Farhang Daemi has enjoyed a successful 30 year international career in initiating, evaluating and delivering innovative programmes and businesses in medical, healthcare and other advanced technologies. He has a proven track record in driving efficiencies and cost improvement in healthcare technology as well as commissioning of healthcare facilities.
Farhang’s career highlights include research leadership in advanced imaging technology, founding and directing multi-million pound technology initiatives and businesses, numerous international consulting and interim executive roles, delivery and global launch of multiple FDA and CE accredited medical software products and 6 years as an executive partner at Circle where he headed commissioning procurement and medical technology.
Farhang has degrees of BSc (Hons) and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Nottingham in 1984 and 1990 respectively and is a professional member of the British Computer Society.
Dr Farhang Daemi
BSc (Hons), PhD, MBCS
Dr Peter Jarritt
BSc. Ph.D. CSci. FIPEM FRCP
With more than 20 years’ experience directing and delivering a comprehensive range of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering services at the highest level Peter brings a wealth of experience in the medical technology sector.
Most recently Peter was the Clinical Director and Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrookes) for 7 years where he transformed the Department to deliver high quality and effective Physics and Engineering healthcare services. With a commitment to operating within formal quality management systems, notable projects under his leadership were introduction of RFID technology at Addenbrookes to enhance utilization of medical devices in the patient environment and the integration of medical devices into clinical information systems in an e-hospital programme.
Peter’s other Career highlights includes Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Agency where he led design and development of a Cancer Centre and multiple imaging centres to deliver a range of services including Nuclear Medicine imaging and therapy services. Past projects also included development of multiple Positron Emission Tomography and associated cyclotron facilities.
Peter is currently Deputy Director of the National Institute for Health, Health Technology Cooperative for Neurosciences. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians as well as a Fellow of and the Immediate Past President of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.
Peter Ellis has over 40 years of experience in the strategic development, managing and advising of health organisations in the UK, North America and Europe. Most recently he was UK Managing Director of Medworxx Inc. 2012-18, and Chairman of VisionRT 2002-18. He is currently an Executive Advisor to Sweat Coin and Bio Conscious Technologies.
Previously Peter Ellis was a senior partner with Ernst Young and Head of Arthur D Little’s health care practice. He has led strategic consulting assignments in Pharmaceutical, Private Equity, Biotech, Health IT and Medical Device organizations, as well as for governments, payer and provider organizations across the UK health sector.
He was instrumental in bringing the concept of Academic Health Science Centres to the UK and advised both Imperial and Kings College respectively
Before his return to the UK, Peter Ellis had a long (22 year) career at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto, culminating in two terms as President and Chief Executive Officer. Peter was instrumental in leading Sunnybrook through a dramatic period of growth from its original purpose as a Veterans Hospital, to its present pre-eminent position, as a world leader in cancer, heart disease, trauma, mental health and care of the elderly. It also houses Canada’s leading research programmes in trauma management, imaging and clinical epidemiology and is an Academy of the U of T’s medical school.
MSc, C.Eng, MIPEM, EurIng
James Harrison is a Programme Manager, Project Manager and Technical Consultant who has enjoyed 25 years working in blue-chip electronics and healthcare technology, ICT and R&D. His skills span a wide variety of areas including consultancy, research, technical and development roles as well as team and cross-functional management.
James has worked for 8 years with Circle Health as programme manager delivering a number of projects including the programme to successfully deliver all IT application and infrastructure deployment for CircleReading hospital, covering many clinical and operational information systems as well as accreditation as Any Qualified Provider and connection to the NHS Choose and Book system.
James’s other career highlights include working as senior project manager for Fujitsu Services Ltd., Regional Deployment Manager for IDX Systems UK and UK Medical IT realisation team manager for Agilent Technologies. He has also managed research teams at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories.
Dries Hagen is Management Consultant with 25 years’ experience in Property Development and Asset Management. Dries has spent his career delivering projects in Southern Africa, West Africa, Europe and the Far East. He has a strong background in implementing complex infrastructure initiatives in capital-intensive public and private sectors such including the NHS, Circle Health, Capio Health, British Ministry of Justice, Enterprise Data Centres, and Corporate BlueChip clients such as Shell Chevron, Texaco, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Unilever and Sun International.
