Speakers

Speakers Line-Up

Eric Wong
Group Chief Medical Informatics Officer, National Healthcare Group, Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Linus Tham
Group Chief Information Officer
Parkway Pantai Limited

Stephen Chan
Acting Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Woodlands Integrated Health Campus

Dickon Smart-Gill
Corporate Chief Information Officer
Bumrungrad International Hospital

Daniel K. Addyson
Lead Data Scientist
Aetna International

Daniel K. Levitt
Executive Director
Tabor Home Society

Tan Jit Seng
Vice President of Asia Pacific, Assistive, Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Technologies Network, Chief Technology Officer, Director, Senior Home Care Physician
Lotus Eldercare Technologies

Jimmy Huang Ming-Yuan
Leader of Digital Health, Innovation and Incubation Center
MacKay Memorial Hospital

Pravan Malhotra
Venture Capital – Head, Asia Internet & Southeast Asia
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Sujoy Kar
Chief Medical Information Officer
Apollo Hospitals

Loh Yong Joo
Consultant
National Healthcare Group

Patrick Tan
Deputy Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Daniel Ting
Assistant Professor
Singapore National Eye Center, Clinical Lead, Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology

Speakers Profile

Eric Wong
Group Chief Medical Informatics Officer, National Healthcare Group, Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Eric is currently the Group CMIO for National Healthcare Group and the CMIO of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He is responsible for the overall vision, planning and implementation of its healthcare IT capabilities.

Eric was awarded the Ministry of Education, Singapore Scholarship in 1994 and subsequently received his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 2002. Upon graduation he joined National Healthcare Group and in 2010 obtained his specialist accreditaion in Emergency Medicine. To this date Eric continues to serve patients as a Consultant in the Emergency Department of TTSH. He attained his Master of Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University, USA in 2015 after receiving Tan Tock Seng Hospital Scholarship in 2012.

During his tenure as CMIO Eric has been pivotal in integrating technology with medicine for optimised patient safety and care delivery. He led numerous clinical IT initiatives, including outpatient electronic prescription, electronic clinical documentation, closed loop inpatient medication management systems, clinical decision support system, electronic nursing orders etc, just to name a few. These effort were widely recognised. TTSH was awarded HIMSS EMR Adoption Model Stage 6 in 2011, and received its HIMSS-Elseiver Digital HealthCare award in 2013 for its integrated patient tracking and vital signs automation project. In addition to his work within National Healthcare Group, Eric is involved in national healthcare IT strategic planning, including National Health IT Master Plan and other workgroups. He currently serves in Ministry of Health's Chief Medical Informatics Officer Council, providing guidance and leadership to Singapore's national health IT projects.

In addition to his clinical and informatics work, Eric is actively involved in post-graduate medicine teaching, and is serving as Clinical Lecturer to Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore. He received his Clinical Leadership in Research award in 2011.


Linus Tham
Group Chief Information Officer
Parkway Pantai Limited

Linus Tham was appointed Group Chief Information Officer, Parkway Pantai Limited on 1 June 2017. Parkway Pantai Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of IHH Healthcare Berhad, one of the largest healthcare groups in the world by market capitalisation.

Beyond overseeing the operations of the group’s IT ecosystem, Linus plays a key role in the strategic development of its IT projects and infrastructure in support of the company’s business objectives, as well as readying the organisation for the digital revolution in the healthcare sector. He is particularly keen in seeking out innovative new digital technologies or innovative ways to leverage such technologies to transform healthcare and how it is delivered.

Prior to this appointment, he was concurrently the Group Chief Corporate Development Officer and Group Chief Operating Officer at the National Healthcare Group (NHG) where he was responsible for strategic planning and the group’s activities in population health and care integration. Prior to that, Linus held positions as Chief Information Officer at Raffles Medical Group and NHG, as well as Chief Technology Architect, Managing Director and Head at DBS Bank’s Enterprise Architecture and Services unit.
Linus is the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the Centre for Healthcare Informatics @ National University of Singapore and a member in the IDA National Infocomm Competency Framework Expert Panel.

Linus received the DBS Bank Undergraduate Scholarship and graduated with First Class Honours in Information Systems & Computer Science from the National University of Singapore. Linus is also an alumni of INSEAD.


Dickon Smart-Gill
Corporate Chief Information Officer
Bumrungrad International Hospital

Dickon Smart-Gill holds the position of Corporate CIO of Bumrungrad International (BI) Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, since 2013. BI is one of the largest private hospitals in SEA, with 580 beds and over 30 specialty centres, serving over 1 million patients per year, including more than 400, 000 international patients from 190 countries.

Prior to his role at Bumrungrad, Dickon held several positions in Microsoft, specializing in architecting healthcare information systems and their interactions with other healthcare systems in Singapore.

Dickon Smart-Gill holds a BSc in Computation from the University of Manchester, UK.


