Harnessing the potential of digital surgery: challenges and opportunities

The healthcare industry is responsible for generating over 30% of the world’s data volume and, with an expected compound annual growth rate of 36% by 2025, effective management and analysis of this massive amount of data is crucial.

The MedTech Industry is poised to move from a history of analogue decisions based on personal experience to a digital revolution that could forever change care. But, with this opportunity comes a host of concerns and challenges that are stifling progress. During this year’s Industry Forum we will have the opportunity to engage subject experts in a lively discussion about the challenges and opportunities of digital surgery by exploring questions such as:

  • Who owns the data?
  • How could industry and government work together to enable effective data sharing?
  • How could decision making change as a result of access to more/better data?
  • How do we tackle privacy and patient acceptance/confidentiality/empowerment?
  • Who pays for any infrastructure/development needed (trusts, surgeons, patients, industry, all)?


  1. Kevin Jarrold, Chief Information Officer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  2. Shan Jegatheeswaran,  Head of MedTech Digital for Johnson and Johnson
  3. Matthew Howard, International Lead, Public Sector Healthcare Data Science & AI, Amazon Web Services
  4. Clíodhna Ní Ghuidhir, Principal Scientific Adviser for AI, NICE
  5. Rich Mahoney, Vice President Research, Intuitive Surgical
  6. Alex Maret, Vice President, Robotics & Digital Surgery at Cambridge Consultants
  7. George Murgatroyd, Vice President, Digital Technologies, Medtronic


  1. James Kinross, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Colorectal Surgery, Imperial College London
  2. Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Professor of Medical Robotics & Hamlyn Centre Co Director, Imperial College London

 Date: Wednesday 28th June 2023 

 Time: 14:30 – 15:30  No logos found