Data Natives is teaming up with FTR4H as an official community partner for their healthcare alliance at SXSW. Sign up today for our US tours to become a part of this journey.

What happens when you combine knowledge of Big Data, AI, Machine Learning and Blockchain with innovations in the healthcare industry? It gives birth to ideas for future business models, a scope for collaborations and more specifically an insight into new technological advancements within the fast-growing world of health tech. Strategic partnerships across geographies and various ecosystems is the key to remove roadblocks in the growth of health tech industry. Larger corporations need to work with more innovative younger companies and the public sector needs to understand the hurdles of private healthcare/ health tech business models.

This is exactly what you could get a chance to experience in our upcoming US tour in collaboration with FTR4H,  an international community that explores how Digital Transformation affects the healthcare industry. FTR4H connects digital health experts in China, Europe, India, Israel and the US with the community of the leading trade fair MEDICA.

Data Natives, the largest data-driven community with a flagship conference in Europe is teaming up with FTR4H and will be one of the official community partners for their Healthcare alliance at SXSW. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. We are more than excited to spread the word!

We are working towards bringing together health tech experts from different geographies across the globe to solve the most relevant issues in healthcare with technology,” states Tom Mitchell, Co-Founder at FTR4H and President at Messe Dusseldorf North America.

L to R: Mark Wächter, Tom Mitchell, Elena Poughia, Tjaša Zajc, Maren Lesche

We started this initiative to bring everyone together at the forefront of change and transformation for the healthcare industry. Machine Learning and Data Science are critical to transforming the healthcare industry. The role of data scientists is inevitable to come up with the accurate predictive models and pull algorithms from electronic medical records which further help in the correct diagnosis or decreasing risks of diseases. And this is just one of the many instances how Data Science is accelerating innovation in health tech.

Together, we are curating six meetups across the US which will be a prelude to the mega event where FTR4H will showcase at SXSW edition that takes place in Austin in March 2019.

Become a speaker, join us on the US tour!

Why do we feel that our community of Data Natives should be a part of this journey? Here is a look at the numbers: The statistic displays the global digital health market in 2015 and 2016, and a projection for 2017 until 2020, by major segment. In 2017, the mobile health market is expected to reach 21 billion U.S. dollars worldwide. The digital health market is expected to reach 206 billion U.S. dollars by 2020, driven particularly by the mobile and wireless health market. The market in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to be a key region in the future.

Won’t it be a missed opportunity if we don’t discuss how to tap this market? These tours are more than relevant if you are a startup, a solopreneur, a health tech enthusiast or a big corporate who is scouting for young innovative companies.

You will be in good company of speakers such as Rick McCartney, Co-Founder and CEO, iRewardHealth, an evidence-based tool that helps its users implement effective methods to achieve healthy behavioural changes. To give an overview on the research aspect, we will hear Dr Lu Yu from BGI, who is an experienced manager with an in-depth understanding of academic research and the biotechnology industry. She currently serves as project manager at BGI in Seattle, where she manages key projects involving academic collaborations, develops protocols for new products and services, and supervises student entrepreneurial programs

To be a part of this action-packed tour, meet us on the road. Our US tour dates are:    

24 September 2018
25 September  2018
26 September 2018
27 September 2018
05 November 2018
08 November 2018

This is an invitation to submit a speaking proposal to join us on the road to SXSW.

Be a part of the  SXSW glamour and excitement

The ultimate goal of these meetups is to gear up for the big show in SXSW.  Last year, FTR4H brought together more than 30 speakers in a stage that welcomed more than 600 attendees overall – not to mention the tremendous exposure to people and ideas one gets just by being at SXSW.

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. Next year will be the third time FTR4H will attend the conference. The partners for last year were G4A Generator and global FTR4H sponsors BGI and Philips Healthworks Glimpses of last year can be found here. One of the other speakers who was a highlight at the conference was Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC and Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises As chief innovation officer for UPMC, Dr. Shrestha plays a leading role in driving UPMC’s innovation strategy, serving as a catalyst for transforming the organization into a more patient-focused and economically sustainable system.

You don’t want to miss a chance to join us on March 8-17 in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2019 and be a part of one of the most diverse, collaborative, and inventive communities in the world!

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