International Speakers

Surabhi Joshi
WHO, Geneva
Manoj Jhalani
Director Health Systems, WHO-CRO
Vivekanand Jha
GIGW,New Delhi
Gumindu Kulatunga
Health Ministry, Srilanka
Maurice Mars
South Africa
Luiz Messina
Zheng Zeng

Keynote Speakers

National Speakers (Alphabaticaly Ordered)

Bhagmishika Puhan
New Delhi
D R Sahu
Guriqbal Singh Jaiya
New Delhi
Mukti Prasad
New Delhi
Murthi Remilla
P S Ram Kumar
R K Dhiman
Director,SGPGIMS, Lucknow
R Pradeep
AIG, Hyderabad
Rajeev Kumar
TMH, Mumbai
Repu Daman
STBMI, Lucknow
Sanjay Bedi
Sanjay Behari
SGPGIMS, Lucknow
Satheesh Kumar
SRMC Chennai
Selva Kumar
Sheila John
Srikant Patnaik
Sunil Shroff
Vimal Wakhlu
New Delhi

Dr. Sanjay Sood

Dr. Sanjay Sood, a State Awardee, has to his credit, award-winning, innovative patient-centric telemedicine & eHealth solutions of population scale. Sanjay is the Project Director of eSanjeevani - India's National Telemedicine Service, supposedly, southeast Asia's largest telemedicine platform that serves around 1 lakh patients on daily basis and has already served over around 12 million patients during pandemic and this first of its kind of telemedicine platform is evolving at staggering pace (in past 10 months it has grown 1000%).

Dr. Sood has also rolled out another similar national telemedicine platform - SehatOPD of the Indian Ministry of Defence, Indian tri-services (Indian Airforce, Indian Army and Indian Navy). He is also conceptualising a multi-tiered national telemedicine network for PLHIV in India. For the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India his team has also put together MyHealthRecord - a Personal Health Records Management System this will be rolled out in near future.

Sanjay has been a telemedicine consultant with World Health Organisation (AFRO). Between 2002 and 2019 he led implementation of two state-wide telemedicine networks in India and five international telemedicine networks.

Dr. Sood - The 'eSanjeevani guy' was recently chosen by Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) of USA as an Innovation Leader in their Future 50 global community of 2023. He has been the Director at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing's (C-DAC) branch in Mauritius and currently, currently he is working as the Associate Director at C-DAC Mohali.

Sanjay has his heart in connected health & innovation.

Dr. Meenu Singh

Dr Meenu Singh was trained as a Pediatric Pulmonologist at the Children's Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, USA in 1994-95. She is in-charge of the pulmonology clinic in Advanced Pediatric centre. Dr Meenu Singh also heads the Dept. of Telemedicine at PGIMER. She is in charge of Regional Resource Centre and National Knowledge Network at PGIMER and has developed a wide-ranging tele-education network of medical colleges. She is the Principle Investigator of ICMR Centre for Advanced Research in Evidence Based Child Health (March 2012-March 2018) and extended for next 5 years (Nov 2019-Nov 2024) at Advanced Pediatric Centre in PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Awards/Medals: Dr Meenu Singh is the recipient of various Prestigious National and International Awards such as Parmesh Oration, Bharat Ratna Dr. Abdul Kalam Gold Medal, Prof. N Somu Oration award, International women's day award, V. Raju Award for Senior Scientist, Sir Shri Ram Memorial Award and many more.


Dr. Lavanian Dorairaj

Dr. Lavanian Dorairaj is a clinician and healthcare Informatician with 40 plus years of experience. He is a 1974 batch Alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and studied for his MD in Aerospace medicine at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine at Bangalore. He has, in the past, served as the Deputy Director, Medical services (Indian Air Force), The Vice President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation of the Apollo Hospitals group, The Vice President, Software division, Axsys HealthTech Ltd and the Chairman of HL7 India, amongst others. He has been a member in multiple Governmental projects involving Healthcare applications and Healthcare standards for India. He was a member of the governmental group that wrote the earliest standards for Practice of Telemedicine in India, in 2004. Certified in HL7 and DICOM in 2004, he is a well read and a renowned trainer wrt International and Indian standards in Healthcare Informatics and Telemedicine like HL7, DICOM, LOINC, ICD 10, EHRs, EMRs, SNOMED CT, HIPAA, GDPR, EHR Standards for India (2016), Telemedicine Practice Guidelines 2020, etc.

He is presently the Director and CEO of LYNK AmbuPod Pvt Ltd (AmbuPod) and the decade old HCit Consultant (HCitC).

AmbuPod is a government certified start-up that produces the patent pending AmbuPod, a highly affordable Telemedicine enabled Mobile clinic cum micro (BLS) Ambulance. It is a fully loaded narrow track vehicle. Each AmbuPod is capable of providing 24/7 emergency Ambulance services and 6 days a week primary care, chronic care, screening and palliative care clinics to 6-8 villages. Dr. Lavanian desires to take affordable, quality based healthcare services to 50,000 villages via the AmbuPod.

HCitC provides consultancy, training and implementation, to clients globally. Our clients include TCS, Deloitte, Hitachi, Wipro, L&T, Bosch, GE Healthcare, UST Global, iGate, Hexaware, Meditech, CDAC, AFMC, and IIIT, Delhi, to quote a few.

Prof.Biswa Narayan Mohanty

Prof..Biswa Narayan Mohanty is working now as Hony. Adviser to Odisha Govt. for Telemedicine Network Scheme, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He is former Professor & Head of the department of Endocrine Surgery, SCB Medical College, Cuttack- 753007, Odisha. He happens to be an undergraduate and postgraduate medical teacher at SCB Medical College, Cuttack for 34 years

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His continued endeavor culminated in creation of the department of Endocrine Surgery at SCB Medical College, Cuttack. He has been instrumental in establishment of a state-wide telemedicine network in the state of Odisha and the Odisha State Digital Health Resource Centre at SCB MCH, Cuttack. He has been a MBBS examiner, a MS(Surgery) examiner and NBE examiner for General Surgery to many Medical Colleges, PG Institutes and hospitals of India. He has been a Medical Council of India(MCI) assessor to several institutions for recognition of MBBS degree, PG degree in General Surgery and MCh degree in Endocrine Surgery.He has to his credit more than 100 scientific presentations in National & International Surgical Conferences and more than 30 scientific publications in various peer reviewed journals. He is author of a chapter on "Thyroglossal Duct and Fistula" in the IAES Text book of Endocrine Surgery being published in 2023 by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, Delhi He is now the President-Elect of Rotary Club of Cuttack Greater, Cuttack.

Prof. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay

Jayanta Mukhopadhyay is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is also holding the office of Dean, Outreach in the Institute. His research interests are in image processing, computer vision, and bio-medical informatics. In the past, he served as heads of different Departments of the Institute including Computer and Informatics Center, Computer Science and Engineering, and the School of Information and Technology.

Dr. Mukhopadhyay worked extensively in telemedicine, neonatal health care, and cancer radiomics. He has also worked on medical instrumentation and assistive technology. For more than two decades, he has been engaged in research and development of telemedicine systems, which were deployed at several Government hospitals in West Bengal and Tripura. Presently the system has been upgraded to provide direct consultation to patients, and its customized versions are being used by IIT, Kharagpur, RKMHOS, Varanasi, and Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal. A base version of the system, named iMediXcare, has been released as an open source software. Dr. Mukhopadhyay received the Young Scientist Award from the Indian National Science Academy in 1992. He is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).

