Adiv Baruch is a leader in the High-tech industry in the last 34 years. Mr. Baruch is acting as the Chairman of the Israeli export and International Cooperation Institute leading Israel export which in 2019 exceeded 114 Billion US ($) of export as over 50% are High-tech related industries.
Mr. Baruch is also acting as the Chairman of the Innovation and Technology Institute in Israel, the Chairman of Elad health care solutions, Elad systems and few more public traded companies in Israel (TSE) and other exchanges (NASDAQ, OTC, HK).
Today Mr. Baruch is leading the Young Entrepreneurs Organization and has been actively involved in leading the global innovation of Israel. Mr. Baruch was a founding member of Ness Technologies, a leading IT software company. Mr. Baruch is globally involved in the Medical IT solutions, Cyber companies, Smart Cities initiatives and Financial technologies and solutions. Mr. Baruch also served as a board member of Bank of Jerusalem. Throughout the years, Mr. Baruch has led tenth of merger and acquisitions and capital raise of over one Billion US ($). Mr. Baruch has his own philanthropic organization and has been a YPO member for over 17yrs.
Mr. Baruch served in the Israeli Navy and holds an Engineering degree from the Technion,
the leading engineering institute in Israel.
Director General, Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry
Frans van Houten is CEO of Royal Philips, a position he has held since April 2011. As CEO, he is also Chairman of the Board of Management and the Executive Committee.a
He is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and business transformation to drive competitiveness and customer value.
He is extending Philips’ leadership in health technology as the company focuses on its purpose to improve people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation, with the goal of improving 2.5 billion lives per year by 2030.
Frans drives Philips’ strategic agenda to provide healthcare technology solutions in support of seamless, patient-centered care across the health continuum, starting with healthy living and prevention, precision diagnosis and personalized treatment, through to care in the home – where the cycle to healthy living begins again. He leads the company’s initiatives to help empower consumers to take more care of their own health and to provide healthcare solutions – suites of systems, smart devices, software and services – to customers and health systems.
He first joined Philips in 1986 and has held multiple global leadership positions across the company on three continents, including the role of co-CEO of the Consumer Electronics division. Frans’ team has driven the transformation and revitalization of the Philips portfolio to become a focused health technology company through targeted divestment, acquisition and organic business development. This is exemplified by the sale of the television business in 2012; the audio and video businesses in 2014 and the IPO of Philips Lighting on the Amsterdam Euronext stock exchange in May 2016. At the same time, Philips has invested in a number of acquisitions that strengthen the company’s portfolio, among them medical device leaders Volcano and Spectranetics, respiratory care leader RespirTech, remote cardiac diagnostics and monitoring leader BioTelemetry, and population health management leaders Wellcentive and VitalHealth, as well as others in digital pathology, neurology, pregnancy & parenting, healthcare informatics and ultrasound.
We’re guided by our purpose of improving people's health and well-being through meaningul innovation, with the goal of improving 2.5 billion lives per year by 2030.
As a seasoned business leader, Frans served as Co-Chair at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2017. He was one of the initiators and currently co-chair of the WEF Platform to Accelerate the Circular Economy. A proponent of a united, single European market, Frans is also a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists, an advocacy organization comprising the 50 largest European multinationals. He is co-founder and advocate of NL2025, a platform of Dutch influencers who support initiatives to create a better future for the Netherlands in the areas of education, sustainable growth and a vital society.
He was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of Novartis in February, 2017.
Frans holds a Master's degree in Economics and Business Management from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and, since 2014, has served as chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Erasmus University Trust Fund. Frans was named one the world’s top 20 business leaders in 2017 by influential global business magazine, Fortune. Its citation stated: “We lean toward CEOs with vision — those impacting the world beyond their companies. The 20 star executives are doing nothing less than defining the future of business.
Frans is married and has four children. He lives near Amsterdam and enjoys contributing to community projects, sailing, skiing, running, gardening and art.
