Dr Emma Banks, CEO of Datatrial and Professor Michael Catt will lead a discussion on Digital Health at the fifth annual Dynamo Conference, which takes place in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) on Thursday, June 21.

The conference is a key project of Dynamo, an industry-led initiative to connect and grow the region’s tech sector – and shine a spotlight on the work that connects firms to key trends across the world.

Dr Banks will outline Datatrial’s bid success with Innovate UK for the development Advanced Therapies Treatment Centres (ATTC) in the UK as well as discussing the subject of data in clinical trials and who does it belong to? She will discuss what it means to the industry and for the North East.

Dr Emma Banks, CEO of Datatrial, said: “I am looking forward to speaking at the conference to outline our successful bids to Innovate UK for the first Advanced Therapies Treatment Centres in the UK.

“We were delighted to be invited to be part of both the Northern Alliance and iMatch bids to Innovate UK in 2018 and thrilled that both bids were successful.

“Being part of the ATTC is an important opportunity for our latest software launch Nucleus and will undoubtedly accelerate the development of our product road map, which means we will be able to continually improve the customer experience and long-term value of the product.

“It will also give us important access to stakeholders at the user requirements stage, which will provide us with a great opportunity to build our software with the users.

“Our success in two of only three national bids, will also be significant for Datatrial and result in our turnover increasing.”

Datatrial develop software to improve the clinical research process and recently launched software ‘Nucleus’ in the US and Europe – the company’s first new product launch in nine years following on from its existing clinical trial software nowEDC.

As part of the Digital Health session there will also be an update on the National Innovation Centre for Ageing.

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, will be a keynote speaker at the conference and join a host of big names from the IT world including academics, business leaders and politicians for the event, which takes place at Newcastle University’s flagship Urban Sciences Building (USB).

As well as Digital Health other programme themes include talent matching; AI and robotics; skills and North East Futures University Technical College; gaming; tech marketing; shared services; FinTech; coding; and IC3.