Welcome to Digital Health Summit

 29th November 2023, Budapest, Radisson Blu Béke Hotel (Budapest, Teréz krt. 43, 1067)

Hungary’s first Digital Health conference. Digital health conference for public and private health care, digital pharma, and manufacturers of digital medical products.

Topics

Digital Health Business Market + AI and ML+ Novartis Workshop +
Data and Cyber Security + Health Gadgets + Pharma Digital +
Telemedicine + DHS Award +
Digital Health Sciences + Innovative Healthcare

Keynote speakers

Bidló Judit
Deputy State Secretary for the Professional Management of Health
Ministry of the Interior

Dr. Judit Bidló has been the Deputy State Secretary for the Professional Management of Health at the Ministry of the Interior since March 1, 2023.

She is a pharmacist, economist, and infobionics engineer. Founding member of the Hungarian Health Economics Society. She gained her experience in the pharmaceutical industry at Novartis and the Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Manufacturers. of which she was director for 4 years between 2005-2009. Since 2009, she worked at the National Health Insurance Fund, in the area of price reimbursement. She was the deputy general director of price reimbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund from November 1, 2018 until the end of February 2023. At NEAK, she was responsible for the operation and financing of the outpatient drug supply, the financing of medical devices and itemized based reimbursement technologies, as well as for procurement and orphan pharmaceutical products financing. She still participates in the work of the National Molecular Oncoteam at NEAK. Currently, she considers her main task to be the creation of outcome-based drug financing and the adaptation of financing systems to the telemedicine systems that are coming to the fore due to the COVID epidemic. In addition, she is a committed supporter of the development of data-driven healthcare decision-making.

Fabian gergely
State Secretary responsible for industrial policy and technology
Ministry for Economic Development

He is a Popovics award-winning financial analyst, a certified financial economist, and the State Secretary responsible for industrial policy and technology at the Ministry for Economic Development.

He was born in Kaposvár, where he obtained his first degree. Then he graduated in economics from Maastricht University in 2009.

He started his career at the Magyar Nemzeti Bank in 2009 and after holding a number of positions and many years of professional experience, he was appointed Managing Director in 2017.

At the same time, he also served as the CEO of the Budapest Institute of Banking Zrt. and the Managing Director of MNB-EduLab Kft., while he played a prominent role as the director of the opening of the Money Museum of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank.

From December 2022, he support the work of the Minister for Economic Development as State Secretary responsible for industrial policy and technology. In the course of his professional work, he attaches importance to increasing the competitiveness of Hungarian industry and to the planning and implementation of programmes that promote the technological development of Hungarian companies.

Ian Hook
Director, Knowledge Management & Insights Excellence
Novartis, Basel, Switzerland

Ian Hook is an avid intrapreneur and passionately curious leader who has built a career on being the interface between the business and the technology. Whilst working in Accenture he pioneered AI approaches to Knowledge Management, leading development teams to build practical, scalable solutions with tens of millions of dollars’ worth of impact to the company and gaining multiple patents in Artificial Intelligence solutions. Ian currently leads Knowledge Management in Novartis where he is responsible for all commercial facing strategic content. He is leading Novartis’ approach to Generative AI and runs multiple workstreams. His focus is on long-term sustainability and tangible business value of the solutions being created.

Kovács L. Gábor
scientific leader
National Laboratory on Human Reproduction.

graduated from the Medical School of University of Pecs
in 1972, specialized in laboratory medicine and in neuroendocrinology. He is the
member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Until 2013, he was the chair of the
Institute of Laboratory Medicine and the senior vice rector of the University of Pecs
responsible for science and innovation. Later he became the founding president of
the Szentágothai Research Centre of the University. Dr. Kovacs is the past president
of the Doctoral Council of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the vice-president
of the Medical Section of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His current scientific
interest lies in the innovative diagnostic biomarker research of human reproduction.
Currently he is the scientific leader of the National Laboratory on Human
Reproduction. His publications were cited over 6400 times in the international
scientific literature. Honoring his professional and scientific activities he received
numerous awards, including the Széchenyi Award.

Bartłomiej Madej
Senior Director, Digital Health Lead for International Markets
Bristol Myers Squibb, Switzerland

Digital&IT leader with a proven track record of delivering transformational change. Passionate about channeling digital health technologies to improve patient outcomes. Believer in a future proof healthcare ecosystem driven by data and digital, which can boosts sustainability and efficiency.

Nagy Andor
Operations Director
Hungaropharma

The name of IT specialist Andor Nagy is linked to the implementation of the company group’s integrated
IT and logistics system, the first successful Hungarian introduction of the SAP EWM system, and the
creation and on-going development of the company’s strategic IT security system. Mr Nagy is also at
home when dealing with state-of-the-art IT and logistics technology.

Neuwald Tivadar
director of sales
Delta Systems Ltd.

Neuwald Tivadar graduated in 1995 from the College of Agricultural Sciences in Debrecen, majoring in economics, then in 1999 he received a university degree in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Gödöllő, parallel to this, he completed his higher education studies in 2001 at the Faculty of Administrative Organization of the Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration.

He has two and a half decades of experience in the IT industry in sales and management fields.

He started his career at Megatrend 2000 Informatika Zrt. as an account manager, and after a 2-year period at Bsc Kft., he continued at Delta Elektronik Kft. from 2004. He has been working for the Delta Group for 20 years. As director of sales, he is responsible for business development and managing existing partners, as well as mentoring sales colleagues. He speaks English.

 

Takács Péter
State Secretary for Health
Ministry of Interior

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Semmelweis University in 2005. He worked as
a resident physician at Semmelweis University in the field of forensic medicine from 2005 to
2009, and between 2010 and 2012 he was engaged in the planning and organization of drug
safety studies. Between 2012 and 2015 he worked as a health specialist at the Institute of
Pharmaceutical and Health Quality and Organizational Development, later he became a
medical consultant and acting regional director of the State Health Care Center. From 2015 to
2017 he was head of the Department of Finance and director of Outpatient Care of North-
Central Buda Centre, St. John Central Hospital Budapest. From 2017 to 2019 he headed the
Health Policy Department of the Ministry of Human Capacities. Between 2019 and 2020 he
became acting director-general of the North-Central Buda Centre, St. John Central Hospital
Budapest. Lately he was deputy director-general for Primary and Specialist Care at the
National Healthcare Service Center.

Public duties:
He was president of the Hungarian Resident Association from 2005 to 2008, and between
2005 and 2009 he was a member of the Board of Governors of Semmelweis University, and
between 2007 and 2015 he was a member of the National Board of the Hungarian Medical
Chamber.

 

The 3nd Digital Health Summit was on 22nd November, 2022 with 444 registrations. The 2nd DHS was in September, 2021 with 220 guests. The 1st Digital Health Summit was in February, 2020 with 397 attendees. And our DHS's little sister conference: Digital Health Essential was on 30th May, 2022 with 265 guests. 

The Digital Health Summit brings together public and private health care, digital pharma, and manufacturers of digital medical products, venture capitalists and startups from around Hungary, to network, exchange ideas and to become more familiar with opportunities in Hungary. Our independent conference will become a significant event for many companies in the DH industry and is particularly important in Hungary given the explosion of business and entrepreneurship in the region.

Digital health is the convergence of digital technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery and make medicines more personalized and precise. The discipline involves the use of information and communication technologies to help address the health problems and challenges faced by people under treatment. These technologies include both hardware and software solutions and services, including telemedicine, web-based analysis, email, mobile phones and applications, text messages, wearable devices, and clinic or remote monitoring sensors. Generally, digital health is concerned about the development of interconnected health systems to improve the use of computational technologies, smart devices, computational analysis techniques, and communication media to aid healthcare professionals and their clients manage illnesses and health risks, as well as promote health and wellbeing.

Digital health is a multi-disciplinary domain involving many stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers and scientists with a wide range of expertise in healthcare, engineering, social sciences, public health, health economics and data management.

