Health monitoring: Making sense of sensors

30 Nov 2016

Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

The market of wearable devices is expected to grow exponentially over the next years, disrupting the whole healthcare industry. So far, lifestyle and fitness trackers with limited accuracy dominate the market. With the rise of integrated solutions, more and more vital sign monitors for medical purposes with sophisticated sensor set-ups to provide robust and reliable measurements are entering the market.

Wearable devices generate completely new datasets. Insurers are already seeking to capture data from fitness devices to encourage good behaviour; to act as a value-added service to policy holders; to help underwriting and claims management and to use the data within health insurance models. Yet, it is not just insurers who are interested in fitness data. This is also becoming a way for healthcare providers to reduce costs or corporations to increase health awareness among its employees.

At the conference, we will be hearing how fitness data is analysed to make sense of it all and turn the wealth of data into valuable and actionable insights. We will discuss product and customer service solutions and share how the data can be shared with medical and other stakeholders in a common ecosystem. And we will also consider the data security requirements of such digital environments.

Finally, we will be asking what the next generation of wearable devices will bring. We already know that they will become more directly health focused, able to capture blood sugar levels or interpret vital signs to anticipate a cardiac event. We are probably not many years from implanted smart health devices – at which point the stakes for insurers will be all the higher.


Agenda

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

08:30

Welcome and introduction
Francis Blumberg, Head Strategy & Client Services, Swiss Re

08:45

Internet of medical things: The future of networked biosensors
Walter Karlen, Assistant Professor, Department for Health Sciences and Technology, and Head Mobile Health Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich

09:15

Collecting patient data via wireless and remote monitoring systems
Jon P. Otterstatter, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Co-CEO, Preventice Solutions Group

09:45

Coffee break

10:15

Wearables and advanced analytics in lifestyle change
Joni Kettunen, CEO and Co-Founder, Firstbeat

10:45

Leveraging health data to build personal resilience and sustainable high performance
Dan Zelezinski, Founder and Managing Director, Peak Health Ltd

11:15

Panel discussion on data security and privacy

  • Stephan Bachofen, VP Software, Biovotion AG
  • Stephan Weiss, Global Data Protection Officer, Swiss Re

12:00

Lunch

13:15

Breakout sessions: Round 1

Data@Dexcom: CGM technology, IoT connectivity, and the drive to insight delivery in diabetes care, and
Managing diabetes in the digital age: Integrated self-management app
Nathaniel Heintzman, Senior Manager of Data Partnerships, Dexcom Inc.
Simon Bourne, CEO, my mHealth Limited

Implantable biosensor for long-term continous monitoring of body chemistry
Natalie Wisniewski, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Profusa

Predict cardiac arrest before it strikes
Tim Hin Wai Lui, Co-Founder, Heartisans Ltd

14.00

Break

14:10

Breakout sessions: Round 2

Data@Dexcom: CGM technology, IoT connectivity, and the drive to insight delivery in diabetes care, and
Managing diabetes in the digital age: Integrated self-management app
Nathaniel Heintzman, Senior Manager of Data Partnerships, Dexcom Inc.
Simon Bourne, CEO, my mHealth Limited

Implantable biosensor for long-term continous monitoring of body chemistry
Natalie Wisniewski, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Profusa

Predict cardiac arrest before it strikes
Tim Hin Wai Lui, Co-Founder, Heartisans Ltd

14:55

Coffee break

15:20

Health and wellness engagement platform
Russ Johannesson, Chief Operating Officer, Sharecare, Inc.

15:50

Use of wearables in professional sport

16:30

Closing remarks
Francis Blumberg, Head Strategy & Client Services, Swiss Re

16:45

Farewell drink


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Speakers

General Information

Conference

Health monitoring: Making sense of sensors

Date

30 November 2016

Venue

Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Switzerland
Telephone +41 43 285 8100

Conference language

English

Participation

Participation by invitation only. There is no fee to attend the conference.

Dress code

Business

Hotel accommodation

A limited number of rooms are available at the Centre for Global Dialogue.

In order to reserve a hotel room we kindly ask you to send us an email to FrontOffice_Rueschlikon@swissre.com.

Transportation to and from the Centre

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Meals and refreshments

Lunch, coffee and refreshments will be served on 30 November 2016.

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Cancellation

For cancellation, please contact Sabina_Fahrni@swissre.com or +41 43 285 8852.

Disclaimer

This event may be photographed, videotaped, filmed and/or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue’s internal and external websites and in printed materials.

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Hotel Accommodation

 

Hotel accommodation

A limited number of rooms are available at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue. In order to reserve a hotel room we kindly ask you to send us an email to: FrontOffice_Rueschlikon@swissre.com indicating your arrival and departure date.

The rate is CHF 300 per night/person including breakfast.