Alex Kuo

Dr. Alex Kuo

Dr. Alex Kuo holds a PhD from the Department of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK. He is a full time associate professor at the School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, BC, Canada. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR), School of Medicine, Stanford University, and the Electronic Commerce Resource Centre (ECRC), Georgia Tech. USA. Now, he is the chair of the IEEE Big Data Education Track as well as the study group leader of Metadata Standard for Big Data Management at the IEEE Big Data Initiative (BDI). With over 20 years of programming and data analysis practical as well as research experience, he has over 150 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests include Cloud Computing & Big Data application to healthcare, health data interoperability, health database & data warehousing, data mining application in healthcare, e-health and clinical decision support system.


Craig Mitton

Craig Mitton

Dr. Craig Mitton (PhD) is a Senior Scientist in the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation and Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Within the School he leads the Master of Health Administration program and has an internationally recognized program of research in health economics. Dr. Mitton is the lead author on a book titled “The Priority Setting Toolkit: a guide to the use of economics in health care priority setting” and is the lead or co-author on more than 120 peer reviewed journal articles. He has delivered over 150 presentations across many different countries and regularly runs workshops and short courses on health economics and health administration. In 2015 he was awarded a Killam Teaching Prize from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Mitton is pleased to serve as the Academic Director for the Executive Certificate in Health Administration.


Duncan CampbellDuncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell is an independent, quality-driven international consultant, who is currently focused on health system performance improvement.

As Principal of Craigavon Enterprises his key focus is leading transformational change through the effective use of predictive, visible and real-time analytics. Using an Integrated Operations Centre approach healthcare organizations improve quality, reduce costs and break down organizational siloes.

He previously was the Chief Financial Officer and interim CEO for Alberta Health Services he focused on enhancing financial and operational performance and re-investing savings into quality improvement initiatives.

Duncan was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Systems Development and Performance for Vancouver Coastal Health, a $3bn integrated health organization. He played a key role in turning around financial and operational performance, without cutting services, through a focus on quality, workforce efficiencies, administration cost reduction, cash management and investing in staffing and real-time predictive decision support tools.

He previously held executive level turnaround and merger integration consulting positions at Deloitte, Gemini Consulting and IBM, as well as holding the Chief Financial Officer position for a 500-store retail footwear chain in South Africa. He has led projects across the globe, including projects in Russia, Singapore, UK, Norway, USA and Canada.

He was awarded the Business in Vancouver CFO of the Year award in 2011 for Transformational Leadership and Deloitte Alumni Award in 2011 for leadership.

Duncan currently sits on the board of BC Patient Safety and Quality Council and the Street to Home employment access committee.

Duncan is a lecturer on the UBC MHA program in Government and Policy. He also lectures finance on the Sauder School of Business BC Physician Leadership programme and previously guest lectured on the Sauder Healthcare EMBA.

Duncan holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Master of Business Administration from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and Canada.


Howard WaldnerHoward Waldner

Howard Waldner is Dean of the School of Health and Public Safety at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary.

He is also Adjunct Professor in the School of Public and Population Health at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he holds a teaching appointment within the Faculty of Medicine.

He is a visionary and innovative leader, with a strong track record of success in each of the senior leadership roles he has held to date in both Canada and the United Kingdom. He received the Canadian National Award for Innovation in Health Leadership from the Canadian College of Health Leaders in 2013.

He is a certified member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D), and serves as an independent Director of the Board of Strata Health Solutions and most recently completed three year terms as a Board member of the Telus (Victoria) Community Board and the Harbourside Rotary Foundation Board. He previously served as a director on a number of not-for-profit boards, including the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the BC Academic Health Council, the United Way Campaign Cabinet, Carewest, and the Greater Victoria Coalition to end Homelessness.

He received his MBA from the University of Glasgow, is an active member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, and was elected as a Fellow of the UK Institute of Health Care Managers.

From 2013-2016 Howard was Chief Executive of Caledonia Solutions, a strategic consulting company he founded in 2013, and is the immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), serving in this role from 2004 until 2013.

Prior to joining VIHA, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the former Calgary Health Region from 1999 until 2004. Before moving to Calgary in 1999, he held a number of senior leadership roles within the Scottish National Health Service, most recently in the role of Chief Executive of Dundee University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.


Perry Atwal

Perry Atwal

Perry Atwal is a lecturer at the Sauder School of Business in the University of British Columbia (UBC). Within Sauder, Perry has also been an Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Executive Education, and Executive Director for the Centre for Healthcare Management.

Perry has led several successful projects with extremely diverse participants in Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Hong Kong, spanning industries such as HealthCare, Transportation and Education. Prior to emigrating to Canada in 2002, Perry worked for the US Investment Bank Morgan Stanley in both IT and Equity Research.

Perry has taught courses at all levels (Undergraduate, Graduate and Executive) on Service Management, Employment Relationships, Strategy, Organizational Behaviour, Marketing and Leadership within the Sauder School of Business. Perry holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from Aston University (UK), and a MBA from the Sauder School of Business at UBC.


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