With the increased Cyber attacks and ransomware in the Healthcare industry, along with strict regulations and mandates for compliance, it is critical to think of a more holistic approach to address the industry’s pain points when managing the massive amounts of clinical data generated at an incredible pace every day. This growing challenge calls for an immune system approach to security, powered by cognitive capabilities and ecosystem collaboration. IBM Security is the largest enterprise Cybersecurity provider in the world, and the leader in 12 security market segments, with 60B+ security events monitored per day.
About the Speakers:
Salwa is the Security Business Leader for Public Sector in IBM, managing its global business for Healthcare, Life Sciences, Government and Education. She has over 20 years of progressive leadership roles in Strategy Planning, eHealth Innovation, Security Services and Products, Consulting and Complex Program Management with a firm commitment to delivery excellence.
She helps her clients achieve the highest ROI in technology and clinical value, with a great focus on Cyber Security for Public Sector. Leveraging growth areas such as cognitive computing, big data, clinical workflow, compliance, hybrid cloud adoption, mobile health, clinical genomics and digital business to bring the best industry cross-brand solutions to market.
Salwa has a passion for the industry and is an insightful leader. She works with Providers, Payers, Life Sciences Organizations, Academia and Research Centers, and Government Agencies to deliver customized solutions in different economies and supports patient safety, citizen’s privacy, clinical guidelines, compliance and standardization. Her expertise includes exemplary problem solving skills and outstanding leadership competencies.
She had her M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, and has been involved in research programs in Medical Sciences with the University of Alberta. She is a certified Risk Manager, PMP®, Agile Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner.
Farhana is the IBM Asia Pacific Healthcare and Social Services Director who assists healthcare and social services organizations to improve outcomes, access, efficiency and effectiveness. She has a strong focus on the applicability of cloud, analytics, mobile and security in the healthcare and social services sector. She also has helped drive a number of cutting edge cognitive computing (IBM Watson) healthcare engagements across Asia Pacific.
She has experience in both national healthcare/social services projects as well as hospital/provider environments. She has more than 20 years of international experience in the healthcare, social services and life sciences industry as a subject matter expert. She has been invited to speak as an industry expert at events in multiple countries globally. In May 2012, Farhana was inducted into IBM Industry Academy, an honor only given to a select number of leading industry experts in IBM. Farhana is a frequent speaker at healthcare industry events. She represents IBM in a variety of forums, press interviews and conferences.
Farhana has a degree in Bachelor of Science (with Honors), in which she majored in Biology and Biochemistry, at the University of British Columbia. She completed her MBA at Monash Mt Eliza Business School in Melbourne, Australia, in December 2000.