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