Prof. Baljit Singh Bedi

Baljit Singh Bedi did B.Tech and M.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. After serving for five years in IIT, Delhi as researcher, he joined Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. Major contributions over the years cover conceptualizing, evolving and implementation of a number of major Schemes involving electronics and IT in different sectors of Indian economy.

As Head of Medical Electronics & Telemedicine Division, he promoted development of Telemedicine/eHealth Software platforms and launched a number of e-Health & Tele-health schemes covering many states in India. He was a Member of National Knowledge Commission's Working Group on India-Health Information Network Development and its follow up actions. He is member of the National Committee on EMR Standardization set up by MoH&FW and headed its Interoperability Task Group. He is member of MoH&FW Legal Sub-Committee for EHR and also EHR Review Committee. He is Chairman FICCI's India Health Information Network (IHIN) Working Group on EHR and Standards. He is Past President; Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) and till very recently was Adviser to Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, MeitY, GoI. Currently he is Chief Operating Officer of TSI.

Bagmisikha Puhan

Advocate ,Associate Partner, TMT Law Practice

Bagmisikha is a technology lawyer and privacy practitioner. She works with new age technology companies, spanning across healthcare, fintech, space segments.

She has been a policy advocate for telemedicine and is the member of the Executive Committee of Telemedicine Society of India. She has assisted the society and NITI AAYOG in past in regulatory and policy making.

A life member of the Indian Society for Clinical Research and Member (Legal), Ethics Committee (Academic) of Mohan Foundation.

Dr K. Ganapathy

Hon Distinguished Professor, The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University

K. GANAPATHY M.Ch. (Neurosurgery), FACS, FICS, FAMS Ph.D. is a Past President of the Telemedicine Society of India, former Secretary and Past President of the Neurological Society of India and Past President of the Indian Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, Formerly Adjunct Professor, at the IIT Madras, & Anna University. He is an Hon Distinguished Professor at the Dr MGR. Tamilnadu Medical University, Chennai.

Dr. Ganapathy was formerly Honorary Consultant and Advisor in Neurosurgery Armed Forces Medical Services. In 1990, he became the first in South Asia to get a Ph.D. in neuro-imaging. He is Member of the Editorial Board of 4 International and 3 National Journals in Telemedicine and Neurosciences. He was the first neurosurgeon from South Asia to be formally trained in Stereotactic Radiosurgery in 1995 and later in robotic radiosurgery in 2008. He ventured into Telehealth in 1998. During the last 46 years, he has presented about 554 papers in national conferences and 185 in International conferences. He has published about 118 scientific papers, 177 articles in magazines and newspapers and 19 chapters in text books. Formerly member of the Advisory Committee Dept of Science & Technology GoI. He is currently a member of BIRAC committees, (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) Govt of India reviewing research projects for funding. Columbia University had selected ATNF as a case study to demonstrate global best practices. He is also on the WHO Roster of Experts on Digital Health.

Pramod K. Gaur

Pace University, Sidenburg School of Computer Science, Pleasantvile, NY USA

Over the last three decades the telehealth industry has been evolving from technology driven industry to payer (reimbursement) driven to current provider driven industry. In the initial phase, emerging information and communication technologies were the driver to demonstrate telehealth capabilities. Once it was demonstrated that the telehealth services can be sustained and scaled, the next phase was focussed on reimbursement ("who pays for it") for telehealth services. This phase led to both penalties (30 day readmission) and incentives (value based payments) for providers. As telehealth industry was moving towards the next phase of provider based models, COVID-19 pandemic related lockdowns accelerated the use of telehealth by patients and providers to access the care for all patients. Governments and payers provided a series of waivers to relax the requirements and parity of reimbursemnet with the in-person care.Now a new hybrid care delivery model is emerging where providers are incorporationg in-person and virtual appointments for care. Latest update from all key stakeholders (patients/caregivers, providers, payers and regulators) will be provided during this presentation.


Pramod Gaur is an Adjunct Professor at Pace University and Co-Chair of the Technology Collaborative of Westchester County Livable Communities Program. Dr. Gaur was inducted into the 2013 ATA Class of Fellows and is considered Telehealth Subject Matter Expert. Dr. Gaur's activities in the past 20 years include demonstrations to the US Presidential Advisor, the US Congress, The White House Conference on Aging and International Delegates at the United Nations. Dr. Gaur received his doctoral degree from the University of Kansas and received his postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

Ravi Kumar C

Professor of Plastic Surgery Head of IT & Telemedicine,
Officer In-Charge of Telemedicine, TV Studio, Internet Radio, Digital Display System & Administrative Information System (AIS)
Chairman of Telemedicine Committee Chairman of IT Technical Committee
Chairman of JIPMER Community Radio Committee Member Secretary of IT Advisory Committee JIPMER, Pondicherry, India.

He developed interest in Telemedicine in 1999 while undergoing Higher Training in LASER Surgery from Boston University USA, Endoscopic Plastic Surgery training from Emory University USA. Subsequently, he did Post graduation in Telemedicine. Further, he became Life Member & Fellow of Telemedicine Society of India. He is Nodal Officer of Telemedicine for e-Health Division of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOH&FW), Govt of India. He is Nodal Officer for Regional Resource Centre (RRC) for Telemedicine for more than 160 Medical Colleges of South India as designated by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOH&FW), Govt of India.

He is Nodal Officer for National Medical College Network (NMCN) Telemedicine Project of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOH&FW), Govt of India. He is Nodal Officer for Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Telemedicine Project of Ministry of Space, Govt. of India. He is Nodal Officer for Sabarimala Telemedicine Project of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ministry of Space, Govt of India. He is Nodal Officer for National Knowledge Network (NKN) Project of Ministry of Department of Electronics Information Technology (DeiTy), Govt of India. He is Nodal Officer for Medical Virtual Class Room Telemedicine Project of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOH&FW), Govt of India.

He is Nodal Officer for e-Classroom Telemedicine Project of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOH&FW), Govt. of India. He is Nodal Officer for BIMSTEC Telemedicine Network Project of Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. He is Nodal Officer for Morocco Telemedicine Network Project of Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. He is first in the country to start in Govt Hospital including JIPMER various Telemedicine Services including Live Telecast of UG/PG Lectures, Telemedicine Clinic, Tele-OPD, Tele-ICU, Tele-Ward, Tele-Surgery, Tele-Monitoring, Tele-Emergency, Tele- Recording, Tele-Mentoring, Tele-Education, Tele-Drone, Tele-Drug Distribution, Telemedicine Kiosk, Dial-JIPMER (24X7) Toll Free Service, Tele-Radiology, Tele-Evidence, Tele-Patient-Attendant Interaction Service and International Telemedicine Collaboration with Japan, Korea, Philippines, Italy, New Zealand, USA, UK, France, Morocco, BIMSTEC Countries including Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh & Mynmar.

