Keynote speakers

Jurriaan van Rijswijk

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Jurriaan van Rijswijk is founder and chairman of the Games for Health Europe Foundation. He is an entrepreneur and serious game designer for 22 years and won the ICT Personality of the Year Award in the Netherlands. He develops game strategies and designs behaviour change interventions using clinically and scientifically-validated games – for which he has also won various awards. Games for Health Europe Foundation is the worldwide co-creation network for research, development and implementation of games within the health ecosystem.

Dr. Winfried Pinggera

Dr. Winfried Pinggera is the GD of the pension fund (PVA) in Austria since 2009. After studying law he also was part of the bureau of the federal chancellor from 2000 until 2006. Besides other areas his responsibilities also included healthcare and sport. In addition to the pension fund the PVA also covers new and innovative ideas in the healthcare sector and is also responsible for the management of different rehabilitation centers throughout Austria. Dr. Winfried Pinggera will give an overview of their activities and also highlight the potential for healthcare applications, the integration of serious games and new systems into the context of elderly people as well as rehabilitation.

Dr. Josef Probst

Dr. Josef Probst is the general director of the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions (Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger). This umbrella organisation is responsible for safeguarding general social security interests and for representing the social security institutions in matters of common concern (e.g. concluding contracts with doctors, hospitals, etc.). It also represents the Austrian social security system in dealings with similar organisations abroad and, in an international context, acts as an access point and liaison body in matters of health, accident and pension insurance. Dr. Probst will give an overview of their activities and especially highlight what innovative solutions trough IT can be delivered and achieved, which also includes the potentials for serious games and applications for health.