Featured Speakers in 2020

Sonia is one of the very few female Asian CIOs in the NHS, with over 18 years of experience and one of the first participants in the NHS Digital Academy. Her joint CIO role sees her lead and oversee data, technology and digital development across five hospitals and community care services in North West London for more than 15,000 staff and over 1.4 million citizens. She was recently elected as the vice-chair of the London CIO Council.

Writer, journalist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez is the author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. Invisible Women reveals the systematic, and often unconscious bias behind the data and assumptions that construct our everyday life. A leading voice on equality and feminist issues in technology, health and the media, Caroline has also led high-profile campaigns to publicly recognise the contribution of women in British history.

Matthew is the CEO for NHSX, a new body set up to ensure that staff and patients have the technology they need. He has said his priorities are to reduce the burden on clinicians, put services and information into the hands of citizens, and ensure that clinicians can safely access patient data from wherever they are in the system. For the past 3 years, he has been the Government’s Director-General for Digital and Media Policy. Before that, he was British Ambassador to Israel.

Sarah Wilkinson became NHS Digital’s chief executive in August 2017. She previously worked as Chief Information Officer at the Home Office with responsibility for the delivery of all technology services for counter terrorism, the UK border, visas and immigration, and asylum and policing. Before joining the Home Office, Sarah spent 23 years in financial services and held chief information officer roles at Credit Suisse, UBS, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers.

Ben Goldacre is a doctor, best-selling author, academic and campaigner. His work focuses on uses and misuses of science and statistics by journalists, politicians, drug companies and quacks. His book Bad Science reached #1 in the UK non-fiction charts and has sold over half a million copies worldwide. He has published extensively in all major newspapers and various academic journals, and appears regularly on radio and TV from Newsnight to QI.

Samantha Murray is one of Britain’s most successful modern pentathletes. She has won multiple World Championship Gold titles, and a Silver at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Also a graduate of the University of Bath, Sam is an ambassador for students’ emotional fitness app Fika. Sam has shared her own emotional fitness story through the Fika app – encouraging students nationwide to take their emotional fitness seriously.

Dr Simon Eccles is the Chief Clinical Information Officer for NHSX. Previously he was CCIO for Health and Care. The role spanned the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement and the arms-length bodies. Former roles include: Programme Director for Emergency Care Pathways transformation at Guys and St Thomas’, joint Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care for NHSE London; and joint SRO for Urgent and Emergency Care in South East London.

Jacqueline is one of the most influential leaders in the UK technology sector. Currently president of techUK, president of Digital Leaders, chair of the Institute of Coding, she also holds a number of non-executive director and business advisor positions at high-profile companies. She is known for her passionate commitment and leadership on diversity and inclusion, playing an influential role through advisory and ambassador positions at Accelerate Her, BigYouthGroup and the Girl Guiding Association.

Frank is CEO and founder of TPP. He has always been at the forefront of IT innovation, initially as a leading software architect in the financial sector. In 1997 he founded TPP, writing the original code for the system after being inspired by his wife, a GP. Frank continues to work across digital health, most recently on interoperability, app development and artificial intelligence. In 2015, Frank was awarded an OBE for services to healthcare, to reflect his achievements.

Tara Donnelly is the Chief Digital Officer at NHSX. Tara oversees a team focused on digital innovation, with the aim of making the NHS work more effectively with larger tech firms and digital health innovators. Tara is on secondment from her role as Chief Executive of the Health Innovation Network. She has led the Health Innovation Network for over three years and is also a non-executive director at the Nuffield Trust. Tara has an extensive background in leadership roles within the NHS.

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Dr Stephen Cone, consultant anaesthetist, is chief medical information officer at UCLH leading the clinical informatics team through the EHRS programme. His focus in now on optimising the system and delivering the benefits from digital transformation to patients and staff, and also by realising UCLH’s research ambition of using routinely collected clinical data for advanced analytics.

Paul Jones took up the role of CDIO at Leeds in September, replacing high-profile Richard Corbridge. He faces the challenge of completing the digitisation of one of the largest trusts in the country. Fortunately, Paul is used to scale: he joins the trust from BUPA, where he spent almost four years as Director of Information Strategy and Architecture; he previously spent eight years as CTO at NHS Connecting for Health, where he was responsible for the Spine and N3 programmes.

