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


ZHAW School of Management and Law

Room SW E11 (Aula)

St. Georgenplatz 2

8400 Winterthur

This event is initiated and organized by


Sponsorship & Exhibition

If you are interested in being an active supporter and participant please contact: info@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 &

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

09:00 - 09:20

Funding innovations where Digital & Healthcare meet retail

Overview on the currently most promising digital healthcare investment areas

David Gordon, Head of Digital Health Investments, Longliv Ventures

09:20 - 09:40

Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease with Memory-Driven Computing

Roger Fontana, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industry Lead Switzerland, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

As world populations age, the human and economic toll of currently incurable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s grows staggering.

HPE’s Memory-Driven Computing offers unprecedented computational speed improvements anf holds new promise in the race against Alzheimer’s.

09:40 - 10:10

Networking Break & E-Healthcare and Top 20 Swiss Digital Healthcare startups exhibition

10:40 - 11:10

Top 20 Swiss E-healthcare startup list

Our international 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.


11:10 - 11:40

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.

Dr. Lambert Montevecchi, Founder & Managing Director, Boost Consulting
Ralf Haller, President, CEO, High-Tech Connect &


11:40 - 12:00

International study results:
Part 1: AI/ML treatment applications and acceptance in Swiss hospitals

Preliminary Swiss results from an 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 - 13:45

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

13:45 - 16:30: Interactive workshops run by leading industry experts

  AI Applications and Use Cases in Healthcare Patient Pathway Optimization
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

Andrea Riposati, CEO & co-founder, Dante Labs

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

Matthias Mettler, Digital Business Builder & Digital Health Advisor, Synpulse


Dr. Ignacio Hernández Medrano, Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Savana

Dr. Vince Madai, Senior Medical AI Researcher, Department of Neurosurgery - Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Dr. Lisa Falco, Head of Product, Pipra

Ralf Haller, President, CEO, High-Tech Connect &

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

Erika Ziltener, President, Patient association Switzerland

Martha Schiller, CEO, Proqualitas Health Consulting

Dr. med. Andrea Braga, CEO, Eedoctors

Dr. Jefferson Fernandes, CEO, SPECIS

Dr. Daniel Ferreira, Clinical Director, Hospital da Luz Digital Clinical Center

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

Roger Fontana, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industry Lead Switzerland, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ieuan Clay, Head of Digital Measures, Evidation Health

Jonathan Masci, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist for Deep Learning, NNAISENSE

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
  • COVID-19 use cases
  • Genome Data
  • Electroceuticals
  • AI to design medication
  • Ethics
  • 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

Speaker & Jury Members

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. 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.

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.

Dr. Lisa Falco

Head of Product


A.I. Expert, Master in Engineering Physics, PhD in Biomedical Imaging, 15 years in MedTech. Former Director of Data Science at AVA. Expert in machine learning, data science and digital health.

Dr. Daniel Ferreira

Clinical Director

Hospital da Luz Digital Clinical Center

After the graduation from the Faculty of Medicine of the Lisbon University (Portugal), Daniel completed his training in Cardiology at Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon.

He is a consultant cardiologist, certified by the Portuguese College of Physicians for the Cardiology specialty and for the Emergency Medicine competence.

His main investigation areas lie on the Cardiac Intensive Care, Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, e-Health and e-Cardiology.

He is the author and/or co-author of 85 book chapters and articles in specialty journals.

He is a member of several national and international medical societies and he is Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).

Currently, he is the Head of the Clinical Cardiology at the Hospital da Luz – Lisbon; Clinical Director for the Hospital da Luz - Digital Clinical Center; Coordinator for the Digital Health Working Group of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 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.

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.

Dr. med. Andrea Braga



Conjunction of profound medical and business knowledge with a broad working experience in major health reform and especially telemedical projects. Multicultural and multilingual.

Highly adaptable to new challenges and situations.

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

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.

Ieuan Clay

Head of Digital Measures

Evidation Health

Bringing together broad experience in applied data science, clinical practice and large-scale data handling to drive the use of modern technologies in clinical trial settings. Focusing on collecting and interpreting new information on how patient lives are impacted by disease: only by quantifying better and more relevant endpoints can we target and improve lives with novel therapies.

Dr. Jefferson Fernandes



Jefferson Fernandes is a Neurologist experienced in health management, education and research and digital health innovation, including telemedicine. He is the CEO of SPECIS - a Health Consulting Firm, Partner of SYTE Institute, Hamburg, Germany.

