Webinar Wednesday : Innovation : How should we use Australia's publicly funded data?

Webinar Wednesday : Innovation : How should we use Australia's publicly funded data?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

 

Webinar Wednesday : Innovation : How should we use Australia's publicly funded data?

Annette HICKS
Senior Health Advisor
Watson Health
IBM

Wednesday 26 Feburary 2020

12noon AEDT, 11am AEST, 9am AWST

Following on from PHRN’s Australia Data Future’s Symposium held at the Sydney Opera House in November, Annette Hicks will talk on Innovation and how we should use Australia’s publicly funded data.

Annette Hicks has over twenty years’ experience as a healthcare and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professional in the health industry. She currently holds the position of Senior Health Advisor for IBM Watson Health and works internationally to support the Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health.  Her role sees her working with healthcare professionals and supporting the adoption of the newer technologies especially cognitive computing. 

Annette was registered as a general nurse in Heidelberg, Victoria prior to earning her Bachelor degrees in both Science (majoring in Microbiology & Biochemistry) and Health Administration in La Trobe University and University of New South Wales, Australia, respectively. She then went on to earn Masters degrees in Business Administration at Deakin University and Commercial Law at Macquarie University in Australia.
Prior to joining IBM, Annette held senior roles in both the health and ICT industry in Australia and recently expanding to Asia Pacific. She has a proven track record in other areas of strategy, business development, solution development and sales, service delivery, product management and training. 

Annette is a member of several professional bodies including the IBM Industry Academy and the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) Healthcare SIG. Additionally, she is a mentor in the Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications (FITT) organization.  She has also been appointed as a board member for the non-profit organisation, Women’s Alcohol Drug & Advisory Centre.

 

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