For his contribution to Telemedicine in India, he received more than 30 awards and out of which 11 Awards related to Telemedicine including International BMJ Award, SKOCH e-Governance Award, INDYWOOD Award, VDGOOD Award, SAAP Award, VIMA Award, VIFA Award, ISO Award, Hall of Fame Award. He has received 5 Fellowships including Fellowship of Telemedicine Society of India (FTSI). He is Author of 5 Text Books and one of the Text Book is 'Telemedicine for Doctors'.

He has written more than 5 Chapters in Text Books including review article on Telemedicine in a Pubmed Indexed Journal. He has published more than 300 publications in peer reviewed indexed journals and out of which more than 40 are Telemedicine related publications. He has more than 26 Research Projects and out of which one project related to Telemedicine' He has received more than 2.1 Crore Research Grants and out of which 1.5 Crore related to Telemedicine from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOH&FW), Govt. of India. He is Editor-In-Chief 2 Journals and Editorial Board Member of more than 70 Journals. He has presented more than 100 Scientific papers & Chaired > 55 Scientific Sessions. He has done 1 Patent & 43 Innovations, delivered 87 Guest lectures & 1 Oration. He is Advisor/Subject Expert to Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Delhi, Pondicherry University (PU) Pondicherry and Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University Pondicherry. He is member of Board of Studies for Plastic Surgery for National Board of Examinations (NBE). He is regularly doing inspection for MCI & DNB courses. He is examiner for MCh, DNB & PhD courses. He has teaching experience of more than 23 years.

Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta

public policy expert with vast experience in policymaking,
former advisor to the Union Health Minister, Government of India

Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta is a leading public policy expert with vast experience in policymaking. He has been involved in major global initiatives on Digital Health and holds several key positions in the Digital Health arena. He is the founder and behind many path-breaking initiatives and organizations, working for Digital Health.

Rajendra is the former advisor to the Union Health Minister, Government of India, and played a key role in drafting of the National Health Policy and National Education Policy 2020. He was nominated by the World Economic Forum on the Global Agenda Council for Digital Health, recognized for his global contribution to healthcare by the Sheriff of Los Angeles. In 2018, he was conferred the 'Global Impact Award' by the Personal Connected Health Alliance (A HIMSS Organization) at Boston, and his contributions and career have been chronicled as a case study in global health by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Health, for their 'Grow Global Initiative.'

He is a Member of the Guidelines Development Group (Digital Health), Global Roster of Experts in Digital Health & a co-load of the internal committee for scoping out for Digital Health at the WHO; Board Member of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH); Member of the Steering Committee of the Global Digital Health Index; Member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network & Chairman of the Dynamic Coalition on ‘Internet & Jobs’ at IGF, United Nations. He has co-authored the Global eHealth Diffusion report (WHO) & is the chairman of the national committee for developing guidelines & standards for Digital Health. He has authored the global best seller titled ‘Digital Health – Truly Transformational’.

Dr Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

Consultant in eHealth, knowledge management and medical librarianship

Dr Najeeb Al-Shorbaji is from Jordan. He been working as a volunteer and consultant in eHealth, knowledge management and medical librarianship since March 2017. He worked as Director of Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at the World Health Organization (WHO/HQ) between September 2008 and August 2015. Between February 1988 and August 2008 he worked as Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing, Regional Advisor for Health and Information and Telecommunication and Information Scientist at the WHO Regional Office in Amman, Alexandria and Cairo.

He holds a PhD in Information Science since 1986 from United Kingdom. He has published over 210 research papers, book chapters and presentations and attended, presented and delivered keynote addresses in over 200 professional conferences and scientific meetings. Dr Al-Shorbaji is the President of the eHealth Development Association, Jordan, President of the Jordan Library and Information Association, President of the Middle East and North Africa Health Informatics Association, Vice President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMI), a part-time-lecturer at the PLRI Institute of Medical Informatics at TUB, Germany, Visiting Professor at Ain Shams University, Egypt and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics. He is a member of a number of national, regional and international scientific associations and committees. He is editor and peer reviewer of a number of specialized scientific journals.

Mr. Vikram Thaploo

CEO - TeleHealth at Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited

With above two decades of experience in diverse industries including healthcare, retail and hospitality, Vikram Thaploo is a veteran of strategizing innovative projects and creating sustainable business models.

Vikram is currently leading Remote Healthcare Practice and Public Private Partnerships at Apollo Hospitals through Apollo TeleHealth (Healthcare delivery and TeleClinics Company), HealthNet Global Limited (Healthcare Technology Company) and Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (Not-for-profit Company) along with the government business vertical.

A management professional from Indian School of Business with extensive experience in setting up and scaling up businesses, Vikram has a superior track record in conceptualizing ideas and implementing them for successful business expansion. He is one of the Global names in the field of Telemedicine. His mission is to make healthcare accessible to all using the convergence of Technology, Telecom, and MedTech ecosystems, thus, delivering Continuum of Care. Over the years he has been aggressively working towards elevating and augmenting Public Health care delivery and Rural Healthcare.

Prof.Maryam Shojaei

Department of Electrical Engineering IIT-Bombay, Powai Mumbai, India.

Maryam Shojaei is a TATA Trust Chair Prof. for Frugal Engineering, fellow of INAE and Qualcomm-India Faculty Awardee 2023. She is a professor in the department of Electrical Engineering Department of IIT-Bombay. Prof. Maryam has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of sensor, circuit and system design, development, test, fabrication and prototyping, field deployment and translation research. She has also expertise in the design of analog, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits. She has published close to 300 peer reviewed international journal and conference papers, inventor/co-inventor of 17 granted Indian and US patents with 40 more patent applications.

In the area of biomedical devices, her journey has started from 2005 when she designed a microW ECG signal conditioning CMOS ASIC (the IP was of interest by Texas Instruments (TI) for the technology transfer). This journey has continued over years with the recent achievement is in 2020 when her team won the award from India-Switzerland AIP on the Tinnitus matching and management (only two prototypes are selected from India). Her team have also designed and demonstrated the multi-channel biomedical ADC ASIC, pulse Oximetry ASIC and short range biotelemetry ASIC's in MedRdio band with a complete system satisfying the masking requirements as per the TRAI and FCC, all for the first time in India.

More information about Prof. Maryam is available from her department website:

Col. Asheet Kumar Nath (Retd.)

Director General (I/C) and Executive Director, C-DAC Pune & Corp. Strategy

Commissioned in June 1985 into Corps of Signals, Indian Army, an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and India Military Academy, Dehradun. Col. Nath joined C-DAC in July 2010 as Executive Director of C-DAC Kolkata after 25 years of his rich and diverse experience in Indian Army Corps of Signals which deals with Communication and IT needs of the Army.

He did his B.Tech from Military College of Telecom Engineering, Mhow, MP and M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur). He has also completed the DAC course from C-DAC Hyderabad.

Col. Nath has held several Directorial Level appointments in the Army dealing with IT and Telecom Policy Formulation & Execution and has extensive experience in Technical Resource Management and Institution Building. He has led or participated in exploration and development of new projects to address the telecom and IT needs of the Army, accelerate project implementation & achieve desired goals.

