ABOUT US

Founders

Dr Alan Gaffney

Dr Alan Gaffney

Dr Gaffney is a practising Intensive Care Physician and Anesthesiologist working in a large University Teaching Hospital. He was previously the Associate Medical Director of the Cardiothoracic ICU at Columbia University Medical Center. He trained in Ireland, Guy’s Hospital in London, the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney and Columbia University Medical Center in New York. He has an MSc in Clinical Trials from the University of London and a PhD in Pharmacology from Trinity College Dublin.

Nikola Nestorov

Nikola Nestorov

Mr. Nestorov is a senior executive with over twenty years of IT industry experience. In his most recent roles, Mr. Nestorov was responsible for the eHealth and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions of both large multinationals (Telefónica, S.A. and CK Hutchison Three), and a technology start-up (Net Feasa Limited) where he was COO. Mr. Nestorov holds an MSc in Health Informatics from Trinity College Dublin and an MEng degree in Telecommunications from the Technical University of Sofia. Mr. Nestorov is certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an elected IEEE Senior Member.

Advisors

Christine Flury

Christine Flury

Principal at C R Flury Group

Dr. Flury is a an innovative nurse entrepreneur, healthcare IT executive and educator. Her leadership roles span academic medical centers (Stanford Medical Center, University of California San Francisco) to healthcare IT vendors. Dr. Flury’s unique ability to blend clinical and technical requirements has helped launch start-ups through early stage growth to IP.

John Murphy

John Murphy

CEO, 8 West Consulting

John is CEO of 8 West Consulting, formerly known as DeCare Systems Ireland (DSI), a subsidiary of Anthem, Inc. 8 West provides business and technology solutions to global clients in the healthcare and retail space along with others who require high quality, scalable and maintainable software in fields ranging from publishing to community safety. 8 West is also the developer of SafeTrx, the world’s leading tracking and alerting solution for non-GMDSS vessels. John maintains a hands-on role in a wide spectrum of client projects within numerous industries.

Andrew S. Gallan

Andrew S. Gallan

Associate Professor, the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University

Andrew S. Gallan (PhD, Arizona State University, Center for Services Leadership) is an associate professor of marketing at the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University. His research interests are in the areas of innovation, design, and patient experience in health care. Andrew’s collaborations with a variety of health care organizations, including Mayo Clinic Arizona, Advocate Health Care, the Patient and Family Centered Care Innovation Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and University of Chicago Medical Center, have resulted in support for students, teaching, advising, and research. Dr. Gallan has published in Patient Experience Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, California Management Review, and other top services journals. Andrew is also principal of a patient experience analytics and advisory company, Dignity in Action, Inc.

Mike Fitzgerald

Mike Fitzgerald

Chairman, Net Feasa Ltd

Mike Fitzgerald has 28 year of experience in software and wireless networking companies. Mike was a Vice President of two NASDAQ-quoted companies (ADC Telecommunications and interWAVE Communications). He co-founded the Irish software company Altobridge Ltd (2002) and between 2000 to 2015 has been a founding investor or board member of several companies including NewBay, AMCS Group, Mobinets, Mianach Venture Capital, Propylon, Blue Ocean Wireless, and Cross Atlantic Productions. He is a graduate of University College Cork and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. In 2009, he was named Ernst & Young’s Irish Entrepreneur of the Year (Emerging category) and in 2012 a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum.