Rahul Joshi

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

11.40 - 12.25 PM Panel

Tuesday 20 October

Frontier Technologies In Healthcare

  • AI, ML, 5G, VR, Robotics, Wi Fi 6...what new technologies we can expect to emerge in the next 2-3 years, and how will they impact healthcare?
  • How do we hasten the adoption of technology and innovation in addressing the challenges in healthcare? What are the impediments in technology adoption, from a people and process point of view?
  • Do you think the pandemic has hastened or slowed the adoption of forward-looking tech in healthcare organisations? With many transformation initiatives being hastened because of COVID-19, are we looking at a silver lining in terms of tech adoption at least?
  • In many parts of Asia, basic digitisation is yet to be embarked on in rural hospitals, while top healthcare facilities in urban centres boast top-of-the-line cutting-edge technologies. How do we address this massive divide?
  • When it comes to technology purchasing, who decides in the chain of command within a healthcare institution - is it always the CIO, or also a board-level, or whole-of-C-suite decision?
  • Technology refresh is often confined to top-level back-end refresh. How can it be made more universal, and brought to the front-line workers in healthcare institutions?
11.40 - 12.25 PM Panel

Wednesday 21 October

How Do We Achieve the Connected, Automated and Patient-Centric Hospital in the Post-Covid World?

  • What does patient-centricity mean for your organisation, and how does technological investment translate into better outcomes for patients?
  • The traditional healthcare business model is changing, and high-tech devices are increasingly a part of healthcare. How can a traditional hospital keep up with the changing times, especially in a world with rapid advances in technology?
  • Everyone talks about patient-centricity, but with the pandemic, caregiver (doctor, nurse, pharmacist, staff, etc) experience and safety has made headlines across the globe. How can caregivers also be made secure? Can technology help - and if so, how?
  • Real-time communication is a real pain-point for a lot of healthcare organisations, especially as healthcare steps out of the hospital into rural clinics, communities and even homes. What sort of connectivity-enabled future do you envision for healthcare, when will we see things like remote surgery, VR, etc? What are some of the technologies that need to be in place to make this happen?
  • Finally, are digital innovation and technology enough? How do you choose what tech to invest in and what to skip, how do you resist buying technology just because it's a shiny new toy out there? Also, to truly enable patient-centricity, what are the process-oriented and "soft" aspects of innovation that need to happen, beyond hard technology implementations?