Prof. Ran D Balicer, MD, Ph.D, MPH
Founding Director, Clalit Research Institute, Chief Innovation Officer, Director of Innovation Division, Clalit Health Services, Israel
Ran D Balicer, MD, Ph.D, MPH
Founding Director, Clalit Research Institute
Chief Innovation Officer, Director of Innovation Division
Clalit Health Services, Israel
Public Health Department, Faculty of Health Sciences
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Prof. Ran Balicer, MD, PhD, MPH serves as Chief Innovation Officer for Clalit - Israel's largest healthcare organization. He also serves as Founding Director of the Clalit Research Institute, the WHO Collaborating Center on Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control. In these roles, he is responsible for strategic planning, development and implementation of novel organization-wide interventions and of innovative technology and data-driven tools, for improving healthcare quality, reducing disparities and increasing care effectiveness.
Since 2020, Prof. Balicer was appointed Chair of Israel's National Experts Panel on COVID-19 and serves as a senior advisor to the Israeli Government and Prime Minister Office on the COVID-19 pandemic response.
Prof Balicer is Full Professor and Track Director of the MPH program at the Ben-Gurion University School of Public Health, Israel, and has been serving as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare since 2013.
Prof. Balicer serves as Commissioner for the Lancet and Financial Times Healthy Futures 2030 International Commission that aim at harnessing innovation globally to improve the health and wellbeing of young individuals. He also serves in senior advisory groups to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, and is involved in projects focusing on chronic diseases monitoring, prevention and control, use of big data and artificial intelligence in healthcare provision and care integration.
Harold (Hal) Wolf III is the President and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a mission-driven non-profit global advisor and thought leader supporting the reform of the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology.
With a membership of 80,000 around the world, HIMSS serves the global health communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Wolf is respected internationally as a healthcare and informatics leader, with areas of expertise in mhealth, product development, integrated care models, marketing, distribution, information technology and large-scale innovation implementation.
Before joining HIMSS, Wolf served at The Chartis Group as Director; Practice Leader of Information and Digital Health Strategy. Prior to The Chartis Group, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Permanente’s, The Permanente Federation, representing more than 16,000 physicians. Wolf also held executive positions at MTV Networks, Time Warner, and served as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Co.
Dr. John D. Halamka
M.D., M.S., President, Mayo Clinic Platform, Minnesota, USA
John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S., president of the Mayo Clinic Platform, leads a portfolio of platform businesses focused on transforming health care by leveraging artificial intelligence, connected health care devices and a network of trusted partners.
Trained in emergency medicine and medical informatics, Dr. Halamka has been developing and implementing health care information strategy and policy for more than 25 years.
Prior to his appointment at Mayo Clinic, he was chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he served governments, academia and industry worldwide. He is a practicing emergency medicine physician.
As the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Halamka helped the George W. Bush administration, the Obama administration and governments around the world plan their health care information strategies.
Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, and pursued graduate work in bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his residency at Harbor — UCLA Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Halamka has written a dozen books about technology-related issues, hundreds of articles and thousands of posts on the Geekdoctor blog. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2020. He and his wife also run Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn, Massachusetts – the largest animal sanctuary in New England, which includes 300 animals, 30 acres of agricultural production and a cidery.
Prof. Arnon Afek
Associate Director General, Acting Director of Sheba General Hospital and the Chairman of the Department of Medical Administration at Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Prof. Arnon Afek is the Associate Director General, the Acting Director of Sheba General Hospital and the Chairman of the Department of Medical Administration at Sheba Medical Center. He assumed these positions after completing his tenure as the Director General (DG) and the Associate Medical DG of the Israeli Ministry of Health (2014-17). In the MOH, Prof Afek led the reforms in Mental Care, the regulation of Cannabis for medical use and public transparency in the publishing the outcomes of hospitals "Quality Indicators".
For his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the Israeli Healthcare system, he received in 2019, the "Ot Yakir Hamedina", the highest award given each year to two senior civil servants.
