Speakers

Juan Carlos Alcaide Casado

Juan Carlos Alcaide Casado

Loyalty Consultant and Customer Experience. Recognized expert in Silver Economy. Thinking Heads Speaker.

Considered one of the best Spanish speakers, Juan Carlos is a sociologist and has worked all his life in consulting, market research, marketing and advertising. He is a consultant and teacher in business schools (ESIC since 1995). He leads the school’s top course of Customer Experience and Cognitive Marketing and is the creator of Lasalle University’s client experience master, whose first editions he directed.

Author and/or co-author of a dozen books, he brings a humanistic perspective to business management, having in recent years delved into his professional projects on the impact of technologies on the company and society.

As a result of his work in Marketing, he has been able to develop Senior Marketing projects for hypermarkets, optical groups, fitness sector and approach to said market of / by financial entities.

En el sector sociosanitario ha trabajado en proyectos de Patient Experience en empresas como Adeslas, Vithas, Hospitales de Madrid, Caser, Ecuasanitas (Ecuador).

In the socio-health sector, he has worked on Patient Experience projects in companies such as Adeslas, Vithas, Hospitals of Madrid, Caser, Ecuasanitas (Ecuador).

He is adviser of Supercuidadores and has just written the book Silver Economy, business opportunities with those over 65, with the LID publishing house, to be published soon.

Juan Carlos Alcaide will tell us about the present and future context of the Silver Economy and its submarkets from the user’s point of view: families and the elderly. It will address the importance of technology, the state of the art of solutions and the precautions necessary to avoid obsolescence before its usefulness. It will also highlight the importance of co-creating solutions with families, professionals and end users, without forgetting the ethical and security challenges that will undoubtedly arise.

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Jaime del Barrio

Jaime del Barrio

President of the Digital Health Association (ASD).

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cantabria
Doctor. Internal Medicine specialist. Minister of Health and Social Services of the Government of Cantabria (1995-2003). General Director of the Roche Institute, at Roche Pharma (2003-2014). He is currently Senior Advisor for Healthcare & Life Sciences at Ernst & Young (EY).

He is also an independent Director in companies in the Health Sector such as: NIMgenetics, Atrys Health, and E-Health Technical Solutions.
Evaluator and mentor in the Tech4Health of the Ship2B Foundation, investment and acceleration platform for startups in the Health Sector.

Member of different scientific societies and corresponding Academician of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Cantabria. He is currently President of the Digital Health Association; Founding member of the Association of Biotechnology Communicators; and Counselor in the Spain Health Foundation. He has written numerous articles and book chapters. I have usually taught classes and conferences.

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Ana Bermúdez

Mrs. Ana Bermúdez

R&D Project Management, Televes

First cycle of Mathematics by the University of Santiago de Compostela and Graduate in Statistics from the University of Salamanca. With experience in project management, she is CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) by the PMI (Project Management Institute). Additionally, she is certified ITIL v3 by the ISEB-EXIN in 2009 and in agile project management, being Scrum Manager of expert level. She has studied various specialization programs in telemedicine and care processes (by the Oberta University of Catalonia) such as the Master’s Degree in Social Health and Telecare. In 2000, she joined Indra, a multinational consulting and technology company, and since 2004 she was in charge of managing several projects in the healthcare environment, primary care and hospitals. In 2017, she joined Televés as Project Manager, working mainly on telecare and telecare solutions.

ACTIVAGE Project

ACTIVAGE is a great European R&D and innovation initiative whose goal is to develop Internet-based solutions of Things (IoT) to face the increase in life expectancy, promoting active and healthy aging. It is supported by the Framework Program for Research and Innovation of the European Union Horizon 2020, and has a budget of 25.3 million euros and a execution period of 42 months.

ACTIVAGE aims to create a dynamic ecosystem (the first of these characteristics in Europe) that interconnects up to 43,000 applications and devices through IoT technology. It is a large-scale experience, which will involve 7,200 people in seven European countries: Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Greece, Finland and Spain.

Televes leads the pilot developed in Galicia. Together with her, they are part of ACTIVAGE Galicia Spanish Red Cross, Vodafone Spain Foundation, Polytechnic University of Valencia and the Galician Health Service (SERGAS). The project also has the collaboration of the Agency for a Modernization of Technology of Galicia (AMTEGA), as a member of the Advisory Board, and of the Tecsos Foundation as an advisor in social technologies.

In this way, all the elements of the value chain participate: providers of social and health services, technology companies, research units, foundations and users. This allows us to create an ecosystem that can be considered as an international reference.

