We’re happy to announce three new keynote speakers for the 2018 WHINN – Week of Health and INNovation programme.
WHINN – Week of Health and INNovation welcomes Ralph Echemendia “The Ethical Hacker” of Seguru, one of the world’s youngest promising health tech entrepreneurs Sara Naseri and Dr. Richard Melani, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Ochsner Health System and Professor of Medicine.
Dr. Richard Milani
Dr. Milani currently serves as the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Ochsner Health System and Professor of Medicine, at Ochsner Clinical School – The University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. His background and research focuses on population health with a special interest in chronic disease and medical informatics. He serves as the Medical Director of Innovation Ochsner (iO), a health innovation accelerator that is a subsidiary of the Ochsner Health System. After receiving his Internal Medicine training at the University of Florida, Dr. Milani completed fellowships in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Florida, Preventive Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard University (Massachusetts General Hospital), and Cardiovascular Diseases at Ochsner Clinic Foundation. He has authored over 500 medical publications and serves as a frequent lecturer for healthcare systems and Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, he is a reviewer for several medical journals, and is author of the book: Death and Dollars: Solving the Epidemic of Chronic Disease.
Ralph Echemendia is a world-renowned cyber security expert, known internationally by his alter ego “The Ethical Hacker.” For over 20 years, Ralph has delivered training on hacking and other security information to corporations including the US Marine Corps, NASA, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, AMEX, Intel, Boeing, Symantec, and IBM. His portfolio of work and reputation as a leading professional across several industries has landed him the credibility to make appearances on CNN, Fox News, USA Today, and Forbes, to name a few. Ralph took his talents to Hollywood, California and has worked with award-winning Director Oliver Stone as a technical supervisor on films such as “Savages” and “Snowden” as well as as other projects such as the film “Nerve” and award-winning TV series Mr. Robot. He has now joined forces with some of the music industry and Hollywood’s most influential names and is working on cutting edge technology for consumer cyber security.
With sure voice and professionalism, Sara draws the future in technology development with a strong focus on the healthcare sector. Before Sarah reached 25, she reached more than what most people do before they reach 50! Just 16 years old, she invented a unique nanochemical molecule, and has since taken several patents and lived on three continents. In 2013, she was named female entrepreneur of the year, and now she is studying medicine while building two technology companies in the United States. Sara is a sublime speaker who, besides being a good old-fashioned nerd, loves to sing and dance.