Team

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Robin Stern

Robin has been CEO of IT supplier and consultancy organisations in health and social care and worked at Trust Board level in the NHS.
He ran sales and marketing for a major IT supplier to the NHS and developed one of the first benefits-related contracts that assured customers of added value. In the NHS, Robin has led national health and care change programmes enabled by technology (Summary Care Record, Integrated Health & Social Care Record, Electronic Single Assessment Process and Health Screening Programmes). He has also run a large acute NHS unit and was Executive Director of Information & Clinical Effectiveness for a large Trust.
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Anoop Maini

Anoop is a social reformer with a long-standing interest in social impact. He wrote the first plan for the Precision Medicine Catapult,
a government initiative to transform medicine, and its economics using BigData, diagnostics and the latest science to more accurately diagnose and treat patients. He also worked with cities to design a ‘learning city’ blueprint to catalyse bottom-up change in local health & care systems.

Prior to this Anoop was Senior Policy Advisor to Monitor, where he led the system-wide innovation programme, which paved the way to the NHS Five-Year Forward View. He was founding Director of Indigo Health, a health solutions consultancy where he worked with more than 100 companies, international and NHS organisations, government bodies and clinical innovators in implementing novel models of health delivery and commissioning.

Previously Anoop was Commercial Director of an innovative international media company, and in financial services he worked at Goldman Sachs and has been Strategy Advisor to the FairBanking Foundation.
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Shafi Ahmed

Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi award winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur. He is a faculty at Singularity University, US.


He is a laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals and has been awarded the accolade of the most watched surgeon in human history. He was awarded the Silver Scalpel award and he is currently serving as an elected member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

In 2018 he was shortlisted by MP’s for the Future NHS award for NHS70. He is one of the top 20 global influencers in Digital Health and Virtual Reality and has a large social media following.

Shafi made world headline news in 2014 by streaming a live operation using Google Glass to 14,000 students and trainees across 132 countries. On April 14th, 2016 he performed the world’s first virtual reality operation which was watched by 55,000 people in 140 countries, and reached 4.6 million on Twitter. In December 2016 he used the Snapchat spectacles to records and teach surgery across the globe which has had over 100 000 downloads and viewed by over 2 million people and reached 54 million people on Twitter.
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John Coulthard

John has previously been Senior Director of healthcare at Microsoft where he led Microsoft’s efforts within health and life sciences
in the UK. He has previously been Director of Customer Relations and NHS England where he was responsible for NHS Choices, NHS Brand Identity, Marketing and Social Media Strategy for NHS England. He is currently Founder and CEO of Britelives, a platform that helps older people their relatives and carers find, evaluate, customise and access nearby personal, household and community services. It recommends relevant local services based on their needs and other users’ recommendations. It provides a marketplace for local providers to advertise, communicate, book and receive payment for their services.
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Rakesh Biyani

Rakesh Biyani is a Joint Managing Director of Future Retail Limited. He has been associated with the company for over 20 years.


In his executive role as the Joint Managing Director, Rakesh Biyani leads the management and expansion of the company’s flagship formats, Central, Big Bazaar and Food Bazaar. Rakesh is actively involved in Category Management, Retail stores operations and Information Technology.

Rakesh has done an Advanced Management Program course from Harvard and is a commerce graduate from HR College, Bombay.
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Kathy Farndon

Kathy has held senior healthcare management roles both in the UK, Canada and New Zealand.


Kathy has been head of data and Information Governance at NHS England and lead the data and informatics elements nationally for the 100,000 genome project. She has aided in formulating the standards around SCCI/DCB 0129 and 0160 by the NHS. She has change management strategy and process re-design for clinical environments using a consultative facilitative approach and Lean/Six Sigma methodology.

Kathy has experience In both commercial and not for profit healthcare organisations.

My over-arching aim is to make a significant contribution to increasing the effective use of technology to support clinical decision making thereby improving patient care.
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Management Team

Dr Ashok Bansal (Chair)

Ash is a surgeon by background. He has 14 years experience in owning and operating care, nursing and EMI homes in the South Wales region.
From 2004 and 33 beds to a peak of 420 beds and a turnover of £15 mil. During that time he has taken on failing nursing homes and transformed them into fully operational and clinically excellent in quality, award winning and unparalleled reputation with CSSIW. He often advises other care home operators in managing their challenges. His background as a clinician and deep expertise in social care makes him well placed to understand how technology can enable the CQC’s, NHS’s and Department of Health’s vision of joined up care across various settings. He is seed investor in Medic Creations and Chair of the Board.
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Anil Agarwal (COO)

Anil has over 30 years of start-up CEO/COO success. He is well versed with business modelling, P&L management, developing solutions
/ new business lines, service-delivery, investment decisions, key strategies and building organizations through organic / in-organic route.

He has previously grown teams from 100 to 500 strong within 1 year time span. Has helped start-ups like Receivable Management Services (RMS) obtain successful exits to the likes of Citi Group for $180 million.

Anil is a Mechanical Engineer from Jadavpur University, India.
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Jim Cook (CTO)

Jim has a strong pedigree in technology leadership, strategic management and business development with experience in a variety of software
sectors including Healthcare & Life Sciences, SaaS, AI, Enterprise Storage, Enterprise Content.

While CTO at CDC Solutions and COO at VoiceVault Jim developed the skills necessary to create innovative products in a rapidly growing software business. As founder and CEO at Volutio and Arkivum, Jim assembled the broader management experience necessary to inspire and lead diverse teams whilst carefully managing company strategy and growth.

With a focus on AI and its application to healthcare, Jim’s latest work addresses the challenge of identity and controlled access to personal data, in particular clinical data and its use with the large-scale datasets of genomics and pathology, partially whilst working at Genomics England .

Jim is a Chartered Engineer and has a BSc(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath. Jim is also a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

His ambition is to build products with 99.999% up time, which for healthcare, is critical.
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Matt Shakesheff (Commercial Director)

Having graduated in Economics and later converting to Law, Matt is a qualified solicitor and recently a director and Head of Corporate for
one of the largest law firms in the country.

With this Matt brings a wealth of experience of board rooms, balance sheets and corporate finance, all well placed to take Medic Creations to the next level.
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