5 Hottest Speakers at Digital Health Rewired 2021

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As we edge closer to Digital Health's Rewired virtual conference this March, we thought it would be useful to compile a list of speakers that we're excited to hear from. By doing this before conferences, we are able to plan our itinerary to the letter, making sure we're engaging with content that will help us grow as individuals as well as as a company. On top of that, we hope that it will help other attendees to make the most of their precious time too.


With over 1000 delegates, we're sorry to miss the opportunity to network with an incredible selection of field leaders face to face. However, the networking rooms, interactive Q&A sessions and bookable meetings via our booth will allow us to discuss the biggest topics circulating this year's event. Check out our top five speakers, nominated by some of the WiFi SPARK team, listed below.



Andy Callow 
Group Chief Digital Information Officer, Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Nominated by our Marketing Specialist Rebecca Duffinshe noted that ‘Andy is a passionate public servant who sees massive potential to improve patient and staff experiences’. Rebecca is interested in understanding how, in his opinion, innovation and technology can contribute to that improvement. For WiFi SPARK, discussions such as these enable us to identify how our own solutions could be received to better patient outcomes and ultimately improve wellbeing.  


Andy Callow will be spearheading one in a series of leadership workshops happening across the event, his focus will be on ‘Building the CIO profession’ and will be streamed between 17:00-17:30 on Tuesday 16th March.  



James Rawlinson  
Chief Information Officer, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust  

Having worked for the NHS for over 25 years, Rawlinson has for the last five years been Director of Health Informatics at Rotherham Foundation Trust, a shared informatics provider. Also sitting as vice-chair of the Northern, Yorkshire and Humberside NHS Directors of Informatics Forum, he is passionate about encouraging networks and creating the leaders of tomorrow. Informatics is the lifeblood of technological advancement,; our Northern Healthcare Sales Manager Martyn Gibson, is fascinated to engage in Rawlinson’s leadership workshop to learn more about the hand-in-hand development of healthtech through the eyes of an informatics leader.   


James Rawlinson will be discussing the topic of ‘Reflections from Board-Level Digital Leaders’ alongside David Walliker, Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) of Oxford University Hospitals and Dr Paul Jones, the CDIO for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust between 12:00-12:30 on Tuesday 16th March. 



Lisa Emery  
Chief Information Officer, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust 

Emery told Digital Health in 2019 that she was attracted to the CIO role because of its opportunity to lead change and influence at a more strategic level. After a rebrand of The Royal Marsden’s IT department, the future of technological advancement is bright with Emery’s dedication to progress through technology.


Prior to joining Royal Marsden, Emery spent a number of years in healthcare IT including on the National Programme for IT in London. Emery started her career as a Biomedical Scientist within the field of Microbiology before moving in IT project management including a stint in Dubai. Nominated by our Healthcare Sales Manager Francesca McPhail, Emery’s grass-roots approach to digital expansion within healthcare enables companies such as WiFi SPARK to gain an insight into the wants and needs of the people we’re working to support. Her welcome address will kick off the week’s activities and raise some key issues that will be discussed across the event, we’re looking forward to hearing what she has to say.  


Lisa Emery will be leading a keynote welcome address at 9am on Monday 15th March. 



Dr Shera Chok  
Co-Founder and Chair of The Shuri Network, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at NHS Digital, National Clinical Adviser, System Transformation at NHS England and NHS Improvement  

Dr Chok is a GP in East London and has held Director and Board level roles in provider and commissioning organisations such as Barts Health, Tower Hamlets GP Federation, Lambeth PCT and Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust. 


Nominated by our Marketing Assistant, Sophie McKenna-Smith, Sophie is fascinated by Dr Chok’s extensive back catalogue of employment including international clinical volunteering and digital transformation within the NHS alongside her M.B.A and M.A. respectively. Sophie recognises Dr Chok as an incredibly insightful voice into the future of global digital healthcare.  


Co-Founder of The Shuri Network, Dr Chok is passionate about diversity, innovation and safety in encouraging other BME women to lead and engage with digital transformationDr Chok’s expertise on all of these matters will enable WiFi SPARK to consider our place in contributing to healthcare redesign and digital transformation and perhaps enable us to gain a wider scope on the diversification that comes with any move forward. 


Dr Chok will be participating in a session on the ‘Next Steps in developing BAME Leaders’ between 15:15-15:45 on Tuesday 16th March.  



Jonathan Cameron 
Head of Digital Health and Care, Scottish Government  

Currently leading the Digital Covid-19 response across the NHS and Care sectors, Cameron has previously held a number of NHS IT and Digital posts that saw him deliver major data, IT and eHealth projects and programmes across the UK. Cameron’s take on innovation and tech drivers and the impact they are having on restricted Covid environments is of interest to WiFi SPARK, as our SPARK® Unite product aims to tackle major patient issues dominating healthcare at the moment including loneliness and isolation. 


Nominated by our Marketing Specialist, Rebecca Duffin, she notes that there is a clear effort being made by the healthcare industry to remain focused on the realities of patient isolation that Covid has exacerbated, it will be interesting to hear how Cameron situates this within his discussion. 


Jonathan Cameron will be leading a case study discussion on ‘Post-Covid – The Future for Scotland’ at 15:25 on Friday 19th March.  



With just a handful of the influential speakers we have identified, it’s clear to see the diverse range of expertise on show at Digital Health Rewired 2021. Company booths are open all week and host a range of materials from case studies to one-to-one meetings. 


If you haven’t yet reserved your space, click here and gain an insight into healthcare’s digital future. Follow the link below to go to our digital booth, our Sales team will be there all week ready to answer questions and help you find a SPARK® solution that fits you. 


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