2. International E-Healthcare Applications Summit

World-leading digital health technologies and hospital use cases

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40+ speakers from 20+ countries | 50+ startups | 2000+ 1:1 meetings

2. International E-Healthcare Applications Summit

The summit invites international, leading healthcare technology companies and research centers to present and demo their latest achievements.

Digital healthcare allows to: Diagnose -> Manage - > Predict -> Prevent health issues.

These areas will be addressed

Also discussed are: the increasing recognition of the need for health data exchange, better cyber-security, regulations and data policies like for patient records.

This event is approved by SIWF and attendees receive 8 credits.

Why attend?

Top Trends
Ensure you're up-to-date on the top trends, including the latest on AI uses cases in healthcare, tech insurgents, wellness, telemedicine, clinical data science, IT in healthcare management, patient pathway optimization, regulation, ethics and more.

High-tech Connect suisse Research
Hear from High-tech Connect suisse as they supplement the topics covered with exclusive HTCs research.

Digital Swiss Health 20
We'll be unveiling the Digital Health 20 - a ranking of the 20 most promising private digital health companies in Switzerland.

Impressive Speakers
An astoundingly impressive C-suite and founder-heavy speaker lineup.

Fireside Chat Format
Fireside chat format between speakers and leading industry experts.

1:1 Meetings
Unlimited number of 1:1 networking opportunities between attendees.

International Speakers
Meet the most impressive roundup of international speakers from more than 20 countries.

Interactive Workshops
Pick from 5 workshops and learn from world-class experts.

Additional Information

Doctor Bot: How artificial intelligence is already changing healthcare, and what’s coming next, Geekwire, 2019

Deep Patient: An Unsupervised Representation to Predict the Future of Patients from the Electronic Health Records, Nature, 2016

Google bestätigt Pläne: Tool soll Millionen von Patientenakten analysieren können, T3n, 2019

This event is initiated and organized by

Location support

Sponsorship & Exhibition

If you are interested in being an active supporter and participant please contact: haller@hitechconnect.ch

Use the opportunity to be present with a booth in the exhibition. Startups enjoy a 75% benefit.


The program showcases how digital technologies enable new and improved healthcare applications and services and will help to address mega challenges such as that of aging populations and rising healthcare costs.


Welcome, Motivational Keynote & Introduction to workshops

Ralf Haller, President, CEO, High-Tech Connect &
R. Haller IT Marketing

ARC Introduction and Israel’s secure and advanced approach using patient data for personalized care
Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Center

09:40 - 10:00

Big internet players in healthcare - status quo and lookout

Stefan Krojer, Founder, Platform "Zukunft Krankenhaus-Einkauf"

The giants Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple are at the door.

Which solutions are already on the market and what will come soon?

10:20 - 10:40

Top 20 Swiss E-healthcare startup list

Our jury evaluated and ranked the most promising Swiss e-healthcare startups.
The top three startups will be able to give a pitch; all others can attend the exhibition.


10:40 - 11:10

Panel discussion:
Use of technology and data for improving the Swiss healthcare system and patient experience

We will discuss what the real opportunities in the Swiss healthcare system are to use technology and data for a more effective and efficient patient journey and with that improve
- what needs to get fixed in the patient journey.
- who is really taking care of the patient among so many stakeholders?

With representatives from health insurances, doctors, hospitals and digital therapy technology providers.

Setting the stage by objectively showing the areas of opportunities will Dr. Evangelos Avramakis, Head Digital Ecosystems R&D from SwissRe.

Philipp Löpfe, Economic Journalist, Watson.ch


11:10 - 11:30

International study results:
AI/ML treatment applications and acceptance in hospitals

International study among the leading hospitals in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, UK, Middle-East, Asia and USA.

Healthcare is not a technology lab, patients, doctors and policy makers need to be convinced and protected. In this international study we interviewed leading hospitals on their current and planned use cases for AI in healthcare.

