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.

  • 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

  • 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:

    • Health and Social Care Integration: An International Perspective

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pam Gowans

    Chief Officer, Moray Health and Social Care Partnership

    Pam Gowans career which now spans 33 yrs, started as a nurse cadet at Kingseat Hospital in Aberdeenshire.  On completion of her Mental Health Nurse Training in 1987 at Dundee School of Nursing she went on to work in a variety of roles in hospitals and in the community within the UK specialising in area of Mental Health and Substance Misuse.  Throughout her career she has tended to work within a multi-disciplinary/multi-agency arena and first moved into a senior management role in 2003 working as a Head of Service within NHS Tayside.  In 2009 seeking to broaden her horizons and experience she joined NHS Grampian as the Long Term Conditions Programme Manager, subsequently moving into the role of Deputy General Manager, then Head of Healthcare in Aberdeenshire Community Health Partnership.  In October 2014 she was appointed to her current post of Chief Officer of the Health and Social Care Partnership in Moray.

    For many years she was the national practitioner supporting the Scottish Training on Drugs and Alcohol (STRADA) tasked with the development and delivery of a training package for Motivational Interviewing Training across the country. 

    Pam was trained within an international network as a Motivational Interviewing National Trainer in 2000. 

    As a result of her achievements and involvement nationally in the area of Drugs and Alcohol she was invited to be a member of the expert group at the Scottish Government contributing to the development of Essential Care, part of the national drug strategy Road to Recovery, as well as the subsequent publication Essential Services, relating to Alcohol policy.

    Academically she has achieved a post graduate BSc in Nursing, Abertay University and an MSc in Leadership and Organisational Development at Dundee University.
    Pam is Moray based.

    Pam Gowans

    Sessions with Pam Gowans:

    • 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.

  • Zhan McIntyre

    Policy Lead, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

    Zhan joined the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations in 2015 after nearly a decade in Local Authority housing policy and strategy.

    In her role at SFHA, Zhan supports and promotes the work of housing associations across Scotland and represents SFHA members to influence and collaborate with partners across the public, private and third sector. Focusing on housing management, health and social care integration and homelessness, Zhan has a keen interest on the role that technology, digital and data can have in transforming the way we deliver services to improve health and wellbeing of people across Scotland.  

    Zhan McIntyre

    Sessions with Zhan McIntyre:

    • 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.

  • 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 :

    • Keynote: An overview of the National Clinical Strategy for Scotland

    • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • Sarah Bateup

    Chief Clinical Officer, Ieso Digital Health

    Sarah is a BABCP (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists) accredited cognitive behavioral therapist and supervisor and has delivered over 25,000 hours of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to people across the UK. Having worked for many years within the UK National Health Service (NHS) managing talking therapies services, she is responsible for all clinical management at Ieso Digital Health, including therapist supervision and quality monitoring. Sarah also provides clinical training at a number of leading universities.


     

    Sarah  Bateup

    Sessions with Sarah Bateup :

    • Masterclass 1: A Digital Mental Health Educational Masterclass

  • Ken Ferguson

    Field Sales Manager, Citrix

    Educated at Stirling University and with a background in datacentre services and enterprise-grade collaboration solutions, Ken recently accepted the role as the Citrix Territory Manager for Scotland. In his role, Ken is accountable for Citrix revenues and strategic customer relationships. Ken works with a team based in Scotland where his time is spent evangelising Citrix technologies with customers, partners and stakeholders spanning multiple verticals including healthcare.

    Ken Ferguson

    Sessions with Ken Ferguson :

    • Masterclass 2: The Modern Clinician’s Workspace – Delivering fast, secure, clinical access at point of care

      How to deliver a modern, secure, digital workspace strategy with a clinical mobility focus. Allowing point of care to move closer to the patient.

  • Jonathan Murden

    Senior Solutions Engineer, Citrix

    Jonathan  Murden

    Sessions with Jonathan Murden:

    • Masterclass 2: The Modern Clinician’s Workspace – Delivering fast, secure, clinical access at point of care

      How to deliver a modern, secure, digital workspace strategy with a clinical mobility focus. Allowing point of care to move closer to the patient.

  • Robin Breslin

    Business Development Manager, Forcare

    Robin Breslin is has worked for 30 years in the field of medical imaging and information. Starting life as a mathematical programmer (writing CT / MRI software) he has subsequently worked in implementation and commercial management in healthcare systems, both in the UK and internationally.

    Most recently he has become deeply involved with the emerging standards for inseparability in healthcare.

    He is passionate about the transformation this can bring for healthcare providers, for the betterment of care for patients and citizens.
     

    Robin Breslin

    Sessions with Robin Breslin :

    • Masterclass 3: Interoperability – the key to empowerment for Healthcare providers – and patients

  • Dr. Christos Kapatos

    Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, HCi Viocare

    Invention, design and functionality is the essence of new technologies like wearable devices, healthcare robotization and the internet of things. Dr. Kapatos creates wearable and human-centric technology and leads a multidiscipline team of highly innovative engineers and scientists as chief technology officer for HCi Viocare.

    His educational background includes a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Bioengineering. He also holds a MSc in New Venture Creation from Caledonian University in Glasgow and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde. In 2004 he was awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship.

    Dr. Christos  Kapatos

    Sessions with Dr. Christos Kapatos :

    • Masterclass 4: Healthcare Digital Transformation: Patient-centered care in the era of GDPR, data protection & Blockchain

      This May, GDPR comes into effect, empowering individuals (Data Subjects) and governing how personal data will be handled. Healthcare providers should ensure they are compliant with regulations, but also seize the opportunity for personalized care and to explore the benefits of blockchain technology.

