Speakers

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Professor Barry Marshall
Nobel Laureate
Nanyang Visiting Professor
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Professor Barry Marshall with Professor Robin Warren showed that Helicobacter pylori is the main cause of stomach and duodenal ulcers. This discovery was the first step in developing more effective treatments for ulcers and in understanding the causative link between H. pylori and stomach cancer. In 2005, Professor Marshall and Professor Warren were awarded the world’s highest honour in science – the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology. Professor Marshall continues to treat patients with antibiotic resistant H. pylori infections and also leads a team undertaking varied research into the bacterium, from clinical microbiology through to genomics and systems biology. The Helicobacter Research Laboratory is located within the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training of which he is a Director.

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Sir David Nigel Dalton
Chief Executive
Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

Sir David Nigel Dalton has been an NHS Chief Executive for over 22 years, serving at Salford Royal for 16 years.He was knighted in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for his services to healthcare. During 2013, Sir David was a member of the ‘Berwick Review Group’, which advised on patient safety improvements for England. In 2014, he advised the Secretary of State on the opportunities for providers of NHS care, including the publication of the ‘Dalton Review’, which recommended actions to assure the delivery of high quality healthcare through sustainable organisations.

Sir David is currently developing a new integrated care service (hospital, community, primary and social care) for the city of Salford, with its triple aim of improved population health outcomes, better user experience and lower cost.

He was the founding chair of AQuA, NHS Quest and most recently, Haelo: each of which support organisations in their improvement activities. He established NWeHealth and currently serves on the national review group advising the Secretary of State on IT and digital developments. He is a Governor of the Health Foundation.

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Professor Jonathon Gray
Chief Executive Officer
Professor of Healthcare Improvement and Innovation
South West of England Academic Health Science Network

Professor Jonathon Gray joins the South West of England Academic Health Science Network as Chief Executive with effect from 1 October 2017. He is a passionate leader and brings significant experience as a clinician and an academic, an executive team member, and a director of local, national and international improvement and innovation.

Most recently, Professor Gray established and led Ko Awatea (Maori for ‘First Light’), an institute for health system innovation and improvement in South Auckland, New Zealand. Professor Gray trained as a clinical geneticist, public health practitioner with a Masters in Public Health from Harvard, and an improvement leader through a Health Foundation Quality Improvement fellowship based at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston.

Professor Gray grew up in North Yorkshire, among steel works and the chemical industry, and was a beneficiary of a compassionate welfare state. He remains passionate about equity and a vision of establishing ‘great care everywhere’, not just in pockets.

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Bruce Liang
Chief Executive Officer
Integrated Health Information Systems

Bruce Liang is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) Pte Ltd and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore. He is responsible for the advancement of healthcare IT in Singapore and the delivery of Health IT services to all Public Healthcare institutions.

Prior to joining MOH and IHiS, Mr Liang held various leadership roles in Accenture, including Partner for Growth and Operations of ASEAN Products Practice as well as the Health and Public Sector Practice in Asia Emerging Markets. He has extensive experience in complex and large scale enterprise planning and Business-IT transformation programs for Governments and large businesses across Asia.

Mr Liang has been active in the development of the infocomm industry in Singapore. He currently holds Directorship on the Board of Assurity Trusted Solutions Pte Ltd and serves on the Advisory Board of the Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education (ARISE) as well as NUS School of Computing Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). He also sits on the Executive Committee of Singapore Computer Society (SCS).

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Teoh Zsin Woon
Deputy Secretary (Development)
Ministry of Health

Teoh Zsin Woon is currently Deputy Secretary (Development) at the Ministry of Health, overseeing the Ageing Planning Office, the Manpower Planning & Strategy Division, and the Infrastructure Planning & Policy Division. She graduated from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom in 1995, and started her career in the Civil Service as Senior Assistant Director (Personnel Department), Ministry of Environment.She subsequently held leadership positions in the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Manpower, Workforce Development Authority and the Ministry of National Development, before her appointment as Group Director, Ageing Planning Office, Ministry of Health, in 2011. The Ageing Planning Office provides secretariat support for the Ministerial Committee on Ageing (MCA) and drive the City for All Ages (CFAA) project.

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Göran Henriks
Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation
Qulturum, County Council of Jönköping

Göran Henriks is Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation at the Qulturum in the County Council of Jönköping, Sweden. The Qulturum is a centre for quality, leadership and management development for the employees in the County and also for the healthcare on the regional and national level. Mr Henriks took up his appointment at the start of Qulturum in 1998. He has over twenty years’ experience of management in the Swedish healthcare system. Mr Henriks is a member of the Jönköping County Council Strategic Group. He has been Jönköping’s project director for the Pursuing Perfection initiative over the last four years and is a senior fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA.In addition, he is part of the Strategic Committee of the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare organised by the BMJ and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

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Professor Dermot Kelleher
Dean, Faculty of Medicine,
University of British Columbia

Professor Dermot Kelleher is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC).

