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Agenda for IC InnovatorCLUB  Sixth Virtual meeting

Date:  13th March 2021
Theme: “Medical Devices Entrepreneurs and Ecopreneurs
Timings: 14:00 Hrs – 15:30 Hrs (IST)

Time Activity Speaker
14:00 – 14:10 pm Introduction Dr. V K Singh, Managing Director, InnovatioCuris
14:10 – 15:25 pm Panel Discussion

Q & A

Moderator: Dr Amit Raj, Managing Director, Plexus Cardiac Care


  • Biten Kathrani, Head of R & D, Asia Pacific & Japan
    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
  • Pavan Choudary, Chairman & Director General, MTaI
    Managing Director, Vygon India
  • Dr Tapan Shah, Managing Partner & Chief Digital Transformation Strategist, CQ Ventures
15:25 – 15:30 pm Vote of thanks Parthvee Jain, Head of Market Access & Partnerships, InnovatioCuris


Introduction by
Surgeon R Admiral V.K. Singh
Surgeon R Admiral V.K. Singh

MD, InnovatioCurisChairman, ICFHE

Surgeon R Admiral V K Singh, VSM (Retd) is Managing Director of InnovatioCuris (IC), Chairman InnovatioCuris Foundation of Healthcare Excellence (ICFHE) a not for profit organization. Adjunct Professor-World Heath Innovation Network, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, Canada. Honorary Professor-Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia.Visiting professor of Indian Institute of Management, Indian Institute of Technology and others and authored two books ‘Innovations in Healthcare Management : Cost Effective and Sustainable Solutions’ with National & International authors published by CRC press in USA in 2015 and Special Indian edition in 2017. Book has prestigious Shingo publication award 2018 and adopted by IIMs. Another book “Planning and Designing Healthcare Facilities: Lean, Innovative and Evidence Based" is published in Oct 2017 by same publisher. Launched global magazine in healthcare innovation called InnoHEALTH in 2016. He is MBBS, Masters in Hospital Administration, Diplomate National Board in Hospital and Health Care Management and M Phil.

Served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer of United Nations and visited 42 countries. Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal (Distinguished Services Medal) for services at Zambia by the President of India and commendation of Govt. of Zambia. Was Adjunct Professor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) Zaragoza and Adjunct Research Professor- International Health Innovation Center, Ivey School of Business, University of Ontario, Canada. Was Consultant of National Disaster Management Authority and has formulated national guidelines for disaster on mass management of casualties. Was Founder Director of International Institute of Health Management & Research and President and is Fellow of Academy of Hospital Administration, Chairman, Health Care Division of Quality Council of India and has trained assessors and set standards for National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers (NABH) of India. Was Chairman of Healthcare Committee of Quality Council of India. Consultant in JCI accreditation system and is Assessor of European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). Developed Health specific EFQM model released in India by Union Health Minister in Dec 2010. Had been Lead Assessor of ISO and is consultant and trainer in application of Lean principles in Health care. Was Director of healthcare Asia of Simpler dealing with Lean healthcare excellence. Member of Telemedicine Society of India and Member of National Public Health Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Planned and executed health/hospital projects by cutting down cost at planning, operations and transformation of health organizations in India and abroad by applying Lean, innovations and evidence-based principles.

Dr Amit Raj
Dr. Amit Raj

Managing Director, Plexus Cardiac Care, India

Dr. Amit Raj is a Cardiologist by Profession, with various roles in Healthcare Environment from Clinician to Administration & now a Healthcare Entrepreneur. Dr. Amit Raj is currently Managing Director at Plexus Cardiac Care Driving Innovation to Deliver Value-Based Cardiac Care Delivery
- Associate at American College of Cardiology- ACC
- International Post Graduate in Cardiovascular Diseases
- Fellow “European Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions-EAPCI
- FSCAI– Fellow – The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
- Harvard Business School, Boston
Primary Cardiac Care (Last-Mile Cardiology) to Interventional Cardiac Care using IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovative Disruptive Tools to Reach out to Heart Patients in Villages, Towns to Interventional Lab at Cities. IoT Solutions in Virtual Cardiology care Plexus Cardiac Care Mission is to adopt a value-based model, recognize the right thing to do from a Quality, Performance Excellent Perspective.
Implemented and Constantly Improving the Value-Based Health Care with Med-Tech Innovations: a new product that enhances Early Diagnosis, reach out to last mile to Cardiac Interventions with Robust high-functioning Health IT systems that foster accessible data; the formation of new Collaborations with Physicians and Caregivers; Organizational changes” from Employers to Systems ” that make processes more efficient. Together, these types of advances Interact to Improve Long-term Patient Outcomes in Health Care.
Biten Kathrani
Biten Kathrani

Head of R & D, Asia Pacific & Japan
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Biten Kathrani is the Head of R&D for Asia Pacific & Japan for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. Based in Singapore, he also leads the Global Myopia and Beauty Contact Lens Platform R&D and represents APAC region in the Global Vision Care R&D Leadership team. He is also responsible for leading for J&J Vision Care’s strategic Myopia Research Collaboration program with SNEC / Singapore Eye Research Institute.

