Intelligence 18
Professor Hugh Bradlow
Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Hugh S. Bradlow is President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a body which elects the best minds in technology to its Fellowship and then commits them to developing strategies which will turn Australia into a world leading technology economy. With a 22-year career at Telstra Corporation, he was the Chief Scientist (in which role he acted as a “forward scout” looking at the longer term technology directions and technology disruption that will impact Telstra and its customers), Chief Technology Officer and Head of Innovation at Telstra, and Managing Director of Telstra Research Laboratories.

Professor Bradlow is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1973 and received the D.Phil. degree for research in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Oxford. He has also attended the Stanford Executive Program. He is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Wollongong, a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and a recipient of a Centenary Medal from the Commonwealth of Australia.

He is globally recognised as a thought leader in telecommunications and was elected as the joint 2009 Australian Telecommunications Ambassador of the Year, named by Global Telecom Business as one of the most 100 most influential telecommunications executives in the world and Smart Company designated him as one of the 12 most influential people in Australian ICT. His insights into the future are based on applying a deep understanding of emerging technologies to thought experiments about how consumers and businesses will use these technologies once they become mainstream.

Professor Enrico Coiera MB BS Syd, PhD UNSW, FACMI, FACHI
Director, Centre for Health Informatics
Macquarie University

fessor Enrico Coiera trained in medicine with a computer science PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI), he is Foundation Professor in Medical Informatics at Macquarie University and Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, a group he co-founded in 2000. He is also the Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in E-health.

With a research background in industry and academia, he has a strong international research reputation for his work on AI, decision support and communication processes in biomedicine. He spent 10 years at the prestigious Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories in Bristol UK where he led numerous health technology projects. He has overseen the development and trial of multiple e-Health interventions, including the consumer system and clinical decision support systems.

His textbook Guide to Health Informatics is in its 3rd edition, is widely used internationally, and is translated into several languages. He has over 270 publications, over 11,000 citations in Google Scholar with an H-index of 51 (Google Scholar). 27 of these publications have more than 100 citations, 8 more than 300 and one is over 1,500.
Assistant Professor Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye
Imperial College London, Special Adviser to EU Commissioner

Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at Imperial College London, where he heads the Computational Privacy Group, and a research affiliate at MIT. His research aims at understanding how the unicity of human behavior impacts the privacy of individuals--through re-identification or inference--in rich high-dimensional datasets such as mobile phone, credit cards, or browsing data. Yves-Alexandre was recently named an Innovator under 35 for Belgium (TR35).

His research has been published in Science and Nature SRep. and covered by the BBC, CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Le Monde, Die Spiegel, Die Zeit, El Pais as well as in his TEDx talks. His work on the shortcomings of anonymization has appeared in reports of the World Economic Forum, United Nations, OECD, FTC, and the European Commission. Before coming to MIT, he was a researcher at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico.

Yves-Alexandre worked for the Boston Consulting Group and acted as an expert for both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations. He is a member of the WEF network on AI, IoT and the Future of Trust; the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems; and the OECD Advisory Group on Health Data Governance.

He received in PhD from MIT in 2016 and obtained, over a period of 6 years, an M.Sc. from Louvain in Applied Mathematics, a M.Sc. (Centralien) from Ecole Centrale Paris, a M.Sc. from KULeuven in Mathematical Engineering as well as his B.Sc. in engineering at Louvain.

Ms Mandy Forster
Regional Leader
GE Healthcare Partners

Mandy Forster is an expert Senior Manager in Australian public health sector with a wide range of experience in senior strategic and operational roles in Queensland Health and as part of National Policy Groups and AHMAC Sub-committees. Known for her system thinking, Mandy has delivered key service improvement projects across a variety of environments involving strategic clinical service policy planning, statewide health planning and infrastructure, model of care redesign, clinical and business model reviews, workforce planning and health service management.

Prior to joining GE Healthcare as the Regional Leader, Mandy worked for Queensland Health where she was Director, Access Improvement Service, for three years. In this role, she led and developed state-wide clinical and health policy for the department, particularly in the areas of patient flow and improving emergency, outpatient and elective surgery access targets for all Queensland Health hospitals. During this time, Mandy lead the QH team that was successful in winning several prestigious awards for improving work flow in Queensland hospitals particularly with the use of new and innovative technology.

Doctor Jed Horner
Policy Manager
Standards Australia

Dr Jed Horner is Policy Manager for Standards Australia. His responsibilities have included next generation infrastructure, with a focus on smart technologies, social policy, Industry 4.0, and digital transformation more broadly.

Previously, he worked for the NSW Government on innovation and digital government transformation, NGOs on creating new service models, as well as social policy law reform, helping to deliver Australia’s most significant anti-discrimination amendments in decades.

Jed is also a board member in the human services sector and his PhD in public health focused on access to healthcare services for migrants and how political discourse impacts on healthcare seeking practices.

