DIGITAL HEALTH. The impact of Big Data & AI on EU healthcare systems

Convegno pubblico, Brussels, 05-12-2017

martedì 05 Dicembre 2017 ore 18:15 - 20:00

European Parliament - Room JAN 6Q1

Il 5 dicembre, presso il Parlamento Europeo (sala JAN6Q1), dalle ore 18:15 alle ore 20:00, I-Com ha organizzato la conferenza “DIGITAL HEALTH. The impact of Big Data & AI on EU healthcare systems”. L’evento è stato ospitato dal deputato europeo Michael BONI.

Oggigiorno, la digitalizzazione sta progressivamente mutando le nostre vite, anche dal punto di vista sanitario. L’evento ha analizzato le imminenti sfide e proposte inerenti al sistema sanitario digitalizzato nel contesto dell’UE, con particolare attenzione ai grandi dati e all’intelligenza artificiale.

Uno studio, condotto da I-Com, ha investigato le future prospettive del sistema sanitario negli stati membri europei.

I-Com presentation
Schulz presentation
I-Com paper

Speakers intervenuti:

Michał BONI
MEP, Group of the European People’s Party, ITRE Committee


Positions in Parliament:

· Vice-Chair – Moldova
· Member – Platforma Obywatelska
· Member – EPP Bureau
· Member – Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
· Member – Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
· Substitute – Ukraine
· Substitute – Industry, Research and Energy

He is Vice-Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and a member of the LIBE and DEPA Commitees.
He is also a founding member of the Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe. The Group, launched in December 2014, is an informal network of MEPs, cross-party and cross-nationality, who are interested in digital technologies and in how they can benefit society.
Born in 1954 in Poznan, he is a graduate of the University of Warsaw where he lectured in the Department of Polish Culture for many years. He had been involved in the ‘Solidarity’ underground movement since 1980, becoming a member of the national authorities of ‘Solidarity’ in 1989 and Chairman of the Mazowsze Region Management Board in 1990.
He was the Minister of Labour and Social Policy in 1991 and from 1992 to 1993, he held the position of Secretary of State at the same ministry where he was responsible for labour market policy among others. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Chief Advisor to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy. He was the Head of Strategic Advisors to Prime Minister Donald Tusk from 2008 and the Minister of Administration and Digitisation of Poland from 2011 till 2013.

Antonino CASCIO
Competitiveness, Telecommunications, QFP Coordinator, Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU



President, I-Com


Stefano is the president and principal policy analyst at I-Com, the Institute for Competitiveness, a think tank based in Rome and Brussels which he founded in 2005. He currently teaches political economy and economic policy at the Roma Tre University, in Rome. Stefano is a graduate of the Coripe Consortium for Research and Continuing Education in Economics (Piemonte, Italy), where he received a Masters Degree in Economics and the George Mason University (Virginia, USA) where he obtained his MA (Economics).

Stefano has served in key advisory or expert positions on a number of taskforces or scientific boards, including:

  • Director at the Observatory on Energy Policy of the Einaudi Foundation;
  • Expert Member of the Technical Secretariat for the Protection of Nature in the Italian Ministry of the Environment;
  • Expert Member of the Eurelectric Task Force on Investment;
  • Scientific Director of the La Scossa Association;
  • Board member of the European Foundation EYPROM;
  • Vice President of the Health City Institute.

He has authored numerous publications on economic themes, particularly with regard to policy and regulation of the energy market and infrastructural services and the governance of the institutions, and his opinions and analysis has featured in major Italian newspapers including Il Foglio, il Sole24 Ore, Huffington Post Italia and more. Stefano has also undertaken study and consultancy assignments for Italian and international public institutions, including the Senate of the Republic, the Department for EU policies, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and the OECD, leading Italian and foreign companies and non-profit organizations.

Francesco DE LORENZO
President, European Cancer Patient Coalition


Francesco De Lorenzo is a colon cancer survivor, medical doctor and has been professor of biochemistry at the University Federico II Naples. He has a rich experience in cancer advocacy, being the co-founder, former Vice-President and the current President of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC). He is also the founder and President of the Italian Association of Cancer Patients (AIMaC), Italy’s first Cancer Information Service (CIS), and of the Italian Federation of Cancer Patients Organisations (FAVO). Francesco De Lorenzo is also active in Italy’s governmental network of cancer Institutes (ACC), Italy’s National Cancer Plan Committee and National Volunteer Observatory of the Italian Welfare Ministry. Francesco De Lorenzo was also engaged in Italian politics as a member of parliament and holding several ministerial mandates.

