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Jaromir Beránek (judge & mentor)

Jaromír is a member of the Prague City Assembly, representing the Pirate Party, and Chairman of the IT and Smart City Committee of the Prague City Assembly. Jaromír studied at universities in Prague, Cologne and Fort Lauderdale and holds Master’s degrees in International Management and Law. He is a seasoned financial and portfolio manager with experience from multinationals (Bosch, O2) as well as the startup community (Wayra, StartupYard).  In 2018, Jaromír was elected into the Prague City Assembly. As the Chairman of the IT and Smart City Committee, he focuses on Smart City and innovation projects, and promotes enterpreneurship. Furthermore, he oversees financial administration and European projects as well as the development of the integrated transportation system, and the promotion of clean mobility.  

Kuuno Vaher (keynote)

Kuuno’s main mission is to secure all healthcare (HC) experts (patient organization groups, doctor associations, political decision-makers, health insurance, hospital leaders, universities, medicines developers, and other parties) are working in close collaboration to secure continuously improved outcomes for patients. He is especially focused on how we can be faster implementing new medical guidelines in real clinical practice and how we can improve and optimize patient pathways in HC using HC digitalization and data. As an experienced leader of medicine developer, Kuuno is doing all possible to build up x-functional teams to lead and drive innovation in all countries together with all HC partners.

Kuuno joined AstraZeneca in 2007 and has 20 years of experience in the industry with proven results in leading market access and business units in various therapeutic areas in Estonia, Baltics, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, and also as a member of the leadership teams in Nordics and CEE region. Kuuno holds a Pharmacy Degree from Tartu University in Estonia. Kuuno is based in Prague. His mission outside of work is to keep family, friends and colleagues in a good spirit and fit enjoying together numerous outdoor sports activities.

Ondřej Hlavička (judge & mentor)

Ondrej Hlavicka is leader with strong background in Technology and Finance and experience ranging from SMEs to global corporations, currently leading Czech branch of Edwards Lifesciences. One of his main professional passions are data and all the ways we can use them to improve and save lives.

Vladimír Janovský (judge & mentor)

Vladimír is a CE IBEX Lead (Innovation excellence) and member of the CEE Innovation Business taskforce at AstraZeneca. He has been in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 10 years. He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, studied piano, he graduated from the Google Digital Academy. As you can see, he doesn’t like a stereotype and meaningful innovation is his driving force. His current main focus is on patient-centric projects from the Start-up environment and omnichannel marketing.

Nathan Petersen (judge & mentor)

Nathan Petersen is responsible for Strategy in the Transcatheter Heart Valve division for Edwards Lifesciences Europe. With several years of experience in strengthening strategic planning through use of data, he is also highly interested in the use of healthcare data to diagnose valvular heart disease in more people – diseases that often go undiagnosed due to the patients’ advanced age and comorbidities. Nathan is optimistic that with the right algorithms, more patients will be treated, renewing higher quality of life for patients currently suffering for undiagnosed diseases.

Marek Šramko (judge & mentor)

Marek Šramko is Head of Urgent Cardiology Unit at IKEM.

Robert Bém (judge & mentor)

Robert Bém is Head of Ambulance at Diabetology Clinic at IKEM.

Petr Raška (judge & mentor)

Petr Raška is Chief Information Officer at IKEM.

Vladimíra Fejfarová (judge & mentor)

Vladimíra Fejfarová is the leader of the podiatric group at the Diabetes Clinic at IKEM.

Sylva Klovrzová (judge & mentor)

Sylva Klovrzová is the Head of the Department of Drug Preparation and Control at IKEM.

Markéta Šenkýřová (judge & mentor)

Markéta Šenkýřová is Head of PR and Marketing and Spokesperson at IKEM.

Martin Zubek (judge & mentor)

Martin Zubek is director of czecho-slovak branch of InterSystems Corporation in Prague and business development manager for area of central and eastern Europe. Martin is working for InterSystems for more than 20 years and is respected expert in the field of Electronic Health Record creation and data integration in healthcare. He has established Czech affilation of IHE (Integrating Healthcare Enterprise) International and IHE Europe where he has been leading working group of Interoperability in the Czech republic. Martin Zubek is member of board at IHE Czech republic and is representing Czech republic at IHE International. He was counselor of Healthcare committee at Parliament Czech republic for Healthcare Data Creation and Hadnling. He is teaching at ČVUT (Czech technology University) Praha newly created theme: Data integration in healthcare. He is finishing his PhD study at Biomedical engineering faculty of CVUT for creation of IHE profiles usage framework for Czech republic. He has been part of implementation team of ePrescription national solution in Slovakia.

