Meet the WHINN 2019 Chairs
In order to ensure the best possible content, we have invited the following selection of high-level profiles to be chairs of our tracks for 2019.

Meet the WHINN 2019 Chairs

Erik Jylling

MD. MPM., Executive vice president Danish Regions, Denmark

Chair for the track: Easy and Equal Access to Care

About
In his professional career, Erik has been deeply involved in planning, organising and leading the Danish healthcare system with the view from different professional perspectives and positions - practical and political.
MD with 25 years of clinical experience in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicin. Erik is also an experienced consultant and has held several different leading positions on medical and organisational levels.

Why did I choose to be a chair at WHINN?
I chose to chair a session at WHINN because I want to help bringing this event forward as the place in Denmark where clinicians, innovators, vendors and decision makers within healthcare meet.

Why should others attend WHINN?
Because this is becoming the event where clinicians, innovators, vendors and decision makers within healthcare meet and shape the future of healthcare.

Hasse Petersen

Chief Consultant, Joint municipal secretariat of healthcare politics and innovation, Region Zealand, Denmark

Chair for the track: Home-based healthcare

About 
For the past 13 years, Hasse has been working with transformation of health and care throughout ICT in Denmark. Six years at regional (secondary care) level and seven years at municipal (primary care) level.

Why did I choose to be a chair at WHINN?
I have supported the WHINN conference from the very start, as an attendee, speaker and chair, and I am always happy to participate in such an interesting and productive event. It is a real privilege to help create the content for WHINN 2019 in its new format and location.

Why should others attend WHINN?

  1. To learn from existing digital home healthcare services among local care providers, including municipalities and general practitioners.
  2. To discuss innovation in digital home healthcare services with colleagues from hospitals and municipalities as well as with representatives of general practitioners.

John Crawford

Founder and Managing Director, CMO, Crawford Works Ltd, UK

Chair for the track: Digital Health

About 
John is an independent consultant with significant experience of digital health. Until 2018, he was Healthcare Industry Leader for Europe at IBM. He is past President (2015-2018) of EHTEL, and a director of the Global Board of HIMSS (2016-2018). He is involved in digital health projects within the European Union, including the EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing, where he led development of the B3 Integrated Care Maturity Model, and ImpleMentAll, focused on scaling the deployment of online mental health services.

John is often invited to provide expert commentary about developments in Digital Health, Big Data and Analytics, and he has spoken at many conferences over the past decade, including HIMSS conferences in Europe and the United States, the European Health Forum Gastein, EU eHealth Week, the European Telemedicine Conference, the ESC Congress, and WHINN.

Interests include digital cardiology, advances in hearing health, dementia research, and the impact of AI and Machine Learning.

Why did I choose to be a chair at WHINN?
I have supported the WHINN conference from the very start, as an attendee, speaker and chair, and I am always happy to participate in such an interesting and productive event. It is a real privilege to help create the content for WHINN 2019 in its new format and location.

Why should others attend WHINN?
Denmark has long been recognised as a global leader in healthcare innovation, and especially in the use of ICT to support it. The themes for this year reflect some of the most important new developments.

With many Danish success stories and plans to review, as well as international speakers bringing their perspectives and experience, this promises to be an outstanding event for clinicians, healthcare managers, policy makers, patient representatives and technologists.


Kasper Hallenborg

Head of Department, The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, Denmark

Chair for the track: Robots, AI & Drones for the Future

About 
Kasper’s research interests are within the fields of welfare technologies, telemedicine etc.

Why did I choose to be a chair at WHINN?
In addition to the fact that health care and health technology are immensely interesting areas and have been of interest to us for years, we also want to take part in advancing the Danish health care system in the future.

Why should others attend WHINN?
Others should participate so that they can gain insight into the challenges and opportunities, that the Danish health care system will face in the future.


Lotte Dalegaard Pedersen

Director, Social- og Sundhedsskolen Syd (Social & Healthcare College South), Denmark

Co-chair for the track: Fremtidens sundhedsprofessionelle - teknologikompetente, men hvordan? (Danish track)

About 
Lotte has for many years had a special focus on learning, health, digitalisation and technology as a part of the welfare- and health educations. She also has prior experience working at Odense Municipality, Fredericia Municipality and Odense University Hospital.

Why did I choose to be a chair at WHINN?
It was with great pleasure that I accepted to become a chair. As an educational institution we wish to be disturbed by the outside world and we want to influence how the profession is developing. We would like to be a part of the development of the Danish welfare model, especially in terms of digitalisation and welfare technologies.

Why should others attend WHINN?
At WHINN you will have the opportunity to learn from international experts, acclaimed researchers and experienced health professionals. You will also gain knowledge on how we enable our current workforce, and our workforce of the future, to handle the advancing technology within the healthcare sector.


Mathilde Schmidt-Petersen

Director of Nursing, RN, MSc, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Co-chair for the track: Fremtidens sundhedsprofessionelle - teknologikompetente, men hvordan? (Danish track)

About 
Mathilde Schmidt-Petersen was appointed director of nursing at Odense University Hospital in June 2018. Before that she was the head of nursing in the Department of Internal Medicine and Acute Medicine at Svendborg Hospital, where she has also held the position as head nurse in the Department of Geriatrics.

Besides a degree in nursing from 1997, Mathilde holds a Master's degree in Hospital-based Management from the University of Southern Denmark.

Why did I choose to be a chair at WHINN?
WHINN is a unique platform in Denmark to discuss the future of healthcare and health technology with colleagues and peers from around the world.

I am happy to be part of the team planning WHINN 2019. I am also glad to be able to contribute with the perspective of a large hospital, because it makes a lot of sense in relation to the track about our workforce of the future.

It is incredibly important that we ensure that employees have the right ‘digital skills’ and that they are motivated to use new technologies to the benefit of the patients.

Why should others attend WHINN?
WHINN is a special opportunity to be inspired by others, to share knowledge and to gain insights from Danish and international practices. This makes WHINN a great place to engage in dialogue and share valuable experiences with people from various healthcare organisations, industries and research- and educational institutions.

The combination of conference tracks and side events makes WHINN worth attending for anyone interested in the future of healthcare.