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Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 4/4 - Canon Medical Research Europe

Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 4/4 - Canon Medical Research Europe

July 7, 2020

The Cancer Innovation Challenge is a £1M project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to encourage Innovation Centres in Scotland to work in partnership to help Scotland become a world leading carer for people with cancer through open innovation funding calls for data science solutions.

We have decided to run a series of episodes on the Cancer Innovation Challenge focusing on what it is, who's involved and the results from it. 

This episodes guests, and final guests of this series, are members of the the Canon Medical Research Europe team. 

Canon Medical Research Europe is a leading medical software research and development centre of excellence, generating breakthrough technologies and valuable intellectual property for Canon Medical Systems. Based in the diverse city of Edinburgh we employ over 100 people working as Software Engineers, Scientists, Clinical Specialists, Testers and Business Support and are part of a global corporation headquartered in Japan. We develop next generation medical imaging software to integrate with Canon Medical scanners and other diagnostic healthcare solutions which are installed in hospitals and healthcare centres across the globe.

Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 3/4 - PX Healthcare

Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 3/4 - PX Healthcare

May 22, 2020

The Cancer Innovation Challenge is a £1M project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to encourage Innovation Centres in Scotland to work in partnership to help Scotland become a world leading carer for people with cancer through open innovation funding calls for data science solutions.

We have decided to run a series of episodes on the Cancer Innovation Challenge focusing on what it is, who's involved and the results from it. 

This episodes guest is Anne Bruinvels, Founder of PX Healthcare. PX Healthcare were one of 3 companies involved in the Cancer Innovation Challenge. The other two will be featured in the following two episodes. 

Their mission is to revolutionize the use of the patient's voice to improve both patient experience and clinical outcomes in cancer. Px has developed a digital health platform that combines Patient-Experience with Advanced Data-Analytics to improve clinical outcomes in oncology.

 
Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 2/4 - My Clinical Outcomes

Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 2/4 - My Clinical Outcomes

May 4, 2020

The Cancer Innovation Challenge is a £1M project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to encourage Innovation Centres in Scotland to work in partnership to help Scotland become a world leading carer for people with cancer through open innovation funding calls for data science solutions.

We have decided to run a series of episodes on the Cancer Innovation Challenge focusing on what it is, who's involved and the results from it. 

This episodes guest is Tim Williams CEO of My Clinical Outcomes. My Clinical Outcomes were one of 3 companies involved in the Cancer Innovation Challenge. The other two will be featured in the following two episodes. 

My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) is a web-based platform that automates the collection and analysis of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). Data is collected regularly and remotely throughout diagnosis, treatment and long-term follow-up for any clinical condition. Watch our video to see an overview of what we do.

MCO was founded in 2011 and has collected data at over 70 hospitals, with over 1,000 clinicians and 45,000 patients using the system. The MCO team use this extensive experience to continually develop the platform and inform effective implementation. MCO integrates with existing workflows and is highly interoperable with other technical systems. It can be configured and implemented quickly so that outcomes data can be used to support clinical improvements within weeks.

Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 1/4 - An Introduction

Cancer Innovation Challenge - Episode 1/4 - An Introduction

April 15, 2020

The Cancer Innovation Challenge is a £1M project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to encourage Innovation Centres in Scotland to work in partnership to help Scotland become a world leading carer for people with cancer through open innovation funding calls for data science solutions.

We have decided to run a series of episodes on the Cancer Innovation Challenge focusing on what it is, who's involved and the results from it. 

First up we have Programme Manager, Steph Wright. Steph takes us through what the Cancer Innovation Challenge is and sets the scene for the remaining episodes in this series. 

Royal Bank of Scotland - Skills and Data Science

Royal Bank of Scotland - Skills and Data Science

March 25, 2020

We caught up with some of the team involved in the skills and data science side of Royal Bank of Scotland in our latest episode.

RBS is at the forefront of the banking world and have jumped at the opportunity presented by data science. We learn from their experiences in what it takes to pull together a great data team and how they maintain their staff through constant upskilling. 