In 2020 he was chosen as a member of the National Corona Professional Advisory Board, taking an active role in consulting the national corona supervisor on national health policy.
He is the Founding Chairman of the National Council on Pathology and Forensic Medicine.
In 2015, Prof. Afek was personally appointed as a member of the Bureau of Governors of the OECD Health Committee, taking a role in designing health policy in the OECD.
Since 2011, Prof. Afek serves as the Director of the NY State/American MD Program and Professor of Public Health at the Sackler School of Medicine and the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University.
He is a Visiting Professor at the Nicosia University Medical School, Cyprus.
In 2018, Prof Afek was nominated the Chairman of the Israeli Medical Association World Federation (IMA WF) and in 2019, he was elected the Chairman of the Association of Hospitals' Directors.
Previously, Prof. Afek was the Director of Medical Affairs, Acting Head of the Emergency Services of the Israeli Ministry of Health (2012-2014) and the Deputy Director of Sheba General Hospital (2007-2012).
Prof. Afek is a Colonel (Res) and a member of the IDF-MC Helsinki (IRB) Committee. He has previously served as the Head of Occupational Medicine and Medical Classification Branches as well as the Chairman of the Department of Medical Administration at the IDF Medical Corps (2004-7).
Dr. Arnon Afek received his medical training at the Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Medicine (1981-1987), residency in Anatomical Pathology at the Sheba Medical Center and fellowship in Medical Administration (Board Certified Cum Laude) at the Sheba Medical Center and at the Ministry of Health.
He completed M.A in Health Administration Cum Laude at Ben-Gurion University (2000-2002).
He is a graduate of the Wexner Senior Leadership Executive Program (WSLP 16), Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Prof. Afek has published more than 150 peer reviewed papers in medical journals such as NEJM, JAMA, Lancet and Circulation and has received numerous awards, including the Tel Aviv University Rector's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Kellerman Award and the Goldberg Award, both for research in Cardiology; the Israel National Quality Award (twice) and the Award of Excellence in Military Medicine.
He chaired the Committee that recommended the establishment of the new Sheldon & Miriam Adelson Medical School in Ariel University.
In 2016, he received the Israeli Civil Service Commission Award for reducing bureaucracy in physician licensing and Quality Improvement Award for advancing quality of care in Neonatal Units throughout Israel.
In 2017, Prof Afek was awarded the Society for Patients' Rights in Israel Certificate of Recognition for his contribution to patient's healthcare in reforming Mental Healthcare in Israel.
He lecturers at numerous medical conferences and delivered The John M. Eisenberg, M.D. International Lecture at The Commonwealth Fund's 18th Annual International Symposium on Health Care Policy.
He is married to a Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Limor Afek. They live in Rosh Ha’ayin with their two children Shahar and Oren.
Michael Dowling is one of health care’s most influential voices, taking a stand on societal issues such as gun violence and immigration that many health system CEOs shy away from. As president and CEO of Northwell Health, he leads a clinical, academic and research enterprise with a workforce of more than 72,000 and annual revenue of $13.5 billion. Northwell is the largest health care provider and private employer in New York State, caring for more than two million people annually through a vast network of nearly 800 outpatient facilities, including 220 primary care practices, 52 urgent care centers, home care, rehabilitation and end-of-life programs, and 23 hospitals. Northwell also pursues pioneering research at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Zucker School of Medicine, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and one of the nation’s largest medical residency and fellowship programs.
Mr. Dowling’s leadership has been invaluable to Northwell’s consistent expansion and prominence. In 2020, he successfully navigated the health system through the first COVID-19 epicenter in the US, detailing his experiences in Leading Through a Pandemic: The Inside Story of Humanity, Innovation, and Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Crisis.
Prior to becoming president and CEO in 2002, Mr. Dowling was the health system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Before joining Northwell Health in 1995, he was a senior vice president at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Mr. Dowling served in New York State government for 12 years, including seven years as state director of Health, Education and Human Services and deputy secretary to the governor. He was also commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services. Before his public service career, Mr. Dowling was a professor of social policy and assistant dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, and director of the Fordham campus in Westchester County.
