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BioForum – AI-driven Medical Technology: Device, Data or Service?

June 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm AEST

About The Event

Artificial Intelligence is at the very heart of medical device and digital health development and will continue to play an ever-growing role. The inclusion of AI in your product offering may transform how you think about your business strategy, position in the market, pitching to investors, and how you define your product – are you a physical product company or does your value lie in AI and data?

At this event, sponsored by the State Government of Victoria, our speakers will present on the latest trends, how AI can be developed and considerations to keep in mind as you position yourself in the market such as data storage, cloud data management, security, confidentiality and IP. The event will conclude with a facilitated panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Event Details
Date (AEST): Wednesday 23 June 2021
Time (AEST):
4:00pm – 5:30pm Presentations and Panel Discussion
Online Live stream:  Zoom Webinar (a link to join will be sent following registration)

Virtual: Members $20: Non-members: $40
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Guest Speakers:
Adrian Crouch, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Procept
Dr Michelle Perugini, Co-Founder & CEO, Presagen
Dr Guillaume Potard, Founder & Director, Lofty Consulting
Lauren John, Senior Associate, Intellectual Property, Allens
Robert Munro, Senior Associate, Patent and Trade Marks Attorney Practice, Allens

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Bronwyn Le Grice, CEO & Managing Director, ANDHealth

Thank you to the State Government of Victoria for sponsorship of this event.




Adrian Crouch, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Procept

Adrian is a co-founder of Procept and a keen technology entrepreneur with leadership experience in product management, technology strategy and business development both in Australia and abroad. Adrian has extensive experience in a broad range of product development, having delivered products to a diverse range of industry segments including mining, defence, consumer and medical. Adrian is our company CTO and ensures that the work at Procept is always leveraging the latest technology developments and trends.

Dr Michelle Perugini, Co-Founder & CEO, Presagen

Dr Michelle Perugini has a PhD in Medicine and was a post-doctoral research fellow in Oncology for a decade. She has founded 2 global AI tech companies, the first of which was acquired by EY in 2015. Michelle is now Co-Founder and CEO of Presagen, an AI healthcare company building The Social Network for Healthcare. Presagen’s online platform connects a global collaborative network of clinics and their medical data in order to build scalable AI healthcare products. With a focus in women’s health, Presagen’s first product Life Whisperer uses AI for embryo selection to improve pregnancy outcomes in IVF, and is being sold in IVF clinics globally. Michelle is a dedicated advisor to many start-ups, a Member of numerous Federal Government Committees, and an avid supporter of the AI and women’s health sectors globally. Among many personal and Company Awards, Michelle was named 2020 South Australian Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year, and awarded the 2021 Women in AI (WAI) Award for Health in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Guillaume Potard, Founder & Director, Lofty Consulting

Guillaume is the founder and director of Lofty Consulting since 2011. Guillaume has 15 years of professional experience in technological research and development in DSP, speech and audio processing, software engineering, machine learning and acoustics. Guillaume is a natural, creative problem solver and has a deep passion for sound, music and artificial intelligence.

Lauren John, Senior Associate, Intellectual Property, Allens

Lauren is a Senior Associate at Allens. She is a member of the Intellectual Property team where she acts for clients in both commercial and litigious matters across the full scope of IP rights. Lauren's experience includes patent litigation, commercial and regulatory advice, and brand protection advice. Lauren puts her undergraduate science qualifications to good use in working with a range of pharmaceutical and medical device patents and clients.

Lauren is currently working on the first case in Australia to consider whether a patent may be granted for an invention devised by an Artificial Intelligence machine.

Robert Munro, Senior Associate, Patent and Trade Marks Attorney Practice, Allens

Robert is a registered Trans-Tasman patent attorney at Allens Patent & Trade Marks. Robert’s practice focuses on his clients’ commercial objectives, and ensuring that their creative technical achievements get the protection they need to succeed.

Robert has wide expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, to inventions in areas including machine learning, navigations systems and imaging technology. Prior to joining the patent profession, Robert worked as an engineer for EV Engineering developing proof-of-concept electric vehicles.

Bronwyn Le Grice, CEO & Managing Director, ANDHealth

Bronwyn has over 18 years executive experience in the health technology sector spanning commercialisation, venture capital, corporate development, capital raising and industry advocacy.

Formerly an Investment Director with leading healthcare VC, BioScience Managers, Bronwyn has managed over $65M of private and public equity capital raisings and been actively involved in over $30M of portfolio investments.

In 2017, Bronwyn founded ANDHealth, Australia’s only dedicated digital health accelerator & commercialisation support organisation. Now Australia’s leading health technology scale up accelerator, ANDHealth’s unique industry-led model has led to significant growth within Australia’s nascent digital health sector.

Bronwyn holds a number of health, technology and innovation advisory roles both in Australia and internationally. She has a Masters of Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Bronwyn is Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee for Lumos Diagnostics.
Advisory roles:

• Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum Health Technologies Sector Group
• NSW Cyber Security Industry Standards Harmonisation Taskforce
• OUTBREAK Project Data Governance Advisory Committee
• RMIT University Health and BioMedical Sector Expert Research Advisory Group
• Swinburne University Innovation Precinct Advisory Board
• La Trobe University Digital Health Advisory Committee


June 23, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$20 - $40
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