mHealth Guide to the 2015 WebSummit

WebSummit 2015 Dublin

If you could only go to one tech event in 2015 it would have to be WebSummit which practically takes over Dublin city for a week. Billed as where the Tech industry meets the WebSummit attracts the worlds top tech industry talent, is incredibly supportive to new ideas and the the startup community (join the Alpha program to exhibit for free) and I’d describe it as what the Mobile World Congress would’ve evolved into if the organisers hadn’t of persisted in trying to stay completely onside with the every whim of their member organisations (the dying on the vine Mobile Network Operators).

Our mHealth guide grew quickly and proved useful last year so I thought there’s no better time to get a start developing it for the 2015 WebSummit. If you have seen anything I should add please mention it in the comments and I’ll update this mHealth-only guide.

In 2015 we’ll again be hosting a mHealth networking meetup and there are advanced plans for an exciting update on the mHealth tour that proved to be a big hit last year (refresh the page to see updates/announcements as they’re made).

Book your tickets today as the prices are set to go up.


mHealth related highlights of the 2015 WebSummit will include:

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About: Sport arguably provokes more passion and is at the centre of more debate than other subject on the planet. It is also one of the biggest industries worldwide, as well as being one of the most progressive and innovative industries in terms of how technology is used for marketing, data analysis and content creation. The Sport Summit examines the intersection of sport, technology and business, as well as covering areas such as Leadership in Sport, eSports and Sport Media.

Get a feel for the scope of opportunities emerging from the convergence of sport and tech by watching this great TedTalk by Rajiv Maheswaran in which he talks about the opportunities that emerge from the analysis of moving dots.

Key discussion topics include: Motivation on and off the field, Head games: how concussion has impacted sport, How to commercialise sport in VR, Investing in the future of soccer, Does off-field success lead to on-field achievement?, Delivering sporting transparency, Real time analytics affecting real time decisions, All business on and off the field, Teaming up to create audience engagement, Beyond the second screen: making sport interactive, How to market the biggest sport on earth, Is there a unique skill set to fantasy sports?, The franchise player, Peak performance in amateur athletes, Building for the future: the interactive stadium, Chris Froome talks about the Team Sky mantra ‘marginal gains’, The Three Simple Questions A look into value, meaning, and defining success, Social video in the sports industry, The evolving landscape of content consumption, Fit to play: putting your health first, Protecting player welfare, VR in Sports: a new take on the game, The science can swing it, Generating champions 30 years apart, Breaking out of the second tier, What’s next for sports media?, Lessons from the poker table, Unifying the world’s greatest football family.

Already confirmed speakers:

Hank Adams, CEO, Sportvision Inc
Sam Allardyce, Premiership Football Manager
Ian Ayre, CEO, Liverpool Football Club
Tiki Barber, Co-Founder & Chairman,
Nakisa Bidarian, EVP Strategy & Business Ventures, UFC
Liv Boeree, Team Pro, PokerStars
Joe Canning, Galway Hurler/Liberty Insurance
Juliana Chua, Principal, Zensorium
Cindy Cone, CEO & Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, ImVere
Don Cornwall, Partner, PJT Partners
John Coulson, Head of Optapro, PERFORM
Nigel Eccles, Co-Founder & CEO, FanDuel
Jene Elzie, VP International Marketing, NBA
Dessie Farrell, Chief Executive, Gaelic Players Association
Rio Ferdinand, Footballer (3x World Cup Finals)
Chris Froome, 2013 Tour de France Winner, Team Sky
Stephen Ferris, Retired Ulster, Ireland and Lions Rugby player
Carl Frampton, IBF Super Bantamweight World Champion Boxer
Ben Gallop, Head of Sport Interactive, BBC
Alan Gilpin, Head, Rugby World Cup
Padraig Harrington, Golfer
Jamie Heaslip, Irish International & Leinster Rugby Player
Matt Higgins, Vice Chairman, Miami Dolphins
Doug Howlett, Corporate Ambassador, Munster Rugby
Cedric Hutchings, CEO, Withings
Danny Keens, Head of Sports Partnerships, Twitter
David Katz, CEO, The Post Game
Donna Kivirauma, CEO & Co-Founder, TeamUp
Pat Lam, Head Coach, Connacht Rugby
Laura Lepisto, World Medalist Figure Skater
Paul Liberman, Co-founder, DraftKings
Ian Lynam, Sports Lawyer, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Dominic Mansour, Managing Director, Full Tilt
Barry McGuigan, Retired World Champion Boxer & Boxing Manager
Shane McGuigan, World Champion Boxing Coach, McGuigans Gym
Rod McLoughlin, Head of Medical Services, IRFU
Katrien Meire, CEO, Charlton Athletic Football Club
Akim Millington, Next Galaxy Corp & Director of VR Sports & Entertainment
Rodney Mullen, Pro Skateboarder
Jef Nathenson, SVP of Content & Distribution, Whistle Sports
Peter Nelson, VP of Programming, HBO Sports
Brian O’Driscoll, International Rugby player & investor UltimateRugby App
Elizabeth Parkinson, SVP Marketing & Partnerships, Detroit Lions
Cindy Parlow Cone, CEO & Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, ImVere
John Paul, CEO, VenueNext
Robert Smith, CEO, Fan Health Network & Minnesota Viking
Mary Spio, Founder, Next Galaxy Corp
Edwin van der Sar, CMO & Champions League Winner, Ajax
Gianluca Vialli, Co-Founder, Tifosy
Jed York, CEO, San Francisco 49ers
Fausto Zanetton, CEO, Tifosy

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About: MedTech Summit (renamed to the “HealthTech Summit”) is a standalone summit within Web Summit. It has a dedicated main stage with 4 highly focused content tracks (Bioinformatics, Wearables & Fitness, Medical Diagnostics and Nanotechnology), exhibitor area, workshops and networking events. The MedTech Summit is for anyone interested in how the provision of healthcare is likely to change in the coming years, with feature the world’s leading health practitioners and healthcare companies and will have particular appeal to healthcare professionals, venture investors and health thought leaders.

Key discussion topics include: To what degree will the rise of mobile healthcare change the traditional model? Uber for Health: The arrival of on-demand healthcare. Too much information: Does the range of healthcare tools empower or imperil the consumer? Venturing into Healthcare: where are the big opportunities for investment in healthcare? Security: How safe and secure is our medical information? Is deafness curable? How is predictive medicine progressing, and what can we expect to see in the near future? Can medical personnel adapt and guide patients’ decisions? Using data to create families? From the cradle to the grave: optimized data cycles, Actions speak louder than apps, Why the future of healthcare is cognitive, The social brain: synapses and status updates, What’s next in augmented reality, will APIs streamline MedTech?, Revolution in the clinic! New doctor-patient models, Keeping up with the microprocessors: the future of healthcare, The future of physical and virtual space in MedTech, Design and UX for health and wellness, Using interactive 3D anatomical software medical, Mind over mobile: digitizing mental health.

Already confirmed speakers:

