Q & A with Jonathan Burr, CEO of Intelesant

Delegates at Venturefest South West joining the Digital Health sessions will hear about the future of the digital health market with examples of emerging innovation.
Giving the benefit of his experience to delegates will be Jonathan Burr, CEO Intelesant.

Based in Manchester, with close links to the local councils, NHS organisations and volunteer groups, Intelesant’s technology makes it easy to gather and share information about an individual’s well-being, particularly functional ability, every day.

We asked him a few questions:

• What does your work involve?
Leading an amazing team of clinicians, technologists and marketeers

• What problem does your innovation solve?
Knowing that an elderly person, living alone, is safe, warm and well

• How did you obtain investors for your own venture?
Personal contacts

• What would you say are the three key elements for starting and running a successful technology business?
Understanding the technology
Understanding the problem you are trying to solve

• What three pieces of advice would you give to anyone who wants to attract investors?
Present an opportunity with great potential
Show your experience
Have a well articulated business model

• What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Winning a pan-European contract from BMW

• Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?

• Where do you see yourself and your business in 10 years?
Serving millions of customers

• What do you think would surprise people most about your industry?
How little information about us is shared between NHS organisations

Venturefest South West is on 18th October 2016 at Sandy Park, Exeter. The event is free to attend and is sponsored by Innovate UK. Those wishing to attend need to register at www.venturefest-sw.co.uk.