Insights on health tech and leadership

16 Jan 2018

6:30 pm De Nieuwe Poort, Claude Debussylaan 2-8, Amsterdam



It’s time for a new edition of the IT Dev Café! On the 16th of January 2018 Breght Boschker and Thomer Gil will tell you everything about their experiences with leading startups.

18:30 Welcome + 🍔🍔🍔
19:00 Breght Boschker
20:00 Break
20:15 Thomer Gil
21:15 End + drinks

Making Impact: Using Your Smart Phone’s Camera to Skin Cancer Detection by Breght Boschker
Technologies come in waves and often cause hypes. Companies will suddenly go ‘big data’, be fully ‘machine learning-driven’ or have a ‘virtual reality offering’. Some of these companies may be able to come up with new offerings or add real value to their existing products. SkinVision is one of these unique companies that is changing the world.
SkinVision has the ambitious mission to save at least[masked] lives in the next decade. SkinVision has created a platform that combines huge amounts of data and machine learning to help people detect risky spots on their skin via the smartphone camera on their phone. Therefore treatment can be given in an early stage and that is why SkinVision has a lifechanging impact on society.
In this talk Breght Boschker will tell more about the challenges of using technologies such big data, computer vision and machine learning. He will also highlight the broader challenge of creating digital health products for the mases.

About Breght
Breght has 15+ years of experience in building companies, teams and products from deeply embedded to large-scale cloud. He is CTO, product guy, coach, strategist & mentor. Founder of the On Demand Network and CTO Academy. Breght has a Ph.D. trajectory in Virtual Reality and human factors the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science CWI in Amsterdam. Furthermore he has three refereed publications on virtual and augmented reality, computer vision, graphics and visualization.

From Code to Leadership by Thomer Gil
Thomer Gil will share his views on coding and software development and how they have changed as part of his experience as an engineering lead at a unicorn startup. But also about his experience as CTO at another startup and as advisor to several other startups. At the end of the session Thomer will take some time to answer audience’ questions.

About Thomer
Thomer recently moved back to Amsterdam after living in the US for 17 years. He was a founding team member and engineering lead at Meraki, a networking startup that was acquired by Cisco for $1B+ in 2012. Until recently he was CTO at Philo, a startup that is now disrupting the over-the-top (OTT) television industry. Recently, Thomer became interim CTO at a local startup and also serves as senior advisor to a Venture Capital firm. Thomer has computer science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Vrije Universiteit.

There are cheap parking options close to the meetup location. In the streets after “De Boelenlaan” (5/10 minute walk) you can park for €1,40 per hour between 08:00 – 19:00. After 19:00 it’s for free.

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