CMS: Global Digital Health Festival

23 November 2020 - 26 November 2020

Join CMS for their inaugural Global Digital Health Festival - Virtual from 23-26 November.

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Day 1: Is AI still the future of healthcare?
No, it’s the present. But can we keep up with it?

Consideration of projects using AI to improve health outcomes

  • How AI is being used to fight COVID: the Youyang Gu COVID-19 model used machine learning to beat the experts
  • How AI is going to be used to diagnose early-stage dementia

Managing the interaction between Al technologies and policies

  • How regulation is evolving in a rapidly changing world
  • Does the existing IP system need to be modified to provide balanced protection for machine created works and inventions?


  • Youyang Gu, Creator of
  • Ulrike Till, Director, Division of Artificial Intelligence Policy, WIPO
  • Ulrich Juknat, Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH
  • Rafael Jimenez, Head of Research Informatics and leads the EDoN Initiative at Alzheimer's Research UK
  • CMS sector specialists

Day 2: Convergence & collaboration
New opportunities for investment and collaboration in healthcare, life science, and technology and how this leads to successful health outcomes.


  • Patrick Lowther, Head of Strategic Projects, Assura plc
  • Tom Morgan, Executive Director and Head of Healthcare, CBRE
  • Jessica McCreadie, Investment Director, L&G Retail Retirement, Legal & General
  • Roland Jakab, Head of Strategy Central Europe, Ericsson and Chairman of the Hungarian AI Coalition
  • Samantha Roberts, Managing Director, Health & Care, Legal & General
  • CMS sector specialists

Day 3: Data, data, data!
Towards a framework for “data regulation” beyond GDPR

  • Balancing consumer and industry interests in the future EU data strategy
  • Data as fuel for AI
  • Impact of compulsory licensing
  • “Data regulation” & competition law


  • Jeremy Rollison, Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Gail Kent, European Commission, DG Connect
  • CMS sector specialists

Day 4: Breakthrough digital technology showcase
Challenges and opportunities for start-ups to succeed in the digital health space

  • Showcase of breakthrough digital technologies and critical review by seasoned investors
  • The journey from start-up to success
  • Evolving from a “traditional” company to a “tech” one
  • Practical insights into how to succeed in the digital space


  • Stephen Bourke, Co-Founder, Echo
  • John Kaminski, EMEA Director, Hillrom
  • Malin Johansson, Vice President Europe, Health Beacon
  • Rinesh Amin, Founder & Director, DrDoctor
  • Inga Deakin, Principal, Draper Esprit
  • CMS sector specialists

Showcasing technologies from digital health start-ups including:

  • Neurolytic Healthcare
  • Pharmaoffer
  • midge medical