GATEKEEPER closing event – The AI effect:
Igniting today's healthcare transformation.

Thank you for participating in the final event of Project GATEKEEPER!

We are very grateful to everyone who participated in the final event of the GATEKEEPER Project. Whether you joined us in person at the Gran Teatro La Estación CAIXABANK in Madrid or online, your presence made the event a great success.

We are pleased to inform you that we will soon share a video with the highlights of the event. This way everyone will be able to relive the best moments and ideas shared. In addition, we will be compiling segments from each session to make it easier for you to catch up or review any part of the event that you found particularly interesting.

The final event was an important milestone in our project, marking nearly four years of dedication to using AI and Big Data to transform healthcare. It was not only about celebrating our achievements but also about looking to the future and seeing how we can continue to influence healthcare in Europe and beyond.

Thank you for joining us on this journey.


For nearly four years, the GATEKEEPER project has harnessed cutting-edge technologies, including Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, to revolutionize the diagnosis, treatment, and follow up of the most prevalent chronic diseases, while promoting active and healthy aging.

Now it is the time to showcase the significant impact we have achieved across 8 European regions with thousands of users involved.

Join us at this disruptive occasion where all key players in the healthcare ecosystem will be present to discuss how to create a real impact on healthcare systems and people’s lives implementing digital technologies.


Pioneering vision: discover the groundbreaking outcomes of a project that is transforming healthcare across Europe.

Real User Experiences: hear first-hand from users whose lives have been positively impacted by digital solutions.

Engage with experts: take part in dynamic discussions with key stakeholders from the healthcare sector, exploring the vital role of digital solutions in enhancing healthcare efficiency and outcomes.

Immersive visual experience: enjoy a captivate audiovisual experience that will highlight the importance of these European initiatives and their alignment with global strategies.


09:30 - 10:00

Registration of attendees

10:00 - 10:20

Welcoming session

  • Mr. Germán Gutiérrez. Integrated Health Solutions Director at Medtronic Ibérica.
  • Mr. Miguel López Valverde Argueso. Madrid Regional Minister for Digital.
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Klein.  European Commission. Health and Wellbeing Cluster.

10:20 - 10:40

The GATEKEKEPER value: Reshaping chronic disease care and wellbeing

  • Mrs. María Teresa Arredondo. Life Supporting Technologies Directo at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
  • Mr. Sergio Guillén. Health and wellbeing Innovation Manager at MYSPHERA and GK Deputy Project Coordinator.
  • Mr. Giuseppe Fico. Health area manager at the Life Supporting Technologies group at Universidad Politénica de Madrid.
  • Mr. Leandro Pecchia. Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma.

10:40 - 11:30

Revolutionizing healthcare through AI driven innovations: from concept to impact

  • Mr. Rohit Ail. Head of Health Innovation Group at SAMSUNG UK.
  • Mrs. Nathalie Virag Ph.D. Corporate Technology and Innovation Manager at Medtronic.
  • Mr. Ignacio Medrano. Neurologist, Founder and Medical Director at SAVANA.
  • Mr. Yiannos S Tolias PhD. European Commission. Legal Lead AI and AI liability in healthcare.

11:30 - 12:20

European Health Data Spaces: unleashing the full potential of health data

  • Mr. Eugenio Gaeta. Senior Research at LifeStech. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
  • Mr. Edmondo De Salvo. .WW A&PS HPC & AI Practice.
  • Mrs. Catherine Chronaki. Secretary General at HL7 Europe.
  • Mr. Dimitris Fotiadis. Professor at University of Ioannina.
  • Mr. Antonio Carrozzo. EMEA Education &Research sales Lead at Amazon Web Services.

12:20 - 12:50


12:50 - 13:40

Healthcare regional strategies for implementing pioneering innovative solutions

13:40 - 14:30

  • Mr. Francisco de Paula Rodríguez. Health System Strategy Director at Medtronic Ibérica.
  • Mr. Franco Mercalli. MultiMed Engineers, Puglia Pilot operations coordinator.
  • Mr. Giovanni Gorgoni. CEO at AReSS: Agenzia Regionale Strategica per la Salute e il Sociale Puglia.
  • Mrs. Mayte Hurtado. Innovation Unit at Aragonese Health Service (SALUD).
  • Mr. Jon Eneko Idoyaga Uribarrena. European Projects Coordinator at Biobizkaia Health Research Institute.
  • Mrs. Irati Erreguerena Redondo. Researcher and Project Manager at Biosistemak Institute for Health System Research.
  • Mr Juan José Eito  Medical Director of Huesca Region at Aragon Salud

Open Innovation for creating sustainable digital healthcare ecosystems

14:30 - 15:00

  • Mr. Germán Gutiérrez. GK project Coordinator. Integrated Health Solutions Director at Medtronic Ibérica.
  • Mrs. Patricia Pesugo. Director Més Sant Pau Office, the Strategy & Transformational Office
  • Mr. César Velasco Muñoz. Innovation & Digital Strategy Director at AstraZeneca.
  • Mr. José Luis Fernández. Managing Partner at Kunsen.
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Klein. European Commission. Health and Wellbeing Cluster.
  • Ana Miquel Head of the Innovation Unit of the Health Department of Madrid Region.

Closing session

15:00 - 16:00

Cocktail and exhibition

Gran Teatro La Estación CAIXABANK
Príncipe Pio | Madrid (Spain)

Cta. de San Vicente, 44 - 28008 Madrid



Upon registration, you will receive regular updates about the agenda and logistics.

We are excited to welcome you on this special event designed to open doors to new opportunities around the world of technology and innovation!

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