- Peter Eriksson
- Robert Wah
- Christina Rångemark Åkerman
- Nicole Denjoy
- John Crawford
- Karita Reijonsaari
- Alakananda Banerjee
- Fredrik Kallioniemi
- Melvin Samsom
- Sara Riggare
- Ian Cleland
- Edwin Mermans
- Raija Korpelainen
- Jarmo Reponen
- Lonneke Rompen
- Pieter van den Haak
- Timo Jämsä
- Anette Falkenroth
- Maria Larsson Lund
- Helene Richardsson
- Hanna Broberg Danielsson
- Maritta Perälä-Heape
- Salla Hirvonen
- Timo Alalääkkölä
- Juha-Matti Ranta
- Michael Rigby
- Juha Korpelainen
- Martin Malcolm
- Sofi Nordmark
- Donna Hendersen
- Rolf Frankenberger
- Per-Olof Egnell
- Peter Bindslev Iversen
- Jon Txarramendieta
- Josef Hallberg
- Jonas Berggren
- Peter Berggren
- Marc Lange
- Damian O’Connor
- Andreas Larsson
- Eveline Wouters
New speakers are presented subsequently.
Peter Eriksson, Sweden’s Minister of Digital Development is coming to the Arctic Light Ehealth Conference, February 1-2 to give an engaging Keynote on the Opportunities and Challenges the Digital Transformation brings to Society and Governance.
Dr. Robert Wah is CSC’s Global Chief Medical Officer. He has been lead Client Executive, run P&L, and actively engaged in M&A pursuits at CSC. He served over 23 years on Active Duty in the US Navy and was the Associate CIO for the Military Health System.
Nicole Denjoy is the COCIR Secretary General since 2005 and is based in Brussels. She represents COCIR in a variety of influential fora at European Level as well as at international level. Nicole is also Vice-Chair of DITTA, the Global Trade Association representing Medical Imaging, Radiation Therapy and Healthcare IT Industry (www.globalditta.org) and leads the DITTA Industry in official relationships with WHO since DITTA was granted a NGO status.
John is President, since January 2016, of the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), a multi-stakeholder membership organisation dedicated to the promotion of eHealth and new models of care. He is also a Board Member of HIMSS for the period April 2016 to June 2018.
PhD, MSc. Karita Reijonsaari is the director of business development at Terveystalo. Reijonsaari holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Aalto University. In research Reijonsaari has focused on eHealth and cost-effectiveness of lifestyle interventions.
Dr Alakananda Banerjee has been a physical therapist for almost 31 years state of art rehabilitation projects in major hospitals of New Delhi in India. The rehab center’s had multidisciplinary treatment protocols, built on high ended research and academic program focusing on international standard guidelines in patient care.
Fredrik Kallioniemi, Father of a daughter with Type 1 Diabetes and CEO of Cloud Consulting Sweden. Fredrik Kallioniemi has been the Vice President at The Node Pole and lead developer in several new regional Data Center investments. He lead the upbuilding of a very strong Data Center Alliance platform of 70 companies on the globe. He has also been Managing Director of Luleå Science Park, an IT hub and the home of roughly 110 tech companies (from the Facebook Data Center to small start-ups).
Prof. Melvin Samsom has been the Chief Executive Officer of Karolinska University Hospital since October 1, 2014. He then came to Sweden, having served 3 years as the CEO and 4 years as CMO of the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, during which a large turnaround of the organisation was established.
Sara Riggare is an engineer and a PhD student at the Health Informatics Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. Her research focuses on Active Selfcare for Parkinson´s Disease, with the starting point in how she manages her own Parkinson’s Disease.
Raija Korpelainen is Professor of Health Exercise in the Center for Life Course Health Research, University of Oulu, Finland and the Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Oulu Deaconess Institute, Finland.
Pieter van den Haak is an eHealth specialist with a background as epidemiologist. At ParkinsonNet he works on the use and implementations of technological innovations to improve the care for patients with Parkinson’s disease, both in primary care throughout the ParkinsonNet network and in innovative, scientific studies using web-based technology.
Timo Jämsä holds a Professorship in Medical Technology at the University of Oulu, since 2002. He received his MSc in Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, and PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, respectively.
Anette Falkenroth, MD, MBA, is the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Hospital, one of the largest in Europe employs 16.000, serves over 900.000 people and provides highly specialized care to all of Sweden and aims to become a leader in digital health.
A new landscape for higher education evolves: How can students’ and professionals’ digital competence be enhanced to match needs in the digitalized knowledge-based society? Professor Maria Larsson Lund is a program director of the occupational therapy program at Luleå University of technology.
Helene Richardsson, Business Development Manager for the personal Health account in Sweden. She has been working both in the private and the public sector, as well as a lecture at a university. Right now she is working for the Swedish eHealth Agency as a Business Development Manager for the Personal Health Account beeing implemented for all citizens in Sweden.
Hanna Broberg Danielsson is a senior lecturer in Informatics at Linnaeus University and a researcher at the eHealth institute in Kalmar. She leads the development of a new master programme in eHealth and is engaged in the matter of competence needs to succeed with eHealth.
Dr. Maritta Perälä-Heape is the Director for Health and Technology and coordinating the strategic R&D collaboration between academia, business and public healthcare sector in the Oulu Innovation Alliance (OIA) concept.