Currently Col. Nath has taken over the additional charge of Director General, C-DAC w.e.f. August 2023 apart from his primary role as Executive Director, Corporate Strategy & C-DAC Pune. In this capacity, he is responsible for overall management of C-DAC and lead a pool of highly specialized scientific, R&D, Technical and Administrative Personnel with his broad scientific, R&D and technological vision .He is contributing to building capacity and capability for the National Supercomputing Mission and spearheading various projects of National importance. He is instrumental in driving the R&D activities in various thematic areas viz. Exascale Computing, Microprocessor and Professional Electronics, Quantum Computing, AI & Language Computing, IOE, Dependable and Secure Computing and GenNext Applied Computing. He has also formulated the Transfer of Technology policy and the Commercialization policy of C-DAC. He has represented C-DAC in various prestigious National and International fora.

Under his able leadership, C-DAC has bagged various awards and Projects at National and International level

Prof. Thais Russomano


She has +30 yr of experience in Aerospace Medicine, Space Physiology, Telemedicine & Digital Health. She is an MD from Brazil, specialised in internal medicine, has an MSc in Aerospace Medicine (USA) and PhD in Space Physiology from King's College London (UK). She worked for 3 years as a researcher at DLR, Germany, before establishing and coordinating the Microgravity Centre, PUCRS for 18 years.

She is academically linked to several universities, such as King's College London-UK, University of Lisbon-Portugal, Deggendorf Institute of Technology-Germany and UFCSPA-Brazil. Thais is an Elected Academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, and the International Academy of Astronautics (Board of Trustees). She is a Board Member of companies, holds patents related to Space Sciences, and has acted as a voluntary Mentor for Space4Women, an initiative of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. Thais is co-founder & CEO of InnovaSpace (UK).

Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar

Board member, CXO, Author, Mentor, Philanthropist and Thought Leader

Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar is an established executive leader in starting strategic initiatives, executing and profitably scaling. Dr. Bhatnagar has managed large business units with around USD 500 mill revenue in an MNC and also started technology startup. Experience of managing global customer, traveled across globe and handled multiple regions and market segments, telecom, BFSI, Automotive, Healthcare, Government and Education being key. He has managed large scale outsourcing projects in multi-vendor and multi-lingual environment.

Dr. Bhatnagar is an established thought leader, has co-authored the book titled 'Enterprise IoT' with Bosch, and authored multiple articles, whitepapers and policy frameworks. He is Chairperson for multiple think tank platforms in India, including, IET Future Tech Panel, Broadband India Forum AI and IoT Committee, CII IoT Summit, mentors multiple startups and is an advisor for conferences, universities and government think tanks in India and the SAARC region.

Dr. Bhatnagar is the recipient of multiple awards; Leadership Recognition Awards, Top CEO of the Year, Business Leader of the Year etc.

Currently, as President - Aeris Communications India, a pioneer in IoT/M2M Technology Company headquartered in the Silicon Valley, he is leading the Aeris business in the Indian subcontinent, MEA & the APAC region.

Dr. Suresh Bada Math

MD in Psychiatry from National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

Dr. Suresh Bada Math completed his Medical graduation from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, in 1998 and MD in Psychiatry from National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore in Aug 2001. Dr Suresh continued his academic career and earned various degrees such as DNB in Psychiatry, Post-Graduate Diploma in Medical ethics and law (PGDMLE) & Post-Graduate Diploma in human rights and law (PGDHRL) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He also did a PhD in Law from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Now, He is Prof of Psychiatry, Head of Forensic Psychiatry Unit and Head of Telemedicine Center, Head of Unit-5, and Consultant of Community Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bangalore. He led a landmark study as a principal investigator in 2009 titled 'The Bangalore Prison Mental Health Study: Local Lessons for National Action, which was funded by Karnataka State Legal Service Authority, Karnataka'. He played a crucial role in starting Free Legal Aid clinic at NIMHANS institute in collaboration with Karnataka State Legal Service Authority, Karnataka in 2011. He is also visiting faculty to Karnataka Judicial Academy, Bangalore and National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He was actively involved in post-disaster relief work at Tsunami (Andaman & Nicobar) in 2004-05 and Flashfloods (Uttarkhand) 2013. His keen interest in research has led me to be the investigators in various research projects, which is depicted through the 333 publications in national and international journal including 12 books. Recognizing his contributions Karnataka Chapter, Indian Psychiatric Society has honoured him with Prof Raghuram's - Distinguished Young Teacher Award, in the 25th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society , Karnataka Chapter held on 29th and 30th of August 2015 and also won Dr. CV Raman Young Scientist Award in Medical Field for the year 2015-16, Government of Karnataka

Dr. B S Ratta

Paediatric surgeon ,Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and The Institute of Child Health, London.

Dr Ratta is a Paediatric surgeon trained at The Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and The Institute of Child Health, London. He has Extensive experience (30+ yrs.) in Paediatric surgery / Urology including complex paediatric urological problems, intensive care management of newborns including parenteral nutrition, ventilation, paediatric endoscopy & minimal invasive surgery in children. Special interests include antenatal diagnosis of congenital malformations in the foetus and management of congenital malformations of the urinary tract. Dr Ratta was the Past-President of the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) with 16+ years of experience in Telemedicine including organizing multiple TSI conferences. He also Co-founded a wellness company in 2012 that has conducted Health Risk Assessment of over 10,000 subjects on site. Dr Ratta had set up of Paediatric Surgical Services in Oman along with Mr. R. D. Spicer in 1985 and Paediatric Surgical Services in Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune in 1990 and has vast experience in running clinical trials He was also Instrumental in designing the Children's Wing of the Royal Hospital, Muscat Sultanate of Oman (1986), the Neonatal Wing at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London (1987), the New Building of Ruby Hall Clinic (1995), and the Pediatric Floor at Sahyadri Speciality Hospital, Deccan, Pune (2005). Dr Ratta is a Certified Robotic Surgeon. He has also organised several International eHealth conferences, attended & presented over 100 papers in various conferences and also authored several publications in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Sunil K Pandya

former Professor of Neurosurgery at the Neurosurgery Department in Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward VIII Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Sunil K Pandya was a former Professor of Neurosurgery from 1975 to 1998 at the Neurosurgery Department in Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward VIII Memorial Hospital. He worked under Dr Homi Dastu from 1967 to 1974 in the same department. Dr Sunil completed his Medical graduation from Grant Medical College and Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Hospital in 1961 and got trained in Neurosurgery under Dr Gajendra Sinh at the college. His interests are - history of medicine and the neurosciences, medical ethics, literature - especially biography and photography.

Dr. Sunil Shroff

Urologist and Transplant Surgeon

I am a Urologist and Transplant Surgeon by profession and assicated with multiple initiatives. I did my surgical post- graduation and moved to the UK. I lived there for 12 years and worked as Clinical Lecturer, Registrar and Senior Registrar in Urology & Kidney Transplantation at Institute of Urology & Nephrology at The Middlesex Hospital and Royal London Hospital in London.

I returned to India in 1995 and started the Dept of Urology & Transplantation at Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Hospital, Chennai and worked there for 20 years. While I was there, we started 2- courses. The first was a 3 yrs MCh course in Urology and the second was a 4 yrs B.Sc course in 'Urology Technology' (the first such course in the world). Through these courses we have trained over 100 MCh post-graduates & para-medical urology graduates.

