Dr Pooven maduramuthu
Pooven joined Atos in June 2016 as Vice President for Health. He is responsible to drive growth across healthcare in the UK&I, focusing on digital transformation, ITO partnerships and business process services.
Since joining Atos, Pooven has added a number of hospital partnerships to the Atos Health portfolio, where the team is fully focussed on facilitating change through digital transformation underpinned by investment in critical infrastructure. Amongst these hospitals is the 10-year partnership with UCLH and two 5-year partnerships with Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust and West Hertfordshire Hospitals. Atos have recently extended their partnership to 2026 with NHS Scotland.
Prior to Atos, Pooven spent 13 years at Serco between 2002 and 2015 working across its central government and global BPS businesses. In 2010 he led the £300m deal to setup one of the largest public private JVs in the UK – the 10-year pathology JV between Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Hospital, Kings College NHS Hospital and Serco. In 2012 he secured Serco’s first public sector BPS business, when he led the team winning the £320m Anglia Support Partnership, delivering shared services to some 50 NHS organisations across the East of England.
Pooven trained as a mechanical engineer in South Africa. He was educated in both South Africa and the UK and holds an engineering PhD from Imperial College London and an MBA from London Business School.
What you will bring to the Health & Social Care Council and the techUK Health & Social Care programme:
I have over 9 years of direct experience in the NHS. Working on strategic partnerships, I have got an intimate knowledge of the NHS and more importantly how the NHS has evolved over the last decade and the ever increasing demand placed on the NHS. I also have a strong network of individuals currently in the NHS, whom I’m able to constantly reach out to, to better understand their challenges and to test solutions with regularly.
As VP for Health at Atos across the UK&I, I have the full backing of Atos, where Health is clearly a core area of focus for us. This means I have access to all the research and development work Atos is doing across the globe that feed directly into some of the key areas in the NHS eg. Genomics, population health management, and the integration of Health and Social care.
Digital transformation is a core strategic focus for Atos, thereby enabling me to take experienced solutions across many industries and make them relevant and applicable to the NHS. I would also be able to leverage the capabilities of our partners (both large and SMEs) to ensure that we deliver solutions that meet the outcome requirements for the NHS.
I will also bring valuable insights to the Council from our current long-term partnerships with NHS providers, these include UCLH, DHSC, NHS Scotland, Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, West Herefordshire Hospitals and Medway NHS FT. The diversity of these customers gives us a deep insight within the NHS, which better enables us to develop solutions for current and future challenges within the NHS.