Codeclan

Codeclan

February 12, 2020

Through their range of digital training courses Codeclan are helping to transform the careers of 100s of professionals across Scotland and delivering a steady pipeline of talent to their growing network of employer partners. The rapidly evolving digital industry impacts almost every sector in Scotland. Codeclan take care to understand the skills that are sought by employers across the country and the technologies that are changing businesses every day. There’s a skills shortage now and Codeclan aren't wasting any time. They’re transforming careers in days, weeks and months – not years – through immersive courses and shorter upskilling courses. Immersive courses and employer partner programme provide job opportunities for around 400 graduates every year. They’re creating real impact and delivering immediate value to Scotland’s growing digital economy. 

In this episode we speak to some of the team at Codeclan and learn how it all works, right from the beginnings of curating a course to where students can expect to end up working with their vast relationships with employers across Scotland. If you're interested in upskilling, or a change in career be sure to tune in. 

For more details - https://codeclan.com/

Euan Gardner, Senior Information Development Manager Strategic Development Team, NHS NSS

Euan Gardner, Senior Information Development Manager Strategic Development Team, NHS NSS

January 27, 2020

Euan initially studied Psychology where he applied deep learning to EEG data for controlling a text to speech system, having taught himself Machine Learning and Python programming.

He now works full time in a data science team in the NHS NSS specialising in machine learning and data driven solutions. His current focus is on delivering and improving the Synthetic Data System (SDS) python library for large scale synthetic medical data. He also analyses food poverty data for effective interventions.

In his spare time I research Artificial Intelligence based optimisation responses to Influenza outbreaks to try and get a PhD. He also plays guitar and pets as many dogs as he can.

If you're interested in synthetic data and what this could mean for you and your business this one's for one. A little bit more technical than our usual podcasts, however still explanations of new terminology are throughout. 

Data For Children Collaborative with UNICEF

Data For Children Collaborative with UNICEF

December 2, 2019
 
The Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF is a joint partnership between UNICEF, The Scottish Government and the University of Edinburgh’s Data Driven Innovation Programme which seeks to improve outcomes for children locally, nationally and globally. It draws on the strengths of all partners to bring insight and solve problems using data and data science techniques.
Hear from delivery director, Alex Hutchison and head of business development at The Data Lab, Jude McCorry on how this came about, what's it's current status is and what the plans are going forward. 
Prof Mahmood Adil, Medical Director: Information Services Division (Scotland) & Health Protection Scotland, NHS NSS

Prof Mahmood Adil, Medical Director: Information Services Division (Scotland) & Health Protection Scotland, NHS NSS

August 5, 2019

Prof Mahmood Adil has 25 years of medical, public health and executive management experience in the NHS and USA. His current remit is to oversee the health intelligence and health protection functions of Scotland. He provides professional leadership in utilising the most comprehensive national health data, digital and informatics capability to improve broad ranging clinical outcomes and delivering effective patient and population health services. He is Honorary Professor of Health Intelligence & Service Effectiveness (University of Glasgow), Visiting Professor of International Health (University of Strathclyde), Clinical Data & Intelligence Lead (Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh) and National Clinical Informatics Lead (Digital Health & Care Institute, Scotland). He is an alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School, Institute of Healthcare Improvement (USA), Yale School of Public Health and European Hospital & Healthcare Federation. He has postgraduate qualifications in medicine, paediatrics, public health, economics, management and health informatics fields. He has a demonstrable track record of comprehensively measuring, regulating and improving healthcare quality and been adviser to a number of countries and organisations globally. 

Oliver Smith, Strategy Director, Health Moonshot, Telefónica Innovation Alpha

Oliver Smith, Strategy Director, Health Moonshot, Telefónica Innovation Alpha

July 1, 2019

Ollie is responsible for overall strategy within Telefonica Alpha’s Health Moonshot, alongside establishing and maintaining strong partnerships, and business model development. He has extensive experience in strategy and innovation across a range of sectors. Before joining Alpha he was Director of Strategy and Innovation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, responsible for investing £100m over five years in innovations across acute, primary, and integrated care, and biomedical research and digital health. He was a Senior Civil Servant in the UK Department of Health; responsible for UK Tobacco Control Policy, and wrote the government’s first comprehensive childhood obesity strategy. Oliver was also a Policy Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit under Tony Blair. He has a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University.