Maneesh Juneja – Keynote
Maneesh Juneja is a Digital Health Futurist who explores the convergence of emerging technologies to see how they can make the world a healthier and happier place. He has one bold vision that drives him: Finding ways to use data to improve the health of 7.5 billion people on Earth. His research extends beyond just understanding technology trends, but also include economic, political and cultural trends. In 2017, some of the topics he is looking at include new models of care, digital biomarkers, and our relationship with machines as they become more intelligent. He has given talks in North America and Europe to a range of audiences, with the aim of helping them understand how their organisations can survive and prosper in an increasingly uncertain world.
In 2016, his research has led to him deliver a talk at Cannes Lions on the need for cross-sector collaboration and for Digital Health to engage with the creative sector. In the same year, he gave the keynote at the MiSK Medical of Internet Things Hackathon, the world’s first dual-nation live, broadcast event, to audiences in London & Riyadh, on how innovation can come from anyone anywhere on Earth.
As someone not afraid to ‘think the unthinkable’, Maneesh Juneja has in 2014 delivered a talk in the UK & USA, entitled, “Healthcare in the future: Will advancing technology make doctors unemployed?”. This triggered a debate on both sides of the Atlantic over Twitter. His bold thinking led him to the stage of TEDx StPeterPort in 2014, where he talked about how Digital Health technologies could be used to make Guernsey the best place to live on Earth.
In 2013, he gave a talk at TEDx O’Porto on his radical vision of 7 billion Citizen Scientists, and also attended “FutureMed” at Singularity University, in Silicon Valley.
In 2012, he left the security of his career at GlaxoSmithKline, to set up his own consultancy, MJ Analytics. In the same year, Maneesh also founded the Health 2.0 London Chapter, which he grew into the UK’s largest grassroots health tech community.
In a career spanning 20 years, Maneesh has worked with data to improve decision-making across a number of industries. From supporting the Whitehall study at University College London, managing the Tesco database at DunnHumby, and most recently, working with the world’s largest U.S. health insurance claims & European EHR databases at GSK R&D. He has worked hard to build links with innovators around the world, particularly with Silicon Valley. Inspired by the innovation culture of Silicon Valley, and unlike many of his friends who have relocated there, he has decided to stay in London and do his best to bring elements of Silicon Valley’s culture to the UK.
Mark Pesce is a leading futurist, author, entrepreneur and innovator. He has been at the forefront of the digital revolution for thirty-five years and is a sought-after keynote speaker for major conferences and leadership gatherings. Bringing clarity, understanding and insight.
From virtual reality to education, finance, manufacturing, transportation and communication, Mark gives individuals and organisations the tools they need to think effectively about the future, its opportunities, and its disruptions.
Tim is the Managing Director of Semantic Consulting, a consulting firm focused on leading digital change in healthcare. Tim helps organisations with digital health strategy, and is passionate about enabling engaged patients, the use of mobile solutions in health, consumer health technology, precision medicine, consumer genomics, pharmacogenomics and many other components of digital health that are disrupting healthcare in positive and exciting ways.
Tim has previously held roles as CIO of the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human, Director of Rural eHealth Strategy at NSW Health and Strategic Advisor at NEHTA and the Commonwealth Dept of Health.
Prof Keith McNeil
Assistant Deputy Director-General and Chief Clinical Information Officer Professor Keith McNeil plays a key role in the clinical leadership of the statewide eHealth program. He works closely with key stakeholders to maximise the clinical and patient safety benefits associated with technology in the healthcare setting, while minimising risk.
Prof McNeil has previously worked within Queensland Health as the Head of Transplant Services at The Prince Charles Hospital, Chief Executive Officer at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Chief Executive Metro North Hospital and Health Service.
More recently, Prof McNeil was Chief Clinical Information Officer, National Health Service, United Kingdom following roles as Chief Executive Officer at Addenbooke’s Hospital and Cambridge University Hospital Foundation Trust.
David is a resilient, connected, and insightful director, executive manager and leader. An innovator, digital strategist and expert technologist, with over 30 years’ experience working in public, commercial and not-for-profit organizations at international, national and local levels. David applies his passion, intellect and energy in multi-discipline organizations focused on complex socio-technological change and reform.
For over a decade he has been at the forefront of health system digitisation. Prior to his current role leading Queensland Health’s genomics program, he was a senior leader in the National eHealth program with executive responsibility for Strategy & Architecture, Clinical Informatics, Cybersecurity, Standards and the program’s innovation platform.
Sonja is a Special Counsel with Minter Ellison, holding qualifications in law and medical science. Her practice services the health and bioscience sectors, providing commercial and regulatory advice and litigation services for Queensland Department of Health, Commonwealth Departments and agencies, public hospitals, private hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies and Universities. Sonja holds a Masters of Law (bioethics and health law) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Stefan founded and leads the Brain-Inspired Computing research program of IBM Research – Australia. His team spearheads an effort to develop AI-based technology for managing epilepsy. Stefan has worked in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology and healthcare analytics in the US, Europe and Australia. He has authored and co-authored over 40 technical publications and holds 34 issued patents.
