Professor Fiona Murray CBE
Associate Dean for Innovation;
William Porter (1967) Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan
Prof. Fiona Murray is the William Porter (1967) Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, and the faculty director at both the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the Legatum Center. She is also the associate dean for Innovation, co-director of the Innovation Initiative, and has most recently been appointed a member of the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology (CST). Fiona is an international expert on the transformation of investments in scientific and technical innovation into innovation-based entrepreneurship that drives jobs, wealth creation, and regional prosperity. She has a special interest in how policies, programs, and relationships between academia and industry can be designed to accelerate the productive role of universities in their local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Sir Robert Lechler
Professor of Immunology; Senior Vice President & Provost (Health), King’s College London
Executive Director, King’s Health Partners
Professor Sir Robert Lechler is Senior Vice President & Provost (Health) at King’s College London and Executive Director of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.
Sir Robert’s distinguished career in academic medicine began as a Medical Research Council Training Fellow in the Department of Immunology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London. He then became Senior Renal Registrar the Professorial Medical Unit of Hammersmith Hospital.
Following a Wellcome Trust Travelling Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA, Sir Robert joined the Royal Postgraduate Medical School as Senior Lecturer in Immunology and Honorary Consultant in Medicine, progressing to Reader and then Professor of Molecular Immunology. Sir Robert joined Imperial College London in 1994 as Professor and Director of Immunology in the Division of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. By 2003, he had become Head of the Division as well as having been appointed Chief of Immunology Services at Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust.
Sir Robert joined King’s College London in 2004 as Dean of the School of Medicine. In the following year he succeeded Professor Sir Graeme Catto as Vice Principal (Health), a role that has developed into his current designation as Senior Vice President & Provost (Health). In this role, Sir Robert oversees King’s four Health Faculties: Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences; Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine; and Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care. Sir Robert was also Deputy Chair of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust from 2004 to 2009, after which time he was appointed Executive Director of King’s Health Partners upon its formation in June 2009.
Sir Robert’s research interests are in the area of transplantation tolerance: the central aim of his research is to persuade the immune system to 'tolerate' the foreign organ while retaining full capability to fight off infections and cancer.
In 2012, Sir Robert received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to academic medicine, and in 2015, he was appointed President of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Lord Nigel Crisp
Next Global Challenges in Health
Lord Nigel Crisp is a prominent public health leader and advocate, who was the Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) and the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health of the United Kingdom in 2000-2006. A Cambridge philosophy graduate, Lord Crisp worked in community development before joining the NHS in 1986 to work in mental health and acute care. In 1993-1997, he served as the Chief Executive of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust.
Since 2006, Lord Crisp has been a vocal and tireless advocate on global health and international development issues, publishing a number of articles and documents on health systems and global health priorities.
In January 2010, Lord Crisp has published a book on what rich and poor countries can learn from each other in today's inter-connected world, entitled "Turning the World Upside Down: the search for global health in the 21st Century". It argues for co-development and mutual learning rather than more top-down ideas of international development and knowledge transfer.
Lord Crisp is Co-Chair of Nursing Now - the campaign to improve health globally by raising the profile and status of nurses which now has 225 groups worldwide in 82 countries and has secured the designation of 2020 as the Year of the Nurses and the Midwife. More at https://www.nursingnow.org/
Founder and CEO, Clinicas del Azucar
2009-10 MIT Legatum Fellow
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Mexico, with 70,000 deaths attributable to the disease each year. Clínicas del Azúcar (Sugar Clinics) seeks to turn these alarming statistics around, offering specialized, affordable diabetes care to low to middle income patients who otherwise would go under- or untreated. Patients choose from three annual subscription packages offering different levels of treatment. Each has a fixed fee and can be paid in six monthly installments. The clinics fill the gap between low-quality public healthcare and private specialists.
Clínicas del Azúcar is able to offer efficient and affordable care through its proprietary software platform, Balance, and subscription pricing mechanism. The software platform optimizes costs and customizes treatment while package prices are determined through a proprietary algorithm that calculates the type of care best-suited for different profiles. Additionally, charging a fixed fee enables Clínicas del Azúcar to deploy resources efficiently, achieve economies of scale, and cater to patients across a wide income spectrum.
Centralizing treatment in a single location and visit reduces appointment times up to 80%. With its one-stop shop model, Clínicas has reduced patients’ annual costs by 75%, lowered their diabetes complication rates by 60%, and increased adherence to treatment by 1300%.
Professor Prashant Jha
Head, Affordable Medical Technologies
School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences
Professor of Health Innovations, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London, UK
Dr. Prashant Jha is a physician, engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and medical editor.
He trained in Medicine in India, UK & USA and worked with Apollo Hospitals Group before training as an engineer at IIT Kanpur, India.
This followed a Post-Doctoral training at Stanford and an executive education at Harvard University.
Besides his role as senior editor for the BMJ in South Asia where he edits & curates South Asia awards, news, views and analysis, he works as a Consulting Professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. He is also the Director of innovation Fellowship - a Department of Biotechnology, Government of India program - where he trains next generation of med-tech leaders and invents low-cost, high impact medical devices for the world.
Suranga Chandratillake General Partner, Balderton Capital
Suranga joined Balderton as a General Partner in 2014. He was previously an entrepreneur and engineer. Suranga founded blinkx, the intelligent search engine for video and audio content in Cambridge in 2004. He then led the company for eight years as CEO through its journey of moving to San Francisco, building a profitable business and going public in London where it achieved a peak market capitalisation in excess of $1Bn. Before founding blinkx, Suranga was an early employee at Autonomy Corporation - joining as an engineer in the Cambridge R&D team and ultimately serving as the company's US CTO in San Francisco.
Suranga has a MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He holds patents in the area of video discovery and online video advertising, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012 and was chosen as one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders in 2009. In 2017, Suranga joined the UK Government's Council for Science and Technology. Suranga was granted an OBE for services to technology and engineering in the 2018 UK New Year's Honours.
Professor Sebastien Ourselin
Head, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King's College London
Seb Ourselin is Head of the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, King’s College London; dedicated to the development, translation and clinical application of medical imaging, computational modelling, minimally invasive interventions and surgery. He is pioneering the next generation of medical technologies by creating the MedTech Hub at St Thomas’ Hospital, a critical incubator infrastructure combining industry focus with clinical and academic excellence.
He is Director of the London Institute for Healthcare Engineering and the EPSRC Image-Guided Therapies UK Network+ and has raised over £40M as Principal Investigator, including funding to create a neurosurgical navigation system, EpiNav and £10M under the Innovative Engineering for Health initiative to create the GIFT-Surg project. He is co-founder of Brainminer, an academic spin-out commercialising machine learning algorithms for brain image analysis. Their clinical decision support system for dementia diagnosis, DIADEM, is CE marked and medically approved.
Previously, he was based at UCL where he formed and led numerous activities including the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging and Wellcome EPSRC Centre for Surgical and Interventional Sciences.
He has published over 400 articles and is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Journal of Medical Imaging, Nature Scientific Reports, and Medical Image Analysis. He has been active in conference organisation (12 international conferences as General or Program Chair) and professional societies (APRS, MICCAI). He was elected Fellow of the MICCAI Society in 2016.
Dr Bhavagaya Bakshi
CEO and Founder, C the Signs
Dr Bhavagaya Bakshi is the CEO and co-founder of C the Signs: an award-winning tool that uses artificial intelligence to identify patients at risk of cancer at the earliest and most curable stage of the disease.
Bhavagaya has over 10 years of experience in healthcare, working as General Practitioner within the NHS. She has led on Health Policy at the British Medical Association for over 5 years, and was the Deputy IT Lead of the General Practitioners Committee, driving the digital transformation of the National Health Service, and creating the safety standards framework that MedTech organisations should be compliant with.
