Leadership

Dr Domingo Sanchez Zarza, PhD

President & CEO ISAAAC Association

Dr. Domingo Sánchez-Zarza  is an international expert in developing Strategic Innovation Partnerships and Ecosystems between industry, academia and government.

Dr. Sánchez-Zarza has built international consortia for large Research and Development projects (R&D) as a part of the EU Funding (FP7, H2020).  He has served as a contact point for opportunities in Competitive Industries under Horizon 2020. He has also built and established Innovation Processes & Key Account Management in R&D projects in Public and Private sectors in the areas of ICT, Transport, Water, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, Health, Robotics among other strategic priorities in Europe.
Dr. Sánchez-Zarza was responsible for supporting industry-academia partnerships and collaborations, and consultancy interactions in Dublin City University and acted as Primary Point of Contact for the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. He also managed the industry and commercialisation-related awards, including Enterprise Ireland awards and SFI Research Centres, SFI Industrial doctorates and TIDA awards.

Domingo has been an associate researcher at the Institute for International Integration Studies, IIIS in Trinity College Dublin. His PhD was dedicated to the research in International Business structures, Interdisciplinary and Complex Networks, Optimization Processes, Migration and Innovation.
He worked as a Director and currently is a collaborator with an experimental art initiative, Espacio de arte contemporaneo “EL GALLO”.

Dr. Sánchez-Zarza holds an international PhD in Business Administration and an MBA from Nebrija University and Trinity College Dublin.
He also holds a degree (BSc) in Geology from Salamanca and Coimbra University and has an extensive experience in Civil Engineering and managing large infrastructure projects. Domingo worked in one of the biggest international tunnel infrastructure projects, CALLE 30 in Madrid, and a high speed railway infrastructure, AVE (Madrid-Levante).

Thomas Kapitza

Secretary General ISAAAC Association

Thomas Kapitza is a senior business expert for multidisciplinary business projects mainly in the healthcare sector. Based in Germering (nearby Munich/ Germany) he executed more than 250 expert projects for german and international clients since 1990 (Austria, Denmark, France, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, PR China & Hong Kong, Russia, Switzerland, UAE, USA). His major fields of expertise are the implementation & coordination of multidisciplinary projects and initiatives (e.g. innovation projects regarding digitization of healthcare sector and elderly care sector), business & innovation development in the healthcare sector for private investors and public authorities, statuatory health insurance companies, scientific associations, hospital groups, private banks & international development banks, medical device manufacturers and healthcare service providers.

As a publicly appointed and sworn expert in Germany, he provides impartial expert reports for german courts since 2002. Furthermore he is certified expert DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012 for HC industry. Thomas is the only health sector expert with this scope of services in the EU.

He is a member of several working groups of industrial associations, scientific advisory boards and strategic advisory councils. Since 2010 he is coordinating a comprehensive multidisciplinary and international senior expert network (C-suite level) in the healthcare sector (Germany/ Austria/ Switzerland). He is expert advisor of several german scientific associations and member of influential groups in the HC sector.

Thomas publishes articles and gives lectures in the field of health economics, health technology, medical ethics and socio-economic focused publications. Since 2003 he works as a honorary commercial judge at County Court Munich, publicly appointed and sworn by Bavarian Minister of Justice. Thomas holds a degree (Diplom-Kaufmann/ commercial graduate) in business management and administration (focus: healthcare sector) of University of Munich.

Dr Shoumen Palit Austin Datta, PhD

General Advisor ISAAAC Association

Dr Datta is a Senior Member of the MIT Auto-ID Labs, Research Affiliate, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, MIT and Senior Scientist, MDPnP Lab, at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is the Co-Founder and former Executive/ Research Director of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation (2001-2010) at the MIT School of Engineering. A former Member of the Auto ID Center at MIT (1999-2003), MIT Data Center (2004-2006) and MIT Energy Initiative (2008-2009). As a Research Scientist in the Engineering Systems Division, MIT School of Engineering, he explored technology innovation, RFID, IoT, supply chain, data analytics and confluence of solutions for digital transformation. He has taught Supply Chain, Strategy and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has offered executive education courses at MIT and several other institutions in US, EU and APAC. 

He is the former founding Senior VP for the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and Senior VP at the Object Management Group (OMG). His engagement with the MDPnP Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School is aimed at convergence of medical device interoperability with security and emerging tools from medical CPS and medical IoT. He has authored papers and articles related to evolution of the industrial internet (2003), intelligent software agents (2001), framework for predictive analytics, operations and supply chain management, sensors in healthcare platforms, renewable energy and various forms of digital transformation. He has served as advisor for corporations and governments including US Dept of Defense, UN, World Customs Organization, President's Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) for the President of Taiwan. Dr Datta attended the University of Pittsburgh and earned his PhD from Rutgers University School of Medicine in collaboration with Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University.

He was a Research Fellow in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was a Research Associate at the Whitehead Institute at MIT and member of the MIT Human Genome Project. He was a Research Scientist at the University of California UCSF School of Medicine at San Francisco. Dr Datta has served the public sector to improve education and technology as Special Assistant to the City & County of San Francisco; Science Education Partnership at UCSF School of Medicine; Berkeley Pledge initiative at the University of California, Berkeley and Chair, National Task Force on Education, Workforce and Technology sponsored by ITAA, US Dept of Commerce and The White House Council of Economic Advisers.