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Integrating Health Care and Social Care Pit Stop – The Digital Challenge

March 30, 2015 @ 9:30 am - April 1, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

The Digital Catapult aims to support the UK in becoming a global leader in Personal Data and Trust, and through this 3-day Pit Stop we will explore ways of encouraging responsible innovation with personal data, within the context of social and health care.


One of the greatest inhibitors to the better integration of Health and Social Care lies in the sharing of data. Furthermore, utilisation of this shared data holds enormous potential to unlock insights into users (patients) that could dramatically impact on quality and longevity of life. Additionally, utilising this information in the provision of service could also substantially reduce the costs of this delivery.Pit Stop at King's Cross

This event will seek to more clearly define some of these issues and opportunities, and make concrete progress towards obtaining some of these benefits. We anticipate that this will catalyse a community of problem owners and solution developers that will start making health and social care integration a reality.



These exclusive and free-to-attend events are not conferences, courses, or incubators. They are designed to give you unique insights to the challenges faced by key decision makers in the sector. You will be able to contribute to the design of solutions that may become widely adopted as well as building core relationships and networks.

Please register to attend this event if you would like to:

  • Refresh your approach to creating breakthrough products and services relating to social care
  • Obtain exclusive access to partners, new markets and funding opportunities
  • Participate in collaborative workshops with top technical architects and experts
  • Be inspired and informed by leading edge research, innovation and ideas

Dominic Campbell


This event will bring together:

  • Local authorities
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Academic institutions and researchers
  • Data innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Social and Health care providers

The Pit Stop provides an opportunity for innovators to network with potential customers and collaborators, get to grips with customer needs, and contribute their expertise to solve data challenges faced by the social care sector.

If you have skills and competencies that will address the aforementioned challenges, please book your place. We believe these skills will include (but not exclusively): data integration, data mining and data visualisation; algorithm-driven application development; telehealth, telecare and prevention; connected homes, sensors and the Internet of Things; communication and service management platforms; and digital inclusion.

The Digital Catapult is one of a network of Catapult centres with initial funding from the Innovate UK specifically to unlock challenges in data innovation and accelerate businesses to market, and the events at the Pit Stop are one of the main platforms we have for delivering that mission.

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Mark Golledge

Mark Golledge

Programme Manager, Health and Care Informatics, Local Government Association

Mark currently works for the Local Government Association as Programme Manager on the Health and Care Programme. His role includes facilitating and providing expertise on work with 25 Integration Pioneer sites – specifically on Informatics. This work is focused on aspects of informatics that act as an enabler to delivering integrated services such as information governance (particularly between health and care), development of shared electronic care records as well as other activity supporting information sharing. Mark’s role is in linking both with Pioneers but also Central Government to ensure barriers to integration are tackled and linking in with existing informatics networks to ensure learning can be shared. His work informs the National Information Board’s ‘Personalised Health and Care 2020’ commitments.

Mark’s background includes work with CSUs, CCGs, Local Government, including work on outcomes, commissioning information frameworks and IT Business Intelligence.

Charlotte Buckley

Charlotte Buckley

Deputy Director, Local Insight & Resilience, Department of Health

Currently Charlotte heads up the Local Insight and Resilience Branch within the Department of Health, with responsibilities for the Department’s relationship with Local Government and the Department’s work on Adult Social Care Outcomes, Information and Technology – all highly relevant to our scope.

She brings experience across a number of central government departments including the Department of Health, the Cabinet Office (in Efficiency and Reform) and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. Before joining the Civil Service, Charlotte worked as a management consultant and social researcher.

Recently she has also worked on the 2012 Care and Support White Paper, as the lead on social care markets and provider failure, and on the Dilnot Commission.

Lee Omar

Lee Omar

CEO, Red Ninja Studios

Lee Omar is CEO of Red Ninja Studios – a design led technology company in the field of Digital Health, that co-creates technology using their expertise in Big Data, the Internet of Things, Smart Cities and app development.

He works with the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government on the Foresight Future Cities programme that advises government on technological change up to 2065. He is also a lecturer at the University of Oxford on Internet of Things, Big Data and mobile technology, and advises CEO of NHS England, Simon Stevens on leveraging Big Data and Internet of Things to improve health.

