Fireside Chat with Bupa Healthcare

29th July 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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About this event

On Thursday 29th July, our Eagle Labs HealthTech Lead Jen Estherby and CodeBase Director of Product Innovation, Jim Newbery will be hosting a Fireside Chat along with the Director of Global Strategy Dan Caines and Group Chief of Technology and Architecture Officer Diana Kennedy at Bupa, to share their experiences of how large organisations like Bupa can engage and work with HealthTech entrepreneurs.

During the discussions we will cover some of the following areas:

  • Overview into Bupa and their current (offering)
  • Perspectives and lessons learnt from partnerships between large and small companies
  • The Positives- environment and willingness to partner has never been greater
  • The Challenges- common ‘big company’ and ‘small company’ misconceptions and partnering problems
  • Global perspective- spanning relationships across territories
  • How Bupa handled the pandemic
  • What does the next 3-5 years look like for Bupa?

Dan Caines – Director of Group Strategy, Bupa Group

Dan is the Director of Group Strategy for Bupa, a major global health insurer and provider. He works closely with Bupa’s global executive team and colleagues across the world to shape corporate strategy and business plans, to improve business performance, and to promote innovation and development at Bupa. He also manages Bupa’s relationships with a range of health and InsurTech venture funds, in Europe and the USA.

Previously Dan spent more than ten years as a strategy consultant and corporate advisor in the health insurance and provision sectors, leading work on major projects for public, private and government clients. He has also led teams while on secondment to the Prime Ministers’ Strategy Unit and a leading UK health regulator.

Diana Kennedy – Chief Technology and Architecture Officer, Bupa Group

Diana is Chief Technology and Architecture Officer for Bupa, where she is leading a multi-year worldwide cloud-led digital transformation. She works closely with Bupa’s digital and technology leaders around the world, and advises leadership on how to drive digital transformation and capability improvement across Bupa’s network of health insurance and provision businesses. She is also focused on developing strengthened technology partnerships for Bupa, including a recent long-term cloud partnership with Microsoft to use its Azure cloud platform.

Previously Diana was Vice President of Strategy, Architecture and Planning for BP – where she spent 10 years helping the oil and gas company to plan its technology strategy – and Head of Architecture and Technology for British Gas Services.


29th July 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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