Iain Buchan, Microsoft Research
Professor Iain Buchan is Director of Healthcare Research for Microsoft Research in Cambridge UK. His role is to take a ten-year view of how advanced informatics can transform self, clinical and population healthcare.
Before joining Microsoft in October 2017, Iain was Professor in Public Health Informatics and led the Centre for Health Informatics that he founded at the University of Manchester after training in clinical medicine, pharmacology, public health, biostatistics and health informatics. He raised over £100m of research income in 15 years at Manchester, was awarded a MRC Centre and was one of the founding directors of the UK Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research. He also conceived the Connected Health Cities programme, which has become a blueprint for place-based digital health interoperability in the UK. His civic work also includes policy research to reduce inequalities in health and to mobilise health data with deep public involvemet (e.g. Twitter #DataSavesLives).
Iain has also written software for over 30 years (e.g. www.statsdirect.com).
Internationally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and works through global networks towards toward a future of more globally interoperable, and thus more accurate, modelling with large-scale health data – for discovery science, for actionable analytics in health systems, and for citizen-driven healthcare.
Maryann Feldman, University of North Carolina, USA
Maryann P. Feldman is Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina. Her research and teaching interests focus on the areas of innovation, the commercialization of academic research and the factors that promote technological change and economic growth. From 2014-2017, Dr. Feldman has held a joint appointment at the National Science Foundation as the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) Program Director.
Maureen Mc Kelvey, University of Gothenberg, Sweden
Maureen McKelvey is Professor of Industrial Management at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Business Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research focuses on the development and use of knowledge at the interplay between innovation management and entrepreneurship with science and engineering. She has published extensively in journals including Research Policy and Small Business Economics, as well as books with Routledge, Oxford, Cambridge, and Edward Elgar. She was recipient of the 1994 Schumpeter Prize, given by the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society. She has held many high level positions in expert groups and written reports, for Swedish organizations as well as for the OECD and EU. In 2017, Professor McKelvey was granted a Distinguished Professor research program, from the Swedish Research Council. (www.handels.gu.se/iie)