Allan, Nicole

Nicole Allan

Product Director for Engage and Virtual Care, Orion

Nicole joined Orion Health in March 2016 as a solution architect working with customers across the UK & Ireland. In 2018, she became a product specialist lead connecting the product and delivery teams with our customers. In 2019, Nicole became Product Director for Engage and Virtual Care, dedicated to delivering Orion Health’s solutions for patient engagement and remote patient monitoring. Nicole has more than 20 years’ experience working in healthcare in both the Public and Private sectors.

Sam Allen

Sam Allen

CEO, Sussex Partnership and Chair, Health & Care Womens Leaders Network

Sam started work in the NHS in 1996 and has a background in the operational management and leadership of mental health services and health and social care commissioning. Sam has also gained valuable experience working with an international healthcare organisation in the private sector. As a Leadership Fellow at St. George’s House, Windsor Castle, Sam takes an active role in influencing culture and leadership development across the NHS.

Arawwawala, Dilshan

Dilshan Arawwawala

CCIO, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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.

Aristidou, George

George Aristidou

Head of Public Sector Sales, Netcall

George Aristidou has deep skills and knowledge in supporting transformation through Tech solutions in the NHS. His broad tech solutions background, honed while at Siemens and Atos, is now used to support Netcall’s customers deliver continuous improvement in patient experience and team productivity.

Attari, Afshin

Afshin Attari

Director of Public Sector and Unified Platforms, Exponential-e

Afshin has been at Exponential-e for nearly 4 years with executive responsibility for managing and growing the Public Sector and Unified Platform Businesses, encompassing Unified Communications and Contact Centre solutions. Over his career, he has held various senior positions within BT and its overseas joint ventures, O2 and KCOM, across numerous roles including Engineering, Network Build, Business Management, Outsourcing, Sales / Marketing and Business Development. Afshin holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, a MBA gained from the Henley Management College and a MSc. in Business Telecommunications from UCL, London.

Avery, Mark

Mark Avery

Director of Health Informatics & Operational Director for Gut Reaction, the Health Data Research Hub for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Cambridge University Health Partners & Eastern Academic Health Science Network

Mark is director of health informatics for Eastern AHSN and Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) and is the Operational Lead for ‘Gut Reaction’ – the Health Data Research Hub for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Starting out as an information analysist, Mark has approaching 20 years’ experience working in the NHS across a range of operational, information, contracting and performance management roles. With a history of leading complex projects & programmes in acute hospital and commissioning organisations, Mark has a particular interest in informatics – accessing and linking data to gain insights that inform health and care delivery, and clinical research.

Awofisayo, Tolu

Tolu Awofisayo

Deputy CIO/Head of Digital Programmes, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

As the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Head of Digital Programmes, I lead the implementation of the innovative Digital Hospital Strategy, at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS FT. I am a passionate digital expert who ensures the needs of patients are central to all healthcare transformation.

Over the past 9 years I have championed digital transformation across various organisations within the Health & Social Care domain. I am determined to bring innovative and divergent thinking to implement positive change to ways of working, and more importantly, to patient lives.

Julia Ball

Julia Ball

Assistant Chief Nurse, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust


Bamford, Daniel

Daniel Bamford

Deputy Director AI Award (Innovation, Research and Life Sciences Team), NHSEI

Daniel is a Deputy Director in NHSE/I, where he leads the £140m AI in Health and Social Care Award programme on behalf of the Accelerated Access Collaborative and NHSX.

Prior to heading the AI Award team, Daniel worked in strategy consulting, the private healthcare insurance sector and across a range of secondary care operational management and improvement roles across the NHS, seeing the power and potential of healthtech from the perspectives of front line professionals as well as national policy advocates.

Banerjee, Dr Ami

Dr Ami Banerjee

Associate Professor in Clinical Data Science at University College London, and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at University College London Hospitals and Barts Health NHS Trusts

Amitava Banerjee is Associate Professor in Clinical Data Science at University College London, and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at University College London Hospitals and Barts Health NHS Trusts. He is a researcher, educator and clinician with interests spanning informatics, cardiovascular disease, global health, training and evidence-based healthcare. He has been active both academically and clinically throughout the pandemic, including modelling direct, indirect and chronic COVID-19 effects, and work at the Nightingale and Royal London Hospitals in London.

Banner, Dr Natalie

Dr Natalie Banner

Lead, Understanding Patient Data

Dr Natalie Banner leads Understanding Patient Data, an initiative hosted at Wellcome to ensure uses of patient data for care, research and data-driven technology are more visible, understandable and trustworthy. This involves creating accessible information resources; commissioning public attitudes and engagement research; and ensuring that diverse public views and values are embedded in data governance and decision-making. Prior to joining Wellcome, Natalie was a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy.

Bates, Dr Chris

Dr Chris Bates

Data scientist and developer, TPP

Dr Chris Bates is a data scientist and developer at TPP. He leads TPP’s work in the use of electronic health record (EHR) data to support analytics and research. He has previously been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top 50 innovators in UK healthcare. Chris is involved in a number of national research programmes, including in cancer survivorship and antimicrobial resistance. He has recent publications in high-impact journals, including Nature, Science, and the Lancet. Chris has recently led TPP’s Covid-19 work on the OpenSAFELY project, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Batey, Nigel

Nigel Batey

CIO, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Beckett, Michael

Michael Beckett

Interim Director of IT, Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Michael Beckett has held numerous senior health informatics roles for acute trusts in the South East. This includes serving as Interim CIO for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) and Programme Director for the Kent Clinical Systems Collaborative. He is currently interim IT Director at Medway NHS Foundation Trust, while being an active member of the Digital Workstream Group for the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Programme. In addition, Michael has worked with several NHS Trusts and private healthcare organisations, to support or provide digital strategies, major business cases, procurement support and programme, service and strategy reviews as part of his role as Managing Director at Cloud21.

Bergin Goncalves, Sam

Samantha Bergin Goncalves

Citizen Lead, PRSB

Samantha Bergin Goncalves is a parent carer of a young adult with complex needs. Samantha has been using technology and a Multi Media Advocacy approach to support her son Shane’s Education, Health and Care planning for the past 8 years. The use of technology has transformed how those supporting Shane deliver their services seeing Shane as a person and not just his disability resulting in a more integrated approach to health and care. Focussing on Aspirations has been paramount in this approach which was the main driver for Samantha to set up a personal bespoke adult service for her son. Samantha regularly delivers person centred planning training and has presented at a number of National events on the importance of information sharing and individual’s wellbeing. Samantha has held a number of voluntary posts with organisations supporting people with learning disabilities. Samantha is currently the citizen lead for the PRSB representing the interests of the public in the development of record standards to accelerate improvements in social care.

Bhatti, Osman

Osman Bhatti

GP & CCIO, East London Health & Care Partnership

Dr Osman Bhatti is a GP in East London with a specialist interest in IT and the CCIO (Chief Clinical Information Officer) for the East London Health And Care Partnership that is the STP that covers 7 CCGs across North East London. He has supported numerous digital projects and enabled solutions that support patient care and assist in streamlining processes within clinical practice. He also a GP Programme Director and supports education and learning initiatives.

Bolychevsky, Irina

Irina Bolychevsky

Director of Standards and Interoperability, NHSX

Irina’s previous work includes leading one of the first UK data trust pilots for the Open Data Institute and Office of AI, and establishing the personal data infrastructure program for the UK government. She has worked on standards for the Dubai and UAE Governments and World Wide Web Consortium.

Bond, Dr Sarah

Dr Sarah Bond

Chief Product Officer, Mirada Medical

Dr Sarah Bond is Chief Product Officer and leads the Product Management team at Mirada Medical. Dr Bond has a MA, MEng in Electrical and Information Sciences from Cambridge University and a DPhil in Medical Image Analysis from Oxford University. She continued research as a Scientist at Siemens focusing on imaging analysis methods in Cardiology using PET/CT and SPECT/CT before spending time as a Consultant in Technology Transfer at Oxford University Innovation (now Oxentia) fostering communications between academia and industry. She has been in the Product division of Mirada Medical for 7 years, and in that time has been involved in the development, market and launch of multiple products, as well as working closely with business partners, academic institutions and hospitals. She is currently part of the Enterprise Hub and SME Leaders Programme coordinated by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Dr Bond is leading the AI in Health and Care Phase 4 Award delivery at Mirada.

Bowden-Jones, Henrietta

Prof Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE

Consultant psychiatrist and Honorary Professor, University College London

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE is a medical doctor and neuroscience researcher working as Consultant psychiatrist in Addictions leading two national clinics in the UK. Prof Henrietta Bowden-Jones was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire OBE) in the 2019 New Year’s Honours for Services to Addiction Treatment and to Research. As well as graduating in Medicine and specialising in Psychiatry with a CCST in Addiction Psychiatry, Henrietta also pursued a research career and a Medical Doctorate in Neuroscience from Imperial College (Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex impairment in Alcohol Dependency).

Bowen, David

David Bowen

International Business Development Director, Ultromics

David is a Radiographer by background. Having sold enterprise PACS for the last ten years, he joined Ultrmoics in September 2020. David is based in the UK and manages the commercial expansion into the NHS and new markets overseas.

Russ Branzell

Russell Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO

President & CEO, CHIME

Russ joined CHIME as president and CEO in April 2013. He also serves on the faculty at Columbia University, and is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a position that was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce.
In the United States Air Force Russ was CIO for the Air Mobility Command Surgeon General’s Office. He was CEO at the Colorado Health Medical Group; Vice President of Information Services and CIO for Poudre Valley Health System; and regional deputy CIO and executive director of Information Services for Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis.

Brown, Tash

Tash Brown

Zio Product Marketing Manager, iRhythm Technologies Ltd

My passion for innovation in healthcare stems from my pre–professional days; studying Biomedical Materials Science gave me the ability to see the impact technology can have on patient outcomes. I have been in healthcare ever since; working with innovative solutions in medical devices and pharmaceuticals that have help shaped our healthcare systems.
I have worked at iRhythm Technologies for the past 3 years as the UK Product Manager for Zio. I have been fortunate enough to have been involved with the strategy and execution of key drivers to increase patient access to the Zio cardiac monitoring service, including that of the AI Award.

Bullman, Di

Di Bullman

Building our Future Digital Workforce Workstream Lead, Digital Readiness Programme, Health Education England

Di Bullman is the Lead for ‘Supporting our Digital Experts’ in the Digital Readiness Programme at Health Education England. This aims to build a comprehensive professional landscape for specialists in digital, data, information and technology working in health and social care. Key work is supporting the establishment of the Federation for Informatics Professionals (FEDIP) and professional bodies, as well as developing professional standards, learning and development products, professional networks and career pathways.

She has an MSc in Workforce Development and Performance Management, is an Associate of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and has worked in a wide range of workforce and organisational development roles in the NHS since 1990.

Burch, Dr Greg

Dr Greg Burch

Joint CEO and Clinical Director, Tiny Medical Apps

Dr Greg Burch is a practising Emergency Medicine physician and co-founder of Tiny Medical Apps. He is an Associate of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and previously worked in the IT consultancy sector. Greg has in depth understanding of the problems and needs faced by clinicians, academics and patient users of software which has shaped the development of TMA’s flagship platform – the Digital Health Passport: a tool for the self-management of long term conditions.

Burch, Emily

Emily Burch

Head of Physical Health, Lead for COVID-19 Testing, Topol Digital Fellow, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Emily Burch is the Head of Physical Health and the COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Lead for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust. She is also coordinating the Enfield COVID-19 vaccination efforts in relation to care homes and housebound patients with the Primary Care Networks (PCNs).
She has a BSc in Adult Nursing and has a qualification as a Specialist Interest in Substance Misuse Nurse Practitioner. She has recently been awarded a Topol Digital Fellowship to develop a risk stratification tool for patients with Serious Mental Illness with the aim to support clinicians to identify and predict cardiovascular disease and diabetes and ensure early appropriate intervention.

Byamukama, Dr Shivon

Dr Shivon Byamukama

Managing Director, Babyl Rwanda

Dr Shivon Byamukama is the Managing Director of Babyl Rwanda, a subsidiary of Babylon UK. Prior to that, she was the Company Secretary and Head of Corporate Affairs at Bank of Kigali. Prior to that, she was the Company Secretary and Chief Legal Officer for RwandAir. Shivon serves on several boards and is an Eisenhower Fellow- 2016. Shivon has a PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University- Uganda.

Byrne, Adrian

Adrian Byrne

CIO at University Hospital Southampton NHSFT

Adrian is CIO at University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust and is the chair of the national CIO Network with Digital Health, a member of the INTEROPen board, a member of the NHS electronic referral advisory board and a member of KLAS advisory board.

Adrian has spent 15 years or so pursuing a strategy for electronic patient records through integration and evolution. This has evolved into a pursuit of a multi-vendor architecture using open platforms/open data. Adrian is currently overseeing a HIMSS level 7 programme using this approach.

Cake, Caroline

Caroline Cake

CEO, Health Data Research UK

Caroline joined HDR UK in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer, where she oversaw the development of the Health Data Research Hubs, the Alliance, the Gateway and the Better Care Programme. With more than 20 years of experience working in commercial organisations, Caroline joined HDR UK from 2020 Delivery. At 2020 Delivery she was a director advising health organisations, universities and central government departments on strategy, transformation, capability building, and delivery planning.

Callow, Andy

Andy Callow

Group Chief Digital Information Officer, Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Andy is Group Chief Digital Information Officer at Northampton and Kettering General Hospitals and was ranked #28 in the CIO 100 2020 list. He has been responsible for big changes in the way technology enables care during the time he’s been at the hospitals. Prior to joining Kettering, Andy worked at NHS Digital and was the Programme Director for the NHS App, which went from a concept to availability in the App stores in little over a year. Andy previously was Head of Technology Delivery for NHS.UK, the national website for the NHS in England, which receives c40m visits a month. Andy oversaw the technology refresh of the site during which time NHS.UK had the highest period of availability and reliability in its 10 year history. Andy is a passionate public servant who sees massive potential to improve patient and staff experience using technology, but starting with understanding their user needs. He’s a believer of working in the open and seeks to tweet and blog regularly to share learning and strive to build a better NHS.


