Speakers

Keynote speakers

Dr Margaret Ann Kennedy

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Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Gevity (Clinical Informatics Practice)

Bio
Dr Kennedy is Managing Partner for Gevity’s Clinical Informatics Practice, a Canadian informatics and management consulting company based in Vancouver. Leveraging 30 years’ experience in leadership roles across the healthcare continuum, Margie enables systems transformation to support optimal health outcomes and quality clinical practice.

An industry leader, Margie contributes to peer reviewed journals, is co-editor of Introduction to Nursing Informatics (4th ed), serves on multiple Canadian and international informatics committees, as well as various editorial boards. She continues to teach at the post graduate level and in a variety of industry certification programs.

Margie holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of South Australia, a Master of Nursing from Dalhousie University (Canada), a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University (Canada), and a Post Graduate Certificate in Standards for Health Informatics from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada).

Dr Ruth Mitchell

Dr Ruth Mitchell

Neurosurgeon & Nobel Laureate

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Bio
Dr Ruth Mitchell is a final year Neurosurgery Registrar currently working at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, investigating the structure of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in high grade brain tumours. She holds a grant from the Brain Foundation. Ruth previously chaired the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trainees’ Association through a period of unprecedented introspection and change in the surgical profession and is the 2019 John Corboy medallist.

She is passionate about diversity, inclusion, and full participation of women and other underrepresented communities in surgery and in science, and dreams of a day both professions are as diverse as the communities they serve. Ruth is currently chair of the Australian board of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, and which she helped start as a medical student. She believes in the power of the medical profession to bring about great change in the biggest issues of our time. She has addressed the United Nations and made the president of India laugh, but she’s never spoken to a room full of health informatics experts, and she’s extremely excited to be invited.

Nnamdi Oranye

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Founder

The Disrupting Africa Encyclopedia

Bio
Nnamdi Oranye is the author of Disrupting Africa: The Rise and Rise of African Innovation and Taking On Silicon Valley: How Africa’s Innovators will change its future. He has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent, an initiative by the United Nations. He has explored how African Innovation truly has the potential to change the African narrative, as well as global and pan-African trends shaping the landscape in Africa. More recently he has begun to explore the overlap between Social Sciences, particularly Anthropology and the rise of African technology, arguing that we may have underestimated the value of African Innovation. He is also the founder of the Disrupting Africa Encyclopedia, an online platform dedicated to identifying the 30 million Africans who can change the narrative and legacy of Africa. He is a writer for CNBC Africa, focusing on the social and technological trends in African Innovation.
Prof Enrico Coiera

Prof Enrico Coiera

Professor of Medical Informatics and Director

Centre for Health Informatics at Macquarie University

Bio
Professor Coiera is Foundation Professor in Medical Informatics at Macquarie University, and Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, a group he co-founded in 2000 and is also Director, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in eHealth. Trained in medicine and with a computer science PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Coiera has a research background in both industry and academia. Coiera has won a number of prestigious awards including the 2015 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) François Grémy Award for Excellence. He was elected Foundation Fellow and first President of the Australian College of Health Informatics, is a foundation member of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics, an International Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sceinces.
Chris McCarthy

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Vice President, Strategy & Design

Hopelab

Bio
Chris McCarthy is the VP of Strategy & Design at Hopelab and the Executive Director and Founder of the Innovation Learning Network. At Hopelab his main focus is at the intersection of design and science in service of young people’s health. Currently, he is guiding work with young cancer survivors, young moms, and college students experiencing loneliness. In his previous role at Kaiser Permanente’s Innovation Consultancy, he tackled safer medication administration for patients, more robust shift changes for nurses, exploring the social space of elders, and the care experience of transgender people. His work has been featured with CNN (Dec 2017), Harvard Business Review (Sept 2010), Bisognano’s Pursuing the Triple Aim (2012), FastCompany, the New York Times and many more. As an author, he collaborated with Lyle Berkowitz, MD on Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare (2012). You can find his quirky design blog at McCarthyChris.com. He was named a 2015 H.I.T. Innovator and the 2011 Ellerbe Becket Lecturer. And he is an international speaker on innovation and design. Chris has a master’s in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Copenhagen Business School, and a master’s in public health in Health Policy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In his spare time, he obsesses about fitness, musicals, and skiing through the trees.
Prof Liz Kenny

