Speakers 2019
Meet our speakers for 2019
Albert Luger, Researcher and Lecturer, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Albert Luger, researcher and lecturer at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Austria

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 14.00 - 14.40 - Expert talks - Evaluating AAL Technology and Surroundings services - 
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About
Albert Luger works at Department Demographic Change and Regional Development (DCRD) of the Institute for Applied Research on Ageing (IARA) and the School of Management (SoM). His re-search activities concentrate on demographics and labour markets. Furthermore, he is interested in socio-technical issues and here in particular in Active and Assisted Living (AAL). Relevant publications include Measuring the Impact of Active and Assisted Living Solutions, part of the Handbook of Active Aging and Quality of Life: from Concepts to Applications.


Andreas Hessner, Head physio, Reach Active

Andreas Hessner, Head physio, Reach Active

When and where
Date and time: 21st November, 10.30-12.00 - Digital Health

About
Andreas is the head physio at Reach. He has 7 years of clinical experience in his own clinic primarily working with patients with sports-injuries. Andreas has a masters (MSc.) in physiotherapy from the University in Southern Denmark and has done research on knee injuries and  is also currently doing research on CrossFit-related injuries in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.

 


Anja Arentoft Jelle, Nurse, Sim C - TechSim - Simulationscenter OUH

Anja Arentoft Jelle, Sygeplejerske, Sim C - TechSim - Simulationscenter OUH.

When and where

Date and time: 20th November - 09.35-10.15
Digital Health

About
Er sygeplejerske, daglig drift af TeamSim


Anna-Britt Krog, Project Manager, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

Anna-Britt Krog, Project Manager, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

Date and time: 21st November - 14.35 - 14.55
Digital Health

 


Anne Heeno, CEO, TimestoryVR

Anne Heeno, CEO, TimestoryVR

When and where: 
Date and time: 20th November - 11.15-12.15 - Digital Health

About
Anne Heeno, CEO og founder af firmaet TimestoryVR, som producerer interaktiv VR til heathcare og læring. Hun har en baggrund som prisbelønnet filminstruktør og filmproducer og har produceret +100 film. Hun har en stor interesse i at skabe interaktiv VR, som fremmer mental sundhed, tryghed socialisering og psykosocial rehabilitering.

 


Anne-Marie Gerdes, Chairperson, Danish Council on Ethics. MD, Professor, Head of Department.

Anne-Marie Gerdes, Chairperson, Danish Council on Ethics. MD, Professor, Head of Department

When and where
Date and time: 21st November, 14.15-16.00 - Easy and Equal Access to Care

About
Anne-Marie Axø Gerdes is the current chairperson of the Danish Council on Ethics.

She is also head of the Department of Clinical Genetics at Rigshospitalet and a professor of hereditary cancer diseases at University of Copenhagen, Department of Clinical Medicine.

In the Danish Council on Ethics her focus is on genetics issues from a health and ethics perspective and she heads a research group on genetic diseases in the field of oncology. Identification of new cancerous genes provides improved possibilities for genetic diagnostics, while the impact of these genes in terms of risk of disease and possibilities for prevention and treatment often take years to be collected and processed. In addition, it is important to both the patient and their relatives as they might also be at risk. New gene technologies offer a multitude of options in terms of individualised treatment but also pose ethical dilemmas such as coincidental findings, informed consent and the right information to relatives.

 


Anne-Mette Bang, Managing Director, Cambio Denmark

Anne-Mette Bang, Managing Director, Cambio Denmark

When and where?
Date and time: 21st November, 14.15 - 16.00 - Easy and Equal Access to Care

About
Anne-Mette Bang is the Managing Director for Cambio Denmark, part of the wider Cambio Group, one of the Nordic regions leading eHealthcare solution providers. Health care has always been the focal point of her professional life. She has been dealing with health in the intersection of companies, interest groups and the public throughout her career. Often with an interface to the political team and with an international outlook. It has given her a large network, nationally and internationally, which is important in supporting her position as Managing Director of Cambio Healthcare Systems Denmark.

Anne-Mette is passionate about finding the best solutions for hospital management, clinicians and patients. Partnership and collaboration is the keyword for good cooperation, "I would rather talk about partnership and collaboration than a traditional customer / supplier relationship, and I am sure that a common goal ensures the optimal solution".




Anne Lykkeskov, Chief consultant, The Danish Council on Ethics

Anne Lykkeskov, Chief consultant, The Danish Council on Ethics

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 15.50-16.30 - HealthTech

About
Anne Lykkeskov has worked within the area of ethical assessments of new technologies in the health sector for more than 20 years. She has also been the project lead on the Councils report on wearables and big health data released in October 2019 with recommendations on the use of big data for prediction and prevention of disease

 


Anne Pagh, Health Tech Consultant, Aabenraa Municipality, Denmark

Anne Pagh, Health Tech Consultant, Aabenraa Municipality, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.00 - 10.30
Fremtidens Sundhedsprofessionelle - Danish Track

About
Anne Pagh is a special consultant at the Municipality of Aabenraa, where she spearheads innovation processes and projects within digital health and assisted living technology.

Drawing on five years of experience within the field, Anne is responsible for strategy development, specific technology implementations, technology testing and evaluation, international collaborations, participation in research projects as well as collaboration with educational institutions.

Her main focus of interest is on innovation of public care and healthcare innovation, creating value through smart use of technology, driving sustainable change and bringing together the right partners in an overall holistic approach to the challenges and possibilities of care and healthcare – for the present as well as the future


Assya Pascalev, Executive Director, Bulgarian Center for Bioethics, Bulgaria

Assya Pascalev, Executive Director of BCB (Bulgarian Center for Bioethics) and Senior Research Fellow, Bulgaria

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 11.30 - 12.30
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About
Dr Assya Pascalev has a doctorate in applied philosophy with expertise in biomedical ethics, research ethics, neuroethics, moral philosophy, applied and professional ethics (including research ethics, food ethics, the ethics of biotechnology), ethical theory, and the philosophy of death and dying. She has over 30 publications on ethics and serves as an independent ethics expert for the EU Commission.


Atse Aukes, Head of Profuct, Tired of Cancer

Atse Aukes, Head of Profuct, Tired of Cancer

When and where
Date and time: 21st November, 10.20-12.00 - Digital Health

About
Atse Aukes is Head of Product at Tired of Cancer. With a background in Business Administration, Atse has almost ten years of broad IT experience in the field of eHealth, particularly in mental healthcare.

Atse was previously product manager of one of the largest eHealth platforms in the Netherlands in the field of mental health. During that time, he developed insight into online (evidence-based) interventions, patient reported outcomes, and integration challenges in a blended care setting. That’s how he was at the foundation of Koppeltaal, the Dutch national integration and information standard for the mental health care providers and was one of the first to use it.

Within Tired of Cancer, Atse is responsible for supervising the development & maintenance of Untire, research projects, information & data, and IT legal & compliance matters. He gets excited by state-of-the-art techniques such as A.I and is keen to look at the data himself to gain new insights. His passion really lies in being meaningful to the end users; there is such a large group of people who benefit from the app. Therefore, his day starts off good when a new positive review has arrived.

With great enthusiasm, Atse is using all his skills to make Untire a success and by that help many cancer patients worldwide.

 


Austin Gibbs, Doctor, The Allan Lab

Austin Gibbs, Dr., The Allan Lab

When and where
Date and time: 20th November - 09.15-09.35
Digital Health

About
Dr Austin Gibbs graduated from UCL with degrees in medicine and psychology and has worked in Emergency Medicine and on healthcare projects in a variety of settings across the world. Away from Medicine, he's spent time studying Law, living off the land in France, renovating a 120yr old house, before joining the Cardiology department in Jersey and forming The Allan Lab to develop a way of translating technology into meaningful and deliverable clinical practice. Unashamed nerd, passionate that advances in health technology can deliver better patient outcomes and experiences, yielding economic benefits.


Birthe Dinesen, Professor & Leder af Laboratoriet for Velfærdsteknologi - Telesundhed & Telerehabilitering, Aalborg University

Birthe Dinesen, Professor & Leder af Laboratoriet for Velfærdsteknologi - Telesundhed & Telerehabilitering, Aalborg University

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 10.45-12.00 - Home Based Healthcare

About

 


Brian Hedegaard, CEO, Probatus ApS

Brian Hedegaard, CEO, Probatus ApS

When and where
Date and time: 21th November - 10.30-12.00 - Digital Health

About
Brian Hedegaard is an independent regulatory affairs specialist and advisor specialized in software as medical device. Brian is working in the digital health and connected health space assisting startups and established enterprises gain market access for innovative digital health solutions.