Who attends
  • + Providers / Health Systems
  • + Payers
  • + Pharma
  • + Health Tech
  • + Platform Technology Pioneers
  • + Big Tech
  • + Investors
Why attend?
  • + INSPIRED. Our speakers are leading real business transformation, driving change across the enterprise and actioning measurable digital innovation for their businesses. Get motivated from leaders and walk away with new ideas you can implement.
  • + CHALLENGED. Rethink your current processes and business blueprints, the event speakers will challenge your way of thinking and allow you to realise that new methods may be your best way of moving forward sitting alongside your current beliefs.
  • + TRANSFORMED. The conference agenda and speakers are put together as such to reveal insights into how some of the biggest organisations are going about digital, from real business use cases to success stories and where the challenges may lie.
  • + MEET LIKE MINDED PEERS
  • + NETWORKING. It's an invaluable part of events and where real value often presents itself, meeting those who are facing the same challenges and coming together to solve similar issues. Our agendas feature numerous opportunities throughout the day to meet like minded folk from various industries and backgrounds. We have previously had extremely positive feedback from delegates who have found long lasted business relationships with those who they wouldn't normally meet from opposite industries and largely seeking out the same solutions to industry wide transformation sticking points.
     

     

Dress code

business formal

Organizers

AP Summit Now LTD

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Companies registered for the 2023 conference

4iG, AbbVie, Abszolút Ritmus Alapítvány, AIRMID-MED, Addig, Amgen, AstraZeneca, AP Summit Now, AZS Partners, András és Zsigmond Ügyvédi Iroda, Bay Zoltán Alkalmazott Kutatási Közhasznú Nonprofit, Bayer Hungária, BENU, Bellis Egészségtár, Berlin Chemie, Biogen Hungary, Bio és Gyógynövény Kereskedők Szövetség, Belügyminisztérium, BTL, Bismogel, Bristol Myers Squibb Magyarország, Bristol Myers Squibb Franciaország, Budai Egészségközpont, Budapesti Uzsoki Utcai Kórház, Büntetés-végrehajtás Országos Parancsnoksága, Carbyne, Cashline Investments, CMS Magyarországi Fióktelepe, Clinexpert Site Network, Comnica, Cytocast Hungary, OANDER Development, DELTA Group, DFT-Hungária, DeriCom Informatikai, BioIQ Team Kft, DEBRECENI EGYETEM KLINIKAI KÖZPONT SZÜLÉSZETI NŐGYÓGYÁSZATI KLINIKA KENÉZY CAMPUS, Dunaújvárosi Szent Pantaleon Kórház-Rendelőintézet, Dr. Barna Szilárd Ügyvédi Iroda, Egészségkalauz, Egri Markoth Ferenc Kórház, Észak-pesti Centrumkórház - Honvédkórház, E40 Europe, EIT Health InnoStars e V, Egis Gyógyszergyár, eVisit, Foglaljorvost Online, Fürst-Med, Gazdaságfejlesztési Minisztérium, Gamax Laboratory Solutions, GAMMA-DIGITAL, GS1 Magyarország Nonprofit, Gottsegen György Országos Kardiovaszkuláris Intézet, Hartmann, Hálózatban Működő Gyógyszertárak Szövetsége, Házipatika, Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hiflylabs, Huawei Technologies Hungary, Humán Reprodukciós Nemzeti Laboratórium PTE, Healthware Tanácsadó, Hungaropharma, Hungimpex, Hospitality, IBT Premier Consulting, Inspiring Culture, Infomix, Jahn Ferenc Kórház, Jahnssen, Johnson and Johnson, Königsberg Consulting, KRKA, KPMG, Kinepict Health, Kinstellar, Kórházszövetség, Innovatív Gyógyszergyártók Egyesülete,  Innovation Consulting, IQVIA Solutions Services, Lognet, LG Electronics Magyar, LMDoki, Magyar Fejlesztésösztönző Iroda, MAD Medical Agile Data, Magángyógyszerészek Országos Szövetsége, Magyar Kardiológusok Társasága, Magyar Nemzet, Magyar Máltai Szeretszolgálat, Magyarországi Klinikai Vizsgálatszervezők Társasága (MKVT), MediConcept, MSD Pharma Hungary, Medio MedTech, MediAd, META, Maia, Medilum Agrena, Merck, Merck KGaA (EMD Serono), Merova Health, Nagy Sportágválasztó, BBU Nonprofit, Neumann Technológiai Platform, NEAK, Novartis Hungary, Novartis Switzerland, Novodata, Patika Management, Pharmazone WS, Pharma Cloud, Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Phoenix, Pharmindex, Pharmamatrix, Pfizer, Preghello, Roche Magyarország, Richter Gedeon, Rowanhill Digital, Safeholding Biztosítási Alkusz, Semmelweis Egyetem, SE - I. sz. Sebészeti Klinika, Sensodoc, Summahosp, Sigma Technology Magyarország, SofMedica, Stratis, Synlab, Spirocco, SummaHosp, Széchenyi István Egyetem, Ulyssys, Union-Érted Ellátásszervező, Naava, Népszava, Országos Kórházi Főigazgatóság, Országos Onkológiai Intézet, Oppenheim, Opticop, Országgyűlés Hivatala, OTP Országos Egészség- és Önsegélyező Pénztár, Takeda Pharma, Teladoc Hungary, TaylorWessing, Telex, Teqtos, Világgazdaság, Webbeteg, weCan Technology, Xtendr, Valor Capital, VOSZ, Zentiva Pharma

 

Program

  Nagyterem Kisterem 1 Kisterem 2
07.45 - 09.00 Registration, breakfast, networking    
08.45 - 09.00. How ESG affects the perception of companies and their products? - Balázs Kertész (Szinapszis)    
09.01 - 09.21 dr. Takács Péter, MD (Interior Ministry)    
09.22 - 09.42 Keynote: Laboratory Medicine: The Key to the Future Integrated Healthcare - Prof. Gábor L. Kovács, MD, PhD (Pécsi Tudományegyetem Szentágothai János Kutatóközpont) (powered by Roche)    
09.43 - 10.04 Keynote: Hype to Value – the scalable AI journey - Ian Hook (Novartis, Basel) (az előadás angol nyelvű, szinkrontolmácsolást nem biztosítunk)    
10.05 - 10.25 Keynote: AI in biosignals – see the unseen - Bartłomiej Madej (Bristol Myers Squibb, Zürich) (az előadás angol nyelvű, szinkrontolmácsolást nem biztosítunk)    
10.24 - 10.44 Keynote: Iparpolitika és technológia az egészségipar versenyképességének szolgálatában - Gergely Fábián  (Gazdaságfejlesztési Minisztérium)    
10.45 - 11.15 cofee break, networking
11.16 - 11.38 Keynote: Kiszámíthatóság. Stabilitás. Rugalmasság. - Hatással vagyunk az Egészségügyre! - Tivadar Neuwald (Delta Systems Kft.)    
11.39 - 12.00 Keynote: Digitization in distribution. - Andor Nagy (Hungaropharma)    
12.01 - 12.41 Pharma digital - panel discusson - dr. Judit Bidló (Interior Ministry), dr. Krystyna Grygier, MD (BMS), Ana Maria Vargas (Janssen), Moderator: Zoltán Novák, LL.M., PhD (TaylorWessing) 12.00 - 12.42 Telemedicine in the public service  - Eszter Kovács (SE) Ferenc Nagy (Magyar Máltai Szeretetszolgálat Egyesület), Moderator: Sándor Tünde (Világgazdaság) 12.01 - 12.21 Diagnosztikus kardiológia egy 21. századi kórházban - Martin Viktora (BTL CONNECTin)
12.22 - 12.42 From Patient-Directedness to Value Generation: Merck's Drive to be a Therapy Provider - Emre Ozcan (Merck KGaA (EMD Serono) 
12.42 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.15 Nagy és kiskereskedelmi patikadigitalizáció, és betegszempontok - Tamás Kaló (Phoenix), dr. Bálint Mikola (Magángyógyszerészek Országos Szövetsége), dr. János Zlinszky (BENU), Moderator: Anna Danó (Népszava) 13.30 - 14.30 How can digitally-enabled patient journey management be integrated into domestic care system practice? – professional and IT prerequisites - Péter Becságh (BetMe), Lajos Horváth, MD (OMIII), Zsolt Horváth, MD (Bács-Kiskun Vármegyei Oktató Kórház Onkoradiológiai Központ), Magdolna Kádár, PhD (Interior Ministry), dr. Béla Muzsik (OKFŐ), Moderátor: Mariann Nagy (Novartis Hungary) 13.30 - 13.42 Ki fizet majd az MI műhibákért? - dr. Nagy Daniel Endre és dr. Takácsi-Nagy Eszter (Kinstellar Budapest)

