Speakers The 5th Conference

Hanne Decoutere

Hanne Decoutere (1980) had been working for VRT for years, when she first appeared on the screen as news anchor in September 2012. She started working for Jan Van Rompary in Ombudsjan, followed by Terzake on Canvas and the News on EEN, where she covered political reporting as legal expert. As experienced journalist, she presents and moderates with lots of charisma, she has a special interest in France and a weak spot for Ballet.


Prof Dr Pieter Vandervoort

Cardiologist at Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg

Prof Dr Dominique Vandijck

Director Q&S Zorgnet-ICURO - Professor of Patient Safety, Health Economics & Healthcare Innovation

Pascal Verdonck

Prof Biomedical Engineering, Chairman of the Board of Directors AZ Maria Middelares, CEO MedTech Flanders

Frank Van Gelder

Secretary General in Pharma.Aero and co-founder of ADHapp

Caroline Bastiaens

Schepen Stad Antwerpen bevoegd voor cultuur, economie, stads- en buurtonderhoud, patrimonium en erediensten

Erik Present

Director Medical Affairs at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Philippe De Backer

State Secretary for Privacy

Rudy Mattheus

Rudy Mattheus has specialized in the Healthcare and ICT related industries.

Dr. Johnny Duerinck

Neuro Surgeon, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel

Etienne Maeriën

Advisor eHealth at Belgian Federal Government - Cabinet of Minister for Public Health Maggie De Block

Dirk Caals

Solution Specialist Data and Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft

Alexander Olbrechts

Product Solution Engineer for Siemens Healthineers

Jan Kimpen

Chief Medical Officer at Royal Philips

Bart Vannieuwenhuyse

Senior Director Clinical Innovation at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Anne Bruinvels

Dr. Anne Bruinvels is Founder Px HealthCare

Rafael Grossman

Rafael Grossmann

MD, Google Glass Surgeon & Healthcare futurist

Steve Seuntjens

The New Health – a VC view on disruption in the ecosystem

Erik Janssen

VP patient relevant innovative solutions misson neurology at UCB

Ward Servaes

CEO CoFounder of, on a mission to revolutionise healthcare

Jo Caudron

Jo Caudron

Digital Transformation Expert, Founding Partner of Duval Union Consulting

Tom Braekeleirs

Director BlueHealth Innovation Center