Master of ceremonies and speaker:
Dr SAURABH JOHRI
CHIEF SCIENTIST, BABYLON HEALTH
Saurabh leads the AI research team at Babylon. He has been with Babylon since 2016. In this time he has guided the team to develop Babylon's AI for the development of the triage, diagnostic and predictive models for healthcare, and applied the team's research in Bayesian Machine Learning and Causal inference. Prior to Babylon, Saurabh spent time as a post-doctoral researcher at the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis & Modelling at Imperial College London. This work was funded by the Gates Foundation in collaboration with the CDC, and focused on the development of novel statistical machine learning methods to estimate poliovirus transmission from genetic sequence data. Before his post-doctoral work, Saurabh completed his PhD in population genetics from Imperial College London, investigating the population genetics of Tuberculosis and predicting new drug targets from whole genome sequence data.
CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON AND TRAUMA SURGEON, NHS LOTHIAN
Issaq Ahmed is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Edinburgh. His active interests include enhanced recovery following robotic hip and knee replacement surgery.
CONSULTANT OPHTHALMOLOGIST, MY-ICLINIC
Mr Bolger is founder and co-owner of My iClinic, an independent eye hospital in London. He resigned his NHS consultant post in 1994 and has worked independently ever since. He is invited to lecture extensively both in Britain and abroad, and his surgery master classes are very highly rated. "I feel I would regard myself as an "early adopter". First intraocular lens implants, then phacoemulsification and now, Smile. Small Incision Lenticule Extraction.
I am very lucky that I entered ophthalmology just when it was about to undergo a series of revolutionary advances.
HEAD OF DIGITAL HEALTH, CAMBRIDGE CONSULTANTS
Jaquie is Head of Digital Health at Cambridge Consultants and leads the initiative to provide strategic guidance and technical solutions for clients transitioning their business model to include a digital element. These digital elements include device connectivity, AI, security, launch strategies, behavioural science and digital service design.
Jaquie has previously worked on the design and launch of a compliance & work management IoT service that is in commercial use. She has a BSc in Applied Biology, 10 years' experience in Molecular Biology and 15 years' experience of Product Management and Marketing for software, hardware and digital services in medical and life science industries that include immunology, ophthalmology, neuroscience and bioinformatics.
Jaquie is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
Head of Public Sector HealthCare Data Science & AI, Amazon Web Services
Matthew has recently joined Amazon Web Services to help deliver AI and Cloud computing at scale to improve patient outcomes and health system productivity. He has extensive experience of working in advanced healthcare technologies, his experience includes design and deployment of automated patient referrals triage using AI, deployment of chatbots to support shared services and the use of AI to automate patient data processing. He has also worked with international governments on the application of AI and other emerging technologies for policy development and provision of public services.
Matthew previously led the Deloitte Artificial Intelligence Studio team based in the UK, prior to which he was the European Head of Watson Health, his background includes academic research, start-up biotech and Big Pharma.
NEUROSURGEON AND RCS COUNCIL MEMBER, ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND
Trained in London, Oxford and Melbourne
Consultant Neurosurgeon at Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust from 1990 - 2019. Now Honorary Consultant to OUH NHS Trust
Past council member, treasurer and President of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons
SAC representative for Scotland 2012-2014
Principle Investigator - International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial
Council member of RCS of England since 2013
Trustee of RCS England 2014-2016
Chair of the RCS sponsored independent Commission on the Future of Surgery - 2018
Author +50 peer reviewed publications
SENIOR LECTURER IN COLORECTAL SURGERY AND CONSULTANT SURGEON, IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST
James Kinross is a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College London. He performs robotic surgery for colorectal cancer. His group is developing smart sensing surgical instruments based on machine learning of chemical data used during surgery.
ASSOCIATE, REYNOLDS PORTER CHAMBERLAIN (RPC)
Emma is an Associate Solicitor at RPC, specialising in Medical/Life Sciences and Product Liability. She acts on a range of cases and represents insurers, private healthcare providers, healthcare practitioners and manufacturers of medical devices and pharmaceutical products in the defence of medical malpractice and product liability claims and in relation to clinical trials. She also represents healthcare organisations and practitioners at inquests, and advises on clinical governance issues, regulatory requirements, indemnity and coverage.
PROFESSOR OF TRANSPLANT SURGERY, GUYS AND ST THOMAS NHS TRUST
Prof Mamode is a Consultant Transplant Surgeon at Guys and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, and performed the first robotic transplant in the UK. He has an interest in minimally invasive surgery in transplantation, runs two multi-centre NIHR funded trials, and has expertise in surgical safety and crisis management.
RESEARCH FELLOW, OXFORD INTERNET INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Brent Mittelstadt is a Research Fellow and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in data ethics at the Oxford Internet Institute, a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, and a member of the UK National Statistician's Data Ethics Advisory Committee. He is a philosopher and data ethicist with a particular focus on the ethical governance of complex algorithmic systems including machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, Big Data, and medical expert systems.
CONSULTANT ENT SURGEON, THE ROYAL MARSDEN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Vinidh is a Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon at The Royal Marsden Hospitals and Professor of Robotic and Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery at the Institute of Cancer Research, London. He has expertise in Transoral Robotic Surgery and Transoral Laser Microsurgery for head and neck cancers. He has pioneered a new robotic technique to remove radiorecurrent and radioresidual cancers and is the first surgeon in the UK to perform robotic free flap reconstructions.
He is the primary or co-recipient for over £3 million in grant funding, has published over 170 papers, and co-edited the fourth and fifth editions of the UK National Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Management Guidelines. He has also edited the volume on "Head and Neck Disease" for the 8th edition of Scott-Brown's Otolaryngology, the leading multi-volume multi-author textbook in the specialty in the world. He is also chief editor for the forthcoming 6th edition of Stell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology.
CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, VINE HEALTH
Dr Rayna Patel is a medical doctor & neuroscientist (Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, Columbia) with an MPhil in Translational Medicine funded by GSK. She has extensive experience in academia and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Clare Hall College, Cambridge. Rayna has subsequently held strategic & commercial roles in government policy, tech startups & the Cabinet Office's Nudge Unit, where she used behavioural science to rewire patient behaviours through digital products.
She is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Vine Health, a digital platform using a combination of behavioural science and AI to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients, whilst generating crucial real-world data to better inform healthcare delivery and drug development.
LEGAL DIRECTOR, REYNOLDS PORTER CHAMBERLAIN (RPC)
Peter Rudd-Clarke specialises in the life sciences and consumer products sectors.
He advises on the regulation of medical devices, CE marking, clinical trials, consumer products and ongoing compliance matters.
The litigation and risk management side to his practice sees Peter defending manufacturers of complex products, often across multiple jurisdictions.
Peter presents and writes articles on issues such as artificial intelligence, supply chains, cross-border litigation, medical device regulations and Brexit. His articles have been published in publications such as Insurance Day, Post Magazine and Insider Quarterly and he has been quoted in the Times and insurance press discussing risk management issues.
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