Healthcare & Wellbeing Forum 2019

Showcasing Australia's Healthcare Innovation



Australia’s healthcare system is considered to be one of the best in the world, but pressures driven by an ageing population and increasing demand for specialised care is causing costs to rise unsustainably faster than economic growth. IoT connectivity has been identified to increase productivity, efficiency, and precision in the healthcare and wellbeing sector, with outstanding economic benefits. Together, our world-class healthcare system and digital innovation place Australia in a competitive advantage to revolutionise healthcare on a global scale.

Everything IoT’s Healthcare & Wellbeing Forum provides an in-depth examination of the state of Healthcare in Australia from a global perspective, drawing upon the professional experiences of keynote speakers and panellists. At this event, you can expect an all-rounded representation of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, Government bodies, researchers, and investors who are actively engaged with the future of health and wellbeing.



17.00 - 17.30 Registrations, Networking, Food & Drinks



17.30 - 17.45 Welcome


Eitan Bienstock, Founder Everything IoT - Welcome and Industry Update


Startup Showcasing 

17.45 - 18.45 Healthcare & Wellbeing startup founder showcase presentations

Amy O’Connor,  Soldier.ly - Empathic technologies to combat chronic stress and PTSD


Danielle Owen Whitford,  Pioneera - Creating workplaces where we can all be great


Rajesh Kumar,  ImmersifAI - Immersive VR tools to better visualise MRI scans


Neeraj Kothari,  Cogniant.co - Sensors for early prediction of mental health conditions


18.45 - 19.15 Networking, Food & Drinks

Startup Showcasing 

19.15 - 20.15 Healthcare & Wellbeing startup founder showcase presentations

Seaton McKeon,  Ikkiworks - Companion robots that deliver adjunct therapy


Katja Beitat,  Clinivid - Telehealth platform providing intuitive information-sharing


Silvia Pfeiffer,  Coviu - AI-driven telehealth solutions for clinicians by clinicians


Laura Simmons,  Theratrak - Empowering clinicians and clients through connectivity

Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks

20.15 - 21.00 Challenges and opportunities for Australian startups going global

Moderator: Eitan Bienstock, Founder Everything IoT

Kelly Constable, Co-Founder and CEO of AULUS Partners

Mike Zimmerman, Partner Main Sequence Ventures

Melissa Tate, Professor of Biomedical Engineering University of New South Wales

Ian Manovel, Innovation Principal Director for Health at Accenture Australia

Networking, Food & Drinks

21.00 - 21.30


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Eitan Bienstock

Managing Director, Sigma Ventures and Founder, Everything IoT

Entrepreneur, investor and startup mentor, Eitan spent the past 20 years working for fortune 100 companies, venture capital firms and founding couple of startups in Israel, the US and Australia. During the late 90’s Eitan was responsible for the development of Intel Israel’s incubator program, which resulted in over USD100M increase in sales for supported companies in the first 3 years of the program including a successful listing on NASDAQ of (NVMI). After selling his events hire and online marketing companies in 2013, Eitan joined Artesian Capital as a managing director, corporate venturing. Currently, Eitan is the founder of Everything IoT, managing director at Sigma Ventures and a non-executive director of the Spark Festival.

Kelly Constable

Co-Founder and CEO of AULUS Partners

Kelly serves as Head of Strategy and Global Development for the Australia Genomic Cancer Centre. She currently serves as an expert advisor to the NSW Med Tech Fund, Board Member for ANDHealth and Prota Therapeutics. 


Kelly is a business executive with 20+ years of life science experience in pharma/biotech industry, including 8 years leading the commercialization of breakthrough digital health platforms to leverage data and analytics in healthcare in the US and EU.  Kelly is passionate about improving outcomes for patients, leading transformative tech in healthcare and driving value for investors.

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Mike Zimmerman

Partner at Main Sequence Ventures

Mike is a Partner with Main Sequence Ventures, a new VC firm backed by the Australian Federal Government, CSIRO and other investors to back in deep tech companies commercialising world-leading research.   He has over 20 years of startup operating and investing experience in both Australia and the US, working with companies as an advisor, director and/or investor. Mike has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Amherst College. 


Melissa Knothe Tate

Prof. of Biomedical Engineering at University of New South Wales 

Melissa  is the Inaugural Paul Trainor Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of New South Wales. She is a global thought leader in healthcare innovation. Her R&D program is epitomized by its cross-cutting nature, where the fundamental laws of mechanics are applied to bio-logical/medical systems to elucidate and emulate emergent and smart properties. Knothe Tate is the recipient of more than 40 honours/awards including Engineers Australia Most Innovative Engineers, the Christopher Columbus Foundation - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Distinguished Life Sciences Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Research Fellowship, and ETH Zurich's Dipl. Ing. Georg Fischer Prize 1998 for most outstanding dissertation, across all departments of the university. She holds three U.S. patents and ten foreign patents that have been licensed to three companies. She is the founder of a consulting company and three startup companies. She has published over 100 peer reviewed articles. Her R&D group, the MechBio Team, has been supported through over $21M in international, national, regional, foundational and industry grants.

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Ian Manovel

Innovation Principal Director for Health at Accenture Australia

Ian is the Innovation Principal Director for Health at Accenture Australia. In this role he focuses on using innovation and thought leadership to drive change in health systems, to enhance productivity and improve health outcomes for patients. He has 25 years of health experience working across ANZ and Europe supporting transformational programs that deliver growth to health clients. He is a frequent speaker on digital health innovation, entrepreneurship, AI and health system funding. He attended Monash University, The University of London and Imperial College.  


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