Speaker

Oliver Smith

Strategy Director & Head of Ethics

Telefonica

About Oliver

Ollie is responsible for overall strategy and is Head of Ethics within Telefonica Alpha Health. He has extensive experience in strategy and innovation across a range of sectors. 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 across acute, primary, and integrated care, and 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.

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