Meet the WHINN 2019 Chairs
To secure a powerful and professional content we've invited 6 high level profiles to be the chairs of our programme this year.

Meet the WHINN 2019 Chairs

Erik Jylling

Executive vice president Danish Regions, Denmark
MD. MPM.
Chair for the track: Easy and Equal Access to Care 
Bio
In his professional career Erik has been deeply involved in planning, organizing 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 anestesiology and intensive care medicin, Consultant, Head of department and superior leading positions on hospital and organizational level.

Why did I choose to be a chair at WHINN?
I Choose 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: Homebased Healthcare

Bio 
In the past 13 years, I have 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 draw lessons 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, CrawfordWorks Ltd, UK

Chair for the track: Digital Health

Bio 
John is an independent consultant with significant experience of digital health. Until 2018 he was Healthcare Industry Leader for Europe for IBM. He is past President (2015-2018) of EHTEL, and a director on the Global Board of HIMSS (2016-2018). He is involved in EU digital health projects, 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. These include HIMSS conferences in Europe and the USA, 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 perspective 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

Bio 
Kasper Hallenborg is Head of Department at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at The University of Southern Denmark. 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 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 must participate so that they can gain insight into the challenges and opportunities, which 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: Workforce

Bio 
Lotte Dalegaard Pedersen is director of the Social-og Sundhedsskolen Syd (Social & Healthcare College South). Lotte has for many years had a special focus on learning, health, digitalisation and technology as a part of the welfare- and Health educations, and has prior experience working at a university, a municipality and a university hospital.

Why did I choose to be a chair at WHINN?
It was with great pleasure I accepted to become a chair. As an educational institution we both wish to be disturbed by the outside world and 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 term of digitalisation and welfare technologies.

Why should others attend WHINN?
At WHINN you will have the opportunity to learn from experiences and gain new knowledge on what our current workforce, but even more so the workforce of the future, in the healthcare sector, is expected to handle technologically and how we enable them to do so.


Mathilde Schmidt-Petersen

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

Co-Chair for the track: Workforce

Bio 
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 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'm happy to be part of the team planning WHINN 2019 to bring the perspective of a large hospital – especially on the Danish track about the healthcare workforce of the future and how we ensure that they have the right "digital skills" and are motivated to use new technologies in the best possible way for the patients.

Why should others attend WHINN?
WHINN is a great place to be inspired by others and gain new insights - from an international perspective and not only the Danish point-of-view. This makes WHINN a great place to engage in dialogue and share experiences with people from healthcare organisations, industry and research/education. The combination of conference tracks and side-events makes WHINN worth attending for everyone interested in the future of healthcare.