In the context of the CERN openlab collaboration, Prof. Dr.
Hermann Requardt will give a computing colloquium at CERN on
Tuesday 3 August, in the room
222-R-001 ('Filtration Plant') at 14:30.
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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 Aerospace Center.
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.