HealthTech innovations for your employees

19 August 2020

4:00 – 5:15pm London

Virtual roundtable

Meeting Overview

What are the latest HealthTech solutions? Post covid, how can businesses ensure their people are healthy, happy and more productive? We will hear from CEOs and leading experts regarding the most innovative employee wellbeing tech and other digital health tools available for corporates.

Lorena Puica

CEO & Founder @ iamYiam


Born in Romania to father quantum physicist and mother entrepreneur, Lorena has achieved 5 degrees in mathematics, economics and finance, published a book on Microfinance as a tool for empowering individuals towards Sustainable Growth, created a decade-long career in strategy and investment management with global institutions working with portfolios of over £200billion while also being a extreme athlete with 2 world record events. Following 7 years of personal health challenges Lorena founded as a Preventive Precision Health platform poised to leverage research, ML technology and creativity to empower 1bn people to take charge of their health everyday and lifelong.

2019 – TOP 30 WOMEN IN AI – Advanced Health & PHARMA

iamYiam Group

Founded in 2016, iamYiam is an award-winning lifelong & personalised preventive health partner. On the backdrop of a $8 trillion global health care cost, of which $6.1 trillion is purely linked to preventable lifestyle diseases, the company aims to make lifestyle diseases like stress, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, back-pain, hypertension and depression – optional. Combining big health data, artificial intelligence, genetics and academic research (covering >2.5 million clinical trial subjects), iamYiam delivers the world’s first personalised performance-focused health plan that is to be executed through the platform’s curated products & services.

With a team of scientists, mathematicians, engineers and clinicians, iamYiam and the iamYiam Foundation are focused on Science-backed preventive health and customised care that fast tracks one’s progress towards optimal health and quality of life – from childhood to retirement. The company’s mission is to enhance the health & quality of life of 1 billion people by 2025.

iamYiam has already been acknowledged as a leader in health & technology and awarded the Seal of Excellence for Research and Innovation by the European Commission. iamYiam has also been selected by the UK Department for International Trade as one of the 4 health tech innovators to represent UK healthcare innovation globally, named one of the leading trends by Forbes in 2017, ranked by Techworld in the top 10 UK health tech startups to watch, been invited to be a member of the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health, been selected as a member of the Prince’s Trust Business in the Community, rated 5 stars provider by JLT and appeared in many publications such as the FT, The Times, Forbes, etc. iamYiam is also a strategic partner of global biotech giant Illumina.

Professor Shafi Ahmed

World’s First VR Surgeon, Co-founder @ Medical Realities



Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi award winning cancer surgeon working at The Royal London Hospital. He is a member of the NHS assembly advising the government on the NHS Long Term Plan and was awarded the Future NHS Award by members of Parliament in 2018. He won the Silver Scalpel as best national trainer in surgery in 2015 and has been given the accolade of the worlds most watched surgeon as has streamed live operations using Google Glass, Virtual Reality, social media and on national television on Operation Live which was shortlisted for a BAFTA award in 2019.

He has been recently appointed as an advisor to the Abu Dhabi government for digital transformation of health and innovation.

He is faculty at Imperial College, Barts Medical School, Queen Mary University, Bradford University, Harvard Medical School and Singularity University where he teaches on innovation and digital transformation. He has set up surgical education programmes in over 20 countries including conflict zones.

He cofounded Medical Realities a VR education company and sits on the board and advises major medtech and pharma companies.

He chairs the Webit Health summit in Spain and co founded the GIANT health summit in London. He is one of the top 20 global influencers in digital health and innovation and is a HIMSS Future50 clinical leader 2019.

Nick Taylor

CEO @ Unmind


Dr Nick Taylor is the Co-Founder & CEO of Unmind, a workplace mental health platform that provides clinically-backed tools and training to create healthier, happier, more human. From a young age Nick had a fascination with the human mind. Nick chose to pursue this interest gaining a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and embarking on a career with the NHS. Through these experiences he became passionate about the importance of prevention in mental health. In 2016 Nick left the NHS to start the award winning mental health company Unmind.

Unmind is built on the belief that everyone has the right to a healthy mind.

The workplace mental health platform empowers employees to proactively measure, understand and improve their mental wellbeing whilst enabling organisations to gain a more informed view of the wellbeing of their people, helping to drive wider cultural change.

Underpinned by clinical psychology, Unmind takes a whole-person approach to support employees’ mental wellbeing by offering a range of self-guided programmes, in-the-moment exercises, and informative assessments that are available anytime, anywhere. The platform covers a range of topics from Sleep, Calmness and Connection through to Fulfilment, Health and Happiness.

From established brands to high-growth technology businesses, they’re working with the world’s most progressive organisations inc. TSB, Centrica, The John Lewis Partnership, British Airways, ASOS, Bulb, and Just Eat. They also recently became an official partner of the NHS, after making their platform available to 1.5 million NHS workers in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

Unmind’s vision is to create a world where mental health is universally understood, nurtured and celebrated.

Jenny Knott

NED @ Simplyhealth


Jenny Knott is both a board level investment banker with over 30 years experience, as well as a leading innovator in financial technologies.

As an investment banker, she has been CEO, PLC Finance Director and COO, widely respected for leading the modernisation and transformation of her organizations and for her knowledge of the technical finance, emerging technology and regulatory environments. Jenny has very extensive international experience: she has overseen major M&A transactions, led negotiations, and built strong relationships with, major institutions throughout the world, including China, North America, Europe and Africa.

Jenny has been a public advocate for the radical technological modernisation of the Financial Services Industry. Her strategy and application in the Fintech sector has been praised as “the Game changer of 2017” by Global Derivatives. She acquired and nurtured a number of award winning technology companies commissioned the development of a revolutionary transaction platform and championed the value of Blockchain in extensive media appearances in the UK ad USA.

Jenny Knott is a winner of the “Woman of the City, Financial Services” Award. She believes that inclusivity and cognitive, demographic and experiential diversity are a ‘must’ for a successful business and acts as mentor and advisor to a number of CEO’s. Jenny is Finance trustee for Ovarian Cancer Action.

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