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Tirupathi Karthik
A leader in the Healthcare IT space, Tirupathi Karthik has extensive business leadership experience across Asia, the Middle East and USA, particularly in the enterprise software space. He is a passionate advocate for the innovative use of technology that turns IT investments into competitive differentiators for their stakeholders rather than using IT as a pure cost containment initiative.

In various hospital implementations, he has been championing the use of Mobility as a pervasive information delivery channel. His vision led to the use of themFirst approach with the infusion of HTML5 and Apple’s mobility products across the Napier platform. Napier’s leadership in the global marketplace continues to gather momentum on the back of one of the most modern implementations of such a technology stack.

As an Eldercare thought leader, he has been driving productivity agendas for aged care models globally and seen to the expansion of Napier’s product vision to include elderly care services delivery. Applying technology-enabled solutions for senior care providers offering nursing home, home care and activity-centre services, Napier today enables productivity and improved quality of care.

Prasad Kompalli
Entrepreneur. Business leader. Health-tech evangelist.


These are just a few words to describe Prasad. Best known for his leadership role at Myntra, India's largest e-commerce store for fashion and lifestyle products, Prasad has built and lead large teams from ground-up, in a career spanning more than 20 years.


As the Chief Business Officer of Myntra, Prasad led its growth from being a small ecommerce company to become the largest fashion destination in India, with a revenue nearing 1B. He was responsible for driving Myntra's business across Category Management, Marketing, Fashion and Revenue. At Myntra, Prasad is credited for bringing several international brands to India, and creating a lasting impact in the industry by driving strategic partnerships and M&As. Prasad is also known to have lead Myntra through several technical innovations such as being mobile first, and creating opportunities at the intersection of data science and fashion. He has been instrumental in driving value creation through deep tech integration with partners in the fashion industry.


Prior to Myntra, Prasad had a long stint at SAP where he was leading an international team of 600 engineers developing key technology products in the areas of mobility, business process management and EAI. He was one of the top 200 global leaders at SAP where he held strategy and general management roles. During his time at SAP, he created several product innovations and has got eight patents under data and mobile technology.


mfine is Prasad’s second entrepreneurial venture, prior to which, he was the cofounder of Indus Bionics - an ambitious attempt to build indigenous low-cost cochlear implants.


Prasad is a big believer in tech-lead transformation of societies and strives to create positive impact for consumers, especially in India, with technology. He sees an unprecedented opportunity with mobile tech and AI to create a high quality healthcare experience that is personal and accessible on-demand. With mfine, Prasad wants to shape the new-age healthcare delivery in India.


Prasad also holds 7 patents in data and mobile technology.

Nishita Mehta
Ph.D. Scholar at SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Inder Davalur
Inderjith Davalur is a healthcare technology specialist, speaker, writer and utopian dreamer.
Inder works with hospitals committed to transforming the healthcare paradigm with the aid of new innovative technologies. His primary area of interest lies in using data analytics and technologies such as Deep Learning to shift the current physician-driven healthcare model to a patient-driven market dynamic.
Inder focuses on the manifold ways in which data crunching and machine learning can lead to better diagnoses that can not only be made at the time of illness, but predicted way before any symptoms surface. The path ahead in the sector, he believes, lies in the deployment of evolving technologies that immensely influence both diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of healthcare, delivering real patient-driven, data-enabled, informed healthcare.
Inder currently works as the Group CIO at KIMS Hospitals Private Limited, Hyderabad and has previously assumed leadership roles at leading hospitals and companies, in India and the United States of America.

Dr Pramod D. Jacob (MBBS, MS- Medical Informatics)

After completing his medical degree from CMC Vellore and doing his Master of Science in Medical Informatics from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in the US, Dr Pramod worked in the EMR division of Epic Systems, USA and was the Clinical Systems Project Manager in Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon. He has been a Healthcare Information Technology consultant to Benton County, Oregon and Santa Cruz County, California. In 2007 he relocated to India and did consultancy work for the state governments of Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh. He was a member of the HIMSS Global EHR Task Force and the lead for India in the task force.

