Harold Macmillan probably never said that in response to the question “What is most likely to blow a government off course?”, however we thought we’d use the quote to highlight a few cracking events coming up.
The Wearable Technology event, is being hosted by the Digital Catapult Centre, on 18th November, in London. On the topic of wearables, the BBC’s “the Bottom Line” had a great programme on 30th October on the subject. In the UK (at least) you can download a podcast or listen on iPlayer. There’s also an update on new Jawbone releases which seem now to be going for different form factors to the original UP, whose unreliability resulted in this editor being on his fourth such device in some 15 months. Info on Microsoft’s Band is here. The recent PWC report on Wearables is here.
At the same place starting on Monday 8th December there is a whole week of incredibly valuable assistance in the Digital Health Pit Stop, which is free! Events include a design day (8th), a business day (9th), a health day (10th), a data day (11th) and on 12th December you could be one of a group of 15 innovators and startups that will be pitching their new products and services. Apart from the SMEs and university and Catapult folks they plan to have larger healthcare, mobile and technology players too. Looks to be a simply brilliant opportunity for companies to make a giant leap forward.
The Medicity Innovators’ Week will be held in MediCity’s ‘extraordinary site’ on the Boots Campus in Nottingham – particularly the key days November 18th-20th. There will be entrepreneurs and innovators, investors, NHS, government and key Walgreens Alliance Boots innovation leads. A full schedule will apparently combine keynote presentations, interactive workshops, a Dragons Den-style competition, a wearable technologies fashion show, fitness demonstrations and themed exhibits. MediCity Innovators’ Week is free to attend for anyone from across the UK interested in proactive health and wellbeing, as well as entrepreneurs keen to find the next generation of products or services that will tackle society’s growing healthcare issues such as diabetes, heart health, dementia, cystic fibrosis, narcolepsy and obesity.
Finally, UKtelehealthcare is running an workshop on the absolutely key topic of Fire Risk to Vulnerable People on Friday 14th November at St Matthews Conference Centre, Westminster. Sadly there is no weblink given in the email announcing the event nor can I see anything on their website, so perhaps best to email Doug Miles (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to attend.
Hat tip to Prof Mike Short and Mike Clark.