Real Successful Ideas
The morning session will bring you the best entrepreneurs who have taken a medical problem, provided a solution and built a company around it to talk firsthand of their hurdles, mess-ups and provide some sage advice.
Get Your Hands Dirty
The afternoon session consists of three practical workshops. Firstly get involved with the intricacies of marketing and learn valuable business skills by taking part in this highly applicable workshop sponsored by MedTech Engine. The second workshop is a collaboration with UCLU Tech Society, who will teach essential skills in python that can prepare you for diving into tech related business models. Finally Harry Thirkettle will be hosting his own workshop on the importance of ideation! Don’t miss out on these great opportunities!
Discussion and Q&A Panel
Later in the afternoon there will be a discussion panel involving some of our guest entrepreneurs. Hearing their views and opinions on current events in this field is gold-dust and something not to be missed! This is also your opportunity to ask your burning questions to the greatest minds in the field of health tech. Ask them about their experiences, or seek advice on how to implement your own ideas. These individuals have years of experience and the know-how on running successful businesses in this field, and this is a great opportunity for you to interact with them!
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As Executive Lead of IBM Watson Health, Thomas Balkizas has a true insider perspective to how the massive amounts of data encountered in modern healthcare can be leveraged for the patients' benefit.
Dr Harry Thirkettle is a doctor and clinical entrepreneur passionate about bringing cutting-edge tech into healthcare. Involved in the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, Dr Thirkettle is uniquely poised to discuss the role of innovation in both the NHS and in medical training.
Dr Jack Kreindler is a UCL Medical School alumnus and founder, chairman and Chief Medical Officer of Sentrian, a world-leading remote medicine company aiming to eliminate all preventable hospitalisation.
Matteo Berlucchi co-founded Your.MD two years ago and has not looked back. The first health app to include an AI health assistant, Your.MD has moved from success to another spearheaded by Berlucchi and his extensive experience in the tech field
Dr James Somauroo was previously selected to be a National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow as part of the prestigious leadership scheme and worked at Health Education England. He is now the Chief Navigator for the DigitalHealth.London accelerator programme.
Dr Avi Mehra is a Clinical Implementation Specialist at IBM Watson Health and therefore has first-hand experience of how AI systems can be brought into healthcare to benefit patients. He is also co-founder and Managing Director of Doctorpreneurs.
A doctor-turned-investor, Dr Ashish Patel is currently a healthcare-focused venture capital investor for Mercia Technologies, and formerly CTO of the hugely successful digital health company babylon.
Ms. Claudia Orrell is the Director of Digital Marketing at MedTech Engine - a digital platform to help medtech innovators bring ideas to market through 'Detect'; a content-rich database with an algorithm-driven matchmaking service.
Mr. Barry Shrier is a successful entrepreneur who is the founder of the popular Giant health Event. He is also the CEO of the Health-Tech Innovation Labs. Mr. Shrier will be giving an exciting talk on his journey so far.
Dr. Harpreet Sood is the Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer for NHS England, and one of his major acts was to implement the National Diabetes Prevention Programme. Dr. Sood will be taking part in our panel discussion.
Dr. Mark Jenkins is the Managing and Medical Director of Oviva, a digital health platform for obtaining medical nutritional counselling, founded in 2013. Dr. Jenkins will be moderating the panel discussion.
By far the best talks I have gone to. The speakers were all very inspiring and it was great to get their insight on how to run a successful company. I would highly recommend anyone interested in medicine, tech or entrepreneurship to attend!Medical Student
It was really fun to work with other attendees on the hackathon session. It really gave us a chance to put to practice all the small tips we had learnt throughout the day. The idea ended up being better than I could've envisioned!Medical Student
Well organized event, with a full turn out of attendees. It was a lovely venue and it was great to network with the other speakers during the breaks. Wish I had event's like these when I was still at university.Speaker