Keynote speakers

Henry Chesbrough

Professor @ UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Henry Chesbrough, who coined the term “open innovation,” is educational director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at Berkeley Haas. His research focuses on technology management and innovation strategy. He also teaches at Esade Business School at Spain’s University Ramon Llull.

He has been an adjunct professor at the Harvard Business School and previously served as product manager and vice president of marketing at Quantum Corporation, a manufacturer of data storage devices and systems.

He earned a BA in economics from Yale University, an MBA from Stanford University, and a PhD in business administration from Berkeley Haas

Neil Chilson

Senior research @ Stand Together

Neil Chilson is the Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation at the Charles Koch Institute.

He is a prominent legal scholar and policy expert who focuses on technology, privacy, and cybersecurity. Chilson has held a number of positions in both the private and public sectors, and is widely respected for his expertise in these fields.

His research guides the Institute’s ongoing efforts to promote digital free speech and free association, to lower and eliminate barriers to innovation, and to foster a culture that welcomes innovation as the best way to improve individual and societal well-being.

Catherine Chronaki

Secretary General @ HL7 Europe

Catherine E. Chronaki (DiplEng’88, MSc90) is the Secretary General at the HL7 Foundation in Brussels, working on several projects related to eHealth Policy and Standardization.

She was scientific coordinator of Trillium II project (2016-2019), which aims to advance adoption of Patient Summary Standards following the eStandards approach in a Global Innovation Community of Practice.
In 2017-2018, Catherine led the eStandards project (, which proposed a new approach to eHealth standards development based on: (a) Trust & flow; (b) the eStandards Compass; (c) the eHealth standards artifacts repository (d) a framework for co-creation, governance, and alignment. Past projects lpaving the way to eStandards are Past projects include Trillium Bridge (Project Leader), openMedicine, AssessCT, eHGI, Antilope, and EXPAND.

Currently invoived in the gravitate health project, working on applying the International Patient Summary of an invidual as a lens to tailor medication inserts. This work uses HL7 FHIR in collaboration with the European Medicines Agency. In the OneAquaHealth project we look into the use of HL7 FHIR in realizing the principles of One Health, in citizen interaction with srtreams.

She is very excited for FAIR4Health a new project that will bridge HL7 FHIR with open science (FAIR), so that the benefit of research can reach the patients faster.

Catherine has served the council and board of the European Federation of Medical informatics, where she is currently the Vice President (2018-2020). She has also been a member of the the eHealth Stakeholders Group of the EC DG CONNECT (2012-2015) and (2015-2018), where she led the task force on standards and interoperability.

Previously, she served the Nucleus of the European Society of Cardiology, eCardiology WG (2013-2018) and remains member of digital health Unit. Within HL7 International, she sat on the board of Directors (2008-2012), co-chaired the Affiliate Council (2008-2012), and served various committees as Marketing, Education, and the Affiliate Due Diligence Committee.
Co-author of 100+ scientific papers, engaged in leading conferences and workshops focusing on interoperability and standards, served as Associate Editor for IEEE Trans on IT in Biomedicine, member of IEEE EMBS TC on Wearable Biomedical Sensors & Systems, eHealth Governance Initiative.

Guenter Koch

President @ Humboldt Cosmos Multiversity, Austria and Tenerife & GRASPnetwork & ExC-Board Member of World Capital Institute

Prof. DI Günter Koch is a German computer scientist, management consultant and project developer.

He founded several software companies and composed appriximately 100 publications.

Since 2006 he is the Secretary-General of the “New Club of Paris” and only 6 years later he founded the “Humboldt Cosmos Multiversity” on behalf of them.

Jonatan Pinkse

Professor @ Alliance Manchester Business School

Professor of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester. His passion is innovation and sustainability. He is a regular speaker on topics related to strategy and innovation for net-zero and sustainability, business model innovation for disruption, managing the green transition, and digital platforms.

In his research, Jonatan analyses how firms make strategic decisions to create a sustainable economy and deal with tensions between issues and actors. He investigates opportunities and barriers for firm adoption of disruptive and sustainable technologies from cognitive, organizational, and institutional perspectives.

Jonatan has authored more than 60 scholarly and practitioner articles in journals such as the Academy of Management ReviewJournal of Management StudiesResearch PolicyJournal of International Business StudiesOrganization StudiesCalifornia Management ReviewJournal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

In 2020, he was included in the prestigious Highly Cited Researcher list.

Before moving to Manchester, he held positions at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and Grenoble Ecole de Management. He is also deputy editor for the journal Organization & Environment and has edited numerous special issues.


Marc Schlichtner

Principal Key Expert @ Siemens Healthineers Digital Health

Marc Schlichtner has 21 years’ experience in innovations, portfolio management, project- & regional management and sales.

As Portfolio Manager in he is driving the global digital health service portfolio and platform and ecosystem related ativities for Siemens Healthineers.

He is founder of the Transformation Club (T-Club). The T-Club is a Siemens Healthineers grass-root initiative, focusing on the cross-company transformation. In recent years, he has implemented many trendsetting future topics.

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