13.44 - 13.54 Tamás Póda (Synlab)

13.56 - 14.06 A radiológia jövője a MI erejével - Ádám - Mohácsi Tamás (Gamax Laboratory Solutions)

14.07 - 14.17 Getting closer to the future of data-driven medicine - the collaboration between AstraZeneca and Semmelweis University - Gergely Németh (SE), Kuuno Vaher (AstraZeneca)
14.16 - 14.36 Keynote: Ellátási folyamatok digitalizálója az egészségügyben - dr. Judit Bidló ( Interior Ministry )

14.34 - 14.44 E-kereskedelmi értékesítés a patika piacon - Szimpatika esettanulmány. - Máriás Zsigmond (LogiNet) és Kaló Tamás (Szimpatika)
14.37 - 14.57 New trends of digitalization in the field of cardiovascular medicine - prof. Péter Andréka, MD, PhD (Gottsegen National Cardiovascular Center) 14.30 - 15.15 MI in healthcare - Prof. Dr. Duray Gábor PhD, DSc FESC, Szabolcs Szolnoki (Gazdaságfejlesztési Minisztérium), András Ujhegyi (Delta Systems Kft.), , Moderátor: Fanni Márkus (KPMG) 14.45 - 14.59 GS1 nélkül nincs okos kórház - dr. Váczity József, MD (Eger Markoth Ferenc Kórház)

15.00 - 15.14 Ápolástámogató Rendszer - az új digitális eszköz az ápolók kezében - dr. Kádár Magdolna, PhD (Interior Ministry )
15.00 - 15.45 Digitization of hospitals: difficulties and achievements. A conversation with General Directors - prof. Péter Andréka, MD, PhD (GOKVI), Zoltán Jenei (OKFŐ), Prof. Dr. Norbert Miklós Wikonkál, MD, PhD (Észak-Pesti Centrumkórház – Honvédkórház), dr. József Váczity, MD (Eger Markoth Ferenc Kórház)m Moderátor: Adrienn Kiss (Roche)   15.15 - 15.30 A média felelőssége a hiteles beteg-edukációban (esettanulmányok) - Kriska Erika (Central Médiacsoport.)
15.45 - 16.00 Coffee break, networking 15.30 - 15.58 Coffee break, networking 15.30 - 15.59 Coffee break, networking
16.00 - 16.45 16.00 - 16.45 Robotic surgery - dr. Judit Bidló ( Interior Ministry ), Domokos Entz (SofMedica), Prof. Attila Szijártó, MD, PhD (SE - I. sz. Sebészeti Klinika), Prof. Péter Tenke, MD, PhD (Jahn Ferenc Kórház), Moderátor: Balázs Rékassy, MD (health economist)   16.02 - 16.12 Új megoldások kórházi rendszerekhez. - Dr. Tibor Csákány, MD (SummaHosp)

16.13 - 16.23 The power of information! WHEN and WHERE it is needed - Tünde Neuwald (Beconz)

16.24 - 16.34 Hatékonyabb kutatás és kezelési eredmények: biztonságos adatmegosztás alkalmazásai az egészségügyben - Paróczy Viktória (xtendr)

16.35 - 16.45 Digitális kórház a diabéteszes betegek számára - Lia Menyhárt (Merova Health)
16.45 - 18.00 DHS-Award Ceremony    

 

 

 

Product Sales Specialist
Gamax Laboratory Solution

Tamás Ádám Mohácsi started his career in sales immediately after graduating
in economics at Gamax Laboratory Solution Kft. From autumn 2022, he has been
working as a dedicated sales specialist for the company's MAIA project.
His daily responsibilities include all sales-related tasks, including partner network
development and pricing strategy, as well as liaising with healthcare advisory
professionals. He also responsible for managing the delivery of demonstration
demos and channelling feedback to developers and the project team. An
important goal of the project and Tamás, is to exploit the power of artificial
intelligence in healthcare, leveraging the latest innovations, such as MAIA software
product (Medical AI assistant).

general director
Gottsegen National Cardiovascular Center

I graduated from Semmelweis Medical School in 1993 and started working at the 2nd Department of
Internal Medicine at the same university. After my board in internal medicine, I travelled to the US to
University of Miami where I did cardiology research and started my training in cardiology. I got board
certified in cardiology in 2002 and got the PhD degree in the same year. I got invited to the
Gottsegen National Cardiovascular Center and became the chief of Department of Adult Cardiology
in 2006. I was working as an interventional cardiologist and performed several structural
interventional cardiology procedures first in Hungary with my team. I got board certified in
anesthesiology and intensive care in 2008. I was invited as a visiting professor to the University of
Aberdeen to teach interventional cardiology for six mounts in 2012. In December 2015 I was
appointed as the vice medical director and in December 2017 as the general director of the
Gottsegen National Cardiovascular Center. In 2019 I got appointed as the chief of Cardiology Section
of the Hungarian Professional Medical Council. In 2022 I became professor of cardiology at the
University of Pecs. In 2023 I became the chief of the Hungarian Professional Medical Council. During
my directorate the team of our Institution became very much devoted to national and international
medical research and medical education. We run several PhD and clinical fellowship programs for
both national and international students and publish our projects in leading international peer
reviewed journals. My vision is to make Gottsegen National Cardiovascular Center visible and
recognized also in field of international cardiovascular medicine.

medical IT specialist and researcher
Semmelweis University

He has extensive experience in management of research and medical software development projects. Between 2014-2015 he was the research manager at GE Healthcare Hungary working on a clinical decision support platform. From 2015 to 2018 led a structured reporting software developer company, from 2019 product manager at Asseco CE Hungary Zrt developing a new hospital information system. From 2023 head of Institute for Clinical Data Management at Semmelweis University.

healthcare innovation lead
Roche Hungary

In the Innovation team at Roche Hungary and at InnoPHC - SZEFA - nonprofit foundation, I am
currently responsible for healthcare innovation. The actual role of the Foundation is to help
transform the healthcare ecosystem by implementing innovative ideas. The first and highlighted
project at InnoPHC / SZEFA is the methodological and digital implementation of the universal
and flexible patient journey centric framework into the Hungarian healthcare operation by co-
creating the digital tool DrBetMen. Originally I graduated as a Biotechnologist - MSc and
obtained my PhD in Molecular Pathology.

 

 

 

founder
SummaHosp

1999: Semmelweis University ÁOK. 2007: specialist examination in orthopedics and traumatology. 2013: European Spine Course Diploma Scientific society membership. Hungarian Orthopedic Society. Hungarian Spine Society. Hungarian Society of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthrology. AOSpine InternationalIn addition to my surgical activities, since 2013 I have been organizing the OR program of the OGK. As the OR leader,I have started the development of the SummaHosp system, a modular, web-based application to complement traditional HIS. Spine surgery: degenerative diseases of the spine, spinal canal stenosis, degenerative deformities, spondylolisthesis, disc herniation. Health Information Technology: surgical program organization, IT support for inpatient care, development of hospital IT solutions

journalist, healthcare professional manager
Népszava

Újságíró-egészségügyi szakmenedzser. Az utóbbi szakmámhoz a diplomát a Semmelweis Egyetem közszolgálati karán szereztem 2005-ben. Harmincöt éve írok újságot. A pályakezdés első néhány évének kivételével, amit a Magyar Ifjúság című és a kollégámmal Katona Józseffel alapított közös lapnál a 424 című hetilap töltöttem, mindig napilapnál (Mai Nap, Népszava, Népszabadság, Népszava) dolgoztam, dolgozom. Voltam kormányzati tudósító, politikai újságíró végül egészségügyi szakújságíró lettem. A napi munkámban a hírvadászat jól meg fér kedvenc műfajommal a riporttal. Az utóbbi évtizedekben főként egészséggazdasággal, egészségpolitikával foglalkozom. Az egészségügyből az orvos-beteg kapcsolata, az információs aszimmetria bontása, a kommunikáció foglalkoztat. A napilapos „pörgés mellett” szerkesztettem gyermeklapot, életmódmagazint és két rangos gyógyszeripari szaklap ( Pharmamarketing, Marketing Pirula) vezető szerkesztőjeként is kipróbálhattam magam.  