Mr. Dowling has been honored with many awards over the years, including his selection as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City; induction into the Irish America Hall of Fame; the 2012 B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the 2011 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership, the 2011 CEO Information Technology Award from Modern Healthcare magazine and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the State University of New York’s Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, an Outstanding Public Service Award from the Mental Health Association of New York State, an Outstanding Public Service Award from the Mental Health Association of Nassau County, the Alfred E. Smith Award from the American Society for Public Administration, and the Gold Medal from the American Irish Historical Society. For 12 consecutive years, Modern Healthcare has ranked Mr. Dowling on its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” He was also ranked No. 44 among large company CEOs in the US and was the nation’s top-ranking health care/hospital CEO on Glassdoor’s “Top CEOs in 2019” list.
Mr. Dowling is past chair of the Healthcare Institute and the current chair of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences and the North American Board of the Smurfit School of Business at University College, Dublin, Ireland. He also serves as a board member of the Long Island Association. He is past chair and a current board member of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and the League of Voluntary Hospitals of New York. Mr. Dowling was an instructor at the Center for Continuing Professional Education at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Mr. Dowling grew up in Limerick, Ireland. He earned his undergraduate degree from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, and his master’s degree from Fordham University. He also has honorary doctorates from Queen’s University Belfast, University College Dublin, Hofstra University, Dowling College and Fordham University.
Dr. Michael (Miki) Halberthal
General Director of Rambam Health Care Campus, Israel
Dr. Michael (Miki) Halberthal is the General Director of Rambam Health Care Campus. Born in Tel Aviv in 1958, he is married and the father of four. Dr. Halberthal earned his M.D. in 1986, from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. His postgraduate training was completed at Rambam Health Care campus in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care. As one of Rambam's leading postgraduate trainees, Dr. Halberthal was chosen to pursue a further subspecialty fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Clinical Care at the world-renowned Brompton & Harefield Institute in London, U.K. After returning to Israel, Dr. Halberthal successfully established the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Service at Rambam, which continues to be one of the most active and successful services of its kind. In 1996, Dr. Halberthal completed a combined advanced clinical and research fellowship at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada. In addition to numerous hospital activities, Dr. Halberthal completed his M.H.A. in Health and Hospital Administration at Tel Aviv University's Recanati School of Business Administration (2012).
Since 2001, Dr. Halberthal has held various professional leadership positions at Rambam, including serving as the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, Director of Hospital-wide Emergency Triage, and Senior Staff Physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Rambam. In 2009, he joined the Executive Leadership at Rambam and as the Director of Medical Operations. At the end of 2013 Dr. Halberthal was appointed Deputy Director of Rambam, primarily responsible for medical human resources; allied medical services; safety, quality, and risk management; emergency preparedness and the international trauma school and became the hospital’s General Director in 2019.
Dr. Halberthal served for over 30 years in the Israel Defense Forces Airborne Rescue and Evacuation Unit. He was actively involved in the coordination of international civilian air rescue and transport of emergency care patients.
A Clinical Lecturer (Educator) in the Technion’s The Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Halberthal is active in research and has published scholarly articles in the areas of hospital management, pediatric critical care, trauma and mass casualty preparedness, and airborne medicine. He is an active and highly regarded lecturer and teacher to medical students, residents and fellows, nursing staff and students, and allied health professionals in those domains of expertise.
Prof. Sam Shah
Chief Medical Strategy Officer for Numan, United kingdom
Professor Sam Shah is Chief Medical Strategy Officer for Numan. Sam’s interests span digital health, clinical leadership and public health. Sam is a digital health technology advisor to a number of healthcare and technology companies, spanning a range of industries including telecommunications, assessment of apps, scaling new technology into the NHS and workforce solutions. Sam was previously Director of Digital Development for NHS England and NHSX, where he was responsible for digital development of the ecosystem and leading on a number of national transformation programmes. Sam has worked on a number of initiatives including the flagship project to digitise urgent care in the NHS. Sam headed up the national learning and development programme for NHS England, which considered different channels to access healthcare using technology.
