The HETT: Leading Healthcare Innovation Summit agenda will feature the digital champions who are leading the way in digitising UK healthcare. Hear real-life case studies and experiences on the roll-out of successful digital and health technology projects, and engage with these thought leaders virtually via the event platform.
Our experts will be examining Covid success stories and discussing:
Clinical pathways & change integration
Supporting social care digitally
Eric Topol, MD - Cardiologist, Director & Founder, Scripps Research Translational Institute
Eric Topol is the Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, Professor, Molecular Medicine, and Executive Vice-President of Scripps Research. As a researcher, he has published over 1,200 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 280,000 citations, elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine. His principal scientific focus has been on the genomic and digital tools to individualize medicine.
Tara Donnelly - Chief Digital Officer, NHSx
Tara Donnelly is Chief Digital Officer at NHSX which leads the digital transformation of the NHS and social care and exists to give patients and staff the technology they need. She leads the team focused on scaling digital health innovations to benefit citizens and staff, working with partners across health and social care.
Tara’s career has spanned a range of operational roles in hospitals across London including Director of Operations at the Whittington, Managing Director roles at University College London Hospital and Chief Executive of the West Middlesex University Hospital. Most recently she was Chief Executive of the Health Innovation Network, the academic health science network for south London.
She is President of the Health CEOs' Club, Non-Executive Director at the Nuffield Trust and was previously Trustee on the Board of Macmillan Cancer Support for ten years.
Patrick Mitchell - Director of Innovation and Transformation, Health Education England
Patrick Mitchell is the Director of Innovation and Transformation with a background in NHS hospital operational management. He joined HEE in 2013 as of Director of National Programmes and then Regional Director South of England. He moved from senior roles in medical and dental education at the Department of Health and has previously worked as Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Chief Executive at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in South London and Director for Operations at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust. He has also worked for PwC in their California practice in San Francisco.
Minal Bakhai - Deputy Director and National Clinical Lead Digital First Primary Care and GP, NHS England and Improvement
Dr Minal Bakhai is the Deputy Director and National Clinical Lead for Digital First Primary Care at NHS England and NHS Improvement. She is a practising GP, working at an inner-city London practice for almost 10 years. Additionally, she is Director of Research and Innovation at McKesson UK and an expert advisor at NICE, appraising the effectiveness and safety of digital tools used in primary care to reduce preventable ill health and empower patients.
She is passionate about harnessing the power of technology to support the delivery of a vibrant, high quality, sustainable general practice and developing a shared learning system to ensure the use of digital tools meet the challenges of our population.
Tony Young - National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England
Tony is a practicing frontline NHS surgeon, Associate Medical Director at the Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group, Director of Medical Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University, and has founded 4 Med-Tech start-ups. He has also co-founded the £500m Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus.
In 2014 he was appointed as National Clinical Director for Innovation at NHS England and in February 2016 became the first National Clinical Lead for Innovation. In this role he provides clinical leadership and support in delivering improved health outcomes in England and drives the uptake of proven innovations across the NHS, promotes economic growth through innovation and helps make the NHS the go to place on the planet for medical innovation. In 2015 he founded the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur programme. This has become the world’s largest entrepreneurial workforce development programme for clinicians and under the NHS Long Term Plan is set for a major expansion to include intrapreneurs.
Breid O'Brien - Acting Deputy Director of Digital Health, NHSx
Breid is the Deputy Director of Digital Health at NHSx, on secondment from her role as Director of Digital Transformation at the Health Innovation Network in South London. She is currently leading a national Innovation Collaboration to support the rapid scale of digital solutions in frontline health and care. She has extensive improvement and digital transformation experience supported by a clinical and operational management background in acute care within the UK and Australia. She has supported major system level change and has a strong track record of delivering complex programmes of work whilst supporting collaboration across varied teams and organisations. With a Masters in Nursing, an MSc in Healthcare Informatics and as an IHI improvement Advisor, Breid is especially interested in the people, process and technology interface.
James Freed - CIO, Health Education England
James is the Chief Information Officer for Health Education England. His career has taken him through Cancer Research, Change Management and Standards development. As well as being a CIO, he is currently the Director of a Programme responsible for delivering digital readiness to the three million staff in Health and Care in England under the aegis of the Personalised Health and Care 2020 Portfolio.
In 2017 James was voted by peers as one of the top 100 influencers globally in Health IT as part of the #HIT100 twitter campaign. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Governor for his daughter’s Primary School.
Irina Bolychevsky - Director of Standards and Innovation, NHSx
Biography coming soon...
Matt Edgar - Associate Director of Design and User Research, NHS Digital
Matt Edgar is associate director of design and user research at NHS Digital, where he leads a growing professional group of 150+ designers, user researchers, content specialists, product managers, and delivery managers. Prior to joining NHS Digital in 2017, he spent 5 years as a service designer, digital coach, and founder of service design and innovation consultancy Stick People. He developed the GDS Service Manager Programme, and coached in the DWP Digital Academy. His service design clients included the Co-op, NHS organisations, and local government. Before that, he spent 12 years in product management and design leadership roles for mobile operator, Orange.
