#HIT-NEXT | Changing Healthcare Through Technology


“90% of the world’s data was created in the last two years. 80% of the data is unstructured.
1 Trillion connected devices generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data/day.”
– Marty Kohn, MD

Welcome to #HIT-NEXT 2018

The healthcare industry is growing exponentially with data and information. New technologies such as artificial intelligence hold promise for a new paradigm of healthcare. However, data does not often translate to wisdom. New developments aren’t yet coming together in a way that can be useful enough for healthcare providers and their patients.


At #HIT-NEXT 2018, we are bringing together like-minded thought leaders in health IT.


We are creating a platform for open debates, exchange of ideas and critical thinking on issues surrounding healthcare technology.

Why attend #HIT-NEXT

A quality mix of international speakers and industry experts sharing experiences, advances and insights on how will technology shape our industry and stakeholders in the future.


Engage, collaborate and connect with experts at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare technology.



Managing Director, Hospira Healthcare India Pvt. Ltd. (a Pfizer company)

Srini Srinivasan has over 30 years of experience with senior leadership roles in General Management, Commercial, Manufacturing and R&D in innovative medicines, branded generics and vaccines businesses at Pfizer, Novartis, GSK and Astra. Srini lived and worked in several countries across Europe, USA and Asia and is currently based at Chennai, India. Heholds a degree in Pharmacy from Madras Medical College in India, an MBA from London Business School in the UK and has received training in Advanced Finance at Harvard Business School in the USA.
In his current role, Srini leads a global organization of Pfizer in India that includes Pfizer manufacturing sites and R&D centers.
Previously, Srini held roles with full P&L responsibilities as Head of Asia Pacific and as Country Manager for India, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines. He led global cross functional teams in multiple therapy areas - Cardiovascular, Immunology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience and Respiratory through all stages of new product development and commercialization and maximized the value of product assets. As Global Head of Commercial Strategy & Operations for Novartis Pharma in Switzerland, Srini led global strategic planning, global commercial operations across multiple disease areas and accelerated the build-up of Global Novartis Business Services organization in India. He also worked on the worldwide integration of GSK Oncology business with Novartis Oncology in the USA.

Global Marketing Director, GE Healthcare

Chaitanya is the Global Marketing Director for the Value CT portfolio at GE Healthcare. She is passionate about being part of the mission to provide affordable healthcare and increasing patient access in developing geographies.
Prior to this, Chaitanya worked with Johnson & Johnson healthcare for 7 years in the orthopedic implant space and was responsible for successful product launches in India and Asia-Pacific. She has an engineering degree from SJCE, Mysore and an MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is an ardent yoga practitioner and believer in all things ordinary.

Co-founder, DawaiBox

Vibhav is a health-tech entrepreneur building a simplified platform called DawaiBox to democratize medical record access and sharing for Indian care providers and patients. Through DawaiBox, his vision is to enable care providers harness data and provide technology to improve the speed and efficiency of diagnosis, while simultaneously assisting patients in making lifestyle changes to mitigate the impact of chronic ailments.
DawaiBox currently partners over 25 hospitals and nursing homes across Mumbai to provide medical record digitization services. An IITK alumnus, he previously worked as a fixed-income quant at Deutsche Bank in Mumbai and Frankfurt.

Clinical Psychologist, Lilavati Hospital

Quoted in Time magazine for the story on Medicating Young Minds, Varkha Chulani is a leading psychologist at Lilavati Hospital and an Associate Fellow of The Albert Ellis Institute, New York.
Varkha graduated from Mithibai College of Arts and has a Master's degree with specialization in clinical psychology from the University of Bombay. She contributes regularly to Bombay Times, Femina, Rouge, The Indian Express and is a frequent guest at 98.3 Radio Mirchi. She's developing a mental health gaming app called ReThynk.

IVF Consultant, Angel Investor

Dr. Aniruddha Malpani is a consultant IVF specialist , who runs one of India’s leading IVF clinics. He's authored many books including How to Get the Best Medical Care; Patient Advocacy - Giving Voice to Patients, Decoding Medical Gobbledygook, Using Information Therapy to Put Patients First.
His passion is patient empowerment; and he believes that using Information Technology to deliver Information Therapy to patients can heal a sick healthcare system. Dr. Malpani is also an active angel investor across all domains.

