Data-driven longevity – digital tech is essential for collaborative innovation

Driving data collaborations across mindsets and the planet will speed up the innovation cycle of research and lead to healthy longevity.

The Longevity Forum is a not-for-profit initiative committed to achieving longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives for as many people as possible; each year the Forum organises the very successful Longevity Week, with various conferences and summits that explore extending lifespan and healthspan.

Longevity.Technology: Fostering collaborations in the field is one of the key goals of Longevity Week, but security threats, isolation policies and lack of financing can threaten successful collaborations, and sometimes on a worldwide scale. Fortunately, a hybrid Ageing Research at King’s (ARK) and Longevity Forum event tomorrow will highlight the digital technologies that encourage collaborative innovation in the economic environment and lead to healthy longevity – an excellent way to round off a fascinating week.

Ageing Research at Kings is leading the way on implementing data-driven research infrastructures that help to release the potential of digital assets and speed up the innovation cycle of longevity research; this makes ARK an ideal host for Data-driven longevity, an in-person event at KCL’s Waterloo Campus, which is also online via a Teams Webinar.

Dr Richard Siow, Director, Ageing Research at King's (ARK
Dr Richard Siow, Director, Ageing Research at King’s (ARK)

Following an introduction from Richard Siow, Director, Ageing Research at King’s (ARK), attendees will hear Keynote Lecture from Sarah Harper CBE, Director, Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford.

Other highlights include:

  • Davide Zaccagnini (Founder / CEO, Agora Labs) on Health Data Exchange Infrastructures
  • Svitlana Surodina (Dounder / CEO, Skein, Entrepreneur in Residence, ARK and Researcher, Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, King’s College London) on Distributed innovation: technology solutions for driving data collaborations across organisations, borders and mindsets
  • Richard Dobson (Head, Biostatistics & Health Informatics, King’s College London and Centre for Translational Informatics, NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre) on The Value of Healthcare Data for Clinical Research
  • Alex Zhavoronkov (Founder and CEO at Insilico Medicine) on Artificial Intelligence for Drug Discovery and Longevity
  • Nathan Berkley (Founder / CEO and James Brown, Director of Nutrigenetics, Muhdo Health) on Biological Ageing and Consumer Wellness Data – Opportunities and Challenges
  • Joanna Bensz (Founder / CEO, Longevity Center and International Institute of Longevity) on Longevity Centers for Digital Innovation, Research and Data Sharing
  • Deepankar Nayak (CEO, Deep Longevity) on Psychological Ageing and Happiness – Implications for Longevity Data Analytics
  • Rhys Anderson (Deal Flow Team, VitaDAO and Research Associate, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King’s College London) on Democratizing Longevity Research and Data

Register HERE or find out more about Longevity Week HERE