Speakers

  • Madis Tiik

    Member of the Board, Estonian eHealth Foundation

    Madis Tiik is a Medical Doctor with a diploma in Public Health and PhD in Healthcare Engineering. He is a serial entrepreneur and healthcare visionary. He was the chairman of The Estonian Society of Family doctors from 2001 to 2008. From 2007 till 2011 he was the CEO of Estonian eHealth Foundation and responsible of developing the first countrywide EHR and other eHealth services.

    From 2012 he became a senior adviser in Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra focusing on self-care services and eHealth integrations. From 2014 till 2015 he was part of dr. Eric Topol’s team in Scripps Translational Science Institute. Due to his extensive esperience and groundbraking foresight Madis Tiik is actively counseling many foreign e-health projects and related institutions.

    Madis Tiik

    Sessions with Madis Tiik:

    • International Keynote Speaker: Madis Tiik - The Revolution Has Arrived

      Estonia brands itself a ‘digital nation’ and has undertaken large scale digital transformation including the implementation of e-health records. The results have been dramatic: 98% of the population use the health information exchange and national healthcare costs have fallen to 6% of GDP.

    • Keynote: Future solutions

    • International Expert Panel: Learning from Scotland's NHS

      Expert Panel Chaired by Professor Sir Harry Burns FRSE

  • Professor Sir Harry Burns FRSE

    Professor of Global Public Health University of Strathclyde

    Sir Harry Burns graduated in medicine from Glasgow University in 1974.  He trained in surgery in Glasgow and he was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon and in the University Department of Surgery at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow in 1984.  Working with patients in the east end of Glasgow gave him an insight into the complex inter-relationships between social and economic status and illness.  He completed a Masters Degree in Public Health in 1990 and shortly afterwards was appointed Medical Director of The Royal Infirmary. 

    In 1994, he became Director of Public Health for Greater Glasgow Health Board, a position he occupied until 2005. During his time with Greater Glasgow Health Board he continued research into the problems of social determinants of health and in 2005, he became Chief Medical Officer for Scotland. In this role, his responsibilities included aspects of public health policy, health protection and, for a time, sport. 

    He was Knighted in 2011 and in April 2014, he became Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University where he continues his interest in understanding how societies create wellness. In 2014, the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, presented him a lifetime achievement award from the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament for Public Service.

    In September 2016, the Scottish Government announced that he would chair an independent review of targets in Scotland's NHS, with an initial report and recommendations expected in the autumn of 2017.

    Professor Sir Harry Burns FRSE

    Sessions with Professor Sir Harry Burns FRSE:

    • International Expert Panel: Learning from Scotland's NHS

      Expert Panel Chaired by Professor Sir Harry Burns FRSE

  • Maritta Korhonen

    Ministerial Counsellor Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

    Maritta  Korhonen

    Sessions with Maritta Korhonen :

    • International Keynote: Digital Technologies Improving Patient Outcomes

      Discussion about tackling some of the most intransigent problems within the NHS and social care based on UK and European vision and experience, and how that learning might translate into a Scottish context.

    • International Expert Panel: Learning from Scotland's NHS

      Expert Panel Chaired by Professor Sir Harry Burns FRSE

  • Professor George Crooks OBE MBChB FRCP FRCGP

    CEO of the Digital Health Institute

    Professor Crooks has recently been appointed as Chief Executive of the Digital Health Institute. Prior to this he joined NHS 24 in September 2006 as Medical Director.

    George’s role with NHS 24 encompassed supporting the governance, quality and safety of all clinical services; developing new services in partnership with other NHS organisations and leadership and management oversight of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare. He is Caldicott Guardian for the organisation as well as leading the development and review of all clinical content used by NHS 24.

    George was a General Practitioner in Aberdeen for 22 years. He subsequently became Director of Primary Care for NHS Grampian, with responsibility for all community-based independent contractor services. George has a particular interest in the field of unscheduled care, including the development of common assessment and triage processes across the NHS and the use of technology to support the delivery of high quality patient care to the population of Scotland.

     

    Professor George Crooks OBE MBChB FRCP FRCGP

    Sessions with Professor George Crooks OBE MBChB FRCP FRCGP:

    • Expert Panel: Health & Social Care Integration

      Our expert panel will address how The National Delivery Plan commits to innovate and expand ‘technology enabled’ service redesign at scale, with emphasis on the importance of partnership working across health, social care, housing, third and independent sector organisations.

