2018 Conference Speakers

Keith Hague

Keith Hague is responsible for planning, directing, and controlling daily operations at Cleveland Clinic London. He has 35 years of healthcare experience, including 12 years as CEO of Wellington Hospital, the largest private facility that HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) runs in the U.K. He has a Master of Science degree from Sheffield University Management School, where his healthcare dissertation won a university prize. He was previously CEO of Worldwide Healthcare Associates, Ltd., the British United Providence Association, Capio Healthcare, and the HCI Group. He has been an executive and consultant in the public sector and the private sector. His experience includes healthcare in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Mr. Hague chairs the British Red Cross Medical and Scientific division, and serves on several boards.

Philip Brading

Philip Brading became the Charity’s first Chief Executive in March 2007. He has a background in finance and manufacturing and was previously a non-executive director and deputy chairman of the UCLH Foundation Trust for over 15 years.

As Chief Executive to the charity, Philip has worked alongside the trustees to implement benchmark projects, some of which are the first of their kind in the world, and are carefully designed to improve patient care and reduce costs, whilst ensuring sustainability for the NHS.

This includes Pathway, which is now the UK’s leading homeless healthcare charity but began its journey as a UCLH Charity project – to help the homeless transition from life in hospital to life outside hospital by providing them with the support and medical care they need.

Another example is the Neuromuscular Complex Care Centre at UCLH which provides multi-disciplinary care to those with neuromuscular disease. This is a sharp contrast to the previous fragmented model, which saw patients traveling in-between hospitals to receive the care they needed. When Sir Robert Francis opened the centre, he made the telling remark that “good care costs less than bad care” and this is a continued philosophy that can be seen throughout all of the opportunities that Philip brings to UCLH Charity.

Philip’s current focus is a commercial one, as seen with the charity’s main subsidiary, QSE, which is a private imaging health care company. The profits from QSE are gift aided and reinvested back into the NHS. The NHNN is currently benefitting to the extent of £1m per annum.

Philip is also keen to build on the success of the charity’s property portfolio, which has recently been extended with the Middlesex Annex. The charity will redevelop the old workhouse into affordable housing and market housing, and profits from this will, like QSE, be reinvested to enhance care at UCLH.

Philip’s current grant focus lies with artificial intelligence, to apply machine learning within the hospital and improve patient outcomes and efficiency at UCLH.

Yoritomo Wada, CPA

Mr. Yoritomo Wada is the leader of healthcare consulting group in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Japan. For more than 10 years, has served as a municipal hospital management advisor, appointed by the Japanese Government and was also a committee member of the Japan Council for Quality Health Care. Currently, he is a one of the hospital management committee members serving various municipals, such as Hiroshima, Kagawa, Fukui prefectures, Okazaki-city and Itami-city.

He has spoken at various meetings, including the Asian Healthcare Symposiums in Indonesia and Singapore which one of the biggest healthcare corporations sponsored. He is also an author of several hospital management magazines. Recent engagements include:

• Business Process Re-engineering of administration departments of 5 hospitals (total 3,000 beds)
• Strategic planning of the newly constructed hospitals
• The business analysis in private acute hospitals
• Development of municipal hospital business plans
He formed the Healthcare Consulting (HC) department in DTT Japan in 2001. Since then, Healthcare Consulting is one of the fastest growing sectors of DTT Japan.

He was in Dallas Texas for 10 years (1983-1993), and helped Japanese companies with overseas’ investments. He has also passed the US CPA examination and received his Bachelor of Arts from Osaka University in 1978.

Dr. Bertalan Mesko

Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD is The Medical Futurist analyzing how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he is also an Amazon Top 100 author.

With 500+ presentations including courses at Harvard, Stanford and Yale Universities, Singularity University’s Futuremed course at NASA Ames campus and organizations including the 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies, he is one of the top voices globally on healthcare technology.

Dr. Mesko was featured by dozens of top publications, including CNN, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, TIME magazine, BBC, and the New York Times. He publishes his analyses regularly on

Peter Fuhrman

Peter Fuhrman is Chairman & CEO at China First Capital, a Greater China-focused international investment bank and advisory firm. Founded in 2008, China First Capital serves a distinguished group of clients, including industry leaders in China, both private sector companies and SOEs, financial sponsors, as well as global corporations actively expanding within China.

