Jean-Baptiste de La Mettrie jean@collaborativeperks.com Collaborative Perks Founder – Managing Director Jean-Baptiste de La Mettrie is the Managing Director and Founder of Collaborative Perks. With over 10 years of experience in Digital Business in a international Insurance company. Most recently, he worked for the insurance company in New York City as Head of Digital Business. He was in charge of the digital business to sale financial products helping the

Patrick Donders p.donders@senspc.nl 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 saira.chambers@mattioliwoods.com 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 j.m.lord@bham.ac.uk 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 cmartyn@ufl.edu 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 Dejan.Malesic@previnet.it 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

Jasenka Zubcevic jasenkaz@ufl.edu 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

Carl Hansen chansen@bwcigroup.com 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

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

Timothy Callaghan timothy.h.callaghan@gmail.com Texas A&M University Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University Health Science Center Dr. Callaghan studies health policy and management, with expertise in health policy and politics, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, health insurance and the Affordable Care Act.

Ruth Wilson Queen’s University, Ontario Professor of Family Medicine Roles: President, North American Region, of WONCA, Past Chair of the Canadian Medical Forum, Faculty Development Co-Site Lead Kingston/1000 Islands, Chair of the Institute for Safe Medication Practice of Canada. Education: MD Honours, University of Toronto, CCFP, FCFP Expertise: Family Medicine Obstetrics, Faculty Development Research Interests: Women’s health, Aboriginal health, Primary care reform Awards and Accomplishments: 2015 named as Member

Don Drummond University of York Stauffer-Dunning Fellow in Global Public Policy and Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies Don Drummond is the Stauffer-Dunning Fellow in Global Public Policy and Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. In 2011-12, he served as Chair for the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services. Its final report, released in February 2012, contained nearly four hundred recommendations

Katrin Koll Prakoonwit kkoll@globiana.com Manager, contents development Globiana Katrin Koll Prakoonwit is a Product Development Lead at Globiana Inc. Spotting a good story is what Katrin enjoys most when creating web content on intercultural business communication. She started her career at one of the leading newspapers in Germany, where she experienced the buzz of the first launch of the paper’s web portal. Later she developed an award-winning HR portal

Simon Haeder simon.haeder@mail.wvu.edu West Virginia University Assistant Professor of Political Science Simon F. Haeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science in the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy & Politics at West Virginia University. His teaching and research interests include the public policymaking process, regulatory politics, lobbying and interest group politics, and healthcare policy. His most recent work has focused on such issues as

David M.C. Walker Queen’s University, Ontario Stauffer-Dunning Chair and Executive Director, Queen’s School of Policy Studies Dr. Walker is a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine in the School of Medicine, cross- appointed in the School of Policy Studies, at Queen’s University in Kingston. He was Director of the School of Medicine and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s and Chief Executive

Antoine Parisi Twitter ParisiAntoine Europ Assistance Group Chief Executive Officer Antoine Parisi joined Europ Assistance on 9 September 2014 as Chief Executive Officer of the Europ Assistance Group. Antoine Parisi began his professional career in 1992 within the AXA Group, where he held various positions in the actuary field through to 1997. From 1997 to 2000, he held the post of Executive Deputy to the Head of Business Support US,

Nathalie Devillier nathalie.devillier@grenoble-em.com Grenoble Graduate School of Business (Grenoble École de Management) Professor of Law Nathalie Devillier LL.D. is Associate Professor of Law at Grenoble Graduate School of Business (Grenoble Ecole de Management) since 2009. Doctor of Laws, she likes speaking into a microphone on France Culture with Christine Ockrent and in the radio programme Du grain à moudre or on LCI a TV channel to alert the public on

Chris Simpson Queen’s University, Ontario Professor of Medicine and Vice-Dean (Clinical), School of Medicine Chris Simpson was born in Moncton in 1967 and raised in Nackawic, a small pulp mill town of 1,000 people in western New Brunswick. Torn between pursuing a career in music or medicine, he obtained a BSc at the University of New Brunswick while playing saxophone with The Thomists, a 20-piece big swing band based in

Melissa J. Armstrong melissa.armstrong@neurology.ufl.edu University of Florida Assistant Professor, Neurology Dr. Armstrong is a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders and cognitive impairment, particularly Lewy body dementia. She also serves as an evidence-based medicine consultant on healthcare guidelines and investigates strategies relating to patient and carepartner engagement in clinical care, research, and guidelines.

Stephen Duckett Grattan Institute Director, Health Program Professor Stephen Duckett is Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute and Emeritus Professor of Health Policy at La Trobe University. He has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in

Laurent Chambaud Head of the French Institute of Advanced Studies in Public Health Laurent Chambaud is the head of the French Ecole des hautes études en santé publique (Institute of Advanced Studies in Public Health) since 2013. A public health doctor and inspector general of social affairs, he was previously in charge of the organization and animation of public health policy and health security with French Minister of Social Affairs and

Jackie Cumming Victoria University of Wellington Professor of Health Policy and Management Original qualifications in economics Experience as a policy analyst/economist in government 25 years experience in health policy, health economics and health services research – emphasising health system performance

Ming D. Leung mingdleung@berkeley.edu University of California, Berkeley Assistant Professor Management of Organizations, Haas School of Business Professor Ming Leung is an economic sociologist and organizational theorist who studies how categories affects outcomes for market participants in innovative, contemporary labor market platforms. His research uses cognitive theories and categorization processes to develop an understanding of how hiring occurs in modern labor markets. Theoretically, his contributions are focused on revealing

Andrew Street University of York Professor, Centre for Health Economics Andrew Street is a Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Health Policy team in the Centre for Health Economics and Director of the Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (ESHCRU), a joint collaboration with the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and the University of Kent. He is an

Anthony Hussenot anthony.hussenot@dauphine.fr Université Paris Dauphine Associate Professor in Management and Organization Studies Anthony Hussenot is an Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine, specializing in organizational and management theories. He studies new work and collaborative practices and focuses on the emergence of innovative organizational phenomena that contribute to the evolution of society. His research and teaching deal with new management methods and organizational models (agile methods, lean startups, corporate

Dr. Jeyaraj Vadiveloo University of Connecticut Director of the Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Center for Actuarial Research Dr. Jay Vadiveloo is Professor and Director of the Goldenson Center for Actuarial Research at the University of Connecticut. With over 30 years of experience in industry and academia, Dr. Vadiveloo now focuses on applied actuarial research projects from industry using teams of highly talented graduate students to come up with practical,

Frank A. Schmid mail@frankschmid.com AIG Head of Commercial and Legacy P&C Inforce Management, AIG and Chairman AIG Global Benefits Network Frank Schmid is Head of Commercial and Legacy P&C Inforce Management and leads AIG Multinational’s Global Benefits Network. In his role as Head of P&C Inforce Management, Frank Schmid is responsible for portfolio management strategies of ongoing liabilities, including the conceptualization and execution of the 2017 Adverse Development Cover