September 7 - 11, 2020
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Surgeon, Digital Health Futurist, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer
Medical Realities


Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi award winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and. entrepreneur. He is a 3x TEDx and an international keynote speaker and is faculty at Harvard Medical School, Bart’s Medical School, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University, Bradford University and Singularity University where he teaches on medicine, innovation and digital transformation.

He is currently a member of the NHS Assembly advising on the long term plan. He is also an advisor to the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health to help deliver innovation and digital Health and has been appointed as the Vodafone Connected Health Ambassador in 2020. He is an advisor for Merck and PwC and has previously advised Google, Johnson and Johnson, 3M and Roche.

He chairs the Webit Health summit in Spain bringing together 15000+ innovators across all tech verticals and also co-founded the GIANT health summit in London. He is one of the top 20 global influencers in digital health and innovation and is a HIMSS Future50 clinical leader 2020.

In 2018 he was awarded the Future NHS award for NHS70 by Members of Parliament. In 2017 he was the top British Asian star in Tech and received this award from HRH Duke of York. He was also the British Bangladeshi of the Year 2017. He has delivered over 250 international keynotes on the future of healthcare, digital transformation and his work has been featured in over 400 newspapers, tech journals and mainstream TV news channels including Sky, BBC, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, CNBC, Time, Forbes, Bloomberg. 

He cofounded Medical Realties, a VR education company and is a non-executive director of Medic Bleep, a communications platform for healthcare professionals and Imera AI, a radiology artificial intelligence company.