Darren Atkins is a multi-award winning CTO in healthcare automation within the UK's National Health Service. Using the philosophy of ‘Time Matters’, he has released over 16,000 hours in just 12 months. Darren's innovative automation for handling GP patient referrals was awarded Project of the Year from the Global Sourcing Association and he has been recognised by the UK Government as the regional winner of a Parliamentary Award.
Darren has an ambitious roadmap for the future and freely shares his ideas and learning with other organisations.
Mr. Ahmed is active project management practitioner with over 18 years of experience in the field of project management and management consulting. Currently, he is leading a diverse portfolio of programs and projects at Sidra Medicine located in Doha, Qatar. In last few years he spoke at number of project management conference on the topic of AI and project Management.
Martin Ciupa currently works at Mindmaze as Head of AI Initiatives / CAIO, based out of their HQ (Lausanne, Switzerland). He has worked as a senior manager in AI/Cybernetic & Robotic systems and IT&T solutions based primarily in Europe, the Americas and Asia. These roles encompassed both technology and commercial roles at an executive level, e.g., Regional VP for Agilent and British Telecom. His most recent position was CTO of Calvary Robotics Software Division (calvIO), developing intelligent automation systems. Academic background: Physics and Cybernetics. The Agilience Authority Index has rated Martin as a top 100 authority in AI, ML, Speech Recognition and NLP. Thomson Reuters rates Martin in the top 25 of social influencers in Risk, Compliance, and RegTech.
Sabri Boughorbel, PhD is an expert in machine learning and data science. He is leading a research team in Sidra Medicine in Qatar to leverage the understanding of clinical and genomic data using machine learning and artificial intelligence. Before joining Sidra, he worked for eight years as a senior scientist in Philips Research Labs. During his experience in Philips Research, He has led several projects related to healthcare applications and products. Dr. Boughorbel earned his PhD from Paris Sud University on the development of machine learning techniques for computer vision.
Weill Cornell Medicine & Cardiology Consultant, Hamad Medical Corporation
Dr. Mohamed Elshazly is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and a Cardiology consultant at the Heart Hospital and Aspetar. Dr. Elshazly obtained his medical degree from Weill Cornell in 2010 with academic distinction. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his fellowship in Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic in the US. He is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
Dr. Elshazly's research interests include digital health technology and the prevention of cardiovascular disease and he has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He is also a biotech entrepreneur and has recently founded Ember Medical in San Francisco, CA, a connected mobile platform that uses cutting edge technologies to revolutionize telehealth and medical emergency response around the globe, with a particular focus on emerging and underserved markets
Mr. Joseph Al Haddad is a learning and development consultant who has been in the learning industry for more than 10 years. He has worked supported learning functions within different industries which include aviation, healthcare, banking and telecom. He is a certified Life coach and has just gained his certification from the British Psychological Society, where he is now a certified psychometrics assessor. Mr. Haddad is a Certified Assessor Psychological testing - The British Psychological Society – UK, A certified Evaluator - Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level, Certified Team Vital Signs Assessor – Six Seconds, USA, Certified Crucial Conversations Trainer – Vital Smarts, USA – 2018.
Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
Dr.Tanvir Alam’s work has been centered on biomedical discoveries using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in big data platform. His current research focusing on long non-coding RNAs, short RNAs, and their transcription regulation to understand how these genes are involved in different diseases and their function in cellular process using next-generation sequencing data.
He is also interested in protein-protein interactions, which are involved in cell adhesion and cancer metastasis. He is also developing knowledge-based methods to understand the genotype-phenotype relationship.
Dr. Tanvir's Research Interests include: Machine Learning & Data Mining, Text Mining, Bioinformatics, Transcription Regulation, Long non-coding RNA etc.
Greg is the SAS Global Principal for Health and is based out of Toronto, Canada- he joined SAS in August 2012. Throughout his career, Greg has worked and become familiar with health care systems in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Australia. Greg began working as a Radiographer at the University College hospital in London, UK. He developed a passion for creating health systems built on quality and patient outcomes. As the Principal Consultant for Health Care, Greg has the opportunity to work with health care strategy and Artificial Intelligence in a way that focuses on outcomes, cost and quality; the challenges that any modern health system faces. He is considered a thought leader in the future of health care and the introduction of patient focused technology.
Greg graduated with a Bachelors in Radiography from the University of Southampton, UK. He is the recipient of a Canadian award for his work on using unstructured data to predict mental health issues with social media.
Innovative Healthcare Systems (IHS)
Zia Saleem is a technology enthusiast with a demonstrated track record of envisioning, building and launching new, innovative products and leveraging technology to provide unmatched user experience. A data centric thinker at the core, he specialises in using data to make better decisions and designing solutions that make it easy and intuitive for others to understand their data.
In his current role, As CIO and Head of Product Development, He leads the organization in research for new products, product enhancements and product redesign in the areas of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, and Data Sciences. One of his key areas of focus is the healthcare industry where he has conceptualized and developed products leveraging the power of AI and IoT. Zia also has extensive experience in large scale solution design. He was a key part of the team that designed all three BRTS (Metrobus) projects in Pakistan.
Innovative Healthcare Systems (IHS)
Mr. Umair Azam is currently holding the titles of Founder & CEO of Integration Xperts and Innovative Healthcare Systems and is also a Board Member of iSTOC (Leading Health Tech company based out of Finland). As an entrepreneur my top priority is to create a world class technology company that creates more job opportunities in Pakistan. I’m extremely passionate about the young Pakistani talent that needs nurturing and guidance to become world-class technology players.
With over 19 years of experience in Information Technology, of which 10 years were spent with global tech companies like Oracle and Avaya, he is happy to have embarked on the entrepreneurial journey and create opportunities for the youth of Pakistan.Umair is very focused on democratizing quality healthcare services using technology that will bring Accuracy, Speed and drive the cost down for better adoption. He is determined to improve the standard of healthcare facilities across the emerging markets with a team of passionate and young leaders.
Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
Dr. Marwa Qaraqe joined HBKU as a faculty member in September of 2016. Her research interests include wireless communications, predictive analytics, machine learning, and signal processing. Dr. Qaraqe serves a reviewer to several IEEE and technical international journals and conferences, including IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC) and serves on the IEEE Wireless Technical Committee on Wireless Communications. Dr. Qaraqe has also won several awards throughout her career for excellent academic and research achievements.
Dr. Qaraqe and her research team have developed a machine learning model that is able to assess how children with autism spectrum disorder pay attention by collecting and analyzing their eye-tracking data when they play an attention-based virtual reality computer game developed by the research team. Dr. Marwa Qaraqe received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University at Qatar in 2010, graduating with a 4.0/4.0 GPA. She went earned her MSc and PhD from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, USA in August of 2012 and May of 2016, respectively.