digital festival

Global Digital Health Festival

Monday, November 23, 2020
13:00 to 15:00



Member price


Register for the inaugural Global Digital Health Festival from 23-26 November 2020, happening each day between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

Day 4 will close with entertainment and a charity auction in aid of the global firm charity, Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières).

Registration for the Festival is free. Recordings of each day will be available on demand after the Festival. 

Day 1: Is AI still the future of healthcare?
No, it’s the present. But can we keep up with it?

Consideration of projects using AI to improve health outcomes

  • How AI is being used to fight COVID: the Youyang Gu COVID-19 model used machine learning to beat the experts
  • How AI is going to be used to diagnose early-stage dementia

Managing the interaction between Al technologies and policies:

  • How regulation is evolving in a rapidly changing world
  • Does the existing IP system need to be modified to provide balanced protection for machine created works and inventions?


  • Youyang Gu, Creator of
  • Ulrich Juknat, Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH
  • Rafael Jimenez, Head of Research Informatics and leads the EDoN Initiative at Alzheimer's Research UK
  • CMS sector specialists


Day 2: Convergence & collaboration
New opportunities for investment and collaboration in healthcare, life science, and technology and how this leads to successful health outcomes.


  • Roland Jakab, CEO, Ericsson Hungary and Chairman of the Hungarian AI Coalition
  • Jessica McCreadie, Investment Director, L&G Retail Retirement, Legal & General
  • Samantha Roberts, Managing Director, Health & Care, Legal & General
  • Jonathan Murphy, CEO, Assura
  • CMS sector specialists

Day 3: Data, data, data!
Towards a framework for “data regulation” beyond GDPR

  • Balancing consumer and industry interests in the future EU data strategy
  • Data as fuel for AI
  • Impact of compulsory licensing
  • “Data regulation” & competition law


  • Jeremy Rollison, Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Gail Kent, European Commission, DG Connect
  •  CMS sector specialst

Day 4: Breakthrough digital technology showcase
Challenges and opportunities for start-ups to succeed in the digital health space


  • Showcase of breakthrough digital technologies and critical review by seasoned investors
  • The journey from start-up to success
  • Evolving from a “traditional” company to a “tech” one
  • Practical insights into how to succeed in the digital space

Showcasing technologies from digital health start-ups including:

  • Neurolytic Healthcare
  • Pharmaoffer


  • Stephen Bourke, Co-Founder, Echo
  • Rinesh Amin, Founder & Director, Doctor
  • John Kaminski, EMEA Director, Hill-Rom
  • CMS sector specialists