M.I. E-Health – Managing integrated community & sovereign health data for emerging technologies – Are we ready? – BigStage 2020

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11 June 2020 | 13:00-14:30 | Studio The Hague | Video recording | Forum
BigStage 2020 overview

Session teaser

Over the past decade, the integration of technology within health care has becoming increasingly visible to the European citizen, through the citizen’s own encounters with Digital based eHealth Care. Robots, Telemedicine, Artificial Intelligence and Block-Chain are a few of the new technologies and processes that are evident. These new emerging technologies in eHealth Care use vast amounts of data gathered from a variety of sources. This data, it’s nature, collection, availability, integration, management, quality, retention and disposal, drive the development of new technologies and decision making. The future lies with data driven technologies. The presenter through a series of questions is seeking insight, observations and stories regarding these developments in Digital Health Care.


The format for this session is a fireside chat. A small group of guests chatting with the session presenter, in an informal manner. Due to Corvid-19, and restrictions on physical gatherings, the virtual version of this presentation makes use of video conferencing.

Further reading

WHO & EU on status of European Health Care:

Issues in Digital Health Care:

Financing Digital Health Care:


Presenter/Key participants:

  • Dr Janet Michaelis
    Is Clinical Lead in Sexual & Reproductive Health, specializing in Psychosexual, Psychodynamic and CBT counselling, with Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK and has spent 18 years in this field of medicine.
    Dr Michaelis holds a Bachelor of Medicine from Southampton University, UK; a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic, Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton and a Diploma in CBT accredited by the University of the West of Scotland.
  • Prof. Bimalka Seneviratne
    Prof. Bimalka Seneviratne holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the North Colombo Medical College; Diploma in Pathology and Doctor of Medicine (MD/ Histopathology), from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    For the past 20 years she has been working as a consultant and an academic, at the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She was past Head of the Department of Pathology and the Department of Allied Health Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Prof. Seneviratne was the President of the College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka in 2017.
    She has contributed widely towards undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Pathology. She has several scientific publications in local and international journals. Dr. Seneviratne also contributes as a supervisor for postgraduate MPhil and PhD degrees, and has functioned as a resource person for conferences and symposia.
  • Dr Stefan Bungart
    Is Founder and CEO of Growth-40 located in the Cologne area of Germany. He was most recently Head of Digital Strategy, Marketing & Incubation at Siemens, located in Orland Florida in the United States, and prior to that as Head of Digitization. He has also held positions as Vice President Strategy & Development with Deutsch TeleKom AG Digital Division in Bonn and as Senior Vice President New Services; IoT Manufacturing Solutions Leader Europe for Cisco in Stuttgart; GE Digital / Industrial Internet Programs Leader Europe in Frankfurt as well as Software Innovation Leader Germany; Innovation Leader IBM Germany and their Leader of Global Marketing Transformation Project – Country Model; Director General of the National Institute for Transportation & Logistics, Ireland, to mention some of his expertise.
    Dr Bungart holds a Diploma in Business Studies from Fachhochschule Aachen; BA (Hons) Business Studies from Coventry University and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Business Studies from Coventry University.
  • Amali De Silva – Mitchell (Presenter)
    Worked with the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society, Civil Society Section since it’s inception. She founded and was a coordinator of the North American Civil Society Caucus for WSIS I; past President of the Vancouver Community Network, a non-profit ISP in Canada; past Director of the Freedom of Information & Privacy Association of British Columbia, past Director of United Nations Association Victoria, BC and is currently participating on organization teams with EuroDIG and with the IGF Dynamic Coalitions. She makes contributions to global discussions on ICTs and writes articles on technology and society for her LinkedIn account.
    Amali has worked as an Accountant for the past 20 plus years and has worked in public practice, the manufacturing sector (software, laser technology, pulp and paper...), non-profit (children’s services) and is a Senior Accountant with the Provincial Government of British Columbia Canada within Timber Pricing (Market Pricing). She has also worked within Shared Services, Common IT Services of the Province of BC.
    Amali holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Economics degree from the University of Warwick, UK; Master of Science degree in International Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics, UK; was enrolled in the Master of Science degree in Computer Science at Imperial College, UK; is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CMA, CPA British Columbia, Canada) and holds a Certificate in Information Privacy from the Province of British Columbia.