Prior to his appointment at UBC, Prof Kelleher served as Vice-President, Health, and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, concurrently serving as the Dean of Lee Kong Chian School Medicine in Singapore, a joint medical school by Imperial and NTU Singapore.

Over the years, Prof Kelleher has received many prestigious awards including a Fogarty Scholarship at the University of California, San Diego, Wellcome Senior Fellow in Clinical Science, and most recently the Conway Medal from the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland.

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Jeremy Soo
Managing Director and Head
Consumer Banking Group
DBS

Jeremy Soo, Head of DBS Consumer Banking Group, oversees the DBS, POSB, Wealth Management networks and distribution, ATM/digital/mobile channels as well as all consumer related products and services in Singapore.

Under his leadership, the consumer banking business has introduced several first-in-market innovations, including DBS SMS Q, POSB Cash-Point and DBS FasTrack. And given the highly competitive banking landscape, the business has achieved consistent revenue growth and gains in market share across most segments.

Mr Soo has 30 years of consumer banking and finance experience and has been appointed as the Board of Directors at NETS since 2016.

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Professor Richard Pestell
President
Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Center
Pennsylvania, USA

Richard is President, Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Center, Pennsylvania, USA. As a clinician scientist who trained in Oncology and Endocrinology, he has >600 published works, and holds patents in cancer diagnostics and treatment including light-activated gene therapy. He founded companies (ProstaGene, LightSeed), Departments and Institutes, led cancer not–for-profits and directed two US Cancer Centers (Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University. He was most recently Executive Vice President Thomas Jefferson University, USA. His work in cancer biology (non canonical functions of cyclins, acetylation of nuclear receptors), >600 published works, is highly cited (>52,000 citations, H index 123) and he is ranked in the world by Google Scholar in his areas of research (Prostate Cancer, Cell-cycle, Oncology).

Dr. Pestell completed his M.D. and Ph.D. at Melbourne University, Australia. His MBA was from the Stern School of Business (NYU). He conducted research at Harvard University and was Clinical Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was founding Director of the Delaware Valley Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and is past President of INCTR (USA), a global not-for-profit working to impact cancer in the developing world.

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Alok Mishra
Chief Executive Officer
Value Addition

Alok Mishra is the CEO of Value Addition which focuses on helping medtech companies build capabilities in strategy and marketing. He recently retired from his role as Vice President, Strategic Capabilities at Johnson & Johnson Medical Asia Pacific, after 20 years in the company. Mr Mishra has previously held positions as Regional Vice President Marketing & Business Development and Area Vice President, South Asia Region.

Mr Mishra is currently on the Board of Directors of the Health Sciences Authority, Singapore. He is an adjunct faculty member at the MBA Programme of the Singapore Management University and is a member of the Advisory Council for Action Learning at Asia School of Business in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr Mishra has also been closely associated as faculty and mentor of the Singapore Stanford Biodesign programme and was awarded the “Most Valued Industry Mentor” in 2014.

Mr Mishra has wide exposure to the healthcare industry, namely in pharmaceuticals, consumer pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sagar, M.P. (India).

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Dr Andrew Lim
Director
Volunteer Resource Optimisation
National Council of Social Service

Dr Andrew Lim joined NCSS on 1 March 2017 as Director of Volunteer Resource Optimisation (VRO). Prior to joining NCSS, he was COO of BuzzCity Pte Ltd, a global mobile internet advertising network spun-off from A*STAR in 1999, until its acquisition in late 2016 by an acquirer from London. Having spent almost 18 years in BuzzCity, he was involved in regional business development, corporate operations, fundraising and strategies of the company.

Dr Lim holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Business Administration from the University of Bolton, and obtained both a MBA and Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of South Australia. He also has volunteer experience in grassroots organisations and the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF).

As the Director of the VRO team, which is part of the Fund Raising and Engagement Group within NCSS, Dr Lim is tasked with promoting volunteerism, especially long-term service based volunteerism that would benefit our NCSS member organisations. This work is done in conjunction with the SG Cares movement, which aims to promote a more caring society in Singapore.

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Associate Professor Ang Wei Tech
Associate Professor
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

Associate Professor Ang Wei Tech is an Associate Professor with the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering since Nov 2004. He received the Ph.D. degree in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004, and the M.Eng. and B.Eng degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 1999 and 1997 respectively.Associate Professor Ang leads a multidisciplinary team focuses on robotic technology in biomedical applications. He is the PI of several projects funded by A*STAR SERC, A*STAR BMRC, NMRC, MOE, NTU & the French Embassy.

