A week packed with panels and keynotes covering everything healthtech - from early-stage development through to patient-centred care


Healthtech and NCD Management: The Past, The Present and The Future (1.5hr)

According to the WHO, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are the leading cause of mortality and account for 70% of deaths worldwide. The prevalence of NCDs is predicted to increase by 17% in the next 10 years, which demonstrates the significance this challenge places on health systems to address these health needs. 

During national emergencies and pandemics, such as COVID-19, routine care of NCD is often disrupted. Furthermore, stress, inactivity and dietary changes , as a result of lockdown measures and disruption to food supply chains, can exacerbate some NCDs. COVID-19, however, has also created a unique opportunity for digital transformation in a sector that has largely remained resistant to this type of change. 

Our diverse expert panel will discuss how COVID-19 has reshaped the way we approach, assess and manage NCDs and the growing role of healthtech as a sustainable solution to tackle the global NCD epidemic.

Panel Discussion

< Mon 29 Jun, 17:30-19:00 >

Keynote 1

< Tues 30 Jun, 12:30-13:30 >

Realising The Promise Of Digital Health (1hr)

Healthcare is stepping into a new world connected and empowered by big data. Lines between consumer products, medical devices and smart apps are blurring. The convergence of medicine, healthcare and technologies enables a personalised user experience. The quick paradigm shift requires even swifter strategy mapping and unbreakable data management. Our keynote, Inma Martinez, will explore this topic and uncover the bright and grey sides of digital health.

Keynote 2

< Tues 30 Jun, 18:00-19:00 >

From Machine To Market: Unlock The Value Of Health Data In The Real World (1hr)

Data, individual or collective, can tell magnificent us stories about ourselves. But data does not sell itself. We are always in search of great mechanisms to connect the binary world with the real world, bridging the gap between code to care. Our keynote will bring the digital health entrepreneur in the house, sharing one-of-a-kind stories  and personal experiences in driving technologies to achieve social and business impact. 

Keynote 3

< Wed 1 July, 17:30-19:00 >

User Engagement: The Key To Successful Product Design (1hr)

A key reason why digital technology is leveraged to tackle health care problems, lies in its forte of engagement strategies. Empowered by technology, today's patients are better informed and demand seamless services, greater transparency and exceptional convenience to take control of their own health. This keynote will unveil how healthtech companies uncover the patient journey, and create an engaging experience to acquire, convert and retain patients as customers.

Keynote 4

< Thurs 2 July, 12:30-13:15 >

Start, Scale and Succeed: So You Have An Idea, What's Next? (45mins)

The investment volume of digital health topped $3bn in the first quarter of 2020. Performing against the global pandemic, healthtech is undoubtably a hot topic for ventures. Beyond ideas, you also need a sharp pair of eyes to identify opportunities, mitigate risks and strong motivation to gather resources and execute plans. Investors from this keynote will outline their expectations, and give an all-you-need-to-know guide on how to successfully commercialise a digital health solution. 

Keynote 5

< Thurs 2 July, 17:30-18:15 >

Put Digital Where It Works: Perspectives From Health Systems (45mins)

To close the digital health loop, healthcare provider buy-in is essential. From forming strategic partnerships, to building digital platforms and infrastructures; from designing well-integrated workflows, to reforming patient-centric care models, this keynote will discuss the NHS' vision for digital health and efforts made towards implementing and sustaining digital solutions. 

Keynote 6

< Fri 3 July, 17:00-17:45 >

HealthTech: Looking to the Future (45mins)

The COVID-19 pandemic is fiercely disrupting the fabric of society at a molecular level, and the healthcare industry exemplifies this perfectly. According to McKinsey $250bn of current US healthcare expenditure could virtualised in the near future. Evidence across the board shows that the tide of healthtech is coming faster and stronger than ever to penetrate all aspects of healthcare. Our final keynote, Harpreet Sood, will shed light on the future landscape of healthtech, and highlight career tips for students hoping to shape the next generation of healthtech. 

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