Event Overview

The Middle East and Africa smart hospital market is witnessing a rapid growth in technology innovation adoption by healthcare providers to meet the evolving business and new-age patient requirements. According to a report by Kenneth research, the Middle East and Africa smart hospital market is expected to reach a market size of USD 2.11 Bn by 2023.

Furthermore, the current situation and high demand has fuelled the need for smarter hospitals that can offer more secure, efficient, and cost-effective healthcare services. Therefore, the adoption of several digital health initiatives such as AI, telehealth, remote health monitoring, analytic, hands-free communications, patient flow, speech recognition, and identity management have been on all-time high and a top priority across the sector.

In lights of this, there has also been an increase in the number of hospitals being developed to cater to growing demands. For example, the UAE’s private sector plans to add over 2,500 beds in 2020, while KSA’s public sector has plans of constructing new hospitals and expansions worth USD 5 Bn by 2025 through Public Private Partnerships.

The Emerging Technologies for Healthcare Digi-Conference series will build on the great success of the inaugural edition and for the second time bring together C-suite executives from leading healthcare institutions across the Middle East and Africa, along with global tech players involved in the development and adoption of smart healthcare systems to engage in thought-provoking discussions. This edition will focus on addressing and sharing experiences on how to build a smart healthcare system with the right strategy, approach, technology innovation and adoption across functions.

Event in Numbers

150+

Attendees

100+

Decision makers from Healthcare sector

15+

Speakers

4+

Innovative Solutions showcase

3

Panel discussions

1

Fireside chat

Speakers and advisors

Digi-Conference Chairman


Karim Amer
Senior Vice President, Unit Manager, Healthcare & Education Sector,
Mashreq


Osama Elhassan
Specialist, Health Informatics & Smart Health Department,
Dubai Health Authority


Engr. Ahmed Al Zahrani
Director of Healthcare Technology Development,
Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs, KSA
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Furqan Asrar Ahmed
eHealth Strategist,
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
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Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul
Chief Executive Officer,
Fakeeh University Hospital
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Rami Zahran
Group Chief Marketing Officer,
Saudi German Hospital Group
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Vivek Shukla
Partner, Healthcare,
RSM
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Dr. Alexander Varghese
Hospital Director,
New Mowasat Hospital, Kuwait
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Marie-Noëlle Kallas
Endocrinologist,
Mount Lebanon Hospital
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Jaleel Rahiman
Director - Information Technology,
Prime Healthcare Group


Naoji Taniguchi
CEO and Co-Founder,
Holoeyes
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Eddy Rizk
Director, Precision Diagnosis,
Philips Middle East, Turkey and Africa
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Steven A. Matarelli
Senior Clinical Executive,
Vocera Communications
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Swaminathan Raghunathan
Director of Presales - Channel Partnerships,
Freshworks Inc.


Yhuko Ogata
Chief Executive Officer,
Melody International
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Marc-Antoine Zora
General Manager,
Philips’ District Gulf & Levant
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Shinya Ueda
General Manager, Healthcare Division,
Abdul Latif Jameel General Trading Co. Ltd.


Yasser Salah
Business 360 lead for MEA,
Informatica


Deepinder Singh,
Head – Quality and Performance Improvement,
Al Zahra Hospital


Faysal Shawqee Bitar,
Acting Group Business Intelligence Director,
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – SEHA


 

Tamer Elassal,
Marketing Manager,
Beckman Coulter
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Why Get Involved?

Get in front of your target market

Get access to the entire spectrum of healthcare industry leaders and decision makers leading their organisation’s technology strategy and digital transformation

Gain project insights

Get first-hand insights into which emerging technologies the healthcare sector is evaluating for current and future investment from across the Middle east and Africa region and spot opportunities earlier

Generate strong leads

Learn which projects are going forward and influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects

Raise your brand awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector helping healthcare organisations understand and define their key needs and requirements

Who will attend Emerging Technologies
for Healthcare Digi-Conference?

