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Four young leaders shortlisted for Health Tech World Award

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Four inspirational leaders have been shortlisted for Young Health Tech Leader of the Year, sponsored by Fearsome.

The four submissions will now be judged by the category sponsor, with the winner announced at a virtual ceremony on April 18.

The award attracted a number of high quality entries from around the world, with these four candidates standing out from the crowd.

Many thanks to all the entries, many of whom we will no doubt see do great things in the years to come.

Young Health Tech Leader of the Year Shortlist

Dr Benyamin Deldar, Co-founder, Deep Medical

Dr. Benyamin Deldar helps merge the world of healthcare and technology together, allowing the innovative spirit necessary to address the most pressing challenges facing the medical industry.

Once serving as an NHS Doctor and current leading figure within the AI Healthcare group Deep Medical, Dr Deldar has demonstrated exceptional dedication and expertise in leveraging artificial intelligence to revolutionise patient care and healthcare practises.

His groundbreaking work not only reflects a profound understanding of the healthcare industry, but also emphasises a commitment to improving the lives of patients and healthcare providers alike.

Haris Shuaib, Founder and CEO, Newton’s Tree

Haris Shuaib is Founder and CEO of Newton’s Tree, a startup dedicated to AI transformation at scale in health and care.

He is also a Consultant Clinical Scientist and Head of the Clinical Scientific Computing section at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS FT, where his team are developing people, platforms and policy for digital health.

He is Director of the Fellowships in Clinical Artificial Intelligence, the world’s-first clinical training programme for healthcare professionals to develop practical AI skills.

Kyle Rand, CEO, Rendever

Envisioning the end of social isolation by fundamentally changing how communities are formed throughout life’s journey, Kyle created Rendever in 2016.

Older adults are often the forgotten audience when it relates to technological advances.

However, Rendever focuses on implementing these tools to improve the aging process through holistic wellness – ranging from mindfulness to fitness – supported by lively community engagement.

Rendever uses VR to reshape what the aging process looks like by empowering change in communities through its ecosystem of products.

Michael Watts, Co-founder and CEO, Blüm Health

Michael’s contributions to the health technology sector, particularly within the NHS, have not only fostered innovation but also supported the growth of young companies both domestically and internationally.

As a Doctor and MBA graduate, Michael’s blend of technical expertise, leadership and vision has made him an indispensable asset to the health tech community, the NHS Trusts, and industry, further solidifying his role as a beacon for the future of healthcare innovation.

Michael has independently supported over 20 NHS England Clinical Entrepreneurs, providing them with invaluable guidance, resources and mentorship.

His efforts have directly contributed to the development of ground-breaking health technologies, ranging from digital health applications to medical devices, all aimed at improving patient care and outcomes and some serving over 100,000 children through their platforms.

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