Biten has been in the healthcare / medical device industry for 25+ years leading R&D, Innovation and new ventures in APAC (China, Singapore and India) and USA. He has led medtech R&D organizations in Asia Pacific for Johnson & Johnson (between 1999 to 2014), Boston Scientific (between 2014-2018) and a start-up (1994- 1999). He has been instrumental in setting up Global and Asia R&D centers for J&J’s medical device businesses and Boston Scientific’s cross business Global R&D Centers in Asia ((in India and China).

He has lead R&D programs and talent teams to deliver 15+ diverse medical devices and 50+ patents covering single use disposable devices, capital equipment & instruments and software & connected health platforms for Class III implantables. He has had the opportunity to work across 8+ disease states including General Surgery & Endoscopy, Orthopedic surgery, Diabetes, Interventional Cardiology, Neuromodulation, Nephrology and most recently Vision Care.

He has been a proponent of Clinical needs & Insights driven innovation and has been associated with the Stanford Biodesign (USA, Singapore and India) program since 2009. He is also a member of the Founders Forum, a volunteer organization setup by Stanford Biodesign alumni to support medtech startups through their commercialization and scale up journey.

Biten holds an MBA from the ivy league Wharton Business School, an M. Tech in Biomedical Engineering from IIT Mumbai; and he is a certified Patent Agent with the India Patent Office. He has launched more that 15 products and has several granted patents in this name.

Mr. Pavan Choudary
Pavan Choudary

Chairman & Director General, MTaI
Managing Director, Vygon India

Mr. Pavan Choudary is the Managing Director of Vygon, a leading French Multinational in the field of Healthcare, He is the bestselling author of Healthcare and Management books like The Rx Factor and How a Good Person Can Really Win. He also has as his co-authors Dr. Kiran Bedi, the Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry & Mr Anil Shastri, Ex Union Finance Minister. He has done a column with the Times of India, currently writes for Firstpost and is the TV Host of “Hum Aisey Kyun Hain” where he takes up several healthcare issues with leading doctors and policy makers of the country. Two areas in medicine are especially close to his heart, Patient Safety & Quality in Healthcare and Safe Neonatal Vascular Access. He is the main person behind the Neonatal PICC movement in India. He is also one among the only two industry members, nominated by the GOI on the DTAB Sub Committee for provision of compensation for Medical Device Malfunction. He is the recipient of several awards like the Intellectual Icon of the year award, Business Excellence Award, Eric Hoffer Award etc. He sits on some of the most prestigious advisory boards/boards of India in the commercial and socio-political space. Notable among these from the healthcare point of view are Medical Technology Association of India, Transasia Biomedicals, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Memorial Trust, Executive Access, Bhartiya Videsh Niti Parishad, Blue Circle (Unified Leadership Pvt. Ltd.) and Wisdom Village Publications. He is consulted by leaders from different works of life on business & life.
Dr Tapan Shah
Dr Tapan Shah

Managing Partner & Chief Digital Transformation Strategist
CQ Ventures

A Surgeon, Harvard business school graduate, Ex Mckinsey, Ex Deloitte having spent over 15 years in Healthcare Digitalization in the entire ecosystem of the healthcare industry (Payor, Provider, Delivery & Logistics, Pharma and MedTech)
Spectrum – Strategy (corporate/ portfolio, customer, distribution, private equity, organization, procurement), private equity/ corporate due diligence, performance improvement, business innovation, and startups evaluation. Advisory to multiple investors in the healthcare industry for them to gain market advantage by value creation. Investment banker and fundraising for billion-dollar Venture Capital fund (CQ Ventures) predominantly agnostic but seek for health and social impact.
Focus has been
+ Big Data Analytics, Ai & ML with Deep learning
+ Blockchain & Token in healthcare Delivery models
+ Drug Discovery & Disease diagnostic
+ Precision & customized Healthcare
+ Population health, public health, disease pattern & market intelligence
+ IOT & MedTech
Strategy Development, Consulting & Execution, People Manager & Individual contributor to large deal (multi-million US$)

Target audience

  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare IT
  • Startups/ Innovators in connected health domain

IC InnovatoCLUB member participation is free of charge! 

Club member benefits:

  • Club meetings are free for members
  • Participation as a speaker in club meetings
  • Free subscription of InnoHEALTH magazine
  • 10% discount in all activities of IC like InnoHEALTH conference, workshops, training, study tours
  • Save 30% by annual membership instead of payment for a day to attend

Club payment

Name of Beneficiary:  Innovatiocuris Foundation Of Healthcare and Excellence
Name of Bank:  AXIS Bank
Address of Bank:  Ground Floor, A-1, Adhchini, Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110019, India
Account Number: 918020021321597
IFSC Code:  UTIB0003028
MICR Code:  110211177


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