Carsten Andreasen, Head of Department, Healthservices, Nordfyns Municipality

Carsten Andreasen, Head of Department, Healthservices, Nordfyns Municipality

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November,  9.25 - 10.10 - Home Based Healthcare

About
Carsten Andreasen has for several years practiced management and development of employees. He also has a specific interest in quality development and believe that the most important quality control takes place both in the employee group and in the products to be delivered by the workplace.

 


Carsten Jensen, Projekt Manager, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

Carsten Jensen, Projekt Manager, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

When and where
Date and time: 21th November 14.15-14.55 - Digital Health

About
CJ is a data-driven person, who is passionate about technologies that monitor rather than describe behavior, and he strongly believes we can improve quality of care through systematic collection of healthcare data. Because of this, CJ spent the past years rethinking and designing remote rehabilitation solutions to create value for clinicians, empower and involve end-users, and support lifestyle changes.

Professionally, CJ holds a Ph.D. within the field of orthopedics from Odense University. He has conducted research with primary focus on pre-habilitation (pre-surgery), rehabilitation (post-surgery), and developed PRO instruments in close collaboration with health professionals from primary and secondary care.

Since 2015, CJ has held a position as Project Manager at the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark – working with e.g. Genoptræn.dk and the KIG-project, with the intension to design remote rehabilitation of high quality, yet fun, easy and flexible.

Remote rehabilitation should not only offer a vast amount of relevant exercises, but also provide a platform for ongoing feedback, contribute with evidence, and help us identify future needs.

 


Don McIntyre, Design Director, The Digital Health & Care Institute, UK

Don McIntyre, Design Director, The Digital Health & Care Institute, UK

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 14.15 - 16.00
Easy and Equal access to care

About
Don is a designer, technologist and educator who has spent more than 20 years working at the junction of design and technology with companies and organisations across commercial, public and applied research sectors such as Oyster Partners (now DigitasLBi), The Fraunhofer Institute, MIT and Giugiaro.

He speaks regularly at public forums on the transformative capability of design innovation and divides his time between the Innovation School at Glasgow School of Art, where he is Design Director, The Digital Health and Care Institute, and Chess Digital where he is Creative Lead.

 


Erik Jylling, Executive vice president, Danish Regions, Denmark

Erik Jylling, MD. MPM., Executive vice president Danish Regions, Denmark
Chair for the track: Easy and Equal Access to Care and the moderator of the track.
When and where 
Date and time: 20th November. 14.00-14.15 - HealthTech
21st November, 9.00-9.15
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.



Eskild Holm Nielsen, Director of Innovation, Aalborg University Hospital

Eskild Holm Nielsen, Director of Innovation, Aalborg University Hospital

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 15.50-16.30 - HealthTech

About
Eskild is Director of Innovation at Aalborg University Hospital and Head of “Idéklinikken” (The Idea Clinic) in North Denmark Region.

 


Esmaeil S. Nadimi, Professor, Maersk McKinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark

Esmaeil S. Nadimi, Professor, PhD, ECE, Group of Machine Learning and AI, Maersk McKinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 9.40 - 9.55
Robots, AI and Drones

About

Esmaeil is a professor of signal processing and data science with focus on applications of machine learning and AI in medicine. He is the leader of the group; ‘Machine Learning and AI’ (ML&AI) and deputy leader of SDU Embodied Systems for Robotics and Learning (ESRL).

The ML&AI team is involved in multiple projects with different hospitals aiming at addressing current medical and clinical issues using machine learning and artificial intelligence. Projects span over fields such as gastroenterology, neurology, endocrinology, gynaecology, dermatology and urology.  

The ML&AI team’s expertise lies in machine learning, artificial intelligence, data processing and big data analytics with focus on heterogeneous patient data handling.

 


Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Leader, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Evdokimos Konstantinidis, product manager of Nively SAS and leader of the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Research Group in the Lab of Medical Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 14:40-15:40 - Personalisation in Coaching for Care and wellbeing of Seniors
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About
Evdokimos Konstantinidis is the product manager of Nively sas and leader of the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Research Group in the Lab of Medical Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include medical informatics, particularly within assistive technologies (silverscience, silvergaming, mobile health). Recent research interests focus on intervention for elderly in the field of exergaming and IoT technologies as well as artificial intelligence in serious games for elderly people. He supported the establishment of the Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab in Thessaloniki which in 2018 became a full member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). Evdokimos is currently a council member of ENoLL, technical co-ordinator of CAPTAIN H2020 project and he has served as deputy technical manager of SmokeFreeBrain H2020 EU project.

 


Gitte Friis Kjeldsen, Project Manager, Regional Hospital in Horsens, Denmark

Gitte Friis Kjeldsen, Project Manager, Regional Hospital in Horsens, Denmark

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 14.15-14.35 - HealthTech

About
Gitte is the project manager of project CROSS TRACKS – a public private and cross-sectional innovation project aiming to develop better patient care across sectors based on data.

Gitte holds a M.Sc. in Business Economics, Marketing from Aarhus University and an Executive MBA in Innovation and Technology Management from Aalborg University.

Gitte has worked with Public – Private Innovation for the last 10 years.

 

 


Harold Thimbleby, Executive Director, Digital Therapeutics Alliance, UK

Harold Thimbleby, Megan Coder, Executive Director of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, UK

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.40 - 10.00 + 10-30 - 12.00
Digital Health

About
Prof. Harold Thimbleby is See Change Fellow in Digital Health, based at Swansea University, Wales. Harold is a popular speaker, and has been invited to talk in over 30 countries.

He is Expert Advisor on IT to the Royal College of Physicians, a member of the World Health Organization's Patient Safety Network, and an advisor to the Clinical Human Factors Group and to the UK Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Harold has been an expert witness in NHS criminal cases; his work exposing problems in digital healthcare has stopped nurses going to prison.

Although a professor of computer science, he is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Edinburgh Royal College of Physicians, and of the Royal Society of Arts; he's also a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has been a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder and a Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow. Harold won the British Computer Society's Wilkes Medal, and his last book, Press On: Principles of Interaction Programming (MIT Press), won several international awards. 

Harold is also a patient. He has peripheral neuropathy, which makes everyday activities like walking and writing painful and increasingly difficult.

More details, including offprints of hundreds of articles and videos, are available from Harold's website: www.harold.thimbleby.net


Hasse Petersen, Chief Consultant, Region Zealand, Denmark

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

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 14.10 - 15.00
Session opening - Digital prevention and rehabilitation services

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.

Hasse is also the chair for this track. 


Helena Burger, Full Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Director of the Slovenian University's Rehabilitation Institute.

Helena Burger, Full Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Director of the Slovenian University's Rehabilitation Institute. 

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 10.50 - 11.30
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for wellbeing and care


About
Dr. Burger is an experienced clinician and scientist with more than 60 publications in scientific journals. She has led and participated in several national and international projects as well as conducted several clinical trials investigating rehabilitation technology. She also led a national project on development and deployment of tele-rehabilitation.


Henriette Siv Holm Kristensen, Area manager, Viborg Municipality

Henriette Siv Holm Kristensen, Area manager in Homecare & Nursing, Viborg Municipality 

When and where
Date and time: 20th November - 15.30 - 16.30 
Home-based healthcare

About
Specialist of learning processes, specializing in leadership and organizational psychology (MLP).

 


Inger Futtrup Norgreen, Project Manager, Svendborg Municipal, Denmark

Inger Futtrup Norgreen, Project Manager, Svendborg Municipal, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 9.00 - 10.15
Home-based healthcare
Session: Organizing and equipping acute home nursing

About
Trained nurse with SD in communication and clinical education.

Has worked in multidisciplinary settings with collaboration between hospital and municipal nursing, among other things wound care, telemedicine and emergency nursing.

Has held different positions such as: nurse, staff manager, consultant and project manager.


Iris Brunner, Associate professor, Neuro Centre Hammel, Denmark

Iris Brunner, Associate professor, Neuro Centre Hammel, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 10.35 - 11.15
Rehabilitation with VR / AR - case
Digital Health

About
I am currently appointed as associate professor at the University of Aarhus / Hammel Neurocenter in Denmark. Main areas of interest include upper limb motor recovery after stroke and technology-assisted rehabilitation. Current projects comprise Brain-Computer Interface training for patients with severe paresis after stroke and the Danish Enriched Environment Project (DEEP), aiming to enhance rehabilitation by facilitating activity. During recent years, I was principal investigator for VIRTUES (Virtual reality training for upper extremity in sub-acute stroke) trial. Another key interest is knowledge transfer from research to clinical practice, which resulted in the organization of the Nordic Summer School for Neurorehabilitation.