Prof Liz Kenny

Chair, Artificial Intelligence Working Group, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Bio
Prof Liz Kenny AO is a Senior Radiation Oncologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Liz has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and the President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. Liz has been awarded Honorary Memberships of the European Society of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, Honorary Fellowships of the American College of Radiology, British Institute of Radiology and the Royal College of Radiologists and a Distinguished Fellowship of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe. Liz chairs the RANZCR Artificial Intelligence Working Group.
Ben Hanna

Ben Hanna

Director Business Development

Soul Machines

Bio
Starting his career in high tech 18 years ago Ben has launched start-ups & new innovative products in NZ, Australia and the USA. Recently Ben’s lead enterprise development teams at global companies such as Dell EMC and been responsible for delivering rapid enterprise growth for big data company Domo in the Australian and NZ markets.

Ben currently leads growth and business development for Soul Machines, a ground-breaking high-tech company of AI researchers, neuroscientists, psychologists, artists and innovative thinkers who are re-imagining how we connect with machines.

Tim Kelsey

Tim Kelsey

Chief Executive

Australian Digital Health Agency

Bio
Tim Kelsey is Chief Executive of the Australian Digital Health Agency which is responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety. He was formerly National Director for Patients and Information in NHS England – a role which combined the functions of chief technology and information officer with responsibility for patient and public participation. He took up the post in 2012 after serving as the British governments first Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data. He was also National Information Director for health and care in England and Chair of the National Information Board which advises the Secretary of State on national priorities for data and technology.

Tim is a leading advocate of a popular knowledge revolution in health and care and, in 2000, was co-founder of Dr Foster, a company which pioneered publication of patient outcomes in healthcare. He is also an internationally regarded expert in digital transformation of the customer experience in healthcare. In 2007, he launched NHS Choices, the national online health information service which now reports around 40 million users per month. In 2014 Tim was named one of the 500 most influential people in the UK by The Sunday Times.

Before Dr Foster, Tim was a national newspaper journalist and a television reporter. He worked for the Independent and the Sunday Times, as well as Channel 4 and the BBC. He is co-author with Roger Taylor of Transparency and the Open Society which was published by Policy Press and the University of Chicago in 2016.

Tim is visiting professor in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.

Lucien Engelen

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Center for The Edge Deloitte, Global Strategist Digital Health and CEO

Transform.Health

Bio
We are in the midst of a digital transformation across society that brings opportunities and challenges. What used to work isn’t good enough anymore in a world that is increasingly becoming digital. Through his small company Transform.Health as a vehicle, he operates at the intersection of Innovation & Strategy for executive boards, governments, corporates, and professionals including his role as Edge Fellow for the Deloitte Center for the Edge and Singularity University in Silicon Valley in the Netherlands as well as currently in the Nordics. His modus operandi is always challenging, sometimes provocative but always techno-realistic. His goal is to prepare for a soft landing into the future, meanwhile creating sustainable global health(care) for all. It is at the intersection of technology and (digital) patient empowerment where he feel most at home. As the former-founding director of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre REshape Center and advisor to the Board of Directors (2010-2018) and his prior experience in healthcare brought him on the forefront of health(care) innovation for the past 3 decades. As one of the 105 initial LinkedIn Influencers over 800,000 people follow his blog, and his latest book describes what dramatic change is ahead for health and healthcare.
A/Prof Luke Burchill

A/Prof Luke Burchill

University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Bio
I am Australia’s first Aboriginal cardiologist and a proud member of the Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung nations. I am equally proud of my father’s English heritage. As a clinician-researcher it is my patients’ stories that inspire me to do what I do. My clinical work and research is focused on improving health outcomes across the spectrum of cardiac disease. My research and clinical leadership in the fields of adult congenital heart disease, cardiac disease in pregnancy and heart failure is recognised locally and internationally. I believe new approaches are needed to meet patients where they are. With >40 scientific publications that span from bench to bedside to the wider community I am ready to lead Australia’s fight against cardiovascular disease – the number one cause of death and disability globally and the leading contributor to the gap in health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Today I work as a clinical cardiologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and as a clinician-researcher at the University of Melbourne. I currently Chair the Royal Australian College of Physicians Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Committee and am also Chair of the Indigenous committee of the Melbourne Academic Center for Health. I am also an innovator and entrepreneur leading the development of Braveheart, a novel patient-centred digital healthcare platform.
Neville Board RN, BA, MPH, FACHI