Peter’s insights and analysis on China, its economy, capital markets and private equity industry are frequently cited in international media including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, AVCJ, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, China Daily. His Chinese-language articles also appear in Caijing (财经), 21 Century Business Herald (21世纪报纸)and Forbes China (福布斯中国.)

Peter first came to China in 1981, part of the first intake of American graduate students. He later completed his Master’s Degree at Cambridge University and worked in Europe and the US, first as a journalist and editor in Europe for Forbes Magazine, then back in the US, as CEO of a California venture capital company, as CEO of an entertainment finance company during its IPO process, and then as founder and CEO of an enterprise security software company that exited through successful trade sale. He relishes the experience of living and working in China.

Prof. Arne Björnberg, Ph.D.

Executive Chairman, Health Consumer Powerhouse, Ltd.

Dr. Björnberg has previous experience from Research Director positions in Swedish industry. His experience includes having served as CEO of the Swedish National Pharmacy Corporation (”Apoteket AB”), Director of Healthcare & Network Solutions for IBM Europe Middle East & Africa, and CEO of the University Hospital of Northern Sweden (“Norrlands Universitetssjukhus”, Umeå).

Dr. Björnberg was also the project manager for the EHCI 2005 – 2016 projects, the Euro Consumer Heart Index 2008 and numerous other Index projects.

Dr. Björnberg is Visiting Professor at the European Center for Peace and Development, a faculty of the United Nations’ University of Peace.

Thomas Schultz

Thomas Schultz is the CEO of Enversion A/S, an AI-centric technology company based in Denmark. Thomas leads Enversions efforts to dramatically change the healthcare sector using AI to extract knowledge hidden in clinical data. Being one of the leading countries in the world in terms of healthcare data collection, Denmark is the ideal place to explore the limits of present AI technology and computing power. Thomas holds a PhD in physics and chemistry and has used his intrinsic curiosity to spearhead the development of numerous successful business solutions throughout his career.

Dr Tony Lopez

Tony Lopez was educated in London and graduated in Biochemistry and Medicine at St. Thomas’s Hospital.  He trained in medicine and radiology, and worked in Stockholm prior to commencing an NHS interventional radiology consultant role in Guildford, a post he has held for 21 years.

He now works nationally developing healthcare business with consultants and hospitals in partnership.  He is working with the public and private sector in developing strategic estate partnerships and is developing a plurality of healthcare model funded ‘locally’.

He strongly supports the concept of ‘disruptive innovation’ and firmly believes that healthcare is far too expensive, with many opportunities to reduce costs significantly.  Most recently he led a medical consultant group in partnership to bid for a national NHS tender.

Daljit Lally


Daljit Lally is the Chief Executive for Northumberland County Council and is employed in a formal joint role between the County Council and Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust, where Daljit is the Executive Director of Delivery Services. Daljit has worked in formal joint roles in Northumberland since 2007.

In her career Daljit has worked in a range of business and hospital/care settings including the petroleum industry, hospitals, care homes and SMEs.

For a number of years Daljit worked as a warranted Nurse Inspector regulating hospitals/hospices and care facilities and in senior management positions in the private sector, the NHS and local government. Daljit specialises in developing and delivering integrated care services. Daljit works closely with elected members and the local communities to develop and implement policy to assist residents to live independent, successful lives.

In January 2016 Daljit received the honour of OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to the community by integrating health and social care.

As the joint Chief Executive and Executive Director of Delivery Services, Daljit has led many initiatives including developing joint teams, seamless services for patients and supporting the development of senior leadership and management teams.

Charles Lowe

Charles has a background in digital health, working in both public & private sectors. His recent work has centred on the regulation & assessment of mHealth apps.  He is Managing Director of the Digital Health & Care Alliance (DHACA), an Expert Reviewer for the EC, a Contributing Editor to, a Special Adviser to both NICE & the CQC, organiser of the London Health Technology Forum, and Past President of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Telemedicine & eHealth Section.  He consults for Humetrix Inc on app-related matters and assists Our Mobile Health Ltd. with app assessment. He chairs Citizens Online, the digital inclusion charity.

