inner banner

Health 4.0

The Health 4.0 theatre is designed to inspire new ways of thinking about and solving the problems facing health today. Featuring global innovators and thought leaders, our aim is to cover the most advanced digital innovations, business models and health strategies fit for the future.


This is a paid track and is available to holders of the following pass types – One and Two Day Conference Pass, Expo Gold Pass.

Academic, NHS and charitable discounts are available – please email [email protected] for further information

Themes: Enterprise IT & Wearables, Workplace, Data, Security Threats, Self-Driving Trucks, Connected Cars
Welcome Address and Thanks
Track Host:

Stephanie Kronson, Director of communications, Best Beginnings Charity

Transforming the NHS
Digital technologies are transforming every aspect of our lives - and healthcare is no exception. The Government and NHS England have placed digital transformation at the heart of the new NHS Long Term Plan. Former Health Secretary, Patricia Hewitt, now Chair of the Norfolk & Waveney STP, discusses the opportunity - and the barriers.

Patricia Hewitt, Former Secretary of State for Health, Parliament

A new approach to personalizing treatment in chronic neurodisability

Professor Paramala Santosh, CEO, HealthTracker

Delivering the best of Digital Health
De Montfort University has established a new Digital Health and Care Unit within the school of Health and Life Sciences to address many of the frustrations experienced by patients, clinicians and digital health companies at the pace of access to, and thus benefit from, emerging technologies.
Starting in 2018 the Unit set out to establish partnerships with local clinicians and digital health companies to answer real clinical and social needs with technologies that are ready for use in the UK, but not deployed.
This partnership is bearing fruit for patients, clinicians, digital health companies and the university and the team will share some early results. They will share with you their approach and encourage clinicians, digital health companies and patients to get involved and derive real benefit from these technologies.

Professor Rishabh Prasad, Honorary Professor of Digital Medicine, De Montfort University

Barnaby Poulton, UK MD, Docly

Bertha Ochieng, Professor Health & Social Care, De Montfort University

Jeremy Cummin, Honorary Professor of Digital Medicine, De Montfort University

Virtual reality and the changing face of surgery

Shafi Ahmed, CMO, Medical Realities

11.20am Networking break
How Hearables Are Going to Revolutionize Healthcare
Hearables are set to revolutionize the healthcare industry. With exciting new product innovations typically found in medical devices to new consumer engagement models, hearables will drive a new movement towards affordable and accessible healthcare. Find out about which healthcare segments are most threatened and deep dive into the disruption facing the hearing healthcare market.

Joel Beilin, Chief Audiology Adviser, Nuheara

How apps are changing the face of healthcare
The use of apps for lifestyle habits are increasingly becoming more poplar, so why wouldn’t you use it for your medical care? A discussion will reveal why the medical sector are adopting various apps to assist symptoms, diagnosis and treatment all the way through to aftercare

Michael Mulllane, Innovation Lead, National Institute for Health Research

Sohaib Imtiaz, Digital Innovation Director , British Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Michael Morgan-Curran, Commercial and Clinical Development Officer, MyCognition Ltd

Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO, ORCHA

Alison Baum OBE, CEO & Founder, Best Beginnings

Asynchronous Models of Care: Our Journey so Far with i-GP
The digital healthcare market is set to be worth over $500 billion by 2025 but adoption and awareness of service has still been relatively slow despite the massive uptake of smartphone technology.
We discuss the “asynchronous care” model which we have developed at i-GP, the differences over conventional telehealth services and the evidence for major potential cost savings both to the NHS and worldwide in standardising the quality of care offered in a Scalable way.

Dr Noorpuri, Founder and CEO, i-GP

1.00pm Lunch
Wearable Technology which Keeps People Healthy
How the data collated from wearable products can be utilised to make tangible, measurable benefits to people's lives.

Anmol Sood, CEO, Equivital

How AI is being used to treat cancer
Can a computer fix cancer? The management of cancer has always incorporated the most advanced developments in health technology. During this forum we will review novel developments in artificial intelligence and how it can assist in the fight against this terrible disease.

Torath Ameen, CEO, BIOP AI

Digital Continuous Care – Wearable Technology that Healthcare Can Capitalize On
Utilization of new technology disrupts the paradigm of many ecosystems and is often resisted in Healthcare. However, when a natural evolution of technology is incorporated into an existing organization, the innovations outpace the disruptive effects while encouraging widespread acclimation. Digital Continuous Care incorporates modern wearable medical technologies and enables reliable patient continuous supervision as a natural evolution of medical monitoring. The combination of AI’s predictive power with the convenience of comfortable wearable medical devices can be fine-tuned with existing healthcare ecosystems. Harnessing Digital Continuous Care will improve patient life style, quality of care, while reducing risk and overall costs.

Leon Eisen, Founder & CEO, Oxitone

Digital Tools to Improve Healthcare
The latest technologies use data to provide warning signs of health problems, while optimizing the delivery of clinical care. We will discuss a new level of patient engagement that fosters better outcomes by enhancing wellness, thereby reducing costly hospitalizations or readmissions.

Darlene Arbeit, Chief Operating Officer, AliveSciences

Closing Remarks

Shafi Ahmed, CMO, Medical Realities

Themes: Future Of, Smart Citizens, Smart Glasses, Personal Data, Wearable Data, Insurers, Connectivity & Infotainment,
Welcome address and thanks
Track Host:

Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO, ORCHA

Opening Keynote
An insight to the real digital health and NHS visions. Targets, aims and new innvoations will be addressed.

