The Center’s 7th Forum “Strategy in times of change” was held on September 12-14, 2018 at the Columbia University Global Center in Paris.
After Hamburg, Washington DC (in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente), Berlin (sponsored by the Bosch Foundation and further multinationals), and Paris we returned to Columbia University’s Global Center.
The Forum is designed for global executives in healthcare business and strategy to discuss the latest developments, challenges and opportunities shaping the industry. Working hand-in-hand with leading thinkers from around the world, the event provides attendees with an ideal forum for networking as well as rigorous analysis and foresight.
This year’s topic looked at “strategy in times of change” and consider macro topics and global trends in the industry as well as micro issues such as employee engagement strategies on the shop floor as they are related to health information technology and artificial intelligence. On the journey from the bird’s eye perspective to the life inside healthcare organizations the assessment of effective demand in global markets is crucial. The Forum – now in its 7th year – has been conceived to help the world’s top healthcare executives seize the moment. Previous participants rave about the interactive, content-rich and personal experience: https://goo.gl/t3f4H7
The draft agenda is online.
You can read about our past forums and learn more about what global thought leaders who attended think about our style of conferencing.
Executives are invited personally and represent all stakeholder perspectives. The total number of participants is limited to ensure effective networking and matchmaking opportunities in a confidential setting. About 50% of participants join us from the United States, 40% from Europe and about 10% from Asia and the Middle East.
This year we were excited to welcome SCOR global reinsurance and also ALLIANZ private health insurance as a new gold sponsor of the Forum; Medimpact, a leading pharmaceutical benefits provider in the United States, as a new silver sponsor and Morgan Consulting Resources and Laboratoires Prodene Klint S.A. as new bronze sponsors. The department of health policy and management of Columbia University New York sponsored the drinks for our reception and my consulting network ENJOY STRATEGY Germany sponsored the flying buffet.
Please save the date for the Center’s 8th Business Forum in Paris, France, on September 11 – 13, 2019.
If you wish to become a partner of the next Forum please inquire regarding at email@example.com. Attend the 8th Forum with your organization to identify new trends and incorporate them into future products and strategies necessary for success in a market of shifting US and EU priorities.
More on the 8th Forum follows soon – stay tuned @HCMatColumbia! To get a taste of the Forum take a look at our virtual broadcasting:
The topics were very diverse, the agenda was very well put together, the panel discussions, the workshops have generated a lot of interesting discussions. Everybody is participating. It was a very valuable couple of days. I really enjoyed it. I’m very glad to be here. It was excellent.
This conference is a great opportunity to meet international experts with different backgrounds and discuss current, relevant topics; share experiences and develop new ideas for current and future business opportunities.
The exchange was fantastic, and I learned a great deal in just 2.5 days. What I found most useful is hearing the international perspectives on how to improve patient care and how to really move technology and systems all for the betterment of the people we serve.
I really enjoyed this conference for many reasons: the most because it is a very interesting group of people that have been brought together by Katharina and her team to share ideas across globally. And I liked the format, the way that we present some information and then sit down to really brainstorm about it to come up with some common ideas. I’m a big fan.
I liked most the special format of the forum: I was pleased to have so much dialogue and exchanges. It was very pleasant to experience that people are all very open, participating and authentic.
It’s really been a pleasure to meet thought leaders from all over the world and learn about what’s different in their health systems and also the common challenges we face. I learned a lot from others about ways they’ve found to tackle those challenges and things I can take home and apply in my work.
It was a really good mix of people in various fields and therefore, we had a very different conversation than the ones I have had in previous conferences.
The most exciting is that there are lots of senior management and leadership people coming from various industries. We contribute and we share experiences which gives people a very different perspective. So I am thrilled to be here, I’m really delighted to be here. It is way beyond my expectation.
This is the 6th forum that I have attended and I can’t say that there is one that I like better than another, but I love them all. What I get out of it is having so many different mindsets, skillsets, professions in the healthcare industry represented in the same room. There is no other meeting like this.
It is a great event where we can bring together different thinkers and leaders in healthcare and management and clinical work to share new ideas, build new relationships, and network. Although I work in a multinational it is for me a really good opportunity to work with people from very different backgrounds and even more diverse backgrounds that I would often even get at my workplace. So that opportunity for diverse thinking among diverse people is the key reason why I like to come to any of these events.
The unique thing about the forum is that it draws together senior physicians, clinicians, executives and industry. That’s not a diverse set of opinions that you get involved in very often. To be able to talk about things that are globally applied but with that industry audience is something I have not experienced before.
The most interesting part was to meet people with such different backgrounds from different companies, organizations and different skills. And I learned a lot about healthcare management because I’m from the operating part of the business and that was really enlightening for me.
This meeting was very interesting because we created new relationships between different countries and we have different perspectives about topics which are relevant now and probably also in the future for healthcare management. Thanks to Katharina Janus and all the team.
What I enjoyed the most is a comfortable, safe place for the free exchange of ideas amongst a diverse group of people with deep experience and vast knowledge in healthcare.
The diversity of experience, the different countries we’ve got, the diversity of topics going from how does the French health system work and what pilots they are looking at, to hand hygiene technology, and how to get employees to change how they think about technology.
This is the event for high-level content and a great exchange with other stakeholders in the healthcare industry.
I really enjoyed the interaction with the group and meeting very interesting, fascinating people who are all very passionate about healthcare and making sure that we exchange ideas so that we can make improvements to how we provide healthcare – whether it is in the US, in Europe, Asia or the Middle East. It is a wonderful place to collaborate and to learn about newly emerging ideas in healthcare.
The ability to dig into some other areas of healthcare was very interesting for me and it is always a result of great organization, a great mix of people, location – so very happy with the conference.
It was an excellent forum for exchange amongst different health care professionals from around the world. The exchange and discussions were highly insightful and brought together different industry perspectives and latest trends in healthcare management. I truly enjoyed the healthcare forum.