Ramón Bermúdez de Castro Olavide

Ramón Bermúdez de Castro Olavide is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

During his professional career, he’s worked in several companies in the Telecommunications and Information Technology area. He was Dean of the Official Association of Telecommunications Engineering of Galicia.

Currently, he is the Autonomous Vice President and Director of the Innovation Unit of the Spanish Red Cross in Galicia.

Andy Bleaden

Andy Bleaden

Andy Bleaden works for ECHAlliance as the Director for Ecosystems and Membership after joining the ECHAlliance in 2017 to lead on funding. He has had long career in both funding, health and social care going back over 30 years starting in the mental health field working with mentally disordered offenders, homeless young people and then later in the field of dementia. Andy has for the last 18 years working in the UK and Europe for Stockport Council where he also specialised in Adult Social Care, Robotics, Telehealth and Telemedicine, Economic Development, Regeneration and Dementia. He also formed alliances with pan European groups most recently with the EIP-AHA, Coral and Covenant for Demographic Change as well with ECHAlliance with the Greater Manchester Ecosystem.

In addition, he has also been working as an External Expert for the European Commission since 2013 and also with the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) on the new Health KIC and Manufacturing KIC assessing proposals and business plans as well as evaluating Grant Reporting since 2015 and also working for the new Urban Innovation Actions since 2016 as an expert as well as with Urbact as a thematic expert.
He brings a wealth of experience and skills in securing and management of strategic external funding, procurement, innovation funding and forming and development large and complex partnerships across Europe.

In this role now Andy is leading on the development of new ecosystems at a period of unparalleled growth in our Ecosystem Network with new ecosystems opening all over Europe and globally as well and a new focus on membership

Isaac Chocron

Isaac Chocron

Business Development Director Iberia at OurCrowd

Isaac Chocron, is director of business development for Excem Technologies and OurCrowd Iberia. Sephardic of Israeli origin, is a leading professional in the area of ICT, innovation and entrepreneurship. He has more than 26 years of experience in the sector. Throughout his career he has held various positions of responsibility in the areas of executive vice presidency, marketing, technology management and operations. He has been in Spain for more than 11 years, which he has dedicated to connecting the Israeli ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation with Spanish at the governmental, institutional, sectorial (clusters) and business level, supporting the scaling of high-potential companies, and as responsible of analysis of investments in Spanish companies of high potential that develop cutting-edge technology (deep tech), and that fit with the Israeli investment criteria.

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Gregor Cuzak

Gregor Cuzak, MSc, MBA

Gregor Cuzak, MSc, MBA, has been one of the key organisers of the Slovenian eHealth ecosystem since 2014. HealthDay.si is a brand he co-created then and immediately set it out to be a community organised project for the benefits of the community. This was something new for the Slovenian health and care stakeholders, and was accepted by everyone from the first instance. From thereon Gregor worked together with a small organising team, often spearheading activities, but practically always involved even if he was just supporting some activities. HealthDay.si soon became partner with international networks such us Health 2.0 and European Connected Health Alliance.

The latter became Gregor’s employer or major client in 2017 when Gregor was accepted as an International Ecosystem Coordinator. In ECHAlliance, one of the largest independent networks in connected digital health in Europe, Gregor is responsible for regular contacts with aproximatelly 30 ecosystems. He is continuously talking to the coordinators in each region where his organisation is present to discuss priority topics, events, developements, projects and needs. He also coordinates the Medicines Optimisation Working Group, where among others he also worked with the World Health Organisation. Gregor also leads special projects, such as organisation of learning expeditions from one ecosystem to another with the aim to propel cooperation.

Gregor has also been the initiatior of the recently established DIH.HealthDay.si in the Slovenian ecosystem. The DIH programme was created because he and his colleagues felt that there was an unmet need to better navigate the very specific space of health certification, validation and reimbursement. Gregor is the co-leader of the programme and is directly involved in consulting innovators and holding the dialogue with all key stakeholders.

Gregor operates as a consultant on topics of business development, data analytics and marketing. His recent focus has also been GDPR, where he has been leading teams of legal and IT security experts in large health oriented projects to ensure privacy compliance. Prior to working in healthcare Gregor experienced a variety of roles in the advertising, marketing, startup, consulting and IT industries. Gregor’s prime speciality outside of healthcare is combining marketing and finance to create dynamic business modeling and planning beyond just conceptual frameworks such as business model generation, canvases and similar. His own special project is called Woodster Bikes, and that has beed written about by the BBC, the Easyjet’s inflight magazine, and has also been a partner to the Nadal Olazabal Invitational charity golf tournament.

