WMAHSN Serendip Digital Health Quarter start-up Kaido one of just three West Midlands businesses to top Digital Leaders list


Posted on 17 May 2017 (Permalink)

WMAHSN Serendip Digital Health Quarter start-up Kaido has been announced as one of just three West Midlands businesses to top this year’s global Digital Leaders DL100 list.

Digital Leaders is a global initiative for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government and industries, with the DL100 list highlighting the leading champions of digital transformation across all sectors. Previously, the list has featured industry names such as Martha Lane-Fox, Mike Bracken, Liam Maxwell, Kevin Cunnington and Eileen Burbidge.

The Kaido Insights platform uses big data and professional health expertise from the clinical and sports science space to empower individuals and businesses to better understand their health. The aim is to encourage a culture of personalised medicine and proactive patient care through a better understanding of behaviour.

Rich Westman, Founder of Kaido Group Ltd, said: "I have followed the work of previous digital leaders in the health and tech categories closely over the first 18 months of Kaido. Learning from these individuals and groups has enabled me to create a new and innovative business in the health and wellbeing market which will hopefully transform the way people manage their own health using digital technologies.

"It’s an incredible honour to have been nominated and as one of only three digital companies shortlisted from the West Midlands. We look forward to flying the flag for the region at the awards dinner in June."

Selected by a judging panel of experts including Lord Francis Maude of Horsham, Chair of Digital Leaders, Kaido will now compete alongside nine other companies from across the UK for the accolade of ‘Mobile Innovation of the Year’. The public vote is now open.

Lord Francis Maude of Horsham, Chair of Digital Leaders, said: “The Digital Leaders 100 list 2017 is once again highlighting the progress that has been made in digitally transforming the UK across all sectors. Our Digital Leaders community has pulled out all the stops to let us know about the hidden heroes, quietly getting on with the UK’s digital transformation without themselves seeking recognition. It’s great to see such a strong list from outside London this year reflecting our own national programme and the growing importance that digital transformation has in organisations irrespective of size or sector.”

The final list order and category winners will be announced at the DL100 Awards Dinner at St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel on 22 June 2017.