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Billy Boyle (Main Stage speaker)
Cofounder, Owlstone Nanotech
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for including me in WIRED Health’s startup program. It was a fantastic experience to meet so many wonderful people and learn about the game changing innovations on the horizon. It was lovely to spend with dynamic colleagues.”
Keira Barr (Startup Stage speaker)
CEO & founder, A.R.O., Inc.
“Thanks again for the fantastic WIRED Health conference last week. It was a pleasure and honour to speak on the day, and we made some excellent connections. The mix of people was superb!”
Bruce Hellman (Main Stage speaker)
CEO & founder, uMotif
“Thank you for inviting Azoi to WIRED Health. [We] made some interesting connections and benefited from some very useful insight and guidance from key people within the industry in the UK. We very much enjoyed the day. So thank you and congratulations on putting together a great day.”
Toby Walsh (Startup Stage speaker)
“Your team excelled themselves, it was a great event and your contributions were clearly a huge part of that. I wish all event planners were as good as your team!”
Clementine Baig, on behalf of Ali Parsa (Main Stage speaker)
“I was just at WIRED Health which was a very well organized, standing-room only event — really first class in every way. Tons of press and lots of interesting speakers/thinkers. I’m sure the main WIRED event in October will be even grander and better.”
Sonny X Vu (Main Stage speaker)
CEO & founder, Misfit Wearables
“Our CEO, Daniel Ghinn wanted me to pass on his thanks to you and the team for a really interesting day […] I know he found it refreshing to see so much good science in a conference on health technology and the opportunity to see old friends and meet up with new people in healthcare innovation.”
Tessa Duggleby (delegate)
Global communications manager, Creation Healthcare
“I really enjoyed the day, I thought it was an excellent mix of presenters and topics.”
Dr George Brighton (delegate)
Core surgical trainee, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Torbay Hospital
THE FUTURE OF HEALTH IS HERE
WIRED Health is designed to introduce, explain and predict trends in the medical and personal healthcare industries. It is a showcase for the extraordinary innovators using technology to re-imagine the health sector. From diagnostics and neuroscience, to data-driven healthcare and new material sciences helping to re-build the human body, WIRED Health is a haven for disruptive thinking and innovation.
Following an incredibly successful launch in 2014, this one-day event exploring the future of healthcare returned on April 24, 2015. It was even better than ever.
WIRED Health 2015 was held at 30 Euston Square, home to the Royal College of General Practitioners. We brought together more than 20 industry-leading Main Stage speakers, plus an exciting selection of startups and growth-stage companies working in the fields of medical technology, software and services.
WIRED HEALTH SPEAKERS
The following spoke on the Main Stage at WIRED Health 2015.
National clinical director for innovation, NHS EnglandYoung is the National clinical director for innovation at NHS England and the cofounder of the £500m Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus, which will become one of the world’s largest health innovation spaces.
Cofounder, Centre for the Study of Existential RiskFounding engineer of Skype and Kazaa, Jaan Tallinn is an angel investor with investments in medical space and a former chairman of a personalised medicine startup.
Cofounder, Quanttus, Inc.Azim cofounded Quanttus in 2013, a consumer health company developing a consumer medical wearable and analytics platform.
Vice-chairman, Ogilvy & Mather UKSutherland talked about how advances in the behavioural sciences are transforming government approaches to public health.
High performance director, Red BullWalshe talked about elite human performance.
Vice president, McLaren Applied TechnologiesMcGrath described how McLaren is applying its experience in real-time data processing and predictive analytics to remote biotelemetry of patients in clinical trials.
Inventor of the K1 auto-disable syringeKoska's mission is to make the use of auto-disable syringes mandatory globally.
Professor & Chair, Dept. Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College CorkCryan is a neuroscientist studying how the gut influences stress and behaviour.
Cofounder and CEO, EmpaticaLai's Empatica recently launched Embrace, the first medical-grade wearable for people with epilepsy and autism.
Principal engineer, Intel LabsNachman spoke about how Intel developed a new user interface to keep Stephen Hawking talking.
Founder of the Alternative Limb Projectde Oliveira Barata recently created gadget limbs for amputees.
Royal Society university research fellowBlakemore spoke about how brains develop during adolescence.
Professor of cognitive neuroscience, UCLMaguire researches memory, studying how the brain allows us to navigate and remember our experiences.
CTO, Oxford NanoporeBrown spoke about how his company's USB stick-sized DNA sequencer will enable an “internet of living things”.
Chief medical scientist, SentrianKohn was formerly the chief medical scientist at IBM Research, overseeing the use of the Watson supercomputer in healthcare.
Founder, NewDealDesignThe designer behind some of Silicon Valley's most exciting projects discussed how sensors should act when they meet the body.
Co-director, Oxford Martin Programme of Nanotechnology and academic fellow at Physics Dept, University of OxfordTrigueros is using nanotech to develop new medicines such as a drug delivery system for cancer cells.
Prosthetics pioneerAckland spoke about the experiences of living with a bionic prosthetic.
High-altitude medic and future-technology evangelistKreindler presented a special session curated by the Singularity University/Exponential Medicine.
Chief medical officer, Human LongevityHuman Longevity Inc. was founded to fight age-related diseases.
Founding director, Neuroscience Imaging CenterGazzaley explained how video games are the future of medicine and education.
WIRED HEALTH 2014
WIRED Health 2014 gathered 21 health sector game changers and 18 exciting startups who presented their visions of the future of healthcare.
Speakers included Jack Kreindler, chairman of Jointly Health, a connected health company which monitors its patients’ data for early detection of illnesses; Claire Hooper, CEO of DuoFertility, a service that helps couples conceive using body temperature to track ovulation patterns; Billy Boyle, cofounder of Owlstone Nanotech, a Cambridge-based diagnostic company whose sensors can “sniff” out illnesses such as some cancers at early stages.
Topics covered included the digitisation of drugs, the impact of stress on well-being, bio-materials and wearables.
For more WIRED Health 2015 coverage, visit the wired.co.uk hub
From senior NHS representatives to disruptive entrepreneurs, investors to international suppliers, the WIRED Health delegate list is a shortlist of some of the most exciting and knowledgeable figures in the international health sector.
Click here to see who attended our 2015 event
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