The Revolution(s) in Healthcare: from the Point of View of a Software Engineer Turned Patient-Vincent Keunen & Maite Grisard-05/26/2015 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
The Revolution(s) in Healthcare: from the Point of View of a Software Engineer Turned Patient
Event Date: 
05/26/2015 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Vincent Keunen & Maite Grisard
Event Speaker Title: 
Founder and CEO & Marketing
Event Speaker Company: 
A7 Software
Event Speaker Bio: 

Vincent Keunen

Maite Grisard

Vincent Keunen is a software engineer and entrepreneur based in Belgium. He’s the founder and CEO of A7 Software, Cofounder and CEO of S23Y (Starfish Respect), past Manex CEO and Lampiris CIO.

Maite Grisard is Chief Marketing Officer at A7-Software. She is an expert in field marketing and very active in the tech and startup community.

Event Details
Event Details: 

For the past 25 years, software engineer Vincent Keunen has started companies and developed several large projects in Belgium. These projects include a prevention-oriented medical record system for the largest occupational health and safety company in Belgium, a secure medical messaging system which now covers 90% of the Belgian market, and even a mobile system based on Newton (which was a failure).

In 2007, both Vincent (then aged 43) and his son (10 years old) were diagnosed with cancer. The following year was spent in hospitals and meeting numerous doctors, and today both Vincent and his son are cancer survivors. Vincent’s experience as a patient led him to believe that, while our medicine is excellent, information management in the healthcare sector is years behind. In this age of cheap, ubiquitous communication, numerous connected devices, patient empowerment, personalized and preventative medicine, mobile devices…we need a real disruption to allow healthcare to significantly progress. Vincent will discuss A7 Software’s approach to this challenge.