Stephan Schug acts as Chief Medical Officer of EHTEL and has a long track record in European eHealth, mHealth and telemedicine with a focus on interoperability and innovation. Since 2000, he supports the strategic development of the EHTEL multi-stakeholder platform by e.g. managing the agenda of the yearly EHTEL symposium, acting as Editor-in-Chief of the website, newsletters and various publications as well as supporting the joint EHTELconnect activities with national/regional governments and eHealth Competence Centres. As nominated representative to the EU eHealth Stakeholder Group (eHSG) he led in 2012 – 2014 the preparation of the eHSG Recommendations on Telemedicine in the framework of the Digital Agenda for Europe. Stephan is or has been involved into strategic European telehealth projects like United4Health, RENEWING HeALTH and MOMENTUM. Over 15 years, he is engaged in key actions and projects preparing the ground for interoperable cross-border eHealth services like JAseHN, eHealth Governance Initiative (eHGI), Antilope, CALLIOPE, SUSTAINS and many others. Via eHGI, JAseHN and the EHTEL ELO Network, Stephan maintains links to EXPAND and the further preparation of the eHealth Digital Services Infrastructures under the Connecting for Europe Facility.