 


Jakob Hedegaard, Consultant, University College Copenhagen

Jakob Hedegaard, Consultant, University College Copenhagen

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.00 - 10.30
Fremtidens Sundhedsprofessionelle - Danish Track

About
Arbejder som konsulent I Praksis- og Innovationshuset, som er et tværprofessionelt simulationslaboratorium med fokus på teknologi og innovation.

Jakob udvikler undervisning som tager afsæt i teknologier og metoder kendt fra Makerspaces herunder designtænkning og digital fabrikation.

Derudover understøtter han undervisere og studerende i brugen af teknologi på tværs af KP’s mange uddannelser.

Før har Jakob arbejdet med Maker-teknologier på Læreruddannelsen.

 


James Read, CEO, Reach Active

James Read, CEO, Reach Active

When and where
Date and time: 21st November, 10.30-12.00 - Digital Health

About
At Reach we’re ‘unleashing active’ everyday by helping people better understand, manage and trust their body. We do this through an exercise- and learning-based approach, that is super convenient and motivating. We combine technology, knowledge and brilliant physiotherapists to equip people to overcome their muscle and/or joint pain and prevent it in the future. 


Jan Arnholtz Overgaard, Research & development physiotherapist, Municipality of Lolland, Denmark

Jan Arnholtz Overgaard, Clinician and research & development physiotherapist, Municipality of Lolland, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 15.30 - 16.30 - Home-based healthcare

About
Jan Overgaard graduated in 2014 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern Denmark. He is affiliated and co-works with the research programme at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research – Copenhagen (PMR-C), Denmark.

His research interest is in hip fractures dealing with the cliniometric properties of measurements and different types of interventions provided to older adults after hip fracture in an outpatient setting.

Jan Overgaard has previously presented at scientific congresses both nationally and internationally and has published articles on patients with hip fracture.

He has also been the local coordinator of the “Digitally Supported Training” project in the Municipality of Lolland and his talk will address his practical experiences and challenges throughout the project.


Jan Madsen, Professor, Technical University of Denmark

Jan Madsen, Professor in Computer-Based Systems at DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark

When and where
Date and time: 21st November - 15.15 - 15.45
Digital Health

About
Jan Madsen is Full Professor in computer-based systems at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (DTU Compute), Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He is heading a research group on Embedded Systems Engineering (30 people) and has, since 2010 been Deputy Director of DTU Compute (400 people) with focus on research strategies.

His research interests are in antidisciplinary field between microelectronic, microfluidic and molecular computing machines. Related to healthcare technology, he initiated (2012) and co-founded (2016) the Copenhagen Healthcare Technology Center (CACHET). Since 2008 he has coordinated a research group focusing on Design Automation for microfluidic biochips (lab-on-chip), and since 2011 he has coordinated research on synthetic biology (molecular computing) with the vision to link it to the microfluidic biochip research.

 


Jane Clemensen, Professor, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Jane Clemensen, Professor, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 9.00 - 12.00 
Moderating the sessions in the track: Home-based healthcare: Acute home nursing

About
Jane Clemensen works with user-driven innovation, creating new technologies together with patients, relatives and clinicians. All projects also involve close collaboration with the industry.

Jane is a trained nurse with a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University. She has held many different positions such as head nurse, management consultant, head of innovation.


Jesper Aggergaard, CEO, Gonio VR

Jesper Aggergaard, CEO, Gonio VR

When and where
Date and time: 20th November - 11.15-12.15 - Digital Health 

About
Jesper Aggergaard graduated as a physical therapist in 2008 and ever since then he dreamed of merging gaming with physical therapy. With the rise of Virtual reality he has become one of the pioneers in virtual physical therapy. As CEO of Gonio VR he is merging gaming, physical therapy and data collection to remake physical therapy in the 21st century


Jesper Clausen, Senior Consultant, SimC - TechSim - Simulationscenter OUH

Jesper Clausen, Overlæge / Senior Consultant, SimC - TechSim - Simulationscenter OUH

When and where
Date and time: 20th November - 09.35-10.15 
Digital Health

About
Overlæge / Senior Consultant
Team leder / Faculty Lead


Jesper Roy, Direktør, Takeawalk

Jesper Roy, Direktør, Takeawalk

When and where
Date and time: 20th November - 11.15-12.15 - Digital Health

About
Jesper og takeawalk har siden 2016 arbejdet med VR til social og sundhedssektoren . I dag vejleder og servicerer vi over 40 kommunale og regionale partner via foredrag , workshop og en unik VR platfom.

Virksomhed , brug hvad du ønsker:

En oplevelsesbaseret VR-video streaming tjeneste

Med Takeawalks VR-system kan flere brugere samtidigt se samme film og få en fælles oplevelse. Videoerne administreres i en app igennem en tablet, hvor der er adgang til over 200 VR-film.  Her er videoer med oplevelser fra  København, Aarhus, Paris, Rom, Malaga,Venedig. Thailand, Østrig, Tyskland - på søer, under vandet, i Legoland, i en børnehave, med hunde, heste, og meget mere. VR-videoerne kan være med til at skabe oplevelser op være sansestimulerende for ældre og borgere med demens og psykiske lidelser.  Videoerne kan også anvendes til uddannelse af fx sosu'er, som så kan forberede sig mentalt på, hvordan interaktionen er med en borger med psykiske lidelser. Platformen kan håndtere brugernes egne film og gøre disse interaktive ved hjælpe af et redigeringsværktøj.

Som noget ganske nyt , er der udviklet forskellige former fra eksponerings terapi , bla. Til misbrugsområdet, angst og andet.

Takeawalks platform er simpel at anvende og er den perfekte start til en vellykket VR oplevelse, som gør en forskel.

Baggrund:

2016: https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/regionale/trekanten/virtual-reality-demente-kan-opleve-verden-paa-ny

2017: https://livsstil.tv2.dk/sundhed/2017-03-09-knud-erik-sidder-i-koerestol-men-hele-verden-ligger-for-hans-foedder-det-er

2018: https://www.tv2ostjylland.dk/artikel/vr-teknologi-giver-als-patient-mere-livskvalitet

https://www.dr.dk/om-dr/nyheder/video-banebrydende-vr-projekt-med-dr-pigekoret-genskaber-minder-demente

2019: https://www.tvsyd.dk/nyheder/12-09-2019/1930/voksne-udviklingshaemmede-falder-til-ro-med-virtuel-reality

Og til sidst er denne altid god som argument  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQKO-asEJU


John Crawford, Managing Director, Crawford Works, Ltd, UK

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.

Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar, Vice President, Connected Health - Partners HealthCare, USA

Joseph C. Kvedar, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.00 - 9.40 + 11.50 - 12.00 - Digital Health

14.15 - 16.00 - Easy and Equal Access to Care 

About
Dr. Joe Kvedar is creating a new model of health care delivery, moving care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients.
He is the author of two books on the subject: The Internet of Healthy Things (2015) and The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017).

At Partners HealthCare, Dr. Kvedar is leveraging personal health technologies to improve care delivery and help providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He has launched a number of innovative health tracking programs, mobile health, virtual care initiatives and clinical research programs for the more than 1.5 million patients served at Partners HealthCare-affiliated hospitals, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Dr. Kvedar serves as Program Chair for the Connected Health Conference, an industry defining event co-hosted by Partners Connected Health and the HIMSS Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance). He is also a member of the PCHAlliance Board of Managers.

Internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, he currently serves on the Editorial Board of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research journal. The cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for connected health. Dr. Kvedar serves as a strategic advisor at Flare Capital Partners and PureTech Ventures; he is also a member of the board of b.well Connected Health.

He is co-chair of the American Medical Association's Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group; and a member of the Board of Xcertia, a collaboration between AHA, AMA, DHX Group and HIMSS dedicated to improving the quality, safety and effectiveness of mobile health applications (apps). Dr. Kvedar is a Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.

 


Julita Vassileva, Professor, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)

Julita Vassileva, a professor at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and a leading researcher in user modelling, personalization and social computing, as well as AI in Education.  

