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are technological breakthroughs to navigate this crisis and usher in a healthier future across many
other fields of medicine. How is the innovative use of data across Europe being used to improve health
outcomes? Practitioners and thought leaders examine emerging solutions in connected health and
telemedicine, and breakthroughs in the development of Messenger RNA vaccines for Covid. How can
these advances be applied to tackle other healthcare delivery issues and disease states?
technology being utilised to transform healthcare. Meet the experts on the frontlines of the healthcare
revolution and hear about the innovative work making a real difference in the lives of patients.
Moderator: Bleddyn Rees, Chair of the Digital Health Society (DHS),
Vice Chair of ECHAlliance
Rachel Dunscombe, CEO at NHS Digital Academy, UK
Tomaz Gornik, Co-Chair of the OpenEHR foundation, CEO, Better, Slovenia
Liz Ashall-Payne CEO, ORCHA, UK
a biotech hotspot – with its very own Medicon Valley — has been burnished by Swedish involvement in the
development of the Moderna and AstraZeneca Covid vaccines. Does the country and its capital, Stockholm, long a
magnet for Nobel Prize-winning scientists, offer a template for life sciences enterprise which can be copied by
other regions? And what are the societal and governmental building blocks which underpin the city’s deserved
reputation as an entrepreneurial powerhouse? We chat with acclaimed scientist and Moderna co-founder Kenneth
R. Chien — who hails from the global life sciences capital of Boston but is a professor at the Karolinska Institute in
Stockholm — to get his take.
Moderator: Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Host, EmTech Europe
Kenneth R. Chien, Professor of Cardiovascular Research, Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
Moderator: Angela Brand, Full Professor in the Department of International Health
at Maastricht University, Netherlands
Dr. Philippe Menu, Chief Medical O cer, Sophia Genetics, Switzerland
Hans Lehrach, Director at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genomics, Germany
George Church, Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, USA
Commerical Finance, believes the city is on the cusp of further exponential growth as international companies flock to a transformed region, attracted by its talent, quality universities, liveability and its unique post-Brexit status affording it unfettered trade with both Britain and the EU.
Who are the researchers in academia and industry who will best leverage this data pool to enable scientific breakthroughs in the treatment of illness and how will the regulatory environment hinder or help their work?
Moderator: Julien Venne, Board Director ECHAlliance, Data Governance and Digital Health Researcher at United Nations University
Jeroen Tas, CIO & CSO, Philips, Netherlands
Markus Kalliola, Project Director EHDS at SITRA, Finland
Loubna Bouarfa, HLEG on AI and CEO at OKRA
Louisa Stüwe, International Policy Manager, Health Data Hub, France
development of skills and techniques, or simply the fact that machine learning algorithms have evolved; AI
is increasingly affecting every person and human activity. How are AI related technologies being applied to
society’s grand challenges and in what ways can AI research be directed to have an instrumental role in
building a better, more sustainable and equitable future for all?
burden, and how these may play out in the context of the application and abuse of AI.
Joanna Bryson, Hertie School, Berlin, Germany
Moderator: Tate Ryan-Mosely, Reporter, Data and Audio, MIT Technology Review
Professor Máire O’Neill, Regius Professor in Electronics and Computer Engineering,
ECIT, Queen’s University, Belfast
Nicole Eagan, CSO & AI O cer, Darktrace in conversation with Tate Ryan-Mosley Reporter, Data and Audio, MIT Technology Review
pleasure, or urban surveillance keeping populations safe (theoretically). In addition, technology is starting
to disappear - either literally as sensors shrink to microscopic size, or cognitively as devices like Alexa
speakers, Nest thermostats, Hue bulbs, etc become the background of a home. This is leading to an age of
Ambient Computing. In this session, we look at the drivers and impacts of Invisible AI.
Moderator: Will Heaven, Senior Editor for AI, MIT Technology Review
Barbara Fusinska, Engineering Manager, Twitter UK
Leslie Nooteboom, Co-founder, Humanising Autonomy, London, UK
Rachael Bland, Head of Data Analytics, Kainos
and meet the researchers who are shaping the future of AI.
Opening Address: Nora Khaldi, Founder & CSO, Nuritas, Dublin
Spotlight: Paul Duan, Founder Bayes Impact, France
Spotlight: Bo Li, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Spotlight: Daniele Pucci, Researcher, Dynamic Interaction Control, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
political polarization across many societies, along with growing inequality. Yet, new technologies are
enabling access to the domains of law, politics, finance, and decision-making in powerfully democratic and
Moderator: William Crawley, Presenter, BBC NI
Isabella Convertini, International Markets Director, What 3 Words, UK
Louis Rosenberg, CEO, Unanimous AI, California, USA
Nell Watson, Researcher in AI Ethics