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“Thanks so much for inviting me to speak at WIRED Health. I thought it was superbly organised and the content was fascinating. I look forward to next year!”
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)
Azoi Inc.

“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)
Babylon Partners

“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


As with all WIRED events, WIRED Health is defined by excellent speakers. The following industry-leaders all spoke on April 24, 2015, covering topics as diverse as genetics, prosthetics, data-driven healthcare, neuroscience and nanotechnology.

  • Tony Young NHSE

Tony Young

National clinical director for innovation, NHS England

Young 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.

  • JaanTallin

Jaan Tallinn

Cofounder, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

Founding 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.

  • Shahid Azim

Shahid Azim

Cofounder, Quanttus, Inc.

Azim cofounded Quanttus in 2013, a consumer health company developing a consumer medical wearable and analytics platform.

  • RorySutherland

Rory Sutherland

Vice-chairman, Ogilvy & Mather UK

Sutherland talked about how advances in the behavioural sciences are transforming government approaches to public health.

  • Andy Walshe

Andy Walshe

High performance director, Red Bull

Walshe talked about elite human performance.

  • Geoff McGrath (1)

Geoff McGrath

Vice president, McLaren Applied Technologies

McGrath described how McLaren is applying its experience in real-time data processing and predictive analytics to remote biotelemetry of patients in clinical trials.

  • MarcKoska

Marc Koska

Inventor of the K1 auto-disable syringe

Koska's mission is to make the use of auto-disable syringes mandatory globally.

  • JohnCryan

John F. Cryan

Professor & Chair, Dept. Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork
Cryan is a neuroscientist studying how the gut influences stress and behaviour.

  • Matteo Lai

Matteo Lai

Cofounder and CEO, Empatica

Lai's Empatica recently launched Embrace, the first medical-grade wearable for people with epilepsy and autism.

  • LamaNachman

Lama Nachman

Principal engineer, Intel Labs

Nachman spoke about how Intel developed a new user interface to keep Stephen Hawking talking.

  • Sophie

Sophie de Oliveira Barata

Founder of the Alternative Limb Project

de Oliveira Barata recently created gadget limbs for amputees.

  • SarahJayneBlackmore

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Royal Society university research fellow

Blakemore spoke about how brains develop during adolescence.

  • Eleanor A. Maguire

Eleanor A. Maguire

Professor of cognitive neuroscience, UCL

Maguire researches memory, studying how the brain allows us to navigate and remember our experiences.

  • Clive Brown

Clive G. Brown

CTO, Oxford Nanopore

Brown spoke about how his company's USB stick-sized DNA sequencer will enable an “internet of living things”.

  • MartinKohn

Martin Kohn

Chief medical scientist, Sentrian

Kohn was formerly the chief medical scientist at IBM Research, overseeing the use of the Watson supercomputer in healthcare.

  • GadiAmit

Gadi Amit

Founder, NewDealDesign

The designer behind some of Silicon Valley's most exciting projects discussed how sensors should act when they meet the body.

  • Sonia2

Sonia Trigueros

Co-director, Oxford Martin Programme of Nanotechnology and academic fellow at Physics Dept, University of Oxford

Trigueros is using nanotech to develop new medicines such as a drug delivery system for cancer cells.

  • NigelAckland

Nigel Ackland

Prosthetics pioneer

Ackland spoke about the experiences of living with a bionic prosthetic.

  • JackKr

Jack Kreindler

High-altitude medic and future-technology evangelist

Kreindler presented a special session curated by the Singularity University/Exponential Medicine.

  • BradPerkins

Brad Perkins

Chief medical officer, Human Longevity

Human Longevity Inc. was founded to fight age-related diseases.

  • AdamGazzaley

Adam Gazzaley

Founding director, Neuroscience Imaging Center

Gazzaley explained how video games are the future of medicine and education.

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