Salla Hirvonen is a specialist at OuluHealth, BusinessOulu and she is currently working for OuluHealth ecosystem. She is responsible for promoting joint projects and pilots between the public sector and companies. Salla Hirvonen also works for the Innovative Cities Future Health program by the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy (INKA).
Timo Alalääkkölä is a Project Manager at Oulu University Hospital OYSLab and he is responsible of developing and managing the OuluHealth Labs innovation, testing and development environment, especially the OYS TestLab test Environment.
Juha-Matti Ranta is the CEO of Medanets Oy. They provide mobile solutions for clinicians. Customised Medanets solutions are a time-saver for clinicians, improving caregiving quality and patient safety. Medanets is active industry partner in OuluHealth. CEO Ranta will share his experiences from industry point of view about the activities they have done and participated within Ouluhealth ecosystem.
Michael Rigby is Emeritus Professor of Health Information Strategy at Keele University, UK; Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London; and Adjunct Professor at Dublin City University. He now lives in Ireland, and undertakes a number of research and expert activities in e-health, integrated care, and as Deputy Principal Investigator for the Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) Horizon 2020 research Project.
Juha Korpelainen, was graduated MD in 1985 and a specialist in neurology in 1992, in University of Oulu, Finland. Korpelainen received his PhD in 1993, and was nominated as a docent of neurology at the University of Oulu in 1999. He also has an eMBA and a special qualification in social and health care management, and in medical rehabilitation. Juha Korpelainen has worked as a Chief Administrative Physician in Oulu University Hospital since 2005, and before that as a clinical neurologist since 1993.
Martin Malcolm has a Masters in Public Health and studying for doctorate in Health Sciences. He is Head of Public Health Intelligence & Information Services at NHS Western Isles, Scotland and lead for the Remoage Social Prescribing service –ConnectingU – and other related projects in connection with social isolation and ICT.
PhD Sofi Nordmark is the project manager for My Plan at Region of Norrbotten. Nordmark has worked as an registered nurse for many years and holds a PhD in Nursing from Luleå University of Technology. She also has many years of work experience from development, implementation and maintenance of IT-solutions within healthcare and welfare.
As Head of European Engagement, Donna leads NHS 24’s European Engagement Team, which aims to enhance Scotland’s reputation as a leader in digital health and care and promote economic opportunities for Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government.
Rolf Frankenberger is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Institute of Political Science, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany. He studied political science, sociology and psychology and currently is spokesperson of the working group on „Comparative Dictatorship and Extremism Research“ of the German Political Science Association
Per-Olof Egnell is CEO at eHealth Innovation Centre, EIC, and has had strategic and operational responsibilities of e-health work in the county of Norrbotten since 2002 in roles as CEO, process manager and program manager for e-health at Region Norrbotten, Luleå University of Technology and regional companies.
Peter Bindslev Iversen is Senior Policy Advisor to Region Sjælland, Denmark. Currently he is co-heading a larger innovation initiative “Bridge to Better Health” which is developing new interventions and methods addressing inequality in health access and utilization.
Jon Txarramendieta is a Project Manager at KRONIKGUNE – Research centre on Chronicity, Basque Country, Spain. He holds an Engineering in Industrial Organisation and a Master degree in Health Management (Deusto Business School, Basque Country). He has experience in the implementation of health services in national and European project context. Currently he is involved in different EU-funded Projects.
Josef Hallberg, PhD, is an associate professor in Pervasive and Mobile Computing at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. His research interests include technology for supporting people in everyday life, including supporting people with chronic disease and preventing disease, tools for increasing and supporting motivation for healthy behavioural change, data analysis and decision support systems.
Jonas Berggren is CEO of Nordic Health Innovation AB and have a Master of Science and Master of Business Administration. He has been running SSG Standard Solution Group for ten years in coordination Swedish industy by create collective standardised solutions in the fields of technology, purchasing and logistics and health, safety and the environment. Nordic Health Innovation (NHI) AB was founded in 2014 by Jonas and Peter Berggren. The company is based on research performed at NHI and the Central for Rural Medicine (GMC), VLL in Storuman, Sweden.
In recent years Dr Berggren has been in charge for the Centre for Rural medicine (GMC) in Storuman which is an R & D unit within primary care in Västerbotten. The Centre for Rural Medicine (GMC) in Storuman, northern Sweden, is an initiative within primary care in Västerbotten county, to support a research and development unit aiming to bring together government, university and industry stakeholders to find solutions for persisting rural health issues such as the recruitment, retention, and training of health professionals, the use of distance bridging technologies and the design of primary care services for small and isolated settlements.
Mr Damian O’Connor is COO at the European Connected Health Alliance. Damian O’Connor provides strategic leadership to deliver the ECHAlliance vision and directs day to day operations. He drives the development of the growing ‘International Network of Permanent Connected Health Ecosystems’ across Europe, USA, China and Canada. Ecosystems provide sustainable structured opportunities for industry, patient groups, academia, investors, health & care providers and payers to meet and provide solutions to specific challenges.
Andreas Larsson is Innovation Practice Advisor and Case Manager at MSF Sweden Innovation Unit (Médecins Sans Frontières / Läkare Utan Gränser), where he is currently leading projects related to tele-surgery, infection control and innovation culture. He is also an Associate Professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology with global product development and innovation as his field of expertise.
Eveline Wouters, educated as a medical doctor and epidemiologist, holds the chair of Health Innovations and Technology at the department of Allied Health Professions, Fontys University. Focus of interest is on factors and mechanisms that influence beneficial use of technology in the context of care.