At present he is the Chief Medical Officer of dWise Healthcare IT solutions, involved in the designing and implementation of Clinical Information Systems and the EHR for the company. He is also a consultant for WHO India in the IDSP project and for PHFI for a Non Communicable Diseases Decision Support Application.

Arpit Agarwal
Arpit has been involved with promotion of startups and ecosystem since 2006 when he co-founded Headstart Network, today India's largest early stage entrepreneurs' network with over 20 city chapters.

Arpit has been with Blume for last four years as a Principal, responsible for scouting science-led and hardware businesses, apart from managing a portfolio of about 15 companies, which include companies in a variety of sectors ranging from used goods market to IOT to Healthcare to Enterprise services.

He's based in Delhi, in an MBA from IIT Bombay and holds a BTech from NIT Trichy

Subhadeep Mondal
Co-founder & CEO of PregBuddy | Looking for Android FullStack Engineer | Speaker | Ex-Product at SignEasy, Gaana.com

Dr. Vicky Parikh
Healthcare Executive who combines clinical, public heath, and data management knowledge and success, transforming healthcare systems and improving delivery and quality. Leads continuous improvement processes, creating fundamental change in healthcare industry with new value-based care delivery systems, innovative collaborations, and partnerships for a sustainable healthcare model. Strives to improve quality of healthcare while lowering costs. Specializes in advancing efforts in population health and care delivery models, addressing increased healthcare costs and improving quality of patient care.

Ishaq Quadri
Senior IT Executive with 20+ years of experience on Software Development and Implementation.

Dr. Milind Antani
Represents clients in matters including corporate mergers and acquisitions, investments, regulatory and transactional matters, intellectual property prosecution and litigation, joint ventures and formation of new companies. Focuses on Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Social Sector, Intellectual Property and Medical Devices

Jyoti Sahai
Jyoti Sahai has over 42 years of experience in banking and IT industry, and is currently the CMD of Kavaii Business Analytics India. Kavaii provides analytic solutions in Healthcare and IT Services domains.

Dr. Oommen John
is a Consultant Physician, Public Health Research and Policy Expert. He is the current President of the Indian Association for Medical Informatics and a Senior Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health

Karunakar Rayker
Designer, User Experience Consultant, Technophile, Artist, Photographer. Karunakar, has more than 17 years of experience in designing and building solutions. He shares his knowledge and experience via his very active, resourceful and insightful twitter feed @krayker

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Manishree Bhattacharya
Industry Analyst | Strategic Research | Thought Leadership
Independent consulting – strategic research, industry analysis, healthtech evangelist, digital thought leadership (ex-NASSCOM, ex-Evalueserve)
Has over 8 years of experience in strategic research across healthcare, life sciences, software products, and start-ups, and has extensively worked with Indian and Global clients, helping in market analysis, digital evangelizing, start-up collaboration, competitive intelligence, and decision making
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Priyanka Singh
Branding Enthusiast | Entrepreneur in Making | Freelance Blogger & Writer. I have been working with healthcare in brand management for more than 7 years.Soon launching my food & nutrition brand in India with a vision to make people healthy and beautiful naturally

Danielle Siarri
Speaker | Moderator | HealthIT Advisor | Social Media Practitioner | Clinical Marketer | SM Ambassador. Danielle has a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics and is a registered nurse with experience ranging from hospital setting of transplants and trauma to case manager in the corporate environment. Danielle is a contributor to the Philips Innovation Matters Blog, Microsoft Intel in Health Nurse Blog, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the European Union of HIMSS and LinkedIn published author. Danielle is very active on social media and is #44 of the Top Health Information Technology 100 (#HIT100)

Guneet Bhatia
A Medical Content Writer and Manager, Editor and Blogger. Guneet Bindra is currently working as as a medical content writer and manager with different national and international clients, including medical practitioners and drug companies. She has worked as a team leader, science & health with International Business Times. 