Head of Department of Cardiology
Central Hospital of Northern Pest - Military Hospital

Belgyógyász – Kardiológus, nemzetközileg jegyzett szívritmuszavar specialista. Általános orvosi diplomáját a Semmelweis Egyetemen szerezte, majd a szakképzése után 2005 és 2010 között a Frankfurti Egyetem Kardiológiai Klinikáján dolgozott, ahol a szívritmuszavar részleg főorvosaként dolgozott. Európai Kardiológus diplomát szerzett, majd az Európai Kardiológus Társaság tiszteletbeli tagjának választotta. A Semmelweis Egyetemen szerezte PhD doktori (2009) címét, Egészségügyi Menedzser MSc diplomáját (2019), majd ugyanitt habilitált (2020). A Magyar Kardiológusok Társasága Aritmia és Pacemaker munkacsoport alelnöke. Kutatási érdeklődési köre a szívritmuszavar, valamint szívelégtelenség miatt eszközös kezelésre szoruló betegek ellátási módszerei, a katéteres, műtéti (pacemaker, defibrillátor), valamint gyógyszeres kezelési stratégiái. Bevezette Magyarországra a legmodernebb, teljesen a szívbe ültethető törpe pacemaker (Micra) alkalmazását, és tapasztalataival nagymértékben hozzájárult a technológia széleskörű elterjesztéséhez. A mindennapi betegellátás mellett fontos számára az eszköz- és gyógyszergyártókkal való szoros együttműködés, a diagnosztikus és terápiás eljárások kifejlesztésével és alkalmazásával kapcsolatos kutatómunka.

managing director
Sofmedica Hungary

In 2008, he obtained his MSc degree in Economics with a specialization in marketing
and communication. Coming from a historical physicians' family, he has always had
an affinity for medical terminology and the healthcare industry. After completing a
short trainee program at L’Oreal, he decided to transition his career to the medtech
industry, taking on various roles both domestically and internationally.

Thanks to his fluency in English, German, and French, he began his medical journey
at Diatron as a Sales Distribution Manager, where he gained experience in
understanding cultural differences between countries and becoming familiar with
multiple healthcare systems. He then joined Covidien, one of the world's largest
multinational companies, actively participating in the launch of a new solution for
stroke patients in south and eastern Europe.

Subsequently, he returned to the IVD business to establish a start-up hematology
manufacturing company from scratch, taking the lead in creating and implementing
sales and marketing strategies. As part of this role, he traveled extensively worldwide
and successfully established two regional offices in Malaysia and Dubai.

At Medtronic, he managed the CRHF team and served as the business unit manager,
successfully executing the national pacemaker tender. Later, he was offered a
position at Johnson and Johnson, where he led the Ethicon team, expanding his
network within the field of surgery.

Recently, he had the opportunity to drive significant change in the world of surgery
by introducing robotic-assisted surgery to Hungary, a game-changing innovation
that allows surgeons to operate on patients remotely. As the first employee of
Sofmedica Hungary, the exclusive distributor for Intuitive Surgical Inc., he played a
crucial role in bringing the company to live and making this technology accessible in
the Hungarian market.

Senior Manager, Strategy & Operations
Bristol Myers Squibb Hungary

Zoltan is responsible for the commercial growth strategy for the product portfolio and digital
transformation at the Hungarian affiliate of Bristol Myers Squibb.
Prior joining BMS Zoltan worked at AstraZeneca Hungary as Salesforce Effectiveness & Business
Intelligence Manager and then as Innovation and Business Excellence Lead.
 
Starting from 2014 he worked at Sanofi Hungary where he supported the work of the medical
department in various roles.
 
Zoltan graduated from University of Pécs as an Economist and holds a MSc in Management and
Leadership with specialization in Operations Management from Budapest University of Technology and
Economics (BME)

general director
Uzsoki Street Hospital, Budapest

She started her career as a medical doctor in 1992 at the Neurology Clinic of the Faculty of
Medicine of the University of Debrecen. She completed specialty training in neurology (1997)
and rheumatology (2006). She received her PhD degree in 2002 at the Faculty of Medicine of the
University of Debrecen. In 2010, she completed a degree in medical management at Corvinus
University. Since 2012, she has served as general director of the Uzsoki Street Hospital in
Budapest. Between 2019 and 2022, she was the president of the Hungarian Hospital Association,
of which she currently serves as vice-president. She is also the president of ‘Altogether Now’, a
foundation for healthcare workers that she founded in 2020.

general manager
Bristol Myers Squibb, Hungary

Krystyna Grygier joined Bristol Myers Squibb in 2004. As GM in Hungary, she has re-established the BMS affiliate and has been driving transition for the last 4 years. During her 25 years career in pharma, she spent 19 years in BMS, working in multiple commercial and medical leadership roles at local and regional (CE Cluster, EU HQ) and global level (WW Commercial USA). Before joining pharma she was a practicing clinician.

She holds a Medical Doctor degree, marketing and qualified coach certificate from universities in Poland as well as an ICF membership. She also completed Change as New Norm training in CEDEP/INSEAD Fontainebleau and leadership academies.

She is passionate about taking new challenges, building successful organizations and new business opportunities. She is passionate about coaching and women’s leadership, and she is an active mentor in Women Leadership Mentoring Network Vital Voices Poland and the BMS B-NOW Connections Mentoring Program.

Corporate Affairs Director, Central Europe
AstraZeneca

Lemia is an economist, graduated from Corvinus University of Budapest. After a short time spent in FMCG she immediately jumped into the world of pharmaceuticals where she’s been since 14 years now.
After several roles in Public Affairs at Sanofi, MSD and Novartis, Lemia is now heading AstraZeneca’s Government Affairs and Communications in Central Europe.
Lemia is passionate about advancing public health, especially addressing patient pathway optimization and health literacy.

general director
Oncoradiology Centre of the Bács-Kiskun County Teaching Hospital

Zsolt Horváth, MD graduated as a medical doctor in 1989, and subsequently qualified in internal medicine, clinical oncology, clinical pharmacology, as well as obtained the ESMO Certification in Medical Oncology and license in palliative therapy. He obtained his PhD in 2011 and MSc in healthcare management in 2016. From 1989 to 2012 he worked at the National Institute of Oncology, from 2021 to 2017 he was Director of the Oncology Institute of the University of Debrecen, from 2017 he was Chief Physician of the National Institute of Oncology, and from 2018 he has been the head of the Oncoradiology Centre of the Bács-Kiskun County Teaching Hospital. He was the National Representative of ESMO until 2018. He is a member of several Hungarian and international professional organisations and working groups, as well as the editorial boards of the Magyar Onkológia journal.

stratégiai és informatikai igazgató
Országos Mentális Ideggyógyászati és Idegsebészeti Intézet

Orvosként végzett a Semmelweis Orvostudományi Egyetemen, szakorvosi vizsgát tett belgyógyászat
és kardiológia szakirányokon, majd Master of Business Administration (MBA) diplomát szerzett
vállalatmenedzsment és infokommunikációs szakirányokon is.
Nevéhez kötődik az Elektronikus Egészségügyi Szolgáltatási Tér (EESZT) koncepciójának megalkotása,
a szakmai megvalósíthatóság tervezése, majd évekig a megvalósítás vezető egészségszakmai
szakértője.
Alapító szerkesztőbizottsági tagja az IME folyóiratnak, közel két évtizeden át tagja az egészségügyi
informatikai Szakmai Kollégiumnak. Jelenleg a Semmelweis Egyetemen folyamatban van PhD
fokozatszerzése. A European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) IT munkacsoportjának
vezetője.
Kutatási területe, publikációi elsősorban a gyógyítás és az informatika határterületeire terjednek ki,
számos kutatást és projektet irányított a szív elektrofiziológiai modellezésétől egészen az
egészségügyi adatok szabványos műszaki és szemantikai reprezentációját meghatározó hazai
szabvány kidolgozásáig.
Kiemelten foglalkozik a betegutak és betegregiszterek adatainak elemzésével, az utóbbi időben ezen
a téren a mesterséges intelligencia alkalmazhatóságával.
Egyházi és centrumkórházakban betöltött igazgatói feladatait követően, 2021. augusztusa óta az
Országos Mentális Ideggyógyászati és Idegsebészeti Intézet stratégiai és informatikai igazgatója.

