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Partners in Health

with Ida Luka-Lognoné, CEO Health, Allianz Partners.
Excessive use of social media can fuel anxiety, depression, FOMO and other mental health issues. Let's discuss how to change your habits for the better with Dr. Courtney Tracy - Psychotherapist, Smriti Joshi - Chief Psychologist at Wysa and an expert from Lifeworks.
Tai Chi is a martial art and a sophisticated tool for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual 'development' and health. In this session, Sensei Sandeep Desai will introduce us to this ancient art.
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Aileen Ho, Head of Proposition for APAC will interview Gerry Hussey, performance psychologist on how to find focus & flow in an Always-On environment.
Pandit Dasa, Mindful Leadership Expert and Urban Monk, will take us through a mindfulness session maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.
with Paula Covey, CMO Health, Allianz Partners.
with Ida Luka-Lognoné, CEO Health, Allianz Partners
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. Join our special guest as we discuss how stretching can help with reducing your stress and giving you a boost of energy.
Join Olympic athlete Marit Bouwmeester, for a short 10-minute workout performed at moderate to high intensity that you can do at home or in the office.
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Whether you're considering eating less meat or giving it up entirely, the benefits are clear: less risk of disease and improved health and well-being. Stephen and David Flynn will take us through their journey towards veganism.
Preventing food from going to waste is one of the easiest and most powerful actions you can take to save money and help the planet. Alessandro Vitale will give us tips to prevent food waste and help you grow your own urban garden.
with Paula Covey, CMO Health, Allianz Partners
with Ida Luka-Lognoné, CEO Health, Allianz Partners
The benefits of optimizing patient journeys through Digital Health are tremendous. Let's learn what's coming and what to expect with a guest speaker from Allianz Health.
Let's discover innovative companies like Toothfairy and Wysa who are harnessing powerful technologies to create healthcare products and services that benefit patients and providers alike.
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Patrick Kramer inspires individuals with insights into current cyborg technology. His talks include tips on how we can better ourselves through innovative technologies
Dr Bertalan Mesko will discuss how the Metaverse addresses specific issues such as mental health, access to health without geographical limitations, virtual wellness and fitness, and connecting with people.
with Paula Covey, CMO Health, Allianz Partners
Ida Luka-Lognone
Ida Luka-Lognone
CEO Health
Allianz Partners

Ida Luka-Lognoné was appointed CEO of Health in 2015, the global line of business of Allianz Partners, after originally joining the Board of Allianz Partners in 2014 as Head of Strategy and Innovation. Having joined Elvia Travel Insurance Group in 1992, she was appointed Director of Business Development for Central and Eastern Europe in 1996. She became Director of the European Region for Mondial Assistance Group in 2000, and a Member of its Executive Committee in 2002, in charge of EMEA and APAC in 2007.

A Polish and French citizen, Ida holds a Masters degree from Krakow University and Paris Inalco, and completed Executive Programs of INSEAD.

She is a sponsor of Allianz NEO, the Allianz global network that focus on gender inclusion. In recognition of her professional achievements and contribution to the French economy, Ida Luka-Lognoné was  awarded the French Legion d'Honneur. 

Patrick Kramer
Patrick Kramer

Dr. Patrick Kramer is one of the world’s most influential thought leaders on the next level of digitization – mankind as Homo Deus. He is a body hacker who constantly experiments with new technology on his own body and carries digital implants inside himself.

His vision has changed over the years, to one where digital transformation in humans would be through implants under the skin instead of on the skin. His work and insights into inbody technologies have resulted in Patrick Kramer being recognized by various international media. Amongst these, he includes PC World, RedBull Media, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired magazine, to name but a few.

As a founding member of VivokeyTechnologies, Patrick Kramer helps provide a secure identity platform worn under your skin. The implants, he believes, could replace bank payment and access cards, and allow you to carry your digital identity around with you.