Dr Fernandes is Vice President of the Brazilian Association of Telemedicine and Telehealth, Coordinator of the Telemedicine Education Program of the Paulista Medical Association - SP (APM), and President of the Board of Curators, Global Summit Telemedicine & Digital Health, an international conference organized by APM. He is also Professor and Academic Coordinator of MBA courses at the Fundação Getulio Vargas - RJ, and IBCMED – SP.

Dr Jefferson was the founder and Director-General of the Higher School of Health Education and Sciences of the Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz (HAOC), São Paulo, Brazil. He was also the Superintendent of Education, Sciences and Innovation of HAOC and Coordinated its Telemedicine and Telehealth Center.

He was the founder Director of the Institute of Education and Research of the Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre, RS, and also held a position of Full Professor (Neurology) at the School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS).

Dr Fernandes worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization (Geneva), for the World Bank (Washington), for the Brazilian Ministry of Health (Brasília) and for the Health Secretary of the Rio Grande do Sul State.

Dr Jefferson graduated in Medicine at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), specialized in Neurosurgery and later in Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, University of London, England. Dr Fernandes has an MSc in Neuroanatomy and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Medicine, both at UFRGS. He has also done a postgraduate course in Hospital Administration and Health Business (IAHCS/PUCRS) and an MBA focused on Strategic Management and Information Technology (FGV).

Dr Fernandes has published in several scientific journals, chapters in medical books and articles in magazines for the lay public on neurology and several subjects, including telehealth and digital health innovation. He is a member of the American Telemedicine Association, of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology.

Roger Fontana

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industry Lead Switzerland

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

In his role as Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industry Lead Switzerland, Roger oversees the development of the healthcare & pharmaceutical customers, leads industry relevant initiatives and drives the industry partner ecosystem relations representing Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Switzerland.

Prior to his current role, Roger successfully led the SMB (Small Medium Business) Territory as Sales Manager for several industries, including Healthcare and Pharmaceutical.

Roger has a strong track record for leading new business initiatives, and has held various senior positions in sales, consulting, marketing and project management. He is experienced in local, as well as in international roles. Roger formerly served in Swiss technology companies, such as Microsoft, Wincor Nixdorf and Siemens Nixdorf.

Roger holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (SFIT/ETHZ), Switzerland and a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Business Management from the SFIT, Switzerland. He is based in Switzerland.

David Gordon

Head of Digital Health Investments

Longliv Ventures

David Gordon is a Digital Health pioneer and a tech veteran. He has been at the forefront of technology for some 25 years, holding senior positions at Intel, Partner Communications Company (Orange Israel), and Elbit – in strategic planning, product development, business development and technology forecasting.

He has created and managed research, innovation and corporate venturing frameworks. He was one of the founders of Partner, where he managed for 7 years its international business; over the years he was involved in several start-up ecosystems via entrepreneurship, investment and mentoring.

David Gordon started his career as a military officer, a programmer and an archaeologist and also spent a term in journalism. He currently also serves as a research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) – the prestigious Israeli think tank. David holds B.Sc. and M.A. degrees of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Masci

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist for Deep Learning


Dr. Vince Madai

Senior Medical AI Researcher

Department of Neurosurgery - Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

I am a senior medical AI researcher at Charité with an M.D., a Ph.D. in Medical Neuroscience and an M.A. in Medical Ethics, and I am also CSO at ai4medicine. My foci include AI-research, AI-ethics, data science, neuroimage post-processing and clinical research.

Currently I am the scientific lead of the "Predictive Modelling in Medicine" research group at Charité as well as the Prediction2020 project (prediction2020.org) and the PRECISE4Q project (precise4q.eu), where we develop clinical machine learning models for stroke and apply neural nets for neuroimage segmentation.

I have special expertise in the ethics of AI, especially bias and upcoming regulations for AI products. In this role, I´m also on the expert council of the Good Technology Collective (GTC, https://goodtechnologycollective.com/experts/) and an associate editor of the interdisciplinary Delphi Journal (https://www.lexxion.eu/zeitschriften/delphi/).

I am also the organizer of the "Machine Learning in Healthcare" meetup in Berlin(https://www.meetup.com/Machine-Learning-in-Healthcare/).