Mr Richard Hurley
Director, Health Analytics Projects & Futures Section
Department of Health

Richard is a qualified actuary. Prior to joining the Australian public service Richard worked for over a decade in the superannuation and life insurance sectors, for a range of insurance companies both in the UK and Australia.
He currently manages a team of data analysts and data scientists at the Commonwealth Department of Health. The team uses advanced data analytic techniques, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, to provide data-driven evidence that supports health policy initiatives that the Department is pursuing.

Professor Meredith Makeham
Chief Medical Officer
Australia Digital Health Agency

Professor Makeham leads initiatives at the Australian Digital Health Agency to ensure the delivery of digital health services is evidence based and aligned with the cutting edge of discovery in Australia and internationally. A leading patient safety advocate and researcher in digital health and safety in primary care, Professor Makeham has been involved with numerous national and international research collaborations in these areas. Before joining the Agency, she led the Primary Care Digital Health and Safety research stream at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University. Professor Makeham is also a member of the WHO Safer Primary Care working group.

Professor Makeham is a general practitioner and practices in Sydney. She has been involved with the clinical governance and safety oversight of the My Health Record system since it commenced operation, initially as a patient safety adviser for the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare. She has a background and ongoing interest in medical research and education, having formerly been the Course Coordinator for the medical program at UNSW in Primary Care, and was appointed to the Australian Medical Council's Board of Examiners as Chair of the Population Health and Ethics group. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), and was awarded the College Medal. She was a former board director of the RACGP and is currently a member of their Representative Expert Committee for eHealth and Practice Systems. She has a Bachelor of Medicine (Honours), a Masters of Public Health (Honours) and a PhD in Patient Safety from the University of Sydney.

Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh
Co-Founder & President

Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh is the Co-Founder & President of CancerAid. Completing his Medical Training at Nottingham University, UK, Raghav moved to Sydney, Australia and undertook training in Radiation Oncology at RPA hospital, having completed his specialist qualifications in Radiation Oncology in 2016. Raghav has the ambition of improving healthcare outcomes with the use of digital tools and was drawn towards developing CancerAid. Combining oncological knowledge, entrepreneurial skills and a vision for technology solutions, CancerAid has become the number 1 Cancer App in Australia, the US and the UK. Having received prestigious honours including an appearance on Shark Tank 2017, Emerging Company of the year 2017 (AusBiotech / Johnson & Johnson), Best Global Startup (Sir Richard Branson), Best Startup creating Social impact (Steve Wozniak) and the EY Accelerating Entrepreneur award for recognition towards the initiative in creating CancerAid as an innovative healthcare solution to change cancer care on a global scale.
Doctor Jordan Nguyen
Biomedical Engineer, Inventor and Futurist

Dr. Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world.

He is an acclaimed thought-leader on the intersection between technology and humanity. At a moment of the most extraordinary breakthroughs in our understanding of the human brain, Jordan has a magical combination of technical brilliance with the unique ability to inspire people. A truly inspirational communicator, Jordan presents on technology and the power of the mind at prestigious events internationally including Think Inc., Wired for Wonder, and the Engineering for Medicine and Biology Conference – the world’s largest annual biomedical conference.

Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, Jordan was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List. Now his mission is to improve the lives of as many people as possible. As founder of Psykinetic he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology. Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, Jordan developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability. A hot topic of discussion in the media, Jordan’s amazing work has been featured in a range of TV, radio, magazine and newspaper interviews, including ABC’s Catalyst and Channel TEN’s The Project.

Jordan has the ability to translate highly technical concepts and future trends into clear and concise content, relevant to any organisation looking to proactively embrace and adapt to technological change. His recent documentary, 'Becoming Superhuman' won the 2017 Eureka Prize for Science Journalism, adding to the list of numerous awards it has achieved so far.
Doctor Luke Oakden-Rayner
University of Adelaide

Dr Luke Oakden-Rayner is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology, who builds and tests medical artificial intelligence systems with the Australian Institute of Machine Learning.

He is a member of both the RANZCR and I-Med AI working groups, and is regularly invited to speak about the intersection of medicine and artificial intelligence at conferences, on podcasts, and to the media.

Considered a thought-leader in the field, he is a passionate science communicator, writing a popular academic blog on medical artificial intelligence and radiology at

He can also be found on Twitter (@drlukeor) and Reddit (/u/drlukeor) discussing these topics.

Doctor Olivier Salvado
Head of Imaging and Computer Vision
Data61 (CSIRO)

Dr Salvado graduated with a Master in Electrical Engineering from ESIEE Paris, where he studied signal processing, control system, and artificial intelligence. He worked for several years designing industrial control systems applying advanced techniques to improve automated machine performance. Attracted by medical challenges, he graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA. He joined the radiology department of the Cleveland University Hospitals, working on catheter based MRI imaging, before moving to Australia as a research scientist for the CSIRO, focussing on image analysis. He eventually led establishment of the Biomedical Informatics Group based at the Australian eHealth Research Centre developing innovative technologies to analyse medical data, including MRI, PET, biomarkers, and genetics.

