Creating Value with Data and AI in Healthcare

Milan Petkovic1

1Head of the Data Science department, Philips



Nowadays our healthcare systems face serious challenges starting with ageing population which comes with a high percentage of chronically ill people often with multi-morbidities and on the other hand health work-force/place shortages at the times we are facing serious epidemics. Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies can lead the way to the transformation of the healthcare sector necessary to deal with these difficult challenges. This is not merely a future vision, but a reality, which we are shaping today. In this talk, I will address specific challenges in applying data and AI technologies in healthcare, show several proof points of the beneficial applications and provide an outlook to the coming initiatives and partnerships in these fields.


Prof. Dr. Milan Petković is the head of the Data Science department at Philips, which conducts innovation projects in the domain of AI and data science in healthcare.

He is also a part-time full professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Prof. Petković is also a vice president of the BDVA association and he serves in several advisory groups to the European Commission on data sharing and security subjects.

On behalf of Philips he participated in several standardization initiatives and led several Dutch national and EU projects. He recently published a book on Data Science in Healthcare.


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