Alex is a serial tech-for-good entrepreneur. She is currently the CEO and founder of Dovetail Lab, a software company which has developed a blockchain platform to pioneer better, secure and more trusted information sharing in healthcare by giving patients greater control of their data. Dovetail is now part of EMIS Group, the leading primary care clinical software supplier in the UK.
Alex also co-founded How Do I?, a social enterprise spun out of an outstanding special educational needs school, which uses accessible NFC technology in its vocational learning and dementia support applications. Prior to this, Alex co-founded and exited Alcove, an Internet-of-Things care-tech business, assisting older and disabled adults to live more independently.
Prior to setting up Alcove, Alex worked in corporate finance and has acted at director level for numerous private, public and listed companies. Alex is also a trustee of Swiss Cottage School Charity.
What you will bring to the Health & Social Care Council and the techUK Health & Social Care programme:
As a founder and CEO, I can bring my experience of creating and building technology start-ups in both the health and care sectors; and leading these companies through to successful exit. Further to acquisition in 2018, I am now working within EMIS Group, a large software supplier to the NHS, with access to a wealth of clinical, technical and data expertise.
As middleware developers, we are in the business of integration. With organisations as distributed as the NHS and local government, I think it is essential to bring solution providers together to help solve one of our big societal challenges. Through close collaboration, we can harness the power of technology to help deliver better quality care to more people, even with budgets under immense pressure.
I am keen to engage and meet with stakeholders within and outside of committee meetings, promoting both the work of the committee and TechUK, plus reporting back on stakeholder views and concerns. I can enable regular communication with the committee members to ensure all voices are heard regardless of size. Promote a ruthless focus on actions and outcomes to make sure the committee has desired impact and achieves the goals set for the year.