Consultant and surgeon; co-founder, Medical Realities

Shafi Ahmed is a cancer surgeon at the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s hospitals. He has been elected a member of council for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and sits on a number of advisory panels for government. A self-confessed gadget freak, Ahmed looks for ways of introducing wearables into clinical practice: he made headlines in 2014 when he streamed a live operation using Google Glass to 14,000 students and trainees across 132 countries. Medical Realities is in the process of developing The Virtual Surgeon, a 360° VR platform for surgical training.