Mary Hudson - Deputy Director for Digital First Primary Care, NHS England & Improvement
Mary Hudson is the Deputy Director for Digital First Primary Care at NHS England and NHS Improvement.
She has a background in central government policy, legislation and programme implementation.
On joining the NHS, Mary ran a variety of digital programmes for NHS England’s South Regional team and now leads the national policy team for digital primary care.
Partha Kar - National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes, NHS England
Professor Partha Kar is National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England and co-lead of Diabetes GIRFT with NHS Improvement.
Kar has been a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008. He has been the Clinical Director of Diabetes from 2009-2015, being part of a multiple national award-winning department (HSJ Awards / BMJ Awards) due to its services and care provided.
He is the pioneer of the Super Six Diabetes Model which aims to deliver diabetes care differently and is recognised as one of the good examples of integrated care.
Chris Parsons - Associate Director, Solutions Assurance (ai) & NHSmail Product Owner, NHS Digital
Chris joined NHS Digital in 2015 as Programme Head for NHSmail, leading the team through the migration of the service and graduation from the Government Major Projects Portfolio. Recently, Chris has additionally taken on the role of Associate Director Solutions Assurance (ai). During the COVID response, Chris has been responsible for the wide scale rollout of Microsoft Teams across health and care.
Lisa Emery - CIO, The Royal Marsden NHS FT / Chair, London CIO Council
Lisa has been CIO at the Royal Marsden since August 2018, overseeing a comprehensive programme of digital transformation.
Previously she was CIO at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust from 2014.
Prior to this Lisa spent a number of years in healthcare IT including on the National Programme for IT in London.
Lisa started her career as a Biomedical Scientist (Microbiology) before moving into IT project management including a stint in Dubai.
Claudia Pagliari - Director of Global eHealth, The University of Edinburgh
Dr Pagliari is a senior lecturer and researcher within the Usher Institute, where she leads a research programme on eHealth and directs the MSc in Global eHealth.
With a background in social science and health technology assessment, her research is highly interdisciplinary and covers many areas of eHealth and the digital society. This includes the study and evaluation of emerging innovations (for example: direct-to-consumer genetic testing, therapeutic robots, apps), large-scale health IT programmes (for example: human resource information management systems, administrative data research, e-Government), new forms of data for science (for example: social media and crowdsourcing), technologies for global health system strengthening and ethical and responsible research and innovation.
Iain Hennessey - Clinical Director of Innovation, Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Iain Hennessey is a consultant paediatric surgeon and director of innovation at the new Alder Hey Children’s Health Park. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with honours degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Anatomical sciences, before going on to train as a paediatric surgeon in the United Kingdom and Australia. He has always been interested in innovation, helping found a startup surgical simulation company as a trainee and then progressing to become the clinical director of innovation at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Notable achievements have included forming partnerships with large multi national companies such as Sony and IBM, building a unique underground 1000sqm innovation facility for collaboration with the tech sector and developing a team of clinician entrepreneurs to drive change within the NHS. All of this was recognised nationally with the prestigious Health Service Journal, Improving care with technology award..
Dr Dilshan Arawawwala - CCIO, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS FT
Dr Dilshan Arawwawala is a Hospital Consultant and Chief Clinical Information Officer for Mid-Essex Hospitals NHS Trust. He has a strong background in research and quality improvement.
As CCIO, he clinically-led the implementation and optimisation of an EPR and other health information systems and has recently completed the NHS Digital Academy Diploma in Digital Health Leadership.
Dr Arawwawala is also a digital entrepreneur, co-founding ShiftPartner as a fellow of the MSE Institute. He recognises the importance of a collaborative approach between the NHS, suppliers and end-users in delivering health quality improvement through digital transformation.
Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas - Head of Blended Learning and Digital Literacy Workstream Lead, Health Education England
Henrietta is the Head of Blended Learning and the Digital Literacy Project Lead at Health Education England. She was previously the Topol Technology Review Project Lead and was seconded into a Clinical Nursing Fellow role at NHS England.
She is a Registered Mental Health Nurse, a Darzi Fellow Alumni and a second year NHS Clinical Entrepreneur.
She was a visiting nursing lecturer at City University, London and is currently a visiting lecturer at UCL, on the MSc Clinical Mental Health Science course and the annual 3-day Early Intervention in Psychosis course.
Henrietta has an eclectic background but currently focusing on the development of digital capabilities and the use of digital technologies in educating and training the health and care workforce.
Stephen Slough - CIO Dorset CCG, Dorset Healthcare University NHS FT & Dorset County Hospital NHS FT
Prior to joining the NHS in 2016 Stephen spent over 20 years working for Siemens, starting as an apprentice and working his way through a variety of roles ranging from programming and application configuration to corporate strategy and governance, account management and service design/provision.
Now in the NHS he is currently the CIO for three organisations in the Dorset ICS: Dorset CCG, Dorset HealthCare and Dorset County Hospital. This gives him the opportunity to understand the differences and similarities in delivering services to staff and patients across Primary Care, Community and Mental Health services into the Acute Care setting.
