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Program Day 2 - Sitevisits


On day 2, spectacular site visits are offered! All site visits are from 0900-12:00 and from 13:30-17:00.
Participants may visit 2 sites and are offered transportation by WATCH Conference. Site visits are for registered Conference Participants only.
One week before Conference, registered participants are offered the final list of site visits and may indicate their preferences. Preferences will be honoured following the order of registration.

Site visits as featured below are all confirmed

Site Visit 1: Apple Amsterdam

Apple Amsterdam

Site visit 2: Microsoft the Netherlands

Microsoft the Netherlands

Microsoft the Netherlands is offering our Conference Delegates an exciting sitevisits. More details will follow soon.

Site Visit 3: WAAG Society

 Waag Amsterdam

Waag Institute for Art, Science & Technology Amsterdam - Creative Care Lab. 

For our WAAG site visits, you will tour the Theatrum Anatomicum, the place surgery has been born in the Netherlands.  Followed by the latest creative care designing insights from FabLab and ofcourse, ending in the world-renowned WAAG café!

WAAG Program: Rethinking Open Innovation - Opportunities For Wearables in Healthcare

13:30  Doors open

14:00-14:10 Welcome and introduction (Paulien Melis)
Introduction of the Theatrum Anatomicum, the history of the guilds and the activities of Waag Society.

14:10-14:30 From Quantified to Qualified (Janine Huizenga & Paulien Melis)
Gaining insight through measuring? What gadgets do you know and use in your practice? Are these sufficient? What are barriers you experience? What changes and improvements do you see?

This is an open discussion on the experiences that participants have with wearables. Then we discus the role of healthcare professionals in innovation processes and their strategic role within innovation.

14:30 Coffee and tea break

14:45-15:45 Open innovation: principles and methodology (Janine Huizinga)
Practical session on principles and methodologies in open innovation. The importance of knowledge sharing and communities; includes a tour in the Fab Lab.

15:45-16:30 Open hardware: principles and best practice (Pieter van Bohemen)
Practical session on open hardware, like Open PCR, best practices. We discuss the cross-over between arts and life sciences/health care and to illustrate the different perspectives in innovation; includes a tour in the Open Wetlab.

16:30 Q&A and Closing

Site Visit 4: Samsung


Samsung Executive Briefing Center- 'Transform the Way you Work -focusing on Healthcare and Education'

Samsung is very excited to welcome the WATCH delegates in their state-of-the art Samsung Executive Briefing Center. In this recently opened Center, Samsung is exhitibing products and partner solutions. Focus of the Center is on Industry, Retail, Hospitality, Education and Healthcare. Visiting the Samsung Executive Briefing Center is an experience that goes beyond a showcase of in-house products, as the Center is proud to show partnering initiatives.

During this site-visit, we in will be shareing with you our thoughts about Samsung and how to improve accessibility, efficiency and quality of Healthcare. We will discuss new and upcoming initiatives in this area and invite you to engage in the discussion.

What you’ll learn:

  • Introduction: About Samsung as a coorporation
  • How Samsung is focusing on Healthcare: products and partner solutions - you may be offered a suprise speaker!
  • Guided Tour in the Samsung Executive Briefing Center
  • Discussions and wrap-up
  • Get together / Network (lunch or Drinks)

Non-disclosure: the is a photographing restriction on site. Upon request, Samsung is happy to provide you with photograpic materials.

 Site Visit 5: Cisco


Cisco Program: Moving to 2020 in Healthcare now!

Healthcare is more and more dependent on ICT. All medical equipment is connected, all patient-data is centrally stored and accessible via workstations and iPads. We know where patients are in the hospital via wayfinding, doctors connect per video with patients at home (for after treatment), connecting with medical specialists around the globe exchanging research and connecting with eHealth solutions to provide much more data about your patient. Obviously all patient communication is coming together in a Patient Portal, including the video recording of the last medical outcome meeting. 

Cisco's main focus is innovation; in industry and certainly in healthcare. Cisco facilitates wearables in a way that added value is offered to the health care professional.
During your visit, we share with you our vision on the 'Interrnet of Everything' connecting people, process, devices and 'things' such as wearables in a meaningful way. We show you how you, your patient and your organization may profit all together.

At the same time, you are being wowed by our practical examples and showcases. Be amazed how meaningful patient-physician interaction can be facilitated today!. We are specifically focusing on video interaction and telemedicine, as we believe there are wonderful opportunities and new communication pathways to explore here.

We are very much looking forward to WATCH conference and meeting you! 

Please note that signing a non-disclosure act may be requested

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