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Professor Chen Xiaodong
Associate Chair (Faculty)
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

Professor Chen Xiaodong is a Full Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received his B.S. degree (Honours) in chemistry from Fuzhou University, China, in 1999, M.S. degree (Honours) in physical chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2002, and PhD degree (Summa Cum Laude) in biochemistry from the University of Münster, Germany, in 2006. After his postdoctoral fellow training at Northwestern University, USA, he joined NTU as a National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellow and Nanyang Assistant Professor (NAP) in 2009 in (MSE). He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2013, and Full Professor in 2016. He is also the co-founder of a spin-off company, Quickcharge Pte Ltd, commercialising cutting-edge energy storage technology.

Professor Chen’s achievement in research and innovation was recognised nationally and internationally with his many awards, namely the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry 2016, Small Young Innovator Award 2015, Lubrizol Young Materials Science Investigator Award 2015, and NRF Fellowship 2009. Currently, he is the Associate Editor of Nanoscale and Scientific Editor of Nanoscale Horizons, and the editorial advisory member for several leading journals.

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Associate Professor Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers
Vice Hospital Director
Assistant Dean, Quality Development
Siriraj Hospital

Associate Professor Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers received his training in medicine and Diplomat Thai-Board of Respiratory Medicine (2000) at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand and Research and clinical Fellow in Respirology at Toronto General Hospital, Ontario Canada (2001-2005).

Associate Professor Cherdchai has more than ten years of experience in quality improvement, through supporting and facilitating lean, routine to research (R2R) methodology, utilisation management and quality-related training in statistical process control charts (SPCC), and health economic and decision model analysis. He was certified Lean Six Sigma Green belt since 2010 and Thailand Quality Award assessor of Thailand productivity institute since 2011. He was also assigned as Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) Technical Expert Service (TES) on Lean management in Hospitals and Healthcare Systems, in Oct 2011. He was appointed as joint project leader of the Routine to Research Thailand Project since 2005. He is a course coordinator Health economic analysis for the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Clinical Epidemiology Thai Cert.

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Dr Chow Mun Hong
Director
Quality Management
SingHealth Polyclinics

Dr Chow Mun Hong is Director of Innovation and Quality Management at SingHealth, the largest public sector healthcare cluster in Singapore. He focuses on strengthening the Quality Management system, building capability and capacity for Innovation and Improvement, and supporting efforts to transform care delivery.

Dr Chow is also Director of Quality Management at SingHealth Polyclinics, where he started the Quality Management Department. His areas of responsibility include Clinical Governance, Quality Assurance, Patient Safety, Patient Experience, Quality Improvement, and Learning in Quality and Safety. He is also the Institutional Risk Officer of SingHealth Polyclinics where he oversees the Enterprise Risk Management Programme.

A Senior Consultant at SingHealth Polyclinics, Dr Chow is also an active member in medical and inter-professional education. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Medical School, as well as MMed (Family Medicine) trainer and examiner. He is also involved in Quality and Safety training for Residents and other healthcare professionals, and co-chairs the National Curriculum Workgroup for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement at the Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe).

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Christopher Chong
Senior Partner
Dentons Rodyk

Christopher Chong specialises in professional malpractice, commercial litigation and insurance. He has defended hospitals and medical practitioners in medical negligence suits in the High Court and the State Courts and lead arguments before the Singapore Court of Appeal. He has also represented professionals in disciplinary proceedings.Mr Chong is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, whether through litigation in the Singapore courts, mediation or arbitration under the Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre or the International Chamber of Commerce.

He is a lay member of the NHG DSRB, reviewing proposed clinical trials conducted in Singapore and also a member on the Transplant Ethics Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

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Colin Tan
Chief Operating Officer
EndoMaster Pte Ltd

Colin Tan leads the management and product development activities at EndoMaster. He was the first full-time employee of the company and has since grown the company in size through fund raising, product development and resource management. Mr Tan spent the first half of his career working in medical device start-ups in San Francisco before moving to Singapore. His expertise includes start-up management, fund raising R&D and operations in medical device companies. He has a keen interest in the future and possibilities of robotics and artificial intelligence in medicine.

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David Dhevarajulu
Executive Director
Centre for Healthcare Innovation

David Dhevarajulu is the Executive Director of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. As part of the hospital’s collective leadership team, he provides oversight for the functions of Healthcare Innovation, Process Improvement, Talent Management, Organisational and People Development. An experienced and avid practitioner with over 25 years of experience in Management, Operations, Quality, Strategic Planning and Academia, Mr Dhevarajulu is passionate about workforce transformation and business excellence. He is an engineer by training with a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from the Leicester University. He also holds certification in Strategic Planning from the Michigan University, Training and Development from IPD(UK), and Lean Healthcare from the Belmont University Graduate School.

