“Think Global – Act Local” Unlocking Our Potential In Digital Health

November 20, 2019
November 20, 2019
9.00am (for morning tea), workshop commences at 9.30am and finishes at 11.30am
Brooklyn 1 meeting room, Level , HiNZ Conference venue, Claudelands, Hamilton

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What's good (and not so good) about New Zealand's digital health space, what's happening (or not happening) internationally and what are we going to do about it?

This is an industry focused workshop exploring the best of both worlds and identifying key ‘work-ons’ that will make a difference. It is open for any HiNZ Conference delegates to attend (i.e. it is not a closed "industry only" session) and cross-sector participation is encouraged.

This workshop presents an excellent opportunity to hear from, and interact with, international and local leaders in their fields (not just from the health sector) sharing their knowledge about operating in New Zealand and internationally.

The programme will include introductory presentations by keynote speakers and will conclude with an hour-long panel discussion, which will provide workshop attendees the opportunity to ask questions, comment and interact with the panel members.

The workshop will pose some key questions and identify 2-3 key areas for ongoing engagement (that will link to NZHIT's New Zealand HealthTech Opportunities Report) –

  • What makes NZ attractive to global players?
  • What's happening on the global stage that we can learn from?
  • What's happening in New Zealand - what's good? what needs to change?
  • How can internatinoal and national players work together to maximise their potential both in NZ and offshore?
  • How does the whole health sector engage to innovate, deliver and sustain?

Keynote speakers and panelists will include:

  • Shayne Hunter, DDG Data & Digital, Ministry of Health
  • Humphrey Wikeepa, Digital Advisory, Te Puni Kokiri
  • Kate Quirke, MD & CEO, Alcidion Group Ltd
  • Graeme Muller, CEO, NZTech
  • Karen Mason, Coalitions Mgr, NZ Trade & Enterprise
  • Gabe Rijpma, CEO, Aceso Health

Where: Where: Brooklyn 1 meeting room, Level , HiNZ Conference venue, Claudelands, Hamilton

When: Wednesday 20 November 2019

Time: 9.00am (for morning tea) for workshop commencement at 9.30am - finishes at 11.30am

Important note:

This workshop has intentionally been timed so you can attend prior to the commencement of the NZHIT Annual General Meeting (11.45am-12.30pm) and the HiNZ Conference (1.30pm) with lunch available in the conference venue from 12.15 to 1.30pm (for HiNZ Conference delegates).

This workshop could not happen without the support of the following organisations and individuals:




Jim Brown

Trevor English

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    Karen Mason

    Coalition Manager, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

    Gabe Rijpma

    CEO of Aceso Health

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