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The world's largest summit dedicated to AI in medicine partners with the Novartis Foundation and NHSx

Posted by Intelligent Health on Jul 29, 2019 11:09:43 AM
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Brought to you by InspiredMinds, the team behind World Summit AI (where the global AI agenda is set annually), Intelligent Health 2019 will host over 2,000 attendees, bring together 100 of the brightest brains in healthcare and tech to take centre stage, and aims to create a future where AI revolutionises healthcare.


You can have a sneak peek at the first 60 ground-breaking speakers confirmed so far, find out more about this inspiring event on our website and watch the 2018 aftermovie to get a taste of what's coming.

In partnership with NHSx and the Novartis Foundation, the world's first large-scale summit focused specifically on AI in healthcare returns to Basel on the 11-12th September 2019. The event is produced by Inspired Minds, the team behind World Summit AI Amsterdam, where the global AI agenda is set annually.

Intelligent Health will gather 2,000 people and 100 of the brightest brains in healthcare and tech to progress discussion about how AI can be used to prevent and solve some of the world's greatest healthcare problems and improve the health of humans.

Patrice Matchaba, Group Head of Global Health and Corporate Responsibility at Novartis said “At Novartis we want to reimagine the practice of health care around the world. Discovering transformative medicines that improve and extend lives is just one part. Sustainable access to these medicines to more people who need them around the world is now our greatest challenge. We believe that the global access of mobile phones, rapid development of machine learning and AI is the greatest opportunity we have to help us address these global health challenges. That’s why we partnered with Inspired Minds to organize the first AI and Intelligent Health Congress in Basel, Switzerland. And what an inspirational event and success it was. Its only by bringing these very diverse, talented and purpose driven people, that new partnerships and ecosystems will develop partnerships that will bring us closer to the goal of Universal Health Care”. 

Intelligent Health recently announced NHSx as a new strategic partnership to push the AI for good agenda. NHSx is leading the largest digital health and social care transformation programme in the world. With investment of more than £1 billion pounds a year nationally and a significant additional spend locally, NHSx has been created to give staff and citizens the technology they need. It brings teams from the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement together into one unit to drive digital transformation and lead policy, implementation and change.

NHSx leaders will come to Basel and share with us their plans for delivering the Health Secretary’s Tech Vision and building on the NHS Long Term Plan including :

• Reducing the burden on clinicians and staff, so they can focus on patients;
• Giving people the tools to access information and services directly;
• Ensuring clinical information can be safely accessed, wherever it is needed;
• Improving patient safety across the NHS; and
• Improving NHS productivity with digital technology.

This partnership will strive to create a future where AI revolutionizes health and provides the health AI ecosystem with the chance to be part of the discussion that aims to solve some of the world’s greatest healthcare problem. Intelligent Health 2019 continues to be in line with Inspired Minds funded charity, Ada-AI, a non-profit organisation working to ensure AI is developed and adopted in ways that are inclusive and equitable. Ada-AI’s first project is to build a STEM school in Afghanistan, in conjunction with Sarah Porter and Afghanistan’s first female CEO, Roya Mahboob, for children who would otherwise not access education. The Ada-AI board is made up of 25 of the most influential people in AI globally (from the World Economic Forum to NASA and New York University), who are working to foster greater participation and representation in AI so that it benefits all of humanity, rather than just the privileged few.

Key names in AI have confirmed their participation at Intelligent Health 2019 including:

• Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Executive Advisor, Google and Executive Advisor and Former President & CEO, Cleveland Clinic
• Dr. Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Healthcare, Microsoft
• Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization
• Vanessa Candeias, Head, Global Health and Healthcare and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
• Kimberly Powell, Vice President Healthcare, NVIDIA
• Bakul Patel, Associate Centre Director for Digital Health, FDA
• Mark O'Herlihy, Managing Director EMEA, IBM Watson Health
• Dr. Ann Aerts, Head, Novartis Foundation

Participants are welcomed from across the AI healthcare ecosystem including pharmaceutical, biotech, medtech, health provision, clinicians, insurance, investment and science.

Intelligent Health is brought to you by Inspired Minds, the organisers of World Summit AI; World Summit AI brings the global AI ecosystem of Enterprise, Big Tech, Startups, Investors and Science, the brightest brains in AI as speakers every October in Amsterdam to tackle head-on the most burning AI issues and set the global AI agenda. (6000 attendees, 200 speakers, 160 country represented, 10 tracks). It is supported by all the major tech companies including Alibaba, Tencent, Facebook, Amazon, Google, NASA, Apple, Uber, Accenture, IBM Watson, Intel, and professors from New York University, Berkeley, Cambridge and many more.

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11th-12th September 2019

Basel Congress Center, Switzerland


Topics: AI, Medicine, MedTech