Deputy State Secretariat
Deputy State Secretariat for Healthcare Financing and Development of the Ministry of the Interior

Graduate public health specialist, Doctor of Health Sciences. She has 10 years of experience in IT software design and coordination of IT developments. Her main task was the process-level synchronization of IT developments. Contact with users of healthcare field, the measurement and organization of business requirements. Planning of system describe processes, preparing of prior specifications. Coordination of developments and support the functional testing.

Previously, she carried out IT process manager, lead coordinator and healthcare specialist tasks in several projects implemented with European Union funds. Between 2012 and 2017 she strengthened the project team of National Public Health Center (formerly Office of the Chief Medical Officer of State), between 2017 and 2022 she was responsible for the developments of central hospital integrated management systems and medical laboratory diagnostic systems at National Directorate General for Hospitals. Under her project leading, the national introduction of Central Financial Approval System was implemented in all institutions provide publicly owned in-patient care.

Currently, she pays special attention to the domestic digital healthcare and from 2023 to the coordination of e-health department operating within the Deputy State Secretariat for Healthcare Financing and Development of the Ministry of the Interior. Head of the Health Development Policy Department at Deputy State Secretariat.

Chief Operating Officer, Sales Director
PHOENIX Pharma Zrt.

Tamás Kaló is the COO and Sales Director of PHOENIX Pharma Zrt, and  Vice President of the Hungarian Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers.

Tamás graduated in 1995 in economics and has been working for PHOENIX since 1996.   He supported the activities of PHOENIX Hungary as Financial Director between 2002-2020, during the time the Company became the market leader wholesaler partner of the Hungarian pharmacies. He took over the duties of Chief Operating Officer and Sales Director in 2020, focusing on innovative services for customers in the pharmaceutical supply chain. He considers an important task to support the digital development of the sector, in which the wholesale industry – directly linked with the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacies and hospitals – plays a key role. By the digital improvement of logistics, sales and administrative processes of the pharmaceutical supply chain, patients can have faster, safer and more efficient access to the medicines they need, and to important healthcare products, that prevent diseases.

Chief Commercial Officer Diagnostics Division
Roche Hungary

She graduated from Kossuth Lajos University as a chemist and English professional translator. Later in 2018, she obtained another diploma from Károli Gáspár Reformed University, specialising as a mental health specialist. Ever since completing her studies, she has been working in the healthcare sector. After previously working for Johnson & Johnson and GE Healthcare, in November 2014 she continued her career in the Diagnostics Division of Roche Hungary Ltd, where she held several leadership positions in sales and marketing. From 2016, she has been the Commercial Director of the Diagnostics Division.

In her work, it is important for her to represent and convey values to her colleagues and partners that focus on the interests of patients. She believes that partnership is the cornerstone of sustainable healthcare in the long term and that collective thinking and shared experiences bring the best solutions. She is working to establish a balance between the digital world and maintaining human connections in everyday life.

főosztályvezető, Egészségügyi Főosztály
Büntetés-végrehajtás Országos Parancsnoksága

1972-ben született Budapesten, a Semmelweis Orvostudományi Egyetemen szerzett diplomát. 2016-tól a büntetés-végrehajtási szervezet dolgozója, 2023-tól a Büntetés-végrehajtás Országos Parancsnoksága Egészségügyi Főosztályának főosztályvezetője. Fontosnak tartja a megelőzés szerepe mellett a betegségek gondozását, az egészségügyi ellátások széles körű elérhetővé tételét, melyre megoldást kínálnak az új egészségügyi informatikai megoldások. Az ezekhez adaptált szakmai eljárásrendek kidolgozását motiváló szakmai kihívásnak tekinti.

bv alezredes
Büntetés-végrehajtás Országos Parancsnoksága

1986-ban született Miskolcon, a Nemzeti Közszolgálati és a Szent István Egyetemen szerzett diplomát. 2011-től 2017-ig az Országos Katasztrófavédelmi Főigazgatóságon, majd 2017-től a Büntetés-végrehajtás Országos Parancsnokságán teljesít szolgálatot informatikai szakterületen. Mindig is érdekelték a technológiai újítások és a modern megoldások így érdekes, új terület ként tekint az egészségügy és a informatika összefonódására.

sajtókapcsolatokért felelős igazgatóhelyettes
Semmelweis University

Project manager and developer of the Semmelweis HELP free symptom checker app, Deputy Director of Communications and Press Relations at Semmelweis University. She supervised and guided the creation of the university's health news portal and the first Semmelweis social media platform, developed the institution's press relations, and launched the university's educational video series. Early in her career, she used to work as a journalist, reporter and editor for national newsrooms.

manager
Central Medical Content Hub

She earned her degree in business communication at the Metropolitan
University, and in 2018 she earned another degree as a health
communication spokesperson at the University of Sopron. After completing
her studies, she worked in the media in the sales field, at Sanoma Budapest
and Central Media Group, and has been dealing with health
communication for nearly 20 years.
As a health communication expert, she initiated many prevention
programs and planned disease awareness campaigns.
As the professional manager of the Central Medical Content Hub, the goal
of her work is to deliver authentic patient education, verified and reliable
information to the population.
She considers it extremely important that the media and companies
operating in the health sector also have a huge responsibility in informing
the population. An essential factor is compliance with the journalistic code
of ethics and the delivery of authentic information. Honesty, independence,
reliability and sensitization should be highlighted among the most
significant values

Managing Director, IT E-commerce Development Specialist
LogiNet Systems

I graduated as a programmer mathematician at ELTE in 2007, but I always wanted to be an entrepreneur, so immediately after graduating I founded my company, LogiNet, which I have developed over the past 15 years from a 2-person garage company to a 100-person group of companies.

At LogiNet besides being an end-to-end software development company we also have a 10-person UX agency - 22.design. We provide solutions primarily in the e-commerce field for our clients (Phoenix Pharma, Penguin Pharmacy, Vodafone, Auchan or Mountex).

Apart from my managing director role the most important area I am still actively involved in is product development and innovation. In addition to business development, I have maintained my interest in technology, which I have put to good use as a university lecturer and as a regular speaker at events.

lawyer
KPMG Legal Tóásó Law Firm

Fanni Márkus works at KPMG Legal Tóásó Law Firm as a lawyer. Fanni is a qualified lawyer from 2017 and member of the Budapest Bar Association. She is specialized in pharmaceutical law and data protection. Advised pharmaceutical, diagnostics service providers on several aspects of their Hungarian operations, including corporate, commercial, regulatory and consumer protection issues.

CEO
MEROVA Health

Menyhárt Lia, as a product design engineer, has deeply committed herself to digital product development over the past eight years. With her own company, WHITEWATERKRAFT Ltd., she has supported clients from comprehensive user research to the moment of product launch.She is a firm believer in user-centered design. When shaping products or services, it's not only crucial to pay full attention to the needs and expectations of users, but to consider the requirements of all stakeholders, ensuring the most optimal design for everyone involved. Five years ago, she ventured into the healthcare sector. Since then, she has considered the digitalization of healthcare her mission, believing that with innovative solutions, the entire care system, including patient pathways, can be optimized, resulting in positive societal impact. As the founder and CEO of MEROVA Health Plc., she is dedicated to supporting diabetic patients.

gyógyszerész, szakközgazdász, népegészségügyi szakértő
, a Magángyógyszerészek Országos Szövetsége (1991) alapitó, jelenleg tiszteletbeli elnöke