Neville Board RN, BA, MPH, FACHI

Chief Digital Health Officer

Department of Health and Human Services

Bio
Mr Board is Victoria’s Chief Digital Health Officer and heads the Digital Health Branch. The Branch conducts health sector planning and assurance. The Branch is developing unique identification across Victorian health services, and is connecting health services to the My Health Record system. The Branch also leads the Victorian health service cyber security and ICT operational assurance programs. Prior to coming to Victoria in 2018, Mr Board headed the eHealth and Medication Safety program at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. His team conducted clinical safety assurance of the My Health Record, and developed three editions of the national guide to safe implementation of electronic medication management (EMM). He also convened the WHO clinical practice working group for the Globa Patient Safety Challenge Medication without Harm. Mr Board is a registered nurse and has worked in clinical, management, and informatics roles, including six years managing leprosy and primary care programs in the Brazilian Amazon. He implemented radiotherapy information systems and Area-based clinical cancer registries in NSW, and has published on hospital in the home, use of data in health care, short stay surgery and post-acute care.
Susan Anderson

Susan Anderson

Deputy CEO

Beyond Blue

Bio
Susan Anderson is Deputy CEO of Beyond Blue. She oversees a range of program areas including suicide prevention, community support services, digital and telehealth, peer programs and service innovation. Previously Susan has held senior management roles across a range of industries in injury management, workplace mental health and leadership. Susan has an MBA and is a Registered Psychologist. She is an adjunct faculty member of the University of New South Wales, Australian Graduate School of Management and was also a member of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Academic Board from 2010 – 2013. Susan holds a Masters of Business Administration Exec, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Psychology, a Bachelor of Education and is an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate.
Maureen Perrin

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Consultant

Sentient Meat Consulting

Bio

Maureen Perrin is an epidemiologist with more than 15 years of experience in transforming data from paper reports into integrated digital information, Maureen focuses on creating a world where evidence informs decisions and drives the actions required to improve health.

From working with clients to develop strategic plans to ensuring program solutions are effectively and efficiently implemented, Maureen combines her deep knowledge of public health with informatics and business methodologies to deliver results.

Maureen has an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Academic/Scientific

