Healthcare technology – a crystal ball into what is in our future

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In healthcare technology we are focussing on the innovations that can impact us in the short term. However, what does the future of healthcare technology hold for us as an industry and end user and what game changing technologies does the industry see on the horizon.

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About the event

With the rise of 5G and changing connectivity, hackathons becoming the normal in rapid development and the patient taking more control of their needs, where will the healthcare technology industry go next? This event looks at the vision of healthcare for future stakeholders and where they see the future in terms of healthcare technology.

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The Wireless Healthcare SIG provides opportunities to bring together Cambridge Wireless members and others, nationally or internationally, who have an interest in the use of wireless technologies in healthcare related applications.
We organise events and encourage networking. The SIG is intended for anyone from the wireless technology or medical devices communities interested in the convergence of these technology applications and markets.

Trends in demographics and technology mean that the healthcare sector is of wide interest to small and large companies developing wireless enabled devices, applications or services. There is an increasing need for devices to allow for user mobility and for improved access to information within the healthcare sector. The ability to bring companies, policy makers and users together at our events can act as a catalyst for partnerships or collaborative research and development that lead to stronger offerings and better coverage of the markets.

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Registration and networking


Introduction to Healthcare SIG from Collette Johnson, Alliance Manager, Bespak

Collette Johnson, Alliance Manager, Bespak


Moving to a User centric system

Dr Amer Fasihi, Head of Data, Kraydel

The talk will focus on what Kraydel is doing with regard to healthcare. Amer will discuss the process of digesting data, and how healthcare needs to change from what it is at the moment to a user-centric approach. Can we learn lessons from the automotive industry? What can companies and organisations do in terms of innovation and change?




Liverpool 5G Testbed & Trial for Health and Social Care

Kate Lowes, Head of Operations, Inventya Limited

Using 5G technology to improve digital health and social care applications.






From Connected Health to Integrated Healthcare

Paul Fulton, Research Scientist Home Healthcare, Philips Research UK

This talk is about taking reliable and affordable consumer health monitoring devices already on the market and building them into effective integrated care programs for the future. The case study is the EU funded ProACT project of which Philips is a partner. The project targets the increasing number of people living at home with more than one long term health condition with the aim to develop and evaluate a wide variety of new technologies in order to provide better home-based integrated care. Can we encourage patients to be more proactive in the self-management of their own health?




Event wrap-up

SIG Champion, Collette Johnson, Alliance Manager, Bespak


Event closes


Amer Fasihi - Head of Data, Kraydel

Amer is Director of Analytics at Kraydel, building the company’s information management and research capabilities. Previously, he worked at GlaxoSmithKline, IMS Health, IBM (working on Watson). He founded a digital health monitoring service (Caros Connect), and is a Fellow of Cambridge Digital Innovation, at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.

Paul Fulton

Paul Fulton is an Electronics Engineer and Research Scientist with expertise in new health monitoring devices and services for the home. He has skills in technology evaluation, prototyping and IP generation and has knowledge of RF systems, Bluetooth, GPS and custom location solutions. Paul has worked on product development activities for the US Home Healthcare business of Philips including the market-leading GoSafe emergency alarm for seniors. He was also a named representative on the EU H2020 project ProACT which aims to enable people with long term conditions to manage their own health more effectively through technology.

Collette Johnson - VP Marketing, GeoSpock

Collette works for GeoSpock leading the company’s global marketing. Her previous experience includes working Plextek leading their corporate marketing, she also worked at NHS innovations with a lead role in bringing together industry and clinical organisations for product adoption and also was the programme lead for the national SBRI Healthcare programmes, whilst in this role she focussed on the connected healthcare sector and developed a network bringing together, industry, clinical and academic stakeholders. Her experience also includes a strategic role at Cambridge Consultants for world leading corporate organisations and highly innovative start-ups.

Kate Lowes - Lead Project Manager, Liverpool 5G Testbed Consortium

Kate is the lead project manager for Liverpool 5G Testbed consortium, overseeing 11 complex and diverse health and social care related trails and testbeds, across Liverpool, as part of the Liverpool 5G Testbed Consortium. The organisations involved in the consortium include a dynamic mix of NHS, academic, social care and tech related SMEs, from across the region. Kate has over 35 years’ experience in product and service development, marketing, and executive board management. She previously worked as Director of Product Management at IBM and she successfully founded and exited several technology start-ups both in the UK and in California Silicon Valley. She has proven ability to break large complex problems into concrete, actionable pieces for a team to implement. She successfully guided more than 100 products from concept stage through commercial release, including early products. Currently, Kate is the Head of Group Operations, innovation and consultancy at Inventya Ltd. She manages commercialisation programmes, innovation processes and client engagement across Inventya’s UK and International client base. Kate has a vast amount of experience in supporting and working with science, academic, innovation and technical based businesses, as well as experience working with blue chip, SME and micro SME businesses globally. She has 40+ years’ experience working in high technology, digital and communication industries. From her rich working experience, Kate has gained knowledge and expertise in theoretical processes and practical experience of scale-up, strong technical skills, project management strategy development and delivery and a strong understanding of team management. As an experienced executive and academic liaison advisor, holding positions in many universities, Kate has had the opportunity to work extensively with ideation, innovation conception and business growth organisations, both internally and externally to provide technical and market support. Over the last 10 years, Kate has worked with over 300 micro SME and mid-sized SME’s in supporting technical, market and internationalisation.

