Welcome to Digital Health Summit

2. Digital Health Summit

25th. February, 2021

Hungary’s first Digital Health conference. Digital health conference for public and private health care, digital pharma, and manufacturers of digital medical products.


Topics: Digital Health Market, Digital Health Venture, Digital Ecosystem, Digital Communication for medical doctors, etc.


Keynote speakers

Prof. Dr. Horváth Ildikó

Prof. Ildikó Horváth, MD
State Secretary for Health



The 1st Digital Health Summit was February 27th, 2020. We had around 400 guests and 31 journalist attended. 

The Digital Health Summit brings together public and private health care, digital pharma, and manufacturers of digital medical products, venture capitalists ynd startups from around Hungary, to network, exchange ideas and to become more familiar with opportunities in Hungary. Our independent conference will become a significant event for many companies in the DH industry and is particularly important in Hungary given the explosion of business and entrepreneurship in the region.

Digital health is the convergence of digital technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery and make medicines more personalized and precise. The discipline involves the use of information and communication technologies to help address the health problems and challenges faced by people under treatment. These technologies include both hardware and software solutions and services, including telemedicine, web-based analysis, email, mobile phones and applications, text messages, wearable devices, and clinic or remote monitoring sensors. Generally, digital health is concerned about the development of interconnected health systems to improve the use of computational technologies, smart devices, computational analysis techniques, and communication media to aid healthcare professionals and their clients manage illnesses and health risks, as well as promote health and wellbeing.

Digital health is a multi-disciplinary domain involving many stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers and scientists with a wide range of expertise in healthcare, engineering, social sciences, public health, health economics and data management.



INSPIRED. Our speakers are leading real business transformation, driving change across the enterprise and actioning measurable digital innovation for their businesses. Get motivated from leaders and walk away with new ideas you can implement.

CHALLENGED. Rethink your current processes and business blueprints, the event speakers will challenge your way of thinking and allow you to realise that new methods may be your best way of moving forward sitting alongside your current beliefs.

TRANSFORMED. The conference agenda and speakers are put together as such to reveal insights into how some of the biggest organisations are going about digital, from real business use cases to success stories and where the challenges may lie.



NETWORKING. It's an invaluable part of events and where real value often presents itself, meeting those who are facing the same challenges and coming together to solve similar issues. Our agendas feature numerous opportunities throughout the day to meet like minded folk from various industries and backgrounds. We have previously had extremely positive feedback from delegates who have found long lasted business relationships with those who they wouldn't normally meet from opposite industries and largely seeking out the same solutions to industry wide transformation sticking points.


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Professor at the Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Budapest, Hungary. 

Prof. Benyó received his Ph.D. degree from BME in 1998 and Dr. habil in 2013. He received Candidate of Science degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1998. Between 1998 and 2008 Prof. Benyó was working at the Department of Informatics, Széchenyi István University, Győr where he was the Vice Dean of International and Scientific Affairs and Secretary of the Multidisciplinary Doctoral School of Faculty of Engineering Sciences between 2005 and 2006. Prof Benyó's Selected Major Honours, Awards, Invited Positions and Fellowships: Adjunct Professor/Adjunct Associate Professor (Reader) University of Canterbury, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Christchurch, NZ (2020 / 2013);  Eötvös Fellow (by State of Hungary, 2007);  “Outstanding creator of the year” (For Technical Development of the Industry Found, 2002); Békésy György Post-doctoral Fellow (by Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2001); Bolyai János Research Fellow (by Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1998); Soros Short Fellow (Soros Foundation, 1993); Invited Guest Editor of three Special Issues of biomedical engineering journals (Journal of Biological Signal Processing and Control, Control Engineering Practice); Co-Chair of International Federation on Automatic Control (IFAC) Technical Committee 8.2 Biological and Medical Systems. His research interest includes, among others, the modelling and control of physiological systems, model based medical diagnostic and treatment solutions, metabolic control; Nuclear medical imaging, image reconstruction algorithms, parallel implementation of SPECT reconstruction in GPGPU platform; Medical image processing, fuzzy methods, image based medical diagnostics, medical informatics; Mobile and contactless technologies (including Near Field Communication Technology) to create novel technological solutions and services, system security, safety critical solutions. Prof Benyó is the leader of the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory at the Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology working in theoretical and applied research in biomedical engineering and medical informatics for 15+ years. The Laboratory provides the basic infrastructure for Biomedical Engineering training at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics. Prof Benyo is the leader and/or participant of several successful OTKA (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund), EU financed national (GVOP) and international (Copernicus, FP6, FP7, H2020) projects, and is coordinator of the DCPM: Digital Clone for Personalized Medicine (EU H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018 call, Grant ID: 872488). Prof. Balázs Benyó has published more than 350 scientific publications, received more than 1800 references, his h-index is 21.

