28th OCTOBER 2021
Barcelona Health Hub is a non profit association on a mission to promote innovation in digital health and facilitate its transfer to the sector, connecting all the different actors from the health and innovation ecosystem: startups, corporations, health organizations, investors, etc Ideally locally in Barcelona, a reference place when it comes to technology and healthcare, Barcelona Health Hub wants to become a global digital health reference. BHH positioned itself as an international hub from day 1 and has been creating partnerships with relevant entities across the world.
#BHHSummit is the annual event of Barcelona Health Hub bringing together forward thinking innovators from across the world. A unique opportunity to discuss relevant and timely topics, showcase technological solutions and create synergies between the different actors through powerful networking.
This year, the conference will be hybrid: it will take place in Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, the biggest modernist centre in Europe, where BHH is located and it will also be accessible online.
The topic of the Summit this year is The Patient Journey of the Future. The role of the patients has been evolving: They are more empowered, take a more central part in their own health and decision making process… and technology is a big ally.
We will look at the whole spectrum of the patient journey, from prevention, to symptoms and disease management as well as the interactions with the different players of the systems: family, care team, peers etc. Other topics that will be addressed during the Summit are Liquid Hospital: how the care is changing within the hospital setting and Data Economy: collecting quality data and making sense of them.
We will also have a pitch competition for startups pitching to hospitals and corporates, online and offline exhibition areas and plenty of networking opportunities.
The event´s platform is already live! Have a look at the exhibitors, find out how to network, sign up for private sessions, and much more!
EMEA Lead Healthcare and Life Sciences Startups at Amazon Web Services
Guy Spigelman is the EMEA lead for Healthcare and Life Sciences Startups at Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this role Guy harnesses the technology and people at Amazon to work alongside the investors and founders of startups to accelerate their scientific, engineering and commercial development. Prior to AWS, Guy was VP Portfolio Success at aMoon, Israel's largest health-technology VC and before that he led a network of accelerators supporting over 100 startups per year. Guy has been part of the leadership team of several early-stage startups, including XMPie sold to Xerox and AposTherapy where Guy launched global operations.
Iberia Correspondent at Sifted
Tim Smith started his career on the Guardian's tech weekly podcast, before becoming a producer at BBC World Service Radio. He's been reporting from Spain since 2017, working for BBC, Deutsche Welle, Pink News and Radio New Zealand. Tim is interested in how startups and innovation can address big issues like climate change, citizen participation and financial inclusion. When not covering Iberian entrepreneurship, Tim can be found reading, skateboarding, or walking up hills.
Medical Director at Sanitas Digital Hospital
Dr. César Morcillo is an Internal Medicine specialist with PhD in telemedicine and marked interest in eHealth, leading several digital health transformation projects as the Sanitas Digital Hospital. He has had the opportunity to participate as author and editor in 13 books, more than 50 biomedical journal publications and more than 100 national and international lectures about internal medicine topics and particularly ehealth. He collaborates in scientific societies in the field of internal medicine and eHealth, like the eHealth Medical Association of Barcelona, organizing multiple courses and conferences.
Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners
Edward Kliphuis is a partner at Amadeus, focussed on later stage European deeptech companies. Prior to joining Amadeus, Edward was at M Ventures, the €400m AUM corporate VC-arm of Merck KGaA, where he was responsible for health-tech, frontier-tech and sustainability investments. Edward led, among others, the investments in Akili Interactive Labs (the first-ever FDA-approved prescription video-game); Wiliot (battery-free Bluetooth tags with infinite lifetime, enabling a true connected-everything), and Sonde Health (voice-analysis platform for health and wellness inferences for use on self-owned devices). Edward is still active as Venture Advisor to M Ventures. Prior to M Ventures, Edward was in the Life Sciences securities team at Kempen & Co, a pan-European merchant bank, covering listed small- and mid-cap Life Sciences equities. He started his career as an analyst within the biopharma investment team of M Ventures. Edward holds an MSc in Biopharmaceutical Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, with a specialisation in pharmacology.
