Barcelona 27 Feb - 1 Mar 2017

Advancing Healthcare through Mobile

THEMATIC SUMMIT

Date & Time

Monday 27 February

10:00 – 11:15

Location(s)

Auditorium A

Description

With over 7.3 billion global connections, mobile technology continues to play a key role in addressing a wide range of socio-economic development challenges. Mobile enabled services such as e-government and e-health have delivered huge social impacts in remote communities where the roll out of mobile healthcare services have helped and supported those without access to essential healthcare and nutrition information.

Intragovernmental cooperation is urgently required for the benefits of digital health to be realised. What collaboration is required to make health services available for end users? This session will showcase successful implementations of digital health services and the impact collaborative governance played in advancing healthcare through mobile.

Keynote

Dr Ann Aerts

Head of Novartis Foundation

Novartis Foundation

Dr. Ann Aerts has been Head of the Novartis Foundation since January 2013. The Novartis Foundation has the challenging goals of expanding access to quality healthcare and eliminating diseases such as leprosy and malaria. Before her current role, Ann was Franchise Medical Director Critical Care for Novartis Pharma in Basel and Therapeutic Area Head Cardiovascular and Metabolism in Novartis Pharma Belgium. Prior to joining Novartis, she served as Director of the Lung and Tuberculosis Association in Belgium, as Head of the Health Services Department of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva and was Health Coordinator for the ICRC in several countries.

Ann holds a Degree in Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Leuven, Belgium, as well as a Degree in Tropical Medicine from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. Ann is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Global Health Group of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the OECD Network of Foundations Working in Development (NetFWD), a Member of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and of the Governing Council of the Technology Bank for the LDCs.

Dr. Joan Dzenowagis

Team Lead and Senior Adviser for eHealth

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Francois Rancy

Director

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Mr. Rancy was elected by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2010 (PP-10) to the post of Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) of the International Telecommunication Union, and was confirmed in a second term during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2014 (PP-14).

As Director, Mr. Rancy is responsible for the management of the Radiocommunication Bureau which organises and co-ordinates the work of the Radiocommunication Sector whose aim is to ensure the rational, equitable, efficient and economical use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary satellite orbit.

Previous to taking up his duties at the ITU in January, 2011, he was Director General of the French Agence nationale des fréquences. Since 1995, Mr. Rancy has served as the head or deputy head for national delegations at many ITU conferences and meetings.

Mr. Rancy graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1977 and from Ecole nationale supérieure des télécommunications in 1979.

Moderator(s)

Jeanine Vos

Executive Director, Connected Living

GSMA

Jeanine Vos

Executive Director, Connected Living

GSMA

Jeanine Vos is Executive Director within the Connected Living Programme at the GSMA. She leads initiatives that help unlock the consumer and business benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT). The GSMA represents the interests of 1000+ companies in the mobile communications industry worldwide.

Jeanine’s aim is to stimulate growth and innovation in connected IoT services, with a particular focus on the areas of health and education, as well as policy and regulation. Jeanine is responsible for defining the strategic direction of these projects, working closely with member companies and ecosystem stakeholders to identify, prioritise and execute activities and communicate findings. Prior to this, Jeanine managed key policy and regulatory programmes and communications at the GSMA as Director of Regulatory Affairs.

Before joining the GSMA in 2005, Jeanine worked in the mobile industry for five years in the areas of Public Policy and Strategy. She holds an MSc from the Delft University of Technology and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

Panelist(s)

Dr. Ann Aerts

Head of Novartis Foundation

Novartis Foundation

Dr. Ann Aerts has been Head of the Novartis Foundation since January 2013. The Novartis Foundation has the challenging goals of expanding access to quality healthcare and eliminating diseases such as leprosy and malaria. Before her current role, Ann was Franchise Medical Director Critical Care for Novartis Pharma in Basel and Therapeutic Area Head Cardiovascular and Metabolism in Novartis Pharma Belgium. Prior to joining Novartis, she served as Director of the Lung and Tuberculosis Association in Belgium, as Head of the Health Services Department of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva and was Health Coordinator for the ICRC in several countries. Ann holds a Degree in Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Leuven, Belgium, as well as a Degree in Tropical Medicine from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. Ann is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Global Health Group of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the OECD Network of Foundations Working in Development (NetFWD), a Member of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and of the Governing Council of the Technology Bank for the LDCs.

Elie Lobel

CEO

Orange Healthcare

Elie Lobel is the CEO of Orange Healthcare, the digital healthcare subsidiary of Orange Business Services. Prior to joining Orange, Elie was Director of the National e-Health Projects division at ASIP Santé, a governmental agency responsible for promoting the deployment of e-health across France. During this period and through his responsibilities, Elie gained significant insight and solid knowledge of the various public policy issues relating to e-health.

Elie holds degrees in engineering from the Ecole Centrale Paris and Cornell University (USA) and a PhD in Neuroimaging. Throughout his career, he has consistently focused on the healthcare sector, with a particular emphasis on medical IT, e-health and medical imaging. He has significant experience in the start-up sphere, having contributed to the success of a number of innovative start-ups specialized in healthcare information systems and software-based medical diagnostics tools.

H.E. Mr. Jean Philbert Nsengimana

Minister of Youth and Information and Communications Technology

Republic of Rwanda