For many universities in London, September 20-24 is the start of the academic year. It is also London Tech Week. To celebrate the city's tech community and get new students involved, we have put together a great lineup of speakers at the cutting edge of healthcare technology.
Health-centred technology is among the fastest growing industries in the world and a major locus of research. Machine learning, artificial intelligence and other technologies that once appeared to be mere novelties have instead become almost commonplace. Now, the long arm of technological advance is touching new areas of medical science including drug discovery, oncological imaging and robotic surgery. In this event, we explore the deepening intersection of health and technology in the age of COVID-19.
Guillaume Gauthier is currently Industry Manager Healthcare @ Google Germany where he leads relationships with Online Pharmacies and Pharma Manufacturers.Before joining Google, Guillaume was a Senior Associate at McKinsey.
Professor Partha Kar is National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England and co-lead of Diabetes GIRFT with NHS Improvement.
Odhran O'Donoghue is an MD/Ph.D. Student at Oxford University. His research focuses on the application of machine learning methods for predicting adverse pharmacological effects. He has previously worked on the application of AI for fake news detection, detecting biases in recruitment systems, and satellite systems.Odhran was previously president of the Oxford Artificial Intelligence Society. The society is the largest student AI society in the United Kingdom; its mission is to ensure that AI works for the benefit of everyone and that anyone can learn about AI. Odhran was a co-founder of SkillsTree, an education technology startup to help individuals find skills that will improve their employment prospects locally. SkillsTree won the UK finals of the 2018 United Nations Hult Prize in social entrepreneurship and was funded by Nesta and the UK Department for Education.As a medical student, Odhran was the UK's youngest National Health Service Clinical Entrepreneur. He is an Included VC Venture Capital fellow, and he previously worked for PUBLIC, a GovTech incubator in Whitehall.