Entrepreneurial Insights – Talk & Event with Barnaby Perks, Ieso Digital Health

Date(s) - 29/06/2017
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm


Insights with an Entrepreneur – FREE Early Evening Talk Series


We are delighted to feature Martina King from Featurespace in our second event – Wednesday 5th July at 6.15pm – visit http://futurebusinesscentre.co.uk/events/entrepreneurial-insights-talk-event-martina-king-ceo-featurespace  to Register.


We launch a short series of ‘Fireside chats’ with entrepreneurs across a range of sectors and across the Region. This series is hosted by Allia and on this occasion facilitated by journalist Matt Gooding from Cambridge News.

We invite you to hear the personal journey and insights from those that have launched new start ups, grown and established a business and then in many cases started another venture and continued that journey of launch, growth and scale up over and over. Delve into the mind of an entrepreneur, ask what motivates them and how they sustain themselves within today’s fast moving business and start up climate.

Join us for an early evening filled with personal insights and revelations from our guest speakers, facilitated by local journalists and followed by business networking.

We launch this series with our first speaker from the field of healthcare and most topically, mental healthcare – Barnaby Perks from Ieso Digital Health. 


Part I – Barnaby Perks, IESO Digital Health – Thurs 29 July  6.15pm

Part II – Martina King, Featurespace – Wed 5 July   6.15pm



“Building Ieso Digital Health from its earliest stage to a proven commercial platform in the UK and USA has been both a rewarding and challenging journey. Not only are there technological and team challenges to overcome, but Ieso was also faced with the additional complexity of working with the NHS, and encouraging NHS England to recognise the full value of digital platforms has been our biggest challenge to date.

Cambridgeshire’s reputation as the UK’s leading technology cluster is sustained by being at the forefront of developments in science and technology. Ieso have used both technology and clinical research to develop a secure service that can be accessed anywhere, at any time, and eliminates the wait for mental health treatment.  Improving people’s lives on a daily basis has been incredibly rewarding and the reason I continually persevere.”

Barnaby Perks, Ieso Digital Health. 


Barnaby Perks

Barnaby Perks is an engineer who has specialised in the commercialisation of healthcare technology.  Following a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and Economics and MSc in Biomedical Engineering, both from the University of Dundee in Scotland, he started his career in NHS hospital-based academic research at the University of Dundee before working in small business start-ups developing assistive technology products for people with complex disabilities.  After leading the trade sale of two health technology businesses, Cambridge Adaptive Communication and GEWA UK, he transferred into a Global Strategic Marketing role with GE’s geospatial information software business.  Barnaby joined Ieso Digital health (then PsychologyOnline) as CEO in January 2011, raising investment to start the company’s commercial journey following successful publication of clinical trial data in The Lancet.  Barnaby has grown Ieso to become a significant provider of NHS-commissioned mental health services, delivering high quality, clinically validated and cost effective therapy.



Ieso Digital Health

Ieso Digital Health uses internet technology to augment accredited therapists delivering cognitive behavioural therapy.  The result is better outcomes with reduced therapist input (40% fewer sessions than traditional face-to-face therapy) making more efficient use of scarce therapist resources.  Data captured during therapy are anonymised and analysed to improve therapist performance and patient outcomes.  https://uk.iesohealth.com/


Insights with an Entrepreneur is facilitated by Cambridge News journalist Matthew Gooding: 



Matthew Gooding, News Business Correspondent – Cambridge News

Matt grew up in Cambridge, and has been a journalist for ten years, working for various titles across news, sport and, most recently, business.

For the last three years he has been the News business correspondent, specialising in tech start-ups and innovative companies from the Cambridge cluster. He writes stories for the News and its website, as well as long-form features for the treble-award winning magazine, Cambridge Business.

“The Cambridge cluster is home to a wealth of brilliant entrepreneurs, many of whom have enjoyed repeat success in starting and growing companies that have a massive positive impact on our lives.” Says Matt

“I’m looking forward to this opportunity to delve a little deeper inside the minds of  some of the region’s brightest business stars, to find out what makes them tick and to discover some of the secrets of their success.”








Allia’s Serious Impact Business Advisor, Andrew Hatcher

“Really worthwhile to come and listen to Barnaby who has been identified in many places as one of the new generation of rising Cambridge tech entrepreneurs who is tackling what is seen as one of the most significant health issues of the 21st century”.



Event Schedule –  Thursday 29 June: 

5:45pm   Arrival and Registration

6.15pm Talk Starts

7pm Finish

Q&A until 7.30pm

Networking and close at 8pm/8.30pm


Join us the following week: Part II with Martina King from Featurespace – Wed 5 July 2017 6.15pm 

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Event is FREE but Please Register. 



Allia Future Business Centre is happy to be working in partnership with Cambridge Network to help promote the Entrepreneurial Insights series of talks.



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