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Founding Director, PSPH | Professor in Public Health, Maastricht University
Author | Founding CEO, WiproGE
Author | Missile Scientist
Former VP Marketing, WiproGE HealthCare
Founder, Mahajan Diagnostics Chain
Chairperson, Max Institute of Cancer Care

Date & Time

Monday Mon, 12 Dec 2022


Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

In the last three decades, India has emerged as one of the key medical technology hubs of the world. The sector has grown to $12 Billion in size through innovation and has ambition to grow to $50B by 2030. This session sees four different panels with panelists who have an important role in innovating this growth.

1. Innovating Affordable Diagnostics
Chair: R Sachidananda
Panel includes C.R. Sahu former CEO of Siemens Medical, B D Vijaya Founder of Irillic; S Ganesh Prasad, Founder CEO of Genworks Health; Priya Joshi, former business leader WiproGE Ultrasound and R Basil former CEO of Manipal and Apollo Health Systems.

2. Innovative Models in Government System and Cancer Care
Chair: Harit Chaturvedi
Panel includes Yash Mutha, Executive Director, Krsnaa Diagnostics; V Raja, former CEO of GEHC South Asia and Philips Medical India; N R Balamurugan, Sr. VP Skanray Technologies; Vineet Gupta, Director Govt Affairs Siemens Healthineers and Jayashree Satagopan, Group CFO Coramandel International.

3. Innovation and Pandemic Challenge
Chair: Arun Tiwari
Panel includes Vishwa Prasad Alva, Founder CEO Skanray Technologies; K N Guruswamy, CEO, Penlon PLC; A Vijaya Rajan, CTO and Co-Founder InnAccell Technologies; Girish Wardadkar, former COO CapGemini, India and Ishwar Hemrajani, former VP Service WiproGE

4. Building a $50B market in India
Chair: Harsh Mahajan
Panel includes Dr. Shravan Subramanyam CEO GEHC South Asia; Mr. Sunil Khurana, CEO and MD BPL Medical; G V Kalavathi, Sr VP ‘Software As a Business’, Philips Medical; B N Manohar, CEO Stempeutics and Sarvadeep Sachdev, Partner Leader Healthcare.

At the end of the panel discussion, Innovate Locally to Win Globally authored by the MedTech pioneer D A Prasanna and the well-known author Arun Tiwari, will be released.

About PSPH: Prasanna School of Public Health was setup at Manipal, by Manipal Academy of Higher Education in 2017 with an endowment from Mr. D A Prasanna and Dr. Ranjan Pai. It is engaged in education, research, public policy advocacy in the area of Public Health. PSPH aspires to be a leading SPH in India and the world in the current decade. In its journey, PSPH is ranked amongst the top three Indian institutions in Public Health in the global top 500 University ranking of Shanghai University in 2022. PSPH is a constituent unit of MAHE, an ‘Institution of Eminence’ named by Government of India.

Presented by:


Helmut Brand

Founding Director, PSPH | Professor in Public Health, Maastricht University

Dr. Helmut Brand is Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Health and head of the Department of International Health at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He studied Medicine in Düsseldorf and Zürich and holds a Master in Community Medicine from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and London School of Economics. Prof. Brand is a specialist in Public Health Medicine. He holds honorary doctorates from Sofia Medical University and from Tirana Medical University.

As policy advisor he served on the European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR) of WHO Europe and on the Expert Panel on “Investing in Health” (EXPH) for the European Commission. At Manipal University, India he acts as Founding Director of the “Prasanna School of Public Health”.

D A Prasanna

Author | Founding CEO, WiproGE

D A Prasanna set new expectations from HR function and architected the Wipro Leadership Program, grooming a generation of top-level executives in the Indian IT sector, including several CEOs. As founding CEO of WiproGE and a pioneer in the MedTech sector, Prasanna innovated new business models, making modern medical technology accessible and affordable and leading GE Health Care to number one in India in the process. Prasanna founded India’s most reputed Clinical Research Organization. He is the Chief Patron of Prasanna School of Public Health in Manipal University.

Arun Tiwari

Author | Missile Scientist

Arun Tiwari is a missile scientist, who pioneered development of civilian spinoffs, and a well-known author. He is widely recognized as the pupil of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, and the co-author of his autobiography “Wings of Fire.” His recent book on ‘Decoding the Pandemic’ has become a bestseller.

R Sachidananda

Former VP Marketing, WiproGE HealthCare

R Sachidananda had an illustrious career in the MedTech sector and has led many initiatives in cardiac care and diagnostic imaging.

Harsh Mahajan

Founder, Mahajan Diagnostics Chain

Dr. Harsh Mahajan is a well-known Radiologist and Founder of the Mahajan Diagnostics Chain. A self-made medical entrepreneur, he has been invited in the past to leadership roles of President of Indian Radiology and Imaging Association, and Chairman of industry body NATHEALTH.

Harit Chaturvedi

Chairperson, Max Institute of Cancer Care

Dr. Harit Chaturvedi is one of the renowned surgical oncologists of india. He has evolved a new model of making cancer care accessible and affordable in the Max Cancer care System in the NCR Region and Punjab.