1976-ban a Semmelweis Orvostudományi Egyetemen gyógyszerészi diplomát, 1982-ben
szakgyógyszerészi képesítést, 1984. doctor univ. Pharmaciae diplomát, 1996-ban BKE
szakközgazdász másoddiplomát kapott. 2011-től Gyógyszerellátás és népegészségügyi
szakértő.
Szakmai pályafutása az Alkaloida Vegyészeti Gyárban kezdődött. 1979-től dolgozik a
közvetlen lakossági gyógyszerellátás, gyógyszertár, gyógyszerügyi/egészségügyi igazgatás,
egészségbiztosítás területein. 1990-ben alapított jogelőd nélküli magángyógyszertárat, ahol
jelenleg is dolgozik. 1991-ben hozta létre a Magángyógyszerészek Országos Szövetsége civil
szervezetet, amelynek több évtizeden át elnöke, jelenleg tiszteletbeli elnöke.
Bács-Kiskun megye privatizációs igazgatójaként az országban elsőként vezényelte a
magánosítást, aktívan dolgozott a gyógyszerellátás strukturális átalakításában. A
Hungaropharma Rt. átalakuláskor, több évig volt a cég első Felügyelő Bizottságának elnöke.
2011-ben megalapította a gyógyszerbiztonsági kérdések egységes szempontrendszerét
kialakító gyógyszerpiaci szereplők közös platformját, a Gyógyszerügyi Egyeztető Fórum-ot.
Több mint négy évtizede dolgozik a tára mögött a közvetlen lakossági gyógyszerellátásban.
Részt vállal gazdasági területen a gyógyszerpiac, a gyártás, nagy- és kiskereskedelem,
szakmai területen a gyógyszerészi gondozási és terápia menedzsment, a szolgáltatást fejlesztő
programok alakításában. Korábban Szegeden, később Debrecenben volt a
Gyógyszerésztudományi Kar Államvizsga Bizottságának elnöke.

founder, Digital Health Summit

Rita Molnar earned her BA business communication degree in the Budapest College of Communication and Business in 2008. She completed her MBA master program at Budapest Metropolitan University in 2020 and she is now pursuing a Health Policy, Planning and Financing Master’s program at Budapest Corvinus University. The program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of health care systems both at macro- and micro-levels within the context of technological development, an ageing population and patient expectations. She is well-prepared to work in health administration, government departments, research and consultancy agencies, universities, national health services, health care organizations and pharmaceutical and medical device industry. 

She started her career as a professional photojournalist from 1997 to 2002. Rita was just 21 when she started organizing events, and she founded her own company. Her first event was an amateur film festival in Eger in 1998. Ever since, she has been organizing 3 conferences per year, mainly in healthcare and VC investing fields. Between 2001-2005 Rita also worked as a movie producer. She was involved in co-producing a movie directed by the iconic Magyar movie-maker Miklós Jancsó. From 2006 to late 2007 Rita managed the event marketing team at Ringier Publishing, a Hungarian subsidiary of a Swiss-based leading publishing firm. In the summer of 2010 Rita founded Slimexpo with a venture capital involvement, and she organized with her own team a Slimexpo Festival with a diet, health and beauty theme at a premium event venue in Budapest Aréna in the spring of 2011. 

Senior Associate
Kinstellar Budapest

Dániel is a Senior Associate in the Budapest office and the Head of the Budapest Technology, Media
and Telecommunications (TMT) service.
Dániel has wide range of expertise in the fields of GDPR and other data protection issues, trademarks,
broad range of IP agreements, as well as in software license, development, and various sector
specific contracts (e.g. in the IT, automotive and financial services). He has conducted scores of data
protection compliance projects based on the GDPR and provided privacy advice to companies that
process large amounts of personal data.
Dániel provides ongoing legal support to healthcare and pharmaceutical clients, in particular regarding
the data protection and privacy aspects of clinical trials.
He speaks Hungarian, English and French.

medical director
Order of Malta

Ferenc Nagy is the medical director of the Hungarian Charity service of the Order of Malta.
He has a degree in health sciences (paramedic) and adult education.
He gained experience in the field of medicine at Erzsébet and St. Imre Hospitals in Budapest.
Working in the ICU and ER he was also responsible for implementing outreach and
resuscitation teams for the hospital. He is founding member of the Hungarian Resuscitation
Council and member of the Hungarian Society of Emergency Medicine and the European
Resuscitation Council.
He has 20 years of experience in simulation teaching and adult education. Ferenc is
interested in teaching practical skills and emergency medicine. He also served as a guest
lecturer at Semmelweis University.
Ferenc organized the pediatric ophtalmoology screening program for the 300 most
disadvantaged settlements in Hungary.
He organized the testing of the newly developed telemedicine system in Hungary. Ferenc is
interested in innovative, mobility based healthcare services.

Innovative Strategic Partnerships Lead
Novartis Hungária

Biomérnöki és géntechnológiai tanulmányaim után a GSK három éves vezetőképző
programjában kezdtem gyógyszeripari pályafutásomat, ami lehetőséget biztosított rövid idő alatt
több szerepkör kipróbálására (sales, marketing, digitális vonal). Ezután a Boehringer
Ingelheimnél vezettem egy 6 fős csapatot customer experience menedzserként, jelenleg pedig
a Novartisnál Innovative Strategic Partnerships Lead pozícióban vezetem az iparági
standardokhoz képest újszerű, innovatív projektjeinket, amivel igyekszünk átfogó, nem csak egy
konkrét terápiára összpontosító kollaborációkat megvalósítani az egészségügy kiemelkedő
szereplőivel.

Gyógyszerész tanácsadó
Semmelweis Egyetem – Egészségügyi Menedzserképző Központ

Gergely Németh graduated as a pharmacist in 2004 in Budapest. He started to work at the department in
charge of reimbursement of pharmaceuticals by the Hungarian authority for health insurance and has
been involved in planning and implementing the Hungarian generic pricing policy since 2007. He has been
actively engaged in developing applications and databases for supporting the pricing and reimbursement
of pharmaceuticals. He has been the project manager of the EURIPID project since its establishment in
2010. The EURIPID project is a non-profit and voluntary initiative of the national competent authorities of
Europe for the mutual sharing of pharmaceutical pricing information. Since November 2022 he has
worked as a pharmaceutical consultant at the Health Management Training Centre of Semmelweis
University where his main duties encompass the utilization of the existing health data related to
pharmaceuticals and support of uptake of digital health applications with the ultimate objective of
improving patient safety and quality of care.

founder
Beconz

Tünde Neuwald graduated from the University of Debrecen in 2006 as a chemical engineer and engineering teacher. She has gained 16 years of sales, marketing and leadership experience in the pharmaceutical company. These all contributed to the development of effective strategy creation, in-depth professionalism, successful sales and brilliant team motivation skills. Her strength is her creativity. She is always looking for innovative solutions to the challenges around us. Be it education, stationary information transfer, event management, efficiency.

partner
TaylorWessing

Zoltán obtained his law degree in 2009 from the University of Debrecen. He also studied in Tübingen, Leuven and Amsterdam. He holds an LL.M in International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University in London and defended his PhD in 2011. In 2014, he successfully passed the bar exam.

He acquired his first professional experiences in the German Federal Parliament. In 2010 he started his career as a lawyer. Since 2018, he has been a partner at Taylor Wessing Budapest.

He specializes in pharmaceutical law, intellectual property law and dispute resolution and regularly provides legal advice to international pharmaceutical and tech companies on corporate, marketing authorization, intellectual property and labour law matters. In addition, he has extensive international litigation and arbitration experience.

Zoltán is the author of several publications. His academic articles have appeared in the journal “Gazdaság és Jog”, the Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice and the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, among others.

In 2018, he and his colleagues won the Wolters Kluwer Lawyers’ Award in the category of intellectual property law.

VP, Global Head of Digital Health
Merck KGaA (EMD Serono)

Emre leads the Global Digital Health agenda and team of Merck KGaA (EMD Serono). Prior to joining Merck, Emre was a Junior Partner at Boston Consulting Group. Emre holds BA degree from Yale University and PhD from Oxford University. He has 15+ year experience in biopharma, medtech, and consulting with experience across strategy, research, marketing, and operations in several therapeutic areas. In his current role, he drives the design and end-to-end delivery of digital health solutions to support Merck Franchises and shape the architecture of the offering "around the drug" including devices and diagnostics. Merck Franchises cover Fertility, Neurology & Immunology, General Medicine & Endocrinology, and Oncology to help patients create, improve and prolong lives.  

Business Development Manager
xtendr

Business Development Manager at xtendr, who specializes in utilizing Privacy Enhancing Technologies to enable deeper insights and better outcomes through secure data sharing and collaboration.

She works closely with clients and partners to develop the best solutions for every project’s needs, always keeping the latest developments in data privacy in mind.

With a history rooted in business development, she brings valuable experience to the table. She has been leading xtendr's business development efforts since July 2022 and have held significant roles in IT consulting and solution development in the past.

She completed her studies in Business Information Technology at Budapest Business University, providing a solid foundation for her current work. Join Viktoria to explore discussions on secure data sharing, collaboration practices, and the evolving landscape of PETs.

kereskedelmi és marketingvezető
SYNLAB

Póda Tamás 2017 óta vezeti a SYNLAB Hungary kereskedelmi és marketing csapatát.   