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Dr Eugene Fidelis Soh
Chief Executive Officer
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Adjunct Professor
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Chairman
Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) Co-Learning Network.

Dr Eugene Fidelis Soh is CEO of Central and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). TTSH is the flagship hospital of the National Healthcare Group (NHG), Singapore. TTSH is a 1,700 bed General Hospital serving the 1.5 million population in Central Singapore, in partnership with patients, primary care and community providers. TTSH is a JCI-accredited hospital since 2005 and a AON Hewitt Best Employer (Singapore) 2013 and 2015. Dr Soh is a medical doctor by training with a Masters of Public Health (Healthcare Management) from Harvard University and an alumni of the Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School. He holds the appointment of Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine; a partnership between Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Imperial College London, UK.

In 2010, Dr Soh led the development and launch of Singapore’s first integrated master plan for a new medical hub – HealthCity Novena Master Plan 2030. The Master Plan will see nine new developments in Novena, which include a 300 bed National Centre for Infectious Diseases, a 600 bed rehabilitation hub, and a medical school.

Dr Soh is Chairman for the Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) Co-Learning Network established in 2016. To date, the network comprises 21 local and international partners from across healthcare institutions, agencies and academia. CHI drives thought leadership in Healthcare Innovation and Workforce Transformation.

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Associate Professor Henry Ho
Head and Senior Consultant
Department of Urology
Singapore General Hospital

Associate Professor Henry Ho is Head and Senior Consultant of the Department of Urology at Singapore General Hospital. He is also the vice-chair (Research) for surgery academic clinical programme, SingHealth.

As a surgeon-innovator, he is the Director of Medical Technology Office at SingHealth. He is one of the inventors of the robotic device (Mono LisaTM Biobot Surgical Pte Ltd) for transperineal prostate biopsy, which offers safer and more accurate detection of prostate cancer. Associate Professor Ho is also a robotic and minimally invasive cancer urologist. He is the chairman for robotic surgery workgroup at the Singapore General Hospital and a panel member of robotic-assisted surgery for the Ministry of Health, Singapore.

He is Associate Professor at DUKE-NUS Medical School and Senior Clinical Lecture at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

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Dr Lim Chee Tiong
Vice President, Investment
Zicom MedTacc Private Limited

Dr Lim Chee Tiong has been involved in medical technology innovation and start-ups for nearly 10 years. After graduating from the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine with a PhD in Bioengineering, he started doing research at A*STAR and moved on to join Johnson &Johnson (J&J) as a research scientist in medical devices and diagnostics. During Dr Lim’s time at J&J, he understood the important concept of “bedside to bench to bedside”, where healthcare innovation should be driven by an unmet clinical need. This concept is further established when he spent the next part of his career at SingHealth working on research and education initiatives for clinicians. Dr Lim is currently with Zicom MedTacc, a medical technology accelerator that provides investment, clinical, development and commercial expertise to med-tech start-ups.

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Associate Professor Justin Dauwels
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

Dr. Justin Dauwels is an Associate Professor of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He also serves as Deputy Director of the ST Engineering – NTU corporate lab, which comprises 100+ PhD students, research staff and engineers, developing novel autonomous systems for airport operations and transportation.

His research interests are in data analytics with applications to intelligent transportation systems, autonomous systems, and analysis of human behaviour and physiology. He obtained his PhD degree in electrical engineering at the Swiss Polytechnical Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich in December 2005. Moreover, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (2006-2007) and a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008-2010). He has been a JSPS postdoctoral fellow (2007), a BAEF fellow (2008), a Henri-Benedictus Fellow of the King Baudouin Foundation (2008), and a JSPS invited fellow (2010, 2011).

His research on intelligent transportation systems has been featured by the BBC, Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Channel 5, and numerous technology websites. His research team has won several best paper awards at international conferences. Besides his academic efforts, the team of Dr. Justin Dauwels also collaborates closely with local start-ups, SMEs, and agencies, in addition to MNCs, in the field of data-driven transportation, logistics, and medical data analytics.

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Professor Lawrence Ho
Senior Consultant
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Department of Medicine
National University Hospital

Professor Lawrence Ho is an internationally recognised Key Opinion Leader in Gastroenterology and GI endoscopy. He is Vice Dean for Research at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Group Director, Research Office, National University Health System (NUHS). He received the Public Administration Medal during the 2017 National Day Awards.

Experienced in spearheading “match-making” between researchers in Asia, Professor Ho chairs the Asian EUS Group which dedicates itself to EUS training. He was the inaugural chair of Asian Barrett’s Consortium (ABC) which performs collaborative research on Barrett’s oesophagus. He also chairs the Gut & Obesity in Asia (“Go Asia”) Workgroup to study relationship between obesity and the gastrointestinal and liver systems.