Paula covey
Paula Covey
CMO Health
Allianz Partners

Paula Covey is responsible for marketing Allianz Partners’ international health business under the Allianz Care, NextCare and Medi24 brands, as well as for helping to achieve Allianz Partners group’s ambitious plans to grow health activities and services across all of its lines of business, as Allianz Partners’ Chief Marketing Officer for Health.

Throughout her career, Paula has held a series of senior and director level global roles within marketing, market development, product development and operations. 

Paula joined the company from Allianz Global Life & Health where she was Head of Global Health. She brings with her over 30 years of experience in healthcare, 20 of which were in international health.

Gerry Hussey
Gerry Hussey

Gerry is a performance psychologist and consultant whose experience extends across a range of sectors and settings from working in multinational businesses and with executives to elite sporting environments including Munster Rugby and Irish Olympic Boxing.

Whether it is working with high performing athletes or executives Gerry’s core belief has always been that “humanity is irresistible” and his greatest breakthroughs with his clients occur when he enables them to connect with this idea in real and meaningful ways in their life and work.

Aileen Ho
 Aileen Ho 
Head of Proposition
APAC, Allianz Partners

Customer-obsessed, Aileen strives to create meaningful health solutions that make members and clients choose Allianz Partners in Asia. She is based in fast-paced Singapore and is still on her quest to live ‘in the moment’.

Sensei Sandeep
Sensei Sandeep Desai
Master of T'ai Chi
Yoga and Martial Arts

Sensei Sandeep Desai is a master of T'ai Chi, Ashtanga Yoga and Martial Arts having several international accolades to his name. He has trained arduously and extensively in Chenjiagou village, the birthplace of T'ai Chi in China. He is the first Indian to be authorized by Chinese Grandmaster Zhu Tian Cai to teach the original Chen Style T'ai Chi in India.

Sensei has been a full-time teacher of the martial arts for over four decades and teaches the Chinese martial art T'ai Chi, to students all over the country and abroad.

Sensei Sandeep Desai has been felicitated by the Hon. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for his work in the field of T'ai Chi across India. He is the author of 'The Small Book of T'ai Chi'. He regularly contributes articles on Meditation, Breathing, and T'ai Chi in leading Indian magazines and publications such as Times of India (Speaking Tree column) and Indian Express. T'ai Chi.

Sensei is regularly invited to teach foreign nationals who participate from more than 97 countries at the International Yoga Festival held at Rishikesh every year.

 Gaelle Chiodi
 Gaelle Chiodi
Allianz Partners
Stephen and David Flynn
Stephen and David Flynn
 The Happy Pear

The Happy Pear started out back in 2004 with Steve, Dave, a tiny shop and a dream of helping people to eat more veg! Fast forward 18 years, The Happy Pear now consists of over 60 food products, a suite of online courses, two wholefood retail cafes & shops, a range of international bestselling cookbooks, a farm, a roastery, a community of over 1 million people on social media living healthier happier lives and over 40 million views on YouTube.

We work with a range of medical professionals including a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, dietician and other expert practitioners. With these expert partners, we have developed our suite of online courses that have helped over 60,000 people worldwide improve their health.

Steve and Dave have a wealth of experience in providing health & wellness talks and cooking demonstrations across Ireland, the UK, Europe, and USA and have been key speakers in BBC Good Food, Jamie Oliver and Wellfest to name just a few.

Alessandro Vitale
Alessandro Vitale
Content creator
Spicy Moustache

Alessandro is an Italian tattoo artist who turned his urban London backyard into a thriving urban garden.  Coming from a small town in regional Italy and inspired by his grandpa, Alessandro created his urban oasis to help reconnect with nature.

Today, he is known as Spicy Moustache and has built successful social media channels as well as launched his own line of chilli seeds – all while maintaining his extraordinary garden. In 2021, Alessandro was able to grow enough fruit and vegetables from his urban garden to predominately sustain him and his partner for several months.

He shares helpful gardening tips and tricks, educating his followers about how to grow food in an urban environment and its benefits to the environment and broader sustainability practices. Alessandro has worked with brands including Vans, NatWest and the BBC and is publishing his first book ‘Rebel Gardening’.