Daniel K. Addyson
Lead Data Scientist
Aetna International

Dan is a Data Science and Analytics consultant in the healthcare space. He has over 10 years of advanced data analysis experience, having worked in social media start-ups, small enterprises, and large pharma and insurance companies. His work has spanned from building machine learning pipelines, conducting randomized trials and program evaluations, and automation techniques. Currently Dan is with the International division of Aetna, a major US health insurer. He works on consulting teams providing customized analytics and machine learning platforms for ex-US medical insurers. Dan is based out of Seoul, South Korea and supports efforts across the APAC region.


Daniel K. Levitt
Executive Director
Tabor Home Society

Dan Levitt is an acclaimed international speaker, elder care leader, writer, and gerontologist, specializing in helping others to create better lives for seniors.  Dan’s purpose is to teach millions of people how to transform the lives of older adults across the globe.  As a popular professional speaker, he has delivered inspiring keynote speeches impacting thousands of people on four continents.  Dan doesn’t tell people where to go but guides them in the direction of where they need to go.  His talks leave the audience with a new mindset on aging needed to thrive in the 21st century.


Tan Jit Seng
Vice President of Asia Pacific, Assistive, Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Technologies Network, Chief Technology Officer, Director, Senior Home Care Physician
Lotus Eldercare Technologies

Dr Tan Jit Seng is a long-term homecare physician. He is also Founder and Director of Lotus Eldercare, a company dedicated to holistic management of ageing-in-place for seniors and the dependent sick. He functions as a Eldershield/IDAPE/InterRAI assessor, and is an active certificate issuer for Lasting Power of Attorney. Dr Tan is also a Mental Capacity assessor for Seniors and Persons with Intellectual disability for deputyship application. In addition, Dr Tan functions as a EIMS prescriber in Enabling Village, a government setup dedicated to the needs for persons with disabilities. Dr Tan had served in public, private, military and charity sector in the past 15 years. He founded Lotus Eldercare Academy in 2014, doing caregiver training in ASEAN. He has also been very active in healthcare technology for the past 8 years, serving as medical advisor for many governmental, MNC and start-up companies developing health technology.


Jimmy Huang Ming-Yuan
Leader of Digital Health, Innovation and Incubation Center
MacKay Memorial Hospital

Jimmy Ming-Yuan Huangreceivedhis M.D.in2000, finished residency programinEmergency Medicine, and currently servesas Senior Consultant in that fieldat MacKay Memorial Hospital,Taipei, Taiwan.Also, he is now servingas the Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at MacKay Medical College and as DirectorofDigital Medicine at Center of Biomedical Development, Innovation and Incubation at MacKay Memorial Hospital.In 2011, Dr.Huang obtainedhis M.Sc.from The University of Edinburgh, andwas recruited to develop a point-of-care detection platform for multi-drug resistance pathogensin UK.

Aside from leadership for clinical research and development of rapid diagnostic biochips, Dr. Huanghas a passion for leveraginginformationtechnology toempower patient and healthcare provider.In particular, heis fascinatedbymobileandcloudtechnologyon healthcaresystem.Hisresearch team has been awarded funding by theNational Science Councilfor innovating and implementing IT in Education. In addition, Dr. Huang led his team to winthe Innovation Award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs this yearfor the designanddeployment ofa mobile platform for managingmedication adherence issues atan institutional level. In this project, Dr. Huang seesthe transformativepotentialand the impact of digital technologytothe healthcare servicesin Taiwanin the near future.Hecurrently provides consulting services to many ICT corporatecompanies.

Dr. Huang’s research interest includes 1) next-generation healthcare, with focus on mHealth and telehealthto facilitatepatient engagementfor people with chronic diseases, 2) rapid development and scaling of conceptual prototypes that integrateIoT features into medical devices, 3) educational technologyusing virtual/ augmented reality and mobile learningto enrich the experience in medical education, 4) IT-enhanced toolsfor data processing and visualization that help patient-physician communicationin clinical medicine. He is currentlyexploring the subjectsusingclinical trialsas well asdatatechnology in both MacKay Memorial Hospital and MacKayMedicalCollege.


Sujoy Kar
Chief Medical Information Officer
Apollo Hospitals

Dr Sujoy Kar is the Chief Medical Information Officer & Vice President at Apollo Hospitals. Previously, he was the Director Medical Services at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Kolkata. 
 
He graduated (MBBS) in the year 1999 and obtained his post graduate MD in Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in the year 2005. He is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Healthcare - Indian Statistical Institute, Chennai) and is a member of professional organisation like ACHE, ASHRM, NAHQ etc. Dr Sujoy has completed A.C.E - EPGM from Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management with added certifications in Big Data, IoT & Social Analytics from MIT CSAIL & Media Labs. 
 
Dr Sujoy is currently associated with Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur as an Adjunct Professor  for Healthcare Analytics and Data Science Laboratory and Indian Institute of Management as the Advisor Faculty for Healthcare Management course. He has led teams in multiple award winning Patient Safety & Process Improvement projects. His current interests are in Time Driven Activity Based Costing; using Predictive Models in various Care Pathways; Sustainability & Life Cycle Assessment; and Design Thinking in healthcare. 