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break and E-Healthcare and Top 20 Swiss Digital Healthcare startups exhibition

13:30 - 16:30: Interactive workshops run by leading industry experts

Workshop Detail Program

  AI Applications and Use Cases in Healthcare Patient Pathway Optimization Telemedicine Clinical Data Science Healthcare Information Exchange
Goals, Key Messages Can AI help to better diagnose and predict diseases? What are concrete AI use cases in healthcare?
Healthcare is not a dream world, need to convince doctors, need to truly address patient needs ... How can telemedicine provide better care and save costs, increased reach of medical services? Current state of clinical data science, its technology and use cases for predictive and personalized medical treatments. Improve and optimize data communications between patients, medical doctors and medical suppliers.

Dr. Christof Bühler, Department Head, Supercomputing Systems AG

Dr. Lars Maaløe, CTO, Corti.ai

Dr. Lambert Montevecchi, Founder & Managing Director, Boost Consulting

Dr. med. Patricia Sigam, Co-founder & CEO

Dr. Amit Tiwari, Precision medicine, Genomics, Cancer, Ophthalmology, Novartis

Andrea Riposati, CEO & co-founder, Dante Labs

Prof. Dr. Alfred Angerer, Head of Healthcare Management, ZHAW

Dr. Lukas Ruf, Founder & CEO, Consecom


Prof. Dr. med. Emanuela Keller, Professor for Neuro Intensive Care, University Zürich

Dr. med. Philipp Steiger, Specialist in radiology, Klinik Hirslanden

Netanel Perez, Director of Business Development, OrCam

Joseph Mossel, Co-Founder & CEO, Ibex Medical Analytics

Frédéric Briguet, Head of Marketing, MindMaze

Dr. med. Henry Perschak, Medical Director International Medical Center, Klinik Hirslanden, Zürich

Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Center

Hanna Boëthius, Founder, Hanna Diabetes Expert

Manuel Thomas, Projekt- und Prozessmanager, KSB Baden

Erika Ziltener, President, Patient association Switzerland

Martha Schiller, CEO, Proqualitas Health Consulting

Pascal Fränkler, CEO, eeDoctors

Ofer Harpak, Co-Founder, CTO & Chairman of the Board, Oxitone

Tal Or, Co-founder, ATLASense Biomed

Andreas Lorenz, Co-Founder & CTO, digitalMedlab

Prof. Dr. Luca Gambardella, Director, IDSIA

Luca Foschini, Co-founder & Chief Data Scientist, Evidation

Stephane Boyer, General Manager EMEA, Arterys

Dr. med. Javier Ávila, Medical Advisor, Savana Med

Carla Leibowitz, Chief Business Development Officer, Paige

Luiza Dobre, CEO & Founder, Komed Health

Dr. Quy Vo-Reinhard, Chief Data Officer & Co-Founder, HIT Foundation & Centiva Health

Planned main topics
  • Use of AI in healthcare
  • Technology
  • Certification challenges
  • Acceptance
  • What digital health needs to offer patients for a safer and smoother journey?
  • What do patients really expect and want from new technology?
  • What are the common mistakes to avoid when deploying new technology in health delivery?
  • Aspects to consider when defining your sales and marketing strategy
  • Cost-savings
  • Acceptance
  • New devices
  • Infrastructure
  • Use of robotics
  • Genome Data
  • Electroceuticals
  • AI to design medication
  • Ethics
  • IT security
  • Electronic patient management
  • Digitalization
  • Cost management
  • Clinical communication
  • Interoperability
16:30 - 17:00

Summary of all workshops

17:00 - 18:30

E-Healthcare and Top 20 Swiss Digital Healthcare startups exhibition


Advisory Board Members

Prof. Dr. Alfred Angerer

Head of Healthcare Management


As a professor for healthcare management, my research focuses on two fields:

At the ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences), I have conducted together with hospitals, insurances and pharma/medtech companies several projects on these two topics. We are interested in developing analogue and digital approaches that increase the quality and the efficiency of health care delivery.

Together with my colleagues from several diverse institutes, we have found the “ZHAW Digital Health Lab” to foster an interdisciplinary approach on the field Digital Health (www.zhaw.ch/digitalhealth).

