W.Heard from Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Welfare, who talks about how data and technology will transform healthcare in the coming decades. He said, “There is no going back to the old ways of doing things.”

Matt Britten, Google’s head of EMEA, told us that Covid has accelerated connectivity trends, but still not everyone has access to the tools they need. He called for more partnerships between companies and the government.

The morning session discussed how startups and entrepreneurs are coping with the pandemic, with Alice Bentinck of talent investor Entrepreneur First indicating that they have seen a 36% increase in applications from women.

In the second session of the day, Rewriting Healthcare in a Post-Covid World, Ali Barsa of Babylon Health said the focus is now on a more proactive approach to how to anticipate health problems before they happen.

Ocado Chief Technology Officer Paul Clarke shared some details about the company’s robotic bag packing machines, and said machine learning and artificial intelligence have been crucial in delivering groceries across the UK.

At the afternoon FTC session, Rishi Khosla, co-founder of OakNorth, imagined a future banking system where job holders and fintech startups work together.

In his closing keynote, Sir Nigel Shadbolt of the Open Data Institute spoke about how open data can be a “driving force” to emerge from public emergencies.

Finally, at Nokia’s roundtable on enabling city resilience, panelists discussed how to increase connectivity across the UK, including rural areas.

Join us online tomorrow from 9 am for the second day of Intelligent living technology. see you later.

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