While holding your doubts about businesses abusing user data and finding cleavage in privacy regulations, there are companies that set the standard high and put ethics first. Alpha Health, a tech driven startup that designs and builds effective prediction, prevention and treatment solutions for mental health, intertwines user privacy protection and bias prevention into the company gene. Join our conversation with Ollie Smith, the head of ethics and strategy director of Alpha Health, and learn about what is Ethic by Design.
Ollie is responsible for overall strategy and is Head of Ethics within Telefonica Alpha’s Health Moonshot, alongside establishing and maintaining strong partnerships. Before joining Alpha he was Director of Strategy and Innovation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, responsible for investing £100m over five years in innovations in biomedical research and digital health. He was a Senior Civil Servant in the UK Department of Health; responsible for UK Tobacco Control Policy, and wrote the government’s first comprehensive childhood obesity strategy. Oliver was also a Policy Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit under Tony Blair. He has an MA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University.