His work has been featured in WIRED Magazine, The World Economic Forum, IEEE Spectrum, and R&D Magazine. He holds a PhD in EECS from the Technical University Munich and an Honours Masters Degree in Technology Management from the Center for Digital Technology and Management.
Anthony is a biomedical engineer and innovator, having spent the last decade working on transformative technologies within immunology and dermatology. After completing his PhD and postdoc at the University of Queensland, he held appointments at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School until his return to Brisbane in 2017. He has been acknowledged as an emerging leader through his award of Australia’s prestigious NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2015) and 2016 Rolex Awards for Enterprise Finalist.
The last two years Anthony has been working with academic dermatologist Prof Peter Soyer on the implementation of 3D total-body-imaging systems for early detection of skin cancer.
A/Prof Andrew Mallett is a Nephrologist with a special interest in inherit ed kidney disease and nephrogenetics. After graduating from James Cook University (MBBS, 2006) he completed physician training at Mackay Base Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital (MMed USyd, 2009; AFRACMA 2011; FRACP 2013). A/Prof Mallett has undertaken a Churchill Fellowship and been a recurrent Visiting Fellow at Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge, UK) and the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. His PhD (2016, University of Queensland) in nephrogenetics involved extensive national and international collaboration.
A/Prof Mallett is a Consultant Nephrologist at RBWH and co-lead of the statewide Queensland Conjoint Renal Genetics Service. He is the National Director of the KidGen Collaborative and both the AGHA Renal Genetics and HIDDEN Flagships.
Associate Professor Brent Richards is an Intensivist, Medical Director of Innovation and Director of Critical Care research at Gold Coast Health, and Associate Professor at Griffith and Bond Universities. Brent has a long interest and involvement in both clinical research and clinical information systems, and is now realising the opportunities and responsibilities in the big Health data sets being created, particularly in ICU. Working in collaboration with GCHHS and the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge precinct, he has co-founded IntelliHQ to create an ecosystem for AI enabled Healthcare disruption, attracting large and small companies, researchers and educators to realise these gains for both patient and system outcomes.
David is an innovative thinker with over 20 years of experience in technology management consulting, helping organisations define and design their digital future. As the Chief Technologist for Healthcare & Life Sciences at DXC, David is committed to guiding clients through their digital transformation journey. Having spent over a decade in the digital health industry around the world, David is passionate about making a difference in the community. He is the co-founder of a global IT community and he is heavily involved in the digital health community in Australia.
Dr David Hansen
David Hansen is CEO of the Australian e-Health Research Centre, a joint venture between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Queensland Health and CSIRO’s national digital health research program . David leads a research program of over 80 scientists and engineers developing information and communication technologies to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of healthcare. The e-Health research program tackles the challenges of the healthcare system across Data, Diagnosis and Services. David is also the Chair of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA). David is passionate about the role of information and communication technologies in health care and the role of Health Informatics professionals in developing a safe, high quality efficient and sustainable healthcare system in Australia.
Dr Patrick Harris
Patrick Harris is an Infectious Disease Physician and Microbiologist at Pathology Queensland and the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He acquired his medical degree from University College London Medical School and has worked in Malawi, Singapore and Australia during his specialist training. He has recently completed his PhD at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, where his research interests include developing clinical trials of treatment for drug-resistant pathogens and the application of whole-genome sequencing to the diagnosis and management of infectious disease.
Dr Ian Scott
Dr Ian Scott is consultant general physician and Director of Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Queensland and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Monash University. He currently co-chairs the Queensland Statewide General Medicine Clinical Network, is the inaugural chair of the Australian Deprescribing Network, and is a member of Queensland Policy and Advisory Committee on new Technology (QPACT), including its mobile apps pilot program. He has research interests in health services evaluation and improvement, clinical guidelines, clinical decision-making, evidence-based medicine, quality use of medicines and e-health. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and is a recipient of several NHMRC and government research grants.
A/Pr Jing Sun
A/Professor Jing Sun is Associate Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at Griffith University. She has been teaching post graduate health and medical statistics in Griffith’s health faculty since 2006, with over 1500 postgraduate students completed her statistics course. Jing leads large scale collaboration of Chronic Diseases/Mental Illness randomised controlled trials and cohort studies that led to advances in our understanding of prognosis treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and schizophrenia patients in the era of effective lifestyle based rehabilitation and therapy. She has a longstanding interest in chronic disease prevention and intervention program development using E-health approach. She has authored over 165 papers in highly esteemed journals on various advanced statistics methods, ranging from linear regression, multi-level, meta-analysis to machine learning methods. Her other research interests include methodology for epidemiology and health services research and the epidemiology of COPD and maternal and preterm infants birth and development outcome research.