She was awarded the Technology and Engineering in Health Award in 2017 by WISE, and, most recently, the Young Alumni Springboard Award from King’s College London in 2018.
Bhavagaya sits on the Amazon and WISE led Women in Innovation Advisory Group which enables more women in to STEM careers, and the Changing Face of Medicine Working Group which looks to shaping future of medicine in the technological age, which is hosted by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
Genevieve Barnard Oni
Co-founder, MDaaS Global
2016-17 & 2018-19 MIT Legatum Fellow
Genevieve’s venture, MDaaS Global, is on a mission to provide convenient, affordable, and high-quality diagnostics and primary care for Africa’s next billion, starting in Nigeria. In order to achieve this mission, MDaaS Global builds and operates tech-enabled diagnostic centers focused on providing care to low- and middle-income patients.
After completing her BA in Public Health at the University of Pennsylvania, Genevieve joined the UN Development Program as a Health System Analyst in Uganda. As part of her role, she visited dozens of hospitals across the country and heard the same complaint over and over again: Our equipment is not working. The reasons varied from lack of available biomedical technicians, to botched installations, to missing instruction manuals. Genevieve became both fascinated and frustrated by these seemingly preventable equipment challenges and their detrimental effects on patient care.
A few years later, Genevieve joined forces with three co-founders who had all experienced the same equipment challenges across Africa, and together they launched MDaaS Global in 2016. They opened their first diagnostic center in November 2017 in southwest Nigeria and in their first 8 months of operations have provided care to over 2500 patients.
Genevieve is an MBA candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management and an MPA candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Dr Philip Budden
Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan
Dr. Phil Budden is a senior lecturer at MIT's Management School, in Sloan's TIES (Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic-management) Group, where he focuses on 'innovation-driven entrepreneurship' (IDE) and innovation ecosystems. He co-teaches in the successful 'Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program' (REAP), an ExecEd program for regional teams from around the globe interested in accelerating 'innovation-driven entrepreneurship'; in the related 15.364 class, known as the 'Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Lab' (REAL), aimed at MBAs and Sloan Fellows; and on similar topics in a variety of degree and ExecEd settings.
Georgina Campbell Flatter @GeorgieMIT
Research Scientist, MIT Sloan; Co-Lead, MIT-King's College London #innovate4health Summit
Georgina Campbell Flatter is passionate about creating pathways from poverty to prosperity through entrepreneurship.
Until recently, Georgina was a Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Executive Director at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT.
Her work @MITLegatum focused on implementing educational programming and curricula for MIT students building sustainable, scalable and quality purpose-driven ventures across emerging markets. Flatter has been emerged in, and an active contributor to, global innovation ecosystems for several years through her roles as Executive Director of the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP), Director and Lecturer of the XPRIZE Lab @ MIT, and Managing Director of the MIT Clean Energy Prize. She has also led several innovation projects at the World Bank and worked as a researcher at the Langer Lab and a research associate at a venture-funded renewable fuels spinout from MIT.
She has recently moved back to the UK with her husband and two children to pursue entrepreneurial activities at home. She is co-leading the MIT-King's College London #innovate4health Summit as part of her transition.
Flatter earned an MEng in materials science from the University of Oxford and an SM in technology and policy from MIT.
Assistant Dean, MIT Global Programs
David Capodilupo has over 30 years of executive level experience across client services, process improvement, sales and marketing with leading investment firms. His accomplishments range from process improvement/change management, project management, and team leadership within financial services and higher education. David has held senior vice president positions in operations, sales and marketing functions. His responsibilities have included brokerage services, family office, shareholder and 401(k) client services, and trust operations.
At MIT, David was appointed Executive Director of the MBA and Masters of Management Studies Programs. David is currently the Assistant Dean for MIT Management's Global Programs. His program's portfolio includes established collaborations with Master’s programs and academic institutions within Malaysia, China, Korea, Portugal, India, Russia, Turkey, Taiwan, Chile, and Brazil. David's global responsibilities also include MIT's REAP (Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program) and the Visiting Fellows Program. David initiated and manages the MIT Sloan Latin America Office in Santiago, Chile.
