Toni Staykova

Co-Founder and Vice President, UKeMED

Dr Toni Staykova is a specialist physician and geriatrician who has been actively involved in clinical innovation projects in Cambridge and across the EU over the past 10 years. She is passionate about improving health care provision across the globe in an innovative way. Toni Staykova is the Vice President of Cambridge Medical Academy, which delivers the prestigious UKeMED international knowledge sharing program. She leads the knowledge & experience sharing activities between health care professionals to improve patient care, bridging the gaps between nations and cultures. Toni's ambition is to harness the collective intelligence of our collaboration partners to foster clinical innovation and to impact on global health.

Toni is speaking at

Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice
November 3, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Toni Staykova (Speaker) Co-Founder and Vice President, UKeMED
  • Alon Rozen (Speaker) Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Dean, Ecole des Ponts Business School
  • Richard McCreadie (Speaker) Lecturer in Information Retrieval and Data Systems, University of Glasgow
  • Despina Kopanaki (Parallel session chair) Project Manager, MARVEL & I-BiDaaS
  • Jenny Rainbird (Parallel session chair) Senior Research Project Manager, Inlecom Systems
  • Marieke Willems (Parallel session chair) Project Manager, Policy Cloud


The Big Data research projects Track and Know (Big Data for Mobility Tracking Knowledge Extraction in Urban Areas), BigDataStack (High performance data-centric stack for Big Data applications and operations) and I-BiDaaS (Industrial-Driven Big Data as a Self-Service Solution) host a joint session bringing together their findings in terms of barriers to adoption of Big Data research in different sectors as well as in terms of  current and future impact of their research. Speakers will also elaborate on the concrete business questions that have been answered in the project pilots.


The objective of this session is to discuss the findings of the three abovementioned Big Data research projects, present the barriers to adoption discovered in different sectors and the future impact and sustainability of Big Data research. This will take the form of a led group discussion on the impact and future of Big Data research (exchange of questions, experiences, ideas triggered by a set of key questions).

The session will evolve around a led discussion for the participants to share their thoughts regarding the impact and future of Big Data research. The discussion will be initiated by a set of questions to get the interaction going and to encourage participants to share their questions, experiences and views on Big Data research and the adoption of project outcomes and toolsets in the different sectors. Output of this session will be a report with recommendations on Big Data technologies ready to contribute to a European Big Data ecosystem, what’s next?

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