Partner at Adara Ventures
Rocío Pillado joined Adara in 2013 after finishing her MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. During her time in Adara, she has led investments in Enterprise Software, Adtech, and most recently, Healthtech. In her previous life, Rocío worked in three different continents and gained wide experience working in the security field and as a software engineer in an investment bank. Rocío holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and another from the Grande École ENSIMAG. She also holds an MSc in Cryptology, Security and Information Coding from the Institut Fourier.
Senior Vice President, Life Sciences & Healthcare at Silicon Valley Bank
Sophie is a Healthcare banker at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in London and focuses on supporting innovative digital health and medical device companies across the EMEA region. Sophie has been working in health innovation for 17 years. She started her career in start-ups working with innovative medical device and digital health companies focusing on global strategy and sales development. She continued her career in Government at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office heading the Healthtech sector at the UK Israel Tech Hub, and then at Samsung Health where she worked on Samsung’s digital health strategy and on external innovation. She is a mentor and judge for Tech Tour, MassChallenge and EIT Health.
Head of Business Development at Mediktor
Miguel Muñoz is an economist specialized in the Health Insurance sector and eHealth, and is the Head of Business Development for Mediktor, an AI based symptom checker. He has had the opportunity to lead the Corporate Business Development and Strategic Partnerships team in Sanitas (BUPA) for over three years, and has been involved in international digital health projects developing new ways of delivering healthcare to rural areas. He has also led projects aiming to reduce claim costs whilst increasing customer satisfaction. Since march 2020, he has become responsible for developing and growing Mediktor in Latam, Africa and part of Europe.
Digital Health Development Deputy Director at DKV
Elena Torrente is Digital Health Development Deputy Director at DKV and responsible for the DKV Digital Health Innolab. She is Ambassador at Barcelona Health Hub and Member of the World Health Organisation Roster of experts on Digital Health. Previously she developed her career at the public healthcare system being responsible for the Observatory of Innovation in Healthcare Management at the Catalan Agency for Health Quality and Evaluation (AQuAS) and Innovation Project Manager at Health Studies Institute (Department of Health). She holds a master’s in Public Management by ESADE-UAB-UPF-EAPC and a BA in Political Sciences by UAB; she finished her degree at Science-Po Paris.
Ventures Analyst at Plug and Play
Leonor Alarcón is Ventures Analyst at Plug and Play Spain. She helps big corporations in Spain and France to find the right startups that fulfill their innovation strategies and solve their pain points. Her ultimate goal is to push a startup’s business development plan while helping big corporations pursue their tech transformation. Moreover, she is constantly looking for industry-agnostic investment opportunities to add them into the Plug and Play portfolio, one of the most active early-stage investors worldwide. Also, she is thrilled to see how Covid has accelerated the changing pace of industries, especially in healthcare and education.
CEO Barcelona Health Hub & Community of Insurance
Luis Badrinas is CEO of Barcelona Health Hub and Community of Insurance. Before this, Luis was CEO Global Life at Zurich. He was a member of the leadership team at Zurich Insurance, top 100, and Executive Committee of Global Life, as well as board member of several companies at Zurich Group in Spain and Portugal. Previously Luis was CEO at Deutsche Bank Insurance Group and Deputy General Manager at Vitalicio of the Generali Group. Luis holds a law degree from the University of Barcelona, Master in Finance from Deusto Business School, Global Executive CEO program at IESE – Wharton – CEIBS, Pade at ESE and IMD Executive Management.
Helena Canadell is an event host who has collaborated in many TV shows. Since 2005, she has been part of the teacher´s team of the well known show “¡Mira quién Baila!” from TVE. She won the award Micrófono de Oro (2006) for this. She also worked with many singers in their promotional tours, such as Ricky Martin and Il Divo. In 2009, she started working as an associate, host and presenter for different Spanish TV shows. Nowadays, she is involved in different TV projects as a reporter.
Founding Partner at Alta Life Sciences
Miguel Valls is Founding General Partner at Alta Life Sciences. He is an established serial entrepreneur and investor in Spain and Silicon Valley and a former investment banker with several successful investments in life Sciences and Deep Tech companies. Miguel was the co-Founder and CEO of Dadata Capital. Miguel has been the co-founder, investor and advisor to companies like Genotesta, Clear Labs, Genolyte, Spirit Films and Nektria. Miguel is also the co-founder and co-chair of the San Francisco-Barcelona Sister City Committee and Technology Advisor to the Barcelona and Spain Chambers of Commerce. He created the International Technology Forum in 2007, the first program to bring Silicon Valley investors to Spain.
Media Director at StartUp Health
As the media director at StartUp Health, Logan Plaster is responsible for broadcasting stories of progress from across the StartUp Health ecosystem. He’s worked one-on-one with hundreds of Health Transformers to craft narratives of impact for every vertical from social media to video to podcast to the written word. Logan is the founding editor in chief of StartUp Health Magazine, which was recognized in 2019 with a Power Press Award for excellence in reporting. Logan is a journalist and creative director with 15 years of experience covering healthcare, technology, entrepreneurship, global health and emergency medicine. After studying at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Logan worked as the editor of a medical journal for more than a decade. Logan hosted the podcast Health Innovation Matters and is frequently interviewed as a subject matter expert in digital health trends and content strategy. Logan currently lives in downtown Baltimore with his wife and two small children.
Estefania Oliver is a Spanish journalist who was part of the Economia Digital team in Barcelona for almost five years. In 2015, she decided to move to the USA to move forward in her career and to improve her English. She covered there the 2016 elections for Economia Digital and after that, she was hired by Digital Trends, a tech media based in Portland. She came back to Barcelona in 2018 and one year later she started working for Crónica Global as a journalist specialized in the consumer and technology.
COO at MeetingDoctors
With BBA and master’s in international management at Esade, Pablo is currently based in Barcelona, working as global COO at MeetingDoctors, leader in e-health services. He has +5 years professional experience in management roles including COO and Country Manager positions in fast-growing markets. He has worked and lived in 3 different countries (Brazil, Italy and Canada). His experience has focused in setting-up new ventures and scaling them. He has developed business in different sectors such as Banking, Pharma, Health and IT Services. He also has consultancy experience in a BBVA project.
World Health Organization
Currently with WHO, Sameer Pujari is working with the newly established Department of Digital health and Innovations helping the creation of the department, coordinating the development of Global Digital Health Strategy and Action Plan. He is also the acting head and one of the co-creators of the Be He@lthy Be Mobile initiative which is flagship WHO and ITU joint program on digital health. Most recently the Be He@lthy Be Mobile team was coveted with the DG’s Reward for excellence for 2016 and the Greenpeace Innovations Award in 2018. With WHO since 2008, he has also provided technical advise and support to over 50 countries in the development of digital health and information system programs. Sameer is currently also the Vice-Chair of the WHO ITU Focus group on AI for health which is creating benchmarking for AI solutions for health. In addition he is also a core member of the Health Data Forum at WHO. With regards to the Covid response, WHO is co-leading the tech4covid on citizen and community engagement track from WHO. Sameer has worked to support more than 50 countries build information and digital health systems and solutions over the past 20 years.
Before coming to WHO, he worked with the US Governments health agency helping various countries build informatics systems for immunization and vaccination programs in Asia Europe and Africa. He started his career working with WHO's National Polio Surveillance Project in India for 7 years, where he led the development and implementation of various information management systems for surveillance across the country. He holds bachelor degrees in business and software engineering and a master's degree with a gold medal in management, he also has an earned fellowship in public health informatics from the US government health and human services and has delivered at various forums and published several articles on digital health and frugal innovation.
Senior Policy Officer at Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport of the Netherlands
Roger Lim is a senior policy officer at the Information Policy Directorate of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports. In the International Team of the Directorate, he works on improving the cross-border interoperability of health data regionally and on EU-level. In addition, he works at EU-level to ensure the cross-border interoperability of the Dutch contact tracing app (CoronaMelder). Previously, he was seconded to the European Commission (DG SANTE) in the unit on Digital Health and also worked for the health insurance directorate at the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports. Roger holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Cofounder & US CEO at Kaia Health
Jonas Duss has blueprinted the development of Kaia COPD - the second product that Kaia launched after its multimodal rehabilitation therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain. At Kaia, he currently focusses on building out traction in the US health plan and employer market and developing international market access and go-to-market strategies with pharma & med. tech.