Mark Nicholas - Chief Social Worker, NHS Digital & Health Education England
Mark Nicholas, MBA, MSW, CQSW is a qualified and registered social worker, who has worked in both child and adult social care.
He is a strong believer in integrated working across professions and the importance of intervening early in the lives of individuals to prevent problems worsening. This last led to him managing one of the first Sure Start programmes and commissioning the first fully operational children's centre in the country.
At NHS Digital, Mark is the Chief Social Worker and social care lead for the organisation. He was the driving force behind the creation of the National Social Care Advisory Group on digital, which is the social care reference group of the National Information Board."
Pip Hodgson - Head of Digital Product, NHSx
Pip is head of digital product at NHSX which encompasses a portfolio of citizen-facing services including the NHS App, nhs.uk and NHS login. She led the development and launch of the NHS App. She recently led on a procurement framework for clinical communications tools so that healthcare professionals have access to modern communications software. Pip is also a practising A&E nurse
Steve Morgan - Partnership Director, Agilisys
Biography coming soon...
Reynhardt Uys - Group Chief Experience Officer, Immersion Group
As a pioneer of customer experience in South Africa, Rey’s passion began in 2002 after completing his BComm degree in Information Systems and Business Finance at Wits University in Johannesburg. Now, with more than 18 years in the industry, Rey specialises in Experience Strategy development, multi-channel digital experience transformation, and the establishment of mature experience management practices including training in CX and UX.
Driven by his continued passion for the industry, Rey works closely with new professionals entering the market, mentoring young up-and-coming designers and aspiring CX and UX professionals. Offering mentorship through his co-founded agency, Immersion Group, Rey and his team continue to work with big brands locally and abroad, further disrupting industry sectors and arming them with the CX tools and skills they need to succeed in an ever-evolving digital future.
Nicola Haywood-Alexander - CDIO, Lincolnshire NHS / Exec Strategic Adviser, Immersion Group / Co-Founder, Tech4CV19
Recently appointed as CIO for Lincolnshire NHS, with responsibility for the System’s digital strategy and integrated care architecture, and leading collaboration partners in delivering the digital ecosystem’s component capabilities, Nicola is a member of the HETT Committee, co-founder of Tech4CV19, and a member of the HealthCare Executive Committee at the IET. Nicola started her career as an engineer, providing digitally enabled solutions across a wide selection of industries from concert halls to offshore platforms, before moving to the public sector where her analytical, digital information and leadership skills were employed to enable public sector transformation, working for unitary and metropolitan authorities, and universities before joining the NHS as CDIO for Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS FT.
She subsequently held a number of NHS digital transformation posts, including CIO at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Seacole Digital and Pennine Care NHS FT, Digital Director of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System, Chair of both the Yorkshire and Humber PSN Partnership Board and the LHCRE Co-Design Authority. Much of the digital design and delivery she has led, has been innovative and the first of their kind. Her experience and background mean that she brings a broad church of expertise and insight. Added to this is her personal experience of long-term conditions, and as a lifelong carer. Nicola is passionate about human centred design, and the importance of technology and data for the greater good. To support her vision for a better and more inclusive user experience, she took up an auxiliary post this year as Executive Strategic Advisor (Healthcare and Education) for UX experts, the Immersion Group.
Ivan Barber- Programme Manager - RPA, NHS Business Services Authority
As Programme Manager for Robotic Process Automation at NHS Business Services Authority, I am focused on delivering organisational wide efficiencies by the introduction of process automation through an RPA cloud environment. With over 25 years’ experience in IT I have developed a broad range of technical and project management skills working in both private and public sector.
Austin Clark- Content Marketing Manager - Agilisys
Austin Clark is an experienced content writer and journalist specialising in organisational transformation and digital solutions, specifically in local government and healthcare. Austin is former editor of GovTech Leaders (DigitalbyDefault) and has written features, hosted podcasts and presented events for numerous leading public sector titles during a 20-year career.
Mark Lomax - Chief Executive Officer, PEP Health
Mark is a seasoned healthcare entrepreneur and medical doctor. Previously he founded, built and sold an award-winning business, MediHome that created the hospital at home template for patients that is now widely adopted across the NHS and beyond.
His passion is to improve and transform healthcare services that are sustainable and better for patients. He joined as CEO of PEP Health in 2019 to lead an inspiring international start-up team. In March 2020, they won a prestigous Innovate UK competition seeking to identify the best early stage technologies in the UK.
He is a fellow of the NHS Innovation Accelerator.
Paul Davies - Business Associate, ORCHA
Paul is a Business Associate for ORCHA leading on the development of an assessment framework for User Experience (UX) and User-Centred Design (UCD) - by triangulating topic-sentiment analysis from user feedback, digital application utilisation metrics and useability assessments we plan to identify those characteristics that lead to ‘good’ UX and improved health and wellbeing.