Lee developed technology, including sensors that enable people to their homes longer as well as aiding rehabilitation and non-intrusive monitoring of patients to reduce falls and safeguard. He also integrated electronic health records of patients with next generation apps and recently developed a methodology to detect urinary tract infections using webcam technologies.

Lee worked with over 300 older people to co-create a bespoke, easy to use, mobile operating system for android tablets that empower users who have never used the internet to get online and do online shopping and connect with community events in the neighbourhood and city. He also co- created a mobile app with young people with mental health challenges and an NHS Trust over a 2 year period, that is now prescribed by General Practitioners and mental health professionals and has been downloaded in over 100 countries.

Before working in design and technology, he worked in the human rights sector for 11 years with NGO, Refugee Action, in a community development capacity.

Doug Sheperdigian

Doug Sheperdigian

Director, Atlantic Customer Solutions

Doug has over 25 years’ experience in innovation, management consulting, major programme management and business development working with Booz, Allen, AT&T and latterly Ernst & Young. In recent years he has led the identification and implementation of innovative practices within UK local government clients – delivering efficiency yet maintaining or increasing effectiveness in areas such as Community Services, Social Care and Health.

He has designed and delivered over 100 innovation events, working for a range of clients including Shell GameChanger, and brings many innovation techniques into the highly interactive workshops he delivers around the world and at the Møller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge University.

Simon Gifford

Simon Gifford

Associate, Atlantic Customer Solutions

Simon Gifford has spent more than 25 years as a strategy consultant including working at firms such as Braxton Associates and Deloitte where he was a global partner. Although steeped in private sector engagements, in the last 8 years as an Associate of Atlantic Customer Solutions, he has gained significant experience with Local Authorities across a broad range of areas including playing a key role in the co-design of a new outcome based commissioning approach to service delivery. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at IE Business School (ranked #3 in Europe by Financial Times) where he lectures on strategy and strategic decision making.

Hannah Miller

Hannah Miller

OBE, Social Care Expert & Associate, Atlantic Customer Solutions

Hannah has recently retired as Executive Director of Adult Services, Health and Housing and Deputy Chief Executive at Croydon Council.

She has extensive knowledge of delivering services in a local context and of supporting others to drive improvement. She is passionate about the integration of health and social care commissioning/service delivery as the vehicle for improving the customer experience. Hannah was awarded anOBE in the 2009 Honours list for services to the welfare of children.

David Brewer

David Brewer

Personal Data and Trust Centre of Excellence Lead, Digital Catapult

David is an independent Senior Consultant in the Personal Data and Identity sector with over 25 years of commercial and technical experience.  Specialising in technology-driven transformation he has led Consulting Practices delivering SAP, Oracle Apps, Siebel and Microsoft based solutions. As a Strategist he takes business issues and opportunities and creates business roadmaps that when delivered maximise benefit.  For example, as CIO of the Innovation arm of the Royal Mail he not only implemented the IT platforms underpinning the business offerings but also was instrumental in the definition of these offerings.

David has built upon his technical and commercial knowledge by, in the last 5-6 years, concentrating on the underlying issues and solutions relating to the use of Digital and Mobile services. At Royal Mail, he was instrumental in the planning of a UK wide Digital Letter Box, which was wholly based upon Identity Authentication and securely holding personal and transactional data. He has predominantly worked in the UK and delivered transformational projects in the MNO, Financial Services and Public Sector.

Recently he assisted Mydex CIC to become one of the UK Government’s ‘Verify’ Identity Service Provider and personally led the IDPs in a number of OIX co-ordinated Identity projects including the xMNO attribute verification Alpha.Project. As a thought leader in this sector David has been given the responsibility of leading the launch of the ‘Personal Data and Trust Innovation Lab’ for the Digital Catapult.

Chris Hutchins

Chris Hutchins

Open Data Lead, Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)

Currently, Chris leads the HSCIC’s open data agenda. The HSCIC is the national provider of information, data and IT systems for health and social care. As well as collecting, analysing and publishing an array of statistical publications and datasets, the HSCIC defines information standards for interoperable healthcare. The HSCIC is committed to leading the way on the publication of open data, and Chris is working to put in place a consistent approach to achieve this.

Chris has a background in health data having worked in information management roles in NHS Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities, and has previously worked on local transparency projects in the South West.


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