He founded Aspen Concepts, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in environmental investments with the Chinese government, and, TribeHive, LLC, a firm focusing on software development for executive training and placement.
David is a member of The Boeing 727 Prototype Restoration Team board of directors, Future of Flight Museum, Everett, WA, and a board member of the Global Business School Network, Washington, DC. David also serves on the board of trustees for the Concord Museum and the MIT Sloan Latin America Advisory Council. He is a former board member of the MIT Sloan School North American Executive Board and The MassArt Foundation.
Dr Jorge Cardoso
Senior Lecturer, King’s College London
M Jorge Cardoso has recently been appointed as Senior Lecturer in Artificial Medical Intelligence at King’s College London, where he leads a research portfolio on big data analytics, quantitative radiology and value based healthcare. Dr Cardoso is also the CTO of the new InnovateUK-funded "London Medical Imaging and AI Centre for Value Based Healthcare", where he is leading the development of a software platform and associated computing infrastructure to enable data aggregation, machine learning and actionable analytics at scale across the three King's Health Partners trusts. Prior to King’s, Dr Cardoso was a Lecturer at UCL, Technical Lead of the Quantitative Radiology Initiative at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), and Engineering Lead of the Neuro-oncology Flagship Programme at UCL, Institute of Healthcare Engineering. He has more than 12 years expertise in advanced image analysis, big data, and artificial intelligence, and co-leads the development of NiftyNet, a deep-learning platform for artificial intelligence in medical imaging. He is also a founder and CSO of BrainMiner, a medtech startup aiming to bring quantitative biomarkers and predictive models to neurological care.
Founder, Bloomer HealthTech
2017-18 MIT Legatum Fellow
Alicia is founder and CEO of Bloomer HealthTech a company with the mission to end, worldwide, women’s alarmingly high mortality rates due to heart disease. Her team integrates sensors seamlessly into ordinary, everyday clothing such as the brassiere, to collect information to build a robust clinical data set to understand female cardiac health across ethnicities. This allows for personalized universal healthcare, optimizing women’s heart treatment through monitoring and prevention of negative outcomes while also enhancing communication with doctors and caregivers. Alicia has six years of experience in the semiconductor industry as a hardware engineer and nine years of experience generating initiatives for women in technology in Mexico and Costa Rica. She was recipient of the MIT Graduate Women of Excellence award, a scholarship by Google for the Global Solutions Program (GSP) of Singularity University and part of Batch 15 of Startup Chile. Alicia graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey where she did a Bachelor in Electronic & Computer Engineering with specialization in Digital Systems, and is currently a graduate fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she combines engineering, design and business doing a dual-masters program in Integrated Design and Management (IDM) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Alicia has Costa Rican and Peruvian roots.
Julie Devonshire OBE
Director, Entrepreneurship Institute, King's College London
Julie Devonshire OBE is Director of the Entrepreneurship Institute at King’s College London. The Institute supports students, alumni and staff to learn entrepreneurial skills and to start ventures of their own. Now four years old, the Entrepreneurship Institute has attracted a community of more than 15,000 people and has supported 70 new ventures to start and scale. To date these ventures have raised £13m in investment and have created 266 new jobs. In November 2018 the Entrepreneurship Institute won Outstanding Entrepreneurial University at the “Oscars” of UK Higher Education.
Julie is an ACCA fellow who is passionate about early-stage entrepreneurs, an award-winning social entrepreneur, angel investor and business-scaling expert; she scaled One Water, a range of bottled mineral water donating 100% of its profits to build water pumps in Africa. During Julie’s six years with One Water, the business made £8.2m, all donated to build hundreds of water pumps across sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2016 Julie was awarded an OBE, in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List, for her service to British entrepreneurship.
