HUG Standards. Global Collaboration and Harmonization for Digital Transformation in Health Care

In the UN SDG framework each block and each Goal is predicated in some way towards the underlying need to provide or conduct the SDG with Health and Health Care as a foundational stage.
Standards, combined with effective and aligned regulation, will allow HUG (The Global Healthcare Utility Grid) to provide affordable and equitable Health Care to all the citizens of the World.
This session will introduce you to the leadership figures who have accepted the challenge of accelerated collaborative and harmonized standards based on Blockchain, Digital Ledger Technology, utilizing AI, Quantum computing platforms and advancing the principles of Federated Learning in applying MRS (Machine Readable Standards) to the overarching need for this transformational Grid.

AGENDA HUG Standards

12.00 John Greaves Setting the stage.

12.10 Norbert Bensalem ISO / IEC JTC1

12.45 Michael Glickman ISO TC 215 Health Informatics

13.20 Uwe Oelmüller Qiagen Regulatory Interface example

13.45 Sachin Shetty (IEEE) and Eion Clancy (Medical Device Expert) on Devices in HUG

14.30 Dr. Rita Lawlor moderates panel consisting of Sachin, Laura, Michael, Norbert, Silona.

15.15 Laura Lindsay INCITS

15.45 Marc Taverner INTABA

16.15 Jim St Clair HIMSS / Identity and HUG

16.45 Silona Bonewald IEEE Open

17.20 John Greaves Panel of Jim, Marc, Declan and Closing remarks.

HUG Standards. Global Collaboration and Harmonization for Digital Transformation in Health Care

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Oct 01 2020


12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


  • Jim St Clair
    Jim St Clair
    Convenor Digital Identity WG ISO TC307, Former Director of Standards for HIMSS

    Jim St Clair is an active technology strategist helping customers in government, healthcare and other industries consider, evaluate and implement technology in Blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA) and cloud technologies. Jim is also active in several industry associations, is a founding contributor member of the Trust over IP Foundation, where he leads the Patient Identity Task Force. Jim is also contributing to several ISO and IEEE Working Groups to develop new standards sovereign identity and distributed ledger systems.

  • John Greaves
    John Greaves
    Director, Global Standards Architecture, Conformity and Propagation. Chair INCITS (International Council for Information Technology Standards). Secretary IEEE P2418.6 Blockchain in Health Care and Life Sciences: Vice Chair IEEE P2677 BOPS (Blockchain Omnidirectional Pandemic Surveillance Standard).
  • Laura Lindsay
    Laura Lindsay
    INCITS Executive Board Chair and Microsoft Corporate Standards Group (CSG) Cybersecurity Standards Strategist; Vice-Chair of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 Information Security, Cybersecurity, and Privacy Protection.

    Ms Lindsay has over twenty-eight years of experience in Information Technology including network operations and support, information security operations, architecture and policy, customer consulting engineering, technical evangelism and industry standards. More specifically she has over eighteen years of experience in the areas of Information Security, Cybersecurity, Security architecture, and incident response. Skilled in project management, industry relations, community building and in communicating about complex technologies from experts to non-technical people and from senior executives to entry level people. Ms Lindsay has worked in ISO and ISO/IEC JTC 1 for over thirteen years. She has been an active member of ISO/IEC JTC 1, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38, ISO/TC 307 as an expert, US Delegate, editor serving on the drafting committee and liaison representative. Ms Lindsay is currently the Chair of the US Mirror committee for JTC 1, INCITS Executive Board, and the vice-chair of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 Information Security, Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection committee.

  • Marc Taverner
    President INATBA (International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications)
  • Michael Glickman
    Michael Glickman
    Chair ISO TC215 Health Informatics; President, Computer Network Architects Inc.

    Founder and CEO of Computer Network Architects, has over 50 years of experience in the computer industry and 35 years in Healthcare Information Technology. He is an internationally recognized Subject Matter Expert on systems integration and secure interoperability and is a pioneer in HealthCare interoperability.

    Mr. Glickman is Chair of ISO/TC215 Health informatics. He is a founding member of HL7, and has contributed to and held leadership positions with many standards development organizations including, HL7, DICOM, IEEE, OASIS, IHE, NCPDP, CDISC and ANSI.

    He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), Chair of CPRI and the ANSI Information Systems Steering Board representing 55 industries, including HealthCare. He is a member of the ANSI ISO Council (AIC).

    Mr. Glickman received his Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. He studied under Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (USN dec.), publishing his thesis on a then new topic – Minicomputers & Distributed Processing. His undergraduate work was at Temple University where he majored in Physics with a minor in Mathematics and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was elected to Sigma Pi Sigma, the National Physics Honor Society.