Cameron, Jonathan

Jonathan Cameron

Head of Digital Health and Care, Scottish Government

Jonathan is the Head of Digital Health and Care in Scottish Government, and is currently leading the Digital Covid-19 response across the NHS and Care sectors, including the Covid Vaccination system and Protect Scotland app. Jonathan has overall responsibility for the Digital Health and Care Strategy for Scotland, and for ensuring delivery of major programmes which support the strategy.
Prior to joining Scottish Government in November 2019, Jonathan held a number of NHS IT and Digital posts, and has delivered major data, IT and eHealth projects and programmes across the UK. Innovation has also been a key focus and Jonathan was a CivTech challenge sponsor for this major SME development programme.

Chaudhry, Afzal

Dr Afzal Chaudhry

Consultant Nephrologist and the Director of Digital & Chief Clinical Information Officer, Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust

He is also an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge and has completed a MA in Medical Education, being recognised as both FHEA and FAcadMEd.
On an informatics front Dr Chaudhry leads the CUH eHospital programme, delivering a hospital-wide HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 electronic patient record (the first in the UK), and the Informatics component of the Population and Quantitative Science theme in the Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. He is also an Associate Site Director for the Cambridge Health Data Research UK site.

Chok, Dr Shera

Dr Shera Chok

Co-founder and Chair, The Shuri Network, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, NHS Digital
National Clinical Advisor, System Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Shera is a GP in East London and has held Director and Board level roles in provider and commissioning organisations including Barts Health, Tower Hamlets GP Federation, Lambeth PCT and Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS FT. She co-founded the Shuri Network in 2019 as she is passionate about increasing diversity, innovation and safety and to encourage other BME women to lead and engage with digital transformation.
She brings her extensive experience of healthcare redesign, digital transformation and clinical leadership to her roles as a national clinical advisor on System Transformation with NHS England and a member of the NHS Independent Reconfiguration Panel. She was previously the CCIO at Derbyshire Community Health Services Trust and a national clinical advisor on the NHS Vanguard programme. She is also a trustee of the Island Health Trust and an advisor to the Wellcome Trust Understanding Patient Data group.
Shera has studied at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and the Harvard School of Public Health, focusing on quality improvement, community engagement and leading change and was seconded by the NHS to work with Crossrail. She has volunteered as a clinician in countries including Sudan, Laos, Indonesia and Greece with leading NGOs working in war and disaster zones and with displaced populations. Shera has completed an M.B.A., M.A. in Inter-professional Education and a Nuffield Trust Fellowship on cross-organisational learning.

Chung, Carmen

Carmen Chung

First-year postgraduate medical student, University of Warwick

Carmen is an ambassador at One HealthTech, a global grassroots community that supports and promotes better openness, inclusion, kindness and diversity in health innovation. Prior to studying medicine, she was a Healthcare and Life Sciences Consultant at IBM and supported the development of a new data service for NHS DigiTrials to enhance clinical trial capability. Carmen is particularly passionate about developing technical solutions to address unmet clinical needs and to improve patient experience.

Chuter, Antony

Antony Chuter


Antony has lived with pain for over 27 years. He holds a number of roles supporting patients who live with pain, and acts as an ambassador for patient and public involvement.

Antony has represented patients and the public on a variety of groups over the last 10 years, and co-authored numerous publications where he ensures the patient/public voice is key.

His experience includes acting as co-applicant and a patient and public representative on UK-wide grants, most recently in the field of health data.

Antony is currently a trustee and chair of Pain UK and is a past chair of the Patient Liaison Committee at the British Pain Society. He was previously chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Patient Partnership Group and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in 2013.

Clegg, Prof Andy

Prof Andy Clegg

Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Leeds & Bradford Royal Infirmary

Andy is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Leeds, Consultant Geriatrician at Bradford Royal Infirmary and Associate Director for Health Data Research UK (HDRUK) North, leading a large portfolio of ageing and frailty-related research spanning routine health data, clinical trials, evidence synthesis and applied epidemiology.

Collins, Professor Sally

Professor Sally Collins

Consultant Obstetrician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust/Oxford Uni

Sally is a Consultant Obstetrician subspecializing in Feto-Maternal Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, an Associate Professor in the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford and the Medical lead for Women’s health for Perspectum Ltd.

Sally graduated in Medicine from the University of Oxford and specialized in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, training within the Oxford region during which time she completed a PhD in Obstetric Ultrasound. Sally is currently a Consultant Obstetrician in a busy NHS Trust and has set up the Oxford FMU tertiary referral Placenta Clinic.

She is highly research active having authored over 100 journal articles, filed two patents and won several international research awards. She currently holds a grant from the NIHR AI in Health and Care awards to develop a fully automated first trimester ultrasound screening tool for fetal growth restriction. Using machine learning techniques her team pioneered the first fully automated method for estimating placental morphology and vascularity from a 3D ultrasound image. It is hoped that this will form the basis of a first trimester multifactorial screening test for adverse pregnancy outcomes such as fetal growth restriction and pre-eclampsia.

Sally is also recognised for her expertise in placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorder and is currently working with NHS England to develop a national network for the diagnosis and management of PAS having co-authored the RCOG and FIGO guidelines on diagnosis and management of PAS. She is a UK representative to, and elected Vice-Chairperson of, the International Society for PAS and is the lead author on their recent evidence-based guidelines. She continues to strive to improve the outcomes for women affected by this rare, but complex and potentially lethal condition.

Corbridge, Richard

Richard Corbridge

CIO, Boots

Rich Corbridge is globally recognised in healthcare and digital technology. Rich joined Boots in 2019 as the Director of Innovation to transform the customer experience of visiting Boots stores. In 2020, Rich took on a new role as Chief Information Officer at Boots and is now the driving force behind the IT team. In October 2020 Rich was recognised #27 in the CIO 100 Awards which celebrate the most transformational CIOs in the UK.

Cordery, Saffron

Saffron Cordery

Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Providers

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.

Cowey, Aasha

Aasha Cowey

Programme Manager

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.

Cresswell, Dr Kathrin

Dr Kathrin Cresswell

Director of Innovation, The Usher Institute at The University of Edinburgh

Kathrin is a social scientist with extensive experience of conducting formative evaluations of digitally enabled change and improvement programmes in healthcare. She is Director of Innovation at the Usher Institute at The University of Edinburgh, Co–Lead on the Global Digital Exemplar Evaluation, and Module Lead on the NHS Digital Academy.

Curd, Steve

Steve Curd

Principal Consultant, Channel 3

Steve joined Channel 3 in 2019, bringing nearly 20 years’ experience in the NHS and independent healthcare sector, ranging from service redesign project work in primary care to major clinical system implementations in secondary and specialist care.
He is passionate about helping organisations harness technology to improve patients’ lives.

Dand, Tori

Tori Dand

Head of Synopsis Projects, Intouch with Health

Tori leads the Synopsis pre-operative projects team at Intouch with Health, bringing her wealth of healthcare technology experience to every project. Specialising in multi-team change management projects for over 10 years, Tori collaborates with the hospital teams to implement the pre-operative technology to enhance the current working performances and provide future adaptions for improved patient care.

Das, Debashish

Debashish Das

Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Hospital NHS Trust

Debashish is a Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Hospital NHS Trust with a passion and history of service improvement within the NHS. The passion Debashish has for digital health led him to to develop a virtual clinic platform (Ortus-iHealth). The goal was to combine virtual consultations, a patient portal and patient reported outcome measurement (PROMs) generation into one easy to use platform.

Davey, Dr Alexander

Dr Alexander Davey

Consultant Anaesthetist & Locum Dr : RVH Emergency Department

Dr Alexander ‘Sandy’ Davey is a Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in critical care and emergency medicine. He is the Project Steering Group Clinical Representative. Sandy has a special interest in Quality Improvement and Rapid Response System (RRS) performance in deteriorating patient care. He has presented on use of an open standards approach to digital transformation in perioperative care and has experience in the use of high fidelity simulation to evaluate usability and utility of deteriorating patient technology. Working closely with Coventry University, he advises on clinical development work and helps oversee the DITO project alongside the Apperta foundation.

Davidson, Stuart

Stuart Davidson

Healthcare Sales Engineer, Rubrik

Previously Head of Infrastructure for an NHS Foundation Trust, Stuart now brings that expertise into his role at Rubrik, delivering value to Healthcare organisations on their cloud journey.

Davies, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Davies

CNIO, System C

A nurse for over 35 years Jacqueline has a wealth of clinical and leadership experience. With an academic career focused on Leadership and Emotional Intelligence, she then became an Alumni of the Nye Bevan Leading Care III Programme with the NHS Leadership Academy. Identifying technology as the future of the NHS but a dearth of senior level digital roles, she then moved into industry to work with a digital supplier. Her current role is to support NHS organisations to plan for, implement and optimise the clinical functionality from governance to data to translating workflows into digital whilst offering support to the CNIO/CCIOs and other digital clinicians. Jacqueline has recently set up the System C Clinical Digital Leads Network, a support network for all clinical staff working within the digital programme.

Davies, Rebekah

Rebekah Davies

Digital Health Clinical Lead /SaLT, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

As Digital Health Clinical Lead at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, I’m seeking to innovatively & creatively implement virtual consultations trust-wide. Being a SaLT in Informatics, I’m passionate about delivering accessible, inclusive and user led digital solutions that, drive positive and impactful transformation. I’ve recently supported industry leaders Microsoft and Barclays Digital Eagles and co-authored RCSLT’s national Telehealth Guidance. As a Cohort 2 Topol Fellow, I’m excited to be exploring digital methods to improve engagement and reduce health inequalities for patients with barriers to communication.

Dawidziuk, Aleksander

Aleksander Dawidziuk

President, The Royal Society of Medicine Students Section

Aleksander is a fifth-year medical student at Imperial College London, where he completed an intercalated BSc in Biomedical Engineering. In 2020 he was elected President of the Students Section at The Royal Society of Medicine. Previously he chaired the Student Policy Initiative Conference on how to prepare for digital transformation in healthcare.

Dewhurst, Dr Christopher

Dr Christopher Dewhurst

Clinical Director, Liverpool Neonatal Partnership

Christopher is the Clinical Director for the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership, providing Neonatal Services across both Liverpool Women’s and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. We have a total of 53 cots caring for sick and premature infants. I have a special interest in mechanical ventilation and neonatal physiological monitoring. At the start of the covid pandemic we introduced the first UK neonatal telemedicine system from concept to cotside in less than 4 weeks.

Dewhurst, Leslie

Leslie Dewhurst

CEO, Health AI

A serial start-up enthusiast, Leslie founded his first business, a baby sitting co-op, at the age of 19. Later he founded the software developer ProMicro, becoming its CEO and eventually selling out to Dutch partners at the Millennium.

After being diagnosed with total renal failure Leslie underwent an altruistic kidney transplant, founding Health-AI in 2019 to develop Intelligent Assistants that enable clinicians and patients to benefit from the new digital bloods flow.

Diss, Hollie

Hollie Diss

Key Account Manager, Jamf

Following 15 years in the Travel & Transport industry where she sold APIs into B2Bs and 3 years in Business at Apple, Hollie joined Jamf in 2018. She works with business leaders across multiple industries, such as healthcare, to deploy Jamf’s advanced tools that will provide the desired IT and employee digital experience, and drive time and operational efficiencies that businesses are striving to achieve within an Apple environment.

Docherty, Stephen

Stephen Docherty

Healthcare Industry Executive, Microsoft

Stephen joined Microsoft in 2019 as Industry Executive for health, working across the sector as industry expert and digital transformation leader. Previously, Stephen was the 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. Stephen has a technology background that covers digital marketing, the games industry, retail and high-tech manufacturing.

Dohmen, Daan

Dr Daan Dohmen

CEO, Luscii

Prof. Daan Dohmen is CEO at Luscii, a leader in remote healthcare monitoring solutions for hospitals. Recently appointed Professor of Digital Transformation in Healthcare at the Nijmegen School of Management, Daan is also active on the Dutch Council for Health and Society, an independent body advising the Government on trends in health and society.

Dunstan, Gerald

Gerald Dunstan

Principal – Europe, GE Healthcare Command Centres

Gerald leads a team of data scientists, software engineers and change management experts supports clients as they design, develop and implement their Command Centres. Previously, Gerald led Medtronic’s Integrated Health Solutions Consulting (EMEA), spent fifteen years as a junior Partner in McKinsey & Company as a board member and co-founder of the McKinsey Hospital Institute, and as the leader of KPMG’s European Healthcare & Life Sciences strategy practice.

Eccles, Simon

Dr Simon Eccles

Deputy CEO, NHSX

Dr Simon Eccles is the Deputy CEO and 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.

Egley, Rob

Rob Egley

Healthcare Account Executive, Rubrik

Healthcare and Public Sector Sales Business Leader with over 10 years’ experience in direct B2B sales, client management, and leadership of diverse channel sales professionals.

England, Mark

Mark England

CEO, Health Navigator Ltd

Former Deputy National Director for Elective and Emergency care at NHS England. Mark has a background in NHS transformation, digitisation and operations, has worked at the board level within providers, and led an Integrated Care System (ICS).

Dr Navina Evans

Dr Navina Evans

Chief Executive of Health Education England

Navina has worked as the Clinical Director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at ELFT. She has also been involved in medical education at Barts and The London Medical School as Honorary Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean, and provided pastoral care to medical students. Navina has considerable experience of working in multidisciplinary roles crossing organisational boundaries. She has worked with local authorities, the voluntary sector, acute and community services, and in primary care. More recently she has taken an active role in the development of local integrated care systems.

