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The Telehealth Connection

September 22nd - 2020

The Telehealth Connection programme will focus on remote connectivity and which ICTs enable Telehealth service delivery in places where there are no functioning networks.  Satellite and Cellular communications (4G, 5G, LTE), WiMax and other ICTs, as well as integrated hybrid networks are all potential solutions to provide access to sea going vessels, aircraft, vehicles, oil rigs, remote - rural villages and populations and other hard-to-reach locations.  This programme is also concerned with the software platforms that are developed and deployed to host these services. 


Final Programme

Produced by:     Paul Stahl, Executive Director, C21
Moderator:         Stephane Chenard, Senior Associate Consultant, Euroconsult

Session 1.     14.00 – 15.30 (BST)

•    Presentation 1.   What Satellites Can Do!

Stephane Chenard, Senior Associated Consultant, Euroconsult

Stéphane has more than 25 years’ experience in the satellite industry. He handles numerous consulting assignments to assess the market for future satellite application and evaluate investment risk and business plans for a wide variety of clients and is a major contributor to Euroconsult's research reports.

•    Presentation 2.   Telehealth Unleashed: COVID-19 and the Power of Partnerships

Dr Amit Vohra PhD MBA GAICD, Chair, GP2U Telehealth, Business Transformation Lead, Australian Medical Association (WA)

Amit has over 15 years C-suite experience in the Australian Healthcare sector with deep networks across the state, federal, private and the non-profit sectors. He has held significant executive roles and was most recently Head of Strategy & Health Solutions at Sonic Clinical Services Pty. Ltd, a division of Sonic Healthcare.

•    Presentation 3.   BeepTool Communications and Telemedicine over Satellite

John Enoh, CEO, BeepTool

John is the Founder and CEO of BeepTool Communications - a Nigeria-based satellite-as-a-service and integrated digital ecosystem provider.

The Lagos-based company is developing a range of services and products across mobile connectivity, telehealth, edtech, agrotech, fintech, messaging and voice and as a result, is on track to roll out its digital services and technology solutions to about 200 rural communities in Nigeria.

•    Presentation 4.   NGOs Connectivity Challenges and Telehealth as ICT4D Initiative

Youssef Jelloul, ICT Advisor for International Region West Central and North Africa, SOS Children’s Village

Youssef has close to 10 years’ experience working in complex, multi-vendor IT environments and is used to working with fast paced operations.  He has significant experience in the humanitarian field and is convinced of the ability of ICT to improve and save lives.

•    Presentation 5.   Telemedicine in Improving Healthcare Access in Remote Regions

Dreck Oduor, ICT Officer and BioMed Technician, Médecins Sans Frontières

Dreck is proficient in multiple connectivity areas including satellite, LAN/WAN design & support, Fiber Optic Technologies and Data Networking Implementation.  In addition to his ten years of experience with Medicines sans Frontiers he has also worked in an ICT capacity with the UN World food programme.

•    Presentation 6.   The Digital Health Response to COVID-19 ... The Case of Bisa Health

Raindolf Owusu, Founder and Innovator, Bisa Mobile Health

Raindolf Owusu is a Software developer and technology entrepreneur. He believes frugal innovation can enhance the development of Africa and has a proven track record of successful projects.

Dubbed the “Mark Zuckerberg” of Accra by Forbes Africa magazine in 2012, he has received various awards such as the Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders. He was also listed in Forbes Africa under 30 Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs in 2015 and a New African Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential Africans in 2015.

He founded Bisa, which means ask in the Ghanaian language twi, a technology company focused on building mobile health and electronic health solutions to tackle problems in the delivery of healthcare in Africa. 


Session Wrap-up   15.20-30


Session 2.        15.30 – 17.00 (BST)    

Opening remarks ... Roundup from Session 1.

Stephane Chenard, Senior Associate Consultant, Euroconsult

•    Presentation 7.   Telehealth in times of Disasters:  The Critical Role of Communications Satellites

David Meltzer, Secretary General, GVF

David spent 16 years at Intelsat in corporate re-structuring and regulatory roles before moving to Terrestar Networks for 5 years and then to the Humanitarian sector spending close to 13 years with the American Red Cross finishing as General Counsel and Chief International Officer.

He currently serves as Secretary General of the GVF, a global trade association for the satellite communications industry.

•    Presentation 8.   Next-Generation Remote Monitoring and Data Sharing Models: the Tool to Achieve Proactive Healthcare

Anders Strömberg, Director Head of Wearable Platform Division, Sony Network Communications Europe

Anders heads a business entity within Sony that provides solutions leveraging 4G/5G IoT communication technology for application areas such as mobile health and safety. The vision is to be a facilitator and front-runner for next-generation health and wellness solutions.

Anders has a background from the med tech industry and has worked in several major companies, among them Hewlett-Packard, Siemens and HemoCue.  Anders has also experience from the telecom and cybersecurity industry where he has worked in several start-up companies providing application platforms, application and consulting since 2000. This includes companies like Advenica, Appium/Aepona, MIMT, Heyhop, Bluelabs and moveAround. Anders has held management functions within business development, R&D and product management

•    Presentation 9.   From Theory to Practice: How the Service Provider Can Help you to Find the Best Solution at the Best Price

Michel Dothey, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder, SatADSL

Michel is an experienced executive Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry.  He is a Co-Founder of SatADSL, which was founded in 2011, to develop creative solutions for Internet access to communities and enterprises in worldwide, offering tailor-made service plans, hardware and value-added services which provide reliable and affordable high-quality IP access.

•    Presentation 10.   Telemedicine in Brasil: Facts and Challenges 

Jihan Zoghbi PhD, Founder and CEO, Dr TIS / Telemedicine HealthTech

Jihan is an experienced Chief Executive Officer  with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Computer Science, Ruby, LaTeX, Image Analysis, and Linux. Strong business development professional with a PhD and master’s degree focused in Computer Science from Universidade de São Paulo.

Registered Delegates (20-08-2020)

AB5 Consulting 

African Alliance Digital Health Networks
African Federation for Emergency Medicine
Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM)

Algeria Space Agency
Ankara Provincial Directorate of Health Emergency Health Services

Arrow Global Components
Australian Medical Association
Bisa Mobile Health
British Petroleum
Brooke Army Medical Centre
BSTC Global

Cambridge Broadband Networks
Catholic Relief
Christian Aid
Colem Engineering/SIG
Comtech EF Data

Connected Health Group

Dr Tis

Ethiopian Space, Science & Technology 

Etisalat Group


European Space Agency
Excelerate Group
Global Eagle 
Global Invacom

Global Projects Consultants
GP2U Telehealth
Hapag Lloyd

Hughes Network systems
Humanitarian Aid Studies Center
International Committee Red Cross
International SOS

International Telecom


Jansky Partners
Kymeta Corporation
KyTy Communications
L3Harris Technologies

Mahirii Telehealth  

Marum Healthcare
Medicines sans Frontiers

Methera Global
Metric Consulting Pte Ltd
Modus Operandi Limited
NEC Europe Ltd.
NHS Digital
NSSLGlobal Ltd

Orange Polska
Orbita Telecom SAC
Philips Healthcare
Prime Solutions
Remote Medical International


Santander Teleport

Shell UK
Sony Network Communications Europe
SOS Children's Village

ST Engineering
STE iDirect
Target for Medical Equipment 

Thales Alenia
The Traville Group


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