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DayOne Conference 2021 (EN)

DayOne Conference 2021 - shaping the future of health in europe

DayOne Conference:
Shaping the future of health in Europe

In its sixth edition, the DayOne Conference will once again be the showplace for new insights, bright ideas and strong opinions to inspire Europe’s innovators who want to shape the future of health.

After the welcome by Kaspar Sutter, governing council of the canton of Basel-Stadt and Head of the Office of Economy and Labour, you will hear about the future of digital health in Europe.

In the first session, see for yourself why taking the patient’s perspective is key in digital health: patient champions will present their challenges that have been identified for the DayOne Health Hack.

How do we get to a more patient-centric and digital future in healthcare, you ask? Listen to great innovators in the second session. They share insights about their initiatives on health data, cutting-edge technology, research innovation and funding of digital health. To conclude the session, we will present the exclusive findings of the Lancet & Financial Times Commission report “Governing health futures 2030: growing up in a digital world”.

After lunch, it’s your turn to join the discussion. We invite you to engage in different open innovation sessions. You have the opportunity to:

  • work together with the partners from the DayOne Health Hack to better understand the patient champions challenges and find solutions.
  • challenge and support a selection of Europe’s digital health startups from the DayOne Accelerator engaged in pain management.
  • learn from experts from Deloitte about different scenarios that will lead us into the health data future and what that means for Europe’s innovation strategy.

In the final session, we will share our learnings. Industry experts and entrepreneurs will discuss how the corporate world can best collaborate with startups and vice versa. To give you something to chew, our special guest, David Rowan, will then serve some food for thoughts on the future of health in Europe.



Basel as the centre of Europe’s digital health future
Kaspar Sutter, Governing Council of the canton of Basel-Stadt


Welcome to DayOne: transforming healthcare in Europe
Lucas Scherdel, Director DayOne, Basel Area Business & Innovation


The future and challenges of digital health in Europe and in Switzerland
Angela Spatharou, Healthcare and Life Sciences Lead, IBM EMEA
Dr. Thomas Müller, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc. Switzerland
Dr. Sara Schmachtenberg, Head of Research and Analytics for Europe, Galen Growth


Session 1: putting patients first – DayOne Health Hack 2021

Introduction to DayOne Health Hack 2021
Lucas Scherdel, DayOne

The patient champions
Steve Bourke, Personal Pulse & EUPATI CH

The DayOne Health Hack challenges 2021
Thomas Schertenleib, Interaction & Service Designer, Experientia
Thomas F. Schmidt, General Manager of Roche Pharma Switzerland


Coffee Break


Session 2: initiatives to change the future of health in Europe
Moderated by Robert Scott, Global Head of Product & Network, Novartis Biome

Patricia Gee, Director Health & Life Sciences Strategy, Monitor Deloitte
Nishant Sinha, Director AI & Automation, Deloitte Switzerland
Felix Faltin, early stage digital health investor, Speedinvest
Renata Lazarova, VP Development Pedriatric programs, Noema Pharma
Christina Busmalis, Director, Life Sciences Industry Sales Leader, EMEA, Google Cloud
Blaise Jacholkowski, Principal Business Consultant Zühlke

Governing health futures 2030: growing up in a digital world
Lancet & Financial Times Commission report
Dr. Ilona Kickbusch, founder of the Global Health Centre,Graduate Institute& Co-Chair Lancet FT Commision Digital Health


Lunch Break


Session 3: open innovation sessions
Join one of these 3 challenges:

– Patient challenges workshop from DayOne Health hack 2021

– Startups from DayOne Accelerator tackling pain management

– The future of health data: Masterclass with Deloitte


Coffee Break


Session 4: sharing the experience
Panel discussion with industry experts and entrepreneurs on the keys to success for the cooperation between pharma and startups in Europe.

Moderation by Frank Kumli, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Basel Area Business & Innovation

Dr. Belinda von Niederhäusern, Senior Patient Partnership Manager, Rare Diseases, Roche Pharma AG
Ventsislav Dobrev, Commercial Execution Manager Central Eastern Europe, Novartis
Haider Alleg, Global Head of Digital Excellence, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Hannes Hudalla, Digital Health Companion GmbH
Casper Wilstrup, CEO Abzu
Sezai Taskin, SVP Strategic Business Development, Owkin
Ardy Arianpour, CEO & Co-Founder of Seqster


Food for thoughts
Keynote with David Rowan, Founding editor-in-chief WIRE UK & Future Trends Expert





Participation is free, however registration is required before November 3, 2021

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