PwC, Frost & Sullivan and IBM to attend health summit in Johannesburg

04 October 2018 Authored by Consultancy.co.za

The list of attendees has been announced for the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018 that is expected to take place in mid-October this year in Johannesburg. Alongside a number of leading firms operating in the domain of healthcare, the list includes prominent consultancies PwC, Frost & Sullivan and IBM. 

The theme for this year’s Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa – set to be held between the 17th and 18th of October – is “Paving the road to Sustainable Smart Healthcare.” With this theme in mind, the summit will feature a number of workshops, case studies, live demonstrations and forums for discussion.

Over 300 professionals are expected to attend the event at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, hailing from a number of firms in the healthcare sector, including big names such as Free State Health, Gauteng Health as well as the South African Medical Research Council.

PwC, Frost & Sullivan and IBM to attend health summit in Johannesburg

Topics that will be covered at the conference deal primarily with digital disruption – a phenomenon that is affecting most industries at present. Within this domain, experts will focus on the impact of AI and Internet of Things, and possible applications for the healthcare sector.

These include the electronification of health records, the development of smart solutions for medical practice management, the improvement of predictive analytics, and a number of others. Another pertinent area where technology is expected to assist healthcare professionals is in the domain of patient data security and privacy.

To help guide the conversation around these applications, the conference will be attended by leading consulting firms, including Big Four accounting and advisory firm PwC, alongside global tech giant IBM as well as Frost & Sullivan.

Associate Director at PwC Etienne Dreyer is amongst the list of experts who will speak at the summit, alongside the Manager of Advanced and Applied AI at IBM Tapiwa Chiwewe. Dreyer works specifically with the healthcare sector, responsible for the management of large-scale interventions. 

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