Mandy Griffin is Managing Director – Digital Health responsible for the provision of Information Management and Technology at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT (CHFT); and Managing Director of The Health Informatics Service, a hosted provider of Information Management and Information Technology services (IM&T). She is delivering the Digital Strategy for CHFT, an IT enabled modernisation programme designed to transform how the Trust and its partners provide quality care to patients.

Ross Fullerton is the CIO of London Ambulance, and has overseen the step-by-step digital transformation of the service’s use of mobile technology to deliver the information paramedics and ambulance crews needed to better treat patients. Ross will speak about the journey to date and the next steps that will see a new mobile EPR across London Ambulance, as well as delivering the 24-hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service.

Dr Natasha Phillips is a clinical academic who started her nursing career as a nursing assistant at the North London Hospice. She is currently Chief Nursing Informatics Officer and Programme Lead for the Exemplar Accreditation Programme at UCLH. Natasha’s research interests are in organisational design and clinical leadership and her thesis on ward leadership highlights the need to develop the skills of reflexivity amongst ward leaders to support them in leading at the frontline.

Terence Eden is the Head of Open Technology for NHSX. He is a technology & policy expert. He teaches government courses on AI and ethics. He was formerly the UK Government’s representative to the W3C. He speaks around the world on open standards, open source software, and open data.

Geoff Cross is the Chief Digital Information Officer for Ramsay Health Care UK Ltd, part of the global Ramsay Health Care group. He joined the company in 2010 have worked in the NHS in senior IT roles within both primary and secondary care. He is a member of the company executive and is responsible for all matters IM&T.

Mark Hutchinson is a passionate, inspiring leader with a record of delivering ground breaking digital programmes to improve the safety and reliability of patient care. Mark implemented the first Telemedicine service in the NHS in England and has successfully delivered Electronic Patient Records in three NHS trusts; including Salford Royal, which then achieved GDE status. Mark has now taken on the challenge of transforming one of the least digitally mature trusts in England.

Dr Ellen-Merete Hagen is a Consultant Neurologist in Autonomic Medicine and Clinical Director for Digital Healthcare at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London, UK. Being used to EHRS systems in Scandinavia, she led the implementation of EHRS at Queen Square Division in 2019.

Dr Simon Wallace is the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) of Nuance’s Healthcare division in the UK and Ireland. Simon has worked as a GP, hospital and public health doctor in Brighton and London. His interest in digital health began in the 90s when he spent a year at the King’s Fund investigating the impact of the internet on shared decision making between patients and their healthcare professional. For the past 15 years, he has worked for a range of organisations including Bupa, Dr Foster, Cerner Corporation and GSK across a range of technologies which include electronic patient records, telemedicine, mobile health and lifestyle devices.

A graduate of Aston University, Adam qualified as a pharmacist and proceeded to undertake post-graduate qualifications in clinical pharmacy and independent prescribing, sustaining a clinical commitment in medical oncology at The Dudley Group since 2010. After leading a number of healthcare IT projects, he took a career move to IT in 2016 where, as part of the senior leadership team, he has delivered a programme of digital transformation and enhancement including the Trust’s strategic electronic patient record (EPR), Sunrise.

Alexia Clifford is responsible for Public Health England’s behaviour change campaigns. Her role is key in reducing the health inequalities of the nation and has a distinct focus on digital tools to achieve this. Alexia has led a number of highly successful social marketing campaigns including Change4Life, Every Mind Matters, Stoptober, and Be Clear on Cancer, which has saved hundreds of lives through earlier diagnosis. She also leads Accelerate, The Government’s upskilling programme for its marketers.

Dr Indra Joshi is the acting Director of AI for NHSX, leading on the creation of the NHS AI Lab. Her other responsibilities include overseeing digital health initiatives within the NHS with a focus on data, digital health standards and evidence. Indra has a unique portfolio with experience stretching across policy, digital health, national project strategy and implementation; whilst remaining true to her professional training as an emergency medic.

As Medical Safety Lead at global digital health company Ada Health, Matt specialises in developing frameworks that ensure healthtech tools are safe, effective, and acceptable to patients and healthcare providers alike. Before Ada, Matt was lead author on a Wellcome Trust report on ‘Ethical, Social, and Political Challenges of AI in Health’ and led the design of an NHSX-supported toolkit to help developers comply with the Code of Conduct for data-driven technologies in health.

