Building the European digital health environment

Turning best practice into mainstreamed implementation


Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 January 2018


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Register for this EKTG eHealth Symposium generously supported by the Nat West/Royal Bank of Scotland.


Our aim is to address better uptake of innovation in digital services with a focus to SMART CITY ACTION for Policy Makers, Budget Holders, Users, Financiers and Entrepreneurs, Academics and Industry.


The Tallin Decelaration promises a digital future for European. Join the senior representatives that have agreed to speak, showcasing best practice examples of eHealth at scale from the UK and across Europe, and help us lead the way.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Neil Bellamy – Head of Technology, Media, Telecoms & Services, RBS

  • Gail Kent, Director- DG Connect, Brussels

  • Chris Sawyer, Innovation Lead – Digital Health, INNOVATE UK

  • Sabine Lobnig – EKTG International Ambassador, and Deputy Director for Communications and Regulations, Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF). Vienna, Austria

  • Rafael De Andrés Medina – President, Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Forum, Madrid, Spain

  • Sofia Moreno-Perez – EKTG International Ambassador, RITMOCORE EU Project, and Independent Consultant, Madrid, Spain

  • Mike Part – Head of Digital Services (London Region), NHS England

  • Nick Howe, Enterprise Manager, London & South East, NatWest Business Banking

  • Richard Foggie, IoT lead in the Digital & Creative team, Knowledge Transfer Network, UK

  • Spiros Peristeris – International Ambassador and Prescriptive Solutions Entity Services Ltd., Greece

  • Padmanabhan Raguraman – Telehealth/Care Navigators Clinical Service Lead, East London Foundation Trust

  • Christiane Brockes-Bracht, EKTG International Ambassador, and Head of TMT Services, Medical College in Zurich University, Switzerland

  • Peter Saraga – Chairman EKTG and AAL Advisory Board

  • Raguraman Padmanabhan, Telehealth/Care Navigators Clinical and Service Lead, ELFT, London

  • Ron Wheatcroft, EKTG and Technical Manager, VP EMEA, Swiss Re, Europe S.A.

  • Somen Banerjee, EKTG Leadership Group and Director of Public Health Tower Hamlets

  • Steve Smithson, EKTG Leadership Group and Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Management, LSE

  • Amitava Banerjee, Royal College of Physicians, UK

  • Maggie Ellis, EKTG Coordinator and WSA

  • Michael Gordon, EKTG Leadership Group and Touchpoint

  • Alan Willis – EKTG Leadership Group

  • Henk Herman Napp, EKTG International Ambassador, and Villans, Netherlands

  • Stephan Roijers, Helmund Province, Netherlands

  • Sv Muscella, Trust-IT Services, Italy

  • Gaynor Whyles, ECHOQUIP

  • Brigitte Bührlen, WIR! Stiftung, Germany

  • Vadim Kramar. Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland



This Symposium will assist health and care professionals, industry, policy makers and users to learn about some of the best practices and innovations currently under way across Europe and facilitate the implementation of appropriate initiatives in their own area including:

  • Awareness – where are we now

  • Developments in Europe, developments in the UK, technology developments, financing developments, and market challenges

  • Implementation – getting to where we want to be

  • Making Cities SMART

  • Breaking down the barriers to mainstreaming – lessons learned

  • Cost effectiveness of services

  • Issues with procurement and getting a contract

  • Housing, construction, insuring, and coordination of planning for the ageing population

  • Education and Better Understanding

  • Breakout groups to explore solutions, action plans for the future

  • Reports on group conclusions

  • Advice to and from Policy Makers


The event will run from 09.15 to 18.00 on 23 January and 09.00 – 16.30 on 24 January, including a mixture of plenary sessions, break out groups, time to meet exhibitors and to develop action plans that can be utilised at a local level. It will also include a small Networking Reception.


Please note: This Symposium is free for a limited number of attendees but people who do not attend one or other day of the event will agree to pay an £80 contribution towards the EKTG Funds.

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