Disruptive technologies in health-care workshop

October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 am โ€“ 5:00 pm
THE CORE Science Central
Bath Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE4 5SP
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Sarah Milsted

This one day event will explore the transition from diagnosis and repair to observation and prevention as more technologies come on stream that could be considered IT utilities.

The event is being organised in partnership between the Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy Hub and the IT as a Utility Network+ which are both part of the Research Councils UK Digital Economy programme.

The aim of the event is to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers interested in the challenges and solutions that are emerging from the use of IT utilities to address health and well-being challenges. Many businesses large and small are already bringing solutions to market and yet there is clearly much more to be done in exploiting state of the art research to achieve more and better solutions.

This event offers a series of compelling talks from leading practitioners in the field with a particular focus on the North East of England.

Participants will need to arrange their own transport and accommodation. Admission is free for the day including lunch. Some travel bursary support may be available, please email s.j.milsted@soton.ac.uk for further information.


09:00 – 09:45 registration

09:45 – 10:15 – Welcome and Introduction

  • Paul Watson (Director, Digital Institute, Newcastle University)

10:15 – 11:15 – The Challenges for Health and Well-being:

  • Mike Trenell: (Newcastle University)
  • Software City: David Dunn, Naomi Morrow

11:15 – 11:30 – Coffee Break

11:30 โ€“ 12:15 The Technologies (IT utilities) for Health and Science โ€“ Introduction: Jeremy Frey

  • Digital Institute technologies โ€“ an insight to the key technologies responsible for disruption in the health and well-being sector

12:15 – 13:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 14:45 – Future Opportunities

  • Emma Cheshire โ€“ @germinates, @dotforge (developing an accelerator focused on data driven applications for health)
  • Seamus ONeill, Nicola Wesley โ€“ Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria
  • Digital Catapult perspective (Liam Sutton)

14:45 – 15:00 – Coffee

15:00 – 16:15 –ย Discussion and networking opportunity

16:15 – 16:30 Wrap-up – Paul Watson