Alex MacLeod joined InterSystems in January 2001 while working towards her Masters’ Degree in Information Systems (earned in 2004) at Darmstadt Technical University, Germany. Based at the company’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Alex is a dual citizen of Germany and the USA. During her career with InterSystems, Alex has worked in roles within Implementation, Support, and Sales, with a wide range of clients in both the government and private sectors in a number of international markets including Germany, UK and the US.

Juliet Bauer joined LIVI from NHS England, where she was the organisation’s first Chief Digital Officer. Juliet is a Patient Governor for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is a founding member for networking group 10 Digital Ladies. Bauer has led the delivery of technology programmes across many sectors, including leading the Times Newspapers digital transformation. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

Most recently Jonty has been working as a Medical Director within NHS England (London Region), with responsibility for both primary care and digital transformation. In this role he led the development of the regional primary care strategy and, as the Chief Clinical Information Officer for London, provided clinical leadership for the OneLondon Local Health and Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE) programme – developing the information infrastructure necessary to underpin the five emergent Integrated Care Systems across the Capital.

Daniel is a medical doctor with years of experience in prevention, stealth health, space medicine and the sports sector. He looks at the bigger picture when it comes to health and sees it in all aspects of our daily lives – in culture, sports, arts, education and community. He sees healthcare as something that should be easily accessible to us all, and something that we should feel empowered to take ownership over.

Paul is the Regional Director for Midlands, North, Wales and the island of Ireland. He covers our portfolio of products and services spanning acute, community and mental health, primary care and commissioning. His background is in Public Health Analytics and technology, having spent time in the NHS, Department of Health and industry in the UK and abroad. Married with 3 children and fanatical about Grimsby Town Football club.

Ian was brought into the EMIS Group in 2019 as Clinical Director to help the clinical design and transition to our new platform alongside leading the clinical input into our partners and analytics business. Working across the group with the other members of the clinical team, Ian helps ensure our healthcare products, first and foremost, deliver a primary focus on the clinical needs and safety of our customers and their patients.

Luke has been working regionally in London to develop the digital first methodology for delivery across 5 X accelerator sites so far. Luke’s background in Healthcare lies in the provider sector where he worked with 3 x London trusts after working with Non-Acute mental health trusts in North-West England. Luke has a passion for transformation of digital health services and is now turning his focus to the scaling and spreading of new technologies within London’s STP’s through the Digital First programme.

Sarah has 20+ years’ experience working in healthcare. She is an experienced hospital, industry and community pharmacist however over the last 10 years, following her Warwick and St Gallen MBA up-skilling her in business administration, she now provides programme management and executive leadership support to large complex transformation programmes in healthcare- predominantly in the NHS. Sarah has a particular interest in digital health tools, seamless patient pathways and health data being used to draw new useful insights for patients, the public and healthcare professionals.

Professor Riley is a consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton NHS Trusts and the Clinical Lead for Coordinate My Care, which she founded in 2010. She is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London; and the Clinical Lead for Coordinate My Care, the clinical service, under pinned by a digital solution that coordinates urgent care and allows patients to have choices and improved quality of care during the out of hours period.

Ross created the eHub, an at scale NHS remote online consultation hub utilising eConsult. This provides online primary care to 100,000 patients across London. The model is being mirrored by multiple Primary Care Networks and Digital Accelerator sites across the UK. As well as a frontline GP, Ross is an inaugural graduate of the NHS Digital Academy and member of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics.

Euan McComiskie qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2007. He worked in rotational and static posts in Dundee and Livingston covering a number of clinical areas and specialties. His journey with clinical informatics began in 2012 joining the NHS Lothian Informatics Group. He was appointed AHP Informatics Lead in NHS Lothian in 2013 developing and delivering operational change as well as strategic influencing.

Fiona is currently working on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Cardiff University and Invatech Health Ltd. alongside undertaking a PhD. I am exploring the potential role of big data analytics in supporting medicines optimisation in care homes and building a medicines data analytics platform. I have previously worked in both health, as a junior doctor, and social care, as a care assistant and have experienced from both sides the challenges that arise when co-ordinating complex care across a multi-disciplinary team.

Dilshan is a hospital consultant and CCIO for Mid-Essex Hospitals NHS Trust. He clinically led the implementation and optimisation of an EPR and other health information systems and is an alumni member of Cohort 1, NHS Digital Academy. As a digital entrepreneur, co-founding ShiftPartner, he is also a fellow of the NHS England Clinical Entrepreneurs Programme and the Mid and South Essex Institute innovation hub.

Qualified in general nursing Sept 1995 and worked through medical and surgical specialities to a Matrons role. In 2015 Sam took a secondment to implement an electronic observation system, this opened her eyes to the benefits of technology and digital services to the clinical environment. She currently works as a Group CNIO across three acute Trusts in Essex-Mid Essex, Basildon and Southend. Her main focus is the clinical systems and how we can consolidate these from three to one!

Martin has worked in a number of areas within the NHS over the last 30 years holding various clinical, operational, change and technology roles. He has been a CIO in district general and large teaching hospitals and he is currently helping to bring three medium sized hospitals together in to a new merged teaching hospital.

Professor Graham Evans is the Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO) for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. In addition, Graham is the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Integrated Care System (ICS). Graham has held a number of national and regional leadership roles in the NHS relating to health informatics. Graham commenced his NHS career with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in June 2004 as the director of Information Management and Technology (IM&T).

Ricky’s career, working in health extends in excess of 38 years, originally in Finance and more recently in Digital Services (IT) where he and his team are transforming the workforce, with the adoption of collaborative Microsoft Teams and delivering business outcomes. CIO for South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, he leads an ambitious roadmap for the future. Chair of the London Mental Health (MH) CIO Council and Carenotes Strategic Steering Group. He is happy to share ideas and learning with other organisations.

Stephen joined Microsoft in June 2019 as Industry Executive for health, working across the sector as industry expert and digital transformation leader. Stephen spent the previous 4.5 years as Chief Information Officer for South London and Maudsley NHS FT, a trust known for achieving success on its digital transformation journey. From 2016 – 2019, Stephen was Chair of the London CIO Council for health providers across the capital and is a member of the TechUK Health and Social Care Council.

Angela Reed works in a nursing leadership role at www.nipec.hscni.net She is the current elected Chair of the Five Country Digital Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Group, the advisory group for nursing and midwifery digital practice to the six Government Chief Nurses of the UK and Ireland, to influence and promote nursing and midwifery informatics practice, education, research and policy direction. In 2018, she was runner up in the first Digital Health CNIO of the Year award.

Caron is deputy chair of the Digital Health CNIO Network. She is a member of the Digital Academy Steering group, chair of the HIMSS N&M Informatics (England) community and the CNO for England’s representative on the Five Country Group.


Mark was born in Dumfries; Scotland however he has lived and worked in Ayrshire for the last 29 years. He completed his Registered Mental Health Nurse Training in Dumfries in 1989 and also has a BSc in Nursing and a Post Graduate Diploma in the Management of Health and Social Care. He has continued his learning in Health Informatics at Masters Level.
Mark worked clinically as both a hospital and community based Mental Health Nurse for many years in NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland.

Fran’s unique mix of nursing knowledge and technical ability have translated into transformative improvements for patients and clinicians resulting in being awarded Innovation and improvement awards in both the user and patient categories. Holds a MSc in Health Informatics alongside her Registered Nurse qualification. Currently Chair of the British Computer Society (BCS) nursing committee, Member of the WNMC and Welsh representative on the 5 Nations Nursing Informatics Group.

Loretto is the National Clinical Information Officer for Nursing and Midwifery for the Health Service Executive in Ireland. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge around health and care. Loretto’s professional background is in acute and community nursing, health research, health informatics, project management, data management, quality improvement, and leadership development. She has worked in a variety of clinical, management, research and project management roles within and outside of the health service.

Ross Scrivener is eHealth Lead at the Royal College of Nursing. He has an MSc in medical informatics from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals UMDS and City University. He leads the RCN’s Every Nurse an eNurse initiative which has produced a publication with Health Education England on developing digital capabilities in 2017 and a consultation on the digital future of nursing in 2018. He contributed to the Academy of Medical Royal College’s “Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare” in 2019.