My professional background, before entering academia, includes working as a supply chain manager for Nestlé S.A. and as a consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Dr. Evangelos Avramakis

Head Digital Ecosystems R&D


Evangelos is a recognized thought leader in insurance and innovation and works for the Swiss Re Institute. He is a design thinker and a holistic, interdisciplinary, and implementation oriented strategist and doer.

Thus, among other tasks he liaises strongly with academia, insurtech, and start-up ecosystem. His main focus covers digital ecosystems, omni channel management, and business model innovation.

He has worked in the life and health primary insurance industry in various managing and steering positions such as marketing & sales, business development, and market strategy.

Evangelos has studied sport sciences (minor in mathematics and fine arts), business information technology as well as business administration. He holds a doctoral degree in business administration.

Dr. Christof Bühler

Department Head

Supercomputing Systems AG

Christof Bühler has 25+ years of engineering & research experience in electronics, software, vision & sensor systems, optics, lasers and micro-technology.

His interdisciplinary expertise is in system integration, computer/information technologies, biotechnology, medical devices, sensors, computer vision, fast data processing and artificial intelligence incl. machine- and deep-learning.

Dr. Ram Bürgi

Founder & Managing Director

Health Bytes

Management professional with 18+ years of industry experience and network in EMEA, US and Asia Pacific with leadership of international teams. Innovative out-of-box thinking and cross industry application of knowledge & management excellence to exponentially increase value is the essence of my work & passion.

Hanna Boëthius


Hanna Diabetes Expert

Hanna Boëthius has lived with Type 1 Diabetes as her constant companion for 34 years, and it was as if her whole life fell into place when she started eating real food in 2011. Since her wake up call, she has gained much of her health back, thanks to simply eating the right things and nutrients for her body.

Hanna is an international speaker, writer, podcaster and action taker, who loves diabetes topics that are off of the beaten track. She’s passionate to find motivational and inspiring ways to bring about a change in diabetes management. Through her own company, Hanna Diabetes Expert she’s inspired thousands of people with diabetes to live a healthier life by sharing her own story and experiences, as well as the puzzle pieces she’s helped others to find. She has a profound understanding of how things like nutrition and lifestyle choices can balance diabetes.

She is also the co-founder of the very first interactive, 100% real food event of its kind in Europe, called The Low Carb Universe where a mix of lectures and workshops make it possible to dig deeper into interesting topics and learn from one another. She’s furthermore the co-host of the podcast The Low Carb Universe Show.

Stephane Boyer

General Manager EMEA


Arterys Inc. opens medical imaging to the power of the cloud. Arterys developed 4D Flow technology, which generates precise measurements of blood flow noninvasively and non-radiatively anywhere in the body.

The company's medical imaging SaaS analytics platform combines the best of cloud computation and machine learning to improve diagnostic and therapeutic decisions.

This is the first solution to enable physicians to visualize and analyze blood flow inside the heart in 3D with automatic, interactive reporting.

Arterys plans to take its ultra-fast visualization, unlimited file size, real-time automated quantification, peer-based learning algorithms and time savings to other medical applications.

By making imaging diagnostics quantitative, intelligent and available, Arterys seeks to improve the lives of millions of patients.

Frédéric Briguet

Head of Marketing


Following studies in Computer Science Frédéric Briguet gained extensive experience within international institutions and companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Nestle, Medtronic, Boston Scientific

In 2002, Frédéric joined Nestlé working on projects as Global eCommerce solutions for Nestlé ProfessionalTM, NespressoTM and DolceGustoTM. He managed the innovation lab for new technology and participated in the shift from traditional to new media.

He joined in 2010 NayaMed/Medtronic Europe to develop a full online, worldwide business for medical devices, as the Head of Marketing and eBusiness.

Certified from the IMD Frédéric also participated in the review of the best-selling book “Value Proposition that sells”.

In 2013, Frédéric worked as Business Model manager for Boston Scientific with the aim to manage the service digital health transformation of the company in Europe.

