ITEC Tweetchats Announced for 4th & 11th October



October 2, 2017 9:43 am

Just two weeks to go until this year’s International Technology Enabled Conference in Birmingham on 16/17 October.

We have a first class line up of speakers with plenary and breakout sessions as well as an extensive exhibition with stands, zones and stages.

We will be announcing the winners of the Crystal Award and the Driving Digital Challenge, and look out also for the new white paper.

You can follow the conference build up on Twitter at #ITECconf17 and we will be running two live discussions on 4 and 11 October between 2pm and 8pm.

For the third year in a row, Paul Burstow (TSA President) will be chairing the conference and TSA’s Chief Executive (Alyson Scurfield), Chair (Paul Shead) and staff will be on hand to welcome conference delegates, exhibitors and participants.

In our news updates, we will be previewing some of the speakers and conference content so that you know what to look for if attending.

If you are not able to attend, then please check out the updates and join our Twitter discussions.

We welcome your views and feedback.

Those people that attended last year will recall the great opening presentation from Molly Watt.

This year, we will be hearing from Mark Brown who has looked extensively at technology and mental health – His opening session is entitled ‘People are the purpose, not the problem: making sure tech makes lives better’.

This picks up on similar issues to those set out by Molly last year and the 2016 White Paper which provides the main theme for this year’s conference of ‘Putting People First’.

Mark has over 20,000 Twitter follows, contributes to @WeMHNurses and you can follow his blog at The New Mental Health.

You can read more about Mark on the ‘Discover our speakers’ section on the conference website and check out his recent blogs for the Guardian.

Following the opening presentation, Paul Burstow will be launching the 2017 White Paper called ‘Care Technology: Managing the shift to digital’.

This new white paper is based on the recent article from Steve Sadler and Think Tank meeting.

It is always good to hear about developments in technology enabled care from Scotland and we are looking forward to hearing some key messages from Shona Robison MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport).

You can Join the online conversation about the use of technology in supporting and creating services in Scotland.

We will be providing more conference updates over the coming days so take the opportunity to join the online discussions at #ITECconf17.