Programme

  • 18 July
    Day 1
  • 19 July
    Day 2
  • Speakers
Nick Adkins
Founder, Pinksocks Movement (Read more)

Nick Adkins is the Co-Founder of Pinksocks Life, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting human connection around the world. The pinksocks movement empowers people from all walks of life to connect with anyone, anywhere, by creating a global tribe of pinksocks-wearing people who are focused on empathy, caring, and love. The movement has been decommoditized from its beginning in 2015 – all pinksocks are gifts. Every connection made between the gift giver and recipient is based on an authentic connection, not a transaction.

Dr John Halamka
CIO, Beth Israel Medical School (Read more)

Dr John Halamka currently leads innovation for Beth Israel Lahey Health – a Boston-based health system composing of 13 hospitals and 4,300 physicians across Massachusetts. In this role Halamka, oversees digital health relationships with industry, academia, and government worldwide. His previous roles also include Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare System where he spent 20 years as its CIO. There he was responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative, and academic information technology. Halamka has also served under the Bush and Obama administration as well as national governments throughout the world planning their healthcare IT strategy.

Prof Margunn Aanestad
University of Oslo (Read more)

Bio to come.

Rob Webster
CEO, Chief Executive of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and lead Chief Executive West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS (Read more)

Rob joined South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive in May 2016 and is responsible for leading the organisation and its 4600 staff. Rob is also the Lead Chief Executive for West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. Rob has worked in healthcare since 1990, taking on several national leadership roles. He has a history of effective partnership working and a strong commitment to system leadership. Rob is defined by a values based approach to leadership.

Plenty more still to come!

  • Speakers
Matthew Gould
MD, NHSX (Read more)

Matthew is the incoming 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, he was British Ambassador to Israel, where he set up the UK-Israel Tech Hub, and the UK Government's Director of Cyber Security.

Tara Donnelly
Chief Digital Officer, NHS England (Read more)

Bio coming soon.

Tom Riordan
CEO, Leeds City Council (Read more)

Since 2010 Tom has overseen £300m of efficiencies and savings across the organisation and is overseeing a transformation of Leeds, which is halfway through a £10bn investment pipeline. Tom’s priority is for the city’s growth to be inclusive, with reducing health inequalities and improving the health of the poorest the fastest a key ambition. Recently, Tom was instrumental in attracting Channel 4 to Leeds. The city is knowledge-intensive and a Digital leader and as a strong advocate of open data Tom leads the Council’s Smart Cities work, working with business, universities and local partners.

Dylan Roberts
Chief Digital and Information Officer, Leeds (Read more)

Bio to come.

Simon Eccles
CCIO, NHS England (Read more)

Appointed national CCIO for health and care in February 2018, Dr Simon Eccles is the most senior CCIO in England and key national leader on digital health. He remains a practicing consultant in emergency medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and clinical director for urgent and emergency care across London.

Will Smart
CIO, Health and Care in England (Read more)

Will is responsible for providing strategic leadership across the whole of the NHS to ensure that it makes the maximum use of digital for patient benefit. As a key part of it, Will has lead responsibility on cyber security policy.

Plenty more still to come!