Independence Day - Maximising Technology in Health and Care

Independence Day - Maximising Technology in Health and Care
Tuesday 4 July 2017 09.30 to 17.00
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Cornwall Council and Falmouth University are co - hosting a technology in health and care symposium – the first of its kind in Cornwall - on the 4th July at Falmouth University - Penryn Campus.

The future of health and care in the UK is at a crossroads. Demographic changes, financial constraints alongside significant service strains are placing our health and social care system under unprecedented pressure.

With its unique sense of entrepreneurship and sense of place Cornwall has decided to respond to these challenges in a radical way – utilising and capitalising on emerging technologies and maximising our opportunities through research and innovation. We want to design new models of health and care provision to enable people to live their lives as independently as possible for as long as possible.

Through the symposium we will bring together organisations pioneering research and innovation in health and care to Cornwall. We want to begin the conversations about the opportunities emerging technologies, including robotics, automation and self – management tools can bring for the benefit of the people of Cornwall.

We believe Cornwall is uniquely placed to successfully overcome the challenges facing our health and care system. Our public services have the advantage being geographically co-terminus and we leading the field in the transformation of public services through Cornwall’s Devolution deal. These advantages alongside a vibrant Higher Education Sector and business community are driving Cornwall’s ambitions forward at pace, and, as an ecosystem of health and care we want to embrace the knowledge, research, drive and innovation that they bring.

Key note speakers

Karolin Nakonz

Executive Partner in IBM, with 22 years' experience of working with and for the Government,

Liam Booth-Smith

CEO Localis an independent cross party not for profit leading think tank,

Helen Bailey

CEO iMPOWER , previoiusly the Chief Executive of a London Borough, Director of Public Services at HM Treasury and Chief Operating Officer at the London Mayor’s Office,

Guy Lucchi

Director in DXC’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice in the United Kingdom. He is the chief architect of healthcare and life sciences industry software (HCLS) for DXC in the region and has been involved in some of the largest and most visible healthcare initiatives,

Paul Massey

Director Bluefruits and a Director of the Local Enterprise Partnership

Robert Salvoni

Non Executive Director Bluefruits


The event will also feature a market place and networking opportunities to discover more about this exciting new world.

Exhibitors include Microsoft, Ultramed, LumiraDX, BlueFruit, IBM, DXC, The Alzheimers Society, KRY - there will even be robots!