Speakers

  • Caroline Lamb

    Chief Executive, NHS Education for Scotland

    Caroline is the Chief Executive of NHS Education for Scotland, appointed in October 2015. Caroline graduated from Kings College London and trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, working with clients including Castle Cement, Citibank, Nestle and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant Caroline moved to Scotland and her first Director of Finance post was at Edinvar Housing Association. From Edinvar she moved into Higher Education, joining the University of Abertay Dundee as Director of Finance and then moving to the post of University Secretary and Director of Operations. Caroline joined NES in 2004 as Director of Finance and Corporate Resources and Deputy Chief Executive and was appointed Chief Executive of the organisation in October 2015. 

    Caroline  Lamb

    Sessions with Caroline Lamb:

    • Developing the modern workforce with the necessary skills to drive digital change.

      Ensuring high quality, efficient delivery of digital education and training to health and care staff in Scotland.

  • Dr Alistair Hann

    Chief Technology Officer NHS Education for Scotland Digital Service

    Dr Alistair Hann

    Sessions with Dr Alistair Hann:

    • Putting citizens at the heart of delivering an integrated national digital platform for health and care.

      Mainstreaming digital technology and data science in health and social care to reshape and equip services for the future.

  • Stephen Hart

    Managing Director NHS Leadership Academy, Health Education England

    Stephen is the Managing Director of the NHS Leadership Academy and the National Director for Leadership Development for Health Education England. The NHS Leadership Academy supports and enables outstanding leadership across NHS funded services by ensuring that there are leaders at every level of the NHS with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours required to promote cultures of compassion, collaboration, inclusion and learning.  Prior to joining the NHS Leadership Academy in 2016 Stephen served for 20 years in leadership and management positions in the Military including time as the Head of Command Leadership and Management training for the Army Division at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.  

    Stephen Hart

    Sessions with Stephen Hart:

    • Effective leadership for a 21st century digital health and care service.

      Creating the right culture, systems and processes in place to identify, develop, deploy and support leaders.

  • Dr Ceri Thompson

    Head of Policy, eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing, DG CNECT, European Commission DG CNECT, European Commission

    Dr Ceri Thompson is head of the policy sector in DG CNECT’s eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing unit.  Within the European Commission, Ceri has previously worked for DG SANTE and Eurostat. She has experience across a range of EU health policy areas, including nutrition & physical activity, alcohol and drugs, tobacco, pharmaceutical policy and health inequalities. Prior to joining the Commission she worked on Global Health for DFID, and in KPMG’s international healthcare practice, conducting strategic and efficiency reviews of health systems in the CARICOM and EECCA regions, and of various UK hospitals. Ceri graduated with a degree in Mathematics from Durham University in 1992, and she holds an MSc and a Doctorate in Public Health both from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

    Dr Ceri Thompson

    Sessions with Dr Ceri Thompson:

    • A ‘paradigm shift’ towards a data-driven healthcare system: enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market.

      Developing a Europe-wide eco-system for the harmonisation of electronic health records (EHRs).

    • Expert Panel: Securing Scotland's future in the Digital Single Market

      This session will provide an insight into the work being done at EU level to harmonise data standards across Member States

  • Prof. Mahmood Adil

    Medical Director, Information Services Division (Scotland) & Health Protection Scotland

    Professor Adil has 25 years of clinical, public health and management experience and has delivered on senior leadership positions in the NHS and USA. Prior to joining NSS, he held the post of National Quality and Efficiency Advisor at the Department of Health, England. He has served as Medical Director of the Care Quality Commission Establishment Team, Head of Health Protection in North West England and also taught and conducted research at the Yale School of Public Health (USA).

    He is an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School, Institute of Directors and the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (USA). He has postgraduate qualifications in medicine, paediatrics, public health, economics, management and health informatics.

    Prof. Mahmood Adil

    Sessions with Prof. Mahmood Adil:

    • The digital value chain:

      Using our national health data to deliver innovative new services and educating our clinical workers to use them

    • The digital value chain: from stethoscope to datascope

      Using our national health data to deliver innovative new services and educating our clinical workers to use them.

    • Expert Panel: Securing Scotland's future in the Digital Single Market

      This session will provide an insight into the work being done at EU level to harmonise data standards across Member States

  • Ian Bond

    Co-founder, Bond Digital Health Solutions

    Ian Bond is the co-founder of Bond Digital Health a business that grew out of the need to introduce digital supported self-management tools for patients with chronic disease.
    The business began trading in 2017 and has grown rapidly through extending the applications of their App and Cloud digital solutions to suit multiple projects.