Evans, Will

Dr Will Evans

GP Clinical Lead, Mendelian

Dr Will Evans is the clinical lead at Mendelian and a practicing GP and academic. Will graduated from the University of Leeds MBChB in 2002 and works as a GP in Leeds. He completed an MSc in Genomic Medicine with distinction from the University of Manchester in 2018. Will holds an NIHR in practice fellowship award (Oct 2018 – April 2021) and works part time with the PRISM research group at the University of Nottingham. His research interests involve personalised medicine, rare diseases, genomics in Primary Care and large database analysis. Will’s eldest son Sam has Niemann-Pick type C, an ultra rare metabolic disease and Will is the current chairman of the board of NPUK the disease’s national charity.

Farrell, David

David Farrell

Head of Digital Readiness, Health Education England

David is Head of Digital Readiness at Health Education England (HEE) and has over 25 years of delivery experience within both the NHS and major private sector organisations. He is currently leading HEE’s Digital Readiness Programme, a national programme aimed at ensuring that the health and care workforce of today and tomorrow has the capacity and capability to deal with an ever-growing demand for health services in a world of ever-increasing digital services. The programme provides the mechanisms for supporting a workforce who need to be equipped with the skills, knowledge, values and behaviours to enable them to exploit the ‘power of digital’. It includes establishment of the NHS Digital Academy for developing digital change leaders and is also carrying out work to address the challenges around the importance of senior leadership buy-in; digital learning and development for all; ‘professionalising’ the digital workforce; and creating the future digital workforce.

Fascia, Daniel

Dr Daniel Fascia

Clinical Lead, West Yorkshire Association of Acute trusts

Daniel is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Regional Clinical Lead of the Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative. As a health tech leader he is an advocate of technology choices driven by clinical pathways and positive cultural evolution in teams. His combined active clinical background and experience as a software engineer are an infrequent medical skill set ideally suited to challenge and progress the sector. Dan is an advisor to the Royal College of Radiologists and NHSx on radiology informatics and AI, in which he is an active researcher through academic partnerships. He is also the founder of Radiology Masters, an online live streamed learning platform which has become a key provider of education during the pandemic attracting weekly global audiences.

Foley, Rachel

Rachel Foley

Senior Sister Pre-Operative Assessment Countywide, WRH Theatre Admission Unit, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Rachel has over 30 years of experience inside the NHS and is currently the Senior Sister for Pre-Op Assessment at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Rachel served as the Project Lead during the implementation of the Synopsis digital pre-operative pathway across the Trust. Later in 2021, Rachel will begin a new role with the Trust, as Clinical Benefits and Change lead for Digital Care Record Implementation.

Fortune, Dr Peter-Marc

Dr Peter-Marc Fortune

Paediatric Intensivist, RMCH and Clinical SRO for Digital Child Health & Maternity, NHSX

Peter-Marc Fortune has worked at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for more than 18 years in various capacities including Associate Medical Director plus his existing roles as Paediatric Intensivist and Chief Clinical Information Officer. Recently he was appointed Clinical SRO, Digital Child Health & Maternity, NHSX to help lead the digital transformation of health and social care in England. Peter-Marc trained in medicine at Southampton University and completed specialist training in children’s intensive care at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Fradgley, Daren

Daren Fradgley

Director of Integration and Deputy CEO, Director of Integration/ Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SIRO

Daren joined the Trust after holding numerous operational and director posts at West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS). A paramedic by background Daren joined WMAS in 1994 on frontline operations initially in the Black Country and then Birmingham before moving to the Emergency Control Rooms in 2005. He then went on to manage the Trust Performance Improvement team including informatics and Business Intelligence team. In 2013 he became the A&E Operations Director before moving to NHS 111.

Daren is the Lead for the Walsall Together PLACED based model, and is also the executive lead for Digital Technology.

Gallier, Suzy

Suzy Gallier

PIONEER Technical and Deputy Director, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Suzy is Head of Informatics Research & Commercial Development at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. She has over 25 years’ experience of working in both public and private sector healthcare roles, including 10 years as a Director of Operations. This has enabled her to gain a broad understanding of the healthcare environment.

Her specialist areas include statistical analysis of health service activity, clinical audit, data modelling and simulations, the design and use of complex databases, business, marketing and communication skills.

Her main role as Technical Director for PIONEER is to ensure the successful creation and delivery of the analytical platform and the acute care datasets. She leads on the technological strategy in conjunction with the development team, including the establishment of standard procedures to monitor progress and quality assurance. Suzy is always looking for innovative uses of technology and data for PIONEER to ensure the products and services offered are both industry standard and cutting edge.

Suzy is also the Deputy Director of PIONEER, working closely with Liz Sapey to ensure the delivery of this cross-sector, collaborative programme and that health data insights are translated quickly into benefits for patients.

Gatawa, Taffy

Taffy Gatawa

Chief Information and Compliance Officer, everyLIFE Technologies Limited

Taffy is everyLIFE’s Chief Information and Compliance Officer as well as Clinical Safety Officer. Taffy’s experience includes being a Registered Nurse, with over 17 years of practice in both mental health and acute hospital settings. Taffy also has an interest in Data Protection and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. In addition to her role at everyLIFE, Taffy is also a Director of the Care Software Providers Association (CASPA).

George, Becky

Becky George

Chair of Health Informatics NZ

Becky is passionate about advocating for Allied Health Professions across the health and disability system, particularly within the context of digital health and innovations. Whilst working and studying for her doctorate, she continues to work regionally and nationally, contributing to a number of digital health programs. A registered Occupational Therapist and an Associate Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, she was elected chair of the Health Informatics New Zealand Board in 2019 and re-elected in 2020. As chair of the Allied Health National Informatics Group, she co-authored the published Allied Health National Data Set Standard and the recent position statement on Allied Health Leading Data and Digital Driven Services. Last year she was awarded the inaugural Clinical Informatics Leadership Award 2019 recognising the achievements of a clinician working in Digital health in New Zealand. Becky is driven by the belief in effective leadership, robust governance and collaborative partnership across our services to achieve lasting change.

Gibbs, Dr Austin

Dr Austin Gibbs

Cardiology Associate Specialist & CIO, Jersey Government

Dr Austin Gibbs graduated from UCL with degrees in medicine and psychology and has worked in Emergency Medicine and on healthcare projects in a variety of settings from South Sudan to Melbourne. Away from Medicine, studied law, living off the land in France whilst renovating 120yr old house, before joining the Cardiology department in Jersey and forming The Allan Lab to develop a way of translating emerging technology into meaningful and deliverable clinical practice.


Gornik, Tomaž

Tomaž Gornik

Founder and CEO, Better, Co-chair openEHR Foundation

As a company founder, CEO and experienced manager of teams, building world-class software products for more than 30 years, He has a proven track record of delivering innovative turn-key solutions for large clients in telecommunications, finance and healthcare. He is always challenging teams to build better software using state-of-the-art technology, architectures and processes.
Tomaž is also a co-chair of openEHR International Management Board and regularly speaks at conferences including TeleManagement Forum, HIMSS, Health 2.0, Mobile World Congress, ReWired;

Gould, Matthew

Matthew Gould (Keynote)


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, to put services and information into the hands of citizens, and to 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, where he set up the UK-Israel Tech Hub, and the UK Government’s Director of Cyber Security.  As well as Israel, he has done postings in Tehran, Islamabad, Washington and Manila. Matthew is married with two daughters.  He is a keen but incompetent show-jumper.


Gregory, Ann

Ann Gregory

Practice Nurse, Page Hall Medical Centre, Sheffield

Ann has spent 27 years as a GPN at the same practice in Sheffield, and 2 years working in the Primary Care Digital Transformation Team for NHSX leading on the successful Digital Nurse Network.
She left her role at NHSX in December 2020 and is back at her practice helping to provide the face to face patient care she enjoys. She represents GPNs as a committee member of the RCNGPN forum.

Grieve, Grahame

Grahame Grieve

FHIR, Creator

Grahame is the product director for FHIR, the leading healthcare data exchange standard of the future, and opens Rewired 2021 as the morning keynote. He will discuss where next on FHIR, the wider interoperability challenge in health, and patient empowerment. Grahame has a background in laboratory medicine, software vendor development, clinical research, open source development and has also conceived, developed and sold interoperability and clinical document solutions and products in the Australian market and around the world.

Griffiths, Andrew

Andrew Griffiths

Chief Executive, FEDIP

Andrew is the CEO of the Federation for Informatics Professionals in health and care (FEDIP). Fedip was established by the professional bodies, with a mission to professionalise the informatics community in the UK in Health and Social Care. It has dual core purposes encompassing the 2 functions of Voluntary registration/regulation and Developing the Health and Care Informatics profession.
Before taking up this position Andrew was the CIO for NHS Wales for 10 years. He began his career in medical records, implementing a Patient Administration system before joining the graduate management scheme. Having spent time in various IT roles within the NHS Andrew then left for two years to be the managing Director of a company supplying services and systems to the NHS. He then re-joined the NHS in Wales to establish a national organisation to develop and implement the Informing health care strategy, three years later he then led the development of a new organisation (NWIS) which brought together the strategy, implementation and delivery IT organisations in NHS Wales.

Gumble, Chris

Chris Gumble

Project Manager, Long term conditions team, South West London Health and Care Partnership

Chris has worked across various settings within the NHS over the last 12 years, including roles within primary, secondary and community care, and is currently a Project Manager for the South West London Health and Care Partnership. Chris works across several innovative projects all designed to move diabetes care forward. He has worked within the diabetes sector for nine years, and has delivered diabetes self-management training across South West London (SWL). He is a keen supporter of adopting technology to improve patient experience and champion innovation in Diabetes / Long Term condition care.

Guttmann, Dr Christian

Dr Christian Guttmann

Senior Research Fellow, Artifical Intelligence and Digital Health, Karolinska Institute

Dr Christian Guttmann
Vice President, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence and Data, TietoEVRY; Senior Research Fellow, Karolinska Institute; Executive Director, Nordic AI Institute.

Dr Christian Guttmann, named one of the top 100 global leaders in Artificial Intelligence, has a substantial business and research experience in AI and healthcare. In his career, he has built 100’s of wide-ranging AI products and published more than 50 publications and patents. He is the Global Head of AI at TietoEVRY and Director at the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute.

Habberley, Chris

Chris Habberley

Senior Project Manager, Advanced Analytics Group, National Data Resource

Chris finds solutions; starting his career in electronic engineering at Sony. Relocating from Wales to London for ten years, Chris managed technology retail and then banking, using data to maximise profits. Returning to Wales to bring up a family coincided with public sector and university roles in IT and Data. Now with the NHS, Chris manages the Advanced Analytics Group for Wales.

Habibi, Dr Sina

Dr Sina Habibi

Co-founder and CEO, Cognetivity

Dr Sina Habibi is the co-founder and CEO of Cognetivity. He holds a PhD in Engineering from University of Cambridge and has experience in Ultra-precision Engineering, Nano-technology & Synthetic biology, product management, and high-tech consultancy. Sina has been an active member of Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) since 2010, and chaired the society in 2013-2014.

Hachach-Haram, Dr Nadine

Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, BEM

Founder, Proximie

Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, BEM, the recipient of the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2018, is an NHS surgeon, lecturer, and clinical entrepreneur. Nadine drew on her passion for innovation, education, and global surgery to found Proximie, an augmented reality platform aiming to improve access to expert care and to scale clinical expertise. Through its patented platform doctors can virtually transport themselves into any clinical setting to visually and practically interact and collaborate. From marking up a patient to providing real-time virtual presence overlaid with content and a rich palate of augmented reality they aim to provide safe, accessible, and high-quality care to every patient around the world. Proximie has enjoyed significant success with early adoption by major medical institutions and device companies and has been covered by news agencies around the world. Dubbed by CNN the “Future of Surgery,” Proximie has gone from strength to strength and won multiple awards including Foreign Press Association Science Story of the Year.

Jacob Haddad, accuRX

Jacob Haddad

Co-Founder, AccuRx

Jacob Haddad is the co-founder of AccuRx, a startup on a mission to bring patients and their healthcare teams together. Their communication platform is used by over 90% of GP practices in England, and they have recently been rapidly growing in hospitals and community providers.

Haigh, Julie

Julie Haigh

Chair of DMERG and Lead Clinic Midwife

Digital midwife and chair for the DMERG (digital midwives expert reference group). Working full time in North Cumbria I am studying my MSc Healthcare analytics and AI. At Sheffield Hallam University. It is my passion to improve patient safety and experiences. Through good, robus and clinician friendly systems.

Hall, Prof Geoff

Prof Geoff Hall

Clinical Lead at DATA-CAN and Professor of Digital Health and Cancer Medicine at the University of Leeds and an honorary consultant in medical oncology at the Leeds Cancer Centre

Geoff Hall is Clinical Lead for DATA-CAN, the Professor of Digital Health and Cancer Medicine at the University of Leeds and an honorary consultant in medical oncology at the Leeds Cancer Centre. As the Chief Clinical Information Officer for Leeds Teaching Hospitals, he provides clinical leadership to the wider informatics strategy at the Trust.
Geoff qualified (MB, ChB) from the University of Sheffield in 1990 and as a fellow of the college (FRCP) in 2003. As a medical oncologist, he treats women with gynaecological cancer and leads an active portfolio of research trials in the area.

Hammond, Richard

Richard Hammond

Head of Public Sector Health, Appian

Hancock, Rt Hon Matt

Rt Hon Matt Hancock

MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Matt Hancock is the Conservative MP for West Suffolk, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010. He currently holds the Government post of Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

Hanna, Keith

Keith Hanna

Customer Programme Manager, Microsoft

Keith is in the Microsoft Teams Engineering Group, focused on healthcare. In this role he brings new features and capability to customers, helping evolve the healthcare experience. Keith has 14 years of experience working with Microsoft Unified Communications technologies across many industries and all sizes of organisations, 9 of which were within Microsoft. Keith has also published several books on these technologies, as well as being a regular speaker at events.