Dr. Anjum Ahmed began his clinical career as a General Physician, and over the last 21 years has been focused on solutions innovation and change management initiatives, helping set the path to digital transformation and care innovation throughout hospitals, health authorities, and public health initiatives across USA, Canada, Latin America, UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Asia Pacific. Dr. Anjum’s white papers, on Value-based Care and Artificial Intelligence in diagnostic imaging have been published and distributed globally.

Paul is Director of IT and Information at the Digital Exemplar, Wirral University Teaching Hospital. The hospital aims to be a fully digital hospital by 2020. He has more than 35 years’ experience in health informatics having worked in top roles at the National Programme for IT and North West and Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authorities. He also worked for 5 years for Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar leading their strategic Informatics programme.

Rachel Dunscombe is the Director of Salford Royal / NCA Group and was appointed as CEO of the NHS Digital Academy. She is working on new research studies to follow the Salford Lung Study and is a member of the KLAS research advisory board. As part of her role at Salford Group she has delivered the Global Digital Exemplar and two NHS Vanguards. She is also an Ambassador for the ECHAlliance / Digital Health Society and an ambassador for CHIME the professional body for CIOs.

Kathrin is a social scientist with extensive experience of conducting formative evaluations of digitally-enabled change and improvement programmes in healthcare. She has over 80 peer-reviewed publications in international academic journals and almost £30 million research grant funding. She is currently Director of Innovation at the Usher Institute, Co -Director of External Engagement on an EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre for Biomedical Artificial Intelligence, and Module Lead on the NHS Digital Academy teaching over 300 national and international health IT leaders about Technology Strategy and Health Information Systems Implementation.

Robin Williams is Professor of Social Research on Technology and Director of the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation at the University of Edinburgh. His interdisciplinary research into ‘the social shaping of technology’ through ESRC Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) (1987-95) and 60 subsequent awards focuses on the interplay between social, organisational and ‘technical’ factors in the development and implementation of a range of ICTs.

Professor Enitan Carrol is a Chair in Paediatric Infection at the University of Liverpool, and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Her research interests include bacterial infections in children, biomarker diagnostic accuracy studies, and early warning scores for early recognition of deterioration. She has over 20 years’ experience of clinical research in hospitalised children with infections, both in the UK and in Malawi. She works closely with a number of industry partners on collaborative research projects.

Gerri is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with 30 years experience in Paediatric Intensive Care at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool. She implemented PEWS in 2006, and undertaken extensive iterative development and evaluation of this to optimise performance. Her research and clinical focus has focused on the recognition and response to in-hospital paediatric deterioration. She is shortly due to submit her PhD on Critical Deterioration in children in hospital, and is currently co-leading the NIHR funded DETECT study to evaluate the use of Dynamic Electronic Tracking and Escalation to reduce Critical care Transfers.

Eva is a development team lead and a polyglot software engineer (Ruby, Python, JS). She’s passionate about working both as an individual contributor as well as actively supporting delivery teams with tech advice, as an enabler. She uses her skills in mentoring, working collaboratively and improving processes to bring value to users.
She is a tech community volunteer – organiser for Sheffield Ruby User group, vice-chair for BCS South Yorkshire – who enjoys enabling collaboration across local areas.


Ian will introduce openEHR, the philosophy of an ‘open platform’ approach to building health IT systems, and the principles behind the technology stack, particularly ‘what is an openEHR clinical data repository (CDR)?’ The majority of the session will be a practical demonstration of interacting with a CDR and wider ecosystem via REST API.

Cleveland Henry has been director of cloud at UKCloud Health since November 2018 having previously been at NHS Digital where he was the programme director for a number of national programmes including NHS Choices and NHSmail. In his address, Cleveland will discuss the journey of cloud in health and care, where he believes it is today and where he sees it really evolving with regards to tackling challenges and creating opportunities. He will also highlight some recent examples where UKCloud are supporting organisations in their digital-cloud transformation journey.

Magnus Liungman is the co-founder of Doctrin, a healthtech company that helps healthcare providers to intelligently digitalize the patient journey. Magnus founded Doctrin in 2016 with the purpose to radically improve health care. Today Doctrin is the leading platform supplier of anamnesis and communication tools for digiphysical healthcare in Sweden, implemented in 150 care units. Investors include healthcare provider Capio, life science fund HealthCap, Inbox Capital and Norrsken Foundation.