President at Barcelona Health Hub
Cristian Pascual is President of Barcelona Health Hub, a non-profit private organization created to promote innovation in digital health and its transfer to the sector, linking startups, health organizations, companies and investors. He is an industrial engineer and MBA from Esade and the Carlson School of Management. For 19 years he held various management positions in large companies before founding Mediktor, the most accurate AI-based medical assistant for triage, prediagnosis and decision-making support, in 2014. In addition, for 12 years he has been a business angel and currently participates in more than 15 startups.
Hematology Business Franchise Head at Novartis Oncology
Eloy Gomez is grateful to life for what it has given him: 2 fantastic children, a wonderful travel and health companion to enjoy every day of his professional purpose: to bring the heart to organizations and help create the best contexts/environments - based on respect, trust and recognition - so that people are happy in what we do and give the best of ourselves to others. In more than 15 years of professional experience, Eloy has had the opportunity to learn in different sectors: consumer goods (Avon Cosmetics), pharma (Bristol Myers, Shire, Takeda) and enjoy the opportunity to be part of a startup (Baxalta Oncology). He also has been able to learn in different roles: Supply chain, Finance, Marketing, Sales, in different countries. During these last 2 years Eloy enjoys a lot as part of the Novartis Oncology team, contributing to generate brave smiles to cure cancer. He loves the countryside, the small towns, their people and their experiences. From them he got his hobby as a "viticulturist". Eloy values the quote "Until you spread your wings, you will have no idea how far you can fly" very much. If you ask him for a phrase, it's again about people: "Human beings do not see things as they are, we see them as we are".
Partner at Philips Ventures
Lara Koole is Head of Philips’ venture capital activities in Europe and a founding member of the Philips Ventures team. Experienced in investment banking, start-up fundraising and corporate venturing advisory before joining Philips to build the venture capital group. She is a Dutch-national, based in the Netherlands, and holds a Master-degree in International Financial Economics at the University of Amsterdam. Lara is looking for driven entrepreneurs that are passionate and capable to address (part of) the quadruple aim in healthcare, improving outcomes and lowering costs while increasing patient and staff satisfaction. She is passionate about technology, strategic investing and working together with great teams to scale their companies bringing strategic and industry expertise of Philips to the table. Currently Lara is board director of the Philips Health Technology Venture Fund portfolio companies’ LeQuest, DEARhealth, LindaCare and Sweetch.
Head of R&D Digital at Almirall
Celine Ulmann, PharmD, is the Head of Digital Innovation for R&D and Manufacturing within Almirall. She is responsible for fostering digital transformation by leveraging the work already done in target discovery, clinical trials, digital therapeutics and real world evidence and continuing to bring innovation and efficiency to the R&D and Industrial area. Celine brings over 10 years of experience in broad drug development and healthcare expertise in both the US and Europe. Most recently, she led the development of two digital therapeutics (DTx) assets for MS and schizophrenia as part of the Novartis/Pear therapeutics collaboration. Prior to this role Celine has swiftly progressed through a variety of roles and departments with increasing complexity and seniority during her 10 years at Novartis. Celine is a French national and earned a Pharmacy degree from the University of Strasbourg.
Director of the Institute for Healthcare Management at Esade
Manel Peiró has developed his professional career mainly in the field of academia, but has also occupied managerial positions in public and private health institutions. He is advisor to public and private health institutions and in the area of public services. He has worked as consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (I.A.D.B.) in Washington and has collaborated with various consultancy companies specialising in the health sector. He is author of several publications and has participated as speaker at various congresses and national and international meetings. He is a member of the Scientific Subcommittee of the European Association of Hospital Managers and of the Scientific Committee of the Top-20 Hospitals Conference. For six years he served as Vice-President of the Economic Commission of the Red Cross in Catalonia. He is currently Director of the Health Care Management Programme in Barcelona and Madrid, and coordinates ESADE's activities in the health sector. He has been Associate Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at ESADE since 1989.