Hardisty, Rob

Rob Hardisty

Solution Director, Graphnet

Rob Hardisty is solution director at Graphnet Health where he is responsible for working with customers to realise the benefits of the Graphnet solution suite and shaping the company’s product roadmap. He has 20 years’ experience, the majority within the System C & Graphnet Care Alliance where he has worked in solution development, design and product management.

Harrison, Joe

Professor Joe Harrison

CEO, Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Joe Harrison has been an NHS acute hospital chief executive for almost ten years. He joined Milton Keynes University Hospital in 2013, transforming its record in quality, performance and finances. Under his leadership the trust has gained teaching hospital status and pioneered digital advances that have revolutionised patient care and experience.

Hester OBE, Frank

Frank Hester OBE

CEO & Founder, TPP

Frank 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 SystmOne after being inspired by his wife, a GP. Frank continues to work across digital health and remains an ardent believer that technology forms a core part of truly integrated and patient-focused care.

Hoeksma, Jon

Jon Hoeksma

CEO, Digital Health

Jon is the founder and CEO of Digital Health, the health IT B2B news, research and events publisher and professional networks specialist. He previously co-founded and edited eHealth Insider, and is a leading journalist, commentator and thought leader on UK health IT. In 2014 he led the trade sale of eHealth insider to Informa PLC.

Achievements of note include: founding the UK CCIO movement, from launch of CCIO campaign in 2011 to development and growth of CCIO Networks and community; the development of Digital Health Networks – centred on CCIO and CIO Networks – as the leading independent online best practice community of NHS IT professionals – 5,000+ members as of November 2020; plus growing Digital Health Summer Schools into the premier health IT leadership event in UK; and launching Digital Health Rewired in March 2019 as the most dynamic and compelling Expo in digital health space.

Hoghton, Dr Matthew

Dr Matthew Hoghton

Senior General Practitioner and Digital Clinical Champion, NHSX

Matt is an NHS Senior GP at a practice in South West England. He joined the Digital Primary Care Team at NHSX as a Digital Clinical Champion last year to support digital transformation programmes across primary care. Matt has been Medical Director of the RCGP Clinical Innovation and Research Centre. He also has experience working to improve patient care for patients with learning disabilities.

Holmes, Professor Chris

Professor Chris Holmes

Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences, The Alan Turing Institute

Chris Holmes is Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences at The Alan Turing Institute. His appointment is made jointly with Health Data Research UK. He is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Oxford with a joint appointment between the Department of Statistics and the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine through the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Innovation and Discovery. Before joining Oxford, Chris was based at Imperial College, London, and also worked in industry conducting research in scientific computing.
He holds a Programme Leader’s award in Statistical Genomics from the Medical Research Council UK. In 2016, WIRED UK magazine named him one of the ‘Innovators of the year in AI’. Chris has a
broad interest in the theory, methods and applications of statistics and statistical modelling. He is particularly interested in pattern recognition and nonlinear, nonparametric statistical machine learning methods applied to the genomic sciences and genetic epidemiology.

Chris Hopson, CE of NHS Providers

Chris Hopson

CEO, NHS Providers

Chris joined NHS Providers as chief executive in September 2012 after a career in politics, commercial television and the civil service. Chris leads the organisation, with a particular emphasis on setting strategy, senior stakeholder management, acting as the principal public voice of the organisation and representing the provider sector on a range of NHS system level committees.

Howard, Amanda

Amanda Howard

CCO, Medichecks

Amanda brings over 20 years of digital experience across retail, consumer healthcare, public sector and bingo to help customers, companies and healthcare providers easily access blood testing and use the knowledge to help people live happier and healthier lives.

Howells, Paul

Paul Howells

Programme Lead, National Data Resource

Paul has passion for turning data into meaningful information. Starting his career in the Royal Navy and then several years in private sector roles, Paul moved back into the public sector at the Audit Commission. He then moved onto the University Hospitals Bristol NHS FT delivering new technology across 200 NHS trusts. Paul currently leads the National Data Resource and Digital Health Ecosystem programmes for Wales.

Hughes, Alan

Alan Hughes

Digital Implementation Manager, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Alan worked as an Occupational Therapist working in Secondary and Community Care in a number of NHS trusts in England and Wales before working as an Occupational Therapist in a North Wales Local Authority where his career transitioned into systems implementation, business analysis and project management.

Since 2014, Alan has worked as independent consultant supporting implementations of digital systems across a variety of health and social care organisations at a national, regional and local level.

Hussin, Zoe

Zoe Hussin

Clinical Implementation Manager, Share2Care, NHS Digital Academy Cohort 2

With over 20 years NHS experience in the NHS as a Paediatric Nurse, Public Health Practitioner and a Digital Health Leader, my current role is as a Clinical Implementation Manager and Clinical Safety Lead for the Cheshire & Merseyside Shared Record. I continue to work in clinical practice in Alder Hey’s A&E department with a passion for digital transformation and embracing digital disruption.

Jackson, Aaron

Aaron Jackson

Product Director – Medicines, Problems & Allergies, Orion

James, Brendon

Brendon James

Senior Project Manager, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Brendon is a Senior Project Manager at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. He is managing projects within their Clinical Programme including the deployment of speech recognition and a new clinical correspondence platform. Brendon has worked for the Trust for over 10 years.

James, Tim

Tim James

Health Care Executive, Cerner

Tim joined Cerner in 2015 and has been involved in several EPR deployments and working in partnership with CCIO/CNIO’s. Having previously worked in the NHS in a clinical informatics role, he is passionate about the development of nurse leaders in digital health and is an active mentor. Tim is also clinical lead and safety officer for Cerner UK’s model EPR content and workflows. He has insight in translating clinical practice into digital solutions and advising on health I.T governance. In January 2021 he began serving on the Royal College of Nursing e-Health Forum committee and is also a member of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics. Tim continues to work in clinical practice as a paediatric nurse in the NHS.

Jenkins, Richard

Dr Richard Jenkins

CEO, Barnsley NHS FT and Interim CEO, The Rotherham NHS FT

Richard graduated in medicine in Sheffield in 1991 and went on to train as an endocrinologist and general physician. He worked as a consultant in Mid Yorkshire Hospitals and stumbled into a series of leadership positions before making this a definite career choice. He has been a Medical Director in two Trusts prior to becoming a Chief Executive in 2017. He may be the only NHS CEO able to code in Python (a bit).

Jenks, Bill

Bill Jenks

IG lead, North East London Shared Care Record

Bill has been working in East London since 2010 in the digital team. He has helped lead on the North East London (NEL) shared care record as well as supporting NEL’s involvement in the One London programme. He also takes a leading role in the Information Governance that underpins the shared care record in NEL and One London.

Jiménez, Jordi Piera

Jordi Piera Jiménez

Director of the Digital Health Strategy Office, Catalan Ministry of Health Service

Jordi Piera Jiménez is dually trained in Computer Science Engineering and Enterprise Management at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He also holds a Master’s degree in Telemedicine from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Information and Knowledge Society also from UOC.

He started working in a service provider organization back in 2003, first as an analyst and software developer and secondly as the CIO. After a few years dedicated entirely to IT, his concerns for improving health and social care services through the usage of digital health solutions moved his attention to the research and innovation areas.

In the academic field, Jordi is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Udine (Italy) and a collaborating professor at the Faculty of Engineering in Computer Science, Telecommunications and Multimedia at the UOC. Jordi is also a senior lecturer and content coordinator of the Executive Master in Digital Health at the University of Barcelona.

He is currently the Director of the Digital Health Strategy Office within the Catalan Ministry of Health Service.

Jobling, David

David Jobling

Product Owner, The Apperta Foundation

David has over 15 years experience in public sector IT and has worked within the NHS for five years, supporting the Apperta Foundation and Code4Health initiative by encouraging the development of Code4Health communities, the Code4Health Platform and open ecosystems. He has been responsible for the Open-eObs community since its inception and has experience and knowledge of the benefits and challenges presented in this area. He’s an experienced IT analyst, with development, infrastructure and domain knowledge, a certified safety engineer and also a qualified Prince2 practitioner with extensive experience of delivering transformational programmes across public sector domains.

Jones, Dr Paul

Dr Paul Jones

Chief Digital & Information Officer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Paul is the Chief Digital Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust where he is part of both the Executive Team and the Board. Paul is also the CIO for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Partnership and the CIO for the Yorkshire and Humber Nightingale. He re-joined the NHS in November 2019 having spent eight years in the private sector with global roles at Serco and Bupa. Previous to that he was the CTO for the NHS in England from 2005-2012 with responsibilities for N3, The Spine and the national technical solutions for the 2009 ‘flu pandemic.

Paul holds a PhD in Computer Science, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional.

Joshi, Indra

Indra Joshi

Director of AI, NHSX

Dr Indra Joshi is the 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.
She is a Founding Member of One HealthTech – a network which campaigns for the need and importance of better inclusion of all backgrounds, skillsets and disciplines in health technology. Alongside she is a Vice Chair for the British Computer Society (Health), an international speaker and consultant on digital health, an expedition medic, and most importantly a mum to two wonderful little munchkins.

Kalia, Dr Sanjeev

Dr Sanjeev Kalia

GP in Birmingham and a clinical advisor in health informatics at the RCGP

Dr Sanjeev Kalia is a GP in Birmingham and a clinical advisor in health informatics at the RCGP. Having graduated from the NHS Digital Academy as part of cohort 1, he has used his expertise to become the founder of a remote healthcare platform. Dr Kalia’s academy project was to develop software that reduces burden on GP services whilst maintaining high levels of patient care. Dr Kalia has since developed processes to help practices reduce waste, improve patient care and meet patient needs.

Karthikesalingam, Dr Alan

Dr Alan Karthikesalingam

Research Lead, Google Health UK

Alan is a surgeon-scientist who leads the healthcare machine learning research group at Google Health in London (and formerly for healthcare at DeepMind).He led DeepMind and Google teams in four landmark studies in Nature and Nature Medicineon topics ranging from AI for breast cancer screening, AI for the recognition and prediction ofblinding eye diseases and AI for early warning systems from medical records. Alan continues to practice clinically and supervise PhD students as a lecturer in the vascular surgery department of Imperial College, London.

Kaur, Ramandeep

Ramandeep Kaur

EPMA Lead Pharmacist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

I am an enthusiastic and vibrant individual who is passionate about digital innovation, clinical informatics, patient and medicines safety and developments in information technology. I have gained experience over the past six years in the digital field working at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and now at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust by leading on aspects of their IT strategy to deliver strategic goals and maintain my core values of always putting the patient first.

Kay, Jonathan

Jonathan Kay

Chair of the Council, Faculty of Clinical Informatics

He spent most of his career as a chemical pathologist in Oxford and has also been Clinical Informatics Director at NHS England and Professor of Health Informatics at City University London and University College London.
He was Chair of the Information Group of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, a senior consultant to the Design Authority of the NHS National Programme for IT for England, and a member of the National Information Board.

In his spare time he acts, cycles, and works in outreach to schools.

Keane, Pearse

Pearse Keane

Chief Data Officer, INSIGHT Health Data Research Hub, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Associate Professor, University College London, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

Pearse Keane is a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and an associate professor at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He is originally from Ireland and received his medical degree from University College Dublin (UCD), graduating in 2002.

In 2016, he initiated a formal collaboration between Moorfields Eye Hospital and Google DeepMind, with the aim of developing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for the earlier detection and treatment of retinal disease. In August 2018, the first results of this collaboration were published in the journal, Nature Medicine. In May 2020, he jointly led work, again published in Nature Medicine, to develop an early warning system for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), by far the commonest cause of blindness in many countries.

In October 2019, he was included on the Evening Standard Progress1000 list of most influential Londoners (https://www.standard.co.uk/news/the1000) and in June 2020, he was profiled in The Economist (https://www.economist.com/technology-quarterly/2020/06/11/the-potential-and-the-pitfalls-of-medical-ai).

In 2020, he was listed on the “The Power List” by The Ophthalmologist magazine, a ranking of the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology (https://theophthalmologist.com/power-list/2020).

Kearns, Michelle

Michelle Kearns

CIO, Caredoc

Michelle is the CIO of Caredoc, a not-for-profit organisation delivering healthcare services throughout Ireland. In 2020, Michelle was named among the ‘CIO 100’ most transformational and disruptive CIOs, and awarded a fellowship with the Irish Computer Society. Michelle is an active member the UK Digital Health Network, CHIME, and the Health Informatics Society of Ireland. Michelle’s voluntary positions include Director of One Healthtech Ireland, Board member of IFIC Ireland, Adviser to the World Health Organisation.

Keekeebhai, Zuhaib

Zuhaib Keekeebhai

CCIO, North East London STP

I am GP partner at the James Wigg Practice in Camden
I am the GPIT lead/Caldicott Guardian for a Primary Care Network
I am the Chief Clinical Information Officer for North Central London CCG and North London Partners STP/ICS

Ketteridge, Lauren

Lauren Ketteridge

Digital Healthcare Science student, University of Warwick

Lauren is a Digital Healthcare Science student at the University of Warwick and is involved in a number of HealthTech initiatives, including OneHealthTech, for which she is a student ambassador. Alongside this, Lauren also manages and runs The New Healthcare Student – a student-led publication that she founded in Summer 2020, dedicated to supporting the next generation of digital healthcare students. Lauren is also deeply passionate about inclusivity within the HealthTech space, which has led to her work developing two internship programmes for underrepresented groups with the Warwick Surgical MedTech Committee.

Khalil, Sara

Sara Khalil

Programme Lead, TEC Cymru

Sara has a wealth of experience in leading Digital Transformation Programmes in the NHS, Local Authority, University and private sector, giving her a valuable grounding in how to deliver change in complex organisations. Sara is driven to improve how Health and Care services are delivered by ‘getting things done at pace’. She believes digital solutions should be built around the user and that using data to inform decisions and prove benefits is essential.

