Co-chairs biographies

Every year as part of our Round Table Series, we engage a number of external subject matter experts to help guide discussion, share their knowledge, and ensure key questions are answered. This year’s co-chairs joined us from the worlds of healthcare policy and regulation, medical education, and ethics and governance to drive the conversation on transforming healthcare with AI.

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Farzana Rahman
CEO, Hexarad UK
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Farzana Rahman is Chief Executive Officer at Hexarad UK. She is a trained clinician and was a former Consultant Radiologist at University College London Hospital. She has expertise in AI, strategy and policy. She was the former national Head of Data and Digital Strategy at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and a Clinical Advisor at NHS Digital.

Farzana is an author of national UK guidelines on AI in healthcare, among other published papers, and an international guest speaker on this topic. She has expertise in digital healthcare and is a former member of the National Information Board and National Clinical Reference Group.

As well as her medical qualifications, Farzana has a master’s in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics.

Zineb Nouns
Clinician, medical education specialist and HR manager
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Zineb Miriam Nouns is a trained clinician with an academic career in medical education and healthcare management.

In her professional career, Zineb has developed expertise in workforce development in healthcare and has previously been responsible for the education and development of 65,000+ employees, including leadership and executive management. Prior to this Zineb completed pre and postdoctoral research in Educational Assessment at the University of Bern in Switzerland and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.

Since 2014 she has served as visiting faculty for the Harvard Macy Institute in Boston, USA, a collaborative effort of Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Harvard Business School, offering classes in education, innovation and leadership for healthcare professionals around the globe.

Charlotte Stix
Former coordinator for the European Commission’s high-level expert group on artificial intelligence
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Charlotte Stix is pursuing a PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology, researching the ethics and governance of AI and serves as Expert to the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Neurotechnologies and as Fellow to the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge.

Formerly, Charlotte was the Coordinator for the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence; a Researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge; a Fellow to the World Economic Forum’s AI Council; and a Programme Officer at the European Commission’s Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Unit, where she oversaw €18 million in projects and contributed to the formulation of EU-wide AI strategy.

Charlotte runs the bi-monthly European AI newsletter with over 1,700 subscribers, widely seen as the definitive resource for insights into developments in AI policy across the European Union.