APRIL 29, 2016
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
WIRED HEALTH SPEAKERS
As with all WIRED events, WIRED Health was defined by excellent speakers. The 21 WIRED Health 2016 speakers were:
Scientific director, Anthony Nolan Research InstituteMadrigal aims to improve the outcome of bone marrow and stem cell transplantation. His research has led to huge leaps forward in the field.
Co-founder, NHS Innovation AcceleratorMaruthappu is a practicing doctor and senior fellow to the CEO of NHS England, advising on £100 billion of health spending.
Consultant and surgeon; co-founder, Medical RealitiesAhmed's startup, Medical Realities, is in the process of developing The Virtual Surgeon, a 360° VR platform for surgical training.
Co-founder, MakerHealthWith MakerNurse, Young is turning nurses into hackers by bringing rapid prototyping tools into American hospitals.
Head of tissue and cellular therapeutics RDI, Scottish National Blood Transfusion ServiceMountford’s team is trialling lab-grown blood, and has received £5 million in funding from the Wellcome Trust.
Founder, Big White WallOnline community Big White Wall offers millions of mental health patients peer and professional support, self-management tips, and therapy.
Professor of Human Brain Research, UCLWalsh researches the effects of magnetic and electrical brain stimulation in the treatment of depression and sleep disorders. He also applies his research on decision-making to the world of sport.
Chief Health Officer, IBMRhee oversees the Health Unit for AI computer Watson. A physician focusing on public health, he joined IBM in 2011 after working for the US Department of Health.
CEO, BGI Genomics Co.Yin leads the largest genomics organisation in the world. BGI offers genetic screening for inherited diseases, whole genome sequencing -- for people, animals and plants -- and animal clone research.
Director, Wyss CenterDonoghue’s BrainGate enables paralysed people to control robotic limbs using their minds. He’s also tackling motor neuron disease with gene therapy and building haptic prosthetics.
Biotechnologist & CEO, Human Longevity, IncVenter sequenced the human genome in 2001. He created the first synthetic lifeforms and co-founded genomics company Human Longevity -- to boost human lifespan.
Director, Wellcome TrustInfectious disease scientist Farrar heads the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving human health.
Physician, technologist & scientific wellness pioneerMaloof advises multiple health technology companies and operates a medical practice aimed at optimising the health of California entrepreneurs.
Science fiction artist, filmmaker and body architectMcRae’s recent project, The Astronaut Aerobics Institute, is a fictional futuristic day spa prepping the human body for space travel.
President & chief scientific officer, EmulateHamilton’s Organs-On-Chips could replace human and animal test subjects. It won the London Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2015.
Commercial Secretary to the TreasuryO'Neill is leading the UK Government’s Review on Microbial Resistance. The former chief economist for Goldman Sachs is credited with coining the terms BRIC economies.
Specialist in periodontics and prosthodonticsDawood uses 3D scanning technology and 3D printing to rebuild the jaws, teeth and cheekbones of patients.
Designer & patient of Andrew DawoodFormer fashion designer Stephenson benefitted from Andrew Dawood’s treatment as a patient. He is now using the same technology to help himself back into work.
Director, Little Devices Lab, MITGomez-Marquez is the inventor of Ampli and MEDIKit tools that allow medical staff to invent their own medical devices, such as an ebola Ebola diagnostic kit.
Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College, LondonFounder of TwinsUK, Spector is working with Human Longevity Inc to conduct metabolomic analysis of 12,000 individuals in the programme.
Professor of Physiology, University of OxfordMiesenböck has pioneered optogenetics, inventing techniques used for visualising and controlling nerve cells with light.
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