Greg Balmer, C-Level Exec, TickerFit
Brad Brooks, Co-founder, TigerText
Nina Byrnes, Founder and Principal GP, Generation Health
Andy Caddy, CIO, Virgin Active
Andrew Chang, Co-founder, Lumo Bodytech
Juliana Chua, Principal, Zensorium
Gaia Dempsey, Managing Director, DAQRI
Julien de Preaumont, Chief Marketing Officer, Withings
David Eagleman, Professor at Baylor School of Medicine & Co-founder at Neosensory
Riley Ennis, Co-founder, Immudicon
Bill Evans, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Watson Health
Oren Frank, CEO and Co-founder, Talkspace
Vitaly Gordon, Director of Data Science, Salesforce
Jessica Greenwalt, CoFounder & CIO, Crowdmed
Tony Habash, Chief Business Integration Officer & CIO, American Psychological Association
Michael Huang, Co-founder and CEO, Glow
Stan Karpenko, Co-founder and CEO, Give Vision
Robert Labadie, Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre
Michael Lee, Co-founder and CEO, MyFitnessPal
Matt MacInnis, Founder & CEO, Inkling
Lisa Maki, Co-founder and CEO, PokitDok
Karl Martin, Founder and CTO, Nymi (formerly bionym)
John Moore, CEO, 3D4Medical
Shashank ND, Co-Founder & CEO, Practo
Joan Ng, SVP of Product Marketing, Swarovski
Sabah Oney, Director of Business Development, Ariosa Diagnostics
Kegan Schouwenburg, CEO & Co-Founder, SOLS
Omri Shor, Co-Founder & CEO, MediSafe
Sonny Vu, Co-Founder & CEO, Misfit
Mary Spio, Founder, Next Galaxy
Ramji Srinivasan, Founder & CEO, Counsyl
Ted Tanner, VP, PokitDok
Nate Walkingshaw, Chief Product Officer, Pluralsight
Nell Watson, Futurist, Singularity University

With just 300 of the 800 main conference speakers announced there are already several who will be very interesting to delegates seeking mHealth insights:

Mary Aiken, Producer/Professor/Research Centre Director, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Michael Buckwald, Co-Founder & CEO, Leap Motion
John Collison, Founder, Stripe
Michael Dell, Chairman & CEO, Dell
Romeo Durscher, Director of Education, DJI
Harel Kodesh, Chief Technology Officer, General Electric
Golden Krishna, Senior User Experience Designer, Zappos
Palmer Luckey, Founder, Oculus VR
Mary Moloney, CEO, CoderDojo
Philip Moynagh, VP IoT Group & GM Quark Solutions, Intel
Ray Muzyka, Co-founder, ThresholdImpact
Lionel Paillet, GM for Europe, Nest Labs
Robert Scoble, Blogger, Technical Evangelist and Author
John Sculley, Angel Investor, MDLive
Yancey Strickler, Co-Founder, Kickstarter
Bob Tinker, CEO & President, MobileIron
Rhona Togher, CEO, Restored Hearing
Paul Walsh, CIO, Dell
Nell Watson, Futurist, Singularity University
George Yianni, Head of Technology, Philips


There’s a growing list of mHealth related startups that will be presenting on booths as part of the WebSummit’s ALPHA & BETA programmes (showcasing “the world’s most exciting early-stage companies“):



Anaconda BioMed

Anaconda Brain


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Beats Medical




Burnout Protector


Care Angel





ClipandTalk Website







Dream Quark

DreamQuark Website


Dreem Headband

Ensa @ensa_app

Ensa App website


EquiSense Website




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FoodCloud Website

GoDoctor Solutions


Health Around Me





HelloParent Website

Hospices of Hope










Learning to Sleep



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medvisor Russia


MiiPharos Website


MUrgency Website


Neofluidics Neoplate


NetWod website




Nootrie AG

Nootrie AG Website

Obi Health




PEX Life




Planet Training

Planet Sport


Plus Guidance







Spring Loaded Technology

Springloaded Technology



Tech-Bionic Hand

TechBionic Hand



The Match Player

The Match Player Website


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Valley Electronics

Valley Electronics Daysy

VeganLove App

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VideoDoc Website




YogaTribes Website


Teri Morris, leader of the Health 2.0 Dublin Chapter, is hosting a “Web Summit Fringe Event: Health Innovator’s Dinner” at Bloom’s Brassiere on 11 Upper Baggot Street on Tuesday 3 November 2015 from 7.30pm. There’s also the opportunity for attendees to give a “30 second elevator pitch” on what they’re doing (to avail of this email with the word PITCH in the subject line). Full information and to register (tickets cost just €43.00 and include meal).

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