Digital for health

DIGITALEUROPE stands at the intersection of the health and tech communities. Our membership includes, on the one hand, pharmaceutical businesses, vaccine developers, consumer healthcare and insurance companies, and medical device producers. On the other hand, our members are leaders in platform services, data analytics, software, hardware, telecoms, semiconductors and cloud technology. DIGITALEUROPE's Executive Council for Health drives our unique insights into digitally transforming healthcare.

Policy resources

Read our recommendations for digitally transformed healthcare systems

Policy Paper 11 Jun 2021
Making the most of the GDPR to advance health research
Policy Paper 03 Feb 2021
DIGITALEUROPE’s recommendations for the European Health Data Space
Policy Paper 04 Nov 2020
Improving lives and managing diseases through a data driven EU healthcare system
Policy Paper 20 Jul 2020
A blueprint for the creation of digitally resilient health systems in Europe
Policy Paper 18 Jul 2020
DIGITALEUROPE contribution to EMA discussion paper on the Secondary Use of Data for Medicines and Public Health Purposes under the GDPR

Bridging policy and industry

DIGITALEUROPE's Executive Council for Health

DIGITALEUROPE’s Executive Council for Health (DECH) represents executives from leading healthcare and technology companies defining the goals and the action plan for the EU to digitally transform its healthcare systems and create a digital-first Health Union.


  • Lisa Banks

    Vice President & Global Head of Digital Innovation and Beyond, GSK Vaccines

  • Elena Bonfiglioli

    Regional Business Leader Health and Life Sciences EMEA, Microsoft

  • Francesco Buonarroti

    Vice-President for Italy & Chief Information Officer at Janssen EMEA, Johnson & Johnson

  • Xin Chen

    Executive Director European eHealth, AI Governance & Data, Huawei

  • Andreas Cleve

    Chief Executive Officer, Corti AI (member of IT-Branchen)

  • Miguel Coelho

    Healthcare Business Development Director for EMEA and Latin America, Oracle

  • Sybo Dijkstra

    Head of Data Strategy and AI & Standardisation Lead, Philips

  • Rowland Illing

    Director & Chief Medical Officer, International Government Health, Amazon Web Services

  • Jeanne Kehren

    Senior Vice-President Digital & Commercial Innovation and Member of the Pharmaceutical Executive Board, Bayer

  • Padraig Monaghan

    Chief Executive Officer, Optum Ireland & UK, United Health Group

  • Nicolas Monsarrat

    Managing Director, Accenture Health, Digital Health Europe lead

  • James Norman

    Chief Information Officer, Healthcare EMEA, Dell Technologies

  • Bernd Ohnesorge

    President EMEA, Siemens Healthineers

  • István Peták

    Chief Executive Officer, Oncompass Medicine (member of IVSZ)

  • Katrin Pucknat

    President, ResMed Germany

  • Craig Rhodes

    EMEA Industry Lead AI for Healthcare and Life Science, NVIDIA

  • Veronika Schweighart

    Chief Operations Officer, Climedo (member of Bitkom)

  • Padraic Ward

    Head of Pharma International, Roche

  • Paul Watson

    Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Hitachi

For more information, please contact:
Ray Pinto
Director for Digital Transformation
Thomas Hellebrand
Policy Officer, Digital Transformation
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