Future of Eldercare Operations Seminar Speakers

Professor Dr Areerat Suputtitada, M.D, Chairperson of Neurorehabilitation Research Unit at Chulalongkorn University, Chairperson of Excellent Centre for Gait and Motion at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thailand

 Prof Areerat

Professor Dr. Areerat Suputtitada is Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, full time working faculty at Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. She received 14 national awards, 7 international awards, and published more than 60 international and 20 national articles in the areas of her experts including neurological rehabilitation, spasticity and dystonia, gait and motion, and Pain. She has also been invited to lecture as the keynote speakers, parallel and symposium speakers and be chairpersons for over 100 international conferences. Professor Dr. Suputtitada has been elected and appointed to important positions in the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) such as the Chair of Women and Health Task Force, International Exchange Committee and Representative to the ISPRM Assembly of Delegates for Asia & Oceania. She just has been appointed to be the committee of Global Academic Physiatrists Task Force of Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) in USA. Moreover, she is the youngest physician to have appointed as Professor in Thailand since she was only 36 years old. She has been further studying and certifying in various advance rehabilitation medicine as Diploma in Pain, Movement disorders and Neurorehabilitation at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Colorado Neurological Institute, USA 1995-1996; Certificate in Gait and Movement Analysis in Austria 1996, England 2009, Sweden and Finland 2009; Certificate in Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy at Germany 2010; Certificate in Diagnostic Ultrasound and Ultrasound guidance injection in Australia 2012, AAPMR 2012, USA 2013; Certificate in Comprehensive Sports Medicine Update and Board Review in AAPMR and ASM in USA 2014. Certificate in Transcutaneous Direct Current Stimulation in Neuropsychiatric Research at Harvard U in Boston, USA 2016. Certificate in Motor Control in Biomechanics, Certificate in Investigation of Muscle Physiology, and Certificate in Delsys EMG analysis from ISEK, USA 2016, Certificate in FIMS Team Physician Development Course from International Federation of Sport Medicine 1994 and 2017, Certificate in Integrated Aging Care from Aging Asia 2017. She has been further studying and certifying in medical research courses as Certificate of training course in Research Ethic from Western IRB, Seattle, USA 2006, Certificate in Good Clinical Practice (ICH Focus) Curriculum - IRB members, Researchers, Faculty members - Basic/Refresher, Certificate in Good Clinical Practice (U.S. FDA Focus), Certificate in Responsible Conduct of Research, Certificate in CITI Conflicts of Interest, and Certificate in Good Clinical Practice Course for Clinical Trials Involving Devices (international focus) from Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the University of Miami, USA , 2017.

Mr Anders Mohss, Managing Director, Bunne Music, Sweden

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Violin and Guitar maker. Stockholm and Gothenburg and Newark England 1976-78. 40 years of experience in starting and running companies. Holds numerous patents in both building and IT technology. Has worked for Svenska SIDA in South Africa. Board member of a number of companies in three continents. Has among others worked for the following companies: McCain Canada, JSK Bake & Trading Norway, Café Bar Holland, Etna BV Holland. Deli Chef in Florida, GTL Foods Soth Africa, OilQuick Sweden, 21 Century Mobile Sweden. Awards: Development Award 1994, to the memory of Alfred Nobel (not the Nobel price) given by the “Association of Swedish Industry” for developing a new textile mould for concrete work. Represented: MOMA (Museum of Modern Art in New York) in the field of Architecture and Industrial Design 

Dr Agnes Xue, Assistant Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore


A Red-Dot award-winning designer and the first Industrial Designer in Singapore to be awarded the Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) qualification from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Assistant Professor (Dr) Agnes Xue is currently faculty at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Curriculum Head at the Singapore-Stanford Biodesign program, a national-level medical technology innovation training office funded by A*STAR-EDB. Her teaching and research interest has always been exploring better designs for healthcare that will have user-centric impact in this digital age. Agnes has always been an entrepreneur at heart. During her time outside of the university, she has invested and started a 3D visualisation design consultancy and an interior design company. In her personal capacity, she volunteers as the Honorary Treasurer of the Lupus Association Singapore. 

Ms Bec Meenahan, Senior Allied Health Professional, integratedliving Australia, Australia

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Bec Meenahan is the Senior Allied Health Professional for integratedliving Australia and has a passion for health and customer care. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Food and nutrition), Bec’s career has seen her in retail, the weight loss industry and food safety – and now as the National Nutritionist and lead Allied Health Professional, Bec’s team are providing direct customer care and health improvement interventions to restore and maintain optimal health. Bec also leads work with Nursing and the Allied health team to develop and deliver award winning wellness programs to rural and remote communities.