Programme Officer, EU-Policies, DG CNECT, European Commission


Horst Krämer is Programme Officer at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). His portfolio includes the digital innovation in health and care, the Silver Economy, Age-Friendly Smart Living Environments, eHealth and mHealth as well as research and innovation projects and topic coordination in the Horizon 2020 framework programme. He is the Commission’s correspondent for the Joint Programming Initiative “More Years, Better Lives” and for Action Group on Age-friendly Buildings, Cities and Environments in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. Before joining the Commission, Mr Krämer worked as an editor, project manager and account manager in the field of public affairs, digital communication and e-Government. He holds Masters Degrees from the Universities of Bath (Contemporary European Studies) and the University of Frankfurt (Cultural Anthropology, Business and Linguistics).

Director Innovation Area, I-Com


After a PhD at Cattolica University and a Master at the College of Europe, he did research at the University of Sussex related to health. He has been counsellor for the Italian Council of Ministers and Professor for several Italian universities. He is involved in consulting activities concerning the health investments, with a particular focus on HTA.

Member of the Innovation Committee and Digital Health Task Force, EFPIA


Tom Metcalfe has been a Strategic Innovation Leader in Roche Pharma’s PD Strategic Innovation group since March 2015. His focus within the group is on Digital Biomarkers and Innovative Development Pathways. He rejoined Roche from Oncotest GmbH where he was Managing Director. Before this Tom spent 7 years working for Roche Pharma as Global Head of the Biomarker Program (2004 -7) and Head of the Personalised Healthcare Portfolio (2007 -10). He also spent 10 years working for Roche Diagnostics in a variety of marketing and business development roles. Between 2009 and 2011 Tom was chair of the EBE Task Force on Personalised Medicines and currently serves as Roche’s delegate to EFPIA’s Board Sponsored Innovation Committee. Tom studied Biochemistry at King’s College, London University and has an MBA from the Open University, UK.

Head of the Food and Health Department, BEUC


Ilaria Passarani joined the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) in 2006. As Head of the Food and Health Department her main function is to provide BEUC and its members, intelligence, information and advice on health and food issues including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, eHealth, nutrition etc. Ilaria is a member of the European Medicines Agency ( EMA) Management Board, of the EMA patients and consumers working party (PCWP) and of the EMA Scientific Advisory group on vaccines. She represents BEUC in other several EU fora including the European Commission ehealth stakeholder forum, the EU HTA Network stakeholder pool, the EU health policy forum, the European Commission Advisory group on the food chain, the EU platform on Diet and Health. She previously worked in the International health and social affairs office of the Veneto Regional Government after an internship in the health department of the Italian Permanent Representation to the European Union. Ilaria graduated in Economics and management at Bocconi University in Milan and studied health economics at the Harvard School for public health. She is also honorary scientific researcher in the School for Public Health and Primary care at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life sciences of the Maastricht University.

Chairman, eHealth group, DIGITALEUROPE


Mr Pastore is responsible for m-Health policies at the Samsung Electronics EU Public Affairs office. He is also the chairperson of the DIGITALEUROPE eHealth group and a member of the EC stakeholder group tasked with drafting a code of conduct on the privacy and security aspects of mobile health applications. Before joining Samsung, he was manager for Public Affairs and Trade Policy at DIGITALEUROPE and he had also worked at Fleishman-Hillard.

Andrzej RYS
Director, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, DG Sante, European Commission


Director responsible for health systems, medical products and innovation. Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission. Alternate Member of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Board. Medical doctor specialized in radiology and public health, graduate of Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland). Previous and other positions

  • 2011: Director for Health Systems and Products in the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
  • 2006: Director for Public Health and Risk Assessment in the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, European Commission
  • 2003: Founder and Director of the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer at Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland)
  • 1999-2002: Deputy Minister of Health in Poland. Member of the Polish accession negotiators team
  • 1997-1999: Director of Krakow’s city health department
  • 1991-1997: Founder and Director of the School of Public Health at the Jagiellonian University.

Head of Government Relations Europe and Middle East Africa (MEA), Nokia


Olaf Schulz has been at Nokia since 2014, where he has worked as the Head of Government Relations for Europe and in internal communications at Nokia China in Beijing. Prior to working at Nokia, Schulz worked at Nokia Siemens Networks, first as a Senior Manager for Market Access and Trade Policy from 2007 to 2011, then as the Head of European Affairs and of Government Relations from 2011 to 2014. Schulz managed Environmental Protection and Product Safety at Siemens from 2002 until 2007. Schulz has worked a researcher and lecturer at the Free University of Berlin and Benjamin Franklin Campus of the Charité Berlin.

MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, EMPL Committee


Estonian politician and Member of the European Parliament from Estonia. She is a member of the Estonian Centre Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. In the 2015 Estonian elections, Toom finished third with 11,573 votes; however, she eventually decided to keep her seat in the European Parliament.A member of the ALDE (Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) political faction, she currently serves as her parliamentary group’s coordinator on the Committee on Culture and Education.