João Bocas

The Wearables Expert

João is a Wearables Expert, Top 100 Global Digital Health Influencer & Keynote Speaker.

His passion lies in helping others, sharing experiences, transferring knowledge, working collaboratively and passing on the latest innovation trends from the digital health world.

As a thought leader in wearables, IoT, digital health and healthcare innovation, João explores the intersection of technology in modelling business models and shaping consumer behaviour. Also he analyses the impact of disruptive innovations and shares future trends in the marketplace.

João contributes regularly to industry events, either as a Keynote Speaker, Moderator, Chair or Panelist where he shares his expertise and knowledge gained over the past 20 Years.

He possesses more than 20 years of hands-on experience in Professional Sport and Corporate environments working with senior management, Boards and executive teams. He has worked across Healthcare, Financial Services, Media, Sporting, Third and Public Sector organisations.

Charlie Jones

Clinical Lead BKR Care Consultancy, manages a team of over 25 care consultants. Working with Providers to support services with quality assurance and crisis management. Having qualified as a Nurse in 2002, she has extensive experience working in the NHS, Private and Charitable Sectors. Charlie has held a wide variety of roles within the care sector including working at all levels of services (including as Responsible Individual for care homes and online GP services), designing and recommissioning services, independent reviews and due diligence audits as part of service purchase/sales. In addition she is an experienced witness in tribunals and judicial reviews relating to the registration of services.

Karen Livingstone

Karen is Director of Partnerships and Industry engagement for the Eastern Academic Health Science Network and the National Director for SBRI Healthcare.

As the NHS England National Director for SBRI Healthcare she leads this award winning £75m investment programme where innovative companies developing technology solutions for healthcare problems are funded to accelerate their development cycle. This unique programme has over 200 companies under contract with over 1000 notified innovations and a pipeline independently evaluated at £1.2bn.

At Eastern AHSN she is supporting the Network to develop its role in economic development and wealth creation. Working closely with the rich infrastructure of research institutions and innovative companies in the Cambridge area Karen supports the NHS to improve care through the adoption of innovations.

Karen has a degree in Political Science from Loughborough followed by a postgraduate health leadership programme at Yale and is currently a fellow at the Judge Institute, Cambridge University.

Formerly Director of NHS Midlands and East Karen supported the work of the regional health authority and the Public Health Team to promote closer working across all government. Karen led on relations with Local Government supporting the development of Health and Wellbeing Boards across the Midlands and East Cluster area.

A Board member of the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) Karen championed the work of the RDA in business development, communications, and equal opportunities. Karen was also board member of EEIDB, the service provider for Business link in the East of England. The Business Link service provided specialist business advice and support to start ups, SMEs and high growth companies across the region.

Before joining the team at the regional health authority Karen worked as a special adviser to the then Secretary of State for Health – Patricia Hewitt MP. With a specific remit to handle media and communications she also had responsibility for managing relationships with national stakeholders representing employer, patient and community interests.

Prior to her role in Westminster Karen was a campaigns and communications director for several national Trades Unions, the Labour Party and voluntary sector organisations.

Hope Brotherton

Hope Brotherton is the editor of British Journal of Healthcare Management for the Mark Allen Group. This monthly peer-review journal was founded in 1995 and seeks to uncover new levels of innovation and efficiency in the field of healthcare management. Its mission is simple: to provide the latest information to providers so they can balance the quality of care with affordability. Hope has thrown herself head first into this landscape after graduating from an MA in Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University just over eight months ago.

Pradeep Jethi

Strategic Adviser

Pradeep is the Co-founder of the Social Stock Exchange and was its first CEO and the Chair of its Admissions Panel. The SSX is a trading platform for publicly listed social impact businesses looking to raise capital on the primary market and trade in the secondary market: it is for profit-with-purpose companies who are able to demonstrate that their core product or service addresses a social or environmental need – in addition to seeking market-rate or market-beating returns – through the publication of an impact report.

Prior to the development and launch of the SSX in June 2013 Pradeep spent three years at the London Stock Exchange as its New Product Development Manager. At the LSE he built, developed and launched the Corporate Responsibility Exchange: a disclosure platform for extra-financial (ESG) indicators. Pradeep has experience of gaining regulatory approval from the FCA for new products and has worked with both the issuer community and institutional investors.