Digital Lead, Novartis Hungária

Tamas has a degree in economics, with specialization in marketing. Started his career in 2003 in the media at MEC (now Wavemaker) as Media Planner. During the years as the world turn more and more towards digital channels he gained more and more knowledge on this field and ranked up on the agency’s ladder. He worked on various FMCG, automotive and telco brands and campaigns before moving on to Vodafone Hungary as Media Manager. He managed the company’s B2B and B2C media activities and winning some EFFIE awards with his team. As a next step he moved abroad to Bratislava and joined Raiffeisen Group where he became the Regional Marketing and Media Expert for the bank’s digital banking initiative, ZUNO. After a short stopover in Vienna, he moved to Dubai and went back to the agency side at Carat. As Media Director, he managed regional online and offline campaigns of top-tier brands such as Mastercard, Reebok and Mattel. After moving back home, he’s trying to leverage his advanced advanced digital knowledge at Novartis Hungary as their first ever Digital Lead.

Szinapszis - Innovation and Managing Director, Consultant, Owner

Balázs has an MA in Economics and works for Szinapszis from the beginning as the professional leader of researches, also responsible for internal innovation and international relationships.  Balázs is a developer Szinapszis’ branded pharmaceutical solutions and research models. Main research areas: sales force effectiveness, pharmaceutical targeting, segmentation, KOL mapping, price sensitivity tests, MCM and digital transition in the pharma industry. Presenter on various Hungarian and International conferences, member end representative of Szinapszis in the European market research associations (ESOMAR, EphMRA).

professor at Óbuda University (Hungary)

Dr. Miklos KOZLOVSZKY is a full Professor at Óbuda University (Hungary), head of the BioTech Research Center (BTRC) and the John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, besides that he is working as Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems in the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is full professor (since 2020) and received his habilitation (in 2017) at Óbuda University. He received his PhD from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary) in 2009, and his MSc in Computer Science from the University of Szeged (Hungary) in 2001. He is a lecturer at various Universities: at Óbuda University (Hungary) since 2005, at Semmelweis University (Hungary) since 2015 and at National University of the Litoral (Santa Fe, Argentina) since 2017. Before that, he was working: as researcher in the Bioinformatics Group at IMP /Research Institute of Molecular Pathology/ (Austria), at CERN /European Organization for Nuclear Research/ (Switzerland), and as team leader at Vodafone Hungary (Hungary). During last 20 years he was involved in many EU FP6, FP7 (SHIWA, HP-SEE, SEE-GRID-SCI, EGEE, EGI, …) and H2020 projects at various positions (deputy project leader, WP leader, engineer, etc.). He is author and co-author of 180+ research articles in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Healthcare IT specialist at Siemens Healthcare Kft.

Before that he was responsible for the implementation and support of image archiving and processing systems. His responsibilities include preparing, managing, and advising clients on Healthcare IT related projects in Hungary. From 2000 to 2004, he supported the introduction of hospital information systems as an Account Manager. He received his degree from the University of Debrecen College of Health as a Health Informant and from the Budapest Business School as a Financial Business Entrepreneur.

Health Policy Expert & Health Economist at Medistance

As a Health Policy Expert of the Hungarian National Public Health Centre since 2017, Fruzsi is strategically planning and implementing evidence-based developments in the field of primary care. She is currently working on improving care of six chronic disease groups that are leading causes of death in Hungary (e.g. hypertension, diabetes, oncological diseases etc.). She graduated as a Medical Anthropologist from Durham University in 2017 and received her MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from ELTE in 2019. Stemming from her research background, she is an advocate of evidence-based policy making and aims to disseminate the idea of data collection and analytics to systematically address leading health issues. Working on national and international health care projects, primarily in the field of chronic care, she has first-hand experience in the barriers of implementing innovative digital solutions in the public health sphere. She works to overcome these barriers.

CEO, Owner of OMRON-Hungimpex Ltd. 

