Federated Analytics of Health Data

The workshop investigates ways in which federated networks could improve the accessibility of and learning from health data. Did you miss it? View video-link below for the full recording!

Date, time:                             14th Oct. 2020, 12:00-14:00 CEST.

Recording:                             https://youtu.be/uur9lXzzDFs

This event was co-organized by DNV GL and the Cancer Registry of Norway.   

A meeting place. For current and future potential users who need federated networks to perform health data analysis (researchers, analysts, data scientists), both commercial- and research providers of infrastructure and solutions for federated networks, leadership and decision makers who wish to understand the challenges their organizations face that can be addressed by federated networks.    

For current and future users, providers of infrastructure and solutions, leadership and decision makers

Background. Federated networks have been proposed as a potential approach to enable coordinated access to distributed datasets that cannot easily be shared, for the purposes of querying and training AI-algorithms. How can these be applied to health data, and what would the benefits, requirements and limitations be?

Key notes: featured speakers

  • Harry Hallock
    Senior Researcher, DNV GL.  
    " Introduction to Federated Networks " 
  • Lynsey Chediak
    Project Lead Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, WEF, USA.
    " World Economic Forum Project Spotlight: Breaking barriers to health data " 
  • Peter-Bram 't Hoen 
    Prof. of Bioinformatics & Head of Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics, Radboud Institute for Molecular Medicine & Radboud UMC, The Netherlands.
    " The Personal Health Train: paradigm for federated analytics "
  • Jan Nygård
    Head of Dept., Department of Registry Informatics, Cancer Registry of Norway.
    " Taking advantage of Vantage - Federated analytics and Cancer registries " 

Panel discussion: opportunities and barriers 

  • Bert Hoorne
    Healthcare Industry Strategist, Microsoft Western Europe, Belgium.
  • Christian Jonasson
    Specialist Director on Health Data, Norwegian Institute of Public Health.   
  • Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen
    Prof. of Bioinformatics & Head of Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics, Radboud Institute for Molecular Medicine & Radboud UMC, The Netherlands.  
  • Jan Nygård (moderator)
    Head of Dept., Dept. of Registry Informatics, Cancer Registry of Norway.
  • Sharmini Alagaratnam (moderator)
    Principal Researcher, DNV GL.      

Closing: findings and commonalities

Program. International speakers showcase their solutions at the forefront of federated networks in a key note session, followed by a panel discussion with Q&As from the audience to discuss opportunities and barriers in a variety of health use cases. Finally, the closing session includes findings, commonalities and conclusions.

Recording. The full recording from this webinar is available HERE

The full recording is available via the link provided above!

Please, reach out to the contacts listed below if you have any further questions.




DNV, Kreftregisteret


Big Data,

Data analytics

Sharmini Alagaratnam

Principal Researcher, Precision Medicine DNV GL


+47 993 71 772

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Jan Nygård

Head of Departement, Department of Registry Informatics

The Cancer Registry of Norway

+47 911 10 105

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