I have published or edited over 700 Medical & non-medical articles in international, national journals, newspapers, and the web. I have written & edited 5-books, 14-book chapters, made almost 900 presentations in the form of orations, key-notes lectures, invited talks and paper presentations. My scientific publications have had over 900 citations.

Besides academics, since 1997 I got involved in two areas that brought out perhaps the social entrepreneur in me. I started a NGO to promote organ donation called MOHAN Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) and a health website called

Dr. Sangeeta Desai

MD, DTM ,Professor & Head, Pathology, Tata Memorial Centre

Professional experience: Subspecialities in Surgical Pathology: Breast and Urologic Cancer

Subspecialities in Oncology: Diagnostic Molecular Pathology, Digital Pathology/AI, Telemedicine, Biorepository science, Research Bioethics

Publications: Overall >230, Peer reviewed >150

Dr Prasanta Kumar Pradhan

Professor in Nuclear medicine at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of medical sciences(SGPGIMS), Lucknow

Dr Prasanta Kumar Pradhan is currently working as Professor in Nuclear medicine at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of medical sciences(SGPGIMS),Lucknow.He completed his medical school from VSS Medical college,Burla,Odisha in 1987 and subsequently done M.D in Biophysics from prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS),New Delhi in 1992.Subsequently,received his Diploma in radiation medicine from Radiation medicine center,BARC,Mumbai in 1994 and Diplomate in National Board(DNB) in Nuclear medicine from National Board of Examinations,New Delhi in 1995.He is recipient of Common wealth fellowship in U.K in Nuclear cardiology in 2005 and best clinical paper award from Society of Nuclear medicine,India in 1997.He is fellow of Asian Nuclear medicine Board(FANMB), member of many nuclear medicine societies in the world like,Society of Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging,USA,European Association of Nuclear medicine,Europe and fellow member to Asian Nuclear medicine board. .He has published many international and national publications and also in editorial board and reviewer of many national and international journals.He is also a visiting faculty to many universities abroad like Emory university ,USA,Ohio state university,USA and USM,Malaysia.His major interest is in utilization of radioisotopes in treatment of noncancerous and cancerous disease conditions .He is also actively utilizing telemedicine technology in continued care of thyroid cancer patients for follow up since last 15 years.

Dr. Pradhan has leadership role being past President of Society of Nuclear medicine,India , Regional Principal ,India in Asia Ocenia Federation of Nuclear medicine and Biology and currently he is past President,Nuclear Cardiology Society of India and Vice President-Elect to Telemedicine Society of India .His mission is educating the members in adaptating to newer radioisotopic procedures for diagnosis with hybrid imaging with SPECT-CT,PET-CT , PET-MRI,SPECT-USG as well as receptor based radionuclide therapy through continued education among its members globally and physician and surgeons of our country for better standard of care for the patient .He intends to have national and international societal partnership to harmonise guidelines of therapeutic radioisotopic procedures and nuclear cardiology procedures globally.His goal is continuity of care for cancer through digital health.

Dr. Anjali Mishra

MS, PDC (Endocrine Surgery)

Present Affiliation : Professor, Dept. of Endocrine Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow, India-226014

Dr Anjali Mishra is currently working as Professor, Endocrine Surgery at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow (SGPGIMS). She is the first of the first batch PDCC fellows in Endocrine Surgery. Her major research interest revolves around clinical and molecular studies on thyroid cancers and goiters in developing and endemic areas. In addition, she contributes in the areas of breast diseases, tele-education and tele-follow-up. She has supervised and co-supervised research projects/ thesis of many MCh and MD students during her professional career. She has more than 145 publications with h- index of more than 30 and more than 2400 citations in peer-reviewed international and national journals. She is member of various international and national scientific and professional societies. She has been Principal Investigator and Co- Principal investigator in various completed and ongoing research projects. She also serves as reviewer for many journals and is currently serving as academic editor of Journal of Thyroid Research.

Dr. Dileep raman

MD,Co-founder and Chief of Healthcare, Cloudphysician Healthcare

Dileep Raman is the co-founder and Chief of Healthcare at Cloudphysician, a healthcare technology company that remotely provides ICU expertise to hospitals that do not have access to ICU specialist doctors. In his capacity as the Chief of Healthcare, Dileep is responsible for overseeing the clinical operations and product development of the company. Dileep and his co-founder have grown Cloudphysician to a 100 people organization. He has led large teams in remote healthcare delivery and has led the development of Cloudphysicians state-of-the-art ICU management platform, RADAR.

Dileep trained in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. He graduated medical school from the Government Medical College Thrissur, India, with a distinguished gold medal in internal medicine for academic excellence. Following which he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University, USA, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. Dileep has numerous teaching awards for resident and fellow education including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation teaching excellence award.

Prof. S K Mishra

School of Telemedicine & Biomedical Informatics, SGPGI, Lucknow

Dr. Saroj Kanta MISHRA born in Odisha in 1956 where he graduated in Medicine in the year 1978. Did his general surgery residency from PGIMER, Chandigarh in 1983. After a brief stint as faculty in General Surgery there he moved to Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow in 1989 to establish the first academic department of Endocrine Surgery, later took up the position of Dean in 2018. For over 31 years he chaired the department steering the clinical, teaching, training and research in this discipline. After superannuation in June 2023 he was appointed as Emeritus Scientist by Indian Council of Medical Research to pursue research in the field of telemedicine & digital health at the School of Telemedicine & Biomedical Informatics, SGPGI, Lucknow.

Dr. Mishra developed a passion towards ICT in health care & education and been involved in application oriented Telemedicine Research, Development & Deployment Projects for over last two decades. He was a Consultant for ITU, WHO and UN in e-health. Founder, School of Telemedicine & Biomedical Informatics (2006) which has been designated as National Resource Center by Ministries of Electronics & IT and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. He has been selected as a WHO Roster of Experts for Digital Health.

Prof. Sudhamony S

Chief Consultant, eHealth Kerala Project, (Former Associate Director, CDAC Trivandrum)
Dept of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of Kerala

Sudhamony S, the former Associate Director and Group Head of the Health Informatics & Software Technology Group of C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram, has over 34 years of professional experience in KELTRON, ER&DCI and CDAC, the premier R&D Centre of Govt. of India in Electronics and IT. She has experiences in Research and Development, Project Management and was the Chief Investigator of many nationally important projects.

After retirement from CDAC, she is working as Chief Consultant of eHealth Kerala project for last five years and leading Dept of Health, Govt of Kerala to the digital era. .

Major Projects

She was the Chief Investigator of many nationally important projects while in CDAC. Some of them include:

eHealthKerala, the current project, is a very prestigious project of Dept of Health & FW, Govt of Kerala. The very concept of the project is "One person - One EHR" across the state and it is envisioned to setup an integrated Healthcare Cloud which can hold and share the complete Healthcare data of all residents in the state. Hospital Management System is fully integrated with Public Health Management System and is first of its kind in India.

Prof. Nicolas

Ph.D. in Biomedical Image Processing at University College London, United Kingdom.

Nicolas obtained his B.Sc. in Life Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in 2009. In 2014, he obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Image Processing at University College London, United Kingdom. Throughout his career working in academia, technology startups, and the non-profit sector, Nicolas has developed end-to-end expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence, from algorithm development to productization. As an “AI for Good�? enthusiast and practitioner, Nicolas has worked across the biotechnology, security, road safety, and healthcare sectors. Nicolas has joined Orbis, a global NGO fighting avoidable blindness, in early 2019 as their principal AI Architect.

Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam

Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth; CEO, Global eHealth Consultants; Chairman,TelenetHealth International.

Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam is a world-renowned expert on digital health. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, and was elected to the following American honor associations; Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering) and Sigma Xi (Research). He is currently CEO of Global eHealth Consultants, a Geneva-based consultancy, which has developed national digital health policies and strategies for several countries and international organizations. He is also Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH), and Chairman of Telenethealth International. He serves, or has served, on several digital health advisory bodies including: Global Alliance for Health and Social Compact Advisory Board; World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Digital Health; Innovation Working Group Task Force on the Global Knowledge Commons for m-eHealth (Co-Chair); International Council of Nurses eHealth Strategy Advisory Group, Mobile Health Global Advisory Committee, of the Mobile World Capital’s mHealth Competence Center, Barcelona, Spain; Care Innovation Corporation (Chief Innovation Adviser); African Development Bank eHealth Awards Committee (Co-Chair); WHO-PMNCH Advisory group on ICT for health; and SatelLife Board of Directors.

As founding eHealth Coordinator at the World Health Organization HQ, Geneva (2004 – 2008), he was responsible for overall coordination of eHealth across the Organization, and Executive Head of the Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe). Before joining WHO in 2001, he was Professor and Director, Center for Health Technology, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon. He has also served as a consultant to WHO, ITU, UNIDO, the World Bank, and the US National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Dr Arjun Kalyanpur

CEO and founder of Teleradiology Solutions, a global healthcare Company headquartered in Bangalore

Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur is CEO and founder of Teleradiology Solutions, a global healthcare Company headquartered in Bangalore, that reports radiology scans for over 150 Hospitals in the US, Singapore, India, Europe and Africa. Teleradiology Solutions was ranked the number 1 teleradiology company in the US for 2011 and awarded the title of �Best in KLAS�. It is the first organization outside Singapore to be accredited by the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and was showcased to President Obama on his visit to India in 2010. The organization also has a software company that develops workflows for teleradiology, TeleradTech, a not-for-profit division, The Telerad Foundation, a teaching portal Radguru, and a clinical research group, Image Core Lab. Its AI group is working to develop deep learning algorithms for the early detection of breast cancer, brain hemorrhage and lung diseases.

Dr Kalyanpur was trained at AIIMS, New Delhi, Cornell University Medical Center and Yale University in the US. He is an active contributor to the scientific literature, has edited a radiology textbook, serves as a reviewer for several radiology journals and is on the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Radiology. He was awarded Modern Medicare�s Entrepreneur of the year award in 2007, was named one of the 50 pathfinders in Healthcare in India in 2009 by Express Healthcare magazine and one of 25 healthcare influencers by Healthcare Executive in 2015. Frost & Sullivan honored him with their Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year Award during their 7th Annual India Healthcare Excellence Awards 2015.

Dr. Mikhail NATENZON

CEO of JSC "Vector Radio Company", Chairman of the Board of LLC" FtizisBioMed "

Chair of Board of the �National Telemedicine Agency� Research-and-Production Corporation, Member of Council of Russian Telemedicine Consortium, Vice-president of Non-profit partnership International association of developers, producers and users of medical technique, Member of Social-Business Council of Government of Russian Federation for the preparation and realization of the National Project "Healthcare",
Member of AfroCom - Coordination Committee on Economic Cooperation with African countries, Deputy Head of the Working Group for Telemedicine of the ITU-D sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Deputy Head of the Regional Working Group for Telemedicine of the Regional Commonwealth for Communication of the CIS Countries, Member of Working group of telemedicine expert of BRICS countries,
Leading specialist at the Center for Big Data Storage and Analysis Technology, Center for Competence in Digital Economics, Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov,
Member of the Technical Committee on Standardization 164 "Artificial Intelligence",
Member of the Technical Committee on Standardization 468 "Health Informatization",
Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Mikhail Natenzon was born on October 30, 1949 in Moscow. In 1972 has ended the applied mathematics faculty of the Moscow Electronic and Mechanical Engineering Institute, Degree of Doctor, Deputy Head of the Working Group for Telemedicine of the ITU-D sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Deputy Head of the Regional Working Group for Telemedicine of the Regional Commonwealth for Communication of the CIS Countries, Professor of Division �Telemedicine and health informatics� Peoples� Friendship University of Russia Member of the Russian Academy of the Natural Sciences Author of over 150 scientific works, inventions and patents

Professional activity:

From 1972 till 1997 � Senior research assistant of the USSR Space Research Institute of the Academy of Sciences; Participant of large international space scientific projects.
1991 (August � December) � Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California Santa Barbara, Senior scientific researcher in International program: �Topological Fluid Dynamics�. Providing mathematical methods for numerical experimentation and statistical analysis in the field of topological fluid dynamics and visualization of results to study the processes.
1993 - Founder of the �TANA� group of companies.
1993 till now � Director General of the company �TANA � telemedicine systems� Co.;
2002 till now � Chairman of board of the �National Telemedicine Agency� Research-and-production Corporation;
2002 - 2011 � Vice-Rapporteur of the Working group on telemedicine of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU),


Medical Doctor (EPM - UNIFESP), data processing technologist (FATEC-SP), PhD in electrical engineering (EPUSP). She is Researcher at CEETEPS Master Degree Program in Productive Systems, Professor at S�o Paulo Faculty of Technology (Fatec-SP), and chief editor of the Journal of Health Informatics (JHI-SBIS). She is member of International Academy of Health Science Informatics (IAHSI) since 2020 and colaborate in WG Telehealth from Intenational Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) since 2017. She is S�o Paulo East Regional Secretary of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), member of the managing committee of the Special Committee on Applied Computing to Health of SBC, Board member (Secretary) of the Brazilian Society of Informatics in Health (SBIS), member of the Interoperability Group of the Commission for Special Study on Health Informatics of ABNT. Presents lectures at research institutes, colleges, companies and various events. She was General Coordinator of Strategic Information Management at Brazilian Ministry of Health (2019-2020), a knowledge engineer at �Informar Sa�de� Company (2019), a researcher at IBM Research Brazil (2012-2018), Coordinator of the Special Commission on Applied Computing to Health at SBC (2015-2017), Member of the SBIS Board (Secretary) (2012-2014), coordinator of the Research Laboratory at Service Science Center Paula Souza (2007-2011), scientific advisor of Integra Medical (2009-2010) and health informatics expert in the Department of Informatics of SES-SP (2000-2001). She was Business Analyst at Roche - Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries (2003). She was coordinator of the Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems at FIAP (2008). She was Requirements Analyst in the Motorola project with the Military Police of the State of S�o Paulo (2007). She was consultant in Software Engineering mainly in adaptation of processes of software development and quality of software in several companies. She has experience in Computer Science and Digital Health, working mainly in the following subjects: Population Management Programs, Artificial Intelligence applied to Health, Clinical Epidemiology & Data Science, Patient Engagement and Adherence, Intelligent Conversational Systems, Process Mining and Knowledge Extraction (Knowledge Engineering).
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Sergey Morozov

CEO at Diagnostics and Telemedicine Center

Successful healthcare executive, innovator, researcher, mentor and coach with 15+ years industry experience. Cultivated several successful medical businesses. Specializing in Executive management, Business leadership, Strategic partnership, Clinical effectiveness, Change management, AI/Automation, Market access.

