Dr. Thomas Friese - SVP Data Architecture & Digital Platform, Siemens Healthineers The talk will look at the current trends and needs in medical imaging. Examples will be shown where artificial intelligence is currently applied to the acquisition, the interpretation and therapeutic use of medical images. Finally an outlook will be presented on the use of computational models – digital twins - in medical applications. Dr. Freise leads efforts to introduce novel digital and data based services into the portfolio of Siemens Healthineers. His work focuses on using state-of-the-art software technology, particularly cloud computing and big data analytics, to enhance and strengthen the core competencies of Siemens Healthineers in medical imaging, diagnostics and therapy. Prior to his current role, Thomas Friese held a variety of technical and engineering leadership positions at Siemens Corporate Technology and Siemens Healthcare. Thomas Friese earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Marburg, Germany.