“There is an emerging philosophy around User-Centred Design that I am really excited about - digital is an key enabler for the personalisation of healthcare services and has the potential to break-down barriers such as the asymmetry of information that we encounter, and identifying what really matters to us as patients and service users. Digital also has a key role in engaging us as citizens to look after our health & wellbeing through self-care and minimising unnecessary use of healthcare services and resources.” Says Paul.
Geoff Hardy- Head of Digital, Immersion Group
Geoff has extensive experience locally & internationally in UX consulting & client experience management. He’s been instrumental in helping businesses deepen their relationships with customers through the development of intuitive & engaging experiences, encouraging systematic behavioural change. Since starting his career, Geoff has honed his skills in experience design, product development, capability build and digital transformation, leading digital teams through design thinking processes and techniques, enabling them to bring immense business value to clients, ultimately helping them achieve their goals.
Geoff successfully leads digital teams at Immersion Group, continuing to guide them through each stage of the customer journey, identifying their strengths and mentoring them to help grow their careers. Geoff uses his knowledge of the industry to better understand the problem, unlocking customer commitment, driving deep brand loyalty and creating new value by architecting positive change for both businesses and their customers, embracing an increasingly digital world.
Hassan Chaudhury - Digital Health Lead, Healthcare UK, Department for International Trade
A HealthTech and real-world data specialist with expertise in forging strategic partnerships and commercialising novel datasets. Experienced as an agency owner with a background in health and social care. I work with major healthcare providers and payers, Governments, pharmaceuticals, insurers and HealthTech/MedTech firms seeking a competitive, commercial edge. I currently lead on Digital Health and Care for Healthcare UK at The Department for International Trade (DIT), based at Whitehall, London.
Roz Davies - Managing Director, mHabitat
Roz has 25 years experience of co-designing and delivering social, health and digital innovations across the NHS, Local Government and the Third Sector. Previous roles include Director of Social Inclusion at Good Things Foundation, Director of Localities and Communities at New Economics Foundation, Programme Director for NHS hosted Altogether Better and Managing Director of UK Charity Leader of the Year, Sheffield Flourish. Roz lives with type 1 diabetes and was awarded the accolade of one of the 50 foremost Patient Leaders by the HSJ.
Russ Charlesworth - Head of Health and Social Care, SOCITM
Russ is a transformation specialist with over 30 years’ experience across 40+ programmes. MSP, PRINCE2 and CIMA qualified, he develops and leads complex assignments including managing multi-location, multi-organisation programme teams.
Tommy Henderson Reay - Digital Transformation Lead, National Care Forum
Tommy is a registered social worker and Digital Lead for The National Care Forum. He has managed teams across children’s and adult social services both in community and hospitals and was part of NHS Digital’s Clinical Informatics Fellowship. He now represents care providers as part of NCF and Digital Social Care.
Tommy is an active member of The British Association of Social Workers and the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and is BCS Vice Chair – Social Care. Tommy advocates for the social care workforce to utilise informatics - to improve people’s experience of care and to empower professionals using technology as part of their role.
Aasha Cowey - Programme Manager, NHS South, Central and West
I am healthcare leader passionate about the interface between people, culture, workforce and digital transformation with experience across ambulance, acute, primary care and commissioning settings. I am co-founder of @FlexNHS, a support and resource network to promote and enable flexible working. I am also an elected member of the national CIO advisory panel and a member of the South East Regional Talent Board, both of which give me a platform to champion diversity. Last but not least, I am a proud parent to a fantastic little girl.
Professor Neil Sebire - Chief Research Information Officer, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Neil Sebire is Professor of Paediatric and Developmental Pathology at University College London (UCL) Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, and Consultant Paediatric Pathologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Having begun his career in obstetrics and fetal medicine, he since went on to train in diagnostic pathology and now has research interests in placental pathology, paediatric tumour diagnosis and the investigation of infant deaths.
Dr Shankar Sridharan - Chief Clinical Information Officer, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Dr Shankar Sridharan is a Consultant Fetal and Paediatric Cardiologist. His NHS practice is at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, where he is also the Cardiac Network Lead.
He specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and on-going care of all types of heart disease affecting babies, children and teenagers (including holes-in the heart such as ASD’s and VSD’s, valve problems and all complex forms of structural heart disease).
Many heart problems in children may be managed as an outpatient without the need for interventional procedures or cardiac surgery. If these are required, the care plan created will provide direct access to the best paediatric interventional and surgical doctors in the country.
Allison Gardner - Co-founder, Woman Leading in AI
Biography coming soon...
Loy Lobo - President - Digital Health Council, Royal Society of Medicine
Loy is an experienced innovator and leader in healthcare. He has taken several healthcare innovations from concept to market. He was a founder of the telehealth business at BT Global Health, and subsequently the Director of Strategy and Innovation.
Loy currently runs Wegyanik, a health innovation company that applies design, digital and decision science to transform healthcare. Loy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and is President of its Digital Health Council. He also holds several teaching and advisory roles related to Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Prior to working exclusively in healthcare, Loy had over a decade of management consulting experience at a top-tier consulting firm. He led technology-enabled business transformation projects, working in ten different industries with clients ranging from family owned conglomerates to government agencies and global firms. He has an Executive MBA from London Business School.
