Scheduled Speakers

Donald Stuss

Matthew Norton

Shiva Amiri

Igor Jurisica

Brendan Johns

Khaled El Emam

Peter Snelling

Matthew Norton, Associate Partner, Healthcare at IBM Canada Ltd.

Matthew_NortonMatthew Norton is an Associate Partner in IBM Global Business Services' National Healthcare Practice. Matthew is an experienced and innovative healthcare strategy and information management consultant with extensive experience in leading program assessments, strategic planning and performance management engagements with large health care organizations. His quantitative background (biostatistics) has led him to provide rigorous, sophisticated, evidence-based advisory support to his clients. His experience in the health care sector includes prior working experience at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in a number of capacities, ranging from the Long-Term Care Homes sector to the decision support and information management domain to advising government on a provincial eHealth strategy. This experience, and his formal training, provides Matt with an in-depth knowledge of system-level strategy development as well as public sector program implementation and management.

Matthew is a graduate of McMaster University and the University of Toronto, and currently resides in Toronto, Canada.


"IBM Advances in Personalized Medicine"


IBM has been innovating and inventing in the healthcare and life sciences sectors for decades, and these domains continue to be major focal points for our researchers. In this presentation, we will describe our perspective on the current state of disruptive forces affecting the healthcare and medical sciences domains, and two of IBM's areas of investment: personalized medicine and cognitive computing. Advances in genomic technology create opportunities and challenges for the medical research establishment, as well as healthcare practitioners, especially as pertaining to the storage and processing of rapidly increasing volume of genomic data. Similarly, the ongoing increase the the available data and information related to medical care continues to outpace the ability (and time) of our healthcare systems and practitioners to consume, synthesize and integrate the information in to practice. IBM's advances in data storage, processing and cognitive computing begin to address some of these challenges and point a way forward for systems struggling with Big (and Complex) Data in Medicine.