Microsoft: Human-Centric Data Innovation in Spanish and Norwegian Healthcare

Join Microsoft Norway, Microsoft Spain, and the Microsoft’s European Government Affairs team in Brussels on this virtual summit on Human-Centric Data Innovation in Healthcare.

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Data is a foundational resource in the digital transformation process, and data sharing and collaboration can help address some of society’s biggest challenges, particularly in the context of health. However, there remain challenges – in terms of perceptions, lack of legal clarity, and the availability of appropriate tools – to ensure that data can be shared in a trusted way. In order to use data to better understand patients’ history, behavior, and needs, and to enable healthcare professionals and research organizations to become more efficient and innovative, we need to address such challenges together. One challenge is how governance mechanisms for health data can be designed to share and access data in a way that addresses while remaining effective.

Policymakers play a key role in facilitating a more open and collaborating approach to sharing by ensuring appropriate frameworks that allow those who wish to share, access, and benefit from data to do so effectively

Program for the day:

09:30​ – 09:40 Opening and welcoming remarks – Microsoft’s commitment to open data in healthcare
Jeff Bullwinkel, Associate General Counsel and Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs, Microsoft Europe
09:40 – 10:15​ Human-Centric data innovation in Spanish and Norwegian healthcare
Presentations from a best practice perspective by leading healthcare organizations in Spain and Norway

  • Julian Isla, Founder and Chairman of Foundation 29, Member of the European Medicines Agency & Eurordis Board Advisor
  • MD PhD José María Castellano Vazquez, Director of Science at the Research Foundation Hospitales HM, one of the largest networks of hospitals in Spain who released in open format their research on Covid-19 for research purposes.
  • Charalampos Tzoulis, Prof. of Neurology at Haukeland University Hospital & University of Bergen, Norway, Director for Neurodegeneration and Center Vice Director at Neuro-SysMed.
10:15 – 10:20 ​ Break
10:20 – 10:45​ Panel on trusted data sharing – How governance mechanisms for health data can be designed to share, access, and prevent the risks associated with data collaboration and use.
Discussion with leading healthcare researchers in Spain and Norway moderated by Kristine Beitland, Microsoft Norway and/or Gabriel Lopez, Microsoft Spain

  • Professor Ricard Martinez, Director of the Microsoft Chair for Privacy and DT at the University of Valencia
  • Heidi Beate Bentzen, Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Medical Ethics at the Faculty of Medicine and the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
10:45 – 11:15 Fire side chat – The role of policy makers in advanced technologies in public health.
Open conversation on how to facilitate a more open and collaborating approach to data sharing with MEP Anna Michelle Asimakopoulou Member of the European Parliament moderated by Jeremy Rollison, Microsoft Europe Government Affairs
11:15 – 11:30 Q/A & closing

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November 19 @ 09:30
09:30 — 10:30 (1h)