• 24 January 2018
    09:00 - 17:00
Register free

  • Event Details

    Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2018
    Time: 09:00 – 16:10
    Venue: One Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA
    Cost: Free to all public or charity employees, providing health and care services

    This one-day conference will provide senior healthcare leaders, including CCIOs, CIOs and other decision makers, with referenceable insight from the NHS and partners into how to successfully deploy cloud based services in UK healthcare.

    Featuring case studies from the NHS, Welcome Trust and digital health start-ups, the summit will provide delegates with the latest commercial, clinical and technical insights from the industry’s thought leaders, and practical insights for delegates to take back to their organisations.

    Our interactive programme roadmaps how to build a business case and introduce cloud based services to your organisation.

    The summit will explore key questions including:

    • Can a cloud based infrastructure pave the way for transformative digital solutions, such as population health management, AI and genomics?
    • Are cloud based models more commercially and technically viable for the NHS?
    • How can cloud help the NHS meet challenges around cyber security and interoperability?
    • How can you build a ROI case for moving to the cloud?

    The delivery of IT infrastructure and clinical systems through the cloud is a growing strategic focus area for NHS IT leaders.

    New research (October 2017) from Digital Health Intelligence found:

    • 31% of NHS acute trusts manage part of their infrastructure through the cloud
    • 33% plan to move their infrastructure to the cloud in the next two years
    • 28% of NHS IT leaders have clinical systems delivered through the cloud
    • 21% plan to move clinical systems to the cloud in the next two years.

    Who will attend

    Comprising of NHS and health sector digital leaders from across the UK health sector interested in better understanding how to effectively apply cloud-based computing and associated business models across different parts of UK healthcare.

    Attendee job titles include; NHS trust and CCG CIOs and CCIOs, IT directors, finance directors, modernisation leads, STP digital leads, network and IT infrastructure managers, procurement managers and IT professionals working across the health service. In addition to NHS providers and commissioners, the event will also include leaders from national agencies.

    The Digital Health Cloud Summit will be capped between 60-100delegates, enabling sponsors and delegates to fully benefit from networking and interactive Q&A sessions.

  • Draft programme, 24 January 2018

    09:00 – 09:25 Registration and arrival refreshments
    09:25 – 09:30 Introduction by chair & opening remarks by conference chair

    Cleveland Henry, programme director – Digital Collaboration Service, Innovations & Digital Futures, NHS Digital

     09:30 – 09:50 Benefits of utilising cloud

    NHS Digital speaker to be announced

    09:50 – 10:10 Digital Health presentation

    Tara Athanasiou, director of research & Karl Grundy, director, Digital Health

     10:10 – 10:40 Our journey onto the cloud – NHS case study

    Joanna Smith, CIO Royal Brompton NHS Trust

    After Joanna Smith joined the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, she began a project to move the trust’s IT infrastructure onto the cloud. Now, two years on, she will share the history of the trust’s cloud migration – the decision to move to the cloud, the technical and cultural challenges, and their plans for the future.

     10:40 – 11.00  Refreshment break
     11:00 – 11:30 Cloud case study – moving to infrastructure as a service
    Heather Allen, Executive Member, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (invited)
    11:30 – 12:00 Cloud case study – moving to software as a service

     Speaker invited

    12:00 – 13:00 Networking lunch
    13:00 – 13:30 Challenges of merging Digital Development / UX with IT services, and taking the best from both to deliver value 

    James Thomas, CTO, Wellcome TruST

    During James’ session, you will understand why Wellcome Trust needs digital to help make an impact, understand the different perspectives of Digital Design and Enterprise IT and see how the journey has been approached and what has been most successful

    13:30 – 14:00 Sponsor session
    14:00 – 14:30 NHS Cloud Case Study 2 – Developing Cloud Capabilities 

    Stephen Docherty, chief information officer, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust & Chair of London CIO Council

    • Stephen’s session will uncover the culture change needed to help your team embrace the cloud
    • How SLaM developed Business Intelligence and Personal Health Record (PHR) in Azure and its benefits
    • Why platforms are the way forward
    14:30 – 14:50 Refreshment break
    14:50 – 15:20 Sponsor session
    15:20 – 16:00 Round up Panel debate

    Have your chance to ask all our speakers from today’s event your questions and concerns on the implementations issues you face.