Dr Salvado is now the head of Imaging and Computer Vision for CSIRO Data61 as well as leading projects in Digital Health. Dr Salvado is a regular assessors of scientific grants, a reviewers of international journal, and he is regularly involved in reviewing and organising international conferences. He graduated with an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management in 2014, and is honorary Professor at the University of Queensland.

Dr Benjamin Schmitt
Product Manager for AI & Digital Archiving
Siemens Healthineers

Benjamin Schmitt recently took on the role as the Product Manager for AI & Digital Archiving for Siemens Healthineers in Australia & New Zealand. He previously held the role of Head of Collaborations for Siemens Healthineers in Australia and New Zealand, in which he oversaw all research partnerships and R&D activities in the region.
His areas of expertise and professional experience are in the management of academic/industry research partnerships in medical imaging and AI with a strong background in method development for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
He graduated with a PhD in Physics/Biophysics at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) in Heidelberg in 2011.
In 2012, Benjamin Schmitt was awarded the Merit Award for Scientific Contributions at the Medical University of Vienna. He is co-author of a number of clinical research publications including ‘Advanced MR methods at ultra-high field (7 Tesla) for clinical musculoskeletal applications’ and ‘Optimization of pulse train presaturation for CEST imaging in clinical scanners’. He also holds 6 patents relating to MR imaging technology and artificial intelligence.
Doctor Elliot Smith
Founder & CEO
Maxwell Plus

Dr Elliot Smith is the CEO and founder of Maxwell Plus, a Brisbane based medical startup.

Maxwell Plus uses AI to look at medical imaging, blood data and genomics to find signs of cancer. Before founding Maxwell Plus Elliot completed a PhD in biomedical imaging focusing on the development of MRI-Linac systems for real-time radiotherapy.
Mr Matt Tucker
President & CEO
GE Healthcare

Matt Tucker is the President and CEO for GE Healthcare in Australia, New Zealand and PNG. Matt joined GE Healthcare as General Manager for Ultrasound, a position he held from September 2012 through to April 2016. Matt has been an Executive Director of GE Healthcare Australia Pty Ltd and GE Healthcare New Zealand Limited, since June 2015. Matt also sits on the executive leadership team of General Electric for A&NZ and PNG.

Matt has been an executive in Healthcare capital equipment within A&NZ and Asia, delivering strong growth, leveraging his earlier commercial and clinical career, in Diagnostic Imaging and Ultrasound.

Matt has recently been awarded an Adjunct Fellow to the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University. Matt serves as an executive Committee member (Secretary) of the Diagnostic Imaging and Monitoring Association and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).
Dr Johan Verjans
Deputy Director
Centre for Medical Machine Learning, Australian Institute for Machine Learning

Johan Verjans is a Dutch cardiologist who has joined the group of Stephen Nicholls in 2017 at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, combined with a senior lecturer position at the University of Adelaide. His research career has predominantly focused on translational pre-clinical and clinical imaging research using advanced intravascular and non-invasive molecular imaging strategies to detect, track and predict disease at an early stage, working with Prof. Jagat Narula in University of California Irvine, and as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Farouc Jaffer on intravascular molecular imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He continues this work at SAHMRI with preclinical projects in advanced cardiovascular imaging, including MALDI imaging in atherosclerosis and molecular imaging of cardiovascular disease in the clinical setting.

In recent years, his research has focused on imaging biomarker detection using existing datasets, using supervised and unsupervised machine learning strategies on large biobanks. He recently became deputy director of Medical Machine Learning at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning in Adelaide, the largest machine learning group in Australia and no. 3 most productive computer vision group in the world. His main role is to connect world-class machine learning capabilities to the new Adelaide Biomed City.

He was assistant-editor of a JACC Supplement (focusing on the Vulnerable plaque), besides being author of several book chapters and articles. Currently he is reviewer for 10+ journals, and he is Associate editor of the Netherlands Heart Journal and member of the Publications Committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. He received several awards and his past activities include roles a chairman of the Dutch Medical Student Association, Dutch Commission on Continuing Medical Education, Chairman of Young@Heart, a national board of early and mid-career cardiovascular scientists representing the University Medical Centers in the Netherlands.
Mr Win Woo
Solutions Architect
Google Cloud

Win is a Solutions Architect for Google Cloud in Australia & New Zealand. With a background in information search and retrieval systems, Win joined Google as a search technology specialist 9 years ago. With the launch of Google Cloud Platform, Win turned his focus to cloud technologies, working with innovative start-ups and enterprises across industries to solve big data processing, data analytics and high-performance computing challenges using Google Cloud. Three years ago, Win took on a Solutions Architect role to broaden applications of Google's AI/ML technology across industry verticals, including healthcare. In this role, he collaborates with product, engineering and research teams on Cloud Healthcare solutions.

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