King, Graham

Graham King

Chief Information Officer, The Newcastle Hospital upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

Graham is the Chief Information Officer for The Newcastle Hospital upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT and for the Great North Care Record. He’s also a Director of Health Call, a collaboration of seven NHS Foundation Trusts and an Associate Director of Health Data Research UK – North. He has 25 years’ experience in leading complex change programmes in both the public and private sectors.

Kinnear, Andy

Andy Kinnear

Executive Programme Adviser, CHIME

Andy Kinnear is a former NHS Chief Information Officer with a 30 year NHS career. He has a successful track record of delivering information & technology strategy and solutions and a wholehearted commitment to improving the health and care system. Andy left his full-time role with the NHS in March 2020 and now works for the NHS part-time, supports digital health & care organisations on a freelance basis and is proud to be part of the CHIME International Team.

Andy’s most recent role was as the Director of Digital Transformation for NHS South, Central and West CSU looking after the delivery of 200+ digital projects to NHS organisations across the South of England. As former Programme Director for Connecting Care, the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire interoperability programme Andy remains a champion of local interoperability. Andy is a member of the national CIO network and was elected to the CIO Advisory Panel in June 2016. He works closely with colleagues on the development of the informatics profession within health and social care. He is an experienced public speaker and routinely presents at national conferences on health and care information topics.

Kirkbright, Rick

Rick Kirkbright

Solution Architect, Philips

Solutions Architect at Philips with over 15 years’ experience in IT Healthcare. Always trying out different things and challenging myself. Football coach and father of three boys, the fun never ends.

Kumar, Manos

Manos Kumar

Public Participant, Citizen’s Summit

Hi all, my name is Manos Kumar, aged 32, and presently residing in Colindale, North West of London. I have worked roughly 6 years in health, housing, and social care and on the side engage in Public Patient Engagement projects funded by the NIHR. I would say that the NHS means a lot to myself and my family, but equally speaking, I know that there is a need to now reform it to meet the demands of a growing population.

Laitner, Dr Steve

Dr Steve Laitner

GP & Population Health Consultant

General Practitioner with Public Health background, which includes Associate medical director for East of England and Clinical Advisor to the National Association of Primary Care. Freelance Health Consultant, working with transformation and new models of healthcare.

Large, Dr Ruth

Dr Ruth Large

Deputy Chair of the NZ Telehealth Forum & Clinical Director of Virtual Healthcare Waikato DHB

Ruth is an Emergency Physician, Rural Hospital Specialist and the Chief Clinical Officer for Homecare Medical. Up until recently she was employed by the Waikato District Health Board with clinical roles in Thames and Waikato Hospitals. She has held successive leadership roles at the DHB, and is the outgoing Clinical Director of Information Services and Virtual Healthcare. Ruth has a keen interest in breaking down barriers to access to healthcare and sees Digital Technology as playing a pivotal role in healthcare transformation. She was a founding member of the New Zealand Telehealth Forum and the Clinical Informatics Lead Network.

Lawler, Prof Mark

Prof Mark Lawler

Scientific Director for DATA-CAN. He is also Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Digital Health, and Chair in Translational Cancer Genomics at Queen’s University Belfast

Lewis, Jeremy

Dr Jeremy Lewis

Consultant in Acute Medicine, CCIO, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Jeremy is a Consultant in Acute Medicine and the Trust’s CCIO. He is passionate about developing clinically led, practical digital solutions to everyday problems.

Loba, Nick

Nick Loba

Director of Professional Services, UKCloud

Bio to follow

Loughran, Dafydd

Dafydd Loughran

CEO, Concentric Health

A clinical entrepreneur, Dafydd Loughran leads Concentric Health’s mission to transform for the better the consent process and how we make decisions about our health. Formerly a surgical trainee, Dafydd is experienced in delivering large scale, user-centred, digital solutions.


Lucas, Amanda

Amanda Lucas

Director of Information, Imperial College Health Partners

Amanda Lucas joined Imperial College Health Partners as a Programme Director in January 2018 and she is now our Director of Information. In her role Amanda is responsible for enabling the North West London sector to work collaboratively to create value and improve the health and wellbeing of the local population through the design and delivery of complex transformation programmes.

Amanda is currently responsible for delivery of Discover-NOW, the Health Data Research Hub for Real World Evidence.
Amanda is a former management consultant having spent over 12 years in one of the big four consultancies and then working through her own limited company. She has a track record of Board level engagement and delivery of large and complex programmes across the public sector and health and is an expert in big data programmes.

More recently, Amanda was Programme Director for the Whole Systems Integrated Care (WSIC) Programme on behalf of the Collaboration of 8 CCGs across NWL. Amanda set up WSIC that has developed linked health and social care records for over 2.2 million patients in NWL which are available to improve current and future care of the local population.

Amanda has a BA and MA in Economics from Leeds University.

Macdonnell, Michael

Michael Macdonnell

COO, Sensyne Health UK

Michael Macdonnell is Chief Operating Officer of Sensyne Health. Previously, Michael was at Google DeepMind where he had global responsibility for deployment of its technologies in healthcare systems. Prior to Google, Michael was national director of system transformation and director of strategy at NHS England where he oversaw the delivery of key strategic initiatives including the NHS Five Year Forward View and the development of integrated care systems. Michael has also held roles at Accenture, Imperial College London and as an advisor at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. Michael remains an honorary fellow at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, and is a Policy Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge.

Mackintosh, Stuart J

Stuart J Mackintosh

CEO and Founder, OpusVL

Stuart is the CEO and Founder of OpusVL, a UK-based Open Source integrator founded in 1999. He’s passionate about working with the NHS to deliver efficient and effective digital systems that support the work to reduce patient deteriation and improve care outcomes.
Stuart is currently leading the Innovate UK-funded DITO (Develop In The Open) Project, supported by Apperta, Coventry University and the NHS. The objective is to evidence how Open Source will underpin the modern digital healthcare system through the development of a nursing observation application. He has lead projects with the South London and Maudslay (SLaM) and Royal Marsden NHS Trusts and NHS Digital, amongst others, to digitise key functions across both clinical and non-clinical domains.

Malkoč, Roko

Roko Malkoč

Product Director, Better Meds

Roko has dedicated a good deal of the past ten years to innovation in healthcare IT. He is currently leading a team with a vision of a world without medication errors.

His experience brought him to the realization that the world and digital health products need an empathy revolution. As a trained biomedical engineer passionate about organizational networks he is confident that we can enable a data-driven revolution by building trust between different stakeholders. In such environments new communities will act as accelerators of new technologies and innovation.

Marsh, Simon

Simon Marsh

CIO, Yorkshire Ambulance

Simon is the CIO for Yorkshire Ambulance Service and previously the CIO for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals and worked within the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS. With a varied background in healthcare, telecommunications, financial services and support services, Simon has 30 years of experience of using data to drive sustainable performance improvements within individual businesses and across organisational boundaries.

Marshall, Tina

Tina Marshall

UK Country Manager at 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. Working with Visiba Care, the market-leading health technology company in Sweden, her focus to deliver technology worthy of the UK healthcare landscape continues.

Mawkin, Mala

Dr Mala Mawkin

Head of Marketing Development, Cellen

Dr Mala Mawkin is the host of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Digital Health Podcast and Head of Market Development at Cellen. Mala was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and Vogue UK’s 10 Rising Stars.

Maynard, Nick

Nick Maynard

Consultant Upper GI Surgeon and Lead for Cancer, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nick’s main interest is the surgical management of oesophagogastric cancer, and he speaks regularly nationally and internationally on this topic. As Cancer Lead Nick has led a comprehensive reform of the Cancer Multidisciplinary Team process in Oxford in order to improve efficiency and functionality. He is President Elect of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and commences his Presidency in September 2021.

McCarthy, Ruth

Ruth McCarthy

SCR Operations Manager, NHS Somerset NHSFT

Ruth has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS, predominantly in IT working on a range of medium to large scale projects. After playing a senior role in the implementation of Cerner at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Ruth moved onto head up the SCR Team in 2013 and through her leadership has continued to grow the business and develop an excellent reputation for customer delivery and service.


McDermott, Michelle

Michelle McDermott

Programme Manager, NHS Digital

Michelle has over 14 years’ experience in the NHS, predominantly in IT working on a range of national programmes. After playing a senior role in the implementation of EPS at NHS Digital, Michelle moved to GP Connect to transform the concept of the GP Connect programme into a set of capabilities being used actively across the NHS. Michelle continues to promote interoperability and strives to improve and enhance the GP Connect products in line with user needs.

McDonald, Fiona

Fiona McDonald

Associate Clinical Director, Clinical Safety Officer, NHS Healthcall

Fiona McDonald is a Nurse by background with previous experience as senior clinical lead for Electronic Prescription Service, Patient/GP online nationally and Director of patient preferences and engagement for the Great North Care Record as well as other senior roles in health informatics.
Fiona is the Vice Chair of the advisory group for the national CCIO network and Associate Clinical Director and clinical safety officer for NHS Healthcall, a regional collaborative developing digital healthcare pathways at scale across the North East and North Cumbria.

McKee, Jonathan

Jonathan McKee

Head of Information Governance, Cerner; President Elect, Medicine and Society Section, Royal Society of Medicine; Co-Chair London Information Governance Networks’ Forum

Jonathan McKee is a leading information governance specialist in the health sector working at Cerner, and is President Elect of the Medicine and Society Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Interests include working with clinicians and patients on use cases to enable innovation deployment.

Mhlanga-Nyamapfene, Yvonne

Yvonne Mhlanga-Nyamapfene

Shuri Fellow and Head of Mental Health Commissioning, NHS Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group

I am a black mental health nurse by profession currently working as Head of Mental Health Commissioning. In my current role I promote the transformation and redesign of mental health (MH) services delivery in our communities. Since the COVID19 pandemic, there has been an acceleration in digital health services at pace offering people a wider choice of access whilst improving their health & well-being at their comfort. I successfully led the implementation of Berkshire’s 24/7 NHS111 All Age MH Crisis provision. I’m continuously seeking opportunities to co-design clinical and digital solutions offering better experiences and outcome for all.

Miller, Nigel

Nigel Miller

Chief Medical Officer, Southern District Health Board

Nigel came to New Zealand from the UK in 1992 as a Geriatrician and General Physician. He became Clinical Director of the Canterbury Older Persons Health Service in 1994 and then CMO in 2003 transferring to Southern in 2016. Nigel has worked to develop and improve health services, particularly for older people over the years including initiating and leading the InterRAI aged care assessment programme, leading the development of information systems regionally and nationally including the Health Connect South and Health One systems. Nigel has also played a role in disaster and emergency response including the Christchurch Earthquakes and more recently Covid-19. He continues clinical practice as a Geriatrician and Physician in addition to the CMO role. Nigel is a lifelong cyclist and advocate for active transport.

Miller, Patricia

Patricia Miller

Chief Executive, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and member of the NHS Race Observatory Board

Patricia has worked for the NHS for 30 years and holds a Masters degree in Health Care Management. Patricia joined Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and after leading a successful turnaround programme, Patricia was appointed as Chief Executive in September 2014. Patricia, together with two CEO colleagues of neighboring Trusts, was successful in an application for the Acute Care Collaboration Vanguard and is currently a key partner in the Our Dorset system, a wave one Integrated Care System. Patricia has a strong focus on equality, diversity, inclusion and health inequalities and is currently co-chair of the provider Chairs and CEOs network, a member of the NHS England’s health inequalities oversight group and is a member of the newly created NHS Race and Health Observatory Board. Patricia is also one of only 8 BAME CEOs in the NHS hospital sector. Patricia was named as one of 25 Rising Stars of the NHS in 2013, one of the top 50 CEOs in 2019, amongst the top 50 BAME figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the NHS and health policy 2020 and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the NHS.

Minford, Dr Simon

Dr Simon Minford

Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner in Plastic Surgery, Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust

Simon is an Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner in Plastic surgery at Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust specialising in trauma. In addition, I work as a Clinical Innovation Consultant within the Innovation Department in Alder Hey with a special interest in Telehealth / telemedicine. I am also the Lead APNP for the Cheshire & Mersey Women & Children’s partnership. My main interests lie in finding innovative solutions within workforce or technology to address challenges within the NHS.

Modi, Pritesh

Pritesh Modi

Senior Technical Consultant, Eggplant, part of Keysight Technologies

I am a Senior Technical Consultant with over a decade’s worth of successful experience in software solutions architecture and deployment. I specialise in training and implementation delivery for Eggplant products and regularly deliver training to customers and partners on a global scale. I am passionate about Formula 1 and martial arts.

Montgomery, Dr Ursula

Dr Ursula Montgomery

GP and Senior Clinical Advisor, Primary Care Provider Transformation at NHS England and Improvement

Dr Ursula Montgomery is a GP and Senior Clinical Advisor for Primary Care Provider Transformation at NHS England and Improvement. Prior to joining NHS England, she was Clinical Chair of East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning group.

Ursula has held a range of positions within healthcare including Associate Medical Director at University Hospitals of Leicester, a GP partner in Leicestershire and chair of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Integrated Community board. These roles have supported teams across primary, community and acute settings in the NHS to transform care for patients.

Morgan-Bruce, Laurelle

Laurelle Morgan-Bruce

Clinical Transformation Programme Manager, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Laurelle has been working for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust for the last 7 years. Her role is to implement projects across the Trust, taking people on the journey and ensuring new technology is embedded.

Morris, Jessica

Jessica Morris

Researcher, Nuffield Trust

Jessica manages the QualityWatch programme at the Nuffield Trust think tank that monitors how the quality of health and care is changing over time. She recently wrote a briefing exploring the increased use of remote care in the NHS.
Prior to this Jessica worked at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and as a Research Assistant at Imperial College. She holds a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree.

Mukhtar, Ghazel

Ghazel Mukhtar

Student Ambassador and Medical Student, Imperial College London

Ghazel is a medical student at Imperial College London with a special interest in Digital Health. She organized the first national student-led conference on medical technology and chaired the ‘Innovation Conference’ which highlighted technological advances in surgical technology. In the past, she also worked on the deployment of a COVID-19 contact tracing application.

