Healthcare Unblocked 2019

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November 8, 2019 9:00am - 5:30pm / 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB


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Europe’s must-attend conference for all those interested in understanding and implementing blockchain in healthcare. Now in its 3rd year and better than ever!


Welcome and Registration

9.00 - 9.30am

Please join us for coffee, networking and pick up your badge

The Blockchain Healthcare Marketplace - what does the data tell us?

9.30 - 10.00am

Toby Lewis, CEO, Novum Insights

Do no harm - The ethics of sharing medical data

10.00 - 10.45am

Join our panel of experts to discuss the ethics and challenges of sharing medical data and breaking down the data silos that still exist in health systems. Speakers include:

Eleonora Harwich, Director of Research and Head of Digital and Tech Innovation, Reform (Moderator)

Heather Flannery, Global Lead, ConsenSys Health

Dr Samantha Nazareth, CMO, metaMe Inc

Dr Navin Ramachandran, Healthcare Specialist in Distributed Ledgers and IoT and Board Member, IOTA Foundation

Coffee break

10.45 - 11.00am

Caffeine injection and chatting time

Cybersecurity and Healthcare Data Privacy

11.00 - 11.30am

Speaker: Ankur Banerjee, Lead Blockchain & Digital Identity Solution Architect, Accenture UK

How to transform healthcare with eHealth

11.30am - 11.50pm

Gilbert Verdian, CEO, Quant Network will outline how blockchain can help transform healthcare using real-world use cases and scenarios including examples from Australia, Armenia and elsewhere.

Panel: Medical information and Patient Empowerment

11.50 - 12.30pm

Join our panel to discuss how blockchain applications in healthcare are improving management of healthcare information and empowering patients. Speakers include:

Dr Stewart Southey, Catena Consulting (Moderator)

Dr Stan Shepherd, CEO, Instant Access Medical

Natalie Furness, Co-Founder, Women in Technology Revolution

Dr Jane Thomason, CEO, Fintech Worldwide

Gilbert Verdian, CEO, Quant Network


12.30 - 1.30pm

Buffet lunch and open networking session.

Fireside chat: The NHS and blockchain - what state are we in?

1.30 - 2.00pm

Helen Disney in conversation with Dr Henry Goodier, Co-Founder of

Genomics, blockchain and precision medicine

2.00 - 2.45pm

Join our expert panel to discuss what happens when you combine genomics data with blockchain and other frontier technologies to create a new era of precision medicine.

Speakers including:

Tina Woods, CEO, Collider Health (Moderator)

Dr Natalie Pankova, COO, Metadavice

Alexander Seyf, CEO, Autolomous


Tea Break

2.45 - 3.15pm

Time for a quick cuppa before we carry on with our showcase

Innovation showcase

3.15 - 4.30pm

Showcasing the digital health start ups and scale ups delivering the innovations of the future, moderated by Dr Jane Thomason, CEO, Fintech Worldwide and with a prize worth £1000 sponsored by Moneybrain BiPs.


Annie Theriault, Chief Investment Officer, Grand Challenges Canada

Dr Alex Cahana, Genesis Block

Jenny Creed Geraghty, Clinical Genetic Scientist, &

Natalie Furness, Co-Founder, Women in Technology Revolution

Isabel Thompson, Strategy & Investment, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

Pitches from start ups and scale ups:

Alexander Seyf, CEO, Autolomous

Dr Suhail Chugtai, Chairman, Medical City Online UK

Ahmed Ashour, COO, Pharmeum

Deepti Atrish, Founder and CEO, Poonyah Care


Future Vision: Healthcare in a decentralised world

4.30 - 5.00pm

Dr Alex Cahana paints a picture of how healthcare will look in a blockchain-based world – whether you’re a patient, professional, scientist, service provider or investor.

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      Alex Cahana

      Alex Cahana is Head of Healthcare and Blockchain Consulting at Genesis Block. With over 25 years of experience in clinical medicine, Dr. Cahana consults multiple national and international private and public companies, start-ups and healthcare organizations on blockchain technology, digiceutical integration and healthcare redesign.

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      Heather Flannery

      Heather Flannery is Global Lead at ConsenSys Health and the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Blockchain in Healthcare Global, a 501(c)6 trade association organized under the IEEE ISTO. She also serves as the FY19 Co-Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force.

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      Dr Samantha Nazareth

      Dr. Samantha Nazareth MD, FACG is Chief Medical Officer of metaMe. She is a double board-certified physician specialised in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology and practices in New York City.

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      Ankur Banerjee

      Ankur Banerjee is the Lead Blockchain & Digital Identity Solution Architect for Accenture UK.

