INITIATIVE CORE LEADERSHIP
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|Conference General Chair||Gora Datta||Gora Datta, FHL7 is a US based serial entrepreneur and an internationally acknowledged Subject Matter Expert on Digital Health, Health Informatics Standards & CyberHealth initiatives.
He is an accomplished, visionary executive with 36 years of international professional expertise in the field of Computer & Software Engineering and its application to Healthcare, Mobile Health, CyberSecurity, IoT, Blockchain, eLearning & Social Protection.
|Conference Vice Chair||Heather Flannery||Heather Leigh Flannery holds executive position in a major health car enterprise. She is also Co-Founder and Board Chair of Blockchain in Healthcare Global ("BiHG"), a new 501(c)6 trade association organized under the IEEE ISTO. She chairs the IEEE SA P2418.6 Standards Development Working Group (blockchain in healthcare and life sciences), served as the FY19 Co-Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force, Chairs the Healthcare Special Interest Group at the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), and is an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers Blockchain for Science.|
|TPC Chair||Sean Manion||Sean is a neuroscientist with two decades of federal research experience. He is a noted author, having recently co-authored Blockchain for Medical Research: Accelerating Trust in Healthcare with journalist Yael Bizouati-Kennedy (2020 CRC Press) along with the book chapter, “Advancing Health Research with Blockchain” in the HIMSS Series textbook, Blockchain in Healthcare: Innovations that Empower Patients, Connect Professionals and Improve Care, and articles such as Blockchain Compliance by Design: Regulatory Considerations for Blockchain in Clinical Research. Sean co-founded and serves as a Chief Editor for the peer-reviewed journal Blockchain for Science published by Frontiers. Dr. Manion is co-founder of Blockchain in Healthcare Global, a 501 (c)(6) under the IEEE International Standards & Technology Organization, and he is a member of the HIMSS Blockchain Task Force and the IEEE Standards Association working group for Blockchain in Healthcare & Life Sciences (p2418.6).|
|TPC Co-Chair||Orlando Lopez||Orlando leads efforts to strengthen NIH/NIDCR’s portfolio in basic science and translational research by funding development of biomaterials, oral biodevices and digital dentistry technologies intended to address oral health and overall health. He serves as program manager to trans-NIH initiative on Rapid Acceleration for Diagnostics for COVID-19 detection by oral biosensing and an interagency research program at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) supporting development of clinically relevant standards for dental biomaterials and oral biosensors.|
|TPC Podcast Series Chair||Ray Dogum||Community Builder through the spoken word.|
|TPC Review Chair||Erika Beerbower||Clinical pharmacist with a background including hospital and IV pharmacy, and currently a drug information pharmacist for a large clinical decision support database. Blockchain/AI in healthcare enthusiast with experience including certifications, development of course content and educational materials, literature review and evaluation, and serving as a subject matter expert. Currently an ambassador for Blockchain in Healthcare today, reviewer for Frontiers in Blockchain Science, Co-chair of the Hyperledger in Healthcare Special Interest Group, and an active member of IEEE IoMT subgroup.|
|Standards Collaboration Chair||John Greaves||John Greaves is a globally recognized leader in technology who has pioneered development in DLT and Blockchain. His work in the Standards, Regulatory and Compliance areas for over 40 years enables him to support the rapid adoption of Blockchain DLT, revolutionizing IT as he states "in the post Turing era.”
This has led John to becoming one of the first in his field to apply Value Models in Supply Chain and Health Care in particular. His OHIO Principle (Zero Human Intervention Operations) is the backbone of the assessments and evaluations that are driving rapid adoption of Blockchain DLT.
Greaves has been the founding chair of several US, EU and British standards groups. He works closely with and continues to be a part of the EU Blockchain and DLT Programs.
|TPC Track#1 Chair|
Real World Applications
|Sachin Shetty||His research interests lie at the intersection of computer networking, network security and machine learning. His laboratory conducts cloud and mobile security research and has received over $12 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, Air Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Lab, Office of Naval Research, Department of Homeland Security, and Boeing. He is a co-principal investigator on the DoD Cyber Security Center of Excellence, the Department of Homeland Security National Center of Excellence, the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), and Department of Energy, Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC).|
|TPC Track#2 Chair|
|Ted DellaVecchia||Ted provides executive leadership on digital innovations and reinventions for health systems, academic medical centers, and insurance payers. As a international renown Healthcare Strategist, Ted recently strengthened the synergy between Red Hat and IBM Watson Health and inspired a pivot by laying the cornerstones of #LinuxForHealth - an Open Community ecosystem project and kernel of an open operating system that enables industry-wide data interoperability.
Ted is the founding chairman of the Healthcare Industry Transformation Project (HITP). Founded in 2011, the HITP is a digital-health innovation ecosystem of early-adopting healthcare organizations collaborating to invoke reinvention of the healthcare industry.
|TPC Track#3 Chair|
|Frederic de Vaulx||Frederic holds executive positions in the industry where he helps develop the vision, innovation and strategy of the company. He is also a Senior Software Engineer and Program Manager overseeing the design, architecture and development of custom software applications.
Frederic is a member of the ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Community of Interest and Co-Chair of the Blockchain Working Group that published a blockchain primer in late 2017 and a first version of the blockchain playbook in early 2018. He is a member of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative, the HIMSS Blockchain Task Force and the CSA Blockchain Working Group.
|TPC Track#4 Chair|
|Denise McCurdy||Denise is a veteran of the Information and Communications industry with over 35 years of experience working with Fortune 100 firms. With a professional and personal interest in emerging technologies, Denise returned to academics to investigate blockchain, completing her doctorate in business with a thesis in blockchain for supply chains. Passionate about mentoring, Denise enjoyed working with her team members to secure a first place win at GSU’s Blockchain Innovation Competition with a supply chain solution.|