Prior to his career at the LSE, Pradeep was Founder and Head of, a Financial Times business and management information portal.

Pradeep has previously worked as a consultant to the UK Government on social stock exchanges and regularly speaks at conferences on – and advises on – the social impact investing and social business marketplace.

His contacts and experience are global, spanning: social ventures, impact investors, institutional investors, wealth managers, intermediaries, financial products, public policy, investor relations, impact measurement/reporting, and capital markets and SRI generally. He has a global reputation as an innovator and entrepreneur in these fields.

Pradeep is a longstanding judge of Investment Week magazine’s Sustainable Investment Awards, was on Tomorrow’s Company’s Tomorrow’s Capital Markets working group, and is a Fellow of the RSA. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of British Columbia and an MA from the University of Sussex.

Sophie Devlin

Associate – Public Law and Regulatory

Sophie is an Associate within DAC Beachcroft's Public and Regulatory team, advising clients on their statutory and regulatory duties. She is a specialist in information law within the health sector and advises on confidentiality obligations, as well as the requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Sophie deals with a wide variety of data protection matters, such as drafting data sharing and data processing agreements, as well as advising on disclosure requests and complaints to the Information Commissioner. She also handles data protection and privacy claims brought by individuals as a result of data breaches and advises on how to mitigate reputational risk. Sophie is currently working closely with a number of health sector clients in order to ensure they are compliant with the GDPR, ahead of its implementation date.

Chris Knight

Head of Business Development – Digital Jersey

Chris has over 20 years of business development and marketing experience across a range of industries including tourism, digital, utilities and local government.

Before joining Digital Jersey in 2015 he spent 3 years working for the States of Jersey managing key policy areas including regulation and cyber security.

As Head of Business Development for Digital Jersey Chris has been instrumental in developing the Digital Health and Care Strategy for Jersey, driving collaboration and innovation within the sector whilst influencing government policy.

He is most recently responsible for creating the ‘Sandbox Jersey’ concept which advocates the use of Jersey’s pioneering telecommunications infrastructure and unique ‘off-grid’ test-bed environment by start-ups, entrepreneurs and international companies.

Peter Wainman

Peter is one of the partners who leads our Information Law, Data protection and Privacy group. He is a commercial technology lawyer and focusses particularly on the health technology sector. Peter is leading our advice to the Department of Health on the Supporting Technologies procurement under the NHS Supply Chain reprocurement. He also advises the Private Healthcare Information Network on data protection compliance issues. He worked with the independent reviewers at Google DeepMind reviewing their information governance arrangements with the NHS.

Yalena Coleman

Yalena leads the City Experimentation Team, at Future Cities Catapult, which builds innovative concepts and ideas into different types of working prototypes to be deployed across cities. These pilots are in response to real urban challenges that need to be addressed, and gather data which can then be analysed and once scaled, used to improve life in cities. Yalena draws on her 16 years of experience in the tech and IoT arena across various industries in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Andrew Davies

Andrew is the Market Access Director at the Association of British Healthcare Industries. A critical part of his role is ensuring that processes are aligned and optimised to support the introduction and uptake of technologies and best practices. This entails creating an ongoing dialogue between industry and policy makers to ensure efficient and effective access and payment structures are created and maintained. In addition to the Market Access portfolio, Andrew also leads on the ABHI Ethics and Compliance program. This includes credentialing, Code of Business Practice and Human Rights. Having graduated with a degree in Applied Physics, Andrew entered the commercial environment and has gained over 20 years’ experience in the medical devices industry having worked within medical technology divisions of household names such as Thorn EMI, Philips and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He has held roles covering UK and international marketing, market access and business development working with both capital and consumable equipment.

Dr. Claire Novorol

MD PhD | Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Claire Novorol is Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Ada, an AI-powered health guide that helps people understand their health and navigate to the next appropriate steps in their care. Claire’s career has been guided by her deep interest in developing creative solutions to tackle real world problems. At Ada, she is responsible for overseeing medical affairs, clinical partnerships and for ensuring Ada's products are tailored to support patient needs. She has advised several health startups throughout her career, and also founded Doctorpreneurs - a global community of over 10,0000 medical professionals who share an interest in health entrepreneurship. Prior to Ada, Claire worked as a Paediatrician and Clinical Geneticist within the NHS. She also has a degree in Pathology and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge.

