At 3G Doctor we’re very proud to have been asked to be media partners for the 2nd annual Mobile Health Summit taking place from the 29 May to the 1st June at the International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.
Organised by the GSMA (the trade association that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide) and the mHealth Alliance (a non-profit coalition that works to maximize the impact of mobile technologies for health) the conference programme will cover mHealth topics including service-provider business models, Mobile network operator partnerships, regulation and privacy. The event will also profile mHealth innovations that are already deployed in emerging markets.
Event Sponsors and Exhibitors include:
Alere Connected Health (South Africa), BulkSMS.com (South Africa), Cardiocity Limited (UK), Cell-Life (South Africa), Continua Health Alliance (United States), GfK (UK), GSMA Mobile Health (UK), HIVSA (South Africa), Jordan University Of Science and Technology (Jordan), Limen Sensing (USA), MIT & Fed University of Rio Grande do Norte (USA/Brazil), Medisana AG (Germany), mHealth Alliance (USA), mHealth Company (Saudi Arabia), mHIMSS/mHealth Summit (USA), midClinic (USA), Mobenzi (South Africa), MTN Foundation (South Africa), Multiple Sclerosis Organizer (USA), Notre Dame University (Lebanon), Omron Healthcare (UK), Pace University (USA), Qualcomm (USA), Samsung (South Africa), Specsystems (South Africa), STEI Bandung Institutes of Technology (Indonesia), Swissmed Mobile (Switzerland), Telemedicine Reference Center (Bangladesh), The Qtel Group (Qatar), UC Berkeley (USA), Universite de Thies (Senegal), University of British Columbia (Canada) and the University of Oxford (UK).
Speaker/Panelist list will include:
Pam Riley, mHealth Advisor, Abt Associates, Trip Allport, Accenture, Andre Beyers, CMO, Airtel Africa, Sara Chamberlain, Head of ICT India, BBC World Service Trust, Mark Brand, Owner, BrandTech Healthcare Technology Consulting, Sarah Emerson, Tanzania mHealth Manager, CDC Foundation, Peter Benjamin, MD, Cell-Life, Firdaus Kharas, Chocolate Moose Media, Manfred Kube, Director, Cinterion, Debra Sloane, Global Public Sector Healthcare, Cisco Systems, Chuck Parker, Exec Director, Continua Health Alliance, Vicky Hausman, Partner, Dalberg, Robin Miller, Project Lead, Dalberg, Angela Rastegar, Dalberg, Judy Varndell, First Capital Markets, Deloitte Consulting, Bob Fryatt, Senior Health Advisor, DfID, Marc Mitchell, Founder & President, D-tree International, George Held, Director of Products & Services, Etisalat Group, Berhane Gebru, Director, FHI360 SATELLIFE Center, Robert Fabricant, Frog Design, Fabio Sergio, Frog Design, Deborah Van Dyke, Global Health Media Project, Jacqueline Moller Larsen, MoTech, Grameen Foundation, Dr. Craig Friderichs, Head of Health, GSMA, Gabi Zedlmayer, VP, HP, Dr Tom O’Callaghan, CEO, iheed, Afsar Akal, Intel, Prof S Yunkap Kwankam, Exec Director, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, Julia Bluestone, JHPIEGO, Alain Labrique, Director, John Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative,
Elizabeth Jordan, Asst Prof, John Hopkins University School of Nursing, Jane Rogers MD, Johnson & Johnson SA, Piers Bocock, Project Director, Knowledge for Health, Kirsten Gagnaire, Global Director, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action, Dr Judy Gold, Innovation Analyst, Marie Stopes International, Frank Leyhausen , GM, MedCom GmbH, Jonathan Payne, Consultant, mHealth Alliance, Dr. Kelechi Ohiri, Special Adviser, Fed Ministry of Health (Nigeria), Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, Deputy, Ministry of Health (South Africa), Lesley Anne-Long, Open University, Thierry Zylberberg, EVP, Orange Healthcare, Gustav Praekelt, CEO, Praekelt Foundation, Daniel Crapper, Representative, PSI Tanzania, Nazik Nurelhuda, Public Health Institute, Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan, Muna I Abdel Aziz, Deputy Director, Public Health Institute Sudan, Dr Simon Samaha, Physician Leader, PwC, Irfan Goandal, Product Innovation, QTel Group, Clint McClellan, Strategic Marketing, Qualcomm, Hermen Ormel, Senior Advisor, Royal Tropical Institute, Eric Woods, Founder & CEO, Switchboard, Rajendra Gupta, Council, Telemedicine Society of India, Ola Jo Tandre, CSR Director, Telenor Group, Sean Blaschke, Child Survival Systems, UNICEF, Merrick Schaefer, mHealth Specialist, UNICEF, Brooke Partridge, Founder & CEO, Vital Wave Consulting, Axel Nemetz, mHealth, Vodafone, Helen Zille, Premier, Western Cape, Garrett Mehl, Scientist, WHO, Dr Vinayak Prasad, mHealth for Tobacco Control, WHO and Dr Jane Chege, Director, World Vision International
GSMA Mobile Health University Challenge
New for 2012 the University Challenge is hoping to attract “the best student brains to do something outrageously cool!”
Finalists include the Bandung Institutes of Technology (Indonesia), Jordan University (Jordan), MIT (USA), Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil), Notre Dame University (Lebanon), Pace University (USA), University of British Columbia (Canada), UC Berkeley (USA), UC San Francisco (USA), Universite de Thiès (Senegal), University of Oxford (UK), University of Pennsylvania (USA) and the University of San Francisco (USA).
Are you attending the event? Got something interesting you’d like to share with readers of the mHealth Insight blog?
Unfortunately client commitments mean it’s not possible for me to attend the event but fortunately Ariq Azad, an avid reader of the mHealth Insight blog, student with Columbia University and Software Developer will be lending his eyes and ears to bring you updates from Cape Town.
Ariq is a student at Columbia University studying biophysics and is a self-taught software engineer who’s worked as web developer and android engineer on several projects. Currently he’s involved with an mHealth pilot study in Cape Town, South Africa and the mChip HIV/Syphilis diagnostic at Columbia University’s Sia Lab.
Ariq is passionate about the capacity of smartphones to continuously monitor our vitals and the opportunities within that to turn around diseases before they can develop. He stays awake thinking of ways he can win Qualcomms Medical Tricorder X Prize.
Meet up with Ariq
If you’d like to meet with or have some news to share with Ariq please say hi in the comments, email him on ariqDOTazadATgmailDOTcom or send him a tweet @AriqAzad