Sessions - Tuesday, 25th October 2022


Digital Health for a Better Wellbeing

Tuesday, 25th October 2022 10:45 - Ballroom C

Moderator: Paulo Nunes de Abreu - Founder of the Health Data Forum

• Home care and assisted living for the elderly: The Smart Bear approach

   Speaker: Luigi Gallo - Senior Research Scientist at the National Research Council of Italy - Institute of High-Performance Computing and Networking (CNR-ICAR)

• Solutions for personalised health and care for the elderly

   Speakers: George Zissis - Data Protection Officer at Athens Technology Center and Samira Maghool - Assistant Researcher at Università degli Studi di Milano

• Madeira Digital Health and Wellbeing pilot case

   Speaker: Carlos Agostinho - Senior Researcher at UNINOVA

• A magic-mirror platform for physical rehabilitation at home: The SHAPES project experience

   Speaker: Maria Santofimia - Assistant Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha

• Citizen-centred EU-EHR exchange for personalized health - Smart4Health

   Speaker: Maria Marques - Senior Researcher at UNINOVA

• Smart4Health platform for collecting, managing and sharing health data

   Speaker: Pablo Guerrero - Team Lead for Collaborative Projects at Data4Life

• Interoperable EHRs at user edge - InteropEHRate

   Speaker: Francesco Torelli - Senior researcher at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica

AI and European Data Spaces: Foundations for a Digital Future

Tuesday, 25th October 2022 10:45 - Ballroom B

Moderator: Oscar Lázaro - Managing Director of Innovalia Association

• Data Space support centre

   Speaker: Sonia Jimenez Moreno - Senior Business Consultant at International Data Spaces Association

• Baidata: Accelerating sovereign data ecosystems

   Speaker: Oscar Lázaro - Managing Director of Innovalia Association

• Artifical Intelligence for healthcare: challenges and experiences

   Speaker: Giuseppe De Pietro - Director of the Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking

• The Database to speed up your Analytical Jobs

   Speaker: Bernardo Mota - Software Engineer in MonetDB Solutions and Stefanos Mavros - Software Engineer in MonetDB Solutions

• Integrated digital framework for comprehensive maritime data and information service

   Speaker: Vivian Kiousi - Senior Business Innovation Manager, Head of Transport Lab RID Department at INTRASOFT International


Panel: Societal Challenges for Digital Transition

Tuesday, 25th October 2022 11:45 - Ballroom B

Moderator: Tal Soffer - Director of Technology and Society Foresight Unit and the Web Supported Academic Instruction Center, Tel Aviv University

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the accelerated entry of technologies into everyday life and changed the way we leave, communicate, and even talk. Thus, new social norms are emerging in learning, teaching, and working, which reshape the way we are living from working, shopping, traveling, communicating to the way we secure our privacy and data. It raises questions on the impact of emerging technologies on society; the societal challenges, barriers and incentives as well as policy and regulations needed for successful digital transformation. The session will address these issues from various aspects: privacy, education, labor-market, economic, health and wellbeing and RRI (Responsible Research & Innovation).


Robin Rae - Researcher in Science and Technology Studies at University of Vienna

Michaela Scheriau - Researcher in Science and Technology Studies at University of Vienna

René von Schomberg - Senior Research Fellow at University of Aachen

Elsa Fernandes - Vice-Rector at University of Madeira

Cristina Pedra - Vice-mayor of Funchal

Cristina Contero - Partner at Aphaia - leading expert in ICT regulation and policy


Telemedicine and Digitalisation Challenges for Intensive and Continuum of Care

Tuesday, 25th October 2022 14:00 - Ballroom C

Moderator: Gernot Marx - Full Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Chair at RWTH Aachen University

• Telemedicine and intensive care challenges, solutions and future needs

   Speaker: Lukas Martin - Chief Medical Officer

• Patient-centric approach for resilient health systems

  Speaker: Cátia Ferreira - Executive member of the Board at Serviço de Saúde da Região Autónoma da Madeira

• Hospitals perspective on digitizing health for better care

  Speaker: An Stevens - Head of Research Engineering & Instrument Services at Maastricht University

• Clinical lessons learnt from the pandemic

  Speaker: Egija Lapiņa - Paula Stradiņa Klīniskā universitātes slimnīca

Cybersecurity and Data Protection

Tuesday, 25th October 2022 14:00 - Ballroom B

Moderator: Isaac Ben-Israel - Chairman of Israel Space Agency and Head of Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University

• Data protection: eat that frog (and bon appétit!)

  Speaker: Cristina Contero - Partner at Aphaia, leading expert in ICT regulation and policy

• Cybersecurity and data protection in health and home care: The Smart Bear solution

  Speaker: Ioannis Basdekis - Team leader at SPHYNX Technology Solutions AG

• Blockchain usage in the agri-food value chain

  Speaker: Joana Carvalho - RTD Manager at Centre for Waste Valorisation

• Data protection in Scientific Research

  Speaker: Robrigo Adão da Fonseca - Chief Executive Officer of FUTURA

• Intervention of the Chief Inspector of the Polícia de Segurança Pública

  Speaker: Tiago Miranda - Chief Inspector of Polícia de Segurança Pública

• Bridging the security, privacy and data protection gap for smaller enterprises in Europe: the Sentinel project

  Speaker: George Bravos - Director of Research and Development at ITML Solutions

Moderator: George Bravos - Director of Research and Development at ITML Solutions

• Security, privacy and data protection solutions for SMEs - Hands-On, seeing is believing


Panel: Digital Health Challenges for the Nursing Profession

Tuesday, 25th October 2022 15:00 - Ballroom C

Moderator: Paul de Raeve - Secretary General at European Federation of Nurses Associations

In an increasingly digitalised and connected world, digitalisation and artificial intelligence are gaining ground and are profoundly changing the way we live and work. The COVID-19 pandemic has given a significant acceleration to the digitisation process of the healthcare systems in the EU and Europe, pointing out all benefits and challenges to implement the European Skills Agenda and the European Social Pillar Action Plan. The health sector has been identified as an important industrial ecosystem to partner up with, under the Pact for Skills. Building of capacity and investments in digital skills and digital literacy for citizens, patients and healthcare professionals will be key for the digital transformation of healthcare with nurses having a central role to play as TRUST is a key element for deployment and exploitation.

It is necessary to create the right digital tools facilitating and supporting nurses' daily frontline work. This is an essential step for creating sustainable and resilient healthcare eco-systems. Digital solutions could create a more resilient healthcare eco-system and nurses' could be the best ally being the most trusted healthcare professionals and closest to patients. For sure digital skills and tools will never replace the work of nurses and allied healthcare professionals, but digitalisation could simplify the nursing process and as such reduce frontline nurse's workload. It is clear that to get to this, it is necessary to boost the upskilling and reskilling of nurses to give them the best digital skills that allow them to improve their outcomes.

Also, the central issue in the weeks, months and years ahead will be about TRUST (EHDS) and keeping the frontline nurses, citizens, in the centre of developments. Empowering citizens as managers of their own health, unlocking health data from local silos, and encouraging a bottom-up approach for effective interoperability will be key. Health technologies and digital solutions, combined with organisational change in healthcare systems and new skills, will only be effectively and efficiently deployed with the end-user as co-designer. Nurses as end-users must be able to influence the development of technology reflecting both usability and user-friendliness, to deliver “fit for practice” innovative solutions to empower citizens and patients, making health systems sustainable and resilient.


Sivia Bar-Noy - Full Professor and Head of the nursing department at Tel Aviv University

Nisa Souto - Researcher and SESARAM ICU nurse

Maya Doneva - Secretary General of European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities

Christoph Klein - Policy Officer at European Commission


Open Pitches

Tuesday, 25th October 2022 16:00 - Ballroom C

Moderator: Andreia Pimenta - European Project Manager at Secretaria Regional de Saúde e Proteção Civil

• Pitch: Open Healthcare Systems

  By: Samuel Frade - BinaryScope Solutions

• Pitch: Technology in Response to the Aging Challenges

  By: María José Santofimia Romero - Inwire Technologies

• Pitch: Innovation in Europe 2023-2027: Where ARIA Wishes to Play a Role

  By: Gianluca Carletti - ARIA Lombardia

• Pitch: The Future of Travel Information

  By: Niels Nes - MonetDB Solutions

• Pitch: Digi - where to?

  By: Mlesnite Mihai - Regional Institute of Gastroenterology - Hepatology