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32 Carpenter Street
Singapore 059911

Rising Stars in HealthTech: Data and Artificial Intelligence

Presented by General Assembly
Partnered with SGInnovate and Galen Growth Asia

SGInnovate, General Assembly and Galen Growth Asia are teaming up for a series of events with some of the most inspiring Southeast Asian healthtech founders and leaders. In a candid discussion, they will share their stories and insights on:

  • their journeys so far;
  • the challenges they have encountered;
  • what they are currently working on;
  • their advice on healthtech and insights about innovations in the healthcare industry;
  • the importance of fostering community and collaborations in the healthtech space;
  • and more.


Date: 25 February 2019, Monday
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911



  • Hossein Nejati, Chief Technology Officer, KroniKare Pte Ltd
  • Varun Panjwani, Chief Executive Officer, Health FX
  • Joydeep Sarkar, Chief Analytics Officer, Holmusk



  • Dario Heymann, Chief Research Officer, Galen Growth Asia


Programme Details:
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Check-in & Networking
7:00pm – 7:45pm: Panel / Lightning Talks
7:45pm – 8:15pm: Q&A
8:15pm – 9:00pm: Networking


Speakers' Profiles:

Hossein Nejati, Chief Technology Officer, KroniKare Pte Ltd

Hossein Nejati, co-founder and CTO of KroniKare, has a PhD in machine learning and image processing from NUS, and has been a postdoctoral fellow at Singapore University of Technology and Design, and MIT, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. During his career, Hossein has been working alongside nurses and medical practitioners in Singapore and the US, publishing 30 papers in the field, and participated in developing core machine learning and data analysis modules in teams of different mix.


Varun Panjwani, Chief Executive Officer, Health FX

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Blockchain, Healthcare Industry and Digital Services. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Healthcare Marketing, Team Management, Web and Social Media. Passionate entrepreneur with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused in Finance & Information Systems, with a Minor in Social Science from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


Joydeep Sarkar, Chief Analytics Officer, Holmusk

Joydeep Sarkar Photo

Joydeep finished his Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, specializing in Modeling and Simulation of Chemical Processes. He went on to specialize in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve with extensive research on cell and molecular biology, and using modeling and simulation in biology at Lerner Research Institute at Cleveland Clinic

As the lead mathematical modeler at Immunetrics, Joydeep led a team of 11 scientists to develop a platform for predictive clinical trial simulations and predictive smart systems in critical care systems. His last stint before moving to Asia was as the technical lead of a team of biomedical engineers inside the healthcare analytics practice at PwC USA working exclusively on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. At Holmusk, he leads the data science line of business, providing directional guidance, innovation ideas and also leading conversations with clinicians at hospitals, researchers at universities or scientists and business leaders from pharmaceutical companies. Holmusk analytics specializes in analysis of real world data (RWD).

Joydeep brings more than a decade of experience working with all key stakeholders in healthcare – Providers, Payers and Pharmaceutical companies. He has successfully led long-standing projects with most major pharmaceutical companies – working with R&D, PKPD, Medical Affairs, HEOR and Commercial & Patient Access groups. In his spare time, Joydeep continues to invest in his passion of using analytics and simulation in healthcare and research, and publishes in peer reviewed journals.


Moderator's Profile:

Dario Heymann, Chief Research Officer, Galen Growth Asia

Dario is the Chief Research Officer of Galen Growth Asia. He joined in 2016 as the founding Research Manager where he supported the building of HealthTech Alpha, Asia’s only database and analytics platform dedicated to HealthTech ventures. HealthTech Alpha remains the only database and analytics provider for digital health in Asia, delivering accurate and regularly curated information to investors, industry innovation leaders, startups, CXOs, and researchers.

Since 2018, he is acting as Chief Research Officer, managing the database and the research engagement with clients, such as Pharmaco, insurance companies, investors and tech companies.

As well as overseeing and managing the development of the analytics platform, Dario is also responsible for the overall research and market intelligence of the HealthTech ecosystem in Asia which helps inform and improve organisations’ overall strategy by grounding decisions in real-world evidence and analysis. Dario helps organisations grow by providing insights and comprehensive sources, vital to monitoring the pulse of the ecosystem and in accelerating business strategies.

Prior to Galen Growth Asia, Dario has worked in drug discovery mainly for the development of novel drugs in oncology, both in pharma and academia in Singapore, China and Germany. Apart from building Galen Growth Asia, Dario is pursuing his doctorate in Material Science and Engineering working on novel biodegradable materials that can be used for prosthesis.

Dario holds a Master's in Material Science & Engineering, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology.

Topics: MedTech / HealthTech / BioTech

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