Emma Crosby
Emma Crosby 

Emma Crosby is one of the UK’s most experienced and best-known television journalists. `She is currently presenting on Sky News.

Emma has been the anchor on ‘5 News’ between 2011-15 and co-hosted the popular ITV breakfast show GMTV. Between 2003-2008 she presented on Sky News where her coverage of the Glasgow Airport terror attack earned her and her team a BAFTA for best news coverage.
Emma started her career as a business presenter at CNBC, broadcasting out of London and New York, and later was Sky News’ business presenter during the 2008 financial crisis. Emma’s passion is travel writing and she is a proud ambassador for the charities SOS Villages, RSPCA and Kicks Count.

Pandit Dasa
Pandit Dasa
 Mindful Leadership
Expert and Urban Monk

Pandit Dasa is a mindful leadership expert, author, and keynote speaker.

Considered a top Mindfulness Leadership Expert, Pandit Dasa presents the latest in scientific research on the topic of Mindfulness, and as a speaker has addressed myriad Fortune 500 as well as Fortune 100 companies. In doing so, he has inspired both leaders and those aspiring to leadership positions to manage and lead in a mindful way without ego.

He is a sought-after speaker on Mindful Leadership, conducting workshops on the topic at Google, Bank of America, The Royal Bank of Canada, JP Morgan Chase, Harvard, Columbia University, Novartis, UBS, Intel, Citibank, The World Bank, and many more. Pandit has also presented at Oracle HCM, National SHRM conventions, the World Government Summit in Dubai, LEAD2017, SHRM Arkansas and WorkHuman Conferences. He has also appeared at a TEDx conference.

Smriti Joshi
Smriti Joshi
 Chief Psychologist-International

Smriti Joshi is the Chief Psychologist-International at Wysa. She has carved her niche in the area of digital mental health and remote delivery of mental health services and has been actively engaged in this field for the past 10 years. She has published papers and book chapters to share her knowledge and experiences of working in this field.

She has contributed to setting up of tele-counselling guidelines for Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists and has been providing training to psychologists practicing in India to offer legally and ethically safe mental health services via tele modalities. She is also leading the Ethics and Science in Mental health Tech conversations on Therapists in Tech platform supporting 1000+ mental health professionals. 

Smriti is considered to be thought leader amongst her contemporaries and has been recognised nationally and internationally as a prominent leader in the field of telemental health service delivery. 

Marit Bouwmeeste
Marit Bouwmeester
Dutch Sailor
4 time sailboat World Champion 

Born on 17 June 1988 in Wartena, Friesland, Marit Bouwneester grew up on the water, like most people from this area in The Netherlands. From the age of 6 she could be found more on a boat than on land. For her brother Roelof, a successful sailing career was ascribed. By working really hard for it, Marit also emerged as "talented".

Good to know: she doesn't believe in the term talent. Without hard work and making sacrifices you will never fully excel. Long story short: in the end her brother sailed a different route to the Olympus... he is now her coach. After a silver medal at the Games in London 2012, Marit won the first Olympic gold medal for the Netherlands in a sailboat in 80 years in Rio 2016. And during the Games in Tokyo 2021 she won bronze and since then she's the proud owner of all Olympic colours. Besides that she's a four time World Champion and three time European Champion.

It makes her the most successful Dutch sailor ever. Through her long and at times successful career Marit has been able to learn a lot about herself, but especially about personal development and self-management. She is excited to pass this knowledge to other people.

Paula covey
Dr. Bertalan Meskó
Director of The Medical Futurist Institute

Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD is The Medical Futurist and the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute analyzing how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he is also an Amazon Top 100 author. He is also a Private Professor at Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest, Hungary.

With 500+ presentations including courses at Harvard, Stanford and Yale Universities, Singularity University's Futuremed course at NASA Ames campus and organizations including the 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies, he is one of the top voices globally on healthcare technology.

Dr. Mesko was featured by dozens of top publications, including CNN, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, TIME magazine, BBC, and the New York Times. He publishes his analyses regularly on

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Ramakant Vempati
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