John is an intelligence and security professional with a career across the military, government and commercial sector spanning 24 years. Throughout his career John has worked both on the offense and defence in the realm of security. This gives John a unique understanding of the issue of cyber security, putting it in perspective and managing it accordingly. The key to John’s success is his ability to understand the balance between delivering business outcomes and implementing sufficient resilience and security within organisations. This ranges from large government organisations to critical infrastructure, banking and mining to name a few. He is able to design a suitable framework and plan for the context of the organisation, explain it to others and implement both strategic and operational elements of the plan. John has been supporting Queensland Health with its 100,000 strong workforce as the Chief Information Security Officer for over three years, considerably improving its security maturity and culture during this time.
Dr Justin Whatling
Dr Justin Whatling leads Population Health management for Cerner outside of the USA. Doctor by background, Justin has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare focused on using technology and informatics to transform outcomes for patients. He recently sat on the National Information Board for the NHS, was the immediate past Health Chair of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, and elected onto the new Council for the Faculty of Clinical Informatics.
Matthew Shuker has extensive experience in senior management of training and education organisations in both the public and private sectors, including Health, Defence, Mining and Construction. He has provided high level consultancy to assist multinational companies to improve their internal training processes, and driven the development of bespoke training packages for engineers and executives to minimise critical incidents in large scale construction projects. His experience includes General Manager/CEO positions within the private training sector, and is passionate about challenging the norms of traditional delivery methods. Matthew has worked in the Healthcare Simulation sector in both large scale and in-situ centres, and has been instrumental in the development of national training programs for both graduate and undergraduate clinicians and simulation providers. Matthew’ s current interests are about disrupting how we learn, innovations in healthcare and the broader use of simulation beyond education.
Matthew has a unique mix of professional and personal experience, with an in-depth understanding of strategy, risk and cultural change. With a grounding of almost 20 years in the energy and resources industry, he has found innovative ways to apply his knowledge after what started as a sore throat resulted in the loss of all four of his limbs in 2012. Matthew has experienced first-hand the phenomenal benefits of a modern health system. Through collaboration across numerous sectors, both domestically and internationally, he has found new ways to achieve independence. Matthew is involved in a variety of endeavours in the health sector, including as a board member of Hear and Say in Queensland and a member of steering committees for Queensland Health, the Australian Digital Health Agency and Bionics Queensland.
Michael Wagels is a Staff Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital with a conjoined academic appointment as Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland. He completed a BMedSci undergraduate research degree in 1999 and was awarded a PhD in 2013. His theses evaluated amputation in severe lower limb trauma and the behaviour of auto-transplanted muscle for traumatic lower limb injuries. Michael has a special interest in complex lower limb reconstruction, hand surgery, brachial plexus reconstruction and head and neck reconstructive surgery. He is also interested in the translational aspects of tissue engineering for complex reconstructive defects.
Dr Nic Woods
Having over 25 years’ experience in clinical medicine (mostly emergency medicine and urgent care) and digital health globally, Dr Nic has held diverse roles in health technology incubators, national digital health programs and medical executive leadership roles within the health IT and technology industry. His role as Health Industry Exec, Chief Medical Officer at Microsoft Australia is to improve healthcare for Australians across the continuum, through a thriving ecosystem of partners and the use of innovative technologies such as advanced analytics, AI and medical internet of things. He believes this is an incredibly dynamic time to be working in this intersection with health information technology increasingly contributing to the delivery of more efficient and safer healthcare now and into the future.
Sunil Lakhani is a clinical and molecular pathologist with an interest in Breast Disease. He is the Executive Director Research and Professor of Pathology, The University of Queensland and Pathology Queensland. His research team comprising of both scientists and practicing clinicians ensures a translational focus to the research portfolio. His current interests include biology and therapeutic development of brain metastases. He is a series editor for the 4th Ed WHO Tumour Classification Books and volume editor for the Breast Tumour Classification. He is the lead CI for the ‘Genomic Testing Innovation’ capability funded by the QGHA.
Andrew has over fourteen years nursing experience working across a variety of roles including Clinical Nurse Consultant, Nurse Manager / Educator, Service Director and Assistant Director of Nursing.
Andrew manages the NSRU (Nursing Service and Resource Unit ) team at the Gold Coast university Hospital involving the coordination of Patient Flow, After-hours and Incident Management, Temporary Nurse Staffing, Nursing Recruitment and Transfer units. He was a clinical lead in the development of the GCHHS Coordination Hub.
His previous experience includes Emergency and Intensive care nursing. Andrew demonstrates a keen interest in data analytics and business improvement.