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 13.30 - 14.00
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About
Julita Vassileva has authored over 250 research papers in the areas of intelligent tutoring and recommender systems, user modelling and personalisation, trust and reputation, persuasion and behaviour change.
She is a member of the editorial boards of several reputed journals and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in AI section on AI Supporting Human Learning and Behaviour Change.

Dr Vassileva was elected to the Board of CS-Can | Info-Can (the Canadian Computer Science Society) in 2017 and serves as a Chair of the Research Committee of the Board. Dr. Vassileva held the NSERC/Cameco Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the Prairies region (2005 – 2011). She also started a science outreach program for aboriginal youth in the North, called “Science Ambassadors”, which has now completed 12 years of impactful activity in over 25 communities and has engaged over 30,000 indigenous youths in science. For her leadership and mentorship, she was awarded the Saskatoon’s YWCA “Women of Distinction Award (Science and Research)” in 2015.


Karin Spangsberg Kristensen, Physiotherapist, Rigshospitalet - Glostrup, Denmark

Karin Spangsberg Kristensen, Project Manager and physiotherapist, Neurological Clinic, Rigshospitalet - Glostrup, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 10.35 - 11.15
Digital Health

About
For more than 20 years, Karen has been working with neurorehabilitation, mainly acquired brain injury in an inpatient setting. From 2013 to 2017 her focus has been on rehabilitation among adolescents and young adults (age 15 to 30) with an acquired brain injury, using VR in the treatment.


Karen Tambo, Projektleder, Center for Kompetenceudvikling

Karen Tambo, Projektleder, Center for Kompetenceudvikling

When and where
Date and time: 21st November, 10.40-11.30 - Fremtidens sundhedsprofessionelle 

About
Information will follow


Keld Thorsen, CEO, Life Science Robotics ApS

Keld Thorsen, CEO, Life Science Robotics ApS

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 10.10-11.00 - Robots, AI and Drones

About
Mechanical Engineer & MBA (IMD)
Co Investor in Life Science Robotics
Many years of experience in Global sales, distribution & product development.
Supervisor Board member in Nilpeter A/S

 


Kerrie Hauge, Managing director with GE Healthcare.

Kerrie Hauge, MS, Ph.D. Managing director with GE Healthcare. 

When and where

Date and time: 21st November - 14.55 - 15. 15 - Digital Health 

About
Kerrie Hauge is a managing director with GE Healthcare Partners specializing in the areas of patient flow optimization, care delivery, and organizational change leadership. Kerrie brings over 25 years of process optimization expertise—the past 20 of which have been concentrated in the healthcare sector.

Kerrie is focused on the design and delivery of large-scale, analytics-based clinical transformation programs. She has led or advised many of GE Healthcare’s Command Centers. She develops comprehensive programs to create and activate the advanced analytics, roles, and workflows required to transform organizational performance.

Kerrie has helped numerous healthcare organizations transform their care delivery processes, from assessing organizational needs to designing innovative strategies, to supporting organizational change and implementation.

Prior to joining GE Healthcare Partners, Kerrie owned and operated a process improvement consultancy firm specializing in the development of sophisticated mathematical models for patient flow optimization.

Kerrie earned her doctoral degree in operations management from the University of Colorado (Boulder). She also holds a Master of Science degree in applied mathematics and a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science. Kerrie earned her doctoral degree in operations management from the University of Colorado (Boulder). She also holds a Master of Science degree in applied mathematics and a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science.


Kevin Dean, Managing Director, Smart Health Science, UK

Kevin Dean, Managing Director, Smart Health Science, UK

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 10.45 - 11.30
Session: The Future of Home-based Healthcare (Home-based healthcare track)

About
Kevin Dean is an engineer with 30+ years of experience in technology, information systems and informatics innovation. He is the Managing Director of Health Tech consultancy Smart Health Science, working with innovators and venture funders to bring health technology and services to the market. Kevin is also the Chairman of Sweden-based quantified MRI company, AMRA ab that is creating the world’s biggest body composition database; a Senior Research Fellow for the RAND Corporation in Europe; and adjunct professor of Telehealth and Assistive at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller Institute in Denmark.

Kevin is also a member of the Pistoia Alliance Advisory Board. He has worked in health & care for more than 20 years as health & care Innovation Director at Cisco, and as Non-Executive Director of Genomics England Limited (the world’s largest Whole Genome Sequencing programme) with responsibility for Information. In 2013 The Health Services Journal named Kevin as one of the top 50 innovators in healthcare.


Kim Koldby, Chief Conultant, UCL University College, Denmark

Kim Koldby, Chief Conultant, UCL University College, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 10.40 - 11.30
Fremtidens Sundhedsprofessionelle - Danish Track

About
For the last 14 years, Kim has been working with further and ongoing education for healtcare professionals. Both in relation to postgraduate diploma in health and in several development projects concerning development of competences, organisations and professional health practice.

Kim has substantial experiences in partnerships, strategies and project management from UCL’s partnership strategy, Development Centre for Dementia  and several development projects. For the time being Kim is involved in the project “Get Digital Competent”.

Kim is a trained nurse with a master’s degree in adult pedagogics. Kim has held many different positions as nurse, teacher, consultant and manager.

Om
Henover de sidste 14 år har Kim arbejdet med efter- og videreuddannelse af sundhedsprofessionelle. Både i form af formelle kompetenceudviklingsforløb i den sundhedsfaglige diplomuddannelse og i en række udviklingsprojekter hvor kompetence- og organisationsudvikling er koblet til udvikling af professionel sundhedspraksis.

Kim har betydelige erfaringer med partnerskabelse, strategiudvikling og projektledelse indenfor bl.a. UCL’s partnerskabsstrategi, Udviklingscenter for Demensområdet og en række udviklingsprojekter. Aktuelt deltager Kim bl.a. i projektet ”Bliv digital kompetent”.

Kim er uddannet sygeplejerske og Cand.pæd.pæd. Kim har varetaget flere funktioner som sygeplejerske, underviser, konsulent og leder.


Lada Timotijevic, Associate Professor, University of Surrey, UK

Lada Timotijevic, Principal Research Fellow (Associate Professor) within School of Psychology, University of Surrey, UK

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 11.30 - 12.30
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About
Lada Timotijevic trained as a social psychologist and has expertise and particular interest in public engagement and dialogue, evidence-based policy making, risk perceptions and communication. Her most recent interests are relevant to the current international efforts to establish new scientific and data governance regimes. Of particular interest is the issue of ethics and legitimacy of the processes of big data harvesting, curating and re-purposing. She has led on work packages to address the issues of ethics and user perspectives in the development of mHealth clinical decision-making tools for Parkinsons, and in the development of research infrastructures to enable linked data for the purpose of research or clinical practice.  She published widely in international journals such as European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Food Policy, Social Science and Medicine, British Journal of Nutrition, and others


Lars Clemmensen, Project manager, Region of Southern Denmark

Lars Clemmensen, Project manager, Telepsychiatric Research Unit, Region of Southern Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 14.15 - 15.30 - Digital Health

About
Lars has a master’s degree in psychology from Aalborg University (2010) and a PhD from the University of Copenhagen (2016). He is the project manager of the 'exposure therapy in virtuel reality for social anxiety disorder' project.  


Lars Dahl Allerup, Development Manager, Corporate Procurement, Capital Region of Denmark

Lars Dahl Allerup, Development Manager, Corporate Procurement, Capital Region of Denmark

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 10.00-10.45 - HealthTech 

About 
Lars Dahl Allerup is New Business Development Manager at Corporate Procurement in The Capital Region of Denmark - a group of 11 public hospitals (app. 8500 beds) around the city of Copenhagen accounting for more than 30% of the total Danish healthcare system. His responsibilities include innovation and business development within the group's procurement activities (EUR 1.5B / USD 1.7B / DKK 11.1B annual volume) as well as strategic partnerships within public-private innovation and Value Based Healthcare. 

Lars Dahl Allerup has more than 15 years of experience in strategic procurement. Since 2007 he has been responsible for the procurement category of medical equipment to the hospitals around Copenhagen.  Since 2008 Lars has also been leading the group's investment strategy for life science technology. His expertise lies in combining a very commercial approach with public procurement in healthcare. Lars holds further expertise in combining commercial, legal, technological, political and clinical insights. 

In 2017 Lars founded a new pioneering unit within the group's department of corporate procurement. A unit that since the summer of 2017 has focused its activities on projects which expand public-private innovation and Value Based Healthcare. Whilst being patient pathway. Within its first 12 months the unit has initiated, funded and partly realized 7 large-scale projects within public-private innovation. The new unit is planning to double the current portfolio by adding another 7 projects in 2019/2020. 