SIG Champions

Leila Ali - Founder, Digital Health Cambridge

Leila is passionate about applying innovative approaches in bridging the worlds between health and technology. She has worked in the health sector for over 10 years and understands the importance of identifying opportunities of engagement and the evolving needs of patients/clients. She has worked in Sweden, UK and Kenya and has been instrumental in implementing innovative health promotion initiatives and identifying potential avenues for improving user engagement. She has previously worked with product planning, putting the user at the centre of the design process and ensuring a holistic view is taken of the product experience.

She has the ability to horizon-scan, spot needs, and creatively reinterpret a broad strategy. Leila is also the founder and organiser of Digital Health Cambridge, a meet-up group that brings together various stakeholders, clinicians, investors and startups in Cambridge to foster a multi - stakeholder partnership. She is currently an eHospital support link at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she trains and supports colleagues regarding best practice using Epic (electronic patient record system). A digital strategy which enables clinicians to use the latest in computer technology to help them to consistently provide high quality patient care.

Peter Ferguson - Director for Healthcare Technologies , Arm

Peter is director for healthcare technologies at Arm and has been actively involved in the delivery of mobile and healthcare solutions since starting his Medical Electronics PhD in 1994. Based in Cambridge, UK, Peter is responsible for driving Arm's health strategies in Medical Sensors and Genomics. His remit is helping the healthcare industry to utilize Arm's high efficiency technology in developing new products and services. Peter has more than 20 years' experience working in the healthcare, mobile tech and pharmaceutical technology market and has been instrumental in delivering innovative mobile health solutions including wearable ECG, Mobile Devices, Adverse Event Systems and Portal Hospital solutions in the UK and China.

Peter Jarritt - Deputy Director, NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative

Peter is currently Deputy Director and technology theme lead for the National Institute for Health, Health Technology Cooperative for Brain Injury. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians as well as a Fellow of IPEM. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Healthcare Photonics at the Centre for Process Innovation. Peter has more than 20 years’ experience directing and delivering a comprehensive range of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering services at the highest level. Most recently Peter was the Clinical Director and Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Notable projects under his leadership were introduction of RFID technology at Addenbrookes to enhance utilization of medical devices in the patient environment and the integration of medical devices into clinical information systems in an e-hospital programme. Peter’s other Career highlights includes Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Agency. He also served as President of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) promoting the use of Physics and Engineering for patient benefit at national and international level.

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Siddhi Trivedi - Founder, Beowulf Proof Works

With 30 years of Health & Education innovation Siddhi provides support and advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs globally.

With a background in Pharmacology, Business Management and Coaching, she enjoys mentoring, advising start-ups and young people to help them achieve their aspirations. She wants to foster collaborations and is a passionate connector and

actively involved in many networks including Cambridge Wireless, London Tech Advocates Blockchain Steering Group, and, as License holder for TEDxLeicester, a member of the global TEDx tribe of shapers and thinkers. Her experiences in health and education innovation have been gleaned within the NHS, Education, Consultancy and Pharmaceutical sectors; and has managed projects with budgets of up to £32M. Currently she is  focused on the application of AI and Blockchain technology for improving health and create social impact  As an experienced businesswoman in leadership, relationship management and effective project management, she believes success is based on building long-term sustainable partnerships and collaborations both at a local and global level. 

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Nigel Whittle - Head of Medical & Healthcare, Plextek

Nigel is Head of Medical & Healthcare at Plextek, spearheading engagement with a range of clients in the medical device sector, helping them develop innovative technology around sensors, data collection, communications and related areas. Nigel has over 25 years’ experience in the global life science industry, in a wide range of senior scientific, commercial and managerial roles. He conducted research work at Genentech and Celltech, then at Cantab Pharmaceuticals he was responsible for all company product development, taking proprietary products into late-stage Clinical Trials. With the IP Group he established a programme of technology commercialisation from Kings College London, including start up and flotation of companies. Later, working for UK Trade & Investment, Nigel worked with a portfolio of overseas pharmaceutical companies to secure high-level investment into the UK’s R&D capabilities. More recently he has worked as a business consultant both as an independent and at Sagentia. His current interests include the development of wearable technology to support clinical studies, and the use of monitoring systems for assisted living.

Paul Winter - Senior RF Consultant, TTP plc

Paul Winter is a programme manager and RF engineer in the Communications and Wireless group at TTP. He has led numerous projects in commercial, industrial and healthcare sectors developing connected devices and precision instrumentation. Paul has a heritage in developing products integrating multiple wireless standards including GPS, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and proprietary ISM band radios, deployed within multi-sensor systems for in-home and on-body applications, often coupled to 'Cloud' based analysis and visualisation services. In healthcare Paul has applied aspects of wireless, antennas and electronics to a number of medical devices including inhalers, glucose testing and point of care diagnostic instruments. Paul has also led several incubation projects for TTP's Carbon Trust Incubator, covering a wide range of cutting edge technologies. Paul joined TTP in 2006; prior to this he worked as a radio engineer for Global Communications developing high volume consumer in-home satellite and digital TV distribution equipment, as well as portable equipment for the 'on-location' broadcasting industry. Paul has a Masters degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Royal Academy of Engineering and is a Charted Engineer.

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