Sergey Morozov

CEO at Diagnostics and Telemedicine Center

Successful healthcare executive, innovator, researcher, mentor and coach with 15+ years industry experience. Cultivated several successful medical businesses. Specializing in Executive management, Business leadership, Strategic partnership, Clinical effectiveness, Change management, AI/Automation, Market access.

Prof. Yogesan Kanagasingam

Prof of Medicine and Chair of Digital Health and Telemedicine

Prof Yogesan is a professor of Medicine and Chair of Digital Health and Telemedicine at the School of Medicine University of Notre Dame. He is a visiting scholar at the Harvard University School of Medicine. Prof Yogesan is also a Board of Director of the Indo-Asia Digital Health Centre for Innovation and Commercialisation and Senior Advisor to Lifeguard Health Networks (USA), TeleMedC (Singapore) and SPEQS (Australia). He has studied at the University of Oslo, Norway. He later worked at the Lions Eye Institute in Perth for over 13 years. Prof Yogesan was also a Senior Fulbright Scholar and a visiting professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University. Professor Yogesan pioneered research on the development of an eye test for early detection of Alzheimer's disease. Two of his inventions, EyeScan device and the Remote-I smart health system have been used around world. NASA is using his invention, EyeScan, at the International Space Station. Prof Yogesan has a patent portfolio of over 35 patent applications and written 4 books in tele-ophthalmology and digital home care that were published by Springer Vedlag. He has also published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in international journals.

Dr. Smriti Joshi

Prof of Medicine and Chair of Digital Health and Telemedicine

Smriti Joshi is a licensed clinical psychologist and one the first certified tele mental health practitioners in India. She has a rich experience of 20 years in the field of mental health. She is a graduate member of the British psychological society & an International Affiliate member with the APA. At present, she is working as the Lead Psychologist at Wysa, contributing to designing psycho therapeutic interventions for the world�s first mental health chatbot and leading the text based coaching delivery team for Wysa. She has played a key role in setting up one of the first online therapy platforms in India and has been on the advisory board of some others. She is a part of the National Mental health council for Wicci India (Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry). She s a member of IACP committee for Telecounselling guidelines and has conducted many training programs for professionals to help them deliver legally and ethically safe Tele counselling services. She has also published book chapters, and contributed to articles published in peer reviewed journals on the same.

Dr. Rakesh Aggarwal

Director of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Dr. Rakesh Aggarwal is currently Director of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India. Before that, he worked as a faculty member in Department of Gastroenterology at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India for over 28 years. In addition to Gastroenterology, he has a postgraduate degree in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has trained in laboratory sciences at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA. The primary area of his research has been viral hepatitis, including its epidemiologic, molecular, immunologic and economic aspects. Other areas of his interest include immunization, epidemiology, health economics, medical statistics, gut microbiome, medical education and journal editing. In addition, he is a member of several national and international decision-making bodies. He has been a member of the WHO�s Working Groups on Hepatitis B Vaccine and on Hepatitis E Vaccine. Currently, he is a member of the WHO�s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee on HIV, Hepatitis (since 2016) and Sexually-transmitted disease, WHO�s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE; since 2017), a member of the SAGE�s Working Group on Influenza Vaccines and Chair of SAGE�s Working Groups on Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine and on Hepatitis A Vaccine.

Prof. Savita Malhotra

Head Department of Psychiatry and Deaddiction & Treatment Centre, PGIMER Chandigarh

Former Dean & Professor of Psychiatry; Head Department of Psychiatry and Deaddiction & Treatment Centre, PGIMER Chandigarh
MD, PhD, Hon Fellow American College of Psychiatrists, FAMS
WHO and British Council Fellowships for training in child and adolescent psychiatry in the USA and UK
Headed the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services at PGIMER Chandigarh for over 35 yrs.
Author & speaker at many national & international conferences, seminars, meetings; published several books, book chapters and research papers.
Served on many technical advisory committees of Government of India Ministry of Health and FW, ICMR, WHO; held offices in many national & international professional societies
Founded the Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, currently its Life President
Pioneered an innovative and path breaking research in development and implementation of a digital model for delivering mental health care in remote areas by non-specialists for adults and children.

Prof. Prabhat Chand

Centre for Addiction Medicine NIMHANS, and NIMHANS Digital Academy

MD,DNB,MNAMS , Professor of Psychiatry , Addiction Psychiatrist and In-charge, Centre for Addiction Medicine NIMHANS, and NIMHANS Digital Academy
MBBS from MKCG Govt Medical College, Odisha and done his MD in Psychiatry from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh. Also he has completed Diplomate of National Board (DNB) Psychiatry from National Board of Examination New Delhi. He has done his fellowship on Public health in the are of use of tele-health for Addiction at ECHO Institute, University of New Mexico Health Science Centre, Albuquerque, USA
Routine actively involved in Clinical Patient care, academic and research.
He is the founder of NIMHANS Digital Academy, Virtual Knowledge Network (VKN) ECHO Hub at NIMHANS. The mission is to make available right knowledge at right place and at right time to decrease the disparity of care.
Since 2014, more than 9000 doctors, counsellors, nurses, educators are connected and mentored to provide best practices in care.
More than 70 publications in national and international journals

Mr. Shailendra Singh Narwariya

Joint Director at HPC- Medical & Bioinformatics Applications Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune.

Mr. Shailendra Singh Narwariya is Joint Director at HPC- Medical & Bioinformatics Applications Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune. He is leading the Telemedicine and its deployment related activities in the organization. He is having exposure to various Telemedicine applications and EHR standards in healthcare domain. His research and development area includes telemedicine, mobile, cloud technologies along with deployment of telemedicine technology at various locations across the country. He is also involved in enablement of Telemedicine solution for 5G connectivity.

Mr. Shailendra has rich experience in carrying out quality control activities of telemedicine products. He has presented research papers and delivered talks in various events including conferences, webinar etc. proliferating knowledge of telemedicine technology to aspirants in this domain. He has delivered lecturess and guided projects in educational institutes including Health Informatics course conducted by C-DAC ACTS, Pune.

Dr. Urvakhsh M Mehta

National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

Dr. Urvakhsh M Mehta is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. After his MBBS, he obtained his MD degree in Psychiatry from NIMHANS in 2010 as the best outgoing student of his batch. Apart from coordinating and supervising clinical services in general adult psychiatry at NIMHANS, Dr. Mehta's research work uses a combination of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Genetic and Cognitive assessments, and digital phenotyping to understand severe mental disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorders through a social neuroscience perspective. His research work has been funded by ICMR, DBT, DST and the Wellcome Trust, UK and the Wellcome Trust / DBT India Alliance. He has published his findings in several national and international peer-reviewed scientific journals and has won several awards for the same. He is also the Associate Editor of the journal Schizophrenia Research.