With skillsets honed through a succession of roles, Dries is an innovative thinker with a strong client-user focus to deliver and manage real-estate as well as medical technology and healthcare assets. He is a keen promoter of value driver methodologies such as lean construction, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) as well as off-site technologies.
Dries has end to end knowledge of operational assets from concept to completion, budgets for capital expenditure, including planned and reactive maintenance. He has an impressive track record in assembly, development and motivating capital project teams and external advisors such as acquisition advisors, planning consultants and design teams.
BSc (Hons), PGD
Adam Kalbassi joined HTS with a Financial and Business Economics grounding from Royal Holloway, University of London while also possessing a strong IT skillset and business background from previous roles.
Adam's most recent role was with Unilever as Customer Accounts Executive within the Drugstores Customer Development team, maintaining a strong relationship with buyers in UK drugstores Boots and Superdrug while delivering financial success for all parties with strong promotional strategy and funding. Adam's role also oversaw New Product Development (NPD) and the launching of NPD in stores across the UK, Ireland, internationally and online. Adam was involved with many stakeholders across Europe within Unilever; from supply chain, pricing teams, marketing, IT taskforces and Brexit preparations.
Adam's other career highlights since leaving university include roles within the leisure industry with David Lloyds and Nirvana Spa.
Amir is a highly experienced consultant, programme manager, IT and supply chain expert with over 30 years’ experience of successful delivery across a broad range of private and public sector organisations, always focused on client needs and required outcomes.
Amir has a unique blend of skills in IT, commercial, sourcing and supplier management and is experienced in management of complex deliveries and relationships with stakeholders and suppliers at all levels.
Amir has an impressive track record in successful delivery of assignments, programmes and initiatives resulting in business transformations and significant efficiency gains for many organisations. Amir has a natural "can do" management style and nurtures the same in the works that he leads.
Amir is a PhD and an MSc in Computer Science and was awarded an honorary exemption from British Computer Society Part II exams for high marks achieved, upon graduation.
Dr Amir Sarrafan
BEng (Hons), MBA
Nick McDonnell is a highly effective and experienced healthcare focused Chief Information Officer (CIO). With excellent communication and stakeholder management skills he has over 35 years’ experience at both strategic and on the operational frontline.
He demonstrates clear leadership capability by setting the vision, working in association with the Trust Board and by developing and deploying enterprise wide plans that achieve strategic business goals.
Specialties: Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Change and Transformational Management, Governance, Portfolio, Programme & Project Management, Financial Management, procurement, Value Based Delivery, Benefits Realisation, Influencing, Business Intelligence, Information Architecture
Roger Williams is a highly efficient healthcare planning / equipment specialist and business development manager. He is experienced in working globally, introducing and developing innovative solutions for clients requiring technically competent expertise and experience and added value services to meet their complete needs and ambitions. Roger has a thorough technical knowledge of healthcare and scientific equipment which allows him to deliver successful projects with all levels of technically knowledgeable personnel.
Roger has a natural ability to develop effective relationships with both end users, technical developers and suppliers across all cultures. His communication style builds trust and respect, whilst having the ability to apply more assertive stance when necessary to achieve results. Used to meeting tight deadlines in a pressured environment.
Roger’s 40 year professional career includes 15 years in procurement and commissioning roles in NHS, Technical Director and Business Development Management positions at scientific and medical device suppliers and Capital Equipment Procurement Manager at Circle Group.
BA (Hons), CPFA
David Chevins has extensive healthcare experience, in the public and private sectors, as an entrepreneur, management consultant, senior manager and non-executive director. Following 10 years in NHS finance, he became a management consultant with Deloitte. He established Secta in 1990 which grew into a leading specialist healthcare consulting business before being acquired in 2002 by Tribal Group plc.
From 2003 to 2006, David was Chief Executive of Tribal’s consulting division, and has subsequently worked as a freelance consultant, a programme director for Circle Health and most recently for Finnamore. He is also a non-executive director of the management consultancy Prospectus in Ireland. David is currently Executive Chairman and a founding Director of Hygeian Consulting.
Owen has over 30 years senior experience of working within a range of organisations. This includes organisations from start-ups, large corporates, healthcare (both public and private), charities, third sector and both local and central government.
