This event will showcase work from academia, the public sector and industry where data science and analytics are being applied to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes. We have a great line-up of speakers for the event including international keynote speaker Professor Margaret Brandeau (Stanford), Dr Karina McHardy (ACC) and Dr Kevin Ross (Precision Driven Health).
Professor Margaret Brandeau, Stanford University
Dr Karina McHardy, ACC
Dr Kevin Ross, Precision Driven Health
Margaret L. Brandeau is Coleman F. Fung Professor of Engineering and Professor of Medicine (by Courtesy) at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the development of applied mathematical and economic models to support health policy decisions. Her recent work has examined hospital operations management problems, HIV and drug abuse prevention and treatment programs, and programs to control the opioid epidemic.
Karina McHardy joined ACC in late 2016, in the role of Principal Advisor, Health Sector reporting to the Chief Executive. In November 2018, she took up the new role of Head of Health Intelligence and Insights. Karina’s experience includes clinical, academic, policy, strategy and health leadership roles in a range of settings within New Zealand including District Health Boards and the Ministry of Health. She has also worked for the University of Oxford and the World Health Organization and has published in a range of areas including health leadership, population medicine, health system design, quality and safety, and global health.
Kevin Ross is CEO of Precision Driven Health, an award-winning, multi-million-dollar New Zealand research partnership applying data science to enable precision health to become a reality. Prior to joining Precision Driven Health, Kevin served as Chief Scientist of Optimisation Modelling at Fonterra, Associate Professor of Technology and Information Management at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Principal Consultant for PA Consulting Group. He has also worked for NASA, Bell Labs, Eli Lilly and London Councils.
We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!
The NZ Data Science + Analytics Forum committee and Precision Driven Health
Please note: The event is free but requires a booking. Due to the limited number of seats available, we recommend that you book early and request that you make this unique opportunity a priority. If after booking you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so that others can attend.