Live online event, 20 & 21 October 2020
Healthcare Frontiers 2020 presents one of the rare opportunities in the time of COVID-19 to hear C-level healthcare experts from across Asia-Pacific.
The conference will explore real-life case studies of how COVID-19 is impacting healthcare across the entire Asia-Pacific stretch.1
From Singapore, UAE, China, India, Philippines, Vietnam and more.2
Healthcare Frontiers 2020 is primarily a technology conference, but will also see LOB stakeholders in audience and on the virtual stage.3
Pre- and post-conference 1-on-1 virtual networking with your peers.4
Group Chief Digital Strategy Officer, Singapore Health Services, Singapore
Mr Benedict Tan is the Group Chief Digital Strategy Office (GCDSO) for Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) cluster.
SingHealth is Singapore’s largest healthcare cluster offering a complete range of multi-disciplinary and integrated medical care through a network of four hospitals, five National Specialty Centers and eight Polyclinics. As an Academic Medical Center, SingHealth pursues innovations to transform patient care delivery. SingHealth galvanizes the best clinical and research capabilities to seek and discover new and better treatment and care for our patients.
As GCDSO for SingHealth, Mr Tan main role is to enable and guide SingHealth in leveraging digital capabilities to improve service and care delivery. He is responsible to manage the overall digital strategy and the patient’s digital experience. Under his Division of Digital Strategy, he has the Office of Academic Informatics (OAI), Office of Insights and Analytics (OIA), Office of Cyber and Information Security (OCIS) and Office of Data Governance and IT Compliance (ODGIC). He is responsible for IT delivery and support, cybersecurity, analytics and data governance.
Mr. Tan has 28 years’ experience in the specialised healthcare-IT industry spanning both private and public institutions including Ministry of Health, National Computer Board, SAP and SingHealth, and many different roles and responsibilities such as project manager, business development, product manager and implementation consultant. He has implemented many large-scale IT and process reengineering projects such as the Civil Service Medical Claims Reengineering, Singapore General Hospital’s Bed Management and SingHealth Electronic Medical Records (EMR) projects.
Mr Tan has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology from National University of Singapore, a Masters in Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership from Singapore Management University, and a Certification in IT Project Management (CITPM). He was a member in the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) committee and IT Management Association (ITMA) executive committee. In 2014, he was recognized as one of the most outstanding CIOs in the ASEAN region by the International Data Group (IDG).
Group Chief Technology Officer - Evercare Group, UAE
Sumit heads the technology wing for the entire Evercare Group conglomerate, reporting to Andrew Currie, COO and acting CEO of Evercare Group.
The group is focused on integrated EHR deployments across hospital units globally and pioneering the use of AI, Big Data and predictive analytics effectively. Deploying new-age technology to enhance patient safety and deliver affordable patient care in Evercare hospital units located across countries is on the top of his agenda.
Puri has over two decades of global industry experience in the field of technology and business operations. Prior to this role, Puri served as CIO at Max Healthcare for 4 years.
Evercare is wholly owned by The Evercare Health Fund, a $1B emerging markets healthcare fund managed by The Rise Fund, the impact investment platform of global alternative asset manager TPG. Delivering accessible, affordable, and quality healthcare to underserved markets across Africa and South Asia through the development of an integrated healthcare ecosystem, the Fund currently operates 30+ hospitals, 3000+ beds, 75+ Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, and employs 10,000+ across India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Kenya.
Chief Operating Officer, Dagupan Doctors Hospital - A Mt Grace Hospital, Philippines
Richard was previously COO of Tagaytay Medical Center. Prior to that, he was Head of Operations of Fe Del Mundo Medical Center and was General Manager of BIMC Hospital in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
He was part-time lecturer in the Graduate School of St. Jude College and the College of Public Health Masteral in Hospital Administration program of the University of the Philippines. Richard received Masters in Business Administration from the De La Salle University and Masters in Hospital Administration at the University of the Philippines where he graduated class valedictorian.
Chief Information Officer & VP-IT, Manipal Health Enterprises, India
Nandkishor is working with Manipal Group, Bangalore for the last 11 years+ as a CIO for Manipal Health Enterprises (MHE) & managing corporate IT function for Manipal group Hospitals & Healthcare entities. He is a part of the Executive Leadership of Manipal Healthcare Group.
