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DASH Virtual Networking Event – Catalyzing Connections for Data Science and AI in Health

December 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am



Interested in connecting with people around the world working at the intersection of data science, artificial intelligence and health? Join us on December 17th from 9 – 11am EST for a Virtual Networking Event – Catalyzing Connections for Data Science and AI in Health!

The gathering will kick-off with a Keynote Address and a series of inspiring Flash Talks from healthcare innovators leveraging digital tools in the fight against COVID-19. During the second half of the event, participants will have the opportunity to connect in small groups with colleagues from around the globe who are facing similar challenges and opportunities as they strive to use, invent, share or engage with digital health tools.

Within Zoom meetings, participants are able to freely move between breakout rooms to meet new people and spark connections that can advance their career or organization. Breakout rooms will have distinct themes, ranging from data infrastructure to curriculum development, to enable attendees to quickly meet like-minded individuals. With features that enable easy sharing of contact information, attendees are able to build partnerships that last well beyond the event. The event is open to all. All we ask is that you be prepared to share, listen and connect.

Have a theme in mind that you are eager to discuss? Let us know!

Reminder: Please ensure you have the latest version of Zoom (5.4.3) installed on your device before joining this event.



Nekesa Were
Director of Strategy | AfriLabs

Nekesa is the Director of Strategy at AfriLabs, a Pan African network of 225 hubs across 47 African countries. She leads the planning and execution of AfriLabs’ strategy to consistently elevate innovators across the African continent.

Nekesa has worked at the heart of the tech and innovation ecosystem in Kenya and in Africa for 10 years, 8 of which were with iHub, Kenya’s leading innovation hub. She has more than 15 years experience in leadership, human resource management, operations and communications.

She provides leadership across Africa’s innovation ecosystem by serving on the boards of Creatives Garage (a multi-disciplinary space for artistes), the Africa Tech and Creatives Group (a grassroots movement working to ensure that the Africa Continental Free Trade Area works for  African startups and small African businesses), and Missing Child Ke (a community-led portal that works with organizations and individuals in the child protection sector to help share information on missing children using various media platforms to increase search efforts at no cost to the affected families).


Temie Giwa-Tubosun
Founder & CEO | Lifebank

Temie Giwa-Tubosun studied International Public Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She has over 10 years of health management experience with the Department For International Development (DFID), World Health Organization, UNDP, and the Lagos State Government. In 2014, the BBC listed her as one of the 100 Women changing the world. She was also recognized as an African Innovator by Quartz and the World Economic Forum. She is the Founder and CEO of LifeBank; Africa’s healthcare supply chain engine. The company helps hospitals discover essential medical suppliers and delivers them in the right condition and on time.

Sathy Rajasekharan
Executive Director | Jacaranda Health

Sathy Rajasekharan is the Executive Director of Jacaranda Health, where he oversees the development of innovative tools, research projects, and public sector partnerships with the aim of leveraging Jacaranda’s expertise and insight to influence maternal healthcare in East Africa. Prior to joining Jacaranda Health, Rajasekharan was a Senior Program Manager for the Drug Access and Health Financing teams of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). At CHAI, he led the organization’s work in providing technical assistance to the Swaziland Ministry of Health.

Rajasekharan also served as the Associate Director of the McGill University Centre for Biomedical Innovation (MCBI), where he helped develop a commercialization plan for health technologies. In addition, he was the Associate Director of a translational research program at the Montreal Neurological Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from McGill University.




December 17, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Harvard Global Health Institute