Speakers

  • Shona Robison MSP

    Cabinet Secretary, Health and Sport

    Shona Robison was born in Redcar in 1966. Educated at Alva Academy, she went on to graduate from Glasgow University with a Social Sciences MA and Jordanhill College with a Postgraduate Certificate in Community Education. Previously she worked for Glasgow City Council’s Social Work Department.

    Ms Robison was MSP for the North East from 1999-2003 and elected MSP for Dundee East in 2003. Latterly she was Shadow Minster for Health and Social Justice and a member of the Parliament’s Health Committee before being appointed Minister for Public Health in the Scottish Government formed after the May 2007 election.

    Ms Robison was re-elected at the May 5, 2011 election and appointed as Minister for Commonwealth Games & Sport.  She became Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport in November 2014.

    Ms Robison was re-elected at the May 5, 2016 election and was subsequently appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

    Shona Robison MSP

    Sessions with Shona Robison MSP:

    • Opening Keynote: Ministerial Address

      The Cabinet Secretary will update delegates on the new digital HSC Strategy in Scotland and its’ relevancy to health and social care integration, public health improvement, clinical strategy and outline Government's strategic objectives in delivering HSC services digitally.

  • Dr. Olaf Mueller

    CEO, Carus Consilium Saxony

    Olaf Mueller aims at improving regional health care levels in the rural areas of Saxony, Germany as CEO of Carus Consilium Saxony since 2015. His track record includes several EU-funded projects regarding ehealth on a regional, national and European level.

    An economist by training, his former affiliations during more than ten years in healthcare were with the Dresden University Hospital as project manager and with the largest regional health insurance company as head of in-house analytics.

    Dr. Olaf Mueller

    Sessions with Dr. Olaf Mueller:

    • Expert Panel: National Clinical Strategy

      Providing person centred primary care to address the complex needs of long term conditions and unscheduled care without reverting to medical solutions is a growing challenge. How can digital technology help to best address these challenges and improve patient care?

  • Phillip Couser

    Director Public Health and Intelligence National Services Scotland

    Phil was recruited to his current post of Director for Public Health and Intelligence (PHI) in National Services Scotland (NSS) in May 2013.  PHI brings together two well known public health focused and data rich former divisions of NSS, namely Information Services Division and Health Protection Scotland.   

    After a career in the Army, Phil joined the NHS through NHS England’s Gateway to Leadership Programme. This led to an appointment as Associate Director for Planning, Performance and Practice Based Commissioning for NHS North of Tyne.  In 2011 Phil moved to London to manage a Clinical Directorate in Guys and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, from where he was recruited to his current post.  

    Phillip Couser

    Sessions with Phillip Couser :

    • Expert Panel: Public Health Improvement

      Better use of data and technology can be utilised to strengthen public health engagement, offer patients and citizens more control over their health and wellbeing, make savings across public services and drive forward overall health improvement in Scotland.

  • Angiolina Foster CBE

    Chief Executive, NHS 24

    Angiolina Foster CBE

    Sessions with Angiolina Foster CBE:

    • Expert Panel: Citizen Expectation & Patient Empowerment

      Patients are demanding care and solutions that are coordinated, convenient, customized and accessible. As digital leaders how can we ensure Scotland lives up to citizen expectation and empower patients from beginning to end.

  • Siân Kelly

    Knowledge and Research Manager, Royal College of Nursing Scotland

    Siân Kelly

    Sessions with Siân Kelly :

    • Expert Panel: Citizen Expectation & Patient Empowerment

      Patients are demanding care and solutions that are coordinated, convenient, customized and accessible. As digital leaders how can we ensure Scotland lives up to citizen expectation and empower patients from beginning to end.

  • Manira Ahmad

    Head of Local Intelligence, NHS National Services Scotland

    Manira joined NHS National Service Scotland in May 2015, and was appointed to lead the deployment of Local Intelligence across Health and Social Care. Within the first year the Local Intelligence Support Team (LIST) were embedded across all Integration Authorities in Scotland and resulted in co-designing linked data across multiple care sectors to support improved decision making for individuals.
    In 2016 LIST was awarded “Customer and Partner Engagement” excellence for the transformational leadership in utilising intelligence to support a step-change in cultural and operational innovation. In April 2016 Manira’s remit increased, providing analytical support deployed across Scottish Government. From 2017 Manira has been accountable for developing the intelligence and informatics offering across Primary Care to support the newly formed GP Clusters, whilst co-designing a “whole systems” approach by transcending boundaries across, health, social care and community.