Dr Caroline Lee, CEO & Managing Director, LeeCare Solutions Pty Ltd, Australia


Dr Caroline Lee is CEO and founder/MD of Leecare Solutions Pty Ltd which, since 1997, has developed clinical and management software solutions for the aged and healthcare industry. The Platinum 5 suite is installed in over 650 aged care facilities across Australia, NZ and Singapore government nursing homes.  She was the national President of the Aged Care IT Vendors Association from 2009 – Nov 2013, on the Commonwealth Nurse Advisor panel since the late 1990’s and her PhD was for her research of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners. 

Mr Christopher Loy, Key Account Manager - Asia Pacific, Business Development Manager USA, wissner-bosserhoff GmbH, Germany

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Chris is working for the leading bed manufacturer wissner-bosserhoff in Europe. He is holding the position as a Key-Account-Manager for the region Asia-Pacific. Besides his activities in Asia-Pacific he is working as a Business Development Manager in the United States of America. The long-term goal of his work is to strengthen also the network between nursing home facilities and universities in the Angle-Saxon countries and China. Hence, he is enrolled as a PhD student at the Health Policy & Management Institution at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Fall prevention and dementia in institutional care is his major field of research.

Mr David Lane, Chairman Emeritus, ThomsonAdsett, Australia   

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As one of Australia’s best-known architectural specialists in the Elderly Care industry, David has worked on major domestic projects across private, public and charitable sectors. He has directed work on significant international projects located in Asia, United Kingdom, Canada, and USA. He has been instrumental in developing ThomsonAdsett’s reputation as a Specialist Consultancy Practice through the expansion of Retirement and Aged Care divisions in key growth markets around Australia.   

Ms Elaine Castrisos, Regional Manager Asia, The Britex Group, Singapore

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Elaine, Asia Regional Manager for The Britex Group, is an entrepreneur and business professional whose success and boldness with its niche eldercare bathroom assistive device start-up, Elsa Health Asia Pte Ltd (since acquired by The Britex Group), was a culmination of 15yrs of relationship building focus and experience in diverse roles from Operations to Business Development, Sales and Marketing in various industries including sanitary ware and markets including SEA, Australia & New Zealand.  In 2016-2017, Elaine was an expert judge for ST Electronics and Spring Singapore's 'The Tech Factor Challenge' Ageing-in-Place Start-up Accelerator Program.

Ms Fiona Hearn, Executive General Manager, Care Innovation and Quality, Bolton Clarke, Australia 

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Fiona has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in home nursing and community care, having worked in a variety of nursing leadership roles over many years. In 2015 RDNS merged with RSL Care and now operate as ‘Bolton Clarke’ in Australia, in the process becoming one of Australia’s largest most experienced not for profit aged care, health and independent living providers. Her current role, as Executive General Manager Care, Innovation and Quality is a senior group executive leadership role across the group. Fiona has represented community care services in a range of Government policy areas and held a number of positions on Boards of Management for Community and Rural Health Services. Her qualifications includes: Master Health Science in Health Administration (MHS), Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAIC) and Member of Australian College of Nursing (MACN). 

Ms Gillian Tee, CEO & Co-founder, Homage, Singapore

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Gillian Tee is the co-founder and CEO of Homage, a home care solution that combines curated and trained care professionals with smart technology to manage and provide on-demand home and community-based caregiving to seniors and adults, allowing them to age and recover at home with comfort, control and dignity. Prior to Homage, she co-founded Rocketrip, a travel tech company based in New York City and Silicon Valley backed by Y-Combinator and Bessemer Ventures. Prior to Rocketrip, Gillian held various sales, business development, product management and technology leadership positions at Amazon and Accenture. As a Singaporean Native, Gillian studied Computer Science at the University of Melbourne and got an MBA and Masters of International Affairs from Columbia Business School and Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. 

Mr Gustav Strandell, CEO, Maihama Club Co., Ltd, Japan

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Gustav Strandell is the CEO at Maihama Club Nursing Home. Prior to that, Strandell was initially involved with the home’s operation as a consultant, giving advice about ways to give effective care to its residents and users before taking on the role of General Manager. Strandell first came to Japan in 1992 as an exchange student from Stockholm University to the Waseda Senior High School. In 1999, he pursued his Master’s Degree nursing home field studies in Sweden and Japan. Strandell also sits on the board of the Geriatric Research Institute in Japan, and Japan-Sweden Society. He has been featured in the media on several occasions like Asahi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan Times and Nikkei Business FujiTV and NHK.  