Dr. Ignacio Hernández Medrano

Founder & Chief Medical Officer


A practicing neurologist and researcher for 10 years, Ignacio was considered by the Spanish specialized media among the “most influential people in healthcare in 2016” and “digital health personality of 2018”, due to his work promoting systemic changes, through information technologies and big data. In 2019 Ignacio was awarded with the highest Spanish mention for the under 35, the Princess of Girona Award.

His bio includes several degrees in Healthcare Management, along with an experience as Head of Strategy at Instituto Ramon y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria, in Madrid.

After licensing from Singularity University (Silicon Valley) in 2014, he founded 2 artificial intelligence start-ups; Savana, for reuse of clinical records in research, and Mendelian, for diagnosis of genetic diseases.

Finally, Ignacio is an international speaker, having helped all the stakeholders in Healthcare, from the European Commission and the Spanish Government, to hospitals, European Scientific Societies and Pharma industry.

Matthias Mettler

Digital Business Builder & Digital Health Advisor


Matthias has graduated as an economist at the Universities of Zurich and St. Gallen.

Until February 2018, he worked for several years as a strategy consultant at Boydak. During this time, he was responsible for the setup of the ”Boydak Digital Health Practice”. Until December 2017, he also served as a Health 4.0 Program Leader at C-Level and was responsible for the establishment and management of a community of senior managers from the Swiss healthcare sector (e.g. with representatives from hospitals, payers, pharmaceutical sector and digital leaders). In addition, Matthias has been involved with the Swiss digital health startup scene since several years. He acts from time to time as a startup advisor and coach on a voluntary basis.

His particular focus at Synpulse lies on digital business building, digital health initiatives and customer-centric models in healthcare. Additionally, he regularly publishes articles on new user-oriented models in healthcare and digital health topics.

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. 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.

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.

Dr. Monika Sonu

CEO & Director New Product Development


Monika is a doctor, digital health entrepreneur, and a healthcare quality researcher, with more than 13 years of experience. She holds a Master's degree from Cranfield University, UK and is an Alumni of Indian Institute of Management-K. She has driven process improvement & digitalization in multiple health systems across the globe, both in public & private sectors.

Her multidisciplinary background spans the design for policies, quality, patient safety, service design, digital transformation and strategy.

She has designed diverse digital health products & her latest initiative is designing Smart Hospitals enabled through emerging technologies.

She is engaged with multiple tech-driven startups in healthcare as a mentor.

She believes in contributing to a more equitable & sustainable healthcare environment through human centered designs, emerging technologies and innovation.

Dr. Jit Seng Tan

Founder & Director

Lotus Eldercare Pte

Dr Tan Jit Seng is trained as a medical doctor and still is a fulltime eldercare clinician doing primary health care work and running long-term home-based services. He has been involved in public, charity, military, social enterprise, and private systems for the past 18 years. He is currently Founder and Director of Lotus Eldercare Pte Ltd www.lotuseldercare.com.sg in Singapore.

Dr Tan has worked in hospital wards, Emergency Departments, Specialist Outpatient Clinics, Nursing Homes, General Practitioner Clinics, Transitional Care and Home Care Settings.

He has been involved in health technology development since 2010, supporting

Dr Tan is currently the Vice President of Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association. www.apara.asia He has founded www.LocumSg.com in 2010 as well, a job referral portal to linking directly healthcare institutions with a huge pool of locum doctors in Singapore.

Dr Tab’s latest health tech involvement includes the Medical Advisor for TUV SUD - Smart Elderly Care @ Home Centre. The centre acts as a “sandbox” for companies to pilot innovative smart healthcare devices for patients’ home use; and customising Telepresence Robotics by Ohmnibots for healthcare uses. In 2018, Dr Tan Co founded Wellderly, world’s first blockchain solution for senior care – www.wellderly.network which was unsuccessful . In 2019, Dr Tan is working on smart clothing for health monitoring and trialling on Vivago, the medical grade activity monitor for seniors. His paper on “Televital signs monitoring compliance trial in Singapore” was published in “Digital Medicine” in 2018.

As a respond to COVID-19 in 2019, Dr Tan kick started another Tele Medicine project – telefam.io support nurses and patients via tele consultations. We are currently looking at developing smart robotic physician assistant assembling various cutting edge technologies from our collaborators all over the globe - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/drtanjitseng_robotics-doctor-activity-6676351478447390720-yjln

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.

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. 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.

Ralf Haller

President, CEO

High-Tech Connect &

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.


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