Caitlin F Dolkart
2015-16 MIT Legatum Fellow
Caitlin, originally from Chicago, is passionate about solving global healthcare problems. Prior to co-founding Flare in 2016, Caitlin worked in management consulting and spent five years managing the Clinton Foundation’s Malaria work throughout sub-Saharan Africa. She has her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management (where she was a Legatum fellow) and her undergrad in pre-med from Vanderbilt University.
If Caitlin wasn’t a founder of an emergency response startup, she’d likely be working at healthcare investment fund or going back to school to finally be a doctor. She speaks Spanish and, after 8 years in East Africa, can call an ambulance in Swahili.
Dr Nadine Hachach Haram BEM
Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, BEM, the recipient of the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2018, is a surgeon, lecturer and clinical entrepreneur. Nadine drew on her passion for innovation, education and global surgery to co-found Proximie, an augmented reality platform aiming to improve access to expert care and to scale clinical expertise. Through its patented platform doctors can virtually transport themselves in to any clinical setting to visually and practically interact and collaborate. From marking up a patient to providing real-time virtual presence overlaid with content and a rich palate of augmented reality they aim to provide safe, accessible and high-quality care to every patient around the world. Proximie has enjoyed significant success with early adoption by major medical institutions and device companies and has been covered by news agencies around the world. Dubbed by CNN the "Future of Surgery," Proximie has gone from strength to strength and won multiple awards including Foreign Press Association Science Story of the Year.
Nadine has been selected as an Endeavor entrepreneur, is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Commission on the Future of Surgery, consisting of some of the country’s leading doctors, engineers, data experts, managers, and patient representatives with the objective to investigate the advances that will transform surgery over the next 20 years, and Faculty at Singularity & Exponential Medicine.
When she isn’t working, Nadine spends her time with her husband and 3 children in London.
Dr Andy Leather
Director, Centre for Global Health & Health Partnerships, King’s College London
Dr Andy Leather is Director of the King’s Centre for Global Health & Health Partnerships and a Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Surgery at King’s College London. Andy was a Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital for 20 years holding various posts including Clinical Director for Surgery. In 2000, he started a broad health system strengthening programme in Somaliland. He now also oversees work in DRC, Sierra Leone and Zambia. In 2013, he was appointed as Co-Chair of the Lancet Commission in Global Surgery.
Dr Tania Lima Director Global Engagement, King’s College London; Co-Lead, MIT-King's College London #innovate4health Summit
Tania is the Director of Global Engagement at King’s College London, responsible for the College partnerships and country offices; in this role, she leads on partnership strategy, including implementation, delivery and evaluation, working closely with all Faculties at King’s. Tania is also the Lead PI in PADILEIA, a UK DFID grant to increase access to higher education for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon using blended learning approaches. Tania has a B.Sc. in Biology from Universidade de Sao Paulo in Brazil, a Masters in Microbiology and Immunology from Federal University of Sao Paulo, and was a PhD exchange student in Molecular Biology at New York University, where she was also a postdoctoral fellow. She has experience in international collaborative initiatives in genomics, bioinformatics and proteomics, as well as collaborations in cancer research, with a particular focus on international consortia and global partnerships. At Universities UK she was responsible for scholarship, capacity-building and research collaboration programmes, with special focus on government funding programmes, outward student mobility, transnational education, and international scholarship schemes.
Director of Fellowships and Student Programs, MIT Legatum Center
Megan Mitchell is the Director of Fellowship and Student Programs for the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining MIT in January of 2017, Mitchell managed UBS Americas’ Elevating Entrepreneurs initiative, a portfolio of philanthropic partnerships and programs focused on driving toward a more inclusive entrepreneurial landscape. This included Project Entrepreneur, a collaboration with Rent the Runway Foundation to increase the pipeline of women building economically impactful companies. Prior to UBS, Mitchell oversaw co-curricular and experiential learning activities for Wharton Entrepreneurship, including the annual business plan competition and global internship program. She also served as a member of the Venture Initiation Program management team, and led development of the department’s venture development programs at the school’s San Francisco campus.
