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The Healthcare Data Institute acts as a catalyst for innovative thinking both in France and internationally. Its missions include encouraging reflection and debate from its members, raising public awareness, improving understanding, and promoting the development of concrete projects through cross-fertilisation. The Think Tank operates in a variety of different ways, and offers diverse services to its members.

  • Conferences

    Once every 8 weeks, members of the Healthcare Data Institute are invited to a conference where a guest speaker shares his expertise on a topic related to Big Data and healthcare. The presentation is followed by a Q&A session and an open debate.


February 14, 2018 - Big Data & Cancer : ESME and ConSoRe project - Pascale Flamant (Délégué générale - Unicancer)

April 12, 2018 - Drug Safety and Social Networks - Stéphane Schück (CEO - KapCode) et Caroline Henry (Pons & Carrère)

June 27, 2018 - AI: Beyond the buzz - Yann Fleureau (Cardiologs), Gilles Wainrib (OWKIN) et Antoine Jomier (Incepto Medical)

September 20, 2018 - Innovation in distributed data management - implications for health care with Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL)


December 13, 2017 - Accès simplifié aux données de santé : bilan 2 ans après la Loi Touraine - Charlotte Hutin (Legal Affairs Director Medical Devices France - Ethicon)

September 23, 2017 - New skills and jobs in Big Data - Deepak Mahtani (Community Manager - Pivigo) & Alexandre Templier (CEO - Quinten)

June 28, 2017 - Big data & adherence: feedback from a study on individual data - Claude Le Pen – (Professor of Economics Paris at Dauphine University & scientific advisor in Quintiles IMS)

April 19, 2017 - Rare diseases research: how has big data helped? - Christian Deleuze (President - Sanofi Genzyme), Rémy Choquet (Director of innovation - Orange Healthcare), Nicolas Garcelon (Head of data science platform - Imagine Institute).

February 1, 2017 - Blockchain for Better Care - Philippe DEWOST (Leading Investor for Future Program in Digital Economy – Caisse des Dépôts) & David MANSET (CSO - Almerys)


December 9, 2016 - Augmented Intelligence & Predictive Analytics: Applications in Asthma Diagnostics & Bio-Manufacturing - Augustin HURET (Founder and CEO – MondoBrain)

September 28, 2016 - Epidemiology & Big Data - Jean-Claude DESENCLOS (Santé Publique France / InVS)

June 1, 2016 - Neurodegenerative Diseases, Alzheimer's Disease & Big Data - Jean-François MANGIN (Neurospin / CEA)

April 6, 2016 - Metagenomics & The Microbiome - Jean-Michel BATTO (INRA)

February 3, 2016 - Combining Genomics & Big Data for Pharmaceutical R&D - Laurent NAUDIN (IPSEN)


October 2, 2015 - Legal Frameworks for Data Analysis & Associated Business Models - Fabian RADDATZ (NOERR LLP) and Delia RAHAL-LÖFSKOG (CNIL) 

July 1, 2015 - Big Data and Hospitals - Raphaël BEAUFRET (AP-HP)

May 6, 2015 -  The Potential Contribution of Big Data to the Evolution of Medicine in Oncology - François SIGAUX (INCa)

March 4, 2015 - Data mining & Text mining - Charles HUOT (TEMIS)


The Healthcare Data Institute also organizes special conferences open to a wider audience on strategic topics in the field of big data and healthcare:

  • On March 9, 2016, the Healthcare Data Institute co-organizes the 'Hospital Health Data In Europe: New Perspective for Clinical Research & Innovation' Conference in partnership with AP-HP, Sanofi & i-HD.
  •  Working groups

Members can take part in working groups, defined altogether and submitted to the Board of Directors.

For more information, go the the working group section.


    Each year, members meet the public around a presentation of the Think Tank’s work, keynote presentations and round tables. The first annual event was held on November 17, 2015 in Paris. The second HDI Day was held on November 17, 2016. The third edition of the HDI Day will take place on November 16, 2017.