Frédéric joined MindMaze in 2018 fulfilling the role of Head of Marketing for clinical evidence and sales, responsible for defining the commercial strategy and business model for the healthcare branch of MindMaze: MindMotionTM

Luiza Dobre

CEO & Founder

Komed Health

Luiza's passion lies in using technology as an enabler to drive a positive impact in healthcare - and actually save lives. Luiza is the CEO & Founder of Komed Health AG, a young company based in Zurich with the vision to save lives through simplified, secured and connected clinical communication.

Healthcare has always attracted Luiza as a magnet; on one side through her own experiences she has witnessed how "broken" the healthcare system is and on the other side she has realized the huge opportunity to actually change something though technology. And this how Komed Health was born. Luiza has 10+ years experience in leading and developing businesses.

Throughout her career she gained both corporate and start-up experience. She holds a double Master's Degree from University of St. Gallen and ESADE Business School.

Luiza has won several awards including the prestigious Niesen Bergpreise at Swiss Economic Forum 2019 and being nominated for the Swiss Innovator of the Year Award 2018.

Dr. med. Dr. phil. Anna Margareta Erat

Medical Director

Klinik Hirslanden, Zürich

Dr. Erat (MD/PhD) studied medicine and trained in molecular and biomedical research at University of Zurich and Harvard Medical School.

Subsequently she was invited to Harvard Medical School as a post-doctoral fellow and consultant. In parallel she also did a doctorate in health systems management and epidemiology at the Business Faculty of the University of Zurich and SwissTPH.

After finishing her scientific training she worked as a consultant for the pharma- and biotech- industry in Switzerland and also as an expert for the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG).

Before finishing her training in internal medicine and sports medicine, she attended an executive management program at Harvard Business School. Furthermore, she successfully graduated from the INSEAD International Directors Program in 2019.

She is currently a medical director at Klinik Hirslanden focusing on preventive and personalized medicine and sits on numerous advisory boards in Switzerland.

Pascal Fränkler



Luca Foschini

Co-founder & Chief Data Scientist


Luca is the Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist at Evidation Health, responsible for data analytics and research and development.

At Evidation he has driven research collaborations resulting in numerous publications in the fields of machine learning, behavioral economics, and medical informatics.

Previously, Luca held research positions in industry and academic institutions, including Ask.com, Google, ETH Zurich, and UC Santa Barbara.

He has co-authored several papers and patents on efficient algorithms for partitioning and detecting anomalies in massive networks.

Luca holds MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara, and ME and BE degrees from the Sant’Anna School of Pisa, Italy.

Prof. Dr. Luca Gambardella



Manuel Thomas

Projekt- und Prozessmanager

KSB Baden

Maximilian Grimm


KSB Health Innovation Hub

Experienced consultant, founder and manager with a focus on Healthcare Innovation, AI in Healthcare and Social Entrepreneurship.

Currently building a new Health Innovation Hub at Kantonsspital Baden.

Previous work with large companies (e.g. STOXX50), SMEs and foundations and as Business Developer responsible for acquisition of new projects and new clients with a strong network in Germany and Switzerland in the CSR, Foundation and NGO sector.

Co-Founder of NAHhaft, a German NGO to make food systems in urban areas more sustainable.

Affinity for and expertise in healthcare, social innovation, digitisation, machine learning and sharing economy.

Dr. med. Christian Greis



Dr. med. Christian Greis, MBA, Gründer der derma2go AG, Assistenzarzt in der Dermatologie am Universitätsspital Zürich und Master of Business Administration in digitaler Medizin.

Ralf Haller

President, CEO

High-Tech Connect &
R. Haller IT Marketing

I have been bringing ideas to life for more than 25 years in varying roles such as marketing, project management, and business development. With a focus on I.T., I specialize in helping companies develop products and bring them to market using proven marketing and business development strategies.

I have local and global business development experience, and bring depth to any project that I work on.