  • George Hantzaras

    Head of Engineering , Lifeline

    George Hantzaras is the Head of Engineering at Lifeline Ltd. With a background in mathematics and computer science and extensive startup experience he focuses on product development. He specializes in software architecture and system design building upon his experience with big data and distributed systems. In 2016 he started developing Tradeline, the world’s first commodity trading platform backed by Blockchain technology.

    George  Hantzaras

    Sessions with George Hantzaras :

    • Masterclass 4: Healthcare Digital Transformation: Patient-centered care in the era of GDPR, data protection & Blockchain

      This May, GDPR comes into effect, empowering individuals (Data Subjects) and governing how personal data will be handled. Healthcare providers should ensure they are compliant with regulations, but also seize the opportunity for personalized care and to explore the benefits of blockchain technology.

  • 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 :

    • Improving public health in Scotland

    • 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.

  • Dr. Chris Williams

    Royal College of General Practitioners

    Dr. Chris Williams is a General Medical Practitioner and works as a GP in Grantown-On-Spey in Highland. He is a member of the Scottish Council of RCGP and is their remote and rural lead. On behalf of RCGP Scotland, Dr. Chris Williams has been involved with the Scottish Primary Care Information Resource (SPIRE). He is on the SPIRE project board and the SPIRE strategy and oversight group. Recently I have been on the Scottish Government's Information Sharing short life working group.

    Dr. Chris Williams has worked in hospitals in Glasgow and Lanarkshire for several years before training in General Practice. As a GP he worked across a range of urban, remote, rural and island practices in Highland. For the past four years he has been on the Highland Health and Social Care Committee - the only area in Scotland that opted for a lead agency model for integration.

     

    Dr. Chris  Williams

    Sessions with Dr. Chris Williams :

    • 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.

  • Dr. Andy Blackwell

    Chief Scientific Officer, Ieso Digital Health

    Andy gained his doctorate in psychology from the University of St Andrews before working as a medical research scientist in world-leading laboratories in the departments of psychiatry and experimental psychology at the University of Cambridge.

    In 2006 he became Chief Scientific Officer of Cambridge Cognition, a psychology and technology-focused business, and a year later joined the company board. He was part of the team that developed the commercial strategy that built the company up to a successful public listing on the AIM market in 2013.

    At Ieso Digital Health Andy’s principle role is to develop and implement a global science and technology strategy to complement the commercial vision of the company.

     

    Dr. Andy  Blackwell

    Sessions with Dr. Andy Blackwell :

    • 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.

  • Professor George Crooks

    CEO, 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

    Sessions with Professor George Crooks :

    • Citizen centred data sharing, improving public health and empowering citizens

      Focussing on empowering citizens and improving public health, the Scottish vision is that citizens will be able to access, add to and share a personalised view of their health and care information. How do we ensure citizens feel confident that personal data is being shared responsibly?

    • Expert Panel: Citizen Expectation & Patient Empowerment

      Citizens are demanding care and solutions that are coordinated, convenient, customized and accessible. As health care professionals and digital leaders, how can we ensure Scotland lives up to citizen expectation and empower patients from the beginning to end of their healthcare journey

  • William Hantzaras

    Head of Product, Lifeline

    William Chantzaras is the Head of Product at Lifeline Ltd. With plenty of start-up experience, he specializes in implementing Agile methodologies for software product development and management. He focuses on continuous and coordinated interaction between client and team, ensuring the best results for both, in the most efficient way. Additionally, he has been an advocate of distributed ledger technologies since their inception and believes in their ability to disrupt many industries.

     

    William  Hantzaras

    Sessions with William Hantzaras :

    • Expert Panel: Citizen Expectation & Patient Empowerment

      Citizens are demanding care and solutions that are coordinated, convenient, customized and accessible. As health care professionals and digital leaders, how can we ensure Scotland lives up to citizen expectation and empower patients from the beginning to end of their healthcare journey

  • Angiolina Foster CBE

    Chief Executive, NHS 24

    Angiolina was appointed as NHS 24's Chief Executive in December 2016, having been interim Chief Executive since March of that year.

    In her career, Angiolina gained a strong reputation for driving-up service quality and maximising value for citizens.​​ She also developed a keen personal interest in customer-led performance improvement.​

    Angiolina Foster CBE

    Sessions with Angiolina Foster CBE:

    • Expert Panel: Citizen Expectation & Patient Empowerment

      Citizens are demanding care and solutions that are coordinated, convenient, customized and accessible. As health care professionals and digital leaders, how can we ensure Scotland lives up to citizen expectation and empower patients from the beginning to end of their healthcare journey

  • 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

      Citizens are demanding care and solutions that are coordinated, convenient, customized and accessible. As health care professionals and digital leaders, how can we ensure Scotland lives up to citizen expectation and empower patients from the beginning to end of their healthcare journey

  • Siân Kiely

    Knowledge and Research Manager, Royal College of Nursing Scotland

    Siân Kiely is Knowledge and Research Manager for the Royal College of Nursing in Scotland.  She has lead responsibility for RCN Scotland research activity and her experience includes the development and implementation of research in a variety of health and employment settings. Siân’s role has a particular focus on the nursing workforce, safe staffing and on digital health.

    Siân manages the RCN Scotland knowledge and research team which is responsible for the provision of information and analysis, and she works with RCN colleagues across the UK on digital health.  
     

    Siân Kiely

    Sessions with Siân Kiely :

    • Expert Panel: Citizen Expectation & Patient Empowerment

      Citizens are demanding care and solutions that are coordinated, convenient, customized and accessible. As health care professionals and digital leaders, how can we ensure Scotland lives up to citizen expectation and empower patients from the beginning to end of their healthcare journey

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