Lars is an experinced key-note speaker and he has delivered presentations at severeal national and international conferences and roundtables. He has also provided strategic advice and consulting ideas to both mulitinational medtech corporations, domestic SMEs, public authorities abroad as well as partnering with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark to attract foreign investments. Lars is a leading promoter og Value-Based Procurement and internationally acclaimed for pioneering Next-Generatin Public Procurement to leverage healthcare innovation. Lars is actively involved in the medtech start-up industry and he holds various positions on advisory boards within Value-Based Procurement and the life science environment. 

  • The national board og healthcare innovation in Denmark (Danish Regions) 
  • Texas-Denmark BioBridge - strategic alliance, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Health Tech Hub Copenhagen - www.healthtechhub.org 
  • The partnership for Innovative healthcare procurement - Danish Ministry of Industry, Business & Financial Affairs

Lars Frelle-Petersen, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Danish Industry

Lars Frelle-Petersen, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Danish Industry

When and where
Date and time: 20th November - 09.05 - 09.30 - Health Tech and data driven Innovation

About
Lars Frelle-Petersen is Deputy Director General, where he is responsible for the digital agenda at the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI). Lars Frelle-Petersen leads DI’s effort to make Denmark a digital frontrunner in Europe, including HealthTech and digitalization within healthcare.

Before DI, Lars Frelle-Petersen held several high-level positions within the Danish government at the Danish Ministry of Finance and at the Ministry of Science. He has more than 12 years’ experience with major national digitization projects across municipalities, regions and state institutions. This includes public procurement of digital services from private suppliers, giving him an insight in the private IT-sector, as well.

Lars Frelle-Petersen is a graduate of MSc in Science.


Lasse Thomsen, CEO, Robotfabrikant LT Automation

Lasse Thomsen, CEO, Robotfabrikant LT Automation

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 10.00-11.00 - Robots, AI and Drones

 


Liz Ashall-Payne, Founding CEO, ORCHA, UK

Liz Ashall-Payne, Founding CEO of ORCHA, UK

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 10.30 - 12.00
Digital Health

About
Passionate about the opportunities that technology and particularly apps offer to improve health and care efficiencies and outcomes, Liz founded the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Application in 2015 (ORCHA). The organisation is determined to present a way to offer much needed guidance to app developers to help raise app quality, as well as guiding stakeholders confidently to find and apply apps that could genuinely improve public, patient and organisational outcomes.

Initially a Speech and Language Therapist, Liz has almost 20 years of experience in NHS. She has successfully led innovative change and service transformation in complex health economies. She has led regional, national and European change programmes and networks to deliver transformational shifts and she also has experience of working collaboratively with the public sector, the industry and academia.

Other roles include:

  • NHSE NIA Fellow
  • NHSE Coach Clinical Entrepreneur program
  • OCS Advisory Board member
  • BCS Associate Vice Chair for standards

Lotte Dalegaard Pedersen, Director, Social- og Sundhedsskolen Syd, Denmark

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.


Lorena Macnaughtan, Associate Director, Events and Media Content, HIMSS International

Lorena Macnaughtan, Associate Director, Events and Media Content, HIMSS International

When and where
Date and time: 21st November, 10.30-12.00 - Digital Health 

About
Lorena Macnaughtan, MBA, PhD is the HIMSS Associate Director for Events and Media Content, International. Previously, she has been consulting in healthcare transformation and innovation for several years. In addition, whilst obtaining her PhD in Digital Economy focused on digital health, she also co-founded and headed iCEE.health for three years - an all-healthcare stakeholders included event, a platform for learning, networking and collaboration. It was the first of its kind event in Central and Eastern Europe and took place in Bucharest. In 2018, she led two more events in healthcare, alongside two Romanian organisations and with the support of the Romanian Presidency.
Lorena is often engaged in events – TEDx, 4x speaker at Stanford Medicine X (Stanford, US), Doctors 2.0 and You (Paris, France), Giant Health Event (London, UK), amongst others. Her views were published on various platforms, such as: Digital Catapult Centre, Innovate Medtec, Mayo Clinic Centre for Innovation, or Medtech Engine.
Not last, she was honored to be included in 2018 in the Europe HIMSS Future 50 community.


Louise Gerber, Head of Development, Social- og Sundhedsskolen Fyn, Denmark

Louise Gerber, Head of Development, Social- og Sundhedsskolen Fyn (Social & Healthcare College Funen), Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.30
Fremtidens Sundhedsprofessionelle - Danish Track

About
Louise Gerber has been working at the social healthcare school in Aabenraa (SOSU Syd) since 2007 - from 2018 as business development manager.

SOSU Syd is an ambitious educational institution, where we let ourselves be disturbed by the outside world and aim to characterize the development within the professions that the school educates. Therefore, in collaboration with the municipalities, we have developed and started to implement Denmark's first digital social & health care assistant education, Digi Tech.

With Digi Tech, SOSU Syd aims to participate in solving some of the challenges the health care sector is currently facing. Many employees are not comfortable with new technologies and find it very difficult to use technologies as a tool which can support the care assignment in cooperation with the citizen. Our ambition is to change that.


Louise V. Thomsen, Senior Innovation Officer & Commercial Counsellor, The Innovation Centre & Embassy of Denmark in Tel Aviv

Louise V. Thomsen, Senior Innovation Officer & Commercial Counsellor, The Innovation Centre & Embassy of Denmark in Tel Aviv

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 09.45-10.00 - HealthTech

About
Louise Vibjerg Thomsen is Senior Innovation Officer & Commercial Counsellor at the Innovation Centre of the Danish Embassy in Tel Aviv, specialised in Life Sciences, Healthcare, AI and Cyber. Ms. Thomsen has over 15 years of experiences in fostering data-driven innovation in healthcare, advising Danish startups, corporates and public institutions on scaling their innovation capacity, assisting in building innovation and internationalisation strategies and facilitating strategic bilateral partnerships. She also advises public and private entities in building innovation ecosystems. Louise has completed an MA in Business Communication from Aarhus School of Business and a course in Leading Change Management at Harvard University.

 


Maila Tandrup, Head of Care, Viborg Municipal, Denmark

Maila Tandrup, Head of Care, Viborg Municipal, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 15.30 - 16.30
Home-based healthcare
Case in the session: Good practice cases.
Maila will also be part of the panel debate. 

About
Maila has been working as Head of Care in Viborg Municipality since October 1, 2016. The care area has 1600 employees and a budget of approx. DKK 700 million.
'In the Municipality of Viborg we cooperate across disciplines and managerial areas to create coherence for our citizens.'

Maila Tandrup represents Viborg Municipality in several contexts within the welfare technology, both at regional, cross-municipal and Nordic levels.
'We are committed to our common core task - collaborating with the citizens, working towards an independent, meaningful and active life - all life.'


Marianne Harbo Frederiksen, Associate professor, University of Southern Denmark

Marianne Harbo Frederiksen, Cand. arch., Associate professor, Department of Technology and Innovation, and Associate professor, SDU Innovation and Design Engineering, University of Southern Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 9.55 - 10.10
Robots, AI and Drones

About
Marianne Harbo Frederiksen, Associate Professor at the Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark, has a practical background as product designer and as head of new product development as well as an academic background including a PhD in innovation management. Since 2016, her research has focused on opportunities and barriers to the implementation of civil and commercial drones as well as the development of the Danish drone industry. She collaborates with a range of actors within the industry, and currently – as part of the HealthDrone project sponsored by Innovation Fund Denmark – she focuses on identifying needs and requirements in relation to future transportation, by means of drones, of clinical samples, medicine, medical equipment and even clinicians between hospital units, medical clinics and home-visiting nurses: www.sundhedsdroner.dk


Marie Paldam Volker, Head of Department, Region of Southern Denmark

Marie Paldam Folker, Head of Department, Centre for Telepsychiatry, Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.00 - 10.30
Easy and Equal access to care

About
Marie Paldam Folker is Head of Department at the Centre for Telepsychiatry in the Region of Southern Denmark. Marie has worked in the healthcare technology field for over 10 years, specialising in technological interventions for mental health, incorporating design, implementation and evaluation. Originally trained as an anthropologist, Marie is passionate about making a difference to people with mental illness and involving people with lived experience of mental health problems to inform and shape the development of digital services.

