Improving Health Outcomes by Understanding the Needs of the End-User


FEBRUARY 16-17, 2017



The HITLAB Innovators Summit brings together innovators, industry experts, and change-makers to address challenges and opportunities in healthcare innovation, with a focus on driving empathy into technology-enabled healthcare solutions. The discussions look at emerging trends across digital health markets, consumer data, key players driving the healthcare industry, and the rise of healthcare start-ups in India.


Day 1: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Start End Title
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:30 AM 9:45 AM Welcome to the Summit
9:45 AM 10:00 AM Keynote 1: Prof. Baram Bhargava
Executive Director, School of International Biodesign, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
10:00 AM 10:15 AM Keynote 2: Ron Lancaster
Director, Corporate Research, Boston Scientific
10:15 AM 10:30 AM Address by the Visionary Sponsor: Digital Health Considerations for the Med Device Industry, Mark Wright
R&D Director, Global Technology & Servies, Boston Scientific Corp
10:30 AM 10:45 AM Address by the Hon’ble Guest: Dr. D.C. Joshi, Director, CGHS, MoHFW
10:45 AM 11:00 AM Presidential Address: TBA
HITLAB Presentation
11:00 AM 11:15 AM HITLAB Team Presentation
11:15 AM 11:30 AM Tea

Trends Streamlining Care Accessibility

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Panel discussion:
Design thinking and digital health innovation: what can digital health learn from design thinking in the medical device industry?

  • Dr. Prashant Jha – Fellowship Director, SiB, AIIMS
  • Dr. Pinak Shrikhande – Principal, Healthquad & Director, Critinext
  • Dheeraj Batra - Founder and CEO, Propel Labs
  • Charudatta Aradhye - Senior Manager, R&D Insights & Innovation, Boston Scientific
  • Dr. Ayesha Chaudhary, Niti Aayog
Empowering the Patient: how virtual health technologies are changing care delivery
Dr. S.B. Bhattacharyya, Head, Health Informatics at Tata Consultancy Services

Data portability and interoperability across healthcare systems
Niranjan Ramakrishnan, CIO, Sir Gangaram Hospital

Emerging Digital Health Markets Improving Patient Care

12:30 PM 1:15 PM How and why m-health is critical to improving health outcomes
Partha Dey, Healthcare Leader & SME, IBM

Wearable Technology: a paradigm shift for healthcare?
Mohammed Hussain Naseem, Founder and CEO, 2mPower Health Management Services

Redesigning healthcare delivery: the rise of home healthcare and IoH
Ashish Bhutada, Senior VP, Portea Medical

Technology approaches and business drivers in deploying EMR’s
Varun Sood, Founder, Dromni & CEO, Healthfore

Harnessing the potential of telemedicine
Rajeev Kumar, Co-founder and Director, Neurosynaptic Communications
HITLAB Presentation
1:15 PM 1:30 pm HITLAB Team Presentation
1:30 PM 2:15 PM Lunch

Manoeuvering Vast Consumer Data to Improve Outcomes

2:15 PM 2:45 PM Leveraging clinical data to drive better outcomes
Dr. Sandeep Dewan, Director, Critinext

Patient awareness across data acquisition and analysis: What happens to the data and how is it safeguarded?
Vivek Srivastava, CEO, Healthcare at Home

Personal Health Analytics and its role in Risk Categorization, Assessment, and Disease Management
Dr. Subhasish Sircar, CEO, Health Vectors

Key Influencers Promoting Consumer-Centric Healthcare

2:45 PM 3:55 PM Innovation & indigenisation: pathways contextually suited to the Indian ecosystem
Dr. Jitendar Sharma, Advisor (health), Government of Andhra Pradesh and CEO, AMTZ

Leveraging technology in large-scale population health studies: What do Public Health experts say?
Urvashi Prasad, Public Policy Specialist, Office of Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog, Government of India

Government’s role in revolutionizing the rural healthcare sector
Prof. Supten Sarbadhikari, Project Director, Centre for Health Informatics (CHI), National Health Portal

Role of NPOs in increasing access to medicines and diagnostics
Sandeep Ahuja, Founder & CEO, Operation ASHA
3:55 PM 4:00 PM National Anthem
4:00 PM 5:00 PM High Tea & Networking
Day 2: Friday, February 17, 2017
Start End Title
10:30 AM 10:45 AM Opening Remarks
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Address by the Chief Sponsor: Dr. Amit Varma, Director, Healthquad
11:00 AM 11:15 AM The rise of health start-ups in India
Vishal Gandhi, Managing Partner and CEO, BIORx Venture Advisors and ex-Senior Vice President and Head - Life Sciences, Yes Bank
11:15 AM 11:30 AM Tea

Experts Speak: Preparing Companies for Funding

11:30 AM 12:15 AM
  • Sunil Thakur, Director & COO, Quadria Capital
  • Joyjyoti Misra – Partner, Khaitan & Co.
  • Vrinda Mathur – Partner, Grant Thornton

Panel Discussion: Start-up funding - to seek or not to seek. What causes healthcare start-ups to collapse?

12:15 AM 1:15 PM Panelists
  • Dr. Pinak Shrikhande, Principal, Healthquad &emp; Director, Critinext
  • Dr. Krishnan Neelakantan, Sr. Director, Ankur Capital
  • Vishal Gandhi, Managing Partner and CEO, BIORx Venture Advisors and ex-Senior Vice President and Head - Life Sciences, Yes Bank
  • Paul Belknap, Investment Manager, Villgro Innovations Foundation
  • Arun Dubey, Chief Business Designer, Studio5B; and Associate Director, New Ventures Group
  • Ambar Srivastava, ‎Founder & Managing Director at Wrig Nanosystems
  • Moderator: Parag Agarwal, Co-founder & CEO, Healthcode.io by Imagine Health
1:15 PM 2:00 PM Lunch

World Cup

2:00 PM 3:15 PM Presentation by Finalists
3:15 PM 3:45 PM Winner Announcement and Closing Remarks
3:45 PM 4:45 PM Photographs, Interviews, & Networking
4:15 PM 6:00 PM VIP Social