Loh Yong Joo
Consultant
National Healthcare Group

Dr Loh Yong Joo is currently a consultant in TTSH Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a clinical lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. His clinical sub-specialty is in neurorehabilitation managing patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions. His research interests are in rehabilitation technologies especially in the areas of virtual reality, wearable sensors, telehealth, serious games and robotics.  He is currently also a member of TTSH Clinical Research Committee and NHG Centre for Medical Technology Innovation. He has spearheaded NHG serious games initiatives for the past 2 years including co-directing Games for Health Innovation Centre (ALIVE), a collaborative centre by NHG and LKC to bring together healthcare institutions, educational institutions, industry partners with supporting government agencies and community organizations to research, validate and implement serious games in healthcare with focuses in healthcare education, mental and population health.  


Patrick Tan
Deputy Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Prof. Patrick Tan is a Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School and Deputy Executive Director of the Biomedical Research Council (Agency for Science, Technology, and Research). He directs PRISM, the SingHealth DukeNUS Institute of Precision Medicine, and was Program Director of POLARIS, which established the first CAP-certified facilities for next-generation sequencing and the first clinically implemented NGS panel in South East Asia. He received his B.A. (summa cum laude) from Harvard University and MD PhD degree from Stanford University, where he received the Charles Yanofsky prize for Most Outstanding Graduate Thesis in Physics, Biology or Chemistry. Other awards include the President’s Scholarship, Loke Cheng Kim scholarship, Young Scientist Award (A-STAR), Singapore Youth Award (twice), SingHealth Investigator Excellence Award, Chen New Investigator Award (Human Genome Organization), President’s Science Award, and the Japanese Cancer Association International Award. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Bioethics Advisory Committee (BAC), a national body that provides advice to the Singapore government on ethical issues related to biomedical research, a Board Member of the International Gastric Cancer Association, and a Member of the AACR International Affairs Committee. He co-leads the biliary tract cancer project of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), and is co-chair of the Singapore National Precision Medicine Program Steering Committee.


Daniel Ting
Assistant Professor
Singapore National Eye Center, Clinical Lead, Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology

Dr Daniel Ting is the current Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology with Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. Graduated as the SingHealth Residency Valedictorian in 2016 (across all specialties), he started his vitreo-fellowship training as an associate consultant in the Singapore National Eye Centre. In 2017, he was awarded the highly prestigious US Fulbright Scholar Award, representing Singapore to visit Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine and Applied Physics Laboratory to deepen his understanding on the use of artificial intelligence, big data analytics and telemedicine in the field of Ophthalmology. Founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946, the Fulbright Program is the most competitive American scholarship programs for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, with the aim to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. The program connects people, connects nations, and connects the world.  To date, 53 Fulbright Scholars had won Nobel Prizes, 80 Pulitzer Prizes and 30 served as heads of state in US or government globally.
During the residency period, Daniel was the inaugural SingHealth Ophthalmology Chief Resident and co-chair of SingHealth Residents’ Committee. He attended the Singapore Chief Residency Program, as part of the National Health Care Leadership College/ Ministry of Health initiatives to nurture the future health care leaders of Singapore. Academically, he maintained the 1st ranking nationally in the US-based exam, Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program-International (OKAPI), for 3 consecutive years from 2012 to 2014. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious UK FRCOphth McCartney Prize, an award given to the world’s highest score in Ophthalmic Pathology. He is also the inaugural SNEC Richard Fan Gold Medal Award winner in 2014. Throughout his residency years, he has won a total of 9 SingHealth RISE Awards in SNEC, including the Outstanding Resident Award (2014 and 2015), Young Inspiring Resident Award (2014), ITE award (2012, 2013 and 2014), Young Educator Award (2013) and Residents’ Committee Award (2013, 2014). He has also recently been awarded the Young Innovator Grant (2017) and Singapore General Hospital Young Investigator Award (2017) for his work in Artificial Intelligence and Diabetes Eye Diseases.

Research wise, he completed his PhD in 2015 with the University of Western Australia, in the field of health technology for diabetes eye diseases. In 2011, his scientific findings on ‘Retinal Video Recording: A Novel Method for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening’ (Ophthalmology 2011) has scored multiple media releases in Australia, United States and was ranked the top story of Medscape Ophthalmology. In addition, he also evaluated various novel portable retinal cameras and reading devices for diabetes eye diseases.

He recently published a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology using deep learning technique for detection of diabetes eye diseases in JAMA Dec 2017, entitled ‘Deep Learning System in Diabetes and related Eye Diseases in Multi-ethnic Population with Diabetes’. This study showed a highly comparable diagnostic performance between Artificial Intelligence and human graders (professional graders, optometrists, general ophthalmologists and retinal specialists), using the world’s largest retinal image datasets contributed by approximately 30 co-investigators from 8 different countries worldwide. This publication has, again, scored multiple media releases including Medscape, Technology Innovation in Nature Review Endocrinology, Channel News Asia, Straits Time and many other scientific magazines.

For retinal research, he has also published extensively in high impact journals, including JAMA, Lancet, Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology and American Journal of Ophthalmology. He serves as a reviewer in several high impact journals, including Diabetes Medicine, Diabetes Care, Hypertension, Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Retina. He is also an external grant reviewer for the artificial intelligence grant in Ophthalmology.