Professor Ho has a track record in spinning off innovations that impact health and biomedical science, including two medical device start-ups, Endomaster and Endofotonics. Both Professor Louis Phee and he won the Singapore President’s Technology Award in 2012, for the ground-breaking technology of the Master and Slave Transluminal Endoscopic Robot (MASTER), which successfully performed the world’s first robotic endoscopic resection of gastric tumour in human patients.

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Adjunct Professor Lim Tock Han
Deputy Group CEO (Education and Research)
National Healthcare Group

Professor Lim Tock Han is the immediate past Medical Director, National Healthcare Group Eye Institute and previously Head, Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. In 2004, he was elected Chairman, Chapter of Ophthalmologists, College of Surgeons, Singapore. In 2008, he became the founding president of the College of Ophthalmologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

Professor Lim also sits on a number of Singapore national committees which includes Clinical Trials Implementation Committee, Ministry of Health. He is a board member of the Singapore Clinical Research Institute. He is also the chair of the Residency Advisory Committee and Optometrists & Opticians Board, Ministry of Health, Singapore.

Professor Lim did his clinical vitreo-retina fellowship in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. His interest in ophthalmic imaging resulted in one of the region’s first Confocal Scanning Laser Indocyanine Angiography (CSLO-ICGA). His current research interest is imaging of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. He sits on a number of steering committees of multicentred studies including the EVEREST I and II studies.

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Professor Lionel Lee
Executive Vice-Dean
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
PPA, MBBS, MSS, MPH, FAMS

Professor Lionel Lee is Executive Vice-Dean at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a joint medical school by Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Imperial College London. As Executive Vice-Dean, he plays a key role in establishing LKCMedicine as a first-class medical school and developing LKCMedicine’s strategic partnerships with medical schools, organisations and research institutions in Singapore and abroad. A recipient of several professional, national and military awards and medals, Professor Lee holds two Master’s degrees in Sports Medicine and Public Health and was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1997. He joined LKCMedicine following a career with DSO Laboratories’ Defence Medical & Environmental Research Institute and the Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corps, where he rose to the rank of Brigadier General and Chief of the Medical Corps.

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Associate Professor Michelle Jong
Assistant Chairman
Medical Board (Education)
Senior Consultant
Department of Endocrinology
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Associate Professor Michelle Jong obtained her medical degree from Queen’s University of Belfast (United Kingdom) in 1993 and her fellowship with the Academy of Singapore (Endocrinology) in 2002 and with the Royal College of Physicians in 2007. Her clinical interests include Diabetes Mellitus and in particular Diabetes in pregnancy. She obtained her Masters in Health Professionals Education from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute.

She is currently a Senior Consultant in the Department of Endocrinology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Visiting Consultant in the Joint Obstetric/Diabetes Clinic at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Her roles in Education include: Associate Chairman Medical Board (Education) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Clinical Lecturer at National University Hospital, Adjunct Faculty at Duke-NUS Medical School and at Lee Kong Chian Medical School. She is also the current Residency Advisory Committee Chair for Endocrinology in Singapore.

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Dr Tang Tjun Yip
Senior Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Singapore General Hospital

Dr Tang Yip Tjun graduated from Queens’ College in Cambridge and qualified from Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge in 2000 with a Distinction in Surgery. He trained on the higher surgical training program in East Anglia and was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) by the University of Cambridge in 2009 for research into imaging carotid plaque inflammation. Just after his completion of surgical training in late 2012, he was awarded a prestigious British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET) fellowship and undertook further endovascular training at Leicester Royal infirmary. He recently completed a postgraduate fellowship at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, prior to taking up a consultant post in vascular and endovascular surgery at Changi General Hospital in Singapore.

He has active research interests in carotid imaging and outcome modelling in vascular surgery having published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and co-written/ edited five postgraduate revision textbooks in General Surgery. He regularly reviews manuscripts for journals including Circulation, Stroke and British Journal of Surgery. He was recently appointed an Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Surgery. Enthusiastic about training medical students and junior doctors alike, he also served as a clinical supervisor and Final MB examiner at the Medical School in Cambridge and taught undergraduate anatomy at Christ College in Cambridge.

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Philip Lim
Chief Executive
Exploit Technologies
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Philip Lim is the CEO of ETPL, A*STAR’s commercialisation company, since December 2009. He has led the company in performance outcomes that exceeds world benchmarks especially in licensing agreements and start-ups formed. Mr Lim is also instrumental in introducing several innovation and productisation initiatives such as Diagnostics Development Hub and the A*STARTCentral Incubation. These are aimed at building long term value to innovative enterprises in Singapore, and brought new impact to the innovation and enterprise ecosystem on collaboration and joint programmes. Under his leadership, ETPL concluded over 1,200 license agreements mostly with local companies, and A*STAR Start-up raised over $100m collectively.