Daniel Coulton Shaw

Co-founder of Global Clinic Rating | International Clinic Ambassador | International Speaker

As co-founder of Daniel Shaw helps drive the international quality assessments of almost 500,000 clinics and serves 1000's of new patients each month to these clinics. Passionate about increasing the level of healthcare provided worldwide, Daniel Shaw has personally guided more than 2000 clinics and hospitals in 126 different countries over the past 4 years to increase reputation, transparency, revenue, patient outcomes & bookings.

Speaking to 100's of audiences around the world over the past 10 years, Daniel is an experienced and highly motivated speaker on reputation and transparency in medicine. For example, his "4 Pillars Of Clinic Excellence" concept has been internationally adopted by both patients & clinic owners as a practical standard by which clinics are assessed and improved.

Daniel also serves as the co-founder of 2 English-speaking clinics serving medical tourists from the UK and international patients from Vienna & Bratislava.

Julie Bretland

Julie Bretland founded Our Mobile Health, to improve quality and provide confidence in the digital health sector by assessing health apps for app developers and health care organisations. This builds on a background of developing, launching and managing innovative mobile services for many years for big corporates and start-ups across Europe and Africa.

She set up DigitalHealth.London on behalf of the 3 London Academic Health Science Networks, MedCity and the London Mayor. She was an expert advisor on digital health at the London Health Commission and was an active participant on the EU health working group.

Julie studied for her MBA at London Business School as a recipient of the prestigious Celia Atkin Advent scholarship. She was a winner of the Deloitte’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Founders Award, and is a founding member of the GSM Association’s ‘Connected Women’ programme.

Her input has been sought by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Academy of Medical Sciences for their respective white paper on digital health. She is a regular speaker on health innovation at events like Financial Times Live.

Our Mobile Health identifies, assesses, reviews, curates and distributes health apps to enable health care organisations to recommend, deploy and ultimately prescribe digital interventions with confidence. More recently Julie was named by Women In IT Excellence as “Innovator of the Year”.

Sharon Renouf

I am a partner in the Commercial and Infrastructure team at Bevan Brittan. My work involves advising on major transactions for the public and private sector in the healthcare field. I manage outsourcing, shared services and commercialisation.

My experience and expertise extends to all aspects of the procurement process. Because I act for the both public bodies and bidders, I can understand the challenges and opportunities each side faces and the problems the body offering the contract needs to solve.

In my sixteen years working on commercial contracts and projects I have advised on transactions for: pharmacies, pathology departments, private patient units, renal services, radiotherapy, MRI & PET/CT, soft and hard FM and retail. I manage the entire cycle of a procurement process; from shaping the commercial aspects of the competition, through to running the process, drafting contracts, negotiating with bidders and completing the final agreements.

I am also experienced in PFIs, having closed a number of schemes for NHS clients. My practice also includes working on variations, renegotiation and refinancing for both the public and private sector.

Andrew Cowen

Founder & CEO, The Future Care (UK) Ltd

I am a creative visionary focused on health and wellness across both public and private sectors. In my teens, I was a contemporary dancer, after graduating as a photographer I later became an award-winning corporate film producer / director. In the 80’s, I started my own multi-media production company. I then started a family. Post parenting, I formed a database company focused on developing an events listings directory and info service. In 2001, I resigned from an IBM management position, to become a family care giver for my mother, diagnosed with Alzheimers. In 2005, with the knowledge and experience I acquired looking after my elderly relatives, I started and managed a successful home care agency with specialisms in dementia and telehealth care.

Frustrated by the absence of preventative technology in the social service sector, in 2015, I founded The Future Care (UK) Ltd. This was to disrupt the way health and social is delivered in the UK. Originally Future Care started out as a value-added reseller for a medical a grade, senior wearable health device. Later we won and InnovateUK award to develop a medial, wearable to remotely monitor infants 0-24months. Long-term, we are developing other technology building blocks around health and wellness in the workplace, smart homes and cities.

Janahan Tharmaratnam

Lead UK Digital Health Strategy & Transformation practice, PwC

Mark Blanchard

Public Sector Director, Pendulum Media Ltd. (Previously GovNewsNow)



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