Tejas Deshmukh
Highly skilled and motivated professional with rich experience of 13+ years in software product development for Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical, proven track record of building innovative solutions, providing strategic consulting, pre-sales and operational management.

Devesh Rajadhyax
Founder and CEO, Cere Labs, AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi
Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is currently Director, Clinical Innovations and Partnerships at Innaccel Acceleration Services Private Limited and ENT practitioner. He has authored the book'Inventing medical devices - A perspective from India'. His core expertise lies in the process of identifying and analyzing unmet clinical needs for quick development of low-cost and high quality medical devices. Since 2010, he has co-invented, developed and commercialized multiple affordable medical devices.

Rajendra Pratap Gupta
Rajendra Pratap Gupta (Rajendra) is an original thinker and an innovator and one of the most influential and sought after public policy expert in the country. He has worked with some of the largest organizations across the world and was nominated to the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum for 2012-2014 in recognition of his work.

He was conferred; 'Global Healthcare Leader of the Year' award in 2012 by the sheriff of Los Angeles; named the 'Thought Leader of the Year' three years in a row by ICT Post; Featured amongst the ’25 living Legends of Healthcare in India’ and is listed amongst the “100 Most Impactful Healthcare Leaders”.
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Dr. Ujjwal Rao
Dr. Ujjwal Rao is Senior Clinical Specialist in Integrated Decision Support Solutions, and is based in New Delhi, India. He provides strategic counsel to health providers on designing world-class clinical decision support systems with Elsevier’s comprehensive suite of current and evidence-based information solutions that can improve the quality and efficient delivery of healthcare.

An experienced emergency physician, executive, clinical informaticist and technology evangelist, Dr. Rao has a decade of experience serving in trust and corporate hospitals in various roles ranging from clinical administration, hospital operations to quality & accreditation. In his former positions, Dr. Rao led EHR implementations for large hospital groups and designed bespoke healthcare analytic solutions to raise profitability.

His passion to see transformation through technology led him to volunteer as a quality consultant with the United Nations. He also currently serves as an Assessor on the Panel of the Quality Council of India for the National Healthcare Accreditation Standards body, NABH.

Dr. Rao obtained his degree in Medicine and then specialized in Hospital and Health Systems Management, Medical Law and Ethics before completing his PhD in Quality and Medical Informatics.

Piyush Gupta
Several years experience in product management worked at Abbott Diabetes Care, Kaiser Permanente, Capital One Bank and a couple of healthcare startups as senior product management executive. Helped companies in building next generation platform, iOS and android mobile products

Swetha Jegannathan
Swetha is a lifescience/ healthcare IT consultant with focus on business flow, pre and postsale lifecycle of a software. She has been fortunate to be part of different sub-sectors within the health and life science vertical, be it e-health and m-health at Eli-Lilly Co-Innovation lab for HCL, Singapore or Clinical Data Management & Computation and Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS) suite at Phase Forward - Waban Software group (now acquired by Oracle) and Ocimum Bioslutions. She has catered to clients across major pharmaceutical majors in US, Europe and South East Asia.

Swetha is also passionate about promoting green businesses and innovations that are socially relevant, economically viable and environmentally sustainable. An advocate and practitioner of natural living, she has also done social work assignments with focus on sustainable agriculture, food security and environment. (nominated for the UN Online Volunteering Award in 2010 and her volunteering work was published in UN Online Volunteering newsletter March 2011) and covered in The Strait Times, Singapore national daily.

Specialties: Digital health, Green business, Start-up facilitator, Business Analysis, Consulting, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Social Media, Project Management, Presentation Skills, Networking.
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Shailesh Gogate
Shailesh Gogate is an entrepreneurial business development leader with deep expertise across Product Engineering services. Shailesh holds more than 20 years of IT industry experience working with companies across the world. He has a strong interest in product management and adds value to healthcare product companies to make them successful.
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Rajesh Batra
VP-IT at Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital. Responsible for HIS, ERP implementation along with IT infrastructure initiatives and IT Operations and new IT initiatives.
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Dave Brown
Co-Founder at QiiQ Healthcare, designer/engineer - perceptive, meticulous, smart and sensible
leader/entrepreneur - social, tenacious, visionary and realistic

With age, I've become a "big picture" guy, but I can and will roll up the sleeves....