Mr Lim currently sits on the boards of IP Academy, CommonTown Pte Ltd, Singapore Tourism Board (Technology Strategy Committee) and NTUC Foodfare Co-operative Limited.

He spent 20 years in the Singapore Armed Forces and was Brigadier General/Head Joint Logistics before joining the ETPL. His academic background is in Engineering, and he received an MBA from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2008, and a Master of Science from CIT (UK) before that.

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Peh Kim Choo
Chief Executive Officer
Tsao Foundation

Peh Kim Choo has more than twenty years of experience in the aged care sector. Trained as a social worker and counselling therapist and clinical supervisor, she has worked in team-managed primary care, home-based health and psychosocial care, as well as care management for elders living in the community

As CEO, Ms Peh oversees the overall strategy and management of the foundation and its four initiatives towards advancement of the ageing experience through positive mindset and systematic change.

She is also the project leader for the Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA) at Whampoa, coordinating the efforts for the Foundation’s latest groundbreaking project: a community-wide approach to forge an integrated system of comprehensive programmes and services with the aim to promote health and wellbeing over the life course, and to enable ageing in place.

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Ramesh Gopalkrishna
Head of APAC
Workplace by Facebook

Ramesh Gopalkrishna is APAC Head at Workplace by Facebook, based in Singapore.

Building the right culture and empowering people are critical topics for CEOs today. When we connect and empower employees across the organisation, magical things happen! Mr Gopalkrishna and his team work closely with organisations to drive the transformation to the workplace of the future.

Mr Gopalkrishna has over 21 years of experience in technology and is passionate about the role technology can play in connecting the world and driving digital disruptions. Prior to Facebook, Mr Gopalkrishna spent 14 years at Microsoft in various senior positions. His last role was the Head of Office 365, India and Japan.

A native of Mumbai, Mr Gopalkrishna is an MBA graduate from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) and has a Bachelor in Engineering (Electrical) from the Victoria Jublilee Technical Institute (VJTI).

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Adjunct Assistant Professor Rupesh Agrawal
Consultant
NHG Eye Institute
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Assistant Professor Rupesh Agrawal is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at National Healthcare Group Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. After completing his medical studies and training, he has been actively involved in significant translational and basic science research projects. Awarded the National Medical Research Council Scholarship by Ministry of Health, Singapore, Assistant Professor Agrawal completed his research training fellowship on retinal imaging using flow dynamics at University College London. He has also worked alongside Mr Carlos Pavesio in department of Uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

His areas of interest are ocular inflammatory disorders including cytokines, ocular tuberculosis and HIV, ocular trauma, ocular nanotechnology, blood corpuscular abnormalities in context of microvascular disorders and choroidal imaging. He is the lead investigator for several multicentre collaborative studies, such as COTS, CVI, IGATES and OASIS. In 2011, he was conferred with the Healthcare Humanity Award by the President of Singapore for his humanitarian and pro bono projects. He currently serves as advisor for numerous non-profit organisations and involved heavily in charity projects across Asia.

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Professor Russell Gruen
Executive Director
NTU Institute for Health Technologies

Professor Russell Gruen is Executive Director of the NTU Institute for Health Technologies (HealthTech NTU), and Professor of Surgery at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and a consultant surgeon at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. In addition to his medical and surgical qualifications, he has a PhD in health services research, and postdoctorate qualifications in health policy, medical ethics and business management from Harvard. A trauma surgeon, he has had major roles in tackling the global burden of injury, strengthening trauma systems, and promoting access to safe surgery in many countries. He has over 180 publications and received Australia’s premier clinician scientist awards. His research interests range from haemorrhage control and traumatic brain injury, to the optimal organisation and delivery of health services. His work is by its nature interdisciplinary and highly translational, with strong emphasis on what works best for patients.

Professor Gruen moved to Singapore from Australia in 2015 to spearhead health technologies at NTU.

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Sidney Yee
Chief Executive Officer
Diagnostics Development Hub
Executive Vice President
Incubation & Startup Management
Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd

Sidney Yee is CEO of Diagnostics Development (DxD) Hub and Executive Vice President of Incubation and Start-up Management (ISM) division at ETPL. Her team of diagnostics and medical device specialists in DxD Hub focuses on accelerating productisation of innovative diagnostic technologies. She leads ISM to strategise and support start-up activities related to technologies and innovations, including setting up A*STARTCentral, a pioneering deep tech open innovation lab.

A serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in R&D, starting companies and investments prior to joining A*STAR, Ms Yee continues to be actively involved in med-tech and innovation activities. She is non-executive board member of several medtech companies, is a member of SPRING Singapore’s Network of MedTech Advisors, and serves as a reviewer on various diagnostics and medtech funding schemes. She was also a researcher with A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, and a research scholar at The Scripps Research Institute.

