Leadership for Digital Innovation in Medtech

An in-person event exploring innovating through leadership in digital medtech and biotech.

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Advances in digital technologies create challenges for leaders in medical and biotechnology companies to explore exciting yet often complex and disruptive opportunities. Alongside digital innovations, such as AI diagnostics of medical images, surgical robotics with autonomous decision support, and predictive targeting and generative drug development, business model change and strategic transformation are required. 

We will hear from acclaimed speakers from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Roche, Google Health, Digital Surgery and the Leeds Academic Health Partnership, as well as Leeds University Business School academics, on developing radically new products and services and how alternative business models and regulation can support this rapidly growing industry.

The speaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A leading into a panel discussion. The discussions are expected to generate a broader understanding of the unique challenges facing medtech and biotech company managers when navigating the uncertainties and ambiguities of digital innovation.

Leadership for Digital Innovation in Medtech is aimed at industry representatives in medtech, biotech, pharma, medical supply retailers and retailers, as well as academic researchers with an interest in innovation and digital technologies.

Event Programme:


Arrival and refreshments


Welcome and introductions

Krsto Pandza, Professor of Strategy and Innovation and Director of Research Impact at Leeds University Business School

Hutan Ashrafian, Professor of Research Impact at Leeds University Business School; Chief Scientific Officer of Flagship Pioneering’s Preemptive Medicine and Health Security Initiative


Presentation 1

Paul Campbell, Senior Clinical Advisor of the Software and AI Group at the MHRA


Presentation 2

Johan Ordish, Head of Digital Health and Innovation Policy at Roche 


Presentation 3

Lihong Xi, Program Manager at Google Health 


Presentation 4

Andre Chow, Co-Founder of Digital Surgery


Presentation 5

Kate Lodge, Director of the Leeds Academic Health Partnership


Speaker Q&A session


Panel discussion – From Vision to Execution: The Role of Leadership in Bringing Medtech Innovations to Life

Contributions provided by presenters.

Moderated by Krsto Pandza, Leeds University Business School, and Hutan Ashrafian, Leeds University Business School and Flagship Pioneering


Event roundup


Networking lunch


Event close


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Grace Carter at Leeds University Business School.