HIC 2009 Keynote Speakers

Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Deputy leader of the Government in the Senate. Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy was appointed Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy in December 2007. He is also Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate.Passionate about the media and communications sector and about engaging with industry to foster innovation and growth, Stephen has had active involvement in the communications portfolio for six years—first as Senate representative for shadow communications spokesman Lindsay Tanner and then as shadow communications minister until the November 2007 federal election.

Larry Clarke Dr Laurence Clarke
Dr. Clarke is the Branch Chief for Imaging Technology Development Branch, Cancer Imaging Program (CIP), Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute at NIH. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development of research strategies and initiatives for supporting new and emerging imaging technologies and methods that support both academia and industry communities to address the cancer problem. His responsibilities include the development of web assessable research resources for benchmarking the performance of new and emerging imaging platforms and clinical decision tools

Peter FlemingPeter Fleming
Chief Executive - National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), joined NEHTA in October 2008 to lead the development of Australia’s national e-health agenda. Mr Fleming comes to NEHTA following a successful tenure as the General Manager Technology, Business Integration, for National Australia Bank. He is also past CIO of Colonial Group and Mayne Group Limited. He has extensive experience in large scale technology transformation and stakeholder management. At NEHTA he is focused on 2009 the year of delivery, bringing e-health implementations to fruition as a core initiative of health reform.

Bruce Friedman Bruce Friedman
Bruce Friedman, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed a pathology residency in the Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, in 1971 and received specialty board certification in both anatomic and clinical pathology that same year. After two years in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army, he joined the pathology faculty of the University of Michigan

James KavanaghJames Kavanagh
James is the lead architect for Microsoft Australia in working with public and private health care organisations. His primary focus is in supporting the adoption of eHealth in Australia through policy, business and technical engagement. Over the last number of years, James has led Microsoft's consulting division for state government and previously been the lead architect on several major government and health programs.

Omid Moghadam Omid Moghadam
Personal Genomics Research, Harvard Medical School / Chair, National Development Board Ignite Institute for Individual Health / Founder and former CEO, Dossia Corporation. Omid is a member of staff at Harvard Medical School's Center for Biomedical Informatics, focusing on applications of next generation sequencing and personal genomics. He is also the Chair of National Development Board for the Ignite Institute for the Individual Health (www.ignitehealth.org), a newly formed research institute in personalized medicine. Previously, he was the Global Director for Intel Genomics, an Intel division focused on providing services to the Genomics market. Prior to joining Intel Genomics, he founded Dossia Corporation (www.dossia.org), a corporation that has created a national network for storing life long consumer owned health records.?

Lawrence Paratz Lawrence Paratz
Mr Paratz is a Director and Chief Executive of Acacia Australia Pty Ltd, a Director of Maxis Communications Berhad, Chairman of the Technology Committee of the Board and a former senior executive of Telstra Corporation. He has wide experience in all facets of the telecommunications industry including mobile, fixed, broadband, satellite and international networks both domestically and internationally. This includes capital and infrastructure development, operations, sales and customer service and regulatory issues. Mr Paratz has had executive responsibility for multi-billion dollar programs and integrations including network transformations and deployments across multiple technologies, including for regional and rural communications.

Louise Ryan Louise Ryan
Dr Louise Ryan, a leading CSIRO's mathematical sciences research took up her post as Chief of CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences in February 2009, after many years at Harvard University in the USA. Dr Louise Ryan, an Australian, has a distinguished career in biostatistics, a field of science which develops new statistical methods for health and medicine, biology and environmental sciences. At CSIRO, she is leading a group of 150 people in mathematical and statistical research areas as diverse as financial risk, climate change and cell biology. This research is allowing CSIRO to better address national challenges.

Ronald Tompkins

Ronald Tompkins
M.D., Sc.D. is the Sumner M. Redstone Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School, the Chief of the Burns Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Chief of Staff of the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston. He received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Tulane University (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), an M.D. degree from Tulane Medical School (Alpha Omega Alpha), an S.M. degree in chemical enginneering and a Sc.D. degree in medical and chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology