Health Tech 2018

MedicaSuperspecialty Hospital Kolkata and Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized Health Tech 2018 (a Summit, bringing together technologies applicable in healthcare on one platform) from 8th-11th March 2018 at the Hyatt Regency, Kolkata.

The conference was inaugurated by DrAlok Roy, Chairman Medica Group of Hospitals and Past President, Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Mr Deb A Mukherjee, Vice President, BCCI, and Managing Director, Cenergist Energy Private Limited. Dr Roy opened the summit with a short talk on the permeation of technology into every aspect of healthcare and the growing dependence on it. Mr Mukherjee gave the welcome address setting the tone for the interesting sessions to come in the next three days. He also moderated the first session of the summit which had Mr Moloy Banerjee (Head, South Asia, Linde Gases Division) and Archil Dzuliashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of India, the Kingdom of Thailand, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Government of Georgia as the speakers.

The next three days focused on cutting edge technologies in healthcare including Robotics, Analytics, Tele Medicine and the role of Artificial Intelligence. The speakers and panelists debated the pros and cons of the growing influence of technology on healthcare, and its future. They discussed how technology in healthcare is gaining popularity with passing time and improving with scientific advancements. Speakers included eminent personalities with healthcare backgrounds – administrators, Doctors and Information Technology personnel.

From electronic records in the doctor’s office to robotic instruments in the operating room, information technology is now redefining how healthcare functions in our society. Use of healthcare mobile applications is fast becoming a norm. According to industry estimates, about 500 million smartphone users worldwide would have used a healthcare application by 2015, and by 2018, 50 percent of the more than 3.4 billion smartphone and tablet users will have downloaded mobile health applications. Health Tech aimed to address these areas of development by bringing together experts who discussed, debated, demonstrated and explored new avenues of advancements in this field.
The summit featured International Participation, B2b Pavilion, Seminars and Exhibitions. The objectives were to:

  • To showcase and demonstrate best-in-class technology solutions, tailor-made for the healthcare sector
  • To promote & showcase medical devices/equipment
  • Provide the opportunity for B2B meetings involving industry professionals
  • An ideal platform to introduce new products & applications
  • Opportunity to meet business partners under one roof
  • Explore new business opportunities
  • Provide a platform to enhance brand image and build awareness
  • Provide a chance to evaluate the competition

9th Mar ’18
Theme: Technology Driving Future of Healthcare

Opening Remarks Mr. Arnab Basu, Chairperson, IT Committee, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Partner and Technology Consulting Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd.
HealthTech as an opportunity for Business Collaboration- Promoting Bilateral Business betweenGermany and India with special focus on Eastern India

Dr. Michael Feiner, Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Kolkata

His Excellency ArchilDzuliashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of India, the Kingdom of Thailand, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Government of Georgia

Presentation of the Thought Paper on Reimagining the possible in India’s Healthcare with emerging technologies By PwC India
Keynote Address ‘AI, Analytics and the Future of Healthcare’ by Dr. Rana Mehta by Dr. Rana Mehta, Partner, Leader Healthcare, PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd.
Industry Perspective on VR and 3D printing by Mr. Sanjiv Mehta, Country Manager – Education, Healthcare and Startup’s, HP
Theme Address on ‘Next Wave of Healthcare Transformation’ by Mr. Girish Kulkarni Chairperson – CHIME India Chapter, Board Member – HIMSS India APAC Chapter and Jt. Secretary – CIOKlub Governing Body
IoT in Healthcare by Mr. Abhijit Majumdar, Leader IT Strategy, PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd.
CIO’s Forum: When Technology converges with Health care to deliver advanced services

Chairperson: Mr. Sanjoy Sen, Co-Chairperson, IT Committee, The Bengal Chamber and Industry and Senior Vice President, ITC Infotech India Limited


Mr. NandkishorDhomne, VP-IT & CIO, Manipal Hospitals

Mr. Girish Koppar, Sr. Manager – IT, Lilavati Hospital

Mr. Inderjith Davalur, Group CIO, KIMS,

Mr. Niranjan Ramakrishnan, Group Head IT, Kauvery Hospitals

Mr. Ishaq Quadri, Consultant CIO and Secretary HIMSS India

Mr. Syed K Murshed, General Manager – IT, Medica Hospitals Pvt Ltd

Mr. Sudip Roy, CEO, Tickto Inc. and Group Advisor, AMRI Hospitals and Frank Ross Ltd.

