Conference Program

Two days of presentations discussing the latest advances in the big data field.
07:45 Registration
08:30 Welcome
09:00 Keynote Sami Abu-El-Haija, Google research
“Human-Machine Collaboration for Human Health”
Session 1: Modelling the virtual human
10:00 Evangelos Eleftheriou, Department head, Cloud and Computing Infrastructure, IBM Research – Zurich
“Neuromorphic Computing based on Phase-Change Memory Device”
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Nikolaus Forgó, Professor, Institute for Legal Informatics, Leibniz Universität Hannover
“Always late, always boring, never relevant:  A lawyer’s view on Big Data and health care
11:30 Ines Thiele, Principal investigator, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
“Towards a virtual metabolic human
12:00 Boaz Gur-Lavie, Founder & CFO, MDClone
“The new world of synthetic data
12:15 Michele Weber, Programme Manager and Science Communicator, Luxembourg National Reserach Fund (FNR)
“Funding Opportunities
12:25 Lunch, poster session & industry exhibition
Session 2: Big data in neurology
13:30 Reinhard Schneider, Principal Investigator, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
“Heterogenous data integration and visualisation through several dimensions”
14:00 Viktor Jirsa, Director, Inserm Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes
“Translational Neuroscience: from network modeling to individual patient prediction”
14:30 Karsten Quast, Principal Scientist Computational Biology, Boehringer Ingelheim
15:00 Shahid Hanif, Head of Health Data & Outcomes at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
“BD4BO and ROADMAP: a collaborative approach to set new standards for the collation and evaluation of RWE in Alzheimer’s Disease”
15:15 Coffee break with poster session
Session 3: Technology & innovation 1
15:45 Alexander Britz, Head of Internet of things, Microsoft
Digital Transformation in Healthcare: Hype of necessity?
16:15 Elinor Dehan, Genomic Science Lead, IBM Watson
“Watson for Genomics, Cognitive Computing gets Personal”
16:45 Monika Lanzenberger, Programme Officer, European Commission
“Thinking about potential & challenges of big data in health
17:15 Justus Wolff, Manager for Strategy and M&A, Syte Capital
“Investments in Big Data and AI
17:30 Wrap up
18:30 Social event
08:30 Registration
09:00 Keynote Jennifer Stoddart, Visiting Researcher, Centre for genomics an Policy, McGill University
“Evolving norms for using big data in the face of privacy and security concerns”
Session 4: Big data in oncology
10:00 Lydia Makaroff, Director, European Cancer Patient Coalition
“Empowering patients as data owners and partners for research and innovation”
10:30 Coffee break with guided poster session & industry exhibition
11:00 TBD
11:30 Martin van Vliet, EVP Bioinformatics and Product Development, SkylineDx BV
12:00 Maria Pires Pacheco, Young Researcher, Life Science Research Unit, University of Luxembourg
” Identifying and targeting cancer metabolism”
12:15 Lunch & poster session & industry exhibition
12:30 Possibility for sponsoring lunch symposium
Session 5: Technology and innovation 2
13:30 Malte Beyer-Katzenberger, Policy Officer, European Commission, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
“What does the future hold for patient-centric healthcare? And who should own healthcare data?”
14:00 Brendan Bouffler, Global lead R&D, Amazon Web Services
“Biomedicine in the Cloud: Security, Compliance & Innovation: choose all of the above”
14:30 Antonio Senatore, Senior Manager – Chief Architect EMEA Blockchain LAB, Deloitte
“Blockchain Use Cases in health care”
15:00 Young researcher or sponsor
15:15 Coffee break with poster session
Session 6: Clinical decision support systems
15:45 Shamil Sunyaev, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Chair of Computational Genomics Division of Genetics
“Population genetics of deleterious alleles and computational predictions of the functional effect of allelic variants”
16:15 Lars Juhl Jensen, Professor at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen
“Medical data and text mining: Linking diseases, drugs, and adverse reactions”
16:45 Jochen Klucken, Vice head of the Department of Molecular Neurology at the University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
“From Smart mHealth Solutions to new Healthcare Products in Digital Medicine”
17:15 Limor BH Epstein, Co-CEO and co-Founder Data2Life
“Real World Evidence – the holistic approach and the practice”
17:30 Wrap up

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