Prof Henrik Hautop Lund, Professor & President, Entertainment Robotics - Moto Tiles, Denmark

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Professor Henrik Hautop Lund, Center for Playware, Technical University of Denmark, is World Champion in RoboCup Humanoids Freestyle 2002, and has more than 200 scientific publications. He has developed shape-shifting modular robots, presented to the emperor of Japan, and has collaborated closely on robotics and AI with companies like LEGO, Kompan, BandaiNamco. He developed music 2.0 together with international pop star Peter Gabriel. He is currently board member of the 20m euro Patient@Home project in Denmark – and partner in the 1 billion euro EU Human Brain Project. He has invented to the patented modular interactive tiles, Moto Tiles ( for playful prevention and rehabilitation among seniors, as an alternative form of physical rehabilitation exercise to allow elderly citizens to break away from monotonous training programs, and participate in an exercise that is fun and exciting, and therefore more motivating. 

Ms Leslie Wolfe, President of Global Health, MAXIMUS, USA

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Ms. Wolfe is responsible for the Company’s United Kingdom and Canada operations, which include health insurance program administration, independent assessments, occupational health and digital wellbeing, drug information systems, workforce and disability services, and family maintenance. Under her leadership, 600+ health care professionals deliver health and wellness services to a million people, while an additional 1,200+ conduct a million face-to-face disability assessments in the U.K. MAXIMUS also serves 4.5 million residents through the Health Insurance British Columbia (Canada) program. Ms. Wolfe has a keen interest in the role of telecare and tele-monitoring to support people living with health barriers. Ms. Wolfe holds a bachelor’s degree in science from the University Of Guelph, Ontario and is a professional accountant with a Canadian accounting body. 

Ms Lee Leng Leng, Senior Manager - Medical Specialty Care, IDS Medical Systems (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Singapore

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Ms Lee Leng Leng is a Senior Manager – Medical Specialty Care at IDS Medical Systems (S) Pte Ltd.  She joined the company (then Inchape Healthcare) as a Biomedical Engineer in 1994. With an engineering background and 24 years of interactions with Clinicians, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, she developed a passion in technological and robotic solutions that address patient care challenges and to improve patient’s outcome. Today, Leng Leng managed a portfolio of products and solutions in Patient Support Systems. Working with some of the top manufacturers like Hill-Rom and Paramount, she has successfully implemented numerous solutions in both ILTC and hospital institutions.  

Ms Ng Li Lian, Co-Founder & Director, Tetsuyu Healthcare Holdings and Tetsuyu Home Care, Singapore

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Li Lian is the Co-founder and Director of Tetsuyu Healthcare Holdings (THH), a Singapore start- up she founded with Japanese Cardiologist and Home Care Expert Prof Shinsuke Muto in 2015. Building on Prof Muto’s success in leveraging ICT for quality home care, Li Lian and her team at THH are pushing the boundaries on eldercare technologies with robotics and other applications. The THH team was honoured with the HIMMS Asia Pacific Excellence in Start-up Innovation Award 2017.  THH also made it to the list of Top 25 Healthcare Technology Solution Providers APC CIO Outlook Magazine in 2017. Li Lian concurrently runs the home care operations Tetsuyu Home Care with a team of locally registered clinicians serving private paying patients adapting the care model from Japan and leveraging technology for quality care. Before her journey as an entrepreneur, Li Lian was a senior banking professional having held strategic and marketing positions in various banks over a span of 17 years. Li Lian has degrees in Accountancy and Law and holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

Mr Tan Lee Tuan, Director, Bekind Solutions (agegracefullyshop), Singapore 

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Tan Lee Tuan is the founder of Bekind Solutions (agegracefullyshop). Before devoting his time in Bekind Solutions. Tuan was heading the design, sales and marketing team at a furniture manufacturing company based in Shanghai, China. His team of international designers is based in defferent part of the world including Italy, Sweden, China, Israel and Singapore. Before entering the furniture industry, he had more than 12 years of engineering experience. He hardness his experience in engineering , Design, Sales and marketing to develop functional products to improve the quality of life for seniors.

Ms Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore 

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Janice founded Ageing Asia – Asia’s first ageing market consultancy social enterprise, with the mission to drive innovation in the way future generations age, by engaging the business community to create better products and services that will enable healthy ageing, independent ageing and dignified ageing. Janice has accumulated her vast experience from visiting over 300 residential and aged care homes from over 15 countries.  Since 2009, she has been actively involved in consulting organisations seeking global best practices in housing, health and care models that can be translated for the Asian market. Janice is also quoted regularly in the media, such as the BBC, on Asia Pacific business trends in ageing. Janice has also launched several industry innovations, including, ASPIRE55 Singapore – Asia’s first virtual retirement village, a wellbeing community that offers a combination of social, health and care services, but enables members to continue living in their existing homes. 

