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SAP Leaders Zero in on Healthcare

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October is a busy month for healthcare-watchers. In the US alone, calendars are marked to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month, and National Physical Therapy Month. There are more health-related issues than there are days of the year, but the problem is not intractable.

Big Data, cloud computing, and mobile devices play a pivotal role in healthcare, and SAP has been working with its healthcare partners to ensure the topic stays in the spotlight. So this October will see SAP leaders playing a significant role in this effort at two key events.

October 12: World Health Summit 2015, Berlin

The World Health Summit has grown into the world’s most prominent forum for addressing global health issues. It brings together key leaders from academia, politics, civil society, and the private sector to address the most pressing health-related challenges on the planet. Among the central topics on the agenda are: Climate Change and Health; Global Health Policy and Governance in the G7 and G20 Countries; and Digital Health.

SAP CFO and member of the Executive Board Luka Mucic will deliver a speech at this prestigious annual event attended by thousands of luminaries from the fields of health and medicine, government representatives, as well as Nobel Prize winners. Luka’s responsibilities extend beyond SAP’s corporate finance function; he is also deeply involved in the company’s disruptive corporate innovation processes.

Luka’s speech, entitled, “Big Data and Networks Shape the Future of Healthcarewill be live-streamed via

October 14: SAP Personalized Medicine Symposium, Palo Alto

This day-long symposium will bring together healthcare and technology experts from various fields to discuss the opportunities and challenges of personalized medicine, which aims to provide better and faster care to everyone while also lowering healthcare costs.Technology is the enabler of this vision: through data-driven methodologies, healthcare professionals can give patients personalized treatment options – basically putting patients at the center of care where they belong.


Scheduled panelists include:

  • Bill McDermott – SAP CEO
  • Carlos D. Bustamante, MD & PhD – Professor of Genetics, Inaugural Chair of the Biomedical Science Department, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Dr. David Delaney – SAP’s Chief Medical Officer
  • Euan Ashley – Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics, and by courtesy, Pathology & Director, Stanford Clinical Genomics Service
  • Magnus Peterson, MD & PhD – Specialist in General Medicine and Pain Rehabilitation; Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University; Coordinator of Academic Primary Care, Norrtälje TioHundra AB, Karolinska Institute
  • Dr. Peter Paul Yu, MD – FACP, FASCO Immediate Past President, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

ASCO will speak about how its Big Data initiative, CancerLinQ, is carefully helping to move cancer into the era of precision medicine. Presentations will be given by some of the leading proponents of using technology innovations in healthcare, who will cover such critical topics as “Digital Healthcare to Fight Infectious Disease and Immediate Impact to Patient Care” and “Shaping the Future of Cancer Care through Rapid Learning”, and aDeep Dive into Genomics at Stanford School of Medicine”.

Follow @SAPNews and @SAP_Healthcare for highlights from these events, and be sure to follow SCN Healthcare for more updates and coverage.

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