She joined the Shuri Network as a Student Ambassador to help us explore what BME women in training want from a career in health tech and how NHS organisations can build a more diverse informatics workforce. She is keen to support BME females across all fields of study in their career development and provide opportunities for students to engage with their interest in Digital Health.

Mulgrew, Dr Chris

Dr Chris Mulgrew

Consultant Nephrologist and Chief Clinical Information Officer
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Having trained in Nephrology in London and the South-east, Chris was appointed to the RD&E in 2007. Since that time, he has been involved in various clinical/digital roles, including the e-alerts for acute kidney injury and the roll-out and optimisation of an ordercomms system from 2010 onwards. After holding the role of Director of Medical Education from 2016-18, Chris was appointed CCIO and has been part of the Trust senior leadership team responsible for implementing the MY CARE clinical transformation programme, supported by Epic’s EPR, with a successful go-live in October 2020.

Mumby, Laura

Laura Mumby

Head of EPR, The Rotherham Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

As the Head of EPR here at Rotherham, I am responsible for the digital transformations of our clinical systems. I am an innovate digital leader who strives to make the systems work for the end users.

I have been within the NHS now for 19 years. My background is Service Improvement utilising LEAN Methodology and then more recently within Health Informatics, specifically leading on the development of our EPRs. I am proud to have recently qualified on the NHS Digital Academy and love sharing knowledge about complex digital transformations.

Murphy, Dr Karen

Dr Karen Murphy, PhD, RN EVP

Chief Innovation Officer and founding director Geisinger Steele Institute for Health Innovation

Dr Karen Murphy is executive vice president, chief innovation officer and founding director of the Steele Institute for Health Innovations at Geisinger.

Under her direction, the institute designs and implements digital solutions across the organisation, utilising cutting-edge automation, AI, ML and data analytics to improve business and clinical processes, and enhance the care provided to patients.

These solutions have included apps that offer counselling and support to new mothers, and aid in the management of diabetes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Murphy’s department has also rolled out an automated bot that has handled over 67,000 calls, automated test result calls that save $75,000 per month, and an application that has scanned hundreds of thousands of Geisinger employees and visitors.

Dr Murphy also holds a number of academic posts, including at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as serving as a mentor to numerous individuals.

Prior to her time at Geisinger, Dr Murphy worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where she implemented policies to improve population health for rural communities, improved childhood immunisation levels and ultimately led on the opioid crisis as secretary of health.

Nelson, Sara

Sara Nelson

Deputy Programme Director of DigitalHealth.London

Sara is currently Deputy Programme Director for DigitalHealth.London and lead of the Digital Pioneer Fellowship programme. In January 2020 she was appointed Deputy Chief Nursing Information Officer at NHSX and will be taking up the role full time from March.
Sara is a nurse who has worked in the NHS for over 27 years, not only in clinical roles, but also in site management and as a senior nurse for digital at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT). Her work has centred on “bridging the gap” to support the cultural change needed for digital transformation within the NHS. As part of a central knowledge hub for digital projects across GSTT, Sara and her team also provided advice and validation for clinicians looking to implement new technologies. She has an excellent understanding of the needs of NHS patients and the staff that care for them, and is passionate about bringing the benefits of new technologies to patients and professionals from across health and care more quickly.
Sara is a graduate of the NHS Digital Academy, a virtual organisation set up to develop a new generation of excellent digital leaders who can drive the information and technology transformation of the NHS.

Newcombe, Sarah

Sarah Newcombe (Keynote)

Chief Nursing Information Officer, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Sarah is a paediatric nurse with over 25 years working within the NHS. She has been the CNIO at GOSH for 3 years, providing clinical leadership for a Trust wide EPR implementation. Sarah is keen to support our current and future workforce to incorporate technology into the way they deliver care.

Nicholls, Ian

Ian Nicholls

eHealth Transformation Manager, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Ian is helping to lead delivery of Royal Cornwall Hospital’s eHealth Programme, enabling the Trust to provide more effective, safer, better value care. He has experience deploying a very broad range of clinical IT systems and is also responsible for IT clinical governance and Clinical Safety. A former Pharmacist, Ian has worked at Royal Cornwall Hospitals for over 18 years and is based at the Treliske site in Truro.

Nijjer, Dr Sukhjinder

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer, MBChB MRCP PhD

Consultant Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; President, Royal Society of Medicine, Cardiology

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer, MBChB MRCP PhD, is a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in Coronary Intervention. He is a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London and works at the Hammersmith Hospital. He is the President of Cardiology at the Royal Society of Medicine and is the Communications Lead for the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society.

He has expertise in coronary physiology and has published widely in the field in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. He was part of the team that developed iFR and iFR-pullback and has been part of seminal trials including DEFINE-FLAIR, ORBITA and SYNTAX-II. He has lead the field in the development of precision PCI and the use of Co-Registration for Coronary Intervention. He has published widely in the field and conducted major international randomised controlled trials.

Oakley, Dr Tom

Dr Tom Oakley

Chief Executive, Feedback Medical

Tom is a qualified radiologist and chief executive of Feedback Medical, leads the company’s drive to embed Bleepa®, a revolutionary medical imaging communications platform, into the heart of the NHS and broader healthcare economy. Dr Oakley has significant clinical and academic experience, he also holds a successful track record of entrepreneurial activity following a range of roles in healthcare organisations.


Ogonovsky, Mike

Mike Ogonovsky

Chief Digital Officer, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

A registered nurse as well as a background in operational nhs management has influenced Mikes’ approach to his role as Chief Digital Officer for ABUHB. Mike got into ”IT” when it was called IT by joining the then small and beautiful “informing healthcare”. He’s been an implementation manager, programme manager and head of clinical informatics prior to being CDO. In 2019 he was awarded funding from a 4 page bid to dabble with video consultation, in 2020 everything changed…

Pao, Dr Dave

Dr Dave Pao

NHS consultant & design researcher, Royal College of Art

Dave is a practising NHS consultant as well as a design researcher at the Royal College of Art in London. His PhD uses provocative prototyping to explore the clinical usability of EHR interfaces. Specifically, he champions the development of clinician-driven, rather than IT-driven, usability heuristics, and the need to visualise ‘how doctors think’ within EHR interfaces.

Parker, Dr Rob

Dr Rob Parker

Acute Medicine Specialty Registrar, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Since graduating from Sheffield University in 2011, Rob has been training to become a consultant in Acute Medicine with an interest in Obstetric Medicine. In 2019, Rob completed a fellowship year with the Yorkshire Future Leaders Programme, focussing on leadership and quality improvement within healthcare as well as studying Medical Leadership at the University of Lancaster. He is particularly engaged in the application of digital solutions within healthcare and has been actively involved in digital projects across various NHS trusts in South Yorkshire including The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

Patel, Sonia

Sonia Patel (Keynote)


Recently appointed as the NHSX CIO for health and social care across England, Sonia’s key priorities are to provide a clear vision for ‘What Good digital transformation Looks Like’ for the nation; support in the best way possible the levelling-up of digital foundations for front-line organisations; suring up local board’s ownership of digital transformation; building a digitally confident workforce to provide new and meaningful ways to empower citizens health and well-being through the use of technology and data.

Perks, Simon

Simon Perks

Head of Robotics and AI, Agilisys

Simon runs the RPA Centre of Excellence, having set up multiple Centres of Excellence that have delivered more than £100m in total savings across the World for Banks, Building Societies and Manufacturing as well as in the Public Sector. He delivers thought leadership for the NHS Digital Academy on RPA and AI technologies

Perraudin, Liz

Liz Perraudin

Senior Policy Officer, Diabetes UK

Liz leads Diabetes UK’s policy work around digital health and medical technologies, working closely with health-sector partners to ensure people living with diabetes have access to the technologies and digital health services they can most benefit from.

Liz also sits on the management committee of the MedTech Group and works with the Group to ensure patients are at the centre of the technological transformation of our health system. Liz lives with type 1 diabetes herself and has extensive personal experience of digital health care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Perry, Neil

Neil Perry

Director of Digital Transformation (CIO), Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Ranked as one of the UK CIO Top 100 for 2020 and a part of the NHS Digital Academy Alumni
With over 24 years’ experience in Clinical Systems Design, Development & Implementation Neil has delivered across large EPR Programmes and Best of Breed strategies. Currently driving next generation innovation with real world adoption of Clinical Artificial Intelligence, Smart Wearables, Patient Portals and Real Time Electronic Clinical Noting to benefit across Health and Care.
Neil has a passion for Health Tech Strategy & developing mutually beneficial intelligent industry partnerships.

Phillips, Natasha

Dr Natasha Phillips (Keynote)


Dr Natasha Phillips is a clinical academic; a nurse who started her career as a nursing assistant at the North London Hospice before going on to train at Middlesex University. She went on to follow a career in critical care nursing and obtained a BSc Critical Care Nursing from King’s College London. Natasha has held a number of operational and strategic leadership positions in the NHS. She has led a large number of transformational programmes of change involving the use of digital technologies and informatics; most recently the implementation of an enterprise wide electronic health record at University College London.

Phoenix, Ian

Ian Phoenix

Director of Technology for Citizen Health, NHS Digital

Ian is currently the Director of Technology for Citizen Health at NHS Digital. This involves developing and managing citizen facing digital services across the NHS, such as NHS.UK and the new NHS App, along with managing and delivering critical services in the fight against COVID-19.

Pradhan, Dr Malcolm

Dr Malcolm Pradhan

Chief Medical Officer, Alcidion

With over 20 years of experience, Malcolm is one of the world’s leading minds in Clinical Decision Support. He is active in the health informatics community and a founding fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics.
Malcolm has overseen and driven the development and design of Alcidion’s products and is responsible for transforming Alcidion’s Miya Precision into a powerful health informatics platform based on FHIR which can be applied across clinical scenarios and care settings.

Pritchard Jones, Professor Rowan

Professor Rowan Pritchard Jones,

Medical Director, St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust

Rowan trained in Bristol as a Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon with a special interest in skin cancer. Rowan has worked all over the world, earning his Fellowship in the United States and working with the US Army Trauma Team, performing cleft reconstruction in the Nepalese Himalayas, to serving as a British Military Surgeon.

Rowan has worked at the Trust for over 13 years including 7 years as a Consultant Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon.

Quint, Jenni

Jenni Quint

Deputy Director, BREATHE

Prof Quint received her BSc MBBS degrees from the University of London, UK before going on to gain a PhD from University College London and an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UoL. She is currently a Professor of Respiratory Epidemiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London and an Honorary Consultant. She leads a clinical epidemiology research group whose work centres largely on understanding the relationship between cardiovascular and respiratory disease as well as maximising the quality, linkage and usage of routinely collected data for clinical and research purposes. She partners with the Royal College of Physicians and is Analysis Lead for the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme. She currently serves as an associate editor for Thorax and is the Information Governance Trustee for the British Thoracic Society.

Rafferty, Joe

Joe Rafferty

Chief Executive, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Joe Rafferty has been chief executive of Mersey Care FT since 2012. He was previously a regional director of strategy and commissioning and chief executive of a primary care trust, where he established the influential Advancing Quality programme. He is a founder member of the Zero Suicide Alliance UK.

Rawlinson, James

James Rawlinson

Director of Health Informatics and CIO Lead, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS

James has worked in the NHS for over 25 years across all healthcare sectors and for the last 5 years has been Director of Health Informatics at Rotherham Foundation Trust, a shared Informatics provider. James is also vice-chair of the Northern, Yorkshire and Humberside NHS Directors of Informatics Forum and also sits on the Yorkshire and Humber Informatics Skills Development board and is passionate about encouraging networks and creating leaders for tomorrow.

Ray, Daniel

Professor Daniel Ray

CTO, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHSFT

Daniel Ray has worked in health technology and informatics for over 20 years. He is CTO of Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS FT where he has been since January 2020. He has worked closely with his team and clinical staff to drive forward the development, use and uptake of technology during the COVID pandemic crisis. This included the delivery of virtual clinical technology and apps to enable clinicians to manage patients remotely.

Reade, Roisin

Roisin Reade

Product Manager

A former NHS Speech and Language Therapist, AHP Therapy Lead and Clinical Lead for Stroke, made the move to Malinko in 2018 to lead product management and implementation. She ensures the clinician’s voice is at the heart of the design and development process and is always exploring ways in which Malinko can help our NHS partners reduce clinical risk. Róisín was nominated as an HSJ Rising Star finalist in 2015 and recently appointed to the Faculty of Clinical informatics.

Readman, Luke

Luke Readman

Regional Director of Transformation – London, NHS England

Luke is Director of Digital Transformation for NHS England (London region). He is also Senior Responsible Officer for One London Local Health and Care Record Exemplar and Chief Information Officer for East London Health and Care Partnership.

Luke focuses on informatics to drive up clinical quality of care and support professional practice, using relevant, timely, and accurate clinical data to improve patient outcomes in London.

Previously, he held roles as Chief Information Officer at Barts Health NHS Trust, Director of Informatics at the Wirral University NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and Acting Executive Director of Planning at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

A Radiographer by background, Luke brings combined clinical, managerial, and executive experience.

Rees, Andy

Andy Rees

Clinical Trials Service Delivery Manager, NHS Digital

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Rickles, Lee

Lee Rickles

Yorkshire & Humber Care Record Programme Director & Chief Information Officer, Humber Teaching NHSFT

He is a member of the CIO advisory board, a CHIME Certificated Health Chief Information Officer and alumni of the Digital Academy.
He has three decades transformation and programme management experience. His first decade focused on UK military aircraft project for the T-45 Goshawk, Sea Harrier, AV-8B and Nimrod. During the last two decades, he has focused on digital transformation in the NHS, Information Technology services and Business Intelligence for NHS organisations. He has also had significant experience in the development of change strategies; digital developments and procurement of Information Technology Services and systems.