Since 1991 he has been leading the Hungarian brand representation, sales and development center of the Japanese-based OMRON Healthcare Division. For nearly three decades, he has conducted and implemented prevention, research and development programs that determine the qualitative hypertension, health, and chronic disease prevention, making digital blood pressure monitoring and international practice based on it accessible to everyone at home, as well as providing the education of same. In 2010, he developed, tested and marketed the first service product category, value chain, and partner network to create large data assets related to digitalized health status, which product is recently entering the market abroad, in strategic cooperation with foreign and domestic partners. He was the first to launch a health monitoring service based on the quality-assured, certified, IoT connected device structure and digital medicine data processing method for domestic health care providers and pharmaceutical industry stakeholders. He graduated in 1983 from the College of Foreign Trade and later in 2012 got degree in economics, specialized in healthcare management from Corvinus University. Together with his colleagues, he became committed to the strategic planning, research and modeling of the future of domestic health prevention, resources and predictive setups in domestic and international projects, expert’s and IT professional programs, and received his qualification in this field at Eötvös Loránd University Health Politics MSc. degree in 2019. Under his leadership, several domestic and foreign programs are underway to systematize digitized markers of chronic illness health conditions, organize them into big data assets, data mining, as well as develop related artificial intelligent algorithm systems, predictive analytical modeling of health status data, and integration into business applications via standard platform. As a publisher of numerous lectures, articles and on-line entries, he aims to modernize domestic health prevention based on digitalized data, to prepare the decision-makers, medical professionals, and the public to appreciate, receive and use digital data-based healthcare.

founder, Digital Health Summit

Rita Molnar earned her BA business communication degree in the Budapest College of Communication and Business in 2008. She finished her MBA master program in Budapest Metropolitan University in 2020 and she started Health Policy, planning and financing MA program in Budapest Corvinus University also in 2020. The program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of health care systems both at macro- and micro-levels within the context of technological development, an ageing population and patient expectations. She will be well-prepared to work in health administration, government departments, research and consultancy agencies, universities, national health services, health care organizations and pharmaceutical and medical device industry. 

She started her career as a professional photojournalist from 1997 to 2002. Rita was just 21 when she started organizing events, and she founded her own company. Her first event was an amateur film festival in Eger in 1998. Ever since, she has been organizing 2 conferences per year, mainly in the medical, VC investing and banking fields. Between 2001-2005 Rita also worked as a movie producer. She was involved in co-producing a movie directed by the iconic Magyar movie-maker Miklós Jancsó. From 2006 to late 2007 Rita managed the event marketing team at Ringier Publishing, a Hungarian subsidiary of a Swiss-based leading publishing firm. In the summer of 2010 Rita founded Slimexpo with a venture capital involvement, and she organized with her own team a Slimexpo Festival with a diet, health and beauty theme at a premium event venue in Budapest Aréna in the spring of 2011. 

strategic deputy director, Semmelweis University, Health Services Management Training Centre

Dr. Tamás Palicz obtained his doctoral degree in medicine at the University of Debrecen in 1993, then in 1998 he became a specialist in internal medicine at the 3rd Department of Medicine of Semmelweis University. After several years of clinical practice he started to plan, implement and monitor EU-funded projects. He has been working as a manager since 2003, initially as Deputy Director General of the Directorate General for Strategy and Operational Development at Semmelweis University, and from 2005 as Medical Director of the Kútvölgy Clinic. Between 2010 and 2013, he was the Head of the Managing Authority for Human Resources Development and Renewal Operational Programs (TIOP and TÁMOP) of the National Development Agency, which was responsible for planning and monitoring the implementation of these projects. From 2013, he worked for two years as the Deputy Director General of the National Institute for Health Development and as the professional leader of the TÁMOP-612A-14/1-A project, where he was responsible for the introduction of school health promotion. Since the end of 2015, he is the Deputy Strategic Director at the Health Services Management Training Centre of Semmelweis University, where he earned his Masters's degree in Healthcare Management in 2001. 

His main areas of interest are process-oriented management of healthcare organisations, leading organisational changes and project management in healthcare. In recent years, in the context of the digital transformation of healthcare, he has begun to address cybersecurity issues within healthcare organisations.

CEO, Oncompass Medicine

Istvan Petak, MD, Ph.D., is a physician and researcher. He has been developing technologies together with his team to find the best personalized, targeted therapy for cancer patients for over 20 years. His group was one of the pioneers of predictive molecular diagnostics. Their current development is a method to match the best, targeted therapy to each genetic alterations or combination of genetic changes in every cancer patient. This technique is being implemented into an artificial intelligence-based medical software system. This system and method received the award of the American  Society Clinical Oncology at their Breakthrough Oncology conference in Bangkok, and it also won the innovation prize of the GET IN THE RING V4, in 2019. Dr. Petak is the founder and CEO of Oncompass Medicine and regular lecturer of the Semmelweis University, Budapest, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

