Modern Healthcare Technologies. Breast cancer & cardiovascular diseases: Reality and messages of hope

Speaker:  Marc Luquet

Senior software engineer at GE Healthcare Technologies, Paris, France

Date: Friday 4pm on 26th October 2018 (no RSVP required)

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated of more than 26 million will die worldwide in 2018 due to cancer or cardiovascular diseases. Through the presentation of two cases, the author gives a brief overview of statistical data, provides medical clarification and moreover shows how contemporary technologies address and treat these health problems. The first case is related to breast cancer while the second case is about cardiovascular diseases. For each case, the author will also discuss some of the activities, key concepts and the challenges he had to deal with on a daily basis in his role of software engineer at GE healthcare. In addition to demonstrate his personal commitment to the healthcare field, the purpose of the presentation is to deliver an important message directly addressed to the audience: As these diseases are largely preventable, take care of your health.

Biography: Marc Luquet is a senior software engineer at GE healthcare technologies, France. He received his computer science degree at Ecole Supérieure d’Informatique-Electronique-Automatique, in Paris in 1996 with a specialization on Artificial Intelligence where he graduated first of his class. He has served in the French Air Force, where he received a medal of honour as a project leader for having built a database software program from scratch to manage military housing facilities. From 1997 to 2006 he worked in a start-up sized road traffic management company, where he was solely responsible for designing and implementing both software and firmware products. He was a member of the French Standardization Agency, where he actively participated in setting standards for traffic light management. From 2006 up to now, he joined a SW engineering team in the GE Healthcare’s R&D center in France, to work on the X-ray based medical systems. Since working at GE, he has mainly worked on mammography for women’s healthcare and cardiovascular systems for interventional business. He was responsible of the collimator component for treating cardiology, neurology, angiology, oncology, including pediatrics. His role was to work on all the software development lifecycle tasks including quality, standards, regulations and risk management. He very quickly became the go-to man for that component beyond the software engineering unit, giving insights and recommendations to the business teams, providing investigations to the service teams and the field engineers, supporting the manufacturing, and auditing the suppliers. In addition, he has created a validated software tool that allow test automation, cycling and fuzzy testing for hard to test software requirements.

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