Tanulmányait erősáramú villamosmérnökként végezte a Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetemen. Az egyetem elvégzése óta az egészségügyhöz kapcsolódó területen dolgozik, 2008-tól egészségügyi rendszerek értékesítésével, telepítésével és az ehhez szükséges oktatásokkal foglalkozott. 2012-ben csatlakozott a GE Healthcare csapatához, ahol feladatai közé tartozott az LCS portfólió (aneszteziológiai, légzőszervi, monitorozási megoldások, diagnosztikai kardiológia, anyatejes csecsemőgondozás, fogyóeszközök és kiegészítők, valamint egészségügyi informatika) horvátországi, szlovéniai és magyarországi értékesítési csatornáinak vezetése, ehhez tartozó tevékenységek fejlesztése, végrehajtása.  Fontos feladatának tekinti az egészségmegőrzés minél szélesebb körű megismertetését, melyhez pályája minden állomásán megbízható, kiemelt minőségű eszközöket és szolgáltatásokat kínál.  

medical doctor, health care manager

Balazs has been graduated at the Semmelweis Medical School in 1992, then he got a further MSc degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & London School of Economics and Political Science,  Public Health and Policy Health Care Management,  where he has continued his further studies at the Health Services Research Unit. Furthermore he has also graduated at the Eötvös Lóránd Science University Faculty of Social Sciences Health Economics Task Force on Drug Policy and Pharmaceutical Economics. His work experience encompasses wide range of health care sector: He has served as a General Practitioner, managing a public health institution, worked at the Ministry of Health, World Bank Public health programs, and also used to be director at the Pharmaceutical sector, as well as Private Health Insurance, Health Fund. He is proud to be the founder of the first Hungarian private health insurance providing in-kind care, or establishing health fund, and also he has participated in the foundation of the first Hungarian Fund Holding primary care model. With his 12 colleagues he is managing a medical devices distributor firm, besides he is providing health economics, health care management, health policy advices to several health insurance companies, health care providers. He is also the health policy advisor of the Major of Budapest. 

podcast editor,
Világgazdaság, journalist

Gyógypedagógia szakon szerzett diplomát Debrecenben, majd az ELTE Szociológiai és Továbbképző Intézet posztgraduális média szakán tanult. Újságíróként dolgozott a Napi Gazdaságnál, a Magyar Hírlapnál, Népszavánál, mindeközben a Debrecen Városi Televízió Kockázat című gazdasági magazinjának alapító szerkesztőjeként is. A Népszabadságnak csaknem két évtizeden át volt munkatársa, több éven át szerkesztette a lap TOP-kiadványait és időszakos mellékleteit is a gazdasági rovat munkatársaként. A Világgazdaságnál 2016 óta ír turizmusról és ingatlanpiacról, valamint egészségügyi témákkal foglalkozik. Kedvenc műfaja az interjú, a podcast készítésben is ennek lehetőségét, és a témák sokszínűségét szereti.

CEO
Neumann János Nonprofit Public Benefit Ltd.

He graduated at Budapest University of Technology and Economics as a mechanical engineer in
process engineering, but he is basically a design and simulation engineer, as he has also worked with
0D, finite element load, fatigue and CFD simulations in addition to CAD/CAM and BIM modelling.
Previously, he has worked in engine development, tried his hand at manufacturing technology for
machined parts and on large-scale building engineering projects.
In his most recent position, he managed the Hungarian office of a Japanese company with a
worldwide office network, where he served customers with an unusually broad product portfolio
(from ultrasonic cutting or aluminium casting machines, complete traceability systems and laser
welding to complete factory construction).
He has been involved in several cross-boarder projects in Europe, America and Asia, gaining
considerable experience in bridging cultural differences.
Throughout his professional life, he has always strived for innovation and growth through new
challenges.

physician, surgeon, university professor, director of the Surgical Transplantation and Gastroenterology Clinic, doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Semmelweis University

In 2001, he obtained a general medical degree at Semmelweis University. Since receiving his diploma,
he has been teaching and working at the 1st Surgery Clinic to this day. Over the years, he gradually
worked his way up the teaching ranks at the clinic (2001-2008 resident, medical candidate, 2008-
2011 teaching assistant, 2011-2016 assistant professor, 2016-2019 associate professor, from 2019
university professor). Since 2020, he has been the director of the newly transformed, wide-profile
clinic (Surgery, Transplantation and Gastroenterology Clinic).
From 2013, he is the president and founder of the Young Surgeons Section of the Hungarian Surgical
Society, then the president of the Foundation's board of trustees, from 2018 the president of the
Scientific Student Council of Semmelweis University, from 2019 the president of the Surgical
Committee, from 2022 the head of Semmelweis University's Robotic Surgery Program, From 2023, he
is a regular member of the Doctoral Council, head of the Department of Operative Medicine, and
actively participates in the work of several committees and councils of Semmelweis University
(Senate, Doctoral School, Habilitation Committee, Legal Remedies Committee). He participated in
numerous professional study trips abroad in England, Japan, the Czech Republic, and Germany.
So far he has published about 121 publications, is the professional editor of 1 book, author of 5
surgical book chapters, and has been cited over 1,100 times. In 2007, he obtained a PhD degree, in
2008 he passed the surgical examination, in 2015 he obtained his habilitation at Semmelweis
University, in 2016 he received the title of Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The focus
of his research is hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery.
He is a member of several national and international scientific societies dealing with
gastroenterological surgery.
His most important awards: Outstanding Academic Student Circle Instructor, St. Cornelius Award,
Merit Award, Excellent Ph.D Supervisor Award, Pro Universitate Award; Master Teacher Medallion;
Ernő Jendrassik Award, received 2 MTA János Bólyai postdoctoral fellowships.

Head of Business Excellence & Execution
Novartis Hungary

Zsombor Szirmai, Head of Business Excellence & Execution at Novartis Hungary. Economist, graduated from the Corvinus University of Budapest and earned his MBA degree at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Throughout his career, he worked at various innovative pharmaceutical companies, including Novo Nordisk, MSD and Novartis. His roles primarily included the sales & marketing responsibilities across various therapeutic areas, but he also gained experiences in business support, financial and product supply positions. Zsombor has a broad international experience, having worked in Denmark, Malaysia, the USA and Switzerland. 

His key current responsibilities include among others strengthening data-driven decision making culture and managing innovation.

Deputy State Secretary for Technology
Ministry of Economic Development of Hungary

 

Currently, as the Deputy State Secretary for Technology at the Ministry of Economic Development of Hungary, my primary mission is to design and implement programs which foster the technological maturity level improvement among Hungarian companies. I am also a researcher and a PhD candidate. In the past, as the Chief Innovation Officer to the President my primary assignment was counseling and generating project initiatives related to university-centric innovation ecosystems. As the founder of an international NGO I was dealing with innovation and humanitarian technology transfer. Earlier, as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Valorisation at Express Innovation Agency my role was to make scientific insights available and useable to industry; transforming knowledge and technology into something tangible for the benefit of the society and the economy. I used to be the former Deputy CEO for Innovation and Business Development at EAC Group, the most emerging multi-strategy firm in the CEE region operating consulting, investment and IT technology development arms. Between 2017-2021 as the diplomat for scientific and technological affairs in Tel-Aviv, my job was initiating projects mainly in cybersecurity, fintech, life sciences, mobility and space-industry. I am also the former head of startup relations of the governmental Export Promotion Agency (HEPA) and former head and concept developer of Budapest capital city’s municipal startup incubator and microfinance provider (BVK). At the begining of my carreer I worked as an employment policy expert at the Ministry for Economy and earlier at a parliamentary group. I also am involved in co-managing our family's enterprises.

