Naeem Zahid is a business developer at Telenor. He works with digitalization of work processes at hospital to increase efficiencies and reduce burden for patients.
Trained as a surgeon, PhD in public health and MBA, he has hands on experience with delivering both healthcare and developing new solutions.
His main interests are new technologies such as 5G and AI.
Kathrine Myhre established the health cluster Norway Health Tech (previously named Oslo Medtech) in 2009 and has since then been the CEO of the organization. Norway Health Tech was awarded NCE (Norwegian Centre of Expertise) by Innovation Norway’s cluster program in 2015 and received Gold Label-status by the European cluster organization in 2016 and is a non-for-profit member organization focusing on innovation in the health space.
She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oslo in political science and built on this for her Master degree in Political Science from the University of Reading, UK in 2001. She then went on to working with innovation strategies and business creation based on novel research from the University of Oslo (UiO) until 2008 – from 2004 until 2008 as the Director of Innovation at Birkeland Innovation (now Inven2), the technology transfer office at University of Oslo.
From 2008 she held the position as Director of Innovation at the company IT Fornebu. It was from this position the concept of Norway Health Tech was formed and launched in 2009.
Kathrine Myhre has initiated and led numerous strategic and innovative processes and projects, within a broad spectrum: conduction of creative processes, market analysis, business creation, handling of IPR, marketing and sales and facilitating financing of key projects and businesses.
Kathrine Myhre has over the years built a solid network in the health sector, nationally and globally, and is a renowned speaker in the field of health innovation and technology.
Lance Black, MD, MBID is the Associate Director of the Texas Medical Center’s TMCx Accelerator program.
Also within the TMC Innovation umbrella, Lance served previously as Medical Device Innovation Lead – where he utilized his extensive military, medical, and engineering expertise to support the resident companies of TMCx in developing innovative healthcare technologies.
After earning his B.S. in Biological Engineering from Louisiana State University and his M.D. from LSU Health Sciences Center of New Orleans, Lance entered the U.S. Air Force, where he completed a residency in family medicine with additional training in aerospace medicine. He had the opportunity to deploy twice during his service – first as Chief of the Medical Staff at Manas Transit Base in Kyrgyzstan – and then as a Squadron Flight Surgeon in Okinawa, Japan. During his time in Manas, Lance helped to create a mobile modular medical facility aimed to uplift the surrounding defunct healthcare system. In Japan, he responded to in-flight emergencies and orchestrated protocols ensuring the safety of F-22 pilots and their crew.
His work with wounded warrior amputees during his military career and his background in biological engineering prompted him to refocus his efforts from patient care to the design and development of medical devices. Following the completion of his commitment to the military, Lance attended Georgia Tech’s Masters of Biomedical Innovation and Development program – which included one year in its Masters of Industrial Design program.
“I believe proximity is key in everything we do here at TMC Innovation,” Lance emphasized. He added, “When you are close to something, you develop a new understanding of it and your whole person, physical and emotional, draws into focus. That is why I believe in what I do – because a lot of entrepreneurs are close to the problems that they are solving and truly care about making it better for those who follow.”
At TMC Innovation, Lance enjoys being around amazing, motivated people whom he believes are ‘the change’ needed in healthcare. He is passionate about technology and learning new approaches to healthcare. Lance is inspired every day at TMC by the fact that he is able to collaborate with people who are passionate about what they do.
ABOUT TMC INNOVATION
The TMC Innovation Institute is shaping the future of health care by uniting promising innovators with the best minds in academia, science and medicine. Its programs help startups streamline the development of therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device and digital health breakthroughs in world’s largest medical complex. Housed within its 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, TMC Innovation focuses on bringing the best solutions to unmet health care needs to the Texas Medical Center by providing tools and action plans necessary to move products and companies forward, regardless of development stage. TMC Innovation also lowers the barriers of access to hospital stakeholders and key opinion leaders across the TMC campus. In addition, no medical center offers as many opportunities to discover solutions that are shaping the future of health care as the Texas Medical Center.
For more information, please visit www.tmc.edu/innovation.
We think it is a very mature market and (that it's) ready for the digital transformation that is happening in healthcare"
The event is from monday 17th June to tuesday 18th of June
This allows for anyone that want’s to request and join hikes the weekend 15th-16th June to any of the nearby sights and mountains.