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Register for this Symposium generously supported by the NatWest/Royal Bank of Scotland and hosted by them in London.

Our aim is to address better uptake of innovation in digital services with a focus to facilitate SMART CITY ACTION for Policy Makers, Budget Holders, Users, Financiers and Entrepreneurs, Academics and Industry.

The Tallinn Declaration promises a digital future for Europeans. Join the senior representatives that have agreed to speak, showcasing best practice examples of eHealth at scale from the UK and across Europe, and help us lead the way.

Confirmed speakers include:

Neil Bellamy - Head of Technology, Media, Telecoms & Services, RBS

Gail Kent, Director- DG Connect, Luxembourg

Chris Sawyer, Innovation Lead – Digital Health, INNOVATE UK

Sabine Lobnig - EKTG International Ambassador, and Deputy Director for Communications and Regulations, Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF). Vienna, Austria

Rafael De Andrés Medina - President, Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Forum, Madrid, Spain

Sofia Moreno-Perez – EKTG International Ambassador, RITMOCORE EU Project, Madrid, Spain

Mike Part - Head of Digital Services (London Region), NHS England

Nick Howe, Enterprise Manager, London & South East, NatWest Business Banking

Richard Foggie, IoT lead in the Digital & Creative team, Knowledge Transfer Network, UK

Spiros Peristeris - International Ambassador and Prescriptive Solutions Entity Services Ltd., Greece

Christiane Brockes-Bracht, EKTG International Ambassador, and Head of TMT Services, Medical College in Zurich University, Switzerland

Peter Saraga - Chairman EKTG and AAL Advisory Board

Raguraman Padmanabhan, Telehealth/Care Navigators Clinical and Service Lead, ELFT, London

Ron Wheatcroft, EKTG and Technical Manager, VP EMEA, Swiss Re, Europe S.A.

Somen Banerjee, EKTG Leadership Group and Director of Public Health Tower Hamlets

Steve Smithson, EKTG Leadership Group & Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Management, LSE

Amitava Banerjee, Royal College of Physicians, UK

Maggie Ellis, EKTG Coordinator and WSA

Michael Gordon, EKTG Leadership Group and Touchpoint

Alan Willis - EKTG Leadership Group

Henk Herman Napp, EKTG International Ambassador, and Villans, Netherlands

Stephan Roijers, Helmund Province, Netherlands

Sv Muscella, Trust-IT Services, Italy

Gaynor Whyles, ECHOQUIP

Brigitte Bührlen, WIR! Stiftung, Germany

Vadim Kramar, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

International Speakers and Demonstrators will help professionals, industry, policy makers and users to learn best practices and innovations from across Europe and facilitate SMART CITY ACTION.

This Symposium is free for a limited number of attendees but people who do not attend one or other day of the event will agree to pay an £80 contribution towards the EKTG Funds.

The Symposium will include the following areas:

Awareness – where are we now?

Developments in Europe, developments in the UK, technology developments, financing developments, and market challenges

Implementation – getting to where we want to be – making Cities SMART!

  • Breaking down the barriers to mainstreaming - lessons learned
  • Cost effectiveness of services
  • Issues with procurement and getting a contract
  • Housing, construction, insuring, and coordination of planning for the ageing population

Education and Better Understanding

  • Breakout groups to explore solutions, action plans for the future
  • Reports on group conclusions

Advice to and from Policy Makers


The event draws participants from those working in the eHealth arena, i.e. users, user-groups, policy makers, Government representatives, budget holders, financiers, entrepreneurs, academics, researchers and industry.

International Speakers and Demonstrators will help professionals, industry, policy makers and users to learn best practices and innovations from across Europe and facilitate SMART CITY ACTION.

Event timings:

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Day 1)

Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Day 2)

Please note that these timings are subject to change until the final programme is confirmed.

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