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eHealthNews Webinar

 

Healthcare cloud transformation – challenges and benefits
12:30pm to 1:30pm, Wednesday 5th August

 

The focus of the webinar is the transition to cloud by health providers. Ken Kirkland from SA Health in Australia and Leon Sayers from Unisys will present on SA Health’s transition to the cloud and Russell Craig from Microsoft will provide an overview of the challenges and benefits of these projects. Michael Dreyer will present on the Ministry of Health’s cloud transformation journey.

HiNZ would like to thank Unisys for sponsoring this webinar

Read more about the work Unisys are doing in this space:

UNISYS CLOUD SUCCESS BAROMETER
SIGNIFICANCE OF CLOUD COMPUTING IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND CLOUD: A PATH TO MORE FLEXIBLE GOVERNMENT

 
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About the Expert Panel

Webinar facilitated by Rebecca McBeth, HiNZ News Editor.

 

Panel participants are:

  • Ken Kirkland, Director, Technology and Infrastructure, Digital Health SA, SA Health, Government of South Australia
  • Russell Craig, National Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft NZ
  • Leon Sayers, APAC Consulting Lead, Unisys
  • Michael Dreyer, GM of National Digital Services, Ministry of Health

 

 

Ken Kirkland

Director Technology and Infrastructure, Digital Health SA

SA Health, Government of South Australia

 

Ken Kirkland’s IT career spans 36 years starting at BHP and moving across organisations Texaco UK, ESSO Australia, Telstra Yellow Pages, EDS, HPE in various IT Operations, Business and Account Management roles.


Currently the ICT Director within Digital Health, SA Health. Responsible for the IT Operations core services (Service Desk, End User Computing, Service Management, Applications, Network, Infrastructure services and Cyber security), providing services to the South Australian State Local Health Networks and SA Ambulance Services. 44,000 users, 400 locations, Metropolitan Hospitals and Country Hospitals.

 

Russell Craig
National Chief Technology Officer
Microsoft NZ

 

Russell Craig is Microsoft New Zealand’s National Technology Officer (NTO).  Based in Wellington, he works with both public and private sector stakeholders on matters related to technology strategy and policy.


In his role, Russell focuses on helping customers understand and realise the broad transformational opportunities enabled by Microsoft’s cloud platform. He also works with policy makers and regulators requiring assurance about cloud services and advanced technologies, drives opportunities for cloud-enabled innovation, and addresses matters related to cybersecurity at both a customer and national level. Russell is currently a board member of the NZ Health IT Industry Association and has been an Executive Councillor of the Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand since its foundation.


 

Leon Sayers
APAC Consulting Lead
Unisys

 

Leon is the APAC Regional Lead Management Consultant at Unisys. He specialises in Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud, Workspace, ITSM, Data Management and Automation. He has over 25 years of experience working in ICT. Leon has a particular area of focus in helping organisations in their transformation journey, by turning strategy into reality. As the Lead Management Consultant in the development of Digital Transformation projects, he has developed deep, first-hand insight into how organisations can leverage technology to achieve improved efficiencies, employee cultural change, enhanced productivity and performance. He has a passion for taking an organisational change management approach that spans people, processes and technology. He has recently completed Digital Transformation projects with a State Government health agency and Local Health Districts. He has delivered and worked on large scale transformation projects in APAC, USA, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and South America.

 

 

Michael Dreyer
GM of National Digital Services
Ministry of Health

 

Michael Dreyer is the GM of National Digital Services in the Ministry of Health. The team provide shared national health systems such as the National Health Index, Payments and the Immunisation Register. During the Covid response Michael was the Co-Manager of the Contact Tracing Service and lead the work to implement the new National Contact Tracing Solution. He’s recently moved focus onto supporting the work at the border around Managed Isolation and Quarantine. Prior to his current role he worked for ten years at Contact Energy, finishing as Acting General Manager ICT where he lead a migration to cloud services.

 


Webinar facilitator:

 

Rebecca McBeth
HiNZ News Editor

 

Rebecca McBeth joined the HiNZ team as editor of eHealthNews.nz in January 2018. Rebecca was previously news editor at Digital Health Intelligence in London and prior to that, was the senior health reporter at The Christchurch Press, where she won a NZ Canon Media Award and a NZ Reporting Diversity award. Based in Auckland, she is committed to communicating news, experience and knowledge throughout New Zealand’s data and digital health sector.

 


How to connect to the webinar
  • This webinar is free for anyone to attend.
  • Register in advance to have a seamless connection on the day.
  • You only have to register for the webinar showcase once and you will automatically get access to all free webinars.
  • You can view each webinar live or view on-demand later.
>> Watch on demand now <<

Questions? Email Gloria at HiNZ

 

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