Randeep Sidhu: Life and Death Decisions

Lessons From a Pandemic CPO

Randeep joined the UK government in July 2020 at short notice to build the NHS Covid 19 app in just 6 weeks after the first iteration was stopped. This was an unusually stressful time. The project was high extremely high-profile, urgent, and needed to play a part in potentially saving 1,000s of lives across the UK. No pressure.

Randeep shares the story of building the app along with some of the tools, techniques and processes that he employed to make this app succeed in some of the highest pressure circumstances he’s ever worked in. He shares his experiences across private and public healthcare and the lessons he learned in managing such a high profile project to offer some practical insights and about how humans work together, or don’t, to build products with real impact.

Covering everything from behavioural psychology to Marvel superheroes, you’ll leave with ideas about how you can have impact, and fun, in the face of chaos.

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Randeep Sidhu

CPO, Reliance Health

Randeep is a Healthcare and AI specialist, most recently CPO for Reliance Health in Lagos, Nigeria, focused on creating healthcare for marginalised communities across Nigeria, Egypt and other Emerging Markets.

Randeep joined the NHS frontline to build and run the NHS COVID-19 app, which was proven to have saved over 10,000 lives and halved the number of Covid cases in hospital, while pioneering specific research to include the needs of LGBTQ+, refugees and PoC communities.

Previously, he’s advised The Alan Turing Institute – the UK’s National Institute for AI – in removing AI bias across healthcare and policing, been Product Director at Babylon Health, where he rolled out AI enabled healthcare to patients across markets like UK, USA and Rwanda.

He is currently a board member at Terrence Higgins Trust – a sexual health and HIV charity – and LVNDR Health – an LGBTQ+ health care startup.


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