Emma Stone - Director of Design, Research and Comms, Good Things Foundation
Emma leads Good Things Foundation’s Design, Research and Communications teams - three teams which blend service design and innovation with research, evaluation, advocacy and thought leadership. Good Things Foundation is a social change charity, working with community and strategic partners on digital social inclusion. Before joining Good Things Foundation in 2018, Emma was the Director of Policy and Research at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Charles Alessi – Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS International
Dr. Charles Alessi is HIMSS Chief Clinical Officer. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge around health and care. He is also Senior Advisor to Public Health England, an executive agency of the UK government. He is also Adjunct Research Professor in Clinical Neurosciences at the Schulich school of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and Visiting Scholar at the Odette School of Business, in Windsor Ontario, Canada. He is a primary care physician and was until recently, Chair of the National Association of Primary Care in England.
Dr Wei Francis Qiu MD, PhD, MBA – Chief Hospital Commissioning Officer, Taikang Healthcare
Dr. Qiu is currently the Chief Hospital Commissioning Officer at Taikang Healthcare. He is leading and responsible for Taikang’s hospitals and network commissioning, from planning to operation. Prior to this role, he served as Chief planning officer, oversaw the company’s strategy and operations. He spearheaded Taikang’s partnership with Mount Sinai Health System from New York, and led a balanced approach to commission and operate a modern private healthcare network in China.
Before Taikang, Dr. Qiu was the Chief Medical Information Officer at Jiahui International Hospital, one of the largest private high-end healthcare institutions in China in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before returning to his homeland in 2016, Dr. Qiu was the Vice President and the Chief Medical Information Officer of eHealth Ontario, the Crown agency of Ontario Government, Canada, overseeing 14 Million Ontarians electronic health record and exchange platforms.
Dr. Qiu received his MD from Central South University School of Medicine, an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in Molecular Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Qiu also completed an executive program in healthcare management from Harvard Business School.
Jeremy Dähn – Head of Digitization and Innovation, Johanniter GmbH
Jeremy is a digital health enthusiast and strategy manager. He is Head of Digitization and Innovation at Johanniter, the hospital arm of the German Chivalric Order. He is responsible for fostering the digital transformation, implementing new digital business models and supporting innovation projects.
In his years at Helios / Fresenius, Axel Springer and hy!, Jeremy gained an inside knowledge of digitization from Europe’s biggest hospital provider, as well in the transformation from a newspaper company to Europe’s leading digital media company.
He headed collaboration and consulting projects within Fresenius as well with other hospital providers, pharmaceutical companies, and industry partners to evaluate new business opportunities.
Jeremy is a business mentor of several accelerators and Innovation initiatives.
Mayur Vibhuti - GP Clinical Lead for Digital, NHS Kent and Medway CCG
Dr Mayur Vibhuti has been a GP partner for 10 years and is also a GP Trainer with varied experience of medical education, innovation and transformational work in primary care. He is currently GP Clinical Lead for Digital at Kent & Medway CCG, NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow & Visiting Reader in Medical Leadership at Canterbury Christ Church University. He co-founded the Medway innovation Hub in 2019 as a cross-organisational, pan-system, problem-based approach innovation hub.
Matt Phillips MSC, PGDip ANP, BSC (Hons) RN - Lead Clinical Practitioner, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Matt Phillips is Lead Clinical Practitioner for the Acute Intervention and the Simulation and Resuscitation Team at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London.
Matt qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2005 after serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with over ten years in Critical Care Outreach and an instructor in both Adult and Paediatric Advanced Life Support with a passion for clinical leadership at the bedside and refining / implementing safety mechanisms to detect deterioration and increase the safety of the patients in our care.
Steven Matarelli - Snr. Clinical Executive, Vocera Communications
Steven A. Matarelli, PhD, RN is Senior Clinical Executive for Vocera Communications, a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions.
Formerly, Dr. Matarelli worked for Joint Commission Resources in the role of Field Director International Accreditation and Johns Hopkins Medicine International in the role of Chief Operating Officer/Chief Clinical Officer of Tawam Hospital, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Matarelli is a highly experienced national and international speaker in the United States, Middle East, and Asia on topics of nursing care, hospital operations, patient safety, research, and “theory-into-practice” for healthcare providers, community organizations, and academic settings. His 35 + years of healthcare experience has spanned clinical and executive operations, academia, and industry. .
Georges Ng Man Kwong - CCIO, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Georges Ng Man Kwong, Consultant Chest Physician FRCP (UK) and Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. He is an experienced Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Medicine, Change Management, Patient Safety, Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), and Quality Improvement. Strong healthcare services professional graduated from The Royal College of Physicians London.
Tom Oakley - CEO, Bleepa
Dr Tom Oakley is Chief Executive Officer at Feedback Medical where he leads the companies drive to embed Bleepa®, their flagship service, into the heart of the NHS and broader healthcare economy. Dr Oakley is a qualified radiologist with significant clinical and academic experience. He also holds a successful track record of entrepreneurial activity following a range of roles with healthcare organisations.