Nandkishor Dhomne graduated in Computer Science from Nagpur University in the year 1991 and further completed his Masters Degree (MCA) in Computer Applications from Delhi.
Manipal Hospitals is the brand name for the network of hospitals under Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd.,(MHE). It is one of India’s leading hospital networks, providing multi-speciality care to both Indian and international patients. With more than 6,000 operational beds across its network of hospitals and with its experienced team of medical professionals, it is committed to provide quality and affordable health care.
Manipal Hospitals, as an entity, came into existence in 1991 with the launch of its 650 bed flagship hospital in Bangalore. Today it has 16 hospitals, including a 250 bed hospital in Malaysia, making it the third largest healthcare provider in India.
Chief Executive Officer, Kunming LIH SkyCity Rehabilitation Hospital, China
Christian is the CEO of Kunming LIH SkyCity Rehabilitation Hospital. He received a Master Degree in MBA from University of Phoenix in 2004.He is a graduated in Psychology Seattle Pacific University in the year 1997. He served as Executive Vice-president and CEO for 2011-2016 in Shanghai Redleaf International Women's Hospital. He is committed to highest standards of excellence and it proves through his works.
Group Chief Information Officer, Narayana Health, India
Kumar is the Group Chief Information Officer for Narayana Hrudayalaya Limited. He is a seasoned technology leader with proven expertise in Digital Strategy, Digital Innovation, Systems Design and Development, Planning, Budgeting, Enterprise Architecture, Information Security and Implementation. He brings in a perfect blend of technology vision, innovation and business acumen resulting in consistent development of relevant digital strategies supported by cost-effective, high-performance digital infrastructures and applications.
He has completed his Executive Education in General Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Post-Graduation (M.Phil.) in Hospital and Health Systems Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS). In addition to this, he is a Certified Healthcare CIO, ISO 27001:2013 Lead Information Security auditor, DSCI Certified Data Privacy Lead Assessor and a TOGAF certified practitioner.
President, Delos Santos Medical Center – an MPIC Hospital, Philippines
Elizabeth has 33+ years of experience in controllership, finance, treasury, systems development and audit acquired with companies in the fields of audit and management consultancy, hospital administration, retail, transportation, property development and investments.
She was formerly Vice President and Chief Finance Officer of Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC), managed by Colinas Verdes Medical Center. CSMC is one of the best tertiary hospitals in the Philippines and is part of the biggest hospital chain in the Philippines that belongs to the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, one of the biggest Philippine conglomerates). CSMC was judged as the No.1 Best Financially Managed Hospital for 2014 in the MPIC Hospital Group.
Prior to Delos Santos Hospital, Elizabeth was President of Manila Doctors Hospital.
Director, Lotus Eldercare, Singapore
Dr Tan Jit Seng is the Director of Lotus Eldercare, set to cater to increasing needs of home eldercare services for the silver population in Singapore.
Dr Tan graduated in 2002, from National University of Singapore and immediately in his first year of practice encountered SARS as a House Officer in the public hospital. He went on for a year of training in managing neurosurgical patients as a medical officer in National Neuroscience Institution, TTSH Campus, both in Neurosurgical Intensive Care Units and general wards.
Thereafter, Dr Tan served out his National Service in Tengah Airbase Medical Center, where he was awarded RSAF Best Safety award and AFMS Best Safety award. Dr Tan resumed his public sector service as a Medical Officer in TTSH Emergency service, TTSH Otorhinolaryngology service, AH Surgical service and finally Yishun Polyclinic. After the stint in polyclinic, Dr Tan joined a 2-doctor private general practice in Marsiling, learning the wide range of skills under a very senior general practitioner. Following the private clinic practice, Dr Tan worked as a full time locum to gain experience of general practice in big corporate groups.
Dr Tan is a current member of the American Academy of Home Care Physician and International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA). He is also an accredited assessor for FDWG, IDAPE, Eldershield, InterRAI and for Mental Capacity Act to do Lasting Power of Attorney.