    Chaired by Cleveland Henry, programme director – Digital Collaboration Service, Innovations & Digital Futures, NHS Digital

    16:00 – 16:10 Chair’s round up
    16:10 Conference close

  • Conference Chair

    Cleveland Henry, Digital Collaboration Service, Innovations & Digital Futures, NHS Digital

    Cleveland Henry has a foot in both the current and the future of digital Health, having recently commenced NHS Digital’s horizon scanning in assessing future digital opportunities and their potential links to supporting today’s challenges.

    He has lead NHSmail2 (Digital Collaboration Service – one of the Paperless 2020 programmes) which replaced the legacy platform from 2016. The service is used by c.1million users across Health and Care, providing secure email and additional digital collaboration capability.

    From 2014 he led the delivery of NHS Choices for NHS Digital, having previously being part of the Capita service delivery for the service prior it moving to NHS Digital. NHS Choices helps the public to take control of their healthcare by providing a wide range of information on health, services and lifestyle choices.

    In an IT career spanning 25 years, Cleveland started out as a programmer for a GP System supplier before holding a number of Senior IT Service and Product Delivery roles. He was Service Operations Director at EMIS where he led a team of 265 staff before joining Capita as the Service Delivery Director for NHS Choices. Cleveland is passionate about IT and Health and maintains a frontline perspective thanks to his wife who holds a senior role in a large NHS Trust.


    Joanna Smith, chief information officer, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

    Joanna started her career in the global pharmaceutical industry with international roles at Roche and Takeda.

    In her current role as CIO for the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, she is leading the organisation through a major transformation programme with significant investment in new systems and technologies. Comprising a complete overhaul of the IT and telecoms infrastructure, VOIP and migration to the Cloud.

    Leading in the introduction of major new clinical solutions she is helping to digitise patient case notes, replacement current patient administration system and working on a new electronic prescribing and medicines administration solution.

    Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s largest specialist heart and lung centre, is based in Chelsea, West London and Harefield, Middlesex.  It is Europe’s top-ranked respiratory research centre and the cardiac, cardiovascular and critical care teams are rated in the top three most highly-cited health research teams in Europe.  The hospital is Europe’s largest unit for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, dealing with over 650 adults and 300 children with this condition. The Trust is also the country’s largest centre for the treatment of adult congenital heart disease.

    James Thomas, CTO, Welcome Trust

    James joined Wellcome in April 2016. He is responsible for leadership of our technology and digital services. Before Wellcome, James had an extensive career in the private and public sectors, delivering transformational change through technology and data. His career began in the oil and water industries, with BP and Veolia. He moved to global technology provider Oracle to develop and lead technology consulting services for clients, including banking, defence and manufacturing. He then moved into healthcare, with technology leadership roles in the NHS. This included eight years as a Director of UCL Hospitals, establishing UCL Partners, London NHS Procurement Partnership and the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre. Following this, James became an Associate Partner at Atos Consulting, including working with Genomics England to review its Informatics and bioinformatics capabilities.

    Stephen Docherty, chief information officer, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust & Chair of London CIO Council

    Stephen joined the NHS in 2014, taking on the role of Chief Information Officer for South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, having a technology background in digital marketing, the games industry, and high-tech manufacturing.

    Having led the Trust’s transformation of IT service provision, Stephen’s current focus is on developing and executing SLaM’s future digital strategy and transforming the workforce, whilst providing real-world digital interventions in mental health and beyond through the Centre for Translational Informatics. South London & Maudsley is London’s global digital exemplar (GDE) for mental health services.

    Stephen was voted no.39 in the UK CIO 100 most influential CIOs in April 2017, and in November 2016 was nominated as Chair of the London CIO Council for health providers across the capital.



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