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Frontiers Health announces A-list speaker line-up and program highlights for Berlin event (Nov 17-18, 2016)


The rapid evolution of technology and tech applications is transforming healthcare, and creating new opportunities and themes in areas like health technology, digital therapies and health insurance innovation. Some of the most influential players from across the industry will be coming together in Berlin for two days of spirited conversations, hands on demonstrations, and deep dive sessions on how to reshape the industry and drive change for better health outcomes through technology.

“Frontiers Health combines a unique mix of attendees and presenters from venture funds, life science companies, healthinnovators and insurance companies as they discuss how innovations in their respective fields are converging onhealthcare. As such, it reflects the collaborative and agile nature of our changing industry, where the seamless integration of medicine and health technology is replacing traditional silos for better health outcomes.” says Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware International and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the conference.

Frontiers Health is curated by a Steering Committee of industry leaders including: David Orban, Founder & Managing Partner at Network Society Ventures, Doug Hayes, CEO at Junto Health, Marc Slujis, Digital Health Investment Advisor, Min-Sung Sean Kim, Venture Capitalist, Pascal Lardier, Executive Director, Health 2.0, Paul Tunnah, CEO Pharmaphorum Media, chaired by Roberto Ascione, Founder & CEO of Healthware International.

Keynotes, deep dives and interactive sessions will centre around 8 guiding themes: Breakthrough InnovationDesign for HealthDigital TherapiesHealth Insurance InnovationReimbursement and Business ModelsScientific and Medical ValidationStart-up FundingStrategic Partnerships.

Two top expert panels will engage in conversations about the future of healthcare.

Discover the state of the European digital health ecosystem, its opportunities and challenges will be the focus of the panel moderated by Min-Sung Sean Kim, featuring experts being: Farooq Abbasi - Associate Partner at Mosaic Ventures; Ralph Arnold - Partner and Co-Founder, TransAct Advisory Services; Fredrik Debong - Co-founder, Community Relations, mySugr; Stanislas Niox-Chateau - CEO & Co-founder, Doctolib; Ugur Samut - CEO & Co-Founder, Medigo.

The other panel “Healthcare convergence: a new medical ecosystem for the 21st century” will be led by Paul Tunnah, CEO pharmaphorum media, with participation from: Mike Barlow - Founder & CEO, myHealthPal; Eugene Borukhovich - Global Head, Digital Health Incubation & Innovation, Bayer; Monique Levy - SVP, Head of Customer Strategy and Value Delivery, PatientsLikeMe; Kristin Milburn - Strategic Partnerships Head, Digital Acceleration Lab, Novartis; Alexander Schachinger - Founder/CEO, EPatient RSD.

Speakers line-up include among the others Peter Ohnemus, founder of Dacadoo, a platform which helps patients determine their Health Score and shows them how to live healthy and active lives, using gamification and social connections, Jeff Dachis, founder of OneDrop, the company that is disrupting the chronic disease management space by gamifying and socialising the way people living with diabetes deal with it on a daily basis, Riccardo Sabatini, data scientist and entrepreneur, involved in applying numerical modeling and data to projects ranging from material science to computational genomics and food market prediction, and Peter Cook, founder of The Academy of Rock, who brings the wisdom, mechanics and fun of Rock’n’Roll to the healthcare innovation space.

In addition, more general topics like lifestyle modification are also on the menu with “The Pioppi Protocol” a documentary by film director and entrepreneur Donal O’Neill who travels to the tiny Italian village of Pioppi, to set the record straight on the true health secrets of the famed Mediterranean Diet.

Key learnings will come from Fredrik Debong co-founder of Europe’s diabetes star mySugr who revolutionized digital chronic care management through design and game-based learning and Josipa Majic whose ID Guardian provides innovative monitoring solutions for capturing data in a seamless way, Juliane Zielonka talking about how to co-create innovation using an accelerator model.

Two highly curated Technology Discovery session will allow to learn from the top start-up companies in Europe including: Touch Surgery, Mediktor, Brain Control,, Trillio, Silver Cloud, Amicomed, Mimi, Amiko, Turbine and VitalSmith.

“At Frontiers we have been designing conference experiences for the last 10 years; always driven by the biggest trends in the digital world. Berlin is emerging as one of the fastest growing start-up hubs for #healthtech, so it was key for us to have our first conference dedicated to healthcare transformation in this very cool city”, says Matteo Penzo, CEO & Co-founder at Frontiers Conferences.

The conference will take place from November 17th – 18th, 2016, at Umspannwerk Kreuzberg in Berlin. Use our EXCLUSIVE CODE: adh15_fh16 - when booking online to save 15% -