Regional C-suite executives from government, hospitals, medical cities, clinics and consultants from across
the Middle east region involved in the development and adoption of technology innovation:
 

Conference Program

Gulf Standard Time (GMT +4) Conference Program
10:00 Meeting Room Opens
10:05 Welcome remarks from Great Minds Events
10:10 Opening remarks from Chairman
Karim Amer, Senior Vice President, Unit Manager, Healthcare & Education Sector, Mashreq
10:15 Opening panel discussion: Making medical care more intelligent, accessible, and affordable
  • Defining ‘smart’ for the smart hospital
  • What are the immediate opportunities in the MENA healthcare sector in making them intelligent, accessible, and affordable?
  • How do you go about choosing the right and most appropriate technology in a vendor-driven environment?
  • Does implementing ‘smart’ features in a hospital always associated with investments? Or can we implement some of the smart features with minimal or no investments

Moderator:
  • Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul, Chief Executive Officer, Fakeeh University Hospital

Panelists:
  • Engr. Ahmed Al Zahrani, Director of Healthcare Technology Development, Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs, KSA
  • Dr. Alexander Varghese, Hospital Director, New Mowasat Hospital, Kuwait
  • Marc-Antoine Zora, General Manager, Philips’ District Gulf & Levant
11:00 Keynote presentation: Precision diagnosis and its role in improving patient outcomes
  • Eddy Rizk, Director, Precision Diagnosis, Philips Middle East, Turkey and Africa
11:15 Fireside chat: What makes Fakeeh University Hospital a smart hospital?
  • Guest: Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul, Chief Executive Officer, Fakeeh University Hospital

Moderator
  • Vivek Shukla, Partner, Healthcare, RSM
11:30 TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SESSION: Building the smart hospital of the future

*This session will highlight key emerging technologies that cater to the MENA Healthcare sector. The session consists of three (10 minute) back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights on successful application of a variety of innovations.

Moderator:
  • Karim Amer, Senior Vice President, Unit Manager, Healthcare & Education Sector, Mashreq

Industry insight 1:
  • Naoji Taniguchi, CEO and Co-Founder, Holoeyes
  • Shinya Ueda, General Manager, Healthcare Division, Abdul Latif Jameel General Trading Co. Ltd

Industry insight 2: Enabling the Healthcare Industry to change the way the world heals 
  • Swaminathan Raghunathan, Director of Presales - Channel Partnerships, Freshworks Inc.

Industry insight 3: Defining a new process control concept with the Beckman Coulter DxA Analyzer
  • Tamer Elassal, Marketing Manager, Beckman Coulter

Q&A with the presenters
12:10 Panel discussion:
How connected healthcare is transforming hospitals?
  • Where are we in terms of adoption? 
  • Understanding the complexities of integration and interoperability
  • What are some of the available technologies that drive patient and physician satisfaction?

Moderator:
  • Vivek Shukla, Partner, Healthcare, RSM

Panelists:
  • Furqan Asrar Ahmed, eHealth Strategist, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
  • Osama Elhassan, Specialist, Health Informatics & Smart Health Department, Dubai Health Authority
  • Jaleel Rahiman, Director - Information Technology, Prime Healthcare Group
  • Steven A. Matarelli Senior Clinical Executive, Vocera Communications
12:50 TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SESSION: Building the smart hospital of the future

*This session will highlight key emerging technologies that cater to the MENA Healthcare sector. The session consists of three (10 minute) back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights on successful application of a variety of innovations.

Moderator:
  • Karim Amer, Senior Vice President, Unit Manager, Healthcare & Education Sector, Mashreq

Industry insight 1:
  • Yhuko Ogata, Chief Executive Officer, Melody International
  • Shinya Ueda, General Manager, Healthcare Division, Abdul Latif Jameel General Trading Co. Ltd.

Industry insight 2: Patient Experience in an Agile Healthcare System
  • Yasser Salah, Business 360 lead for MEA, Informatica

Q&A with the presenters
13:20 Closing panel discussion: Understanding the requirements of the new-age patients and how the patient journey has transformed due to digitalization
  • What are the demands and expectations of patients these days and how has it affected the operations of healthcare facilities?
  • Would the old school healthcare facilities lose to tech providers of the future, if not transformed quickly?
  • While other industries are providing personalised services to their customers, can healthcare sector provide personalised services to their patients?
Moderator:
  • Rami Zahran, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Saudi German Hospital Group

Panelists:
  • Marie-Noëlle Kallas, Endocrinologist, Mount Lebanon Hospital
  • Deepinder Singh, Head – Quality and Performance Improvement, Al Zahra Hospital
  • Faysal Shawqee Bitar, Acting Group Business Intelligence Director, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – SEHA
14:00 Closing remark by chairman and end of Digi-Conference
Karim Amer, Senior Vice President, Unit Manager, Healthcare & Education Sector, Mashreq

1st Edition Highlights

Past Speakers

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