Ian James - Care and Health Improvement Adviser Digital, Deputy Chair, NHSX Joining Up Care Strategic Oversight Board
I have 35 years in public service and my particular passions are for citizen and community empowerment alongside harnessing the collective impact of public services to improve the lives of local people. I’ve spent the last 15 years, in particular, working to deliver improved services and outcomes and developing joint leadership and accountability within complex partnerships. I have a strong values base and believe that the role of public services is to serve people and communities and to empower them to achieve their outcomes.I am an Associate Non-Exec Director on the board of the Dudley Group Foundation NHS Trust.
I am the LGA’s Care and Health Improvement Adviser (CHIA) for Digital and Leadership Development; currently supporting NHSx as Deputy Chair of the Joining Up Care programme. From October 2016 to October 2019 I was the LGA’s CHIA for the West Midlands Region. I was DASS and Director for Communities and Adult Social Care at Solihull Council from 2012 to 2016; before that Director of Joint Commissioning for Staffordshire County Council in partnership with 2 PCT’s from 2007 to 2012. I was Chair of West Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services from 2013 to 2016 and a member of the ADASS National Executive.
Dr Martin Godfrey - GP and Clinical Network Lead, Lambeth CCG
Martin is a practicing GP in south London. He has a life-long interest in health informatics and is currently very involved in the development of digital health initiatives within Primary Care Networks in London. He is a governing body member at Lambeth CCG.
Over the years Martin has developed a portfolio medical career having worked in a variety of clinical and commercial roles. He left full time general practice back in the 1980s to enter the world of journalism (he was editor of Mims Magazine and GP Newspaper); then medical education and eLearning (he helped establish the world’s first on-line medical school in Los Angeles) and PR (he headed Hill and Knowlton’s European Health Practice for 10 years).
Martin is still actively involved in writing and commentating on medical issues online and in the press, radio and TV.
Ulf Osterstad - Head of Operations, Bra Liv nära
Ulf Österstad is a Senior General Practitioner and Head of Operations at Bra Liv nära in Sweden, supporting Bra Livs 250.000 patients digitally. Bra Liv Nara is Sweden’s first publicly financed online primary care unit. Since its launch in 2015, Ulf has also been responsible for the operations of digital care. Ulf has vast experience in driving digital transformation within healthcare and acts as a Medical Advisor in developing an automated triage solution for primary care.
Tina Marshall - UK Country Manager, Visiba Care
Tina Marshall is the UK Country Manager at Visiba Care. Through her strong belief that digital healthcare technology can provide a level of flexibility and support for both patients and healthcare providers, Tina has been the driving force bringing Visiba Care into the UK market since April 2019. Over the past 18 years, Tina has worked in a range of innovative medical companies delivering technology that have helped save lives. Working with Visiba Care, the market-leading health technology company in Sweden, her focus to deliver technology worthy of the UK healthcare landscape continues.
Ash Thornley-Davies - Director, Visionable
Ash Thornley-Davies is a Director at Visionable Global. Ash has over 9 years’ experience of working in the communications technology sector, focused on video collaboration platforms. He is passionate about helping NHS teams connect and collaborate with their peers and patients, through a platform designed with healthcare in mind.
Peter Thomas - Director of Digital Innovation, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS FT
Peter Thomas is a research-active Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the associated NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He is also the Director of Digital Innovation at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Natasha Walton - Associate Director of Digital Transformation, NHS England
Natasha is the Associate Director for Digital Transformation for the South East and supports the systems across the South East with improving digital maturity and transforming care. She has worked in the NHS for the past 3 years. She has over 20 years’ experience in technology & change roles working in local government, manufacturing where she worked across Europe and in other private sectors. She is passionate about getting girls interested in STEM as a career choice and is the mum to 3 amazing independent daughters.
David Newey - Deputy CIO, The Royal Marsden NHS FT
David is an internationally CHIME qualified healthcare CIO and passionate digital healthcare leader, who has co-authored and directed the implementation of a multi-million pound digital strategy for The Royal Marsden; a leading global research cancer hospital. An expert in the field of digital transformation, David has presided over the delivery of a number of key clinical, technical and enterprise wide solutions both locally and nationally.
A member of the prestigious NHS Digital Academy Alumni; David is studying an MSc in Digital Health Leadership at the prestigious Imperial College London.
James Norman - Co-founder and Chair, Tech4CV19
James Norman is the Healthcare CIO for EMEA at Dell Technologies, enabling the organisation to better understand and meet the needs of Health, Life Science, Social Care and Pharmaceutical organisations. A respected figure in change management and IT transformation, James has more than 24 years’ experience within the NHS and Department of Health, having held several senior positions within finance,
performance, operations and IT. James joined Dell Technologies in 2014 as UK and Ireland Healthcare Development Director, before assuming the responsibility of CIO in 2018.
Farzana Rahman - CEO, Hexarad
Farzana is a co-founder and CEO of Hexarad, a clinically-led teleradiology company. She was a former consultant radiologist at University College London Hospital, the former national head of data and digital strategy at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) and worked as a clinical advisor at NHS Digital. She authored the AoMRC papers, ‘Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare,’ and ‘Information and Digital Technologies Clinical Requirements 2020.’ As well as her medical qualifications, Dr Rahman has a masters in Management and Health Economics from the London School of Economics.
