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TechToTransform: A podcast series by Mantis PR.


TechToTransform is a monthly podcast series featuring the leaders who are driving digital change forwards in the public sector – from the NHS to social care, police to education, local to central government. Guests join Mantis PR’s Rebecca Paddick to discuss the major developments taking place, and challenges still being faced, in harnessing tech to make digital transformation a reality.

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TechToTransform: A podcast series by Mantis PR.


TechToTransform is a monthly podcast series featuring the leaders who are driving digital change forwards in the public sector – from the NHS to social care, police to education, local to central government. Guests join Mantis PR’s Rebecca Paddick to discuss the major developments taking place, and challenges still being faced, in harnessing tech to make digital transformation a reality.

    Tech to Transform: #10 NHS relationships with private healthcare through the pandemic and beyond

    Tech to Transform: #10 NHS relationships with private healthcare through the pandemic and beyond

    In episode 10 of our podcast series, Mantis PR MD Eleanor Willock met Rachel Waters, director of development, NHS, at HCA healthcare. Although Rachel ends 2021 in independent healthcare, she started it as Director of Programme Delivery in the NHS, where she led a team through the eye of the pandemic storm, securing the resources hospitals needed to deliver care to all patients, both Covid sufferers and those needing critical care.

    Rachel and Eleanor talk about how the NHS expanded its footprint and worked with private healthcare during covid, and how that will continue to work. They discussed the differences between private partnership and privatisation for the NHS, how to lead a team in a crisis, how clapping for the NHS affected her, and what would happen if she had ten minutes in an Uber with Sajid Javid.

    Take a listen if you're new to navigating the private or public healthcare delivery landscape.

    • 46 min
    Tech to Transform: #9 medtech and healthtech – is there still a dividing line?

    Tech to Transform: #9 medtech and healthtech – is there still a dividing line?

    In episode 9 of our podcast series, Mantis PR's Rebecca Paddick sat down with Med-Tech Innovation’s editor Ian Bolland, to discuss the medtech market.

    Med-Tech Innovation is the leading multi-platform communication brand for the UK medical design and manufacturing industries. Since its launch, the title has become the voice of authority for the sector, providing daily news, technical guidance, analysis, case studies and high-profile interviews with industry experts and thought leaders.

    Today, we’re seeing tech revolutionise both the clinical and non-clinical fields, and with the continued drive to digitise and connect systems across health and social care, Rebecca and Ian discuss if there remains a dividing line between healthtech and medtech.

    They also talk about how the pandemic has driven a new wave of tech companies into the market, and they discuss predictions for the future tech trends across the healthcare sector.

    Take a listen.

    • 45 min
    Tech to Transform: #8 Edtech and HE – post pandemic partnerships

    Tech to Transform: #8 Edtech and HE – post pandemic partnerships

    In episode 8 of our podcast series, Mantis PR's Rebecca Paddick sat down with Jisc’s head of higher education and student experience, James Clay, to find out how edtech start-ups can help support a sector that has been so heavily impacted by the pandemic.

    James Clay, who has worked in the education sector since 1993, and has extensive experience in the use of technology to enhance and enrich learning, offered his advice to those working in, or in direct partnership with universities as we look ahead to a post-COVID recovery.

    Take a listen.

    Further Jisc resources:

    Learning & Teaching Reimagined: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/learning-and-teaching-reimagined

    Powering UK higher education: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/reports/higher-education-strategy-2021-2024

    Student digital experience insights survey: Full survey / summary

    Step up programme, for edtech start-ups: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/get-involved/step-up-programme

    • 32 min
    Tech to Transform: #7 The VC perspective on health tech investment

    Tech to Transform: #7 The VC perspective on health tech investment

    In episode 7 of our podcast series, Mantis PR's MD Eleanor Willock is in conversation with one of Europe's most active health venture capitalists, Joe Stringer, from Octopus Ventures.   

    They discuss: The new market definitions of health and med tech, and how investors' appetites for both are changing How International tech firms should be viewing the NHS as an opportunity How data collection and analysis capabilities are driving capital investment The importance of PR and good founder communications in the route to funding  

    Take a listen.  

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    • 24 min
    Tech to Transform: #6 Capital raising in tech – from start-up funding to IPO

    Tech to Transform: #6 Capital raising in tech – from start-up funding to IPO

    In episode 6 of our podcast series, Mantis PR’s Rebecca Paddick and MD Eleanor Willock shine a light for tech companies on the positive UK conditions for capital raising and what the opportunities and hurdles are. If you’re raising money, or thinking about raising money in 2021, this is a must-listen episode.

    In this extended episode, you can hear:

    • Neil Shah, technology sector specialist at the London Stock Exchange giving his take on the recent TechNation report, and how PR plays a part in raising capital.

    • Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director at SETsquared Bristol, on what incubators look for when supplying capital, and the rapid growth trajectory of the UK start-up community.

    • Henry Humphreys, a Partner at investment specialist firm Humphreys Law on the common traits shared by successfully funded businesses and some of the biggest challenges to securing investment.

    Take a listen.

    • 45 min
    Tech To Transform: #5 Higher education – overcoming the cost of COVID

    Tech To Transform: #5 Higher education – overcoming the cost of COVID

    In episode 5 of our podcast series, Mantis PR’s Rebecca Paddick sat down with Will Marsh, the University of Bristol’s Deputy Director of Communications, to discuss the impact of the pandemic on one of the country’s most popular and successful universities.

    They discussed how Bristol’s PR and comms team navigated the ever-evolving challenges created by COVID-19, and also talked about what student life might be like at universities across the country, post pandemic.

    Take a listen.

    • 38 min

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