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Impressions of External Innovation Think Tank (eITT) Exhibition 2020

Sultan Haider introducing eITT 2020

The focus of this year's exhibition was to show the complete pathways for the most prominent diseases (e.g. coronary artery disease, cancer, diabetes etc.), the impact of COVID-19 on them and the possible solutions to solve these challenges. They were in the areas of digitalization, automation, new diagnostic and treatment methods, clinical innovation and process improvements in the healthcare system.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and digitalization being one of the key strategies for Siemens Healthineers, we had modified the format of our ITT exhibition 2020 to a virtual recorded event which included

  • Recorded speeches from experts and management representatives from Siemens Healthineers and ITT key collaboration partners showing what we did together in the last years, what our plans for the next year are and how interdisciplinary Innovation Think Tank methodology has been helping in addressing the complex challenges in healthcare (bringing experts, disciplines, locations and healthcare system stakeholders together).
  • Virtual tour of the ITT Office and lab giving an insight into our infrastructure, methodology and processes.
  • Projects in the following areas by ITT Fellows and members from ITT locations and collaborations worldwide
    • Facts and figures about 12 diseases, chosen based on top economic burden, social impact and mortality
    • How disease pathways get influenced by the challenges from COVID-19
    • Possible solutions to address those challenges in various disease pathways

This format allows you to have a look at the speeches of your choice at any time and disease content in the areas of your interest at any time as well as to share feedback with us.


  • Dr. Peter Schardt, Chief Technology Officer, Siemens Healthineers
  • Dr. Fatih Gül, Chief Operating Officer, Fakeeh University Hospital Dubai
  • Dr. Sonja Förster, Post Doctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich
  • Prof. James Moore JR, Bagrit Chair in Medical Device Design, Imperial College London
  • Ole Per Måløy, Managing Director Middle East and Southern & Eastern Africa, Siemens Healthineers & Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany, CEO Al Zahra Hospital
  • Prof. Rafael Song, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Dr. Osama Abdullah, MRI Physicist, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Andre Heinz, Head of Human Resources, Siemens Healthineers
  • Hannah Moon, Global Internship Advisor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Kong Jun, General Manager of SSME, Siemens Healthineers
  • Renato Buselli, Head of Latin America, Siemens Healthineers
  • Prof. Giovanni Cerri, President of the Innovation Board of HCFMUSP
  • Prof. Ata Akin, Dean of Engineering, Acibadem University Istanbul
  • Sevket On, Managing Director and President, Siemens Healthineers Canada
  • Dr. Stefan Henkel, Head of IT, Siemens Healthineers
  • Neşet Hikmet, Ph.D., Academic Director & Benjamin Schooley, Ph.D., Innovation Director & Dilek Akgun, RTTP, Operations Director, University of South Carolina ITT Lab
  • Prof. Michael Fisher, Director of Product Development, GCMI
  • Prof. Andrew Menard, Chief Administrative Officer, Radiology Johns Hopkins
  • Dr. Charles Harr, Chief Medical Officer - Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon, WakeMed Health and Hospital
  • Enis Sonemel, Managing Director of Turkey, Siemens Healthineers
  • Prof. Burak Acar, Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering & Prof. Suzan Uskudarli, Computer Engineering Department, Boğaziçi University Istanbul
  • Ufuk Eren, Chief Executive Officer, Volitan Global
  • Prof. David Franklin, Professor for Neuromuscular Diagnostics, Technical University Munich
  • Prof. Michael Friebe, HealthTec Innovation Lab, Medical Faculty, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
  • Steffen März, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director & Dr. Roopika Menon, Head of Customer Management & Dr. Stefan Foser, Chief Technical Officer, NEO NewOncology
  • Prof. Dr. Georg Michelson, Senior Physician, Ophthalmology
  • Daniel Rinck, Innovation Manager and Head of Innovation Think Tank at Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Siemens Healthineers
  • Prof. Debasish Mishra, School of Bio-Sciences and Technology at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
  • Prof. Sandeep Singh, Department of Cardiology, Executive Director, School of International Biodesign, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Martin Hecht, Head of PLM at Mechatronic Products, Siemens Healthineers
  • Gassan Azem, Head of Computed Tomography Performance Product Line, Siemens Healthineers
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