2019 Speakers (30)


Mr. Ken Yu, CEO of imedtac Co., Ltd., Taiwan

Present Positions

• CEO of imedtac Co., Ltd.


• Guest Lecturer at HKU SPACE Executive Academy

• Convener of the intelligent healthcare SIG for Taipei Computer Association

• Subcommittee of the Innovative Healthcare Industry Operations Model Project for the Joint Commission of Taiwan


Education & Experience

• FENG CHIA UNIVERSITY, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

• VP of Advantech Co., Ltd.


Dr. Syahrizal, National Board of Nahdlatul Ulama (PBNU) Chairman for Health, Disaster and Population Issues, Indonesia

Dr. Syahrizal had extensive experiences in teaching and research activities related to epidemiology, reproductive health and quality improvement issues particularly in district health management. He developed a guideline, performance indicators and conducted a project evaluation related to implementation of TQM approach in districts, hospitals and education institutions. His knowledge and skills in human resources development, managerial behavior, transformation of organizational culture and customer satisfaction was comparable. He experienced also in the QA training for health services and had a long experienced supervising the graduate and postgraduate students for fieldwork in the community health center and the district health administration. His background as the Chairman of the National Board of Nahdlatul Ulama for health and population issues, Vice rector for academic affairs in University of NU Jakarta, Associate Dean in Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, a former Autorized Principle Recipient global funds HIV Round – 9, member of CCM-GF-ATM and the chairman of the Health Services Institute,  Health expert advisor for West Java Governor and Mimika – Papua District, as well as secretary of the national SARS Prevention,  showed  quality of his leadership. He had visit and voluntarily worked in Aceh, Nias, Central Java, West Sumatra and Magelang- Yogyakarta – Merapi and last in Lombok Island and Sulteng Province as coordinator/ advisor of the PBNU quick response team during the natural disaster.    


Mr. Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran, Senior Manager of Healthcare Information Technology and Telehealth, India

Professional Associations:

  • Member, Governing Committee and Working Council, Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN)
  • Member, Expert Committee, The Global South eHealth Observatory (ODESS), Fondation Pierre Fabre, France
  • Guest Faculty, Department of Health Information Management, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India
  • Member, Working Group on Digital Health, The Broadband Commission
  • Member, Digital Health & Interoperability Working Group (DH&I WG), Health Data Collaborative


Work & Experience

Implementation of digital health projects at the primary, secondary, tertiary and mobile outreach health facilities that includes: web-based Hospital Information Systems (HIS), Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), telemedicine, teleeducation, mobile point-of-care devices, patient administration systems for mobile hospitals, web portal for proactive and continuous monitoring of patients with chronic ailments. He has been a resource person for various national eHealth convergence missions and HIS strengthening workshops in South East Asia and Western Pacific Regions organised by World Health Organisation (WHO), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and AeHIN.


Mr. Htin Paw, President of MPHA, Myanmar

Education – 1978 High School

                    - 1982 Animal Husbandry Diploma (Regional College III)

              - 1986 MBBS (Ygn)

              - 2013 SM (Maritime University)

Work Experience – 1987 to 1989 (Own Clinic) General Practitioner

                    - 1989 to 2000 Accident and Emergency Doctor in abroad

        - 2000 Academy Hospital Owner and Managing Director of Central Medical

           Service Co.Ltd

        - 2008 Owner and CEO of Sakura Hospital, Yangon

        - 2016 Managing Director of Medi Union Co.Ltd and CEO of Sakura Hospital,


        - Vice President of Myanmar Private Hospital Association (MPHA) from 2012

       to 2014

        - President of MPHA from 2015 to 2016

        - Vice President of MPHA since 2016

        - Now President of MPHA since 2018

        - Owner and chief CEO of Academy Hospital, Sakura Hospital, Yangon and

      Sakura  Hinthada Hospital


Cathy Wu, MIT/Microsoft, The US

Cathy Wu works at the intersection of machine learning, optimization, and large-scale urban systems and other societal systems. Her recent research focuses on mixed autonomy systems in mobility, which studies the complex integration of automation such as self-driving cars into existing urban systems. She is broadly interested in developing principled computational tools to enable reliable and complex decision-making for critical societal systems.

