Disruptive Technologies in Healthcare

Date: 15/10/2015
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This one day event will explore the transition from diagnosis and repair, to observation and prevention, as more technologies come on stream that could be considered IT utilities.

The event is being organised in partnership between the Digital Institute at Newcastle University and the IT as a Utility Network+, part of the Research Councils UK Digital Economy programme.

The aim of the event is to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers interested in the challenges and solutions that are emerging from the use of IT utilities to address health and well-being challenges. Many businesses large and small are already bringing solutions to market and yet there is clearly much more to be done in exploiting state of the art research, to achieve more and better solutions.

This event offers a series of compelling talks from leading practitioners in the field with a particular focus on the North East of England.

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09:00 – 09:45

09:45 – 10:15
Welcome and introduction:
Paul Watson (Director, Digital Institute, Newcastle University)

10:15 – 11:15
The Challenges for Health and Well-being:

– Mike Trenell: Newcastle University)

– Software City: David Dunn, Naomi Morrow

11:15 – 11:30  Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:15
The Technologies (IT utilities) for Health and Science – Introduction: Jeremy Frey

-Paul Watson – Digital Institute Technologies – an insight to the key technologies responsible for disruption in the health and well-being sector

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:45
Future Opportunities

– Emma Cheshire – @germinates, @dotforge – Developing an Accelerator Focused on Data Driven Applications for Health

– Seamus ONeill, Nicola Wesley – Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria

– Liam Sutton – A Catapult for Progress in Digital Health

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee

15:00 – 16:15
Discussion and networking opportunity

16:15 – 16:30

Wrap-up – Paul Watson