The #HIP613 hackathon brings together patients, healthcare professionals, physicians, technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, business leaders, researchers, administrators, and governments to collaboratively break down barriers to innovation in healthcare. If you aspire to help transform the access and delivery to healthcare for the better, join us! If not you, who?
Our 2019 Judging Panel
Mari Teitelbaum, B.Sc.H MHA, Vice President of Provincial Programs and Chief Innovation Officer, CHEO
Her unique background and her passion for applying technology to improve health care systems make her an asset to CHEO’s team.
Mari started her career as an electrical engineer, where she recognized the value of technology to enable efficiency and effectiveness. After ten years in the high tech industry, she decided to go back to school and get her Masters of Health Administration at the University of Ottawa. As the daughter of a CHEO physician and a mother herself, she passionately believed that she could use her technology skills to help clinicians care for kids in this community.
Heidi Sveistrup, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of the Bruyère Research Institute and VP, Research and Academic Affairs
Heidi is an active investigator at BRI whose research focus is in stroke rehabilitation and the use of technologies to support wellness, engagement and long life. She is also the academic lead for the Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI).
Kevin Grignon, Design Lead for IBM Business Analytics, and Director of IBM Studios Ottawa
Kevin is a designer with over 20 years of experience designing and delivering software and service experiences. Kevin has led design organizations to deliver simple, elegant, and compelling product experiences to market for clients including Coca-Cola, Bank of China, Huawei, Corel, Nortel Networks and others.
Timon LeDain, Director of Emerging Technologies, Macadamian Technologies
Timon is the Director of Macadamian’s growing business in connected health and the Medical Internet of Things (MIoT). Responsible for Macadamian’s IP strategy, partnerships, and emerging technology development initiatives, his areas of focus include healthcare, voice experiences, and consumer products.
This year’s 2019 hackathon features the following prizes:
- Win an opportunity to pitch your solution directly to the Innovation decision-makers at the Bruyere Hospital. In return, they will provide your team with advice, feedback, and potential for piloting within the hospital. Sponsored by Bruyère Hospital.
- Win an opportunity to pitch your solution directly to the Innovation decision-makers at CHEO. In return, they will provide your team with advice, feedback, and potential for piloting within the hospital. Sponsored by CHEO.
- Two teams will be awarded travel and accommodation for two participants to pitch at the June 18 Hackathon Finale Showcase in Kitchener. Sponsored by AGE-WELL.
- Up to $10,000 in student and faculty support to assist a project that addresses technology related to aging. Sponsored by the Garbarino Girard Centre for Innovation in Seniors Care at Algonquin College.
- Three 1/2 day studio sessions with the team at IBM Studios Ottawa to help the winning team bring their concept from napkin sketch to market ready. Prize winners will get access to IBM Studios designers for guidance on research methods, user experience design, user interface design, design systems, and user testing. Sponsored by IBM Ottawa.