She received her B.S. and M.Eng in EECS at MIT in 2012 and 2013, and a Ph.D. in EECS at UC Berkeley in 2018. She has received numerous fellowship, best paper, and teaching awards. Throughout her career, Cathy has collaborated and worked broadly across fields, including transportation, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, urban planning, and public policy, and institutions, including Microsoft Research, OpenAI, the Google X Self-Driving Car Team, AT&T, Caltrans, Facebook, and Dropbox. As the founder and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Research Initiative within the ACM Future of Computing Academy, she is actively building international programs to unlock the potential of interdisciplinary research in computing.

Research Interests:

– Reinforcement learning, machine learning
– Large-scale optimization
– Control theory, multi-agent systems
– Mobility, urban systems, societal systems
– Implications of AI & automation




Charles Catlett, ANL, The US

Charlie is the founding director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data (UrbanCCD), a joint Argonne-UChicago research center that brings scientists, artists, architects, technologists, and policy makers together to use computation, data analytics, and embedded system to understand the dynamics, design, and resilient operation of cities. He is also a visiting artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Before joining Argonne in 2000, Charlie served as Chief Technology Officer of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Beginning at NCSA’s founding in 1985, he participated in the development of NSFNET, one of several early national networks that evolved into what we now experience as the Internet. During the exponential growth of the web following the release of NCSA’s Mosaic web browser, his team developed and supported NCSA’s scalable web server infrastructure.

From 1999 to 2004 Charlie directed the design and deployment of I-WIRE, a dedicated fiber optic network funded by the State of Illinois, which connects research institutions in the Chicago area and downstate Illinois to support high-performance computing and networking research and education. In 1999, Catlett co-founded the Global Grid Forum, (subsequently Open Grid Forum), serving as its founding chair from October 1999 through September 2004.

From 2004 through 2007, he was director of the TeraGrid Initiative, a national-scale facility supported by the National Science Foundation and from 2007-2011, Catlett served as Argonne’s Chief Information Officer.

Catlett has been involved in Grid (distributed) computing since the early 1990s, when he co-authored (with Larry Smarr) the 1992 seminal paper ​Metacomputing” in the Communications of the ACM, which outlined many of the concepts that underpin ​grid” and ​cloud” computing.

Government Technology magazine named Charlie one of 25 ​Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” of 2016. In 2014 Crain’s Chicago Business recognized him as one of Chicago’s ​Tech 50” technology leaders.

Charlie is a Computer Engineering graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.




Sébastien Tremblay, Director of Joint Research Unit in Urban Sciences, Canada


1998/12 Doctorate, Cognitive psychology, Cardiff University Supervisors: Professor Dylan M. Jones, PhD, 1995/10 - 1998/12

1995/10 Master's Thesis, Psychology, Université Laval Supervisors: Marie Poirier PhD, 1993/9 - 1995/10

1993/7 Bachelor's, Psychology, Université Laval Supervisors: Marie Poirier, PhD, 1990/9 -



2018/11 Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership Prize / Award

2012/10 Teaching Excellence Award - 2,000 Université Laval Prize / Award The prize recognizes outstanding investment of a professor in the supervision of graduate students and rewards pedagogical initiatives.

2012/1  Honorary Research Fellow - 0 Cardiff University Distinction Awarded to an individual who is making a substantial commitment of a non-transient kind to the teaching and research activities of the University at a level deemed to be worthy of this title when assessed against the criteria for promotions to personal chairs and following the consideration of two external assessors.



2010/6 Professor École de psychologie, Université Laval Full-time, Professor Tenure Status: Tenure

2006/6 - 2010/6 Associate Professor École de psychologie, Université Laval Full-time, Associate Professor Tenure Status: Tenure

2002/6 - 2006/5 Assistant Professor École de psychologie, Université Laval Full-time, Assistant Professor Tenure Status: Tenure

2001/1 - 2002/6 Postdoctoral Fellow École de psychologie, Université Laval Full-time Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track

1998/10 - 2000/12 Postdoctoral Fellow Centre for Human Sciences, Defense and Research Agency (United Kingdom) Full-time Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track

1996/9 - 1999/5 Statistics advisor School of Psychology, Cardiff University Part-time Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track

1997/6 - 1997/8 Research assistant School of Psychology, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Part-time, Term Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track

1995/9 - 1996/6 Postgraduate Tutor School of Psychology, Cardiff University Part-time Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track

1995/9 - 1996/6 Teaching Assistant School of Psychology, Cardiff University Part-time Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track





