About this event

  • Date and time Tue 3 Nov 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Digital Health

Discover how personalised medicine can be used in mental health services.

Our panel will provide an in-depth insight into how digital platforms can promote and enable personalised mental health service provision from both patient and clinician perspectives.

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar is a part of a series, Personalised Medicine, that will be broadcast weekly on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00pm. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Digital Health Section homepage.

Key speakers

Kumar Jacob

Kumar Jacob

Founder-director, Mindwave Ventures

Speaker's biography

Kumar Jacob is the founder-director of Mindwave, a health tech company that designs and develops digital products and services that have a positive impact on people. Mindwave works with NHS organisations, charities and universities to develop web and mobile applications in health care and research. The company specialises in personal health records and digital front doors for NHS and charitable organisations. Having started six years ago, Mindwave now has around seventy staff based in the UK and its development base in southern India, Pondicherry.


Having started his career in finance, Kumar forged a career in computer games. He also sat on various charity boards - Christian Aid, Age Exchange and was a member of the court of the University of Greenwich. He was a non-executive director at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and chaired the Maudsley Charity.


Kumar was awarded an MBE for his charitable services. 

Dr Michelle Tempest

Managing Director, Candesic

Speaker's biography

Dr Michelle Tempest worked as a hospital doctor, psychiatrist and cognitive analytical therapist for over a decade. Now she is a partner in a healthcare strategy consultancy company, Candesic. She is author of the book Big Brain Revolution: Artificial Intelligence – Spy or Saviour. She invests in AI early-stage companies and is on the board of VR company Cognitant.

Stuart Sherman

Mr Stuart Sherman


Speaker's biography

Stuart runs two of the most innovative AI companies in the world. One company is a leading e-commerce builder, using AI to create psychology driven e-commerce for world-class organisations, while the other is pioneering a new class of AI, “Behavioural AI”.


Stuart believes that it is inevitable that we will see the combination of AI and the Modern Web. Stuart has been a pioneer in the AI meets e-commerce field for the past ten years. 


Having studied Managerial Sciences in university, specifically the aspects of Managerial Accounting relating to Behavioural Economics, and Organisational Behaviour. Stuart went on to start an early Management Information Services company which, in the late 1980s, ran a private network for mail and file transfer between Toronto, New York and Mexico City. Selling that company, Stuart founded one of North America’s early, and Canada’s first, Digital Agencies – before the Internet was a household thing! That company was sold in 1999 to WPP and Stuart transitioned into Finance, creating an innovative sub-prime lender, which built a substantial automotive loan portfolio which he sold shortly before the financial crisis of 2007. Stuart’s business maintained other lines of lending and he was named the Canadian Lease and Finance Association Member of the Year 2010. As the business evolved, Stuart once again got interested in technology, and specifically the early stages of AI.


Today you will find him working with some of the worlds’ largest companies, designing and implementing AI solutions designed to change the way they understand their Big Data.


View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Dr Ruby Wang, Council Member, Digital Health Council, Royal Society of Medicine

Can digital technology save us from a mental health crisis?

Dr Michelle Tempest, Managing Director, Candesic

Personalisation through data-driven design

Kumar Jacob, Executive Director, Mindwave Ventures

AI for mental health services

Mr Stuart Sherman, CEO, IMC

Panel discussion

Chair: Dr Ruby Wang

Close of meeting



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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