Yolanda Falcón

Yolanda Falcón

Portfolio Director in Xesgalicia SGEIC SA
Previosly Investment Director in Unirisco and Uninvest SGEIC SA

Executive with over 15 years experience in Venture Capital, specialized in financing emerging scientific- technology companies in university environments and public research centers. She has been involved in all phases of the process from the detection, analysis and project structuring investments to monitoring, management portfolio and divestment processes.

Participation in managing and structuring 33 investment transactions and 10 divestments, in industries such as Depth Tech, Agrotech, Medical Devices and New Materials.

Board member and directors commmitee member in different portfolio companies, actively involved in the definition and implementation of R&D, commercial, IP and financial strategy.

Strong results orientation, ability to lead teams and experience in conflict management.

Felipa Jove Santos

Born in 1969 in La Coruña, Felipa Jove is president of the Foundation María José Jove, an institution that works for children and social inclusion since 2003, based in A Coruña and that develops its activity around four major work areas: Education and Training, Health, Leisure and Healthy Leisure and Art.
Master in International Business Administration and MBA in International Trade, she has been the patron of the Art and Patronage Foundation and member of the board of directors of Brunara, SICAV S.A. She is currently the honorary president of the Congress What Really Matters in La Coruña. She is also vice president of the INVERAVANTE corporation.
Fond of traveling and painting, with an affable and close manner, Felipa has a restless and integrative character, which makes her to never give up her efforts to promote the values she believes in and that her sister Maria José was already promoting, who died unexpectedly in 2002 and that gives its name to the presiding foundation.

Juan Riese

Juan E. Riese

Scientific and technical advisor of the European Projects Office. Carlos III Health Institute.

Juan E. Riese holds a PhD in Chemical Sciences (Biochemical specialty) from the University of Valencia, an MBA from the Polytechnic University of Madrid with a specialty in Management of Technological Innovation, and a Master in Management and Management of R & D & I in Science of Health by the University of Alcalá de Henares, UNED and National School of Health. He has been a researcher in Experimental Oncology for 20 years in Germany and Spain successively in the public spheres (Institute of Molecular Biology of the Free University of Berlin and Steglitz Clinical Hospital in Berlin (Departments of Neuropathology and Gastroenterology) and private in the pharmaceutical industry ( Antibióticos Farma SA, Madrid) He has held various Business Management positions both in Development (tumor markers, HPV genotyping) and in Business Development in the biotechnology companies of the Zeltia group: Genomics, Neuropharma (Madrid). He is currently a scientific advisor European project technician at the Carlos III Health Institute (Subdirectorate General for International Research Programs), National Contact Point for the Health Program of the 7th Framework Program, HORIZON 2020 and European Medicines Initiative, and National Expert before the Program Committee FP7 and Social Challenge 1 in H2020.

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Sebastián Pantoja

Mr. Sebastián Pantoja

R&D Director, Televes

eMBA (Thesis on “PoC design for active aging based on detection of evanescent field in Integrated Photonics chips”) and Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Most of his professional career has been developed in Celestica (former IBM plant in Valencia and one of the world’s leading third-party electronics manufacturers), assuming different responsibilities at its plant in Valencia, all of them aimed at optimizing electronic designs for volume manufacturing and value-added manufacturing services. After a long training plan as an electronic designer, purchasing engineer and new product engineer, he promoted to Project Director of new technologies where he coordinated various European and National projects, including a one-year assignment in San Diego (USA). In 2005, he assumed the responsibility of director of the Design and Engineering Services business unit. In 2007 he joined DAS Photonics, as Director of Technology, where he has developed projects for the European space agency, Ministry of Defense, FP7 and ESO based on photonic technology. Additionally, at that time he has worked implementing the ISO9001 and PECAL 2110 certification, working as Product Assurance in all the projects carried out for the ESA and the Ministry of Defense. Since 2015 he has been the director of R&D in Televes. Additionally, he works as an expert for Euripides and the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration actions since 1999. Projects related to the needs of this CPP: In addition to the master thesis he has worked on – Detection of Chemical Warfare Agents (CANARY). EDA B-0061-IAP2-ERG. CANARIO was a bilateral project funded by the Spanish and Italian Ministry of Defense and coordinated by EDA. Design and manufacture of microwave optical filters based on photonic metamaterial technology. The realization of these CMOS-compatible filters will open the door to an integrated, fast and economical detection system for infrared CBRN detection. NANOCAP (New NANO structured optical components for CBRN detection and high performance oPtomicroonda links) 2010-2012. EDA A-1084-RT-GC NANOCAP is an EDA contract for the development of filtering solutions for Photonic Integrated Circuits. Demonstration of the capabilities of PIC technology in high-demand fiber radio applications and as an enabling technology for innovative CWA detection systems / early response explosives. FP7 PBSA (FP7-SPACE-2012-1, PHOTONIC BIOSENSOR FOR SPACE APPLICATION). The PBSA project focuses on the implementation of a Lab-on-a-chip (LoC) for extraterrestrial life exploration missions. This approach employs recent advances in biochemistry developed in the space related to immunotests with two new technologies, photonic integrated circuits (PIC) and microfluidics. BUONAPARTE (FP7-NMP-2011-LARGE-5-280765-1). Better scaling and optimization of the production of nanoparticles and nanostructures through electric discharges