Mr Jussi Peltonen, Founder & CEO, Hovi Group Ltd, Finland

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Jussi Peltonen is the founder and CEO of Hovi Group Ltd, a Finnish company specialised in developing care and wellbeing services for the elderly and people with special needs. Hovi Group has its roots in a family company, founded 30 years ago by Jussi’s parents. Mr Peltonen has worked in both ICT and Care Service sectors. His emphasis is on customer’s wellbeing by combining the latest technology with 30 years of experience in service delivery. He is driven by innovation to create unique, engaging and inspiring service experiences. Mr Peltonen is now looking into growing the company internationally. He is developing a chain of seven nursing homes in Finland and has now opened its first Senior Activity Centre in Horsecity, Singapore, called Hovi Club. 

Mr Joe Sham, Assistant Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR


As current Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council, Joe specializes in community aged care and healthcare and has extensive experiences in service planning, development and monitoring. He commits to long-term development of a delivery mode of “person-environment congruence” and aims to better facilitate users’ livelihood using professional intervention.  Joe also has extensive involvement in training and consultancy in design and planning of aged care projects in China and Hong Kong. He has been working on cross-disciplinary collaboration among the government, business, academics and society to leverage on each sector’s strength to benefit more people. His team has championed nearly 40 accolades on innovative elderly care services.

Mr Sten Bunne, Founder, Bunne Music Sweden AB, Sweden

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Bunne Music Sweden AB Founder, First Generation Music Therapist in Sweden. 35 years of experience as Teacher at Universities and Colleges in Gothenburg, Vaxjo, Dalarna and Orebro in Sweden. Mass media appearances in Sweden, Japan and USA include: 

  • 2006 Royal College of Music Master’s Degree in Music Education
  • 1997 Royal Institute of Art Expressive Art Therapist
  • 1983 Royal College of Music, Stockholm Music Therapist 
  • 1979 Kalmar University Music Teacher
  • 1973 Gothenburg University Bachelor of Social Sciences and Literature 

Mr Steven Ho, Managing Director, Radiance Medical Systems, Singapore

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Mr. Steven Ho has been in the medical industry for more than 28 years and started Radiance Medical Systems since 1999 providing innovative and quality healthcare products to meet the ever demanding healthcare needs. Mr. Ho’s greatest achievement is bringing in revolutionary diagnostic and therapy technology in the area of Urologylike BladderScan - Non-invasive way to measure Bladder Volume to reduce the risk of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections and it is now adopted as a clinical gold standard for Bladder Assessments with more than 450 systems installed. Another innovative and life changing product is for the treatment of Men suffering from Erectile Dysfunction without the need of having to take medication and/or not responding to such medications like Viagra or Cialis with high success rate. In the ever growing ageing population, Mr. Ho has been bringing in new assistive devices like the World’s First Transfer Wheelchair which was featured on newspapers and TV news in Ageing Asia Innovation Forum 2017. This year’s focus will be on safe toileting and showering - the Lopital Tango Chair from Netherlands, equipped with lockable armrests to prevent falls and able to provide a wonderful showering and toileting experience for the patients. Such products are gaining much popularity in hospitals and nursing homes.

Mr Tim Attard, Vice President Asia, Altro APAC Pty Ltd, Australia

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Altro Flooring and Walling are a global supplier of slip resistant vinyl and hygienic cladding in the healthcare market. Tim Attard has worked with Altro for 10 years in various roles across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, in that time he has worked closely with many large and small eldercare providers consulting with architects, owners, patients and clinical staff in provide tailored safety flooring solutions for various areas within the eldercare facilities. In his current role as Vice President Asia, Tim Attard works with many eldercare companies across Asia to understand the key local issues around slips and trips and consults about how safety flooring can assist the owners and operators.

Dr. Tim Henwood, PhD, Group Manager, Connected Living -  Community Wellness & Lifestyle, Southern Cross Care (SA & NT) Inc, Australia


Dr Henwood is a special population exercise physiologist with 20 years research and practice experience. His work emphasises that you are never too old or unwell to benefit from exercise, and that progressive resistance and balance training are a superior health and wellness model of care for adults with disabilities in the community or nursing home setting. He is the lead research on the Australian Government supported Active@Home program and the Muscling Up Against Disability program, which have brought home and clinic based exercise solution, respectively, to adults with aged care needs. In his current roll with Southern Cross Care SA & NT, he is challenging current practice through evidence translation to inform an enhanced wellness model of care.  

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