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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 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.
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.
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
The 3nd Digital Health Summit was on 22nd November, 2022 with 460 guests. 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.
AbbVie, AstraZeneca, AP Summit Now, Belügyminisztérium, Benu, Berlin Chemie, BTL, Bismogel, Bristol Myers Squibb Magyarország, Bristol Myers Squibb Franciaország, Budapesti Uzsoki Utcai Kórház, Büntetés-végrehajtás Országos Parancsnoksága, Cashline Investments, Cytocast Hungary, Egészségkalauz, Egri Markoth Ferenc Kórház, Észak-pesti Centrumkórház, Egis Gyógyszergyár, Dr. Barna Szilárd Ügyvédi Iroda, Foglaljorvost Online, Gamax Laboratory Solutions, Házipatika, Hiflylabs, Hungaropharma, Hospitality, KRKA, KPMG, Kinepict Health, Kinstellar, Kórházszövetség, Innovatív Gyógyszergyártók Egyesülete, Lognet, Magyar Kardiológusok Társasága, Magyar Nemzet, Magyar Máltai Szeretszolgálat, Medio MedTech, META, Maia, Medilum Agrena, Merck, Merova Health, Neumann Technológiai Platform, Novartis Hungary, Novartis Switzerland, Phoenix, Pharmaindex, Pharmamatrix, Preghello, Roche, Richter Gedeon, Rowanhill Digital, Semmelweis Egyetem, Summahosp, Sigma Technology Magyarország, Stratis, Synlab, SummaHosp, Ulyssys, Naava, Népszava, Országos Kórházi Főigazgatóság, Oppenheim, Telex, Világgazdaság, Weebbeteg, Xtendr, Valor Capital
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.
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
Dr. Feller Antal 1986-ban szerezte doktorátusát a Budapesti Műszaki Egyetem Vegyészmérnöki Karán. Az Egis Gyógyszergyárnál folytatott kutatói munkáját követően piaci elemzőként dolgozott. 1999-ben szerződött a Hungaropharma Gyógyszerkereskedelmi Zrt.-hez, melyet 2010 óta vezérigazgatóként irányít. Dr. Feller Antal a Gyógyszer-nagykereskedők Szövetségének elnöke, 2021-ben pedig az Európai Gyógyszer-nagykereskedők Szövetségének (GIRP) igazgatósági tagjává választották, ahol a kis és közepes országok szövetségeit tömörítő szekciót képviseli, ezen felül tagja a GIRP gazdasági és szociális ügyekkel foglalkozó bizottságának, valamint a szállítási lánc megoldásokkal foglalkozó tanácsadó testületnek.
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.
1964-ben született Tabon, közgazdász végzettségű. 1988-1996 között a Somogy Megyei Rendőr-főkapitányságon dolgozott, legmagasabb beosztásban gazdasági igazgatóként. 1996-tól 2002-ig az Országos Rendőr-főkapitányság gazdasági főigazgatója volt. 2002-től négy évig helyettes államtitkár volt a Belügyminisztériumban. 2007-2011 között az Országos Igazságszolgáltatási Tanács Hivatalának gazdasági hivatalvezető-helyettese. 2011-2012 a Közigazgatási és Elektronikus Közszolgáltatások Központi Hivatalában gazdasági elnökhelyettes volt. 2012-2015 Kormányzati Informatikai Fejlesztési Ügynökség gazdasági elnökhelyettese. 2015-2020 között Pécsi Tudományegyetem kancellári posztját töltötte be. 2020 vége óta országos kórház-főigazgató
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2 conferences per year, mainly in the medical, VC investing and banking 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.