Michal Opatřil (judge & mentor)

Michal Opatřil expertizes in eHealth, radiodiagnostics and medical technologies as applicable in the processes of legislation and medical ethic. Working for ICZ, the leading provider of solutions for digital health system, he helps to create product strategy, product innovations and promotes the implementation of modern technologies into health care practices. He graduated from medical technology and earned an MBA from health technology assessment.

Tomáš Studeník (CEE Hacks organizer & mentor)

Tomáš is a radical innovator and city hacker. Tomáš holds MBA from the University of Liverpool and MSc in Innovation from HEC Paris. He is the CEO of Insane Business Ideas (www.inbui.com), a consultancy that helps industry leaders and governments innovate. Tomáš organized the first global CEE Hacks hackathon (www.ceehacks.com) in 2017 and has since held numerous innovation events to improve mobility, sustainability, and health of European cities. Apart from consulting companies on innovation strategy, Tomáš holds popular monthly FuckUp Nights (www.fuckupnights.cz) where lessons from failure are publicly shared by distinguished entrepreneurs, scientists, and artists. In 2018, Tomáš published the Big Book of Fuckups (www.fuckupy.cz) that the world-renowned economist Tomáš Sedláček called the book of the year. In 2020, Tomáš is working with a team of artificial intelligence scientists and theatre production to stage the first play written by AI as a celebration of the centenary of the word ‘robot’ (www.theaitre.com).

Jana Kurucová (mentor)

Jana Kurucova is leading the regional team of Medical Affairs of Edwards Lifesciences Transcatheter Heart Valve Division, the leading company of TAVI. Jana is highly dedicated and well-regarded Medical Affairs leader with 15+ years of experience. She has passion for continually raising standards while researching and developing innovative medical solutions through scientific collaboration and education within the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Jana is an MD by training, currently focusing on interventional cardiology and transcatheter therapies.

Tomáš Šebek (mentor)

Tomas has completed his general medicine studies at the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University. In 2004, he founded a company and as an entrepreneur he operates a unique medical website www.proLekare.cz (for HCPs) and a telemedicine project www.uLekare.cz (for PTs) – the number one Czech website in the health category and further virtual hospital. In 2010, he joined the international organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and went on his first mission in Haiti. In 2013, he started working in the surgical intensive care unit of the Hospital of St. Francis in Prague. Tomáš is a consultant of general surgery with almost 16 years of surgical experience. He currently specializes in laparoscopic procedures of the abdominal cavity and, as a war surgeon of Doctors Without Borders missions (MSF), treats abdominal, thorax and limb trauma.

Jan Kubant (mentor)

Jan Kubant is a mathematical and machine learning engineer and co-founder of Mild Blue, a medical innovation startup. At Mild Blue he and his team create apps and algorithms similar to the ones you will be working on during the hackathon. Jan has experience with end to end development of machine learning and medical app projects and can help you at any moment during the hackathon.

One message to the teams. The initial phase of planning and problem investigation is absolutely crucial. Do not underestimate it! (We will be happy to help).

Tomáš Kouřim (mentor)

Tomáš Kouřim is a mathematician, AI expert, visionary and entrepreneur. He has rich experience developing and delivering robust AI based solutions for both corporations and startups. As a co-founder and CEO of medtech startup Mild Blue he also understands the possibilities and challenges of AI in healthcare and can help you transform your idea into a tool doctors will actually use.

Sonali Das (mentor)

Sonali has 13+ years of experience in pharmaceutical and medical device marketing. Having worked in various Asia Pacific countries and regional marketing roles, she has newly joined Europe regional team at Edwards Lifesciences. Sonali is currently owning marketing responsibilities  to transform TAVI treatment pathway through an innovative TAVI care program. She’s passionate about public awareness and patient empowerment. 

Ivana Vávrová (mentor)

Ivana has been working in the digital marketing industry for more than 13 years. She has worked both in the agency and on the client-side, for example, she has led projects for Citibank, Home Credit, Air Bank, and now AstraZeneca. In recent years, her main focus has been on digital brands and customer experience. She specializes in connecting marketing channels and messaging across the entire customer journey. 

Zuzana Jedlinská (mentor)

Zuzana has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 15 years – went through sales, medical and marketing departments. She is an owner of CKD topic in AZ CZ&SK.

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