Speakers 2019
Meet our speakers for 2019
Alike van der Velden

Alike van der Velden, PhD, assistant professor, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 10.45 - 11.45
Easy and Equal access to care

About
Alike van der Velden graduated as a molecular biologist and obtained PhDs in Molecular Biology (2000) and in Medical Sciences (2008). Since then, she is assistant professor at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care. Her research focusses on rational medication use in primary care. She conducted, supervised and collaborated in several successful intervention trials in the Netherlands and in Europe to enhance prudent use of antibiotics in primary care. Alike coordinates a European primary care research network with 18 countries participating, having performed the ALIC4E trial: antivirals for Influenza-like-illness, an RCT of clinical and cost-effectiveness in primary care and initiating a European trial on the value of diagnostics to combat antimicrobial resistance. She teaches medical students and is a member of the Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (SWAB): surveillance of antimicrobial use.


Anna-Britt Krog

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

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

 


Anne Pagh

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


Dr Assya Pascalev

Dr 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.


Dr Bozidar Voljc

Dr Bozidar Voljc is representing the AGE Platform Europe and is a Vice-Chair of the Health and Social Services Expert Group (HEG), Slovenia

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

About
Dr Bozidar Voljc is representing the AGE Platform Europe and is a Vice-Chair of the Health and Social Services Expert Group (HEG) which addresses issues around healthy and dignified ageing. He has extensive experience in healthcare and eHealth, notably as a former Minister for Health in Slovenia and as current Head of Parliamentary Counsel for Health Affairs. Dr Voljc is also the Chairman of the Slovenian Medical Ethics Committee.


Carsten Andreasen

Carsten Andersen, Department Manager, Nordfyns Municipality

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 9.00 - 10.15
Home Based Healthcare

 


Don McIntyre

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

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 15.15 - 16.15
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

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: 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.



Esmaeil S. Nadimi

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 - 9.130 - 9.45
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

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 - 11.30 - 12.30
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About
Evdokimos Konstantinidis's 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.

 


Harold Thimbleby

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

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.40 - 10.00
Digital Health

 


Hasse Petersen

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 - 16.30
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. 


Dr Helena Burger

Dr 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.


Inger Futtrup Norgreen

Inger Futtrup Norgreen, Project Manager, Svendborg Municipal, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 9.00 - 10.15
Home-based healthcare
Session: Organising 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

Iris Brunner, Neuro Centre Hammel, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 10.35 - 10.55
Digital Health

 


Jakob Hedegaard

Jakob Hedegaard, Consultant, University College Copenhagen

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


Jan Arnholtz Overgaard

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

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

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

 


Jane Clemensen

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.


Joe Kvedar

Joe Kvedar, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.00 - 9.40 + 10.30 - 11.50 on The Digital Health track

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.

 


Dr Julita Vassileva

Dr Julita Vassileva, professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and a leading researcher in user modelling, personalisation 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

Dr 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

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

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 10.55 - 11.15
Digital Health - Rehabilitation with VR/AR

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.


Kevin Dean

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

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.


Dr Lada Timotijevic

Dr 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
Dr 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 special interest is the issue on ethics and legitimacy of the processes of big data harvesting, curating and re-purposing.

She has led project work packages to address the issues of ethics and user perspectives in the development of mHealth’s decision-making tools for Parkinson’s, and in the development of research infrastructures to enable linked data for the purpose of research or clinical practice.  She has published widely in international journals such as European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Food Policy, Social Science and Medicine, British Journal of Nutrition and Public Health Nutrition.

Contribution to big data research: Ethics, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI); User needs and public/stakeholder engagement; Risk perception, communication and governance; Development of behavioural interventions.


Lars Clemmensen

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

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 14.15 - 14.35
VR in Telepsychiatry

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.  


Liz Ashall-Payne

Liz Ashall-Payne, Founding CEO of ORCHA, UK

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 10.30 - 11.50
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 (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.


Louise Gerber

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.


Maila Tandrup

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.'


Marie Paldam Volker

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 - 9.15 - 10.15
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 Lund

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

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 9.15 - 10.15
Easy and Equal access to care


Martin Žnidarsic

Martin Žnidarsic, 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, 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 Lindstroem Lage

Mette Lindstroem Lage, Assistant Director, Danish Regions

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 15.30 - 15.45
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.


Mikas Bjørn Merrild

Mikas Bjørn Merrild, Associate Professor, University College Copenhagen

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


Mike Thomsen

Mike Thomsen, iMotions A/S, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 15.00 - 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 


Niels Illum

Niels Illum, Study manager, M. Sc. Meidicn, University of South Denmark and MD at HC Andersen Childrens Hospital, OUH, Denmark 

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


Dr Oliver Harrison

Dr Oliver Harrison, CEO, Alpha Health, Spain

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 14.15 - 15.00
Easy and Equal access to care

About

Oliver has a life-long passion for healthcare and technology (since deciding to become a doctor and receiving his first home computer at the tender age of six). With his first degree in neuroscience at Cambridge, Oliver qualified as a medical doctor and practiced medicine for a total of six years with postgraduate training in psychiatry and public health, plus a research interest in computational neuroscience (at the Functional Imaging Lab, UCL).

Oliver first directly combined his interests in healthcare and technology working in the McKinsey healthcare practice based in London, where he spent five years working on projects across Europe, Asia and the United States. 
In 2006, he was recruited to help build a modern healthcare system in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Oliver spent seven years as Director of Public Health, designing and implementing systems for collecting public health data for structuring care with evidence-based treatment protocols and for intervening to improve care in both the clinical and community environments.

Since moving back to Europe in 2013, Oliver has worked as an advisor to the WHO, World Bank and NHS England. He created two UK-based start-ups in healthcare data systems. In 2016, Oliver was recruited by Telefonica to lead Alpha Health, Telefonica Alpha's first moonshot. Working in Barcelona, Oliver has created a team to tackle the root cause of chronic disease – perhaps today's greatest challenge in healthcare. Oliver has built an outstanding team of engineers, designers, researchers and strategists, and built a range of partnerships with the best universities, companies, and experts in the USA, Europe, and beyond. Alpha Health’s work combines HCI, digital health and collaboration with end-users and healthcare practitioners.

Oliver has a unique track-record delivering results in health innovation, tech, and health system reform, and has contributed more than 50 academic publications and presentations. He has spent two years as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Human Enhancement and sits on the Commercial Board of Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Oliver was awarded Freedom of the City of London in 2012.


Peder Jest

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

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November -  10.00 - 11.00
Panel debate

Date and time: 20th November -  15.05 - 15.35
Case Study on the value of robotics within hospital healthcare

Keynote Presentation: date and time TBA

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

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

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

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 10.55 - 11.15
Digital Health - Education in a social care setting with VR/AR

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

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 - 14.15 - 15.00
Easy and Equal access to care

Richard Wheeler is a specialist in artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has worked for the World Health Organisation Headquarters in Geneva and the University of Edinburgh and has been the research manager for labs in Brussels and Vienna. He is now employed at The Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy in Sofia, Bulgaria, at the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance in Graz, Austria, and at the Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Dr Sabine Würth

Dr 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 - 14.20 - 14.40
Personalised Coaching and ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care

About
After Dr Sabine Würth's 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.

 


Dr Saturnino Luz

Dr 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.


Thomas Ploug

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

Torben Wiese, CEO Habitmanager, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 21st November - 16.00 - 16.30
Bryd vanen, bøj fisken - og kom i mål med teknologi (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.


Trine Ungermann Fredskild

Trine Ungermann Fredskild, Chief Consultant, Learning and Research House, Hospital South Jutland, Denmark

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

About
Trine Ungermann Fredskild, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Ph.d.
Trine har i mange år arbejdet i uddannelsesverdenen, først på bachelorniveau og siden 2015 også på universitetsniveau.

Siden erhvervet ph.d. grad i 2008, hvor fokus var på teknologi i sundhedsuddannelserne, har spørgsmålet” Hvordan lærer vi de sundhedsprofessionelle at tage teknologierne til sig?” optaget mig.

Trine har skrevet bøger om det, forsket idet, arbejdet med projekter om det osv. osv., og jeg nået frem til, at måden vi skal arbejde med det på, IKKE er gennem mere uddannelse med fokus på holdninger, men gennem træning og fokus på handlinger. Hendes fokus er på AFL princippet, som hun vil introducere i oplægget.

 

Master of Science and Nursing (MSN), Ph.D.
Since she finished her PhD in 2008, she has focused on technology in healthcare education and been preoccupied by the question of “How do we, the healthcare professionals, learn to adopt technologies?”. Her experience with this field has helped her realize that the way we should tackle the issue is not by more education focused on opinions, but through training focused on actions. Her focus has shifted towards the BFS (behaviour, friction, solution) principle, and she will introduce this at the conference.


Tue Hvass Petersen

Tue Hvass Petersen, iMotions A/S, Denmark

When and where 
Date and time: 20th November - 15.00 - 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.


Dr Won-Kyung Song

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.