15 May 2019, NDK, Sofia

Join us at the 3rd edition of one of the world’s leading gatherings of top experts who shape the future of healthcare, pharma and wellness.

Also known as Webit.Health Summit & Expo, hosted by Webit.Festival 2019.

Join us to explore and experience the future of healthcare.

Expand your horizon. Get inspired by exceptional ideas. Join the community of people who improve the state of wellbeing and change lives.

Webit.Health Programme Commitee is chaired by Prof. Shafi Ahmed - the most watched surgeon in the human history and world’s renown innovator in VR/AR

Among the first confirmed speakers are

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Agenda, Impact and knowledge areas:

AI VR/AR, Imaging Exponential Medicine Personalized Medicine Genomics and biotech Well-being and Longevity Marketing & Communication
in healthcare

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Who attends?

  • Healthcare, pharma and biotech Innovators
  • Founders and new disruptive healthcare, pharma and wellness entrepreneurs
  • healthcare marketing agencies
  • Investors
  • Governments, Policy makers and regulators

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Webit.Health is proud to be supported by some of the world leading industry innovators including:

Health Summit Gold Partners

Health Summit Silver Partner

World's Biggest Startup Challenge

Webit.Health is the place to meet the hottest startups and founders of health, biotech, pharma and wellbeing starups around the world!

Over 4000 startups apply for the Webit.Foundation grants. A significant number of them are in the health domain. Join Webit to withness the future of healthcare.

If you are founder/work for disruptive startups - apply below and get a free exhibition slot and opportunity to pitch at the Webit.Health Stage in front of the global leaders and investors.

Webit.Health Committee

Dr. Shafi Ahmed

Chair of Webit.Health Committee and a member of Webit.Festival Europe advisory board.

Ha surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, entrepreneur and ...

Plamen Russev

Member of Webit.Health Committee and Webit.Festival Europe advisory board.

He is a Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist. Executive Chairman of ...

Daniel Kraft

Member of Webit.Health Committee.

Chair for Medicine, Singularity University

Cristina De Juan

Member of Webit.Health Committee.

She is the Founder & CEO of IMT Innovation, a digital health innovation platform training the next generation of ...

Eugene Borukhovich

Member of Webit.Health Committee.

Eugene is as a Global Head of Digital Health Innovation at Bayer ...

Junaid Bajwa

Member of Webit.Health Committee.

Global Leader for Strategic Alliances, Digital Accelerator, MSD

Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov

Member of Webit.Health Committee.

Rector, Medical University - Varna

Laurence Ainouz

Member of Webit.Health Committee.

CEO, Health:Augmented, former Novartis VP Global Head of the Digital ...

Matt Lowe

Member of Webit.Health Committee.

CEO and founder of performance-io and CMO @ Artmatr

John Nosta

Member of Webit.Health Committee.

Founder of NOSTALAB


15th May


09:00 - 09:05 Opening Health Summit

Prof. Shafi Ahmed
Medical Realities / Chief Medical Officer

09:06 - 09:11 Opening: Digitalisation

Kiril Ananiev
Republic of Bulgaria / Minister of Health

09:12 - 09:37 Keynote: Population Health

Mark Davies
IBM / Chief Medical Officer

09:38 - 09:43 Keynote: Age is just a number?

Dr. John Beard
World Health Organization / Former Director of Life Course and Ageing

09:44 - 09:59 Keynote: Immortality as a policy objective – good or bad

Joseph Elborn
European Health Parliament / President

10:16 - 10:31 Keynote: The Passion Project – the stories of everyday healthcare heroes.

Vernon Bainton
Havas Lynx Group / Chief Medical Officer

Matt Eagles
Havas Lynx Group / Head of Patient Engagement

10:32 - 10:57 Keynote: Future of Healthcare

Dr. Daniel Kraft
Singularity University / Chair for Medicine

Democratising Health by Deep Medicine

10:58 - 11:23 Keynote: AI and Benefits to Healthcare

Mark O’Herlihy
IBM Watson Health / Managing Director EMEA

11:24 - 11:39 Keynote: Clinical decision making by AI

Hila Azadzoy
Ada Health / Managing Director, Global Health Initiative

11:40 - 11:55 Keynote: AI transforming healthcare insurance

Plamen Petrov
Anthem Inc. / VP Artificial Intelligence and Exponential Technologies and Chief Data Officer

11:56 - 12:11 Keynote: Blockchain in healthcare

Tatyana Kanzaveli
Open Health Network / CEO

12:12 - 12:27 Keynote: Disrupting communication

Dr. Sandeep Bansal
Medic Creations / Founder and CEO

12:28 - 12:53 Panel discussion: Integrated Care

Prof. Shafi Ahmed
Medical Realities / Chief Medical Officer

Mark O’Herlihy
IBM Watson Health / Managing Director EMEA

Mark Davies
IBM / Chief Medical Officer

12:54 - 13:19 Keynote: How to innovate your thinking?

