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We continue to present April’s series of healthcare events in the Netherlands. On Tuesday, April 16, First Line’s like-minded partner the Medical Delta network organized its annual conference and launched an ambitious scientific program focused on technological solutions for healthcare.

This research program was officially launched at the Medical Delta Conference at Delft University of Technology, where around 400 representatives from knowledge institutions, the business community, government bodies and healthcare institutions came together to talk about healthcare innovation.

Erik Gerritsen, Secretary General of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, emphasized that the fast-growing healthcare budget of 85 billion euros now accounts for around 30 percent of the national budget. “But it becomes unorganizable even before it is unaffordable,” he said. “If we continue like this, 1 in 4 Dutch people will soon have to work in healthcare”.

Focusing on technological solutions for tomorrow’s healthcare, Medical Delta facilitates research programs and collaborative ventures among leading scientists in the Rhine Delta region of the Netherlands, and between scientists, IT companies like First Line Software and end-users in the cross-sectional domain of healthcare and technology. Furthermore, this collaboration stimulates talent, creates and exchanges knowledge, and accelerates the application of research results in daily healthcare practice.

Medical Delta brings together knowledge and experience from three universities, two academic medical centers and four universities of applied sciences in the province of South Holland. Top researchers from these institutions are working together on technological solutions for sustainable healthcare, from the molecular level to cost reimbursement. As a strong and outstanding scientific and business community, Medical Delta aims to create and exchange knowledge, to stimulate and facilitate talent, and to accelerating the implementation of research results and innovations in healthcare practice. To achieve this, the collaborative ventures include several living labs, which are real-life settings in which healthcare innovators develop and test new ideas together with end-users.

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David Tedford

Vice President

David Tedford has over 20 years of sales experience within the IT/software industry. He excels at being immersed in a customer's environment, understanding his customers requirements, crafting solutions to meet those requirements, and ultimately providing solutions to his customers.

Vladimir Litoshenko

Senior Vice President

As the head of business development for First Line Software, Vladimir heads up business development in Western Europe and Russia.

Vladimir began his career in IT in 2002, when, as a student of Faculty of Automation of Computer Science of the First Electrotechnical University (ETU “LETI”), he began his work at The Morfizpribor Central Research Institute (CRI). Vladimir joined the StarSoft team (predecessor of First Line Software) in 2004 as a Junior Software Developer. As he gained experience with more and more projects, he was promoted to leadership roles.

Richard Leslie

UK Business Development

Richard has over 15 years of sales and account management expertise in the IT and Tech sector. He has worked on many outsourcing engagements with global companies.

David Fien


David is a business development professional with more than 20 years’ experience as a specialist in the acquisition of partnerships and IT/software services for associations, not-for profits and corporations in Australia, New Zealand and USA. He has specific expertise in the healthcare, legal and hospitality industries.