Hello TechNation Community!
I am excited to introduce myself to this vibrant and inspiring community. My name is Christopher Dailey, and am documenting a 28-year track record of pioneering digital innovation, particularly in the realms of digital health and government services. I’ve had the privilege of co-founding and selling three digital technology product and platform companies, leading venture capital investments of over $500M, serving as the CTO of a 200,000-person healthcare system, and spearheading the engineering of two massive digital health transformations valued at $4B and $16B in the most recent five years. In Digital Government I designed, architected, and delivered a budgeting portfolio management system, which has processed over $1.2 trillion in budget assignments since its go-live date.
Despite these accomplishments, I must confess that I am approaching the TechNation Endorsement application process with a sense of awe and a touch of what some might call “impostor syndrome.” The requirements are daunting! The level of talent and innovation that this community represents is truly humbling. But I believe that this sense of challenge is a testament to the high standards set by TechNation and the incredible opportunity that the Global Talent Visa represents.
I am drawn to the UK for its advanced healthcare culture, particularly the National Health Service (NHS), which I observe to be anywhere from 5 to 25 years ahead of other global healthcare markets (believe it or not, the US has built cultural debt like you wouldn’t believe pursuing revenue cycle optimization instead of patient outcomes). I am eager to contribute my expertise to the UK’s digital technology sector, particularly in the digital health and digital government areas.
I have worked with an immigration adviser to prepare my application for endorsement. I have gathered evidence, drafted a personal statement, and secured letters of support and testimonials. Now, I am looking for additional assistance of an immigration advisor to conduct a final review of my application materials. Does everyone use an adviser or have some of you succeeded running the process on your own?
I am looking forward to sharing my journey with all of you and learning from your experiences as well. I have absolutely no expectations and, to be candid, am far more terrified to be judged on my entire career’s gravitas than I ever was securing funding for my companies.
Thank you for welcoming me into this community. I am excited to learn, grow, and contribute alongside all of you.