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José A. Valverde

Project Officer at Unit H.3 - eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing. DG-CNECT. European Commission.

Medical Doctor specialised in Emergency and Mass Casualty Medicine, and Family and Community Medicine, with more than 16 years of experience in the clinical area, especially on the Andalusian 061 Service. He has occupied responsibility positions on the health sector administration (Director AETSA; Cabinet Advisor of Andalusian Health Minister; Director-General CENTAC).

Currently his work, at the Luxembourg site of the EC, involves 12 EU projects management, coordination of Topic evaluations and programme collaborations as the Initiative on 1 Million Genomes for 2022.

His research has focused on eHealth including Personal Health Systems, Health 2.0, m-Health, and European healthcare systems enabled through Information Society Technologies. Another related research line is on accessibility technologies for active and healthy ageing.

Dr Valverde is also an active member of the European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR) of WHO-Europe.

Jimmy Bagley

Jimmy Bagley, PhD is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in California. He is Director of the Muscle Physiology Lab, Co-Director of the Exercise Physiology Lab, and Research Director of the Strength & Conditioning Lab at SFSU. Dr. Bagley teaches exercise physiology courses and his research interests include: muscle physiology, sport performance enhancement, and validity/reliability of fitness technology.

Begoña Garcia-Zapirain

Begoña García-Zapirain is graduated in Communications Engineering, specializing in Telematics at the Basque Country University, Bilbao (Spain) in 1994. In 2004, she defended her doctoral thesis in biomedical signal processing research area. After four years of working for ZIV Company, in 1997, Prof. García-Zapirain joined the University of Deusto as a lecturer in signal theory and electronics at the Engineering School. She was the head of the Telecommunication Department at the University of Deusto from 2002-2008 and head of DeustoTech-LIFE Department from 2008-2018. In 2001 she created eVIDA research group ( She has participated in more than 100 research projects on international, national and regional levels, published more than 70 papers in international scientific ISI indexed journals, and presented more than 160 papers in international and national scientific conferences. She has been supervising more than 10 thesis and has ongoing 5 PhD students. She has strong collaborations with research labs in USA, France, Ireland, and Netherlands among others. She has 5 research awards at national level.

Carron Manning

Carron is a co-founder of EXi and also a Chartered Physiotherapist with 20 years of clinical experience in the NHS, private health and elite sport. She worked with senior Team GB athletes at the English Institute of Sport, travelling with the team to international competitions. Carron holds a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise medicine, alongside her BSc in Physiotherapy.

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