Co-founder & CEO, Techizer

Praveen is a digital entrepreneur, a motivational speaker and corporate public speaking coach. Specializing in Business storytelling and public speaking training he has personally conducted over 100 workshops across various industries and has registered over 1,000 hours of stage time. His TEDx talk on world’s most common disease SWM- “Someone Watching Me” disease, is quoted as inspirational and has 14,000+ views.
Praveen is the Co-founder and CEO of Techizer Tech Solution, a highly specialized healthcare IT consulting firm that focuses on leveraging technology to build strong pharmaceutical brands.

AI for Inclusive Health

Trained in pre-clinical medicine, Abhishek has 20+ years R&D experience in neural engineering, telemedicine, remote diagnostics, robotics, AI and machine learning. Research interests include brain computer interface and implants. Presently, working at IBM PowerAI.
Qualifications include engineering, clinical psychology, management, linguistics and philosophy. State champion in rifle shooting, aspiring sci-fi author and practitioner of transcendental meditation.

CEO & Founder, Docplexus

Phanish is a socially conscious and a business savvy entrepreneur with expertise solving problems in healthcare. In 2014, he founded Docplexus, a networking platform for doctors. With 250,000 members, Docplexus is India's largest and fastest growing online professional network for doctors.
B. Tech from IIT Kharagpur and completed Social Entrepreneurship program from INSEAD. He is passionate about art and design.

SIES Trustee & Global Consultant

Dr. S. V. Viswanathan is a practicing Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt consultant. He has a consultancy called 3V Consultants. His experiences include over 4 decades in manufacturing, trading and service organizations including SIEMENS, GODREJ, SSB-Toyota Oman, including electrical, automobile, office automation, cutting tools, process industry, consultancy and Construction.
He has been a SIES trustee for several years. He is the hon Sec of National Centre for Quality Management India. He had been the Hon Chair ASQ Mumbai LMC for 5 years.

Co-Founder and CEO, Predible Health (AI)

Suthirth is an AI scientist turned entrepreneur who’s inspired to solve large problems in healthcare. He co-founded Predible Health, which uses artificial intelligence to help clinicians read CT images of liver and lung cancers with improved speed and accuracy. He has published multiple papers on deep learning methods for medical imaging.
He did B.Tech and M.Tech in engineering design with specialization in biomedical design from IIT Madras. Suthirth briefly worked with Philips Healthcare in Pune.

Endocrinologist and Diabetologist

Dr. Shashank R. Joshi is a prominent endocrinologist, diabetologist and medical researcher. In 2014 he was honoured by the government of India by bestowing the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award. For his services in the field of medicine.
He works at Lilavati Hospital, Bhatia Hospital as a consulting physician. And at his private practice. Dr Joshi is a president of the Indian Academy of Diabetes and the Association of Physician of India. He’s published 18 books and monograms, and over 600 research papers.

NRCeS, Govt. of India

NRCeS is a single point of contact for assistance in developing, implementing and using EHR standards in India. Achyut is currently working as Senior Technical Officer in C-DAC, Pune. He holds an Electronics Engineering degree from Shivaji University, Kolhapur and done Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC).
He has 10+ years of experience in the field of Medical Informatics. Currently he is working as a technical lead in NRCeS for the development of free and open source toolkit for SNOMED CT and conducting Education and Training on EHR Standards to health providers and vendors.

Co-founder & CEO, Doxper

As CEO, Shailesh heads strategy, finance and business development and sets the overall direction & vision for Doxper. Before co-founding Doxper, he has lead large scale operations, sales organizations, operations support functions & human resources for a decade at Schlumberger. Shailesh earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering from IIT, Roorkee in 2005.