Destination West Bengal for Health Tech: Case Studies, Experiences and Best Practices

  • Wearables
  • IoT
  • AI

Panel Chairperson: Dr. Arpan Pal, Principal Scientist & Head, Embedded Systems & Robotics, TCS Research & Innovation, TATA Consultancy Services


Dr. Sudip Nag, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering (E&ECE),IIT KGP

Dr. Sandipan Sarkar, Chief Architect Cognitive Business Decision Support, CIC, GBS Listening, IBM

Dr. K.M Mandana, MCh, Consultant, Fortis Hospital Anandapur

Opening Remarks By Session Chairperson: Mr. Chiranjib Bhattacharya, CEO, Wizertech Informatics Pvt Ltd.
Opening remarks By Mr. Kazuya Nakajo, Chief Director General, JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), (under Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Government of Japan)
Special remarks By Mr. Yasuhiko Tanaka, Deputy Chief of Mission Consulate-General of Japan Kolkata
Special presentation 1 By Mr.TomohikoKisaka, Hiroshima University Hospital
Special presentation 2 By Mr. Masayoshi Tamura, General Manager, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.
Special presentation 3 By Mr. Yasuaki Yamane, General Manager, ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
Special presentation 4 By By Mr. Kazunori Tokura, Managing Director, OMRON HEALTHCARE INDIA PVT. LTD.
Special presentation 5 By Mr. Kazuya Higuchi, General Manager, Air Water India Private Limited

10th Mar ’18
THEME: Entrepreneurship in Health Tech

Opening Remarks By Mr. Deb A Mukherjee, Vice President, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Managing Director, Cenergist Energy Private Limited
Theme Address By Dr. Alok Roy, Past President, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals
Address Extraordinaire on ‘AI in Medicine’ By Dr. G D Puri, Professor and Head of the Department, Anaesthesia and Intensive care, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER), Chandigarh
Special Address on Linear Accelerator for Cancer Treatment- by Mrs. SulabhaRanade, Director General, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India (SAMEER)

Special Remarks on Digital Health providing opportunities to Medical Entrepreneurs and Tech start ups

Social Entrepreneurship – a collaborative approach for healthcare to address social issues through technology

Mr. Viresh Oberoi, President, TiE Kolkata

By Mohammed Saiful Islam, First Secretary (Commercial), Bangladesh Dy. High Commission

Plenary Session: Excellence in Innovations

Session Chairperson- Mr. S Radhakrishnan, Past President, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Creating Solutions Using Technology for Operational Efficiency: A Medica Experience by Dr. SaumitraBharadwaj, Group VP Ops Medica Hospital

Latest Innovations from Philips Healthcare in Imaging Systems

Medical Virtualism by DrShyamaNagarajan, Managing Director, SahaManthranPvt Ltd

Perspectives of Financer by Mr. Ashwin Srivastava, Co Founder and Director, Idein Ventures

Setting the agenda: Innovation Competition – Health Hack by DrShyamaNagarajan, Managing Director, SahaManthranPvt Ltd

Setting the agenda: Innovation Competition – Health Hack

Dr Shyama Nagarajan, Managing Director, SahaManthranPvt Ltd

Presentations by shortlisted candidates Health Hack which is an Innovation Competition on Health Tech

11th Mar ’18
THEME: Medical Conference on New Age Technologies for High End Delivery

Welcome Address By By DrLaxmi Narayan Tripathy
Sr Vice Chairman,
Director & Sr. Consultant Neuro & Spine Surgeon
Theme Address Dr. Kunal Sarkar,Sr. Vice Chairman,
MEDICA Superspecialty Hospital
Special Remarks by Prof. Bhabatosh Biswas, Former Vice Chancellor, The West Bengal University of Health Sciences
Risk Mitigation in Medical Gas Management by Mr. Shekhar Lal Trivedi, Senior Consultant, Linde India Limited

Technology in Patient Care: Industry Perspective –

Dr Vaishali Gupte, MD, Anaesthesia- Director, Medical Affairs, Cipla

Plenary Session: Business and Economics of HealthcareModerator: Dr. AmitavaDasgupta

Technology, Innovation and Equity of Cancer Care in India

Technological Innovation and Healthcare Cost

Presentation on Lean six sigma for efficient hospital management

by Dr Vaskar Saha Professor of Paediatric, Haematology/Oncology and Director of Research, Tata Medical Center

by Prof. BarunKanjilal, Health Economist and Former Professor, Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) University

by Ms. Kamakshi Kumar, The Analysis Company

Plenary Session:
Moderator: Prof Dr Rabin Chakraborty

Sr. Vice Chairman, MEDICA Superspecialty Hospital

Bulls Eye! Techniques to Ensure the accurate delivery of RadiationTherapy in Clinical practice

Technologies for Circumcision – A Possible Area of Business Collaboration with Special Focus on India and Bangladesh

Concluding Remarks

by Dr. IndranilMallick, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata

by Dr. MunalMahabub, Vice President Chittagong Women Chamber, Chief Hospital Head ( Surgiscope Hospital Ltd),Member (Sub Committee) Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman at Organic Valley Lake Resort.

by Prof (Dr.) Rabin Chakraborty, Sr. Vice Chairman, MEDICA Superspecialty Hospital

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