Chris joined CW+, the charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, as Chief Executive in July 2016 and sits as a member of the Trust board. In addition to spearheading the charity to raise funds to provide new facilities and deliver the Trust’s unique arts and health programme, Chris is the charity lead of CW Innovation. The CW Innovation programme identifies, embeds, and evaluates new health innovations that aim to improve patient care.

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Wai Keong is the chief research information officer at UCLH, consultant haematologist and national informatics leader, now leading on how the data from the trust’s EPR can now be harnessed for research. He is the creator most recently of FindaStudy, a visionary open clinical trials discovery platform. Wai Keong helped found the UK CCIO movement and was the original chair of the CCIO Network.

Ayesha is a Chief Clinical Information Officer and Deputy Medical Director in Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, and is a graduate of the first cohort of the NHS Digital Academy. She is a steering group member of the Shuri Network, a grass-roots organisation which promotes the visibility of BAME women in digital health. Ayesha also sits on the Digital Health CCIO/CIO advisory panel, and is an advisory board member of Health Tech Digital.

One of the most high-profile NHS CIO appointments of 2019 was the recruitment of David Walliker to the new role of chief digital and partnership officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT, a global digital exemplar and internationally renowned academic medical centre. David, previously CIO of two major hospitals, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital and Liverpool Women’s Hospital, will talk about lessons learned and challenges of the new role.

Lisa is the CIO of cancer specialist hospital, the Royal Marsden NHS FT and chair of the London CIO Council, the pan-London group of NHS CIOs. At the Royal Marsden Lisa is leading a refresh of infrastructure along with a new EPR programme. Among her many interests are the evolution of the health CIO role, promoting diversity, developing future digital NHS leaders and professionalism.

Dr Emma Vardy is a consultant geriatrician, clinical dementia and delirium lead and associate CCIO for global digital exemplar pathway redesign at Salford Royal NHS FT. At Rewired 2020 Emma will share insights from her award-winning GDE project and outline how to use digital and data to improve delirium assessment and care.

Shera is the current MD of Tower Hamlets GP Care Group, and was previously CCIO at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS FT, a role she describes as “unplanned but immensely rewarding”, working closely with clinicians and informatics teams to improve safety and clinical ownership of digital transformation. In 2019, she founded the Shuri Network with Sarah Amani, as the first national NHS network for women of colour interested in digital health, to encourage more women to lead digital transformation.

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Sarah was the first young black female CCIO in 2013 when she took up the role for Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust. Her current role as South of England senior programme manager for the early intervention in psychosis programme leverages the power of data and data visualisation to drive improvements. Her impressive work across mental health roles has attracted multiple awards. Sarah co-founded the Shuri Network in 2019.

Rafiah is an experienced NHS speech and language therapist supporting children who struggle to acquire, understand and use language. She currently leads a half million-pound NHS-funded project working with patients to co-design digital therapy tools in collaboration with the National Institute of Health Research, Health Education England, City University and St George’s Trust.

Adi Latif is an accessibility consultant at AbilityNet. He empowers organisations on how to best design digital products and services which can be used by all, increasing market share and providing disabled people equal access. He believes that good design enables and empowers people and bad design disables.
He’s experienced in accessibility strategy, accessibility user testing and training. He also has over 15 years of experience in using screen-reader technology for the blind.

Dr Ben Marruthappu is the former special advisor on technology to Simon Stevens and CEO of Cera Care, the technology-enabled home care provider using digital and AI to improve and consolidate elderly care services. Cera has received 25+ awards including Outstanding Home Care Agency of the Year, Best Technology in Care, Digital Health award for best use of AI, and Britain’s Health Startup of the Year.

Yinka is programme director for DigitalHealth.London, a collaborative programme which helps accelerate digital innovation by health and care professionals. After 11 years practising as a Pharmacist within community, acute, and pharmaceutical industry settings, Yinka held senior implementation roles in complex technology-led projects in the areas of integrated care, data sharing, clinical risk management, and electronic prescribing. She has also founded a digital start-up focused on behaviour change and food choice.

