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The Chamber of Commerce Finland-Switzerland and Nordic Healthcare Group have the pleasure of inviting you to the next HKFS 50th anniversary event in 2023

The Chamber of Commerce Finland-Switzerland and Nordic Healthcare Group have the pleasure of inviting you to the 50th-anniversary event focusing on the digitalization journeys and innovations in healthcare in the Nordics and Switzerland.

The event combines insights and case studies of transformation journeys from healthcare, MedTech, and pharma. As a Keynote, we will hear an inspiring trajectory that opens up the more than 15-year digital journey of one of the largest healthcare service providers in the Nordics. The event challenges the speakers and audience to reflect on accelerating the adaptation of digital innovations. After the compelling contributions from the speakers, there is time for aperols and socializing.

The event is tailored for Switzerland-based professionals in healthcare, insurance, governance, MedTech, and pharma interested in Nordic and Nordic-minded digital health solutions.

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Let’s celebrate 50 years of Nordic growth, innovation, and collaboration together


13:30 – 14:00 Registration & Networking
14:00 – 14:10 Opening & Welcoming words (Embassy of Finland, Yrjö Närhinen HKFS and Hanna Puhakka NHG)
14:10 – 14:30 Why the Nordics are and have been an excellent test bed for developing digital health solutions (James Campbell, CEO NHG)
14:30 – 15:05 Case Terveystalo: 15-year journey on Nordic Excellence in Digital Health (Eeva Nyberg-Oksanen)
15:05 – 15:35 Case Takeda (Laura Aulanko)
15:35 – 15:50 Networking Break
15:50 – 16:20 Case Roche Diagnostics (Kati Krühn)
16:20 – 16:40 Case Swiss Post (André Leuenberger)
16:40 – 16:50 Closing Remarks and Celebration (HKFS& NHG)
16:50 – 17:50 Networking Apero

Co-hosting Yrjö Närhinen & Hanna Puhakka

Yrjö Närhinen, the chairman of HKFS. Yrjö has a long leadership background from various roles in Procter and Gamble, CEO of Hartwall and CEO of Terveystalo. Currently Yrjö serves in several boards accross Scandinavia.

Hanna Puhakka is the Vice President of Growth and New Markets at Nordic Healthcare Group, operating from Switzerland. Hanna’s background is from fast-growth environments in consulting, start-ups, and corporates,working as a leader at the intersection of business and technology. She has built M&A-driven and organic growth,leading businesses and designing healthcare services with measurable treatment outcomes while increasing employee and customer experience. In addition, Hanna has experience building Nordic health and biotech companies‘ growth strategies and operational business models with a focus on international expansion.

„Why the Nordics are and have been an excellent test bed for developing digital health solutions“

James Campbell is the CEO of Nordic Healthcare Group. Jamie has extensive international experience in life sciences, pharma, digital health, and social and healthcare consulting. Before joining NHG, he worked as Managing Director of Transformation at Roche at headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, where he led the global business transformation for pharmaceutical development. Previously, he worked at Accenture as a strategy consultant, and as an entrepreneur, he launched and scaled a management consulting and solutions company operating across Canada and the United States.

Nordic Healthcare Group is an advisory, insights and research company. We maximize the outcomes of health and social care, and life sciences globally to improve the lives of everyone.
Rooted in our human-centric Nordic values, we deliver sustainable solutions through research, data analysis, design, digitalization, and implementation. Since 2004, our 250+ professionals have worked with public and private clients on 4000+ projects.

„More than a decade of pioneering digital health services: case Terveystalo“

Eeva Nyberg-Oksanen is the Vice President of Diagnostics at Terveystalo. Eeva has a remarkable background encompassing strategic leadership, change management, and a passion for optimizing and digitalizing operations to drive transformation in healthcare. Eeva operates progress within the diagnostics realm across a network of over 300 clinics. Her innovative approach, strategic mindset, and commitment to excellence have set the standard for leveraging sustainable change and achieving exceptional healthcare outcomes.

Terveystalo is Finland’s largest private healthcare service provider in revenue and network. In addition, Terveystalo is a leading occupational health provider in the Nordic region. Terveystalo offers primary health care, specialized care, and well-being services for corporate and private customers and the public sector. The company’s digital services are available 24/7, regardless of time and place. Terveystalo’s network covers 370 clinics across Finland. In Sweden, Terveystalo offers occupational health services at 155 clinics. Terveystalo employs directly and indirectly more than 16,800 healthcare professionals. In 2022, revenue was EUR 1,259 million. Terveystalo is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and headquartered in Helsinki.

„Developing digital care pathways in Heart Failure – Experiences on the North-South axis“

Kati Krühn has a long track record in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical and medtech industries. Kati has been working in supervisory and management positions since 2006. In 2019, Kati moved entirely into a development role where she and her teams are developing digital, integrated heart failure care processes in collaboration between private and public healthcare providers. Kati moved from the Finnish organization to the Swiss one in 2021, aiming to continue locally developing heart failure care.‘

„Driving Digital Health Innovation through Ecosystem Partnerships – Case Studies from Finland and Switzerland“

Laura Aulanko, VBP & Digital Health Lead, in Takeda Europe & Canada, will share how Takeda builds digital health solutions in patient-centred approach together with broad network of partners. Case examples will highlight Finnish ADHD game developed in Finland and scaled to Europe, alongside a rare epilepsy solution from Switzerland that is aimed to be scaled across European communities.

Case Swiss Post“

André Leuenberger ist Leiter Partner Management und Geschäftsentwicklung für Digital Health bei der Schweizerischen Post. Er studierte Wirtschaftswissenschaften in der Schweiz und schloss sein Studium als Master of Business Administration ab. Seine berufliche Karriere startete André Leuenberger in der Wirtschaftsprüfung bei EY Schweiz, bevor er 2015 zur Schweizerischen Post wechselte und sich der Digitalisierung des schweizerischen Gesundheitswesens annahm. Herr Leuenberger ist ledig und wohnt in Bern.

For further information or questions about the event please contact:
Chamber of Commerce Finland-Switzerland

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