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Speaker’s Bios

Speaker and Workshop Bios

Mark Sutton

Mark is the Executive director for Technology, Data & Insight at the Care Quality Commission. CQC is transforming to become a “Smarter Regulator” with technology at the heart of improving the regulatory experience for providers and giving a more up to date picture of quality and safety to the public. CQC is also building new data and insight capability to enable it to become an insight driven organisation putting people and communities at the heart of its regulatory approach. Mark has over 20 years of senior IT leadership and transformation experience across a broad range of industries, including financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare and not-for-profit.

Mary Hutton

Mary was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NHS Gloucestershire ICB following almost ten years at the helm of its predecessor organisation, NHS Gloucestershire CCG. She has also been the One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System lead since spring 2018. 

Mary has worked in the NHS for over 30 years in commissioning, performance and financial management. 

She has substantial leadership experience having held several senior roles, including working in North Somerset, Bristol, Swindon, Wiltshire and Berkshire before coming to Gloucestershire in 2011. 

Mary has worked across both statutory and non-statutory organisations, including hospital trusts, community and mental health services, ambulance services, the voluntary and community sector and the independent sector. 

Michelle Corrigan

Michelle Corrigan is the Programme Director at Digital Care Hub with responsibility for Better Security, Better Care – the multi award winning, national programme funded by DHSC, supporting all CQC registered adult social care providers in England to improve their data and cyber security. Michelle has spent 15 years in and alongside the social care sector and has an MSc in International Public Health. With a dynamic career blending digital transformation, service improvement and innovation in health and social care. Prior to joining the Digital Care Hub she was the Deputy Director of Service and Innovation at Family Action. 

Sarah Scott

Sarah has a background in environmental health and then opted to train as a Consultant in Public Health.  After spending ten years in the NHS, Sarah moved to Gloucestershire County Council in 2012.  Since then, she has held the roles of Director of Public Health and more recently the Executive Director of Adult Social Care, Wellbeing and Communities.  She is a visiting Professor for the Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing at UWE and also sits on the Gloucestershire ICB.   Sarah is particularly interested in working across systems to embed the prevention and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across local services.

Katie Thorn –

Katie Thorn is the Digital Engagement Manager at the National Care Association and project manager for the Digital Care Hub (formerly Digital Social Care). 

For social care providers, by social care providers, the Digital Care Hub provides free guidance and support to care organisations on technology, data protection and cyber security. 

Katie has a background working in nursing homes as both a carer and in operations and, since 2016, has specialised in technology implementation and data protection across a range of adult social care settings. 

Katie has been recognised for her work supporting care providers by receiving The Woman in Tech award at the Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care (WAGS) awards (2022) and the NHS England Award in the Public Service Category of the National Cyber Awards (2023). 

Mei-Ling Huang – 

Hailing from America, Mei first cut her legal teeth helping people with disabilities fight for benefits.  In the UK, Mei and colleagues developed the RWK Goodman social care practice, which today includes 20 sector specialist   lawyers.

With her focus on trouble-shooting and crisis management, Mei has become a strategic advisor to many care providers’ senior management teams.  Her experience allows her to cut straight to the heart of the issues and form effective strategies at pace.  She is an assertive litigator but is also known for her practical, common-sense approach to solving problems.

Borderless – 

We offer sponsor licence applications, recruitment technology including candidate sourcing, vetting and offers, 1-click visa processing, and ongoing compliance management, all supported by our in-house team of immigration experts.

Plus, we’re backed by leading care organisations and fully compliant with relevant regulatory bodies.

So get in touch with our team to see how the Borderless platform can reduce the costs, time, and complexity of your hiring processes.

Bristol UWE Robotics Lab – 

Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is a nationally – and internationally – recognised as a centre of excellence for advanced robotics research. And when you join us, you can get hands on with the kind of facilities most robotic engineers dream of, including:

  • Full mechanical workshops
  • Wet labs and a 16,000L test pool
  • Rapid prototyping facilities
  • An ambient assisted living studio
  • Flying arena
  • 3 Vicon 3D positioning systems

NHSE Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) –

TEL provides access to educational technologies, simulation and immersive services, platforms and content and communities of practice which are equitable, efficient and sustainable and are changing how the health and care workforce learns.

Educational technologies allow the NHS to meet the challenges of growing, training and upskilling the workforce at scale and realise financial and time savings. TEL also provides strategic support, guidance and insight across the system, enhancing digital strategies and practices and making evidence-based educational technologies accessible to all.