Advancing Independence and Cooperation with the Health Utility Grid

According to the World Health Organization, up to 5 billion people could lack access to essential health services by 2030. The Health Utility Grid (HUG) is a global initiative that seeks to integrate the utility of several new areas of emerging technology: blockchain, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and privacy/dignity preserving techniques such as zero knowledge proofs in order to put the power  of self-sovereign identity and self-determination into the patients’ hands.

HUG is creating methodology and means to provide comprehensive technology-based fulfillment on a fair and equitable basis. HUG is modelled on and derives its values from the UN SDG Framework, applying best practice through standardized platforms and processes that will remain affordable and effective in every society and mindful of cultural differences.

This session will give an overview of this concept and outline a road map for utilizing this advanced array of technologies to improve global health.

Advancing Independence and Cooperation with the Health Utility Grid

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Sep 25 2020


5:00 PM - 5:45 PM


  • Heather Flannery
    Heather Flannery
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ConsenSys Health

    Heather Leigh Flannery is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ConsenSys Health, a spin-off from ConsenSys AG effective March 2nd, 2020. She is also Co-Founder and Board Chair of Blockchain in Healthcare Global (“BiHG”), a new 501(c)6 trade association organized under the IEEE ISTO. She chairs the IEEE SA P2418.6 Standards Development Working Group (blockchain in healthcare and life sciences), serves as the FY19 Co-Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force, Chairs the Healthcare Special Interest Group at the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), and is an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers Blockchain for Science. Ms. Flannery is also an Innovation Fellow at EP3 Foundation, has served as Industry Faculty for the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (US HHS ONC) and is an active consultant, advisor, and keynote speaker.

  • Paul O’Neill
    Paul O’Neill
    Strategic Business Development, Intel Confidential Computing

    Paul is Director of Strategic Business Development in Intel’s Confidential Computing Group. He is responsible for eco-system development and coordination of Confidential Computing solutions like Intel SGX and strategies across market segments from Enterprise, Finance, Government, Cloud, Healthcare and IoT with strategic industry partners. Paul has been working at Intel since 2014 and has and has 20+ years’ experience in technology companies from start-ups to large enterprises