GORDON

COO at The Global Health Impact Network

Becca is an executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience working in healthcare start ups and alongside healthcare professionals. She joined GHIN in 2021 with the goal of growing and optimizing the clinician network and was promoted to COO in April 2022. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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DR. NOELIA HOLGADO SáNCHEZ

Responsible Pharmacist at ZenPharm Ltd

Graduated as a qualified pharmacist from the University of Salamanca, Spain, as a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Malta and am reading for a MSc in Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Sciences from the same University. I currently work within the pharmaceutical and medicinal cannabis industries, having also practiced as…

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EDWARD KLIPHUIS

Partner at Sofinnova Partners

Edward is a partner at Sofinnova Partners focused on Digital Medicine investments. Previously, Edward was at M Ventures, the €1bn AUM corporate VC-arm of Merck KGaA, where he was responsible for health-tech investments. Edward led, among others, investments in Akili Interactive Labs (the first-ever FDA-approved prescription videogame); Wiliot (battery-free Bluetooth…

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KENNETH SHAW

Director & Executive Consultant at Specculo

Mr. Kenneth Shaw is a regulatory and quality consultant, as well as the founder and director of Specculo, a consultancy firm providing high-quality and professional consulting services to manufacturers and other economic operators around the world. Specialising in medical devices, Kenneth has experience in helping countless manufacturers obtain their CE…

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LISA TSCHALENKO

Senior Ecosystem & Partnership Manager for Digital Health & Pharma.

With a Master of Science in Healthcare Management and 6+ years of experience in various roles in the health-tech industry, Lisa leads the international digital health startup ecosystem at 5-HT where she provides coaching and enables valuable matchmaking & collaboration projects between relevant corporates and startups.

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MOHAMED DRAZ

Neurosurgeon

Mohamed is a neurosurgeon in the UK, with special interest in spine and vascular neurosurgery, holding an MSc from Oxford University. He is passionate about neurosurgical innovations and technology. He is an independent consultant for MedTech start-ups. He is a budding Youtuber (The Neurosurgeons channel).

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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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PETE MOORES

Chief Problem Solver at PBM Consulting Ltd

The Unicorn Builder: turning science and technology into $Bn companies. Working with ambitious founders and CEOs to develop world-leading propositions, strategies, and stand-out marketing that secure investment & win customers.

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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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STEFANO BRUGNEROTTO

Founder & CEO of SAVE

Stefano is the Co-founder and CEO of Save where he is leading the charge against systematic pharmaceutical distribution inefficiencies with the goal of lowering healthcare costs. He also serves on the board of Save’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner, the James Hollister Wellness Foundation, of which he is also the Co-founder.

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YAEL MISRAHI

General Partner, CoVelocity

Yael is a General Partner at CoVelocity focusing on new business development, identifying new lifesaving healthcare technologies and helping them commercialize to global markets. Yael has led global partnerships focusing on the scalable and sustainable commercialization of medtech solutions in health systems globally. Yael started her career in international development, working with a number of…

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DR JOSIANNE CUTAJAR

Member of the European Parliament

Josianne Cutajar is the youngest Member to ever represent the Maltese Islands in the European Parliament. As a member of the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy, as well as the Committee for Transport and Tourism, she strongly advocates for widespread and inclusive digitalisation and connectivity within the European Union.…

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PETER PAUL FARRUGIA

Plant Director at A2W Pharma

Peter Paul is the Managing Director of A2W Pharma Ltd, a Pharmaceutical company based in Malta, and is a subsidiary  ABA Chem Corporation which also owns Amino Chemicals Ltd, an Established Pharmaceutical company established in Malta in 1992. During his 24 year career, he has occupied various roles, specialising Supply Chain…

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MARKUS BEHMANN

Chief Technology Officer at aLIVE-Service GmbH

Markus Behmann is the managing director of a group of companies with a focus on digital business models. He is also CTO of aLIVE-Service GmbH, a family-run outsourcing company and technology provider for health insurance companies, government institutions and other companies in the European healthcare market, offering user-friendly telemedicine products…

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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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JOANNA PELLER

Co-Lead at Palantir’s Health Business. 

Joanna Peller co-leads Palantir’s Health business. Since joining Palantir in 2016, she has led client engagements across Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Logistics in the UK and internationally. In the UK, Joanna has overseen the deployment of the Foundry platform for supply chain optimisation from ventilators to PPE to vaccinations and recovery from a national and…

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DR. INDRA JOSHI

Director, Health, Research & AI, Palantir Technologies

Dr Indra Joshi has a unique portfolio of experience spanning data/AI strategy and implementation, whilst remaining true to her professional training as an emergency medic.  She is currently working across the global health and life sciences portfolio of Palantir Technologies to enable better use of data to impact health and…

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ASSI ROTBART

General Manager at Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

DR. MALCOM PAULA AGIUS GALEA

Family Doctor and Member of Parliament, Chair of the Permanent Health Parliamentary Committee.

I have been working in the primary health sector for the past 14 years, 10 years of which in the private sector as a self employed family doctor. I am also involved in politics since 2019, occupying the roles of mayor and now as a member of parliament since June…

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ASHWIN VENKATESH

Clinical Consultant at Nodr

Dr Ashwin Venkatesh graduated with distinction from Cambridge University and now practices as an academic doctor in London, where he serves as Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Blizard Institute, Research Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital and a clinical consultant for Nodr, aiming to drive the digital transformation of healthcare task…

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NADEEM SARWAR

Founder & CEO at PHLO

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