For AI-driven healthcare start-ups, navigating the intricacies of the digital health landscape can be daunting. As the fusion of healthcare and technology evolves at a rapid pace, ensuring that your start-up remains agile, relevant, and patient-centric becomes paramount. In this session, we’ll dissect the essentials of maintaining patient focus, honing adaptive strategies, and nurturing partnerships. Through insightful discussions, we’ll equip you with actionable insights to confidently steer your start-up in this transformative era. Join us for a clear roadmap, designed to guide you through the maze of rapid innovation and change.
Prof Joe Harrison
CEO, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS FT & National Director, NHS App
Professor Joe Harrison has been an NHS acute hospital chief executive for almost ten years. He joined Milton Keynes University Hospital in 2013, transforming its record in quality, performance and finances. Under his leadership the trust has gained teaching hospital status and pioneered digital advances that have revolutionised patient care and experience.
Joe has championed innovation and expansion, overseeing significant development across the hospital estate, including the building of an academic centre in partnership with the University of Buckingham and a new cancer centre, along with multiple other developments to improve access and keep up with patient demand in one of the fastest growing places in the country.
Along with an ambitious digital innovation programme, Joe has championed workplace wellbeing to improve the working lives of the team at MKUH. He is also a board member of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, chair of the Clinical Research Network Partnership Board for Thames Valley, vice-chair of the University of Buckingham Council and member of the NHS Confederation Employers Policy Board.
Dr Elina Naydenova
CEO & Co-Founder, Feebris
Elina Naydenova started her career as a biomedical & AI engineer, with a PhD in Machine Learning for Healthcare Innovation from Oxford University.
She has worked on bringing transformational healthcare innovation to health systems, at the World Health Organisation and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.
Elina is currently CEO & cofounder of Feebris – a company whose AI-guided platform enables any user to conduct a clinically reliable health assessment at home and identify risk precisely to enable timely intervention. Feebris is currently deployed across 100+ sites in the UK.
Dr Keith Tsui
CEO & Co-Founder, Medwise.ai
Dr Keith Tsui, CEO and Co-Founder, is a medical doctor by background and graduated with an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge. He was previously a management consultant working on NHS projects and then a clinical product manager at Huma, leading the clinical partnership with Smith+Nephew and Tencent AI.
At Medwise AI, Keith is building the world’s first AI-powered search platform designed for clinicians. Medwise AI is on a mission to empower every clinician to do their best work with AI solutions.
Health Tech Investor, AlbionVC
Molly is a medically-trained former startup operator who brings a wealth of insights to her role as an investment manager at AlbionVC. She focuses on healthtech, and is constantly on the lookout for innovators devising products that can drive efficiency and better outcomes for patients.
The investor was first inspired to pursue a career in healthtech as a medical student, where she was part of a team that established the National Reproductive Tissue Cryopreservation Service. The service allows children undergoing cancer treatment to preserve their fertility for the future, and its success relied on using new tech to connect hospitals and services.
Molly joined AlbionVC in 2022 from consulting giant McKinsey & Company, where she focused on healthcare systems, services and technologies. Before her role at McKinsey, Molly was chief commercial officer of Induction Healthcare Group – a healthtech startup which successfully floated on London’s junior AIM market in 2019.
The investment manager is also founding team member of healthcare comms startup, Pando, and has worked as an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur. Molly holds a degree in Medicine & Surgery, and a BA in Molecular Medicine, from Oxford University.
Non-Executive Director, HelloSelf
Juliet Bauer is the Non-Executive Director for HelloSelf, one of the world’s fastest growing digital therapy platforms, whose mission is to provide personalised psychological advice for everyone in the world. Juliet’s extensive healthcare and technology background spans 23 years, 3 of which were spent as the NHS the Chief Digital Officer, where she led the digital patient services transformation programme. Juliet was instrumental in getting several key, patient-facing programmes off the ground, including the development of the NHS app and the health service’s own identity verification platform. She was also a patient governor for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 6 years . Juliet has led the delivery of technology programmes across many sectors, including leading the Times Newspapers digital transformation. After the NHS, Juliet joined Livi, the arm of Kry, Europe’s largest digital healthcare provider, as the UK Managing Director. Here she worked closely with the NHS to provide millions of people with digital healthcare services at the touch of a button.
Chair: Dr Matthew Lee
Internal Medicine Doctor, University College London Hospitals NHS FT
Dr. Matthew Lee is an internal medicine doctor at UCLH with an academic background in 3D printing and AI. He has worked in the Transformation Directorate of NHS England, overseeing education and training in digital clinical safety as well as the AI Deployment Platform. He is the co-founder of M3dicube, an organisation that teaches 3D printing to medical professionals in the UK, as well an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur and ’35 Under 35’ future digital leader.