• Shona Robison MSP

    Cabinet Secretary, Health and Sport

    Shona Robison was born in Redcar in 1966. Educated at Alva Academy, she went on to graduate from Glasgow University with a Social Sciences MA and Jordanhill College with a Postgraduate Certificate in Community Education. Previously she worked for Glasgow City Council’s Social Work Department.

    Ms Robison was MSP for the North East from 1999-2003 and elected MSP for Dundee East in 2003. Latterly she was Shadow Minster for Health and Social Justice and a member of the Parliament’s Health Committee before being appointed Minister for Public Health in the Scottish Government formed after the May 2007 election.

    Ms Robison was re-elected at the May 5, 2011 election and appointed as Minister for Commonwealth Games & Sport.  She became Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport in November 2014.

    Ms Robison was re-elected at the May 5, 2016 election and was subsequently appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

    Shona Robison MSP

    Sessions with Shona Robison MSP:

    • Ministerial Keynote:

      Shona Robison
      Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport
      The Scottish Government

  • Madis Tiik

    Member of the Board, Estonian eHealth Foundation

    Madis Tiik is a Medical Doctor with a diploma in Public Health and PhD in Healthcare Engineering. He is a serial entrepreneur and healthcare visionary. He was the chairman of The Estonian Society of Family doctors from 2001 to 2008. From 2007 till 2011 he was the CEO of Estonian eHealth Foundation and responsible of developing the first countrywide EHR and other eHealth services.

    From 2012 he became a senior adviser in Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra focusing on self-care services and eHealth integrations. From 2014 till 2015 he was part of dr. Eric Topol’s team in Scripps Translational Science Institute. Due to his extensive esperience and groundbraking foresight Madis Tiik is actively counseling many foreign e-health projects and related institutions.

    Madis Tiik

    Sessions with Madis Tiik:

    • International Keynote: The revolution has arrived

      Dr Madis Tiik
      Estonian e-Health Foundation

  • Professor George Crooks OBE MBChB FRCP FRCGP

    Medical Director, NHS 24

    Professor George Crooks OBE MBChB FRCP FRCGP

    Sessions with Professor George Crooks OBE MBChB FRCP FRCGP:

    • Expert Panel: How digital technology can drive health and social care integration?

      Claire Sweeney
      Director QA
      Healthcare Improvement Scotland

      Professor George Crooks
      SCTT Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

  • Peter McColl

    Head of Policy, Scotland, Nesta

    Peter McColl leads Nesta's policy and research work in Scotland. His work focuses on the opportunities to integrate and adapt Nesta's work for Scotland. He has particular interests in intergenerational politics, higher education, health, citizens' income and participatory democracy.

    Before joining Nesta, Peter was Director of the Policy Unit at Common Weal - a think and do tank committed to transforming Scotland. He has worked for the Royal Voluntary Service, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and in the Scottish Parliament. He was Rector of the University of Edinburgh from 2012 to 2015. He chaired Transition Scotland Support, the infrastructure organisation for Transition Initiatives in Scotland from 2008-11. He holds an MA (Hons) and MSc both in Geography from the University of Edinburgh.

    Peter McColl

    Sessions with Peter McColl:

    • Expert Panel

      Alex Stobart

      Peter McColl

      Dr John Ainsworth
      Centre for Health Informatics, University of Manchester

  • John Ainsworth

    Professor of Health Informatics, University of Manchester

    John Ainsworth is Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Manchester where he is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Informatics. He is involved in numerous research projects, but with one common aim - to use computing and information technology to improve the health of the population. He is also Deputy Director of the MRC Health eResearch Centre, part of the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research. Mostly recently he was appointed Director of the Connected Health Cities programme, an initiative to unlock the power of information to transform health and social care services across the North of England.

    John’s research is at the intersection of information technology and healthcare focusing on: harnessing computing technology to enhance data science, using information technology to improve health services, and applying emerging computing technologies to create novel interventions.

    John Ainsworth

    Sessions with John Ainsworth:

    • Expert Panel

      Alex Stobart

      Peter McColl

      Dr John Ainsworth
      Centre for Health Informatics, University of Manchester

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