I am passionate about bringing together new ideas, high tech, and entrepreneurship. This has led me to teach "Global Innovation Ecosystems" at universities, where we explore how high-tech can breed new ideas in today's world and how it can be marketed globally. It has also led to me create, and head as President, the non-profit "High-Tech Connect Suisse" association, which encourages high-tech business development. I have organized 150+ high-tech business events in Switzerland and organized 15+ trips to Silicon Valley.

If you are interested in what I do and wish to connect with me for business or other opportunities, let's connect.

Ofer Harpak

Co-Founder, CTO & Chairman of the Board


Serial entrepreneur, Business/Technology leader with 3 meaningful exits:

Founded NetWiz, Merge with BATM (went to IPO in London) became later BATM/Telco systems (served as BATM/Telco CTO),

2 M&A: Founded WiNetworks - sold to Siemens and founded Spectrum (Own DBD GmbH) - sold to Deutsche Telekom

Ofer responsible for the development and launch of numerous products , and few breakthrough technology multidisciplinary projects and product .

Ofer served in one of the elite technology unit in the Israeli army and holds BSc from the Technion in Haifa Israel

Oxitone background:

Oxitone developed an end to end solution for Digital continuous care for patients at home.

We developed a wrist worn pulse oximeter ( without the bulky fingertip probe) that measure accurately 24/7 every second:

We can detect changes and trends and send automatic alarm messages when something go wrong.

Dr. Amit Tiwari

Precision medicine, Genomics, Cancer, Ophthalmology


Prof. Dr. med. Emanuela Keller

Professor for Neuro Intensive Care

University Zürich

Arnd Kaltofen

Managing Partner - Healthcare

VI Partners

Arnd joined VI Partners in 2001. As Managing Partner he is focusing on Healthcare


Arnd has collected a broad and long-standing experience in building and exiting

ventures in the healthcare sector. He served as chairman and board director of companies such as Esbatech (acquired by Alcon), Kuros Biosurgery (reverse-IPO at SWX), Activaero (acquired by Vectura) or Ganymed Pharmaceuticals. In his previous career he built a team dedicated to venture capital transactions in the healthcare industry for KPMG Corporate Finance. He gained his entrepreneurial experience in several medical device and digital health start-ups where he held various senior management positions in marketing, commercialization and product development. As an MD he started his professional career in two university hospitals as an anesthesiologist and in medical research.

In addition to being an MD, Arnd also holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate Business School, USA, and WHU Koblenz, Germany, as well as a Postgraduate Degree in Computer Sciences from TU Munich, Germany.

Stefan Krojer


Platform "Zukunft Krankenhaus-Einkauf"

Stefan Krojer is founder of the platform "Zukunft Krankenhaus-Einkauf"- the Community and Innovation Lab for healthcare people.

His mission is to increase transparency and dialogue between partners in hospital and care. Stefan Krojer is an experienced hospital procurement and suppychain manager. His specialty is digitization, innovation and collaboration. His study "Future Hospital Purchasing 2025" has shown that the buyer of the future needs to standardize and digitize all his own data and processes. In order to activate the role as a game changer, he must find new solutions with the help of external value creation partners and internally implement them successfully. As a connoisseur of corporate goals, you not only buy products, but also new market and business opportunities.

Stefan Lienhard

Digital Manager

Schulthess Klinik

Stefan Lienhard has 18 years of experience in Digital Marketing & Communication – he spent 11 years in different companies of the healthcare sector.

First he was working for 8 years at the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group as a group-wide Manager Digital Marketing and after 4 years as a Social Media Manager. 2016 he left Hirslanden and started working at Sanitas Health Insurance Company as a Marketing Manager, where he managed different digital projects and was also mainly responsible for Social Media.

During his 3 years master study from 2015-2018 «MAS Digital Business» at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich (HWZ) he wrote his master thesis «Der digitale Reifegrad der Schweizer Kliniken & Spitäler: Die Digitalisierung im Schweizer Spitälern. Eine Analyse und Handlungsempfehlungen» where he analysed the digital maturity of Swiss hospitals and clinics.

Philipp Löpfe

Economic Journalist


Philipp Löpfe was named Swiss Economic Journalist of the Year in 2012 and 2015.