Dr. Pallab Saha, Chief Architect, The Open Group, India

As Chief Architect at The Open Group, and President, Association of Enterprise Architects (India), Dr. Saha has been identified as a Thought Leader by IBM Smart City Connect, and featured by Forbes. He is an advisor to the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Government of India, a key member in the National Committee for Enterprise Architecture, a co-author of the India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) Framework, and has played a critical role in making it into a national standard. He is an invited faculty to MeitY’s e-Governance Leadership Programme for senior strategy level bureaucrats. He advises the National eGovernment Division of the Digital India Corporation on matters pertaining to enterprise architecture, and currently is a member of the high level committee involved in the development of National Digital Health Platform for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Previously, as Head of Wipro’s Government and Public Sector Architecture Practice, he was instrumental in creating a government focussed architecture domain, and selected as an elite Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Wipro. He also leads The Open Group’s Government Enterprise Architecture Working Group. Dr. Saha has published five books on enterprise architecture. His work has been translated into Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Russian and Polish. He has delivered over hundred keynote sessions at prominent forums, seminars and conferences worldwide. Dr. Saha has been the Chief Architect to Andhra Pradesh State Enterprise Architecture (ePragati) taking it to international prominence. He is a two-time recipient of the Microsoft research grant supported by the UN, and a joint recipient of the Innovation Fund by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore. He has advised numerous public sector institutions and delivered numerous executive programs internationally. He has been invited as a distinguished speaker to the World Bank, Carnegie Mellon Univ, UN Univ, National Conference of eGovernance of the Gov’t of India, Microsoft, SAP Labs, Gov’t of India, Indian Railways, Denmark IT Society, Korea Institute for IT Architecture, IEEE, Nanyang Business School, George Mason Univ, IIM Bangalore, XLRI, IIM Kozhikode, Economic Times, Taipei City Council, NIC, Gov’t of Kerala, Indian Railways, and several countries. His work has been cited by the UN, ITU, WHO, US Department of Defense, Open Technology Foundation, Info-Tech Research Group, Carlsberg and the Open Group and has contributed to the World Bank EA Guidelines for Mongolia, Vietnam & Bangladesh. He has been an examiner for research degree to the UNSW, a visiting researcher to the UN University, an expert reviewer to the ACM EA Tech Pack and an invited guest faculty at the Carnegie Mellon University. In recognition of his expertise and contribution, Dr. Saha has been a jury member for the State Government E-Government Awards 2018. Dr. Saha holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and has received the best research design and best thesis awards. He is DODAF certified. He is an alumnus of the MIT Sloan Executive Program and Wipro Business Leaders’ Program.


Dr. Jemma Green, Cofounder & Chairman, Power Ledger, Australia

Jemma is Power Ledger’s Chair, providing strategic external relations, risk management and leadership development for the company. Jemma has more than 15 years’ experience in finance and risk advisory, having worked for 11 years in investment banking in London. Jemma is a research fellow at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, whose doctoral research into “Citizen Utilities” has produced unique insights into the challenges and opportunities for the deployment of rooftop solar PV and battery storage within multi-unit developments and the application of the blockchain. Jemma is experienced in the challenges of sustainable cities through her role as an independent Councilor of the City of Perth. She is also the Chair of Climate-KIC Australia, a founder of the Global Blockchain Business Council and a contributor to Forbes on blockchain disruption.


Paul Manwaring, Founder of IoT Living Lab, Netherlands

With degrees in Art and Philosophy from Penn State University, Paul is a former Hollywood Art Director, Multimedia Artist and an early pioneer in web interactivity and computer aided design. Shifting his focus entirely to web and mobile at the turn of the millennium, he co-founded Glimworm IT BV in Amsterdam bringing unique insight into the creative process of software, web and app development and design. He has, along with his team at Glimworm, won several industry awards including the Gold Prize for Apps4nl, 2012 with Vistory- The interactive historical video app- for which he also received an E-Culture Best Practice Award and a World Summit Award nomination. In 2014 he co-founded Glimworm Beacons and focused more on interactive opportunities IoT enabling hardware has to offer to Digital Cultural Heritage working closely with ground breaking institutions on ibeacon enabled interactive experiences. In early 2015, together Jonathan Carther and the City of Amsterdam, co-created the Amsterdam IoT Living Lab as a project to engage citizens with new interactive technologies which won a prestigious ODiNE grant and lead to the IoT Olympics with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in 2016. Most recently, he is working on a book about Sensitive Cities - "Shifting Power back to People" and creating a new international program with the Amsterdam CTO office - The City Innovation Exchange Lab. The CITIXL launched January 2018 with the mission to lead quick win collaborations with the City of Amsterdam and partners by leveraging the power of the crowd in Living Labs.

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