  • Margaret Whoriskey

    Conference Chair

    Margaret is Head of the Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare  Innovation Division within Scottish Government.  She is responsible for  the  national Technology Enabled Care Programme which is aiming to support at scale deployment in Scotland.  She also has a lead role in development of policy on Technology Enabled Care and has a sponsorship role for the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare. She is active in  the European arena and European Innovation Partnership (EIP).

    Up until November 2015 Margaret was Director of the Joint Improvement Team (JIT)  in Scotland having joined  when it was established in 2005. The Joint Improvement Team was  a unique partnership between the Scottish Government,  Local Government  (CoSLA), NHS Scotland, the Third, Independent Care and Housing sectors, tasked with accelerating  the pace of local change and  improvement in the quality of Scotland’s health and social care and support services.

    Margaret trained as a clinical psychologist and worked in clinical and managerial positions in  the NHS  for many years.  From 1998 , and prior to joining JIT, Margaret has worked in a national capacity  with the Scottish Health Advisory Services  (latterly NHS Quality Improvement Scotland) and as a commissioner with the Mental welfare Commission for Scotland.  

    Margaret Whoriskey

    Sessions with Margaret Whoriskey:

    • Chair and Introduction

      Margaret is Head of the Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation Division within the Scottish Government.

  • Linda McGlynn

    Engagement Manager Diabetes Scotland

    Linda started her working life a qualified nurse and spent ten years working within critical care.   She went on to complete undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Psychology and Health Psychology respectively. She has experience of working in project management, training and service improvement in both the voluntary and statutory sector.  She has worked for Diabetes Scotland for six years, engaging with NHS Scotland and social care agencies to improve care and service delivery for people living with diabetes.

    Linda  McGlynn

    Sessions with Linda McGlynn:

    • Workshop 1B - Ensuring provision and access to technology is person-centred

      The rapid evolution of technological health has provided great opportunities in the treatment of long-term conditions such as diabetes. However, challenges remain.

    • Workshop 3B - Person-centred technology

      How can Scotland keep up with the pace of change and also ensure that the individual is at the heart of the decision-making process? As well as benefits to the individual, what advantages and cost-savings can NHS Scotland experience as a result?

  • David Irvine

    CEO, Maidsafe

    David Irvine is an engineer and inventor with over 40 patents in the area of networking, security and privacy.

    He started his career as an apprentice mechanical engineer, before taking the electrical and electronics route at college. 

    Whilst at college he was president of the student union and the West of Scotland NUS co-ordinator, and managed a student occupation of the college.

    After college he took up a position as a graduate engineer with Thorn EMI. 

    David went on to design what was the world’s largest private network (Saudi Aramco), eventually returning to Scotland to start in business in 1995.

    He started up a computer and network services company before transitioning to design an all-in-one server that was the highest downloaded software project at the time on downloads.com (eboxit). Understanding servers were the problem in today's digital world, David then spent several years designing what would become the SAFE network. 

    David Irvine

    Sessions with David Irvine:

    • Expert Panel: Risk Free Data Management

      Can data management ever be risk free?

  • Professor Bill Buchanan

    Professor of Computing Edinburgh Napier University

    Bill Buchanan is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and the IET. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cyber security. Currently he leads the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security and The Cyber Academy (http://thecyberacademy.org).

    His main research focus is around information sharing, such as using Trust and Governance Policies, threat analysis, cryptography, and triage within digital forensics. This has led to several World-wide patents, and in three highly successful spin-out companies: Zonefox (zonefox.com); Symphonic Software (www.symphonicsoft.com/); and Cyan Forensics (cyanforensics.com).

    Bill regularly appears on TV and radio related to computer security, and has given evidence to the Justice Committee at the Scottish Parliament, along with being part of the BBC Scottish Independence Team of Experts (speciality: Cyber Security). This includes appearances on Newsnight Scotland, Good Morning Scotland, Panorama, and Radio 5 Newsdrive.

    Bill was named as one of the Top 100 people for Technology in Scotland for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In Feb 2016, he was also included in the FutureScot "Top 50 Scottish Tech People Who Are Changing The World". Recently his work on Secret Shares received “Innovation of the Year” at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, for a research project which involves splitting data into secret shares, and can then be distributed across a public Cloud-based infrastructure. He was included in the JISC Top 50 Higher Education Social Media Influencers in 2015. 