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Dr Snehal Patel
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
MyDoc
Managing Director
Saena Partners

Dr Snehal Patel co-founded MyDoc and is responsible for business strategy and execution. He is also currently a Managing Director of Saena Partners, a Singapore-based investment company. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Chandler Corporation, a multi-billion dollar investment fund based in Singapore. In this role, he founded and led the investment team responsible for investing in healthcare businesses in South and Southeast Asia. His responsibilities included leading the on-the-ground incubation and early growth of a regional healthcare chain, as well as serving on the boards of several early-stage healthcare and education businesses throughout the region.Prior to moving to Singapore in 2008, Dr Patel practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP in New York. He received an MD from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a JD from Columbia Law School. Upon graduation, he served as a Clinical Fellow at the Harvard Medical School, and was offered a Fulbright scholarship to study the differences between Singaporean and US healthcare systems. Dr Patel was a featured speaker at the 2011 Milken Global Conference and is a member of the Society of Kauffman Fellows.

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Professor Tan Thiam Soon
President
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Professor Tan Thiam Soon is the President of Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). He obtained his B. Eng in Civil Engineering from University of Canterbury and subsequently obtained his MS and PhD from California Institute of Technology. Prior to joining SIT, he was with National University of Singapore for more than 26 years and was a Professor of Civil Engineering.Professor Tan’s main research interests are in land reclamation, deep excavation and soil improvement. Professor Tan received the ASTM’s C.A. Hogentogler Award in 2007 and the Best Research Paper Award 2008 from the Japanese Geotechnical Society. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2008, Minister of Transport’s Distinguished Innovation Award in 2008, Ministry of National Development’s 2015 Minister’s Award (Team) and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2017.

Professor Tan is a registered Specialist Professional Engineer (Geotechnical). He is a member of the Future Economy Council and board member of SkillsFuture Singapore as well as the Land Transport Authority.

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Professor Teoh Swee Hin
Professor
Division of BioEngineering
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

Professor Teoh Swee Hin received his B Eng (1st Hons) and PhD from Materials Engineering Department, Monash University, Australia in 1978 and 1982 respectively. He is presently Professor, Division Bioengineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and a Fellow of the Academy of Engineers Singapore. Previously he was the Director Centre of Biomedical Materials and Applications (BIOMAT) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Executive Member of the NUS Tissue Engineering Program, National University of Singapore (NUS). He was the Founder Chairman of the NUS Graduate Bioengineering Programme (GPBE) from 1999 to 2005. Prior to these appointments he was the Founder Deputy Director of Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) for two years (1997 to 1998).

Professor Teoh’s main field of research is in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. He presently serves as the President and Chairman Board of Directors of Osteopore International and is well known for his outstanding contribution to the 3D bioresorbable scaffolds for bone where it has obtained FDA and CE mark and commercialised successfully to Osteopore International Pte Ltd. He is presently the Chairman, Singapore Academy, Asia Regulatory Professional Association (ARPA). He sits in as board of editors Tissue Engineering, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Journal of Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Research and Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine.

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Associate Professor Terence Tang
Deputy Chairman Medical Board (Clinical Infomatics, Innovation and Patient Engagement)
Chief Medical Information Officer
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Associate Professor Terence Tang is a practising physician with the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH). Having led the department previously, he continues to care for acutely ill older people in the hospital and practises his special interest in urinary problems in older people. He is an advocate of care integration and lobbies for a trans-disciplinary approach to care delivery.

Currently, he advises the hospital as the Deputy Chairman of the Medical Board overseeing Clinical Informatics, IT Innovations and Patient Engagement. He is also instrumental in the setting up and adoption of the Electronic Medical Records on the campus. As the Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Associate Professor Tang was involved in the rolling out of many electronic services across KTPH as well as the Yishun Community Hospital. He is also involved with various national medical informatics committees and initiatives. He continues to lead in leveraging IT to improve and innovate the delivery of care.

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Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym
Clinical Director
Centre for Healthcare Innovation
MBBS, FRCSEd, MMed, FAMS

Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym is the Medical Director of the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. After obtaining his degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, he underwent a fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK, and has published in major journals on glaucoma. Associate Professor Wong has received multiple teaching awards, and his appointments as Critical Incident Manager and Open Communication instructor reflect his interest in patient communication. Associate Professor Wong leads the hospital’s streamlined cataract value-added process and other innovations like Tele-Ophthalmology. He serves on the Boards of both the hospital and the Guide Dogs Association. In 2014, he won the NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award for his work in eye care. He was appointed Clinical Director of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation in 2015, which he will co-lead as a thought leadership platform for Healthcare Transformation, Innovation and Improvement.

