Is it good to be dis'connected?

Wednesday 17th June 16:30 - 17:15

Whether we like it or not, digital devices are everywhere. Some of us can barely put them down, and have developed unhealthy attachments to devices. While technology has many great benefits - enhancing learning, building communities, transforming self-management of health; technology can also interfere with everything from sleep and creativity to cognitive, social and emotional development, to increased sedentary behaviour.

With over 23% of adults and 80% of adolescents not being sufficiently physically active - is there a balanced role for digital technology or is it best to be ‘dis’ connected? This session will explore how to enhance the positive effects of digital technology and the potential to mitigate the negative, exploring the latest insights and evidence, future digitalisation trends, behaviour change and health management.


Dr William Bird MBE, GP and CEO at Intelligent Health

How digitalisation of health is evolving and its benefits


Karen Taylor, Director at Deloitte Centre for Health Soluions

Role of digital technology for self management of health


Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO and Co-Founder at ORCHA

Role of data and self management


Lucy Sheehan, Marketing Director at Fitbit