Global Innovation and New Technology (GIANT) Health Event, London, 16-18 November
This summer the Strategic Planning Society started a discussion on the formation of a new industry. This dialogue continues on Friday morning, 18 November, at the GIANT Health Event being held at London’s Southbank.
In the session led by two SPS Trustees, we will host a series of short presentations from leaders across a variety of industries, and then sit the presenters down for a panel discussion to create a cross-industry dialogue.
The discussion will consider that two mature industries – Pharma and Healthcare will see major advancements in the coming years. But these industries, by design, are both reactive and palliative – dealing with illness and injury.
The staggering growth rate of the +50 population, with a longer life expectancy, combined with today’s rates of illness are converging to overwhelm current healthcare systems. Even if we could build enough facilities in time for this convergence, we could not meet the demand for the necessary healthcare workers.
The economic and societal imperatives for the formation of a Wellness industry are clear.
How should we define wellness in this new industry paradigm? What are the architectural components necessary for a wellness enterprise to form within an industry context? What barriers to adoption might new players in a nascent industry face?
In this session we will explore the intersection of Wellness, Wearables, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Genomics/Epigenetics, IoT, Fashion, Fintech, and Insurtech.
Learn more about the event here: Giant event info