Thursday, 10 October 2019

Adele Chaplin speaking at 'Healthy Longevity', 15th-16th October 2019

It is with great joy that we announce that we have Adele Chaplin speaking at our conference on 'Healthy Longevity' taking place at Adastral Park on 15th and 16th October 2019.

Adele Chaplin is an accredited Humanist Funeral celebrant, conducting non-religious funeral services around East Anglia and the United Kingdom.  Before working as a celebrant, Adele was a web site developer and content creator for companies such as the BBC, Aviva and The National Archives, but having taken 10 years out to raise her family, she decided to take the opportunity to re-train in a different field.  Now Adele works full time as a celebrant, crafting unique memorable services, both for those who have experienced a bereavement, but also for those who want to plan their ceremony in advance – either due to a life limiting condition, or just because they are organised!  She has also signed up to The Funeral Celebrant Accord, a newly developed set of criteria which defines what a good celebrant is.   Adele also chairs the Ipswich and Felixstowe Death CafĂ©’s, hoping to bring a new level of death acceptance to Suffolk, and removing some of society’s taboos around death and dying.  Adele firmly believes that the way to live a good life is to prepare for a good death and is happy to facilitate anyone who feels the same way.  Outside of celebrancy, Adele volunteers at her son’s school as a librarian, is Welfare officer of Ipswich Judo Club, and currently helps with her local cub pack. 


“Living your best life by preparing for a digital death”.  Adele will be speaking about how we can best prepare for the management of our online presence after our death.  From Facebook memorialisation to online banking passwords, digital books of remembrance to handling a deceased person’s email account, Adele will provide ideas, help and guidance, giving you much to think about for the management of your own digital estate.  Adele will also talk about the rising demand for technology within the funeral industry, such as online streaming, music on demand and other digital services, and as part of this, she will give you the opportunity to think about, and record, what your wishes might be for your own funeral.

Fun Fact!

As a student, Adele used to live in a cupboard – this was before Harry Potter made it cool!

Please register for the conference here.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Rob Collinridge speaking at 'Healthy Longevity', 15th-16th October 2019

We are exited to have Rob Collingridge, CEO of Smartisant, speaking at our conference on 'Healthy Longevity', taking place at Adastral Park, Ipswich on 15th and 16th October 2019.

Rob Collingridge graduated from Portsmouth University in 1989 with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and joined BT in 1989 to working on real-time speech-interactive systems. He worked on BT's first Internet services and has worked on many of BT Consumer's services over the years.  In his last 10 years in BT, Rob was an Innovation Consultant bringing new concepts to market for BT and its customers.  Rob was one of the main advocates for smart home technology within BT.

Rob started building his own smart home from scratch in 2008 to deliver the quality user experience he was after, writing the software and building the hardware elements where they were not readily available. Smartisant Ltd was formed in 2009 to progress his innovative and visionary approach and his smart home has now evolved in to something extremely powerful.

Rob left BT in December 2018 to focus on his role as Managing Director at Smartisant, with a focus on delivering intelligent assisted living for all.  Smartisant aims to deliver the building blocks and intelligence to enable homes, offices and other spaces to become smart, whilst respecting privacy and providing the best possible user experience.

Smart home technology is a growing in popularity around the world but struggle by the major players to own market share is resulting in a disjointed and baffling technology experience for many, with many products and services having a short lifetime. 

The presentation will show how more intelligent application of technology can deliver intelligent assisted living for all in a more sustainable and cost-effective manner.  It will cover the many benefits of intelligent assisted living and show how the contextual smart home and a more user-centric approach to technology deployment improves privacy and provides a great user experience that works for everyone.

Please register for the conference here.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Tina Woods, speaking at 'Healthy Longevity', 15th-16th October 2019

It is with great delight that we are announcing that Tina Woods, CEO and founder of Collider Health will be speaking at our conference on 'Healthy Longevity', taking place at Adastral Park, Ipswich on 15th/16th October 2019.

Tina Woods is CEO and Founder of Collider Health, a health innovation catalyst working with organisations in both private and public sectors to accelerate innovation and transform health with sustainable impact at scale. 

Tina is an ecosystem architect and builds collaborative networks and strategic partnerships to facilitate smart investment. Collider Health currently works with AXA health insurer on their corporate innovation programme Health Tech & You, with a focus on consumer-driven preventative health technology.

Tina and her team at Collider Health also work with NHS X and the National AHSN Network to build the AI ecosystem for the NHS and is also involved in consortia development for the Healthy Ageing Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund with UK Research & Innovation. 

Tina is also CEO and Co-founder of Longevity International, that runs the All Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity and CEO & Founder of Collider Science, that aims to inspire young people in science and technology and equip them with the skills for the future.

Tina will be speaking on 'The Hype, the Hope and the How of Living Longer Better'.

Please register for the conference here.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Hazel Harrison speaking at 'Healthy Longevity', 15-16th October 2019

We are absolutely delighted to have Hazel Harrison, Clinical Psychologist and founder of 'Think Avellana' as speaker at our conference on 'Healthy Longevity taking place at Adastral Park on 15th - 16th October 2019.

Dr Hazel Harrison set up ThinkAvellana with a mission to bring psychology out of the clinic and into workplaces and schools. Harnessing her belief that prevention is better than cure, she develops and delivers keynotes and training workshops on a range of wellbeing and mental health topics.

These include ‘How to build resilience’, ‘The upside of stress’, ‘Mindfulness matters’, ‘Learning from failure’, ‘How to recognise and apply your strengths’ and ‘The science of happiness’.

She’s worked with the BBC, Daily Mail Group, Fremantle, Royal Ballet School, Saatchi & Saatchi, and The Times. Her local clients include Birketts, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, East of England Co-Op, Howes Percival plus numerous primary and secondary schools and colleges.

Hazel completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Media at Leeds University before completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University of East Anglia. After graduating, she worked in the NHS for 13 years and specialised in helping children and families.

Hazel lives in Suffolk with her husband and two children, who frequently tell her they’re the only ones at school without a dog or any other pet. Hazel would love to have a Labrador or Beagle one day but is less inclined to give a lizard a home.

To find out more about Hazel and ThinkAvellana, read this East Anglian ‘Business East Monthly’ magazine article or visit

The demand on mental health services is increasing and the need for support far outweighs the resources available. In this context, how can we take care of our mental health as we age? How can digital technologies enhance our wellbeing and what solutions can they offer to the mental health crisis? In this keynote, Dr Hazel Harrison, will address several areas of wellbeing and look at the digital solutions already being developed that may play a crucial role in ageing positively.

Fun Fact!
Hazel just became a Suffolk county champion in the Suffolk 10K 2019 road race.

Please register for the conference here