Day 1 - 3 May

Main stage

09.30 – 09.45    Welcome 
Stephen Lieber, President and CEO, HIMSS

09.45 – 10.15    Opening keynote

Matthew Swindells, National Director: Operations and Information, NHS England

10.15 – 11.00    Unintended consequences of digital health: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Professor Ross Koppel, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Christof Lehmann, Vanderbilt Medical Center, USA

11.00 – 11.45    Global Digital Exemplars: ambitions for success  
Joe McDonald, CCIO, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (Chair)

Jim Hughes, Director of Informatics, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
James Reed, CCIO, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Stuart Hill, Acting CIO, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
David Walliker, CIO Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

11.45 – 12.30    Ensuring digital transformation benefit patients not just the system

Sue Farrington, Chair, Patient Information Forum (PIF)

Molly Watts, patient advocate for digital

Nick Hopkinson, Chief Information Officer, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Yuval Lange, Chief Business Development Officer, Cloudtag                                                       
Nick Harte, Solution Director, Cambio

12.30 – 13.30    Lunch

13.30 – 14.15    Is leadership the most important criteria to accelerate digital transformation

Nick Dutnall, Board Director for Health, Aesop

Keith McNeil, NHS Chief Clinical Information Officer, Health & Social Care
Mike Chitty, Head of Applied Leadership, NHS Leadership Academy
Rhonda Collins, Chief Nursing Officer, Vocera
Tracey Watson, Director for Innovation and Partnerships, NHS Digital (Chair)

14.15 – 15.00    Moving from examples of best practice to widespread adoption
Will Warburton, Director of Improvement, Health Foundation
Lorna Green, Healthcare Informatics, Hyland Onbase
Lior Miller, Chief Solutions Architect, Q-nomy
Dr Saif Abed, Founding Partner of Abed Graham Healthcare Strategies (Chair)

15.00 – 15.30     Tea

15.30 – 16.15     CNO keynote and launch of Kate Granger Awards
Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, NHS England
Chris Pointon, husband of Dr Kate Granger MBE, and co-founder of #hellomynameis

16.15 – 17.00      Keynote
Juliet Bauer, Director of Digital Experience, NHS England

17.00 - 17.45       Mobilising the informatics professions around citizen impact; Fed-IP and Faculty of Clinical Informatics
David Evans, Interim Chair, Fed-IP and Director of Policy and Communities, BCS
Dr John Williams, FRCGP, Faculty of Clinical Informatics
Andy Kinnear, Chair, BCS Health and Care
Dr Beverley Ellis, IHRIM, Academic Lead in Health Informatics, University of Central Lancashire
Alan Fricker, CILIP, Head of NHS Partnership & Liaison, Kings College London
James Freed, CIO, Health Education England
Kate Warriner, Healthy Liverpool Digital Lead and Royal Liverpool Global Digital Exemplar Programme Director
Tom Denwood, Director of Provider Support and Integration, NHS Digital



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