Mitchell holds a BA in Economics and Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a MSEd from University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.
Dr Anupam Nayak
Founder & COO, Eindhoven Medical Robotics
Dr Anupam Nayak is Founder and COO of Eindhoven Medical Robotics, a company which designs and manufactures high precision image guided surgical robots. Together with founder Prof. Dr. Maarten Steinbuch, the plan is to build a portfolio in bone robotics, ophthalmology and other surgical areas and establish a new industry with a 1000+ team within the next 10 years.
Anupam has 25 years of experience in engineering, industrialisation and launch of products at AT&T Network Systems, Royal Philips Electronics and Applied Radar Technology. She holds a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering (honors 1994) from University of Mumbai; an MBA – Sloan Fellow from MIT Sloan, USA (2010) with cross registrations at Harvard Law School.
Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin Vice-President/Vice-Principal (International), King’s College London
Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin is Vice-President and Vice-Principal International and Professor of Security, Leadership & development at King’s College London. Professor Olonisakin is the founding Director of the African Leadership Centre (ALC), which aims to build the next generation of African scholars and analysts generating cutting-edge knowledge for security and development in Africa. She was Director of the Conflict, Security and Development Group (CSDG) at King’s College London from 2003 to 2013. Prior to this, she worked in the Office of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict.
Professor Olonisakin has positioned her work to serve as a bridge between academia and the worlds of policy and practice. Her most recent research has focused on “Reframing narratives of Peace and State Building in Africa” and on “Future Peace, Society and the State in Africa”. The University of Pretoria appointed ‘Funmi Olonisakin as an Extra-Ordinary Professor in the Department of Political Sciences in 2016.
In January 2015, Professor Olonisakin was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, as one of seven members of the Advisory Group of Experts (AGE) on the Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture. She is also a member of the Advisory Group of Experts for the UN Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security; a board member of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and Chair of the International Advisory Council of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI).
Co-Founder, MDaaS Global
2015-16 MIT Legatum Fellow
Oluwasoga’s business venture, MDaaS, improves the quality of healthcare in Nigeria by leasing diagnostic and treatment equipment to hospitals for a monthly fee. MDaaS also offers maintenance services and training for medical technicians to reduce equipment downtime, ensure that devices are used efficiently, and maximize patients’ access to life-saving diagnostic tools. Through its capacity building programs, MDaaS is educating a cohort of skilled medical technicians.
During a visit to a hospital in Nigeria, Oluwasoga stumbled upon a room filled with devices in need of basic repairs. After further research, he discovered that such rooms are common in Nigerian hospitals because of the high costs of acquiring and maintaining equipment. MDaaS is Oluwasoga’s solution for hospital administrators facing the challenges of maintaining equipment and Nigerian patients seeking reliable healthcare.
Before MIT, Oluwasoga worked as a software engineer for a large multi-national data storage organization. As part of a rotational program for high-performing engineers, he worked in both engineering and technical sales teams. He learned how to evaluate product design from the nuanced views of engineers and clients. These insights have been instrumental in planning MDaaS.
Oluwasoga holds a Bachelor’s in Information and Communication Technology from Covenant University in Ogun, Nigeria and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Networks from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He is pursuing a Master’s in System Design and Management from the School of Engineering and the Sloan School of Management.
Dr Pahini Pandya
CEO and Co-Founder, Panakeia Technologies
Dr. Pahini Pandya is the CEO and co-founder of Panakeia Technologies which building a one-step platform precision cancer diagnosis. By eliminating the need for multiple tests, Panakeia makes precision medicine accessible for patients globally.
Following a BSc. in Biotechnology in India, she pursued an MRes in Molecular Biophysics and a PhD in Cancer Biophysics at King’s College London. She continued her research on cancer as a Post-Doctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge.
In addition to her academic pursuits, she has facilitated the translation of research to the wider community through several leadership positions as the President, Innovation Forum (KCL), Vice-President, Cambridge Consulting Network and Committee member, Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge.
