The Era of Emerging Technology: Healthcare Digital Technology Congress

Technology & Innovation

08:00 am
27 Feb, 2020
Virtual Event: GoTo

The Era of Emerging Technology: Healthcare Digital Technology Congress

Technology & Innovation

08:00 am
27 Feb, 2020
Virtual Event: GoTo

The Era of Emerging Technology: Healthcare Digital Technology Congress

Over the past 18 months, Convenzis has held a series of conferences focused on NHS Healthcare Digital Technology, we have welcomed speakers from NHS England, NHS Improvement, NHS Digital, and The Department of Health and social care just to name a few. In total, the series has seen over 1000 NHS senior managers together to discuss the implementation of new pilots and national digital strategies.

Join us on the 27th of February 2020 as we continue our journey through the world's emerging healthcare digital technology.

The Era of Emerging Technology: Healthcare Digital Technology Congress

The NHS Long Term Plan was published in January 2019. The plan sets out the NHS’s ambitions for improvement over the next 10 years, following the five-year funding settlement announced by the government in July 2018

We are currently using technology to help health and care professionals communicate better and enable people to access the care they need quickly and easily when it suits them, our 6th Empowering a Digital Future: Healthcare Digital Technology Congress will take you on an interactive journey through the world of emerging digital advancements from within the National Health Service.

Let’s look at 5 current digital advancements being driven across the UK:

National AI Lab: the government will invest £250 million in artificial intelligence (AI) to help solve some of healthcare’s toughest challenges, including earlier cancer detection, discovering new treatments and relieving the workload on our NHS workforce.

Population Health Management: In Lancashire and South Cumbria GPs, data analysts, finance directors as well as colleagues from local authorities and the voluntary sector sit together and discuss the potential for the stratification and segmentation of data to inform the way we shape care.

Digital health hub: A digital health hub piloted in Nailsea has proved to be such a success that the NHS is scaling it up across England, as demand increases from councils in North West London, the Wirral, Blackburn, Middlesbrough and Stafford.

Digital Diabetes: Thousands of people who are at risk of Type 2 diabetes will receive digital support to prevent them from developing the condition as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

I HEART Barnsley: Creating physical and virtual primary care improved access hubs that provide fully integrated improved out of hours care is the aim of the ‘I Heart Barnsley’ scheme.

This is just there very tip of the iceberg which is healthcare digital technology, here are a few of the plans that the NHS is currently focusing on:

  • Setting national policy and developing best practices (Tech, Digital, Data & Transparency)
  • Setting Digital Tech Standards
  • Interoperability
  • Accessibility to services
  • Improving clinical delivery
  • Supporting the implementation of digital technology
  • Reforming procurement
  • Setting cybersecurity standards
  • Championing and developing digital training
  • Improving knowledge and use of artificial intelligence

Join us on the 27th of February 2020 at The Era of Emerging Technology: Healthcare Digital Technology Congress as we continue the discussion on Healthcare Digital Technology, we are in a very exciting time for the healthcare sector with the opportunity to collaborate and integrate with services and partner organisations at an all-time high,

Our event will provide you with the opportunity to listen, learn and engage with 10 industry-leading guest speakers, 10 strategically chosen commercial tech partners & 200+ peers from across the UK

Research sources: NHS England and NHS Improvement, Kinds fund, BBC News

Who will Attend

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Clinical Directors/Heads/Managers/Leads
  • Commissioning Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Communications Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Digital Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Digital Inclusion Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Digital Strategy Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Engagement Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Governance Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Informatics Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Information Assurance Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Information Management Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Innovation Directors/Heads/Managers
  • IT Directors/Heads/Managers
  • IT Security Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Medical Directors
  • Performance Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Policy Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Procurement Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Programme/Project Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Service Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Strategic Planning Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Transformation Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Web Directors/Heads/Managers

The programme


Registration, Networking & Breakfast


Tony Crewdson-Kennedy
Interim CIO
Royal College of Physicians


“Digital Transformation. What we’ve learnt”

Harvey Neve
Head of Digital Products and Transformation
Public Health England (PHE)
Digital Transformation has been around for a while now, initially focussing fully on technology deployment and being agile. But what has that all ended up being in practice? and what have we learnt? Harvey will share his reflections from the last few years and a few top tips he has picked up along the way.


“Open Health Data: A way forward?”

Alistair Bullward
Product Manager, Open Data and Data Visualisation
NHS Digital
Users tell us open data could be easier to find, understand and manipulate. Open data generate value across a diverse eco-system ranging from journalism, academics, policy and data-based services. I will layout a short term strategy for navigating this complex terrain and touch on key innovations that could generate significant value in the future


“Making Time Matter with Intelligent Automation in Healthcare”

Darren Atkins
Chief Technology Officer – Intelligent Automation
The Royal Free London NHS Trust
In this session, Darren Atkins, Chief Technology Officer for Automation and AI at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) will demonstrate how Intelligent Automation is saving thousands of hours and improving patient outcomes within the UK’s National Health Service. He will share his learning, offer helpful advice and inspire his audience to do the same.


‘Embedding Unified Communications in the patient pathway’

Bob Beckwith
Service Transition Manager
Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust
Main Sponsor


Q & A


Morning Break, Networking & Refreshments


Tony Crewdson-Kennedy
Interim CIO
Royal College of Physicians


“How to ensure that Matt Hancock’s investment in Technology in the NHS is not squandered at a local level”

Mike Patchett
Head of Public Sector (UK &Ireland)
Lakeside Software
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is well known for his understanding the all the Clinical Services are underpinned by solid digital technologies and has announced significant investment is to be made available. How this money is spent needs to be based on solid evidence not the best guess of the loudest voice


“The AI”

Paul Sansbury
Business Development Manager, Workstation in Public Sector
Lenovo will present their solution to accelerate the process to get from data to AI. They will explain how their hardware solution uses cutting edge technology to maximise ROI and speed to market. They can de-risk the AI journey and bring it in-line with existing IT policies.


“Chrome Enterprise in Healthcare”

Matthew Stevens
Chrome Enterprise Sales Lead
Workforce mobility is an essential requirement for modern healthcare. For providers, the challenge is to find tools that improve application access and maintain security at the same time. With easy, comprehensive device management and a lower total cost of ownership, Chrome Enterprise is the smart choice for any healthcare organisation.


“Smart Hospitals: How technology is redefining future healthcare”

Karen Taylor
UK Centre for Health Solutions at Deloitte
This next technological revolution – the technology redefining the healthcare industry of the future – is combining vast amounts of available data, cloud computing services, automation and machine learning, and creating artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions that provide expert insight and analysis on a mass scale, at a relatively low cost


“Before you migrate, get your plan straight!”

Andrew Horler
AMDH Services Ltd
In late November 2019, Andrew finished migrating Nottinghamshire County Council over to Microsoft Office 365 and Azure. Confident enough to discuss the rough, smooth and everything in-between, Andrew will pass on key lessons learnt during the migration, offering advice in order to carry out your own strategies as efficiently as possible.


Q & A


Lunch & Networking


Tony Crewdson-Kennedy
Interim CIO
Royal College of Physicians


“Bedrock DW & Analytics at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust”

Ammy Singh
Head of Solutions, Bedrock DW & Analytics
Bedrock AI
Dick Wall
BI consultant
Paul Brady
Principal Consultant, Data & Applications
This presentation will focus on the delivery of Bedrock DW at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and RBH are making use of it in both administrative and clinical settings. Content will cover the technology behind the DW and how this has enabled RBH to make advanced progress with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence initiatives as well as delivering real-time informatics to key staff members. In the current technology landscape it is crucial to have a vision for the cloud, this presentation will cover future hosting models based on hybrid and full cloud deployments.


“The Era of the Community”

Louise Sinclair
The emergence of regional communities is prolific; national bodies recognise the value in local people driving action in their own areas. What value can local healthtech communities offer, where are they, how do they operate and what can the offer?


“Population Segmentation and opportunity analysis to support commissioners”

Paul Birch
Associate Director of Applied Analytics


Q & A, Prize Give Away, Refreshments & Close of Day

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