Live in-person:

30 Jan - 2 Feb 2023

Dubai World Trade Centre


4 Jan - 2 Mar 2023

Healthcare - The digital way forward


Aster DM Healthcare - Digital Health


Monday 30th January | 13:00

Transformation Zone | P.L10




The interactive session will expand on the current digital healthcare trends around the globe and in the UAE, as well as, the use of technology in providing accessible, affordable care to all. 

Our distinctive panel will talk about digital healthcare initiatives that have made a difference, and the future of digital healthcare. The session will also touch base on identified best practices, and the way forward in the digital healthcare industry. 

Company bio

Aster Digital Health is a part of Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest and fastest-growing private healthcare service providers. Following a user/patient-first approach and leveraging digital technologies, the Aster Digital Health vertical aims to make personalized and optimized healthcare services accessible to everyone. Aster Digital Health's unique offering – the myAster app, enables users to experience digital health like never before. With a fresh and friendly user interface, the app allows individuals to:

  • Book and manage doctor appointments
  • Receive prompt appointment status and updates
  • Video consult with doctors at their comfort
  • Order prescriptions and other health and wellness products from the online pharmacy
  • Get products delivered with free express delivery
  • View scans, prescriptions, and lab reports on the app
  • Access and manage the entire family's health records   




Sofia Zaman
Head of Growth Digital Health
Aster DM Healthcare

Sofia is the Head of Growth - Digital Health at Aster DM Healthcare. Post her Duke MBA she has spent the last 10 years leading marketing teams in the Tech space across the MENA region. Prior to joining Aster, Sofia consulted and drove growth at tech start-ups and established corporates such as Thompson Reuters, Careem and Allianz.


Dr Sherbaz Bichu
Chief Executive Officer
Aster DM Healthcare

Dr Sherbaz Bichu, has been a core member of the founding team at Aster Hospitals, and lives by the philosophy ‘Leadership is a way of doing things’. Dr Sherbaz speaks Malayalam, English and Arabic and holds an MBBS from J S S Medical College, Mysore, India and an M D (Anaesthesia) from J.J.M. Medical College, Davengere, India. He also holds an MHCD from Harvard University.

Dr Ramadan Alblooshi
Senior Advisor to the Director General
Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

Dr Ramadan Alblooshi recently joined Dubai Health Authority (DHA) as a Senior Advisor to the Director General. He will be working closely to deliver DHA’s projects both locally and internationally. Dr Ramadan Alblooshi is currently also managing Public Health at DHA. Prior to joining back in DHA, Dr Alblooshi was the Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO), at Dubai Healthcare City Authority from 2014-2021. 

Brandon Rowberry
CEO Digital Health
Aster DM Healthcare

Brandon Rowberry is the CEO of Aster DM Healthcare - Digital Health. Under Brandon’s leadership, Digital Health was newly set up as an independent business and merges both the physical door and digital door to access healthcare as a seamless experience from simple virtual consults to e-ICUS at home. The business will integrate digital transformation, technology and innovation as core pillars to deliver enhanced patient centric services and enable wider access. Driving the digital roadmap for the entire group of companies he plays a crucial role in developing capabilities across the organisation’s existing presence across the globe. 

Brandon Rowberry has led the creation, investment, launch and growth of dozens of businesses over his career. He currently serves as an Advisor and Board member of a number of companies and Private Equity Firms focused on improving people’s lives around the world. 

Until the end of 2020, he served as an executive in Strategy & Planning at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s largest Sovereign Wealth Funds. Previous to ADIA, he was an executive leader and significant investor in healthcare, serving as a Vice Chair at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and as the VP of Innovation Development at United Health Group (the world’s largest healthcare company). He was responsible for growing a broad healthcare focused portfolio as well as a sustainable innovation culture.

Ahmed Faiyaz
Healthcare Partner

Ahmed has over 21 years of management consulting and industry experience within the Middle East and India and has been based in UAE since 2007. He has worked extensively with health regulators, public and private sector providers, payors and life sciences companies on strategy mandates, health investments and privatization, corporatization and healthcare transformation. 

Stay tuned for more information on the Healthcare Transformation Talk by Aster DM Healthcare - Digital Health