Matt Hancock, SofS Health, Parliament

Will Blockchain Really Transform Healthcare?
Following the rise (and fall) of Bitcoin, there is a lot of hype around Blockchain technology and it’s potential to improve efficiency whilst protecting privacy. Within the healthcare sector in particular, where the need for cost-management and transformation is so great, is it feasible to leapfrog electronic health records and migrate straight to a Blockchain solution? This session bring together a panel of experts, across provider, payer, physician and patient perspectives, to highlight the critical challenges facing healthcare systems globally and illustrate how solutions like blockchain can be brought to bear.

Dr. Anushka Patchava, Population Health Solutions & UN/CEFACT Expert Advisor (AI & Blockchain in Healthcare), Aetna & United Nations


Dr Stewart Southey, Consultant Anaesthetist & Founder, Catena Consulting

Dr. Amit Patel, Head of New Ventures, BUPA Healthcare

Mr. Ahmed Abdulla, Founder, DigiPharm

Miss Natalie Furness, Committee Member, All Party Parliamentary

Using innovation to empower patient care
As we enter the eighth decade of the National Health Service, as with other health systems worldwide we are now facing issues within healthcare that could not have been envisaged at the time. An ageing population, multimorbidity (including diabesity) and spiralling costs demand a paradigm shift in how we now provide healthcare.
As a research-active clinician I will describe some of the issues, as well as how technology (both in hospital and also at home) can now help to provide some of these healthcare solutions

Prof Jeremy Kirk, Clinical Director & Research and Innovation Director Birmingham Children's Hospital, NIHR Clinical Research Network & Birmingham Children's Hospital

11.15am Networking break
Creating a personalised medicine market, the potentials and perils of connected devices
This panel will discuss how digital health is here to stay, wether we like it or not. So how will we adapt and reap the benefits it can offer? Can we every fully trust our health on software and devices, or do the perils far outweigh the potential of what these devices can do for us?

Dr Alex Artyomenko, Head or RWE, Ergomed PLC

Loy Lobo, President Elect, Digital Health Council

Rune Bech, Co Founder, Liva Healthcare


Julian Nesbitt, CEO, Dr Julian

Lisa Ruttledge, PhD, COO & Co-Founder, FoodMarble

Transformation and transition in a digital age
Our global healthcare systems must transition to sustainable, digitally enabled models that are suitable to address the challenges of 21stcentury living: unprecedented levels of chronic disease and an ageing population. In parallel, organisations are increasingly seeking to embrace digital technology; so called digital transformation. This presentation will illustrate the differences between the adoption of digitally-enabled healthcare and digital transformation. It will also explore how the healthcare market may transition.

Steven Dodsworth, CEO, D Health

Digital Behaviours – Bad Habits or Opportunities
Lifestyle related conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cancer are the major cause of morbidity in the developed world. Wearable devices and digital technologies which monitor our physical activities and an increasing number of key medical parameters offer the promise of shaping our behaviours and tackling some of the bad habits such as sedentary lifestyles. This presentation examines the pros and cons of wearable technologies, their likely developments and whether these present an opportunity or a threat to human wellbeing.

David Wortley, VP , ISDM

1.00pm Lunch
Personal Health Records – has their time finally come?
Personal Health Records (PHRs) have been around in the UK for 10 years with limited success, but are finally being seen as a core of the solution to building a digital channel between the public and health and care professionals. This session will discuss the latest progress with PHRs in England, and detail why app and wearables suppliers should take note.

Andrew Payne, Digital Transformation Partner, NHS

The science of the mind and sleep
Global futurists will be discussing the delivery of the impact of digital health and what we need to implement for the future in regards to sleep analysis and how can the human mind works along digital health innovations approaching 2019

Sophie Bostock, Innovation Lead, Sleepio


Thomas Dannhauser, Consultant Psychiatrist - Neuroscientist - Health Entrepreneur, SmartStart Mind

Colin Thomas, National Clinical Lead Physiologist, BMI Healthcare

Mili John Tharakan, Director of Technology and E-textiles, TILT

AI in Medical Imaging
An insight to the new innovations and goals within GE Healthcare

Rob Walton, VP, GE Healthcare

Enabling the spread of digital innovation: real-world insight from the NHS Innovation Accelerator
Understanding how and why the NHS adopts innovation’ is a new research report from the NHS Innovation Accelerator which captures real-world insight and learning from pioneering NHS sites which have successfully implemented innovations ranging from digital to patient safety devices to models of care. This interactive session will share research findings and case studies, aiding understanding of adoption and the enabling factors which support the uptake and embedding of innovation in the NHS, alongside top tips for innovators and adopter sites.

Laura Boyd, Deputy Director, NHS Accelerator

Tom Whicher, CEO & Co-Founder, DrDoctor

Melissa Morris, CEO & Co-Founder, Lantum

Cosmin Mihaiu, CEO & Co-Founder, MIRA Rehab

Digitally Enabled Primary Care
The NHS long term plan has a strong focus on digitalisation of primary care. We will share the experience of 5 years delivering digital primary care in Sweden - what it means to patients and clinicians working in a digital service.

Barnaby Poulton, Uk MD, Docly

Closing Remarks

Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO, ORCHA


A data-collecting wearable for the seaside!

It may sound strange, but if you think about the droves of creatures studied by scientists every year, there are technically a lot of “animal more

Wearables market to grow by 15 by 2023

According to market research firm Technavio, wearables are expected to see a compound annual growth rate of around 15 percent between 2019 and more

The Fitbit you can’t buy on your own

Fitbits new fitness tracker is reportedly the companys cheapest yet, but you’ll need company to get one. Or rather be in one, because more

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume you are happy to receive all cookies.