We heard from Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who talked about how data and technology will transform healthcare over the coming decades. “There’s no going back to the old ways of doing things,” he said. 

Google’s EMEA head Matt Brittin told us Covid has accelerated connectivity trends but still, not everyone has access to the tools they need. He called for more partnerships between companies and government. 

The morning panel discussed how start-ups and entrepreneurs were adapting to the pandemic, with Alice Bentinck of talent investor Entrepreneur First noting she’d seen a 36pc increase in applications from women. 

In the second panel of the day, Rewriting healthcare in a post-Covid world, Babylon Health’s Ali Parsa said the emphasis was now on a more proactive approach; how to predict health issues before they happen. 

Ocado’s CTO Paul Clarke shared some details about the company’s robotic bag packers and said machine learning and artificial intelligence have been crucial for delivering groceries around the UK.

In the afternoon fintech panel, Rishi Khosla, co-founder of OakNorth, imagined a future banking system where incumbents and fintech start-ups work collaboratively.

In his closing keynote, Sir Nigel Shadbolt of the Open Data Institute,  talked about how open data can be a “driving force” out of public emergencies. 

And finally, in the Nokia roundtable on Empowering City Resilience, the panelists discussed how to increase connectivity across The UK, including in rural areas. 

Join us online tomorrow from 9am for day two of Technology Intelligence LIVE. See you then. 


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