Panel: Mobile Health – how technological progress changes the world for patients, practitioners and the health industry?

2:00-3:00, Room ATC101

The panel consists of:
Alex Young
Channel Manager, Mobile & Social Media, Medibank

Alex currently manages Medibank's mobile service capability including roadmap, strategy and evangelising opportunities to leverage mobile as a platform across sales, retention and health. 
He also supports Medibank's social media agenda through strategy development and the fine art of articulating commercial benefits from social interactions.  Alex has over 12 years corporate and start-up experience from around Asia-Pacific largely within the telecommunications space including Nokia, Telstra and StarHub.

Alwyn Davies
Practice Manager, Anywhere Healthcare, Medibank Health Solutions

Alwyn Davies qualified as a registered nurse in Southampton in 1989. He worked primarily in mental health, moving into Divisional Management roles. He also managed Stroke Services at a major teaching hospital in Essex.
After 18 years working as a nurse, he followed his interest in information technology, to develop IT applications to aid in the running of Emergency Departments, Infection Control and Bed Management.
In 2011, he joined Medibank Health Solutions, as Project Manager, to develop Anywhere Healthcare for the delivery of video consultations in aged care facilities. His current role is as Anywhere Healthcare Practice Manager for the Specialist virtual healthcare clinic.

Hon Weng Chong
Founder, StethoCloud

Hon Weng Chong is the founder of StethoCloud. Hon is responsible for the design and development of StethoCloud's mobile app frontend and cloud backend. Hon is also responsible for the coordination of the clinical and AI research at StethoCloud.
Hon is a sixth (final) year medical student at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Hon's interest in the application of technology in medicine was sparked from his year of research at Johns Hopkins Division of Health Sciences Informatics 2010. His particular interest is in the realm of machine learning for diagnostics and mHealth applications.
In his spare time, Hon is a keen programmer and is experienced in developing full stack solutions focusing on mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms with data fed by cloud-based RESTful APIs.
Hon is a keen video gamer and an avid biker and rock climber. He enjoys hiking, camping and outdoor adventures.

Panel Chair
Florian Nachreiner
Senior User Experience Professional

Florian has been working as a User Experience professional in Melbourne for the past 4 years, filling various roles for ANZ and Medibank Private. He originally comes from Bavaria, Germany, where he was working for Siemens as a User Interface Designer and Usability Consultant, before moving to Australia.
Prior to completing his Masters degree in Information Science and entering the digital and academic worlds, he spent a few years travelling, driving trucks and working in factories.
Outside of UX and professional life, he also enjoys politics, reading, cooking, football (mostly ‘soccer’, and a bit of AFL) and spending time with his wife and three children.

Panel: Design in far-flung places - what can it contribute to HCI?

1:40-2:40, Toni Robertson

The panel consists of:

Kentaro Toyama
Kentaro is a visiting researcher in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2005 he co-founded Microsoft Research India where he pioneered interdisciplinary research to understand how the world's poorest communities interact with electronic technology and to invent new ways for technology to support their socio-economic development. Kentaro taught undergraduate mathematics in Ghana and is currently working on a book which argues for increasing human and institutional wisdom in international development activities.

Nic Bidwell
Nic is principal researcher at CSIR-Meraka, South Africa, which focuses on African solutions for African contexts. For the past 4 years, she has been based in a village in rural Africa where with local researchers from the remote Xhosa community have designed systems suited to their own communication practices and constraints. Over the past decade she has worked with indigenous people in Australia and Africa (where she grew up).  As conference chair of OzCHI 2008, Nic established the first panel on 'Indigenous led digital design' and she co-founded 'Indigenous Knowledge Technology Conference' in Namibia in 2011. She has nearly 90 peer-reviewed publications and has lectured in universities in diverse parts of the world.

Ash Alluri
Ash has done international aid and development work in the Philippines, Cambodia and Laos through AusAID and Engineers Without Borders, Australia. His work in this sector ranged from training IT lecturers at a rural agricultural university, to setting up a new digitisation business service for a renowned international social enterprise called Digital Divide Data. He has worked as a user experience designer in the past at Monash University, ANZ Bank, Visual Jazz Isobar, and currently works with Digital Eskimo, a small human centred design consultancy with a focus on social and environmental change projects. 
Ash is passionate about the human centred design process, and using it to create solutions that are necessary and sustainable in the areas related to poverty, health, environment, education and social enterprises.

George Hiley
George runs, an online shop providing producers of handicraft from developing countries with an opportunity to sell their goods on the western market. He works extensively with NGOs in developing countries and is a highly skilled and experienced freelance UI Developer.

Panel Chair
Toni Robertson

Toni is Professor of Interaction Design at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) where she founded and now co-directs both the Interaction Design and Human Practice Lab and the Centre for Human Centred Technology Design Research. She has a long involvement in Participatory Design research and practice. However, her deep interest in the panel’s topic stems from her even longer involvement in community initiatives for Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and in establishing the Indigenous Participation in IT Project at UTS.