medical doctor, health care manager

Balazs has been graduated at the Semmelweis Medical School in 1992, then he got a further MSc degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & London School of Economics and Political Science,  Public Health and Policy Health Care Management,  where he has continued his further studies at the Health Services Research Unit. Furthermore he has also graduated at the Eötvös Lóránd Science University Faculty of Social Sciences Health Economics Task Force on Drug Policy and Pharmaceutical Economics. His work experience encompasses wide range of health care sector: He has served as a General Practitioner, managing a public health institution, worked at the Ministry of Health, World Bank Public health programs, and also used to be director at the Pharmaceutical sector, as well as Private Health Insurance, Health Fund. He is proud to be the founder of the first Hungarian private health insurance providing in-kind care, or establishing health fund, and also he has participated in the foundation of the first Hungarian Fund Holding primary care model. With his 12 colleagues he is managing a medical devices distributor firm, besides he is providing health economics, health care management, health policy advices to several health insurance companies, health care providers. He is also the health policy advisor of the Major of Budapest. 

Elektronikus Egészségügyi Szolgáltatási Tér kialakítását és fenntartását végző főosztály vezetője, Állami Egészségügyi Ellátó Központ

Az e-egészségügy jövőjét meghatározó fejlesztést szakmai vezetőként fogta össze az EESZT kialakításakor és bevezetésekor, most pedig az üzemeltetést és fejlesztést irányítja. Ehhez biztos alapot ad a szakmai múltja, amiben épp úgy megtalálható a számos iparágban szerzett szoftverfejlesztési projektirányítási tapasztalat, mint teljes IT szervezet irányítása nagyvállalati környezetben. Rendszeres előadó informatikai konferenciákon, több szakkönyv szerzője.

director, Institute of Digital Health Sciences at Semmelweis University

Miklós Szócska, MD graduated at the Semmelweis University (SU) of Medicine in 1989. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1998), and a Ph.D. from the SU in the field of change management (2003). After his graduation at the SU he and his colleagues initiated the creation of the Health Services Management Training Centre (officially established in 1995). Between 1995 and 2000 he was serving as the deputy director and in 2000 he was appointed to be the director of the Centre. Between 2010-2014 Dr. Szócska served as the Minister of State for Health of the Hungarian Government. Since 2014 he serves again as the Director of HSMTC and became responsible for the Institute of Digital Health Sciences at SU. In 2016 He was nominated by the Hungarian Government for the DG position of the WHO. In July 2019 Dr Szócska was appointed to be the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Public Services at Semmelweis University.

Member of the Board, Cashline Investments

He graduated at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration as a financial investment analyst and risk manager in 2003. He has more than 12-years experience in venture capital and private equity investments, as well as, strategic and financial management of companies. Between 2003 and 2007 he worked for the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB) and MFB Invest Zrt. His position was investment analyst, he was responsible for the analysis of development plans, company valuation, the support of the operation of the portfolio companies, and the exit from the investments. He is working for Cashline Group since 2007 as a portfolio-manager, active in the deal flow generation, project analysis, valuation, management of the entire investment and exit process, as well as, strategic management of the portfolio companies. Since 2012 he is responsible for the venture capital activity of Cashline Group, and is the CEO of Valor Capital. He completed a Ph.D. Program at Corvinus University of Budapest, on the Department of Environmental Sciences and Technology in 2015. His research topics are environmental innovations and patents. He is managing director and board member of numerous Hungarian small and medium-sized enterprises.

vezérigazgató-helyettes, MFB Invest Zrt.

Közgazdász. 1998 óta a pénzügyi szférában dolgozik, 20+ éves pénz- és tőkepiaci tapasztalatát különböző kereskedelmi bankok treasury osztályán szerezte. Hosszabb ideig egy első vonalbeli globális befektetési bank magyarországi treasury vezetőjeként tevékenykedett, külföldi munkatapasztalatra is itt tett szert. Több éven keresztül egy hazai multi csoportszintű pénzgazdálkodását, pénzügyi befektetéseit és egyéb pénzpiaci tevékenységét vezette. 2019-től az MFB Invest Zrt. üzleti vezérigazgató-helyettese.

University Research, Innovation and Service Center, Óbuda University

In addition to his research in digital health, biotechnology and health economic evaluation, he is a lecturer of health economics and healthcare innovation for Hungarian and international students. Prior to his academic career, Zsombor has worked in child psychiatry, and then he spent 17 years in the pharmaceutical industry in various national and international roles including sales, medical, marketing and business unit management. He has worked in the European Brand Team of Pfizer from Hungary, Germany, the UK and France. At Egis Pharmaceuticals Plc. he led the launch of the first biosimilar monoclonal antibody in a number of countries in Eastern Europe and the CIS region. He graduated as a medical doctor at the Semmelweis University, and holds and MBA from the Oxford Brookes University as well as a PhD from the Corvinus University of Budapest.

Budapest Music Center

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