AI Healthcare Leadership Academy

The Digital Leadership Forum aims to help leading organisations innovate, learn and grow in the age of AI.

About the AI Healthcare Leadership Academy

The purpose of the AI Healthcare Academy is to enable leading organisations to capitalise on the opportunities AI can provide in the healthcare and life sciences sector, in areas such as optimising operations, supporting clinical research, accelerating drug discovery, and improving patient outcomes.

This leadership academy will provide practical guidance, through a series of case studies on how to strengthen data quality, governance and interoperability while maintaining a sound approach to policy making, risk management and the regulatory landscape.

The Academy will run online over a period of 2 months so attendees can get a deep-dive into the applications of AI across the healthcare sector.

The dates for the 2024 AI Healthcare Academy will be published soon. Register your interest today to hear when the next series goes live!

Legal Partner

Technology Partner

2024 Topics

  • AI in Diagnostics and Imaging: 31st January
  • Drug Discovery and Development: 15th February
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Healthcare: 22nd February
  • AI Ethics and Bias in Healthcare: 14th March
  • Remote Surgery and Robotic Assisted Procedures: 28th March

Past speakers include

Dr Julia Traumann​

Legal Director​

Pinsent Masons​

Siddharth Ajith

Product Manager AI

GE HealthCare

Michael Adeogun

Head of Strategy

National Physical Lab

Hamish Graham

Healthcare Innovation Manager

Pfizer UK

Andrew Davies

Digital Health Lead


Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla

Health Industries Leade


Indra Joshi

Director Health, Research & AI

Palantir Technologies

Maya Carlyle

Principal Enterprise Architect

National Physical Laboratory​

Steven Kiddle

Director of Health Data Science


James Jurkiewicz



See videos from the AI Healthcare series

Thank you to our partners

Legal Partner

Pinsent Masons, awarded Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe by The Financial Times Awards 2020 and Law Firm of the Year by the Legal Business Awards 2019, is a full-service international law firm. With more than 1,800 lawyers globally and office locations on four continents, wherever your commercial interests take you, we have the footprint and expertise to provide support.

Our Life Sciences team is one of the largest and most successful in Europe, comprised of industry specialists worldwide, many with technical backgrounds and experience drawn from industry or medical research. Each and every one of the team is passionate about a sector that works tirelessly to improve patients’ lives.

Deeper Insights

The AI company for business. Our Data Scientists take your unstructured business data and build bespoke machine learning models that solve your critical business challenges.

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User Experience Designer

Highways England

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First Rate Exchange Services

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Youtube Business Head Vietnam


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Hyphens Pharma International

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Twitter Next APAC Director


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