Presentations



Academic Session


Lucila Ohno-Machado

UC San Diego, San Diego, USA

Blockchain Applications in Clinical Research and Healthcare Quality Improvement

Lucila Ohno-Machado is a biomedical engineer and the chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and associate dean for informatics and technology at UC San Diego. She is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the National Academy of Medicine. Professor Ohno-Machado earned an MD from the University of São Paulo School of Medicine in Brazil in 1987. She also has a Master of Health Administration from Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, Brazil. She obtained her PhD from Stanford University.


Schallum Pierre

Université Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

BlockchainandHealth–Usecaseforchronicdeseaseself-management

Schallum Pierre is a Scientific and Ethics Officer within IID (Institute Intelligence and Data) at Université Laval and part-time professor at Université Saint-Paul. As a researcher in ethics of big data, he is interested in the issue of identity in its technological, digital, anthropological, ideological and historical aspects. He also works as advisor to the ethics commitee of CHU (Centre hospitalier universitaire) Université Laval. Beside this, Schallum Pierre is the president of REED (engl. DEEN - Data ethics expertise network), a nonprofit corporation that aims to audit information systems, to democratize revocable consent with blockchain and to educate citizens on the protection of personal data. Before co-founding DEEN, he co-founded the company Blockchain Citz, which developed, in collaboration with the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, a blockchain use case for chronic disease self-management.


Marco Cuomo

Novartis, Switzerland

PharmaLedger - Blockchain enabled Healthcare

Marco Cuomo is an Applied Technology Innovation Manager, responsible for exploring, engineering and implementing new technologies such as Blockchain, IoT and API Management. He has been with Novartis since 2005. For the last two years, his focus has been on Blockchain and exploring various use cases for Pharma. He began his career as a programmer in 1988 and has held various positions of increasing responsibilities in software development, engineering, operations, service management and solution design.




Start-up and Industry Session



Abdullah Albeyatti

Medicalchain, UK

Decentralising Healthcare

Abdullah Albeyatti is the Co-Founder and CEO of Medicalchain. He graduated from Imperial College London as a doctor in 2011. He has always had a passion for innovation and problem solving and has developed solutions to inefficiencies he found whilst working in the UK National Health Service. He continues to treat his patients on a weekly basis at a clinic in Leeds.


Amber Hartley

BurstIQ, USA

Blockchain in Healthcare – Building for Succes in a Heavy Regulated Industry

Amber Hartley has been building strategic partnerships for over 20 years. Currently, she serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for BurstIQ, a Denver-based company that provides a global data network for managing and exchanging identity and health data. The company’s secure data platform enables organizations to connect data silos, manage data as trusted profiles, and enforce ownership and compliant data access from a single data point to petabyte datasets. Prior to joining BurstIQ, Amber ran the innovation center at Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest health systems in the U.S. She holds a B.S. in Animal Physiology & Neuroscience from University of California at San Diego and a Master of Biotechnology from San Jose State University.


Koleya Karringten

Canadian Blockchain Consortium

Blockchain Technology in Healthcare – Transformations beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

Koleya Karringten is an Albertan technology entrepreneur, advocate, and leader. She has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of product commercialization, ecosystem building and fostering inclusion in the technology industry. As the co-founder and CEO of Absolute Combustion, she has spent over a decade successfully designing and developing ground-breaking cleantech solutions for multiple industry sectors, including aerospace and Oil & Gas. She is a driving force in Canada’s blockchain technology industry as the Executive Director of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium (CBC) and co-founder/board member of the Canadian Blockchain Association for Women (CBAW).


Raja Sharif

FarmaTrust, UK

FarmaTrust – Saving Lives, Building Trust

Raja Sharif is Founder and CEO of FarmaTrust. Raja is driving the company’s vision and mission of creating innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries to protect consumers of medicines and create efficiencies in the industry. By using Blockchain technology, FarmaTrust is creating a transparent, auditable, secure, global system to track genuine pharmaceutical products, providing confidence to patients and medical practitioners worldwide. Raja is a UK qualified barrister, he has been General Counsel and Board Member of a number European companies, with over 20 years business experience in the global media and technology companies.


Sandro Cilurzo

Sedimentum, Switzerland

Sedimentum & HOPR

Sandro Cilurzo, Founder and CEO of Sedimentum. Sedimentum develops the first contactless solution for fall and emergency detection in healthcare without compromising privacy. This revolutionary technological solution will make the lives of thousands of people safer and more independent in the future - and all of this in a completely automated way. The solution consists out of a sensor device and a software. The software is available in different versions.


Sebastian Bürgel

HOPR, Switzerland

Sedimentum & HOPR

Sebastian Bürgel, Founder of HOPR Association. With the HOPR protocol, companies and users can decide for themselves who can view their data and who can‘t. With it data security is solved, letting everyone focus on helping people through digitalization. The HOPR community is building the digital privacy landscape of tomorrow. We invite everybody to join our movement.