It’s summer, it’s hot (mostly), you want to be drinking cool hipster beers/other appropriate non-alcoholic beverages, you want to save the world with the power of tech, you want to meet awesome people who are doing it too... Where else can you do these things at the same time but…. AT THE NEXT #techforgood meet up?!
Join us as we bring you a special #techforgood on health tech. Showing how technology is transforming healthcare. We’ll hear from leading social ventures and those with inside knowledge of the NHS.
We are super privileged to have:
Kumar Jacob, No11WW and HealthVR - Kumar was Vice President in charge of finance, HR and IT at a computer games development and software company and has been a consultant in game development with Sony, Blackrock et al. Kumar now runs his own business consultancy working within technology and the NHS on strategic projects. He is currently leading on the set up of a technology incubator - No11WW - with a major NHS mental health trust. He is also Chair for Age Exchange, and was previously Chair of the Maudsley Charity and Non-Executive Director of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Kumar received an MBE for charitable and voluntary services in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list.
Samiya Parvez, Andiamo - Sam is COO and co-founder of Andiamo. Sam was the main carer for her disabled son Diamo and experienced firsthand the massive inefficiencies and problems with the way orthotics are currently made. Together with her husband they founded Andiamo, a patient centred orthotics service that will combine 3D printing + 3D scanning + biomechanical models to improve speed and accuracy and create better fitting orthotics. Sam is also a member of the Waltham Forest Parent Forum, which provides feedback on the development and direction of services for disabled children and young people.
Ghalib Khan, Written Medicine - a former pharmacy dispenser and manager, Ghalib co-founded Written Medicine in 2012 to address the barriers for patients who don’t have English as a first language. Written Medicine increases access to health & medical information for all patients. Their leading software instantly translates and prints bilingual pharmacy labels into the patient's first language, avoiding any confusion and improving the chances of medicines being taken properly. Ghalib will be sharing the ups and down of his healthtech startup journey and key insights into the pharmacy sector of the industry.
Chris Edson, OurPath - Founder & Technical Lead at OurPath. Formerly a senior consultant at Monitor Deloitte, Chris co-founded OurPath which combines doctors, scientists, engineers, technologists, and product designers to reimagine preventative healthcare. OurPath are currently addressing type 2 diabetes prevention through their unique 12-week online education and behavioural change programme, helping motivate people to make and sustain healthy lifestyle improvements in order to avoid developing type 2 diabetes. Chris will be sharing valuable insights about their startup journey so far and the uphill battle of changing people’s behaviour.
Kat Cormack, BuddyApp - Kat is Client Manager of BuddyApp, a digital tool to support therapy services. She is responsible for embedding the SMS based tool into NHS services and training service users and clinicians to build their confidence in using technology. Kat is also Trustee of CLASP, the Counselling, Life Advice and Suicide Prevention charity. She was previously part of the YoungMinds VIK project and through YoungMinds was seconded to NHS England as part of the myhealthlondon team, where she developed WellHappy app. She was also a Youth Advisor to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
PLUS - community announcements, find out what's going on in the sector right now.
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