Member of the Board
Cashline Investments, Valor Capital

He graduated at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration as a financial investment analyst and risk manager in 2003. He has more than 12-years experience in venture capital and private equity investments, as well as, strategic and financial management of companies. Between 2003 and 2007 he worked for the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB) and MFB Invest Zrt. His position was investment analyst, he was responsible for the analysis of development plans, company valuation, the support of the operation of the portfolio companies, and the exit from the investments. He is working for Cashline Group since 2007 as a portfolio-manager, active in the deal flow generation, project analysis, valuation, management of the entire investment and exit process, as well as, strategic management of the portfolio companies. Since 2012 he is responsible for the venture capital activity of Cashline Group, and is the CEO of Valor Capital. He completed a Ph.D. Program at Corvinus University of Budapest, on the Department of Environmental Sciences and Technology in 2015. His research topics are environmental innovations and patents. He is managing director and board member of numerous Hungarian small and medium-sized enterprises.

Senior Associate
Kinstellar Budapest

She is a Hungarian attorney with over 14 years of experience having in-depth knowledge
pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare and medical devices sectors and the related regulatory
environment.
Eszter also regularly advises on competition and state aid matters, and has leveraged that experience
to deliver a broader and deeper service offering to the firm’s life sciences clients. Her client base
includes national and international clients in respect of which she has advised on licensing,
compliance, enforcement as well as sector related M&A.
Eszter was named Regulatory Rising Star at the LMG European Life Sciences Awards 2020 and in
2021 recognized as a Jurisdictional Winner in Hungary by LMG.
She speaks Hungarian, English and German.

Hungarian urologist, professor emeritus
Jahn Ferenc Hospital

He completed his medical studies at the Semmelweis University with 'Summa cum laude'
certification, in 1989 he became a board certified Urologist.
He obtained his PhD degree in 2005 on the topic of "Foreign body related urinary tract infections",
since 2009 he has been a professor emeritus and since 2017 he has been a doctor of the Hungarian
Academy of Sciences.
Since 2005, he has been Head of the Department of Urology at the Jahn Ferenc Hospital in Budapest,
and in 2023 he became head the Department of Urology at the National Institute of Oncology as
well.
He has played a key role in the development of minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery in
Hungary. He is the first and to date the only Hungarian robotic surgeon with proctor license and the
surgeon who has performed the most robotic procedures in Hungary.
He is a member of the board of the Hungarian Urological Society and was its president between 2012
and 2015. Since 2022, he is the president of Hungarian Oncologist Society of Hungarian Oncologists,
Multidisciplinary Robotic Surgery Section, since 2021 president of the Urology Section of the College
of Medical Specialists, and since 2023 member of the Scientific Committee for Clinical Surgery of the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Chief Sales Officer/ Deputy CEO
Delta Systems

András Ujhegyi graduated as an economist from the Budapest University of Economics in 2004 as an expert in international relations. He has more than two and a half decades of experience in various fields of the IT and telecommunications industry.

He started his career at Westel Radiotelephone Ltd. in 1998, then after a 2.5-year period at Ikarus Plc. he continued at Westel 900, after which he worked for Invitech's predecessor, Vivendi Telecom Hungary first in the B2B, later in the wholesale sales division.

From 2006 he was Deputy Sales and Operations Director of HSBC Hungary, interim commercial director of eTel Hungary, then Head of Wholesale Mobile Segment at Invitel Zrt., and from 2017 Deputy Chief Commercial Officer of MVM-Net Zrt.

He joined Delta Group in 2020 and as Chief Sales Officer/ Deputy CEO, he leads the group's commercial activities. He speaks English, Russian and German.

Director of Chief
Markhot Ferenc Hospital in Heves County

József Vacity was born in Baja in 1959.
He graduated from Benedictine High School of Pannonhalma in 1977.
He earned his medical degree at the University of Szeged in 1984.
He started his career as a medical doctor in Baja Hospital. He obtained a specialization in pediatrics
(1988) and otolaryngology (1992).
At Szent István University, he earned a diploma in Healthcare Management and Strategic Planning, in
2012.
From 2011 to 2016, he was the director of the Hospital in Nagyatád.
Since 2016, he has been the director of the Markhot Ferenc Hospital in Heves County.
Under his leadership, the hospital became the only one in the country to implement itemized
medicine and medical device material administration and case-level controlling in all inpatient cases.

Country Director
Janssen Hungary

Ana Maria Vargas is a global leader with 17 years of experience in the pharmaceutical market in Europe, US and Latin America. She has been dedicated  to launching innovative products and creating a positive impact on people's lives. She is passionate about transformative change, and a firm advocate for embracing digital advancements and fully believe in its potential to revolutionize the way business is conducted. By embracing digital solutions, she is cerating that we can uncover new opportunities, streamline processes, and ultimately deliver better value to customers, stakeholders, and the wider community.

Head of Product Management
BTL Industries

At BTL Industries, Martin Viktora has held various roles and responsibilities since October 2013. Currently, as the Head of Product Management since 2020, he is responsible for the development and sales strategy in the cardiology division. This includes leading product development to desired outcomes requested by clients. From 2013 to 2020, he served as a Product Manager and Clinical Specialist handling product management responsibilities and providing comprehensive support globally, including clinical education, product training and business development with a particular focus on ECG project development.

In the past, he also gained valuable experience working in a hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Medical Service (EMS). This experience provided him with a deep understanding of critical care and emergency medicine, further enhancing his expertise in the healthcare field.

In terms of his education, Martin Viktora pursued a Master's degree in Biomedical and Clinician Technician at the Czech Technical University in Prague from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Specialization in Healthcare - paramedic from the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice between 2008 and 2011. His academic background, coupled with his hands-on experience in hospital settings, has equipped him with a solid foundation in biomedical and healthcare knowledge, making him a well-rounded professional in the field.

General Director
Central Hospital of Northern Pest - Military Hospital

Dr. Wikonkál Norbert Miklós 1968-ban Debrecenben született, ott is végezte általános és középiskolai tanulmányait. 1992-ben avatták orvosdoktorrá summa cum laude minősítéssel a Debreceni Orvostudományi Egyetem Általános Orvos Karán. A Debreceni Orvostudományi Egyetem Bőrklinikáján kezdett dolgozni az MTA Tudományos Minősítő Bizottság ösztöndíjasaként, majd egy éves hollandiai kutatási ösztöndíjat nyert el. Bőrgyógyászat szakvizsgáját követően posztdoktori tanulmányokra Amerikába, a Yale Egyetemre kapott meghívást, ahol több mint 3 évet dolgozott. Hazatérése után megvédte PhD téziseit, majd a Semmelweis Egyetem Általános Orvostudományi Egyetem Általános Orvos Kar Bőr-, Nemikórtani és Bőronkológiai Klinikán kezdett dolgozni adjunktusként. 2006-ban habilitált és szerzett klinikai onkológia szakképesítést. 2013-ban az MTA doktora címet nyerte le. Egyetemi docensként dolgozott, majd 2014-ben egyetemi tanárrá nevezték ki. 2017-ben szerzett egészségügyi menedzser MSc fokozatot a Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségügyi Menedzserképző Központban. 2018-tól dolgozik a Magyar Honvédség Egészségügyi Központ Honvédkórházban tudományos igazgatóként, 2020 júniusa óta a Magyar Honvédség Egészségügyi Központ főigazgatója, 2021 márciusától a Honvédkórház főigazgatója. Ma is oktat, 9 hallgatója szerzett PhD fokozatot, amiért 2021-ben a Semmelweis Egyetem kiváló PhD oktatója elismerést vehette át. 2022 augusztus 20-án a Magyar Érdemrend Tisztikereszt polgári tagozat kitüntetést adományozta számára Magyarország köztársasági elnöke. Nős, 4 gyermek édesapja.

COO
BENU Hungary

He graduated as a pharmacist in 2002, after graduation he started to work in public pharmacies and
then he worked in the pharmaceutical industry. He joined BENU Group in 2007. He has been member
of the Board of Directors of BENU Magyarország Zrt. since 2010, and he is COO since 2020. Dr. János
Zlinszky is credited with building the BENU brand in Hungary, which currently includes nearly 400
public pharmacies. He is responsible for nearly 20 percent of the public pharmaceutical supply in
Hungary. He has been Vice President of the Association of Pharmacy Networks since 2012 and he is
President since 2020.
As COO of BENU Magyarország Zrt. and as the President of the Association of Pharmacy Networks he
believes in quality pharmaceutical supply, always putting the patient first. The advantages of
digitalisation are of high importance for him, to make even better use of and integrating those
advantages into the public pharmaceutical supply. Digitalization could help to provide simpler and
faster professional services for the patients and therefore more effective, personalized therapies can
be implemented for them.