Dr. Sujay Prasad

Designation : Technical Director, Anand Diagnostic Laboratory : A Neuberg Associate
Qualification : DPB, MD, DNB - Path
Professional Experience : 25 years Lab Medicine


President of S.A.T.H.I.

QUALIFICATION: M.B.B.S. (1977) and M.S. (1981) in General Surgery. Both from A.I.I.M.S. New Delhi (AIIMS is India's Best Medical School) Independent practice as a surgeon (Specialty Plastic Surgery) since 1985 - main source of earning Special Interests: Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Lymphedema. Medical Informatics, Telemedicine Health Informatics activities started in 1995. Achieved prominence on a national and international level.

Current and past positions

First Indian Fellow of International Academy of Health Science Informatics
President of S.A.T.H.I. - Registered society (2004) involved in successful implementation of telehealth projects. President since inception and plan to handover charge in 2023.
Member of Bureau of Indian Standards MHD 17 taskforce on Development of Healthcare Informatics Standards a P member of ISO Technical Committee 215 - since 2008 till current
Convener of panel on Medical Icons
Ex Chairperson of Telehealth Working Group of International Medical Informatics Association ( 2010-2019 - Awarded the best Working group of IMIA in 2019
Editor of Book� Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth - targeting undergraduates and lay professional in Medicine Nursing as well as other Paramedical fields. 52 authors across the globe
Past President of APAMI - Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (2015 - 16)
Past president of IAMI (2006-2009)

Major Achievements

1. Made an EMR software (Medic Aid - details available at for use in Clinics and Hospitals - over 200 users)
2. Over 50 Scientific Papers in Indexed journals
3. Guest lectures delivered in over 260 National, International and specially organized meets and workshops.
4. Providing Telemedicine and Software Support for Medical establishments
5. Made Medical Devices and treatment protocols for Filariasis and Lymphedema and Limb ulcers to the benefit of millions of patients

Mr. Gaur Sunder

Associate Director (Scientist F) in HPC � Medical & Bioinformatics Applications (HPC-M&BA) Group ,C-DAC

Mr. Gaur Sunder is Associate Director (Scientist F) in HPC � Medical & Bioinformatics Applications (HPC-M&BA) Group at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC:, Pune, and directs the Health Informatics R&D activities. He also heads the prestigious Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS: of C-DAC, Pune that imparts quality technical education and training in computing technologies to more than 5000 students annually in India and abroad.

With over two decades of experience in Healthcare ICT domain, he has led Health ICT R&D projects to enable reach and access to better healthcare services under aegis of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW), Government of India. Some of the health technology solutions developed by his team at C-DAC include Mercury EMR and Telemedicine solution; Standards Kits for DICOM, HL7, CCD, LOINC, and SNOMED CT; Radiation Treatment Planning System for Brachytherapy and TeleCobalt; and Distributed Health Store; among others. He has served as Principal Investigator of advanced R&D projects funded by MeitY and International grants bodies such as VINNOVA, Sweden and NWO, The Netherlands. He is co-author of book on Electronic Health Record published by IEEE Press, USA, and has published/co-published several papers in scientific and engineering journals and conferences. Gaur Sunder also heads the National Resource Centre for EHR Standards (NRCeS: created by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) at C-DAC, Pune to promote digital health systems and their standardization in India. His team at NRCeS advises and supports incorporation of notified medicoIT standards in public and private healthcare systems, advises policy makers, and assists MoH&FW as its healthcare system standards expert agency. NRCeS also works as Clinical Terminology Standard provider in India. Gaur Sunder has served on national and international committees, and represents India at some of the Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) - BIS, ISO, HL7, SNOMED - dealing with digital healthcare standardization. He was member of MeitY committees for Telemedicine Standards 2007, and National Rural Telemedicine Network program. He was member and primary drafter of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) notified EHR Standards for India 2016 (and earlier 2013 edition) and contributed to National Knowledge Commission iHIND, Karnataka Public Health Policy 2017, and drafting of NeHA/DISHA Bill among others. Recently, he was part of MoH&FW - NITI Aayog - MeitY committee for National Digital Health Blueprint (National Health Stack), and is assisting National Health Authority in implementing National Digital Health Mission (NDHM). As Head of C-DAC ACTS, Pune he directs planning, operations, and monitoring of all educational and training activities, R&D, and business projects and activities, and mentors a team of 80+ academic, technical, and administrative staff.

Dr. Neil Jain

Assistant Director General, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Regional Office - Lucknow

Multi facet career with more than 16-years� experience in Public Administration, Finance, Diplomacy, Development
Driving data driven Governance models and designing policy and frameworks in collaboration with foreign governments and agencies
Extensive experience in Finance and Taxation matters - meeting targets through out of the box initiatives and use of technology
Competency to organize and conduct outreach programmes, connect with stakeholders, and create positive nudges
Medical Doctor: Ability to connect and empathize at human level & provide medical advice

Dr. Nicolas

Nicolas obtained his B.Sc. in Life Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in 2009. In 2014, he obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Image Processing at University College London, United Kingdom. Throughout his career working in academia, technology startups, and the non-profit sector, Nicolas has developed end-to-end expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence, from algorithm development to productization. As an “AI for Good�? enthusiast and practitioner, Nicolas has worked across the biotechnology, security, road safety, and healthcare sectors. Nicolas has joined Orbis, a global NGO fighting avoidable blindness, in early 2019 as their principal AI Architect.

Bastiaan Quast

Dutch-Swiss economist and data scientist

Bastiaan Quast is a Dutch-Swiss economist and data scientist.He is the main author of the open-source rnn deep-learning framework in the R programming language, and the datasets.load package, as well as R packages on Global Value Chain decomposition & WIOD and on Regression Discontinuity Design. Quast is a great-great-grandson of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tobias Asser.

Dr. Rajiv Kaushal

Professor and Pathologist, Tata Memorial Centre

He received his medical degree from Grant Medical College, Mumbai
Completed his residency training in pathology at TMH, Mumbai & PGIMER, Chandigarh and joined TMH as faculty in 2012
Special interests : Thoracic, Gastrointestinal Oncopathology, molecular pathology and digital pathology.
He is a recipient of the Terry fox research Grant &Geraldine C. Zeiler fellowship
He had many publications in national and international journals to his credit.

Tory Cenaj

Tory Cenaj is the Founder and Publisher of Partners in Digital Health (PDH), a forward reaching publishing and communications company. PDH publishes Blockchain in Healthcare Today, the world’s first OA peer reviewed journal disseminating distributed ledger technology research and innovations in healthcare, and Telehealth and Medicine Today OA peer reviewed journal, examining the value of telehealth and clinical automation. The portfolio includes the companion Converge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) annual symposium, pitch competition, and PDH Institute. Her leadership experience reflects all facets of healthcare publishing and communications heading a premier MM dollar multispecialty portfolio including digital and international licensing in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America. Her industry experience includes clinical trials management, P&L, publication planning, and medical education. She currently serves as executive advisor to the IEEE SA in telehealth and DCT verticals. Ms. Cenaj received her BA from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and is a former certified medical publication professional. Tory's passion is harnessing breakthrough innovations in the health communications and technology sectors leading an international community dedicated to accelerating health technology innovation. She’s inspired by the hope and change discovery brings to communities in science and health worldwide - especially if they provide affordable, quality care and cure.