May 5: Spotlight on digital solutions from the Netherlands

This session is sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto.  The focus of the Consulate General is to foster collaboration between Canada and the Netherlands and to solve global challenges together.

Safety is key when it comes to digital solutions for the health sector. Three Dutch companies, NewCompliance, Chipmunk Health and Zivver, working on optimizing safety and efficiency in respectively hospitals, telehealth and information sharing present their one-of-a-kind services. Their approach to digitalization in healthcare might have originated in the Netherlands, but their success has expanded across the globe. Join this session to find out why!

 

  • Menno van Rossum is the business development officer and managing director USA at NewCompliance, a global leader in information systems for critical care departments. Menno leads the US operations and NewCompliance’s overall global business strategy through expanding partnerships, distributors, and co-innovations in NewCompliance’s global target markets. He joined NewCompliance and started the company’s launch into the Northern American market, back in 2016. Prior to joining NewCompliance, Menno served as a commercial director for both a global renewable energy investment fund based out of Singapore, as well as a large national wind farm cooperative in the Netherlands. Menno earned a mechanical engineering and MBA degree from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.

  • Erik Duijsens founded Chipmunk Health with a scientific and a technical partner at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in the Netherlands in 2018. The goal was to develop a home monitoring platform that would improve the quality of life of (chronic) patients through early detection and predictive modeling. Keywords: high quality clinical data and maximum patient compliance. He succeeded, and the company now supplies its Virtual Clinic to physicians and clinics in the Netherlands, Germany and Canada. Having lived in Canada with his family for the past 10 years, Erik learned a lot about the North American way of innovating and the huge opportunities virtual healthcare can offer. He studied economics in Maastricht, believes in open innovation and firmly believes that in everything we do, we should ask ourselves if it makes the world better.

  • Thijs Boekhoff leads Zivver’s expansion in North-America. He is an experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of building and growing companies in the healthcare and technology industry. Zivver meets the growing need for data security, privacy, and simplicity in information sharing. Sending sensitive information with Zivver means you avoid human errors, you prevent data from leaking. No one – hackers included – can access it and you can retrieve your communication. In the rapidly growing Zivver team Thijs is building and growing the US/Canadian presence and operations. During his MA in Business at the Rotterdam School of Management he also attended business school at McGill University in Montreal. Thijs has worked and lived in Germany, Amsterdam, Vienna, Rome, Montreal, and San Francisco Bay Area, with fluency in French, German, English and Dutch.

  • Paige Backman, Aird & Berlis Paige Backman is Co-Chair of Aird & Berlis’s Privacy & Data Security Group and Co-Chair of the Technology Group and is a prominent legal practitioner in these fields. Within these areas Paige counsels multinational and domestic entities on compliance with Canadian privacy laws and cyber security, including cyber terrorism, preventing and managing data breaches, obligations on breach notification and processes surrounding complaints and investigations relating to breaches.

  • Edwin Maarseveen, Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

  • This session is sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto. The focus of the Consulate General is to foster collaboration between Canada and the Netherlands and to solve global challenges together.