    Professor Bill  Buchanan

    Sessions with Professor Bill Buchanan:

    • Expert Panel: Risk Free Data Management

      Can data management ever be risk free?

  • Christopher Wroath

    Digital Director NHS Education for Scotland

    Christopher is a public sector information specialist, having worked across the health, culture and communication sectors. While employed by the Cabinet Office Christopher worked with the newly formed Government Digital Service and their development and application of Cloud and Agile based services. Currently working in the Scottish NHS transforming a complex information landscape into a unified environment putting individual members of the NHS and social care workforce at the centre of wholly redesigned services. This involves defining and delivering the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) vision for a comprehensive digital transformation by implementing dynamic change through agile approaches to technical, cultural and organisational challenges by leading the design and in house build of Turas, the NES digital platform.

    Christopher  Wroath

    Sessions with Christopher Wroath:

    • Expert Panel: Platform Approaches Can Break Down Barriers

      Integrating systems in the public sector is hampered by the proliferation of different standards, multiple identities and sign-in requirements. Speakers will outline the work they are leading on and discuss the implications, challenges opportunities for the rest of the public sector.

    • International Expert Panel: Learning from Scotland's NHS

      Expert Panel Chaired by Professor Sir Harry Burns FRSE

  • Kenny Dick

    Head of Finance and Corporate Governance Care Inspectorate

    Kenny  Dick

    Sessions with Kenny Dick :

    • Expert Panel: Platform Approaches Can Break Down Barriers

      Integrating systems in the public sector is hampered by the proliferation of different standards, multiple identities and sign-in requirements. Speakers will outline the work they are leading on and discuss the implications, challenges opportunities for the rest of the public sector.

  • Christine Owen MscOT BscOT SROT

    Scottish Quality and Safety Fellow Healthcare Improvement Scotland

    Christine is an improvement advisor with the Tailored and Responsive Improvement Support Team, within The Improvement Hub (ihub), part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

    Christine has a clinical and academic background as an occupational therapist, and led redesign work across Scotland in children’s services and in adult services redesign with NHS Lothian. Christine’s work in collaboration with Queen Margaret University has been published internationally.

    As part of her current role, Christine leads and develops redesign and continuous improvement work, co-produced in partnership with the organisations themselves and others, in response to requests for support from NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships.

    Christine work has always been driven by a commitment and passion to place service users, carers and staff voices at the centre of the development of new models of care. 

    Christine  Owen MscOT BscOT SROT

    Sessions with Christine Owen MscOT BscOT SROT:

    • Expert Panel: Health & Social Care Integration

      Our expert panel will address how The National Delivery Plan commits to innovate and expand ‘technology enabled’ service redesign at scale, with emphasis on the importance of partnership working across health, social care, housing, third and independent sector organisations.

  • Diana Hekerem MSC (Econ)

    Head of Strategic Commissioning Support Improvement Hub, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

    Diana is the Head of Strategic Commissioning Support for the Improvement Hub of Healthcare Improvement Scotland. Previously Diana was Marie Curie’s Divisional Business and Service Development Manager for Scotland, and Head of Partnerships & Commissioning for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Her work demonstrates a commitment to partnerships, using research and evidence, to deliver improvements in outcomes for patients and their families. Her palliative care service redesign programmes have covered urban and rural areas, with published evaluations including health economics and health outcome measures. Diana has a Masters in Economics and has previously worked in international development in the Ukraine and Nigeria, and fundraising for Marie Curie and the Red Cross. Diana is founder of Chukwu, a charity supporting investments to end poverty in Africa and supports community engagement as Trustee with the National Wallace Monument charity and its Scottish heroine project.  

    Diana  Hekerem MSC (Econ)

    Sessions with Diana Hekerem MSC (Econ):

    • Expert Panel: Health & Social Care Integration

      Our expert panel will address how The National Delivery Plan commits to innovate and expand ‘technology enabled’ service redesign at scale, with emphasis on the importance of partnership working across health, social care, housing, third and independent sector organisations.

