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Conference programme

Session 1

Chair: Prof Jane Grimson, Chairperson, HRB Board.


9.00 Keynote: Opening our minds to the potential of big data

Dr Joel Selanikio, CEO Magpi; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Hospital. 


9.45 Keynote: Key challenges for wider adoption of big data in an Irish context

Prof Jean-Christophe Desplat, Director, Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) and NUI Galway; Honorary Professor, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.


10.30 Case study: Managing big data in Ireland

Dr Howard Johnson, Clinical Lead - Health Intelligence, Health Service Executive

11.00 Coffee/Tea

Session 2

Chair: Muiris O'Connor, Assistant Secretary, Department of Health.


11.30 Case study: Applying data in practice



12.00 Case study: Personal data – using it in practice

Prof Andre Dekker, Professor of Clinical Data Science Maastricht University; Medical Physicist and Manager of Research & Education, MAASTRO Clinic, Maastricht.


12.30 Presentation: Applying GDPR in a health research setting

Dr Ruth Davis, Consultant, Higher Education and Research Managment, Funding and Policy.

13.00 Lunch

Session 3

Chair: Darrin Morrissey PhD, Chief Executive, HRB.


14.00 Presentation: The highly-integrated role of data-analytics and tech in helping people to be healthy and fulfilled at 100

Prof Linda Doyle, Professor of Engineering & The Arts; Dean and Vice President for Research at Trinity College Dublin.


14.30 Presentation: Big data – the business behind it

Dr Sorcha McKenna, Partner, McKinsey and Company, Dublin.


15.00 Presentation: Data privacy and useful purpose: can we get the best of both worlds?

Dr Natalie Banner, Policy Advisor and Understanding Patient Data Lead, Wellcome, London.


15.30 Panel discussion: Balancing big data, big profit and privacy

Discussion Facilitator: Miriam O'Callaghan, TV & Radio Broadcast Journalist.

Participants: Dr Joel SelanikioDr Natalie BannerDr Sorcha McKenna, Dr Derick Mitchell and Susan Mitchell.


16.15 Closing remarks


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