Join us for the Public Health Product Forge in collaboration with the NHS ISD and Scottish Health Innovations Ltd, from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th January 2018 at The Biscuit Factory in Edinburgh.
The Public Health Product Forge will unite the wider technology community, entrepreneurs and medical professionals to create digital innovations that tackle population health issues to ultimately improve the health of people and their communities. The event will cover a variety of themes including childhood obesity, addiction, and mental illness.
Whether you already have an idea that you would like to prototype or you would just like to make new connections, we invite you to come along and meet people with a shared goal of finding digital remedies for challenges surrounding public health.
Use this opportunity to develop your career, gain new skills, network with professionals, meet potential employers or even kick-start your own company.
All our participants receive mentoring, 10 free meals and 24 hour access to the venue, and the top ranking teams can access support to develop their concept beyond the event.Register Now
After university I joined the Army, holding leading roles in the national level logistic planning for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and command of a regiment. I first worked for the NHS as Associate Director for Planning, Performance and Practice Based Commissioning for NHS North of Tyne. I was then appointed Director for Public Health and Intelligence in National Services Scotland. PHI brings together Information Services Division and Health Protection Scotland.
I worked in a number of hospitals before specialising in public health and later established the Scottish Public Health Observatory. I worked in local and national Health Boards throughout Scotland, the Scottish Government, and was Medical Director of NHS National Services Scotland. I am a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. I am currently Co-Director of the Executive Delivery Group for Public Health Reform.
I am an experienced non-exec director with a strong commercial track record as well as a former partner in a Big 4 accounting firm, with extensive experience working with SME clients delivering business development and strategic planning programmes and leading change initiatives. I have initiated and executed over 100 corporate transactions, valued at over £2bn and I've lived and worked in Silicon Valley, as well as Scotland during my 35-year business career.
The world faces many serious public health challenges. Some problems have been solved, some recur and surprises still come out of nowhere. Major public health problems are currently myriad; alcohol-related harm, food safety, heart disease and stroke, HIV, motor vehicle injury, nutrition, physical inactivity and obesity, prescription drug overdose, teen pregnancy, tobacco use.
1. There are rarely simple solutions to complex problems. 2. Think big, start small, test fast. 3. Averages are the enemy of progress. 4. Routinely collected data is not enough.
I am a statistician by background with 20 years experience in the health service and I'm currently an Associate Director with NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), leading its Data Management & Strategic Development function, with responsibility for the majority (approx 100) of health related data sets within NHS Scotland. I am also the Head of Profession for Statistics and has a leadership responsibility in ensuring the UK Statistics Code of Practice is implemented and adhered to across NHS NSS.
Lorna is Associate Director of Strategy and the Business Development Service at Public Health and Intelligence within National Services Scotland, providing analysis to support the transformation of information into intelligence.
As 2013 Saltire Foundation Fellow, I have recently finished an executive and leadership training in Babson College, Boston. This programme helped me develop and comprehend my entrepreneurial and leadership skills, which combine to my strong life science background to develop my interest in drug development and pharmaceutical field.
I work with key public sector, academic and private sector organisations to develop innovation collaborations that seek to introduce new innovative healthcare solutions, that have been researched, evaluated and evidenced as being cost effective. I am keen to offer post-event support to any projects that show the potential to greatly improve the health of the citizens of Scotland.
I joined the Information Services Division part of NHS Scotland in 2013 after graduating with a degree in statistics from the University of Glasgow. Focusing in on skills and interests in open data and data innovation, I became one of the organisations open data champions focusing on the use and publishing of data that ISD are delivering. More recently, I have been working within mental health services focusing on improving access of these services on both national level and more locally with NHS Highland.
I am an enabler, educator, connector and facilitator with a focus on the innovation process and innovative outcomes for health. Since becoming Head of Innovation at the NSS, I have worked on a variety of projects aimed at improving healthcare innovation in Scotland. I currently serves as the Director of Public Sector Transformation at Pentacle the Virtual Business School.
I am the Digital Innovation Manager for the City of Edinburgh Council, a role including emerging technologies, and innovation activities across the Council and digital developments. I was previously the Council's Web Manager and developed a number of award winning websites including the Council's primary site. I have a lead role in the Council's open data programme, running our portal and encouraging data publication. I also have experience of running hacks and challenge events.
I am a Project Development Manager at The Data Lab Innovation Centre and manage the Cancer Innovation Challenge, a Scottish Funding Council funded project to encourage open innovation in data to improve cancer care in Scotland. My diverse background started in astrophysics and then went through film, dance and then back to the sciences in genomics, then carbon capture and storage and now data science. I can offer insights into general communications, project management and innovation in healthcare.
I joined the Carnegie UK Trust in 2016 as a Projects Officer focusing on the areas of digital inclusion and fulfilling work. Prior to joining the trust, I completed the marketing graduate scheme at Centrica and consulted for two start-ups, advising them on ways to increase social impact. I have a BSc in Economics from the University of Southampton and has recently finished my MSc in Science and Technology in Society from the University of Edinburgh.
I am an Innovation Consultant with extensive experience of developing and embedding digital health innovation, solutions and processes to problems. I bring broad knowledge on commercialisation, research and ethics, technical architecture, governance and cloud software development experience across Europe and North America having worked with SMEs and large FTSE 100 companies across a range of sectors.
I support community organisations in Scotland in using digital tools to help local people make collective decisions about how to spend money through Participatory Budgeting (PB).
I am currently a student at Edinburgh College and work with vulnerable communities of young people, in particular trans including non-binary and intersex young people. He is also on Young Scot's 5Rights commission, consulting for the Scottish Government on how Human Rights can be protected in the digital world.
I am the co-owner of Armchair Books, a secondhand bookshop in Edinburgh's West Port. I previously worked as a public health researcher and on various digital projects in the public sector, but have since thrown it all away to spend her life balancing precariously on the top rung of a ladder, covered in antiquarian book dust. I come down for meals.
I was a member of the winning team at the Local Transport Product Forge in May 2017 & have since mentored the CDD and ETIC Product Forges. I began my graduate career working at QMU, and later moved to the Scottish Funding Council for Further and Higher Education where I worked in strategic planning and grant giving. I trained in evaluation with Manchester Institute of Innovation Research and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in People & Organisational Development from Roffey Park Institute.
I am a designer at Everyone, a digital agency based in Glasgow. I am passionate about applying creative thinking to problem solving and producing innovative design experiences.
I am the founder of Edinburgh-based business consultancy Telaco, as well as a Saltire Fellow in Entrepreneurship. I am an entrepreneurial leader with a focus on strategy, technology and communications.
Silvia is an Informatics graduate whose interests include big data, emerging technologies, and user experience. She is a winner of the Smart Campus Community Contest and co-author of a big data-related scientific paper published in the Journal for Natural Language Engineering. She is currently a full-stack software engineer, passionate about making software functional, secure, and usable.
Roz is a senior project manager at Realise - a customer experience, design and build agency. She has 4 years of digital project management experience and she is particularly interested in user experience and service design aspects of projects though she also has experience in running large technical projects.
I work in the Scottish Government leading the development of Public Health Priorities for Scotland, which will be published in spring 2018. I am committed to playing my part to create a healthier Scotland and to help reduce health inequalities.
I specialise in GIS and spatial data analysis and I'm helping to set up the core Data Centre, ensuring that the spatial data sets it contains are managed efficiently and to develop an intuitive web mapping front end to display these resources. I've worked on data requirements for organisations including the Met Office and the European Space Agency and extensively with satellite and aerial remote sensing data in the past and I am an Associate Fellow of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society.
I am a data standards and engineering person with initial training in taxonomy and information modelling through a PhD in microbiology/immunology. I am well versed in assessing data quality and exploratory data analysis and I've worked within the Scottish Government and other public-sector bodies to help them use various data in their organisations. I work with the EC and W3C on their data and standards activities and is currently co-chair of the W3C Data Exchange Working Group.
I am a scientist by training, driven to translate the potential of biomedical and technological innovation to improve our health and lives. I have a solid understanding of innovation and commercialisation processes and a technical background in computational and molecular systems biology. Beyond academia, my professional experience includes drug discovery and digital health.
I am responsible for data analysis, enrichment and enhancement through statistical programming and machine learning. I recieved my diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2013 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki then worked at the Information Technologies Institute in Greece as a Research Associate, doing research on machine-learning-powered social media content verification. My experience also includes working as a Software Developer focusing on back-end development and data engineering.
I set up Dogfish Mobile with Paul Burrowes 8 years ago just after Apple launched their iPhone Dogfish Mobile is an enterprise mobile software development company focusing on the delivering behavior changing solutions for businesses, organisations and their consumers and their employees. I started my career as a management consultant with Ernst & Young and was then invited to join the Management Team of one of its clients, First Choice.
I am the Project Lead and Senior Software Engineer at Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems. I am responsible for a variety of Image Analysis and Applications software projects related to Healthcare, CT and Ultrasound.
I have worked in the national procurement division of NHS Scotland for a number of years and been involved in the development of tools that can be used by budget holders and procurement professionals to identify opportunities to save money and reduce their overall spend. In addition, a suite of reports for the purchasing system, used by all health boards, has also been developed.
I’m a clinician software developer and junior medical doctor working in A&E. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2013 and completed my Foundation Training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. Whilst working on the Robotic Urology team, I was bitten by the “health tech bug” and took time out to complete a software development bootcamp. I’m now exploring ways to use technology to solve some of the big problems in healthcare. In my spare time I train in Muay Thai and love hiking, surfing and camping.
I am CEO and co-founder of Seed Haus and I've led investments in several high-growth tech startups and supported numerous founders, helping with product market fit, customer acquisition, and strategies for raising early stage capital. I hold a MSci(hons) from the University of Glasgow and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde. I also hold a position within Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde where I am responsible for the strategic leadership of the Enterprise Solutions programme.
I am Service Manager at NHS Information Services Division responsible for Information Governance, Data Quality, Statistical Governance, Clinical Terminology, Open Data and Transforming Publications. My academic background is in information science.
Currently Head of Public Health Reform Policy in the Scottish Government. Responsible for the structural reform of the Scottish public health landscape, including the production of related high level priorities and the establishment of a new single body for public health.
Proficient, enthusiastic, hands on Business Intelligence Consultant with 15 years experience, currently running data consultancy company focusing on providing data engineering/BI expertise within healthcare. Experience includes BI strategic planning, multi disciplinary team/project management, pre-sales consulting, requirements gathering/ analysis, BI systems design/development, infrastructure implementation and system administration all utilising industry best practice.
I am a Strategic Partnering Director with responsibility for the development of partnerships which enable the commercialisation of digital technologies and services in health and care identified by the DHI as potentially disruptive or having significant market potential. I'm inspired by the strength of innovation in digital health and care within the Scottish academic and business communities and am delighted to be involved helping to make these ideas become reality.
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Please note that complimentary tickets are subject to availability; you must be a member at the time of registration and attendance; membership renews on a monthly or annual basis; at this time members must be 18 or over.