Sami Alkhatib

Sami Alkhatib

University of Melbourne

Award finalist

Dr Helen Almond

Dr Helen Almond

Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Alline Beleigoli

Dr Alline Beleigoli

Flinders University

A/Prof Kerryn Butler-Henderson

A/Prof Kerryn Butler-Henderson

University of Tasmania

Award finalist

Dawn Choo

Dawn Choo

The Hearing CRC & The University of Melbourne

Dr Jaime A. Garcia

Dr Jaime A. Garcia

University of Technology Sydney

Award finalist

Dr Valerie Gay

Dr Valerie Gay

University of Technology Sydney

Dr Dominique Gorse

Dr Dominique Gorse

QFAB Bioinformatics

Award finalist

Jai Gupta

Jai Gupta

University of Sydney

Dr David Ireland

Dr David Ireland

Australian e-Health Research Centre

Award finalist

Timothy	Kariotis

Timothy Kariotis

University of Melbourne

Award finalist

Atlarelang Basetsana Kesiilwe

Atlarelang Basetsana Kesiilwe

University of Melbourne

Award finalist

Urooj Raza Khan

Urooj Raza Khan

Charles Sturt University

Dr Hadi Akbarzadeh Khorshidi

Dr Hadi Akbarzadeh Khorshidi

Northern Institute

Dr Carey Mather

Dr Carey Mather

University of Tasmania

Swetha Nagapuri

Swetha Nagapuri

Flinders University

Dr Hoa Ngo

Dr Hoa Ngo

Australian E-health Research Centre, CSIRO

Dr Patrick Pang

Dr Patrick Pang

University of Melbourne

Award finalist

Dr Daniel Peyton

Dr Daniel Peyton

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Award finalist

Dr Hamza Sellak

Dr Hamza Sellak

CSIRO's Data61

Prof Tim Shaw

Prof Tim Shaw

The University of Sydney

Marianne St Clair

Marianne St Clair

Northern Institute

Award finalist

Leanna Woods

Leanna Woods

University of Tasmania

Clinical & Industry

Dr Mirza Mansoor Baig

Dr Mirza Mansoor Baig

Orion Health

Annette Barfett

Annette Barfett

Alfred Health

Dr Katja Beitat

Dr Katja Beitat

Clinivid By Health Care Innovate

Kate Birch

Kate Birch

Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance

Peter Blewitt

Peter Blewitt

Peninsula Health

Dr Dana Bradford

Dr Dana Bradford

CSIRO

Matiu Bush

Matiu Bush

Bolton Clarke

Award finalist

Dr Tina Campbell

Dr Tina Campbell

Healthily

Wendy Carroll

Wendy Carroll

eHealth NSW

Shaila Chavan

Shaila Chavan

Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society

Dr Daryl Cheng

Dr Daryl Cheng

Royal Children's Hospital

Award finalist

Dr Ian Chuang

Dr Ian Chuang

University of Tasmania

Adam Clark

Adam Clark

Ernst & Young (EY)

Award finalist

Emma Collins

Emma Collins

Otago Polytechnic

Dr Simone Darling

Dr Simone Darling

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Helen Dowling

Helen Dowling

Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care

Award finalist

Mike Ebinum

Mike Ebinum

Sheda

Alexandra Ehrlich

Alexandra Ehrlich

Oracle Health Sciences

Award finalist

Dr Tim Fazio

Dr Tim Fazio

Melbourne Health

Mary Fein

Mary Fein

eHealth NSW

Rebecca Gallagher

Rebecca Gallagher

Karitane

Award finalist

Robert Geschke

Robert Geschke

Deep 6 AI

Seven Guney

Seven Guney

Northern Sydney Local Health District

Dr Rahul Gupta

Dr Rahul Gupta

Hunter New England Mental Health Service

Dr James Haridy

Dr James Haridy

University of Melbourne

Dr Hamed Hassanzadeh

Dr Hamed Hassanzadeh

Australian E-health Research Centre, CSIRO

Louise Hayes

Louise Hayes

Queensland Health

Dr Victoria Heaton

Dr Victoria Heaton

The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Dr Kylie Henderson

Dr Kylie Henderson

The Better Health Generation

Award finalist

Claire Holt

Claire Holt

Portland District Health

Dr Alejandro Metke Jimenez

Dr Alejandro Metke Jimenez

CSIRO

Dr Joel Diamond

Dr Joel Diamond

2bprecise

Chris Kearney

Chris Kearney

University of Melbourne

Dr Sankalp Khanna

Dr Sankalp Khanna

Australian E-health Research Centre, CSIRO

Dr Bevan Koopman

Dr Bevan Koopman

CSIRO

Dr Joanna Lawrence

Dr Joanna Lawrence

Royal Children's Hospital

Gavin Meredith

Gavin Meredith

Novari Health

Allan Nash

Allan Nash

NPS MedicineWise

Kate Oliver

Kate Oliver

Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care

Jacinta Opie

Jacinta Opie

Monash University

David Paré

David Paré

DXC Technology

John Pearson

John Pearson

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Laura Pietromica

Laura Pietromica

Hyland Software Inc.

Prof Malcolm Pradhan

Prof Malcolm Pradhan

Alcidion Corporation

Award finalist

Steve Reinecke

Steve Reinecke

Proximity Systems

Award finalist

Dr Grant Rogers

Dr Grant Rogers

eHealth NSW

Dr Kevin Ross

Dr Kevin Ross

Precision Driven Health

Dr Benjamin Schmitt

Dr Benjamin Schmitt

Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd

Prof Mike South

Prof Mike South

Royal Children's Hospital

Award finalist

Anna Spyker

Anna Spyker

Orion Health

James Tan

James Tan

Hong Kong Hospital Authority

Dr Clare Thomas

Dr Clare Thomas

Queensland Health

Dr Thanh Vu

Dr Thanh Vu

Australian E-health Research Centre, CSIRO

A/Prof Vikas Wadhwa

A/Prof Vikas Wadhwa

Eastern Health

Dr Simon Wallace

Dr Simon Wallace

Nuance Communications

Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe

Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe

Swinburne University of Technology

Pete Williams

Pete Williams

Medipass