He works for the online news portal «Watson». He has a Masters degree in Arts (University of Zürich) and an MBA (Universitiy of St. Gallen).

In his long career Mr. Löpfe was editor-in-chief of «Tages-Anzeiger» and «SonntagsBlick».

He has written several books, the most recent one, together with Oliver Fiecheter, is called «Aufstieg der digitalen Stammesgesellschaft» (Ascent of the digital tribal society).

Philipp Löpfe is married and lives in Zürich.


We've set out to build a completely new user experience in the area of news and entertainment on mobile devices.

Our first focus will be Switzerland, especially the German speaking part.

Dr. Lars Maaløe



Lars is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Corti and has previously worked with companies like Apple and Issuu. He holds a PhD from the Technical University of Denmark with an extensive research and publication history within semi-supervised and unsupervised machine learning. He was nominated PhD of the year by the department of applied mathematics and computer science.

Joseph Mossel

Co-Founder & CEO

Ibex Medical Analytics

Ibex Medical Analytics is a well-funded, early stage startup using artificial intelligence and computer vision to improve cancer diagnostics. Our world class team of researchers, engineers and medical experts is growing. If you are an outstanding professional, passionate about your work, a team player and want to feel that you are making a difference - come join us. You’ll get the opportunity to work on novel and challenging problems, and help us fight cancer while doing it!

Dr. med. Javier Ávila

Medical Advisor

Savana Med

Specialist in General and Community Medicine After completing his residency at the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid he moved to Berlin to graduate in medical informatics.

In the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital of the Charité of Berlin he carried out his end of Career project on processing and visualization of neuroimaging magnetic


For more than 10 years he held multiple positions both as a researcher in Neurology and Neuroimaging and in Medical Education and e Learning at the Charité with a stay as a guest researcher in Neurosciences at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in New York In parallel, he worked as a physician in various general medicine consultations in Germany and Portugal and has been an advisor in digital medicine for several German


Currently, he practices clinical medicine in his own private office in Berlin. Due to his great interests in technology and artificial intelligence, as well as clinical, he found in Savana a perfect fit and in November 2018 he joined the medical advisory team of the company in German speaking countries.

Dr. Lambert Montevecchi

Founder & Managing Director

Boost Consulting

Lambert has spent the bulk of his career working for leading international management consulting firms focused on performance improvement, business transformation and cost reduction.

In these companies, he held senior executive positions as business process analyst, head of auditing and assessment, business development VP and country manager.

The experience accumulated during those years conducting performance assessments and driving change management projects for more than 200 clients belonging to the world’s leading multinational corporations, government organizations, as well as to large and medium sized private companies in all types of industries and services in 36 countries, has provided Lambert with a truly global vision.

Lambert applies his business analysis skills and is deep knowledge and understanding of the reality in the “frontline” to bridge information and digital technologies with operational needs and constraints and make them work best in the client’s interest. In 2007 Lambert decided to apply his change management expertise to the Healthcare sector by creating Boost Consulting.

Boost was founded with a mission to implement process, systems, organizational and behavioral changes in healthcare delivery, in order to improve the patient pathway; its quality and performance, whilst achieving measurable operational and financial gains.

Boost has carried out 30+ projects for major hospitals in four continents and all are references. Lambert continues to act as an advisor and analyst for management consulting firms and is an “ambassador” for several hospitals.

Lambert is multicultural: French citizen, attending English, American, French schools and universities in Africa, Europe and the USA. Trilingual in English, French and Italian. Holds a PhD in political science and international relations. Lives near Milan, Italy

Dr. med. Henry Perschak

Medical Director International Medical Center

Klinik Hirslanden, Zürich

Netanel Perez

Director of Business Development


Andrea Riposati

CEO & co-founder

Dante Labs

Andrea Riposati is the CEO & co-founder of Dante Labs, the global whole genome data company.

Prior to Dante Labs, Andrea was a Sr. Product Manager at Amazon in Seattle, where he launched 3D Printing and the Marketplace for Professional Medical Supplies.

