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Global Digital Health Festival - Virtual: Digital trends transforming HealthTech

Past event
24 November 2020, 13:00 - 15:00 UTC +02:00

Join us for our inaugural Global Digital Health Festival - Virtual from 23-26 November.  

Day 1: Is AI still the future of healthcare?

No, it’s the present. But can we keep up with it?

Consideration of projects using AI to improve health outcomes

  • How AI is being used to fight COVID: the Youyang Gu COVID-19 model used machine learning to beat the experts
  • How AI is going to be used to diagnose early-stage dementia

Managing the interaction between Al technologies and policies

  • How regulation is evolving in a rapidly changing world
  • Does the existing IP system need to be modified to provide balanced protection for machine created works and inventions?


  • Youyang Gu, Creator of COVID-19-projections.com
  • Ulrike Till, Director, Division of Artificial Intelligence Policy, WIPO
  • Ulrich Juknat, Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH
  • Rafael Jimenez, Head of Research Informatics and leads the EDoN Initiative at Alzheimer's Research UK
  • CMS sector specialists

Day 2: Convergence & collaboration

New opportunities for investment and collaboration in healthcare, life science, and technology and how this leads to successful health outcomes.


  • Patrick Lowther, Head of Strategic Projects, Assura plc
  • Tom Morgan, Executive Director and Head of Healthcare, CBRE
  • Jessica McCreadie, Investment Director, L&G Retail Retirement, Legal & General
  • Roland Jakab, Head of Strategy Central Europe, Ericsson and Chairman of the Hungarian AI Coalition
  • Samantha Roberts, Managing Director, Health & Care, Legal & General
  • CMS sector specialists

Day 3: Data, data, data!

Towards a framework for “data regulation” beyond GDPR

  • Balancing consumer and industry interests in the future EU data strategy
  • Data as fuel for AI
  • Impact of compulsory licensing
  • “Data regulation” & competition law


  • Jeremy Rollison, Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Gail Kent, European Commission, DG Connect
  • CMS sector specialists

Day 4: Breakthrough digital technology showcase

Challenges and opportunities for start-ups to succeed in the digital health space

  • Showcase of breakthrough digital technologies and critical review by seasoned investors
  • The journey from start-up to success
  • Evolving from a “traditional” company to a “tech” one
  • Practical insights into how to succeed in the digital space


  • Stephen Bourke, Co-Founder, Echo
  • John Kaminski, EMEA Director, Hillrom
  • Malin Johansson, Vice President Europe, Health Beacon
  • Rinesh Amin, Founder & Director, DrDoctor
  • Inga Deakin, Principal, Draper Esprit
  • CMS sector specialists

Showcasing technologies from digital health start-ups including:

  • Neurolytic Healthcare
  • Pharmaoffer
  • midge medical

We will also close day 4 with entertainment and a charity auction in aid of our global firm charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF (Doctors Without Borders)).

Registration to the Festival is free.  Recordings of each day will be available on demand following the Festival. To contact a meeting organiser, write a message.

We hope you will be able to join us for the Global Digital Health Festival!

Webinar series
  • 24 November - Convergence & collaboration
  • 25 November - Data, data, data!
  • 26 November - Breakthrough digital technology showcase