I've led small and medium-sized user-facing technology projects: starting with strategy, and flowing right down to the detailed tactical level. I get the P&L picture, and am very comfortable driving execution.

Dr. Ruchi Dass
Digital Health Influencer & Health Innovator (HIT, Big Data, IoT, Analytics and Cloud)| TED speaker | Investor and Mentor
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Joao Bocas
Digital Health Influencer & Wearables / IoT Speaker
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JP Pattanaik
Healthcare Management and IT Consulting

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Akanksha Rajeev
Healthcare Management and IT Consulting

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Amanda Flowers
a graduate in Psychology, with minor in English Literature and Public Health. She draws on her knowledge of these subjects to create online content that addresses human needs in a simple way. Flowers is currently a freelance health blogger and working for Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

Dr. Supten Sarbadhikari
Digital Health Influencer & Project Director at Centre for Health Informatics of the National Health Portal; President IAMI (2016)

Atul Bengeri
Digital Health Influencer & Evangelizing Digital Transformation across verticals, Strategic Planning, Leadership, Program Management, Partnerships / Alliance Management
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Dr. Ashwin Naik
Founder - Vaatsalya, Ashoka Fellow & Young Global Leader of World Economic Forum
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Mats Uddenfeldt
Big Data Thought Leadership ♦ Enabling As-It-Happens Business
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Nicola Whiting
Communication Strategist, Technology Speaker, Chief Operations Officer, Diving & Kayaking Enthusiast
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Roshini Beenukumar
Dr. Beenukumar is a molecular biologist turned science writer. During her PhD, she studied how cancer cells behave the way they do by exploring the humble yeast. Currently, she works as a freelance science/technical writer in the Life Sciences industry . She enjoys communicating science to the public and discussing new ideas in the interface of medicine and technology. She spends her spare time getting lost in a book or in nature.
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Cyrus Maaghul
Cyrus Maaghul is a thought leader in healthcare, technology, and finance with experience in markets around the globe. He is keenly interested in the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and healthcare particularly the intersection of physical and behavioral health and provider empowerment
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Dr. Hesham Dabah
Healthcare & Hospital expertise - Entrepreneur. Dynamic, confident and professional healthcare leader with strong ability to engage people positively and motivate them to embrace and work toward the vision for the organization
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Ritesh Dogra
Ritesh has been a member of the Founding Team at Medium Healthcare Consulting. He has led a number of engagements in areas as diverse as market expansion strategy for a Fortune 500 medical equipment manufacturer to planning and commissioning of novel healthcare concepts to performance transformation of a leading hospital chains in South and East India. He has received numerous accolades from clients for his rare insights and extraordinary commitment.
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Matthew Fisher

I am the Chair of the Health Law Group and an associate with Mirick O'Connell. I am also a member of the firm's Business Group. I focus my practice on health law and all areas of corporate transactions. My health law practice includes advising clients with regulatory, fraud, abuse, and compliance issues. With regard to regulatory matters, I advise clients to ensure that contracts, agreements and other business arrangements meet both federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements.
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Baljit Singh, CEO, mTatva
Baljit Singh having more than a decade experience in variety of roles in Technology, business, strategy and management. He worked with multiple companies including one of top semiconductor companies as well as startups. Baljit is passionate to work in healthcare IT industry to solve some of key issues in primary healthcare. He also started SPOG
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Aiden Spencer
Aiden Spencer is a health IT researcher and writer at CureMD who focuses on various engaging and informative topics related to the health IT industry. He loves to research and write about topics such as Affordable Care Act, electronic health records, Medical Practice management and patient health data.
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Deepa Tatkare
Deepa Tatkare, has an experience of more than 3.5 years in market assessments and forecasts in healthcare & medical device industry. She is actively involved in providing critical insights on business research to clients with her subject matter expertize. Her profile includes planning, commissioning, and executing syndicate as well as customized research projects. She has successfully analyzed and presented data for studies related to medical devices, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical domains