Director, Radiation Oncology, Apollo Hospitals

Dr. S.K. Shrivastava is a Radiation Oncologist with an experience of 34 years. He is a member several medical councils including Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC), Association of Radiation Oncologist of India (AROI) and European Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology (ESTRO). Currently practicing at Apollo Hospitals, Dr. Shrivastava has specialized interest in Gynecological, Urological & Gastrointestinal cancers and Brachytherapy.


Dr. Bigyan Verma began his career at XLRI Jamshedpur and was a faculty member for nine years. He was an Adjunct Professor for Carleton University, Canada and taught at IIM Kozikhode. He has previously worked at JM Morgan Stanley for five years as a Senior Investment Banker. He was the Founder Director of Kohinoor Business School, Khandala. Dr. Verma is an MBA, MBE, M Com (Gold Medalist) and holds PhD in Finance.

Chairperson Centre of Excellence in Healthcare, SIESCOMS


Prof. Suniel Deshpande is a strategist, marketing professional, academician, consultant and advisor for the healthcare industry including startups with 27+ years of professional experience. He has experience of 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in planning and business development functions. He was previously associated with Indian & Multi-national companies such as Medley, FDC, Bayer, Shreya Life Sciences and Raptakos Brett & Co at various senior management positions. He leads the Centre of Excellence in Healthcare [CEHC] as the Chairperson at SIESCOMS.

President & Co-Founder, NextServices


Praveen Suthrum is the President and co-founder of NextServices, a healthcare technology and management company. In his role, Praveen is responsible for marketing, product development and operations. Under his leadership, the company built a certified mobile/cloud electronic health record platform called enki. Earlier in his career, he worked with Satyam Computer Services as a software engineer and business manager.


Praveen contributed to two bestselling management books, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid (by C.K. Prahalad) and The New Age of Innovation (by C.K. Prahalad and M.S. Krishnan). His writing has also been published by Forbes, The Economic Times, Becker’s ASC, and National Geographic Traveller India.


He has an engineering degree from Manipal Institute of Technology and MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He serves as the Chairman of the Michigan-Ross Alumni Board of Governors. He also attended Singularity University and New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. He’s an avid trekker and loves the mountains.


Praveen writes at redo|healthcare.


#HIT-NEXT Registration


If you are interested to attend the conference, please enter your details hereIn case a spot opens up you will be the first to know.


Delegate Registration
For all healthcare/medical/other industry professionals. Includes lunch.
Registration fees: ₹1,200 (including 18% GST)

SIESCOMS Alumni, Academicians and NextServices Registration

For SIESCOMS alumni, fellow academicians and NextServices. Includes lunch.
Registration fees: ₹600 (including 18% GST)

Student Registration

Tier 1 (Without Lunch): For medical/healthcare students from other universities.
Registration fees: 250 (including 18% GST)

Student Registration

Tier 2 (With Lunch): For medical/healthcare students from other universities.
Registration fees: 600 (including 18% GST)


For any registration queries please contact :

Ms. Aishwarya Mohankumar: + 91 98677 49877 or
Mr. Bilal Shaikh – +91 99699 94818
E mail – hitnextsghc@gmail.com

When & Where

17th February, 2018 / 9:30 AM onwards

SIES Complex, Nerul East, Navi Mumbai



NextServices is healthcare management and technology company. Bringing an innovative approach that combines services and technology, NextServices offers seamlessly integrated revenue cycle management, mobile Electronic Health Record, cloud-based Endoscopy Report Writer and consulting services to healthcare organizations globally.


SIES College of Management Studies

The SIES College of Management Studies (SIESCOMS) is located at a sprawling campus that is a seat of intellectual, corporate and spiritual excellence. SIES is one of the oldest and premier educational trusts in the city of Mumbai established in 1932. It offers high school, graduation and post-graduate levels of education across disciplines such as arts, commerce, science, engineering, management and packaging to 15,000+ students. SIES also confers the knowledge of the ancient Indian scriptures namely the “Vedas”.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) traces its roots to the 1859 founding of the Medical College of Alabama and the 1936 opening of the Birmingham Extension Center of The University of Alabama. UAB is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center and is the only public, four-year degree granting university in the state’s largest metropolitan area. UAB is also the largest research institution in the state of Alabama and is the largest employer in Birmingham.

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