At Centre for Telepsychiatry Marie is responsible for the development and implementation of digital mental health interventions in the Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern Denmark. Her role is also to identify and facilitate strategic partnerships to ensure that digital mental health technologies are developed and deployed in a way that maximizes benefits for end-users – both patients and mental health care providers.


Martin Glesner, Founder, Apoteka ApS

Martin Glesner, Founder, Apoteka ApS

When and where
Date and time: 20th November 11.15-12.00 - HealthTech

About
Martin is the founder of Apoteka ApS and Apocore, the platform enabling the first digital pharmacy in Denmark, Apopro Online Pharmacy.

Martin holds an MBA in Finance an Entrepreneurship from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.


Martin Lund, CEO, Mental Health Services

Martin Lund, CEO, Mental health services in the Capital Region of Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.00-10.30
Easy and Equal access to care

About
Martin Lund has been CEO of the Mental Health Services in the Capital Region since 2007.

He has previously been a deputy manager in the Ministry of Health and worked in the directorate-general of Health and Food Safety under the European Commission.


Martin Žnidaršič , researcher, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Martin Žnidaršič , researcher at DKT, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 14.00 - 14.20
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About
Martin Žnidarsic’s main research interest is data mining with a focus on probabilistic modelling, evaluation modelling and sentiment analysis. He is studying and developing methods for decision modelling under uncertainty and methods for data-based knowledge revision in hierarchical rule-based models of DEX methodology. The results of both methodological fields are put to practice mainly in environmental domains. Some of the developed methodology gets incorporated in a software tool proDEX, whereas applications and specific solutions are most often implemented as web applications.


Mathilde Schmidt-Petersen, Director of Nursing, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

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.  





Mette Bossen Linnet, Member of the Regional Council, Region of Sourthern Denmark

Mette Bossen Linnet, Member of the Regional Council, Region of Sourthern Denmark

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 9.00-9.25 - Robots, AI & Drones

About
Committee Chairman for Digitalisation in the Region of Sourthern Denmark


Mette Harbo, Head of Digitalisation, Health and Care administration, The City of Copenhagen

Mette Harbo, Head of Digitalisation, Health and Care administration, The City of Copenhagen

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 10-45-12.00 - Home Based Healthcare

About
Mette Harbo is head of digitalisation in the Health and Care administration in municipality of Copenhagen. Mette’s focus is on it-development and the interaction between it, end users, organisational implementation and governance.

Mette has great experience within digitalization of the Danish health sector and the intersectoral cooperation and governance. She is municipal chairman of the national board of FUT-organization (national infrastructure and it-solutions for telemedicine) and part of the national board of telemedicine


Mette Lindstroem Lage, Assistant Director, Danish Regions

Mette Lindstroem Lage, Assistant Director, Danish Regions

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 14.30 - 16.00
Easy and Equal access to care

About
Responsible for technology, digitalisation and data, medicine, research and quality improvement within the healthcare sector. 

Experience with development and implementation of strategies, organisational changes, organisational design, change management, leadership development and project management in knowledge-intensive organisations. Partnership development between the private and public sector.


Michael Harbo, Cheif of Development, DigiRehab A/S

Michael Harbo, Cheif of Development, DigiRehab A/S

When and where

Date and time: 21st November, 14.15-14.55 - Digital Health 

About
Michael Harbo is physiotherapist by education and has more than 20 years’ experience as a practicing physiotherapist. He is also an author and an experienced teacher both home and abroad.

Michael is very passionate about the development of physiotherapy in general and the effect the right training can have on especially elderly.

Michael is driven by the thought of all the time to do better today than we did yesterday and today he is chief developer of health products and thus the professional architect behind the products digifys.com and digirehab.dk.

Working with DigiRehab Michael has become one of the lead architects behind establishing a AI-supported platform working with the relation between physical training when elderly receives different types of aids.


Michael Hansen-Nord, M.D., Odense University Hospital

Michael Hansen-Nord, M.D., Head of Department, Emergency Department, Odense University Hospital

When and where

Date and time: 20th November, 09.00-10.15 - Home Based Healthcare

 

About
Head of one of the largest emergency departments in Northern Europe. Chairman og the planning group for the emergency department at the new university hospital in Odense, Dk to be open in 2023 where closer collaboration with the municipalities is a major agenda. 

Former inventor of the "COPD-briefcase" for tele-consultations at home.

 


Mikael Bay Skilbreid, Project Manager, IQVIA

Mikael Bay Skilbreid, Project Manager, IQVIA

When and where
Date and time: 21st November, 10.30-12.00 - Digital Health

About
Mikael is an experience and competent project manager, advisor and program manager. Through his experience as a program manager for the implementation of a Danish electronical medical record solution 'Sundhedsplatform' and more than 13 years of employment at the Danish Medicines Agency, he has a broad understanding of task requirements when delivering to the healthcare industry. 

Mikael's tasks have been within both consultancy at management level and very specific in relation to building an IT organization and solutions that supported the business processes. Further, the tasks have been in both the field of pharmaceuticals and in the hospital sector.

Hence, Mikael has a solid domain knowledge within the health field, and great experience in managing projects and ensure optimal team performance. Mikael's competence will mean that Mikael can provide qualified project management and sparring to consultants, solution engineers and developers. 


Mikas Bjørn Merrild, Associate Professor, University College Copenhagen

Mikas Bjørn Merrild, Associate Professor, University College Copenhagen

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.00 - 10.30
Fremtidens Sundhedsprofessionelle - Danish Track

About
Mikas Merrild (MM) er til daglig underviser på Københavns Professionshøjskole i faget fysioterapi teori og metode. MM arbejder med integration af teknologi og innovation i faget, både som læringsmodalitet og som læringsudbytte hos de studerende, som led i uddannelsen af kommende sundhedsprofessionelle. MM arbejder desuden i flere tværprofessionelle sammenhænge på Københavns Professionshøjskole, hvor teknologi og innovation er betydelige temaer.

Herudover har MM flere års erfaring som praktiserende fysioterapeut inden for det ortopædkirurgiske speciale.


Mike Thomsen, Technical specialist, iMotions A/S, Denmark

Mike Thomsen, Technical specialist, iMotions A/S, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 14.15 - 15.30
Digital Health

About
Mike has a Master's Degree in Interactive Digital Media from Aalborg Univerity(2014). He works at iMotions as a technical specialist, developing and supporting biometric use cases for virtual reality. He has been working with applied Eye-tracking, EDA, ECG, VR and EEG for the last 5 years 


Mikkel Viager, Consultant, Gain & Co.

Mikkel Viager, Consultant, Gain & Co.

When and where
Date and time: 20th November - 09.25 - 09.40 - Robots, AI & Drones of the future

About
Mikkel Viager has a M.Sc. degree in Automation and Robot technology from DTU, and has been involved in numerous research and development projects in various industries. Throughout his career, Mikkel has assisted hundreds of companies looking to benefit from robotic solutions, and is currently working as consultant and partner at the independent consultancy firm Gain & Co.


Morten Barfod Søegaard, Business developer, EON Reality

Morten Barfod Søegaard, Business developer of EON Reality

When and where
Date and time: 20th November - 15.45 - 16.30 - Digital Health

About
Morten Barfod Søegaard works as the business developer of EON Reality Denmark and has a background as a digital designer and entrepreneur. Morten has worked with international projects such as the MineCraft clone Terraria, and has facilitated workshops, game jams, summer schools, and constructed courses related to the extended realities at all layers of the educational sector. Morten also has experience in funding innovative ideas such as The Danish Game Factory which is a combination of an entrepreneurial environment, XR production related to edutainment, and a center of knowledge related to the new technological synergies between the digital interactive and the film format. Here Morten worked as the daily leader and the head of board. Morten has developed machine learning courses related to programming for kids with funds from Google, and micro learning courses related to integrate interactive digital storytelling at schools in Denmark. Morten is a mentor at the talent organisation 18Frames, and are a seasoned speaker at events. At EON Reality Morten promotes the new possibilities of the Extended Realities related to the health sector, industry 4.0, classroom 3.0 - this also includes the haptic technologies


Morten Hoff, Senior Consultant, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark.

Morten Hoff, Senior Consultant, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark.

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 10.30 - 10.50
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About
Morten Hoff was the Programme Manager for the LivingLab concept  CoLab Denmark – a cross sectorial network testing and developing healthcare technologies in collaboration with hospitals, municipalities and private companies. He holds a Ph.D. Degree within elderly and physical activity. As a Project Manager during the last 15 years he has managed a range of nationally funded projects in the Danish healthcare sector. Morten has been head of the digitisation and technology department in the department of Elderly and disabled within the Municipality of Odense.


