Transformation Zone

Join visionaries who are revolutionizing healthcare across the continent and gain insight into the biggest issues driving the industry as well as explore strategies for meaningful innovation within the region.

17 - 19 October 2023

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Transforming the future of healthcare

Push the frontiers of medicine with us at Africa Health. The Transformation Talks and Techquity Talks, located at the Transformation Zone, will unveil future predictions, new technologies and innovations that will change the way we diagnose and treat disease.

 Tailor-made for C-suite health care leaders who are leading the transformation and innovation of the health care industry in Southern Africa, discover the latest insights and cutting-edge developments from thought leaders, innovators, industry experts, and tech giants. 

Speakers at the Healthcare Transformation Talks

Garry Edwards

Vice President EMEA, Wolters Kluwer Clinical Effectiveness - Health
Wolters Kluwer, United Kingdom

Jean Pierre Horne

Head of Healthcare South Africa
Amazon Web Services, South Africa

Michael Wilkening

Vice President Strategy & Business Development Medical Division
Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Germany


Day 1: Wednesday, 26 October

Stand 3.K30

 Transformation ZoneTalks

10:00 | COVID recovery and digital solutions to facilitate workforce transformation
Prof Ged Byrne OBE, Global Director, NHS Health Education England, Manchester, UK

10:15 | Introducing AWS for Health: How we are helping customers improve quality of care delivery across Africa
Jean Pierre Horne, Head of Healthcare South Africa, Amazon Web Services, Cape Town, South Africa

11:30 | Enhancing access to healthcare through technology
Dr Shivon Byamukama, Managing Director, Babyl Health, Kigali, Rwanda

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch Break

14:00 | Digital hub and interpretation center with hardware deployed locally
Dr Valerie Vaughan-Dick, Chief Operating Officer, Royal College of General Practitioners, London, United Kingdom

14:45 | Advancing health equity through technology – how much potential is there in Africa?
Dr Conrad Tankou, CEO, Global Innovation and Creativity Space (GIC Space); Winner, Africa Young Innovators for Health Award, Yaoundé, Cameroon

15:30 | Primary healthcare in marketplaces - connecting care and social needs
Dr Yetunde Ayo-Oyalowo, 2021 Fellow, Cartier Women's Initiative; Founder, Market Doctors Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria

16:00 | Close of Day One

Day 2: Thursday, 27 October

Stand 3.K30

Transformation Zone Talks

10:00 | Powering healthcare quality and patient outcomes in Africa
Garry Edwards, Vice President, Wolters Kluwer Health, UK

10:45 | Tectonic shifts or “merely” disruptors? The impact of telemedicine and point of caretesting
Dr Iain Barton, Founding Principal, Health4Development, Cape Town, Western Cape, SouthAfrica

11:30 | Improving acute care through the ‘internet of medical things’
Michael Wilkening, Vice President Strategy & Business Development Medical Devision, Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Lübeck, Germany

12:15 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a catalyst to healthcare democratization
Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst, Chil AI Lab, Kampala, Uganda

16:00 | Close of Day Two

Day 3: Friday, 28 October

Stand 3.K30

10:30 – 12:30 | Scientific Poster Viewing – Meet the Authors

13:30 – 14:40 | Medical Research Grant Ceremony

15:00 – 15:30 | Africa Health Charity Giveaway Ceremony

17:00 | End of Event