COO (Health), King’s College London
Rachel Parr is Chief Operating Officer (Health) at King’s College London where she leads 700 staff in the four Health Faculties, partnering with central colleagues to support delivery of world class student experience and research. She also works with the Senior Vice President & Provost (Health) to create a sustainable culture of high standards and ambition.
Rachel’s perspective comes from her experience of working in the three sectors of corporate, NGO and academia. She looks for opportunities to apply her skills across sectors and to deliver through cross sector partnerships.
Rachel co-chairs the Strategy Delivery Board for King’s Global Health Partnerships in Somaliland, DRC and Sierra Leone whose mission is to help governments improve health care and its outcomes by empowering people, strengthening organisations and enhancing systems. She worked closely with the local team in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak (winner of the Guardian University Award for International Project, 2015).
At Save the Children UK, Rachel was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, leading the integration of Merlin Medical Emergency Relief International to build frontline health capacity. She championed the charity’s adoption of an in-house version of GSK’s process improvement approach and enabled the cross-sector partnership further through her involvement in initial discussions to adapt a GSK mouthwash into a product to counter neonatal sepsis.
At GSK, Rachel held several commercial and financial roles in the UK, Switzerland and the US. She led on the first East Coast spin out and created the business teams to support six global biotech style drug discovery units. Rachel proposed PULSE which uses non- profit sector assignments for staff development and has now seen close to 600 assignments. Latterly, Rachel was based in London as Vice President of Finance, Consumer Europe.
Rachel is a chartered accountant with a degree in Chemistry from the University of York and is a Board member of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, a global learning initiative facilitating opportunities to enable people to prepare and respond to crises.
Dr Anjali Sastry
Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics MIT Sloan
Dr. Anjali Sastry is senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her management science PhD in system dynamics, along with physics and Russian bachelor’s degrees, are from MIT. She began as a management consultant at Bain & Company, then investigated the practical application of electric end-use efficiency India for reducing climate change as research scholar at Rocky Mountain Institute and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories before becoming assistant professor at the University of Michigan and MIT.
Systems thinking, organizational change, social impact, and learning are her passions. In 2007, Anjali developed Global Health Lab to find practical ways for front-line enterprises to improve scope, efficiency, and quality in frontier markets. Through 100 on-the-ground projects, she built lasting collaborations in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and elsewhere. Drawing on her grounding in system dynamics, her current work investigates how business models and organizational design enable the delivery of needed services and goods amid constraints.
Anjali serves on the Board of Directors of the global nongovernmental organization Management Sciences for Health and the educational non-profit ResearchILD and is a member of the Council on Extended Intelligence. At MIT, she works with the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and advises the Jameel World Education Lab and SOLVE, along with Harvard University’s Global Health Delivery Project. A former member of the Governing Body of the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and advisor in residence to Tata Trusts on innovation and systems thinking, she is now founding advisor to a new company, shift7. Anjali shares her work widely. Her book Parenting Your Child with Autism: Practical Solutions, Strategies, and Advice (New Harbinger) pairs personal experience with research. Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner (HBS Press), is a guide to orchestrating learning in the workplace.
Operations Lead, Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Sierra Leone
Jasper Sembie is a management professional with over 8 years of international & intercultural work experience covering compliance (in the UK payments industry), risk consulting (at KPMG Sierra Leone) and operations management (at CHAI Sierra Leone). He has a strong passion for promoting evidence-based policymaking in government and has been doing so over the past 5 years. Notably, he provided forensic audit services in KPMG’s fiduciary management of Ebola recovery funds and at CHAI, he worked on an elaborate pipeline model that captured the national Health workforce, this model guides the Government’s workforce policy, forecasts and planning and is referenced in various health strategy documents.
Jasper is currently the Operations Lead at the Government of Sierra Leone’s Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation, where there is creative freedom in promoting innovation, eGovernance and general efficiency in achieving the National Development Plan.
Among others, Jasper holds an MBA in (Financial) Risk Management from the University of Wales and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Sierra Leone. He is a certified member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
On the fun side, Jasper is an award-wining poet. He also produces live musical and stand-up comedy concerts with the theme ‘promoting education through entertainment’; the proceeds of which have gone toward providing skills training for less privileged youths in Freetown.
Dr David Moinina Sengeh
Chief Innovation Officer, Office of the President, Sierra Leone
Moinina David Sengeh is Chief Innovation Officer for the Government of Sierra Leone. He heads the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation in the Office of the President.
The Directorate uses science, technology, and innovation to support the government's national development plan, and facilitate a vibrant national innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
At the time of his appointment by President Julius Maada Bio in May 2018, David was a Manager at IBM Research Africa, leading a healthcare team that designs and implements AI-enabled systems for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of disease in South Africa.
Born and raised in Sierra Leone, he completed his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he developed award-winning inventions and technology for human augmentation. Dr. Sengeh received his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University in Engineering Sciences in 2010, where his research focused on aerosolized vaccines for tuberculosis. David is on Forbes 30 Under 30 in Technology (2013), a Senior TED Fellow, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, on the Wired Smart List 2013, winner of the Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize, an Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Fellow and most recently, a WEF Young Global Leader. He is credited for seeding the development of the innovation ecosystem in Sierra Leone through Global Minimum and the Innovate Salone program, which he co-founded in 2007 and which has supported the innovation journeys of thousands of Sierra Leoneans.
He has published several academic articles and patents. David has been invited to give talks at the United Nations and various corporate and academic organizations on topics related to education, youth innovation, prosthetics design and more. He is an afrobeats rapper, designs clothing and regularly plays football.
Professor Ute Stephan Professor of Entrepreneurship, King’s Business School, King’s College London
Ute Stephan is Professor of Entrepreneurship at King’s College London, Honorary Professor of Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School, a Visiting Fellow at KU Leuven (Belgium) and a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review.
Ute’s research explores (1) culture and institutions, (2) social entrepreneurship, and (3) entrepreneurial well-being. She publishes in leading journals such as the Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), Management Science, Journal of Business Venturing (JBV), Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice (ETP), Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives. Ute serves on the editorial boards of JIBS, JBV and ETP.
Her research has been featured in the media including the Financial Times and Bloomberg, has won multiple international awards and attracted over GBP 3 million of funding from the European Commission, the UK Government, UK Research councils, Charities and German Government Institutions. Ute is an elected board member of the GLOBE project (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness project) and of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Ute has worked with and led projects commissioned by UK Government Departments including the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), and the Government Inclusive Economy Unit (GIEU). These included revising the methodology for identifying social enterprises in the UK which fed into the Longitudinal Small Business Survey, and understanding the multi-facetted nature of entrepreneurial motivation. She is a lead investigator of the 10-country SEFORIS project which stands for Social Enterprises as a Force for Inclusive and Innovative Societies and its predecessor the SELUSI project. Ute has contributed to European Parliament and joint OCED-European Commission reports via these two European Commission funded projects.
Previously Ute was at Aston Business School, the University of Sheffield’s Institute of Work Psychology, the London School of Economics, KU Leuven, Belgium and the Universities of Marburg and Dresden in Germany. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Marburg, is a certified social skills trainer, and worked as a consultant and trainer for private, public and third sector organisations.
Director of Healthcare Innovation, British Heart Foundation
Jacob joined British Heart Foundation in February 2018. He leads the Healthcare Innovation directorate which brings together a range of teams to maximize the BHF’s impact for patients and society.
Jacob has a background in national policy making and healthcare management in the UK and overseas. Most recently, he was a national lead for the NHS new care models programme. As deputy director of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, he advised two Prime Ministers on health, education and criminal justice policy. From 2010 to 2014, he was Director of Strategy at King’s College Hospital.
Jacob was a Harkness Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health and is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London’s Public Policy Institute.