17 October 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi, 48 Druitt St, Sydney

Event description

The healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges. Chronic illnesses, an ageing population, and insufficient resources are some of the major obstacles. Healthcare innovation will be crucial in improving our quality of care, training, accessibility, while reducing the costs to society.

At our event Future State: Innovation in healthcare we’ll be joined by experts in health tech as they explore the advancements set to transform this industry, and discuss some of the unique applications of this emerging technology.

Our panelists include the founders of Vantari VR, who will explore:

  • How Virtual Reality is revolutionising medical imagery, and the impact on surgical planning, medical training and patient education
  • The applications for blockchain technology in managing patient data and as a global education resource for the medical profession
  • Ethical considerations, and the challenges in implementing innovative practices and technology within our current system


Dr Nishanth Krishnananthan

Co-founder of Vantari VR

Dr Nishanth Krishnananthan is the Co-Founder of Vantari VR, a Virtual Reality software application for Healthcare. Graduating from Bond University in Queensland, he spent a majority of his clinical training in surgery at both metropolitan and regional hospitals in NSW. He has authored a Urology textbook which has been published internationally, and co-created an online mentorship platform for doctors and medical students. His business Vantari VR was born in 2017 with a vision for improving patient care and evolving the way medical scans are communicated and consumed by doctors and patients. After being part of the inaugural Cicada Innovations Health program, Vantari VR was chosen to be part of the HCF Catalyst accelerator cohort in 2018, and is continuing to grow into being the iconic VR company in Healthcare, with pilots at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Westmead Hospital.

Dr Vijay Paul

Co-founder of Vantari VR

Dr Vijay Paul is the co-founder of Vantari VR, built with the intention of harnessing the power of Virtual Reality for transformative healthcare applications. Vijay has always been passionate about working at the intersection of technology and health in order to leverage the unique strengths of emerging technology to solve real life problems in clinical medicine. He sees the Australian healthcare landscape as somewhat lagging in embracing innovation and wants to be part of the change.

After completing his undergraduate in medical science with neuroscience research, Vijay completed medicine at the University of Queensland. Post-graduation he was interested in both surgery and acute medicine and worked in various health networks over time. His time commitments to Vantari VR means that he now travels around regional Australia working as an emergency medicine registrar as time allows, combining clinical medicine with a full-time business venture.

Michael Walker

Design Principal at ConsenSys

Michael is Design Principal at ConsenSys - the world’s leading blockchain venture production studio. With over 10 years of design experience, spanning startups, corporates, games studios and blockchain projects, Michael is a pioneer and practitioner of Decentralised Design (DCD) methodology and Decentralised Experience (DX) Design. Michael also lectures at UTS in Blockchain studies and associated technologies.

Dates and fees


17 October 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
48 Druitt St,

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