He is currently is leading the development of the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record, Digital transformation of Humber Coast & Vale ICS and the CIO of Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.

Twitter: @larickles

Ridgeway, Thomas

Thomas Ridgeway

Director, Cloud2

Thomas is the Director of Healthcare at Cloud2, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Analytics. Thomas’ focus is on developing products and services that add significant value and return on investment for the NHS. Prior to joining Cloud2 Thomas spent 10 years in a variety of senior NHS operational roles.

Riley, Stephanie

Stephanie Riley

Clinical Product Development Manager, Doctor Care Anywhere

Stephanie is an Intensive Care nurse by background and works as a Clinical Product Development Manager at Doctor Care Anywhere, a leading telemedicine platform based in the UK.

She is passionate about user-centred design and innovative solutions to solve unmet healthcare needs. She is currently undertaking an MSc in Health informatics at the University of West London with interests in telemedicine, mHealth enabled chronic disease management and human and computer interaction.

She is a Fellow of the Shuri Network, the first NHS and care network of women of colour in digital health and is also an Associate of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics.

Ringrose, Dr Tim

Dr Tim Ringrose MRCP

Chair-elect, Digital Health section of the Royal Society of Medicine

Tim is chair-elect of the Digital Health section of the Royal Society of Medicine. A clinician by training he was until 2018, CEO of Doctors.net.uk, the UK’s largest online network of doctors. He is founder and CEO of Cognitant Group, and board member of eConsult and Qured.

Robinson, Laura

Laura Robinson

Health & Life Sciences Director, Microsoft

Laura leads the UK Health & Life Sciences team to support the mission of empowering every person to live healthier lives and every organization to deliver better healthcare. Responsible for a team of Industry Solution Executives, Account Executives and Account Technical Specialist, they strive to help Healthcare customers digitally transform to deliver better patient outcomes, enable stronger care co-ordination while delivering clinical and operational efficiencies.

Rodgers, Sam

Dr Sam Rodgers

CMO, Medichecks

Sam has been providing clinical leadership for Medichecks for the past four years and is passionate about giving people the knowledge and skills needed for effective self-care. He is also a GP in South East London and has an interest in how health information is shared between patients, clinicians and the wider healthcare system.

Rodrigues, Sharon

Sharon Rodrigues

Patient Information Lead, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Sharon is the Patient Information Lead for Oxleas’ Learning Disability Directorate. Sharon’s role is to deliver easy read training, support the Can you understand it? Team (Oxleas Learning Disability Editorial Team) and finding ways to improve the way people with learning disabilities can access health care. Sharon is committed to making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities by listening to their views and experiences.

Rollason, Eleanor

Eleanor Rollason

Partner, Channel 3

Having worked in healthcare for the last 30 years in clinical, operational and advisory roles, Eleanor is passionate about making a difference to services by driving improvements in patient care. She joined Channel 3 in 2017 and has led multiple complex digital programmes, delivering tangible benefits, sustainable change and exceptional value for clients.

Russell, Steve

Steve Russell

Head of Data Practice, UKCloud

Steve has 20+ years leading data led digital transformation with commercial and Public Sector organisations. By providing visibility of their organisations’ data, he enables NHS leaders to lower operating costs, reduce risk and increase data value. Steve is now spearheading the execution of UKCloud’s data led strategy.

Ryan, Chris

Chris Ryan

Founder, Attend Anywhere

Based at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Chris, in collaboration with clinicians, universities, hospitals, and health systems, developed a model for mainstream patient video call access to public health services at scale.
Used widely by health systems across the UK, Ireland and Australia, this model helps make patient video call access a normal part of everyday operations.

Salorinne, Seppo

Seppo Salorinne

Co-founder, CPO

Seppo has more than a dozen software patents to his name. With more than two decades of worldwide product management and marketing experience in both consumer and enterprise products for companies including SEVEN Networks, Smartner Information Systems and F-Secure, Seppo helps make sure that KAMU’s technology delivers for users.

Sapey, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Sapey

PIONEER Programme Director, University of Birmingham

Liz is a Professor of Acute and Respiratory Medicine at the University of Birmingham and an Acute and Respiratory Medicine Consultant at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. She is also the Managing Director of Birmingham’s NIHR Clinical Research Facility. Liz’s research interests focus on inflammatory and infectious respiratory diseases associated with ageing, and the impact of inflammation in an ageing host during hospitalisation. Liz’s clinical work focuses her research, enabling her to recognise challenges within acute care provision and ensure patients are at the heart of addressing these issues. Increasing participation and reducing barriers to enable collaborative research remains one of Liz’s passions, so that innovation reflects the diversity of the UK population.
As Director of PIONEER, Liz continues the integration of traditionally siloed acute care healthcare providers, working with patients, NHS organisations, AI systems, academia and industry, to transform care provision and improve outcomes and choices for patients.

Scanlon, Noel

Noel Scanlon

Executive Director of Nursing at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Noel Scanlon, a registered nurse for over thirty years, is the Executive Director of nursing at Co Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust, one of the largest integrated trusts in the country. As Trust Board Lead for Health Informatics he provides leadership to the implementation of the Trusts ambitious digital strategy.

Scobie, Sarah

Sarah Scobie

Deputy Director of Research, Nuffield Trust

Sarah Scobie is Deputy Director of Research at the Nuffield Trust, an independent health think tank. Her work focuses on quality measurement, evaluating innovations, and developing analytical methods for healthcare.

Sarah has many years’ experience as an information specialist and researcher in the NHS, including for the Healthcare Commission, National Patient Safety Agency, and in public health and commissioning roles.

She has a PhD in medical geography and an MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy.

Scott, Dr Philip

Dr Philip Scott

Reader in Health Informatics, School of Computing, University of Portsmouth

Philip Scott is Reader in Health Informatics at the University of Portsmouth and Digital Healthcare Architect at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. He is Deputy Editor, BMJ Health & Care Informatics, serves on the Boards of PRSB and HL7 UK and is Chair of BCS Health & Care and the EFMI Evaluation Working Group. Philip is coordinating the joint FCI-BCS working group on computable biomedical knowledge in collaboration with Jeremy Wyatt.

Sebire, Neil

Prof Neil Sebire (Keynote)

Chief Research Information Officer and Director, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Neil Sebire is Chief Research Information Officer and Director of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Digital Research, Informatics and Virtual Environment (DRIVE) Unit. He is also Professor of Paediatric and Developmental Pathology at University of London Great Ormond Street Hospital Institute of Child Health.

Neil is a clinical academic and author of several internationally recognised leading textbooks and more than 700 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His current research and academic interests are around the impact of digital technologies on health care and related research, in particular in relation to how routine current and future health data can be used to improve child health.

The Great Ormond Street Hospital DRIVE Unit demonstrates how a digital research environment for health care, with collaboration between clinical professionals, academia, computer scientists and industry partners, can work together for common health care benefit

Shafeeq-Uddin, Saadia

Saadia Shafeeq-Uddin

Delivery Manager, Digital Innovations Hub

Saadia is a certified Scrum Master and manages the Digital Innovations Hub, which is setup under the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’s (LLR) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Better Care Together, and hosted by the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. She and her team look into researching and developing digitally innovative solutions in an agile manner. The Hub is currently developing the Ophthalmic Referral Bridge, which will be used in LLR to electronically submit patient referral information and OCT images.

Shankar, Dr Rohit

Dr Rohit Shankar MBE, FRCPsych

Consultant in Adult Developmental Neuropsychiatry – CFT, Hon. Associate Clinical Professor – Exeter Medical School

Dr Rohit Shankar MBE FRCPsych is a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist & Professor in Neuropsychiatry at the University of Plymouth Medical School. His awards include BMJ awards (2016,2019,2020), ILAE Epileptic Disorders best paper 2017 and American EFA SUDEP award 2016. He is chief investigator in various NIHR adopted studies, has acquired numerous grants (CI/co-applicant) and co-authored over 140 index-linked peer reviewed publications


Shannon, Sandra

Sandra Shannon

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Bradford Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust

Sandra brings over 12 years’ experience in senior operational management to her current position. Past roles included deputy chief operating officer, hospital director and PMO director, where she led turnaround and performance improvement in several NHS organisations. She also supported NHS trusts to reduce healthcare-associated infections and improve hospital cleanliness as part of the National Intensive Support Team at the DH Business Services Authority.

Slater, Richard

Richard Slater

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Rotherham General Hospital.

Richard Slater was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Rotherham General Hospital in 2006. He has developed his clinical interests, which have included laparoscopic and minimal invasive surgery techniques, in the fields of general surgery and coloproctology. He has also developed interests in perioperative care and enhanced recovery after surgery.

He has always had a strong interest in Health Informatics and how IT can improve clinical productivity and safety. He became Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Chief Clinical Information Officer in December 2013.

Smith, Graham

Graham Smith MB ChB FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & CCIO, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Graham is an orthopaedic consultant at Frimley Park Hospital. He has always had an interest in technology and health informatics and was appointed CCIO in 2016.

Frimley Health Foundation Trust is midway through an exciting programme which will see wholesale transformation of clinical IT systems from two legacy Trusts into a single Electronic Patient Record provided by Epic.

Smith, Ryan

Ryan Smith

CIO & VP, Intermountain Healthcare

Ryan Smith is CIO and VP, Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated delivery network based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He oversees information technology across the enterprise, including technologies in support of digital initiatives to position Intermountain as an industry leader in digital health models and enable the organization for rapid growth.

Ryan has worked in IT for over 25 years. He spent 19 years in various IT and digital leadership roles at Intermountain, and also worked for Health Catalyst and Banner Health. He received a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Utah and an MBA from Western Governor’s University.

Smith, Victoria

Victoria Smith

Business Development Executive for Healthcare across EMEIA, Jamf

Spranger, Dr Katerina

Dr Katerina Spranger

Founder and CEO, Oxford Heartbeat

Dr Katerina Spranger is the CEO of Oxford Heartbeat, an award-winning digital health start-up developing medical device software that makes high-risk surgical planning simpler, faster, and more accurate. Katerina is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and holds a DPhil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.

Sproat, Jane

Jane Sproat

UEC Programme Manager, Healthy London Partnership

I began my career in the NHS as a nurse at York University Hospital in 2010 following the decision to head in to a career in nursing following time in both banking and procurement roles and have not looked back. Moving down to London in 2013 to start at UCLH as a Senior Staff Nurse I have been lucky enough to have enjoyed a number of roles within the trust which have given me an wide range of experiences beyond the usual nursing roles and a valuable insight into the workings of an acute trust. I am passionate about patient care and the partnership between staff experience and developing multi disciplinary teams to support improvement together.

Joining HLP was a decision that I made to explore the wider system gaining new experience and hopefully bring clinical knowledge that supports and complements the work we are carrying out within the Care Closer to Home team.

I have been involved in a range of digital projects from ward based apps to admit patients, supporting engagement with My Health Professional work with LAS and the Care Home sector and am looking forward to working closely with the care homes to support digital enablement.

Sridharan, Shankar

Shankar Sridharan (Keynote)

CCIO, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Shankar is the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is a Consultant London Paediatric Cardiologist specialising in all types of heart problems affecting babies, children and adolescents. The focus of his CCIO role is helping develop and implement a digital strategy for the care we deliver to our patients. We plan to connect digital healthcare for the children we care for. We have started the process of creating a pathway wide, accessible and relevant health record to benefit patient understanding and improve care delivery.

Steffensen, Svein Terje

Svein Terje Steffensen

Technical Solution Architect, Healthcare Center of Excellence, EMEAR, Cisco

Svein Terje started working in the EMEAR Center of Excellence in January 2021 and has previously worked as a Technical Solution Architect for Video and Collaboration for the past 12 years. He has been instrumental in developing the new Webex Multi-Content Solution solution for Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings, a cooperation between Oslo University Hospital and Cisco.

Strahan, Keith

Keith Strahan

Clinical Informatics Lead – Social Care Programme, NHS Digital, Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics

A 40 year career, first as a Social Worker in primary, community, mental health and hospital settings, and later, providing the vision and foundation for personalised, integrated health and social care.
• Led award winning Pan-London projects with over 60 hospitals and local authorities.
• Instigated Care Provider Alliance involvement in developing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.
• Activated national offer of NHSmail, Summary Care Records, and provided support for many local shared care record projects.
• Initiated the Digital Social Care website, writing its Cyber Security Guidance.
• Originated and helped develop the PRSB About Me standard, finalised 2021.

Tailor, Rebekah

Rebekah Tailor

Head of Communications and Engagement, OneLondon

Rebekah joined OneLondon as Head of Communications and Engagement in May 2019. She has previously led communications and engagement across multiple digital and innovation programmes, including DigitalHealth.London and the NHS Innovation Accelerator. Part of the strategic team driving TEDxNHS, she is passionate about harnessing the power of storytelling for meaningful change. Rebekah is a CIPR Accredited PR Practitioner.

Tang, Ming

Ming Tang

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Ming is currently the National Director of Data and Analytics for NHS England and NHS Improvement responsible for delivery of national programmes to support commissioning of integrated care. She joined the NHS in October 2009, initially leading commissioning support services in the West Midlands as the Managing Director for Healthcare Commissioning Services and then as the Managing Director for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit.

Taylor, Alastair

Alastair Taylor

Deputy Chief Executive, NYnet

Alastair is the Deputy Chief Executive at NYnet Ltd (a company wholly owned by North Yorkshire County Council). NYnet is the Wide Area Network provider for the majority of the public sector within North Yorkshire. His primary role is leading the Superfast and Local Full Fibre programmes within North Yorkshire. Having previously led the HSCN project and Govroam, Alastair is experienced with reducing costs through greater collaboration and roaming across the Public Sector. Alastair has been at NYnet for over 7 years in a combination of Technical and Management roles and has been involved in the evolution of the business from procuring a managed solution to becoming a Communications Provider in it’s own right. Through the Local Full Fibre Networks programme NYnet will shortly own it’s own fibre network within 16 towns.

Taylor, Leanne

Leanne Taylor

Project Support Officer – Digital Health, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Leanne started working for the NHS in 2010 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust where she worked in the Records Department and quickly progressed as an apprentice in 2011. During the last 10 years, Leanne has stepped up into managing projects with Clinical Systems and Risk Management Software. In 2019, the opportunity came to for her to be involved in delivering NHS health digitally with a focus on Mental Health. Using the VitruCare Platform,  Leanne has played an integral part of rolling out a digital self-management platform to a wide and diverse range of people in Lincolnshire, including students at the University of Lincoln.

Thomas, Gareth

Gareth Thomas

Group CCIO, Salford Royal NHS FT

Thomas, Helen

Helen Thomas

Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service

Helen is the Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service supporting the NHS in Wales to adopt data and digital advances at pace and scale, whilst at the same time leading the organisation as it transitions to a Special Health Authority by 1st April 2021.
Prior to this she was the Director of Information and has been instrumental in supporting the improved quality and use of data in healthcare and the development of the new National Data Resource – the NDR.
Helen began her career in the NHS 30 years ago, initially working in finance, moving into health information in 2000, gaining wide health informatics experience across a number of senior roles over the last 20 years. Helen has an MSc in Health Informatics from Swansea University and is a leading practitioner of the Federation of Informatics Professionals and a fellow of the British Computer Society.

Thomas, Jenny

Jenny Thomas

Programme Director, Digitalhealth.london

Jenny is the Programme Director of Digitalhealth.london, a start-up coach and an expert in Femtech. She set up the globally renown DigitalHealth.London accelerator in 2016 and grew Digitalhealth.london from a start-up itself to the organisation it is today. Jenny is an experienced NHS Manager, has a MSc in Healthcare Leadership and an MBA from London Business School.

Thorn, Mandy

Mandy Thorn MBE

Chair. Marches Care Ltd

Mandy has over 25 years’ experience in the adult social care sector and is chairman of her Shropshire based care home company, Marches Care Ltd. A long-standing board member of National Care Association Mandy has a special interest in all things digital – and information governance!

Marches Care was a pilot site for the adoption of NHSMail by care homes, adopted digital ways of working over five years ago and has been involved from the beginning working with colleagues at NHS Digital promoting the importance of involving the independent care sector in their work.

Thornton, Paul

Paul Thornton

SCR Development Manager, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Paul has worked in both private and public sectors since completing his BSc (Hons) Computing degree, 20 years ago. Paul joined the SCR team as a developer in 2008 and progressed to Development Manager in 2013. More recently he has gained Microsoft Certification, Mirth Integration Certificate and HL7 FHIR. Paul has led his team to become more specialised in NHS data structures and data flows and has gained significant experience of integrating clinical systems.

Tranter, Craig

Craig Tranter

CXC Systems Engineer Manager, Cisco

Craig manages a team of Systems Engineers across EMEAR & APJC. He is responsible for demo content development and delivery, training and management.
Craig regularly delivers high-level and technical presentations and demonstrations on Cisco’s solutions, including Collaboration, SDA, SD-WAN, Meraki, DNA Spaces, and Security to NHS customers.

Turner, Lindsay

Lindsay Turner

Project Manager, Faculty of Clinical Informatics

Lindsay Turner has delivered project management and research expertise on a wide range of topics across health and social care for around 6 years at both the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, specialising in projects in the field of clinical informatics, particularly education & training and knowledge sharing. Recent work has involved bringing together working groups and roundtable discussions to obtain expertise and presenting the findings via in-depth reports.

Visram, Sheena

Sheena Visram

Researcher, UCL

Sheena is currently undertaking research between UCL Interaction Centre and Great Ormond Street DRIVE (Digital Research, Informatics and Virtual Environments), where she will develop future interfaces for health data. Coupled with health policy and education, she holds an interest in intuitive and inclusive design. She supervises students alongside industry partners on the UCL Industry Exchange Network, offering a clinical perspective to the design, and rapid prototyping of emerging technologies in health.

Vujcich, Alexandra

Alexandra Vujcich

Information Security & Digital Forensics Manager, St Andrews Healthcare

Alex has worked at the Charity since 2016. As part of this role, Alex leads the Information Security team and is responsible for a number of different capabilities including security operations, security architecture, security management and security audit/compliance. Alex was one of the key individuals within the Charity who helped to develop a different approach towards patient access to technology in 2020 based on least restrictive practice and continues to support in these types of initiatives as much as possible.

Walker, Neil

Neil Walker

IT Lead, NIHR BioResource

Walker, Rob

Rob Walker

CTO, Sitekit Applications

Rob is the CTO at Sitekit Applications, a company focussed on delivering digital transformation for the NHS – building a health and care system that is integrated, secure and built around individuals and their needs.

He specialises in software design & development, identity & access management as well as health interoperability. Rob is responsible for the development several product lines, including eRedbook, Digital Staff Passport and LifeConnect.

Walliker, David

David Walliker

Chief Digital and Partnerships Officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation

David is accountable for digital technology, applications and data.

David provides leadership for strategy, information and the digital transformation of the Trust and its relationships with external partners, acting as Trust lead on developing integrated partnerships in particular with the Oxfordshire place-based system. David is also the Trust lead on all Freedom of Information matters and is the Senior Information Risk Manager for the Trust.

David joined the Trust in October 2019 from Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust where he was the Chief Information Officer at both trusts.

Prior to his roles in Liverpool David worked as National ICT Manager for the Welsh Ambulance Service and Head of Informatics for Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust where he commenced in 2004 after 10 years in the commercial sector.
David holds a MSc. In Health Informatics and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Walters, Christine

Christine Walters

Director of Informatics at St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust/Health Informatics Service

Christine Walters was appointed to her board-level role in 2015, leading a shared informatics service that provides technology to a range of organisations, including three hospitals, a mental health trust, community health trust, CCGs, GP practices and local councils, supporting over 14,500 users across 155 sites.

Ward, Lisa

Lisa Ward

Early Detection and Resuscitation Lead Nurse and Lead Nurse for Health Informatics at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Lisa Ward is Early Detection and Resuscitation Lead Nurse, and Lead Nurse for Health Informatics at Co Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust. As Lead Nurse for Health Informatics one of her teams provide the clinical support required for Nervecentre, the mobile, digital solution for our nursing workforce.

West, Dan

Dan West

CDIO, Northern Ireland Department of Health

Dan is the Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) for Health and Care in Northern Ireland at the Department of Health. His role is about seizing the opportunity to use data and technology to improve health and care experiences and outcomes in the region, and to create an economically sustainable service for future generations.

West, Dr Jonathan

Dr Jonathan West

Consultant Psychiatrist in early intervention, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Jonathan is a consultant psychiatrist working for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in South East London. He currently works within an Early Intervention in Psychosis team. His clinical focus is the delivery of assertive, high quality care for patients and families. He is passionate about physical health care, innovation and involving patients in decision making. The Oxcare project ticks all these boxes and will help clinicians track changes in their patients, in real time, and have a ready made narrative for the next consultation.

Westley, Richard

Richard Westley

Internal Medicine Trainee, Yorkshire & Humber

Richard has been training in South Yorkshire since graduating with honours from the University of Nottingham in 2017. He is part of the first cohort of Internal Medicine Trainees, following the new curriculum introduction in 2019. He has been engaged in the application of digital solutions in multiple trusts, most recently at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

Westwood, Dr Mark

Dr Mark Westwood

CCIO, North Tyneside CCG

Dr Mark Westwood is a recently retired GP partner based in North Tyneside. He is CCIO for North Tyneside CCG, a clinical safety officer and a recipient of Digital Health’s CCIO of the year award in 2018 for his work on the Great North Care Record.

Wheeler, Peter

Peter Wheeler

UK Healthcare Leader, Pure Storage

Peter has spent 30 years working for leading technology vendors providing innovative, value-based solutions to the public sector. At Pure, Peter is dedicated to continuing this mission working closely with customers across the NHS.

Whiston, Dan

Dan Whiston

Director of Digital Transformation, Block

Dan Whiston, Director of Digital Transformation at Block
Dan has worked within the healthcare sector for 18 years, 5 of those as Director of Transformation and ICT at one of the UK’s largest Teaching Trusts, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Wilcox, Andy

Andy Wilcox

Andy Wilcox
Head of International Product Marketing, Imprivata

Andy Wilcox, Head of International Product Marketing, Imprivata is an experienced professional with over 16 years of experience managing and developing healthcare technology products and services for international healthcare markets. Based in the UK, Andy has held a range of Product Marketing, Product Management, and Business Development positions in industry leading healthcare technology companies in the UK, driving customer growth and adoption in markets across EMEA and APAC. Andy has worked at Imprivata for over four years and has been instrumental in the development of Imprivata’s Digital Identity Framework.

Wilkinson, Sarah

Sarah Wilkinson (Keynote)

CEO, NHS Digital

Sarah Wilkinson is CEO of NHS Digital, the executive body of the Department of Health which provides information, data and IT systems for health and social care nationally. Prior to joining NHS Digital, Sarah was CIO at The Home Office, with responsibility for the delivery of technology services for the UK Border, Visas and Immigration, Asylum, Policing and Counter-Terror. Prior to that, Sarah spent 23 years in Financial Services during which she held CIO roles at Credit Suisse, UBS, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers.

Williams OBE, Dr Owen

Dr Owen Williams OBE

CEO Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Owen Williams OBE has been the Chief Executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust since 2012 having previously served as the CEO of Rossendale District and Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Councils. In early 2020 he was granted the degree of Doctor of Business Administration by the University of Huddersfield following the successful completion of his thesis. Prior to working in the Public Sector he worked in commercial business including his first employment at the Yorkshire Building Society. He is passionate about reducing health inequality and ensuring that no communities – regardless of race, colour or creed – get left behind.

Williams, Professor Robin

Professor Robin Williams

Director, Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, The University of Edinburgh

Robin Williams has extensively studies the development implementation and use of information technologies in health and other sectors. He is director of the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology, and Innovation at the University of Edinburgh and, with Kathrin Cresswell, leads the Global Digital Exemplar Evaluation, and the Technology Strategy Module on the NHS Digital Academy.

Williamson, Creenagh

Creenagh Williamson

Chief Nurse and COO, Health Navigator Ltd

An experienced nurse and clinical leader, Creenagh successfully led a national care home provider to strong growth and previously worked as an NHS A&E matron. She has been in the role of Chief Nurse and COO at HN for over a year, where she leads a team of almost 30 clinical coaches.

Wilson, Jane

Jane Wilson

CCIO, North East London STP

Jane is Chief Clinical Information Officer for the South London ICS a post she took up last year. Prior to this she had had been Medical Director at Kingston Hospital NHSFT for over 10 years, during which time the Trust achieved an Outstanding CQC rating and HIMMs level 6. She believes that having Board level responsibility for IM&T along with Quality Improvement enabled her to lead the development of high quality care for the community.

Wistne, Terje

Terje Wistne

Deputy Director General and Head of eHealth, The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities

20 years experience in eHealth with emphasis on digitized medicine and health information exchange between healthcare professionals. Extensive experience from national and regional initiatives to develop and deploy new electronic health services including systems to support falsified medicines initiative, e-prescribing and electronic patient journals as well as developing concepts for collaboration and information exchange between health care providers.

Wroath, Christopher

Christopher Wroath

NHS Education For Scotland, Director of NES Digital & non-Executive Director at Disclosure Scotland

A 30+ year public sector information specialist, having worked across the health, culture and communication sectors. While employed by the Cabinet Office Christopher worked with the newly formed Government Digital Service and their development and application of Cloud and Agile based services. He is currently working in the Scottish NHS transforming a disparate and complex information landscape into a single unified environment putting individual members of the NHS and social care workforce at the centre of wholly redesigned services. This involves defining and delivering the NHS Scotland vision as laid out in the Scottish Government Digital Health & Care Strategy (2018) by implementing dynamic change through innovative and agile approaches to technical, cultural and organisational challenges by leading the design delivery of new services, underpinned by new, public cloud based technology

Wyatt DM FRCP, Dr Jeremy

Dr Jeremy Wyatt DM FRCP

Emeritus Professor of Digital Healthcare and Chair University of Southampton & AI Special Interest Group, Faculty of Clinical Informatics

Jeremy Wyatt has researched healthcare knowledge and knowledge management since 1985, helping found the Cochrane Collaboration (1992) and EPOC, the Cochrane review group on the topic (1994), conducting an early randomised trial of educational outreach in 27 obstetric units (1996), directing UCL’s Knowledge Management Centre 1997-2003, and writing an RSM textbook (2001) and over 100 articles on this topic. He now advises NHSX’s AI Lab and is a member of MHRA’s Devices Expert Advisory Committee.

Wyatt, James

James Wyatt

Ward Manager, St Andrews Healthcare

James has worked at St Andrews Healthcare since 2009. He is a qualified Occupational Therapist supporting individuals who need specialist care with a range of psychiatric problems. One of the hospital wards James manages is one of a kind in the UK: a D/deaf specialist medium secure psychiatric ward for men. All of the patients are either profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing, and British Sign Language (BSL) is the first language on the ward. James is also the founder of Singing4breathing and Harmonica4Breathing groups which are designed for individuals with respiratory conditions.

Xu, Dr Gang

Dr Gang Xu

I work within the Nephrology department at University Hospitals of Leicester that has one of the largest A&E departments in the country, severing one of the most an incredibly diverse range of communities in the UK. As a current fellow on NHS Digital Academy leadership scheme, am keen to develop our digital technologies to help improve care for our patients through transformation changes in clinical care pathways.

Zemmel, Dr David

Dr David Zemmel

General Practitioner, Attenborough Surgery

Beginning his medical training at the University of Cambridge, Dr Zemmel has since worked in a number of specialties before becoming a GP. He currently works at Attenborough Surgery, a surgery and PCN with four sites in Hertfordshire.

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