Andrea holds an MS summac cum laude in Business from Bocconi University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Lukas Ruf

Founder & CEO


Dr. Lukas Ruf is founder and CEO of Consecom AG.

Consecom is specialized in Strategic ICT Security Consulting, and offers support by concept (design), implementation and review (security testing, reviewing and auditing) services.

Lukas completed his master and Ph.D. studies the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in electrical engineering.

For more than two decades, he has been working as a consultant, architect and auditor in the areas of governance and organization, processes, and technology.

Among others, he is a well-known specialist for end-to-end security, identity and access management as well as information security management.

Dr. Robert Schier

Member of Senior Management and Investment Director PE/VC

Swissanto Invest and Zürcher Kantonalbank

Dr. Robert Schier joined Swissanto Invest and Zürcher Kantonalbank in 2018 as Member of Senior Management and Investment Director PE/VC. He has many years' experience in healthcare and life sciences specifically in operational roles in biotech firms and as investment director and/or partner in various venture capital firms, such as Inventages Venture Capital and Seventure Partners.

Robert holds a degree in pharmacy from the University of Vienna and a PhD in biotechnology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He received the Keystone Award for Excellence in Research for his outstanding doctoral thesis, which he completed at the University of California, San Francisco. In addition, Robert completed an executive MBA program at the European University Munich and is author of several scientific publications and patents.

Martha Schiller


Proqualitas Health Consulting

Martha Schiller is CEO of Proqualitas Health Consulting at Geneva.

She was working as Quality Officer at the University Hospital of Geneva.

She is expert on Patient Safety, Clinical Risk Management and Quality on Healthcare Institutions.

She is associated teacher on Clinical Risk at the Law and Business School Master Program, in Madrid (ISDE); She is also academic coordinator for the Clinical Risk Program at the EPFL, in Switzerland.

Dr. med. Patricia Sigam

Co-founder & CEO


After 6 years of clinical practice in surgery, she has worked for the first Swiss telemedicine company and for the health department of Basel.

Beside these professional experiences she has achieved training in project management and a master in public health at the University of Geneva.

Andreas Lorenz

Co-Founder & CTO


Since 2000 he has developed with his agency "dctrl - studio for creative technology" numerous projects, web- and mobile-applications for a wide range of brands including UBS, Credit Suisse, Clariant, IBM, Swiss Post, Emmi, Sunrise, BASF, Novartis and Swisscom.

Dr. med. Philipp Steiger

Specialist in radiology

Klinik Hirslanden

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Fatih Yanik

Full professor

ETH Zürich

Prof. Yanik received his BS and MS in Engineering and Physics at MIT in 2000, and PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford in 2006.

He completed postdoctoral work in Stanford Bioengineering and Neurosurgery.

He subsequently served as Assistant and later as Associate Professor till he received tenure at MIT. He is currently full professor at ETH Zurich.

His studies are recognized by NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (youngest recipient), NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, NIH Transformative Research Award, Packard Award in Engineering and Science, Alfred Sloan Award in Neuroscience, NIH Eureka Award, NSF Career Award, Silicon Valley’s Innovator's Challenge Award, Technology Review Magazine’s “World’s top 35 innovators under age 35”, Junior Chamber International’s “Outstanding Young Person", and others.

Dr. Eyal Zimlichman

Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer

Sheba Medical Center

Dr. Eyal Zimlichman is an internal medicine physician, a health care executive and a researcher focused on assessing and improving health care quality and value, patient engagement and patient safety.

Dr. Zimlichman is currently Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center, Israel's largest hospital.

Prior to this Dr. Zimlichman has held the position of Lead Researcher at Partners Health Care Clinical Affairs Department in Boston where he was involved in the efforts to bring about a strategic care redesign initiative.

Dr. Zimlichman holds an appointment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School affiliated Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, where he is conducting research on implementing technology to improve health care quality and patient safety.

Dr. Zimlichman served as an advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is a founding member of the International Academy of Quality and Safety in Health Care.