Nicolai Søndergaard Laugesen, Head of Innovation, Falck

Nicolai Søndergaard Laugesen, Head of Bid & Commercial Excellence, Falck

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 11.15-12.00 - HealthTech

About
Nicolai Laugesen is Director in Falck and Head of Bid & Commercial Excellence, specializing in the areas of public partnerships, design of services and innovation. Nicolai is also responsible for Falck’s activities within drones. Drones provide new possibilities for mobility and logistics in the healthcare sector. Falck operates both in Europe and US and Nicolai brings international knowledge of services and innovation.

 


Nanna Skovgaard, Head of department, Danish Ministry of Health

Nanna Skovgaard, Head of department, Danish Ministry of Health

When and where
Date and time: 20th November - 14.15-14.35 - Home Based Healthcare

About
Nanna Skovgaard is head of division in the Danish Ministry of Health, division of data, infrastructure and cyber security. Her main focus is implementation, benefit realization and steering mechanisms in health management. On behalf of the Danish Ministry of Health, Nanna Skovgaard has been a key player in developing the Danish Digital Health Strategy 2018-2022 and in driving the nationwide implementation of new technologies.


Niels Illum, Director of Medical Studies, University of Southern Denmark

Niels Illum, Director of Medical Studies, MD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.00 - 10.30
Fremtidens Sundhedsprofessionelle - Danish Track

About

Niels Illum is an associate professor and MD in the field of child neurology at the HC Andersen Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Odense University Hospital.

Since 2011 Niels has also been Director of Medical Studies at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark where his research, among other things, is focused on assessment of competencies of final year medical students.


Oliver Smith, Strategy Director, Health Moonshot at Telefónica Innovation Alpha

Oliver Smith, Strategy Director, Health Moonshot at Telefónica Innovation Alpha

When and where
Date and time: 21st November, 11.00-12.00 - Easy and Equal Access to Care

About
Ollie is responsible for overall strategy within Telefonica Alpha’s Health Moonshot, alongside establishing and maintaining strong partnerships, and business model development.

He has extensive experience in strategy and innovation across a range of sectors. Before joining Alpha he was Director of Strategy and Innovation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, responsible for investing £100m over five years in innovations across acute, primary, and integrated care, and biomedical research and digital health.

Ollie was a Senior Civil Servant in the UK Department of Health; responsible for UK Tobacco Control Policy, and wrote the government’s first comprehensive childhood obesity strategy. Oliver was also a Policy Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit under Tony Blair. He has an MA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University.


Patricia Bianca Lyk, PhD student, University of Southern Denmark

Patricia Bianca Lyk, PhD student in department of Embodied System for Robotics and Learning Unit at the University of Southern Denmark 

When and where
Date and time: 20th November - 14.15 - 15.30 - Digital Health 

About

Patricia is a PhD student in the Department of Embodied Systems for Robotics and Learning Unit at the University of Southern Denmark. She has a MSc in Engineering (Learning and Experience Technology) and is currently interested in virtual reality and 360-degree video for education.

 


Peder Jest , Executive and Medical Director, Odense University Hospital (OUH), Denmark

Peder Jest, MD, Executive and Medical Director, Odense University Hospital (OUH), Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November, 10.10-11.00 - Rapid-fire presentation

Date and time: 20th November -  15.05 - 15.35 - The practical value of using robots at OUH Odense University Hospital and Svendborg Sygehus

Keynote Presentation: 21st November - 12.45 - 13.00

About
Peder Jest specialises in internal medicine and geriatrics and is also a former associate professor of geriatrics.

Since 1990, Peder has been the medical director of several hospitals in Denmark - from smaller hospitals to large hospital systems. He has served on the board of directors at Odense University Hospital (OUH) since 2007.

Peder is the chairman of the Innovation Council at OUH and co-founder of the joint research and innovation centre between OUH and the University of Southern Denmark; Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT – www.cimt.dk). 

He is the deputy chairman of the board in Welfare Tech (www.welfaretech.dk) and a member of the board of both Sundhed.dk (health.dk) and the National Centre for Public Sector Innovation (COI).

Peder also sits in the steering committee of the HealthDrone project - the first project to test drone use in healthcare in Denmark.

As Medical Director, Peder oversees a number of clinical departments in the hospital and has a special focus on patient security, patient empowerment and cooperation between clinical departments, general practitioners and the municipality in general.

Peder is especially interested in overcoming inequality in health and the implementation and upscaling of innovative medical technology for the benefit of patients and clinicians.


Rasmus Hjardem-Hansen, Municipal doctor and medical officer, Greve Municipality, Denmark

Rasmus Hjardem-Hansen, M.D., Specialist in General Medicine, Municipal doctor and medical officer, Greve Municipality, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 9.00 - 10.15
Home-based healthcare
Session: Acute nursing at home and the role of ICT

About
Rasmus has many years of experience working in the Danish healthcare system. He also had a brief career in the private sector as part of an IT-company, before returning to the public sector where he is currently developing the municipal healthcare in Greve.


René Martin Larsen, Head of Knowledge centre, Welfare and Assistive Technology, Denmark

René Martin Larsen, Head of Knowledge centre for Welfare and Assistive Technology, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 09.35 - 10.15 - Digital Health

About
Rene Martin Larsen's main focus areas include research and innovation, entrepreneurship and business development as well as system- and educational disruption. He has previously worked as Asia director for the UCN Global Office in Vietnam, Area director, UCN / Act2Learn TECHNOLOGY, Head of Centre for Construction and Business / UCN and Development Manager, Bjerg Architecture a/s. 

His educational background includes a Doctorate in Business administration from Swiss Business School (2018 - 2021), Bilateral Diplomacy from the University of Malta – DiploFoundation (2018), Board education from Confederation of Danish Industry (2010), Executive MBA from Aalborg University (2009) and Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction Management MAK from Nordjyllands Erhvervsakademi (2006).


Richard Wheeler, European Project Manager, The Balkan Institute, Bulgaria

Richard Wheeler, European Projects Manager at The Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy, Bulgaria

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 15.40 - 16.00
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

Date and time: 21st November - 11.00 - 12.00
Easy and Equal access to care

About

Richard Wheeler is an expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning that did his post-graduate work at the University of Edinburgh with a focus on symbolic knowledge based systems including case-based reasoning, and fuzzy and chaotic systems design. He has worked for the World Health Organisation in Geneva, The University of Edinburgh (both as a researcher and as the Head of Commercialisation for the School of Informatics), and was a research manager at Starlab Brussels. He joins SAAM on behalf of BILSP as a primary technology architect, and to apply his skills in business development to ensuring that SAAM reaches as many users as possible. His on-going research interests in SAAM include ambient intelligence as applied to functionalizing social services and support, and large-scale embedding of sensors and intelligence in the urban fabric.


Roberto Santana, Researcher, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Roberto Santana, Researcher, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of the Basque Country, Spain

When and where:
Date and time: 19th November - 14.40-16.00 - Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About
Senior Tenured Researcher in the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of the Basque Country, Spain.
Roberto's research interests comprise the use of machine learning methods for modeling and optimization. He has actively worked on the application of machine learning methods to problems from bioinformatics, neuroinformatics, and a variety of practical applications. He has published over 40 papers in international journals, more than 60 papers in international conferences, and is the editor of one book. He has participated in several projects funded by the Basque Government, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, and the European Union

 

 


Sabine Würth, Associate Professor, Sport psychology, Paris Lodron-University of Salzburg, Austria

Sabine Würth, Assoc. Prof. for sport psychology (Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the Paris Lodron-University of Salzburg, Austria)

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 14.40 - 15.40
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About

After her studies of psychology and sport science at the KU Eichstätt and the University of Konstanz, she finished her PhD at the University of Leipzig. She was head of the department of sport psychology (Institute of Sport Science) at the University of Vienna (2006-2011). Her research focusses on developmental and social aspects of physical activity and sport, injury prevention in sport, psychological diagnostics and improving self-regulation competences using smart technologies. Currently she is senior researcher in two interdisciplinary projects addressing digital solutions in the context of sport and exercise.

 


Sarah Bach Munkholm, CEO, MyMedCards

Sarah Bach Munkholm, CEO, MyMedCards

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 11.15-12.00 - HealthTech

About
Sarah is the CEO and Founder of the startup MyMedCards.