Amy Davis -Co-Founder, CCO and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Hexarad / Consultant Radiologist, Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals
Amy is a consultant radiologist specialising in oncology imaging and co-founder of Hexarad, a radiology led teleradiology company. She is also the digital/clinical channel champion at Tech4CV19.
Amy also has extensive experience in medical journalism, education and research; she worked as an Associate Editor at The BMJ for 10 years and spent a further year as an Associate Clinical Editor focusing on large research trials with BMJ Open.
Elaine Bousfield -Channel Champion, Tech4CV19 / Founder, Kooth
Elaine Bousfield founded Xenzone (now Kooth PLC) in 2001 and Kooth in 2004. It is the largest digital mental health provider in the UK.
She is now the CEO and founder of ZunTold, a publisher and tech start-up company, developing products and services to support people with their mental health.
She trained in social policy and as a counsellor and has worked with the field of homelessness and in the community as a mental health worker.
She joined Tech4CV19 as one of their channel champions and will be hosting debates with commissioners and suppliers on new ways of looking at some of the biggest challenges of society and what tech or digital can do to solve them.
Professor Ben Bridgewater - CEO, Health Innovation Manchester
Professor Ben Bridgewater is Chief Executive of Health Innovation Manchester, an academic health science system that brings together health, academia and industry.
He is a leading expert on health informatics, national clinical audit, clinical governance, healthcare transparency, patient experience measurement and digital transformation in healthcare, publishing numerous high profile academic outputs and delivering innovative IT tools for disseminating clinical outcomes to professionals and the public.
Prior to joining Health Innovation Manchester, Ben worked for global technology company DXC Technology as the Director of the Healthcare and Lifesciences Global Build Advisory Team. Until January 2016, he was a cardiac surgeon at the University Hospital of South Manchester for nearly 18 years.
Guy Boersma - Managing Director, Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN
Guy Boersma has been Managing Director of Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) since 2013 and leads on Digital and Artificial Intelligence (AI) work for the national AHSN Network.
Having led private and public-sector teams in central government as well as operational delivery on the frontline, Guy comes to work to build social value. He is a trusted collaborative leader relishing the role of catalysing effective delivery of goals shared across organisations.
He brings 20 years’ experience of learning from addressing issues that can’t be solved by one organisation alone. Guy has worked at national, regional and local levels and has a background in market research and marketing. He is an ambassador for HEALTHCARE Denmark.
Harry Longman - Managing Director, askmyGP
Harry Longman is Chief Executive of askmyGP. He is an engineer by background, who has worked in primary care for nine years with the simple vision of "Happier patients, happier GPs".
He brings a systems thinking approach to the twin problems of access and workload, and has tried to convert a couple of insights into the practical world of running a GP practice.
The result is askmyGP which now serves two million patients around the UK in over 200 practices, who are seeing 87% of problems dealt with the same day, half within three hours.
David Wyndham Lewis - Digital Academy Alumni Representative
Biography coming soon...
Mathew Watt - Assistant Head of Programme / Digital Delivery Lead within NHS England’s Testing Cell, NHS England & Improvement
Mathew is an Assistant Head of Programme / Digital Delivery Lead within NHS England’s Testing Cell. Prior to this I spent a few years leading a national digital transformation programme within Continuing Healthcare (CHC). Passionate about the people side of digital transformation, with strong interests in systems thinking, artificial intelligence, change management and strategic planning (and how these can be used to best effect in the public sector).
Sam Shah - Chair, HETT Steering Committee
Sam has worked on a number of initiatives across the NHS, including the flagship project to digitise urgent care. He had two main portfolios in the NHS spanning digital development of the health ecosystem and some national technology programmes. He has supported the development and adoption of a number of technology projects in England but has also worked with digital health start-ups from across the world.
Sam is one of the inaugural members of the NHS Digital Academy. As a clinician with a background in primary healthcare and public health with a focus on designing services through a citizen-centric approach.
Sandeep Bansal - Member, HETT Steering Committee
A GP trainee by background with a postgraduate degree in Paediatrics.
I am passionate about remodelling health and social care; not just in the NHS, but globally. I believe that health/med tech will help enable and underpin this.
Our work has been mentioned in Parliamentary Bill to #PurgeThePager put forward by Matt Hancock and our study to show each nurse and each junior doctor save 21 minutes and 48 minutes with Medic Bleep of which I am the Founder.
I am also an Innovation Mentor for GP trainees and GPs at the Royal College for GPs alongside Faculty at Harvard Medical School for Postgraduate Teaching for Surgical Leadership and Innovation and Barts X.
I am also a Member of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.
I am also experienced in running of nursing and care homes, especially looking at mergers and acquisitions along with transformation projects.
Dr Alisdair Smithies - Head of Educational Innovation Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London
An enthusiastic technologist and health education innovator, I have significant experience leading cross-functional technology and academic teams at world-leading medical schools.
