Legal Counsel – specialist in Data Privacy & MedtechTom Chakraborti
Tom trained as a doctor at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (now Imperial College School of Medicine) and he practised as a junior doctor in the NHS for five years before commencing work as a trainee solicitor at Slaughter and May in London. Tom has worked in both private practice and in-house as a lawyer and has concentrated on pharmaceutical/life sciences/medical devices/healthcare areas, both in the UK and at global level. He has consulted extensively as a lawyer for a variety of companies, from Big Pharma to a medical software start-up. Over the last ten years Tom has seen an increasing amount of work from the data protection and tech sectors. Tom has worked as a data protection officer (DPO) and has the CIPP/E data protection qualification. Tom is currently VP Legal for Cloud Transformation at AVEVA. He is also a board member of the UK Human Tissue Authority.
Tom’s work has focused more and more on data protection and software and this reflects the increasing importance of this in our lives, specifically in the maintenance of health and fitness, and more generally in all other areas.
What inspired you to join the Active Advisory Board?
I was inspired to join the Active Advisory Board through my abiding interest in healthcare and technology, and the increasing role that we can foresee through the advancement of wearables and apps to assist us with the maintenance and improvement of our health and fitness. I was also extremely impressed by the high quality, technical skills and motivation of the management team at Active Hub. On a personal level, they are also an extremely pleasant group of individuals to deal with.