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AI applications and implications for healthcare

EnterpriseWOMEN Summit AI², originally due to take place on 20 May, is being rescheduled to autumn 2020. The new date will be announced as soon as possible.

AI and machine learning are revolutionising the entire healthcare and life science sector. Healthcare currently benefits from AI technology in various aspects including clinical, laboratory and operational areas to reduce costs and to improve patient outcomes and access to care. From harnessing mass pools of data, to drug discovery, medical analytics, clinical trials and diagnostic decision making, AI and machine learning will continue to transform this industry in ways which we are yet to discover.

Why attend Summit AI²?

The Summit aims to explore the different ways AI and machine learning are transforming healthcare, medicine and diagnostics. By bringing together entrepreneurs, academic experts, industry leaders, and AI pioneers it encourages cross-industry learning and collaboration. A varied array of speakers will discuss the latest technology advancements, emerging trends, real-world applications, best practices and key insights on how we can prepare for this revolution in healthcare and harness the business value of AI.

The Summit is organised in partnership with Illumina, and is sponsored by AstraZeneca, Start Codon and Healx.

Our Summit offers a packed day with more than 28 speakers and workshop leaders who are senior experts in their industries, of whom 24 are renowned and leading women from companies including AstraZeneca, Babylon Health, Healx, Sensyne Health, Knowledge Transfer Network and Appleyard Lees.

With our extraordinary line-up of expert speakers, pioneers and innovators across industry, academia and healthcare you will learn about the latest advances in AI, discover emerging trends, expand your network and join in the discussion of how AI will shape healthcare in the next few decades.

The programme includes keynote talks, panel discussions, facilitated interactive workshops, fireside chats, as well as speed networking. The workshops will offer practical insight and hands-on training on building sustainable and scalable businesses. They will be delivered by experts from Knowledge Transfer Network, Platform First and Appleyard Lees.

Discussion topics:

  • Opportunities and Applications of AI in Research, Drug Discovery and Development.
  • How to Grow and Scale Innovative Businesses in the Sci-Tech Industry?
  • Mining Medical and Health Data: Opportunities and Applications in Public Health.
  • Limits to AI and the Ethical and Social Challenges.
  • Commercialisation and IP.
  • Establishing the Technology Foundations: How to create a robust technology structure that supports growth and innovation.
  • Writing successful grant applications, with focus on Innovate UK grants.

See the full agenda

How to apply

Applications are closed.

EnterpriseWOMEN Summit AI², originally due to take place on 20 May, is being rescheduled to autumn 2020.

If you had not yet registered and would like to be notified once a date is finalised, please register your interest.

Register your interest

If you have any questions, please email enterprisewomen@jbs.cam.ac.uk

About EnterpriseWomen

EnterpriseWOMEN is an outcome-driven and highly-focused programme tailored for early-stage women entrepreneurs who are starting or scaling their businesses. Registration is essential. We strongly recommend registering early to ensure you get a seat.

Register interest

EnterpriseWOMEN Summit AI², originally due to take place on 20 May, is being rescheduled to autumn 2020.

The new date will be announced as soon as possible.

If you had not yet registered and would like to be notified once a date is finalised, please register your interest.

Register your interest

in partnership with

Illumina logo
illumina accelerator logo.

with support from

AstraZeneca logo
Start codon logo.
Healx logo.

Contact us

enterprisewomen@jbs.cam.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1223 766181

09:00–09:30

Registration and coffee

09:30–09:50

Welcome from chairs

  • Dr Ghina M. Halabi, Programme Director, EnterpriseWOMEN
  • Bobby Kaura, Illumina Accelerator, EMEA Outreach and International Development

09:50–10:45

Keynote

  • Cristina Duran, Chief Digital Health Officer for R&D, AstraZeneca

10:45–11:30

Fireside chat

Over crackling flames: AI limitations, Ethical and Social Challenges

  • Dr Julian Huppert, Director of Jesus College Intellectual Forum, Chair of the DeepMind Health Independent Review Panel
  • Dr Fatima Ahmed, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur, Specialist Doctor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Devika Thapar, VC investor, Partner at Wilbe
  • Dr Ameera Patel, healthcare AI entrepreneur and advisor (formerly at Microsoft Research)

Convened by Megan Townsend, Illumina Accelerator, Illumina

11:30–11:45

Networking break

11:45–12:30

Panels

Choose one of the following:

Panel 1: Mining Medical & Health Data: Opportunities & Applications in Public Health

Speakers:

  • Dr Amrita Kumar, Consultant Breast Radiologist & AI Lead, NHS
  • Dr Rabia Khan, Chief of Translational Medicine, Sensyne Health
  • Irena Brookes-Smith, Director of Health Informatics in Data Science & AI team, AstraZeneca
  • Professor Cecilia Mascolo, Professor of Mobile Systems, University of Cambridge

Moderated by Anya Roy, Founder of Syrona Women, Head of Illumina Accelerator

Panel 2: Opportunities & Applications in Research, Drug Discovery & Development

Speakers:

  • Dr Mihriban Tuna, Chief Scientific Officer at Adaptate Biotherapeutics
  • Emily Mackay, Head of AI and Data Strategy at Congenica
  • Veronique Bouchet, CMO of precision.life
  • Stasa Stankovic, Director of InnovationForum (Serbia), PhD student in genomic medicine at University of Cambridge

Moderated by Dr Arwa Raies, Postdoctoral Fellow, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

12:30–13:30

Networking lunch

13:30–13:50

Keynote

  • Dr Caroline Hargrove, CTO, Babylon Health (previously CTO at McLaren Applied Technologies)

13:50–14:30

In conversation with

  • Dr Caroline Hargrove, CTO, Babylon Health (previously CTO at McLaren Applied Technologies)
  • Dr Kate Hilyard, Chief Operating Officer at Healx

Convened by Dr Sam Shah, Digital Health Technology Advisor, FT 4th most influential BAME tech leader 2019, previously Director of Digital Development for NHSx

14:30–15:30

Expert-led workshops

Choose one of the following:

Workshop 1: Founders Keepers

IP & commercialisation: practical advice and hands-on training on protecting IP and leveraging it to attract investment.

Dr Barbara Fleck and Julia Gwilt, Partners and Patent Attorneys, Appleyard Lees

Workshop 2: Straw, Sticks or Bricks?

Establishing the Technology Foundations: How to create a robust technology structure that supports growth and innovation.

Dr Catherine Stace, Founder of Platform First

15:30–15:50

Networking break

15:50–16:50

Expert-led workshops

Choose one of the following:

Workshop 1: Founders Keepers

IP & commercialisation: practical advice and hands-on training on protecting IP and leveraging it to attract investment.

Dr Barbara Fleck and Julia Gwilt, Partners and Patent Attorneys, Appleyard Lees

Workshop 2: Straw, Sticks or Bricks?

Establishing the Technology Foundations: How to create a robust technology structure that supports growth and innovation.

Dr Catherine Stace, Founder of Platform First

Workshop 3: Winning Proposals

Writing successful grant applications, with focus on Innovate UK grants.

Dr Gabriela Juarez Martinez, Knowledge Transfer Manager Life Sciences (pharma/medtech), Knowledge Transfer Network

17:00–17:40

Fireside chat

AI in Entrepreneurship: How to Grow and Scale Innovative Businesses in the Sci-Tech Industry

  • Rakhi Rajani, Associate Partner, Quantum Black
  • Catherine Pollard, Co-curator of One HealthTech Cambridge Hub, Director of Digital & Innovation for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Sam Shah, Digital Health Technology Advisor, FT 4th most influential BAME tech leader 2019, previously Director of Digital Development for NHSx
  • Loubna Bouarfa, CEO & Founder OKRA, MIT Innovator Under 35

Convened by Dr Jason Mellad, CEO & Co-Founder, Start Codon

17:40–18:20

Special address: The Future of Medicine is Already Here

Professor Shafi Ahmed, Consultant Surgeon and Entrepreneur, The Royal London Hospital, Advisor in Digital Health Transformation & Innovation at Department of Health Abu Dhabi

18:20–18:30

Closing reflections

  • Paula Dowdy, General Manager & Senior Vice President, EMEA, Illumina
  • Dr Ghina M. Halabi, Programme Director, EnterpriseWOMEN

18:30–19:00

Speed networking

19:00–20:00

Drinks reception

*This agenda may be subject to change.

Workshop 1: Founders Keepers

Intellectual Property (IP) can be a springboard for success for smaller companies and makes all the difference to a business, especially in gaining access to funding. While startups and small companies are often aware that they very much depend on their IP, they sometimes lack the resources, expertise and tools to manage it.

Barbara Fleck and Julia Gwilt of Appleyard Lees will be leading this interactive IP workshop. Topics will focus on practical advice on how to protect your IP and leveraging these assets to attract investment. Together we will work through scenarios and common pitfalls in IP strategies.

Workshop 2: Straw, Sticks or Bricks?

Technology is more than just the products and services we create, it is how we do what we do: the way in which processes, research, knowhow and teams all work together to do something amazing. Whether this be wet-lab, hardware or software, this in-house technology ‘system’ or platform is key to success and is relied upon to support growth, innovation, value creation, and prepare for the future.

This session focuses on preparing for the path ahead: we shall discuss how to structure, define and develop your in-house technology capabilities to realise the most from scientific creativity, and avoid downstream issues as the enterprise expands; describing the ideal properties to build-in early-on and, crucially, how this can be achieved.

Taking guidance from other industries and experience of biotech startups, this session will describe well-validated practical techniques to create a robust technology core alongside ongoing research.

Workshop 3: Winning Proposals

The purpose of this workshop is to learn and discuss how to write compelling grant applications with high-quality information to give you the best chances of success. We will discuss the key features to focus on to create a strong business case and a convincing value proposition. This workshop focuses on Innovate UK grants. However, the skills are transferable to other situations. Many questions in the grant application form are similar to the questions that investors, potential customers might ask you about your opportunity.