    Bond collaborates extensively with academic and commercial partners here and abroad, bringing together skills and resources to meet a range of challenges in the human health and agri-food sectors.
    Ian is a passionate advocate of self-management, being a COPD patient himself and experienced at first-hand how ‘digital’ can make a difference not only to the person but to the relationship with the health services.


    It will lead to evidence led partnerships between patient and doctor, targeted treatment, better outcomes, improved compliance.
    Bond has left behind the mantra of ‘Disruptive technology’ and believes that their Adaptive and Enabling technology can transform care on a large scale.

    Ian Bond

    Sessions with Ian Bond:

    • Expert Panel: Business change management in a multi-stakeholder digital health & care environment.

      Establishing effective cross-sectoral collaboration between key public, third sector and industry partner organisations.

  • Zahid Deen

    Digital Health and Care Strategic Lead, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland The ALLIANCE

    Zahid actively works to increase citizen and third sector participation in innovative digital health and care. He is project director of ‘Our GP’, one of the largest co-design projects undertaken in Scotland, through which citizens and professionals collaborated to design future GP digital services. Zahid brings 16 years’ experience in digital with previous roles in competition policy at Ofcom as well as leading Telecommunications Policy at the Scottish Government.

    Zahid Deen

    Sessions with Zahid Deen:

    • Expert Panel: Business change management in a multi-stakeholder digital health & care environment.

      Establishing effective cross-sectoral collaboration between key public, third sector and industry partner organisations.

  • Peder Jest

    Executive Director, Odense University Hospital

    Peder is MD, specialized in internal medicine and geriatrics, former associated professor in geriatrics. Since 1990 he has been CMO at hospitals in Denmark, from smaller hospitals to hospital systems and since 2007 Executive Director, CMO and member of the board at Odense University Hospital (OUH). He developed the first Electronic Health Record (EHR) record in 1992 and has been working within this field ever since. He is also the Clinical Chief Information Officer, covering the Region of Southern Denmark, too. He is a member of the Regional Research Council, chairman of the Research Council at OUH. He is chairman of The Innovation Council at OUH and the founder of Centre of Innovative Medical Technologies (CIMT) at OUH and The University of Southern Denmark. 

    Peder  Jest

    Sessions with Peder Jest:

    • International keynote: Creating a 'Digital First' health nation.

      Something amazing is happening in Denmark - where the world's first eHealth ‘test city’ is being established in Svendborg.

    • Expert Panel: Securing Scotland's future in the Digital Single Market

      This session will provide an insight into the work being done at EU level to harmonise data standards across Member States

  • Helen Puttick

    Health Correspondent, The Times Scotland

    Helen Puttick

    Sessions with Helen Puttick:

    • Opening remarks from Chair, Helen Puttick, Scottish Health Correspondent, The Times Scotland

      Setting the scene for the digitisation of health and care in Scotland: the journey towards improved patient care

  • Phillip Gillespie

    Director of Development & Innovation, Scottish Social Services Council

    Phillip joined the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in April 2016 as Head of Learning and Development.  This followed 18 years in local government where he held a range of management and frontline posts. Prior to joining the SSSC Phillip held the post of Assistant Head of Social Services (Adult Care) for Clackmannanshire Council and Stirling Council (shared service).  He has a particular interest in work based learning, workforce planning and emerging models of care that support the integration of the  Health and Social Services workforce.

    Phillip  Gillespie

    Sessions with Phillip Gillespie:

    • Expert Panel: Business change management in a multi-stakeholder digital health & care environment.

      Establishing effective cross-sectoral collaboration between key public, third sector and industry partner organisations.

  • Dr Andrew Winter

    Consultant in Sexual Health & HIV Medicine & Joint Clinical Lead for e-Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde/NHS Digital Academy

    Dr Winter has been a clinical e-health lead in NHS Greater Glasgow since 2015 working closely with the e-Health team to help transform clinical engagement and leadership. He is a member of the first cohort of the NHS Digital Academy and was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Informatics in August 2018. By background a sexual health and HIV specialist, he has worked across community and acute settings and has led the digital transformation of sexual health services in Scotland since 2006. His interests include clinical decision support, the clinical/diagnostics interface and safer management of results, and citizen-held records. His dream is to make using technology in the NHS or social care as easy, fun and normal as using technology at home. 

    Dr Andrew Winter

    Sessions with Dr Andrew Winter:

    • Expert Panel: Business change management in a multi-stakeholder digital health & care environment.

      Establishing effective cross-sectoral collaboration between key public, third sector and industry partner organisations.

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27 November 2018 University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre 99 George Street Glasgow - G1 1RD United Kingdom

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