E50 Graham Baitson, Global Lead of Innovation Labs at McKesson

Graham Baitson, Global Lead of Innovation Labs at McKesson Cork discusses their impact in the healthcare sector, how they are applying AI, protecting patient data, AI ethics and more

Welcome to episode 50 of AI in Action Ireland, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

In the run-up to the 2019 AI Awards, our goal is to share with you the insights of this year’s sponsors to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland.

Today’s guest is Graham Baitson, Global Lead of Innovation Labs at McKesson. Graham’s focus is on defining a global strategy for innovation, collaboration and creating healthcare and cybersecurity products and services using automation, AI, Machine Learning, IoT, blockchain and Augmented Reality.

Currently ranked 7th on the FORTUNE 500, McKesson are a global healthcare services and medical supply company dedicated to delivering better care. They support the entire healthcare system, including pharmacies, hospitals, health systems, biotech and life sciences companies, speciality care and oncology practices, physician offices, surgery centres, and long-term care and home health facilities.

In the episode, Graham will tell you about:

  • McKesson’s impact in the healthcare sector
  • How they are applying AI across the business
  • McKesson’s main focus within protecting Patient Data
  • Supporting the AI Awards
  • The importance of AI Ethics in industry
  • Where he believes AI will impact in the near future



To find out more about Graham and the work at McKesson, check out the website www.mckessoncork.ie. You can also follow them on Twitter @McKesson as well as connect with Graham on Twitter @GrahamBaitson and Linkedin.

What did you make of Graham’s podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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Connecting Ireland’s AI ecosystem for a higher purpose

Time is running out to get your tickets for the 2019 AI Awards as we invite you to come along to the Gibson Hotel on Wednesday 20 November to see all the great work being done in AI on the island of Ireland.

The AI Awards, in conjunction with principal sponsor Microsoft, is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting, advancing and rewarding corporate and academic excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation, research & development and products.

It is our mission to support the AI community by recognising the hard work and dedication of those working in the field and to help promote and market Ireland globally as the first-choice home for AI investment and job creation in research and product development.

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Author: AI Ireland

AI Ireland is a non-profit, community-led initiative that aims to showcase and share the knowledge in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We host monthly meetups, run the AI in Action podcast and will hold the AI Awards this November. Our goal is to bring together players in the field of AI in order to forge and strengthen ties, and to celebrate the development of AI for the greater good.

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