  • Dr Jane Eddleston

    Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia Manchester Royal Infirmary

    Dr Eddleston is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in Manchester Royal Infirmary, Clinical Head of  the Clinical and Scientific Services Division within the Trust and Deputy Medical Director. She is also the Chair of  the Greater Manchester Critical Care Operational Delivery Network, a member of the Faculty Board for Intensive Care Medicine and was the Department of Health Advisor for Critical Care from 2005 till March 20011 during which time she chaired a number of working groups such as the ROCS document “Higher Risk General Surgical Patient”, RCOG “Maternal Critical Care” and was the clinical lead for NICE 50, a member of the RCOP working group to develop a National Early Warning Score and a member of the NICE Short Guideline group which wrote the NICE 83 guidance on Rehabilitation after Critical Illness.

    Dr Eddleston  has extensive Clinical and Managerial experience in Critical Care and Acute Care and is the Chair of the Clinical Reference Group for Adult Critical Care. She was appointed as Chief Medical Advisor to the GM Healthier Together Programme in January 2016.

    Dr Jane  Eddleston

    Sessions with Dr Jane Eddleston:

    • Workshop 2B - Clinicians and Technology Working Together to Enhance Patient Safety

      This session will present the challenges posed to clinical staff in recognising the deteriorating patient and then responding in a timely fashion.

  • Ben Miller

    Policy and Communications Manager Smart Energy GB

    Ben has worked on Scottish stakeholder activity for Smart Energy GB for two and a half years, and has led on a national research project around the potential of smart energy data in the health and care sector. In previous roles, Ben has worked at the Scottish Parliament and the University of Edinburgh in the areas of energy and sustainability.

    Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. It’s our task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to get gas and electricity under control.

     

    Ben  Miller

    Sessions with Ben Miller:

    • Workshop 1C - How energy data and smart technology can transform health and care

      What role might smart meters have in the world of digital health and telecare technology? Could they help with home monitoring of long-term conditions? How might they interact with new healthcare support from public bodies and other service providers?

  • Carl Chalmers

    Systems Engineer Liverpool John Moores University

    Carl Chalmers is a Systems Engineer at Liverpool John Moores University. He is leading a three-year project on smart energy data and dementia in collaboration with Mersey Care NHS Trust 

    Carl  Chalmers

    Sessions with Carl Chalmers :

    • Workshop 1C - How energy data and smart technology can transform health and care

      What role might smart meters have in the world of digital health and telecare technology? Could they help with home monitoring of long-term conditions? How might they interact with new healthcare support from public bodies and other service providers?

  • Paul Fox

    Business Development Manager Texthelp

    Promoting accessibility and support for patients and staff with hidden disabilities in Public & Private Health UK
    Paul Fox

    Sessions with Paul Fox:

    • Workshop 2A - Using software to help build accessible & inclusive digital health & social care services

      The session will include a practical demonstration of key software that enhances website accessibility and addresses hidden disability in the workforce.

  • Hailey McFaul

    Business Development Manager (Health) Texthelp

    Building an accessible and inclusive NHS
    Hailey McFaul

    Sessions with Hailey McFaul:

    • Workshop 2A - Using software to help build accessible & inclusive digital health & social care services

      The session will include a practical demonstration of key software that enhances website accessibility and addresses hidden disability in the workforce.

  • John Murden

    Senior Systems Engineer Citrix Systems UK Ltd

    John Murden

    Sessions with John Murden:

    • Workshop 1A - Secure Clinical Workspace Implimentation

    • Workshop 3C - Implementing a secure clinical workspace

      Real-life insights into how a secure clinical workspace implementation can be achieved using Citrix. This session will explore the success and positive impact delivering Citrix had on the clinical and non-clinical staff at Portsmouth NHS Trust.

  • Tom Kendrick

    European Threat Prevention Engineer Check Point

    Tom has over 15 years of experience as a Security Professional, with a first class degree in Networks and Communications and professional experience in UK Government, Security Vendors and Channel Partner. This means he has end user, support and consultancy experience enabling him to improve Check Point solutions and provide training.

    His current position is as a European SandBlast Overlay Engineer, helping partners, customers and the internal Check Point team on larger projects and technical solutions to meet business and security design goals. 

    Tom  Kendrick

    Sessions with Tom Kendrick:

    • Workshop 2D Protecting Patient Data

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02 October 2017 The Technology & Innovation Centre Strathclyde University 99 George Street Glasgow - G1 1RD United Kingdom

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