Strand Charing Cross London United Kingdom
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Healthcare, Medtech & Pharma Group – Healthcare innovation in the UK: going beyond digital 

Wednesday 18 October 

Healthcare economies are facing an unprecedented challenge to meet the demands of the communities they serve and innovation clearly has a pivotal role to play. In healthcare, innovation seems to have become synonymous with technology, with venture funding for health-tech exceeding $5bn globally in 2016. But in a landscape dominated by digital advances, what role does social innovation play in creating better health? In a context such as the UK, with a nationalised health service, what are the specific opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs? And what does research tell us about the elements needed for successful innovation in a sector where care, compassion and human connection lie at its heart? We shall explore these themes and more with our expert panel:

Felicity Reed is a practising psychotherapist and leads the work of Pause in Southwark. Pause is a charity that works with women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care. Through an intense programme of support, it aims to break this cycle and give women the opportunity to reflect, tackle destructive patterns of behaviour, and to develop new skills and responses that can help them create a more positive future. Pause has already demonstrated significant cost savings and has grown from its base in Hackney, to over 40 sites across the UK.

Graham Rich (MBA 92D) is currently a senior adviser at BCG, having been a director of Health Services with them. He also serves on the boards of various companies – chair at Datapharm, NED at the Cambian Group and Allocate Software, and an advisor at Oviva, a small Swiss digital nutrition, as well as having been an entrepreneur himself.

Michael West is Head of Thought Leadership at the King’s Fund and Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School. He was formerly Executive Dean of Aston Business School. His work on culture and compassionate leadership, health care team effectiveness and innovation have had a significant influence on health care policy in the UK and internationally. He has produced 20 books and some 200 research papers in academic books and journals, primarily focused on health services.

Rachna Chowla (MBA 09D) is a doctor and a partner at a large group practice in Rotherhithe and an Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD’s Healthcare Management Initiative. She has previously worked in strategy and marketing for AstraZeneca in Milan, and for Outcomes Based Healthcare, a health-tech start-up in London.

VENUE Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Strand, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5HX
Nearest tube: Charing Cross
TIME 18:30 for 19:00
COST Members £25 Members’ guests (non INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapés

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