HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Conference

Helsinki, Finland
June 11-13, 2019


The top digital health experts, leaders and speakers will come together in Helsinki. The Finnish Ministry of Health will host the VIP keynote, sharing their impressive story and lessons on how to become one of the strongest health tech economies in the world.


Päivi Sillanaukee, MD, PhD, eMBA
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Dr Päivi Sillanaukee was appointed as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in 2012. Ministry’s responsibilities include promotion of health and welfare, social and health services, social insurance, occupational health and safety and gender equality. Between 2008 and 2012, Dr Sillanaukee was the Director General of the Department for Social and Health Services at the Ministry. Prior to that, Dr Sillanaukee was the Deputy Mayor and the Director of Social and Health Services in the City of Tampere. Between 1990 and 2004, Dr Sillanaukee has held various clinical and managerial positions on the Pirkanmaa Hospital District. She was a member of the Tampere city Council in 2001 - 2004.

Dr Sillanaukee, MD, PhD, is a specialist in public health and management from the University of Helsinki. Her academic work ranges from health administration to integrated treatment chains and cost of care. She has an Executive MBA from the University of Tampere. Dr Sillanaukee has participated in the work of several EU, international and global bodies and supervises now also the international activities of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

From May 2018, Dr Sillanaukee has represented Finland as the member of the WHO Executive Board. She currently serves as the co-chair the JEE Alliance which serves as a platform for facilitating multisectoral collaboration on health security capacity building, and as a member of the Steering Group of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA).


Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland


Indu Subaiya
Executive Vice President, Health 2.0

Indu Subaiya is a visionary healthcare leader whose work builds community, creates dialogue and inspires us to radically rethink how our health shapes our lives. Indu co-founded and served as CEO of Health 2.0, the leading conference and media platform that promotes and catalyzes new technologies in healthcare. Health 2.0 was recently acquired by HIMSS and Indu continues to head the organization as Executive Vice President as it scouts new technologies, advances edge and builds initiatives to drive sustainable change in today’s healthcare landscape. Indu is a female immigrant from India and is a passionate advocate for an end to healthcare disparities and increased diversity across the leadership ranks of the industry.


Hal F. Wolf III
President & CEO

Harold (Hal) Wolf III is the President and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). HIMSS consists of HIMSS North America, HIMSS International, cause-based, global membership societies; HIMSS Analytics, the market research and data services group; HIMSS Media, the diversified media and publishing division; PCHAlliance, the Personal Connected Health Alliance; and Health 2.0 the Digital Health Conference—all focused on better health through information and technology. 

With nearly 35 years of experience, Wolf is respected internationally as a healthcare and informatics executive with areas of expertise in mhealth, product development, integrated care models, marketing, distribution, information technology and innovation implementation. He has helped health systems and providers across the world with end-to-end operations, commissioning, data and architectural design.

Before joining HIMSS, Wolf served at The Chartis Group as Director; Practice Leader of Information and Digital Health Strategy. As the key architect in the development of content, research and user interface for video on demand and broadband, Mr. Wolf is a pioneer in consumer engagement. He has contributed his unique approach and insights to the birth of the digital health era, combining the traditional enterprise strategy with an end-to-end organizational view while keeping the patient as the central focus.

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