Dr Daan Dohmen is a Dutch serial digital health entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Luscii, the digital platform that hospitals can use to monitor patients at home via telemonitoring and virtual care. Luscii, now active in 4 countries, aims to prevent emergency admissions and reduce unnecessary outpatient visits and has secured worldwide partnerships with Apple and Omron, and has already accomplished over a million virtual care moments.

Wais Shaifta joined online GP video service Push Doctor in 2017, becoming CEO last year, and shifted Push Doctor’s focus to being a comprehensive digital health provider focused on giving patients easier access to services. Prior to joining Push Doctor, Wais spent three years with wellbeing platform Treatwell and six years with Just Eat, leading the food delivery portal’s UK operations and international expansion.

Carron Manning is a co-founder of iPrescribe Exercise. She is a chartered physiotherapist, who qualified from the University of Hertfordshire in 2000. She supplemented this with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine from Queen Mary, University of London in 2007.
Carron has a wealth of experience in the NHS and private practice, and most recently she worked with Team GB athletes at the English Institute of Sport.

Gareth is Group CCIO at Salford Royal NHS FT, bringing clinical leadership to the Global Digital Exemplar programme at Salford Royal, and is also the clinical co-chair of the national GDE Blueprinting programme. Gareth is the Senior Responsible Officer for the Integrating Care Locally programme within the national Digital Transformation Portfolio. This programme defines core capabilities and foundational information standards, to enable record sharing across health and social care in support of transformation.

Dr. Sina Habibi is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder at Cognetivity Neurosciences, a company providing early (pre-clinical) detection and remote monitoring of dementia using artificial intelligence and the latest neuroscience. With a PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University, Sina has in-depth experience in research involving nanotechnology and synthetic biology, as well as product management, and technology consultancy.

Dr Raj Patel is Deputy National Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England. He was formerly Medical Director of NHS England Lancashire and Greater Manchester, and Director of Commissioning for Lancashire.
Raj has been a GP partner for 25 years in Hyde, Greater Manchester and has held senior clinical leadership positions in the NHS, locally, regionally and nationally since 1997. Raj is a passionate advocate for involving managers, clinicians and patients in healthcare decisions.

Saffron is NHS Providers deputy chief executive, and part of the senior management team. She has experience in policy development, influencing and communications and has worked in the healthcare sector since 2007. Before moving into healthcare, Saffron was head of public affairs at the Local Government Association, the voice of local councils in England. Her early career focused on influencing EU legislation and policy development, and she started working life in adult and community education.

Matt is NHS England and NHS Improvement’s director of primary care commissioning transformation. He leads the commissioning of dental, optical and primary medical care services in England, and the implementation of digital access to primary care. He and his team support regional teams, systems, commissioners and professionals across the NHS to make sure that the ambitious vision for primary care set out in the Long Term Plan for the NHS becomes a reality for patients.

Masood is passionate about creating a joined up health system for patients, which will lead to better, safer, more effective care. He firmly believes that this can be achieved through effective sharing of health information and use of available innovative technology. Masood is motivated and highly successful in influencing policy and holds a highly influential role within NHSx as the Associate CCIO and SRO for Primary Care Digital Transformation programmes.

In his 20 years in science, Andrew has spent time as a bench scientist in the NHS, working in private pharma in candidate research, and central laboratories supporting clinical trials. When he co-founded Testcard in 2017, Andrew was laboratory manager for blood sciences running labs in an NHS Trust serving a population of >700,000 people. He then spent 2 and a half years working two jobs before becoming the full-time CSO in July 2019.

Chris Elliott is a system engineer and regulatory barrister. His Swiss company (Leman Micro Devices SA) develops high volume, low cost medtech that leading smartphone makers are currently evaluating for incorporation into all of their products. Its sensor is the only one that can measure absolute, accurate blood pressure while being small and cheap enough, and also measures body temperature and supports 1-lead ECG, cardiovascular analysis and others, all free to the user.

Phil Booth coordinates medConfidential, which campaigns for confidentiality and consent in health and social care, seeking to ensure that every flow and use of data within and around the NHS and wider care system is consensual, safe and transparent. Founded in early 2013, medConfidential works with patients and medics, service users and care professionals, drawing advice from networks of experts and partnering with related campaigns across the UK and around the world.

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