Said Shadi has worked in the Information Technology/Digital and Analytics field for over 30 years. Twelve years in the Banking/Finance sectors (Lloyds, RBS, Natwest and Goldman Sachs) in a variety of technical and consultancy roles. He joined the NHS in Wales in 2004 to successfully establish Central Team eBusiness Services, to deliver the digital enterprise informatics and analytics strategy for the Finance, Procurement, Supply Chain communities across all the Heath Organisations in Wales.
Said is passionate about digital technologies and working with the business on how best to deploy digital services. Said continues to keep abreast of the latest technologies and trends. Said is a Computing graduate, earned a Doctorates at Cardiff University, his thesis was on Intelligent Automation and the future of work and has an Executive MBA from Swansea University. Said qualifications extents across many disciplines, including: ITIL Expert, Practitioner in Project, Programme and Risk Management and Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt. In December 2020, Said Shadi joined the national Value in Health programme as the Chief Digital Officer. Said is responsible for delivering the digital and data strategy for the national programme. One aspect of this is to ensure digitally enablers align to national policies, for instance A Healthier Wales and the National Clinical Framework, whilst ensuring these are delivered in a consistent and standard manner across Organisations, to support the local and national value-based agendas. One of the digital enabler projects Said has recently delivered is the PROMs Standard Operating Model (PSOM) framework, including the delivery of standard HL7 FHIR messages for PROMs.