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Speakers: March 2018


John Ainsworth, Professor of Informatics, The University of Manchester


John Ainsworth is Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Manchester where he is also Director of the Centre for Health Informatics. He is involved in numerous research projects, but with one common aim - to use computing and information technology to improve the health of the population. He is also Director of the MRC Health eResearch Centre, part of the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research and is the Director of the Connected Health Cities Coordinating Centre.


Dr Dominic King, Clinical Lead, DeepMind Health


DeepMind Health) was set up to build mobile tools and use AI research to help get patients from test to treatment as quickly and accurately as possible. Dominic is the Clinical Lead at DMH, making sure that all the teams work is driven by input from clinicians and patients, and backed by robust clinical evidence. He is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College London, where he previously worked as an academic general surgeon. Dominic's research interests lie in digital health, health policy and behavioural economics. As part of his PhD, he co-authored the Cabinet Office Mindspace report, which served as the initial operating framework for the Behavioural Insights Team, established by UK Prime Minister David Cameron. He has published research in the Lancet, BMJ and Health Affairs and contributed to sessions at the World Economic Forum and Tech Crunch Disrupt. The clinical app company Dominic co-founded, Hark, was acquired by DeepMind in early 2016 and has been incorporated into the Streams clinical system being deployed in NHS hospitals.

Steven Laitner, GP and Clinical Advisor


Steven Laitner is a General Practitioner with a Public Health and Clinical Leadership background. As well as practising as a part time GP he is a freelance health consultant with his own consultancy company Programmes for Health which supports a range of healthcare commissioning and provider organisations. Steven was one of the original architects of the Accountable Lead Provider model whilst working at the Department of Health, where he was also National Clinical Lead for Shared Decision Making. He is currently supporting a range of organisations on developing accountable, integrated, programmes of care. During 2016 Steven joined the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) as a Clinical Advisor to their Primary Care Home (PCH) Programme. He has developed a keen interest in Population Health Management, in particular, Population Segmentation and Risk Stratification. His work also covers new models of care delivery such as telephone triage, referral triage, self management support, care coordination, case management and care planning. He supports commissioners and providers to develop new programmes of care such as Musculoskeletal and Frail Elderly Programmes. His clinical interests include primary care, frail elderly, care planning, self care support, GP access, patient leadership and shared decision making.

Eleonora Harwich, Head of Digital and Tech Innovation - Reform


Eleonora is Head of Digital and Tech Innovation at Reform, an independent Westminster-based think tank, where she joined in June 2015. Since she has been involved with a wide variety of research projects from assessing issues with ways of measuring of public sector productivity to developing a model for performance assessment within prisons. Her work now focuses on how tech innovations can help deliver public service reforms. She has recently published a paper on artificial intelligence in the NHS. Eleonora a member of the Kent, Surrey, Sussex Academic Health Science Network advisory board for their AI Programme. She also London Hub Lead for One HealthTech, a volunteer-led network that seeks to promote diversity in healthtech.


Dr Mark Davies, Chief Medical Officer - HIMSS UK


Mark has over 20 years' experience as a GP in West Yorkshire. He has a long-standing interest in informatics, health policy and system redesign, which has led him to work nationally for the last 10 years in a number of clinical leadership roles including the Department of Health, the Cabinet Office and most recently, as Executive Medical Director of the NHS Information Centre. He is currently supporting HIMSS UK as its Chief Medical Officer.
As National Clinical Director at the Department of Health, Mark was in charge of primary and community care systems and led work on clinical record standards and clinical contents. At the Cabinet Office, he led the work on health data transparency. Mark has also been Medical Director for the Choose and Book Programme.

Professor Daniel Ray, Director of Data Science - NHS Digital


Daniel Ray has worked in health informatics for 18 years. He is Director of Data Science at NHS Digital where he is responsible for developing the organisations data science capability. He also is the product owner of the new national data services platform, head of profession of data management. As well as being responsible for all technical data and product delivery for the £50m Information and Analytics Directorate.

He also leads a number of operational teams. Prior to this he was Director of Informatics at a large teaching hospital in England, where he transformed the health informatics service, set up a quality outcomes research unit, and developed a patient portal among other work programmes.

He also setup commerical analytics businesses in England and also abroad including Australia, the US and Italy. He has worked in commissioning in the NHS, the private sector and a number of other acute hospitals.

He is also honorary professor of health informatics at UCL’s Farr Institute of Health Informatics, where he gets involved in leading edge research and teaching.

Michael Seres, CEO - 11 Health and Technologies Inc


Michael is the founder of 11Health, the world’s first sensor network company focused on helping patients with long term chronic conditions who are connected to medical bags. He was diagnosed aged 12 with the incurable bowel condition Crohn's Disease. In late 2011 he became the 11th person to undergo a small bowel transplant in the UK at The Churchill Hospital in Oxford. More recently he is a two time cancer survivor.

Michael started blogging about his journey and is a published author and patient mentor. He was the co-Chair of NHS Digital Services User Council & helped implement the first skype clinics in UK.  In 2015 he was announced as Stanford Medicine X first Patient-in-Residence and is an Executive Board member.

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