The Critical Role of Open Source and Open Standards on the Road to Secure and Robust Healthcare

FIWARE is known for its ability and speed to address urgent challenges and the needs of society, companies, and public administrations. The need for ready-to-use solutions, based on Open Source and open standards principles – to help automate data sharing – continues to grow rapidly. This has, once again, become evident during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

More and more sharing tools are available, driven by Open Source principles, allowing relevant parties to access existing solutions as well as build on top of widely available ‘off the shelf’ solutions. Moreover, present circumstances are also a test case for data safety and cybersecurity, especially when handling health and personal data.

To showcase the ways in which the FIWARE Community members are on the frontline of helping the health sector to become more secure and robust, no least in times of a global pandemic, this free virtual experience brings together private and public businesses and developers to discuss how Open Source technology is contributing to addressing urgent challenges and the needs of society and the world as a whole.

The FIWARE Healthcare DAY will feature outstanding keynote and specialist speeches from experts in the field, as well as real-life use cases coming from across the world highlighting how health authorities and other relevant parties can leverage Open Source technologies to better track patients, aid to contain viruses and build a robust healthcare system.


14:00-14:05 — Opening and Introduction by FIWARE Foundation

14:05-14:10 — Moderator (Lanfranco Marasso, Digital Enabler Program Director, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa)

14:10-14:30 — Keynote Speech: Why an Open Source Platform is Required for Digital Enablement (Lee Randall, Key Account Manager NHS, Red Hat) – including 5 min. Q&A

14:30-14:50 — Keynote Speech: Unlocking the Value of Health Data Through Blockchain Technology (Dr. Quy Vo-Reinhard, Head Of R&D, Centiva Health and Co-Founder, HIT Foundation) – including 5 min. Q&A

14:50-15:10 — Specialist Speech: Health and Well-being in Socio-technological Ecosystems (Alberto Sanna, Director, Center for Advanced Technology in Health & Wellbeing, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele) – including 5 min. Q&A

15:10-15:25 — Specialist Speech: FIWARE for Health: Vision and Roadmap (Juanjo Hierro, CTO, FIWARE Foundation)- including 5 min. Q&A

15:25-15:45 — Specialist Speech: Using Open Data and Open Standards to Promote Public Trust in Portland (Hector Dominguez, PhD, Open Data Coordinator, Smart City PDX, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability – City of Portland) – including 5 min. Q&A

15:45-16:05 — Use Case and Live Demo: Can Data Save Lives? Eng-DE4Bios – the Integrated Bio-surveillance Platform for COVID-19 (Lanfranco Marasso, Digital Enabler Program Director, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa) – including 5 min. Q&A

16:05-16:20 — Use Case: CuraVesta – Home Care: Strengthen Families, Enable Living at Home, Avoid Escalations (Hans Peter Knaust, Managing Director, Engineering DSS GmbH) – including 5 min. Q&A

16:20-16:30 — Closing Remarks by Ulrich Ahle (CEO, FIWARE Foundation) and Cristina Brandtstetter (CMO, FIWARE Foundation)

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required. You will find the access information for the event in the registration confirmation email.

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