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Dr. Athanasios Beopoulos BMSystems Integrative Biology Director Integrative biologist Director- Biochemist with a PhD in Biotechnology from INA-PG, France. He worked for several years on the metabolic engineering of yeast and bacteria for the production of oleochemicals, pharmaceuticals and antibiotics at CNRS and INRA genetic engineering departments. After a short period in the R&D of AKK Sweden, he joined the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT (USA), where he worked

Manuel Géa BMSystems Chief Executive Officer Co-founder of BMSystems, CEO and VP R&D Information Systems – Information systems specialist. Played key roles in the development of BMS and of the computing firm Formitel. Scientific Engineering (operational research specialty) degree from Ecole Centrale Paris. Dregree in sociology (General semantic specialty) Paris IX Dauphine University. Former Chairman of the Supervisory board of Pherecydes-Pharma (anti-bacterial bio-agents pharmaceutical company). Former McKinsey executive, creator of Practice Pharma services

Roland de Crombrugghe AIG Global Benefits Network General Manager Roland de Crombrugghe has a master degree in Applied Economics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He has headed the AIG Global Benefits Network, formerly ING Global Network, since 2002. Prior to the ING Global Network, he worked 9 years for ING. He was member of the board of the savings bank (De Vaderlandsche Spaarbank, now Record Bank) in Belgium and ING

Patrick Donders Expat Pension Holland Founder Patrick Donders is Pension Jurist/Consultant and founder of Expat Pension Holland. He graduated from Law School and has a Pension and Post Doctorate Tax Law background, as well as an actuarial education from the Actuarial Institute. After an internship at the Columbia Law School in New York City, Patrick started his career at Arthur Andersen. Patrick held several management positions at financial

Saira Chambers Mattioli Woods Senior Employee Benefits Consultant Saira has been involved in the employee benefits sector for over 25 years, offering consultancy support on pensions, risk and healthcare provision during that time. Saira started her career working for one of the UK’s largest mutual insurance companies, specialising in the pensions environment. She quickly transitioned from the insurance environment to the consultancy side of employee benefits and worked

Janet M. Lord Birmingham University Research labs Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing Janet Lord is director of the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, both located within the new Queen Elizabeth super Hospital which opened in the summer of 2011. Janet’s research focuses on the innate immune system, the body’s front line defense against infection, and how the

Christopher Martyniuk University of Florida Associate Professor Dr. Chris Martyniuk is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida’s Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology & Department of Physiological Sciences. As a Molecular Toxicologist / Physiologist, he studies biological responses using omics methods and biochemistry. Mammalian and zebrafish models are used to understand how our chemical environment is associated with human diseases. His research utilizes bioinformatics to integrate

Dejan Malesic Previnet S.p.A Head of Business Development Dejan is Head of Business Development for outsourcing industry with a multi-annual experience within different business areas: Pension Funds, Insurance, Finance and Healthcare area. His main role is to establish and develop business relationships with international clients. As specialist in multi-country Defined Contribution pension arrangements Dejan works with various big consulting companies and multinationals on implementation of new plans as

Brian Quinn Granite Management Limited Managing Director Brian Quinn is a founding Director and owner of Granite Management Limited (Granite), a Bermuda based captive management and consulting company, focusing on International Employee Benefits (IEB) and other specialist risks. Brian has been instrumental in Granite achieving recognition as a world leader in the reinsurance and/or financing of IEB programs designed to reduce the cost of employee benefit programs for client companies, without

Jasenka Zubcevic University of Florida Assistant Professor Dr. Jasenka Zubcevic is an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida’s Department of Physiological Sciences. Her research focuses on neural control of cardiovascular physiology, neurogenic hypertension, bone marrow immune responses in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and on the gut-brain axis in cardiovascular diseases. She holds a BSc in Pharmacology and a PhD in Physiology from the Bristol Heart Institute at

Chris Burns EBCG Partner Chris Burns has over 35 years of experience in the employee benefits, healthcare and digital health industries in the U.S. as well as globally. In his career, Chris has built a highly successful track record driving revenue growth, strategic planning, improving operational efficiencies, identifying/developing talent, expanding margins and increasing market share in a competitive environment. He has led large, publicly-held organizations as well as

Leon Lack Flinders University Professor of Psychology After receiving a BA from Stanford University and PhD from the University of Adelaide Dr. Lack has been teaching and conducting research in the areas of sleep, circadian rhythms, and insomnia at the School of Psychology, Flinders University since 1972. He has received seven large ARC and NHMRC research grants, published over 80 refereed articles and book chapters, and given over 10