    Prior to joining NHS Scotland Manira worked across the financial industry, involved in global workforce planning and investment of offshore trading.
     

    Manira  Ahmad

    Sessions with Manira Ahmad :

    • Expert Panel: National Clinical Strategy

      Providing person centred primary care to address the complex needs of long term conditions and unscheduled care without reverting to medical solutions is a growing challenge. How can digital technology help to best address these challenges and improve patient care?

  • Maritta Korhonen

    Senior ICT Specialist, Kela & Former Ministerial Counsellor Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

    Maritta  Korhonen

    Sessions with Maritta Korhonen :

    • Expert Panel: Health & Social Care Integration

      Our expert speakers and panelists 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

    Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Health Care Innovation, Scottish Government

    Dr Margaret Whoriskey is Head of the Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation Division within Scottish Government. She is responsible for the national Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme which is aiming to support at scale deployment in Scotland.

    Up until November 2015 Margaret was Director of the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) in Scotland having joined JIT when it was established in 2005. JIT was a unique national partnership 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:

    • Chairs opening remarks

  • 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: Citizen Expectation & Patient Empowerment

      Patients are demanding care and solutions that are coordinated, convenient, customized and accessible. As digital leaders how can we ensure Scotland lives up to citizen expectation and empower patients from beginning to end.

  • Lee Knifton

    Head of The Mental Health Foundation Scotland & Co - Director, Centre for Health Policy, University of Strathclyde

    Lee Knifton is Head of The Mental Health Foundation for Scotland where he leads the policy, research, programmes and external relations teams. He is responsible for developing the strategic role of the Foundation in Scotland whilst overseeing the operational delivery of our programmes.

    Lee spent four years as the Associate Head of The Foundation and prior to this he has considerable experience working in the NHS, University and Third Sector in mental health, addictions, prisons and justice fields. More broadly Lee has been involved in leading local and international health policy initiatives and is currently collaborating with the World Health Organisation, New York and Yale Universities on health equity.

    He Co-Directs The Centre for Health Policy, within Strathclyde University International Public Policy Institute; is Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Mental Health; and Co-Editor of the book Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives.

    Lee Knifton

    Sessions with Lee Knifton :

    • Expert Panel: Public Health Improvement

      Better use of data and technology can be utilised to strengthen public health engagement, offer patients and citizens more control over their health and wellbeing, make savings across public services and drive forward overall health improvement in Scotland.

  • David McNeill

    Digital Director, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

    David leads SCVO’s ambitious digital strategy for Scotland’s third sector. This includes work to tackle inequality by increasing digital participation and basic digital skills; maximise the impact of the third sector by encouraging digital transformation and evolution; and support digital innovation to improve lives and communities.

    Before joining SCVO David was Depute Chief Executive at Young Scot, where he led the development of services provided through the Young Scot National Entitlement Card. David is currently a Trustee of the Digital Xtra Fund, the Voluntary Action Fund and Recharge, an East Lothian youth work charity.
     

    David  McNeill

    Sessions with David McNeill :

    • Expert Panel: Citizen Expectation & Patient Empowerment

      Patients are demanding care and solutions that are coordinated, convenient, customized and accessible. As digital leaders how can we ensure Scotland lives up to citizen expectation and empower patients from beginning to end.

  • Keith Quinn

    Digital Learning and Development Manager, Scottish Social Services Council

    Keith has over 30 years’ experience in the social service sector and has spent 20+ of these years in learning and development in one way or another. Keith has taken a lead role for the development and implementation of learning technologies to support workforce development and has won a number of awards for this work – the Microsoft Prize for eLearning and the Guardian Public Service Award for Innovation. His work has also been featured in case studies developed by the Adobe Corporation. He was the UK lead for a project to develop mobile learning for a workforce of 2.5 million staff. He developed his organisation's digital learning design framework and lead the development of a range of digital learning resources. He initiated projects on the development of games-based learning products for the social service sector and initiated the Scottish Social Services Council’s strategy for the use of Open Badges to accredit informal learning.

