The Annual Strategic Forum In Health Technology

Annual Strategic Forum

Technology is changing our personal and professional lives at an astonishing rate. How can organisations in healthcare and the life science sectors plan for change driven by technology?

Healthcare has been slow to adapt to long-anticipated trends as new dynamics are beginning to affect our industry. Technology is transforming our sector in the face of unprecedented levels of uncertainty. In this new age, we explore the role of strategy in healthcare.

Hear from leaders in associated fields on change factors and strategies for success. Join discussion on strategy in health technology stimulated by experts in their field.

Join leading strategic minds to explore a new landscape in healthcare.

  • What are the key trends & drivers that will affect healthcare?
  • What are the new dynamics in the market?
  • How can organisations plan for uncertainty?
  • What does a patent strategy look like in health tech?
  • How can you effect “digital transformation” in healthcare?
  • Developing strategy for data?
  • Investment strategies in health technology
  • Planning is a tactical and not a strategic activity in digital health?

This executive level forum will provide an opportunity to engage with leading strategists within and outwith healthcare and debate issues driving change. This is a discussion-led forum with a delegation size to support discussion and interaction.


9.15 – 9.30       Welcome & Scene Setting

9.30 – 10.30     How our world is changing

Experts in their field share their thoughts on trends, drivers and strategies for success.

Followed by a panel discussion with representatives from

  • ·      Investment
  • ·         Pharmaceuticals
  • ·         Technology
  • ·         Public Healthcare
  • ·         Insurance
  • ·         Communications

10.30 – 11.15   Coffee



11.15 – 11.35   Strategy for disrupted times: Dominic Pride, Founder, Up Start

11.35 – 11.55   Business innovation in mHealth: Maria Emmanouilidou, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, University of the West of England

11.55 – 12.30   Tools for strategists: BlakesEye Tool kit, Digihealth Informer


12.30 – 1.30     Lunch


13.30 – 13.50   Communication Strategy: Irina Osovskaya, Global Director of Mobile and Customer Experience Strategy, Astra Zeneca, Invited

13.50 – 14.10   Data Strategy: Mike Denis, Director Of Information Strategy, Oxford Academic Health Science Network

14.10 – 14.30   Patent Strategy: Rob Stephen, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

14.30 – 15.00   Data security panel,

Craig Dingwall, ISO27001 Lead Auditor/Implementer, Data Protection Law (EU GDPR) Advisor and Digital Forensics Expert, D Health

Elle Todd,  Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Mike Denis, Director Of Information Strategy, Oxford Academic Health Science Network


15.00 – 15.45   Coffee

15.45 – 16.30   Planning for uncertainty: C-Suite Forum

16.30 Close

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Steve Dodsworth

CEO - DHealth

A seasoned professional with extensive experience gained in the life sciences and digital health(care). - A track record in innovation, strategy and commerce. - A strong technical and scientific background. - Adept at communicating within diverse professional environments. - In-depth understanding of market dynamics and business principles - Accrued experience that connects the worlds of "digital", life science and healthcare “Digital health” is an unhelpful label; there is only healthcare in an increasingly digital world.

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