Speakers

SPEAKERS

Get to know the Digital Health Connect speakers!
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GREGORY LEVEY
Figure 1, Toronto

Co-founder and CEO

Figure 1, Toronto (Canada)

Gregory Levey is the co-founder and CEO of Figure 1, a platform that enables over 2.5 million healthcare professionals to share and discuss clinical cases. He is a former United Nations speechwriter and a tenured professor of Professional Communication at Ryerson University. He has had two books published by Simon & Schuster, and has also written for The New Yorker, The New Republic, and other publications. He holds an MBA, a JD, and a PhD.

ANDRÉ EIRAS DOS SANTOS
Sword Health, Porto

COO et General Manager

Sword Health, Porto (Portugal)

As a supplier of disruptive and cutting-edge technology in the physiotherapy industry, SWORD Health is developing its solution worldwide. Andre Eiras dos Santos is responsible for strategy, operations and growth management for SWORD Health in the EMEA & APAC region. Passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation and healthcare, André first obtained his master’s degree in biomedical engineering and became a specialist in medical electronics at the University of Coimbra (Portugal).  Since then, he has already founded two start-ups, obtained an MBA and joined SWORD Health.

MICHAEL IGNAZ SCHUMACHERHES-SO Valais/Wallis, Sierre

Professor

HES-SO Valais/Wallis, Sierre (Switzerland)

Professor at the Institute of Information Systems (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) since 2007, Michael Ignaz Schumacher leads the Health Technology Innovation Center (HTIC) and the Applied Intelligent Agents Lab (AISLab). He has been involved in many national and international applied projects in the areas of points-of-care diagnostics, diabetes monitoring with mHealth applications (gestational diabetes, diabetes type 1 and 2), decision support for general practitioners, semantic interoperability, blockchain technology in healthcare, and the usage of chatbots for prevention programs.

ROLAND SAVIOZ
ObeeOne, Sion

CEO &co-founder

ObeeOne, Sion (Switzerland)

The start-up ObeeOne, led by Roland Savioz, is implementing innovative public health programs: overweight, sedentary, smoking cessation. Roland Savioz is the designer of the “I Quit Smoking” program, which has increased the number of participants in a smoking cessation program by a factor of 100. Currently, a “Weight Loss” program is followed by a test group of 700 people. Specialist in social media and new digital technologies, Roland Savioz designs and deploys mass interventions via social networks, combining the power of new technologies and artificial intelligence in public health operations.

YARIV ADAN
Google, Zürich

Product Lead on the Google Assistant

Google, Zürich (Switzerland)

For more than eleven years, Yariv Adan has been product manager and head of Google Zürich‘s product teams. A true innovator, he currently leads the Zürich product team working on Google Assistant ! Their objective: to develop speech recognition, image processing and contextual intelligence to create powerful, intuitive and highly attractive services. Previously, he worked on a wide range of products, including Google’s proprietary infrastructure, privacy and security, products designed for emerging markets and YouTube ads.

ROMAIN BOICHAT
Soignez-moi.ch, Vevey

Co-founder

Soignez-moi.ch, Vevey (Switzerland)

A graduate of EPFL, followed by a Master’s degree in Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, PA) and a PhD in Communication Systems at EPFL, Romain Boichat was the first Dean of the College of Technology Management at EPFL. In order to complete his training in economics, Romain completed an MBA at IMD. Then appointed Head of the Automobile and Navigation Department of the Canton of Vaud, he made a complete change in the department and internal processes. Romain cofounded Corpus Health in 2016 with the objective of developing innovative health projects including Soignez-Moi.ch.

GUILLAUME DUPASQUIER
DomoSafety, Lausanne

COO & co-founder

DomoSafety, Lausanne (Switzerland)

With more than 15 years of experience in the international development of multinational companies and start-ups, Guillaume DuPasquier is COO and co-founder of DomoSafety. The Lausanne-based start-up is at the forefront of innovation in the field of monitoring and decision-making support for the care of the elderly.  Its solutions integrate artificial intelligence, medical devices and wireless IoT to provide safety and quality of care for the elderly and quality of work and productivity for caregivers.

JAMES WYMAN
Pillo Health, Boston

Co-founder and COO

Pillo Health, Boston (US)

James Wyman is responsible for global finance & operations at Pillo Health – an in-home digital care management company.  Prior to Pillo Health, James spent 7 years in the financial and technology industries. He began his career at Morgan Stanley, working for the firm in both London and New York. In 2011 he was part of the founding team of Morgan Stanley’s “Private Capital Markets” group, which specialized in raising equity and equity-linked capital for private companies in the technology, consumer retail, and healthcare services sectors.

THIERRY PERRONNET
Avatarion, Zürich

General director

Avatarion, Zürich (Switzerland)

With solid experience in the consumer goods sector and mainly in technology markets for corporate customers, Thierry Perronnet has held various management positions in sales and marketing in Europe and North America.  He was Executive Vice President at Leclanché (litium batteries) and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Eastman Kodak, for the EMEA region. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Avatarion, the leader in humanoid robotics in Switzerland. Its solutions, such as Avatarkids, to help children during their long hospital stay, are exported worldwide.

MADDALENA DI MEOBaby & Kids Care, Vevey

CEO and founder

Baby & Kids Care, Vevey (Switzerland)

Maddalena di Meo, a nurse by training, has an extraordinary career. Since 2011, she has been managing FirstMed, a company that offers first aid courses to the general public. Named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016, she also created her start-up Baby & Kids Care to offer the general public applications for medical emergencies (telemedicine). A visionary who would like everyone to know what it takes to save lives.

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