    Keith  Quinn

    Sessions with Keith Quinn :

    • Expert Panel: Health & Social Care Integration

      Our expert speakers and panelists 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. Brian Robson MBChB, FRCGP, MPH, DRCOG

    Medical Director, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

    A graduate of Glasgow University and Harvard School of Public Health, Brian has a background in General Practice, GP out of hours, telephone triage and latterly eHealth and Quality Improvement. 

    He was a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellow (2008-9) with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2009 he completed an MPH (Clinical Effectiveness) at Harvard School of Public Health.

    He is the Medical Director for Healthcare Improvement Scotland with responsibilities including clinical leadership in patient safety, eHealth, Business Intelligence and clinical engagement.

    He continues his weekly clinics in General Practice in Glasgow which keeps him grounded in the realities of working at the frontline!
     

    Dr. Brian  Robson MBChB, FRCGP, MPH, DRCOG

    Sessions with Dr. Brian Robson MBChB, FRCGP, MPH, DRCOG :

    • Expert Panel: Health & Social Care Integration

      Our expert speakers and panelists 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.

  • Sally Thomas

    Chief Executive, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

    Sally Thomas is Chief Executive at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), the national representative body for Scotland’s housing associations and co-operatives.  She has worked for several housing associations in London and the North East of England, most recently as Head of Community Investment at North Star Housing Group.  Previously, she worked for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), on regeneration at an urban development corporation, as director of a consultancy specialising in community-based development and leading on social purpose and wider role at the Housing Associations Charitable Trust (HACT).

    She has co-authored several publications for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Chartered Institute of Housing, HACT, think tanks and government departments.  The most recent is ‘Acting on Localism: the role of housing associations in driving a community agenda’, published by Respublica.

    She has chaired and served on a variety of boards in the housing, arts, health and charitable sectors, and is currently Vice-Chair of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA).

    Sally  Thomas

    Sessions with Sally Thomas:

    • Expert Panel: Health & Social Care Integration

      Our expert speakers and panelists 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.

  • Cath Cooney

    Director of Development and Improvement, The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)

    Cath is Director for Development and Improvement at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE): a national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations.  http://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/

    The main focus of her work is engaging with strategic and local partners in the development of Self Management and co-production approaches; and the House of Care Programme in Scotland, where the key aim is to support health & social care to flourish by focussing efforts on building the Scottish capacity for person centred care through, collaborative, care and support planning conversations.

    Cath has extensive experience from senior programme and policy leadership positions across public health, inequalities sensitive practice, health and social care, and third sectors in Scotland; and in child and family health research in Sweden. 

    As a practitioner and a person of lived experience, Cath has a particular interest in the development and application of digital solutions: to enhance the availability and quality of relationship based care; and to support better health and wellness across communities in Scotland.

    Cath  Cooney

    Sessions with Cath Cooney :

    • Expert Panel: National Clinical Strategy

      Providing person centred primary care to address the complex needs of long term conditions and unscheduled care without reverting to medical solutions is a growing challenge. How can digital technology help to best address these challenges and improve patient care?

  • Dug Campbell

    Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Maidsafe

    Dug is Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for MaidSafe. Founded in 2006, MaidSafe is building the world's first decentralised autonomous data network. The Safe Network is a secure data storage and communication platform, owned by users and controlled by no single individual or institution. He works with an engaged community of thousands across the world who are supporting the Network as it approaches launch. Originally, Dug was a lawyer advising technology companies for over a decade before becoming an independent digital strategy consultant after completing an MBA. He has also been heavily involved in the Scottish cryptocurrency scene from the beginning, setting up the first and largest blockchain meetup in Scotland in 2014, giving one of the earliest TEDx talks on Bitcoin whilst providing regular talks and commentary to the press and TV on cryptoassets and the scene in general. 

    Dug  Campbell

    Sessions with Dug Campbell :

    • Masterclass 2b: Data Protection & GDPR

      Stay up to date with the roll out of GDPR in May, defining how an individual’s personal information can be used by organizations, businesses and government. These regulations also contain safeguards that seek to ensure healthcare data is not susceptible to attack, misuse or misappropriation.

  • 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: National Clinical Strategy

      Providing person centred primary care to address the complex needs of long term conditions and unscheduled care without reverting to medical solutions is a growing challenge. How can digital technology help to best address these challenges and improve patient care?

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