PSI Book Club
PSI are starting a book club! We will be reading/discussing non-technical books relevant to our roles. Participants will be split into smaller groups to network with each other and practice exercises.
Welcome to the third chairs blog of 2020! I’d like to firstly thank Nigel Howitt for handling things during May-July while I was out on maternity leave.
This year is going a little differently than we had planned and last month we took the difficult decision to postpone the PSI Conference in 2021, which was to be held in Gothenburg to 2022. We are still working on what alternative events we will hold in its place and we will communicate this with you ASAP, the full announcement is available on the PSI website.
Empower members in their profession by strengthening and broadening their technical and influencing skills
A digitisation group is coming together with members from across many of our committees to look at our digital strategy for 2021 onwards to ensure we can maintain providing high quality events, even when no or limited face to face interactions can be held. We will provide further updates on this after our strategy day.
Nurture and expand a collaborative and engaged community
We hit 3000 members in our LinkedIN Community! ☺
Promote the value of career opportunities related to the use of statistics in healthcare
We are working hard with the leadership of Naomi Givens to provide a range of offerings for members to support you throughout your career, with a focus on developing individuals as they move into more senior leadership positions (manager or non-manager roles). You will start to see activities around this in 2021.
Guiyuan Lei at Roche recommended this book and having spent a number of months working on our personalised health care strategy for Roche in China, I wish I had started to read this sooner. If you are interested in the history and future or AI in China and the US this is a great starter.
A couple of key take-homes for me were we are moving out of an era where methodology giants are winning and moving into an era where scale up an applications of AI is going to be the dominant force. Here China is likely to have the advantage given the government priorities for AI in the region. Whereas the US was dominant during the build-up and methodology stage.
We all need to be prepared for what the workforce will look like in an AI dominant world and is something governments need to get ahead of the curve on to ensure we have strategies in place to support this future world – some ideas are proposed, but more are being debated as we speak. We need to make sure we help to prepare ourselves, families, friends, colleagues and organisations for an AI dominant world, which may not be that far away…………….
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment - Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson