FT Digital Health Summit Europe 2017

FT Digital Health Summit Europe 2017
The FT Digital Health Summit Europe will return to London again in 2017 bringing delegates a top-level speaker roster and agenda.

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  • Assess how patients are being empowered and further involved in the transformation of healthcare
  • Hear how collaborations between pharma and big tech are enriching the commercial viability of digital health
  • Meet and greet with the full array of industry stakeholders, from healthcare to technology, pharma to start-ups, regulation to government
  • Identify solutions in overcoming cyber security threats in digital health
  • Don’t get left behind - be part of a must-attend event mapping the continued transformation of healthcare


FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

The FT Digital Health Summit Europe will be attended by:

  • Life science companies
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
  • Healthcare providers
  • Multi-technology corporations
  • Investment banks
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Health insurers
  • Health/big data companies
  • Venture capitalists
  • Health regulatory agencies
  • Mobile app providers
  • Mobile operators and service providers
  • Technology consultancies
  • Management consultancies
  • Telemedicine companies
  • Mobile technology manufacturers
  • Digital health companies
  • Data integrators/analytics/brokers
  • Genomics/personalised medicine related companies
  • Wireless-device manufacturers

If you book before Thursday 6th April, you will be entitled to a further reduction of £100.


Ticket Type


Early Bird Ticket (ends 6 April)

£799 +VAT

Standard Summit Ticket

£899 +VAT



Registration and welcome reception


Opening remarks from the Chair

David Crow, Senior US Business Correspondent, Financial Times


Panel keynote: Accepting digital health - how much do patients want it?

Juliet Bauer, Director of Digital Experience, NHS England


Accepting digital health: How much do patients want it?

What is the likelihood of providing a digital healthcare system that enables patients of all demographics to use it?

What are the challenges for integrating technology from different providers into one healthcare experience for the patient?

What can be done to increase the use of telemedicine services?

A view from the clinic - are GP telemedicine consultations working?

Juliet Bauer, Director of Digital Experience, NHS England

Chris Day, Director of Engagement, Care Quality Commission

Rachel Dunscombe, Chief Information Officer, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Robert Johnstone, Patient Advocate and Board Member, European Patients Forum


NHS Digital Keynote

Beverley Bryant, Director of Digital Transformation, NHS Digital


Doctors and Machines: The growing role of advanced technologies in healthcare

What are the main barriers to overcome when trying to move AI in healthcare from the R&D lab to the surgery?

Will advanced machines create even more uncertainty and worry around access to private medical records?

How could technology alter the reimbursement models for healthcare?

Is AI one step too far when asking patients to trust technology in an industry dominated by human interactions?

Adam Hanina, CEO, AiCure

Professor Andrew Price, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford


Morning break


Policy Keynote


Investing in tech-enabled health now and for a post-Brexit future

Like other markets before it, will digital health investments inevitably reach their peak and slump?

Exploring EU sources of funding: What will happen to them post-Brexit?

Can companies entice investors to come on board with longer term views in mind?

How have the exit strategies changed and are they altering the investor mix?

What would an opening to public markets do for the digital health industry?

What models are showing the best capital returns?

Dr Vishal Gulati, Healthtech Venture Capitalist, Draper Esprit


The economic view - how to monetise the next phase of healthcare's transformation

Which key consumer and patient behavioural patterns are changing the economic landscape for healthcare

Defining the value of digital health by patient activation levels and how, if improved, can they significantly reduce healthcare costs?

Will an economic health model driven more by consumers and patients rather than providers cause significant regulatory problems?

What happens when your innovation is too innovative and worries investors? Is this economically sustainable?

How can NHS England create a single market entry point for new products and services, much like its partners in Scotland and Wales?

Clara Leonard, Associate, Digital Health Ventures




Case study: Healthcare Heroes

Matt Eagles, Patient

David Hunt, Chief Executive, HAVAS LYNX


Spotlight session


Disruptor 1 - Dr Talya Miron-Shatz, CEO, CureMyWay and Co-founder, Buddy&Soul


Disruptor 2 - Dr Sukhbinder Noorpuri, Founder and CEO, i-GP


Disruptor 3 - Dr Sai Lakshmi, CEO and Co-founder, Echo


Digital health as a driving force for improving medical adherence

When will mHealth become the norm for tracking patient adherence?

How can digital health technologies be used to improve adherence in clinical trials?

Dr Ralph Abraham, Founder, London Medical

Dr Junaid Bajwa, Executive Director for Healthcare Services, MSD

Mark Duman, Non-Executive Director, Patient Information Forum


Afternoon break


The new look for providers - collaborating with a transforming industry

What are the key areas that providers are exploring in the digital health space?

What is joint working in digital health and what evidence is there of this being successful on a mainstream basis?

Who are the partners they most need and are most keen on partnering with?

What role can healthcare partnerships play in making clinical trials more efficient?

How can providers and pharma companies harness data and feedback to better develop products and services in partnership with the NHS?

Dr Sameer Mistry, Medical Director, UK and Ireland, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices

Irina Osovskaya, Global Director of Mobile and Customer Experience Strategy, AstraZeneca


Plug and play healthcare: An ecosystem accessible for all demographics

How can we overcome a lack of Chief Information and Innovation Officers, who can really drive forward a digital health agenda?

What type of partners are healthcare organisations looking for in order to improve their interoperability?

What impact will the creation of digital academies have?

Analysing the outcomes from the NHS’s Wachter Review

Julie Bretland, Director, Our Mobile Health

Charles Lowe, Managing Director, Digital Health and Care Alliance / Past President - Telemedicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine


Closing remarks from the Chair


Drinks reception

Juliet Bauer

Director of Digital Experience

NHS England

Beverley Bryant

Director of Digital Transformation

NHS Digital

Rachel Dunscombe

Chief Information Officer

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Julie Bretland


Our Mobile Health

Dr Karl Pall

Director of Brand Solutions DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)


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