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Robin Vickers

Robin Vickers

Chief Executive Officer

Robin Vickers

Based in Birmingham, I am a healthcare technology strategist and entrepreneur. As a founding Director of Digital Life Sciences, I drive the company’s vision towards transforming U.K. healthcare through the use of interactive digital technologies for patients, clinicians and managers.

Prior to healthcare I worked in both Engineering (Aerospace) and Management Consultancy (Andersen, Accenture, Hedra). I’ve worked within and for leading technology companies such as LG, Oracle and IBM and major brands including Tesco, Sainsbury, Rolls Royce Aerospace, A.S.Watson (Hong Kong) and Argos.

Since 2004, I have focused on the healthcare sector, working on some of the most interesting technology enabled transformation programmes in health, including the national programme for IT and the physical activity incentive strategy for NHS London. I have also Co-authored policy papers on the scalable use of telehealth within the U.K and the the industry response to the NHS’s information revolution consultation, on behalf of the British Computer Society.

For the last four years my focus has been almost entirely on transforming the consumer interface within healthcare delivery; working on programmes such as NHS local, the NHS Patient Echo and latterly the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund – extending access to primary care delivery through the use of integrated on-line services for patients.

I’m at my happiest when I’m helping people to resolve complex health challenges using technology. Outside of Digital Life Sciences, I am a founding director of Clever together and Chair the industry reference group of the West Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN).