In the context of the CERN openlab collaboration, Prof. Dr.
Hermann Requardt (CEO Siemens
Healthcare Sector-CTO Siemens AG-Head of Corporate
Technology-Member of Siemens AG Managing Board), and
collaborators from Siemens, came to visit CERN.
Prof. Dr. Hermann Requardt and his team were welcomed and
introduced to CERN activities by CERN Director-General Rolf
Heuer, accompanied by Sergio Bertolucci (CERN Director for
Research & Scientific Computing), Wolfgang von Rüden (Head of
CERN openlab) and Manjit Dosanjh (CERN Knowledge and Technology
Transfer). The programme also included visits to the
study, the ATLAS experiment and
discussions with the scientists involved. Prof. Dr. Hermann
Requardt gave a Computing Colloquium on 'Innovation
Concepts in Healthcare'.
techniques developed for
physics research have a long history of application in medicine
and the Q&A session at the end of the presentation confirmed
there is still much more to be expected in the coming years.
Gaillard, CERN openlab
Abstract of the talk
Demographic change and advances in medical science pose
increased challenges to healthcare systems globally: The
economic basis is aging and thus health is becoming more and
more a productivity factor. At the same time, with today’s new
communication possibilities the demand and expectations of
effective medical treatment have been increased. This
presentation will illustrate the need for the
“industrialization” of healthcare in order to achieve highest
results at limited budgets. Thereby, industrialization is not
meaning the medical treatment based on the assembly line
approach. Rather it is to recognize the cost of medical care as
an investment with respective expectations on the return of the
investment. Innovations in imaging and pharmaceutical products
as well as in processes - that lead to similar medical results,
but with lower efforts - are keys in such scenarios.
Prof. Dr. Hermann Requardt, 54, is a member of the Managing
Board of Siemens AG and Chief Executive Officer of the
Healthcare Sector. In addition he is the CTO of Siemens AG and
Head of Corporate Technology, the central research department at
After completing his studies in physics and philosophy at the
Darmstadt University of Technology and Johann Wolfgang Goethe
University in Frankfurt and receiving a doctorate in biophysics,
he worked at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine at the German
In 1984 he joined the Medical Technology Group of Siemens AG,
where he was responsible for projects in the Magnetic Resonance
(MR) division. He was appointed head of the division in 1995.
From 2001 to 2006, as a member of the Executive Management of
the Medical Solutions Group, he was responsible for several
areas, including technological development.
In 2006 he became a Member of the Siemens’ Managing Board and
head of Corporate Technology. He was additionally appointed as
the Sector Healthcare CEO in 2008.
Since 2006 he is an honorary professor in physics of the Johann
Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt.