Pang Sze Yunn
Chief Executive Officer
A healthtech pioneer in Asia, Sze Yunn led the Population Health Management unit in Philips ASEAN Pacific, where she was part of many Asian healthcare “firsts” in telehealth and remote disease monitoring. She has broad and deep expertise in healthcare, technology and diplomacy, and a career spanning different organization types in US, China and Southeast Asia in Philips, NTUC Health, Microsoft, Siebel Systems, and the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She sat on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Longevity. Sze-Yunn holds a BSc (Econs) from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Chief Technology Officer
Naresh is a well-known expert and senior executive in deep learning, big data analytics and digital transformation. He has been a successful entrepreneur as well as a corporate IT leader. He has co-founded and scaled startups in disease analytics. As a member of the early executive management team at Cognizant, Naresh was responsible for emerging technology businesses and played a key role in establishing a high growth rate e-business at Cognizant. Naresh was also Chief of Digital at Tech Mahindra and SVP at HCL Tech where he was responsible for mobile, big data and multi-channel integration business lines. He has been credited with architecting and rolling out, the pan India, 108 emergency and health management initiative in India and its jv with Cisco. An angel investor, strategist and hands on technology diviner, his other thought-leadership to execution use cases, include AI solutions for retail, banking, healthcare, and IoT-driven verticals. He holds a Bachelors in Engineering from India and MS from NJIT, USA.
Dr Prem Pillay
Chief Medical Advisor
MBBS (SINGAPORE), FRCS (EDINBURGH), FAMS (NEUROSURGERY), FRCS CANADA (NEUROSURGERY), FACS (USA)
Trained at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Foundation in the USA, Dr Prem was Chief Resident in Neurosurgeon at Cleveland Clinic before returning to Singapore to become Co-Director of the Brain Centre and Head of Neurosurgery at Singapore General Hospital. He is currently Medical Director at the Singapore Brain-Spine-Nerves Centre.
Dr Kwang Lim
Clinical Director for Medicine and Aged Care, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
Dr N Kandiah
Director, Dementia Research Centre, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
Dr Nagaendran Kandiah is the Director of the Dementia Research Centre at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. Prior to this, he was the Senior Consultant neurologist and the Director of the NNI Dementia Programme. He holds a Clinician Scientist position with the National Medical Research Council of Singapore. His research interest includes Mild Cognitive Impairment, Role of Cerebrovascular disease in Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease dementia and Frontotemporal Dementia. He holds several national grants investigating these research areas and has published extensively in this field. He is also actively involved in the training aspects of dementia and is currently the chairman of the Neurocognitive and Research Training Consortium of Southeast Asia (NRTC-SEA). From a clinical perspective he has vast experience in the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Autoimmune Dementia and other related dementias. He leads the Singapore Ministry of Health initiative on Comprehensive Young Onset Dementia Programme. He is also the chairman of the Ministry of Health Clinical Practice Guidelines on Dementia.
Dr Koji Abe
Director, National Centre of Neurology and Psychiatry, Japan
Currently Professor and Chairman of Neurology at Okayama University Medical School in Japan, Prof Koji Abe graduated from the Tohoku University School of Medicine (M.D.) and received his PhD from Tohoku University under the direction of Professor Kyuya Kogure. Prof Abe has published more than 600 papers on cerebral blood flow and metabolism and neurodegenerative diseases. His research interests cover many important fields of neurology especially in the mechanism of ischemic brain damage, gene and stem cell therapy, neuroprotection, and neuroimaging. He is the past president of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (CBFM) and organized World CBFM meeting in Osaka in 2007 and Japan-Asia CBFM meeting Okayama city in 2014. He is currently serving as Presidents of both Vas-Cog Japan and Vas-Cog Asia societies.
Dr Kwang Lim
Clinical Director for Medicine and Aged Care, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia
Professor Kwang Lim is a Geriatrician and General Physician. He also works as the Clinical Director for Medicine and Aged Care at Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is a Geriatrician with an interest in dementia, falls and functional decline in older people. He has research interests in service provision for older people, improving advanced care planning and end of life care in older people as well as the use of technology to enhance health outcomes.
Dr Jill Mushkat Conomy
Director of Pain Management Psychology, Cleveland Clinic Health System, USA
Dr. Jill H. Mushkat has been with the Cleveland Clinic Health System more than 17 years where she serves as Director of Pain Management Psychology for the Regional Hospitals.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Mushkat graduated from Washington University (St. Louis) where she majored in Languages, and she received her doctoral degree in Psychology at the Ohio State University. She has held positions of responsibility in teaching, patient care and administration in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky prior to joining the staff of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation nearly two decades ago.
She is involved in teaching Fellows at the Cleveland Clinic Pain Center and provides a full range of psychological services, including patient evaluation for neurostimulators and intrathecal pumps. She has lectured upon the topic of instrumental pain relief, in which she is a recognized expert, nationally and internationally. She has served on the Board of Directors and as Ethics Chair of the Cleveland Psychological Association since 2004 and served as President in 2011.
Dr. Mushkat is devoted to travel, music, literature, theatre, visual arts, gourmet cooking, Judaic history and to her husband, Dr. John Conomy.
Santiago Brand Ortiz
Clinical Director of MindLab Applied Neuroscience in Singapore
Santiago Brand is the Clinical Director of MindLab Applied Neuroscience in Singapore, and Vice-President of Psytech Bioscience in the United States.
