West Shell, Chairman and CEO, Healthline Networks | America
West is a kayaker, skier and fly fisherman, who somehow also finds time to run Healthline. Healthline is like three companies in one– a health destination search engine and content site, an advertising network, and an enterprise software company supplying health, technology and media customers like Aetna, Ask.com, and uS News & World report. Its multiple approaches to helping consumers access relevant health information (including symptoms, treatments, drugs and much more) are based on its complex underlying taxonomy.
Frankie Dolan, Managing Director, MedWorm | UK
Frankie started MedWorm because she was jealous or guilty (take your pick!) about her physician husband’s role in helping the sick. Medworm integrates medical search engine, multiple rSS newsfeeds and more to keep doctors and patients up to date on medical information. Frankie’s training as a computer engineer might obscure the fact that she’s an environmental activist who almost stood for Parliament for the Green Party, has a degree in fashion, and is probably the only English person here who can speak fluent French!
Segolène Ayme, Director, Orphanet | EU
Ségolène is a medical geneticist, epidemiologist, and director of research at INSErM (National Institute of health and Medical research) in Paris. Her research concerns the Public health impact of technology on human genetics. Ségolène is a member of both the National rare Disease Plan steering committee and the rare Disease task Force at the European Commission. Beyond all that, Ségolène is a true internet pioneer having founded orphaNet, the rare disease portal even the WHO relies upon for disease classification. OrphaNet offers search, content, clinical trial recruiting services, consultation information, all in multiple languages.