My research interests converge around the intersection of organisational development, informatics and medical education.
My PhD study investigated the impact of transitions in training for junior doctors, exploring cultural and systems factors that support integration into new teams.
Stuart Flint - President, Scaled Insights
Dr Stuart Flint is an Associate Professor of the Psychology of Obesity at the University of Leeds, with his primary areas of work related to understanding, measuring and intervening with conscious and unconscious cognitions and where appropriate, applying these to behaviour change. Dr Flint is also is the President of Scaled Insights, an artificial intelligence company based at the University of Leeds. He is also a Director of the charity Obesity UK.
Daniel Casson - Consultant, Digital Social Care, and Care England
Daniel is a digital transformation and partnership building consultant in social care. He works with social care organisations, local authorities, the NHS and health bodies to enhance their business by use of digital innovation. He also works with the tech entrepreneurs and the Department for International Trade to guide innovation in social care. His particular areas of expertise are:
He is digital transformation adviser at Care England, and is part of the Digital Social Care Team working on the NHS Digital-financed programme to support care providers employ digital care solutions. He has worked closely with NHS Digital in guiding providers through the DSPT process and is currently working on systems to help care providers accredit their own domain names as a secure communication tool. He works with NHSX to embed digital transformation in social care as part of the Joining up Care Programme and has co-designed a cybersecurity training gap analysis. He is currently conducting digital transformation user research for NHSX.
Rob Blagden - Director of Libraries, Technology and Information, University of Gloucestershire
Rob is Director of Libraries, Technology and Information at the University of Gloucestershire and is leading teams who support and innovate with students and academics. Previously he spent 15 years working in the National Health Service leading IT services across Gloucestershire and input into several national projects. Rob was also the Lead Governor for 2gether NHS Foundation Trust. Rob is now a trustee for Teens in Crisis +, a charity which provides support and counselling services for young people. Rob strongly believes in ‘parity of esteem for mental health’ and that there is ‘no health without mental health’.
Rob completed the NHS Digital Academy as part of Cohort 1 and continued on to MSc level by taking on a project to research the use of BYOD in the NHS and wider public sector.
Stephanie Campbell - Optometrist / CEO & Founder, OKKO Health / Clinical Entrpreneur
Biography coming soon...
Ash Kalraiya - Orthopaedic Surgeon / CEO , MediShout / Clinical Entrpreneur
Ash is an Orthopaedic Surgeon training at Imperial College London. Whilst he has worked in the NHS for a decade, his passion for trauma and “fixing broken bones” has also taken him to work in South Africa and Malawi, where he operated as a World Orthopaedic Concern Fellow. Ash founded MediShout after witnessing hospital infrastructure and logistical problems preventing best patient care, for example, when he had to cancel operations due to a broken theatre light bulb. MediShout solves this healthcare problem by providing the world’s first digital platform to integrate all logistical departments; giving clinicians an app to instantly report any issue while using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict future problems e.g. broken equipment, faulty IT.
Tamsin Holland Brown - Paediatrician / Founder, Hear Glue Ear / Clinical Entrepreneur
Tamsin works as a paediatrician in Cambridge. She specialises in children who are deaf. This led her focus on children with temporary hearing loss due to glue ear (a very common condition, where fluid builds up behind the ear drum, after a cough or cold or ear infection, causing temporary deafness in young children), she created an affordable medical device to improve hearing and an app, called Hear Glue Ear, to improve childhood developmental skills and self management of glue ear between appointments or when operations are unavailable (such as during Covid). The Hear Glue Ear device and the app won many innovation and paediatric awards, with NICE ‘highly commending’ the app as a shared learning example and the UK app awards awarding ‘Children’s app of the year 2019’. The Heat Glue Ear app has been well adopted during Covid. Tamsin’s research and practical experience of implementing a medical device as well as several app’s into Clinical pathways led her to become an educator in Digital Health and Clinical Lead in Paediatric Digital Health.
Tristi Tanaka - Programme, Tech4CV19
Tristi has worked over 20 years in and with technologists on transformation and change across both public and global private sector organisations. She adapts her multi-disciplinary experience using design thinking and ethics-centred techniques to improve the way strategy, policies, processes, products and services are designed, delivered and changed to meet the needs of users, communities and teams in the workplace including the intended and unintended impacts on wider society.
Asif Mussa - Trainer Barclays, Digital Eagle
Asif loves technology and learning about advancements in technology - seeing what the future holds and how this will impact our day to day lives. He also loves being able to educate and share his knowledge with others, to help them develop and learn new ways to make their lives easier. He is passionate about cybersecurity and online safety, being able to inform others on how to stay safe whilst using the internet.
Kirsty Adams - Trainer Barclays, Digital Eagle
Kirsty is so proud to work for an organisation that embraces technology but also understands the importance of bringing colleagues and customers alike on the journey and how to stay safe whilst doing so. She loves learning about new digital trends and being able to share what she has learnt with people and demonstrating how it can benefit them.
Liam Mitchell - Trainer Barclays, Digital Eagle
Biography coming soon...
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