From wearable devices telling us how to measure and manage our health, to billions of dollars being spent by governments and private donors worldwide on healthcare reform, digitalisation and forward thinking innovation is driving significant disruption in the global healthcare industry.
Obamacare is changing healthcare in the US, whilst in China the ailing healthcare system is predicted to be modernised by tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent, who are looking to develop online prescription-drug sales and reshape the country’s $149 billion market.
Here are some speakers who offer insights into these disruptions by connecting them to the economy, healthy lifestyles, management and more. They also prioritise the healthcare issues facing the world today, share solutions on how to mitigate risks, and generate discussion on the impact of future healthcare technologies.
Linda Douglass: former Director of Communications for the White House Office of Health Reform (2009-10).
Paul Farmer: renowned doctor, medical anthropologist & Founding Director of Partners In Health.
Suneel Gupta: co-founder & CEO of RISE, using mHealth to tackle America’s obesity epidemic.
Sarah Harper: global thought leader & government advisor on the demographics of the 21st century.
Michio Kaku: widely known populariser of science & expert on disruptive future heathcare tech.
Daniel Kraft: pioneering physician-scientist, inventor & entrepreneur in biomedicine.
Trudie Lang: drives improvement in global heath by using the latest innovations in digital technology.
Jim O’Neill: appointed by British PM David Cameron to Chair a Review into AMR (antimicrobial resistance).
Jill Bolte Taylor: Harvard-trained neuroanatomist and best-selling author of “Stroke of Insight” (2008).
James Vaupel: expert on the impact that demographics will have on the economy of the future.