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Dr Wong Sweet Fun
Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Deputy Chairman Medical Board (Population Health)
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Clinical Director, Population Health
Clinical Director, Healthcare Innovation & Analytics
Yishun Health

Dr Wong Sweet Fun is Clinical Director for Population Health, Innovation and Analytics at Yishun Health. She is a geriatrician by training and is concurrently Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine and the Deputy Chairman, Medical Board (Population Health) of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. She plays a strategic leadership role to better serve patient healthcare needs, including driving communication and integration strategies, resource management, and stakeholder engagement for hassle-free services for patients and their families. She has been actively involved for the past 20 years in the development of preventive geriatrics and promotion of health, fitness and ageing-in-place in community-dwelling older adults.

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Associate Professor Nabil Zary
Acting Director
Medical Education Research and Scholarship Unit (MERSU)
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Academic Director
Games for Health Innovations Centre (ALIVE)

Associate Professor Nabil Zary is the acting director of the Medical Education Research and Scholarship Unit (MERSU) at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) in Singapore and the Academic Director of the Games for Health Innovations Centre (ALIVE). Associate Professor Zary’s mission is to advance the contribution of emerging technologies, in order to benefit healthcare education and the general health of our society. He is also Associate Professor of Medical Simulation at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. He leads the European branch of the ANSI accredited Medbiquitous standards for health professions that advance life-long learning, continuous improvement and better patient outcomes.
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Wu Tuck Seng
Deputy Director and Head
Pharmacy Department
National University Hospital

Wu Tuck Seng is the Head of the Pharmacy Department, National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore. He holds a Master of Health Science (Management) degree from the University of Sydney (2005) and a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree from the University of London, UK (1982). He has 30 years of hospital experience with professional interests in pharmacy management, oncology, medication safety, clinical pharmacy and automation.

Under his stewardship, NUH Pharmacy has implemented IT transformation – inpatient closed-loop medication management system in 2009, a first in Asia Pacific. He has also implemented outpatient pharmacy automation in 2014, improving patient safety and work efficiency.

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Dr Loh Yong Joo
Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Loh Yong Joo is currently a consultant in TTSH Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a clinical lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. His clinical sub-specialty is in neurorehabilitation managing patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions. His research interests are in rehabilitation technologies especially in the areas of virtual reality, wearable sensors, telehealth, serious games and robotics. He is currently also a member of TTSH Clinical Research Committee and NHG Clinical Innovation Committee. He has spearheaded NHG serious games initiatives for the past 2 years including co-directing Games for Health Innovation Centre (ALIVE), a collaborative centre by NHG and LKC to bring together healthcare institutions, educational institutions, industry partners with supporting government agencies and community organizations to research, validate and implement serious games in healthcare with focuses in healthcare education, mental and population health.

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Dr Zubin Daruwalla
Director, Healthcare
PwC South East Asia Consulting

Dr Zubin Daruwalla is a Director in PwC South East Asia Consulting and leads the healthcare consulting team in the region, while remaining a practicing clinician in orthopaedics. His career in healthcare provision from a surgeon’s standpoint includes working in both the public and private sectors in cities like Dublin, Oxford and Singapore. This has allowed him to gain experiences globally that help provide his clients insights that assist in solving their most complex challenges. He has extensive experience in Digital Health, Medical Education, HealthTech and MedTech, and is a Consultant, Advisor and Mentor to a number of start-ups and individuals in these spaces both locally as well as internationally.

Dr Daruwalla is active in the local community and is a big proponent of giving back, volunteering his time as an Executive Committee Member of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore and a practicing clinician at Tayka Medical Centre, a clinic that serves the underprivileged foreign worker community.

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Dr Wong Choon Yue
Research Fellow
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

Dr Wong Choon Yue is currently a Research Fellow with the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His work deals with interface design and human-robot interaction. His passion lies with the design and implementation of innovative as well as aesthetic robotic systems. Recently, he developed a humanoid called EDGAR which was one of the hosts on the National Day Parade.

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Tamsin Greulich-Smith
Chief
Smart Health Leadership Centre
National University of Singapore

Tamsin Greulich-Smith, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and member of the DesignSingapore Council’s expert ‘Innovation by Design’ panel, has more than 20 years of international experience in delivering change and transformation programmes, integrating risk communications, change leadership, and innovation practices.

A graduate of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine she was the first jointly-funded post holder between the London Borough of Barnet Local Planning Authority and Barnet Health Authority, pioneering integrated care initiatives. Subsequently working for the British Government’s Department of Health, she managed the UK’s longest running public health campaign, the Heartbeat Award.

Ms Greulich-Smith currently heads the Smart Health Leadership Centre at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science, where she teaches digital leadership and health service transformation programmes. Ms Greulich-Smith established the Centre to assist stakeholders across the broad health ecosystem to transform the future experience of health through data, technology and innovation.