For this occasion, we have invited some of the best speakers around the theme of “Medicine 3.0”, this new approach to healthcare defined by prevention, the use of data for better personalization and the use of new multi-omics technologies. 
The EPFL Innovation Park and CSS have joined forces to support innovation in this field with the help of the best possible eco-system, and you are at the heart of it.


It’s also the opportunity to know about the Future of Health Grant and launching the second on September 25, and we would love to have you with us for the occasion.

We look forward to welcoming you, giving you the opportunity to meet the rest of the Future of Health Grant community and discover the projects selected for the 2023-2024 season.



Vivian Tan

Vivian Tan

 VP Strategy, Kaiser Permanente

Elgar Fleisch

Elgar Fleisch

Professor of Information and Technology Management, ETHZ


Philomena Colatrella

Philomena Colatrella

Bernard Rueger

Bernard Rueger

President of the Board, CSS
Jean-Philippe Lallement

Jean-Philippe Lallement

Managing Director, EPFL Innovation Park
Jean-Daniel Laffely

Jean-Daniel Laffely

CEO, Vaudoise Assurances
Antonio Caizzone

Antonio Caizzone

Co-Founder, Iris Smartring
Diego Barguglia

Diego Barguglia

Managing Partner, VI Partners
Philippe Schaller

Philippe Schaller

Head, Réseau Delta


Iohannès Bry

Iohannès Bry

Program and Incubator Manager, EPFL Innovation Park

Nicolas Loeillot

Nicolas Loeillot

 Innovation Catalyst, CSS
Jan-Niklas Kramer,

Jan-Niklas Kramer,

Innovation Manager, CSS


16h00 - 16h30

Registration and visit of startup booths

EPFL Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne

16h30 - 16h45

Welcome & Introduction

Jean-Philippe Lallement, Managing Director, EPFL Innovation Park

Bernard Rueger, President of the Board, CSS

16h45 - 17h05

Keynote : “Healthier Tomorrow: Kaiser Permanente’s Trailblazing Health Initiatives”

“value-based healthcare is about providing high-quality affordable value care and improving health of patients, families and their communities – deepening and extending healthy lives”

Vivian TanVice President, Strategic Information Management and Global Relationships, Kaiser Permanente

17h05 - 17h25

Keynote: Towards Evidence-based Wellbeing and Prevention: “Why prevention does not work today and how we can fix it” 

“There are many indications that digitalisation will also provide us with the keys to a new health system in which the topic of staying healthy plays the necessary leading role.”

Pr. Elgar FleischETH Zürich, author of the Digital Pill” book


17h25 - 17h55

Panel discussion: Prevention is the New Cure – Is Switzerland ready? 

Philomena Colatrella, CEO, CSS

Jean-Daniel Laffely, CEO, Vaudoise Assurances

Diego Braguglia, Managing Partner, VI Partners

Dr. Philippe Schaller, Head, Réseau Delta


18h00 - 18h15

Iris Smart ring: The journey of a Swiss startup in building a data-driven health

Dr Antonino Caizzone, Co-Founder of Iris Smart ring

18h15 - 18h30

Summary of the 1st year The Future of Health Grant & Outlook

Nicolas Loeillot, Innovation Catalyst, CSS

18h30 - 19h05

Selected projects 2023 & pitches

Iohannès Bry, Program and Incubator Manager, EPFL Innovation Park

Jan-Niklas Kramer, Innovation Manager, CSS


From 19h05

Apero and visit of booths

EPFL Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne

Elgar Fleisch

Elgar Fleisch is Professor of Information and Technology Management at ETH Zurich and the University of St.Gallen (HSG). His currently largest laboratory, the Center for Digital Health Interventions, investigates how digital technologies are changing our healthcare system. It combines the disciplines medicine, informatics & economics.

Elgar Fleisch and team have published their findings in over 600 papers, including the book The Digital Pill. He is co-founder of several spin-off and start-up companies and member of various supervisory boards as well as academic steering committees.

Elgar Fleisch did his doctorate in Vienna, in the field of artificial intelligence, and his habilitation in St. Gallen on the topic of network companies. He spent his sabbaticals at MIT and Dartmouth College.

