Monthly Archives: November 2020

REPLAY NOW: Transforming Health- Technology and Innovation in the health industry

Опубликовано: November 20, 2020 в 20:30


Категории: Webinar series

In this exclusive edition of Business Transformation Explained, we explored healthcare technology that is set to revolutionize the global healthcare systems and access to medical care by leveraging innovation and data. In 2020 remote healthtech became a fast-adopted vertical within the broader healthcare sector, responding to a fast change in care access in the context of a global pandemic that paralyzed the healthcare function. Health innovation proves to be a game-changer in providing patients faster, cheaper, and more accessible care, diagnosis, and lifestyle services, generally, outside of a clinical setting. The Covid19 global pandemic has revealed the acute need for more affordable and innovative healthcare solutions at a global level. 

In this episode, experts from Israel, Abu Dhabi and Africa are dissecting how startups are innovating healthcare, the founders that are driving innovation in health-tech and we will discover how new technology is helping pharma to devise new treatments, and what is the future for healthcare in the MENA Region.  

Our Speakers:

Dr. LOUIZA CHITOUR – Program & Partnerships Manager, MENA

Dr. Louiza (Pharm D, MBA, Ph.D.) has 10+ years of experience in Healthcare, Pharma, Biotech and Digital Health industries in Asia (China) and the Middle East & Africa. Over the last 5 years in the UAE, she was responsible for assisting government institutions and private players in the biotech/pharma sector to strengthen their vaccine manufacturing capabilities across the MEA region and Pakistan. She is also the co-founder of a Digital Health venture “Magikcraft” that develops health education videogames for Type 1 Diabetes and other diseases (cystic fibrosis, Type 2 Diabetes).

Dr. ZAHID HUSSAIN – Regional Head

Dr. Zahid is a clinician with an MSc in Nanotechnology an MBA and Harvard qualified in Healthcare Leadership. He has a passion for healthcare technology that truly have an impact on people’s lives. He has held numerous roles in the UK NHS and has been here in the Middle East for the last 8 years. He is the Regional Head of Binah, a health-tech AI company.

YOSSI BORNSTEIN – CEO & Founder Shizim Group

During the past 30 years, Mr. Yossi Bornstein has played key roles in the Israeli biomed industry. 

He was the General Manager of Bristol-Myers Squibb (Israel). 

Mr. Bornstein is the CEO and the founder of Shizim group, a life science holding company. He is the Founder of ShizimXL, international medical devices innovation centers. He is the Chairman of GCP Clinical Studies Ltd., one of the top providers of clinical research services and educational programs in Israel. He served as the Biotechnology Committee Chairman of the United States-Israel Science & Technology Commission (the “USISTF”). Mr. Bornstein is the founder of ILSI – Israel Life Science Industry Organization (who was integrated into IATI) and Founder of ITTN – Israel Tech Transfer Organization. He is a Co-Founder and director of Microbot Medical (NASDAQ: MBOT) and a Director of XACT Robotics.

OLARINDE OLOKUNTOYE – CCO and Co-founder Vinsighte

Olarinde is the co-founder and CCO at Vinsighte, where he has used his entrepreneurial skills to foster massive brand visibility and strategic partnerships for the development of the company. Within 2 years of his stay at Vinsighte, Vinsighte has been awarded several mentions as one of the top health technology startups in Nigeria by the World Bank Group, BBCNews, Facebook Nigeria and Merck accelerator.




Daniel Solomon is the CEO and Delivery Advisor of EROE, a business and digital transformation agency with global operations in Dubai & San Francisco

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REPLAY NOW: Innovation made in GCC – Smart Tech for Food Security

Опубликовано: November 5, 2020 в 12:22


Категории: Webinar series

In this exclusive edition of Business Transformation Explained, we explored the technology aspect of food production, smart farming, food waste management and the ethical challenges we face together with a stellar panel of experts.

GCC is set to become the biggest exporter of food tech start-ups globally. With a natural environment that invites innovation and solution-oriented thinking, GCC is leading the way in fostering an ecosystem for food tech, agritech, and smart farming. With a global pandemic that dominated the year, food tech investments are on the rise, backed by accelerators and Government initiatives.

Our Speakers:

YOUSSOUF KAMAL – Innovation & Partnerships Manager @Plug ‘n’ Play

With a strong background as a consultant, Youssouf Kamal helped several countries in Africa formulate their agriculture development strategies. He spent the last 6 years in the innovation space, supporting governments to build their innovation ecosystems, and corporations strengthen their innovation capabilities. He is today leading Plug and Play efforts to have a positive impact on the food security objectives of the Middle Eastern countries, through innovation.

ROBERT KUPSTAS – Co-Founder @Pure Harvest

Robert Kupstas is the Co-founder of Pure Harvest Smart Farms and is an entrepreneur and technology consultant with over eight years’ experience in the infrastructure and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) sectors. Specializing in energy policy and economic analysis, Robert Kupstas has led research assignments and consulting engagements with leading global institutions including the International Renewable Energy Agency, the Singapore Energy Studies Institute, U.S. Department of State and the Queensland Investment Corporation.

JACEK PLEWA – CEO @Healthy Farm Food Innovation

Jacek Plewa is the CEO of Healthy Farm Food Innovation, a start-up entity set up under Albatha. Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in the UAE, to develop and promote range of healthy and nutritious products in line with health and wellness requirements of societies. Jacek’s wide knowledge, passion and vision, combined with his many years of experience, has helped number of companies to build sustainable business models behind the innovations

Moderator and Host:

GEORGE STOYANOV – Partner @Grant Thornton


George is a Partner at Grant Thornton UAE, overseeing the Transformation Advisory practice. He has over 20 years of professional experience within advisory gained across projects in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. 



Daniel Solomon is the CEO and Delivery Advisor of EROE, a business and digital transformation agency with global operations in Dubai & San Francisco