Carl Hansen BWCI Group International Director Carl Hansen is International Director for the BWCI Group based in Guernsey. He specialises in advising on international pension plans and other international employee benefits issues

Otto Muzik Wayne State University Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology Dr. Muzik is a medical physicist who was recruited from the University of Michigan in 1993 to assume the role of a senior physicist in the newly opened Children’s Hospital of Michigan PET Center. Since then he established himself as an expert in the kinetic analysis of PET data as well as through his work in the development of

Julie Broderick Trinity College Dublin Assistant Professor Dr. Julie Broderick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy. She was awarded a Health Research Board (HRB) Clinical Fellowship in 2008 and her doctoral work was entitled ‘Physical Activity through the Cancer Trajectory’ and a HRB Cochrane Fellowship in 2015. She also holds an honours degree (BSc.) in Physiotherapy, a Masters in Exercise Physiology (MSc.) and a Post-graduate Diploma in Statistics (H. Dip.) from

Vaibhav Diwadkar Wayne State University Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Diwadkar is a Provost Fellow and Career Development Chair and a multiple recipient of Wayne State’s Faculty Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence awards. He is internationally recognized for his work in brain imaging, and is a renowned media expert on schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Diwadkar is an associate editor and editorial board member for Frontiers in Schizophrenia and

Jane Parry Sociology, Solent University Post-Doctoral Researcher I am a sociologist of work, and am particularly interested in what work means to people, how this changes over the lifecourse, and inequalities in people’s experiences of work. My PhD looked at how Welsh coalmining communities had responded to the labour market restructuring which followed the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike, and prompted a long-standing interest in occupational attachments and how these shift

Stephen Rice Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Professor of Human Factors I am currently a Professor of Human Factors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. My work has appeared in over 120 peer-reviewed journals and over 140 international conferences. My research highlights the intersections between aviation, automation, and consumer perceptions. I also conduct research on driverless cars and medical/dental robotics, and I am particularly interested in people’s willingness to interact with autonomous agents.

Mattie Milner Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Ph.D. Candidate in Human Factors I recently graduated Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with my M.S. in Human Factors and I am currently pursuing my PhD in Human Factors at Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, Florida. My main research interests include studying psychological and physiological concerns during the development processes of systems, products, and work environments with a focus on aviation and automation. Technology is becoming an

Janet Barlow University of Hertfordshire Senior Lecturer in Law I am a qualified solicitor (non-practicing) teaching law to undergraduates and postgraduates at the University of Hertfordshire. My main teaching specialisms and research interests are in Employment Law and Family Law. I have written articles for the New Law Journal on zero hours contracts and same sex marriage.

Erin L. Kelly MIT Sloan School of Management Sloan Distinguished Professor of Work and Organization Studies Professor, Work and Organization Studies Erin L. Kelly is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management and affiliated with the Institute for Work and Employment Research. Erin’s research investigates the adoption, implementation, and consequences of work-family and anti-discrimination policies in U.S. workplaces. She is

Hope Christie University of Bath; Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen PhD Candidate I have recently completed my PhD (Oct, 2019), which is focusing on the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on parents, their parenting and their wider family dynamic. My interest is understanding how parents themselves feel their PTSD has affected them as individuals, as well as their parenting behaviours. I am also interested in parenting within different cultural contexts,

Will Kimball MIT Sloan School of Management Ph.D. Student Will Kimball is pursuing his doctoral degree at MIT in the Institute for Work and Employment Research. His research covers topics on inequality, worker voice, and employment arrangements.

Duanyi Yang Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. Candidate Duanyi Yang is a PhD candidate at MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research. Her research covers topics on organizational conflict and worker voice, labor standards in global value chains, and flexible work arrangements in organizations.

Peter Clough University of Huddersfield Professor of Psychology I joined the University of Huddersfield in 2017, having previously held a post as Professor of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Prior to this, I had a lengthy career at Hull University, where I was Head of Psychology on three occasions and also was Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching). I am interested in performance under pressure and performance enhancement. More specifically, I

Ignacio López-Goñi University of Navarra, Spain Professor of Microbiology Prof. Dr. Ignacio López-Goñi is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Navarra in Spain. He holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Navarra (1989). For several years he was a researcher at the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) in the departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology of the University of California – Berkeley and Molecular Microbiology at Columbia University.

Duncan Sinclair Queen’s University, Ontario Professor of Health Services and Policy Research