Ming Tang, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Ming has over 20 years’ experience in managing and delivering large scale change involving implementation of new operating models in complex and challenging environments. She joined the NHS in October 2009, initially leading commissioning support services in the West Midlands as the Managing Director for Healthcare Commissioning Services and then as the Managing Director for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit.
Ming is currently the Chief Data and Analytics Officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement responsible for strategic development of data and analytics capability across NHS. The Data and Analytics service provides NHS England and NHS Improvement with the resources to support system transformation, strategic information assets, digital tools and analysis to underpin policy development and predictive capabilities to enhance decision making and improve health and care services.
Prior to joining the NHS, Ming was a Partner with Accenture specialising in Strategy and Supply Chain work. She has worked in Europe, North America, and South East Asia where she was the Managing Partner for the Supply Chain Practice for 3 years. Her experience spans global clients in Consumer Goods, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing and Utility sectors. Ming holds a first degree in Pharmacy and an MBA from Warwick University.
Dr Shruti Kohli, Lead Data Scientist, Department for Work and Pensions
Sal Uddin MBE, Commercial Director, Technology Solutions & Outcomes, Crown Commercial Service
Sal Uddin is the Commercial Director for Technology Solutions & Outcomes at Crown Commercial Service, recently winning the 2021 Government Commercial Function Leadership Award for Supplier Management. Sal is a commercial executive, delivery & change leader, who has worked in complex and challenging environments in the public and private sectors. This includes line responsibility in major departments of state for categories including Estates, FM, Food, Overseas Aid Budget, Security and Technology. Before joining CCS, Sal was the Interim Commercial Director at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Sal has a track record of problem-solving and working with senior stakeholders and suppliers to deliver innovative solutions and significant savings and is an expert at using relationships and negotiation to maximise the value that buyers obtain from contracts over their life.
Work session speakers
Imam Hoque, Chief Product Officer, Quantexa
Imam has spent 30 years in IT, specialising in data driven AI solutions with a focus on decision intelligence and graph analytics. Formerly the CTO, Founder and Board Director for BAE Systems Detica NetReveal, he grew this international team to more than 500 specialists. Prior to Quantexa, Imam led the SAS’ EMEA/AP Financial Crime practice and was CTO at an Internet startup.
Since pioneering big data techniques, entity resolution and graph analytics in 2004, Imam and his team have saved billions in tax evasion and fraud across government and financial institutions. He was instrumental in setting up the Insurance Fraud Bureau’s across the globe, transforming tax evasion globally, fighting organised crime, corruption and money laundering. More recently he and his team have been helping organisations use data to increase B2B sales, better understand supply chains and improve the prediction of probability of default of businesses.
Sukhmeet Panesar, Deputy Director of Data and Analytics, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Sukhmeet trained as a clinician in emergency medicine and public health in London and enjoys playing in the domains of management consultancy, health policy and academia. Furthermore, he is widely published in the field of health services research specifically patient safety and health system redesign. In his current role, he leads digital transformation, strategy and development across a large group of 500+ individuals across the disciplines of data and analytics across NHS England and NHS Improvement. The purpose of this team is to provide better insights to support decision-making across the system using a population health lens not only via useful products and services but also using a collaborative approach via the world’s largest community of data professional and analysts (AnalystX).
Mark Williams, Chief Executive Officer, CloudSource
Mark is the CEO and founder of CloudSource, a leading Microsoft Gold Partner that specialises in providing Digital Transformation, Strategy, and Delivery services to Public Sector organisations. CloudSource’s technology focus is on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Platform & Azure services and as a result, Mark’s career history has spanned several consulting roles from technical implementation through to advising and guiding clients through large, complex transformational programmes of work.
Mark’s vision is to continue building on CloudSource’s position as a leading provider of digital transformation services by empowering UK Public Service providers with technology and data that will deliver connected citizen and stakeholder experiences.
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