Owen has held many senior positions up to board level. Additionally, he has undertaken a number of strategic advisory and consultancy roles. He has led multiple end-to-end turnaround and transformation programmes that have delivered significant benefits and efficiencies. This has included implementing new technologies, introducing good departmental and organisational governance, creating and leading high preforming teams and working with people at all levels to deliver strategic objectives.
Owen has led a number of Information Governance programmes that facilitated a number of private healthcare organisations to access the NHS network, N3. Owen has worked closely with NHS digital to remediate issues and challenges that healthcare organisations have had with regards to their code of connection and security. He has implemented a number of ISO projects resulting in organisations gaining full ISO27001 accreditations.
Owen has worked with many leading healthcare organisations in the UK and abroad, including Nuffield Health, Nations Healthcare/Circle, Everlight Radiology, Barts NHS Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, SPHERE and BUPA. Owen is known as a trusted voice within the industry and for delivering significant change leading to successful outcomes.
PRINCE 2 SIRO ITIL
Barry has over 35 years’ experience working in the Information Technology sector for both the public and private sector. From the initial insertion of Personal Computing devices into the modern office, through to the latest Cyber Security technologies, Barry has led the placement of new technologies into businesses. Some examples include:
Prudential - Call Centre telephone workflow implementation
Egg Banking - Built a first ‘challenger’ bank of the internet age
Direct Line and Churchill Insurance - Set up new telephone-based insurers
Circle Health - Installed and maintained IT infrastructure at new hospitals
Barry is currently developing a brand new Information and Cyber Security practice within the NHS. Working closely with NHS Digital, NHS X and Cabinet Office, Barry is identifying common requirements within the Healthcare Sector for standard offerings to be delivered. Barry thus enjoys extensive connections into the Cyber Security field at a supplier and Government Agency level (including overseas Agencies).
Barry’s Cyber team protects 5 UK Critical National Infrastructure Assets for the NHS, using the U.S. Cyber NIST Cyber Security Framework (operational capabilities - Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover) and the UK Government GCHQ-sponsored CNI Critical Asset Frameworks (maturity capabilities). Regularly speaking on the Conference Circuit sharing insights on how to develop organisational Cyber Security capabilities, and on the importance of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda to drive new skills into the emergent Cyber Security industry, Barry is considered expert in this emergent field, as Digital Healthcare transforms the way organisations need to think about Asset Protection.
Janice is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Chartered IT Professional (BCS CITP) with extensive experience in the information security/risk management arena for leading blue chip and independent healthcare organisations.
Janice has written robust Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) tailored to the needs of healthcare organisations and has extensive experience of successfully achieving and maintaining ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials certifications. Janice is also an experienced ISO27001 Internal Auditor, proficient at undertaking remote audits during the 2020 pandemic.
Janice is a Certified Adult Education Tutor who has planned, designed and delivered global security awareness training and education programmes. Janice also has a track record of achievement in management consultancy and risk analysis as a Management of Risk (MOR) Practitioner.
Dr Janice Bennett
CITP, MBCS, CISM
Kevin is a highly skilled data and application specialist, he has successfully developed solutions for a variety of migration, integration, system implementation and interoperability projects.With over fifteen years’ experience of working in healthcare IT for both the public and private sectors, Kevin has an in-depth knowledge across a wide range of IT systems, development tools, programming languages and methodologies.
He has had previous experience managing application development teams, working as part of high performing project teams and also as a solo technical lead across a wide range of technical areas and different clients.
Highlights include redesigning and replacing the business wide integration solution for CircleHealth. Developing applications to deliver real-time clinic lists and patient photo capture to consultants at 2 private hospitals, Patient feedback questionnaires, pathology result viewing and a fully functional teledermatology application. Working with NHS digital on the 111 Online project for Integrated Urgent Care as part of a nationwide implementation team.
Kevin’s more recent focus is within system integration where, in addition to providing integration development lead services for projects, he has been responsible for setting up an integration engine for Moorfields Eye Hospital and OneWelbeck and enabling those organisations to take control of their data flows. A very focused and driven professional, keen to apply himself to any problem and deliver solutions which meet or exceed business expectation.