President of Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Albert Einstein, Brazil
President of Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Albert Einstein. Graduated in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo. He has a medical residency in General Surgery and Surgery of the Digestive System at the Hospital das Clínicas of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo. Master in Surgery of the Digestive System by the same institution. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons qualified in the Art and Science of Surgery.
The Honorable Victor Fedeli
Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Government of Ontario, Canada
The Hon. Victor Fedeli is a lifelong entrepreneur, successful business person, author, and philanthropist, serving as Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and Chair of Cabinet.
Vic’s business experience led his firm Fedeli Corporation to be ranked 34th in the Top 50 Best Places to Work in Canada in 1989. It also served him well, when he was elected to two terms as Mayor of the City of North Bay from 2003 to 2010. As Mayor, Vic focused on fiscal prudence and economic development, restoring hope and solvency to North Bay.
In 2011 Vic was elected to the Ontario Legislature, and is now serving his third term as Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Nipissing. In 2018, his party unanimously elected him to serve as Interim Leader of the Official Opposition. Vic served ten terms on the Board of the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce, served as Director with Global Vision, and has served on many agencies, boards, and commissions, often as Chair. He is married to local humour writer Patty, and is always seen in one of his trademark yellow ties.
As Chief of Innovation, Dominick charts the course for MVP's major strategic initiatives to ensure MVP is positioned to serve its communities in the long-term. He previously served as MVP’s Executive Vice President of Informatics and Business Development.
Dominick has three decades of experience in leveraging health information technology and best-in-class business strategies to drive growth in transformation, start-up and turnaround situations. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer for Hudson Headwaters Health Network, Managing Director, Business Development for HealthShare at InterSystems Corporation, and CEO at Hixny, a leading health information exchange in NY. He currently serves on the Hixny Board of Directors and the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Board of Trustees.
Dr. Craig Hersh
Chief Medical Officer Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and Senior Clinical Officer, Anthem
Dr. Craig Hersh is the Senior Clinical Officer and Regional Vice President for Anthem Northeast, as well as Chief Medical Officer for Empire BlueCross BlueShield in New York. He is a Board-Certifiedphysician in Family Medicine and held additional qualifications in Sports Medicine, at one time serving as a Team Physician for the NY Giants. Prior to joining Anthem he worked as a Vice President for Accolade, a company specializing in patient engagement and navigation. Previously he worked as a Chief Medical Officer at Holy Name Medical Center and as a Medical Director for both Aetna and WellCare. He is a graduate of Tulane University and the SUNY Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, NY.
In 2016 Mr. Schneider has taken up the role of Group CIO at the healthcare group Asklepios Kliniken GmbH, which is one of the leading private operators of hospitals and healthcare facilities in Germany.
Before he has been the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the University medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf for 8 Years.
From 2003 to 2008, he succeeded as a program manager at Siemens AG Healthcare Sector running complex customer projects to improve healthcare processes by integrating clinical workflows with IT and medical devices. Before this – from 1998 to 2003 – Mr. Schneider worked at Siemens Business Services as a senior consultant for e-banking solutions.
During his work at Siemens, he was the winner of the Siemens Top Plus award in Dubai as one of the leading Project Manager worldwide in 2003. In 2005 he invented and established the Imaging Science Institute (www.isi-erlangen.de) which was a joint research center between Siemens and the University Hospital of Erlangen to improve and develop medical devices, IT-Systems and processes directly in a clinical environment.
In 2011, the HIMSS Association as the first digital hospital in Europe honored the UKE with the EMRAM Stage 7 Award. In 2015 the CIO Magazin and Computerwoche honored Mr. Schneider with the „CIO of the year award” (category innovation).