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January 23rd, 2018
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EY Israel, Start-Up Nation Central and IATI are excited to host the 4th conference which serves as a unique platform for knowledge sharing and networking.

Israel is the start-up nation and leading innovation hub in life sciences, information, communication, mobile and cyber technologies. It has years of expertise in implementing health IT, health information exchange, business analytics and digital health in its healthcare systems and plays a major role in the global digital health landscape.

Today’s healthcare systems face many challenges; Increased costs, aging population, empowered consumers, fragmented care and wasted resources, and therefore the way we consume and receive healthcare services needs to be reinvented.

Healthcare systems focus on sustainability and value while balancing three fundamental imperatives: expanding access, improving quality and managing costs. Meanwhile digital technologies are enabling approaches that dramatically facilitate those fundamental shifts.

With more than 450 active startups and companies in a variety of digital health related fields and more than 700 local and global participants, the is Israel's most prestigious annual business conference in the health tech sector. It features leading technologies, and serves as the focal point for entrepreneurs, senior healthcare corporate executives, and investors from Israel and abroad. The conference marks a milestone for the Israeli and global digital health industry.

Registration fee: 450 NIS
Start- up fee: 300 NIS                                                                                                                                                                                                
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08:00 - 09:00

Gathering and registration

09:00 - 09:20

Opening remarks

Eyal Ben-Yaakov, Life Sciences Sector Leader, EY Israel

09:20 - 09:45

Keynote presentation: Convergence of exponential technologies, blockchain, and emerging opportunities for innovation

Dr. John Mattison, Assistant Medical Director, Chief Health Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente

09:45 - 09:55

Digital Health technology live demo

Eliav Rodman, Director of Marketing, OrCam

09:55 - 10:15

Engineering healthcare delivery to combat chronic disease

Dr. Richard V. Milani, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Health

10:15 - 11:00

Panel discussion: Artificial intelligence in healthcare

Moderator: Pamela Spence, Global Life Sciences Industry Leader, EY Global

Speakers: Hadas Bitran, Principal Group Manager, Microsoft Health Israel
Dr. Alok Gupta, Global Vice President, Development, IBM Watson Health Imaging
Amir Haramaty, COO, Spark Beyond
Ori Shaashua, Co-Founder and Head of Product, Neura
Gil Shacham, Co-founder of Microsoft Health Israel & Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 11:50

Unlocking value in digital health: It's all about outcomes, evidence and impact

Dr. Deborah Kilpatrick, CEO, Evidation Health

11:50 - 12:10

FDA's approach to AI in healthcare: New wine in an old wineskin?

Bradley Merrill Thompson, Chairman, Epstein Becker & Green

12:09 - 12:20

Digital health technology live demo

Ofer Tzadik, COO & Co-Founder, Tytocare

12:20 - 13:00

Panel discussion: Predictions on the future of digital health:

Moderator: Dr. Benny Zeevi, Managing General Partner, Tel Aviv Venture Partners

Speakers: John Bass, Founder, Hashed Health
Noam Gabison, Head of Digital Health, Facebook Israel
Dr. Alok Gupta, Global Vice President, Development, IBM Watson Health Imaging
Dr. Deborah Kilpatrick, CEO, Evidation Health
Dr. Richard V. Milani, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Health
Bradley Merrill Thompson, Partner, Epstein Becker & Green and Chairman of the Board, EBG Advisors

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch and networking

14:30 - 15:15 start-up contest live on stage

15:15 - 15:55

Panel discussion: Blockchain in healthcare

Moderator: Eyal Ben-Yaakov, Life Sciences Sector Leader, EY Israel

Speakers: John Bass, Founder, Hashed Health
Shelly Hod Moyal, Founding Partner, iAngels
Dr. John Mattison, Assistant Medical Director, Chief Health Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente
David Suter, Co-Founder, ProofWork

15:55 - 16:05

Closing remarks

Sharon Shapira, Manager, Digital Health Sector, Strategic Projects, Start-up Nation Central

16:05 - 16:15 start-up contest winner announcement

16:15 - 17:00

Closing cocktail

Start-up Contest

The conference is proud to present the 4th contest which recognizes outstanding achievements in health and wellness technologies.

Who can apply:
Companies that demonstrate innovative technologies which will significantly improve the quality of future healthcare delivery.

1. Application process: 12.11.2017-6.12.2017
Applications, presentations and executive summaries will be assessed by our special screening committee headed by EY Israel, Start-Up Nation Central and IATI. The committee will select 15 companies which will move on to the semi-final stage.
Their selections will be based on the following criteria:

 Team and leadership
 Business model

2. End of application process: 6.12.2017

3. Preparation for the semi-finals: 18.12.2017
As part of the preparation for the semi-final stage, companies will enjoy professional assistance and guidance.
Companies' representatives will take part in a presentation skills workshop designed and conducted by Barry Katz Ltd. to help them create and present the perfect pitch. Companies' participation is mandatory.

4. Semi-final stage: 3.1.2018
Companies will present their pitch to a panel of judges comprised of expert leaders from the healthcare ecosystem.

5. The 6 final companies will be announced: 9.1.2018

6. One-on-one preparation meetings with the 6 final companies: 15.1.2018

7. The finals: 23.1.2018
Winners will be selected by an expert panel of judges and audience voting. The final stage will take place live during the conference on January 23, 2018 at the Hilton Tel Aviv Hotel.

Finalists’ benefits:

 Exposure to a large audience comprised of key players in the global healthcare ecosystem.
 Opportunity for arranged “one on one” meetings with the judges and potential investors, throughout the day of the conference.
 Exclusive cocktail for presenting start-ups and speakers.
 Presentation skills workshop designed by Barry Katz Ltd.

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Professional guidance

Our pitch preparation process allows our semi-finalists to take part in unique presentation workshops and one-on-one meetings with industry leaders. Our goal is to help them prepare for the semifinal event which includes a live presentation in front of an audience of investors and c-level professionals from the industry. Those selected will then receive additional workshops and personal guidance in preparation for their "PITCH perfect" moment at the finals in October.

The guidance process will be led by Barry Katz Ltd. The Barry Katz team believes that NO ONE WILL RECOGNIZE A GOOD IDEA UNLESS IT IS WELL PRESENTED. Great ideas do not sell themselves. The presenter has to pitch an idea in a way that instantly grabs and keeps audiences attention. This can be best achieved with an authentic and unique style, with a simple easy to understand, clear and credible value statement.

"It’s All about People" is Barry Katz Ltd's motto because they believe it’s people who make an organization fail or succeed. Their mission is their passion, to help people communicate their ideas, knowledge and feelings better so they get better results.

Barry Katz believes the objective of communication is to create a shared understanding between speaker and listener. Successful communication is a solid foundation for any and every relationship.
Barry has over 30,000 hours of teaching, speaking and listening to thousands of people all over the world, including coaching TED and TEDx speakers, working with CEO’s and senior managers in some of the biggest global companies. After 23 years of coaching and training he is still fascinated with every new opportunity to help people communicate.

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