ML Africa successfully hosted the inaugural AI & The Future of Healthcare Summit


Artificial intelligence and machine learning are the most trending and dominating technologies of our times. These are shaping the future and impacting on our daily lives. For businesses and government, adoption and agile adoption of these technologies is imperative.

Machine learning Africa celebrates its successful hosting of the inaugural AI & The Future of Healthcare Summit at Hilton Sandton on the 30th of October 2019. It was a wonderful event where technology enthusiasts were sharing insights into the development of AI driven healthcare solutions that improve patient outcomes.

The discussions focused on the future of healthcare, patient engagement, the public and private sector collaboration, digital health strategy, AI in Radiology, precision medicine, the future of robots in healthcare, diagnostic technologies and upskilling healthcare workforce.

Key note speakers included: Prof. Nelishia Pillay, Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria, Johan Steyn, AI Enthusiast, Portfolio Lead: DevOps & Software at IQBusiness South Africa, Joel Ugborogho, Founder of CenHealth, Dr. Jonathan Louw, MB.ChB, MBA, CEO of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), Basia Nasiorowska, CEO at NEOVRAR, Josh Lasker, Co-Founder, Abby Health Stations, Dr. Jaishree Naidoo, Paediatric Radiologist and CEO of Envisionit Deep AI, Prof. Antonie van Rensburg, PrEng, Chief Digital Officer IoTDot4, Dr. Darlington Mapiye (PhD) Technical Lead for the data driven healthcare team at IBM Research Africa, Dr. Boitumelo Semete, Executive Cluster Manager, CSIR, and  Yusuf Mahomedy, Chief Executive of the Association Executive Network of Southern Africa (AENSA)

The event was made possible through partnership with Envisionit Deep AI, a medical technology company that utilizes artificial intelligence to streamline and improve medical imaging diagnosis for radiologists. Their AI model RADIFY will augment and improve the radiology reading and thereby relieve the bottlenecks we face in medical imaging. Other event partners present were Evolutio, SANBS, IQBusiness, IoTDot4 and ICITP.

 If you would like to increase your proficiency further in emerging technologies and deploy the most effective strategies within your organization, the Digital Health workshop would be another exciting and relevant event to consider. Entitled ‘Accelerating Digital Health Services’, the workshop is brought in partnership with Cenhealth, on the 5th of December 2019. In preparation for the upcoming changes in the healthcare industry, it is imperative for all healthcare institutions not be left behind in their digital transformation journey.

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