We are excited to announce this year's Keynote Speakers for the HIMSS Eastern Canada Chapter Digital Health Innovation Conference is Dr. Anne Snowdon, Chief Scientific Research Officer of HIMSS and Michael Green, President & Chief Executive Officer, Canada Health Infoway.

Dr. Anne Snowdon is the Chief Scientific Research Officer for HIMSS and is leading a program of research on the impact and outcomes of digital health transformation in global health systems. She is also a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and Scientific Director and CEO of SCAN Health, located at the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business. SCAN Health is leading a National Community of Practice funded by SSHRC, which engages over 100 partners across Canada representing health systems, government, military, and industry to advance solutions to achieve healthcare supply chain resilience.  Dr. Snowdon is the currently a member of the ONtario Research Fund Advisory Board,  Vice Chair of the Board of the Directors for Alberta Innovates, a member of the Health Futures Council of Arizona State University (ASU), and an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Supply Chain Innovation at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark.

Michael Green has dedicated his professional life to innovation in advancing the digital health agenda, creating jobs, and stimulating economic growth — all while ensuring higher-performing health systems and improving patient outcomes.

Serving as President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway since 2014, he has overseen the organization’s leadership in driving better access to health data and services to enable faster, more effective, and more efficient delivery of care. With a strong background in health leadership, Green has a proven track record of using innovative technologies to transform the health sector.

Green led the organization through the successful development and rollout of PrescribeIT®, Canada’s e-prescribing service. First introduced in 2017, PrescribeIT® now enables millions of Canadians to have their prescriptions sent electronically — and securely — to their pharmacy of choice.

Currently, Green is leading Infoway’s development of the Shared Pan-Canadian Interoperability Roadmap, which articulates strategies toward a modernized connected care system by improving access to data at the point of care, ensuring patient access to their own health information, and improving coordination and collaboration across care settings.

Green's expertise and leadership have earned him recognition both nationally and internationally. He is a sought-after speaker on the topics of digital health and interoperability, and he has received honours for his contributions to health care.

Please click on the names of the speakers for more information

Waldo Beauséjour
Senior Analyst
Canada Health Infoway

Lindsay Bertrand
Chief Clinical Informatics Officer
Nova Scotia Health

Asim Bhatti
Managing Director, Workday Alliance
PwC Canada

Rashaad Bhyat
Senior Clinical Leader
Canada Health Infoway

Navi Boparai
Senior Project Manager

Dave Brewin
VP Digital Health & Regional CIO
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Andrew Buckles
Cyber Services Owner
ISA Cybersecurity

Lee Burry
Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services
New Brunswick Department of Health

Daniel Chan
North York General Hospital

Noelle Coombe
Interim VP Information Management, CIO, Chief Privacy Officer
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Vic DaSilva
Student - IHPME
University of Toronto

Drex DeFord
Executive Healthcare Strategist

Anne Forsyth
Manager of Data Standards
Canadian Institute for Health Information

Robert Fox

Lasith Gamage
Solutions Engineer

Bobby Gheorghiu
President, HIMSS Eastern Canada Chapter and Director, Analytics, Canada Health Infoway

Bibaswan Ghoshal
Senior Director, Technology Adoption
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization

Patrice Gilbert 
Petal Health

Michael Green
President & Chief Executive Officer
Canada Health Infoway

Darrin Homer
Sr Enterprise Account Executive 
Arctic Wolf

Zayn Khamis

Colette Lepine
National Leader, Public Sector
Workday Canada

Brian Lo
Senior IM/IT Business Analyst and PhD Candidate in Information Management Group

Mark McAllister
Chief Executive Officer
VeroSource Solutions

Sean McManus
Sales Engineer

Dr. Ashley Miller
Chief Medical Information Officer 
IWK Health and Nova Scotia Health

Mairead Mulroy
Management Consultant

Chris Ng-Fletcher
Canadian Health Infoway

Brian Read
Chief Technology Officer at KeyData

Brittany Rose Rivard,

CFO and VP of Operations
Kemptville District Hospital

David Rotenberg
Director of Data Strategy & Business Intelligence at CAMH and the Operations Director in the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics at CAMH

Ariane Siegel
General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer

Mari Teitelbaum
Chief Information Officer 
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Fahreen Walimohamed
Implementation Manager
OnCall Health

Jimmy Yang
Managing Director, Canada Health Industry Lead

Julia Zarb
CEO, Founder
Blue x Blue

Abbas Zavar
University of Toronto

Don't miss out on this annual HIMSS Digital Conference featuring industry leaders covering current topics that include...

  • Cybersecurity
  • Interoperability and HIEx
  • Health Equity
  • AI in Healthcare
  • Patient access and Navigation
  • Precision Medicine
  • Data Governance
  • Virtual Care