Director of IT, Manila Doctors Hospitals, Philippines
Edison Dungo is the Director of Information Technology at Manila Doctors Hospitals in the Philippines.
He was formerly VP of IT at Makati Medical Center, and also former Director of ISACA Manila. Prior to that, he was also with Petron Corporation in Application Support.
Edison received his Bachelor in Business Administration and Management from Dela Salle University.
Chief Information Officer, Makati Medical Center, Philippines
Kit is a registered nurse with BS Computer Science education from De La Salle University-Manila specializing in eLearning and artificial intelligence with over 18 years of IT experience, 10 years of which in healthcare IT leadership and innovation.
He was responsible for managing a wide variety of projects from small, medium, enterprise and nationwide-scale business transformation projects powered by technology.
Kit is a Health Informatics expert. He is also well versed and experienced in Analytics, AI and Cybersecurity.
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore
Marcelo H. Ang, Jr. received the B.Sc. degrees (Cum Laude) in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management Engineering from the De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, in 1981; the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1985; and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New
York, in 1986 and 1988, respectively.
His work experience includes heading the Technical Training Division of Intel, Assembly and Test Facility in the Philippines, research positions at the East West Center in Hawaii and at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, and a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Rochester, New York. In 1989, Dr. Ang joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National University of Singapore, where he is currently a
Professor. He is also the Acting Director of the Advanced Robotics Centre. His research interests span the areas of robotics, mechatronics, and applications of intelligent systems methodologies. He teaches both at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the following
areas: robotics; creativity and innovation, and Engineering Mathematics. He is also active in consulting work in robotics and intelligent systems.
In addition to academic and research activities, he is actively involved in the Singapore Robotic Games as its
founding chairman and the World Robot Olympiad as a member of the Advisory Council.
Head of Healthcare Segment Marketing and Strategy, Equinix Asia Pacific
Rajaneesh (Raj) Kurup has been with Equinix since 2018 and leads Equinix’s Segment Marketing for Asia Pacific, focusing on go-to-market propositions within the Healthcare sector. As the Head of Healthcare Segment Marketing and Strategy, Raj drives innovation for Equinix’s clients by identifying creative solutions to complex and multifaceted business challenges — harnessing the combined strengths of people, technology and partner ecosystems.
Raj has over 15 years’ experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Prior to his tenure at Equinix, Raj was with DXC Technology as their Partner Engagement Lead, spearheading partner engagement and growth in the region through the development of joint go-to-market strategies, industry sales-play and technology enablement with leading global technology vendors. Raj has also held multiple positions with HPE, Nokia and CSC, working in complex IT transformation engagements across multiple industry verticals in Asia Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa.
Regional Director, SEA & South Asia, Darktrace
Eugene Low is the Regional Director for ASEAN and South Asia at Darktrace. As a key figure in developing the business, Eugene works closely with CISOs and IT experts to identify their unique security challenges, and how Darktrace technology can address these issues. Prior to Darktrace, he worked with one of Singapore’s largest telco companies for 14 years and held significant leadership roles in his time there. Eugene holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering, with focus on Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Client Technologist, Central Asia Pacific Lenovo
Chris Tan is client technologist at Central Asia Pacific Lenovo. He is the technology consultant for edge core and cloud, and manages end-to-end product portfolio for Lenovo offerings including Professional Workload, Intelligent Device Group, and Manageability and Security. Chris is always looking out for new innovative and creative solutions to meet customer required work productivity and bringing value to their business.
Senior Director, Business Development, CommScope
Thierry is currently the senior director of Business Development at CommScope where he leads the company’s high-density large venues team focused on technology deployments for stadiums and arenas. Thierry has been with CommScope for more than 9 years and has been involved in some of the company’s largest healthcare customers deployments globally. He brings almost 30 years of knowledge and experience in senior leadership roles spanning both the networking and wireless industries. Prior to joining CommScope, Thierry was the North American Sales Director at NextWave Wireless, a nationwide US licensed spectrum holder and leading provider of 3G UMTS base stations and network services to Mobile Network Operators. Before NextWave, Thierry was with Proxim Wireless, an early innovator of controller-based WLAN and digital microwave radio solutions, where he ran the Eastern U.S. sales teams and their Americas channel business.