  • Norbert Bensalem
    ISO / IEC JTC1

    Norbert Bensalem has considerable experience in the Pharmaceutical industry in Skincare and Eye care product line. Currently based in France as an IBM employee with 20 + years of experience in the ICT industry. Several roles in Management and Services.
    Standards Director with more than 10 years’ experience in governance of standards organizations and committees, holding responsibility both at national and at international level in standardization committees. Active in ISO/IEC JTC 1 various committees with leadership positions such as Head of French delegation, AFNOR/GCTI Chairman, AG 14 Systems Integration Facilitator (SIF) Convenor and JTC 1 representative in the IEC SG 13 Working with Consortia.
    JTC 1 PAS Mentor for OASIS, W3C, The Open Group and GS1.

  • Rita T. Lawlor
    Rita T. Lawlor
    Ph.D., CIPP/E, CIPM Fellow of Information Privacy (IAPP)

    Rita T. Lawlor is a Computer Science graduate of Trinity College Dublin with a doctorate in Oncological Pathology from the University of Verona where she is co-founder of the ARC-Net ( applied cancer research centre and is director of the ARC-Net biobank coordinating research activities. She is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (International Association of Privacy Professionals) with CIPP/E and CIPM certifications for European data protection and is chair of the ISBER GDPR Task Force. She is a member of the management team of ICGC-ARGO, International Cancer Genome Consortium to accelerate research in genomic oncology and is a member of the board of the Italian Foundation on Pancreas Diseases (FIMP).
    She is past president of ESBB, the European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking ( and a former director of ISBER, International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories ( She is a member of the steering committee of BC-NET (Biobank Cohort Network of Low Middle Income Countries) of IARC (International Association for Research on Cancer). She co-authored the IARC Technical Publication on Common Minimum Technical Standards and Protocols for Biobanks Dedicated to Cancer Research.
    Her current research interests are in molecular diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets and the role of cancer heterogeneity and molecular characterization of samples in the application of individualized medicine.

  • Sachin Shetty
    Sachin Shetty
    Convenor IoMT (Internet of Medical Things) Working Group

    Sachin Shetty is an Associate Director in the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC) at Old Dominion University. He holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering. His laboratory conducts cloud and mobile security research with support from National Science Foundation, Air Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Lab, Office of Naval Research, Department of Homeland Security, and Boeing. Recently, he has developed blockchain empowered solutions to address cybersecurity issues in distributed systems for the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and Sentara Healthcare. He serves as the chair for the IEEE P2418.6 Internet of Medical Things. He has edited a book entitled “Blockchain for Distributed Systems” for Wiley-IEEE Press. He has authored and coauthored over 140 research articles in journals and conference proceedings and two books. He is the recipient of Fulbright Award, EPRI Cybersecurity Challenge Award, DHS Scientific Leadership Award, and has been inducted in Tennessee State University’s million dollar club.

  • Silona Bonewald
    Silona Bonewald
    Executive Director IEEE SA OPEN

    Silona Bonewald joins IEEE SA Open after serving as vice president of community architecture at Hyperledger, a global open source collaborative effort hosted by The Linux Foundation, where she integrated leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things (IoT), supply chains, and manufacturing. Other notable career accomplishments include, while with PayPal, pioneering the InnerSource process; for Siemens AG, creating a cutting-edge and Six Sigma-compliant e-commerce website; and for Ubisoft, creating an international content management system (CMS) architecture.

  • Uwe Oelmüller
    Uwe Oelmüller
    Vice President MDx Development, Head of Sample Technologies PreAnalytiX Management Committee Co-Chair

    Dr. Oelmueller joined QIAGEN in 1995. He is Vice President, Head of the Molecular Diagnostics Technology Center for Sample Technologies. At the QIAGEN / BD joint venture company PreAnalytiX he is QIAGEN’s management committee co-chair. Dr. Oelmueller was the coordinator of the EU FP7 Collaborative Grant Project SPIDIA (2008 – 2013) and is the current coordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action SPDIA4P (2017 – 2020). Both projects focus on the standardization and improvement of pre-analytical workflows for in-vitro diagnostics. He is a working group convener at the ISO/TC 212 (clinical Laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems) and at the CEN/TC 140 (in vitro diagnostic medical devices). In 2017 he received in Stockholm the “DIN Honorary Needle” Award for his international engagement in standards developments for quality management in medical laboratories and in 2020 in Brussels the CEN-CENELEC “Standard and Innovation Technical Body Officers Award” for successfully introducing research outcome and innovation into standardization.