Tuvi is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record in establishing and growing successful international companies. His main purpose and focus is to develop effective innovative and scalable solutions integrating advanced science and technology to answer unmet needs and improve millions of people’s lives.
The first company Tuvi established, ‘Sapiens International’, has a current market capital of more than $1.2 Billion. When Sapiens went public he sold his shares to invest his time and money in the research and development of solutions for improving mental health. His team developed the first computerised cognitive behavioural therapy which was recommended by NICE for anxiety and depression in the NHS. Later, he established ‘ToHealth’ to assess and prevent long term conditions. ToHealth screened more than 250,000 NHS patients. He sold ToHealth to focus on ‘MindLife’ and develop the next generation of solutions to improve the wellbeing of individuals and society.
Tuvi has invented many innovations with patents granted in many countries. His latest innovation, ‘an Intelligent Personalised Trusted Digital Advisor and MatchNeeds Navigator’ was granted recently.
His first formal academic degrees were in Physics and Industrial Engineering. He later gained a masters in Information Technology and MBA. While working with leading psychologists and psychiatrists and developing computerised psychological solutions, he studied and researched psychology. Later, during managing and developing ToHealth, he researched and learnt about assessment and prevention of long term conditions.
Yigal is an organisational development consultant and the founder and CEO of Tmurot. Since founding Tmurot in 1986 he has been providing healthcare organisations in Israel with innovative solutions for employee wellbeing management. Tmurot’s solutions integrate world-leading methodologies for Change Management with an advanced computerized platform (the “Tmurot Performance Management system”) that supports surveying and data gathering for organisations, data analysis, reports and intervention plans. http://www.tmurot.com/tmurot/english/e-about.html
Dr. Jaime Delgadillo
Dr Delgadillo is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield. He also leads a clinical research team at RDASH NHS Foundation Trust, where he practises as Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. His clinical interests are in the treatment of depression, anxiety and addiction problems. His research applies precision medicine methods (e.g. advanced diagnostic, monitoring and prognostic technologies) in mental healthcare, aiming to improve patients’ response to treatments available in the NHS. He has led the development and implementation of personalised care technologies in NHS psychological services, for example the IAPT outcome feedback system proven to improve depression treatment outcomes (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30162-7).
Arnon is a clinical psychologist and an expert in the integration of technology and psychology for stress management, and has previously worked with LifeExcel Lead Tuvi Orbach on the development of computerized Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) applications for the American market. His expertise and advice will greatly benefit development of computerized therapy apps for organisations and their employees.
Dr. Shehzad Ali
Dr. Shehzad Ali is an Associate Professor of Public Health Economics at Western University (Canada). He is also Visiting Associate Professor of Health Economics and Health Services Research at University of York, Heidelberg University (Germany) and Macquarie University (Australia). He holds a PhD in Social Policy (Health Economics, York), MSc in Medical Statistics (Leicester) and Masters in Public Health (Leeds).
With several grants funded in the UK (National Institute of Health Research, NIHR), USA (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AHRQ) and Australia (National Health and Medical Research Council, NHMRC), Dr. Ali has led research in the areas of public health economics, health services research and health technology assessment. He has published research in leading journals in the fields of Medicine (e.g. the Lancet); Health Economics (e.g. Health Economics; Medical Decision Making); Health Policy and Health Services Research (e.g. Health Policy and Planning; Social Science & Medicine); and Applied Public Health (e.g. Obesity; Addiction). He is also an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Dr. Ali’s research focuses on the following four areas: (1) Health services performance evaluation in terms of efficiency and equity of access, utilization and patient outcomes using patient-level linked administrative data (“big data”) and population surveys; (2) Economic evaluation for health technology assessment and evidence-based decision-making, both in developed and developing countries; (3) Evaluation of small and large-scale interventions/policies delivered at patient, provider or population-level, using observational and randomized evidence; and (4) Elicitation of value judgments and treatment preferences to inform resource allocation.
Dr. Ali’s has held a number of leadership positions, including Health Economics Lead at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) and Lead Health Economist in the Mental Health Research Group at University of York, UK. He was also the Dean of Derwent College at University of York until 2012. Dr. Ali has provided leadership on projects funded by the Department for International Development (DfID, UK), German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), UNICEF and Save the Children. Also, as National Program Manager with the Aga Khan Development Network, he led a multidisciplinary team in Central Asia on projects funded by the World Bank and United Nations.
With a strong track record of scholar-practitioner partnerships, Dr. Ali’s research has focused on policy-relevant questions. Examples of research with direct impact on practice include: (a) Health Equity Performance Indicators which were adopted by NHS England to monitor and reduce potentially avoidable inequalities; and (b) Empirical evidence to inform the largest evidence-based patient case management information system (PCMIS) in England which has been used by >12,000 psychotherapists for 2 million referrals.
Dr Heidi Christensen
Dr Heidi Christensen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests are in the use of speech and language processing in the healthcare domain. Her core expertise is in detection and tracking of people’s physical and mental health including verbal and non-verbal expressions of emotion, anxiety, depression and neurodegenerative conditions in e.g., therapeutic or diagnostic settings.