Swapna Supekar
Swapna Supekar, is a keynote senior consultant on digital marketing at Allied Market Research. She has been recognized for developing a robust social network strategy for the company. Swapna has written several whitepapers, case studies, and articles. She is a visiting faculty member at various educational institutions and has expertise in life sciences and medical devices.

Srinath Venkat
Srinath Venkat is a Healthcare Management Professional with qualifications in Public Health, Healthcare Technology Assessment and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Market Economies. He has been in to research and consulting roles with leading healthcare research firms in activities like Market study, Go To Market strategy, Technology Mapping and Business Model evaluation. He is passionate about innovative business models, startup ecosystem and the evolving landscape.

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Dr. S B Bhattacharyya
Digital Health Influencer, Medical Doctor with experience in the healthcare industry in the fields of clinical practice, hospital administration, and medical informatics with particular focus on clinical data analytics.
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Dr. Pankaj Gupta
Digital Health Influencer & SMAC / IoT Speaker | Healthcare Business Executive, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at ProMed Network AG | Managing Partner at TAURUS GLOCAL CONSULTING | Director at Taurus Globalsourcing Inc.
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Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran
Dr Vikram Venkateswaran is a healthcare thought leader who writes and speaks about the emerging healthcare models in India and the role technology plays in them.
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Prashantha Sawhney
Results-driven engineering professional with ~17 years of experience in leading high performance product teams
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Arnab Paul, CEO, Patient Planet
Globally-minded systems thinker, action-oriented and inspired toward optimizing health outcomes through innovation, creativity, cooperation. Passionate about facilitating the alignment among technology, people and processes to ultimately improve patient experience and the functioning of healthcare.
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Prashant Joglekar
An engineering postgraduate from IIT Mumbai. His career spans over 21 + years and core skills include Systematic Innovation- TRIZ Training / Facilitation, Business Transformation, Total Quality Management, Business Process Design & Management, Lean and Six Sigma training / facilitation. Prashant's mission is to prepare, nurture innovative minds & broker ideas by cross-pollinating them across an enterprise
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Dr. Thanga Prabhu
Dr. Thanga Prabhu has 20+ years of healthcare experience working in India, Abu Dhabi and United Kingdom. He authored a paper for the UK Parliament Health Select Committee in 2005 titled ‘The utilizations of telemedicine (telecare) and its future potential for improving services’. He heads the HIN (Health Information Network) of iHIND and is a member of the ‘EMR Interoperability. Dr. Prabhu is currently the VP of the Indian Association of Medical Informatics
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Dr. Charles Webster
HIMSS14, HIMSS15, and HIMSS16 Social Media Ambassador! If you've got a healthcare workflow story, I want to tell it, blog it, tweet it, interview you, etc. Dr. Webster is a ceaseless evangelist for process-aware technologies in healthcare, including Workflow Management Systems, Business Process Management, and dynamic and adaptive case management.
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Senthil K. Nachimuthu, MD, PhD,
a Medical Informaticist with 3M Health Information Systems’ Healthcare Data Dictionary (HDD) team at 3M Health Information Systems, Inc. He is a medical informaticist and a physician by training, and he leads the research and design of HDD Access and other clinical terminology products of 3M HIS. He is also an avid user and contributor to various open source projects, and has served as the Chair of the AMIA Open Source Working Group in the past. He also contributes to the development of various standards such as HL7 Common Terminology Services version 2 (CTS2) and SNOMED CT. In addition to clinical terminologies and ontologies, his research interests include in clinical decision support, epidemiology, data mining, machine learning and patient safety.
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Manish Sharma
Editor, The HCITExpert Blog, Digital Health Technology Entrepreneur and Consultant

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