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APAC Regional Webinar: From Breakdown to Opportunities: Medtech powers rapid Recovery from COVID-19

May 19, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

COVID-19 has disrupted the supply chain of critical medical supplies and calls for action around the globe to accelerate innovation for treatment and a vaccine, as well as to ramp up production to help save lives.

It also reveals the serious shortfall of the current health care infrastructure, level of manpower, and capacity. All governments around the world need to accelerate local innovation and medical technology development to rapidly expand the health care infrastructure with distributed manufacturing and supply chain improvements.

These changes are happening against a backdrop of a new era of digital innovation that has driven the global medical device industry to a value of USD500 billion in 2018. Asia Pacific has exceeded the EU as the world’s No. 2 market, with a value of over USD138 billion. MedTech 4.0 (Industry 4.0) can become the paradigm shift needed to propel the innovators to become world leaders in the industry.

How will medtech companies and regulators respond to build the health care infrastructure for tomorrow with artificial intelligence, robotics, genome therapy, IIoT (the industrial internet of things), additive manufacturing, and increasing health care investment?

Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM (GMT+8; Singapore, HongKong, Malaysia)
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Virginia Chan
Head of Digital Transformation, Medical Devices Industry, APAC @Siemens Digital Industries Software
Virginia Chan is head of digital transformation for the medical devices industry in the Asia-Pacific region at Siemens Digital Industry Software and chair of the digital health chapter of Asia Regulatory Professional Association. She works closely with the medtech ecosystem to transform the industry with digitalization toward patient-centric, predictive, and precision medicine, using artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain, and additive manufacturing to advance health care accessibility and affordability around the globe. Ms. Chan has more than 18 years of global leadership experience in the medtech industry and has held several leadership positions, including global product management lead in Germany and Asia marketing director at Dentsply Sirona, head of marketing and sales development (APAC) at Straumann, and co-founder and chief marketing officer of a digital health platform in Singapore. She earned an MBA and an MSc in information system management from HKUST.


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Jack Wong
Founder of Asia Regulatory Professional Association (ARPA)
Jack Wong has over 20 years of regulatory, quality, clinical trial, and pharmacovigilance experience in Asia and has knowledge in the fields of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, consumer health care, and biological products. He has received awards for improving processes (he reduced product launch time by 20%) and developing people (a Watson Wyatt survey of all direct reporting staff indicated that 100% of them were able to contribute to their fullest ability). Mr. Wong plays a leading role among all the regional regulatory professionals in the Asian Harmonization Working Party and developed the first Asia Regulatory Affairs Certificate course since 2007, with over 2,800 students in industry, government, and universities. He founded Asia Regulatory Professional Association, which has over 4,600 members, and he wrote the first Asian regulatory book, Handbook of Medical Device Regulatory Affairs in Asia.


May 19, 2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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