Vice President, Business Unit Leader, Transformational Health, Frost & Sullivan
Dinesh S.R is the Vice President and Business Unit Leader of Frost & Sullivan’s Healthcare business in the Asia-Pacific region. In this position, Dinesh is responsible for business development, client relationships and driving consulting and implementation projects for clients in the region.
Dinesh has over twenty years of experience in strategy, marketing, technology partnerships and implementation in the technology and healthcare industry. His focus areas include business and corporate strategy, M&A, new product evaluation, business models, product portfolio strategy and development of industry blueprint.
Dinesh has advised clients in digital health across telehealth, digital therapeutics, mhealth, predictive analytics, artifical intelligence, new business models and new healthcare delivery models leveraging technology platforms. Dinesh has been a speaker at various industry events on topics related to use of technology in healthcare for improving outcomes.
Dinesh holds a Masters of Business Administration majoring in Strategy & Marketing and a Bachelors of Science, majoring in Electronics. He has completed a course in strategy in the age of digital disruption from INSEAD Business School.
Director, Knowledge Management & IT Service, Department of Health, Philippines
Dr. Enrique A. Tayag is currently the Director IV in the Department of Health at the Knowledge
Management and Information Technology Service.
He is a Physician by Profession and has held key positions in the Department of Health in the past 30
years of service in the same agency. He has focused his career in public health, particularly Infectious
Diseases, Epidemiology, Health Promotion Health Systems and Universal Health Care and has acted as
OIC-Assistant Secretary of Health in the same agency form 2010-2015.
He has published several scientific articles in Infectious Diseases and is a much-sought speaker on
numerous topics in Medicine and Public Health. He remains affiliated with various Non-governmental
associations such as the Philippine Medical Association, the Philippine Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Philippine Foundation for Vaccination, South Asia Field Epidemiology and
Technology Network, Inc. and the Rotary Club of Manila 101 of Rotary District 3810, which he
currently serves as one of its Assistant Governors.
Head of Content, Jicara Media
Rahul is the managing editor for Frontier Enterprise and SMEhorizon — the former covers
enterprise technology developments in APAC, while the latter reports on content relevant to SMEs in
Singapore. His background is in computer science, and he has worked as a B2B tech marketer in the
Country Manager, Singapore, ServiceNow
Karen leads the Singapore country business in ServiceNow. She joined ServiceNow in early 2017 where she started and led the Public Sector business growth.
She was promoted to the Singapore Country Manager role in late 2019 where her responsibility is to continue driving Singapore business for ServiceNow Asia to the next level with customers’ success in mind.
Prior to ServiceNow, Karen had previously led the IBM Storage business in Singapore and held multiple leadership roles in her 7 years of her career in IBM.
She spent most of her career in the Public Sector Industry and has more than 18 years of IT experience.
She started her first role as a Marketing Executive and Business Development Executive in Healthcare, Homeland & Defense with two of the key leading local SIs.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology where she gained both technical as well as business knowledge through her studies.
Director, Technology & Strategy, Mt Alvernia Hospital, Singapore
Bruce brings along with him close to 20 years of information technology experience in various industries and domains. Prior to joining Mount Alvernia Hospital, Bruce was with iHiS Pte Ltd supporting IT infrastructure for Singapore’s northern cluster of restructured hospitals. He led various teams in commissioning IT infrastructure for new hospitals such as Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Yishun Community Hospital and Admiralty Medical Centre.
Bruce has experience in building data centres, network, storage, virtualisation and cyber security, and overseeing IT operations and vendor management. Bruce is also the Hospital’s IT Security Information Officer (ISO), responsible for its cyber security protection. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the National University of Singapore.
SENIOR LEADERS WILL DISCUSS
As technology gets infused into every aspect of healthcare — from EHR to nursing operations to IT infrastructure and medical devices — how are healthcare systems and organisations coping?
What can be done to provide seamless healthcare delivery with the patient — as well as provider safety — in mind?
What does COVID-19 and its aftermath mean for healthcare delivery?