Jan-Niklas Kramer

Jan-Niklas is a digital health expert with a wide experience in research and corporate innovation. He is an innovation manager at CSS and is the director of the CSS Health Lab, a research collaboration between CSS, ETH Zurich, and the University of St. Gallen, that investigates new technologies and business models in healthcare. Before joining CSS, Jan-Niklas completed his PhD at the University of St Gallen. His research examined how technology can enable and support chronic disease prevention and his findings are published in leading academic journals.


Nicolas Loeillot

Nicolas Loeillot is a seasoned technology entrepreneur. He has over two decades of experience in the field of computer vision, machine learning, technology innovation and international company management.

Back in 2003, after a career in companies like Accenture, Nortel or Gartner, he founded a computer vision company in Tokyo that provided A.I. applications to large companies across Asia, the US, and Japan. His company was eventually acquired by Amazon AWS in 2017.

In 2018, he joined the Swiss health insurer Groupe Mutuel as their Chief Innovation Officer. In this role, he formulated an innovation strategy, accelerated the use of Artificial Intelligence in the company, and developed a data-driven approach to preventive healthcare while opening the company to partners like EPFL thru programs like Tech4Eva.

He was hired by CSS in mid-2022 to help supporting the adoption of digital health in Western Switzerland with the Future of Health Grant program. Since 2021, Nicolas Loeillot contributes to InnoSuisse as an Expert in the domains of Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Philippe Schaller

Born in Geneva in 1954, Philippe Schaller has been a Doctor of Medicine since 1981. In 1988, he co-founded the Groupe Médical d’Onex (GE), where he continues to practice internal/general medicine, while also training in psychosocial medicine and taking an interest in the organization of the healthcare system. In 2000, he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Université de Montréal.

Since 1992, together with Dr. Marc-André Raetzo, he has run Switzerland’s largest integrated healthcare network with joint budgetary responsibility: the Réseau Delta, which today has over 782 family doctors and 250,000 insured in the cantons of Geneva, Vaud, Fribourg, Valais and Jura.

Since the early 2000s, Philippe Schaller has been working to meet the challenges facing our healthcare system. Under his impetus, Switzerland’s first Maison de Santé – Cité générations – was opened in September 2012 in Onex (GE). The opening of several other similar homes is planned in the canton of Geneva. Among his many activities, Philippe Schaller is an associate doctor at the HUG, president of the charity association le CARÉ and a member of Pro Mente Sana. He is also a lecturer at the HEdS and the author of numerous scientific articles and publications.

More recently, he has helped to create and promote an integrative medicine project: Le center de médecines naturelles in Petit-Lancy.

Vivian Tan

Vivian Tan is the Vice President, Strategic Information Management and Global Relationships, working closely with the Chief Financial Officer and the Chairman and CEO. In this role, Vivian provides the strategic leadership for an enterprise data and analytics team in order to support, enable and advance KP’s strategy. Additionally, Vivian manages the partnership with the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Chief Strategy Officer on the broader international strategy. Vivian is responsible for KP insight – an enterprise data and analytics team consisting of 250+ data analysts and scientists–that conducts a wide range of work from complex delivery systems and financial analytics to regulatory reporting. She is also leading data and analytics transformation efforts to move cloud-based platform and enable advanced analytics including AI, machine learning and neural nets.

Prior to this role, Vivian led the multiple transformation efforts driving Kaiser Permanente’s national strategy in partnership with all regions and functions. She identified, analyzed, and interpreted health care trends, organizational strategies, strategic investments and Kaiser Permanente’s overall market and competitive position. Vivian has served in several leadership roles since joining Kaiser Permanente in 2006. She was the executive director and chief of staff to Kaiser Permanente’s Chief Financial Officer, where she was also interim Vice President of Strategic Planning before assuming the job permanently in 2009. She served as the Vice President of Capital Planning from 2011 to 2013.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Vivian consulted with senior leadership at Fortune 500 firms in her seven years with Booz & Co., an international consulting firm. She also worked in policy and planning with the Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (national regulator) and was a senior officer with United Overseas Bank. Vivian holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, and statistics from the National University of Singapore, and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. She completed the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University in 2008.