Mariya Filipova
Anthem, Inc / VP of Innovation

13:20 - 13:40 Fireside chat: Digital Health Transformation in Abu Dhabi

Prof. Shafi Ahmed
Medical Realities / Chief Medical Officer

Abdulla Al Ali
Department of Health Abu Dhabi / Senior Health Quality Auditor

Dr. Dirk Richter
Department of Health Abu Dhabi / Senior Advisor to Director Healthcare Quality Office

13:41 - 13:56 Keynote: Changing the experience of Health

Eugene Borukhovich
Bayer / Global Head Of Digital Health

14:16 - 14:26 Keynote

Stefano Cucca
Radoff Srl / Strategic Manager

13:20 - 14:00 Lunch Break

Healthcare Start Ups

10:00 - 10:15 Keynote + Demo: iRise

Lubomir Vassilev
iRise / Captain

14:00 - 14:15 Keynote: The Strategy to Success

Christopher Hafner
Grovelands / Executive Director

14:16 - 14:26 Keynote: Use technology to save lives

Stefano Cucca
Radoff Srl / Strategic Manager

14:27 - 14:37 Keynote

Dr. Vishal Nangalia
Founder MedicalandMe, Consultant Anaesthetist and Medical Machine Learning Ninja

14:38 - 14:48 Keynote

Paul Roberts

14:49 - 14:59 Keynote

Marina Borukhovich
YourCoach Health / Founder & CEO

15:00 - 15:10 Keynote

Bilyana Vasileva
Bayer / Digital Specialist

Beyond Therepeutics

15:11 - 15:26 Keynote

Mohanad Fors
Digital Health Innovation Lab, Novartis / Head of Biome

15:27 - 15:42 Keynote: Mapping the human genome

Anu Acharya
Mapmygenome / CEO

15:43 - 15:58 Keynote: Digital Therepeutics

Roberto Ascione
Healthware Group / CEO & Founder

15:59 - 16:14 Keynote: Curing the Incurable

Dr. Jack Kreindler
The Centre for Health and Human Performance / CEO

16:15 - 16:30 Keynote: Health in a world of digital biomarkers

Dr. Andreas Caduff
Biovotion / Founder

Digital health and innovation ecosystem in Bulgaria

16:32 - 16:56 Panel discussion: Digital health and innovation ecosystem in Bulgaria

Dr. Rosen Dimitrov
Novartis Bulgaria / Public Affairs Manager

Prof. Dr. Ivo Petrov
Acibadem City Clinic Sofia / Head of Cardiology and Angiology Department

Dr. Stanimir Hasurdjiev
Bulgarian National Patients’ Organization (NPO) / Founder and Chairperson

Surgery, Immersive Technology in Healthcare and Education

16:57 - 17:12 Keynote: Digital Surgery

Prof. Shafi Ahmed
Medical Realities / Chief Medical Officer

17:13 - 17:28 Keynote: Virtual Reality: when digital health gets therapeutic

Denise Silber
Doctors 2.0 & You / CEO

17:29 - 17:44 Keynote: Oncomfort Digital Sedation: pure play digital therapeutics in anesthesia.

Diane Jooris
Oncomfort SA / Chief Scientific Officer

17:45 - 18:00 Keynote: Future challenges for surgical research and oppurtunities for technology

Prof. Charles Knowles
Queen Mary University of London / Clinical Professor of Surgical Research

18:01 - 18:16 Keynote: Future of Immersive technology

Matt Leatherbarrow
Medical Realities / CEO and a Co-Founder

18:17 - 18:32 Keynote: Technology Enhanced Learning Using For Globalisation of Surgical Education

Bijendra Patel
Malta University / Professor

18:33 - 18:37 Closing Webit Health

Prof. Shafi Ahmed
Medical Realities / Chief Medical Officer

Founder Games

17:30 - 18:30 Founder Games Finals & Awards Ceremony (at Plenary session stage)

Social Agenda

19:30 - 22:00 Webit Night Urban Summit (open to all Webit pass holders)