James Palmer

NHS Digital

James joined NHS Digital in September 2015 as the Programme Head for Social Care Technology where he has lead the development and delivery of the Adult Social Care element of Government’s Digital Transformation Portfolio. This work has included the release of grants for the Adult Social Care sector to demonstrate the use of digital technology and supporting the sector to release guidance on key technology issues – such as data and cyber security. Prior to working at the NHS Digital James was responsible for the Public Health Service at Hackney Council, with accountability for a range of health and social work-related services aimed at preventing harm and the abuse of adults and children. During his 10 years in Hackney James oversaw a range of projects and programmes for the council including the co-ordination of the Borough’s role during the London Olympics in 2012. James started his career as a Chemical Engineer in the sugar industry, and outside of work he is a Special Education Needs and Disability Governor at a local School.

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Introducing the future: AI in social care

This panel will feature representatives from Microsoft, NHS Digital and the Institute of Public Care. Each expert panellist will discuss the regulation, application and integration of artificial intelligence across the social care industry, and what this could mean for the future of social care.