MyMedCards is an innovative digital solution that ensures accessible and high quality medical guidelines. It delivers quick up to date and reliable internation, national and local guidelines, that supports the working procedure in health care institutions such as hospitals and other homecare and elderly care providers such as municipalities, care networks and organizations. The solution is developed, tested and substantially improved by the healthcare system in Denmark.

 

Sarah is Doctor of Medicine from Aalborg University, Denmark.


Saturnino Luz, Computer scientist, Dementia Prevention, UK

Saturnino Luz, a computer scientist and expert in the analysis of human communication with focus on medical collaboration, UK

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 10.50 - 11.30
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About

Dr Saturnino Luz has employed qualitative and quantitative research methods to the study of medical teamwork, and developed machine learning techniques for content segmentation, performance prediction, and cognitive state inference in a number of natural and computer-mediated interaction settings. Dr Luz leads the Technology and Communication Translational Research Group at the Centre for Dementia Prevention. Dr Luz has published extensively on the analysis of speech and visual signals in human communication, including communication in medical settings.


Shafi Ahmed, Professor, Esdeco LTD

Shafi Ahmed, Professor, Esdeco LTD

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 15.45-16.30 - Digital Health

About


Simon Tulloch, Senior Advisor, The Dansig Society for Patient Safety

Simon Tulloch, Senior Advisor, The Danish Society for Patient Safety

When and where
Date and time: 21st November, 9.00 - 10.30 - Easy and Equal Access to Care

About
Simon Tulloch is a psychologist and senior advisor at the Danish Society for Patient Safety. He was formally the Head of Quality Outcomes and Satisfaction at East London NHS Foundation Trust, one of the original ‘demonstration sites’ which tested the implementation of IAPT services in 2006.

 


Stephanie Lose, Chair of Danish Regions

Stephanie Lose, Chair of Danish Regions

When and where
Date and time:

About
Chairman of  Danish Regions and the Regional Council in the Region of Southern Denmark

 

 


Stine Kruse, Head of Innovation, DTU

Stine Kruse, Head of Innovation, DTU

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 10.00-10.45 - HealthTech

About
Stine is Head of Innovation at Department of Health Technology in DTU – Technical University of Denmark.


Sofoklis Kyriazakos, CEO, Innovation Sprint, Belgium

Sofoklis Kyriazakos, Ph.D. in Telecommunications, Belgium

When and where 
Date and time: 19th November - 14.40 - 15.40
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About
Sofoklis Kyriazakos obtained his Ph.D. in Telecommunications in 2003 from the National Technical University of Athens, where he received an MBA degree in Techno-economic systems. Sofoklis holds the position of Associate Professor in the University of Aarhus, with activities focusing around Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. He has managed a large number of multi-million ICT projects, both at R&D and industrial level. Sofoklis has published more than 100 publications in international conferences, journals, books and standardization bodies and has more than 400 citations. In 2006 Sofoklis founded Converge SA, an ICT startup with specialization in software integration. In 2016 he co-founded Innovation Sprint Sprl and is currently its CEO. Sofoklis has been member of Board of Directors in several companies in Greece, Belgium and Canada and has been a member of the BoD of Athens Information Technology, a CE for Research and Education.


Soren Riis, Senior Director, Oticon Medical, Denmark

Soren Riis, PhD and Senior Director, Research & Technology Development at Oticon Medical, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 12.30 - 12.45
Keynote: AI In healthcare

About
Søren Riis completed his PhD in 1998 at the Technical University of Denmark. He joined Oticon in 2002 and transitioned to Oticon Medical in 2013 as a Sr. Director of Research & Technology Development. He is responsible for the management and transfer of Research & Technology innovations to the Oticon Medical product development pipeline. He is part of the Eriksholm Research Management Board and is the Oticon Medical point of contact for the Oticon Foundation. He also serves as the chairman of the health technologies group in the Danish academy of Technical Sciences and is a board member of TrialNation, a government lead initiative to facilitate easy access to clinical trials in DK for med-tech and pharma companies


Thomas Damkjær Petersen, President of the Danish Association of Engineers, IDA

Thomas Damkjær Petersen, President of the Danish Association of Engineers, IDA

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 09.00-09.25 + 10.00-11.00 - Robots, AI & Drones

About
Thomas Damkjær Petersen has been active in IDA for more than 25 years. Before becoming the president of IDA (2016). He has a MSc in Engineering from DTU (The Technical University of Denmark). Before his presidency in IDA he worked with traffic planning as a Project Manager at Denmark’s largest traffic company; Movia.


Thomas Ploug, Professor, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark

Thomas Ploug, Professor of Data ethics at Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 11.00 - 11.30
Robots, AI and Drones of the Future

About
Thomas Ploug is Professor of Data ethics at Aalborg University Copenhagen. He has done extensive work on the ethics of informed consent, and he has provided expert advice to several national and international organisations on this topic. He is a former member of the Danish National Council of Ethics and is currently member of the SIRI-Commission on AI.


Torben Wiese, CEO Habitmanager, Denmark

Torben Wiese, CEO Habitmanager, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 16.00 - 16.30 - Fremtidens sundhedsprofessionelle (Danish track)

About
For 25 years, Torben Wiese has been working with change processes and has authored several bestseller books on the subject. Every year, Torben presents an award to a person or organization who has achieved extraordinary goals by breaking habits.

Danish:
Torben Wiese har i 25 år arbejdet med forandringsprocesser og er manden bag bestsellerbøgerne; ”Bryd vanen og nå dine mål” og ”Bøj fisken mens den er frisk”. Hvert år uddeler Torben "Vanebryderprisen" til en person eller organisation, der har opnået ekstraordinære mål ved at bryde vaner.


Tue Hvass Petersen, iMotions A/S, Denmark

Tue Hvass Petersen, iMotions A/S, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 14.15 - 15.30
Digital Health

About
Tue has a PhD. Degree in Neuroscience from the University of Copenhagen and has worked as a Post.doc at the Copenhagen University Hospital. Since 2016, Tue has been employed as Product Specialist/Sr. Customer Success manager at iMotions, where he provides support for academic clients doing eye-tracking data analysis and other types of signal processing. He is the (co) author of 18 peer reviewed journal articles and 2 book chapters.


Virpi Rauta, Development Manager, Helsinki University Hospital IT Management, Finland

Virpi Rauta, MD,Nephrologist, PhD and EMBA. Development Manager, Helsinki University Hospital IT Management, Finland

When and where 
Date and time: 20st November - 12.45 - 13.00
Keynote: Digitalization in Healthcare -  the University Hospitals viewpoint. Stories from Health Village.

About
Virpi Rauta has long experience with chronic kidney disease patients and especially in home dialysis and self-care and their development.  She is a project manager for the Health Village´s Kidney Hub and has contributed to the development of digital care pathways for kidney patients since 2017. She also works as a principal investigator in Clever Health Network eCare for Me Homedialysis project: in a health technology ecosystem in which companies and health care professionals develop better treatment solutions for the patients.


Dr Won-Kyung Song, Director, National Rehabilitation Center

Dr Won-Kyung Song, Director, Department of Rehabilitative & Assistive Technology, National Rehabilitation Research Institute, National Rehabilitation Center 

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 14.30 - 14.50
Robots, Drones & AI

BIO
Won-Kyung Song received MS and PhD degrees in 1996 and 2001 from Department of Electrical Engineering, KAIST, respectively. He worked in Samsung prior to joining National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) from 2001 to 2008. Currently, he is the director of Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology Department, Research Institute, NRC and the director of the Translational Research Program for Rehabilitation Robots, NRC. He has been planning, implementing and supporting several rehabilitation robots and assistive technology research in Korea. His fields of interest are in translational rehabilitation robots, assistive technology based on smart devices, and care robotic devices.


Saara Malkamäki, Specialist, Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund

Saara Malkamäki, Specialist, Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund

When and where
Date and time: 20th November, 14.35-15.00 - HealthTech

About
Saara Malkamäki works as a Specialist in Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. Sitra is a future-oriented public think-and-do tank that promotes sustainable well-being and Finland's competitiveness.

Saara builds fair data economy and engages people across Europe to create a method for data exchange and to set up European level rules and guidelines for ethical use of data. In parallel, and over the past few years Saara has been boosting health and social care innovations and setting up a one-stop shop for Finnish well-being data.

Creating a better future is what Saara does and is passionate about. Follow Saara on Twitter @saara_malkamaki.