He is Board Certified and has 14 years of experience in biofeedback and neurofeedback, and 10 years of experience in qEEG brain mapping. Santiago is also an instructor for InMindOut in the United States and has lectured in over 13 countries in the areas of neurofeedback, biofeedback brain mapping, and neuroinflammation. He also spends a large part of his life traveling around the world lecturing on the brain, health and performance, consulting with different organizations and teaching neurofeedback and biofeedback.
Santiago has been a consultant for the Colombian Olympic Committee, Guatemalan Olympic Committee and Bolivian Football Federation.
Dr. Vivek Sehgal, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Loyola Medical Center, Loyola University
Dr. Vivek Sehgal, MD, is a medical doctor with an illustrious career spanning over 30 years, specializing in neurology and radiology within prominent US-based hospitals. Renowned for his diagnostic prowess, he has consistently excelled in unraveling complex neurological conditions and pioneering advancements in radiological imaging techniques.
Beyond his clinical expertise, Dr. Sehgal has emerged as a visionary leader in healthcare, emphasizing strategic thinking and collaboration. He has helmed medical divisions, fostering multicultural teamwork and elevating patient care to new heights.
Dr. Sehgal’s dedication extends to global health, with a fervent commitment to expanding access to cost-effective medical services. His initiatives prioritize preventative healthcare programs, particularly for individuals aged 50 and above, championing proactive health management for improved well-being.
Khoo Boon Hui
Mr. Khoo Boon Hui served as the Senior Deputy Secretary at Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore till January 2015. Mr. Khoo began his career at Singapore Police Force (SPF) and served as its Commissioner from July 1997 to January 2010, where he spent 32 years. He oversaw the strategic development of regional and international collaboration, including capacity development initiatives across Singapore’s law enforcement agencies.
Mr Khoo has been a Non-Executive & Independent Director of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. since 2010. Mr. Khoo served as President of the INTERPOL Executive Committee from 2008 to 2012. He also sits on the Boards of Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd., Ministry of Health Holdings, the Casino Regulatory Authority, Certis CISCO and Temasek Foundation International CLG Limited. He serves as a Director of the Singapore Eye Centre Board.
Mr Khoo is a Senior Fellow of the Home Team Academy and the Civil Service College. Prior to this, he was Senior Fellow of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Senior Advisor, MHA. He is a member of the Palo Alto Networks Public Sector Advisory Council and the Board Financial Crime Risk Committee of Standard Chartered Bank. He was also appointed the Commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (Netherlands).
Prof Reiji Otaki
Waseda University Business School, Director and Chairman, AON Consulting
Former Chairman of Aon Hewitt Japan
Prof. Ohtaki joined the faculty of Waseda Business School in 2009. He was the chairman of Aon Hewitt Japan.
Prior to Aon Hewitt, he worked for Hay Consulting where he led its Asia Pacific business. Prior to Hay, he held various senior management positions with Mercer, including head of Mercer Japan for many years and head of Mercer’s business in Asia.
Prof. Ohtaki’s diversified consulting expertise includes organizational development, organization effectiveness, executive assessment, coaching, leadership development and human capital management programs. His clients are mainly large global companies in Asia in a variety of industries.
Dr Dino Djalal
Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Indonesia
Former Ambassador of Indonesia to the USA
Dr. Dino Patti Djalal has been the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States, a speech writer, youth activist, academic and national bestselling author.
He was named as the Indonesian Ambassador in May 2010 and presented his credentials to the President of the United States on September 16, 2010. He was previously a Special Staff for International Affairs and Presidential Spokesperson for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2004-2010). Dr. Djalal first joined the Department of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia in 1987. He was posted to Dili, London and Washington DC, before being appointed as Director for North American Affairs (2002-2004).
Dr. Djalal is a member of the Governing Board of the Institute for Peace and Democracy, which was established by the Bali Democracy Forum, and a member of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Council on World Affairs.
In 2010, Dr. Djalal received the Bintang Jasa Utama medal from President Yudhoyono, one of Indonesia’s highest awards for distinguished service. In 2012, he received the Indonesia Marketing Champion 2012 award for the government and public services sector and the Marketer of the Year 2012 award from the Indonesian Marketing Association, MarkPlus Inc., and Marketer.
He is considered by social media networks to be among one of 5 most influential Indonesian politicians whose means of communicating by Twitter is regarded as prolific (3rd most influential Indonesian politician tweeter).
Managing Director Asia Pacific Medtech Innovator
Fredrik Nyberg is currently managing director Asia Pacific at MedTech Innovator, a leading global non-profit medical technology accelerator. He serves as Board Member and advisor to several healthcare startup ventures. Mr. Nyberg currently also serves on the Steering Committee of Singapore Stanford Biodesign, an affiliate of the world-renowned innovation program led by Stanford University. He is a member of the project evaluation panel of the National Health Innovation Centre Singapore (NHIC).
Mr Nyberg was the former chief executive of Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed), the region’s only trade association for the medical devices, equipment and in-vitro diagnostics industry, headquartered in Singapore. Mr. Nyberg brings over 30 years of healthcare industry experience, twenty-five of which were spent in Asia-Pacific. He has held senior sales/marketing, general management and strategic consulting positions, working with some of the largest global medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical multinationals. He has worked across the region and lived in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.
Mr. Nyberg is a frequent speaker on the healthcare industry in Asia-Pacific. He holds a BSc from Gothenburg University, Sweden, and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK.