Claudia Krywiak is the Vice-President, Corporate Planning, Development and Strategic Initiatives at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Claudia is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of partner initiatives that bring together key players in the innovation ecosystem. Her team has a mandate to work with government, academic and industry leaders to accelerate business innovation. Prior to joining OCE, Claudia held the position of Vice-President, Business Development (Ontario) at Mitacs. Claudia received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Toronto in 2003 and worked for Bruker BioSpin, a world leader in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology.
Richard Tam is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Mackenzie Health. Richard is responsible for numerous portfolios at Mackenzie Health including Clinical Support Services, Support Services, Clinical Utilization and Quality Based Procedures, Finance & Information Management, Information Communication, Automation and Technology (ICAT), Transformation and Innovation. With over 20 years of healthcare related experience, Richard has held various senior leadership roles in different hospitals in implementing financial best practices, developing strategies, new business models and actively participates in various committees in the health sector and local community. Richard holds an MBA from York University, a BSc from the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Debra Grant is the Director of Health Policy at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC), the independent body that oversees the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Personal Health Information Protection Act. She graduated in 1991 with a Ph.D. in social psychology from York University and has a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Psychology from the University of Guelph. Since graduating, she has worked for the IPC conducting research and developing policies on access and privacy issues in relation to a wide variety of topics. She currently specializes in privacy issues in relation to the Personal Health Information Protection Act.
Diane holds a leadership role as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Mackenzie Health. Diane is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of proven experience in Digital Health, Nursing and Education. She is a respected leader, communicator and team player with strong Health IT skills and a record of achieving goals. She is an active leader in a variety of professional associations such as Canada’s Health Informatics Executive Forum (CHIEF) and RNAO. Diane is a strong advocate on providing access to health information to help empower patients to take an active role in their health care.
Dr. Gladman is a critical care physician and a professionally licensed electrical and medical engineer who was mystified by the disconnect between clinicians and technology, and went on to train in critical care medicine. He has a leadership role in applied innovation as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at Mackenzie Health, and expertise in intelligent workflow automation, the Real Time Health System and the Internet of Healthcare Things, and disruptive change. Dr. Gladman plays an active role on a variety of organizations including HIMSS Ontario Chapter (Board of Directors), and Ontario Centres of Excellence (College of Reviewers).