Global Speakers

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DR SANDEEP REDDY

Director

Rebus Services

Dr Sandeep Reddy is a medical informatician with Rebus Services. He has a medical and healthcare management background in addition to having completed Artificial Intelligence and machine learning training through several sources. He is currently engaged in the development of machine learning models to treat type 2 diabetes and is involved in a start-up focused on artificial intelligence driven tele-healthcare. Also, he has authored several articles about the use of artificial intelligence in Medicine including a book chapter about this topic.

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Dr ALEXIUS TAYLOR JULIAN

Chief Medical Information Officer

St John of God Health Care

A graduate of medicine from the University of Western Australia, Alexius worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for his early clinical years.

 Alexius was appointed as a Clinical Lead in ICT for the Fiona Stanley Hospital commissioning team where he served as a liaison between clinical staff and IT technical staff, coordinating clinical feedback and representing the views of fellow clinicians. He was concurrently appointed as a Medical Leadership Advisor at the Health Department’s Institute for Health Leadership where he focused on embedding leadership and service improvement methodology into medical school curricula.

 Currently, Alexius serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer for St John of God Health Care, helping to determine IT strategy for the Group’s 17 hospitals. Alexius provides the link between the technical IT delivery teams at SJGHC and the clinicians at the coal-face; liaising between both, to ensure requirements are understood, needs are met and clinical workflows make sense. He leads the innovation function which is currently piloting a number of initiatives which aim to deliver benefits to Divisions and the Group, as well as test concepts from the digital strategy.

 Alexius is also a member of the board for Child and Adolescent Health Service. His passion for leadership, service improvement and technology serve him well in these roles.

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PAYAL MUKHERJEE

Director

ENT Care Sydney, Hearing and Balance Centre

A/Prof Payal Mukherjee is an adult and paediatric ENT surgeon in Sydney subspecialising in ear surgery and cochlear implantation. Payal is the ENT Research lead at the Institute of Academic Surgery at RPA hospital, the deputy chair of RACS NSW and a committee member of a research group called the Meniere’s research fund, of the Sydney Medical School. She is currently doing a PhD in disruptive technologies in ENT with a particular interest in 3D printing and Bioprinting. Her bioprinting research investigates the ability to regenerate cartilage for use in reconstructive ear surgery with a focus on global translation of that research.  A/Prof Mukherjee places particular importance on research and teaching; and practices as a teacher and educator at both the Sydney Adventist Hospital and RPA Hospital in addition to her role as surgeon. As a mother to a young daughter, she is very passionate about education and literacy development in young children.

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EARL BLESSING

CHCIO, PMP, Healthcare IT Strategist

Earl is a professional information technology strategist and project manager with 15+ years of healthcare IT experience, with special expertise in managing relationships and priorities among competing stakeholders. He has demonstrated excellence in taking complex projects smoothly from concept through go-live, with strengths in cost control and on-time delivery. Other than being an insightful troubleshooter and problem solver, Earl also has strong cross-cultural communication skills with the proven ability to thrive in a global marketplace

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DANIEL GRAY

Recreation Manager

Wintringham

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MICHAEL DRAHEIM

Chief Information Officer

Princess Alexandra Hospital

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ALASTAIR SHARMAN

Chief Digital Officer

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

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DAVID GILLATT

Director of Medical Services & Professor of Robotics Surgery

Macquarie University Hospital

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JANE COCKBURN

Director

Kairos Now

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LYNELLE HALES

Chief Executive Officer

Sydney North Primary Health Network

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ANDRES REHBEIN

Chief Technology Officer

PresCare

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BRUCE PEDERSEN

Managing Director

The Checkley Group

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DR TROY DELBRIDGE

DR TROY DELBRIDGE Executive Director

Octantis Group International

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RAJ VERMA

Executive Director System Transformation, Evaluation and Patient Experience

Agency for Clinical Innovation

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ANDREW OLDAKER

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) IT&T Services

The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus

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GRAHAME GRIEVE

Consultant

Health Intersection

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DR TAL RAPKE

Executive Director

ScalaMed

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DAVID EILLOT

Executive Director

Agile Digital

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ANTHONY MAEDER

Chair in Digital Health Systems & Co-Director

Flinders Digital Health Research Centre

Anthony Maeder joined Flinders University in April 2016 as Chair in Digital Health Systems and subsequently established the Flinders Digital Health Research Centre. His previous appointment was as Professor in Health Informatics at Western Sydney University, where he founded the Telehealth Research and Innovation Laboratory (THRIL) in 2010.  Prior to that he served as Research Director of the CSIRO Australian eHealth Research Centre in Brisbane, from 2004 to 2008. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics.  He is currently a member of the Standards Australia IT-14 Health Informatics Committee. Professor Maeder was president of the Australasian Telehealth Society in the period 2010-2012, and joined the Governing Board of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in 2013.

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DR. AMITH SHETTY

Director, Hospital in the Home Service

Western Sydney Local Health District

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DR DAMIAN CLAYDON-PLATT

Chief Clinical Information Officer

Epworth Healthcare

Dr Damian Claydon-Platt is the Chief Clinical Information Officer at Epworth Healthcare, a large not-for-profit healthcare group in Victoria. Damian is a medical doctor with 19 years clinical experience working predominantly in the Intensive Care Environment. As the CCIO of Epworth Healthcare, he is currently involved in the strategic alignment of IT priorities to clinical and organisational requirements, influencing of corporate vision to embrace the benefits of information technologies,

stakeholder engagement across the group, and implementation of clinical-facing information systems. He maintains a clinical perspective by continuing to work in intensive care, and is keenly aware of the need to minimize the impact of digital solutions on clinical workflows. Damian sees technology as a fundamental enabler of clinical improvement, through improved integration and exchange of information amongst all providers of care, and he enthusiastically pursues continuous organizational transformation to deliver the highest quality care.

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PROFESSOR ERWIN LOH

Chief Medical Officer

Monash Health

Professor Erwin Loh is Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Innovation, Patient Safety and Experience at Monash Health, Victoria’s largest health service. Besides being a current Board Member of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, he is also on the Board of the Monash Health Research Precinct and the Australasian College of Legal Medicine (where he is also Vice President). He is adjunct Clinical Professor at Monash University where he teaches clinical leadership and management. He is the Chair of the Victorian State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Administrators. He has academic interests in health leadership, health law and medical futurology.