Kemi Adenubi trained as a civil engineer and spent many years working on railway projects in London and Sydney. More recently she has worked on major ICT projects for the NHS and is currently primary care IT director at the Health and Social Care Information Centre. Winner of the EHI Healthcare IT Champion of the Year 2013 award.
Rhidian Bramley is the chief clinical information officer, director of radiology, and a consultant radiologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. He is leading on clinical engagement, clinical outcomes and sharing of healthcare data across clinical networks in the North West through development of innovative clinical portals. Rhidian has won awards for outstanding work in healthcare imaging informatics and was awarded the EHI CCIO award for clinical informatics leadership in 2013.
Beverley Bryant is the director of strategic systems and technology for NHS England. Previously, she was managing director of health at Capita, before which she worked for big-five consulting companies, the Department of Health and the NHS, where she led the creation of NHS Choices in 2007.
As national clinical lead for nursing, Anne Cooper set up the Leadership for Informed Practice programme, which influenced the individual professional practice of approximately 300 nurses. Now in her role as clinical informatics advisor for nursing at NHS England, Anne provides advice and strategic leadership on the use of informatics in nursing. This includes supporting patients to make the best use of information to support living well and staying well.
Linda is a co-founder of eHealth Media and one of its directors. An editor and writer with 20 years' experience of the healthcare sector, Linda is a former editor of Nursing Times (1988-92) and editorial director of Macmillan Publishers' health magazines, now Emap Healthcare (1992-8). She holds an MBA from the University of Warwick Business School.
Ewan Davis is a Director of Woodcote Consulting Ltd and HANDIhealth CIC and has worked in Healthcare Informatics since 1981. He is a Health Informatics Strategist with broad knowledge and extensive networks across the healthcare and health informatics domains with particular experience in primary care, electronic prescribing, healthcare IT ecosystem architectures and health and care app development. Ewan is a member of the Intellect Health Care Council.
Wendy Dearing is the head of workforce and organisational development at the NHS Wales Informatics Service. Her role includes workforce planning recruitment and retention, professional recognition and registration, education and training, career pathways and continuing professional development. Wendy is also chair of BCS ASSIST.
Karl Grundy joined as head of EHI Intelligence in August 2013. He has more than 16 years' experience of working in research, consulting, events and publishing, specialising in public sector IT. Karl was the commercial and business services director at Socitm and before that held senior positions at mySociety, Mintel, Incisive, INPUT and Kable.
Paul Hodgkin is chief executive of Patient Opinion, a website on which patients, service users, carers and staff can share their stories of care across the UK. Until 2011 he also worked as a GP in Sheffield. Patient Opinion is a not-for-profit social enterprise. Paul has published widely including in the BMJ, British Journal of General Practice, the Guardian and the Independent - and in EHI, for which he writes a popular column, Power to the People.
Jon Hoeksma is a co-founder of eHealth Media and editor of eHealth Insider. He is a former editor of Health Manager Today who has reported on health IT issues for a variety of publications. Before entering journalism, he was an NHS graduate trainee working in Southampton, chiefly in primary care. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 1991.
Calum Macleod has spent the last 15 years working across a range of public sector organisations including healthcare, local government, central government and defence. In his role as vice president in healthcare for CGI, Calum is responsible for leading the company in both health and social care. He is particularly passionate about how technology can enable the public services to collaborate more effectively and to intervene early when problems arise.
Di Millen is the informatics leadership and capability development lead, in the patients and information directorate of NHS England. Her career in the NHS spans 30 plus years, with the past 20 being spent in a range of regional and then national informatics capacity and capability development roles. Di's firm belief is that we need to stop thinking about IT projects; and start thinking about modernisation and change programmes.
Rowan Pritchard-Jones is a consultant burns and plastic surgeon at St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust. He has a special interest in the development of technology to support clinical decision making. He led the team behind Mersey Burns, the UK's first MHRA-regulated healthcare app, and subsequently won the overall winner category of the EHI Awards 2013.
James Thomas is ICT Director for University College London Hospitals Trust. James has been involved with change management and technology for over 20 years, having worked across public and private sectors. His more recent career in public sector NHS has followed 7 years running consulting practices for Oracle Corporation dealing with a complete mix of businesses and technologies. James was ranked number one in the 2013 CIO Magazine Top 100 Transformational CIOs.
Rebecca Trewinnard is the health industry director at CGI. She has worked in the private sector for more than eight years; before that she worked in the NHS in many different areas including primary, community and mental health. Rebecca started her health career at the FHS Computer Unit, working on the Exeter System and the national screening programmes.
Andrew Turner was appointed chair of BCS Health Scotland in 2012. Andrew started work in the NHS in 1996 and today has the responsibility for information assurance and security for an NHS Health Board with 4,500 employees and a turnover of about £300m per year. He is also leading the data and voice services design for a new district general hospital on the outskirts of Dumfries, due to open in 2018.
Alongside his role as secretary of BCS Health Northern Ireland, Jonathan Wallace is a professor of innovation at the University of Ulster. He is the director of knowledge and technology transfer for the faculty of computing and engineering, with direct responsibility for the past 12 years for the commercialisation of the faculty's research, industrial collaboration and consultancy provision.
Lyn Whitfield joined eHealth Media as managing editor in 2008, after several years as a freelance journalist, editor and project manager working for both newspapers and magazines and think-tanks. She is an LSE graduate, holding an MSc (with distinction) in Public Policy and Planning.
Peter has over 25 years' experience in UK business and as MD of Burnbank Systems, leading the delivery of the national data sharing network - the Image Exchange Portal (IEP). The IEP won two EHI awards for 'innovation in healthcare interoperability' and 'outstanding work in healthcare imaging informatics' in 2010 & 2012 respectively. Peter is now working with businesses and healthcare providers as a consultant focusing on Healthcare IT strategy.