Explore the crucial intersection of data literacy and workforce challenges in this session. Discover the significance of cultivating data literate staff to bridge the skills gap and tackle prevailing obstacles. Uncover strategies to nurture a continuous improvement culture and empower your team with the capacity skills needed to thrive in a data-driven era. Delve into creative approaches like the Analytics Learning Programme (ALP) to facilitate skill development. Join us to unlock the potential of your workforce and effectively teach skills like AI for a brighter future.
Deputy CIO, Imperial College Healthcare NHS FT & Director of Regions, AphA
Ruth joined Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as Deputy CIO in 2011, having been a Board-level ICT Director south of the Thames. She is passionate about digital professionals being part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team and maximising the value of data to help deliver quality patient care and research. Ruth has been the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA) London branch lead since December 2020 and invests time in developing the next generation of analytics leaders.
Partner, Head of Public Sector Analytics, KPMG
Yusuf is an award winning Data Analytics leader with over 15 years consulting experience. He leads our UK Public Sector analytics team, directing projects for our healthcare, transport, policing, education, central and local government clients. Yusuf and his team help our clients to make better use of their data, by providing the right insight to the right people, in the right way. His work extends across a wide range of data analytics services, from developing effective data strategy and analytics teams, right through to the development of analytics platforms and specific analytics solutions, applying a robust user experience driven approach.
Director, Healthcare Data & Analytics, KPMG
Fayaz is an award winning Analytics and Modelling Director with considerable experience creating, scaling and delivering products across the public sector. He has 10 years + healthcare experience working nationally and internationally on: Strategic Workforce Planning, Pathway Optimisation, Analytics Learning and Predictive Modelling.
Deputy Director, The NHS Digital Academy, NHS England
James Freed leads the Digital Academy for Health and Care, an organisation dedicated to supporting as many teams in health and care deliver more value tomorrow than they did today. He was the last Chief Digital and Information Officer for Health Education England and his career has taken him through Cancer Research, Change Management and Standards development.
In 2017 James was voted by peers as one of the top 100 influencers globally in Health IT as part of the #HIT100 twitter campaign. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a FedIP accredited Leading Practitioner and a Chartered Health CIO accredited through CHIME.
Chair: Monica Jones
Chief Data Officer, University of Leeds & Associate Director, HDR UK
Monica Jones BSc (Hons) PGCE PGDip FBCS CITP MInstLM
Monica Jones is the Chief Data Officer for the University of Leeds and Associate Director for Health Data Research (HDRUK), based in Leeds in the UK.
A technical expert and leader with extensive education, science and technology, healthcare knowledge and experience. Highly skilled CDO / CIO and Enterprise Architect with a proven track record of designing and delivering complex, high value solutions to exceptional standards. Many years’ experience defining strategy and directing, current and future, Information and Data Systems.
Monica is the Chair of the Design Authority (DA) and Scientific Committee for HDRUK North. She is also the senior technical lead for the YH Secure Data Environment (SDE).