Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi-award-winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Medical Realities an XR education company and performed the world’s first operation streamed live in 360 in 2016.
He is currently a member of the NHS Assembly advising on the long-term plan. He was previously an advisor to the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health to help deliver innovation and digital Health and is currently the Vodafone UK Connected Health Ambassador.
In 2018 he was awarded the Future NHS award for NHS70 by Members of Parliament. In 2017 he was the top British Asian star in Tech. He was also British Bangladeshi of the Year 2017. He has delivered over 250 international keynotes on the future of healthcare, digital transformation, and his work has been featured in over 400 newspapers, tech journals, and mainstream TV news channels including Sky, BBC, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, CNBC, Time, Forbes, Bloomberg. He is one of the top 20 global influencers in Digital Health and Virtual Reality.
He chairs the Webit Health summit in Spain bringing together 15000+ innovators across all tech verticals and also co-founded the GIANT health summit in London. He is one of the top 20 global influencers in digital health and innovation and was a HIMSS Future50 clinical leader in 2020.