In his capacity as Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center, Dr. Zimlichman conceptualized and launched a groundbreaking collaborative strategy called ARC which aims to accelerate innovations that will redesign healthcare on a global level.

Dr. Zimlichman is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health Executive Health Care Management Master of Science program and has earned his MD at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.

Erika Ziltener


Patient association Switzerland

Erika Ziltener has been Managing Director of the Patient Office Zurich since 2008, and since 2001 she has chaired the umbrella organization of the Swiss Patients Offices.

From 1988 - 2003, the qualified nurse worked in internal medicine at the University Hospital.

Dr. Quy Vo-Reinhard

Chief Data Officer & Co-Founder

HIT Foundation & Centiva Health

Quy is the Chief Data Officer and Co-Founder of HIT Foundation & Centiva Health – a global blockchain-based marketplace for health data – in addition to being a globally-renowned speaker.

Her life’s work is dedicated to healthcare innovations aimed at providing equal opportunities and benefits to all stakeholders. Moreover, Quy is an AI advisor of LAPO blockchain (Switzerland) which brings stability with traditional Swiss expertise in financial services to crypto assets worldwide.

She was voted ‘The Most Influential Woman in Blockchain in Europe’ ( ‘Blockshow Europe 2018’) and received various awards through her life. She founded Give Him The Light, an international charitable project aims to save lives, and solve problems of relevance to humanity.

She also a member of the Board of Directors of different Vietnamese Associations globally (International Vietnamese Academics Network, Association of Vietnamese Intellectuals and Experts in Switzerland …) to promote networking, collaboration among academics professional, researchers, and university students of Vietnam origin living in Vietnam and abroad.

Recently she joins AVSE Global to deliver strategy for Vietnamese government for Vietnam sustainability growth in Industry 4.0.

Carla Leibowitz

Chief Business Development Officer


Carla Leibowitz is a growth and innovation executive heading the Business Development and Marketing functions at Paige.

Prior, she led Corporate Development Arterys, the first company to achieve FDA clearances for several products that combine cloud computing and artificial intelligence, and spent time at NVIDIA, where she was the global lead for healthcare partnerships.

She has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and engineering degrees from both MIT and Stanford.

Carla also spent 3 years at Bain & Company, consulting for top biotech, diagnostic and hospital clients. At the beginning of her career, Carla designed medical devices and led device development teams at several companies and has more than 16 patents under her name.

Katrin Siebenbürger Hacki



atrin is an experienced Medical Device professional who held positions in the EMEA organization of Medtronic, Intuitive Surgical and Honeywell focused on sales force excellence, analytics and market development. Previously, she was an investment associate at a VC fund.

She holds an MBA from IMD in Switzerland and a Master of Biotechnology from ESBS in France.

Dr. Heiko Visarius

Managing Director

Visartis Healthcare

Strong in analysis, fast in thinking, combined with 20 years of Medtech experience and an excellent network.

Tal Or


ATLASense Biomed

Tal has more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech and IT industries.

Prior to founding ATLASense Biomed, Tal founded several startup companies including WintelliGame, TipiGo, WonderCart and WonderLine.

He served as Business Development Manager and was a top performer in marketing and sales with outstanding achievements for IBM Israel.

He has led successful companies specializing in system integration, software projects and outsourcing services for various markets.

Dr. sc. ETH Lukas Zimmerli

Senior Innovation Manager / Deputy Head

Universitätsspital Zürich

Dr. Lukas Zimmerli graduated from ETH Zurich with a PhD from the department of Health Sciences and Technology and a Diploma in Neuroscience.

During his PhD he was working as a software engineer at Hocoma AG, the global leader of robotic and sensor-based devices for functional movement therapy.

After 8 years, he moved on to lead a development team for mobile apps and augmented reality at Swisscom Enterprise Costumers.

He founded a startup in the field of virtual and augmented reality and acted as CEO for almost 2 years. He is an accredited expert for ICT at InnoSuisse since 2018.

Currently he is working as Senior Innovation Manager at the University Hospital of Zurich.


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