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      Dr Natalie Pankova

      Dr Natalie Pankova is the Chief Operating Officer at Metadvice, a company building AI-based clinical decision support solutions to enable doctors to combine the avalanche of newly available medical information into their clinical practice, while enabling patients to retain access rights to data using distributed ledger technology (DLT). She is also a Digital Health Expert Advisor at the World Health Organisation.

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      Dr Stan Shepherd

      Dr Stan Shepherd is a Doctor and visionary leader in healthcare IT. He is CEO of Instant Access Medical, which has developed a Personal Care Record for PCs and mobile apps, with embedded evidence-based personal care pathways and interactive alerts.

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      Annie Theriault

      Annie Theriault is the Chief Investment Officer of Grand Challenges Canada and the Managing Director of the EWEC Innovation Marketplace, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, NORAD, and USAID.

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      Helen Disney

      Helen Disney is the CEO and Founder of Unblocked and Co-Founder of GovChain Research.

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      Dr Stewart Southey

      Dr Stewart Southey is an NHS Consultant Anaesthetist and Founder of Catena Consulting, a firm which guides C-level executives about blockchain and other emerging technologies, helping them appraise and implement solutions if desired or strategically advantageous to do so.

      He writes regularly for Forbes on Blockchain in Healthcare and also holds an MSc in Digital Currencies, making him one of a handful doctors in the world with such a qualification.

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      Alexander Seyf

      Alexander Seyf is a seasoned entrepreneur and CEO of Autolomous which is building pragmatic solutions for autologous medicines.

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      Dr Jane Thomason

      Dr Thomason is a thought leader in the applications of blockchain technology to solve social problems.  She is CEO of Fintech Worldwide and co-author of Blockchain Technology for Global Social Change. She is a regular hackathon judge and mentor including London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week, ConsensSys and EOS Global Hackathons.

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      Henry Goodier

      Henry Goodier is a co-founder of Truu, which is creating a digital credentialing passport and single sign-on system to overcome some of the most frustrating and repetitive administrative tasks that doctors face.

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      Isabel Thompson

      Isabel Thompson is in charge of strategy and investment at Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Holtzbrinck is a strategic investor in tech and media assets. It is the owner or part owner ofSpringer Nature, Macmillan, Die Zeit, Digital Science, and Founders Factory, amongst many others.

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      Tina Woods

      Tina Woods is CEO and Founder of Collider Health, a health innovation catalyst working with both private and public sectors to accelerate innovation and transform health with sustainable impact at scale.  Tina is also CEO of Longevity International, that runs the APPG for Longevity currently developing a National Strategy to deliver 5 extra years of healthy life expectancy to all British citizens by 2035 while closing the social gap.

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      Eleonora Harwich

      Eleonora Harwich is Director of Research and Head of Digital and Tech Innovation at Reform think tank. Her work focuses on how tech innovations can help public services deliver better outcomes for people. She has particular interest in the public-sector applications of artificial intelligence (AI).

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      Ahmed Ashour

      Ahmed is COO of Pharmeum and a U.K. registered pharmacist who is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester. He is passionate about improvement of healthcare systems via use of technological advancements in everyday use of healthcare professionals.

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      Gilbert Verdian

      Gilbert Verdian is the CEO and Founder of blockchain technology company Quant Network.Gilbert is building the Internet of Trust by converging blockchain, AI and cybersecurity.

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      Toby Lewis

      Toby Lewis is CEO and Founder of market monitoring company, Novum Insights. He is a serial entrepreneur, prolific writer and analyst, straddling the worlds of technology startups, venture capital and data science. Novum produced the definitive special report on blockchain startups in Sept. 2017.

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      Natalie Furness

      Natalie Furness is the Managing Director of Zybexi Consultancy, working with businesses to embed a multidisciplinary culture into product innovation.

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      Dr Navin Ramachandran

      Dr. Navin Ramachandran  is a practising radiology consultant at University College London Hospital and a member of the IOTA Foundation.

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      Deepti Atrish

      Deepti Atrish is Founder and CEO of Poonyah Care, which is using the latest technology to facilitate Seniors to live independently in their own homes with little intervention. Poonyah Care provide hi-tech remote health care systems and devices, creating an ecosystem to ensure that Seniors’ loved ones can contribute to their health and wellness from any part of the globe.

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      Jenny Creed Geraghty

      Jenny Creed Geraghty is a clinical genetic scientist. She believes that blockchain has sparked a revolution in the evolution of digital healthcare and that Blockchain for genomics gives us all the keys to own & control our genomic data.

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