ACTIVAGE Project

ACTIVAGE is a great European R&D and innovation initiative whose goal is to develop Internet-based solutions of Things (IoT) to face the increase in life expectancy, promoting active and healthy aging. It is supported by the Framework Program for Research and Innovation of the European Union Horizon 2020, and has a budget of 25.3 million euros and a execution period of 42 months.

ACTIVAGE aims to create a dynamic ecosystem (the first of these characteristics in Europe) that interconnects up to 43,000 applications and devices through IoT technology. It is a large-scale experience, which will involve 7,200 people in seven European countries: Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Greece, Finland and Spain.

Televes leads the pilot developed in Galicia. Together with her, they are part of ACTIVAGE Galicia Spanish Red Cross, Vodafone Spain Foundation, Polytechnic University of Valencia and the Galician Health Service (SERGAS). The project also has the collaboration of the Agency for a Modernization of Technology of Galicia (AMTEGA), as a member of the Advisory Board, and of the Tecsos Foundation as an advisor in social technologies.

In this way, all the elements of the value chain participate: providers of social and health services, technology companies, research units, foundations and users. This allows us to create an ecosystem that can be considered as an international reference.

Manuel González Penedo

Full Professor in the area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence University of A Coruña (UDC). Director CITIC

Full Professor in the area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Since obtaining the category of University Holder (1999) the applicant has been able to establish his own Research Group (Artificial Vision and Recognition Group de Patrones [VARPA]. Group recognized by the University of A Coruña and by the regional entities as Competitive Excellence Group. He is currently Director of the Singular Center for Research in Information Technology and Communications, CITIC, Center that has the highest qualification in the Xunta de Galicia. On the other hand, he has integrated the Group into the Biomedical Research Institute of A Coruña, INIBIC,being responsible for the strategic areas of Image and Video Processing.

Throughout this period, he has devoted great effort to the training of research staff with the
management of 13 doctoral theses. His research work throughout these years have led to a large number of competitive projects. He participates as a reviewer in numerous international publications, collaborates in a large number of scientific-technical committees and evaluates projects for several agencies such as ANECA, ANEP and CYTED. In addition, one of his main focus relays on the knowledge transfer from University to Business or other research centers.

Santiago de Torres

Santiago de Torres

President at Inveready Biotech.

He has extensive experience in the field of both public and private management.
Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology, he founded the Drug Addiction Section of Hospital del Mar, the first opioid addict’s treatment unit in a hospital.

He held various public positions, General Director of the National Drug Plan, from 1985-1991, in the Ministry of Health, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Adviser in the Cabinet of the Presidency of the Government, and Delegate of the Catalan Government in Madrid.

He was representative of the European Parliament on the Administrative Council of the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

In the private sector, one of the axes of his dedication has been innovation, in the fields of ICT, Health sciences and Biotechnology.

He founded the company Ifigenia Plus, which was acquired by Telefónica, occupied the position of VP of Terralycos, founded the consultancy Access to Europe that was acquired by Atos Origin.

In the field of health, he founded Ediagnostic, a company dedicated to Telemedicine, based in Spain and Colombia. Althia, an oncological diagnostic company, presided. He is currently the Executive President of Atryshealth, a company dedicated to diagnostic services and medical treatments of excellence, which is listed on the MAB. He is also Chairman of the Inveready Biotech Biotechnology Venture Capital Fund and chairs the Indra Health Council. He is a member of the executive commission of the Association of Digital Health and Asebio.

It is part of the Board of Directors of the GAWA Micro Finance Risk Capital Fund and the Advisory Board of the Nexxus Iberia Venture Capital Fund.

In the field of dedication to non-profit activities, he is President of the Alliance for Solidarity Foundation, President of the Mémora Foundation, Vice President of the Pasqual Maragall Alzheimer’s Foundation and belongs to the Board of Trustees of the Reina Sofía Museum to the Grand Theater of the Lyceum and to the Picasso Museum of Barcelona.

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