Senior Specialist in Infectious Diseases Department at Hospital Clinic,
Carolina Garcia-Vidal is Senior Specialist in Infectious Diseases Department in Hospital Clínic, Barcelona. She has a contagious enthusiasm as well as a powerful dedication to infectious diseases. She won among others the young investigator award for research by the Spanish Society of Medicine (2009) and the young investigator award for research by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (2014). She also won the award of the best PhD by the Catalan Society of Medicine. She is currently member of the Scientific affairs subcommittee at European Society of Clinical Microbiology and she has been awarded as ECCMID Fellowship. Her research focuses on immunocompromised host infections and respiratory tract infection. Her work is based on clinical research and covers a large range of topics, including among others severe infections in onco-hematologic patients and transplantation (i.e multidrug-resistant infections), fungal infections, pneumonia, COPD and infections in patients receiving biological therapies. In recent months she has started several projects in artificial intelligence as it applies to medicine, becoming a leading source of reference in this field.
Founder at EpidemiXs
Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons is a Medical Doctor and the Founder and CEO of UniversalDoctor: The Digital Global Health Company. UniversalDoctor won the United Nations World Summit Award for Global Champion of the mHealth category in 2015 and has expanded its initial reach of improving multilingual medical communication and its ultimate aim now is to foster better health outcomes through the creation and use of Innovative Digital Health tools in the Global Health space. During the last months, UniversalDoctor together with a group of enthusiastic supporters has created and launched EpidemiXs, a project that wants to secure the dissemination of validated and curated content for the Covid crisis and the collection of validated data from citizens . The recent launch of EpidemiXs TV shows the total commitment of UniversalDoctor team and supporters in the project and now UniversalDoctor is launching EpidemiXs Studies , a platform to support and empower researchers.
Vice President for international content at HIMSS
Pascal is a digital health strategist and connector. He was appointed Vice President for international content across events and media at HIMSS in 2018. Before that, he had been promoting a grassroot innovation movement around the world for over 10 years as Health 2.0’s International Director - mentoring innovators, connecting stakeholders, linking startups with investors and customers, developing innovation adoption frameworks for pharma and insurance groups, and organizing international matchmaking and hackathon events. He has also been part of several EU-funded projects focused on the digital health vertical, including the GET and eHealth Hub projects, where he was specifically in charge of accelerating investments and commercial traction for digital health solution providers in Europe.
Country Medical Director Spain at Bayer
Guido Senatore is born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a Medical Doctor trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, with a Master of Science from London School of Economics in Health Economics, Policy and Management. He has extensive medical practice background and university teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Guido is linked to the pharmaceutical industry for more than 13 years. He has vast experience in leadership positions in medical areas of Bayer in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Andean Region and Switzerland. Since August 2018, he holds the position of Medical Director Bayer Spain which is accountable e for all Company medical activities in Spain. He ́s also co leading the task force of Innovation within Bayer Pharma Organization.
Chief Communications & MK Officer at Barcelona Health Hub
Gina Farrús is Chief Communications & MK Officer at Barcelona Health Hub. She has a solid experience in corporate and institutional communication, digital marketing and social media. Gina is an event manager expert in management of Corporate, Institutional and Event websites. She holds a PR and Advertising Degree (University of Barcelona) and a Master in Business Administration (EAE).
During the whole day on 28th October, there will be plenty of networking opportunities for everyone. Whether you are a startup, a healthcare professional, an investor, a corporate… you will have the opportunity to schedule one on one meetings through the #BHHSummit platform.
Barcelona Health Hub Summit will be held on 28th October 2021.
Save the date: 28th October 2021!
It will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, startup showcases, business meetings and networking to foster synergies and interactions between startups, corporations and investors.
Be part of the second Summit of Barcelona Health Hub,
international institution and global e-health ecosystem
28th October 2021
It will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, startup showcases, an investor pitch competition, virtual booths, virtual business meetings and networking to foster synergies and interactions between startups, corporations and investors.